Be Mine!

Hi, everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful Saturday! I’m excited to share my first card as a Create a Smile design team member. I decided to use one of the sets I was most excited for, Gull Gang. I stamped out the images from the set that I wanted to use, and colored them in with my Copic markers. Then I fussy cut them out.
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Next I die cut one of the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circle dies and did some ink blending to make it look like a beach. On the sandy portion I spritzed some watered down brown and yellow inks to make it look textured. Then I adhered my images to the circle. I also stamped the ‘be mine’ sentiment from the set and heat embossed some gold embossing powder over it. I trimmed that down to strips.

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Next I got to work on my background. I ink blended Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar and Tattered Rose inks over an A2 size card panel. Then I used the Under the Sea stencil and ink blended some Worn Lipstick over the top. I made sure to make it darker at the bottom so that you could see the fish over the darkest part at the bottom. Then I splattered some Worn Lipstick ink watered down and white paint over the entire piece. I added my die cut pieces and sentiment to the card panel once it was dry and that was my completed card!

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I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day card! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I need to start getting cards ready to mail out. Are your Valentines ready to be sent out?! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Flurries of Happiness

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m sharing a cute card I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. The theme for the new challenge is “winter colors.” When I think of winter colors, for some reason I always think of blue. So that’s what I went with today! Here’s a look at my card. IMG_2720.jpg

I started the card by stamping and coloring the cute snow family from the Flurry of Happiness stamp set. When they were all colored, I die cut them with the coordinating dies and stuck them on one of the Cool Tag Four die cut tags that I had ink blended some Tumbled Glass on.

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For the background I ink blended Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxides. Once I was happy with the blend I spritzed it with water, used a towel to dry it off, and splatter it with white paint. I wanted it to look like a snow storm! For my sentiment I heat embossed a sentiment from the set onto a Washi Tape die and adhered everything to the card panel! And that was it for this card! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and get all the details on how you can play along with us! Plus, check out the rest of the teams projects and get inspired ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card soon!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great start to your weekend! I’m back today to share a card that I made for the Your Next Stamp challenge #105. Today’s challenge theme was “let’s see smiles.” Isn’t that a fun theme to create around?? Here’s what I came up with..

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I created a Distress Oxide ink background by blending Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries over the surface of an A2 size card panel. Then I took a stripe stencil and laid it on top of the inked piece, and sprayed my water bottle over it. I love how this added some distressed looking stripes. I also splattered Festive Berries, Aged Mahogany and an opaque white paint over it for texture. I due cut one of the So Many Squares dies from white card stock and adhered it over the top of my distressed panel.

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Next I stamped out the cute food from Carnival Food Fun, and colored them in with my Copic markers. They were die cut using the coordinating dies, and I popped them on with adhesive, only using foam tape on the popcorn. When I stamped out the glasses I wanted them to be those 3D glasses that you used to get back in the day, so I colored one lens red and one blue! I think these goofy little characters would make anyone smile!

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To finish off the card I heat embossed the sentiment from the set on some black paper and trimmed it down. I also used foam tape to adhere this to the card. And then my card was complete! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the team’s cards and inspiration. Don’t forget to leave a comment over there to enter yourself for a chance to win a prize! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again with another card soon!

 

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi, crafty friends!ย  I’m back to share a non traditional holiday card with you all. Sometimes I get a little sick of the typical holiday color combos, so today I went with pastels and I ended up really liking it! Let’s jump right in.

I started by stamping the two ladies from Right at Home’s Cuppa Friendship stamp set at the bottom of an A2 size card panel. I used my Copic markers to color them in, and added a straight line using my ruler across the bottom to look like they sitting at a table together. I loved coloring these two in! There is a lot of detail you could go into with all the lines in these images, but I kept it somewhat simple, only using a few different colors for each girl. I added detail with my white gel pen to each image. Then I created masks for the two girls and ink blended some Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink that faded towards the top. It’s really subtle, but looks lovely in real life.
Next, I die cut the Sending die from Heffy Doodle from the upper section of the same panel. On my card base I ink blended the Catherine Pooler ink color Icing on the Cake, so that it would show through where I die cut the sending die. I also die cut another sending die and ink blended Over Coffee ink from Catherine Pooler over it. This die cut was adhered offset from the one I die cut from the panel so that the darker brown ink looked like a shadow. Then I added glossy accents to the die cut word to make it pop even more.
To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment from the Heffy Doodle set Elfing Christmas Words on some Vanilla Malt cardstock from Lawn Fawn with gold embossing powder. I adhered it with foam tape and my card was complete! I hope you liked this non traditional holiday card for today. Be sure to head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop to pick up any of the products you’ve seen on my card and many more! Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy holidays!

 

Your Next Stamp Challenge 104

Hi, friends! I’m back today with a card for Your Next Stamp’s final challenge of the year. For this challenge the theme is “anything goes.” I decided to take one of the cards I made towards the end of the year last year and recreate it. Here’s a look at the new card.

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I started the card for today by doing a whole lotta ink blending ๐Ÿ™‚ I grabbed a piece of 110 lb card stock that was cut down to A2 size and picked my colors. Last year I used Distress Inks, but for today’s card I changed to Distress Oxide Inks. Iย love both inks, but the blend on the Distress Oxides isย amazing. I started with Chipped Sapphire, and worked through Seedless Preserves, a little Picked Raspberry and Scattered Straw. Once that was all blended I splattered water and white paint over it. (Making sure it was dry between layer). Finally, I used the Scripty Love Die Set hearts to die cut a pattern out of this piece. You may have noticed from yesterday’s card that I used some of these hearts on that project!

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Next, to finish off the background, I die cut one of the small 3×3 Snowflake Panel Die and used the snowflakes from it to adhere around the panel. I made sure to have some go over the card edges and trimmed them so that it looked continuous. I stamped the sentiment ‘warm wishes’ from the Sweet and Fun Holiday in VersaMark ink on black cardstock, and heat embossed white embossing powder over it.

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I stamped out one of the adorable bird houses from Home for the Holidays set and colored it in with Copics and die cut it. It was popped up with foam tape after I attached a string of gold thread to the house and taped it behind the background panel. I just love those little birdies decorating their house ๐Ÿ™‚ Here’s a look at both last year’s card and the one for today.
016fIMG_2505And that’s my card for today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see the rest of the teams projects as well as to find out how you can play along with us and even win a prize! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will see you again soon with another card!

You Are Always In My Heart

It’s time for another Penguin Palace card and, my favorite, some Distres Oxide inks! Today I’m sharing a card I made by doing some ink blending and stamping. I just love how this card turned out. I think it’s so bright and fun and perfect to send to a loved one.
IMG_2488I started today’s card by ink blending some Distress Oxide inks onto an A2 size panel. I started at the top with Chipped Sapphire, then went into Peacock Feathers, and finished with Broken China. I wanted it to look like a night sky, so I added some gold and white flecks for stars.

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I stamped out the cute little hedge hog from Sending Kisses Your Way and colored them in with my Copics. For the hedgehog, I wanted to add some spikes to him, so I took my white gel pen and drew them on in a flicking motion. I love the texture it added! I adhered him to a tag which I had ink blended some Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto. On the top of the tag, I tied some black and white twine.

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That was popped up on the card panel, as was the sentiment from the set that I heat embossed and trimmed down from some black card stock. I had some Distress Oxide ink blended hearts that I had die cut from another project I was working on, and I thought they’d be perfect pops of color to add to this bright card. To finish the card off I stamped the remainder of the sentiment, “even in my SLEEP” in VersaMark ink at the bottom of the card and heat embossed white embossing powder over it.

IMG_2489That’s it for my card today! Do you know someone who could use this reminder? I think I do ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your day! Be sure to check out this cutie hedgehog stamp set, and many more cute stamps, over at the Penguin Palace Stamp Shop!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card!

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Hello, and welcome back! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. This week’s challenge was to make a card based on a Christmas Carol. I was inspired by Silent Night and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Here’s what I came up with.

IMG_2462I started today’s card by die cutting the Snowfall Panel die from some light blue cardstock. Then I ink blended Faded Jeans and Blueprint Sketch around the edges to give it some depth. I also flicked on some white paint for an even snowier look. There’s something about when it’s snowing that is so soft and quiet. That’s where my Silent Night inspiration came in. I also die cut the Wave Panel die and trimmed out most of the pieces, except the bottom two to create a snow bank. I liked the way this created a border around the card and gave a fun and interesting snowy hill for my reindeer to play on.

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I took the star trio from the Photo Booth Panel die and die cut them from some plain white card stock. I wanted them to pop in the sky so I heat embossed gold embossing powder over them. To make them nice and thick and glossy I did two layers of the embossing powder. I also heat embossed my sentiment from the Holiday Reindeer stamp set on black paper and trimmed it down to be a cute little banner.

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Finally, I stamped the reindeer from the Holiday Reindeers stamp set and colored him in with my Copic markers. I obviously had to make his nose red, since I wanted to go with the Christmas carol theme ๐Ÿ™‚ I added some Glossy Accents to his nose and eyes and some white gel pen accents as well. I popped him on the card with a action wobbler so that the recipient can make him wiggle and spin.ย  And that completed my card!

IMG_2461Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the rest of the team’s cards and get the details on how to play along with us! This is such a fun and festive challenge that will get you in the holiday spirit ๐Ÿ™‚ Because we all know, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to here! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you again soon with another card.

You Are Amazing

Hi, everyone! Happy Monday! Normally I wouldn’t be so chipper on a Monday, but for us U.S. peeps we get to go into this week knowing it’s a short one. Woo!! Another thing that’s got me smiling is the fun card I get to share with you today for Penguin Palace. Let’s jump right in.

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I started today’s card by die cutting a stitched rectangle that also has stitched bubbles on it from 110 lb card stock. I ink blended some blue Distress Oxide inks over top and added lots of fun splatters and water spots for texture. When it was completely dry I die cut some heart dies from the piece and set it aside. This piece became the background for my cute littler mermaids to swim on.

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Next, I stamped out a bunch of the sweet mermaids from Pretty Mermaid Planner and colored them in with my Copics. I die cut them with the coordinating dies and went back to work on the background!

IMG_2441I used some of the fun paper called Elegant Backwash from the shop behind the ink blended piece to look like water, or waves. I adhered both of those to a card base, and then started adding the mermaids to the panel.

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For my sentiment I stamped the sentiment “you are amazing” by masking the full sentiment from the An Amazing Friend stamp set. This is a great way to make your stamps go further and get the exact message you want! It’s also a great way to use more stamp sets together. As a finishing tough I added white Nuvo drops and white gel pen accents to the mermaid images. And that finished my card! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. I love these mermaid images and I can’t wait to use them again. There’s another mermaid set (or two) from the shop that would pair so well with this one! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you all have a great week!! I’ll see you again soon with another card ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy New Home

Hi, everybody! It’s Cassie here, and I’m back to share another card with you. Today’s card uses some cute products from the new release that I just love. Let’s jump in!

I started this card by using the Wildside Stencil. I had a piece of A2 size card stock and ink blended Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink all over the card front. Then I took the stencil and placed it over the card stock and used Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink to create the pattern. This worked well because I had chosen a lighter color to do as the base and a darker color to use for the stenciled portion making the pattern actually show up!

Next I stamped out a bunch of the images from the Prehistoric Pals stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. I also fussy cut them all out. Then I die cut one of the rectangles from the Imperial Stitched Rectangles die set for my scene’s background. I masked off one half of the rectangle and, with a light hand, ink blended more Walnut Stain Distress Oxide for the ground. Then, on the other side, I ink blended Antique Linen for the sky.

Once the ink was dry I stamped the sentiment from Holiday Sentiment Duos in VersaMark ink and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. I did that first so that I made sure that when I arranged all my little stamped images that there would be enough room for everything. I adhered all the images with some glue and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Thanks so much!

 

Spellbinders Clear Stamps

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great Monday. I’m back today to share some projects I made for Spellbinders! I was super pumped when they reached out and asked if I’d like to use some of their new line of clear stamps, and I was even more excited when I saw how cute the stamps were ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got three cards to share with you using the sets, so let’s jump in!

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For my first card I did some heat embossing and water coloring with the Layered Butterflies stamp set. I used the detailed image in the set and stamped it in VersaMark ink, and then heat embossed white embossing powder over it. Because I did that, when I went to water color the butterflies resisted the paint and are still visible. I love how it turned out! To finish it off I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Words Are Not Enough on black cardstock and trimmed it down. I didn’t use the whole sentiment, so I masked what I didn’t want to use to make sure that it didn’t stamp.

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Next I have a card using more heat embossing, but this time I paired it with stamping and colored pencils.

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For this card I stamped the different layers of the butterflies with different shades of mint/aqua ink. Then for the final, detailed layer, I stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed gold embossing powder over it. To add a little more shading I used my colored pencils to fill in some of the areas with darker color. I trimmed these images out and got to work on the background.

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I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment “Let Your Dreams” in the same column three times. I used three different shades of gray to make it look as though it was fading. Then, at the bottom I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment in the same gold as the butterflies. For the rest of my card I used the same inks I stamped the butterflies in to ink blend at the bottom of my card. I also used some gold water color paint to splatter around the card. Let’s take a look at the last card!

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For this card I stamped the solid butterflies in rainbow order up the card panel. Then I went over them with the detailed stamp and heat embossed silver embossing powder over them. To add some detail I dotted my white gel pen in the openings. I heat embossed my sentiment and fussy cut it out so I didn’t cover too much of the butterflies. To finish it off I added a couple Nuvo Crystal Drops and that was it!

I hope you enjoyed the cards I made for today! These sets paired so well together, it was fun to use them! If you’re interested in seeing the rest of the release click here!!! There are a lot of adorable sets and some really great sentiment sets. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you liked my cards, and I’ll see you again with another one soon!