I Miss Our Chats

Hi, everybody! How have you all been? I feel like things are finally starting to slow down for a little bit. Life seems, dare I say it, calm at the moment! Which is awesome because that means I get more crafty time than usual. That’s actually exactly the case for today’s post. I got to do a little more extensive of a project and work with more of my fave products from the newest Heffy Doodle release. Today I have a card and bookmark set to share with you. Let’s jump right in!

I started today’s projects by ink blending some light blue dye ink onto a card base and two die cut tags. I focused the color on the edges, letting it get lighter in the center and create an ombre. It’s hard to see in the photos, especially with the elements over it, but it looks awesome in real life! Then I took the UnbeLEAFable Heffy Doodle Stencil and secured it over the blended paper. I had to do them separately, as they were just a tad too big to fit under the stencil together. I used some white embossing paste, mixed with my Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink and spread the paste over the stencil. I learned quickly to go the same direction as the stems for the best results. It’s a very delicate stencil, and knowing which direction to move helps a lot! I let those dry over night and started working on the other aspects of the card and bookmark.

I stamped, colored and die cut some of the images from the Wingman stamp set. I used two of the birds, the stand and the little heart bubbles. For the card I die cut a stitched circle and adhered the bird and his stand to it, popping the little heart bubble up with foam tape.  This is going to a friend that recently moved, so I heat embossed the sentiment ‘I miss our chats’ onto black card stock with white embossing powder and trimmed it down so it could be added with foam tape as well.

 

For my bookmark I die cut two stitched tags. The front one I did the stencil on and added one of the colored birds with a heart bubble. Since this is going to be a bookmark I didn’t want to add an dimension and everything was adhered directly to the tag with my tape runner. The back has the same light blue die ink ink blended over it, and a heat embossed sentiment from the Wingman set. I used a strong adhesive to secure the top of the tags together, so that the decorated sides faced outward. The tape only goes about 1/8 of an inch below the tag hole. That way you can sandwich the page you’re on with the tag. Both tags have magnetic stripes on the inner bottom half to make it a really secure bookmark! There’s nothing I hate more than losing my spot and accidentally reading something that’s ahead of where I am! 🙂

And that’s it for my projects today! Bookmarks are one of my favorite things to make, other than cards, and I think I need to start making more of them! How about you? What’s your favorite non-card thing to create?? I hope you enjoyed the projects for today, and that you’ll try making your own bookmarks. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Digital Stamps from Le Petite

Good morning, crafty friends! I’ve got a blog post I’ve been meaning to get up for a while now, but life has been so crazy busy! Can anyone relate? 🙂 I wanted to share the cards I made with my Le Petite digital stamps. I won’t go into too much detail about how they were made, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask!

I wanted to keep the cards themselves pretty simple since the images were so big and took up so much of the card. The nice thing about digital stamps is that you can choose how big your image is. For example, the card I made for Butterfly Reflections Ink of Christmas Eve was the same illustrator, and the images were very small compaired to mine today. Let’s take a look!

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I love that there is so much detail to these images. It makes them so interesting to look at. This bear with his sweater and scarf is too sweet.

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This penguin has to be one of my absolute favorites. It’s so sweet with the lights all wrapped around it. The nice thing about these sets is that you usually get about 4-6 images and they’re all unique and fun, but the price point is a lot lower than if you were to buy an actual stamp set.

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For this card I did an alcohol ink background again, and a heat embossed sentiment. This bear looks so cozy in her scarf! I just love it!

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I hope you enjoyed these cards I had to share today! Which image is your favorite? Mine is still that penguin wrapped in lights. If you haven’t checked out the Le Petite Etsy shop you need to! And if digital stamps aren’t your thing Pink and Main has stamps with Le Petite’s illustrations! It’s the best of both worlds.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!