Pamper Yourself

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m back today with another card for Penguin Palace. I guess I’m on a bit of a mermaid kick, because last week I made a mermaid card, and I made another one for this week! Let’s take a look.

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Today’s card is a pretty easy design that utilizes the masking technique for a fun little scene. I started the card by stamping the shopping bag image from the Let’s Catch Up stamp set. I created a mask and continued to stamp it along the bottom to look like mounds of shopping bags and boxes. The trick to make it not look like the same exact image over and over again is to turn the stamp set to the left or right, or move it up or down when stamping the next image. That way you have a variation and the heap looks more natural. I colored them all in with my Copic markers.

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Next I ink blended some blue ink over the rest of the card panel so that it looked like water. I used a blender brush and faded the ink towards the bottom. I didn’t bother masking all of the bags, instead I was just careful not to go over them and got as close as I could to them. I don’t think you really notice that it isn’t perfectly blended up to the image lines! It saved me some time!

IMG_2949I stamped the cute shopping mermaid from the set as well and colored her in with Copics. I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card with foam tape for some dimension. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from the Take A Break stamp set onto white card stock. That was also adhered with foam tape. The final touch was to add some white gel pen details. Most of the bags and boxes got polka dots or stripes on them, and the mermaid got some high light lines. I always love adding this detail, because it does so much to give interest to the scene! That’s my card for today. I hope you enjoyed it!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Craftin Desert Divas February Release Peek!

Hi, everybody! I’m super excited to share a card today for the February release from Craftin’ Desert Divas! This new release is all kinds of cuteness and has lots of adorable Spring time products. Here’s a look at my card featuring today’s featured stamp set!

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I saw fellow DT member Saundra do a stencil embossing technique that I just had  to try. I used the heart stencil to create the same effect, and ink blended Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide over it. I also splattered some pearlized water over the panel to add some shimmer.

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I added a grassy die cut for the sweet lamb to stand on and a heat embossed sentiment. The rest of the images in this set are just as sweet as this one! Be sure to check out Craftin Desert Divas for more sneak peeks of this awesome set, and I will see you again soon with another card!

Heffy Doodle Release Hop!


Hi everyone and welcome to my stop in the hop for Heffy Doodle’s new release! I’m so excited for this new release, and I think you are going to love the projects that the team has come up with. Plus, you could win a £50 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store! All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog posts on the hop.


And, you won’t want to forget to place an order to get the exclusive set! How cute are those pups?? Alright, let’s get to my card!!
IMG_2748I love so many products from this new release, but one of my favorites is the new Stitched Alphabetters dies. I love making my own sentiments and using them as focal points on a card. For today’s card that’s just what I did!

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I started today’s card by ink blending Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink with the First Snow Stencil at the top to look like water. Then I sprayed the piece with water and white paint to give it some interest.

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I die cut all the letters I needed to spell out “hooked on you” for my sentiment, along with an extra ‘O’ to use for my hook. I also stamped out the cute little worm from Big Bug Hugs and colored him with my Copic markers. I also colored the ‘O’ with a gray Copic marker to be the hook and trimmed it, and the worm out.

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I added the letters to the water panel with foam tape, and attached a silver thread to the hook to be the fishing line. Then I added the worm and hook to the card with foam tape. I wanted a little extra something to add, so I found some white die cut hearts and glued them above the worm as bubbles. I just love how this card turned out!

IMG_2749dfHow gorgeous are those stitched letters?? I hope you liked my card for today! Below is the line up so that you can continue on the hop! Also, if  you haven’t seen the stops before me, be sure to head back to the beginning and see it all! 🙂

Line Up:

Heffy Doodle

Kori

Kelly

Ali

Heather

Cassie

Tallie

Franci

Jessica

Isha

 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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!

You Are Super Sweet

Hi, everyone! Today I’m sharing a card that I made for Your Next Stamp’s newest challenge. The new challenge is to use a die cut in some way on your card. I was able to use a few of my favorite dies for my project! Let’s take a look.IMG_2812

I started by die cutting the Floating Heart Panel Die from some white card stock. Then I ink blended Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers over it, fading the colors towards the top. I also splattered some worn lipstick and Peacock Feathers over the panel. Then I adhered it to a card base.

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Next I die cut the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle and masked off the bottom so that I could stamp the bear from Beary Special on it. I colored the edges and bear with my Copic markers and attached it to the card with foam tape. I also tied some twine to the rectangle to make it look like a frame hanging.

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To finish the card off I die cut the Washi Tape die and heat embossed a sentiment from the Cool Tag Banner Sentiment set. That was also adhered with foam tape and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to stop by the Your Next Stamp blog and see how you can play along with this challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Beary Special

Hello, everyone! How’s your week going? Mine has been busy, busy, busy! But I’m happy to be back sharing a card with you all 🙂 Today I’m sharing a card I made for Create A Smile’s newest challenge. The theme is “friends,” and who couldn’t think of a friend to send a card to?!

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I started the card for today by die cutting a couple of the Cool Cuts Postage Edge Circle Dies from an A2 size card panel. On another card panel I ink blended I ink blended Blueprint Sketch and Broken China on it and the larger circle that I die cut.

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Next I stamped out two bears from the Poppin Over stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. The animals in this set are so cute! I love that they have little paws that can peak over the edge of something. After adhering the die cut panel to my ink blended background I glued the bears down so that they were doing just that, peaking over the edge of the circles. One paw I did pop up with foam tape so it looked like it was bent over the circle.

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To finish the card I put together a sentiment from Friends Like You and Bear Mail. I heat embossed some white embossing powder onto black card stock and trimmed the pieces down into strips. Then I adhered them to the larger circle die that I had adhered back into place with more foam tape. After adhering the panel to a card base my card was complete! We’d love it if you joined us for the new challenge! All the information is on the Create A Smile blog, as well as the rest of the challenge design team’s creations! Thanks so much for stopping by today 🙂 I’ll see you again soon with another card!

May Your Day Be Filled With Smiles

Good morning, crafty friends! Happy Monday. I hope you all had a great weekend, and are ready for a new week. I’ve got a lot planned for the blog with this week, but I’m starting off with a fun card for Penguin Palace! Today I’m wishing it was summer so I decided to create a cute mermaid card.

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I started by ink blending some beautiful blue Catherine Pooler inks onto an A2 card panel concentrating the color at the bottom and letting it fade at the top. I also splattered the darker ink over the panel as well as some white paint. I’ve been loving splattering paint over my blended backgrounds lately! It adds such a fun unique detail. Plus, when I’m trying to make a background look like water it also makes it look like bubbles 🙂

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Next I die cut some stitched circles in a few different sizes and ink blended the same blue inks on them leaving some white areas on them. I adhered them to the blended background and then I stamped out my little mermaid from the Take a Break stamp set and colored her in with my Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut her out.

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This mermaid is one of my favorites from all the mermaid stamp sets that Penguin Palace carries. She’s so cute! Next I stamped a sentiment from the same Take a Break stamp set and heat embossed it on a piece of light gray cardstock. I trimmed that down and adhered it with some foam tape, as well as the mermaid.

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I finished the card by adding some white die cut hearts and attaching the panel to a card base! I just love the way all of the extra die cut elements look like bubbles behind this adorable mermaid. I hope you enjoyed the card I created for today! What mermaid of Penguin Palace’s is your favorite? Thanks so much for joining me today 🙂 I’ll see you again soon with another card!

One Layer Craftin’ Desert Diva Card

Hello, everyone, and happy Sunday! I’m back today to share a card for Craftin’ Desert Divas. My card is based on the creative challenge for this week, which is “your favorite red/pink combos.” This was an easy one for me because I love using the color pink on my cards and I have some that are my go to combos.
img_2735Today’s card is a one layer card, but it has a lot of detail! I started by stamping Glinda the Good Witch from the new Trolls of Oz stamp set in the center of a piece of 110 lb cardstock in a very light tan, Momento ink. In fact, I wanted it to be so light that I actually stamped it off before stamping it to the cardstock. The reason I did this was that I wanted to do some no line coloring. When you do lo line coloring the trick is to let your lines fade into your coloring. I used one of my favorite pink Copic Marker combos, R14, R13 and RV11. This is a really bright pink and I thought it would be perfect for her dress! I’m not perfect at no line coloring, but I think it turned out pretty well!

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Next I used some circle masks to create the bubbles that she is floating in-just like the movie! I used the negative of some circle masks with another favorite pink combo, but this time it was with Distress Oxides. I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and a little Spun Sugar. Once I had some bubbles ink blended on, I gave them all highlights with my white gel pen and heat embossed a sentiment from the Trolls of Oz stamp set. I attached the card panel to a card base and that was it for my card! I hope you enjoyed my creation for today 🙂 Be sure to head over to the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Instagram to see a lot more inspiration and projects. 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 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again with another card soon!

Birthday Wishes

Hi, Heffy Doodle friends! It’s Cassie here, and I’m sharing a fun card today using a couple of the new release products that I just couldn’t wait to make into a card! If you haven’t seen it yet, the new release has been revealed on the blog this last weekend, and everything is so cute! I’m using the new Oh, Crumbs stamp set along with a brand new word die to make a cute interactive card that I think anyone would love.

I started by using the Barber Shop stencil to ink blend some stripes onto an A2 size panel of 110 lb cardstock. I used the colors Ripe Persimmon and Worn Lipstick. I also splattered some water and white paint (allowing for dry time in between) before removing the stencil. I love stripes, and these stencils make them so easy! Next I stamped out the cute little corgi butt from the Oh, Crumbs set and colored him in with my Copics. I also needed a party hat for him, so I grabbed the hat from the new Cuteness Overload stamp set as well. Once they were both colored, I fussy cut them out and added some white gel pen details.

Next came some die cutting! I die cut a circle and 4 of the new Wishes die out. I adhered the corgi to the circle with an action wobbler so that the recipient can watch his tail wag, and glued all of the wishes die cuts together. On the top layer of the wishes dies I used my Copics to color the letters to match the hat. I grabbed the “shake your tailfeather sentiment from the Wingman stamps set, and curved it along the bottom of the circle. To get it to just say “shake your tail” I masked the end and stamped it with black ink. I thought this went so well with the puppies bum!

Finally, I stamped the word ‘birthday’ from the Cuteness Overload stamp set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then I used the Strips of Ease die to trim it down. The card was assembled, and that’s it for my project today! Have you had a chance to see all the cuteness that is coming out in the next release!? I’d love to hear your favorites below! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!