Valentine’s Mini Series Day 5 & 6

Hi, everyone! I’m back to share days 5 & 6 of my Valentine’s Day mini series! I can’t believe how fast February has flown so far! I wasn’t planning on combining these days, but there’s not much time left until Valentine’s Day, so I figured I should get these cards posted!! 🙂 Let’s take a look at today’s projects…IMG_2641

I created this card by doing some stenciling on kraft cardstock to gets some dreamy white lines using the Heffy Doodle stencil Barber Shop stencil. Then I stamped and colored some of the cuties from the Lawn Fawn stamp set Love You a Latte.

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Adding all of these elements along with a blue stitched heart to a card base completed this card! I think this is a great non traditional valentine, but could also be used for so many occasions!

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For my next card I went really simple and stamped out some images from the Let’s Roll stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I trimmed them out and put them on a simple background that I had die cut with the Starburst Trio die from Your Next Stamp. I used Honey Bee’s alpha stamp set to create my own sentiment for this card.

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And that’s it for day 5 & 6 of the Valentine’s Day series! I hope you enjoyed these cards for today. I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is on Thursday! I’m really not ready. Hope you all have a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Valentine’s Day Series #2

Hello, everyone, and thanks for joining me today! It’s freezing where I live today, and I can’t seem to warm up. We’ve got the heat turned up and the blankets piled high! I hope you’re all staying warm today too 🙂 I’m back to share my second card in my mini Valentine’s Day series. img_2647I started today’s card by stamping the Gingham Backdrops pattern from Lawn Fawn with my Rockin’ Red ink from Catherine Pooler. I didn’t have to worry about lining the stamp up perfectly, because I knew I was going to be covering the middle-ish area with a strip of paper. Next I stamped out some of my fave pizza images from the Pizza My Heart stamp set with the Black Olive ink from Your Next Stamp. I used this ink because it’s my go to for Copic coloring as it doesn’t run or bleed.  Next I colored the images up with  some simple Copic combos and fussy cut them out.

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I stamped the peppers on the pizza with Eucalyptus ink, also from Catherine Pooler. I kept the Eucalyptus ink out and stamped the speech bubble from Heffy Doodle’s Whatcha Sayin’ stamp set, stamping the sentiment in black in, and die cutting it out. Next, I trimmed down a piece of 110 lb cardstock, and used the straight stitched line in Heffy Doodle’s Slopey Joes die set to give the edges a stitched look. Then I put together a sentiment from the Pizza My Heart set, using the Eucalyptus ink to highlight the part of it that was in a different font with some simple masking.

img_2649 Once all those steps were complete I just needed to put the card together and add some finishing touches! I added some white gel pen accents and made the pizza cutter nice and glossy with a thick coat of Glossy Accents. The stripe with all of the elements, as well as the speech bubble, were popped up with foam tape. And that’s it for the second card in my Valentine’s series! I hope you enjoyed it. What is it about making cards with food on them that always leaves me hungry?? I hope I’m not the only one! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Valentines Day Series #1

Hey, everyone! I’m excited to share that I’m doing a small Valentine’s Day Series this year! One of my friends asked me to make 14 Valentines for her husband, and the only parameters were that she wanted them to be punny. Well, that was right up my alley, so I made all the cards and decided to share them with you all! It’s not very often that I making a post that isn’t for a design team, so the fun thing about these cards is that I got to use products that I don’t always get to use and I got to use them all together! Let’s jump in to the first card for the series 🙂

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The first card that I have to share was one of the first designs that came to mind when she asked me to make these. I started the card by stamping the lightbulb from the Turn Me On stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I used VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder to do some heat embossing.

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Then I ink blended some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink over the card panel. I tried to keep it lighter in the center and darker on the edges. Once that was complete I splattered white and gold paint over the piece, making sure they were dry in between. It’s hard to see in the photos, but once the card was completely dry, I used a cool gray Copic marker to give shadows to each light bulb. img_2639

Once the panel was complete I used the Simple Alpha stamp set from Honey Bee to create my own sentiment. I stamped out the letters with more VersaMark ink onto some black cardstock. This time I used white embossing powder to heat emboss. I trimmed the piece down with my fave strip die: Strips of Ease from Heffy Doodle.

img_2640The sentiment was attached with foam tape and that was it for my card! I hope you enjoyed this first card in the Valentine’s Day series 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Thank You So Much

Hi,  friends! I’m happy to be sharing another card I made for Butterfly Reflections Ink today! I got to play around with some fun products from a few of my favorite companies to come up with the cute fall thank you.

I started the card today by using my washi tape to mask off stripes so that I could do some ink blending. Once my tap was in place I used an ink blender and the colors Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick to blend onto the stripes. I made sure to keep Tattered Rose to the center and Worn Lipstick just on the edges for an gradient look. Before I took the tape I splattered some gold from a Metallic Accents Water color set over the stripes as well. Then I peeled up the washi tape and let it dry.
I used the same water color paints on a piece of Bristol Smooth water color paper. I let that dry and die cut the Stitched Leaves from Lawn Fawn from the paper when it was dry. I arranged those in a cluster on the stripe piece of paper. The three smallest leaves were added with foam tape, while the rest were adhered directly to the base.
Finally, I stamped out the cute little bunny with a scarf from Pix’s Favorites on some Neenah Solar White paper as well as the speech bubble from Heffy Doodle’s Whatcha Sayin. I used my Copics to color them, and fussy cut them both out. For the speech bubble I used a copper embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment on it. Both were added to the card with foam tape. Finally, I added some white gel pen accents, and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today! Be sure to check out the products I used in the Butterfly Reflection Shop. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Oh Happy Day!

Hi, everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday, and for those of you waiting for Santa, I hope he treats you well! I’m back to share a fun holiday card with you. The card for today could be used for a lot of wintery occasions, but I had a birthday in mind when I put it together.

As you can see I made some cute little penguins into some balloons! I started by die cutting the Stitched Cloud Backdrops die from Lawn Fawn from some 120 lb Neenah Solar White card stock. I wanted my card to be nice and sturdy. I used the gold paint from my Gansai Tambi water color set to splatter some paint over the clouds. I wanted to tie in the gold that I was going to bring in later, and this added a little interest to the otherwise blank sky.

Then I stamped the cutest little penguin from the Pink and Main set Warm Hug. These little guys are too cute for words. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers in some cute rainbow colors. Then I fussy cut them out with some sharp detail scissors like these. For the headband I used my craft knife to cut out the middle. If I had though of it sooner I might have cut it off entirely and used some thin wire instead, which would have been an adorable touch.

Once they were all trimmed out I grabbed my gold thread and taped it to the back of each of them, leaving a tail. I wrapped the tail around the bottom of the card and tapped it so that they strings were tight. The penguins were popped up with foam tape to add some dimension.

Finally, to add my sentiment, I grabbed my Mini Misti and the Lawn Fawn set Hello Sunshine. I love this set and don’t get to use it often enough! I lined it up where I wanted, and used my Misti to double stamp it with VersaMark ink. Then I heat embossed some pretty gold embossing powder over top. The pictures never do it justice, but it is stunning!

And that’s it for my card! I did add a couple white gel pen accents with my white Gelly Roll pen, but otherwise it was finished after I adhered it to my card base. Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you’re all having a nice Sunday, and a happy holiday season!

Happy Halloween!

Good morning,  friends!  I’m back for a guest post today over at Butterfly Reflections Ink. I’m sharing a Halloween card that I made because, in my mind, it’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween! Please tell me I’m not the only one! 🙂

I’m mixing a bunch of Lawn Fawn products today, to create this cute little trick-or-treating scene. I think part of my love for Halloween card making is making those beautiful night skies with huge full moons! They are sooo fun. I combined the Party Animals, Booyah, and the Big Scripty Words stamp sets to create a cute little characters and sentiment. The Puffy Cloud Borders and Stitched Hillside Borders set the perfect scene for the littler trick-or-treaters.

I used Distress Oxide to color my background and die cut pieces. I always love a good splattered background, but there is something super awesome about a Halloween scene with all that mess.

I even had time to make a video for today’s card! Woot woot! I’m still learning, so it’s not the best video, but hopefully it helps explain the card making process for this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re all enjoying the last few days of August. Have a great day!


You’re Too Kind

Good morning! Today I’m over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog featuring this fall card.

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I have all the details on how I made this card, as well as the products I used, over at Butterfly Reflections Ink. So be sure to stop over there and check it out! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you soon with another card!

Kindness

Hello everyone! Today I’ve got a really fun card to share with you using some Honey Bee stamps. The amazing Melissa, who owns Honey Bee, was sweet enough to send me some products to try out. I’ll be making a few projects with these products over the next couple weeks so be sure to come back and see them all!

Today’s project utilizes the Zen Floral stamp set Melissa sent me as well as the Kindness stamp set that I already had. Here’s a look at the card:

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I made this card but die cutting a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock using a stitched rectangle die. Then I stamped the the largest stamp of the set along the bottom of the card panel. I wanted the flowers and leaves to go a little further than the original image did so I added a couple of the single flower and leaves stamps in the set. I used my Copics to color everything in. This was so fun and relaxing! As I colored I couldn’t help but think of all the awesome color combos there are for these images. The sky is the limit!

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Next I took a blue dye ink and a mini ink blending tool and added some color to my sky. I wanted the area closest to the flowers to be the lightest so I added the most color at the top of the card panel. Then I took some of the words from the Kindness set. I stamped them in VersaMark and heat embossed some gold & platinum embossing powder over it. The final touch was splattering some white paint over the whole panel. I attached it to a card base and it was done!

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

It’s Kind of a Big Deal…

Good morning, and welcome back to my blog! I’m on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog today and the card I made is a funny Halloween take on a Christmas stamp set. I saw this Let’s Mingle set and decided it was going to be morphed into a Halloween scene.

Here’s the set for comparison to what the card became:

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And here are the trick-or-treat mice they became:

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From left to right we have, Minnie Mouse, a Starbucks drink, a pumpkin, a queen and Harry Potter. There’s a ton of information over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog on how I made this card and all the products I used to make it, so be sure to head over there to get all the details! Thanks SO much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you soon with another card!!

Christmas Blessings

Good morning! How is everyone doing today? I’m sitting here wondering where my weekend went and it’s Tuesday! Time is flying by and it gives me even more reason to keep trucking through my holiday card making. Today’s card features Mint Owl Studio stamps. It’s a cute and simple card that is so sweet.

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I used the Away In A Manger stamp set for this card. For more information on how I put this together be sure to head over to the Mint Owl Studio blog to get the full run down. Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day! I’ll see you again soon with another card!