Happy Birthday!

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday. I’m back today to share a cute and simple birthday card I made by mixing some new and old Penguin Palace products. Let’s jump right in.

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I started by doing some ink blending with a stencil I made using the new It’s Your Day Bubble Call-Out die. Using the negative of the die cut I ink blended some Distress Oxide onto an A2 size card panel. I positioned it so that it hung over the top edge of the panel, and splatterd some water droplets over it for a textured look.

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Next I die cut one of the borders from the Fancy Hearts Scalloped Boarders die set to use as a frame on the card. I colored the frame with one of my Copic markers. That piece was adhered to the card panel with a liquid adhesive.

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Finally, I stamped and colored one of the adorable unicorns from Birthday Unicorn stamp set. Once it was colored I die cut it out with the coordinating dies and adhered it with some foam tape below the speech bubble. After adding some white gel pen details to the card it was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card I made for today. Be sure to check out all the newly released products from Penguin Palace! Thank you for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Birthday Overload

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all have a great Thursday! I’m happy to be back sharing another Heffy Doodle creation with you all. Ever since the new release came out I knew I wanted to do something with rainbow robots! Finally I was able to make that idea into a card! Let’s take a look!

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I started the card by doing all my coloring. I stamped out all of the robots from the Bots of Love stamp set twice and colored them in with my Copic markers, making sure to get all the rainbow goodness! I also stamped and colored a couple other images including the pixel heart and a gear to be made into balloons! Then I fussy cut everything out and set it aside to work on the background.

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To create my background I took a piece of 110 lb white card stock and the Cogs and Code stencil and did some embossing with my die machine. Carefully, I arranged the stencil so the cogs would cover one corner at a time and ran it through my die machine using a sandwich that applied enough pressure to press the paper into the stencil and emboss the pattern into it. This is one of my new favorite techniques and I want to do it constantly! It adds such a fun element to a card. I also splattered some gold paint over the panel for some interest.

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I die cut the Birthday die cut from some paper that I had covered with the same gold paint that I splattered over the card panel, and layered it over two other birthday die cuts I’d done. I also heat embossed the ‘overload’ on some black paper and trimmed it down to a strip. Then I put the card together! The robots were added with foam tape, and so were the other elements I had stamped and colored. I attached the sentiment and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today. I love a rainbow on a card, and these little robots are too cute. Thank you so much for joining me today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Pastel Inspiration

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great start to your week. I’m popping in quick today to share a card I made for Craftin’ Desert Divas. Todays card was inspired by the creative challenge on the CDD blog. The theme is pastel colors! I love pastels, so this was super easy to go with. Here’s the card I came up with.

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I had this lamb from Wooly Lambs already colored up, so I decided to go with a simple card for the design. I embossed the Burst Stencil to give a focal point on the card, and ink blended Shaded Lilac and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink over the center of it. Then I heat embossed a sentiment, and added the lamb with some foam adhesive. To finish off the card I added some white gel pen accents, and the card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this card for today. Thanks so much for joining me, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!!

Programmed to Party!

Hi, everyone! I’m back today to share a fun card with you all! I tried using transfer gel to foil a stencil for this card, and I have to admit-I love the way it turned out!! Let’s get started!

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I started the card for today with the stenciling. I used transfer gel over the Love Circuit stencil. After applying a even layer and washing the stencil off, I let the gel dry for about an hour. That’s when I used my Minc to foil the pattern with some copper foil. I love the way this turned out, especially with this circuit image!!

IMG_27761.jpgNext, I did all of my stamping and die cutting. I die cut one of the Stitched Square dies, and die cut the stenciled piece down with one of the Stitched Circle dies. I wanted to make a smaller, square card so I picked sizes that worked for that. I also die cut four of the Party dies to be stacked together, and one of the banners from the Tag Along die set.

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I heat embossed a partial sentiment onto the banner after coloring it with one of my Copic markers so that it matched the robot I stamped from the Bots of Love stamp set! I love the cute robots in this set! To add some interest to my stitched square I stamped some of the gears from the set with VersaMark, and added some splatter to it and the stenciled piece.

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To finish the card I put everything together with foam tape and glue, and my card was complete! Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed the card I made, and I will see you again soon with another one!

Friends

Hi, friends! Happy Saturday. I’m so happy it’s the weekend. Time to get crafty! I’m back today to share a card I made for Create A Smile. I’ve been really into the spring cards lately, and I think it has to do with not getting enough sunshine! So, today’s card is very bright, springy, and sunny!

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I started the card for today by taking a piece of 110 lb white card stock and doing some masking. I used the Cart Full of Treasures stamp set for this. There are some adorable potted plants in this set that I thought would be perfect for sunny scene. I stamped them along the bottom of the card panel, masking them off so that they could overlap. I colored them in with my Copic Markers.

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Next I used the Focal Point stencil and created a sun burst above the flowers. I used Fossilized Amber for the stencil, and then I blended some in from the sides to add some warmth and color to the rest of the card. I didn’t bother masking off the flowers, instead I just faded the color towards them.

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Over the top of the sunburst I heat embossed the large ‘friend’ stamp, from Friends Like You, with white embossing powder. To finish the card I heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment onto a small Scalloped Rectangle die from CAS. I attached that with some foam tape, and added some white gel pen details over the card, and it was complete! I hope you enjoyed this sunny card for today made with Create A Smile products!

 

There’s Gnome One Like You

Hi, everyone and welcome back! I’m sharing a fun card for Heffy Doodle today using some of their newest release products.

I’ve been loving switching it up from winter cards lately and making some springy type cards! Today’s card really could be for any time of year, but those cute butterflies and grassy scene have me thinking of spring! I started the card by die cutting a square from the Stitched Squares dies, and doing some stenciling over it. I used the Circles of Life Stencil for this! I went over it once with white pigment ink, and then shifted the stencil and went over it again with a aqua color. I made sure to let the white ink dry before adding the second layer. I love the detail this adds!

Once my background was done I went on to work on the scene of the card. I stamped out a bunch of the images from the Gnome Matter What stamp set and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die cut them out, as well as a small circle from the Stitched Circles dies. I also used the Grassy Lass Border dies to create a little grass patch. I ink blended some green inks over this piece, and did a lot of splattering of the darker green as well as some white paint to give it some interest.


Next I arranged all of these elements on my card, centering them where the stencil naturally was centered. I didn’t make this right in the center of the card, but instead off to the right side. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Gnome Matter What stamp set and die cut it with the Strips of Ease die set. This was attached to the card with some foam tape, and my card was complete! I hope you enjoyed this project for today! Are you making the transition to more springy cards too? Let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by today, 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!

Craftin’ Desert Diva Release

Hi, everyone! I’m back to share a card that I made for the Craftin’ Desert Diva release!

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I love the new Love Your Mug stamp set!! The mice in this set are too cute and I love the sentiments that go along with it. I started today’s card by creating a rainbow burst with the Burst stencil. Each section was blended with a different color ink. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of it so that it would be the focal point. Beneath it I put all of my little mice which I colored with Copics and fussy cut out.

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Don’t forget to use the coupon code for your orders! This new release is so so cute, and you won’t want to miss it! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed the card for today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Craftin’ Desert Diva New Release!

Hi, all! I hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday night 🙂 I’m popping in quick to share some photos from the week that I’ve post on Instagram for the new, January release from Craftin’ Desert Diva! This release is so cute, and I can’t wait for you to see it all, but today I just have some cards with sneak peeks!

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My first card showcases the Coffee Bundle, which has a stamp set, stencil and sequin packet. I love this bundle. Each of the pieces work so well together. I used the coffee bean part of the stencil to create a background for this cute little mouse and bird, and put it on top of a ink blended background. My sentiment was heat embossed on black card stock and popped up with foam tape.

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Next I shared the card I made using the Pirate Pals stamp set. I love these cute critters and their pirate outfits. Plus there are tons of scene building images in this set. I also used a cloud stencil from CDD and heat embossed a sentiment from another stamp set.

I hope you liked the cards I made for this release! There are tons more sneaks on the Craftin’ Desert Diva Facebook page! Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with anther card!

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!