Spellbinders Watercolor Card

Hi everyone! I’m back to share another card today. This time I’m showing a card I made for Spellbinders using their brand new Just Add Color collection by Stephanie Low. There are tons of beautiful red rubber stamps in this release, and it was so fun to play with them! It’s not often I use red rubber anymore, but each time I do I’m reminded of how amazing they stamp. Let’s get to my card!

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I created a simple, yet lovely card using the Floral Love stamp set. This stamp was so beautiful I knew I wanted to heat emboss it and watercolor it…so that’s just what I did! Using my Misti stamping tool I stamped the image once and water colored it in. Then I stamped it once more over top of the dried painted image with VersaMark and heat embossed gold embossing powder over top.

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I just love the way it turned out. So much so that I decided to leave the front blank and only add a sentiment to the inside of the card. Of course I had to add splatters and some more loose water coloring around the heat embossed image though! I hope you enjoyed the card I made using the new Just Add Color collection from Spellbinders. Be sure to check out the rest of the release, as it is beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a great day, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Dare 2B Artzy Farewell

Hi, everyone! It’s a bittersweet day, because I get to show you a fun card I made for Dare 2B Artzy, but it’s also my final day as a guest designer for them! I’ve had so much fun making some projects for them this month and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as well! Thanks so much to everyone at Dare 2B Artzy for having me!! Let’s take a look at the card I made for today.

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I started today’s card by using my metallic water colors to create this rainbow watercolor background. I love how this turned out in the end! There were a couple points while creating this piece where I didn’t think it was going to work, but I just kept adding layers and eventually I was happy with it. It’s a great reminder to see things through to the end, because it can make a world of difference. I splattered some white paint over the piece was it was dry and set it aside.

IMG_2450I stamped out a bunch of the little bees from the Bee-utiful stamp set and colored them in with my Copics. Then I fussy cut them out. For the sentiment I stamped one from the set in black VersaFine ink and heat embossed clear embossing powder over it. I trimmed the piece down with my paper trimmer.

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I created a frame for my pieces using some Heffy Doodle stitched rectangles, and started putting everything together! The sentiment was popped up with foam tape in the center. All of the bees were adhered with glue just down the bodies of them and then I bent the wings up for some dimension. I also added some black Nuvo drops for a fun touch.

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And that’s it for my card! I hope you enjoyed it. I had fun making it 🙂 Thank you again to the awesome Dare 2B Artzy crew for having me!! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

 

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!

 

Your Next Stamp Feature Day

Hi, friends! Today I have a card to share with you for Your Next Stamp’s Feature Day. Today’s theme was monochromatic cards. I was struggling with this, until I saw the Fab-Boo-Lous stamp set which has this cute little ghost in it. Then it hit me that if I filled my card with ghosts I would only have a monochromatic card!

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How easy is that!? The ghosts were stamped onto some Bristol Smooth card stock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. Then I took a light wash of gray/black water color and gave them each a shadow. I did cheat and give them pink cheeks 😀

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I masked all those little buggers out and ink blended some gray clouds in the background. Then I took the alphabet dies from YNS and spelled out Fab-Boo-Lous for my sentiment.

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Finally, I heat embossed the ‘you are’ from the Fab-boo-lous set and added it to the card with foam tape. The whole panel was attached to a gray card base and my monochromatic card was done! I hope you enjoyed the card for today. Be sure to check out Your Next Stamp’s blog for more inspiration and great projects. Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Christmas in July!

Hi friends! Welcome back 🙂 Today I have a card to share with you that is for Your Next Stamp’s Feature Day. The inspiration for this month’s Feature day is “Christmas in July.” Here’s what I came up with!

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I had fun using my water color markers to color in this cute scene of animals decorating for the holidays! There’s a lot of great inspiration to kick of your holiday card making for the (way in the future!) upcoming season on the Your Next Stamp blog. I’m in denial about how fast summer is going 🙂

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the card!

Your Next Stamp Feature Day

Welcome back, everybody! Today I’m sharing a card I created for the Your Next Stamp Feature Day theme “April Showers.” When I think of that prompt I immediately thought of the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” so my project revolves around that idea today.

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I started the card today by die cutting a bunch of the pieces from the Flower Garden Die Set from Bristol Smooth card stock and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to paint them with bright colors. Then I used my Distress Oxide in Mermaid Lagoon too ink blend the background of an A2 size card panel for my flowers to be adhered to. I arranged them to look like to overflowing flower pots in the center of the panel. For my sentiment I stamped ‘thank you’ from the Whatnot Sentiments Eleven set in black ink at the bottom. I attached the panel to a card base and my card was complete!

I hope you enjoyed my card for today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog to see the rest of the team’s creations and get inspired! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Your Next Stamp Preview Day!

It’s preview day for Your Next Stamp, which means that the new release is literally hours away! So to celebrate-and give you a little preview-we’ve got projects to share with you! I’m getting so excited for all these spring themed sets, and this release has some great ones!

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How cute is this!?!? I just love this little egg carton and the cute little pieces you can put in it. There is so many different characters you can put into the carton, and the sentiments are great for year round cards.

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And, a bonus sneak peek, is the stitched Window Panel die! This is going to be a staple in my die collection. I can already tell!

I hope you’re getting excited for the new release! I know I’m excited to share more projects with you! Later today we’ll have a blog hop to kick off the new release, so I hope you’ll stop back to see more Your Next Stamp goodness!

Have a Snappy Day!

Hello everyone! I’m back with another Heffy Doodle card to share with you all. I have to admit, I’m getting really excited because in just a couple days I’ll be in the (hopefully) sunny Phoenix, Arizona with Lesley and some of the Heffy Doodle crew for Creativation!!! That fun bit of news inspired me to create a very happy scene for my card today. I’m using the Happy Snappy Crocs set for this fun card.

I started by stamping the cutest little croc who looked like he was running on some Bristol Smooth card stock. I wanted to watercolor him, so I needed a card stock that was thicker and could withstand using water on it. I did a pretty simple watercolor technique, only really using two colors. I set him aside to dry and moved on to the background.

I die cut a background with stitched clouds (from Lawn Fawn) and a cute little grassy ground for my croc to stand on, and used Distress Ink and my blending tools on each. The sky got some Broken China on the edges, where as the grassy got Lucky Clover. As you can tell, I splattered some water on each of these pieces to get some fun bleached looking effects. The paper I used for these was just a heavy weight card stock, so I didn’t let the water sit on it for too long, and dabbed it up with a paper towel. Personally, I love this distressed look!

Once everything was completely dry I adhered all the pieces together. The croc was adhered with foam tape so he stood out a little bit. I used my Mini Misti Stamping Tool to stamp the sentiment in VersaMark over the clouds, and heat embossed some dark gray embossing powder over it.

When I had that finished, I knew my card was missing something. So I grabbed my Nuvo Crystal Drops and started making some confetti for him to run through. It makes it look like there’s a party going on! I also love the color it adds to the card.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it! Be sure to keep an eye out for the team to share things from Creativation over the next week 😀 There’s going to be a lot of fun things to see!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again next week!

Your Next Stamp Release Blog Hop!

Hi, crafty friends! Welcome to my portion of the blog hop for Your Next Stamp’s January release! It’s always fun to have a new release to celebrate, but this one is so fun it makes it even more exciting. There are so many fun new products coming out today, and I have just a small portion of projects to share with you of how you could use the new goodies!

One thing I’m especially excited about is the cute new Mini Heart Panel die. It’s so cute and tiny it is going to be perfect for Valentine’s Day cards.

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Isn’t it soo sweet?? And you can use it with so many cute images from the release. Here I paired it with the cute little bear and hearts from the new All Aboard Love Train and a train cart from All Aboard Train Carts for him to sit in. There are so many cute things you can do with this die, and this is just one of the many! The other nice thing about it is that you don’t need to only use it for Valentine’s Day. It would be perfect for weddings, birthdays and so many other occasions.

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Alright, next I’m sharing the sweet Beary Sweet set. This cute little panda bear is blowing bubbles, and I’m all for it! He’s soooo cute! And the other bears in the set are just as cute.

Normally we only have two projects to share with you on release day for the blog hop, but there’s one more product that I can’t go without mentioning. The new Cat Bookmark die and add ons are too sweet. They can be used as bookmarks or on cards and projects.

Aren’t they so fun?! When I saw them I knew I was going to be making bookmarks for everyone! But I also wanted to show how you could use them on a card.

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How cute would something like this be to give as a birthday card with removable adhesive so the person you send it to could save the bunny as a bookmark? The possibilities are endless here! I can’t wait to keep playing with these dies.

And that’s it for my projects today! I hope you liked them. Don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a YNS gift certificate on all the blog hop stops. You can get to the next stop by clicking the blue box below:

There’s also a coupon code for you to use on your new release order today! Don’t forget to enter it before checking out!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the projects I had to share, and that you might get some inspiration from them. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

I Think You’re Elephantastic!

Hello, everyone! Happy Monday! Today I’m borrowing a technique I saw Kristina Werner do where you watercolor images that are typically one color with multiple drops of rainbow colors incorporated into it. Let me show you want I mean!

So, as you can see, I stamped my favorite elephant and some peanuts from the Elephant of Surprise stamp set all over an A2 size piece of Canson watercolor paper with a waterproof ink. Then I grabbed my Mission Gold watercolor paints to fill these cuties with color. If you don’t have the Mission Gold watercolors, you could use literally any other watercolors! I started by filling in my background and adding some layers to it.

Next I started on the elephants. I did one at a time so that the water didn’t dry before I could do this cool effect. I wet the area I was working on, added some light gray paint, and then, with a different color on my brush I tapped the color down in a spot of the elephant.For the most part I tried to let the colors mix and mingle as they wanted, unless I was getting a muddy mess. I turned out to be a lot easier than I expected!

Once that was all dry I moved on to my sentiment. I die cut a basic word bubble from some Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped my mix and match sentiment. I paired “I think you’re” with “elephantastic.” I used a black marker to outline the bubble so that it popped a little more. Then I added some foam tape and attached it to the center of my card. To finish this card off I added some black Nuvo Crystal Drops and attached the panel to a card base. And my card was completed!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have you given this technique a try? If so how’d it go?! I hope you’re all having a great week, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!