Hey friends! I’m so happy to be celebrating with Trinity Stamps for their Sweet Summer Celebration release! Today we have a blog hop for inspiration and chances to win. I have two cards to share with you today and will be back in the coming weeks with more!
First up, I have a super fun birthday slimline featuring the new Birthday Shark stamps and dies along with a couple of previously release stencil sets for fun!
I started my card by stamping and coloring that adorable shark with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut it out, along with stamping and cutting a sentiment too. I love that these dies cut the coordinating sentiments from the set! It’s my favorite!
For the background panel, I took a piece of white cardstock and used dye inks with the Waving Hello stencil in teal and blue inks. Then I layered the Layered Balloons stencils over that using distress oxide inks because they are pigment and will sit on top of the other ink, rather than blending together. I thought it helped set the scene a bit more.
Next, I took the fish in the set and used a gray dye ink to stamp them in the background before popping my shark and sentiment up with foam squares. Before adhering this to a card panel, I trimmed it down to about 8×3.5 inches and added some washi tape to the right edge of the card base. I used liquid glue to adhere the panel and moved on to finishing touches.
There’s a lot going on in this fun scene, so I just added glossy accents to the shark’s balloon and unicorn Stickles to his party hat and gift.
Isn’t this just adorable and so much fun! I can hardly wait to give this one away! It’s going to be such a hit.
Now, for my second card, I have a fun interactive, light-up card featuring the Little Light stamps and dies and a soft watercolor background.
I stamped and colored the main image with my copic markers and cut it out. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on black and used a coordinating die to cut that out too. Then I started playing with some watercolors to create a simple background.
Once those were dry, I used an Embossed Edge Rectangle die to cut the watercolor panel down and started deciding where to position my light behind it.
I traced the inside of the die I used onto a piece of orange cardstock the size of my card front and set my EZ Light on it about where I thought it would go. I laid the watercolor panel on top and the fish image on that. Nothing is glued down! I pressed where the button was to make sure the light was shining in the correct area and carefully removed the panel so I could trace the light location. This might sound complicated but it’s super easy.
I used tear tape to adhere the light in place and then covered the panel with double thick foam inside the pencil line. Remember, I traced the inside of the die so this line won’t show at all and you don’t have to worry about erasing it. Next, I removed the release paper and adhered the watercolor panel on top.
I stamped “press here” in a blue ink close to the watercolor background, cut it out and glued it in place with liquid glue. Then I added the fish and sentiment with foam squares for some dimension and interest.
Ready to see this fun card all lit up?!? Drum roll please….
Isn’t it so much fun?!? I love it and had so much fun creating it.
Products used on today’s cards:
Birthday Shark stamps and dies
Slimline Layered Balloons stencils
Waving Hello stencils
Little Light stamps and dies
Embossed Edge Rectangle Stack dies
Pear Blossom Press EZ Lights
LH Colors watercolor palette
Stickles – unicorn
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Remember, this is a blog hop for the release. There are two $50 gift cards to the Trinity Stamps shop up for grabs. Comment here, hop along and comment on all of the other posts to up your chances of winning. The hop ends June 15 at 11:59 PDT. Winners will be announced on the Trinity Stamps blog.
Next in line for the hop is the incredible and amazing Katie Brooks!