Miss Ink Stamps – Magical Release Day

Happy Saturday friends and happy release day for Miss Ink Stamps! Be sure to head to the store to check out all the amazing magical goodies that are available for purchase now! Today I have a teeny bit of inspiration featuring Misery Loves Company stamps and dies, along with some stenciling too!

I stamped and colored my images first with copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and used a little liquid glue to adhere them together before adding foam squares to the back.

Then I took an A2 panel of white cardstock and the Ins & Outs Marquis and started inking. First, I placed the window mask down and inked blue around it. Then I layered the new starburst stencil over that and inked it artichoke green. I removed those stencils and added the marquis frame layer next and inked it with a deep dark blue. Then I used the green ink left on my brush to add a shadow where I wanted the images to go.

Using the images as a guide, I placed my sentiment and inked it up. Then I removed the release paper and adhered the images in place. For finishing touches, I added white gel pen highlights on the images and black glaze pen to their eyes.

Then, I opened up the card and added the other half of my sentiment and another image from the Misery Loves Company set.

Products used:
Misery Loves Company stamps and dies
Ins & Outs Marquis stencils
Stars stencil
Foam squares
Liquid glue

Remember there’s a whole magical release to check out. Click HERE to head to the Miss Ink Stamps store.

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Miss Ink Stamps – Banquet Hall Sneak Peek

Hello my crafty friends! Today I have fabulous news to share with you! We are finally sneak peeking a new release from Miss Ink Stamps. My card today actually sneaks a new fantastical background stamp called Banquet Hall and new characters from Magical Graduation.

I started by stamping and heat embossing Banquet Hall on a piece of white cardstock in black and then blended Distress Oxide over the top in tea dye and gathered twigs. I went back and forth a few times before adding black soot around the edges. Then I spritzed it with water and splattered ink and paint on the whole panel.

Once it was dry, I roughed up the edges being VERY NOT careful letting it tear and bend and crumple all over. I wanted that old distressed look. Then I pulled out images from Magical Graduation to stamp and color with my copics. Once they were colored, get this, I used COORDINATING DIES to cut them out! Yippee!!! For those who prefer die cutting images, feel free to insert jumps for joy here.

I added foam tape to the background panel and adhered it to a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the images and popped them in place. Finally, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and cut it out with a banner die before popping it up with a foam strip too.

I only added black glaze pen to the girls’ eyes for finishing touches on this card. I was going for rough and older so I didn’t want to add a lot of gloss or glitter.

Products used today:
Magical Graduation stamps and dies
Banquet Hall stamps
Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies
Foam tape, squares and strips
Distress Oxide – tea dye, gathered twigs, black soot

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – Instagram Hop Day 3

Hello everyone! I wanted to pop in and let you know that I’m part of the Pretty Pink Posh Instagram Hop to celebrate the September release. It’s 3 days of hopping for inspiration and a chance to win each day. So head over and hop along, commenting at each stop to increase your chances!

For the hop I created this simple but gorgeous fall card using the new Layered Foliage Stencil and Grateful Script die. I inked up the first layer with dye inks and blending brushes, not masking at all because fall leaves are never just one color so if things mixed a little I didn’t mind. Then I layered the second stencil on top and spread gold glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb through it. Isn’t that detail gorgeous?!?

When the glitz gel was dry, I trimmed the panel down to 3.75×5 inches and popped it up on an A2 piece of kraft cardstock. Then I cut the Grateful Script die from white cardstock 3 times and navy cardstock once. I used liquid glue to adhere the layers and also add it to the card front. Because of the glitz gel I placed a few acrylic blocks on top while the glue dried.

When everything was dry, I added the kraft panel to a white card base and my card is all finished. So simple to create but it’s just beautiful. Wouldn’t this idea make great Thanksgiving place cards too?

Products used:
Layered Foliage stencils
Grateful Script die
Foam tape
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – gold
Stencil pal
Bearly Art liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – Happy Fall Embossing Magic

Hello again everyone. Today I’m over on the Pink & Main blog with a very fun fall card featuring new embossing products from the September release.

I started with a white panel measuring 4×5.25 inches and spritzed it with water. I placed it in the Leaves embossing folder and ran it through my die cut machine. After the bit of water dried from the panel, I added foam tape and popped it up on a white card base. Now it’s time to get messy!

Now, I cut a 6×6 piece of white cardstock and did major ink smooshing all over it with fall colors of Tombow markers. This type of play is so therapeutic for me. Color on an acrylic block, spray it with water and smoosh it on your cardstock. For extra texture and layering, dry your cardstock in between color applications. It’s so fun!

Once the panel was good and inked up, I placed it in the Fall Leaves Emboss and Cut folder and ran that through my die cutter next.

Last, I pulled out the Happy Fall word dies from last year and cut the shadow from iridescent vellum and the words from white cardstock 4 times. I used EZ Squeeze liquid glue to adhere them all together and arranged them with my leaves on the front of my card. Once everything was in place, the white letters were a little lost so I pulled out the amazing Fall Glitter paper pad and cut them out from the orange glitter. Doesn’t that extra bling and texture add so much awesome to this card?!? I love it!

Products used today:
Fall Leaves Emboss and Cut folder
Leaves embossing folder
Happy Fall dies
Fall Glitter paper pad
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Foam tape

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook – Riding By to Say

Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog today. I’ve created a birthday card with a great fall feel. I love mixing and matching stamps to change the feel and look of them throughout the year.

I knew that I wanted to create a fun flocked background with the Houndstooth stencil so I started with the messy part so it had time to dry. I took a kraft panel and inked the edges with brushed corduroy Distress Oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and also white paint. Once it was dry, I taped down the Houndstooth stencil and spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through that. I cleaned up my surface and set the panel aside to dry.

I chose my images from Cycling Friends, stamped and colored them with copic markers before cutting them out with the coordinating dies. Then I used a little liquid glue to adhere them together. Next, I die cut a tag from the Fancy Edges Tag die set and heat embossed the Fall Roundabout image on it in gold. I wanted to tone down the color so I inked the edge with chipped sapphire distress oxide and adhered a deco foil flock hole reinforcer to the top. I threaded jute twine through the hole and added a bow to the top.

Once the panel was dry and the laminator was heated up, I placed the kraft panel and midnight blue deco foil flock in a Craft & Carrier sheet and ran it through. Peeling these apart is like magic. Soooo cool and rewarding. Now it’s time to assemble the card.

I added the kraft panel to a white card base and glued the tag down with liquid glue. I placed an acrylic block on top while I added foam squares to my images to help it dry flat. Then I added the images and decided how I was going to add my sentiment.

I landed on stamping it in two colors on white cardstock and trimming them out with my paper cutter and scissors. These are added with foam strips to keep them level with the images.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the balloons, critter noses, gifts and parts of the bike. Then I added black glaze pen to the puppy’s eye to help it pop too.

Products used today:
Cycling Friends stamps and dies
Fall Roundabout stamps
Fancy Edges Tag dies
Houndstooth stencil
Thermoweb transfer gel blanco
Thermoweb deco foil flock – midnight blue
Thermoweb stencil pal
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam strips and square
Distress Oxide – brushed corduroy and chipped sapphire
Glossy accents

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – Blog Hop Day 3

Hello crafty friends! I am over the moon to share that I’m guest designing with Pretty Pink Posh for their amazing September release! This is day 3 of the blog hop celebrating the release. Be sure to comment, hop along and go back to the first two days to comment and increase your chances of winning too!!!

Okay, let’s get on to the fun card I have to share with you! I had so much fun creating this one and I hope you love it too!

I started by stamping and coloring images from Mouse Friends and Fall Envelopes and colored everything with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out and started working on my design. First I thought I would scatter the small images all over the background that wasn’t working so I created a blended panel with distress oxides instead.

I started with an A2 panel and distress oxide in aged mahogany, ripe persimmon and wild honey. Then I added the foliage stencil from the Layered Foliage stencil set and inked it up again. The color difference wasn’t enough so I place it back down and used white pigment ink over the top instead. I love the faint leaves this gave.

Next, I cut the largest Scalloped Circle from white cardstock and glued it off the edge of the panel and the started adding my images with foam squares and liquid glue. I trimmed the circle hanging over the edge and then decided to trim the panel down on the other sides to 4×5.25 inches. I popped the panel up on a white card base with foam tape. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Fall Envelopes, cutting it out with the coordinating banner die and popped it up on a foam strip.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to various things like acorn tops, the berry and cheese spots, along with the mouse’s nose and sunflower center. Then I glued down a scattering of the new Sunset Orange pearls.

Isn’t this card so fun and sweet!?! I love the images with that sentiment. Sharing gratitude is so wonderful and always makes people smile. We don’t do it enough.

Products used today:
Mouse Friends stamps and dies
Fall Envelopes stamps and dies
Scalloped Circles dies
Layered Foliage stencils
Sunset Orange pearls
Foam tape
Liquid glue
Glossy accents
Distress Oxide – aged mahogany, ripe persimmon, wild honey
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Frosting embossing Powder
Magic Anti-static Brush

BLOG HOP DAY 3

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Amy Rysavy
Dana Kirby
Lindsey Larsen
Melody Rupple
Amanda Wilcox ***YOU ARE HERE***
Carly Minner
Lisa Mears

There are 3 $30 gift certificates up for grabs to the Pretty Pink Posh shop. One for each day of the hop. Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 9/21/2022. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Wicked Halloween

Happy Thursday everyone! The week is chugging along and I’m back with another fun Miss Ink Stamps card today. I realized I hadn’t used the awesome Feline Spooky stamp set yet this year so I just had to pull it out and remedy that problem right away.

I stamped and colored the single cat from the set with copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut it out. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and used a sentiment banner to cut that out too.

Next, I cut down a piece of light orange cardstock and centered the Halloween Mandala stencil on it. I inked it up with black ink making a point to be messy with my light and dark areas. I love the way it looks.

After that, I taped down just the border stencil from Ins & Outs Marquis and spread Thermoweb transfer gel blanco through it. I set the panel aside to dry and heated up the laminator. This little bit of gel doesn’t take long so they were ready close to the same time. I placed the panel in a Craft & Carrier sheet with Peach Princess deco foil and ran it through the laminator.

Last, I just added foam squares to my cat and sentiment banner and popped them in place. I used liquid glue to adhere the whole panel to a white card base and my card is all finished.

Isn’t it spooky fun!?!? I think so and I really love the foiled border. It’s really cool when it tilts in the light.

Products used today:
Feline Spooky stamps
Ins & Outs: Marquis stencil
Halloween Mandala stencil
Thermoweb Transfer Gel Blanco
Deco Foil transfer sheet – peach princess
Stencil pal
Foam squares
Liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pink & Main – September Release Sneak Peek

Welcome friends! Today I am on the Pink & Main blog with a sneak peek of the upcoming release and it’s sooooooo cute!!! They knocked it out of the park again and I had a blast creating today’s card.

I stamped and colored images from the upcoming Christmas Squares set with my copic markers on pre-cut cardstock squares. Then I used one of the new Mini Squares dies to add frames around each one. Aren’t those little polaroids just the cutest ever?!?

For my background, I ink blended a panel with distress oxide in salvaged patina and evergreen bough, then I spritzed it with water and adhered it to a card base. Next, I used Stop Sign and white cardstock to cut the Plaid cover plates and adhered them with EZ Squeeze liquid glue.

After adding the photos to the design, I snagged a fun sentiment from the upcoming Pine Boughs set, stamped and heat embossed it, then used the coordinating die to cut it out. I added it with liquid glue as well.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents and stardust Stickles to something on each image. I love the added interest and fun this gives the images.

I really can’t wait for you to see the rest of the release! You’re going to absolutely love it all!

Products used today:
Christmas Squares stamps
Mini Squares dies
Pine Boughs stamps and dies

Plaid Cover Plate dies
Stop Sign cardstock
Embossing & Watermark Ink
Magic Anti-static Brush
Frosting embossing powder
EZ Squeeze liquid glue
Distress Oxide Ink – salvaged patina and evergreen bough
Glossy accents
Stickles – stardust

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pretty Pink Posh – September Release Day

Hello everyone! Today is release day for the Pretty Pink Posh September release. This one is packed full of amazing fall products! You’ll definitely want to check it out. Today I’m celebrating with a simple die cut card featuring the new Grateful Script die and Fall Tree dies.

I started by doing some fun ink smooshing on a scrap of white cardstock to create variegated, textured pattern for my leaves. The biggest part of this small die set that I love is that the leaves are all one connected die so with each pass of your die cut machine you end up with a bundle of leaves. It’s perfect! Once I had a bundle of leaves, I die cut the tree trunk from brown cardstock and started playing around with placement of the leaves.

With a more solid idea in my head, I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 3.75×5 inches and inked the center with dark teal dye ink and a blending brush. Then I splattered just a little of the same ink across the panel. I used liquid glue to add the tree trunk and then all of the leaves.

Finally I cut the Grateful Script from white cardstock 3 times and adhered those together with liquid glue before adding them across the trunk of the tree. I added foam tape to the back of my panel and adhered it to an A2 size piece of brown cardstock. I used liquid glue to adhere this to a white card base and my card is all finished.

Be sure to check out the entire release over at the Pretty Pink Posh shop. It’s got such an amazing range of products and they’re all wonderful!

Products used today:
Fall Tree dies
Grateful Script die
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam tape
Blending brush

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – CAS with Background Stamps, Just Roll With It

Hey friends! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with a trio of super quick and awesome cards to share with you. This is a really fun way to use any of your large background stamps, no coloring but awesome colorful impact.

Here’s a quick look at the trio I made today. Now, these are all Halloween-ish color schemes when you look at them together but they don’t have to be, especially for this stamp set and the sentiments I chose. However, these colors are completely where my heart is right now so it was super fun to play with them!

Because of the height of the background stamp I was using, I masked off 3 1/2 inches down from the top on each of these panels. Then I blended the following two colors in distress oxide ink on each one:

seedless preserves and villainous potion
carved pumpkin and crackling campfire
twisted citron and forest moss

Then, I removed the mask and stamped the awesome toilet papered house from Roll With It on each one in black ink. I used VersaFine for this because it stamps detail wonderfully and sits on the oxide ink without getting chalky.

Once all of the houses were stamped, I came in with a different sentiment on each panel just below the masked line. Then I used the two toilet paper roll images in the set to add just a little something fun.

I feel like these inks take a moment to dry so I let them sit and then adhered each one to a white card base.

I wanted these cards for specific people but the process totally sparked my creative brain and I want to try the same technique with literally all of my awesome Miss Ink Stamps backgrounds. Wouldn’t this be an amazing, easy to mass produce, technique for your Christmas cards? Definitely stay tuned because those are coming!

Products used today:
Roll With It stamps
Distress Oxide Ink – seedless preserves, villainous potion, twisted citron, forest moss, carved pumpkin and crackling campfire
Bearly Arts liquid glue

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!