Trinity Stamps – Gnome Bunny Loves You

Hi again! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today too and wanted to share the sweet gnome bunny card that I made. I tried to take the Easter sets and give them a different feel for more use throughout the year. So if you have a gnome lover, this just may work for you too!

I started my card by cutting a white panel to A2 size and pulled out my oval foundations stencil and a blending brush. I taped on the largest oval and inked up the edges with a light teal ink.

I removed that stencil and lined up the next smallest oval along with the first layer of the heartburst stencils and inked up a darker teal ink.

After that, I left the oval in place, removed the first layer of heartburst and lined up the second layer to add a blue ink to the mix and finish off my stenciling.

Next, I stamped and colored the images from Gnome Bunny and cut them out. I chose my sentiment, stamped and heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock and started assembling my card.

First, I trimmed 1/8 inch off each side of my stenciled panel and popped it up with foam tape on a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the back of my gnome and popped him in the center of the oval. I also added foam squares to his hands holding the chick and put him in place. Last, I added foam strips to the back of the sentiment and placed it toward the bottom of my panel.

For finishing touches on my card, I added glossy accents to the chick’s beak and feet, white gel pen accents to the gnome and chick and a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to both of their cheeks. The last things I did was glue a scattering of boiled sugar jelly drop hearts around the card design for a little extra love.

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

Newton’s Nook – Time to Celebrate

Welcome! Welcome! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog sharing a REALLY FUN spring card that would be amazing for a bunch of different occasions. I specifically chose the generic sentiment so I had flexibility later on when I am ready to use it. Do you ever do this with your cards?

I had been wanting to play with the butterflies stencil for a while so I finally pulled it out and inked it up. I inked the first layer black and when over the spots layer with Thermoweb transfer gel. I let it dry and ran it through my laminator with orange sketch deco foil. I love the texture this foil has! It’s so cool! Then I chose an image from Newton’s Flower Garden and colored it with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.

Playing off the colors I chose for the image, I inked up a white panel with distress oxide inks in seedless preserves and dusty concord. I spritzed the panel with water and let it dry. While I was waiting I die cut the scalloped rectangle from Frames & Flags and a vellum heart from the heart frames set.

For assembly, I adhered the purple panel to a white card base with liquid glue. Then I added the black scalloped panel with foam tape. I trimmed the foiled butterfly panel down to 3.5×4.75 inches and added it with foam tape as well. I popped my Newton image up on the vellum heart with foam squares, then I hit liquid glue behind that portion to adhere it to the butterflies.

For my sentiment, I die cut the rounded banner from the banner trio set and stamped a sentiment from Birthday Roundabout in the same purple ink as the background panel. I trimmed off one end, added foam squares and popped it in place.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the flower centers, Newton’s nose and parts of the butterflies.

This bold fun card is sure to make the recipient smile. I just love the dark and bright together with the happy Newton image. It’s all so wonderful!

I hope you find some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – If Things Made Sense

Hey everyone! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with another addition to the Alice card collection. This time we’re falling down the rabbit hole…where nothing makes sense anymore, and we’re late.

I started with the background on this card, blending distress oxides and using the Rabbit Hole stencil. I did a little different color combo for my distress oxide blending today and I like how it worked out.

I always start with an oversized panel so I can trim whichever way I want. It helps if my stencil isn’t centered or the ink blends one edge better than another. Anyway, today I used faded jeans for the center and ground espresso for the edges. Then I splattered the panel with watered down bits of both colors. I sprayed my stencil with pixie spray and laid it over top, then pounced on some tattered rose for the swirls. I flicked some of this watered down ink over the panel as well.

Next, I stamped and colored my images from Alice and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. I added foam squares to the back and used them as a guide for where to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment. This is one from the Wonderland Wisdom set. These quotes are fantastic. Once that was complete, I added the background panel to a card base and adhered my images in place.

Things looks a little sparse so I went back to the drawing board and came up with the fun idea to add a frame. I used the Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangles. I cut one from gold mirror cardstock and then cut the center out with the next size down. I added liquid glue to the frame and carefully fit it around the images. I love what this does for the whole design!

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the rabbit’s watch, glasses and buttons, and Alice’s shoes and headband.

Given the world we live it right now, I think this card is fairly appropriate and would be fun to send to just about anyone. Don’t you?

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – CAS-ual Fridays Hop Prize Card

Hey friends! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Lovers blog today and I’m super excited to share a card I made with my prize from the Spring|Summer Hop that just finished in March! It was so much fun and I was lucky enough to win a fantastic prize pack from CAS-ual Fridays. They were so generous and I was very excited to jump right in and start creating with everything.

I started by cutting a strip of kraft cardstock and inked up the by the beans stencil with brown ink. Then I left my stencil in place and went over the whole thing with VersaMark ink and added clear embossing powder for cool shiny coffee beans! I took some tea dye distress ink and inked up the top and bottom of my strip for some added interest. Then I watered down ground espresso distress oxide ink and flicked it all over the panel.

Next, I took the sentiment from the Coffee Days stamp set and heat embossed it in copper on a white panel. Then I went over the top with ground espresso, gathered twigs and tea dye distress oxide inks. I wiped off the residue from the heat embossing and spritzed the panel with a distress sprayer. I flicked watered down ground espresso distress oxide on this panel too.

I trimmed a half inch strip of black cardstock and added it to the sentiment panel. Then I lined the back of that whole panel with foam tape. I adhered the coffee bean panel to a white card base with liquid glue and then popped my sentiment panel on as well.

This card was so much fun to make and I absolutely LOVE the sentiment. It’s so fun and cracks me up every time I read it.

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

Thermoweb – Time to Fly Toner Sheets

Hello again! Cheers to a new week and a fresh start! Today I’ve got a couple of fun cards to share with you featuring the newest limited edition release of toner sheets from Thermoweb called Time To Fly! They are super adorable butterflies and dragonflies! I couldn’t choose so I made a card with each of them for you!

I used a combination of grass green and passionate pink deco foils on both cards. I paired these awesome products with stamps, dies and stencils from Pink & Main, Trinity Stamps and Newton’s Nook.

For this first card, I used the Pink & Main Smile die cut for the sentiment and paired it with a cute snail from Trinity Stamps Mouse House. I love that stamp set and was super happy to add this guy to my card. I also stenciled some cute clouds from the Newton’s Nook Cloudy Sky stencil for the background.

That foiling is SO MUCH FUN in the light! The colors are so awesome, it’s almost mesmerizing! Let’s check out the second card too!

For this card, I inked up the Trinity Stamps Catching Some Rays stencil in the background and added their Scripty Birthday dies for a sentiment and topped things off with adorable bugs from the Bunny Burrow set.

I love playing with this card in the light too! All that fun, happy color is sure to make the recipient smile for both of these cards!

For a full tutorial, head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out!

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

Newton’s Nook – Designer’s Nook Sneak Peek

Hey friends! I have some new followers since the last time I was up on the Newton’s Nook Designer’s Nook newsletter. I wanted to share what a fun thing it is and how to sign up.

This is a weekly subscribers only newsletter direct to your inbox coming straight from the design team with special projects for your eyes only! They don’t go public at all. It’s so fun! Here’s a peek at what I’m sharing tomorrow.

If you’re not already signed up, click HERE to get there. Be sure to click the Designer’s Nook button…along with all the others too. Hehehe! You know you don’t want to miss anything.

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

Birch Press Design – Hello Tulips

Hi there everyone! Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going splendid. I am over on the Birch Press Design blog today sharing a happy, springy tulip card featuring the field of blooms layering dies and the hello topper.

I pulled out some fun green foiled paper for the leaves and did a little ink smooshing for one of the flower layers. It was inky, messy fun. Just how I like it.

Here’s a better angle of the cool green foiled paper. And isn’t that hello topper die at the bottom a neat touch for a sentiment. I love it.

If you’d like to see a tutorial how I created this card, head over to the Birch Press Design blog and check it out.

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

Pink & Main – Love Ewe

Welcome back everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog today sharing a non-holiday card featuring the Love Ewe stamps and dies. I absolutely adore these sweet critters with their silly long legs and love that they can be used all year round for lots of different types of cards. Today I’m sharing more of a “thinking of you” type love card.

I started by stamping the sheep from Love Ewe and colored it with my copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut it out, along with a few of the flowers and flower bundles in the same set. I set them aside and started on my background scene. I cut a scalloped rectangle from Sympathy Slim Line die set and then found a Stitched Slim Line rectangle that would fit within the stitching lines on the scalloped panel. I actually cut that panel three times – 2 full panels and one from a scrap.

One full panel was inked up with two different colors of blue, then I put the scattered hearts stencil over the top and added another layer of the same blues to give a tone-on-tone heart sky for my background. I took another full panel and cut grass from both ends – kind of a two-for-one deal. Then cut grass from the scrap piece too. Now I have sky and 3 layers of grass. I inked up the grass panels with a couple colors of green and started assembling my scene.

The sky panel is popped up with foam tape on the scalloped panel. The tallest layer of grass is adhered with liquid glue, then second layer is popped up with foam tape. Before I adhered the bottom layer with liquid glue I stamped my sentiment on it. Finally the sheep and flowers were adhered with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

For finishing touches, I added unicorn Stickles to the flower centers and glossy accents to the sheep’s eyes and nose.

I love the little details in this card like the stenciled sky and big, sweet glossy eyes on the sheep. It’s all super cute together!

I hope you find some inspiration to create something wonderful. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Pear Blossom Press – Celebrate with Reverse Confetti

Hi everyone!!! I’m so excited to be featured as a guest designer for Pear Blossom Press today. I have always loved their products but they just keep getting better! Today I’m sharing a fun way to use the new halo lights.

Here’s a look at my finished card. I have broken things down just a bit to show just how easy these lights are to use! Let’s get started!

I inked up an A2 size panel with distress oxides in chipped sapphire, peacock feathers and tumbled glass. I spritzed it with water and flicked some watered down chipped sapphire on the whole panel. I die cut 2 of the Reverse Confetti see through tag die so it was thick and sturdy. I temporarily attached the halo light to the tag with post-it tape, added liquid glue to the back and adhered it to my ink blended panel.

I stamped and colored images from Reverse Confetti Ice Cream Social and Party Pals stamp sets. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Party Pals and trimmed it into a strip.

With my light in place, I added a double layer of foam squares all around it and then adhered my tag on top. Next, I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to adhere my images and sentiment strip.

Before moving on to my finishing touches, I stamped and heat embossed a push here sentiment from Lawn Fawn on vellum and die cut it with a small circle die. I added it with a dab of liquid glue.

For finishing touches on my card, I added unicorn Stickles to the hearts, sprinkles, bow on the gift and balloons. Then I added glossy accents to the critter noses and eyes.

Check out how cute this little scene is and how much extra fun it is all lit up!!! These lights are absolutely the EASIEST product to use and add so much to your card! It’s just so much fun!

I can’t get over how simple this was to create! It was so much fun and I just love how perfect the Reverse Confetti see through tag worked with the size of the halo lights! They were practically meant to be together. Lol!  

Pear Blossom Press has a variety of products available, regular lights for your cards along with the halo style, plus other things like awesome marker bags! Head over there and check things out for yourself!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Oh, Hoppy Day!

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today with a springy, bright Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you. I have been playing with the newly release stencils again, today it’s Kaleidescope and I’ve paired it with the super cute critters from Say Cheese!

I started my card today by inking up the stencil on a white panel using Trinity Stamps blending brushes and Lawn Fawn dye inks. Then I trimmed my panel down to 5.5×4.25 inches and adhered it to a white card base with liquid glue.

I stamped out a bundle of images from Say Cheese! and Springtime Banners, and colored them all with my copic markers. Next, I ran them through the scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I laid the images out on the card front to decide on final placement, what would be popped up and what would be glued directly down.

For the foliage behind the banner, I used post it tape to hold them together how I wanted, added liquid glue and put them in place. I left the tape on them for a minute to let the glue dry a bit and then removed it. This worked like a charm and made the process so much easier than normal. After that part was done I finished adhering the rest of the images and trimmed off anything hanging over the edge.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the eyes and a little unicorn Stickles to the cattails and butterflies in the sky.

I love the contrast of colors in this fun card! As for the Say Cheese! stamp set, it’s sooo much fun and I can’t wait to play with more of the sweet critter combos it has!

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