Hi again! Today I’m over on the Newton’s Nook blog playing with Captivated Kittens and creating a sweet slimline card.
I started my card but stamping all of the kitties in this set and colored them with my copic markers. At first I thought I might create a card with a coordinating tag for fun but once they were colored and die cut I thought mini scenes on a slimline card would be so cute!
With the kitties colored and cut out, I pulled out the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and cut the frame from white cardstock. This gives the frame and stitched squares to fit in your windows at the same time. Next, I inked up the squares with the hills & grass stencil first, adding two layers of grass for dimension. Then I used the clouds stencil to fill in the sky.
I arranged my frame and scene panels to decide what order I wanted the kittens in. This ended up leaving the perfect spot for a sentiment and I thought putting it in a speech bubble would make it extra cute! So, I die cut the bubble and stamped on that.
Finally, I knew I wanted contrast between my frame and the card front so I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and inked it up using the basketweave stencil. It gives a subtle amount of interest without distracting from the cute kitten scenes in the frames.
Now, it’s time to assemble all the pieces. I started by adding the kraft panel to a white card base measuring 3×8.5 inches. Then I popped the frame up with foam strips and used liquid glue to adhere the scene panels in each opening. Last, I added the kittens and speech bubble with foam squares to bring them out to the same level as the frame.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to kitten noses and toe beans, plus flower stamen. Then I came in with black glaze pen on the eyes of all the critters. This makes them a bit raised and shiny. Finally, I added stardust Stickles to the bug wings so they’re all shimmery and sparkly.
Welcome everyone! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m back with another creation using more of those fun products from the Spellbinders Flea Market Finds Collection. This time I went a little brighter and lighter, channeling the sunshine and spring I wish was happening at home.
I used more paper from the Floral 2 Palette paper pad for my background. The daisy pattern is 4.25×4.5 inches and the blue is a 2 inch strip so there is a bit of overlap for ease of lining things up. I made sure to use a side folding card base so I could wrap my twine around the left side.
Then I die cut both envelope shapes included in the Mini Envelopes 2 die set. I glued one shut and added a die cut wax seal to the flap and glued one with the top flap open so I could stuff it with more of the fabulous preprinted die cuts in the Coat Check Miscellany pack.
I inked edges and flicked watered down ink across everything for fun texture, then stamped some images on the wax seals and envelope to add interest and texture.
The ticket shape is a die in the envelope die set which I cut from the red paper left over from my last card. Those are glued down with liquid glue and then I popped the envelopes up with foam squares again. I really like the lift and shadow it creates when there is so much going on. I sets them apart just a bit.
Happy Friday friends! It’s time for another Spellbinders release. This time I’m creating with a very different collection of products for me and it’s been really fun! It’s called Flea Market Finds and was curated by Cathe Holden. These products scream “inky messy” to me so that’s where I started today.
I’ve used the bold red paper from the Floral 2 Palette paper pad, torn in half and inked the edge. Then I needed to distress my base layer to match so I inked it with ground espresso distress oxide ink. I stamped random images on the panel using the Reading Matter stamp set. I sprayed the panel and flicked ground espresso ink on it for more texture. Then I glued the red paper down with tape runner.
I die cut an envelope from the Mini Envelope 2 die set and distressed it with the same ink. I glued it together and stuffed it with fun things from the Coat Check Miscellany printed die cuts. I popped the envelop up with foam squares and rolled the edge of the red paper out a bit for extra texture too.
I thought the red paper was lacking with the texture everywhere else so I stamped an image from the stamp set and heat embossed it with platinum embossing powder. Then I splattered the panel with a few more flicks of watered down ink to finish it all off.
This type of cardmaking is very out of my typical style and it was so fun to just dive in and play. These products are awesome for a variety of crafting styles!
Hi again! I’m back with another card featuring more of the Spellbinders Four Petal Collection. I am in love with these dies. It’s really fun to cut all the different layers from various colors and build your flower displays. They’re so pretty and you can’t mess it up no matter what colors you choose.
For this card, I went simple but elegant. The greenery is more of a teal than green and my accents are all cut from gold foil cardstock for the flowers too. The flower layers are white which I felt gave me license to have a bolder background color.
After cutting and gluing the floral pieces together, I cut and embossed an orange panel with the Dazzling Dots embossing folder. Once that was embossed, I inked the edges with a darker orange distress oxide ink and splattered the panel with gold watercolor. I glued the florals down and placed and acrylic block on top for a while to help keep things flat on the bumpy background.
While that was drying, I cut the “hello” sentiment using the Thanks Enclosed sentiments die set. The shadow is black cardstock and the top layer of hello is matching gold foil with 3 layers of white cardstock underneath it for dimension. I stamped a sub sentiment from I’ve Got You Covered stamp set and cut it into a strip. The die cut sentiment is attached with liquid glue and the stamped one is popped up with foam strips.
Do you have this amazing die set yet? What color combos have you tried or would you like to try? I’d love to know!
Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m over on the Pink & Main blog welcoming spring with some sweet little bunnies!
To create my card, I cut a mod stitched rectangle from dress shop cardstock and ran it through my die cutter with the new Cobblestone embossing folder. Then I used a blending brush and the coordinating ink to add depth to the edges and also splattered some watered down ink on the panel for extra texture.
I stamped and die cut the bunnies and sentiment from Welcome Spring using construction and lakeside inks. Then I cut both Wreath Base die sets – one from the park cardstock and the other from vellum. The the Wreath Base 2 die set I used the spring die to cut 5 sprigs using pebble cardstock. The sprigs are strategically adhering themselves and the vellum wreath to the leafy wreath and then that is glued to the embossed panel using EZ Squeeze glue.
The bunnies and sentiment are attached with foam squares. Then, for finishing touches I pulled out the Rainbow Pearls 2 collection and glued the purple color pearls to the ends of the sprig pieces. I feel like these add so much to the ending look and feel of the card.
Is anyone else done with winter and ready for sunshine and rainbows? I sure am!
Hello again! I’m stopping by with a quick and eye catching card to share with you featuring Spellbinders Four Petal Scroll hot foil plates. This one simple set makes it incredibly easy to create eye catching cards quick and easy.
With hot foil plates, you can ink your paper before or after you foil, which is awesome and so helpful when you can’t decide what to do. Today I foiled my panel and trimmed it down before using distress oxide inks to blend a purple ombre, fading into the center. Then I foiled the sentiment on black and cut it out with the die that comes in the set.
I popped it up with foam squares and then added black strips to my foiled panel to tie the black in a bit more. I popped the whole panel up on a white card base with foam tape and my card is all finished!
It’s really that easy! Sometimes I can’t believe you can get such stunning results from one set of dies. And changing out the foil you use will give you completely different looks too. It’s wonderful!
Hello friends! I’m very excited and honored to be guest designing with Waffle Flower for their March release! I had a blast creating with their products and am very excited to share my creations with you.
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EST on Thursday March 9th, 2023 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 03/10/2023.
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Hello and welcome to another #tagtimesaturday! It’s still competition season in our house until the middle of March so I’ve got more fun tags to make and share with you! Today I pulled out the Mama Elephant Zodiac Monkeys and had a little fun.
I really wanted to use the sentiment in the set so I made sure to choose my monkeys but also stamp a few bananas for them to hold. Also, how can you resist these adorable coordinating balloons in all of the zodiac sets!?! So fun! I colored everything with copic markers. The monkeys are E30s with E50s faces and the bananas are Y10s. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and glued everything together with liquid glue.
I made my tag base out of the Combo Circle dies. The scallops are die cut from the same yellow cardstock but I ink blended one set to make it a touch darker. Then I cut the stitched circle from white cardstock but I ink blended the center of that with yellow and splattered it with gold watercolor from LH Colors too. It’s subtle but still pretty and I love the texture!
I adhered the circle pieces with liquid glue, placing black twine between the scallop layers and holding it in place with reverse tweezers until the glue dried. I did add a white stitched circle to the back of this since it’s a tag so I had somewhere to write a message.
Next, I stamped part of the sentiment in the set and heat embossed it on black cardstock. I used a banner die to cut it out and added foam to the back of all my images and banner. I removed the release paper and popped everything in place.
For finishing touches I went back to my images and added dot detail with the darkest marker – E34 – so there was subtle texture but it’s not distracting. Then I added black glaze pen to all of the eyes and set it aside to dry.
My daughter loves monkeys and yellow so I’m sure she’s going to giggle at this silly tag today.
Happy Friday friends! Today I’m hippity hopping over on the Pink & Main blog with some sweet Easter inspiration to share. I got inky and messy and had so much fun doing it!
I started this card by creating my background with the Layered Eggs stencils and Pink & Main dye inks. Today I blended Night Sky, Dress Shop and Construction for a springy happy color palette. Starting lighter with the first layer, then adding the detail stencil over the top and using the same colors again. Then I spread Glossy Gel through the detail stencil and sprinkled the panel with Ice Ring super fine glitter.
I set that panel aside to dry while I stamped and color adorable critters from Hippity Hoppity. I used the ink blending as my color palette for the eggs and accessories. Then I stamped sentiments from the set and trimmed them into strips.
Once the panel was dry, I added it to a card base. Then I popped the images and sentiment strips up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the bunny’s eyes and Touch of Gloss to the eggs, chick’s beak and bowtie and bunny’s nose too.
Aren’t they just the sweetest ever?!? I love the art in this whole set!
Hello friends! We’re having another bit of snow this morning so I wanted to pop in and share some rainbows and happiness with you. My daughter and I are dreaming of summer and sunny days so this card definitely comes from that mind set.
I used the new Trinity Stamps Ray Bow die set to create a fun see through front card. I started by cutting the rainbow rays from white cardstock and used blending brushes to add color to each one. Then I took a top fold A2 size card and used the cloud border die in the set to cut the front short. Using the rest of the card front, I cut another matching cloud strip, plus a second set for the bottom too.
I chose my sentiment from the Simply Sentimental – You stamp and die set. I stamped and cut the banner for the second part of the sentiment and die cut “you” from black and silver glitter cardstock. Now to assemble everything.
I glued the rays to the back of the short flap on the card front and then glued the second layer of clouds behind that. It keeps everything more secure and looks nicer on the inside too. Following the rays to the bottom I glued another set of matching cloud borders to that end as well. Next, I used foam squares and strips to add the sentiment to the rays.
After using the excess from the front panel to cut those extra strips of clouds, I ended up with a scrap that had different cloud formations on each side. I used that as a stencil to ink light cloud borders all the way down the inside of the card. Then I added a sentiment from Newton’s Nook on the inside.