Jane’s Doodles – Oh Crab!

Happy weekend everyone! I have a fun little slimline watercolor card to share with you today. Every once in a while I just get the itch to watercolor and get messy so that’s what I did for this bright, fun oops, forgot your birthday card.

To start, I stamped and heat embossed my images from Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea stamp set. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush pen to watercolor all of them. When I do this, I really prefer either watercolor paper or bristol smooth. These markers blend so well on them! After they were dry I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Next I die cut a mini slimline stitched panel and inked it up with distress oxide inks – gathered twigs for the ground and salty ocean with cracked pistachio for the water. Then I stamped some other images and a sentiment on them with VersaFine onxy black ink. I find this ink sits on top of the oxides really well and dries perfectly!

Finally, I added foam squares to my images and popped them all in place. Then I used liquid glue to adhere my panel to a card base measuring 3×6 inches and created a mini slimline envelope to go with it!

I mean, at least it’s a happy looking card to apologize for messing up. Haha! Am I right?!? 😉

Products used on today’s card:
Jane’s Doodles Under the Sea stamps
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope Builder dies
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Stitched Panel dies
Distress Oxide Ink – gathered twigs, salty ocean, cracked pistachio
Foam squares
Scrappy tape – 1/4 inch

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Jane’s Doodles – I Woof You Slimline

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your weekend is going splendidly! I have a fun, masculine feeling slimline card for the dog lover in your life featuring Jane’s Doodles Dogs stamp set along with some other goodies from my stash.

I started this card by stamping and heat embossing images from Jane’s Doodles Dogs stamp set. I watercolored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and then used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.

Next, I used the Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames and Portholes set to cut the green panel. Then I stamped the Trinity Stamps Woodsy image on it in dark green ink for a little added interest. Next, I took the Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames and Windows and cut it from dark gray cardstock. I kept the frame for another project and took the squares it creates and taped them to the Miss Ink Stamps Pawsome stencil. I used white pigment ink to add paws to the squares. Then I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on one with black embossing powder.

With all of my elements ready to go I started assembling my card. I added foam tape to the back of the green panel and placed it on a kraft slimline card base. Then I used tape runner to adhere the gray squares to the green panel. I added foam squares to the back of my images and added them to the squares.

Voila! Super cute card that could be used for guys and girls alike. Even for Father’s Day coming up depending on the message you write on the inside.

Products used on today’s card:
Jane’s Doodles Dogs stamps
Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames & Windows dies
Newton’s Nook Slimline Frames & Portholes dies
Miss Ink Stamps Pawsome stencil
Trinity Stamps Woodsy stamps

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Jane’s Doodles card duo

Hi again! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog again today. This time I have a pair of really fun watercolor cards to share with you!

I recently ordered some new goodies from Jane’s Doodles and couldn’t wait to ink them up. I had originally planned to just share the tea card with you today but who knows what’s really in that coconut cup and I could really go for a giant coffee flavored ice cream cone, how about you?!?

To create these cards, I started by stamping and heat embossing the images on bristol smooth cardstock. Then I watercolored them with my zig clean color real brush markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut the images out and separated them so I could focus on one card at a time.

For the tea card, I used the new Brew-tea-ful stamp set. I smooshed some dye inks on my glass mat and spritzed them with water. Then I blotted it up with a piece of watercolor paper, drying in between layers for extra texture. I trimmed the ink smooshed panel down to 3.75×5 inches and stamped my sentiment on the bottom left, then added foam tape to the back. Next, I trimmed a piece of textured yellow cardstock to 4×5.25 inches and also added foam tape to the back of that. I wrapped a piece of pink ribbon around these panels and placed them on a white card base. I added foam squares to the back of the images and adhered them above the ribbon. For finishing touches, I glued some flat back rhinestones to the design from the Twiddler’s Nook Midnight Stroll embellishment mix.

Next, I tried some ink smooshing that I hadn’t done before…with distress oxides. These inks give a much more thorough coverage and layer in a different way than dye inks so it was cool to play with it.

For this card, I used images from the Summer Icons stamp set. For the background I smooshed distress oxide inks on a couple of watercolor panels and then came in with my Trinity Stamps mini slimline dies to cut the panels and the circle windows. I layered the two panels together with foam strips and then a combination of foam squares and liquid glue for the images. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a banner die included in the original Trinity Stamps mini slimline card and envelope die set. I adhered it with a combination of foam strip and liquid glue. Then the whole thing is adhered to a white mini slimline card base with liquid glue.

I’m craving sunshine and all things summer these days so this card really speaks to me and let me escape the rain while I was creating it.

Products used on today’s projects:
Jane’s Doodles Brew-TEA-Ful stamps
Jane’s Doodles Summer Icons stamps
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope dies
Trinity Stamps Mini Modern Embossed Slimline dies
Twiddler’s Nook Midnight Stroll embellishment mix

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

Thermoweb – Foiled Father’s Day Cards

Hey friends! Welcome to a new week! Today I’m over on the Thermoweb blog sharing a couple of wild and fun Father’s Day cards with everyone!

It’s a two-for-one kind of deal which is always great when you’re creating! I used the newest Unity toner card fronts with some adorable Jane’s Doodles stamps.

To create this first card, I had cut the toner card front in half so once I finished it, I thought it would be fun to dive right back in and create a second version.

Here’s an angled look at the cool foiling! It really shimmers in the light. Photos don’t do it justice at all!

Remember, head over to the Thermoweb blog for a tutorial on how I created this fun cards!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Time

Hi again! Today is Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, in the middle of the Spring|Summer Coffee Lovers Hop! Today I have a pair of cards featuring Super Sponsor Jane’s Doodles to share with you.

I started these cards by stamping the images from Coffee Time on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossing them in black. Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor them in. Then I ran them through the scan-n-cut and started playing with them to decide on final designs.

For this first one, I inked up a white panel with ground espresso distress oxide by dragging the pad across the paper. Then I used gathered twigs distress oxide around the edges. I spritzed it with water and die cut it with Super Sponsor Trinity Stamps’ embossed edge rectangle die. Next, I dug out a very old Bo Bunny stamp set and stamped the coffee stain rings on the panel with ground espresso distress oxide ink. Then I chose 2 smaller embossed edge rectangle dies and cut out frames in white and black and glued them down with liquid glue. I popped up my images with foam squares. Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Coffee Time, cut it into a strip and popped it up as well.

For the second card, I took a white panel and arranged all the images from Coffee Time on them and stamped them repeatedly creating my own patterned paper. I had so much fun placing each image and seeing how I could make them fit together like a puzzle. Then I pulled out two die sets from Super Sponsor Newton’s Nookcircle frames and banner trio. I cut a circle from vellum and a banner from black. I heat embossed a different sentiment on the banner and adhered it to the bottom of the circle. Then I popped my images up with foam squares and hid more foam squares behind those on the vellum circle so both layers have dimension.

I hope you’re having a fun week with all of the caffeinated inspiration and that you’re playing along with us too! Remember to head HERE to link up your coffee creations before Friday.

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

Jane’s Doodles – You Are MAGICAL

Hey friends!!! I have a wonderfully happy and magical card to share with you today featuring some Jane’s Doodles stamps and Newton’s Nook stencil and dies to help set the scene. I hope you love it because I REALLY DO!!!

I mean, seriously, it’s just too cute!!! I started by stamping images from Unicorn and Magical and colored them all with my copic markers. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and started playing around with final arrangement before I inked up my scene.

I used the Newton’s Nook clouds stencil on a full slimline panel with a blending brush and some Lawn Fawn kiddie pool ink. Then I inked up a shorter panel with Lawn Fawn jalapeno and die cut it with the Newton’s Nook land borders die for some grass. Last I inked up a slightly longer panel with Lawn Fawn walnut and doe inks and cut it with the other Newton’s Nook land borders die to create a hill for my castle to sit on.

I used liquid glue to adhere the clouds to a card base, then foam tape to adhere the hill and grass panels. Finally with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares I added all of my super cute images! Once those were added, I stamped a little magic whoosh coming out of the little girl’s wand and my sentiment at the bottom, then I moved on to finishing touches.

As you can see in the close-up photos I didn’t hold back on shine and sparkle. I added unicorn Stickles to the wand, butterflies and clouds. Then Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to crowns, wings, flags and the rainbow. Then I added black glaze pen to the eyes and glossy accents to things like the girl’s dress, crown and hair ties and the castle peaks.

Ooooh, I just love this sweet scene and how much extra I was able to pack in it on a slimline size!

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

Jane’s Doodles – You’re a Blast!

Hello everyone! I had some fun crafty time Friday night and wanted to share with you what I made. I’ve had this card in my head for a while and was super excited to get it down on paper finally! I just love this To the Moon set from Jane’s Doodles and absolutely had to pair it with the Trinity Stamps Crater Layers stencil.

I started by inking up a panel with Lawn Fawn inks and my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes using the crater layers stencil. Once the crater was complete, I used the negative piece included in the set to block the crater and ink up the rest of the panel.

Then I stamped and colored my images from To the Moon with my copic markers. I used my scan-n-cut to cut out the images and started arranging them. I used liquid glue to adhere everything down except the spaceship. I put my card in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment over the crater. Then, I popped the spaceship on my card with an action wobbler to make this card SUPER FUN!

For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles on the stars, moon rocks and fire, and glossy accents on bits of the spaceship and planet rings.

This card is so awesome and so much fun to play with! In fact, it’s so fun that I made a slo-mo video to share with you too!

Squeeee!!!! Isn’t that just so much fun! And I’m super excited to finally figure out how to edit these fun videos so I can share them with you more often.

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

Jane’s Doodles – Stinkin’ Cute

Hey friends!!! I’m super excited to share all the things with you today! I had a massive crafting session this weekend and created a ton of projects! It was so much fun and felt so good to be so productive! A handful of them all revolve around Jane’s Doodles’ set – Stinks! – so I thought I would group them all into one blog post to share with you.

It’s going to be long but I hope you’ll bear with me because there is so much cuteness to share. I hope you’ll find some fun inspiration along the way. Let’s get started with a peek at everything and then I’ll break it all down in case you’re curious.

This whole thing came about because I needed to create some gift tags for my daughter’s Valentine gifts she is delivering to friends in a few weeks. We both decided that the sentiments in this set plus the ADORABLE skunks were just too perfect to pass up. But I couldn’t stop at tags, I just wanted to color a million of these cuties so we’ve ended up with some string art, a dozen tags and two cards…and I love it all!

Let’s start with the tags. I’ve been fairly obsessed with Trinity Stamps nested hearts dies lately, so I cut 12 white ones in the middle size. Then used Newton’s Nook grass & hills and clouds stencils on it. I adhered the skunks with tape runner and stamped the sentiments, some hearts and a flower on them assembly line style. I die cut another heart the same size in pink and adhered them together for stability. Then I punched holes, added twine and glued some red bows on. My daughter loves taking her time with handwriting so she’ll add to and from herself to the back of each one. I just love them!

Next, I made some cards with extra images I had colored. Aside from the Jane’s Doodles Stinks! skunks, the goodies on these cards are all Newton’s Nook. They’re pretty self explanatory but I used stencils for the backgrounds – hills & grass, cloudy sky, argyle, and bokeh hearts. Then I used dies like frames & flags, framework and fancy edge tags for the components. Then everything is pretty much attached with foam tape or foam squares because I love dimension on my cards.

My final project today is another string art creation that popped in my head and I just had to create! I added water to my acrylic paint to create more of a white wash look, rather than the coated paint. I love this and will be making more with this idea. I used another one of the Trinity Stamps nested hearts to outline my nails for the string art. Then I die cut additional Stinks! images so each one is layered 4 times for stability and added with foam squares. I die cut LOVE from the Trinity Stamps marshmallow alphabet and adhered that directly to the wood with liquid glue. I finished things off with some red hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook conversation hearts clay embellishments.

Phew, that was a lot. Thank you so much for making it this far. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. I hope you found some inspiration to create something wonderful! Have a fabulous day!

Jane’s Doodles – Sending Warm Hugs

After yesterday’s card I just couldn’t put that sweet penguin away! I decided that we all needed a rainbow of penguins to brighten the day. So, I stamped him out seven more times and colored them in fun rainbow colors!

In case you missed yesterday’s card, this cute penguin came from Jane’s Doodles Hot Cocoa set.

Aren’t they just adorable?!? Seriously, how can you not smile at this. It’s so fun!

After using the scan-n-cut to cut them all out I pulled out the Pink & Main slimline plaid die and cut it from white cardstock. For the panel behind the plaid, I blended spun sugar and picked raspberry distress oxide inks and splattered it with water. Then I flicked some picked raspberry splatters on it as well.

Using liquid glue I adhered the plaid to the inked panel and then carefully inserted my penguins into the plaid lines, adhering them with liquid glue as well. It just works best with the distress oxide ink.

For my sentiment I stamped “sending warm hugs” from the same Hot Cocoa set and cut it apart. I used Trinity Stamps Marshmallow Alphabet Dies to cut “warm” from white cardstock 4 times and adhered the layers together. I popped “sending” and “hugs” up with foam strips and used liquid glue to adhere the die cut letters.

I can’t get enough of these cute penguins and just love how this happy card turned out.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Warm and Cozy Thanks!

Hey friends! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for one final installment of Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook for 2020! I’m still stocking my stash with thank you cards featuring some of my favorite winter and Christmas sets that I wasn’t ready to put away just yet.

Today features a few sets from Jane’s Doodles, dies from Trinity Stamps and a token “thanks” from a Lawn Fawn set. I just love these critters and that hot cocoa stand has me dreaming of snow and cocoa adventures.

For my card, I stamped and colored critters and other images from St. Nick, Warm and Cozy, and Hot Cocoa. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out and set to work on my background. I cut a slimline panel at 3.5×8.5 and another at 2×8.5 to create a snow bank. Using my images as a guide I used the Trinity Stamps slimline scenic borders die to create my snow. Then, I used that as a guide where to place my trees in the background.

I used Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes to blend on some light blue ink coming from behind the snow bank and a little pink ink coming from the top for a soft sky.

I adhered my snow bank with foam tape for a little dimension and my images with a combination of liquid glue and foam tape to keep everything nice and level. Once those were all in place, I popped my panel in the MISTI and stamped the sentiment in the open area I left in the sky. I used similar copics to color the thanks as the sky so it coordinates.

I finished things off with some glossy accents on critter noses and beaks, and a scattering of Rainbow Blizzard clay snowflakes from Trinity Stamps in the sky. Last, I added some silver Wink of Stella glitter brush on the top of the snowbank and then blended it out a little with the clear glitter pen.

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