Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and today is starting off your week wonderfully. I’m over on the Jane’s Doodles blog today and wanted to squeeze in one more fun Valentine that I created but the design could be adapted easily for year round inspiration and fun.
I started with the mouse digital stamp from Jane’s Doodles – printed and colored him with my copics and then used the scan-n-cut to cut him out. However, this left a big blank white space between his tail and the balloon that bugged me so I took the craft knife and cut it out.
Then I cut the slimline scalloped panel from the Heffy Doodle Slimline Pull Tab die set and folded it in half to create my card base. Next, I used the Pink & Main Layered Slimline dies to cut a white panel that would fit inside. After cutting it out, I realigned the die and cut the other end to create a custom sized panel to fit my mini card front.
I stenciled the panel with the Jane’s Doodles Hearts stencil to create a scene background – green fading up to yellow. Then I came in with a small heart from the Jane’s Doodles Love You stamp set for some tone-on-tone heart accents in the background. I adhered the stenciled background to my card base and popped up the mouse image.
Next, I used a banner die from the Newton’s Nook A7 Frames & Banners die set and cut out a sentiment that printed with my mouse image and popped it up with foam strips.
Last, I opened up my card and stamped a sentiment inside from Love You along with another heart from the same set.
Oh, and there were a couple of small finishing details today too. I added black glaze pen to the mouse’s eyes, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the highlight in the balloon and a teeny big of glossy accents on the mouse’s nose too.
Remember, valentines don’t have to be pink and red all the time. When your daughter’s favorite color is yellow…sometimes they’re yellow.
Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I’m super excited to be over on the Jane’s Doodles blog today with a sweet card featuring the Love Is In The Air digital stamp set. These pups are absolutely adorable and so fun to color!
I printed out my images and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and switch gears to my background.
I took an A2 white panel and inked up the layered hearts stencil set from Trinity Stamps with yellow dye inks and my blending brushes. I used 2 colors of ink, just a lighter hand on one layer and heavier on the second so the color gets darker with each layer closer to the center. Then I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and splattered it with gold watercolor.
When the watercolor was dry, I popped the panel up with foam tape on a white card base and then added my images with foam squares too. Last, I die cut the sentiment with a large sentiment strip from Pink & Main and popped it up too. I trimmed anything hanging over the edge and moved on to finishing touches.
I started wtih glossy accents on the puppy noses and white gel pen accents but then I came back in with glossy accents on anything that looked metal on the plane, the dog’s goggles and tag. Finally I ended with unicorn Stickles on the clouds for a little more shimmer.
Isn’t this so fun!?! I was inspired by Nichol Spohr to ink my background like this and I just love how it turned out. Click HERE to see her video that inspired me.
Hello everyone! It’s a busy day on the blog today. I’m also sharing this beautiful card using the Jane’s Doodles Plumeria digi stamp set and You Got This sentiment stamps. I love these type of floral cards with bright berry purple backgrounds. I’m just always drawn to it.
So, today after I printed and colored all the plumeria images and cut them out. I cut a whitepanel down to 4×5.25 inches and inked it up with distress oxides – seedless preserves around the edge blended into shaded lilac in the center.
I spritzed the panel with water and flicked pearl watercolor all over it and the images for beautiful shimmer and sparkle in the light. Once it was dry, I used the images as a guide to center and stamp my sentiment.
Next, I glued the images down with liquid glue and trimmed off anything hanging over the edge. There is one large image in the set so I took what was left, repositioned it and glued it down to extend the flower cluster and also not waste the gorgeous flowers.
I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it up on a white card base. Then I added a scattering of pearl embellishments across the design.
I’ve been to Hawaii once, when I was a teenager, and the plumeria flowers were the ones I was most drawn to throughout the whole trip. They are gorgeous in person and I love this stamp set!
Welcome everyone! Today I’m over on the Jane’s Doodles blog with a super sweet card featuring the new digital stamp set – Stinks. I absolutely adore these skunks and had so much fun creating this card.
I printed the whole set on copic xpress paper and colored them all with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. I chose these two sitting together and set the others aside for another project later on.
I cut a piece of white cardstock and used the new Lawn Fawn Lots of Hearts background stencil. I inked the first layer up half and half green and blue and the second layer half and half purple and pink. The colors blend together in the middle. Then I took a piece of green cardstock and cut some grass. I adhered it to the stenciled panel with foam tape and inked the bottom edge for a little dimension.
I added the skunks with foam squares, die cut a sentiment with a Pink & Main sentiment strip and popped it up as well. Then I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it up on a white card base.
This is silly and a bit sad but you all know how I love my glossy accents…especially on critter noses and beaks. Well, I went to add it and my nozzle clogged…it happens. But when I tried to clear the blog I ruined my pin and couldn’t find anything in my whole house narrow enough to get in there. So I regained my composure and decided it would be fun to add unicorn Stickles to the noses and beaks instead. I also added a little dot in the center of the flower. Last, I went ahead and added black glaze pen on the eyes to help them stand out too.
Needless to say, I popped on and ordered a new fine tip for my glossy accents and I’m anxiously awaiting its arrival. But on a good note, this card is super cute and the sparkly stickles give a little extra whimsy effect which I love!
Hi again! I’m popping in to share that I’m over on the Jane’s Doodles blog today as well. I’m sharing this sweet Christmas card featuring the Merry Mice digital stamp.
I started by choosing one of the mouse images and colored it with my copic markers. Then I trimmed it out and set it aside. For my background, I cut a piece of kraft cardstock and inked it up with some brown dye ink and a blending brush. Then I smooshed some in on my glass mat, watered it down and flicked it on the panel. I also splattered some gold watercolor on the panel for some shimmer.
Next, I die cut a tag from the Trinty Stamps Holiday Tag die set and inked it up with the same brown ink. Then I die cut a Trinity Stamps Nested Heart and embossed it with a Pink & Main houndstooth embossing folder. I inked the edges of the heart and flicked some gold watercolor on it to tie things together.
For assembly, I added the kraft panel to a white card base with liquid glue and the heart to the tag as well. Then I popped the mouse and sentiment up with foam squares. I threaded some gingham ribbon through the tag hole and tied it with baker’s twine. Then I popped the tag up with foam tape.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the mouse’s nose and the ornaments on her tree too. I thought the sentiment was a little stark white against everything else so I just used the ink already in my brown blending brush to tone it down a bit.
Hey friends! Jane’s Doodles released a SUPER CUTE digital stamp yesterday – Merry Mice – and I absolutely could not wait to color these sweet images! I seem to be in a kick of making all things Christmas tags so these cuties just flowed together on their own practically.
After printing the stamps, I colored them with my copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I used a circle die from Newton’s Nook to cut one sentiment and a Pink & Main large sentiment strip die to cut another. For the third sentiment I actually pulled out Driving Home for Chrimstas, stamped one from it and used a Newton’s Nook banner die to cut it out.
The tags are all cut from the Newton’s Nook Fancy Tag die set. I cut one from kraft and one from white, then I cut toppers for each tag from white cardstock too. I matched some smaller images from other sets to stamp in the background. These snowflakes are also from Driving Home for Christmas.
I popped the images and sentiments up on foam squares. Then I added brown ribbon and red twine to attach the two tags together for each set. I like being able to write on the white one instead of flipping the main tag over. The candy canes for this tag are from Warm and Cozy.
The background images on this tag are from St. Nick. Once everything was adhered, I came back in with glossy accents on all the mouse noses and things like bows, berries and ornaments.
I already have another set of these fabulous images printed and ready for coloring. I’m hoping to get them colored over the holiday weekend.
Hey friends! I am SO EXCITED to be apart of the Jane’s Doodles release hop for the adorable Warm Hugs set. Today I have a fun slimline card to share with you for a little inspiration.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to create a slimline card or an A2 size card with a tag so I just started by stamping a bunch of the images from the set. I did a little masking to add things to the bike and skateboard with those cute critters! I colored them all with my copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out.
After playing with the images a bit I obviously landed on a slimline card. So the next step was inking up my background layers. The sky is blueprint sketch and tumbled glass. The dirt mound is gathered twigs, the grass is evergreen bough and shabby shutters, while the front dirt path is tea dye and gathered twigs. After inking the panels I used Trinity Stamps slimline dies to cut the borders.
I adhered dirt mound with foam tape, then the grass to that with liquid glue. Finally I added the front dirt road with another layer of foam tape. All of the images were then adhered with a combination of foam squares and liquid adhesive. To add little details to the sky and ground, I pulled out Sky’s the Limit and used a cloud with white pigment ink in the sky. Then I came in with a leaf from Warm Hugs and stamped some in brown on the ground.
I popped the whole card in my MISTI and stamped a sentiment in an open area in the sky and moved on to finishing touches. I kept those simple for this card because the scene is busy. I used glossy accents on the critter noses, pumpkin stems and various other small parts of the images.
Happy weekend my friends! I’m super excited to share this card with you today! I had been wanting these sets from Jane’s Doodles forever but I made myself wait until closer to Halloween…and then they were out of stock! Figures, right?!? Well, as soon as Jane restocked the shop I jumped on and ordered them and finally had a chance to play!
To create my background I blended distress oxides in crushed olive, ripe persimmon and seedless preserves. I spritzed the panel with water and let it dry. When I ink blend, I almost always use an oversized panel so once it was dry I die cut it with the Modern Embossed Edge Rectangle die from Trinity Stamps. Then I used my MISTI to stamp images from Jane’s Doodles Haunted House with VersaFine onyx black ink.
Then I stamped and heat embossed images from Winnie Halloween and Haunted House on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to watercolor them and then cut them out with the scan-n-cut.
I adhered my background panel to a card base with liquid glue and then added the images with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.
Isn’t this card just too much fun! I am so happy with how it turned out and just how cute these images are!
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?!? 😉
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.