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!

Miss Ink Stamps – Tea First?

Hello everyone! I’m back again with a wonderful card featuring more Alice in Wonderland stamps from Miss Ink and one of the newly release stencils – square dance. Let’s jump right in!

I inked up my square dance stencil using Trinity Stamps blending brushes and Lawn Fawn dye inks on a white panel. Then I trimmed it down to 5.5×4.25 inches and adhered it to a white card base. Next, I stamped images from Tea Party and colored them with my copics. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and started playing with final placement. The images are adhered with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue.

Then I chose a sentiment from the same Tea Party set and stamped it in a soft gray ink to keep with the lighter feel of the overall card.

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to various parts like polka dots and cherries. Then I came in with my Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and added a little here and there on the teapot stripes and flower.

Isn’t this a fabulous card?!? I just love the Hatter so much! This is definitely my favorite set from the series and I love playing with it and thinking of new color combinations to try.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – How You Bean?

Welcome friends! Today I have some Miss Ink Stamps caffeinated inspiration to share with you. I’ve combined a couple of stamp sets with one of the recently released stencils for my super fun background!

When I got my new stencils from Miss Ink, I just cut up a bunch of cardstock to card front size or a little bigger and started playing. The moment I created this background I had a card layout in my head and it actually worked out exactly how I was hoping. I love it when that happens.

I used deco foil metallix gel in aged copper on kraft cardstock with the latte love stencil for the background. Once it was dry I inked the edges with tea dye distress ink for a little dimension and interest. Then I stamped images from Java Joe’s and Brewtiful, colored them with my copics and used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I used liquid glue to adhere the flowers and mug to the stenciled panel and then popped Joe up with foam squares.

I couldn’t decide on a sentiment because between the two stamp sets there are SO MANY awesome options, so I took them downstairs and had my family vote on their top two favorite. Lucky for me they both happened to choose “How you bean?” so I took it as a sign and used that one.

I’ll be linking this fun card up to the Coffee Lovers Spring|Summer Hop. There’s still time to play along! I hope you’ll join in on the fun!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Some Bunny Special

Welcome! Welcome! Today I have a couple of really sweet Easter cards featuring Miss Ink Stamps Springtime Bunnies stamps and Thermoweb Basket of Fun foiled toner sheets for backgrounds.

These toner sheet packs from Thermoweb come on white cardstock and kraft. I thought it would be fun to do a card with each one using the Easter egg pattern and the Miss Ink Stamps Springtime Bunnies images. So I heated up my laminator and foiled them with lilac foil. I stamped my images and colored them with copics. Then I ran that sheet through the scan-n-cut and switched gears to decide on my final layouts.

For this card, I adhered my foiled panel to a white card base, opened the card up and ran it through my die cutter with a My Favorite Things arched window. I inked up the edges of the window with light purple ink and also inked up the inside of my card with a little shadow of light green ink. Then I arranged my images so they showed through the window, gluing them down with liquid glue, saving one chick for the front of the window. I also stamped a sentiment in the same purple ink and trimmed it into a strip, adhering it down with liquid glue.

Here’s a look at the inside of the card. Plenty of room to write a message that won’t show through the window but also something sweet and cute to see on the inside too!

Now let’s take a look at the kraft base card that I made as well.

For this one, I adhered the Easter egg panel to a card base with liquid glue. Then I trimmed a white strip of cardstock about an inch wide and inked the top with light purple ink and popped it up with foam tape. I used my MISTI to stamp a sentiment on the bottom and arrange my images, adhering them with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares.

For finishing touches on both of these cards, I just added glossy accents around the various images. Thinks like bunny noses and eyes, chick beaks and feet and stripes and dots of the various Easter eggs.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Red Roses

Hi everyone! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with a card featuring the gift with purchase stencil – Pocket Full of Posies – that Miss Ink is offering right now to celebrate their new stencil release. Isn’t it fabulous?!? I just had to pair it with the amazing Red Queen!

I started by spraying ThermoWeb Pixie Spray on my stencil and laying it on a piece of black cardstock. Then I used my stencil pal to add some red glitter glitz gel over top. I removed the stencil, cleaned up and set it aside to dry while I worked on my other pieces. I stamped one of the queen images from Queen of Hearts and colored it with my copics. Then I fussy cut her out and ran a black pen around the edge of the image to clean it up. This makes a huge difference when you cut things out on the stamped line. I promise it’s worth the extra bit of time.

For the mini scene in the opening, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 3×3 inches and stamped the bush image from Painting the Roses on it. I used a blender brush to ink the top blue and bottom green for just a hint of color. Having this small piece made it easy for me to line it up with my window once I cut it from the stenciled panel.

At this point the stenciled panel was dry so I cut it with an embossed edge rectangle from Trinity Stamps and then die cut the window with an embossed edge circle which is also from Trinity. Using the window as my guide I used liquid glue to adhere the bushes to my card front and then popped the stenciled panel up with foam tape. I added the queen to the window with foam tape so she lays flat.

For this card, I chose a sentiment from Wonderland Wisdom and heat embossed it in white on black cardstock. Then I used a banner from Trinity Stamps 4-bar card die set and popped it up with foam strips. For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the queen – areas like her crown, the gold edges of her dress, the hearts and her shoes. It doesn’t rival the awesome glitz gel but gives her a little extra interest and shine. She is the Queen after all.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Happy Spring + Sneak Peek

Hello everyone! I have a gorgeous Miss Ink Stamps card to share with you today and it has a sneak peek in it too! We’re having a new mini release of stencils tomorrow and I’m using one on my card today called Enchanted. The name is totally what directed the feel of my card and I just love it.

I sprayed my stencil with Pixie Spray and adhered it to a white panel. Then I used my Lawn Fawn dye inks in kiddie pool, butter and ballet slippers and a blending buddy brush to ink up the stencil. I wiped my stencil off and added iridescent Glitter Glitz Gel over the top. I set that aside to dry while I cleaned up and stamped my images from Springtime Banners. I colored those with my copic markers and used the Scan-n-cut to cut them all out. Then, I stamped a sentiment from Springtime Bunnies in the banner.

Once the glitz gel was dry, I ran the panel through my die cutter with the largest Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle die. I used liquid glue to adhere the panel to a white card base and started adding images. These were done with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue for some dimension.

I kept finishing touches very light because I wanted to focus to be on that amazing glittery background and cool stencil design – just some simple glossy accents to butterfly bodies, bird eggs and beak, dots on the ladybugs, things like that.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – We’re All Mad Here

Hi again! I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole again…those wonderful Miss Ink Stamps Alice in Wonderland products are ahhhhh-mazing! This time for some reason, when I looked at the rabbit hole stencil looked a bit like the Cheshire Cat’s stripes so I decided to play a little bit.

I took some Glitz Glitter Gel in bubblegum and the rabbit hole stencil from Miss Ink Stamps on purple cardstock! It’s totally brilliant and I love it! I left it overnight to dry and when I came back the next day I did think the purple cardstock was a little flat so I inked up the edges with distress oxide ink in wilted violet and spritzed it with my distress sprayer.

I arranged my stamps how I wanted them and found a Trinity Stamps modern embossed rectangle the correct size and die cut a piece of vellum. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiments from Miss Ink Stamps Madness and that awesome image of Chesh’s face from Wonderland Wisdom. I hid some liquid glue behind the embossing and placed it on the stenciled panel, topping it with some acrylic blocks to help it dry flat.

I left it be for a while and came back to finish things up. I trimmed 1/8 inch off each side of the stenciled panel and added foam tape to the back. Then I adhered it to a white card base and my card is finished.

Isn’t it splendid?!? I just love how the bright, vibrant colors turned out! It’s so fun and the Alice sentiments just make me happy.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – How You Bean?

Hi everyone! I shared this card on social media earlier in the week but hadn’t had a chance to write up a post about it. Someone had asked so I wanted to pop in with a quick explanation how I created this fun mini slimline card. It features stamps and stencils from Miss Ink Stamps and dies from Trinity Stamps.

I started by die cutting the largest panel from Trinity Stamps Clean and Simple Mini Slimline Panels die set from a melon cardstock and a second from kraft. Then I used champagne metallix gel from Thermoweb over the Circular Harlequin stencil from Miss Ink Stamps and set it aside to dry. I stamped and colored images from Miss Ink Stamps Brewtiful and colored them with my copic markers. Then I fussy cut them all out.

Once the metallix gel was dry I used one of the Trinity Stamps Lift the Flap dies to create a flip up window. Using that panel as a guide, I stamped sentiments on the kraft panel that would show when the flap was opened and moved on to assembly.

I adhered the melon panel to the kraft one with tear tape and then used liquid glue to attach all of my images. The trick here is to not attach something to the flap and the card front. You have to choose one. Haha. I stamped one more sentiment and trimmed it into a small strip and attached it as well. Last, I used liquid glue to adhere the panels to a white card base that measures 3×6 inches and trimmed off images that hung over the edge.

I hope this helps and inspires you to create something wonderful.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Grab Life by the Beans

Hi again! I have another fun card featuring a Miss Ink Stamps set called Java Joe today. I think this set is really fun and cool that you don’t always have to use all of the images included. You can fill a scene or keep things simple and they all look great.

To be totally honest, this card did not turn out how I had planned but I love it and it all worked out in the end. I started by stamping the store and brick images in VersaMark ink on a kraft cardstock panel. Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I inked up the edges with fired brick distress oxide ink and hated it. Lol. It just didn’t look like I wanted it to. So I kept going with the fired brick and then took ground espresso distress oxide ink over the storefront image and I started to like it. I spritzed it with water and set it with my heat gun.

I stamped the image of the girl at the table from Java Joe and colored her with my copics, then I fussy cut her out and laid the image on my panel. Again…hated it. She was so bright and stuck out so I took tea dye distress ink and went over the whole image. Now we’re going places! I popped her up with foam squares and moved on to the sentiment. I thought that I would stamp and attach a banner at first but, again, things were not cooperating. So I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on a strip of vellum and wrapped it around the edge of the panel, attaching it with washi tape. I used liquid glue to attach the panel to a card base and, voila, card finished.

All in all, I think everything worked out pretty well and I really like this card. One thing I forgot to mention…when you’re done blending ink over heat embossed areas, wipe it off with a dry cloth so your heat embossing shows through again. I did this a few times to really get the ink off.

What do you think of today’s card? Have you ever had a card that fought you through the whole process? I feel like it has to happen to someone other than me too.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hippopotamiss You

Hey there again! I’m hanging out on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with a fun slimline mini scene card. Sometimes coloring in whole card front scenes can be daunting and overwhelming so I decided to try something different and just to a mini scene. I love it and I’m totally hooked! Plus, you know I love these hippos more than words!

For today’s card I stamped my hippo and bird from Hippo Hooray and then also stamped masks for them. After cutting and placing the masks I stamped one of the Scene Builder: Meadow images over the top. I removed the masks and colored everything with my copic markers. I die cut the panel with a stitched slimline rectangle and then cut a second one just a smidge bigger out of yellow.

The yellow one is adhered to a card base with liquid glue and my scene panel is popped up with foam tape. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Hippo Hooray on black cardstock with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down into a strip and popped it up with foam squares.

Moving on to finishing touches, I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes and, once it was dry added a white gel pen accent back in. Then I added unicorn Stickles to the flowers in the grass for a little shimmer. The last thing I did was add glossy accents to the bird’s beak and hippos teeth and toes for a little shine.

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