Miss Ink Stamps – We’re All Mad Here

Welcome back everyone! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. Today I’m playing with one of my very favorite stamp sets from the Miss Ink Stamps Alice release. The Mad Hatter is one of my very favorite characters so I wanted to color him up in some fun, different colors.

I started this card by stamping and coloring my images with copics. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out and set them aside to start on the rest of my card. I die cut an Avery Elle wonky frame in black for some contrast. Then, using that and my images as a guide, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from Madness in gold. I used the Wonky Checker stencil with some red ink to match the colors I used on the Hatter. This panel was trimmed to 4×5.25 and popped up on a white card base with foam tape.

I buffed away any ink on my embossed sentiment with a clean rag. Then the wonky frame was popped up with foam strips and I started adhering my images. They are all attached with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue where they overlap the frame.

For finishing touches on my card, I used a combination of glossy accents and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to bring interest to various parts of the images.

I was afraid that I would be rigid about the colors I used on these images but it was really fun to color them all in a limited palette that is completely different from anything I’ve previously imagined before.

Also, I just got a new light box to take photos in and tried it out on this card. I’d love to hear what you think about cards on a plain white background versus backgrounds like I typically use with the wood panels, doilies and foliage. I’m trying to find a happy medium and further myself along the way.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – A World of Nonsense

Hello there. Welcome to a whole new week full of new adventures! Today Alice and the White Rabbit from Miss Ink Stamps are stopping by for a bit of nonsense and my very first attempt at copic coloring a scene.

The creation of this card is really simple, it’s just the length of time it takes to color a scene like this that I underestimated. Some of those copic artists out there make it look so simple but it’s really not. I need much more practice and maybe it’s time for a class or two as well.

I started by stamping and coloring my images from the Alice set from Miss Ink Stamps. Then used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Next, I stamped the Forest Path image and the sentiment from Alice on a 3.75×5.5 panel and colored it with my copics. After the coloring was finish, I adhered a couple of strips of black cardstock to the panel and popped it up on a white card base with foam tape. The images were them popped up with foam tape as well.

I can just picture Alice and the White Rabbit standing on their path to who-knows-where and she’s decided to share with him some fabulously random thought. I love this book and playing with these stamps has inspired me to pull it out and read it again.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Let the Heads Roll

Happy Friday everyone! I’m so excited to have finally made it a priority to play with my Mother’s Day present…the Alice in Wonderland release from Miss Ink Stamps. It was so much fun to sort through it all and decide what to create. My first card kind of shows my mood…a little snarky and a lot funny.

I started this card by stamping my images from Queen of Hearts and colored them with my copics. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out and set them aside to work on my background. I took a 4.25×5.5 black cardstock panel and used white pigment ink with the Pick a Card stencil. Then I die cut an oval from the center. Using this panel and a white card base, I decided on the placement of the Queen’s Castle image and used my MISTI to stamp it.

Then I moved on to assembly. I laid out my images and slowly glued them in place, layer by layer to the black panel. Then I flipped the panel over and covered it with foam tape and adhered it to the card front. I stamped my sentiment and cut it into a strip and glued it in place as well. The center is supported with a thin foam strip.

I kept the finishing touches on this card fairly simple – glossy accents on the queen’s crown and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to all the roses.

I already have my next card planned out and the images all stamped, ready to go. This series of products is just amazing, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to share more with you!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Mugs and Kisses

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I have a gorgeous, sparkly fun card to share with you! I recently got the amazing Brewtiful stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps and couldn’t wait to ink it up! This set has so many fun images that can be paired in so many combos and will be great to combine with other sets as well.

I create this card, I started by laying my stamps out on an A2 card base to decide if the idea in my head would work. After I figured it out, I stamped and colored my images, then cut it all out with my scan-n-cut. Next, I found a yellow cardstock that matched my mug and used the scallop stencil with some white glitz gel. I left this overnight to dry and came back to assemble everything the next day.

Whenever I stencil a large panel, I always use a piece bigger than what I need so I can trim it down. So, that’s what I did with the yellow panel first – trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and popped it up with foam tape on a white card base. Then I die cut a scalloped frame from Lawn Fawn and adhered it with liquid glue. Because of the glitz gel, I put a few acrylic blocks on top and left it for a little bit to dry before moving on.

I attached most of my images with foam squares, with the exception of the small flowers behind the X and the sentiment strip on the upper right. Those were adhered with liquid glue like the frame.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches. I started with some white gel pen accents to the images and moved on to glossy accents on the mug dots and stamen of the flowers.

I am in love with this card and can’t wait to share it with someone. It’s so bright and cheery and is certain to make someone smile!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Hello again! Back for more caffeinated inspiration? I’m soooo glad! Today I’ve got a fun card featuring a set from Super Sponsor Miss Ink Stamps called Java Joe’s. I love this set so much! It’s got tons of potential to mix and match the images for great scenes.

To create this fun card, I stamped my images on a white panel and colored them with my copics. Then I punched out some banner flags and cut a background panel all with coordinating paper. I adhered the brown panel to the cardbase, popped up the colored panel and the banners with foam squares. Then I finished it off with some glittery washi tape from my stash for just a touch of bling.

This is a really different design for me but I had a blast putting it together and figuring out how I wanted to showcase the super fun images.

Have you started caffeinated creations to link up to the hop yet? I can’t wait to see what you’re making! Click HERE to get to the post where you can link up.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Unstoppable Trio

Hello again! Today I’ve got a seriously Unstoppable trio of super fun cards to share with you. 😉 I recently purchased a grab bag from Miss Ink Stamps with my fingers and toes crossed that I might get the awesome dinosaur set they have called Unstoppable. AND I GOT IT!!!! Yes, I’m yelling. I was SO excited about this! I couldn’t stop myself and created 3 fun cards with it right away.

The first one I’m sharing is a very clean and simple design…completely out of my comfort zone but I felt like the look on this little dino just called for something simple.

I masked off the bottom of a white panel and inked it up with distress oxides in blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and gathered twigs. Then I created a dark blue card base, trimmed a brown panel down to 4 1/8×5 3/8 inches and adhered it down. I trimmed the inked panel down to 4×5.5 inches, stamped the palm tree in black ink and head embossed the sentiment before popping it up with foam tape. Then I popped the dino up with foam squares as well. I used black glaze pen with a white gel pen accent on his eyes and glossy accents on his claws for a little added interest.

For this next fun card I knew I wanted to pair this sentiment with the dino and his claw arms. It’s just too cute together! I trimmed down a white panel to 3.75×5 inches and inked the edges. Then I used the My Favorite Things stitched window die to cut a hole. I lined the window with acetate and covered the back of the panel with foam tape. I adhered the red patterned paper to a white card base and sprinkled some champagne stardust glitter that came in my grab bag too! I popped the window panel on the card to create a shaker and used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment under the opening. Then I popped up my dino with his cute claw arms and moved on to finishing touches.

For those I added black glaze pen with white gel pen highlight to his eyes and glossy accents to his claws – including the extended claws. haha! So much fun!

For this my card I had a blast creating an apocalyptic scene and added a silly sentiment to go with it. I ink blended tumbled glass and salty ocean distress oxides on my card front and then gathered twigs and ground espresso on a panel for some dirt. I die cut the ground with Lawn Fawn simple stitched hillside border and glued it to the card front. I die cut a window from dark gray cardstock and then used an embossing folder from my stash on it. This panel is popped up with foam tape.

Now to set the scene. I tucked the volcano behind the dirt and adhered it with liquid glue. Then I added the palm trees and meteors with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares. Last I added my dino and sentiment banner with foam tape.

For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the meteors, lava and dino claws. Then I added black glaze pen to the dino eyes with that white gel pen highlight again.

Phew! I know that was a lot and I really appreciate you sticking around until the end. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and find some inspiration to go make something you love.

Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink – Java Joe’s

Hello everyone! I’ve got a couple of super fun slimline cards featuring the Miss Ink set called Java Joe’s and the fabulous Trinity Stamps slimline dies.

This first card had been floating around in my head since I bought this set. I just had to put ink to paper and make it happen. I love how it turned out soooo much!!!

To make it, I die cut 2 white slimline panels from the Trinity Stamps Stitched Panel and Windows set. I ink blended 2/3 of one with pumice stone and gathered twigs distress oxide. Then I used the slimline scenic borders to cut it. Then I inked the rest of that panel up with twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxides and cut the top with the same scenic border die. For the second panel I inked the top up with tumbled glass and stormy sky distress oxides. Then I spritzed the panels with water and blotted them dry. I adhered all of these panels together and mounted them on a card base.

I stamped and colored my Java Joe’s images with copics; then used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I arranged everything how I wanted it and added foam squares to them all and stuck them in place. At this point I carefully stamped and head embossed my sentiment with black embossing powder next to Java Joe.

For my next card, I originally planned it to be a regular A2 size card but something hit me when I was laying it out that it might look cool as a more simple slimline. I’m still baffled at how awesome this turned out! I used the new Trinity Stamps slimline wonky stitched wilderness die for this one. Don’t you love that extra texture?

I had my images already colored and cut out from the round of coloring I did for the first card so I immediately set to figuring out my general layout. I grabbed my distress inks for this one – walnut stain, tea dye and antique linen. Starting from the bottom right corner and working my way lighter I blended them together. Then I pulled a fun Bo Bunny set out called Distress Textures which has a coffee cup ring stain and some splatters in it. I love using this for backgrounds on all kinds of cards. I stamped it in 3 different brown inks – darker to lighter following the shade of the distress inks.

Then I popped up my images and used a dark brown ink to stamp my sentiment on the left side of the card.

I almost forgot to mention that for both of the sandwich boards I head embossed white hearts on them for a bit of a chalkboard look. I love this little detail.

I hope you enjoyed today’s fun cards!

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