Miss Ink Stamps – Life is Nuts!

I’m sure most everyone can relate to the sentiment on today’s card featuring the Miss Ink Stamps set called Oh, Nuts! and a great new stencil called Floral Wave Offset. I just love these squirrels. They’re so cute and this set has so many of them to choose from along with different sized accent images to go with!

I started with an idea in mind so I stamped my images and colored them with copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut everything out. I cut the Trinity Stamps slimline stitched card panels (smallest one) and slimline scalloped card panels (biggest one); both from white cardstock. I took the stitched panel and masked off about 1/3 and inked it up with my blending brushes and dye ink. Then I laid the floral wave offset stencil on top and went over it all again. I moved my mask down and repeated it until I had a strip at the bottom of the panel left to stamp my sentiment. I used the MISTI to do that and popped the panel up with foam tape on the scalloped panel.

Next, I started adhering all my images, creating mini scenes in each colored panel I created. Everything was adhered with liquid glue except the squirrels that were popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches, I went over the squirrel eyes and noses with black glaze pen and after it was dry went back over top with a white gel pen to add the highlight back in. Then I added white gel pen accents to the squirrels too.

Last of all, I added glossy accents to all of the acorns. I thought this was fun and gave a little extra attention to them throughout the whole design.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and find some inspiration to create something wonderful.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Roll With It

Hello again. I’m stopping by today to feature a new, funny stamp scene – Roll With It – that just released in the Miss Ink Stamps shop this last week.

I let the stamp do all the talking with this one and just colored the scene with my copic markers and trimmed it down with my Pink & Main layered rectangles. I framed it up with a slightly larger black rectangle and popped that up on a white card base.

I finished it off by trimming the sentiment into a strip, using a black pen to edge it and help it stand out. This is adhered with liquid glue along with a couple of stray TP rolls that got left behind. 😉

I added glossy accents to the house windows because I love how this looks and some stars in the sky with a white gel pen.

I hope this gave you a little chuckle today. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Miss Ink Stamps – Boo to You!

Welcome friends! Thanks for stopping by today to see my super adorable Miss Ink Stamps Boo Crew card. This is the first time I’ve done a masked/ink blended background like this and I’m so happy with how it turned out.

To make my card, I started by laying out my stamps on a card base to decide where I wanted everything and make sure it would all fit right. Then I stamped my Boo Crew images and colored them with copics. I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out and moved on to my background panel.

For that, I stamped the graveyard image and did second generation stamping on a full-stick post-it note and cut out the moon and headstone to mask off. Then took a long piece of post-it tape and tore it down the middle to mask off an uneven ground. I used Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes and some dye inks to ink up my sky. I removed the masks and inked up the dirt next. Then I came back with copics and colored the images like the trees, headstone and pillars on the gate.

When the background was finished I popped my images up with foam squares and put them in place. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment and cut it in to a banner. This was also popped up. I trimmed my panel to 5.5×4 and popped it up on a white card base.

For finishing touches on my card I added a couple strips of washi tape to the bottom and some glossy accents to the pumpkin eyes, treat bags and candy pieces. Last, I took a white gel pen and added some stars to my night sky.

This card was so much fun to create, words don’t really describe it. The excitement and satisfaction from taking off the masking paper and seeing how cool the inking looks and how it all comes together in the end is awesome! If you haven’t tried this style before, you really should.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Adventure Awaits!

Hey friends! I’m stopping by today to let you know that the new Miss Ink Stamps release is live for purchase and share a card featuring a couple of the new sets available!

When I think of gnomes, I think of them living in the woods, enjoying nature. So I thought it would be fun to combine Coffee Gnomes with Beautiful Destination for my scene. I stamped and colored my gnomes with copics and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I cut a panel to 3×8 and stamped Beautiful Destination on it and colored the scene with my copics as well. Once the coloring was done, I stamped my sentiment on one of the mountains before mounting everything. Then, I popped the panel up with foam tape on a black panel that measures 8.25 x 3.25. And then popped that up on a white slimline card base.

I added my gnomes with foam squares and moved on to add just a few finishing touches. I decided the coffee mugs needed some shine so I added glossy accents to them and Stickles to the girl’s bows. Then went back and added glossy accents to the flower centers and bunny slipper noses too.

This card was a labor of love and I’m so excited with how it turned out.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Hi there! It’s that fabulous time of year again…pumpkin spice everything! Which happens to be exactly what my shirt says today. I love pumpkin everything and this time of year is my absolute favorite! But I digress…

It’s release week for Miss Ink Stamps and we have some super fun sneak peeks for you! Today I’m sharing Pumpkin Spice Latte. This set is so much fun! I had a blast coloring it, especially with these bold, fall-type tones.

I paired the image with the stripes stencil from the basics stencil bundle and a vellum die cut Lawn Fawn stitched circle. I also heat embossed my sentiment on a strip and cut banner ends with my scissors.

I finished things off with some white gel pen accents to the images and glossy accents on some key areas like the coffee beans, decoration on the mug and the gnome’s hat. Then I glued down some Trinity Stamps boiled sugar jelly drop heart embellishments too.

Today is your last chance to comment over on Instagram for a chance to win before the release goes live for purchase tomorrow!

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Trick or Treat

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend is going well and you’re having a moment to relax and recharge before the new week starts. Today I’m popping in to share a fun Halloween card featuring some fun goodies from Miss Ink Stamps.

I stamped this cute little raccoon from the Boo Crew stamp set, colored him quickly with my copics and cut him out with my scan-n-cut. Then I moved on to the show stopper of the card – the stenciled panel.

For that, I took a piece of orange cardstock and one of the diamond fade stencils. First, I used a medium orange ink and faded it down with the diamonds. Then I shifted the stencil just a bit and used some black glitz gel from Gina K. While that was drying, I cut another orange panel to be 4×5.25 and inked it up with the same orange ink so it would be just a little darker where the stenciled panel met up. Like a shadow from the overlap. Once the stenciled panel was dry, I trimmed it down and glued them together. Then I cut a quarter inch strip of the same cardstock – with no inking so it looks lighter – and glued it on top.

I stamped my sentiment and popped my raccoon in place with foam squares. Then I decided to add a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in gloss black and ripened pumpkin across the top of the design. Last, I added glossy accents to the raccoon’s mask and Stickles to his treat bag.

Backward to my typical order, after this was all dry, I was able to pop the panel up on a card base with foam tape and it’s done. Eeeekkk!!! He’s so cute! I just love him.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Hip Hippo Hooray

Oh my word, y’all!!! I am over the moon in love with these new cute hippos from Miss Ink Stamps. They are just the cutest and so are all the little extra critters that come with them to set your scenes. I had way too much fun playing with these guys!

I knew I wanted a full scene so I stamped extra of everything from Hippo Hooray and colored them with my copics. Then I used my scan-n-cut and cut everything out. I pulled out the slimline scalloped die from Trinity Stamps and cut a white panel. I masked off outside of the stitching lines and inked up the center for a little muted water scene with distress oxides in tumbled glass and weathered wood. I spritzed the panel with water, and flicked pearl watercolor and weathered wood distress oxide ink as well.

Then I started arranging my images how I wanted them. Once that was decided I stamped my sentiment with VersaFine onyx black ink. The seaweed and rocks are all adhered with liquid glue and the critters are all popped up with foam squares.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches for the whole design. I added white gel pen accents to various images first. Then, I took some Stickles and added it to random seaweed leaves and fish fins. Finally, I added glossy accents to parts of the hippos and turtle for a little extra shine and interest.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Firetruck!

Hi friends! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with my first post as a design team member and I’m sharing a super funny card! The whole thing uses just one small stamp set called Firetruck Duck. I love it!

It was pretty quick to come together. I stamped and heat embossed the firetruck in gold on a red panel, then die cut a circle from the lower right corner. I stamped my duck on an A2 white panel and colored it with my copics. Next, I popped the red panel up with foam tape and moved on to my sentiment.

I die cut a flag from the Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags die set and heat embossed it in gold to tie things together. Then popped it up with foam squares too. Instead of giving it all away on the front, I brought the sentiment finisher to the inside of the card for fun.

I couldn’t resist also stamping that cute firetruck to go along with it. I decided on red ink to tie it in with the card design. Hehehe! I love this set and can’t wait to share this card with someone who will really appreciate it.

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Bottomless Thanks

Hey there! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea with Twiddler’s Nook over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Today I’m sharing bottomless thanks and some new-to-me products. It was messy fun!

I had lots of fun creating today’s card. I started by stamping and coloring my images from Miss Ink Stamps Brewtiful set with my copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and I started deciding how to create the background I had in my head. After lots of trial and error, I landed on using the Backgammon 2 stencil on brown cardstock with some Nuvo expanding mousse I recently purchased. I decided to try heating it up for that puffy look. It’s sooo cool! I’ll definitely have to get some more colors. Then I die cut the panel with my Frames & Flags dies from Newton’s Nook.

Next, I cut a piece of blue cardstock matching my mug and stamped the smaller flower images from the set repeatedly creating my own patterned paper. I glued this to a brown card base and popped my stenciled panel up with foam tape. Then with a combination of liquid glue and foam squares I adhered my images. I stamped my sentiment on the same blue cardstock and trimmed it into a strip, popping it up with foam squares too.

For finishing touches on my card today, I added glossy accents to the dots on the mug, flower stamen and the coffee beans. I also added a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the sentiment strip and the “X” in my XO.

I love cards with dimension and texture and this one is packed full. I had fun creating it and hope you enjoyed it too.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Painting the Roses

Hellooooooo everyone!!! I am soooooooo beyond excited to share that I have joined the Miss Ink Stamps Design Team! This is so surreal and I am so grateful to be designing along this incredible team of talent! To celebrate, I’m sharing my first card today!

This super fun card was created with just one of the stamp sets from the amazing Alice in Wonderland release from earlier this year. I stamped and colored the images from Painting the Roses with my copics. Then I ran them through my scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I took the bush image and repeat stamped it across a slimline size panel (8.5×3.5 inches). Then I used distress inks in mowed lawn and salty ocean to create my grass and sky. Next I colored the bushes with my copics and set to adhering the images where I wanted them.

I popped them up with foam squares to give the card a little extra dimension and interest. Then I stamped my sentiment and cut it into a flag shape, popping it up too.

At this point I thought my sky was a little boring so I pulled out a Newton’s Nooks stencil called cloudy sky and inked Hero Arts unicorn white pigment ink through it with a blending brush. It was easy to manipulate the stencil around the images and I love the little bit that it adds. Finally I finished the design off with glossy accents on various things like some roses, garden tools and the soldier’s staff and then a scattering of red clay hearts across the sky and one on the sentiment to tie it all together.

This is just the beginning of sharing some amazing creations with Miss Ink Stamps products. I hope you enjoy the journey with me.

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