Miss Ink Stamps – Peace and Joy

Welcome back everyone! I’m stopping in to share a beautiful slimline scene card featuring some new and older Miss Ink Stamps products. This card was so relaxing to create and I just love how it turned out.

I started this card by laying out all my stamps to see if I wanted to create a more full A2 scene or stretch things out for a slimline. Really, this design would have been great either way but I really like the elongated canvas I chose to work with. After stamping and coloring my images from Oh, Deer!, I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. Then I took the new Mountainside stamp and stamped it on an oversized panel. I colored it with my copics and brought in the Trinity Stamps Slimline Modern Embossed Panels die to cut it down.

I stamped some stars in the sky from the Mountainside set and heat embossed them in gold. Then I took chipped sapphire distress oxide ink and inked up the sky a little. I used a dry cloth to buff away ink from the stars and adhered my images. The cardinal is adhered directly to the card with liquid glue and the rest of the images are popped up with foam squares.

I put my panel in my MISTI and decided to stamp some of the plant sprouts at the same time I stamped my sentiment. This sentiment is from the new Little Angel set. I die cut one size bigger panel from red cardstock and popped my colored panel up with foam tape. Using liquid glue I adhered the whole thing to a white card base and moved on to finishing touches.

For those, I added glossy accents to the deer noses and bird beaks. I wanted a little shimmer for the snow but nothing super overpowering because the scene is so soft and quiet looking. Instead of my usual Stickles, I went with Wink of Stella glitter brush pen on the mountain tops and snow lines all the way down the card front. It’s hard to photograph but in person, the glitter just shimmers wonderfully!

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

Trinity Stamps – Thankful For You

Happy Thanksgiving friends!!! I truly am so thankful for each and every one of you! I appreciate the comments and messages and our ability to lift each other up and share our awesome creations!

Today I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog and was super excited to take that opportunity to create a special Thanksgiving card to share with you all.

I had an idea in my head so I started by die cutting the a variety of colors of the middle size in the Slimline Stitched Strips set. I used tape runner to adhere them to a kraft cardstock panel and then used largest Slimline Modern Embossed Panels die to cut that whole thing out. That way the embossed edge goes all the way around. I just love this finished look. Then I cut out the Scripty Thankful and it’s shadow and adhered them together. At this point I thought I would use a different image but it didn’t fill the card like I wanted. So I kept looking and found my SUPER FAVORITE mice from House Mouse and their buddies in Bunny Burrow!

So, after laying my images out to get an idea how many I could fit, I stamped everything and colored them all with my copic markers. I used the coordinating Mouse House and Bunny Burrow die sets to cut the images out and began adhering them. I used a combo of foam squares and liquid glue.

I also adhered the die cut sentiment and decided it would be fun to finish it off so I pulled out the Thankful For You stamp set and stamped the “for you” portion from there. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and adhered it as well.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches, which were pretty simple. I used black glaze pen on all the eyes and mouse noses, then glossy accents on the other critter noses. Last but not least, I added some clay cheese embellishments to the mouse standing on the mouse house.

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

Trinity Stamps – Caffeinated Hugs

Hi again! I’m popping in one more time today for my final farewell for the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop! Today is the final day to link up your caffeinated projects for a chance to win one of the incredible prizes up for grabs!

For today’s card, I played with my Zig markers and watercolored this sweet Trinity Stamps Blessing Bear image. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out, then stamped the sentiment with some Lawn Fawn walnut ink and used the dies to cut that out too.

I die cut the coffee mug card from white cardstock and then cut the front half from plaid patterned paper as well. I just trimmed off anything over the fold like and adhered it to the white mug shaped card base. I cut the die that makes it look like the coffee in the mug from brown plaid and glued it down too.

There’s a great stitched heart in the Slimline Frame and Fold die set that I cut out of vellum too. Then I used a combination of foam squares and liquid glue to adhere all my pieces.

I just love this bear image. I think he’s the sweetest and was happy to include him in my collection of caffeinated inspiration for you all this week.

I hope you enjoyed all the inspiration and found a moment to craft along and link up some projects.

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

Trinity Stamps – Holiday Cheer

Hey friends! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with a bit more caffeinated inspiration for the 2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop that’s still going on through tomorrow. So get your crafty fingers working and link up some projects for a chance to win one of the amazing prizes up for grabs!

I had a little relaxing time watercoloring with my Zig markers the other night and am so thrilled with how this card turned out. It’s much more subtle than my typical color paletteā€¦I’m amazed that I was able to keep it chill. Haha!

After I colored that sweet polar bear and her cup of coffee (or hot cocoa if you prefer) from Have an Ice Day, I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. I die cut a curved banner from the Slimline Scalloped Panels and Banners die set and stamped my sentiment on it.

I used some Tombow brush markers and an acrylic block on a piece of watercolor paper to create my ink smooshed background in colors that went with the images I colored earlier. After that was dry, I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 and popped it on a blue card base with foam tape. I added foam squares to the back of my banner and images and popped them in place next.

For finishing touches, I added a few Rainbow Blizzard embellishments scattered around the scene and on the banner too. I love having them flank the sentiment.

Have you ever been ice skating? I used to go a lot as a kid but we don’t have a rink anymore. This card makes me wish we did. I just love it.

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

Trinity Stamps – No Place Like Home…

Happy Thursday everyone! I’ve got one more fun holiday card for you today before my blog turns into a week full of amazing caffeinated creations for the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Hop!

The most recent holiday release from Trinity Stamps was packed full of so many amazing products, I haven’t even been able to play with them all yet. It’s crazy! There are a couple of slimline interactive dies and I made sure to try one out for today’s card.

It’s a slimline surprise slider card. So much fun! I stamped and colored my Gnome for the Holidays guy with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut him out. Then I took a white panel and cut the slimline surprises pieces out. I inked up the top panel with distress oxides in pumice stone, shaded lilac, mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Once the panel was dry, I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes from Christmas Magic and the words from No Place Like Home with white embossing powder.

I adhered my pull tab piece to the back of the front panel and then glued the panel to a card base. I threaded some ribbon through the hole the tag topper die gives you so it’s easy to open this awesome slider up.

Then I popped my gnome up with foam squares and moved on to glossy accents for finishing touches. I am going to adhere a gift card under the slider portion and write my message on the inside of the card. I think that will be a super fun way to give a gift this Christmas.

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

Trinity Stamps – Jingle All the Way

Welcome to a wonderful new week everyone! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Today I’m sharing a super shiny, full of wonderful Christmas card featuring a new stamp from Trinity Stamps. I had fun working out of my comfort zone watercoloring with metallic watercolors. I hope you like it.

I took a panel and blended weathered wood and stormy sky distress oxides on it and spritzed it with water. I let it dry and then heat embossed the new Jingle All the Way stamp with silver embossing powder. Then I took out my Kuretake Starry Colors watercolor palette and painted it. I think I used all of the colors in that set. Once it was dry, I trimmed the panel down to 3×4.25 and popped it up on a white panel that measures 3.5×4.5.

Last, I ran a blue panel through my die cut machine with the starry skies coverplate. I didn’t like how flat it looked against the ink blending so I inked up the edges with a darker blue ink to just a bit of depth. I adhered the panel to a white card base and popped the white panel up with foam tape.

I absolutely love this new stamp. It’s so fun and has so many coloring possibilities. This card is so shiny and eye catching and it was a blast to sit and watercolor with these metallics. It’s a fabulous palette to have.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Hello everyone. Can you believe it’s November already? This wild and crazy year is flying by. Today I’ve got some snowy fun to share with you featuring a few stamp sets from Miss Ink Stamps and a fun winter embellishment from my shop called Snow Queen.

I started today’s card with the background panel. I stamped the Holiday Home image and cut out a mask for it. Then I stamped Pine Forest over the top so I had a layer of trees way back in the background. I removed my mask and colored the image with copic markers. Then I used dye inks and my Trinity Stamps blending brushes to add some color to the sky and the ground.

Then I chose the critters I wanted to use from Snow Buddies, stamped and colored them with copics too. I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out and moved on to assembling my card.

I cut a hill from some white glitter cardstock and glued it to the bottom of my scene panel and slid the whole panel into an acetate sleeve. I wrapped the sides around and used double-sided tape to adhere them down. Then I sprinkled in the Snow Queen embellishment mix and sealed the top up tight. Next, I adhered another snowy mound to the front of the acetate and adhered my critters and snow critter to the top of that. Then I glued the whole thing to a card base and it’s all finished!

This is my first infinity shaker card and it was so much fun to create! I’m definitely hooked and will have to give it another go ’round soon!

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

Birch Press Design – Sending Warm Wishes

Happy Friday everyone!!! We’ve made it through another week and I’m so excited for this weekend! Before I switch back to Halloween festivities tomorrow, I have another wintery Christmas card for you today with a coordinating ornament. I’m also over on the Birch Press Design blog today with a full, photo step-by-step if you would like more detail how to create your own.

I had a lot of fun creating this card. I started with what ended up as my ornament just playing around, then switched out the middle layer for some silver cardstock and kept going. I blended spun sugar and shaded lilac distress oxides for my background and also added a splatter of water and pearl watercolor for some shimmer. I adhered my snowflakes, cut off the excess and adhered my panel to a card base.

I wanted to tie the silver in a little more so I used it on my sentiment too! The stamped, heat embossed banner comes from the Christmas Ornament and Labels set which I thought finished the card off perfectly.

I didn’t want my first snowflake to go to waste, so I cut another set and glued them back to back. I sandwiched some fishing line between one set of points and held it with tweezers while it dried. Then I added Trinity Stamps silver baubles to both sides so no matter which way it hangs on the tree, it’s beautiful! I feel like the silver baubles really tie it in to the card design and they’ll be a perfect gift! Time to make these in all the colors!!! A rainbow set of snowflakes just sounds wonderful to me!

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

Trinity Stamps – Merry Christmas Gnome

Hello again!!! I have some serious cuteness to share with you today featuring some new goodies from the most recent Trinity Stamps release that just went live last Friday! It’s full of so much holiday goodness, I can hardly stand it!

Today I’ve got this super cute shaker card to share featuring the Comfort and Joy stamps and dies for my main image and the Scripty Christmas dies for a bold sentiment to catch your eye! In the background, I heat embossed the All Spruced Up pine needles in gold over a distress oxide ink blended panel. Using the frame from the Slimline Frame and Fold I turned it all into a fun shaker card!

In typical fashion, my gnome was colored with copic markers and then I added white gel pen dots to his hat for a little added interest. I just love how that turned out.

I die cut the scripty words 3 times from red cardstock and glued them together, then added them to the shadow cut from vellum. I think vellum is my very favorite thing to use for the shadow of die cut words. It’s there but it doesn’t take away from the sentiment. It’s just perfect.

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

Trinity Stamps – Dropping In

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today. I’ve got another fun entry into the Cat Lovers Hop today featuring a fun stamp set and goodies from Trinity Stamps.

I knew I wanted to turn this Purrachute kitty Christmas themed so I chose my colors with intention. I colored him with copics and used the coordinating dies to cut him and his sentiment out. Then I stamped Merry Christmas from the Christmas Senti-mini set and die cut them with those coordinating dies too. I didn’t like the stark white banner so I inked it up green for a little contrast.

When deciding on y background, I wanted to stay away from a cloudy sky so I pulled out the quilted coverplate and stencil set. I die cut a teal panel and stenciled green hearts on it. I used a combination of liquid glue and foam squares to attach all of my elements. Then I decided to trim off the edges of my panel so I had a white border on my card front and popped the panel up with foam tape.

For finishing touches on this sweet card, I just added a little glossy accents to the parachute, kitty nose and toe beans.

I love this non-traditional looking Christmas card! And the fact that it’s kind of a hybrid between our two kitties is super fun too! I’m linking this up to the Cat Lovers Hop! Are you playing along too?

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