Trinity Stamps – Thanks a Latte

Hello again. Today I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog with this fun coffee themed thank you card to keep with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop theme.

To make this card, I started by pulling out the awesome layered coffee bean stencil and using two different colored metallix gels – aged copper and champagne mist. I left it overnight to dry and came back the next day to nail down my final card design. I die cut the panel with the largest rectangle in the 4-bar card die set.

I pulled out the A Latte Love sentiments and heat embossed them on a vellum tag I had die cut. I added some twine and tied it with a bow. I used the largest lots of dots stencil on a brown card base and then popped up my coffee bean stenciled panel with foam tape. Last, I strategically added glue to the tag so it wouldn’t show through the vellum and added it as well.

Lots of texture, dimension and shine. I love how this turned out! I’ll be linking it up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring-Summer Hop HERE. There’s still time to play along if you haven’t yet.

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

Clearly Besotted – CLC Spring-Summer Hop

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’m sharing a really fun card from a new-to-me company, Clearly Besotted. Their artwork is beyond adorable and I’ve been admiring it for a bit. Then with their last release came this adorable set called Spilling Tea and I didn’t even hesitate to order it the second it was available! I love it!

Along with my stamps, I snagged this fun stencil called Stamp On It. It’s got the same postage stamp looking squares and rectangles in 3 different ways on the same stencil. I thought it was absolutely genius!

To make this fun card I started by stamping and coloring my images. Then I used my scan-n-cut to cut them out. I inked a column of squares from my new stencil on the right side of a 3.75×5.25 inch panel. Then, using my images as a guide I stamped my sentiment and then adhered the images with foam squares. I wrapped some twine around the left side and added foam tape to the back of this panel. I used my new diagonal stripe stencil from Trinity Stamps on the right edge of a white card base and then adhered my panel to it.

I really just want to squish these little critters. They’re beyond adorable and extra fun with their cups of tea!

I’m linking this fun card up to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop HERE. Don’t forget to play along too! There are so many fun prizes to be won from over 70 amazing companies!

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

Trinity Stamps – Rainbow Slider

Hey there! I’m up on the Trinity Stamps blog today with this fabulous monster rainbow slider card. I love interactive cards. This one popped in my head and I just had to create it immediately. It’s so happy and fun!

I started this fun card by using the negative of the clouds from the new Layered Lakeside Mountain Stencil to mask white I inked the panel with tumbled glass distress oxide ink. Then I die cut my slider mechanism from it. I cut another A2 size panel and inked the center with the same blue ink. This will be the inside of the slider. The card that attaches to the sliding mechanism was also inked with the same blue so it all goes together.

I moved on to my images at this point. I stamped and colored two monsters from the Monster Love stamp set along with one heart. I colored it all with copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I used the rainbow set to die cut a rainbow and a bundle of clouds. I used copics to color the rainbow pieces and adhered it all together.

With all of our pieces ready to go, I moved on to assembly. I adhered the panel which is the pull-tab for your slider to the back of the front panel and then lined it with foam tape. This was adhered to the backing panel we just inked the center of. With all of that put together I could add my images exactly where I wanted them. I used liquid glue for all of these, being careful not to glue parts that should overhang when the card is slid open. I snipped the feet of the monster hanging upside down so he could be holding onto the rainbow. I absolutely love this little detail.

I used my MISTI to stack a couple of sentiments from A Sentiment For (Almost) Everything. I left the back blank for a personal message. Lastly, I added some fun rainbow ribbon through the pull tab and tied it with a bow with some black and white baker’s twine.

I hope you enjoyed today’s fun, interactive card and found some inspiration to make something beautiful.

Also, I don’t want to forget to mention that tomorrow is a Round 2 Spring Release Instagram Hop for Trinity Stamps. Be sure to head over and check out the amazing inspiration the other half of the team has to share with you. Comment for awesome prizes to be won as well!

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

Lawn Fawn – Let’s Go Camping

So, I’ve really been in the mood to go camping lately. I’m ready for summer and the warm sun. As I was perusing my stamps to decide what to play with it hit me and I could make a fun camping scene with some awesome older Lawn Fawn sets that I have. Here’s what I came up with.

I started by stamping so many critters and other images from Love You S’More and Critters in the Forest and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. I die cut 2 white panels from my Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Panels set – the middle size and ink blended them. The sky is on one whole panel while I split the other panel between grass and dirt and used my Slimline Scenic Border dies to cut them apart.

Then I moved on to assembling everything. I glued all of the scene layers together with tape runner and arranged my images how I wanted them. Once that was decided I glued them in place too. This panel was attached to a Slimline Scalloped Border panel with foam tape and adhered to a white cardbase measuring 3.5×8.5 inches.

For finishing touches on this awesome scene, I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes and white gel pen accents to the images. Then I took a white glaze pen and added starts to the sky. I think the ink colors look like it’s just starting to be dusk when you can just start to see the stars come out.

I’m so ready to make s’mores over a campfire in the middle of nowhere. It’s going to be amazing! Do you like camping?

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

Trinity Stamps – Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms checking in today. Whether your children are people or furry, you’re all amazing and deserve a day of love and celebration! Today I’m sharing the card I made for my mom this year. It took me out of my comfort zone and I’m blown away with the results.

To create this card I started with the Trinity Stamps sunflower bouquet set and stamped them on masking paper right off. Then I laid my stamps out to decide how I wanted to bouquet to look. I stamped the one that would be in the front and put the mask on it. I kept doing this working my way around until it was as full as I wanted. Then for the reveal – I love this part – I pulled off all the masks and colored everything with my copics.

Then I pulled out my marshmallow alphabet dies and cut mom from the middle of the bouquet. I used a clear ruler to line the first 2 letter up, then placed the “O” die back in it’s slot and used the ruler again to line up the second “M.” I die cut the letters an additional 4 times in blue cardstock and glued everything together. I trimmed the colored panel down to 3.75×5 and adhered it to a white panel that was cut down to 4×5.25. I glued the letters in place and popped this panel up with foam tape on a blue cardbase matching the letters.

I pulled out my So Appreciate set and stamped the “You’re the best” sentiment on a strip and popped it up with foam tape. Then I moved on to the inside of the card.

I trimmed another white panel down to 4×5.25 and stamped the leaf and ladybug from the Sunflower Bouquet using masking again and colored it with copics. Then I stamped the sentiments from So Appreciative and A Sentiment for (Almost) Everything to finish the card off.

I’m really excited to give this card to my mom. I know she’ll love it.

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

Trinity Stamps – Swimming By To Say…

Hello everyone! I’m sharing a fun under water scene thank you card that I made a couple weeks ago. My daughter and I got some happy mail from my aunt who lives on the coast and I thought it was only appropriate to thank her with some ocean themed thanks.

I started this card by stamping out a bunch of ocean critters and seaweed from the Trinity Stamps Ocean Reef Builder set. I colored them with my copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I set those aside and moved on to setting the scene.

I took a couple of white panels and blended distress oxides on them for ocean water and some sand. I spritzed them both with water and also flicked the darkest color of watered down ink on them too. This is a cool way to get extra texture on your inked panels.

I used the scenic borders dies to cut some sand from the brown panel and adhered it to the water. I trimmed that down to 3.75×5.5 and attached two strips of silver cardstock to the top and bottom. Then I popped that on a black card base. I think it kind of looks like a giant fish tank, maybe at the aquarium given what’s in it. 😉 Then I moved on to adhering my images. Some are popped up with foam squares and others are glued directly to the scene.

I used my MISTI to stamp the first part of my sentiment on the top left which comes from the Trinity Stamps Mermaid Wishes set. Then I moved on to finishing touches. I started with glossy accents on the critter spots, sea urchins, fish stripes and sea star. Then I went back with some sprinkled sugar Stickles on the jelly fish for extra texture.

Finally, I trimmed down a white panel to 4×5.25 and stamped the Trinity Stamps Thank You Sentimini on that. Once the front was dry, I adhered it with some tape runner, wrote my message and this card was on its way.

I love scene cards and ocean scenes are some of my favorites! The critters in this set are so fun and the sentiments give you so many options to create with them.

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

Neat & Tangled – Puppy’s Favorite Things

Welcome! I picked this sweet puppy up from Neat & Tangled a while ago and finally had a chance to ink him up. He’s just adorable and so fun to color! I paired him with some fun Newton’s Nook products to create a birthday card for a change of theme these days.

I started by stamping and coloring the images from Puppy’s Favorite Things and then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I grabbed my Newton’s Nook balloons stencil and my Trinity Stamps blending buddy brushes to ink up the balloons different colors. Then I used the Framework dies from Newton’s Nook to cut the panel out along with an orange woodgrain floor. I trimmed down a teal piece of cardstock to 4 1/8×5 3/8 and popped the stenciled panel on it with foam tape. This is all glued to a white card base.

I had used the special die to cut the puppy’s hands out so he could hold the cupcake so I glued that in place. Then I added foam squares to the back of all my images and put them in place. Last, I die cut a banner from the Newton’s Nook Frames and Flags set and stamped my sentiment. This banner is also popped up with foam squares.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents throughout the images, black glaze pen to the puppy’s eyes and nose and glossy accents on a few images. I also added sprinkled sugar Stickles to the cupcake frosting and yellow Stickles to the top of the birthday hat.

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

Trinity Stamps – You Rock!!!

I’m so happy to be joining you again with a totally awesome card featuring fun products from the Spring Break Release along with an oldie but goodie die set from the stash! 

To make this card I used the straight stripes stencil but tilted it at an angle on a panel I die cut from the narrow card and bookmark die set. I started with cracked pistachio distress ink and moved on to abandoned coral and then finished with scattered straw. I blended just a bit on one stripe between each color.

Then I found copic colors to match those and colored my image from You Rock. I used my scan-n-cut to cut the images out. Using the images as a guide I chose where to stamp my music notes and decided to heat emboss them black for some shine. Then I popped my images up with foam tape and adhered the panel to a dark gray card base.

I created an envelope with the same gray and went back to the card for finishing touches which were very simple this time. I just adhered some glass slipper confetti embellishments around the design and thought it looked perfect!

I am loving this retro look and can’t wait to share it with someone who appropriately loves the 80s as much as I do! ❤

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

Trinity Stamps – Dust Because

I have just fallen in love with the newest bunny additions to the Trinity Stamps family. They are the absolute cutest and so much fun to do a variety of things with.

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the Dust Bunnies set and a couple of the famous slimline series dies.

I started out by die cutting the slimline scalloped panel from white cardstock. I quickly decided I wanted extra dimension so I went back and cut the smallest from the slimline stitched panels and started ink blending. I used scattered straw and abandoned coral distress inks. I popped this panel up with foam tape on the scalloped one.

I had already used my Dust Bunnies stamps as a guide to decide on a design so now I just had to stamp, color and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I popped everything up with foam tape except for the images under the bed. I love how having them set back makes it look like they’re really under there. So cute!

Another thing I just love is that this set also die cuts the words out for you. It’s fabulous and makes it fun to have your sentiment really pop!

This sweet card is just perfect for sending some happy mail to someone you’re missing or to someone “dust” because. 😉

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. 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!