Trinity Stamps – No lion…

Hey friends! I’m super excited to share today’s fun card with you featuring some new goodies from the Trinity Stamps release that went live last Friday! It’s so super packed with awesomeness, you’re sure to love it all! Head over and check it out HERE if you haven’t yet.

Products I used on today’s card:
Greatest Friend on Earth stamps and dies
Slimline Center Burst dies
Gold Satin Baubles
Distress Oxide Ink – Ripe Persimmon, Fired Brick and Barn Door
Copic markers
Glossy Accents

I started this card by inking a panel with distress oxide inks and splattered it with water. Then I splattered it with watered down black acrylic paint and set it aside to dry. While I was waiting, I stamped and colored images from Greatest Friend on Earth with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out, including the sentiment! I love that part of most all Trinity Stamps sets!

With my inked panel dry, I die cut it with the Slimline Center Burst die. Then I arranged the pieces on a white piece of cardstock measuring 4×5. This leaves a larger gap at the top/bottom of your card so I added a strip of black cardstock to the bottom to ground everything. I added foam tape to the back of this panel and adhered it to a white card base.

I added foam squares to the back of my images and sentiment and popped them on the card front. Then, moving on to finishing touches, I added gold satin baubles around the design and on the stand for the lion. Then I added glossy accents to the lion’s nose and Ringmaster’s hat and buttons.

Isn’t this such a fun card!?! I love this entire release so much! It’s just packed full of so much fun and goodness! The magic/circus theme throughout really makes me want to throw a party just so I can create decorations and invitations for it. Haha.

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

Thermoweb | Unity Instagram Hop

Hello everyone! I’m back today with more Thermoweb | Unity fun to share with you! We’re having an Instagram hop today starting at 10 a.m. So much fun! Here’s a peek at the cards I’ll be sharing but remember you have to comment on Instagram and hop for chances to win.

Today, I used the wild garden toner card front with the summer rainbow decofoil. Then I decided to try that awesome technique from yesterday but instead of leaving the negative space black, I added turquoise sea decofoil and ran the same card through again. Which gave me that awesome card front on the right.

I was so in love with the look of this card front that I didn’t want to cover it up. I die cut a sentiment from Unity Stamps Be the Girl set with the Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack. Then the next size up from black cardstock and adhered them together. I popped them up with foam squares and added a few Falling For You enamel dots from Pink & Main. Then I adhered this to a white card base and wrapped some baker’s twine for a little added interest.

Let’s have a look at the bonus card I created with today’s toner card front, shall we?!? I just love it!

I added the toner sheet to a white card base. Then die cut the image from Unity Stamps Let the Little Things Gnome with a Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangle and colored it with my copic markers. I also die cut one of the sentiments from the same stamp set with a Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip die. I popped the rectangle up on the foiled card front, then popped the banner up on that. I finished things off with a scattering of Falling For You enamel dots again.

So much bright and happy! I just love them both! I hope you’ll head over in a bit and join us on Instagram for the hop. There will be lots of inspiration and prizes to win!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers | Trinity Stamps – National Bubble Tea Day Hop

Yippee!!! Today is National Bubble Tea Day and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are celebrating along with Trinity Stamps with a fun blog hop full of inspiration and a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Trinity Stamps store!!! I made two fun cards to share with you today. I hope you like them.

I had so many fun ideas that it was hard to narrow it down. I had a blast getting inky, coloring stamp sets I haven’t been able to use much and playing with dies in different ways. Let’s jump in and I’ll run through how I made each card. Then at the end of this post I’ll give you a list of linked products so you can easily find them.

For this super fun slimline card, I started by inking up a light teal panel with mermaid lagoon distress oxide on the edges. Then I used the slimline halftone dots stencil with blueprint sketch ink. For more texture, I flicked watered down ink from both oxide colors and also watered down black acrylic paint. I set it aside to dry while I die cut all the parts to my boba tea cup, using Summertime Sips die set. I cut 2 cups from acetate so I could sandwich the vellum “drink” and boba inside. Then it ended up being helpful to die cut the lid twice and glue one on each side to help keep the top together too.

Next, I stamped images from Let the Good Times Roll, Unbelievable and Classroom Cuties, and colored them with my copic markers. I used the coordinating dies from each set to cut them all out. It was helpful at this point to use some liquid glue and adhere things like the balloon, roller skates and boba cup in place.

I adhered the stenciled panel to a white card base measuring 3.5×8.5 inches. Then I carefully adhered parts of my cup where I could hide the glue like the lid and straw, behind the boba, and eventually behind the unicorn too. Then I added foam squares to the images and sentiment and put them in place last.

For finishing touches on this fun card, I added glossy accents to the balloon, roller skate wheels, small boba cup and the open letters on the sentiment. The last thing I did was added black glaze pen to the critter’s eyes.

Isn’t this just so much fun!?! I love it!

For this second card, I also started with inking up my background. This time I took an oversized panel measuring 4.5×6 and inked it up with mustard seed and scattered straw distress oxide inks. Then I added the slimline diagonal stripes stencil and inked it up with mermaid lagoon distress oxide. Once I removed the stencil, I flicked some watered down mustard seed, mermaid lagoon and black acrylic paint on the panel. I set it aside to dry and stamped some images from Classroom Cuties. I colored those with copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

While my panel was still drying, I dug through my stash to find the words to complete the sentiment I was going for. I found them in the hello and sweet senti-mini sets. So I stamped and heat embossed them in white on black cardstock and trimmed them into little word blocks.

Finally, I pulled out the Marshmallow and Graham Cracker alphabet die sets and cut the letters for the rest of my sentiment, being sure to keep all the inside pieces because I wasn’t 100% sure what I would need.

Moving on to assembly, I adhered a black panel measuring 2.25×5.5 inches to the bottom of a white card base. Then I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 2×5.5 inches, where the words “to my tea” were cut from and added foam squares to the back. I adhered it in place next. To keep spacing simple, I added foam squares to the back of everything else and adhered the left and right sides first, finishing with the word “boba” last.

For finishing touches on this card, I added glossy accents to the boba cups and black glaze pen to the people’s eyes.

PRODUCTS USED:
Classroom Cuties stamps and dies
Unbelievable stamps and dies
Let the Good Times Roll stamps and dies
Slimline Stripes stencil
Slimline Lots of Dots stencil
Marshmallow Alphabet dies
Graham Cracker Alphabet dies
Summertime Sips dies
Hello Senti-mini stamps
Sweet Senti-mini stamps

Now onto the super important hop information! You should have come from my friend Silvia and will be heading next to the amazing Christine! If you happen to get lost along the way, head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and you’ll find your way from there.

Commenting will be open until May 7 at 11:59 PM PDT. Winner of a $25 Trinity Gift Code will be selected randomly across all participating blogs.

Thanks for hopping along! I hope you have a blast and find some fun boba inspiration! I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – So Very Loved Sneak Peek

Hello everyone! Today I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog sharing a super fun sneak peek of the So Very Loved stamps and dies that will be in the next release coming up on Friday!!! Super exciting, with so much in store for you all!

I decided to make 2 mini cards to share with you today, using the previously released Slimline Frame and Fold die set, which is so much fun and fits these Love Dani Studio 3×4 stamp sets perfectly!

For this first card, I stamped and heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers with a water brush pen to color everything in. I trimmed the panel down and added foam tape to the back. I die cut a mini card using the Frame and Fold set from purple striped paper found in the Winter Hues slimline paper pad and popped the watercolor panel on top. Since the paper is double-sided, I die cut a stitched rectangle, also in the Frame and Fold set and adhered it inside for a place to write my message.

For this second card, I used the coordinating dies by stamping the image, cutting out the words and coloring in that open “loved” part of the sentiment with a copic marker. Then I used the other half of the dies to cut and paper piece the clouds and rainbow together. I cut it once from white, using copic markers to color the portions I wanted to. Then I cut it again from black, just to glue the frame over the top of the white. I used the stitched rectangle from the Frame and Fold set to cut out blue polka dot paper from the same stack and adhered the rainbow with liquid glue. Then I added foam squares to the back of the sentiment and popped it in place next. Last, I die cut a white mini card and put the polka dot panel in place with foam tape.

These cards are just so happy and fun! I can’t wait to share them with people! And I REALLY can’t wait for you all to see the whole new release on Friday! Be sure to pop on Instagram on release day to hop along and comment for chances to win. I think I also heard there will be a separate hop on YouTube for more prizes too!

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

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Unbirthday Tea

Hi there! It’s time for another Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I’ve pulled out some of my favorite Miss Ink Stamps goodies to play with for today’s pair of cards too!

Do you ever create an awesome background, only to cover most of it up with elements and feel like you’re wasting it? That’s what was going to happen with the design in my head today so I turned one card into two by cutting my inked background in half!

I inked up the Enchanted stencil with spun sugar, cracked pistachio and wilted violet distress inks, then to soften the white lines from the stencil, I went over everything a second time very lightly. It gives a hazy look which I thought was really cool. Then I splattered it with pearl watercolor and left it to dry.

I pulled out the Unbirthday sentiment set and stamped and heat embossed each one in silver on white cardstock panels. Then I came back with the Trinity Stamps scenic border cloud die and cut off the bottom. I added foam tape to the back of these panels and set them aside too. Next, I stamped images from Tea Party and colored them with my copics. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out and started assembling my cards.

I cut the stenciled panel in half and used liquid glue to adhere each half to card bases. Then I popped the sentiment panels on with their foam tape and added foam squares to the back of my images. After popping those in place, I moved on to finishing touches for each card.

I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in simply white and morning dew across both card designs. Then I added glossy accents to different parts of the images on both cards as well.

These cards are just so fun and between the two different sentiments, you have birthday and just because cards at the same time! How great is that!?!

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

Trinity Stamps – Hopping By…

Hey friends! I have a really fun Trinity Stamps interactive card to share with you today! Sometimes it’s just so fun to dig in your stash and play with whatever suits your fancy…and that’s exactly what I did for this card!

I started by stamping and coloring the images from Puddle Jumpers with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Then I took a 3.5×8.5 inch panel and inked it up with a couple of blue inks and my blending brushes. I also inked up a shorter panel with brown inks. Then I started die cutting my pieces. I cut the top of the brown panel with the great outdoors hill die and a white panel with the slimline scenic borders cloud border. I glued these to the inked up blue panel and then ran die cut the whole panel with the slimline surprises die.

I adhered the frogs to strips of acetate and adhered them to the back of the puddle jumper image. Then I used liquid glue to adhere it to the slider panel, being careful not the glue the top portion down so it still slides up. I also stamped the happy birthday sentiment from one of the blue inks I used on the panel and cut it out with the coordinating die, gluing it down with liquid glue.

Next, I took a slimline card base and used my panel as a guide to stamp a surprise when you slide the mechanism up. Then I die cut the pull tab card that makes the mechanism move and stamped images on the top of it that will show when you pull the tab up. I tied some fun ribbon through the hole to add to the whole overall look. I love this touch!

To assemble my whole card, I added 1/4 inch scrappy tape to the bottom of the folding mechanism and adhered the pull tab tag to it. Then I added 1/8 inch scrappy to the sides, 1/4 inch to the bottom of the panel and added it to the card front. I pulled it up and down a few times and it works perfectly! Time to move on to finishing touches.

I added unicorn Stickles to the raindrops and parts of the water puddle. Then I added glossy accents to the frog’s eyes, including the froggy hood too! I also added them to the rain boots and finished things off with black glaze pen to the kiddo’s eyes.

Isn’t this card just sooo cute?!? I love it!!!

I’m trying something new today and am going to list all the products used on this card below with links so you can find them easily. I’m also using affiliate links now that help fund this blog at no additional cost to you.

Trinity Stamps Puddle Jumpers stamps
Trinity Stamps Puddle Jumpers dies
Trinity Stamps Slimline Surprises dies
Trinity Stamps Slimline Scenic Border dies
Trinity Stamps Slimline Great Outdoors Border dies
Trinity Stamps Blending Buddy brushes
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy Accents
Scrappy Tape
Lawn Fawn dye inks

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

Reverse Confetti – Hippo Birthday

Hi again! I’m back today with a really fun Reverse Confetti birthday card celebrating all this sun we’ve been having where I’m at.

For today’s card, I started by stamping the images I knew I wanted to use from Hippo Pool Party and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and switched gears to figure out my background.

I also knew that I really wanted to create a little scene in the middle of the Center Circle Cover Panel so I pulled that out and ultimately cut it from yellow cardstock. Then I used my Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack to cut a couple circles that fit inside. The larger one from white which I inked up orange, and another from light blue which I inked up with the Newton’s Nook waves & splashes stencil for a little texture.

Moving in to assembly, I cut another blue panel to cover my white card base that matches the blue waves circle. I popped the frame up with foam tape. Then I glued the circles together and added them to the frame with foam tape as well. Last, I added my images with a combination of foam squares and liquid glue. I stamped a wonderfully punny sentiment from the Hippo Pool Party set and cut it with a Pink & Main sentiment strip die and added it to the card front with foam squares.

I finished my card off with some glossy accents on all the necessary places, like the beach ball, glasses, umbrella dots and, last but not least, the hippo’s eyes.

This is such a fun card and just perfect for summer birthdays that you might have coming up very soon!

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

Trinity Stamps – Gnome Bunny Loves You

Hi again! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today too and wanted to share the sweet gnome bunny card that I made. I tried to take the Easter sets and give them a different feel for more use throughout the year. So if you have a gnome lover, this just may work for you too!

I started my card by cutting a white panel to A2 size and pulled out my oval foundations stencil and a blending brush. I taped on the largest oval and inked up the edges with a light teal ink.

I removed that stencil and lined up the next smallest oval along with the first layer of the heartburst stencils and inked up a darker teal ink.

After that, I left the oval in place, removed the first layer of heartburst and lined up the second layer to add a blue ink to the mix and finish off my stenciling.

Next, I stamped and colored the images from Gnome Bunny and cut them out. I chose my sentiment, stamped and heat embossed it in white on a strip of black cardstock and started assembling my card.

First, I trimmed 1/8 inch off each side of my stenciled panel and popped it up with foam tape on a white card base. Then I added foam squares to the back of my gnome and popped him in the center of the oval. I also added foam squares to his hands holding the chick and put him in place. Last, I added foam strips to the back of the sentiment and placed it toward the bottom of my panel.

For finishing touches on my card, I added glossy accents to the chick’s beak and feet, white gel pen accents to the gnome and chick and a little Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to both of their cheeks. The last things I did was glue a scattering of boiled sugar jelly drop hearts around the card design for a little extra love.

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

Miss Ink Stamps – If Things Made Sense

Hey everyone! I’m over on the Miss Ink Stamps blog today with another addition to the Alice card collection. This time we’re falling down the rabbit hole…where nothing makes sense anymore, and we’re late.

I started with the background on this card, blending distress oxides and using the Rabbit Hole stencil. I did a little different color combo for my distress oxide blending today and I like how it worked out.

I always start with an oversized panel so I can trim whichever way I want. It helps if my stencil isn’t centered or the ink blends one edge better than another. Anyway, today I used faded jeans for the center and ground espresso for the edges. Then I splattered the panel with watered down bits of both colors. I sprayed my stencil with pixie spray and laid it over top, then pounced on some tattered rose for the swirls. I flicked some of this watered down ink over the panel as well.

Next, I stamped and colored my images from Alice and used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. I added foam squares to the back and used them as a guide for where to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment. This is one from the Wonderland Wisdom set. These quotes are fantastic. Once that was complete, I added the background panel to a card base and adhered my images in place.

Things looks a little sparse so I went back to the drawing board and came up with the fun idea to add a frame. I used the Trinity Stamps embossed edge rectangles. I cut one from gold mirror cardstock and then cut the center out with the next size down. I added liquid glue to the frame and carefully fit it around the images. I love what this does for the whole design!

For finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the rabbit’s watch, glasses and buttons, and Alice’s shoes and headband.

Given the world we live it right now, I think this card is fairly appropriate and would be fun to send to just about anyone. Don’t you?

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

Thermoweb – Time to Fly Toner Sheets

Hello again! Cheers to a new week and a fresh start! Today I’ve got a couple of fun cards to share with you featuring the newest limited edition release of toner sheets from Thermoweb called Time To Fly! They are super adorable butterflies and dragonflies! I couldn’t choose so I made a card with each of them for you!

I used a combination of grass green and passionate pink deco foils on both cards. I paired these awesome products with stamps, dies and stencils from Pink & Main, Trinity Stamps and Newton’s Nook.

For this first card, I used the Pink & Main Smile die cut for the sentiment and paired it with a cute snail from Trinity Stamps Mouse House. I love that stamp set and was super happy to add this guy to my card. I also stenciled some cute clouds from the Newton’s Nook Cloudy Sky stencil for the background.

That foiling is SO MUCH FUN in the light! The colors are so awesome, it’s almost mesmerizing! Let’s check out the second card too!

For this card, I inked up the Trinity Stamps Catching Some Rays stencil in the background and added their Scripty Birthday dies for a sentiment and topped things off with adorable bugs from the Bunny Burrow set.

I love playing with this card in the light too! All that fun, happy color is sure to make the recipient smile for both of these cards!

For a full tutorial, head over to the Thermoweb blog and check it all out!

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