Miss Ink Stamps – It’s a Jungle Out There

Welcome everyone! Today I have an atypical style card to share with you featuring more from the newest Miss Ink Stamps release. These critters and all the fun supporting images just don’t get old and I haven’t been able to create with everything yet so I’m not even close to done!

Last weekend I was out of town for my daughter’s State Championship competition for dance. Thinking ahead and knowing I would have lots of down time while the team prepared I stamped some images and packed my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers with me. Typically I reach for copics but they don’t travel as well as my Zig collection. I had some wonderfully relaxing time watercoloring and created my card once I was home.

I chose images from Jungle Ruins, Go Bananas and Pretty Bird. Not everything made it on today’s card but now I have a little tray full of images ready to create with this weekend when I hit the craft room again!

To create this card, I cut the background image down with a Pink & Main Layered Rectangle die and cut a black panel one size larger. I adhered the black panel to a white card base and popped the image panel up with foam tape. Then I used the same rectangle die to cut the edge of the ruins image off so they matched and popped it up with foam squares. I also added one extra monkey with foam squares too.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and used the same rectangle dies to cut it out. I adhered it with foam squares to help it stand out. Then, for finishing touches I glued down a scattering of confetti embellishments from Trinity Stamps across the design.

Once that was all finished I thought it was lacking so I went back to my pre-colored images and found the flowers from Pretty Bird and thought that bright red/orange pop of color was perfect! So I used liquid glue and adhered those in various places around the scene too.

I hope you’re enjoying inspiration from this fantastic release!

Products used today:
Jungle Ruins stamps
Pretty Bird stamps
Pink & Main Layered Rectangle dies
Trinity Stamps Glass Slipper confetti mix
Foam tape and squares
Liquid glue

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Trinity Stamps – With Sympathy

Hello everyone. Today I have a quick and easy way to create cards that you need in a flash. I was asked to create a sympathy card and didn’t have a lot of time last night. I pulled out this fabulous Trinity Stamps set called With Sympathy. It’s got a great floral image and wonderful supporting sentiments for a variety of situations.

For this card, I started with an oversized piece of watercolor paper. I scribbled some Tombow markers on a clear block, spritzed it with water and smooshed my paper into the block. After every time I smooshed the paper into the water, I used my heat gun to dry it. That’s how you get all of the different splotches and layers. If you leave it wet and keep smooshing, it all mixes together and you get one color.

Once the panel was dry and my laminator was heated up, I ran the panel through there to help flatten it back out. Then I used the largest Embossed Edge Rectangle Stack die to cut the panel down to A2 size. Next, I chose 2 smaller rectangles and used them to cut a dark gray frame. Then, using the frame as a guide, I stamped and heat embossed the floral image with black embossing powder. I used liquid glue to adhere my frame and placed acrylic blocks on top while I stamped my sentiment to help it all dry flat.

The dies for this set also cut the large sentiment out perfectly. I love this! I used liquid glue to adhere that down and also added a scattering of confetti sequins across the design.

Products used today:
With Sympathy stamps and dies
Embossed Edge Rectangle Stack dies
Confetti Mix embellishments
Bearly Art liquid glue

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MFT Stamps – Smile Card Duo

Hi there! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Today I have a pair of cards to share with you that were inspired by one of the MFT Stamps designers last week. I couldn’t get the design out of my head and when I started creating I immediately had 2 ideas that I wanted to try.

The card on the left is the one that was inspired by Carly. Click HERE to see her card. Mine is a tad different but I’m not much for directly copying designs. Things just morph on their own as I start creating.

As soon as I die cut the word from the white panel for the first card, I had the idea to use it on another card so I had no waste. I love how they both turned out.

On this first card, I cut a white panel down to 4×5.25 inches and die cut the word using the Big Smile die. This has since sold out but you could do the same thing with any alphabet dies you may have, or even change it up completely for a different word.

Using the die cut panel as a guide I taped off the edge of my card base and used blending brushes to ink up a light rainbow where it will show through. Then I added foam tape to the back of the panel and popped it in place.

I stamped and heat embossed a small sentiment on black cardstock and cut it out with a banner die from the Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card die set. I stamped and colored the koala from Weather With You and cut it out with the coordinating dies too. The banner and koala are adhered with liquid glue directly to the card front.

I finished things off with black glaze pen the the eyes, glossy accents to the nose and a scattering of pink clay hearts from the Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishment mix.

I think this is such a sweet card! It would be great to add a birthday message to the inside or maybe a congratulations too. It’s so versatile.

After making that first card, I had the letters from cutting the window and I thought it would be fun to do the idea in reverse by stacking the letters for dimension here instead of creating a window. So, I pulled out white scraps and cut the word 4 more times and adhered the layers together with liquid glue.

I cut another panel down to 4×5.25 inches and stamped it in a light gray ink with the All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp. I changed out the critter for the bunny in the same Weather With You stamp set. Popping it up with foam squares before adding another heat embossed sentiment across “smile.” I forgot to mention earlier, the small heat embossed sentiments are from a Pretty Pink Posh set called Let’s Party. I thought they fit perfectly.

This panel is popped up on a white card base with foam tape and the finishing touches are the same. This time I chose red hearts from the same embellishment mix for a little pop of bright on a neutral colored card and I think that is so fun and eye catching.

I love these critters so much and any excuse to ink them up is a good one to me!

Products used today:
Weather With You stamps and dies
Big Smile die
All Lined Up Diagonally background stamp
Trinity Stamps 4-Bar Card dies
Pretty Pink Posh Let’s Party stamps
Twiddler’s Nook Sweethearts embellishments
Glossy accents
Bearly Art liquid glue
Foam squares
Foam tape

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Miss Ink Stamps – So Many Candles…

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I have a bit of Miss Ink Stamps birthday inspiration to share with you. We all need birthday cards from time-to-time and this is a fun one you could customize with the number of candles or even a certain color scheme too.

For my card, I stamped the gnome fireman from Perfect Match and the two candles with flames – lots of candles! I colored it all with my copic markers and used the scan-n-cut to cut it all out.

I took an 4×5.25 inch piece of white cardstock and inked the bottom portion with tea dye and a teeny bit of gathered twigs distress oxide ink to create a cake. Then I inked up a scrap strip of white cardstock with kitsch flamingo and a bit of picked raspberry. I cut the edge of the pink with a Trinity Stamps Celebration Borders die that looks like cake frosting. When I was laying it all out I wanted the look of more candles so I stamped some in the background before layering the frosting on. I used liquid glue to adhere the frosting and then arranged the colored candles on top of that.

I added foam squares to my gnome fireman and popped him in place on the lower left corner of the panel. I die cut a ticket using the Newton’s Nook Framework dies and inked it up the same as the frosting before stamping my sentiment on it and popping it up too. Last, I added foam tape to the whole panel and added it to a white card base.

For finishing touches I added unicorn Stickles to the candle flames and glossy accents to the candles and gnome fireman.

Such a fun little card! I think it would be so fun to make one for a milestone birthday and have the exact number of candles too!

Products used:
Miss Ink Stamps Perfect Match stamps
Trinity Stamps Celebration Borders dies
Newton’s Nook Framework dies
Foam tape
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn
Distress Oxide Ink – kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, tea dye, gathered twigs
Copic markers

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee Hugs Enclosed

Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s time for tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today. I have a slimline card to share featuring goodies from Trinity Stamps. Did you know that you can get a free mug die with a $25 order? There is a series of 12 different cups to collect. They are so fun but I hadn’t actually used them yet. So today I have a card featuring 5 different ones!

I started this card going in a completely different direction than I ended up, even thinking at one point I would make 5 gift tags. Well, as you can see we landed on a fun slimline card design with a cluster of cute cups in the center.

I cut each cup from white cardstock and took the inserts out to color with my copic markers. Then I lined the back with a strip of washi tape and inserted the pieces back into the white frames.

I cut the largest Trinity Stamps Slimline Dainty Scallop panel from white cardstock and inked it up with the Coffee Bean Layers stencil, using two different brown inks. I didn’t want the stark white of the background to compete with the white cup frames so I went over the whole panel with the lightest brown ink left in my brush so it just tinted the paper.

Then I lined up the cups how I wanted them and popped them up with foam tape on the panel. I lined that panel with foam tape as well and popped it up on a white slimline card base.

I didn’t have a sentiment in mind so I just went digging through my stash. When I found this “hugs enclosed” sentiment on an Avery Elle set, I remembered I had the awesome Studio Katia coffee dies and thought that they would be so fun together! So I stamped the second part in brown ink using my MISTI since I already had those layers stuck down. I cut the shadow from white cardstock and inked it up just a tad with that same brown brush, no new ink added. Then I cut the word “coffee” from white cardstock 3 times and adhered them together and to the shadow.

I absolutely love how this card turned out! So fun and almost spring feeling with the cup colors.

Products used:
Trinity Stamps Gift with Purchase Tea Cup Collection dies
Trinity Stamps Layered Coffee Bean stencils
Trinity Stamps Slimline Dainty Scallops dies
Trinity Stamps blending brushes
Studio Katia Script Coffee dies
Avery Elle Sending Hugs stamps
Thermoweb 3D Foam Tape
Bearly Arts liquid glue
Copic markers

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Miss Ink Stamps – Hip Hippo Hooray

Happy Thursday everyone! Thank you for stopping by. Today I have an adorable hippo card using stamps and a bunch of stencils layered for a cool background from Miss Ink Stamps.

I knew the general design I wanted to create so today I jumped straight in with my background panel. I chose a fun purple cardstock from my stash and sprayed the Fine Lines stencil with pixie spray. With delicate stencils like this pixie spray is your best friend, I promise! After letting it sit for a few minutes I pressed the stencil to my panel and inked up with a purple ink for that great tone-on-tone stripe! I love it! Next I used the Hand Drawn Hearts stencil with white pigment ink over the stripes. Then, last but not least, I used the Tiny Snowfall stencil and spread lovely lavender glitz glitter gel from Thermoweb through it.

I set that panel aside to dry and cleaned up my mess. Then I chose images from Hippo Hooray, stamped and colored them with my copics. I used the scan-n-cut to cut them out. For my scene, I die cut a circle with the Trinity Stamps embossed edge circle stack from teal cardstock. I inked up the bottom portion with a blending brush and brown dye ink, then I went around the rest of the edge with teal ink for a little depth.

I adhered the seaweed and rocks with liquid glue and popped all the critters up with foam squares. Then I popped the circle up on the stenciled panel with foam tape and adhered the whole thing to a white card base. Last, I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment on black cardstock and die cut it with a Pink & Main large sentiment strip die. I popped the sentiment up with foam squares and trimmed off the edge.

For finishing touches today I just added loads of fun white gel pen highlights to all the images. Then I added black glaze pen to the critter eyes and after it dried put a tiny white highlight back in. This really makes the eyes come to life. I love it!

Do you layer your stencils over top of each other? It’s a newer technique for me but I just love it every time I play with a new combo!

Products used today:
Miss Ink Stamps Hippo Hooray stamps
Miss Ink Stamps Fine Lines stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Tiny Snowfall stencil
Miss Ink Stamps Hand Drawn Hearts stencil
Trinity Stamps Blending brushes
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle dies
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strips dies
Thermoweb Pixie Spray
Thermoweb Glitz Glitter Gel – fresh lavender
Thermoweb Stencil Pal
Thermoweb foam tape and squares

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Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Life Happens, Coffee Helps

Hello there! It’s time for Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers today. I recently indulged in the overstock sale at Scrapbookpal.com and snagged a few things I had been resisting prior to now. When my order came in I just had to cut this cool MFT Stamps Color Block die immediately and play with it. It’s super fun to intertwine together, stack and layer.

After I cut it out in a rainbow of cardstock and played with it for a while, I came up with this cool background and thought I simple focal image would be perfect to turn it in to a card. When I was moving things around this weekend I rediscovered this awesome couple of stamp sets from Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Stamps – I Like Big Cups and Coffee Talk 2. The immediately came to mind when I was wanting an awesome image for my card.

I stamped the mug, then the sentiment inside, colored it with my copics and fussy cut it out. I always go around the edge with a black marker when I fussy cut things. It gives the image a much more finished look.

I popped the coffee mug up with foam squares and went digging in my stash for embellishments to dress things up a bit. Today I decided to use this awesome rainbow of bubbles from Trinity Stamps called Dewdrops. They are fantastic and add so much to the design today!

Super simple card today but the rainbow makes me smile and I just love both of those stamp sets I used too!

Products used:
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy I Like Big Cups stamps
Sweet ‘n’ Sassy Coffee Talk 2 stamps
MFT Stamps Color Block die
Trinity Stamps Dewdrops embellishments
Foam squares

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Jane’s Doodles – Love Is In The Air

Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I’m super excited to be over on the Jane’s Doodles blog today with a sweet card featuring the Love Is In The Air digital stamp set. These pups are absolutely adorable and so fun to color!

I printed out my images and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out and switch gears to my background.

I took an A2 white panel and inked up the layered hearts stencil set from Trinity Stamps with yellow dye inks and my blending brushes. I used 2 colors of ink, just a lighter hand on one layer and heavier on the second so the color gets darker with each layer closer to the center. Then I trimmed it down to 4×5.25 inches and splattered it with gold watercolor.

When the watercolor was dry, I popped the panel up with foam tape on a white card base and then added my images with foam squares too. Last, I die cut the sentiment with a large sentiment strip from Pink & Main and popped it up too. I trimmed anything hanging over the edge and moved on to finishing touches.

I started wtih glossy accents on the puppy noses and white gel pen accents but then I came back in with glossy accents on anything that looked metal on the plane, the dog’s goggles and tag. Finally I ended with unicorn Stickles on the clouds for a little more shimmer.

Isn’t this so fun!?! I was inspired by Nichol Spohr to ink my background like this and I just love how it turned out. Click HERE to see her video that inspired me.

Products used today:
Love is in the Air digital stamps
Trinity Stamps Layered Heart stencils
Trinity Stamps blending buddy brush
Pink & Main Large Sentiment Strip dies
Foam tape and squares
Glossy accents
Stickles – unicorn

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Trinity Stamps – Sweet Shop Release Day

Hey crafty friends! I’m super excited to be apart of the release day hop for Trinity Stamps’ Sweet Shop Release today! We’re having an Instagram hop that I’ll link to at the bottom so you can enter for a chance to win. But first, I have 3 projects to share today featuring goodies from the new release!

First, up I’ve got this fun card featuring the new Bon Bon Box stamps and dies plus a sentiment from the Simply Sentimental Love stamps. Isn’t this chocolate box so fun! There are little stamps in the set to decorate your chocolates too. I heat embossed them white for fun but you could do so many things to customize your box of chocolates. I love it!

I also used the Marshmallow Alphabet dies to cut the word love before popping up my mini sentiment strip on the top. Then I finished things off with white clay heart embellishments.

Next up I have this card featuring just the Simply Sentimental Love stamps and dies with some jelly drop heart embellishments. Isn’t this so fun!?! I just stamped the love using my MISTI and shifted it down 3/4 inch between each color change. Then for the last one, I used the die cut and shadow instead of stamping it.

Once the stamping was done, before adding my die cuts and embellishments I splattered gold watercolor across the design for some texture and shimmer. I think it’s the perfect addition.

I trimmed the panel down to 5.5×4 inches and added a strip of gold glitter cardstock to my card base before popping the stamped panel up with foam tape. I absolutely love how this card turned out!

Last but not least, I have a pillow box and tag with the new Cozy Bear Sweet Shop stamps and dies. This was so much fun to create! I stamped a few images from the set and colored them with my copic markers. Then I cut a pink tag using the slimline tag dies and stamped the counter plus some extras to sit on the counter with light brown ink. I added foam squares to the images, including the sentiment and popped them up on the tag.

I die cut a teal pillow box and randomly stamped the smaller candy images from the set all over it in a teal ink for a tone-on-tone look. I added scrappy tape to the tab and assembled my box. I wound red twine from my stash around the box and threaded the tag through before tying it in a bow.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the bears’ eyes and glossy accents to the their noses, bowtie and lollipop. Just a little shine goes a long way to make the characters come to life.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects! This is a super fun release with lots of year round possibilities. Click HERE to head to the Instagram hop.

And the products I used today were:
Cozy Bear Sweet Shop stamps and dies
Simply Sentimental Love stamps and dies
Bon Bon Box stamps and dies
Slimline Tags dies
Pillow Gift Box dies
Marshmallow Alphabet dies
Slimline Stitched Strips dies
Jelly Drop embellishments
Clay Heart embellishments
Glossy accents
Foam tape

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Miss Ink Stamps – I Drink Coffee So I Don’t…

Welcome again everyone! I have a fun mini slimline card to share with you featuring stamps and stencils from Miss Ink Stamps. Today I pulled out the super fun Slim’s Whims stamp set and paired it with a new fabulous stencil called Sweater Weather. I love the texture of this stencil! I can’t wait to get really messy with it! It’s going to be great!

I started today by stamping images from Slim’s Whims and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I used a tape runner to adhere the bow tie and cup to slim and then thought it was too perfect not to decorate his mug with that sentiment. So I popped it in my MISTI and stamped it right away.

For my background, I die cut the largest mini slimline stitched panel from Trinity Stamps from kraft cardstock. Then I cut the next size down from dark blue. I blended white pigment ink through the Sweater Weather stencil over the blue panel and popped it up on the kraft with foam tape. Then, using Slim as a guide, I stamped and heat embossed another sentiment at the top of the panel. Once that cooled I added it to a white mini slimline card base.

Before I popped Slim in place I decided to give the background just a little texture and shimmer by splattering gold watercolor all over it. It’s not big but in person it gives just a little something that I love!

Then I popped Slim up with foam tape and came in with a white gel pen to give highlights all over the images. Last, I used the coordinating Trinity Stamps die set to create an envelope and stamped the glasses image on the outside of it in brown ink.

This set always makes me smile and this time was no different. It’s super fun to dress Slim up and color him in different color ways too. I actually don’t think I’ve colored him the same way twice yet. It’s great!

Products used today:
Slim’s Whims stamps
Sweater Weather stencil
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card and Envelope dies
Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Stitched Layers dies
Foam tape
Copic markers

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