Sunday, March 18, 2018

Lawn Fawn: Beam Me Up (Scotty)

Hello Everyone!!!
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend.  I have been having so much fun with the new Lawn Fawn release this week.  Today I will be featuring one of the stamp set in this release called Beam Me Up.  I haven't done a galaxy background in some time, so I was excited to create one for this card.  I usually create pretty colorful galaxy backgrounds, but for this card I wanted it to be a bit darker.  I used Stitched Rectangle to die cut a panel that was 2 3/4in x 4 1/8in .  I then ink blended with Distress Oxide in the colors Faded Jeans and Black Soot.  I don't have Chipped Sapphie in the Oxides yet, so I decided that I would need to go a bit heavy with Faded Jeans on the top portion of the panel and faded out or lighten the pressure and ink amount towards the bottom.  I used Black Soot to add a bit of depth.  After I ink blended, I used a drop of acrylic paint in white and a drop of water to mix in with the paint to dilute it a bit so that I could flick the paint onto my panel.  I then took some perfect pearls in the color perfect pearl and added a drop of water to it to create a paint.  I flicked this onto the panel as well (the perfect pearl is beautiful when it hits the light). I then stamped the images I wanted to use on white cardstock with MFT's Extreme Black ink as I wanted to Copic Color my images.  I also stamped the light halo on some velleum using Versifine Onyx Black and embossed it with the new Lawn Fawn Glow in the Dark embossing powder.  I was super excited to try this embossing power.  I then heat embossed a sentiment with Simon Says clear embossing ink with Rangers White embossing powder on black cardstock.  I popped my galaxy panel using foam and multi-medium matt.  I also popped the spaceship and the monster it is carrying up.  I also popped up my sentiment.  I hope you like my card.  :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My Favorite Things: Tweet Tweet

Hello everyone!
Today I will be featuring a card using the Tweet Wishes stamp set from MFT.  I was going to do a one layer card, but decided the card may need some interest.  Most of the background is one layered.  I started out by taping a 1inch boarder all around the card with post it tape to create a mask as I only wanted the center to be ink blended.  I used a stencil I made from the Grassy Hill boarder die to ink blend some grass (Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn & Twisted Citron) then used the cloud border stencil to create some clouds above (Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass).  After I stamped the images I wanted to use using MFT's Extreme Black Ink because it is waterproof and wanted to use my zigs on Bristol paper.  I fussy cut the images and adheared my flowers down to the background and popped up my main image.  I used Versine Onyx Black to stamp and heat emboss a sentiment from the stamp set.  I added a satin sequin as a finish.   I hope you like my card.

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Favorite Things: Itty Bitty Bears

Hello everyone!
Today I will be featuring a stamp set by MFT called Bitty Bears.  These little bears are soooo cute I could not handle it.  I used this set a few months ago for my Christmas card series, but have not used it since and I thought that would be a shame not to utilize the cuteness.  I wanted to incorporate as many bears as I could into the card.  I first choose the color medium I wanted to use to color the images, which was Prismacolor Pencils.  I used craft cardstock to stamp the images I choose with MFT's Extreme Black Ink.  I used my MISTI to stamp them as I wanted to go back later to re-stamp the images.  When coloring with Prismacolor Pencils I noticed the waxy texture of the pencil tends to cover the lines.  The MISTI is such a great took to be able to re-stamp the images to get those lines back.  Once I colored my images I fussy cut them out and began to work on the background.  On another A2 panel white cardstock piece I die cut rows 3x3 of the 2nd to the largest inside/out circle die.  I then used that panel to help guide where I should ink blend my base piece.  I used Distress Inks in the colors Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonaid, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Chipped Saphire, Seedless Preserves, and Wilted Violet.  At first I wanted to use my Distress rainbow background with the circle die cut panel, however my images seemed too dark for this bright piece, so I decided against it and re-thought my layout.  I then decided it would be better on a white cardstock panel as this made the images pop more.  I then used the Happy Duo Die-namics from MFT to die cut the work Happy.  I die cut 3 pieces with black cardstock and one piece of white cardstock.  I layered the black pieces together and put the white cardstock piece on top.  The black cardstock serve as a highlight so that it did not get lost on the white panel.  I popped the bears into 3x3 with the Happy sentiment in the 2nd row.  I then heat embossed the birthday sentiment from the stamp on on black cardstock with white embossing powder.

I still had my original panel and thought it a waste if I did not use it, so I decided to stamp the same Bitty Bears as my first card, but instead of using my Prismacolor pencils on Kraft I Copic colored the images on white cardstock.  I used my white gel pen to add highlights and also used my Spectrum Nior Glitter Pen to add some sparkle.  I then fussy cut the images.  I wanted to make sure the images fit on my rainbow background and circle panel so I laid the objects out.  I popped the circle die cute panel up and adhered my images.  I used a sentiment from the Bitty Bear stamp set which I stamped with Versifine Onyx Black ink.   Hope you like my cards!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Create a Smile: You are a Rare Find

Hello everyone,
Today I am featuring Crokisses by Create a Smile.  While creating this card I was channeling my inner Kelly Letavola, of course my coloring is not as fantastic as her.  I love that she uses bright colors and for the most part is one-layered.  I started my card with an A2 panel.  I decided to focus the images in the lower right side of the panel.  I stamped (with MFT's Extreme Black ink) and made masks for each of the flowers using full adhesive post it notes. I used the smaller flower to fill in areas here in there.  Once I masked all my flowers I used Distressed Oxide in Salty Ocean to ink blend concentrating on the flowers and fading it out.  I then took off the masks and Copic colored my images.  I then used a sentiment from the stamp set with Versifine Onyx black and heat embossed it with rangers holographic embossing powder.  I wanted the flowers to be glittery, so I used Spectrum Nior's clear shimmer pen, then used my white gelly roll pen to add some dot details and highlights.  For the final touches I used some Gems and Sequins for the centers of the some of the flowers and around the sentiment.  Hope you like my card.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

My Favorite Things: Rainbow Hello

Hello everyone!
Today I will be featuring a CAS card inspired by MFT’s YouTube video.  DT member Stephanie created an array of rainbow colors cards with the hillside stencil.  For the card I created I used MFT blooms background stamp to heat emboss with white embossing powder.  I then used the hillside stencil and distress inks in the colors mermaid lagoon, twisted citron, abandoned coral, picked raspberry, and wilted violet.   I then used another white cardstock panel to die cut an inside out scallop circle.  I then popped this panel on top of the rainbow emboss resist background.  Hope u like my card.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Lawn Fawn: Happy Happy Happy!

Hello everyone!
Today I will be featuring Lawn Fawn's Sweet Friends and Happy Happy Happy stamp sets.  I wanted to create something bright and fun.  Also, I wanted to practice some water coloring.  I first stamped the images I wanted to use on Canson watercolor paper with MFT's Extreme Black hybrid ink, which is waterproof.  I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color my images as well as my water brush to lighten some areas.  Once I finished coloring I fussy cut the images to the line and used a black marker to outline the edges.  I then used another piece of Canson Watercolor paper to do a rainbow backdrop with my Kuretake Tambi pallet.  I then used MFT's the largest die from the Stitched Rectangle Stax 1 to die cut the background piece.  I also die cut a piece of vellum with the same die and used MFTs Scallop Boarder die 1 to cut down the Vellum piece to 2.5in.  I used Happy Happy Happy stamp set to heat emboss the sentiment on the vellum piece as well as black cardstock with white embossing powder.  I popped a few colored image on the vellum as well as the Happy sentiment and adhered some flat.   I finished the cards with some Jewels.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Mama Elephant: Cloud 9

Hello everyone!
Double the treat today with the blog posts.  :P  Today I will be featuring Mama Elephant's Lovely Piggies and Technique Tuesday's Cloud 9 stamp sets.  Mama Elephant released the Lovely Piggies stamp set in December, however, I was in the Christmas card making season, so I did not get a chance to play with it.  Since Valentines is coming up I thought it fitting to break it out for a card or two.

I used the second largest Gina Marie Stitched Scallop die to cut out the center of a 4.25x5.5 panel to create a scallop inside edge.  This looks a bit different from the Inside Scallop Frame die I have from Gina Marie because the scallops are reversed.  I loved the look of it.  I then lined this with my card base and tape the edges so that I could use the cloud border stencil.  The reason I lined the base with my scallop panel was because I wanted it to be one continuous scene even after I pop up the scallop panel (which I planned on doing at the end).   I used Distress Oxide in Picked Raspberry rather than Distress Ink because of how fluffy the chalkiness of the ink made it look.  I then used one of Honey Bee's Ocean Scene builder stencil to create rays of light with Distress Oxide Fossilize Amber.  Finally I used Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts Stencil with Distress Oxide in Candied Apple to do an ombre of hearts.  I then adhered some of my images down and heat embossed my sentiment from Technique Tuesday's Cloud 9 stamp set with Versifine Onyx Black as well as Iridescent Confetti Black embossing powder.  I lined and popped up the scallop panel with the base peace and popped up my Cupid Piggie.

I hope you like my card!

My Favorite Things:I Vike You Very Much

Hello everyone!
I totally forgot to write a blog post for a card I made last week! I don't know how that slipped by.  I recently purchased MFT's Extreme Black ink as well as BB's Viking mini stamp.  I have been shopping around for an alcohol maker black ink as my Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink is starting to loose its ink coverage :(.  I can still use it, however, I have to use my MISTI to stamp it a few times to get a good coverage.  Sad times, but its about that time, I've had the ink pad for about two years and its my go to ink for pretty much any stamping I do.  I hope that Simon Says Stamp will one day put out an ink refill for the Intense Black ink.  The pad in itself is still awesome, just need more ink.  It was good timing because I saw on the MFT youtube channel they were coming out with a very black ink and I was super excited about that because I love when my images are bold.   So far I'm loving the coverage and how black it is!

Anywho, I digress.... :) For this card I am featuring BB's Viking mini stamp set and Magical Dragons stamp set.  I was googling over the Vikings when I saw the MFT's countdown and was excited to get it.  I wanted to do something a bit more simple.  I used the Falling Hearts Stencil by Simon Says Stamp to create my background.  I mixed Distress Ink in Candy Apple and some Rangers Texture Paste to create some texture for the heart background.  When working with texture paste, clean off your surface and any tools used (stencil, spatula) right away or it will dry up  and may not come off.    I then set the background aside to dry while I stamped with MFT's Extreme Black ink and Copic colored the images I decided to use.  I was inspired by the characters Stoick and Skullcrusher in the movie, How to Train a Dragon.

It was an tough process trying to blend the reds and greens of Skullcrushers head together; I had to go back and forth between the colors a few times.  Once I finished coloring the images I used a sentiment from the Viking's stamp set to heat emboss on red cardstock with white embossing powder and die cut it from Gina Marie's Stitched Heart stack.  I used my Cricut machine to cut a shadow piece from Grey Cardstock and used Distress Ink in Hickory smoke to blend the edges.

I hope you like my card!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Simon Says Stamp/Mama Elephant: Birthday Rainbows

Hello everyone!
Today I will be featuring a Stamptember Simon Says Stamp and Mama Elephant collaboration stamp set.  I have had this set for a while, but have been on a Christmas card mission.  Usually during the later end of the year its hard for me to get non-Christmas cards out.  My sister asked me to make a couple of birthday card and thought that this would b a good stamp set to make a set of cards. The cards in this set are quite similar scene, just in different orientation layout.

I started by stamping all the images I wanted to use with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink so that I could Copic color them.  I fussy cut the images.  I then used Gina Marie Scallop frame die to cut out two frames.  I used the inside portion of the frames to create a card.  I used the frame to plan out the area I want to do some distressing with Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint and Peacock Feathers. I also used MFT's Radiating Rays Stencil and Lawn Fawn Meddow Boarder die for the card I used the inside portion of the frame.   I used a sentiment from the stamp set and heat embossed it using Versifine Onyx Black with confetti black embossing powder (I have no idea what company the embossing powder is from as I had bought it a long time ago at the San Diego Fair). I finished the card by adding adding sequins, using Spectrium Niors clear glitter pen and Glossy accents for the Sun.  I hope you like my cards.  :)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My Favorite Things: Ski-sons Greetings

Hello everyone!
Hope your week has gone well so far.  Today I will be featuring stamps and stencils from MFT and Honey Bee Stamps.  I love stencils that you can build a scene with; Honey Bee and MFT have been releaseing awesome stencils that does this.   I used MFT’s Drift and Hills stencil as well As Honey Bee’s Outdoor Scene Builder stencils.  Honey Bee has many scene building stencils that are wonderful to use.

For this card I used MFT’s Ski-son’s Greeting stamp set.  I first stamped the images I wanted to use and Copic color the areas I would not be paper piecing.  I then used some Christmas pattern paper from my stash to stamp and fussy cut the areas I wanted to paper piece.  I ran a black marker around the edges so that it would be seamless.  After which I glued the pieces in my Copic colored image and fussy cut it.  For the background panel, I wanted it to be one layered so stencils were the best choice to add dimensions without the bulk.  I used MFT’s Drifts and Hills stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to ink blend some snow drifts.  Then I used Honey Bee’s Mountain stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink blend the mountain.  What I love about this particular stencil is the reverse side has the shadow of the mountain so I was able to use it as a mask to ink blend my sky with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide.  I then as heard my pieces into this background panel and used an action wobble on the image of the bear who seems to be jumping off a hill. I love the action wobble.  It’s so much fun!  I hope you like what I created.