Thursday, February 18, 2016

Out of this World!

Hello!  I have been on a birthday binged these past couple of weeks, so this week I was able to make a fun card.  I'm quite new to the card crafting but very eager to learn new techniques both with paper piecing and stamping.  I wish it was I had more in my budget to devote to my hobby but I invest as much as I can into it both time and money.   Currently, I am in love with inks and ink blending.  I really want to get more colors of ink as of right now I only have memento tuxedo black, color box jalapeño, and versifine embossing inks as far as dye/pigment inks are concerned :(.  As I mention in an earlier post of mine I have purchased some distress mini inks.  I am in love 😍.   It is so much fun to play with!   Although I do not currently have the ink blenders, they have been blending well with just make up blotches.   For this next card I used the colors I had to make a bright star-y backgrounds.  I had so much fun blending out the background.   It took quite a bit of time and rounds of color to get it the way I wanted because I'm soooo new to the technique.  The theme of this card is outer space love.  I was looking around at some blogs/challenges for this week and decided to combined  2 themes; Miss Kate Cuttables (love theme for February) and Scrappy Mom's out of this world theme.  I made my own wobble for the little boy astronaut; he is too cute!  Hope you enjoy this card!
Cut Images used
Stamps Used
  * Scrappy Mom- A Haunting We Will Go
  * Peachy Keen- Winter Buddies Face Assortment
Distress ink colors
  * Picked Raspberry
  * Spiced Marmalade
  * Mermaid Lagoon
  * Mustard Seed

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Baby Tiger Birthday

This month is the month of Birthdays.  My last posts I had made a card for my niece and my sister , this one is for her son Zoland.  Amazingly, my sister's children's and her birthday are in back to back to back weeks.   Zoland loves PBS's Daniel the Tiger, but I couldn't find an SVG file for Daniel :(.  I improvised by looking for a tiger; I found a cut in Miss. Kate Cuttables.  Love her cuts!  They are super cute.  The cut I bought was a cute baby tiger. I used some glitter cardstock for the birthday hat and cupcake to put some bling into the card. I recently aquired some Amy R sentiment stamps.  Amy R stamps are rubber cling stamps; I usually like using clear stamps because it's easier to line up, but they were so lovely I had to get them.  I'm learning how to cut the the rubber sentiments and lineing them up.  Makes me really want to get a MISTI.  Anywho here is a picture of the card I made for Zo Zo.

I also helped my sister make a cupcake stand for ZO Zo's birthday, not card related but crafty.  :). I think it came out nice.  Idea was taken from Pinterest.

Card Challenges entered:
Cardz TV Cards Designer Challenge #2: Birthday Card

I'm nuts about you...

  My bf is fortunate to be born in Valentine's Day. It took me some time to do this card as it was a bit intracute.   I glued each of the metallic hearts on the tree.  I had a little issue with the grass hills; when I first layer them on top of each other they blended in so there was not distinguishing one from the other.  Luckily I had just purchased some distress inks and I had a green color (evergreen Burroughs) to sponge in the edges to give them some contrast.  I love the distress inks, they are so much fun to play with.  I want to invest in getting more colors.  I used peachy keen stamps, pile of smiles for the eyes and critter face for the mouth of the squiral.  Been mixing and matching face stamps to get the looks I want.   The front sentiments is from Amy r's autumn sentiments and the inside sentiments is a mix of Amy r and Ali Edward stamps.   Anywho,  here is the end results.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray Engagement

My closest friend just got engaged this weekend to her boyfriend of 5 years so I thought I'd make her a card to congratulate her; plus it was a good excuse to use my new stamps of life stamps.  ;D

I usually do cricut cuts but decided I wanted to test out my stamping techniques.  Been watching a lot of YouTube videos from Jennifer McGuire, K. Warner, and Amy R.   For this card I used distress inks and masked off my hippos to create stacked critters.  It was a lot of fun experimenting.  I paper pieced some flowers from pattern paper and popped them up for a bit of dimension.  The card needed that because besides that it was very flat.  The outside sentiment came from the hippo2stamp from stamps of life.  The inside sentiments I used Simon Says Stamps, tilted banner sayings and My Creative Time with Emma, turn that frown upside down.