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!
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.
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.
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.