10/24/2017Hello! Today I’m thrilled to be guest designing for Taylored Expressions and their October Release! Today we’re featuring the new stamp set, Sleigh Bouquet and it’s coordinating die (it also comes as a set!)! This stamp image is so beautiful – a sleigh full of poinsettas and Christmas decor! I just love it! First I stamped the sleigh image with Copic-friendly ink and colored it with my Copics. Then after I die cut it I decided I wanted some dimension; so I stamped it 2 more times and colored 2 of the flowers again, cut them out, and mounted them on the first image with Foam Square Adhesives. For the berries, I added a small white dot of white ink with my white gel pen to each berry, then a small drop of Glossy Accents to each one. When I was all done with the main image, I die cut the sleigh’s shape again out of a piece of foam adhesive, and applied the image to the foam so it would “pop” from the card. The white trees background is created using the Seasonal Trees steel die. For the blue sky, I applied 3 Distress inks (Stormy Sky, Blueprint Sketch, & Black Soot) onto watercolor cardstock with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. I added a snowy texture to the white card base with the Snowfall Embossing Folder. My final touch for the scene was gluing sequins from the Snow Flurries Sequins in the background. For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment, then stamped the main image and colored the flowers I wanted, cut them out, and glued them down. Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to head over to the TE blog for more inspiration!
10/23/2017I just LOVE giving Halloween cards to my co-workers, but this year I decided to do something different – Coffins! I figured this way, I could also add a little something into the coffins, like some candy. I did this project using way-too-fun Taylored Expresions products! The base of this project (the coffins) is easily created because it’s already die cut and scored for you; they come in a set of 10, and it’s called Coffin Treat Boxes! I found that when assembling these coffins, what worked best to keep them “put together” was first applying clear adhesive dots on the flaps, then a spot of glue. The black coffin-shaped-scenes for the top are from the From the Crypt – Haunted die set. The little headstones and ghosts on the “Boo to You” coffins are dies from the Haunted Accessories Die Set. The vampire and the mummy are from the Mums the Word Stamp & Die set, and they are colored with Copic markers. The coffin shapes that I have the sentiments on are doe cut using a die from the Label Stacklets 11 Die Set. And last but not least, the patterned paper is from the 6×6 Playful Patterns – Haunted Paper Pack! Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend, and Happy Halloween Crafting!
10/20/2017I have a cute birthday card featuring Lawn Fawn, for the DriveByCrafts blog today! I’ve always wanted the Plane and Simple stamp set, and I finally got it this month! I think the airplanes are so adorable! I decided to make it a birthday card with the plane pulling the banner (and you can put different sentiments in the banner – I love it!). The die I used to create the houses at the bottom is called Village Border. I die cut it out, then chose subtle Copic colors to color the different buildings and trees. I used a piece of paper from the Perfectly Plaid collection for the background base. Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a great weekend!
10/13/2017Today I’m featuring my first Reverse Confetti stamp! I have always loved their images, so when DriveByCrafts started carrying them, I was thrilled! This set is called Bearing Gifts; isn’t it just so cute? A bear driving a car! Hee hee! I stamped the image with Copic-friendly ink, and colored it with Copic Sketch markers. I chose to make the car slightly 3D by stamping the front end of the car again, coloring it, cutting it out, then mounting it with adhesive foam squares. I also stamped a couple of the trees and did the same thing. The patterned papers are both from Lawn Fawn petite paper packs: Knock on Wood, and Perfectly Plaid. I die cut them out using older Lawn Fawn stackables die sets. This set is just so cute, I can’t wait to use it again! Have a great day, and happy crafting!
10/06/2017When I saw this stamp set by Neat & Tangled in the Drive By Crafts store, I just knew I had to have it; it’s their new Merry Kisses stamp set, and I can’t get enough of these pretty foxes hugging eachother! Then, the flying bird and the mistletoe?! So perfect for a holiday card! I stamped the all the images on my paper with Copic-friendly black ink, then stamped them again onto masking paper (Post-It notes work good, too), and cut out the images. I covered up my stamped images on my final project sheet wuith my cut out stamped images, and took out my Distress Inks to create the background. When I was done inking the background, I then took out a snow stencil and covered my stamped & background-colored sheet of paper with it, and applied embossing paste to creae the snowy background. Then, it was time to remove the masking and reveal the images beneath (I love doing that part!); they were untouched and ready to color (which I did with Copics)! Then I applied the red frame around the scene to pull it all together. I was very pleased with the result! My final step was stamping the rest of the sentiment on the inside of the card. Thank you for stopping by! Head on over to the Drive By Crafts blog for more inspirstion, and their store for the latest and greatest products! Be sure to check out their Clearance Section, too; right now it’s 40% off!