10/03/2017Good morning, and welcome to Day 2 of Taylored Expressions’ (TE) September Release Sneak Peeks Week! I am thrilled to be guest designing for TE this month, and today I am featuring the new Winter White stamp set. I decided to take these beautiful snowflakes in this gorgeous stamp set and go with a non-traditional color theme; I made the snowflake different shades of pink and yellow with my Copic markers! First I stamped the images with a light gray ink, then got to coloring (all of the stamping for this card was done with my Mini Misti so that I knew the images woud stamp perfectly each time, and so I could make sure the placement of each image was in just the right spot). The card really is beautiful in person; I’m afraid the photo doesn’t do it justice! The sentiment is from the new, pretty Snowed in Sayings stamp set that is just too fun because it works perfectly for snowflakes or snow scene cards. First, I cut a piece of vellum paper a little bit wider than the sentiment width; then, I rubbed powder all over the paper with my powder tool. I then stamped the sentiment and small snowflakes onto the vellum with VersaMark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder on the paper, then heat embossed all the images. I adhered the vellum to the card by applying tiny beads of Tombow glue to the back of the vellum behind the white letters or stars. My final step was gluing Snow Flurries sequins on various places on the vellum strip for some sparkle. Head over to the TE Blog for more inspiration, and to have a chance to win one of the new products! And don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Day 1 Release! All of the new products will be available at the TE WebStore this Thursday at 7am PST. Thank you for stopping by today, and Happy Crafting!
09/25/2017Hello, crafters! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I have some cheerfulness for you, featuring Paper Smooches’ products! I just LOVE this Pineapple 2 die; it’s so cute, and when you put the sunglasses with it, it really makes me smile! The sweet sentiment comes from the Kindness Sampler stamp set. I stamped the red heart with Lawn Fawn’s Lobster Ink. The background is created using Distress Ink; I smeared some of the inks onto my craft mat, spritzed it throroughly with water in my Mini Mister, then put my Watercolor Paper into the ink. I was happy with it from the first “go”, so I stopped at this point. This was a sinple card to make, and I coud see making a bunch of these to keep on hand! Thank you for stopping by; have a great day, and Happy Crafting!
09/20/2017Happy Wednesday! Today I’m using “old” to show off the “new” for Drive By Crafts!! All the stamp sets on these mini cards are older Lawn Fawn sets, but they look GREAT with Lawn Fawn’s new paper pad, Knock on Wood! These cards are 4 1/2″ square. All the stamps and all the dies I used are Lawn Fawn. The background skies were put on Ranger Watercolor Paper using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and a Mini Ink Blending Tool. The colored images are colored with Copic markers. Thank you so much for stopping by! You can find these products that I used at the Drive By Crafts store!
09/20/2017Hello, Crafters! Today I have a Halloween card, and I had fun using stamp sets that really aren’t for Halloween! Well, the new sentiment set is, but the cute trick-or-treaters are from the Ahoy, Matey set, and the black kitty is from Bicycle Built for You! The sentiment is from the new Happy Happy Happy Add-on stamp set and coordinating die set. The orange scalloped frame and the brown scalloped frame are die cut with papers from the new Knock on Wood paper pack. The sky is created by rubbing Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink and Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto watercolor paper with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. Then I stamped the stars with Lawn Fawn’s Yeti ink and poured their new White Embossing Powder over them, then heat embossed them. And I could not forget my trusty stamp shammy to help me keep my stamps clean in between all the stamping! Thank you for stopping by; have a great day, and happy crafting!
09/15/2017The new Lawn Fawn For You, Deer products are totally adorable, and I’m featuring them today for DriveByCrafts! I am going to make a bunch of these bookmarks and hand them out to my coworkers for the holidays! Of course, these could also be gift tags if you use one of the other great sentiments in the stamp set. The adorable papers are from the new Lawn Fawn Knit Picky Petite Paper Pack. I colored the images with Copic markers. Aren’t the sentiments just so cute?! I absolutely love that this set has the animals’ back sides so that the backs of the bookmarks (or tags) are just as cute as the front! Have great weekend, and Happy Crafting!