07/03/2017Hello there, crafters! Today I’m crafting and blogging for DriveByCrafts (store here)! The feature today is Avery Elle and their fun Glamper Campers stamp set and coordinating die set! And the pretty scalloped frames are all from the Avery Elle Scalloped Pierced Rectangles Elle-ments die set. All of the images are colored with Copic markers. The background sky is created using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; I have a paper cloud template and all I do is swipe the ink onto the watercolor paper with my Mini Ink Blending Tool. Have a wonderful July 4th tomorrow, and stay safe! One last thing… there’s a great sale going on over at DriveByCrafts; don’t miss out!
06/29/2017I was in the mood for a single layer card today for my post on the DriveByCrafts blog! And I did that with Lawn Fawn’s Wild for You set, along with a much older set of theirs, #Awesome! The wild animals in the Wild for You set are SOOOO CUUUUTE, and the sentimens in this set are for a bunch of different occasions. I chose to create a birthday card. I just love how the final image looks after you’ve “layer stamped” them all; I didn’t feel like getting my stamping mask paper out, so I just used stick-it notes and it worked perfectly! For the background, I stamped the images in Lawn Fawn’s Manatee ink, colored them with light colored Copic markers, then took my 0 Copic marker and ran it over all the images to lighten them up and give them a soft background look. In the sentiment, the word “Wild” is stamped with Lawn Fawn’s Pumpkin Spice ink. I hope I inspired you to do some single layer card making! Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Crafting! Oh yah! Don’t forget to check out the Clearance section over at DriveByCrafts!
06/24/2017Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Today I have a Condolences card for you, featuring Avery Elle’s Banner & Wreath stamp set and coordinating Ellements set. It’s the perfect set to have on hand because the many sentiments it has all address a bunch of different occasions (wedding, condolences, thank you, birthday, anniversary). I stamped the floral images, the birds, the sentiment, and the banner in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored them with my Copic Sketch markers. The brown straw wreath in the background is stamped with Lawn Fawns Walnut ink. I pulled out a trusty older Lawn Fawn die set, Stitched Borders, to create the stitch lines around the perimeter. And the scallops are done using Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Rectangle die set. The final touch was adding a few Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow 4mm cupped sequins. Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have a great weekend, and Happy Crafting!
06/22/2017Hi crafters!! I have a with a birthday card set featuring lots of Lawn Fawn (LF) today! I started out by stamping the adorable pinata image from the LF Year Seven stamp set 5 times and coloring them in different color themes with my Copic markers. Then I die cut them with the coordinating Year Seven cut set. All of the “happy” words are stamped using a stamp from the LF Happy Happy Happy stamp set and different LF inks (all shown in the supply list below)., and die cut with the coordinating die from the LF Happy Happy Happy cut set. The “birthday!” word comes from the same stamp set. The papers for the frames is from the LF 6×6 Watercolor Wishes paper pack. There was a lot of gluing in this project, and my trusty, always-go-to Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue worked perfectly as always! Thank you for visiting, have a great day, and Happy Crafting!
06/16/2017TGIF, Crafters! I hope you’ve had a good week! This is Valerie here today with some pirate birthday fun using lots of Lawn Fawn! The main feature here is Lawn Fawn’s new Ahoy, Matey stamp set; I had so much fun creating an adorable scene with pirates, a chest full of gold and diamonds, and a cute pirate’s ship and palm trees in the background! Then, I decided to enhance the birthday theme with a balloon and cake from the Elphie Selphie stamp set and coordinating cut set. The sand and background sky are created with applying distress ink onto Ranger Watercolor paper using Round Mini Ink Blending Tools. All of the images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. I finished the card by nesting the scene into a coordinating opening cut into a piece of patterned paper that comes from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow Petite Paper Pack. Thank you for the blog visit! Have a great day, and a wonderful weekend! ~Valerie