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!
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!