Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hello're so lovely!

Hi friends - happy hump day; hope you are having a great week!

I was so inspired by THIS card that I used it as my inspiration for today's creation...and the colors at Color Throwdown (below). I used the MFT scalloped die to cut the edge of Copic paper, embossed some flowers and leaves from the Hero Arts You're So Lovely set, then sponged on distress ink in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron. Once complete I added droplets of water, let them set for a bit then soaked them up with a paper towel.

I stamped the sentiment in Lawn Fawn black several times and finished it off with some yellow Nuvo drops and Pretty Pink Posh sequins. Pretty clean and simple, I love the color combo. Thanks for visiting, see you again soon!


Stamps: Hero Arts You're So Lovely, MFT More Essential Sentiments, PTI Round and Round
PapersCopic, PTI Hawaiian Shores (inside), Neenah 110 lb. white
IInkVesaMark, Lawn Fawn Black, Hero Arts Neon Ombre, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers
AccessoriesHero Arts white embossing powder, MFT Stitched Scallop  DiesNuvo Yellow, PPP sequins (no holes), washi tape (inside)


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

You're One Smart Cookie!

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday to you!
This is Tanya from Studio 5380 and I have a cute graduation card to share with you today.  This fun, shaker card is for my grandson, Brayden, who is about to graduate from Kindergarten....

I used some fun Lawn Fawn products to create this card for my smart little cookie.  The adorable images are from the Smart Cookie Stamp Set.  After stamping and coloring the images, I used the Smart Cookie Lawn Cuts dies to cut them out.  I also used the Scripty Congrats Lawn Cuts die to cut out the word "congrats".  I cut out the sentiment three times and layered them together using some Multi Medium Matte Adhesive.

To add a little sparkle, I covered the word "congrats" with some Frosted Lace Stickles.  I also added a bit of Glossy Accents to the glasses on my cute little cookie. 

While the Stickles and Glossy Accents were drying, I started working on my shaker frame.  Using the Die-namics Stitched Dome Frames die set by My Favorite Things, I cut out 3 frames from dark brown cardstock.  I glued those layers and a layer of acetate together using more Multi Medium Matte Adhesive.  Once it was dry, I flipped my frame over added some sequins.  I chose a few sequins in pretty blues and white from the Ocean Waves Sequin Mix and the Nature Sequins Mix by Neat and Tangled.

Once all of my card elements were completed, I put my card base together using a dark brown base followed by a bright blue layer. The top layer is from the Graphic Grid Paper Pad by My Favorite Things.  To finish my card I popped up my images with some Scotch Foam Mounting Tape and there you go...congrats to my Smart Cookie!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - see you soon!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Smiles Start With You - Newton's Nook

Welcome back friends!  Kari here to share with you this card featuring the adorable stamp set from Newton's Nook called Newton's Bird Bath.  I think this set is absolutely adorable and a cute one to create a fun Spring/Summer scene.

I wanted to color in my images today with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I started by stamping down my images onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and covering with Clear Embossing Powder, and used my heat tool to set.  I used for the cat - Gray and Light Gray, Bird Bath - Mid Brown, Water - Light Blue and Cobalt Blue, and Birds and Butterfly - Pink Flamingo, Light Carmine, Pink, and Orange.

Once I was satisfied with my images, I set aside the panel to dry before using the Newton's Bird Bath Dies to cut them out.  Next, I wanted to start building my scene, so I used the new Cloud Stencil from MFT and some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create a beautiful blue sky. I also die cut some green card stock using the Grassy Border Die from Lawn Fawn to round out my scene.  

For my pattern papers I used the Sunshiny Days 6x6 from Pebbles to bring the colors together from my images I colored.  This pad is a great one! I really like it! I used the Scalloped Rectangle dies to die cut the colored diagonal plaid pattern and used a basic rectangle die to die cut the navy piece to frame my main focal point.

The sentiment comes from the same stamp set, and I stamped it down using my VersaFine black ink once again.  This ink is great for sentiments as well as embossing!  Then, I started to adhere my pieces together with either liquid glue or foam adhesive, and for a final touch, I added some Clear Wink of Stella shimmer pen to the water.

I think this card turned out cute, and I hope you think so as well!!  I also have a video tutorial showing how this card came together over at my YOUTUBE channel.  Thanks so much for joining me today!!  Hope you all have a nice week ahead!

See you soon!!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

I Love You to the Stars and Back!

Hello everyone,

Coralynn here and I'm very excited to be back guest designing today.  I have a "just because" card but really can be anything you want by added another sentiment inside the card such as Happy Birthday or You did it.

I started with the Lawn Fawn Out of this World stamp set with is simply adorable and I love how they have all the planets.

I coloured in the planets, rocket and astronaut with copics and then cut them out with their dies. I then worked on the galaxy background.

I took distress inks and blended them on a piece of watercolour paper.  I used Black Soot, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet and Squeezed Lemonade.  Once I had all the colours blended the way I thought would look good, because at this point it's just a hot mess.  I then sprayed some water drops and took paper towel to remove the water and leave the spots.  I then took some acrylic paint I had in my stash and added the splatter.

I used the "I love you to the STARS and back" sentiment and stamped that on a piece of black card stock with Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and added foam tape to the back.

I had created a couple of moons a while back and I had this one left so I thought I'd use it on my card.  I added it to the galaxy panel with foam tape and then added the other planets with liquid adhesive. I added the astronaut to the rocket and and popped them up on foam tape as well. And that is my card.  I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head over to the BRI shop for the new Lawn Fawn Summer Release which is now available and lots of other goodies.

Coralynn :)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thinking of You

Hello there!

It's Saturday! Or as my niece calls it, "Party Day!"

I'm back with another installment of yet another WPlus 9 stamp set. When this stamp set was released, I just shook my head and thought, "How did she do it...AGAIN?!" I think I mentioned this in my last blog post, but I think I own every floral stamp set that Dawn has produced. Her images are some of my favorites to use for no-line watercolor, and so I decided to bring in that technique for this card.

My husband recently went out of town for his friend's wedding and was gone for almost the entire weekend. To keep from going crazy, I decided I'd tackle the Kind Soul stamp set and get out my distress inks! I knew this process would probably take a while, but since it's more a form of therapy than anything else, I didn't mind!

I first stamped the floral image on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper in a light colored ink. I then selected Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick, and Old Paper to watercolor the flowers and leaves. I used clean, clear water to paint the petals and then dropped in the distress ink color at the base of the image where the flower's color would be the deepest. I tend to over-work images when I watercolor them, so it's always a struggle to just let the water work in my favor! I also dropped color into dry areas as well, just to deepen the shades and add some variety. I find that using the wet on dry technique helps when painting the centers of the flowers, because that is usually where the flowers are the darkest, and it's a good way to solidify some of the more fine lines.

After my floral images were finished, I used hickory smoke distress ink and painted a light wash around the edges of the flowers to give additional shading. I used a sentiment from the Modern Petunias set and stamped the sentiment on my card panel in my favorite black ink. I then used a stitched rectangle die to cut a stitched edge around the panel before mounting it to my cardstock base. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops to give added dimension and textual interest.

The no-line watercolor technique was so intimidating to me at first, but my only advice on that subject would be to just keep at it! I am NO expert in this area, but I can definitely see how my own techniques have grown by just continuing to practice.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, May 19, 2017

So Cool

Hi there friends! Crystal here with a "cool" card (no pun intended) made with Sunny Studio Perfect Popsicle. This Popsicle was screaming to be paired with Glossy Accents. Therefore I left the stamped imaged be the focus of this card.

I decided to make a set of these as the sentiment was just super versatile.

To make these, I stamped the Popsicle in 3 inks from Altenew in the following order Buttercream, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee. Then I fuzzy cut and adhere them to the base of the card.

The sentiment is stamped in Hero Arts Cup'O Joe. Of course we can't forget the glossy accents.

On one card I placed the accents on the entire Popsicle and the other was just embellished with it.

Both cards were embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Clear Confetti and Honey Bee Stamps diamonds. The background patterned paper is from Lawn Fawn.

That is it for us today! Thanks for stopping by and  I hope you get some crafty time this weekend.

Stay Cool! ;)


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Awesome Purse-N!

Hello Friends, use a lot of black in a card can be a little intimidating 
for some people.... specially for me, but when I saw the floral
pattern from the Waffle Flower Purse-nality Stamp Set  I knew, 
I wanted to use a lot of black.

For this card I used a mix of black and soft colors.

To start my card I stamped the first layer of purses with 
Embossing Powder Super Fine Clear, for the second layer I 
did the same. That gave the purses a great reased look.

I die cut the biggest square from the Lawn Fawn
and with a very light hand sponge it with 
Lawn Fawn inks in colors:Ballet SlippersMerman
and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink.
With the same colors and with a more heavy hand sponge 
the purses for more vibrant colors.

 For the card base I used Lawn Fawn  Black Licorice cardstock 
and with versafine ink I sponged the whole front part, I added 3 layers
 of Clear Embossing powder to have more texture.

Finally I added the very cool sentiment and 

Have a wonderful day Crafty Friends, and remember that the BRI shop 
still has a huge STAMP DIE SALE you can take advantage to SAVE!
Plus the new Lawn Fawn Release is at the shop... to shop shop shop!