Simon Says Stamp Good Day Peony Blossom

Hello Friends and thanks for stopping by! The newest Simon Says Stamp release, Yay You, is a gorgeous one, and I’m playing with the new Sketched Peony Blossom Foil and Cut set! Have you jumped on the foiling band wagon yet? I did a while back, and I just love it! Let’s run through the details for today’s card, shall we?

To begin, I foiled the Sketched Peony Blossom several times on some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Spellbinders Rose Gold Foil and colored them using Copic Markers R00, R11, R20 and E02 and a Multiliner to add the black detail to the centers of the flowers. While I was foiling, I went ahead and used the PinkFresh Studio Solid Hot Foil Plate to foil the negative pieces as well. Once all the peonies were done, I used the included, coordinating die to trim them all out.

I used the SSS Privet Branch and cut some of those from blue cardstock, as well as some vellum. The background needed some interest so I opted for the PinkFresh Studio Simply Diamonds and adhered that directly to the card base using liquid glue.

To assemble the card, I glued the solid foiled peonies to the colored peonies. I adhered the leaves to the card base using glue, and adhered the peonies atop those using foam tape for dimension.

The SSS Sentiment Strip was glued directly to the flower and I added some pearls to finish it up.

That does it for this card! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire Yay You release. Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Sketched Floral Birthday

Hello Crafty Lovelies and thanks for stopping by! Erin Lee Creative had an awesome release this past Friday with gorgeous floral plates and sentiments, and I’m super grateful and honored that Erin asked me to play with a few of the new products! I’m a little late to the party because I was away visiting my mom, but I got right to playing when I returned home. Today’s card is featuring the gorgeous Sketched Floral Foil Cover Plate along with the Script Sentiments 2 Foil Die Combo, so let’s run through the details for this one!

I began by foiling the Sketched Floral on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Spellbinders Champagne Hot Foil. Once the foiling was done, I trimmed the panel using PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles, and began coloring the piece. The Copic markers that I used were RV10, RV91, RV93, RV95, G21, G24, G85, Y08, Y17 and Special Black 110. Coloring the background black is a technique that I saw Yana Smakula do a long time ago, and I just love the drama and contrast that it provides.

The Script Sentiments 2 set is gorgeous and this font is so unique! I foiled a few of the sentiments on black cardstock using the same Champagne foil and trimmed them out using the included coordinating dies. I opted to go with the happy birthday sentiment, because you can never have enough birthday cards in my opinion. I went ahead and trimmed that sentiment two more times from black and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

The sentiment was glued directly to the panel, along with some PinkFresh Studio Champagne Metallic Pearls. The panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape for a little added dimension.

That finishes up this beauty! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by and check out this gorgeous releases over on Erin’s website! Thanks again to Erin for letting me play with these beautiful products! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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PinkFresh Studio Happy Heart Sentiments

Hello Crafty Friends! How’s your day going? I appreciate you stopping by! Today’s project is featuring some products from PinkFresh Studio and Simon Says Stamp. Super simple, but I love the completed card! Let’s get into the details!

There are so many gorgeous papers in the new PinkFresh Studio Happy Heart paper pad! When I saw this paper that I chose, I saw color coordinated sentiments on the color blocks, so that’s where I went! I began by trimming the 6×6 sheet down using the PFS Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

I then scoured through my abundance of SSS Sentiment Strips to find some that I thought would work well together. All of these came from lots of different sets, so just find some that work for you! You could even find sentiments to stamp, and those would work wonderfully as well. Once I found a few sentiments that I liked, I pulled out some Copic markers and colored over them to coordinate with the colors on the paper. If you’re interested, the markers that I used were B0000, BG10, BG11, RV10, Y00, Y02, YR000, and YR01.

I adhered the sentiments using foam tape for dimension and I also added a few PFS Jewels in coordinating colors as well. The panel was then adhered to a black panel for contrast using a SSS Dot Tape Runner, before being adhered to the card base.

See, super simple card, but I think it’s so cute! Anyhoo, I hope you like it, and I hope it inspires some creativity on your part! I have so much patterned paper, and I’m always thrilled to find a good project for some of it. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Delicate Floral Hello

Hello Crafty Lovelies! Thanks so much for joining me today as I’m featuring the new Delicate Floral Frames from Simon Says Stamp’s latest release, Hello Gorgeous! There are so many great things in this release! Lots of super, cute things for Mother’s Day! Anyhoo, let’s go through the details, shall we?

To begin this card, I stamped one of the frames from the SSS Delicate Floral Frames set on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossing it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. To be honest, I didn’t know where this card was going at this point!

I then pulled out some Copic markers to begin coloring. The markers used were Y08, Y17, Y18, BG93 and BG96. Once the coloring was done, I fussy cut the image, including cutting out the center. When I’m making cards, there’s really a lot of moving things around and putting things on this or that to see what looks good, which is what was happening with this image. I finally pulled together some ideas and proceeded along with my creating. I stamped and embossed the same floral image again a couple of times, colored the flowers and leaves, and fussy cut all of the flowers from those. I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangle and splattered that using Royal Talens Amsterdam Light Gold Acrylic Ink.

While that was drying, I used the same PFS Stitched Rectangle to cut a smaller frame. I glued that frame to the splattered panel and used the SSS Etched Eucalyptus Wreath to cut one of those and glued it to the panel as well. I thought the wreath added a nice under layer to the floral frame. I glued the floral frame atop the wreath and added my additional flowers on and around using a combination of liquid glue and foam tape for some added dimension.

I stamped a sentiment from the set using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I then trimmed it out and added it using foam tape. Of course there has to be bling, so I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls. Everything was then adhered to the card base.

That finishes up today’s card! Thanks so much for joining me! Don’t forget to check out the entire Hello Gorgeous release! You won’t be disappointed! Have a wonderful and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Spring Stems

Hello and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out another project featuring the new Spring Stems stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s newest release, Good Luck Charm! This release is so much fun, and I’ve loved playing with the goodies that I received! Let’s go through the details for today’s project!

I began this project by stamping the floral images from the new SSS Spring Stems stamp set onto Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat setting it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I used Copic markers in Y02, Y08, Y15, Y17, YR24, G43 and G94 to add color to the flowers and leaves. Once that was done, I fussy cut the images and placed foam tape on the back of one of them.

For the background, I used the SSS Detail Pincushion Plate and a panel of SSS blue cardstock. I wanted an ombre blue background, so I used SSS Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Marine and Cadette and did some ink blending on the blue cardstock. I adhered the pincushion panel to the blue panel using liquid glue.

For the sentiment, I used SSS Silhouette Sentiments stamp set. I stamped the thinking of you on black cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat set that using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder, trimming that out with the coordinating die when finished.

I adhered one flower set directly atop the pincushion background using glue, while adhering the other with foam tape for dimension. I also placed foam tape on the sentiment and adhered that as well. Everything was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner, and I added some pearls to finish it up!

I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope you’ll stop by and take a look at the entire Good Luck Charm release! Have a fabulous day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Alex Syberia Design February Release

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today, the design team is celebrating Alex’s new release with an Instagram hop, so be sure to head over there to check that out! She’s giving away a $15 gift card for her shop to three lucky commenters, so hop along for your chance to win! Let’s get into the details for my card today!

I began this project by printing the Tulip Close Up on some Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I don’t use fancy software because I’m so not tech savvy. I just use Pages on my MacBook and resize the image to whatever size I’m looking for, and sometimes I tone down the opacity as I did for this image. That allows you to get a more no-line look, if you’re into that.

Once printed, I began coloring the image using Copic markers RV91, RV93, RV95, R56, BG93, BG96, BG99, N0 and N2. This is such a beautiful combination of pinks and reds, and definitely a go-to combo for me. When I was done coloring, I fussy cut the image and set it aside while I worked on the remainder of the card.

I’ve done a card like this before for Alex, and wanted to recreate that, so I pulled out this patterned paper, which is from the Wandering Ivy Collection from KaiserCraft and trimmed it down. For the sentiment, I decided to use the Thanks from PinkFresh Studio Fancy Script Words set. I hot foiled the sentiment using Spellbinders Champagne foil onto black cardstock and used the coordinating die set to trim that out. I did cut two more blank sentiments and adhered all of those together using liquid glue.

I applied foam tape to the tulips and adhered those to the text background, which I splattered using Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink, trimming off any excess of the flowers. After those were on, I used the Copic markers in N0 and N2 to add shadows around the flowers. The text panel was then adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner, and that was then adhered to the card base. I adhered the sentiment using a combination of foam tape and liquid glue, and also added a few black jewels to finish up.

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll head over to Instagram to participate in the hop! Don’t forget to check out all of Alex’s new images over in her Etsy shop! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Imperia Rose Bud Bundle

Hello and thanks for joining me! Welcome to for another DIEcember project! Die cuts are absolutely my jam, and I love making cards with them! Today’s project is featuring the new Sketched Rose Bud Bundle. This set includes a foiling plate along with a die cut! Let’s jump right into the details, shall we?

I began this project by foiling the SSS Rose Bud Bundle three times using Spellbinders Champagne Foil on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I pulled out some Copic markers for the coloring using, RV91, RV93, RV95, G82 and YG61. That set of RV markers is really a gorgeous combination!

Once the coloring was complete, I used the included die cut to run that through the machine. For the background, I used the new, absolutely gorgeous SSS Imperia Plate. So much texture and detail with so little effort! That’s the amazing thing about background plates, in my opinion!

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Silhouette Sentiments. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah 110lb using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. The coordinating die was then used to trim it out. I also trimmed it three additional times and adhered all of those together, making it four layers thick.

After playing with the arrangement of the flowers on the background panel, I decided that it needed some additional white leaves, so I opted for the SSS Outline Clustered Leaves. This added just the slightest bit of interest that I was looking for. I adhered the flowers and leaves to the corners of the panel using a combination of foam tape and liquid glue. The sentiment was also glued directly to the panel along with some pearls. The panel was then adhered to the card base using foam tape.

And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this project! I love foiling and die cutting, so this was a match made in heaven for me! Don’t forget to stop by and check out the entire DIEcember release! There’s so many amazing things to feast your eyes upon! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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LDRS Grateful Heart

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for joining me! Today’s project is featuring a couple of new products from the latest LDRS October Collection, the Modern Trellis Coverplate and the Thankful Flowers Slimline set. Let’s get right into the details!

To begin this project, I stamped the florals from the LDRS Corner Garden set on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set that using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then colored the images using Copic markers. Unfortunately, I did not write down the specific colors used, which is unlike me, but sometimes things happen. So I apologize about that.

Once everything was colored, I used the LDRS Corner Garden Die set to trim those images out. While I was die cutting, I went ahead and die cut the LDRS Modern Trellis Coverplate from Neenah 110lb, and did some light ink blending, using LDRS Dan-D-Lion ink, on the corners where I intended to put the florals.

I decided on this sentiment from the new LDRS Thankful Flowers Slimline set because I loved it so much. I love die cut sentiments, so I’m thrilled to see some coordinating dies for the sentiments in the sets! Anyhoo, I stamped the sentiment with the same VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat set it using the same embossing powder. Once that was done, I used the coordinating die to trim it out.

To assemble the card, I adhered the trellis to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, using liquid glue, and adhered the florals to the ink blended corners using foam tape. I nestled the sentiment between those and adhered that with foam tape as well. To finish up, I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls for some added bling!

That does it for this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty as well! Stop by and check out all of the new October Collection goodies over at LDRS! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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LDRS Hello Lovely

Hello Friend! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are doing well and having a wonderful day! I’m back today with an LDRS card featuring the Garden’s Edge Slimline Stamp and die. Wow, this is such a beautiful stamp, and I was super excited to play with it. So, let’s jump right in!

I began by stamping the LDRS Garden’s Edge Slimline stamp on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then began coloring using Copic markers BG10, BG11, BG72, G21, G24, Y08, Y11, Y15, Y17, Y32, YR27, E99, RV00, RV10, RV11, RV17 and RV55.

Once the coloring was completed, I used the LDRS Garden’s Edge Slimline Die to trim it out, and I pulled out a piece of watercolor paper for the background. I used Distress Oxide Sprays Broken China and Prize Ribbon, and spritzed them onto my glass work surface, spritzed some water, and then did some ink smooshing to obtain the soft wash of color.

Once the watercolor panel was dry, I popped it into the Misti and stamped the Hello Lovely sentiment, which is also from the same stamp set, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting it using the same embossing powder.

Since I was not using this slimline stamped image on a slimline card, I had to choose the placement of the florals. Once decided, I placed foam tape on the back and adhered it to the watercolor panel, trimming off the excess. The excess was then added to another section of the card. We can’t let any of it go to waste, right?! This was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb, using foam tape. I also added a few confetti sequins because we have to have bling!

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope you found some inspiration! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome friend!

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Alex Syberia Design Lotus Hugs

Hello Lovelies! I hope you’re doing well and having a wonderful day! It’s release day for Alex Syberia Design, and she’s got some beauties this month! I hope you’ll stop by her Etsy shop and take a peek at the whole collection. Today’s card is featuring the White Lotus digi stamp, and it happens to be my favorite from this release! So, let’s get right to it!

I began by printing the image on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I don’t use any fancy software at my house. I work on a MacBook, and I just insert the image into a Pages document and resize it. I’m not tech savvy and simple gets the job done around here. However, I will say that I discovered this time that I can print the image with that shadow around it. I was pretty exited about that!

Anyhoo, I realize this is supposed to be a white lotus, but in all honesty, I forgot that part and started coloring with pink! Oops! I’m just going with, it’s art and I can make it any color that I want! Am I right?! The Copic markers used on this image were RV00, RV91, RV93, RV95, Y08, Y15, YG13 and YG17. That combo of pinks might be my new favorite!

Once I was done with the markers, I did go back in with some PrismaColor pencils in the nooks and crannies to deepen those shadows. I trimmed the panel using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles and splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink.

Once that was dry, I mounted it to a black panel using foam tape, because dimension! I wanted a small sentiment, because I didn’t want to cover up too much of the coloring, so I opted for this hugs sentiment from the PinkFresh Studio Sending Phrase Builder set. I cut it once from Mirror Gold cardstock and twice from black cardstock. I also cut the shadow twice from black as well. All of these were then adhered together using liquid glue, and glued to the panel. Everything was then mounted to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I really enjoyed coloring this digi from Alex, but I guess for my next one, I really should color it white, or at least try! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the full release over in Alex’s Etsy shop! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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