LDRS Creative Happy Holidays

Hello Crafty Lovelies and welcome back! Have you checked out the new Christmas, Holiday and Halloween goodies from LDRS Creative yet? So many cute things! Today’s card is featuring the Layered Poinsettia dies, along with a couple of the Modern Geometric Coverplates. So, let’s just get right into the details, shall we?

I began the project by die cutting all of the pieces from the Layered Poinsettia set twice from watercolor paper. I pulled out a water brush and Karin Brushmarkers. I saturated the pieces with water and dropped in the color using the markers. I added more color on the bottom poinsettia layer to get a darker color.

Once the die cut pieces were dry, I adhered them together using liquid glue. I set those aside while I worked on the rest of the card. I die cut the LDRS Modern Geometric Coverplate II using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and I also cut the LDRS Modern Geometric Coverplate III from the same cardstock.

I adhered the two Geometric Coverplate dies together using glue and then glued them to the card base, which also happens to be Neenah 110lb. I opted for a small sentiment from the LDRS Potted Poinsettia stamp set. I stamped the sentiment on Neenah 110lb using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder and trimmed it down.

I had to play around with the placement of the flowers, leaves and sentiment. I did decide to cut a leaf die out of mirror gold cardstock, because I thought it would tie in well with the gold sentiment. I placed foam tape on the back of the flowers and adhered those in the corners, while gluing the leaves underneath them. The sentiment was also attached using foam tape for added dimension. I had to add bling, so I opted for a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls.

That finishes up this project! I love the added texture in the background from the cover plates! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out all of the new holiday products on the LDRS website. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Just A Card

Happy StampTember! Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Have you checked out the entire StampTember release yet? What are your favorites? I’m looking forward to seeing all of the collaboration sets for the month! Today’s card is featuring the new Raindrops stamp set, but used in a different way! Let’s jump right in!

When I first saw the Raindrops Stamp set, my brain saw flowers! So that’s the direction that I went! To begin, I pulled out a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and attached the SSS Fading Tiny Dots Stencil to it using masking tape, and applied a good layer of Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel. That was then set aside to dry.

Next, I took one size of the solid raindrop stamps and the coordinating detail stamps and began stamping. For the solid stamp, I used PinkFresh Studio inks in Bubble Gum, Peach Fuzz, Sunshine, Fresh Pear, Ocean Breeze and Soft Lilac. I think that I stamped each color three times using the solid stamp. Next, I took the detailed stamps and stamped over each coordinating color using the next darkest shade of ink, which were Raspberry Bliss, Apricot, Sweet Mustard, Meadow, Aquamarine and Lavender. Once I had all of the petals stamped, I fussy cut them all.

I used the SSS Stitched Daisies die set to cut a few centers from black cardstock, and then adhered the petals to the back using liquid glue, in rainbow order. For the sentiment, I opted to use one from the SSS XL Greetings 2 set. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat set it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then repeated the stamping and embossing two more times, but using VersaMark ink on those. I do it this way because my paper always warps slightly during the embossing process, and by stamping in VersaMark, you don’t see any mistakes if it doesn’t line up perfectly correct the second and third time because of the warping.

I used the SSS XL Greetings 2 coordinating die to trim out the sentiment, and cut it a second time for stacking purposes. I trimmed the Tiny Dots panel using Taylored Expressions Stitched Rectangle die and adhered the sentiment in the center using foam tape. I then placed foam tape on the back of the flowers and adhered those around the sentiment, trimming off any excess. The panel was then adhered to a black panel using foam tape, and then to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it! I quite like using these “raindrops” as flowers! Stop by and check out the entire StampTember release and let me know your favorites! Have a great 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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LDRS Coneflower Hugs

Hello Crafty Friends, and thanks for joining me! Today’s project is featuring the Coneflower Stencil from LDRS Creative. Ink blending makes for such quick and easy cards, doesn’t it? Let’s get right into the details for this project!

To begin, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to just smaller than an A2 card, and attached the stencil using masking tape. I used LDRS inks Lipstick Jungle, In Your Face Orange, Lantern Yellow, Key Lime Pie, Swimming Hole and La La Lavender for the ink blending.

I set my panel aside for just a little bit to dry before moving on to the next step, which was to color the tiny colored portions of the flower centers with a Ranger Clear Emboss It Pen. I colored a few of the centers with the pen and then heat embossed them using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. This was repeated several times until I had embossed all of the flower centers.

Now onto the sentiment. I die cut the hugs sentiment using the LDRS Chloe Alpha Lowercase from gold cardstock once, and twice from Neenah 110lb, adhering all of those together using liquid glue. The sentiment was then glued to the ink blended panel.

I adhered the panel to a black cardstock panel, using foam tape, because I always love using black on my cards in some way. This was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. And to finish up, I added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments, because every card needs and deserves some bling!

That finishes up today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What are your favorite stencils? I’d love to know in the comments! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Reverse Confetti Forever and Always

Hello and welcome back! The latest Stock Your Stash Challenge is happening over on the Reverse Confetti blog, and this month’s theme is Wedding. I hope you’ll join in on the fun! Let’s get right in to the details of my wedding card!

I began my project by stamping a floral and several leaves from the Reverse Confetti Peony Stamp set on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink. Once stamped, I heat set them using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. Then I added color using Copic markers RV00, RV10, RV11, RV32, R85, G20, G21 and G24.

When I had finished the coloring, I used the coordinating Peony Confetti Cuts to trim those out. I also used the Reverse Confetti Stitched Circles Cover Panel to to cut a panel from Neenah 110lb, because the background needed some interest.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Reverse Confetti Word Up stamp set, on black cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I had to play around with the placement of the flower, leaves and sentiment before I could adhere anything.

I added foam tape to the back of the floral and tucked the leaves behind it, securing those with glue. I added the remaining leaves to the panel using foam tape, along with the sentiment. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb. I had to add embellishments, right?! No card is complete without embellishments! I opted for some pearls from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.

That finishes up this card! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll head over to the Reverse Confetti blog to participate in this month’s challenge. Don’t forget to stay awesome friend!

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LDRS Floral Hi

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back! I hope you’re doing well and having a fabulous day! Thanks for joining me today! I’m super excited to announce that I’ve joined the LDRS Design Team, and today is my first project for them! Today’s project is featuring the Garden Grandeur Slimline Stamp, Stencil and Die set from LDRS. So let’s just jump right into the details, shall we?

I began this project by stamping the Garden Grandeur floral on a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat setting it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. The coordinating stencil was then adhered to the stamped image using masking tape. I used LDRS inks in Pink Tutu, Lipstick Jungle, Scarlet Rose, Lantern Yellow, Dan-D-Lion, Key Lime Pie and Olive Branch for the stenciling. When the stenciling was completed, I used the coordinating die to cut the flowers.

I cut an A2 panel of Neenah 110lb and used the Pink Tutu ink to do some very light ink blending in the corners. I also used the LDRS Pretty Patterns Slimline Die to cut a frame from Neenah 110lb as well. I positioned the frame diagonally across my panel, trimming off the excess. This is a great way to stretch your supplies! You can use those Slim Line dies in unique ways by positioning them differently on other size cards!

The excess pieces were then added around the corners of the panel, using liquid glue, for added interest. No sense in wasting those right?!? For the sentiment, I chose to use the LDRS Chloe Alpha Lowercase and cut the letters hi three times from Neenah 110lb, adhering with glue.

I played around with the placement of the flowers and sentiment, and when I finally was satisfied, I glued the sentiment directly to the panel and adhered the large floral using foam tape in the upper corner. I trimmed the excess, and placed the remaining portion of the floral in the bottom corner. I still had excess, so I added that to the side. Again, no sense in wasting it! To finish up, I added some pearls for added interest, and adhered everything to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your own space! I took no waste to a whole new level on this card! I should have taken a pic of the tiny little pieces that I had left over! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Reverse Confetti August Release Blog Hop

Hello, Hello and welcome back! Today’s the day! The new Reverse Confetti August mini release is live! To celebrate, we are having a blog hop with tons of inspiration from the team! You don’t want to miss it! The hop list will be posted below! I’ve got two cards for you today featuring the Floral Chain Cover Panel and the Scripty Sentiments stamp set! Let’s not waste any more time and jump right into the details!

For both of these cards, I opted not to use the frame portion of the die, and just use the flowers. By not using the die as it was intended, it’s a great way to stretch your supplies. For the first card, I pulled out a sheet of watercolor paper and die cut several of the flowers, along with their centers. I also pulled out my Karin Brushmarkers and a water brush. I wet the flowers and dropped in the color using the markers, thinning out for lighter colors and adding more for darker colors. I set those aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.

I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card base and did some light ink blending on the corners using Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I knew that I wanted to add a frame to the card, so I die cut the Reverse Confetti Stitched Note and Frames from Neenah 110lb and placed foam tape on the back of it.

I popped the ink blended panel in the Misti and stamped the sentiment from the new Scripty Sentiments set using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I adhered the frame to the panel and began adhering the flowers together using liquid glue.

I adhered the flowers atop the frame and the card panel using glue as well, before attaching the panel to the card base using foam tape. To finish up, I added a few PinkFresh Studio Jewels to some of the flowers for some added bling!

For my second card, I used the same floral dies to make striped flowers this time. I cut a bunch of strips in varying sizes using cardstock from The Stamp Market, and adhered those in rainbow order to a scrap of Neenah 80lb cardstock using double-sided tape. When all of that was complete, I die cut a few of the flowers using the striped panel.

I went ahead and die cut a panel using the Reverse Confetti Peekaboo Cover Panel and popped it in the Misti and stamped the sentiment from the Scripty Sentiments set, using the same black ink and embossing powder.

The card felt like it needed some leaves so I used one of the leaves from the Reverse Confetti Peony stamp set and stamped that using VersaMark Ink on black cardstock and heat embossed them using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I also used the coordinating die to cut those out.

I played with the placement of the leaves and flowers before adhering them down using a combination of foam tape and glue. Once that was done, I added some PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls and popped up some of the peekaboo elements on the panel.

To finish up this card, I adhered it to a card base, which is Neenah 110lb, using liquid glue.

That does it for these two projects! I hope you enjoyed them, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! I had a lot of fun making these, mainly because I really enjoy flowers and leaves, but it’s such a versatile set with the frame! I hope you’ll stop by the Reverse Confetti website to check out the new release!

Don’t forget to hop along for tons of inspiration from the team using these new products! The hop list is below! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Amy Rohl

Lisa Henke

Becky Roberts

Tracy Ware

Cheiron Brandon

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Heather Ruwe

Audrey Tokach

Jenny Colacicco

Candice Fisher

Rachel Alvarado

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day Two

Hello Fetti Friends and welcome back! So glad that you stopped by for the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day two! This is such a cute release with beautiful floral cover panels and a sweet sentiment stamp set! To celebrate the release, we are having a blog hop, so hop along and leave comments for your chance to win a gift certificate! More details and the hop list are below. Please note that new product links will not be active until the release goes live on August 8th. Let’s get into the details for today’s card.

This card is using the new Hello Daisy Cover Panel, and I opted to use it as it was intended. To begin the card, I pulled out a panel of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor Paper and some Distress Oxide Spray in Spun Sugar. I sprayed the ink on my glass mat and spritzed it with water and proceeded to do some ink smooshing. Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I set it aside to dry and began some die cutting.

I die cut the cover panel from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and did some light ink blending using Distress Oxide inks Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord. I went ahead and die cut a bunch of the included flowers using Sizzix cardstock in various colors and adhered those together using liquid glue.

Once the ink smooshed panel was dry, I popped it in the Misti and stamped the sentiment, which is from the new Scripty Sentiments Stamp Set, using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then adhered the frame to that using foam tape for dimension. I began adhering the colored flowers using a combination of foam tape and glue.

I adhered the flowers in their designated spaces on the cover panel, as well as, adding some around the panel and on the frame itself. To finish up, I adhered the panel to a Neenah 110lb card base, and added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels to some of the flowers.

That does it! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to hop along and leave comments by noon central time on August 7th for your chance to win a Reverse Confetti $15 gift certificate! The hop list is below! Happy hopping!

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Tracy Ware

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Audrey Tokach

Candice Fisher

Rachel Alvarado

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day One

Hello Fetti Friends and welcome back! So glad that you stopped by today for the Reverse Confetti Countdown to Confetti Day One! There is an August mini release and it’s a sweet one with beautiful cover panels with florals, along with a beautiful sentiment stamp set! To celebrate, we are having a blog hop! So hop along and leave comments for your chance to win a gift certificate! More details below. Please note that the new product links will not be available until the release goes live on August 8th. So let’s get into the details for my card!

I made a few cards using products from this release, as you’ll see in the upcoming days, while trying to use the products in different ways, rather than their intended use. For today’s card, I used the new Hello Daisy Cover Panel. This die includes a large Hello die, with the included frame and floral dies and I decided to make that Hello the focal point! I began by cutting the Hello die from black cardstock. I believe that I ended up cutting it five times to cover this A2 panel.

I also cut the Hello five times from black fun foam for dimension. I adhered all of the cardstock die cuts to the fun foam die cuts using liquid glue. I wanted a panel for assembly to work on, so I cut an A2 panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock for this.

The easiest way for me to get good placement of the Hello die cuts was to start in the middle of the panel with the full Hello word. I adhered that with glue and began placing the remaining die cuts, trimming of the excess, until my panel was completely covered.

I die cut a bunch of the included flowers using various colors of Sizzix cardstock, and adhered those around using a combination of glue and foam tape. To finish, I adhered the panel to a card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.

That does it! I hope you enjoyed these projects, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! As I mentioned earlier, we are having a blog hop with tons of inspiration projects from the team! Hop along and leave comments by noon central time on August 7th for your chance to win a Reverse Confetti $15 gift certificate! You don’t want to miss it! Hop list below.

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Amy Kolling

Tricia Barber

Lisa Henke

Tracy Ware

Dilay Nacar

Jeanne Jachna

Audrey Tokach

Candice Fisher

Rachel Alvarado

Amy Tsuruta

Joe Sysavath

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