Sketched Floral Hello

Hello Friends and welcome back! I’ve been playing with goodies from the latest Erin Lee Creative release, and made another card using the new Sketched Floral Foil Cover Plate. So let’s run through the details!

All too often I get caught up in the thought that everything needs to be colored. Guess what? It doesn’t! I quite like this white and gold simplistic design on this one! Anyhoo, I began this project by embossing the Sketched Floral Foil Cover Plate onto a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. That provided just a tad of underlying detail.

I foiled the same plate using Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil and fussy cut those images and placed foam tape on the back. When adhering them to the embossed panel, I offset them just the slightest little bit so that you could still see the embossed details. I also added some gold splatter using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink for some added interest.

For the sentiment, I cut the Hello Word Die once from gold cardstock and four more times from Neenah 110lb and adhered all of those together using liquid glue. I made the sentiment so thick because it was going atop the flowers that were adhered with foam tape, and I needed it to be quite sturdy.

The sentiment was glued atop the flowers and the panel was adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner. Of course I had to add a little more bling, so I added a few PinkFresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls to finish it up.

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it. It’s hard for me not to color all the things, but white and gold are beautiful too! Have yourself a wonderful day, and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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PinkFresh Studio Golden Sunflower Hello

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome back! I hope you’re having a great day! Today’s project is featuring the PinkFresh Studio Sunflowers Washi! I love all of the washi tapes that PFS has to offer, and this one is no different! They are just a great product for making quick, yet beautiful cards! Let’s run through the details shall we?

To begin, I rolled out a panel of PFS Sunflowers Washi Tape onto a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and ran that through the die cutting machine using the coordinating die. You end up with so many pieces of gorgeous flowers and leaves .. enough to make at least two cards worth!

For the background, I used the SSS Detail Pincushion Plate. I used the embossing mat and embossed the panel onto purple cardstock, and then die cut the panel from Neenah 110. I added some liquid glue to the back of the white panel and popped it right into place over the purple panel. It fits so nicely and looks like you spent a ton of time inlaying all the beautiful pieces.

I played around with the placement of the flowers and leaves and guess what, I determined that I needed some additional leaves! I’m not kidding, I think every card that I make needs additional leaves! Anyhoo, I used the PFS Leafy Branch die to cut some of those from gold cardstock.

The sentiment is from the PFS Perfect Sentiments product suite. In this case, I used the hot foil plate to foil the sentiments onto a panel of Neenah 110lb using Spellbinders Gold Foil, and used the coordinating die to trim them out. I did cut it two more additional times and adhered those together using liquid glue.

I began arranging and assembling the flowers and leaves using a combination of glue and foam tape for support, tucking leaves under as necessary. The sentiment was then glued atop the flowers and the whole panel was adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! If you haven’t tried any of the PinkFresh Studio washi tapes, I definitely recommend them! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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PinkFresh Studio Hello Brighter Days

Hello Friends and welcome back to my blog! Thanks for stopping by to check out this project featuring the Brighter Days product suite from PinkFresh Studio. I made this card using left over flowers and leaves from a previous project, as well as the negative hexagon pieces from another project. Let’s run through the details!

I began by adhering the negative hexagon pieces together using liquid glue and setting those aside. The previous card using the positive piece can be viewed here. I had cut two PFS Simply Hexagon pieces, one from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, and one from a panel that I had ink blended using PFS Ocean Breeze. To assemble the background, I laid a positive hexagon piece on my panel and somewhat inlaid the negative pieces in there using foam tape. I say somewhat, because the negative pieces don’t actually fit into the space because they are bigger, as they are offset slightly. The positive piece was just used as a guide for placement, and removed once I had gotten the negative pieces situated.

As I said earlier, the flowers are from a previous card as well, and can be viewed here. These flowers were made using the PFS Brighter Days Hot Foil Plate, Stencil and Die suite. I foiled them using Spellbinders Champagne Foil and did the ink blending using PFS inks in Ocean Breeze, Aquamarine, Mint and Fresh Pear. Once I was done with the inks, I used the coordinating die to trim out all of the pieces.

I began my initial card layout, determining placement and the size of sentiment that I was going to be able to use. I opted for the Hello sentiment, which is from the PFS Classic Words Die Set. I die cut that once from polished gold cardstock and twice from black cardstock and adhered all of those together using liquid glue. In determining placement, I decided that I needed some extra leaves, because that’s apparently what I do. Every card seems to need additional leaves! I guess leaves are just my jam! Anyhoo, I die cut a few leaves using the PFS Leafy Branch and added those to my floral placement.

The hexagons were already adhered to the panel, so I began adhering the flowers and both kinds of leaves using liquid glue, tucking the leaves under as necessary. The sentiment was glued to the panel as well. I opted to add a little bling using the PFS Gold Metallic Pearls, because every card needs bling! Ok, so leaves and bling! The panel was then adhered to the card base using SSS Dot Tape Runner.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Have yourself 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 Hello Friend Snowflakes

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m still playing with goodies from Simon’s newest release, And Back Again. Today’s project is featuring the new Mini Slimline Snowflake Window stencil. Let’s go through the details!

I began by attaching the stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape, and began to do some ink blending using Distress Oxides in Speckled Egg, Salvaged Patina and Chipped Sapphire. Ink blending and stencils are so great, because a beautiful image comes together so effortlessly!

For the sentiment, I used the SSS Snowflake Season Stamp and Die set. I selected the sentiment and stamped it using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then used the coordinating die to trim that out.

The card needed some interest so I pulled out some black and white twine and wrapped it around the trimmed down card towards the bottom and tied a knot. I then adhered my sentiment atop that using some foam tape. I also added some pearls, which I thought was a nice addition.

Everything was adhered to a black panel using SSS Dot Tape Runner, and then adhered to my card base, which I had splattered with Royal Talens Oxide Black Acrylic Ink.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to swing by the SSS website and check out the entire And Back Again release! Have a wonderful day and stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Exotic Vines Hello

Hey Friends! How are you doing? Thanks for joining me today for another project featuring goodies from Simon’s newest release, And Back Again! Today’s card is using a new embossing folder called Exotic Vines. Read on for all the details!

To begin, I trimmed a panel of black cardstock and placed it inside the Exotic Vines folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. Make sure to check Simon’s website for the various sandwiches to use with the different machines. That’s super helpful!

Once my panel was embossed, I began watercoloring the raised portions using my new Iuile Watercolor palette that I received as a Christmas present! What a fun set this is! Actually, all of their watercolors are amazing! Anyhoo, I did the painting using a detail water brush. Once I was done, I sat that aside to dry while I worked on the sentiment.

I used the hello die from the SSS Handlettered Greetings set and cut that from SSS Holographic cardstock. I cut it a second time from black cardstock and adhered both of those together using liquid glue.

The sentiment was then glued to the upper portion of the embossed panel, and I trimmed off the excess before adhering the panel to the card base using foam tape. I also added some black crystals for that little, extra shine!

Super simple card today, but I thoroughly enjoyed using these new colorshift watercolors. From one angle, they look like one color and from a another angle, they look like a completely different color! Super fun! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire And Back Again release! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Sweet Sayings Hello

Hello Friends and welcome back! Hope you’re having a fabulous day! Today’s project is featuring the Sweet Sayings Notecard Sentiments from Spellbinders. I love die cut sentiments, so I was thrilled to get to play with this set. Let’s jump right into the details!

To begin, I used the Spellbinders Hand Drawn Wave Foil Plate, along with some matte gold foil to make a couple of panels using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. Once those were done, I fussy cut them and set them aside while I prepared the rest of the card.

I trimmed a mini slimline panel using the Spellbinders Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator set and splattered that using Royal Talens Light Gold Acrylic Ink. I set that aside to dry while I did some other die cutting. I die cut the Hello sentiment from the Spellbinders Sweet Sayings Notecard Sentiments once from seven different rainbow colors of cardstock from my stash. I also die cut a few leaves from mirror gold cardstock using the Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs set, as well as, the Spellbinders Bouquet of Flowers set.

For the sentiment, I used liquid glue to glue those together offsetting them just slightly so that all of the colors were visible. To assemble the card, I glued the top layer of the waves to the splattered panel, and adhered the bottom layer using foam tape for dimension, trimming off the excess as needed.

I also used liquid glue to adhere all of the leaves, tucking those down into the wave panels. The sentiment was then glued to the bottom of the panel. I added a few Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments for some added bling. Everything was then adhered to a coordinating blue panel before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it! I always love incorporating rainbow colors into my projects, and I loved making this sentiment! I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty as well! Have a beautiful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Simon Says Stamp Rainbow Hello

Hello Crafty Friend, and happy StampTember! StampTember is always so exciting! So many new products, and so many awesome collaboration sets! To celebrate, we are having a huge blog party! There will be tons of inspiration AND a scavenger hunt for exclusive codes to the Simon Says Stamp store! You can check out the SSS Blog for more inspiration, more details and more links to blogs with even more exclusive codes! You’ll find my exclusive code below! Today’s card is featuring this new, awesome, Fine Petal Background Plate. Such a cool plate to play with! So, let’s get right into the details of it.

I began by ink blending a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. I then used the SSS Fine Petal Background Plate to cut the ink blended panel using the Gemini Jr. I did have to run it through about four times to get a really good cut.

Once the panel was cut, I zhooshed most of the petals to give them some good dimension! I left some petals near the bottom un-zhooshed, is that even a word? Anyhoo, I left some flat so that I had a place for the sentiment. I then adhered the ink blended panel to a black cardstock panel using liquid glue. I thought the black background made a bold impact against the rainbow!

Next, I used the SSS Hello die and cut that from black glossy cardstock three times and adhered all of those together using glue. I also cut the shadow once from vellum and glued that behind the sentiment. This was then glued to the panel near the bottom.

This panel was then glued to the card base, which is Neenah 110lb. This was a super simple and quick card, but I love how it turned out! I really love the black elements combined with the rainbow colors!

That does it for this one! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire StampTember line up! There’s so many great things in this release! Here’s my exclusive code for the SSS store! Join the scavenger hunt for more codes! Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome sweet friend!

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Erin Lee Creative Hello Somewhere Rainbow

Hello Crafty Lovelies! Hope you’re doing well and having a wonderful day! I’m back today featuring a couple of cool products from Erin Lee Creative, and can I just say, I love how this card turned out! Let’s get right into the details!

I began the project by cutting the Somewhere Rainbow twice from four different colors of cardstock from The Stamp Market. I cut them twice from each color because I wasn’t sure how many that I was going to need. I needed a panel to work on, so I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the PinkFresh Studio Diagonal Stitched Rectangles.

Once that was cut, I splattered it using Royal Talens Amsterdam Oxide Black Acrylic Ink and set it aside to dry. I began assembling the first rainbow in the center of the panel. For this one rainbow, each arch is adhered with foam tape.

I had to play with placement of the remaining rainbows as to fill in the panel the best way. Once that was decided, I began adhering the other rainbows, using a combination of glue and foam tape, alternating arches. Hopefully you can see that from the pics.

Once the panel was full of rainbows, I die cut the Hello Word Die once from Glossy Black cardstock and three times from black cardstock, gluing all of those together for dimension, because dimension rocks! I adhered the Hello sentiment in the center of the panel atop the center rainbow. My 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! You guys, Erin has some of the cutest rainbows, and I’m just in love with this one! I hope you’ll stop by her website and check out her awesome products! Stay awesome friend!

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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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