Hello, Hello and welcome back! Thanks for stopping by! Yup, I’m still on a StampTember kick! There’s just so many good things in this release, it’s hard to stop! For today’s project, I’m featuring another card using the new Fine Petal Background Plate. This is such a gorgeous die when it’s cut! Let’s get into the details!
I began by cutting a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using the Fine Petal Background Plate. I did have to run this through about four times to get a really good cut, but hopefully your machine cuts better! Once the panel was cut, I zhooshed most of the petals giving them plenty of definition and dimension. I did leave some un-zhooshed at the bottom for my sentiment.
I had some blue mirror cardstock that I wanted to use, so I adhered the petal panel to a color coordinating blue cardstock using liquid glue.
I cut the SSS Hugs sentiment once from this blue mirror cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb. I also cut the shadow twice from Neenah 110lb and glued all of those layers together.
My sentiment was then glued to the bottom of the petal panel where I left the petals un-zhoosed. Everything was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. Lots of dimension on this card for sure!
That finishes this one up! Super simple and quick! That’s the wonderful thing about background plates! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire StampTember line up! Lots of great things to choose from! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!
Hello Crafters, and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! Yay for StampTember, right?! What are your favorites from the release? I can honestly say that I have too many! Who’s with me? There’s just so much to choose from! I had to order a few of the new ink pads to try them out! They are all just so yummy! For today’s project, I’m featuring the new Leaves Wreath Stencil once again with fall colors. So let’s jump right into the details!
I went ahead and worked on the sentiment using the SSS Warm Hugs die. I cut the detail die once from Gold Mirror cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb. The shadow was then cut twice using black cardstock, and all of those were then adhered together using liquid glue.
That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope you’re enjoying seeing all of the inspiration from the SSS design team! Stop by and check out the entire StampTember release, and let me know your favorites! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!
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 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!
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!
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!
Hey! Hey! Hey! How’s it going? I’m back today with another project from Alex Syberia’s new July release. For this project, I’m featuring Tina’s Garden A2 Panel. What a great digi stamp this is! Perfect for coloring, whether you’re using markers, pencils or watercolors! So, let’s jump right into it!
I began by printing the image on Fluid Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I haven’t found a favorite watercolor paper yet, and this is just what I happen to have, so I used that. I recently attended the Concord and 9th summer camp, and we received some of their new liquid watercolors in a few shades in our kits. Since they were new, I wanted to pull them out and try them again. The colors that I used were Honeysuckle, Buttercup, Clover and Oceanside. I checked the C9 website to see if these watercolors are available for purchase, and I was unable to find them on their website. I’m not positive, but I think these will become available in the future. How awesome would it be to have liquid watercolors in all of their amazing colors?!?! With that being said, this is a beautiful digi stamp, and any watercolors that you have would be stunning on this!
That finishes this project! I hope you’ll head to Alex’s Etsy shop to check out the new release! There are some super fun images that you don’t want to miss! Thanks for stopping by today, and don’t forget to stay awesome, because you are awesome!
Hello Crafty Friends! How’s your week going? So far, mine is going pretty well. I just received my SSS July Card Kit in the mail the other day and had to jump right in to make a card because it’s such a beautiful kit!
For today’s project, I’m going with less is more! Sometimes you just need a super quick card, and that’s exactly what this card is! I began this project by cutting a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock, placing it in the SSS Blossom Field embossing folder and running it through my die cutting machine. I then trimmed it down to 4 x 5.25”. This is my preferred size, because I almost always will mat my panels on black cardstock.
I adhered the hugs sentiment atop the patterned paper strip using foam tape, and then adhered my panel to some black cardstock. Those were then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.
To finish this project, I added some Soft Snowball Pearls from Little Things From Lucy’s Cards. Super simple and quick project today! That’s the wonderful thing about embossing folders, they provide a nice background or focal point, depending on what you’re going for, with minimal effort!
I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty .. and to possibly drag out some of your long forgotten embossing folders!
Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!
I started by stamping a bunch, and I mean a bunch of leaves from the Simple Stems set on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and then heat embossing the images using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then set out to color all of my leaves with Copic markers. And, I knew the exact color combo that I wanted to use! This is one of my favorite combinations that an Instagram friend, Bonnie Crane, told me about a while back and I’ve loved it ever since. You should definitely check out Bonnie’s Instagram, you won’t be disappointed. The Copic combo that I used was BG70, BG72 and BG75. The other one that goes well is BG78, however I did not use that one on this project.
I began adhering all of my leaves to my black panel, and decided that a holographic sentiment would look nice with these shades of blue green. I die cut the Oversized Hugs once with holographic cardstock and twice with 110lb cardstock and adhered those together using Craft Tacky Glue. I then adhered the sentiment directly to my leaf panel using the same glue. I wanted a sub-sentiment but didn’t actually have a Waffle Flower sentiment, so I oped to bust out the Dymo 3D Label Maker and make one myself, and there you have the “sending.” I glued that directly to my panel as well.
That finishes today’s project! I hope you found some creative inspiration! There’s still time to join the blog hop celebrating Waffle Flower’s April 2021 release to win some prizes! You can check out my post from Monday, or you can head to the Waffle Flower Blog for all the details!
Hey there! How are my crafty friends doing today? Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m playing around with some more products from the Waffle Flower April 2021 release. Have you checked it out yet? There’s a blog hop that started yesterday to celebrate this release, with prizes! Prizes are always cool, right?! You can check out my post from yesterday for details or head to the Waffle Flower Blog. So .. let’s get into today’s project!
Sometimes I forget that stamps don’t have to be used in the way they are presented. Take today’s project for example .. I ended up not using the flower pot in this set and opted for an all over floral design. Anyhoo, just a reminder to think outside the box! To begin my project, I stamped the large floral image from the Jumbo Flower Pot set twice on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and embossed those with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I also stamped another smaller floral image from this set a few times in the same way to use as additions to fill the space.
I trimmed down that piece of patterned paper using the Postal Frames Die from The Greetery, and began adhering my floral pieces using 3M Foam Tape, trimming off the excess as needed. Moving along to my sentiment .. I chose the Waffle Flower Oversized Hugs die, because I love this sentiment, and large sentiment are my jam! I cut the Hugs once from gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using Craft Tacky Glue.
I adhered the Hugs sentiment directly to my floral panel using glue and added some bling! My bling of choice is the PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix, but really, let’s be honest, ALL bling is fabulous! I glued some jewels down and attached my panel to a Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card base.
That does it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it and thanks so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to think outside the box! For me, the box is comfortable and getting outside the box is a challenge sometimes, but it can be done. Thanks so much to Waffle Flower for inviting me to play with their April 2021 goodies! I’ve had so much fun! Also, don’t forget to check out my post from yesterday for blog hop details, or head to the Waffle Flower Blog.
Hello Crafty Friends! I can’t even tell you how excited and honored I am to be joining Waffle Flower for their April 2021 Release Day! I had an absolute blast playing with the products! This month, the Waffle Flower release is full of stamps, dies, and stencils that celebrate the hope and joy of Spring! For my project, I’m featuring the Simple Stems stamp and coordinating die, along with the Triple Line Diamond Panel Die. For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away a $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Details at the bottom of this post, so keep your eyes peeled for that! Let’s get started!
I wanted to add just a smidge of color to the cover die, so I lightly ink blended some PinkFresh Studio Lavender ink just around two edges. It might even be hard to see in the pics. I trimmed another piece of 80lb cardstock just smaller than the cover die and adhered those together using 3M Foam Tape. You all know how I love foam tape and dimension!
Once those were adhered together, I began playing with the placement of the flowers and leaves, and deciding on a sentiment based on the amount of space that I had to work with. I decided on the Hugs sentiment from the Waffle Flower Simply Said 1 stamp and die set. I stamped the Hugs on 110lb cardstock using VersaFine ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I then put that back in the Misti and stamped it again using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it another time using the same powder to achieve that high gloss sheen. I cut the Hugs sentiment two more times from 110lb cardstock and stacked all of those together. You might be wondering why I stamped the Hugs the second time in VersaMark ink .. I do this because the paper warps a little after the first heat embossing, and if I stamped it again in black, it might not line up EXACTLY the same. You wouldn’t necessarily see that it didn’t line up perfectly if it’s stamped with the VersaMark. I hope that makes sense.
I began attaching the flowers and leaves using both foam tape and Craft Tacky Glue. Some needed the support of the foam tape to prevent bending. I glued my sentiment directly on top of the leaves and cover die. That whole panel was then adhered to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, using glue as well.
And as I always say, no card is complete without some bling! Am I right?! I popped out my PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix and added some purple jewels, and they matched perfectly! It was meant to be!
That does it for today’s project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Thank you so much to Waffle Flower for inviting me to join them for this super awesome release!
Don’t forget to stay awesome friends!
For today’s hop, Waffle Flower is giving away $25 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. You can leave a comment on this blog and along the hop by 11:59pm EDT on Monday April 12th, 2021 for your chances to win. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the posts in this blog hop and will be announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on 2/14/2021. There are more giveaways to enter on our Instagram! Follow us at @waffleflowercrafts so you don’t miss out!
Specials: From now until April 7th, 2021, all orders placed at waffleflower.com will receive a mysterious gift (No code required!). For those of you who are new to Waffle Flower, they have a Last Chance section on their website that lists many goodies for 25% off until they are gone! This would be a great place to start your collection!
After all of the purples were colored, I went in with a black Copic Multiliner 0.3 to add the filament (Yes! I had to look that up) back in so that it was visible. I then added the yellow to the anther of the flower. You guys, I’m learning things about flowers!
There always has to be embellishments! I don’t know how to make a card without embellishments! I’m sure it can be done .. but I don’t know how! Anyhoo, I used the PinkFresh Studio Jewels Mix to add some purple bling.
I then adhered my colored panel to a black cardstock panel using 3M Foam Tape, because I like the contrast that it provides and it pulls the black together. Those were then adhered to a Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card base.
That does it for today’s project. I’m so glad that you stopped by! I hope that this card inspires you to get crafty as well. There’s an Instagram hop going on today to celebrate Alex’s new release, so head over there to check it out and comment for your chance to win a giveaway! Giveaways are always cool! You can also head to Alex’s Etsy shop to snap up your own digital stamps!