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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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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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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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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