PinkFresh Studio Miss You Butterflies

Hello Friends and Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week! Thanks for stopping by to check out my new butterflies card featuring the new Small Butterflies combo from PinkFresh Studio! This is such a beautiful set! I can’t wait to try the butterflies again in different foil and ink combinations! Let’s jump right in, shall we?

To begin the project, I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and foiled the Small Butterflies using Spellbinders Champagne foil. Then I did some light ink blending on them with PinkFresh Studio inks, Sky Blue, Slumber, Blue Jay and Misty Coast, using the coordinating stencil set. Once the ink blending was done, I used the coordinating die to run them through the die cutting machine. I also foiled the Perfect Sentiments plate using the same Champagne foil and ran those through the machine using the coordinating die for those as well.

While die cutting, I went ahead and cut a frame using the Slim Stitched Scalloped Rectangles, and also did a little ink blending on that as well, using the same Sky Blue ink. I cut another panel of Neenah 110lb and pulled out the Diamond Motif stencil and lightly ink blended some Misty Coast ink on that. I put foam tape on the back of the frame and adhered it to the Diamond Motif panel. I also cut a couple pieces of the Leafy Branch to add to the panel as well.

I glued only the base of the stems of the Leafy Branch to the Motif panel and added the butterflies using foam tape for dimension. I adhered this to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. To finish up the project, I added my Miss You sentiment from the Perfect Sentiments set using a combination of glue and foam tape. And .. no project is complete without some bling, so I added some PinkFresh Studio Jewels

That does it for this project! I might actually be in love with these butterflies! So much so, that I might have to order the larger ones! I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope you’re inspired to get crafty too! Stay awesome sweet friend!

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Simon Says Stamp Miss You Fading Hearts

I’ve seriously had so much fun with the new Fading Hearts Stencil from the newest Rainbows release by Simon Says Stamp! This stencil has sparked a new love for stencils for me! The ink blending! The gels! The pastes! Oh my, so many awesome things to do with them! But .. for today’s project, I tried a little something different! Let’s take a look!

I’m loving this stencil so much, but I wanted to mix it up a bit and use it in an unexpected way! To begin my project, I pulled out a sheet of watercolor paper and taped it to my board using masking tape. My board happens to be a cheap clipboard from Target. But hey, it works like a charm! I also pulled out some rainbow colors from my set of Karin Brushmarkers. I started by saturating my watercolor panel with water and dropping in color using the markers. I moved the color around with my brush to get it just the way that I wanted it.

I set that panel aside to dry while I worked on the hearts. I began this portion of the project by adhering the stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. I then used a palette knife to spread Picket Fence Studios Snowdrop Paper Glaze over the stencil. That also had to be set aside to dry. Don’t forget to wash your stencil and tools right away, so as not to ruin them. Once the watercolor panel was dry, I splattered it with some Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink. I love this ink because it’s the perfect consistency for splattering and it stays a nice bright white.

Now that the Paper Glaze panel was dry, I placed it in the Misti and proceeded to stamp the SSS Crackle Background over the glazed hearts using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I did run my heat tool over the stamped crackle just to heat set it so that it wouldn’t smear. Then … I fussy cut all of the hearts! Well, some were too tiny to cut, but I cut all the ones that I could, and put 3M Foam Tape on the back of them.

I used the PinkFresh Studio Stitched Rectangles Die to cut a frame and adhered that to my watercolor panel using foam tape as well. I then placed all of the hearts atop the watercolor panel along with the SSS Reverse Sentiment Strip Miss You So. This was then adhered to my card base, which is Neenah 110lb.

That finishes this project, and I love how it turned out! I love the idea of using your stencils in a different way by cutting the design out. It’s so unexpected! Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it sparks some inspiration in you to look at your stencils in a new way! Don’t forget to check out the entire new Rainbows release from Simon Says Stamp!

Stay awesome friends!

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Simon Says Stamp Floral Garden Watercolor

All the Feels Release

Hello Crafty Friends! Simon Says Stamp new release, All the Feels, release is live! I’m playing with the Floral Garden stamp set today, and this is such a beautiful stamp, and really, a beautiful release! I’ve had so much fun coloring and watercoloring different versions of this stamp!

I had to put my Karin Brushmarkers to work on today’s project. To begin, I stamped the Floral Garden image on a piece of Fluid Hot Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I taped my image down to a board using masking tape to prevent warping. My board just happens to be a $2.19 clipboard from Target .. but hey, it gets the job done!

I have to be the world’s slowest colorer! It doesn’t matter if it’s markers or watercolors .. I’m SLOW! That’s just all there is to it. I got my Karin markers down off the shelf and brushed them off and got busy. I ended up using a Black Velvet Silver No. 2 brush for this project. The small brush helps me to have more control over the amount of water and ink .. and Mama needs control!

Once my image was completely dry, I trimmed it down and did some white splatter using Royal Talens Titanium White Acrylic Ink. I love this ink for splatter because the consistency is PERFECT! I have some in gold as well, and it’s pretty dang awesome too! Need to get some in black! While that was drying, I worked on my sentiment. I chose the Missing You sentiment from the Floral Garden stamp set and stamped that on vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it using Simon Says Stamp Detail White Embossing Powder. I die cut the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Die. I actually die cut another piece of vellum so that I could double them up.

I wrapped my vellum sentiment around my floral panel and adhered it to the back using Craft Tacky Glue. I also tied a piece of black and white twine around the panel as well. I adhered my floral panel to a black cardstock panel using 3M Foam Tape, because I really like the contrast that it provides. I then adhered my panel to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb, that I had previously lightly splattered with thinned black acrylic paint.

I didn’t want to waste the leftover piece of my watercolor panel, so I decided to just make it into a super cute bookmark! I added an eyelet and some tassels, along with the word Read. I used the Simon Says Stamp Rounded Alphabet Small to die cut the letters three times from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using glue. I think it turned out kind of cute!

That’s it for this project. I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! You can check out the entire All the Feels release HERE. Thanks for stopping by!

Don’t forget to stay awesome!

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