Friday, September 20, 2019

Whimsy Candy Corn Dress Up Hidden Shaker Card

Hello everyone!  I'm thrilled to be a guest designer this month for Whimsy Stamps!  Today I'm sharing a hidden shaker card.  Candy Corn Dress Up Stamp set is so adorable, I had to play with it again!

 You can't see it's a shaker card, until you shake it.

 To create this card, first I blended Distress Oxides to create my background.  I love the bright green Twisted Citron, I think it looks so pretty in the background!  Then I stamped and embossed the background with the Spiderweb Frame Stamp set.   I splattered the background with Gouache.  I set the background aside to dry, and cut out my card panel out of purple cardstock.  Next I blended Distress Oxide ink around the edges to make it look like a night sky and splattered with Gouache.  Then I colored the images from Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set with Copic markers.  I popped the mummy candy corn image on a foam square.  I positioned him to have this foot in the air, so the sentiment would fit.  I adhered the other two images to the front of the card.  Then I stamped the sentiment using Candy Corn Dress Up Stamp set and You're My Boo Stamp set to complete the card. 

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Whimsy Stamps Candy Corn Dress Up

Hello everyone!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designing with Whimsy Stamps this month!  Today I'm sharing a fun shaker card using the super cute Whimsy Candy Corn Dress Up stamp set.  First I made an alcohol ink background.  Then I stamped the Spider Web Frame stamp set onto acetate with black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I adhered it to A2 Rectangle Shaker Pouch, then I punched a hole in the pouch.  Then I added the same slider/spinner mechanism I shared in my Easiest Slider Card Ever video, I just didn't add thread.  I assembled the shaker card made so easy with the pouches, and added clear sequins.  Then I colored the the candy corn witch with Copic markers, and adhered it to my spinner/slider mechanism.  Now when you shake the card, the candy corn witch moves up, down, spins and turns.  Lastly I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the You're My Boo stamp set in gold onto black cardstock and fussy cut it.  Be sure to check out the Whimsy Facebook Group, if you haven't already.  They have tons of great inspiration, and I will be sharing projects this month as well.  Also, if you love giveaways...see info below about the Whimsy 31 Nights of Halloween!

Also, be sure to mark your calendar for the 31 Nights of Halloween!  

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Newton's Nook Autumn Mice

Hello everyone!  I'm so happy to be back guesting again with Newton's Nook!!  Today I'm sharing a fall card inspired by the adorable Autumn Mice stamp set.  My favorite way to make cards is to combine old and new stamp sets, it's so fun and I often can't help myself!  When I began creating this card, I found so many sets that went perfectly to build a wreath of fall mice.  First, I cut out my card panel out of  using the Frames Squared Die.  Then I stamped multiple images from Autumn MiceGarden MicePumpkin Latte, and Harvest Tails onto masking paper and cut them out.   Then began building my wreath and attached all of the masks with washi tape to a circle stencil.  This made it simple to place each stamp before stamping with my MISTI.  I stamped each image with a no line coloring ink pad.  Then colored all of the images with Copic Markers, using the no line coloring technique.  I after coloring with Copic markers, I love to add even more shadows and detail with colored pencils.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Fall Fringe with black ink in the center of the wreath.  Lastly, I blended some Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany using the Falling Leaves Stencil.  I thought the blended leaves looked so beautiful peeking behind the card panel.  I adhered the card panel to the card base using foam squares to complete the card.  I had so much fun coloring all of these adorable images, it truly was a labor of love!  I have a tutorial of this card on my YouTube channel, if you would like to see my process.    

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you have an amazing week!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Newton's Nook Fall Fringe Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends!   I'm sooo excited to be guest designer for Newton's Nook this month!  Today I'm sharing a shaker card I made using the beautiful Fall Fringe stamp set.  To make this card I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Then I watercolored the images with Daniel Smith and Sennelier watercolors.  Then I die cut the frame and card panel using the Frames Squared Die Set.  This die set made turning this card into a shaker card so easy!  I heat embossed the sentiment onto Heat Resistant Acetate, and assembled my shaker card.

Thanks for joining me!  Head to the Newton's Nook Blog for more inspiration!!

Easiest Slider Card Ever-Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice

Hello crafty friends!!  I'm so touched by all of your comments and questions on my latest share of my easy slider card!  I shared a quick video of it in action on Instagram, and I have have the full process video up on my YouTube Channel!  Thanks so much for all of your love!!

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Spinner Card

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing a third card I created with the new adorable Mice on Ice stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I created a spinner card to play along with the Lawn Fawnatics Something See Through Challenge.  I have been so loving the new Lawn Fawn release!!!  To create this card I stamped and die cut the mouse, and stamped again using the mirror image technique.  Then I die cut them with the coordinating dies and colored them with Copic markers.  Then I assembled my spinner card with a few Lawn Fawn dies.  I love how easy this came together, it was so fun to make!!

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Lawn Fawn Mice on Ice Slider Cards

Hello crafty friends!  Today I'm sharing my project for the Not2Shabby Design Team.  I've created two slider shaker cards using the Mice on Ice stamp set from the new Lawn Fawn release.  I saw the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge-Something See Through and I knew I wanted to make a shaker card with these adorable mice skating on an icy pond.  I stamped and die cut all of my images and colored them with Copic markers.  Then I assembled my first shaker card, using patterned paper for an easy background.  I assembled my shaker card, then I realized I forgot to cut a slider slit in the acetate.  I had wanted to make the mice holding hands while skating, and I thought I would try to make a slider card using clear thread instead...and it worked!  I used foam squares to attach the rest of the trees to complete my card.  I created the next slider card almost the same way.  I used distress oxide inks to create the night sky and moon, then assembled my shaker card.  Then a went to Hobby Lobby to find flat beads instead...and my next slider card worked much better and is now the easiest way I have ever made a slider card!!  I have a YouTube video, if you would like to see how I made it.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Waffle Flower Wild Roses

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Design Team project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!  I used the no-line coloring technique to watercolor the florals from the gorgeous Wild Roses stamp set.  I used Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor the floral images, after stamping with Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink.  I die cut the images with the coordinating dies, then splattered all of the images with white, gold, and black gouache.  I added a bit more shading and detail using some watercolor pencils.  I used Bouquet Builder 2 stamp set for the sentiment, and some berries from Honey Bee Stamps Spring Peony.  I have a video on my YouTube channel, if you would like to check it out!

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Christmas in July- Lawn Fawn

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a Christmas in July project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop!  I combined many stamp sets, and made a scene card to make a card I've had in my mind since the Butterfly Kisses stamp set came out.   I'm also playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 57-Little Things.  I will have a full list of products listed below, and I have a video on my YouTube channel as well.

To make this card, I cut a window out of the front panel and used distress oxide inks to make a brick background.  Then stamped my sentiment for the front card panel.  I then cut a window out of the card base, and out of patterned paper that will go inside the card.  I added acetate and two layers of foam tape and made the window into a shaker card.  Then I colored all of my images from multiple stamp sets.  I attached all of the images, popping some up with foam squares to build my family of foxes at Christmas scene.  I love foxes, and Butterfly Kisses is one of my favorite stamp sets ever...and I love using it all year long!

My YouTube video:

Cardstock - Nennah Solar White 80lb
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses
Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams
Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas  
Lawn Fawn Coaster Critters  
Lawn Fawn Holiday Helpers
Lawn Fawn Winter Skies
Lawn Fawn Baaah Humbug
Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink-Jet Black
Waffle Flower Crafts Water Media Mat
Layering Stencil Bricked
Lawn Fawn Dies Shadow Box Add On Die-Theater   
Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack-Knit Picky 
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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Lawn Fawn Peacock Spinner Card

Hello everyone!  I joined my very first Design Team, so I'm excited to share my first project for the Not 2 Shabby Shop today!  As soon as I saw the cute peacock stamp, I knew I wanted to make the peacock shake his tail feathers!  So, I decided to make a spinner card.  When I saw the new Lawn Fawnatics challenge for spectacular skies...that inspired me to create a sunset background.  To create my card, I used alcohol inks to create a background to look like a beautiful sunset.  Then I colored all of the images with copic markers.  I masked the head and wings of a second peacock to create the peacocks backside.  And, yes...I had to google what the backside of a peacock looked like.  Lol  I added some palm trees which I die cut out of colored cardstock, then added shading with copic markers.  I added some gorgeous gold ink for details and assembled the spinner card.  This card was so fun to make, I can't wait to share the tutorial on my YouTube soon as I get some peace and quiet for my voice over.    I'm entering this card in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 53, I hope you played along too!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer Card

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card and tutorial on my YouTube channel.  I am using this to enter Lawn Fawnatic challenge 52-Pet Love.  The challenge is for pets, which in my dream world...I would walk out to Manatee's, sea turtles, dolphins and orcas in a giant aquatic santuary.  They would still be wild and free, I would just be able to see them up close like they are my pets!   I've thought about getting a salt water aquarium, for sea horses and starfish.  But, I can't do that in good conscience keep those creatures that have to be happier in the wild.  Of course, I will rescue a baby fox if I ever get the chance!  Until then we will give Bella, our yellow lab all of our love!

To make this card I used several stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.  I used Copic Markers to color all of the images and combined them with the Magic Picture Changer dies.  This card was so fun to make, and the Magic Picture Changer die is super fun and easy to use!

YouTube video:

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Galentine's Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Welcome to the Galentine’s Day Blog Hop!  You may have came from Jayma's blog, but this blog hop is a circle so hop on through. Today we are sharing Galentine's Day projects.  Do you celebrate Galentine's Day?!?  Me neither...Lol!  But, I do love the show Park's and Recreation, and I love the idea of celebrating a day with my girlfriends...if only they didn't all live so far away!  In my real world, we are already so busy with celebrations.  Today is my birthday!  Also, my anniversary was January 17th, so between my birthday and Valentine's Day...My kids have coined it ValenBirthdayVersary and we will be celebrating this weekend!  And WHEW, I am going to need lots of wine!  ;)  

I would love to start celebrating Galentine's Day, as a way to celebrate with my crafty friends!  Most of which I have met online and never get to see, but they still mean so much to me.  Since I hurt my arm awhile back, I was out of commission for awhile...and then, winter...even though it has not been very cold here in North Carolina.  I'm just a big baby with all the gray days.  I have a few crafty friends that have sent me cards and gifts, and I am really behind and returning the love.  This will be the perfect way to send cards and gifts back!  

If I have any chance of doing this, it has to be a quick and easy card.  I always have the best of intentions, but no joke, I have palettes of watercolors somewhere lost in my craft room...that had been drying and waiting to send with the *perfect* card, etc.  With this quick card, I can easily make multiples, and quit waiting to find said palette.

 If you saw my recent YouTube Video for Rainbow Valentine Card, you now know what the otter was for!  ;)  I thought I could easily turn that card into a Galentine's Day card as well.   To make the Galentine's Day card, first I stamped out the MFT Valentine Wishes.  I simply masked off the V in Valentine with scotch tape.  Then inked it up with Versafine ink, and used my MISTI to stamp it onto several cards.  Then lined up the G from MFT Handwritten Holiday where the V was, while masking everything but the G off.  Then stamped it with Versafine ink as well.  I heat embossed it all the stamping with gold embossing powder.  Then I stamped the otter from Otterly Love You with Gina K Amalgam black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I added the otter to the inside of the card.  I will add bunnies or coffee stamped images, to personalize the inside of each card according to the taste of the recipient.

Next on the hop is the super talented Amie Kiger!  So hop on over to her blog for more fun ideas on celebrating your best girlfriends, crafty or otherwise!

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My Favorite Things Rainbow Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a cute Valentine's Day card with rainbow colors!  
To make this card, first I stamped using the MFT Valentine Wishes with VersaFine ink unto Gina K cardstock.  I then used small da Vinci Watercolor brush to paint with Finetec watercolors right over where I stamped.  I absolutely love these sparkly spring colors!  This gave a faux hand lettered look to the card.  I painted each word in a different rainbow color, and then painted the hearts.  After it was completely dry, I die cut the panel using MFT Blueprints 27.  Then I stamped out the bunny from Bubble over with Joy colored it with copic markers and die cut it.  I added foam square adhesive to the bunny to pop her up a bit, and positioned her like she is blowing kisses.  I hope this rainbow valentine card makes my daughter smile!

I did make a YouTube Video if you would like to see my process!

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