Friday, May 26, 2017

Going Green Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  The Blog Hops with Heart are going green this month!  If you came from Shelly's Blog, you are in the right place!  If you saw my last YouTube Video, you already know I picked up new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I couldn't wait to play with them!  Cracked Pistachio is one of my favorite colors, so I'm using it for my green today.

To make my card, I started by blending out Cracked Pistachio and Broken China on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock to make the background.  When blending any inks into paper, what I hate most is getting my fingers messing and stained.  Also when I touch the card to hold it in place, I accidentally remove some of the color.  Sometimes I will use a post-it note to hold it in place...but today I couldn't find them anywhere...which led me to a new discovery!  I have no idea why I didn't try this before, it worked perfectly!  I simply flipped my CTMH All-Purpose Mat over, and used the sticky side to hold my paper.  The CTMH All-Purpose Mat is the only craft mat I have found that is sticky on one side.  So, it was great to have the mat hold my paper, and still be able clean up the mess with a quick wipe with a microfiber cloth.

After blending my inks, I like to add splatters to finish the background.  I wipe a bit of ink on the All-Purpose Mat and mix with water to splatter on my card panel.  Then after they dry, I used Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave Border dies to cut my waves out, and popped them up with foam tape to simulate waves.  I colored the images from the MFT Mermazing with Copic marker and cut them out with MFT Mermazing Dies.  (Don't forget to use the code MFT15 to save 15% at Hallmark Scrapbook!)  I then used the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Dies and added Nuvo Crystal Drops to finish my card off.

Copics Marker colors used:

Skin: E50 E51 E53
Hair:  E53 Y32 YR 21 E35 E39
Mermaid top:  V01 V04 V09
Kelp:  V09 V15
Mermaid Tail: BG10 BG11 BG13 BG23 BG49
Rock:   W1 W3 W5
Kelp:  YG97 YG99 G43







I've made a card tutorial of the card on my YouTube channel:








Next on the hop is Becca's Blog!  Thanks so much for joining me!



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cuddly Koalas~My Favorite Things

Hey everyone!  I have two cards to share using the super cute stamp and die set from MFT, Cuddly Koalas.  I had so much fun playing with this set...I couldn't stop!  For my first card, I kept it simple and colored the sweet images with Copic Markers, then popped on a card panel.  For the the card panel, I had just blended a bit of pigment ink and splattered with Gansai Tambi Watercolors.








For my next card, I wanted to make the Koalas climb up the tree.  So I made a slider card, which is pretty easy when you have the dies to work with.  First I made the sunset background, by blending pigment inks.  I think I would have liked this better if I had used distress inks...but I'm out of watercolor paper, lol!  Then I splattered some white and gold specks with Gansai Tambi Watercolors  Then I used the slider die to create a track for the Koalas to slide on.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, and used Copic markers around the border of the tree to hide the white border the die left.  I used glossy accents and a white gel pen to add detail to all of my Koalas.





Supplies used:
MFT Cuddly Koalas:  https://goo.gl/vai2nQ
MFT Cuddly Koalas dies: https://goo.gl/q03Xz3
Lawn Fawn Slider Dies: https://goo.gl/KZbNxy
MFT Slider Channel Builder: http://www.mftstamps.com/die-namics-slider-channel-builder
MFT Single Stitched Line Retangle Frame die:  https://goo.gl/yWzKqm

Thanks for joining me!

My Favorite Things~Sweet Forest Friends

Hey everyone!  I wanted to share a recent card I made using the Sweet Forest Friends stamp and die set from My Favorite Things.  This was a sweet and simple card to make, so I made it into a shaker card.  I colored all the images with Copic markers, then placed them on the outside of the card.  I hope you like it!



Supplies Used:

My Favorite Things Sweet Forest Friends: https://goo.gl/R9qLhx
My Favorite Things Sweet Forest Friends dies: https://goo.gl/mJcnWd
Essential Cover-Up Horizontal die: http://www.mftstamps.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Essential+Cover-Up+Horizontal

Lawn Fawn~Be a Little Shellfish (Floating Octopus)

Hey everyone!  I have a new interactive card to share today, using a few stamp sets from Lawn Fawn.  To make this card I first cut a window in my card using the stitched circle dies.  Then I stamped and colored all my images with Copic markers, adding dots and detail where I thought looked cute.  I added some clear glaze to the inside of the oyster shell, and it looks so cool!  I then used cracked pistachio, and salty ocean distress inks to make the inside of my shaker card.  I cut circled out of two layers of fun foam, and then attached them to the back of the card panel.  I attached the fish to the inside panel, and glued the starfish to the inside of the window.  I added sequins and seed beads to the inside of the shaker, and assembled the shaker card.  I left a portion without adhesive so the acetate handle for the octopus would fit and slide around.  I then glued all the remaining images to the front panel, using foam tape for the oyster.  For the octopus, I just attached it to some left of packaging acetate...and it's almost like a popsicle stick holding it, and so fun to make him swim around everywhere.

Thank you for all the requests for a card tutorial, click here to watch it on YouTube!










Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Year Six:  https://goo.gl/nkHgZl
Lawn Fawn Octopi my Heart: https://goo.gl/RsTZxB
Lawn Fawn So Jelly: https://goo.gl/QWL5r1
Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends: https://goo.gl/rqosZL
Lawn Fawn Fintastic Friends dies: https://goo.gl/V74d25
Large Stitched Circle Stackables dies: https://goo.gl/d06aUR
Large Dotted Retangle Stackables dies: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/large-dotted-rectangle-stackables