Hello friends and TGIF! I hope you have fun things planned for the weekend ahead. I am very thankful that it's a 3-day holiday weekend because I still have craft bags to unpack from our retreat at the Cape two weeks ago and lots of organizing to do. My Brother P-Touch label maker and I will be spending LOTS of time together! ; )
Today I am sharing a fun boy's birthday card using a new stamp set from Whimsy Stamps called "Goth Doll Boy." I kept this card simple enough with just a little touch of plaid to pick up the colors from the dogs and the boy's shirt.
A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of navy cardstock to adhere directly to the card base. Using the Gina Marie Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut a piece of white cardstock and a piece of plaid cardstock from the dies. I put half of the white cardstock on top of the navy paper and half of the plaid cardstock on the lower portion of the card over the navy cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in navy ink in the upper right corner of the white cardstock.
I also cut a thin strip of navy cardstock and notched both ends before adhering it to center of the card to "ground" my images. I stamped the boy and the dog in Memento Tuxedo black ink on a separate piece of white cardstock. I colored the images with Copic markers and added some highlights to the image with a Uniball white gel pen. I fussy cut the images out and adhered them to the card using foam adhesive.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
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On Wednesday's we wear pink! Well today, this lumberjack got the "Mean Girls" message and has donned the appropriate ensemble with his pink ax and all! He's even going to be chopping down a pink tree! : ) This fun stamp set called "Love Jack" is from RG Avenue and I think it is an excellent set to be used for Valentine's Day, perhaps for the lumberjack in your life! Sure, I've made this into pretty pink cards for today, but I also can't wait to add some dark colors and plaid patterns to make Jack a little more burly and masculine.
*The full list of supplies (with shopping links) can be found at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Sweet Pink sugar stock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Rectangle dies, I cut the first layer from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I die cut a small heart from Sweet Cane cardstock and adhered it in the upper right forner. I stamped the sentiment "You're Awesome" in Sweet Pink Ink and fussy cut it into a banner that I adhered over the heart. I stamped all of the images from the "Lumberjack Love" stamp set in Black Taffy ink and colored them using Copic markers. I added some highlights to the images using a Uniball white gel pen. I stamped the tree over a piece of patterned pink paper (only so I wouldn't have to color it!) I used my Scan and Cut 2 to cut all o of the images out and adhered them to the card. Lastly, I added a coat of Dazzling Pat to the Lumberjack and woodpile for added sparkle.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut a 5 1/4" by 4" piece of Sweet Cane Sugar Stock and adhered it directly to the card base. Using the Gina Marie Stitched Rectangle dies, I cut a rectangle from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and stamped "Wood you" down the left side in Sweet Cane ink. I also stamped a few hearts in Sweet Pink ink. I adhered this rectangle directly to the card base. I stamped all of the images in the "Lumberjack Love" stamp set in Black Taffy ink and colored them with Copic markers. I used the Scan & Cut 2 to cut all of my images. I adhered the images to the card using foam adhesive. Lastly, I added some Dazzling Pat to the saw blade and lumberjack for added sparkle.
Thank you for visiting and happy creating!
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Hello readers and welcome back from hopefully a long holiday weekend (Yay, 4 days weekends are even better than 3-day weekends!) Ugh! But, then Monday's are so tough. . . So, today we are going to fight the ugly Monday's like a ninja! I'm not going to lie, I completed invested in this $45.00 Ninja Invasion stamp and die set from Altenew simply because of that one sentiment, "Crafty by day, deadly ninja by night." How fun is that?! I just LOVE it! I have created a few different cards for you using this ninja stamp set and some vivid alcohol ink backgrounds.
Because I am not currently creating video content and tutorials on my website, I highly recommend checking out this Easy Alcohol Ink Background Tutorial by Jennifer McGuire. She has created a very simple introduction to working with alcohol inks to create some basic backgrounds. This was the first video I watched after purchasing my alcohol inks and then I just spent time playing around with them! The great thing is there is no right or wrong when it comes to art. You just have fun (and usually make a mess) with it! *My only tip would be that you don't need to spend your money purchasing polysynthetic Yupo Paper at nearly $1.00 per sheet. You can use the reverse side of any high quality photo paper (like this one by Kirkland) and achieve the same results!
Here is the "Ninja Invasion" stamp set by Altenew that I used to create today's cards:
The base of all these cards are A2 in size and made from Neenah Solar White smooth cardstock. I put a 5 1/4" x 4" sheet of Basic Black cardstock behind each alcohol ink background. The sentiments were all stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder. Because photo paper (or Yupo paper) is glossy, heat embossing works even better than using a solvent ink like Staz-On.
I hope you have enjoyed today's colorful ninja cards! I felt like a crafty ninja making them! : )
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It's time for another fabulous My Monthly Hero release! This month they're combining some of your favorite techniques - Color Layering - with a happy place - the lake! July is the perfect time of year for summertime fun. This month's My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts celebrates the great outdoors. From enjoying the fresh air, to fishing, to doing a cannonball from the end of the dock, life truly is better at the lake! This month's kit will be excellent for making some of those masculine oriented cards for all the special men (and nature loving women) in our lives.
With all of the goodies packed into this kit, it's an incredible value at $34.99!
(Contents add up to $76 if bought separately!)
Let's take a look at some of the beautiful creations made using this kit by the Hero Arts Creative Team! I have provided the artisan's name below each card and a direct link to their website for you to check out.
I can't wait to receive MY Monthly Hero Kit and share with you what I create! To see what I created with last month's kit jungle themed kit, please click here and here.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative weekend!
Hi friends! I'm happy to share another fun box card with you today featuring the Hello Bluebird stamp set "Fishing Hole" and the Sunny Studios "Froggy Friends" stamp set. Both of these stamps sets worked seamlessly together to create this pop-up interactive card. Last week I shared the "shark in a box" card with you and ya'll, I'm completely obsessed with box cards now! As long as you use the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Pop Up Box die, most of the hard work is done for you. Really, that die just makes the box assembly so much easier than scoring and folding and trimming cardstock. The time consuming part is simply in all the stamping of the images, coloring them and die cutting them. In this case, it was a bazillion frogs and lily pads! My fingers are still green from all that ink!
I promise, if you can put a card together, you can put a BOX card together, as long as you have the time and patience.
Here are the two stamps sets that I used to create this card:
We will be making this card (and the shark in a box card) on Saturday, June 15th. Check out my calendar of events HERE.
Email or call me today to reserve your spot!
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I have a really fun card to share with you today! I borrowed this stamp set "Keepin' It Real" from my friend Margaret. It is from the Your Next Stamp company which is a company I'm not very familiar with, but you know I'll be checking it out! This stamp in particular is probably not a stamp set I would have purchased to keep in my own collection, but it was fun enough to borrow to make a great masculine themed card. Here I combined it with Sunny Studios "Froggy Friends" and the Lawn Fawn Bayou Backdrop die. I have been enjoying creating "scenes" with my stamps and I find that you can pair so many different brands together and they work seamlessly.
*Full supply list located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using the Lawn Fawn Bayou Backdrop die I cut the leafy background from Garden green cardstock. I brushed Squeezed Lemonade and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide inks over the white background to create a marshy/sunset background. Using the Lawn Fawn grass border cut, I cut a grass border out of Granny Apple Green cardstock. I cut the pond using the Bayou Backdrop additional pieces and some blue scrap paper. I stamped all images in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink markers. I die cut all the images and began placing them as a scene using 3M foam adhesive onto the card. Lastly I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the images for added sparkle.
Here are the two stamp sets I used to create this card:
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