Today I'm taking a break from the slimline cards and sharing two sweet A2 size cards featuring the beautiful "Soul Sisters" stamp set from the July new product release at Whimsy Stamps. Initially I didn't think I would like this stamp set as much as I do, but when I combined it with the Arched Window Die (also from Whimsy Stamps) and a stenciled Distress Oxide ink background, these really came out quite eye catching!
*A full list of supplies is located at the end of this post.
Please note, both of these cards were made the same way, simply using different color combinations. The base of these two A2 sized cards were created from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I placed a 4 1/4" x 1 1/2 piece of Early Espresso cardstock as the floor or window seat of the card. I cut the Arched Window die from white cardstock. I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock the same size as the Arched Window to stencil on. First, I ink blended Broken China Distress Oxide ink onto the cardstock. Then I laid the Star Galaxy Stencil on top and added more Distress Oxide ink in Chipped Sapphire. I put the ink blended background behind the white Arched Frame and adhered both to the center of the card. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colored them using Copic markers. I used my Brother Scan and Cut 2 Electronic Cutting machine to cut the images out (in lieu of fussy cutting them). I adhered the images to the card using 3M foam adhesive. Lastly, I stamped the sentiments in Memento Tuxedo black ink on strips of white cardstock and adhered them to the tops and bottoms of each card.
I hope you have enjoyed these dreamy cards. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Today I am sharing three vibrant floral cards featuring a digital lily stamp from a new-to-me designer called Alex Syberia Designs. I recently discovered her creations on Instagram and I purchased a few images through her Etsy store. I created all three of these cards using the same lily stamp, but it's amazing how different they look simply by alternating the color combinations for each card!
About Alex Syberia Designs:
Hello, I am Alexandra but on the Internet I am also known as Alex Syberia. The name Alex Syberia (not Siberia) is actually a nickname. My nickname‘s story began many years ago when I decided to create a special project for my friend and I had to attach my logo tag. In the past, one of my hobbies was playing computer games and one of my favorite games was ‘Syberia’. It’s a story about a young New York lawyer, is dispatched to deal with the sale of a former automaton factory hidden in Western Europe. She never thought that this task, as simple as it seemed, would change her life forever… an extraordinary journey that takes her all the way from Western Europe to the far reaches of Eastern Russia… and Syberia is a mythical island somewhere in Russia… I was very inspired by this game and decided to take “Alex Syberia” as my nickname.
That story is something that’s very close to me because card making is changed my life!
I love art, design, traveling, and I like to read detective stories,too. The art of creating has always amazed me that’s the reason why I absolutely love to create things. I believe that a handmade gift is far more appreciated than something bought at a store. Whenever you create something, you want it to be totally unique and one of a kind. I always loved handmade and crafty things and tried all kinds of hobbies from jewelry making to bookbinding until I’ve discovered and felt in love with the beautiful world of card making.
In card making I try different styles and my own style continues to develop. I love using bright and bold colors because they enhance your happy emotions for the day! I adore floral designs, watercolors and Copic markers. My passion for this hobby has been growing so much. That’s why in July 2018 I started this blog as a place to share my creations.
I hope that my projects can bring joy and inspire others in their creativity. I am very active on Instagram so be sure to follow me there for the latest updates.
Be creative and don’t forget to dream! Happy crafting and have fun!
Here is the beautiful lily digital stamp that I purchased:
*A full list of supplies for all cards is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Melon Mambo cardtsock. Using the Altenew Watercolor Stripes die, I cut the frame from white cardstock. I colored the lily using Copic markers. I adhered the lily to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink on a piece of vellum. I heat embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder. I die cut the vellum sentiment using the Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies from Gina Marie Designs. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the lily for added sparkle.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from white cardstock. Using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies from Gina Marie Designs, I cut the frame from Grapefruit Grove cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo black ink. I colored the lily with Copic markers and adhered the lily to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the lily for added sparkle.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from white cardstock. I used a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of purple Lawn Fawn Gingham paper for the background. I die the Leafy Frame from Gorgeous Grape cardstock. I colored the lily with Copic markers and adhered the lily to the card using 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. I stamped the sentiment in Old Olive ink. Lastly, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella to the lily for added sparkle.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing different ways to use this beautiful lily digital stamp.
Thank you for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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Hello friends and happy Monday! I am excited to be sharing my card for the Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge today. I frequently hear from friends and fellow stampers that they aren't creative enough to design something on their own, or that they don't know what colors to use. They feel frustrated before they even begin because they don't know where to begin. I understand! Yes, I've been there too! That's the concept behind a card challenge. It can help to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing by giving you a place to start. Challenge #122 by Newton's Nook is a color challenge. Let the image below be your inspiration for creating a card (or scrapbook page) and see where this challenge takes you!
I loved this color combination, it's fresh and modern. Here is my card inspired by the challenge colors:
*A full supply list is located at the end of this post.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from 80 lb Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. The first matted layer is a 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Neenah white cardstock as well. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the upper right corner of this mat. I stamped the flowers from the Peony Blooms stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock. I colored in the peonies with Copic markers and used the coordinating Peony Blooms die to cut them out. I adhered a 3 3/4" x 2" piece of green gingham paper to the bottom half of this mat. I tied a mint ribbon around the gingham ribbon before adhering it to the card. I tied a small bow using the mint ribbon and adhered the bow to the card with a glue dot. I added a couple randomly placed rhinestones to the card for added sparkle. I also added a coat of Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for even more sparkle.
Will these colors inspire YOU to create? Are you ready to get your paws inky with us and play along for a chance to win?! We will randomly select one linked entry to receive a $20 store credit to the Newton's Nook Designs online shop!
We will also highlight our favorites from each challenge the following Monday, so that all entries have a chance to be featured on the Newton's Nook Designs blog.
Please make sure you review the challenge rules page before you link up your project!
Deadline to enter is Friday, May 8th, at midnight CST.
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see your creations there!
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Last week I sent out 40 cards to friends and family all over the US, Canada, Germany and Sweden, just to let them know I was thinking about them. I am hoping to get a few more cards made and sent out this week. Since we are all SAFE at home (not STUCK at home), snail mail has been a great way to spread joy and positivity to others. Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be sharing more of these happy snail mail cards (when I know people have received them in the mail), but, here are two cards that were sent using the new Cow Friends stamp set by Whimsy Stamps:
Are YOU on my card mailing list? Would you like to receive a handmade card? Please just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be sure to do my best to send you some happy snail mail too!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
Hello friends and happy Thursday! It is release week at Whimsy Stamps and today I'm sharing two cards featuring the new Layering Peruvian Lilies stamp set. I have always particularly loved layering stamp sets because they add such depth and dimension to an image and all you need are a few different colored inks to achieve the desired look.
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies, I cut the largest rectangle from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. Using Versafine Clair Purple Delight ink, I stamped the sentiment in the upper right hand corner. I stamped the first outline layer of the leaves directly onto the white cardstock in Versamark Clair Green Oasis ink. I stamped the second layer, or the filler, of the leaves in Versafine Spanish Moss ink. On a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the layering lilies in three inks: Purple Delight, Charming Pink and Blushing Bride. I then fussy cut each of the lilies by hand. I adhered the handcut lilies over the leaves using foam adhesive for added height and dimension. Lastly I added a couple of randomly placed pink rhinestones for added sparkle.
I have created a second card to share with you today because I love seeing all the different ways you can use one single stamp set:
The base of this A2 sized card is made from Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock. I cut the branch frame die from Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink in the upper right corner and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. Again, on a separate sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the layering lilies in the same ink colors used previously. I also stamped the leaves on a separate sheet of white cardstock. I fussy cut both the leaves and the lilies and adhered them to the card using foam adhesive. I added a few randomly placed clear rhinestones for added sparkle.
Here is the Layered Peruvian Lilies stamp set:
Thanks for visiting and happy creating!
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