Thursday, April 27, 2017

Purple Onion Designs: It's a beautiful day!

Hello, friends! Today I have for you a card I made with rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs.  I created a spring/summer scene using the TreehouseBloom no 2 (daisies), Garden Bugs and Chloe (bunny with flower).

The Treehouse stamp is originally intended for a winter scene because some of the areas are covered with snow.  So I prepared the stamp by covering just the snow areas with sticky post-its. Then, I applied black Momento ink and removed the post-its before stamping it on trimmed smooth white cardstock. I added any missing lines with the Copic liners. 

At this point I wanted to add Bloom no 2 (daisies) behind the trees so I masked the sides of the tree including the mushrooms with prepared masking paper and stamped the flowers. I colored the entire background with Copic markers. Before moving on, I stamped one of the sentiment from Sweet Summer Sentiment set.

I stamped Chloe  and Garden Bugs (they are just the cutest) on smooth white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers and cut them out. I added dimensional adhesive behind and adhered them to the front panal.  I also die-cut a white cardstock using the larger frame from Pretty Pink Posh  Scallop Frames and added dimensional adhesive and adhered that to the front as well.  This added nice dimension and interest to the card. 

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a beautiful day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps: Magical Mermaid

Hello friends! I'm here to share with you a fun suspended shaker card using the lovable Magical Mermaid stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.

I stamped the images, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment "you Mermaid to be awesome" on heat resistant acetate and adhered it to a frame. This served as the window for the shaker card. I distressed the background with Distress inks and added splatters of water on trimmed watercolor cardstock.

Here comes the fun part. I suspended the jellyfish so that they don't turn upside down when the card is shaken but still move around in a controlled motion. I did this by taping clear thread behind the adorable jellyfish, and loosely sandwiching the thread on the top and the bottom of the foam adhesive (shown below). After adding the fish and some clear sparkly beads from Pretty Pink Posh , I adhered the shaker window to the distressed panel. I'm glad I went with the clear beads because when the card is shaken it reminds me of bubbles and currents in the ocean. I also had fun to watching the jellyfish bobbing around.

To finish, I added the mermaid (she's so sweet, I just love her) and the rest of the images to the front of the card. The idea of the suspended stamped images was inspired by a video Jennifer Mcguire shared on Instagram, to read more about it on her blog click here

I hope you like today's card. Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Little Dog Agenda

Hello, friends! Today Mama Elephant is showcasing the adorable Little Dog Agenda set. I love small and cute things, and this definitely fits the bill. This set is great for planners, tags and even cards!

To begin, I die-cut Copic friendly paper using rectangle die from Peek a frame creative cuts. It adds a nice stitched detailing around the borders. Then, I stamped part of a sentiment from Wishing You on black cardstock using Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. After, I stamped the main sentiment from Tandem Extras using black ink on the front of the die-cut paper. I attached the sentiment on the black cardstock with dimensional foam. Next, I randomly stamped all the little dog images, trying to space them out as evenly as I could. I then colored them with Copic markers. I also stamped the little dog holding a heart separately and propped him up with dimensional foam. This card was almost too easy and so fun to make, I made a second card with the same stamp set.

For the next card, I distressed the sides of an A2 size Bristol cardstock with a variety of Distress Oxide inks. Then, I die cut white cardstock using a 6 window frame from Peek a Frame creative cuts as shown.

 I added a layer of foam adhesive around it and attached it to the distressed panel. Next, I took the negative squares, inked them with Distress Oxide ink and placed them back into the frame.

I stamped and colored the little dogs with Copic markers, and cut them out with their coordinating dies. After, I placed them inside the squares. For the sentiment, I stamped Hollow Letters and colored them in with Copic markers, trying to match the colors of the Distress Oxide inks. I was really going for a colorful card, as you can see. To finish the card, I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the front as shown.

I hope you enjoyed both cards!

You can visit the Mama Elephant blog to see more projects featuring the Little Dog Agenda stamps by the super talented design team.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great Sunday!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Purple Onion Designs: Here's a Birthday Flyby

Hello there! I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Before I head out to church today, I wanted to share a card I made using wonderful rubber stamps by Purple Onion Designs. I used the adorable Happy (party bear)Sunny (flying bird with party hat) and Balloon Trio Streamer stamps to make a birthday card. 

I stamped the images with black Versafine ink on bristol cardstock and colored them with Zig clean color real markers. I chose shades of blues and greens to color the balloons and party hats because I wanted to make a masculine card. Then, I created the background by adding puffy clouds using Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass with a acetate I die-cut using a cloud border. I thought it'd be fun to have the bear and bird flying in the clouds with the balloons. Luckily, I was able to find a perfect sentiment to go with it from MFT stamps.

To add dimension to the card, I die-cut a frame from Lawnfawn and added foam adhesive behind it. After, I attached it to the background panel. To finish, I also added foam behind the images and adhered that to the panel as well. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a blessed and happy Sunday!!!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Sticky Notes

Hello, friends! I'm back again with Mama Elephant to highlight the super cute Sticky Notes set from their new release. This stamp set is great for planners, scrapbooks and little note-cards. I created a weekly planner spread and a few note cards to share with you today.  

For my planner spread I used Sticky Notes,  Little Dog Agenda and Little Cat Agenda stamps. They go perfectly together.  I also used Hollow Letters to stamp words onto my planners and note-cards.  I loved that I was able to color them in and make the words pop. I colored all the images with Prismacolor pencils.

On the side of the planner, I have the Page Huggers animals that was stamped, colored with Copics and die-cut with the coordinating dies. What's great about these coordinating dies are that they will cut the image and it will cut right under the paws of each animal creating a little flap. This allows you to use them as bookmarks for books or planners or a fun card where you can just stack them on top of each other.

I also created these little note cards. I colored the images with Copic markers. I think they are great for sending notes with words of encouragement to my kids in their lunch boxes or backpacks. 

Make sure to stop by the Mama Elephant blog to see more projects featuring the Sticky Notes sets by the talented design team. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Stitched Stars Shaker Cards

Hello friends! I'm here today to share with you two cards I made using wonderful products from Pretty Pink Posh.  I'm featuring a die set called Stitched Stars. In this set, you get four star shapes of varying sizes. They are awesome for creating shaker windows for shaker cards because of their duel stitching.

For the first card, I stamped and colored the bear from the Halloween Friends set with Copics and cut him out with a coordinating die. I then die-cut prepared white cardstock using the biggest star from the Stitched Stars set. I used the negative cut to create my shaker window.  I trimmed heat resistant acetate and stamped the sentiment "Celebrate it's your big day" from Everyday Greetings with Versamark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. I adhered the acetate to the back of the front panel.

To create the background, I lightly distressed the prepared cardstock with Distress ink in Mustard Seed. I also die-cut a bunch of stars using the two smallest stars and distressed them as well using the same ink. Before adhering the shaker window, I added a thin strip of dimensional adhesive on the acetate with the backing removed (this allows you to bend the foam) around the large star (to keep the sequins inside the enclosed area). I also added dimensional adhesive around the outer edges of the background panel. Before adhering the two panels together, I added 4mm Sunshine Glow sequins.  To finish, I cut between the bears wing and around the bear's arms so that he could hold the star.  Then, I adhered the bear and the stars to the front panel. I placed the bear on a slant so that he looks like he's flying. I mean, he does have wings...right? 

The next card is made the same way as the first card, but I kept the background white and added Spring Seed Beads instead. I stamped the sentiment from the Friends Forever set. After, I added the bunny from the Holiday Pals. I love this bunny; using this image adds a lot of cuteness and sweetness to the card (in my opinion, anyways). If you're not a critter stamp lover like me, you can omit them from both cards and I think it'll look just as nice. For both cards, I kept the front panel white for a cleaner look, and to bring more attention to the stitched stars as well as the beads and sequins. 

Thanks so much for looking!  Have an amazing day!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps: A Bird's Life

Happy Wednesday friends! I'm sharing a card that features the new stamp set, A Bird's Life and last month's release, Friends & Family from Sunny Studio Stamps. I thought these two paired very nicely together to create a flower background, setting the stage for the birdhouses.

To create the front panel, I trimmed smooth white cardstock to 5"x 3.75". Using a Misti Tool, I placed the birdhouses and the sentiment where I wanted them to go and stamped it using black ink. To create a flower background, I stamped a variety of the bold flowers and leaves with pastel dye inks. I stamped them around the birdhouses, spacing them as evenly as I could. I did this using the stamps in the order of largest to smallest. This allows the smaller stamps to fill in the open areas.
I wanted this card to have some dimension so I stamped the birdhouses and the cute little birds on the smooth white cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I also stamped the bows and die-cut all of them using the Coordinating Snippets. Then, I went back to the front panel and drew a line with a green Gelly Pen from the top of the card to the roof of the birdhouses. To finish my card, I added foam adhesives behind all the images and adhered them to the front. Isn't this card tweet? I hope you like it!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you have an awesome day!