May 4, 2018

Indoor House Scene ft. Winnie & Walter

Hi everyone! Today I'll be sharing several ways you can stretch your stamps and combine different images from various sets. I was inspired by Winnie & Walter's Rerun challenge focusing on the Framed with Evelin T. Designs stamp. Be sure to check out this post for details on how you can participate and win a $25 gift certificate. :)

First of all, I stamped the square frame from the stamp set (shown below) and imagined it as a window.
To create the outside landscape scene, I stamped the little tree images from Our Town with distress inks. Normally I only use distress inks for ink blending and watercoloring because you get really splotchy impressions. However, I thought the splotchiness adds an interesting touch to the trees and makes them look more natural. I then watercolored the lawn and sky with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens. To complete the window (so it doesn't look like a wall painting according to my boyfriend), I added two thin strips of white cardstock and lined them with a black Copic multi-liner so they match the frame.

The adorable kitty cat is from a newer set called Purrfect with Evelin T. Designs. I colored her with ZIG brush pens as well and adhered her to the window so it looks like she's just perching and enjoying the view.

The flower vase is stamped with 3 different sets: The vase is from In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet and I paired it with In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies because the floral images in this set are smaller and more suitable for the scene. I also used the thin stem image from In Bloom: Carolina's Florals and that completes the vase.

Here is a list of VersaMagic Dew Drops Chalk Inks I used (from lightest to darkest shades):
Flowers: Pixie Dust / Pink Grapefruit / Pink Petunia
Leaves: Aloe Vera / Tea Leaves / Hint of Pesto

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day. :)

April 10, 2018

CUTplorations Dies ft. STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! STAMPlorations released 3 new word dies (CUTplorations), and they're just fabulous! Here are my 3 projects, check them out!

For my card projects I decided to pair up a new die with an older stamp set. This sunshine and rainbow card features the Kathryn's Rainbow set. (Isn't it a perfect match with the die?!)

I watercolored the stamped images with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens, masked them, and distressed the background. I also sponged distress inks on the word die cut.

I thought it would be fun to add some details to the girl's pink dress, so I drew some flowers and polka dots with a white gel pen. Just love how it turned out!

For my second card I went with an artsy style. The stamp set I used is Trendy Birds, but you can definitely apply the same technique to Trendy Leaves, Trendy Butterflies, or any stamps you own. :)

I first stamped the birdie images with Distress Oxide inks, then I clear heat embossed them. After that I chose contrasting colors and distressed the entire panel. Since the heat embossed areas resist ink, you can achieve this rich and colorful look.

I kept the sentiment really simple; it's just a white die cut of the "Life is good" die. The bright white surely pops against the black and rainbow colored background though!

For the third project I decorated the cover of a Kraft notebook.

I sponged on Distress Oxides inks (so much distress inks in this post!) to create a rainbow die cut, and embellished with white enamel dots.

I hope you enjoyed these creations. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges Entered:

AAA Cards: Favorite Technique (Ink Blending)

March 31, 2018

March 21, 2018

Unicorn with Patterned Paper ft. Ink Road Stamps

Hello there! Here's another rainbow unicorn card! (I know, I know. But who can resist this combo?!) This time I decided to embrace the pretty patterned paper I've hoarded for far too long.

Here's a closer look. I also added a handful of embellishments on this card; glitter tape and washi, sparkly enamel dots, hemp twine bow, you name it!

The unicorn image and sentiment are both from Ink Road Stamps. (Majestic AF / Compliments Volume 2) Love them both! I colored the unicorn with ZIG clean color real brush pens, and stamped the sentiment on patterned vellum paper. That's all from me today, thanks so much for visiting!

Challenges Entered: 

Rainbow Unicorn ft. Winnie & Walter

Hello all! I'd like to share a CAS card with you today. Clean and simple isn't typically my go-to style, but between packing for a new move and preparing for graduation, it certainly is the *best* style. :-) 

The focal point of the card are these sparkly ombré letter die cuts. I used Winnie & Walter's Typecast: Cary Letters Cutaways to die cut 5 letters from silver glitter cardstock. Then I used Copic markers to create the ombré effect. The colors I used are listed below:

Red (M): R24 / R27/ R39
Yellow Orange (A): Y15 / YR14 / YR09
Green (G): YG25 / G05 / G28
Blue (I): B04 / B24 / B37
Purple (C): V04 / V05 / V09

If you are a Copic fanatic and use them frequently, you'll probably notice that these are not necessarily the colors you would use to create a normal seamless blend. That is because you need to choose colors that are "different" enough for them to show on glitter cardstock. Otherwise you wouldn't achieve the ombré effect. 

I paired the sparkly letters with a sentiment from The Greeting Farm's A Lil' Magic set. The unicorn image is also colored with Copic markers, and it's from Ink Road Stamp's Majestic AF set. I kept everything very simple; no foam tape, no dimensions, no embellishments. Just a clean one layer card, and I quite like it! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed it, too!


February 26, 2018

Adding Background Interest with Geometry Shapes ft. STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! Welcome to STAMPlorations' Typografia Romantique event. :) 
Today I paired up the new I Love You stamp with the Zen Hearts stencil to create this rainbow card. I used Candied Apple, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet distress inks. 

I wanted to add some interest to the background, so I trimmed the edges of the front panel. I really like the asymmetrical heptagon design against the kraft card base. I hope you enjoyed this card, be sure to check out STAMPlorations' main post, too! 

Challenges Entered: 
Power Poppy: Love to Sparkle / STAMPlorations: ATG / Addicted to Stamps: Heart

Ombre Stenciling ft. STAMPlorations

Hi everyone! Welcome to STAMPlorations' Typografia Romantique event. :) 

I decided to create a card with a neutral color palette (white, kraft, and black) with a pop of red. I used Abandoned Coral distress ink and Rows of Hearts stencil to create the background, and stamped the My Heart stamp with VersaFine black ink. Hope you like this mixed-media feel kind of card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Challenges Entered: 

Addicted to Stamps: Heart
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