Live In The Sunshine

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card with a product from The Color of Fun release by Simon Says Stamp. I was lucky enough to receive a product early to make cards with and let me tell you this release is awesome.

I got the One With Nature stamp set and I have already made 4 cards which I will share everyday this week. I was quite skeptical about this set, but if you really look beneath the stamp, you will see endless possibilities.

Here is my card —

Live In the Sunshine

I wanted to make a frame using one of the leaves in the stamp and this was what came from it. I knew I wanted to color and as much as I want to be amazing using Copics, I really have not mastered it. I definitely need practice (the first couple attempts of this card will show you). So I decided  to try something I’ve never used before – color pencils. I have a 12 piece Prismacolor set that I have never used and I decided to try it. To my surprise, I found it very easy and and awesome. I used two kinds of green pencils and the shading was effortless.

After, coloring my frame, I was stuck for a couple hours not knowing where and how to put my sentiment. Then eventually it hit me to make a shaker panel with the frame I just made.  I stamped the sentiment on a separate piece of paper and put it inside the shaker panel. For the sequins, I used Sparkling Clear and Mossy Green from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading

For a complete list of the tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

I’ll be back tomorrow with another card using this stamp set.

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Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using a couple of sketches from 2 different challenges. I know it’s ironic that I decided to combine two sketch challenges because realistically it would just be a mess. But both sketches I used are very similar.

This card is an entry for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. This is the sketch —

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And this is sketch for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge.

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So when you look at both sketches, they are very similar. A frame/panel, a focal point on the left and the sentiment next to it. The only difference is the orientation. So I may be crazy but I decided to incorporate both sketches and make it my own.

Here is my card —

Happy Birthday Doggie

 

I started this card with some Carnation layering paper from Hero Arts cut to a landscape card with the fold on top. I used the star backdrop from Lawn Fawn’s Teeny Tiny Backdrops. I wanted to stamp the background and have a tone on tone effect, so I used Cotton Candy ink from Simon Says Stamp. For the frame, I used the two biggest rectangles from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle dies. I cut a frame from some gold paper from the Glitzy Glitter paper pack from Die Cuts With A View.

For the focal image, I stamped the dog from the Cupcake Cutie set from My Favorite Things and colored it in with Copic markers. I will have all the colors in the supply list below. I cut the image with a circle punch and I cut another balloon and adhered it with foam adhesive. I also added some clear Wink of Stella to the balloon and the ribbon on the dog. Then I added Glossy Accents to the balloon. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday greeting from the same Cupcake Cutie set on a strip of Carnation layering paper with Versamark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

To finish the card, I placed some gold and pink enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye.

That’s it for this card. For a complete list of the supplies I used, please check the supply list below.

Thank for reading! See you soon.

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A Tweet Thank You

Hi everyone! My crafting mojo is back! Towards the middle of December, I just couldnt find the time or just the creativity in me to make something. But today when I was browsing different card challenges, I saw this one for Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge and I was struck with creativity.

The theme for this challenge is THANK YOU. I personally do not own any stamps from Newton’s Nook because I’ve only recently heard about them. But I have some stamps I have my eye on and I will definitely be purchasing some.

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For this challenge, I decided to use some of the freebies on their website. This bird caught my eye —

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So decided to use it and just get creative.

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I colored the bird with Copic markers and cut it out. For the balloon, I used the Simon Says Stamp Balloon die on a piece of pink patterned paper from the Chalk Studio Collection from My Mind’s Eye. For the ribbon, I die cut the tiny ribbon from the Thank You For Your Support set from Simon Says Stamp on some Black Licorice card stock. And for thr string, I used some black and white twine from Doodlebug.

For the curved panel, I used another of the papers from the same My Mind’s Eye paper pad and adhered it towards the bottom of the card with the curved part closer to the top.

For the sentiment, I embossed a thank you greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Giving Thanks stamp set with VersaMark and embossed it with white embossing powder on a strip of black licorice card stock. I cut banner end and adhered it with foam tape.

To finish the card, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

For a complete list of all the products I used, please check the supply list below.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

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You Fill My Day With Color

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for The Cutting Edge blog hop hosted by Paulina from Pretty Pink Posh. This is my second card for this hop. For this card, I used the rainbow die from the You and Me collection from Sizzix.

Here is my card —

You Fill My Day with Color

I started this card with some Hero Arts Snow layering paper cut to 4 3/4 by 4 inches. I positioned the rainbow die from the the You and Me set and die cut it using my Cuttlebug. I will be using the negative space for the front panel of the card. For the rays of the rainbow, I covered it with Elmer’s Glitter Glue and when it dried I added some Glossy Accents to give it some dimension. I also cut more rays and attached it to each other to thicken each ray. I inlaid the rays using Glossy Accents to secure it. For the clouds, I used a piece of paper and stuck in under the panel and adhered some Sparkling Clear sequins behind the cloud negative.

For the sentiment, I used the Color and Sunshine set from Simon Says Stamp with my new favorite combination of pigment ink and clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I adhered the panel to a 5 by 4 1/4 inch card base of the same Snow layering paper. I also added more sequins in Pink Peonies, Mossy Green, Cornflower Blue and Sparkling Clear to accent the card.

That’s it for thus card. For a list of products I used, please check out the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

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I Love You More Than Ice Cream, That’s A Lot – SSS August 2014 Card Kit

Hi everyone! Im here today with a card for the RetroSketches Challenge using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.

Here is the sketch for this challenge —

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Here is my card —

I Love You More Than IceCream

I started this card with some Neenah dessert Storm card stock cut to  a standard size with the fold on top. I cut a piece of patterned paper from Bo Bunny that was included in the kit. I attached it to the front of the card tilted. For the diamond, I cut a die border from Sizzix on some brown paper.

For the focal point, I cut a circle from the Sizzix Circle Framelits and attached the variety of ice cream. I colored the sweet treats using Spectrum Noir markers. I attached the circle to the center of the card. For the sentiment, I heat embossed on gold embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and added glitter accents to the ice cream.

That’s it for this this card. Thanks for reading.

 

Online Card Classes Days 3 and 4 – Alphabet and Sentiment Stamps

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Hi everyone! I’m here with the next installment for Online Card Classes. Today, I will be sharing 2 cards I made for Days 3 and 4. The focus on these days were alphabet and sentiment stamps. The stamps the teachers focused on were Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn and the Simply Fabulous Sayings from My Favorite Things. I had the LF stamp but didnt have the one from MFT, but I shopped my stash and used one I had from Simon Says Stamp called Be Sentiments.

Here are my cards —

CARD #1

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I started this card with a 4 Bar card from some Slate card stock from Simon Says Stamp (I have recently been enjoying the size of 4 Bar cards). For the patterned paper panel, I used a polka dot paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. For the front panel, I used some Neenah Solar White card stock.

For the front panel, I arranged the alphabet letters in order to form 5 lines. I wanted to make sure that the letters I, O and U were diagonally aligned. The O was supposed to act as the heart in the “I Heart U sentiment, however I decided against that and used the heart that is also included in the Milo’s ABC set. I stamped the majority of the letters in Versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. For the sentiment, I didn’t have pink or red embossing powder, so I used Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink ink and re-stamped it with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored the heart with a pink marker and covered it with some pink glitter glue from Elmer’s. After the glue dried, I added some Glossy Accents for some dimension.

To finish the card, I rounded the corners and adhered some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh with some tacky glue. I attached the panel to the card base with some foam tape.

CARD #2

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I started this card with some Punch layering paper from Hero Arts. For the background, I stamped the different BE variations in a random pattern with Versamark ink. I heat embossed the background with the Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder. For the heart element, I cut out a the Cream Puff die from Memory Box and used the negative space to trace a heart on some Carnation layering paper. I stamped the different sentiments from the set with some Ultra Pink ink from Hero Arts. For the heart outline, I cut another heart this time from some Punch layering paper. The die cut produced an outlined heart with a curvy line in the center. I cut the curvy line and used the outline on its own.

To finish the card, I attached the heart on the center of the base with some foam tape.

That’s it for Days 3 and 4. I know I’m a little behind in class which is why I love this new schedule where they give us time to play and create after all the lessons before class wraps up. I will be back soon with cards for Days 5 and 6, cards from the August Card Kit and other cards I make in between.

For a list of the products I used, please refer to the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

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Love You Tons

Hi everyone! This card is an entry for CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch for this week

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This week, they joined forces with Tag You’re It. So this weeks challenge needs to either be a tag or have a tag incorporated to the finished project.

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Here is my card —

Love You Tons

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I colored some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste with Simon Says Stamp ink in Cotton Candy. I placed the chevron stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop on the card base and masked off the right side. Just like the sketch, I only wanted the texture on the left side. After spreading the paste and letting it dry, I started with my tag element. I recently got the Lawn Fawn Love You Tons set which was a surprise gift from my sister (she loves surprising me with crafty things that make happy). I stamped the elephants and colored them in with the Grey and Pink sets from Spectrum Noir. I stamped the tag from LF’s Tag You’re It from a piece of paper from Pink Paislee with VersaMark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder from American Crafts. I die cut the tag using the coordinating die and attached the elephants. I stamped the hearts from the Happy Thoughts set from Simon Says Stamp in Lipstick Red ink. I attached the tag to the card and added some pink twine.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Neenah Solar White and stamped the sentiment from the Love You Tons set with VersaMark and heat embossed it with the same silver embossing powder. I wanted it to be more than a banner, so I cut one side of the sentiment strip like a regular banner and I cut the other side at a diagonal for added interest. I added it with foam squares to the bottom of the card.

To finish the card, I accented the elephants and hearts with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this card.

For a complete list of all the product and tools I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading. I will be back soon with more cards from the ongoing class at Online Card Classes.

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You Are My Favorite Friend

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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For this card, I used the supplies that came with the June 2014 card kit. This card kit, like all the other kits is a great value and in my opinion one of the best kits that has been released. The theme for the SSS Wednesday Challenge is “You Gotta Have Friends”.

Here is my card —

You Are My Favorite Friend

 

I started this card with Bazzill Candy Hearts card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the front panel, I used Neenah Solar White card stock cut to 5 x 3 3/4 inches. For the background of the white panel, I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated on this card. Jennifer demonstrated this technique using blues and greens to create a water scene. I decided to use greys to create a neutral background. Any alcohol marker will do but I used the Fine Touch markers in different shades of warm grey.

For the flowers, I stamped the different circle flowers using lighter inks and the details of the flowers using darker inks. I will mention every ink color I used in the supply list below. For the sentiment, I also used the Favorite Flowers set that came with the kit. Using Studio G black pigment ink, I stamped the sentiment and used some Martha Stewart clear embossing powder to make the sentiment pop.

To finish the card, I attached the panel to the base and accented the flowers and leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen.

That’s it for this card. I will be back soon with more cards from this card kit.

SUPPLY LIST:

1.  Simon Say’s Stamp June Card Kit

2.  Bazzill Candy Hearts card stock

3.  Neenah Solar White card stock

4.  The Fine Touch Markers – Warm Greys WG 0.5, WG 2, and WG 4

5.  Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers set

6.  Studio G black pigment ink

7.  Martha Stewart clear embossing powder

8.  Memento inks (Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavender)

9.  Simon Says Stamp inks (Island Blue and Green Leaf)

10. Hero Arts inks (Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Passionflower, Ultra Pink, Soft

Cantaloupe, Pale Tomato, Cornflower Blue, Butter Bar, Dark Quartz)

11. Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

 
 
 
 

Wednesday Card Day – Just Arrived

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Hi everyone! I was recently at Michael’s and they had a huge sale on their older stamps and when I saw two baby themed sets from Fiskars and Stampendous, I couldn’t resist. So I decided to use them for today’s cards. Here is my first card —

Just Arrived Girl

I started this card with some Bazzill card stock in Cotton Candy cut to a standard size card. I used some of the mini images from both sets to create my own background. I repeatedly stamped the images in Versamark and then heat embossed it with some Martha Stewart clear embossing powder. I originally wanted to use sparkle embossing powder but I did not like way it looked so I changed my mind and used clear instead.

For the front panel, I cut the third biggest die from the Sizzix Fancy Labels #3 die set from white card stock. I positioned the stork and sentiment from the Fiskars set and stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored in the image with an assortment of marker brands – I used the Fine Touch markers from Hobby Lobby and a few Bic Mark It markers. I don’t really know how to blend alcohol markers so I normally just do fast coloring and try to blend based on what I think looks right.

To finish the card, the attached the front panel with foam squares and applied some glitter to the baby blanket with my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.

I also made a blue version for a baby boy —

Just Arived Boy

For this card, I did the exact same thing as I did with the pink card except that the card stock I used was Robin’s Egg Blue from Bazzill.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Fiskars stamp set  – Special Delivery
2. Stampendous stamp set – Baby Invite
3. Bazzill card stock in Cotton Candy (girl card) and Robin’s Egg Blue (boy card)
4. Neenah Solar White card stock 
5. Versamark ink
6. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
7. Martha Stewart embossing powder
8. Bic Mark It markers (Pink Flamingo and Yellow Blaze)
9. The Fine Touch Markers from Hobby Lobby ( CG1, CG3 Cool Gray, YR25 Salmon Pink, PB76 Sky Blue) 
7. Sizzix Fancy Labels #3 (3rd biggest die)
 
 You can watch the video here —
 

 

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Thinking of You

Hi everyone! For today’s card, I used supplies from the February Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. I really love this kit especially the stamp set which is so versatile and elegant.

I saw this card that Nichol Magouirk made with the kit and I wanted to do something similar. It was such a pretty card and I just fell in love with it. Nichol used shades of blue and green and stamped the images on Kraft. I wanted to use pink and emboss the images on vellum for a different look.

Here is my card –

Thinking of You

I started this card with white card stock cut to a standard size card. I also cut the pink stitched patterned paper from the kit to the same size to cover the entire front of the card. For the stamped panel, I cut a piece of vellum to 5 1/4 by 4 and prepped it for embossing with my DIY powder tool. I stamped the flowers and stems at the bottom of the vellum piece with Versamark and then embossed it with the Martha Stewart white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment from the Thinking of You stamp set included in the kit also with Versamark and then I embossed it.

I attached the vellum panel with some glue dots which was a big mistake. I originally thought the glue dots weren’t going to be seen since I already used it before on vellum with another card. But as soon as I stuck the vellum to the card base, I immediately saw the glue dots. I couldn’t remove it without tearing the card, so as damage control I dug out some old sequins I had and tried to randomly place them around the card covering up the glue dots. I actually like it with the sequins so I’ll call that a happy mistake.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading! I will be back on Wednesday with a card and a new video. See you!