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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