Miss Ink Stamps

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Welcome, I hope that you are as excited about the new release as I am. So many fun sets that absolutely make me smile that are more for adult recipients. Today I’m sharing the new stamp set called Blitzened that I have paired with a stencil called Art Deco.

First I die cut an A2 panel with a stitched rectangle die I had in my stash and taped off the outer border. I then ink blended with distress oxide ink in tattered rose over the Art Deco stencil and immediately added sparkle paste (Couture Creations) over the inked areas. I set the panel aside to dry overnight and immediately washed the stencil. In the photo below, you can see the amount of texture and shine that it provides to the card!

In the meantime I die cut all the images & sentiments from the Blitzened stamp set and did some simple copic coloring (R59 & R46 for the candy cane & berries, G28 & G24 for the leaves, B000 and B0000 for the glass, W3 and W0 for the mouse). I love that the image has so much on it and tells a story that you really don’t need anything else to complete the card!

The Art Deco stencil design creates so much interest, but not in an overwhelming way, so that you eyes move all over the card, but the focal point still clearly remains on the mouse.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Trinity Stamps

Christmas Baking Push-Up Card

Hi there, today I have a fun slimline card using the sweet Cottage Kitchen stamp & die setCozy Christmas Cottage stamp & die setSlimline Series: Room Builder die set and the Slimline Series Quilted Cover Die set.  It has a fun mechanism to make the oven pop open when the rug is pushed up.

First I stamped and die cut all the elements using the Cottage Kitchen stamp & die set and Cozy Christmas Cottage stamp & die set, copic colored them simply.  I die cut only half of the room using the Slimline Series: Room Builder die set so that I had the wood flooring and white trim.  I die cut the wallpaper out of cardstock with the Slimline Series Quilted Cover Die set to save time, since I would normally ink blend with distress oxide ink.

Next I started to create a push-up hinge mechanism from scratch, as I wanted the oven to open and reveal a surprise cake & message. I cut 2 0.5 inch strips out of 110 lb cardstock. The length of the 2 strips varied and were custom made to allow the oven to open.  One of the strips had a hinge placed at the end (with 2 creases to allow easy movement); the other strip was glued to the hinge strip to provide extra support.

Next I cut a slit with a craft knife into the background (as shown below) that would be covered by the oven.  I also used a die from Slimline Twist & Slide die set for some partial die cutting as shown below, since we don’t carry a die that cuts this perfectly, I had to improvise and tape part of the floor back on.  I tried to make the sliding mechanism hidden under the rug.

Next I slid the oven and tab back into the cut slit, trimmed the excess and then attached the rug with a double sided foam circle that fit perfectly into the oval track I created.  When you push the rug up, the oven opens, when you pull the rug back down, the oven closes. I then adhered everything into place.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!


2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

2020 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Friday, Nov 6th, 2020 – Friday, Nov 13th, 2020

Welcome! Today is the start of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers 2020 Spring | Summer Blog hop, which means the caffeinated party starts at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog here.  I am so thrilled to join the hop today and have made a card with a digital design from Joy Clair Designs called Coffee Flavors Digital Set.

I kept the design of the A2 card simple by using copic coloring, masking and fussy cutting to create some dimension. I printed 2 copies of the digital and fussy cut the flower & leaves from the 2nd copy, copic colored them and then mounted them on foam tape to create a little more interest by adding dimension.

I did add some glitter paste on the flowers (and some on the coffee because let’s face it, coffee is a magical concoction!). You can see some of the shine and glitter in the close up photo below.

Thank you so much for stopping and hopping by! I can’t wait to see what everyone makes this week. Have a wonderful day!