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Mondo Flower Bouquet

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Hi everyone! I can hardly believe that it is Labor Day Weekend!  Hope that you are enjoying the extended weekend with your family!

Today I’m up on the Miss Ink Stamps blog with a card using a little bit of masking.  I had envisioned one of the adorable critters from the Miss Ink Stamp lines holding a huge bouquet of flowers, but I didn’t know which one or if there would be multiple critters involved.  After looking at the size card I was making & the huge size of the Gardenia Stamp set, I decided that one little hedgehog from the Bubbles stamp set would be it!

To make the card:

  1. First I stamped the large gardenia stem in tuxedo black Momento ink on an A2 sized panel of Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then stamped the same image onto masking paper so that I could mask off the bottom stem before stamping the hedgehog in the same black ink on top of the mask with the stem.  I did wipe off the ink on bubble wand prior to stamping the hedgehog.  I then stamped and fussy cut out a few extra flower images.
  2. I googled gardenias prior to coloring, as I truly love to have the real thing in front of me when I color.  I copic colored the flowers with Y11 in the center and Y0000, YG61 on top of the petals and C00 on the underside of the petals.  The leaves were copic colored with YG61 & YG67 on top and Y28 on the underside. The hedgehog was colored with Y28, E37, E50 & E51 and some white highlights from a white Gelly Roll pen.
  3. I always have to have sparkle in some manner, so I added some Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Texture Paste in
    to the buds & centers of each flower.  I finished off the card with a frame in antique gold cardstock and patterned cardstock with a pretty script and a couple of yellow sequins.

Here is a close up of the shimmer:

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I hope that this card inspires you to do some masking!  It is so much fun once you get the hang of it!  Happy Labor Day Weekend!

There is a huge Labor Day Sale going on at Ellen Hutson!

Here are the supplies I used in case you would like to purchase them at the sale! Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!

 

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Collaboration: Trinity Stamps & Miss Ink Stamps

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Today I’m up on the Trinity YouTube channel with a video featuring a card made with products from Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps!  You can find the video here. I used the Trinity Stamps Mermaid Wishes stamp set and the Waves stencil from Miss Ink Stamps.

Briefly, I stamped the mermaid with Memento ink in tuxedo black on Neenah solar white cardstock and then fussy cut it and then copic colored it as shown in the video.  I used versamark ink to ink up the stencil on Lawn Fawn acetate sheets and then used several wow embossing powders and a heat gun to heat emboss the waves on the stencil.  I cannot say enough good things about the Lawn Fawn acetate- it holds up to heat from a heat gun and does not warp!  I then fussy cut the acetate sheets.  Not having white embossing powder (I only have the puffy kind), I had to improvise and use Hero Arts white unicorn ink and pearl white embossing powder to heat emboss my sentiment on navy cardstock.  A few clouds from the Trinity Stamps Puffy Cloud embellishment mix and a frame cut from antique gold cardstock finished the card. The waves move back and forth when you pull the tab- you will be able to see it best on the YouTube video!

Please stop by Instagram today; Trinity Stamps and Miss Ink Stamps are having an Instagram hop filled with fun projects and prizes.

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Thank you for stopping by!

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Watercolor coffee card

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Today I watercolored the delightful Springtime Banners and Brewtiful Stamp sets.  I tend to put a lot of images in my cards and wanted to keep it more simple, with ample white space this time.

I used Distress Ink Watercolor paper for the circular panel and the rectangle panel. I experimented quite a bit before deciding to stamp the coffee mug and steam in Ink on 3- fade out no-line coloring.  I stamped and watercolored all the leaves in Distress Oxide ink in bundled sage and stamped and watercolored the flowers in Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar.  For the final sparkly touches, I used the Gansai Tambi gem colors in Gem Green, Gem Pink and Yellow Gold.  I used a C00 copic marker to provide some shading on the coffee cup. Easy peasy!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Wave interactive card

Hello!  Today is the first day of sneaks for a mini-release of stencils!  I’ve used the wave stencil in a sneaky manner to create this card. I’ve used the stencil on the water, but only partially to create some waves.  In addition, I’ve used the Punny Farm Pigs stamps and die set to create a scene at the beach. My card on Tuesday will show much more of the stencil.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut an A2 sized panel (5.5 inches by 4.25 inches) and taped off certain areas so that I could apply distress ink in a neat manner on the panel.  I used mermaid lagoon distress oxide ink and a color blend I made for the ocean, distress oxide ink Tea Dye for the sand, and distress ink tumbled glass for the sky.
  2. To make the waves, I used Miss Ink wave stencil and either a white gelly roll pen, white acrylic paint or versamark ink and Wow embossing powder in “under the sea” color.  I splattered white acrylic paint and copper acrylic paint with a brush over the sand.
  3. I stamped and die cut all the images from Punny Farm Pigs, as well as copic colored all the images.  I die cut a wave groove into the ocean using Lawn Fawn’s Slide on Over Waves die set; I glued the piece I had die cut on an A2 card base.  Using a My Favorite Things slider piece, I glued the die cut chick to the slider piece and a piece of acrylic that was then glued to a penny.  This provided some weight for the chick to move back and forth without turning upside down.
  4. Finally I adhered some clouds to the sky and the remaining chicks and pigs to the sand.  To make one pig appear buried in the sand, I cut a slit into the panel and cut most of the pig’s body off.  Layering on versamark ink and Sand embossing powder from Hero Arts created a “buried” look.  Finally I applied a double layer of double sided adhesive foam to allow the slider enough room to move back and forth.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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Bubble Blower Bridge Reveal Card

 

I was introduced to a “bridge card” on Jennifer McGuire’s blog not too long ago and knew that I had to make one.  I decided to see if I could add a handmade reveal wheel mechanism to add even more interest to the card and voila- today’s card is all those things!

I felt that the Rise and Shine stamp set lent itself so well to this technique.  I simply made more of the “fields” to create layers to card!  Perhaps I should have added some farm animals, but instead I grabbed the beloved Bubbles stamp and die set which enabled me to have bubbles floating off toward the farm!

To make the card:

  1. To made the support panel of the bridge card, I cut a 5.75 inch by 5.5 inch of Neenah white cardstock.  Jennifer McGuire has a great video on this here if you want an overview of the project.  I stamped the Rise and Shine scene at the top of the panel and then scored on the 5.75 lengthwise at both ends at the .75 mark and 1.5 mark. I then stamped the scene 3 more times and fussy cut out the 2 fields of the 3 of the fields.  I copic colored all the pieces. The last field I left a long overhand on the bottom and cut a curved slit of 2.5 inches.
  2. To create all the layers I now took all the colored fields and had to cut them to different lengths and score them differently.  The second field layer was cut to a length of 5 inches and then scored at .75 and 1.25 on each end.  The third field layer was cut to a length of 4.5 inches and then scored at .75 and 1 inch on each end.  The final field with the long overhang and slit was cut to a length of 4 inches with no scoring.
  3. I die cut a 2 inch circle out of acetate and then put a hole in the center with a needle.  I then die cut a 1/4 inch circle of cardstock and put a hole in the center of it as well.  I stamped and die cut the bubble blowing critters and bubbles as well as copic colored them. I adhered all the elements on the acetate and then took a brad and poked through the acetate and the 1/4 inch cardstock circle and closed the brad on the cardstock circle side.  On the same cardstock circle I adhered 2 half circles of double sided adhesive foam to adhere to the last field panel on the bottom.  The top of the acetate circle poked through the slit we had cut earlier in the panel.  Finally I stamped and adhered a sentiment to the bottom of the panel.

I hope that you will give this card a try or try to make something similar with these adorable stamp sets!  Thank you for stopping by!

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Party with the pigs card

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Today I wanted to make another slim line card and as I always have a need for birthday cards, I decided to use the adorable Punny Farm Pigs, Streamers and Everyday Sentiments stamp sets to create one.

  1. First I made a slim line card with the dimensions 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches out of Neenah solar white cardstock.  I cut a 8.5 inch by 3.5 inch panel and 8 inch by 3 inch panel out of Lawn Fawn cardstock (Spiffy Speckles & Perfectly Springtime Plaid).  I recently got a die that cuts “photos” from Ellen Hutson- so I prepared 3 for the card.
  2. All images were stamped with Gina K black amalgam ink onto Neenah solar white cardstock and then die cut prior to coloring with copic markers.  For the squares within the photos, I stamped the images, created masks, fussy cut the masks and applied them prior to ink blending with a custom distress oxide ink color I had made (few drops of mowed lawn put into a lot of china blue).
  3. I then copic colored all the images (pigs- R00, bow & hats-RV17, cake & present-E50, streamers & duck- Y21 & YR21, balloons- BG11, BG10 & R30) and applied some glitter paste.  Finally I added some sequins and some gold string to finalize the design.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Bubble Wiper Card

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I have long wanted to make a wiper card, especially after seeing all the amazing inspiration from fellow team member Ali Farmer, her lovely video is here. I love all interactive cards and I feel the more kinds I make, the better I’ll become and hopefully I’ll design some of my own types hopefully.  I didn’t own a “wiper” die when I made this, I simply looked at several videos and made my own.

  1. Cut one panel of cardstock to the dimensions of 7.5 (length) inches by 4.25 (height) inches.  Along the 7.5 length, score at 5.5 inches and again at 6.5 inches.  Make a mountain fold with the folds on this panel.  I blended a custom color of distress oxide ink that I had made (a few drops of mowed lawn added to a lot of broken china) with a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things and the Blendability brushes from Trinity Stamps.
  2. I cut a second panel of cardstock to the dimensions of 7.5 (length) inches by 3 inches (height).  I blended the entire panel with Distress Oxide ink “Mowed Lawn” with the use of the Trinity Blendability brushes.  I then die cut the entire panel multiple times with a grass die that I had (I used Lawn Fawn, but please use any company’s) and then scored the panel along the length at 1 inch and then 2 inches.
  3. I prepared the wiper mechanism by cutting a 1 inch by 1/2 inch rectangle and then scored and folded the rectangle as shown belowIMG_3712.jpg
  4. I cut a 3 inch by 1/2 inch piece of acetate which I stapled to a one side with the corner folded down.  The other scored side was adhered to the back of the grass.  I checked that the wiper mechanism worked before continuing on with the card.
  5. Finally I stamped images and a sentiment from the Bubbles stamp set and copic colored them before adhering them to the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you will try to make a wiper card!