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Field of Goats Card

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Hello there! Today I have a simple slimline with 2 techniques that I have wanted to try forever.  Today’s slimline card is heavily influenced by a card that Nicky Meek  @nickynoocards made using the Miss Ink Stamp Punny Farm Pigs stamp last year; her cards are absolutely stunning! I also incorporated a technique using an in-laid alpha sentiment as part of the slimline scene using the new Scene Builder Meadow stamp– I have always wanted to try that as well!

I stamped the background scene on 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock and then placed the alpha dies (Trinity Stamps) on top- it took me a little while to figure out where I wanted the sentiment!  Then I die cut the sentiment into the scene and ink blended speckled egg distress oxide lightly onto the outer portion of the card panel, as shown below.

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I die cut 3 letters for each letter in the sentiment (15 letters total) and glued them together so that each final letter consists of 4 layers.  I did simple copic coloring with G43 and B0000 to just softy make the hello sentiment part of the scene before gluing it onto the card.

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I decided that the card did need a border to tie everything together, as Nicky Meek had done in her card, so I ink blended a simple border that was die cut and fussy cut with a die from Trinity Stamps (Slimline Series Lift The Flap) with speckled egg distress ink.  I stamped and die cut the goats and letter from the Punny Farm Goats stamp set with my Brother Cut-n-Scan2 and then did simple coloring with W0 and W3 copics.  Not trusting myself to create a letter in flight, I used a stitched die from Lawn Fawn to create a little more interest in the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Firetruck Duck card

CBKAug 9-1

Welcome!  I have another slimline card for you today featuring the Firetruck Duck stamp set and a lot of splishy, splashy watery embellishments including the Wave stencil!  I hope that you get the sense that I had a lot of fun making this card!

To make the card, I made a slimline card base with the dimensions of 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches and then die cut a slimline scalloped panel that had windows in it (all dies from Trinity Stamps) out of blue cardstock in my stash.  I knew that I wanted to make a shaker card so I die cut the same panel out of white foam and cut only with the scalloped panel die out of acetate.  To make the shaker, the gluing order was blue panel, acetate, foam, fill with shaker raindrops sequins (Trinity Stamps) before adhering it to a 8 inch by 3 inch white cardstock piece (can be die cut or cut by hand); I used Gina K connect glue because it allows movement of the items before it dries.  Once I had this sandwich complete, I adhered it with strong double sided tape to the slimline card base.

To create the acetate waves on the front of the card, I used Versamark ink with the Wave stencil on Lawn Fawn acetate (the only one that I found stands up to heat well without warping) prior to adding Wow embossing powder in “Under The Sea” color.  I then used a heat gun as I normally would; the acetate did not warp!

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I then fussy cut individual waves and adhered them as you can se below.  The advantage of making individual waves is that you can first place them, cut anything you don’t want and then adhere them to your project without committing first like you would if you were to directly heat emboss the cardstock panel.  I think the acetate also enhances the shimmer of the embossing powder!

CBKAug 9-3I die cut all the Firetruck Duck stamp images with my Brother Scan-n-cut2 and then simply copic colored them with R46, RV29 (firetruck, hydrant, hat), Y21, YR21 & YR68 (ducks) B000 (water) and C3, C5 (hose, tires).  I added sequins from Trinity Stamps and white gel pen marks to highlight certain areas.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Caterpillar Birthday

Hello everyone, Christine here, with a simple birthday card using the Smokin Caterpillars stamp, the Punny Farm Pigs stamp, the Streamers Coordinating Die set and a lot of glitter.  Is there such a thing as too much glitter? Perhaps I reached the threshold level here, but I love having some on every card!

To make this card I used the new speckled egg distress oxide ink (my favorite blue) and ink blended a circle of color onto some Neenah 110 lb cardstock in solar white that had been die cut with a rectangle die.  I then applied some Cosmic Shimmer Ultra Sparkle paste in Frosty Sparkle over the circle and set it aside to dry.

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I die cut the celebrate word out of gold cardstock that I had in my stash and the larger shadow piece out of 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock with the Streamers Coordinating Die set . They were glued together with connect glue (Gina K).

I colored all the images from the Smokin Caterpillars stamp and the Punny Farm Pigs stamp with copics. The balloons and cake were colored with Y21 and R30; I added the same glitter paste that I used on the background panel to the balloons and set those aside to dry.  I used V20 and V22 on the caterpillar and mushrooms and added some white gel dots.  I used G46 and G43 for the foliage.  I then adhered everything in place firmly with Gina K connect glue once I liked the placement.

Thank you so much for stopping by- I wish you a crafty afternoon!

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Bright Side card

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Hello there, I have a new technique for you today, watercolor painting on black watercolor paper.  I love galaxy backgrounds and wanted to see if I could make one so that I could use the lovely sentiment in the In The Dark stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps.  I added my favorite stamp set from the collection the Alice stamp to create a comforting scene.

Recently, 100% recycled black watercolor paper came out (Hero Arts) and I tried to make a little time to try it out.  I tried distress oxide inks, gouache paint and pearl watercolors from Kuretake.  Unfortunately the distress oxide inks looked extremely faded, but the gouache paint and the pearl watercolors worked well!  Today I’m only sharing the gem watercolor panel I made.  I hope to do a video at some point for Miss Ink recreating this card.

I used the yellow, purple & blue gem colors with a lot of water onto dry watercolor paper; below is a perfect comparison of the before and after. In retrospect, I think that I should have a few more black spaces, but I know that now for next time!  I then spritzed the entire panel with more pearl powder in water (self made) and using my brush, blended all the edges of the colors together to create a seemless look.  I set the panel to the side to dry for a few hours and then splattered white acrylic paint onto it and then let it dry again before die cutting it with a rectangle stitched die (Lawn Fawn).

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Next I stamped onto navy cardstock the sentiment from the In The Dark stamp set with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Gina K white embossing powder. I die cut the sentiment with another rectangle stitched die that I had and adhered it onto the watercolor panel.  I chose to use the same color cardstock as the background panel of the card and adhered the watercolor panel onto it.

I die cut a dark green cardstock with the same stitched rectangle panel as I had used for the watercolor panel; this was then cut with a grass border that I had in my stash.  I stamped and fussy cut Alice and the cheshire cat from the Alice stamp set and then simply colored with in with copics (Y21, YR21, B63, B60 for Alice and R00 & V22 for the cat).

Thank you so much for stopping by- I wish you a crafty day!

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How are you dodoing?

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Today I have a very simple card with the adorable Miss Ink Stamps Dodo stamp set. The most difficult part of the card was figuring out how to best create a mirror image of the Dodo so as to have them facing each other.

After trying a few ways, the way that I found easiest and produced the cleanest image was to use my Waffle Flower Media Mat.  Simply stamp the image onto the mat, and then place the cardstock on top of the image and rub the paper to pick up the ink, while making sure that you don’t move the paper and get a smudged image.  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I definitely did not do a perfect stamp each time, but thats why I always do multiple stamping of the same image.  I did some simple coloring with some Stampin Up markers.

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To create the background, I knew that I wanted a simple background die to create an impression (die is from Concord & 9th).  I decided to ink blend on top of the impressed image with distress oxide ink in dried marigold & tattered rose. I tried to use very little ink, as I mostly wanted it to catch in the edges of the design.  I added some Nuvo Crystal drops in gold, some sequins, some pink Watercolor Butterflies and a banner stamped with the sentiment from the Dodo stamp set.

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Thank you so much for stopping by- have a wonderful day!

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Floral Queen Card

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Today I have a floral watercolor card that uses the Miss Ink Stamps Queen of Hearts stamp set and the Gardenia stamp set.  I do love watercolor and felt that the loose color would pair well with a copic colored image that is clean and neat.

First I took a panel of Tim Holtz 4×6 watercolor paper panel and using my Misti, I stamped floral images from the Gardenia stamp set in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I then loosely watercolored the flowers with the peeled paint Distress crayon and the festive berries Distress ink. The white spaces were colored with some tattered rose Distress Ink.  I then sprayed it with water containing pearlized powder to create an even more loose and flowing background.  I then sprayed dots of gold Peerless watercolor all over.

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I then colored the Queen from the Queen of Hearts stamp set primarily with R22, R35 and R46. I adhered her in place, heat embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments stamp set and added some sequins.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Flower Garden Card

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Hello there- happy first day of summer!  I hope that your flowers are blooming where ever you are.  Today I’m sharing a card in which I envisioned Alice arriving in the Flower Garden.  In the book, she is much smaller than the flowers and then grows quite taller.  I love the Leafy Green stencil and decided to pair it with the Alice and Springtime Banners stamp sets.

I used the new distress oxide ink color speckled egg with the Leafy Green stencil by intensely blending the color with a Trinity Stamps Blending buddy through the stencil onto 110 lb cardstock.  I left the stencil on, wiped off the excess ink and then put glitter paste on with a palette knife.  Be sure to clean your stencil right away after using any glitter paste!  I knew that I didn’t have to be perfect, as I had planned to use the banners, flowers & green stems from the Springtime Banners that would cover up any errors. I then let the panel dry for most of the day.

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I die cut all the images with my Brother Scan n Cut2, copic colored them with various shades of blue & green: G43, G46, G85, B63, B91, B97 & B99.  I copic colored Alice with YR21, Y21, B63 and E00.  The hardest part was placing all the flowers and stems- I have a tip for you that I found from Jennifer McGuire- use Cling plastic wrap once you have achieved the placement you like.  This will pick up all the images at once, so that you can flip over all the loose images, apply glue and get it glued down.  I have had shaky hands at the moment and this helps me tremendously so that I don’t mess anything up!

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As a final touch, I decided to add yellow sequins that ties together Alice’s hair with the entire color palette of blues and greens.  I hope I have inspired you to pull out your stencils!  Thank you for stopping by!

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Pinata Birthday Card

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Today I have a watercolor background that I paired with the Streamers stamp & die and Pinata Party stamp. With a few quick die cuts, you can make a festive birthday card!

I made a quick watercolor background using several Zig Clean Color markers and lots of water onto distress watercolor paper, and then took a brush and tapped a few drops of wilted violet distress oxide ink on top.

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I die cut images with some dies and the rest with my Brother Scan n Cut2. I colored the images with copics and then adhered everything into place.  The panel was then adhered to an A2 card base.

Thank you for stopping by!

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Sympathy Magnolia Card

Jun 7 CBK-1

Today I have a sympathy card to share with you.  Sympathy cards are so difficult to make, so I have a simple one that really allows the sentiment to pop. I’ve used the Magnolia Sympathy stamp set which has the perfect sentiments to use on your card.

The most labor intensive part of the card is stamping all the images from the Magnolia Sympathy stamp set perfectly with Versamark ink so that the heat embossing displays the entire image.  I’ve stamped the floral images with Versamark ink onto Bazzill heavy weight vellum; the only vellum that I have found to be able to stand up to heat embossing without warping.  I used Brutus Monroe Gilded embossing powder, which has gold sparkle within the gold embossing powder.  I stamped a few more images, which I then fussy cut. Here is a closeup of the shine:

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I did a little bit of copic coloring at the center of the flowers with G24.  A couple of sequins added a bit more color to a card that I thought should have a lot of white space so that the sentiment (stamped in Hero Arts Black ink) would pop (banner is cut in vellum using Trinity Stamps Banner die).  A sympathy card is all about the sentiment and sending condolences.   I hope that you enjoyed this simple card; it is an easy one to make when your heart is heavy with sadness.

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A Very Merry Unbirthday Card

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Hi there, I have an “unbirthday” slimline card for you today- perfect for any day but the recipients birthday! LOL.  I used the Unbirthday stamp set along with cute little pigs from Punny Farm Pigs stamp set, Streamers stamp set and the Piñata Party stamp set.

I stamped all the images with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and die cut them with my Brother ScanNCut2.  I did some simple copic coloring with the markers I had, as I have limited colors. Here is a close up of the streamers I’ve used and the shading details.

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The slimline panel and grass were cut with dies from Trinity Stamps using cardstock and glitter cardstock.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold glitter embossing powder from Brutus Monroe as shown below.

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This closeup shows that I also put gold and white acrylic paint splatters on the panel prior to adhering everything down. I hope that you like today’s design- thank you for stopping by!

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