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Bubble-blowing Valentine

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Hello and welcome!  Today I’m using Miss Ink Stamp’s Bubbles stamp set to create a slimline Valentine.

To make the card:

  1. I die cut a scalloped panel and grass line out of Neenah Solar White cardstock and a green cardstock (sorry, I don’t know the brand) respectively, using Trinity Stamp slim line card dies.  I wanted large bubble letters and found a bubble font from Adobe (you can register for Adobe and do a trial to get it free here) that I had pre-printed onto the Neenah cardstock prior to die cutting.CBKjan12-3
  2. I printed the same sentiment onto masking paper and fussy cut all the letters out.  I offset the sentiment a little bit because I knew that I would have the fox on the right hand side.  I then ink blended with three distress oxide inks (even thought I only show 2 in this picture)- at the end I felt some pink was needed.  I used dried marigold, scattered straw and some spun sugar.CBKjan12-2
  3. I made the bubble font have a bubble quality to them by using copics R00 and BG0000 very sparingly on the edges. The fox was colored with copics YR24 & YR27; the raccoon with copics 100, W3 & N4 (I put W3 over N4 to make it a bit warmer grey); I added YG67 over the grass tips; I used W00 on the mouse,  the snail was C3 & C5. Finally I added some glitter onto Neenah cardstock and die cut several large and small hearts.

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Interactive Woodland Hearth Card

 

Welcome!  Today I’m making an interactive card with the adorable “Woodland Hearth” stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps.  I thought that the large image (hearth) lent itself well to  creating a framework for the scene in the inside of the card.

To make the card:

  1. I stamped the images and fussy cut the hearth to create the framework for the inside scene. I stamped all the images onto 80 lb Neenah solar white cardstock and used a Brother Scan n Cut to cut the images.  I scored the hearth to create folds so that it would fit inside the card base (3 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ folded).  To create the card base I cut a 6 1/2″ x 2 3/4 panel of blue cardstock and scored it at the 3 1/4″ spot.CBK1-2
  2. I copic colored all the images for the inside of the card and die cut a little snowbank that I placed behind the hearth.  I fussy cut the hearth as shown and simply scored it in the middle and folded on the score line. I then eyeballed where I should score at the ends of the hearth so that it would fit inside the folded card- there is a lot of flexibility- you can chose to score where-ever you would like.  I adhered snowflake embellishments and used a white gel pen to create snowflakes for the inside and outside of the card.  Finally a die cut 2 inch circle with the bunnies finished the front of the card.CBK1-1

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Snow Couple Light up Pendulum Card

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Today I’m making a pendulum card that lights up.  Simon Says Stamp has an amazing promotion going on right now, if you purchase any Miss Ink branded product, you will get the stamp set with this adorable snow couple free!  I’m using this stamp on my project today!

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To prepare the card:

  1. I first prepared a few elements before putting the card together. I die cut a 5 inch diameter circle from 110 lb Neenah solar white cardstock & white glitter cardstock and 2 5 inch diameter circles from blue vellum.  I die cut a few snowflakes from glitter cardstock, and stamped and fussy cut the image & sentiment.  I cut the glitter cardstock circle in half and adhered one half to one of the blue vellum circles. I also folded the Neenah cardstock circle in half to form the card base. Finally, as shown above, I pulled out an EZ light element from Pear Blossom Press.CBK4
  2. I copic colored the image with the copics shown above.CBK3
  3. I adhered the copic colored image to the blue vellum/glitter cardstock piece and placed the snowflakes where I wanted them to be, so that when I turned the entire piece over, I could map out where I wanted the LED elements.  Since the EZ light element has 3 LED lights, I placed one LED in each snowflake and taped each in place.  I placed the button mechanism upside down, so that it would be in the correct position and facing the front of the card. The button mechanism is a little bit bulky, so I placed double sided foam tape all around the bottom of the card to protect the entire light mechanism.CBK2
  4. The second vellum blue circle was adhered to the card base, and then the light mechanism piece was adhered to the vellum/card base so that the light mechanism is sandwiched between the 2 pieces of blue vellum.  Adhering the final snowflake with the “push here” piece finished the card.

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Layered Pines Slimline Card

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Hi there!  Today I’m up on the Trinity Stamp YouTube channel with a small tutorial on how to use the layered pine stencil set that was released yesterday! You can find the video here.

Briefly, I used die-cut the scalloped slim line card die from Lawn Fawn pink speckled cardstock and the stitched slim line card die from Neenah solar white cardstock.  I taped the layered pines stencil on the stitched card panel and ink blended evergreen bough distress ink on the first layer.  Using the second layer, I ink blended pine green dye ink from Papertrey Ink.  For the third & final layer I spread a glitter paste from Couture Creations- I ended up spreading three layers of the glitter paste to get a “white” snow on top of the branches.  You can heat emboss with white embossing powder, but I found that it is such a stark contrast to the green that it looks less realistic than the glitter paste.  Make sure that you either dry each ink blended layer with a heat gun or make sure you leave it out to completely dry before adding the next layer on (I leave my cardstock out to dry).  Finally I used scattered straw distress ink for the star & rays of light and did a final layer of gold embossing paste on top.

I die cut images and sentiments from the Winter Friends stamp and die set and copic colored them.  Cutting a partial panel of glitter cardstock using the slim line dies, I adhered it to the bottom of the panel.  I ink blended spun sugar and scattered straw distress inks around the tree and prior to adhering all the components.

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Encouragement Blog Hop

Welcome to the Encouragement Blog Hop- I am so excited to be a part of this hop. This hop was made to bring crafters together to create cards for patients at St. Jude’s, the Ronald McDonald House and a hospice by Courtney, Jen & Mary.   I have a video showing how to make this card here.

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I wanted to make an interactive card for a child at St. Judes that would be fun and give a sweet message.  I chose to make a magic picture changer with the Lawn Fawn Ahoy Matey stamp set.

  1. First I traced the outside of each of the 2 dies needed to create the mechanism of the magic picture changer and also traced part of the inside square so that I could plan out the scene.  I stamped the inside images of the changing scene, masked them and then use distress ink tea dye to color blend a sand background.
  2. I then copic colored all the images and stamped and die cut all the rest that were needed to make this scene.  Taking a new piece of cardstock, I colored blended distress ink tea dye on the lower half and mermaid lagoon on the upper half.  I created a speckled look on the water by spraying the upper part with distress oxide ink mermaid lagoon spray and on the sand with bronze and white paint.  I then assembled the card as shown in the video.

 

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Mermaid Card

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Today I showcasing the “Mermaid Kisses” stamp set, one of my favorite from the new release at Trinity Stamps as well as the Ocean Builder stencil set and the Ocean Reef Builder Stamp set.

First I cut an A2 sized panel I had ink blended with a custom oxide distress ink color that I made.  I used the Ocean Builder stencil in several ways: with versamark ink and heat embossed with beach embellishment powder on the very bottom, followed by versamark ink and wow powder. The bubbles on the top were made using the stencil and nuvo paste.

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Then I stamped, die cut and copic colored images from the Mermaid Kisses and Ocean Reef Builder stamp sets. Finally I added a border of sparkle paper.

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