Monday, December 28, 2020

Oh Snap

 I'm not sure about your wishlist- but mine is a mile long!  The brand new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog is filled with so many fabulous products!  I want them ALL!  

Tonight's project is an adorable card created with the stamp set Oh Snap.  This set features a snappy crocodile, a frog, a bird and a plethora of silly sentiments!  Just like the one featured below!

This card is very simple to create and is pretty straight forward.  Nothing special!  The fussy cutting of the crocodile went fairly quickly.  I even fussy cut the frog!  The little lotus flowers were colored in using the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker.  See the adorable little hearts?  They are teeny tiny Resin Hearts Embellishments!  You will LOVE them!  They are perfectly sized!

Thanks for dropping by!  Be sure to check back for more sneak peek's before the catalog goes live on January 5th!


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party

Stamps:  Oh Snap

Inks:  Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends, Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Tools/Other Supplies:  Resin Hearts Embellishments, Stitched Be Mine Dies

Monday Montage #180


Who's ready for a sneak peek? That's exactly what I have to share today ­čśŐ
It's a card created using a brand new bundle from the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

This card was created using the absolutely adorable Friendly Flamingo Bundle.  The Friendly Flamingo Stamp Set has 12 photopolymer stamps.  Some are sentiments while others are images used to create beach themed scenery.   In addition to the stamps- there is also an amazing set of Flamingo Dies that match!  There are flowers, wings, flamingos and foliage.  


To create this card- I first began by using a Blending Brush to create a beach themed background.  I used Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pacific Point and Sahara Sand (in that order).  Using a Water Painter- I flicked water specks onto the beach background.
The foliage was created by stamping 3 of the foliage/floral images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink then coloring them in with the following Stampin' Blends colors:  Granny Apple Green (Light/Dark), Pretty Peacock (Light/Dark), Flirty Flamingo (Light/Dark) and Daffodil Delight (Dark).


As you can see from the picture above- the foliage image is pretty large.  I used 3 images to achieve the look on the bottom of the card.  The corner images were angled and adhered to the card before being trimmed down.  The center foliage is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals.


The stamped flamingo is  much larger than the one cut out with the die.  Both are adorable and look cute when paired together!


Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  Up next is the amazing Elizabeth Price.  Head on over to her blog to see what she has to share!  


Card Stock: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
Stamps: Friendly Flamingo
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pacific Point, Saraha Sand, Tuxedo Black Memento
Blends: Granny Apple Green (Light/Dark), Pretty Peacock (Light/Dark), Daffodil Delight (Dark), Flirty Flamingo (Light/Dark)
Tools/Other Supplies: Flamingo Dies, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack (used for the Metallic Gold Thread)

Monday, December 14, 2020

Monday Montage #179



  Hello stampers!  It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!  

My project today is a card that could be used for Valentine's Day or just because...
The woven heart is the main element on this card.  It looks difficult to create but it was actually rather simple!


To create the woven heart image- I began by stamping the Buffalo Check Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a piece of Real Red Card Stock.  Next I cut the stamped image into 1/8" strips.  I carefully began weaving them into a square.  After the square was complete- I chose the desired heart shape from the Stitched Be Mine Dies and cut it out.


Tip: The size of the woven square needs to be a little bit larger than the die chosen to cut.  This helps make it a little easier to cut the image correctly.  Also- select a die that isn't overly detailed (like the heart pictured above).  
  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  Up next is the amazing Elizabeth Price.  Head on over to her blog to see what she has to share!  


Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Well Said, Buffalo Check
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Other Supplies: Love You More Than Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Tasteful Textime 3D Embossing Folder, Elegant Faceted Gems

Monday, November 23, 2020

Monday Montage #178



  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it's not even Thanksgiving!  It's been a very different year due to Covid-19 and it's got me in the mood to decorate early! 

As I was in the mood for some decorating- I thought it would be fun to create a Christmas card to share with you all today.  


This card is very pretty in person!  The colors are so vivid and really pop against the Whisper White background.  To create the colored background- I began by sponging Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce and Pretty Peacock ink onto a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock.  I then used a Water Painter to flick water all over to add specks of discoloration.  


After the background dried- I cut it into 1/2" strips and adhered them slightly off color to a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  (Some strips were adhered higher than others to make the colors appear in different places on the background).  Next, using the Stitched Rectangle Dies- I cut a rectangle out of the background.  This ensured that all the strips were now the same size and in correct position.


Adhesive Backed Snowflakes were adhered randomly on the card front to complete the look.  I wasn't sure if I would like the outcome but I ended up loving it!  

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!  

Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday Montage #177




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

About a week or so ago I saw an Artisan tip/trick from Zsuzs├ínna Bal├íz.  She shared how to create a background using Stampin' Blends, Window Sheets, and a Stampin' Spritzer filled with Isopropyl Alcohol.  

I've always wanted to try out alcohol inks but didn't want to invest in new ink pads.   Now- there's no need as this trick works perfectly!  Simply use the thick end of a Stampin' Blend and color onto an acrylic block.  Then mist the color with alcohol and immediately lay the Window Sheet into the wet color.  I repeated this process multiple times to get the look on the card below.  Please check out Zsuzs├ínna 's  video on how to create the background.  She has some amazing backgrounds that she created this way!


For my Stampin' Blends- I used the Dark Magenta Madness, Dark Mango Melody and Dark Pumpkin Pie.    To create the hearts- I used Magenta Madness and the 6" x 6" DSP from the Brights Color Collection.  As the colors somewhat changed when spritzed in alcohol I was able to use Mango Melody (instead of Pumpkin Pie) and Daffodil Delight. 



For the sentiment- I stamped Love You from the Well Said Stamp Set in VersaMark onto a piece of Magenta Madness Card Stock and heat embossed it using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.   As there is currently no Whisper White Bakers Twine- I opted to pull apart several pieces of the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack so that I would have a nice white bow.  2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots embellish the card.  

Monday, October 12, 2020

Monday Montage #175




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

Today my projects were inspired by one of my favorite movies- The Nightmare Before Christmas.  The pinstriped pattern from the Magic In This Night DSP is perfect to create a Jack Skellington theme card and matching top hat!


When my son was younger- he had a t-shirt that had a pinstriped tuxedo on the front with a bat across the chest.  This card was my attempt to recreate it.  


The belly band slides off to reveal the inside of the card.  I have left this particular card blank so that a sentiment could be added at a later date.


While visiting the happiest place on earth many years ago- we came across a giant wonky shaped top hat from the Nightmare Before Christmas.  That wonky hat was the inspiration for my top hat!  This hat however is a treat box and is filled with 3 Hershey Nuggets wrapped in coordinating Magic In This Night DSP.


Measuring in at just about 3" tall- this little hat is sure to bring a smile!  Who doesn't love treats?

Thanks for stopping by!    Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!





Monday, August 31, 2020

Monday Montage #172: Magic In This Night




Hey there stampers! It's Monday and that means it's time for another Monday Montage Blog Hop!

I can tell that summer is winding down.  Schools are opening, the weather is changing and it's getting dark sooner.  This can only mean one thing.  It's time to prepare for Halloween!

Halloween is my favorite holiday!  I love everything about it!  The colors, spooky treats, the decor- everything!  
It's such a fun time of the year!  So far I've been creating a ton of fun Halloween cards.  This card was created using Hallows Night Magic Stamp Set and coordinating Magic In This Night DSP.  


This DSP may be some of my very favorite...like ever.  It's gorgeous.  I've used two of my favorite prints from the DSP- the white with black flowers/splatter and the black argyle print.  The bats were stamped in VersaMark ink and heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool.  Look how intricate they are!  It's a little difficult to see in the pictures but they are amazing!


For this card- I wanted to do something a little different- so I created an Oct 31 sentiment using the Playful Alphabet Dies.  It was the perfect compliment to the main sentiment "There Is Magic In This Night".  The Cajun Craze color makes the Oct 31 stand out from the Pretty Peacock label.  
Did you notice the 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon?  It sits just below the sentiment.  The Iridescent Pearls add the finishing touch!



Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great evening!  Please be sure to click the links below to navigate throughout the hop!  My fellow Monday Montager's have some amazing projects to share!




Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Black
DSP:  Brights Collection 6"x 6"
Stamps:  Make A Difference
Inks:  Flirty Flamingo
Tools/Other supplies:  Stitched Triangle Dies, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Elegant Faceted Gems, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder