Sunday, February 18, 2018

New Baby Card using Neat and Tangled Balloon Duos Stencil


It has been a while since I did the Color Throwdown Challenge
 but I am so excited to get back into it.  

The CTD #480 colors are lilac, green, gray and white. 

A friend of mine is having a new baby. 
We don't  know the gender so I thought these colors would be great for a neutral baby card. 

I used the Neat and Tangled Balloons Duo stencil to create the background. I ink blended with Distress Inks in Weathered Wood, Wilted Violet and Mowed Lawn.

The sentiment is from the Honey Bee Hooray! Honey Cuts. 

I popped the piece onto a gray striped pattern paper from my stash 
using SSS Big Momma Foam Tape.

The inside sentiment is from the MFT Welcome Baby stamp set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out this card and I hope to see you next week for another Color Throwdown Challenge.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Valentines Card using Avery Elle Lava You Stamp Set

Happy Wednesday!

Are you ready for Valentines Day?

I don't ask for flowers or anything but...since I make cards I do ask that he just get that since of course I will be making him one.  Only fair right?

We love Hawaii and went to Maui on our honeymoon. 
When I saw this Lava You stamp set by Avery Elle I had to get it. 

I started off by stamping the volcano onto some Bristol Smooth paper. I wanted the explosive hearts to be a bigger spray so I just wiped the ink of the volcano part and stamped again. I added in some extra hearts to make fuller. 

I used Distress Inks to water color everything in. 

The background uses Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. 

The volcano was Brushed Corduroy with Ground Espresso and Candied Apple for the Lava with a little more Brushed Corduroy to darken up.

The hearts were colored with Candied Apple, Abandoned Coral and Worn Lipstick.

 I used the MFT Blueprints Die-namics 13 rectangle die to cut the panel out.

 I popped it onto a card base that I inked with Candied Apple and distressed with water. 

The final touch was adding Glossy Accents onto all the hearts to make them shine!

Thank you so very much for checking this card out and
 I hope you have a fantastic Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentines Cards using Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set

Today I have 12 cards that I made using the Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set. 
I wanted to make some Galentines cards for the ladies in my life. 

I watched a video by Nichol Spohr and I just thought it was so cute and 
had to use the idea for these valentines. 

I used some card stock in my stash and used Candied Apple and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide to stamp a plaid design using the MFT Plaid Background Builder Stamp Set.

I then used some doily hearts I got from the Silhouette Design store and 
created different sizes to add some layering.
Some of the cards have touches of glossy accents onto the berries or hearts. 

All of the images were colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and all of the sentiments are from the same Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends Stamp set. 

See you next time!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentines Day card Using SSS More Spring Flowers stamp set

Happy Monday!!

Today I am showing the "Galentines" Day Card for my awesome Mother in Law. To be honest I hate the term MIL cause...she's more than that...she is just my Mom.

I tried looking through my You Tube history and just couldn't find the video I watched to give credit. 
I saw someone do a technique of using Distress ink on a background and then place a stencil over it to then distress more of the same color over it to create a tone on tone look. 
I just had to recreate it my way. 

I used the following inks from the top to bottom.

Distress Inks:
Candied Apple
Worn Lipstick
Abandoned Coral
Spun Sugar

The stencil I used is the SSS Diamond Circles Stencil. 

The flowers are from the SSS More Spring Flowers stamp set. I heat embossed the images with white embossing powder and watercolored with the same distress inks. 

I created the sentiment in the Silhouette Studio software and inked up with the Candied Apple Distress Ink. 

I couldn't leave well enough alone and also added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Grey Mist which really just accents the color underneath. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you next time!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Valentines Day cards using Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends Stamp Set

Happy Sunday!

Today I have two cards I made using the super adorable Lawn Fawn Sweet Friends stamp set. 

I colored all the images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and cut out using the Silhouette Pixscan mat and Silhouette Studio. 

I used the Lori Whitlock A2 Stacking Card Base Diamonds cut file from he Silhouette Design Store. 
I inked each layer with a different Distress Oxide Ink. I used Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral. 
I layered them all onto a white card base. I made the sentiment in the Silhouette Studio and used Wink of Stella on it to add some shimmer!

I used the same stacking card base but left it white to show off the alcohol inked background behind it. 

The above background was made using Watermelon and Flamingo Ranger Alcohol Inks. 
The sentiment is the same as the other card and inked with Candied Apple Distress Ink. 

Thank you for checking these out and I will see you next time!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Alcohol Ink Birthday Card using SSS Flora Background

Today I have a card I made for my Sister in Law for her Birthday.  
My new fave technique is using alcohol inks

Dont quote me but pretty sure the inks I used were Mermaid Wild Plum and Pink Sherbet.  At the time I was just playing around and not thinking I would need to remember. 

I then heat embossed the SSS Flora Background using Ranger Silver embossing powder. 
I cut out using the stitched rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints 13 Die-namics. 

I used the banner die in the same set for the sentiment. 

I created the sentiment in the Silhouette Design Studio. I then added a little sparkle with some silver sequins. 

Thank you for coming brand see you next time!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alcohol Ink Birthday Card using SSS Tropical Leaves stamp set

Happy Tuesday! 

Today I have a card that I made for my Fathers birthday that was yesterday. 
He always encourages me to try new things and alcohol inks was one of them.

I of course had to make his card from one of the backgrounds I made.
He loves Green so I used Lettuce and Citrus Ranger Alcohol inks for the below background. 

My dad also loves Hawaii so I used the Simon Says Stamp 
 Tropical Leaves stamp set to stamp the leaves and heat emboss with Ranger Silver embossing powder. 

The You is from the Simon Says Stamp You Matter set and the Happy Birthday to is from the MFT All About You stamp set. I again heat embossed with that silver embossing powder onto Recollections dark gray card stock.

Thank you so much for coming by and I hope to see you next time!