Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bouquet Builder

Morning crafty friends, it's Julianne here showing two cards featuring one of my favorite stamp sets from Waffle Flower Crafts. I absolutely love Waffle Flower, they can be a little more pricer than others; so make sure you are checking the Drive By Crafts store for deals and coupons. I got this stamp set during one of their amazing sales. Getting back to my card, for this week I knew I wanted to make an anniversary card, so the Waffle Flower Stamps: Bouquet Builder 1 Stamp Set was perfect to accomplish that.
I started out by stamping all the flowers and leaves that I wanted to use to accomplish both cards using my MISTI. I stamped probably way more than I needed, but now I have plenty ready to go if I want to recreate this card or use them for a separate project. Once I had everything stamped out I then started coloring, I definitely used a range of colors for these two cards. 
I wanted to do a different style in my coloring for this week, I know like others I get stuck in my way and continue to do what is comfortable for me when it comes to my coloring and the style of my cards but this week I wanted to break out of the box; I hope you all like it. 
Once all my coloring was complete, it was time to start assembling my cards. I did this by layering all my flowers to see what looked best, once I had it the way I wanted it I took a picture of it so that once I applied adhesive I could put it back together. Next I started working on my sentiment, the sentiments I decided to go with come from another Waffle Flower Crafts stamp set, Waffle Flower Crafts: Always Stamp Set. For one card I just did the sentiment on the outside of the card but for the other, I stamped "Wish I could, be there for you" on the outside and inside. Finally I finished off the cards using a shimmer pen to add glitter to the flowers as well as some sequins. 
Hope you all enjoyed my cards this week, I can't wait to see what you all create. Happy Crafting!


Friday, October 19, 2018

Reverse Confetti: Triangle Trees

Hello crafty friends! Dana here today with a couple of cards using the Reverse Confetti: Triangle Trees Stamp Set. My cards today are bright and cheery, just what Christmas is all about!

For my first card, I stamped my trees in colors (aqua, green and bright pink) that were used in the Doodlebug Design: Milk & Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad. Once I stamped my trees, I cut them out. The shape of the trees makes it really easy to cut them out by hand. Next, I added a piece of white cardstock down the middle of my patterned paper. I stamped my sentiment directly onto my middle panel and popped my trees up with American Crafts: Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive. My card came together rather easily as the Fun stamps did all the work.

On my next card, I stamped my trees in Rainbow colors! Why not, right? I began by stamping the green and yellow trees first in the center of my panel. I used my My Sweet Petunia: Original MISTI to help line everything up and get a good impression. Next, I added the orange and aqua trees and went out from there completing my rainbow pattern. I added my sentiment to the center of my panel and once again mounted it on a piece of pattern paper from the Doodlebug Design: Milk & Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad. To finish my card, I added Doodlebug Design: Sprinkles in a variety of colors.

I hope you enjoyed my cards today!! I appreciate you stopping by and I will be back next week with two more Christmas cards- Tis' The Season!

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Sugar Pea Designs Birthday Balloons

Hi crafty friends! Angelica here, and I have a couple fun and bright birthday cards to share. I used Sugar Pea Designs Birthday Balloons stamp set and coordinating Die

I made these cards two ways: no-line Copic coloring on white cardstock for the first, and ink-blending on colored cardstock for the second. Both ways turned out with the very similar shading results. For the ink-blended card (shown above), I used a finger dauber to add ink. I stamped the balloon with a fade-out ink. (I wanted no outside lines.) After the shading was done, I stamped the second-layer stamps that are included in the set. (The stars are my personal favorite!) I used embossing ink, then heat-set with white Embossing Powder. I cut the balloons out with the coordinating die, and set them aside. For the card front, I picked out matching Distress Oxide inks- Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Spiced Marmalade, and Abandoned Coral between the two cards. I used a finger dauber again to add a “glow” behind the balloons. I watered-down the same inks on my craft mat, and added splatters to the card front. Once the paper was dry, I stamped the sentiment, drew straight black lines for balloon strings, and added a couple strips of striped paper from My Favorite Things Party Patterns Paper Pack. I trimmed the panels down on each side, and attached them to2 A2 size card bases. (Copic-colored balloons shown below)

I love the 3D effect these stamped balloons have. This is a great birthday stamp set to have in your stamp supply!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Birthday Pig

Hi crafty friends, it's Julianne here bringing you some pig cards! I'm so excited about these cards, mainly because they have pigs. Pigs are my absolute favorite, they're all over the place in both my office at work and my craft room. I wanted to make sure that I used these adorable pigs from Honey Bee Stamps to celebrate my birthday this week. I really thought about just mailing myself one of these, they're just so stinking cute.
To create these two cards I started out by stamping out the pig stamp with all his goodies from the Honey Bee Stamps: Pinky the Pig Stamp Set; there are so many options in this stamp set, but for this week I decided to go with the birthday theme, I used my MISTI to stamp everything out and then started on coloring everything in.
Once I had everything colored in, I started working on my background. I wanted something fun and messy, so that's what I did with my Distress Oxide Inks. I used a range of colors and just splattered them all over my Tim Holtz: Distress Woodgrain CardstockMermaid LagoonHickory SmokeMustard SeedSeedless Preserves, and Cracked Pistachio. I then set everything aside for it to dry and started working on what sentiments I wanted to use. For both cards I used Honey Bee Stamps: Ham It Up Stamp Set, if I haven't said it before Honey Bee sentiment stamps always have so many options, this stamp set comes with 37 sentiments, that is just crazy! Their sentiments sets are definitely worth looking at if you haven't already. The I'm tickled pink sentiment just made my day so I knew I had to use that one for sure, as well as Go Hog Wild seemed perfect for all his birthday goodies. 
Once I had my sentiments picked out it was time to start assembling my card. I decided to heat emboss my sentiments on both cards with Hero Arts: Detail Black Embossing Powder. For my pigs I decided that I wanted them to be the focal point so using some square dies I cut out some glitter black cardstock to put them inside of. I then positioned my pigs in the frames as well as adding all their goodies with Tombow: Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Finishing off the cards with some NUVO: Ebony Black Crystal Drops on the pigs eyes as well as some black dots around the card to pull everything together. 
Thank you all for stopping by and joining me in celebrating my birthday with pigs, see you next week! Happy Crafting everyone.