Friday, April 10, 2020

Let The Fun Times Roll - Miss Ink Stamps!

Hey there!  Today I've got some more Alice In Wonderland for you!  I've used the Queen of Hearts and Paint the Roses sets along with the awesome Pick A Card Stencil.

I started with the stencil and I blended some Black Soot Distress Oxide onto the diecut rectangle panel cut from Mixed Media paper.  Then I applied some clear texture paste over the top of it and while it was still wet I added some Vintage Candy Cane embossing powder from Wow and Aged Black embossing powder from Stampendous and heat it with the heat gun.  I love embossing with texture paste.  It makes such a nice texture and especially fun to mix different embossing powders!  I just heat it until it bubbles a bit.

Black and red Copics... the most challenging Copics in my opinion which makes it even better when I'm all done and it works!  And the Blending Marker and White Gel Pen are my best!

I even colored the little rose leaves black... I didn't like the thought of just having that tiny bit of green so I thought... why not??  And see those little Painted Roses that I added along with the sequins... so cute, right?

So much fun!

I'm playing along over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog's It's Hip To Be Square Challenge with my Square Frame!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Clean & Simple Layered Anniversary Card - Rubbernecker Stamps

Welcome back!  For today, I've made a Clean and Simple but layered card.

And I used one of the frame dies in a different way to add a decorative border on the sentiment strip.

And I used that beautiful Flower Bouquet #1 that is so beautiful when you color it, but turns out it's beautiful when it's left in black and white as well!  You don't like to color?  It doesn't mean you can't buy some of the beautiful florals that are available!

Here's how I created this one:

  1. I cut a black base to 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" using my paper trimmer.
  2. Then a red layer was cut to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" and adhered to the black base.
  3. A white piece of cardstock was cut using the largest of the Nested Rectangle Small Stitch dies.
  4. I cut a white strip 5 1/2" x 1 1/2" (or as wide as  you need the strip to be to fit your sentiment).
  5. A plaid design paper strip was cut 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" wide (or 1/4" less than your white strip)
  6. A black piece of cardstock was cut to 5 1/2" x 1 1/8".
  7. Finally I cut a black piece of cardstock using the Rectangle Combo Opc #3 die.  We're going to use the third largest frame with the scallop inside and out and you can save the rest for later use!
  8. I used the black strip to help decide where to stamp my flower bouquet by placing the white die cut layer into my Misti.  I laid the black strip across the white layer and played with the positioning of the stamp over the top of it so that I knew the image would fit where I wanted it to, with the strip about where I wanted it.  Once I had it in place and the stamp was in position, I removed the black strip and stamped the image using my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  (In case you didn't know, you can easily use your Misti with a cling foam mounted rubber stamp simply by removing the black pad included with the Misti!)
  9. I cleaned the stamp and again positioned the black strip where I wanted it and then repositioned the stamp upside down and underneath the strip.  Underneath where the strip is positioned, the images did overlap in order to get the look I wanted, but since it's covered up by the black strip, no worries!  Also keep in mind if you make a mistake and perhaps some of your doubled up image that's supposed to be hidden shows,  don't start over!  You can always cut a new slightly wider black strip and just have a bit more black border underneath your design paper.
  10. Next I placed the white cardstock strip into the Misti and stamped my Happy Anniversary sentiment onto it.
  11. Finally you will layer all of your pieces together!  The black base first, then the red piece, and next your white die cut floral stamped piece.
  12. Then your strips!  Black first, then whatever design paper you choose.  Before adding the white stamped piece, I cut the longest sides from the black scalloped frame apart and adhered them to the top and bottom backside of the white strip and trimmed them down to the same length as the white strip using my scissors after they were adhered leaving a decorative scalloped border on either side of the sentiment strip and then adhered that strip to the design paper strip.
  13. Finally I adhered the assembled sentiment strip over the top of the floral images in the center and added a few sequins.
And that's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping and hope you enjoyed your stay!

Below are links to the Rubbernecker Stamps products I've used today.  Should you decide to purchase these items using the links below, I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you.  And thank you!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Gina K Designs

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog and playing along with a challenge at Gina K Designs!  Here's a sneak peek!  Hope you'll hop on over there for details and links and maybe even play along!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Definition of a Hero - A Jillian Vance Design

 Hey there!  Today I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design sharing this project using the Hero Digital Stamp Set that's available for free right now in the A Jillian Vance Design shop!  Jillian was moved to do something to honor the men and women on the front lines who are doing all they can to protect us all and our loved ones.  If you'd like to download it to make a card for any of the heroes in your life, you can find it here!

Normally I would just share a sneak peek, but in case you don't go over there, I wanted to share this post with you.

 I hope this finds you all safe and healthy!  If not, I am sending you healing thoughts full of love.   During this strange and unsettling time, we have seen numerous Heroes reveal themselves including all in the medical field right now... from the Doctors and Nurses and the support staff that helps to hold them up and keep them going to Emergency Response teams and so many more!  I am so thankful for each and every one of you and I have a couple friends that I'll be sending cards to thank them.  We are fighting a battle and these people are the soldiers who are defending us.

The Copic Markers I used are R85, R83 and R81 as well as BG000, BG11 AND BG32.  

The butterfly from Hug In A Mug was just right alongside the scrubs shirt as a sign of hope that we will ultimately win the battle with the help of these everyday heroes and our wounds will heal.  Hopefully the result will be a transformation as we learn to appreciate the people in our lives and strive to pay tribute to anyone we will have lost.

Thank you SO much for stopping by today.  I know with each day it is hard to focus and some days the inspiration comes a little slower than others and if you feel this way you are not alone.  I appreciate you making your way here and hope I've inspired you today in some small way!  Hang in there with me and come again soon!   We WILL get through this together!

Love and hugs,


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Friday, April 3, 2020

The UnBirthday! - Miss Ink Stamps

Happy Friday!  (Just a little reminder as to what day it is ... for you and for me!)  I'm back with some more Alice in Wonderland inspiration.  Have you seen the gorgeous and fun new release over at Miss Ink Stamps?  If you haven't, please do check it out here!

I colored up the Mad Hatter during last month's 30 Day Coloring Challenge... which by the way is still going on now... because... why not??  And the colors in that image is what set the tone(s) for the rest of the card!  I created the background using the new Wonky Checkers Stencil and some Ken Oliver Color Burst powder.   And just to break up all of the crazy behind my images, I added the woodland/mushroom background stamp from Smokin' Caterpillar, but left it black and white which I've been having fun doing lately!

I love this sentiment!  I stamped and cut it out.  It's Perfect to send anytime to anyone.. especially that person you know that hates to celebrate their birthday!  Send it on any one of the other 364 Unbirthday Days of the year!

That's it for me today!  I hope you enjoyed your stop!  Please do come back soon for more inspiration!  And thanks to everyone for all of your visits and love... it really makes my day when my email dings and I see that one of you was here! I'm trying to make more regular visits and hope to see you soon at your places!

And don't forget... it's Friday!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play - Hot Mama!

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with a new challenge and we're featuring CAS-ual Fridays this month!  Hope you'll hop on over there for the details and to play along!

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Release - Heart Ribbon

Welcome to Day 4 of the CAS-ual Fridays Release!  Today we're sharing projects using the awesome new Heart Ribbon stamp set!

I started by ink blending Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides and then added some additional ink through the Tin Roof Stencil.  Then I stamped the heart ribbon using some Color Fuse Ink using my Misti and before removing it I stamped over it with clear embossing powder.  I added some Pink Taffeta embossing powder from WOW and heated it up.  Then I fussy cut the ribbon out.

For the sentiment, I cut the breathe from the Just Breathe Fri-Dies in white glitter paper and twice more in white cardstock, and stacked them together.  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Heart Ribbon set and added both across the ribbon with some popup tape.

Perfect for an encouragement card and the sentiments are great with the ribbon or without!  And again in that cool font!

Now be sure to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Blog to see what everyone else has created and to see how you could win some free stuff!

And if there is something you must have, I have this for you:

Thanks so much for stopping and please do come again soon!  And for some more CAS-ual Fridays Stamps inspiration, check out my post up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today here!