Friday, May 7, 2021

Miss Ink Stamps - Happily Ever After

Welcome back!  I'm playing with the new Climbing Roses stamp set along with one of the fabulous frame stencils, Ins & Outs: Quaterfoil today and I've created this card for a wedding this month!

The Ins & Outs group of stencils in the shop are fabulous for creating a beautiful masked ink blended spotlight for any of your stamp sets!  Bunches of shapes and two piece sets that make it so easy to make a different colored frame and/or add some glitter paste like I did without seeping into your center piece.

Cool thing is there are lines on the stencil to help you center your stencil directly over an A2 card (if that's where you want it!).  And those roses???  I used some unexpected colors today.  It was meant to be a little more rainbowy, but my pink is maybe a little too purple to make it so, but I love these colors anyway, and they are perfect for the bride and groom that I'll be sending this one too!

I'll be sharing another one of these Ins & Outs stencils on the blog next week so hopefully you can see how easy they are to use.

And for those who want it:

My colors!

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


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Joy Clair Release - You Are Amazing!

Hello! I'm guesting with Joy Clair Designs in May and today I'm sharing this one using some new digital stamps from the Joy Clair shop!  These images are from the new Funny Times set.  

Of course I foiled these!  I printed, cut and colored them first and then foiled them in Gold Sequins Decofoil.  I created the cloudy background with a cloud diecut and some Distress Oxides and then popped the balloons up over it.  I had printed one smaller than the other to give the illusion that it was further away.

I diecut the sentiment, also from Funny Times, with a banner die and popped that up over the top.

That's it!  The benefits of digis if you've never used them before?  You can print them in any size, you can get them immediately, you can flip them and of course, if you have a laser printer, they can be foiled using a Minc or laminator.

These are the colors I used!

Thanks so much for stopping and hope you enjoyed it!  Come again soon!


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play-Om Nom Nom

I'm up on the blog over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog with a new challenge and last month's winner!

I had a lot of fun with this one and hope you'll join me over there for links and details and maybe even to play along!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Some Bubbly

I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog today with this one.  Hop on over there for links and details!

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


Monday, May 3, 2021

A Jillian Vance Design - Gel Print Die Cuts

I'm up on the blog over at A Jillian Vance Design with this one using some more new and old stuff together along with some Gel Print panels.  Hope you'll join me over there for links and details!

Thanks for stopping!  Come again soon!


Friday, April 30, 2021

National Bubble Tea Day With Trinity Stamps and The Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

Welcome to the National Bubble Tea Day Collaboration Blog Hop with Trinity Stamps and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!  We have lots of fun Bubble Tea inspiration for you using some awesome Trinity Stamps products AND you could win a $25 gift code to the Trinity Stamps shop just for hopping and leaving us all some love!

You probably came from Lisa's place!  And when you're done here you'll head on over to the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog!

Here's how I was inspired:

I LOVE Bubble Tea.  I will admit the first time I tried it, I didn't much care for the gummy Boba.  And I still prefer mine with Poppers, but I will drink the Boba kind if Poppers aren't available.  My favorite is green Matcha tea with milk, half sugar and blueberry poppers.  It has probably been a year since I had any and maybe... just maybe... I'm treating myself to one right now!  I've had my jabs and life is slowly getting back to normal... whatever that is!

I started with the Slimline Die and cut it in white.  Then I cut the Slimline Rainbow 7 times in various colors.  Sometimes I'll just cut one in white and color it, but I wanted the leftover pieces to make many more rainbows so I picked some pretty papers and cut them up.  I lined them up at one end and used some foam tape to keep them together as I worked my way to the other end and then added it to the base.  One of the included clouds in glitter and My background was set!

I pulled out some ETC Papers EVO Synthetic Paper and my alcohol inks in various greens and created a panel that I used to cut out the cup from the Summertime Sips die set.  I cut a second cup in green.  You can cut apart the inside piece from the outside cup piece so you can cut them separately and have a one piece cup, but for now I've left them together for ease of using it for a shaker and I'm not sure yet if I'll cut them apart or not!  I added foam tape to the frame, threw some Midnight Ball Baubles and some green sequins and beads from my stash and placed the frame over the top of the alcohol inked cup cut.

The cap and straw were cut using some of the same papers I used for the rainbow and I built my sentiment using this awesome Sweet Senti-ment Mini die set and some stamped sentiments from the A Crafters Heart stamp set.

Hopefully as you are reading this I've already sent this one out to it's intended recipient!

Thanks so much for spending some time with us today!  Now be sure to head on to your next stop!  You will find the entire hop list below!  But if you get lost you can always head back to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog and get back on your way!  Leave some love at each of your stops for your chances to win a $25 gift code to the Trinity Stamps shop!

Hope to see you again soon!  Start hopping below:

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Miss Ink Stamps - Wishing You A Magical Birthday!

Happy Friday!  I'm back with some more Lovely Unicorns goodness and this time I've paired it with the new Rainbow Builder stencil... which I am in love with!

I started by adding the rainbow to the background.  This is a 3 layer stamp set and it's awesome!  You can pick any one you want or do all four!  

I love how the second rainbow stencil also masks the lines from the first AND has some cool embossed lines on it that help you line up with the previous layer!

I started with the first layer and applied yellow, pink and blue (every other) Distress Oxides and then the second layer filled in the orange and purple.  The third adds the lines and stars and I used some gold glitter texture paste for that!  I use a paint brush to add some of the gold glitter paste to the orange strip.  I had gotten a little messy and accidently got some onto it so I decided to go full on and paint it on and I LOVE it!

I also used the cloud from the Rainbow Sky layered stencil and blended some ink through the full cloud and then added the pretty curly outline with some glitter paste.  After it was dry, I cut it out.

Finally I added my colored images, sentiment and some sequins!

And here are the colors I used!

That's me for today!  Thanks so much for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!