Some old Doodlebug paper was perfect as a backdrop and that sentiment from Sweet 'N Sassy's fabulous Coffee Talk stamp set was just right!
I had so much fun with this set and I'll be sharing more Sweet 'N Sassy soon! For now, be sure to hop to see what everyone has for you today! Just click on the hop links below to make your way through the hop. You have until February 5th at 11:59 pm Pacific Time to hop and have a chance to win a $25 gift code! Have fun and good luck!
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Happy New Year! We're back and doing it all over again! My fellow Crafty Elves have committed to making a card a week for the year and we share what we've made on the 25th of the month. That way when Christmas comes along next year all we have to do is mail them! Now, sometimes we run short on time and just can't get them all made... but even if some month's we fall short, we still have fun and enjoy inspiring each other!
Here's how I was inspired this month:
I needed a quick and easy design for this month .. January is a rough one at my work. And I thought of that gorgeous bow from The Greetery's Fit To Be Tied Die set and decided it was perfect! My plan was to just add a tag to my card "present" with a sentiment but I wanted to play along with the current challenge over at Double Trouble Challenge Blog so I needed something with music and a zoo animal! I decided to use some musical paper for my wrapping paper and this adorable llama and sentiment from this Woolly and Warm Llama stamp set (which is on sale!!) Check out the details for the current DT Challenge here!
I decided to use another llama from the Flora & Fauna set for this one... I had fun coloring these in light colors to go along with the beautiful vintagey papers from Tim Holtz.
I wished I'd used the "Woolly" sentiment from the llama set for this one since it was a sweater type pattern, but I think it's adorable just the same!
Since this paper had the Night Before Christmas text on it I decided a mouse would be the right thing... and this one with the little cocoa cup from Waffle Flower was perfect! I used another sentiment from a Flora and Fauna set because it was just right and I love the little typewriter font!
I added gems to the center of that gorgeous bow for some extra bling.
I loved this paper from the Tim Holtz pad but it was much more dramatic than the others with all the black so I decided to treat it a little differently... I embellished with some gold leaves using some pretty A Jillian Vance Design dies and that Merry die from Honey Bee (Also on sale!) was just right with a black background!
I almost forgot to mention that I used the cool stitched strips from A Jillian Vance for the other part of my ribbon wrapping... they always come in so handy and are such a great set to have in your stash!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't forget to hop on over to Michael and Debra's places to see what they have for you today!
And I have a winner from last month's post!
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Welcome back! I have a non-traditional Valentine here today... I decided to go with a light and bright color palette and used another one of the fabulous background stamps along with it!
I just love the adorable Punny Farm Goats set!! And I used the balloon from Punny Farm Pigs along with it. And the Bold Love dies from Trinity went along perfectly!
And I can't say enough about this fabulous Slimline sized background stamp, Hay Daze. I stamped it in Versamark onto the slimline panel and embossed in Gold. Then I blended on some distress oxides... splattered with water and gold Color Shine and set it aside to dry while I colored up my images.
Added a few hearts and sequins and done!
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Welcome back! I have some more Miss Ink for you today! I'm working with some of the cool background stamps again!
If you want more details on my process you can check out yesterday's post up on the Miss Ink Blog here! The difference here is I used two separate stamps for the background and did just a tiny bit of easy masking... with this technique it's very forgiving as it's the background and it's very subtle and areas are covered.
Don't you just love the Snow One Like You stamp set?? I used it along with Springtime Banners and the critters from Snow Buddies. The background is Holiday Home and Beautiful Destination.
Thank you so much for stopping! Hope you enjoyed it and you'll come back soon!
Welcome back! I've got this one for you today... an ode to Quarantine Life using bunches of images from a few stamp sets over at Miss Ink! I can totally see me eating a cupcake and drinking wine in my underwear on multiple occasions in the last year...lol!
I started with the Rabbit Hole Stencil and added some Heidi Swapp Minc Reactive Paint with a paintbrush through it. I set it aside to dry and then foiled it using some Opal Decofoil for a subtle swirly background because that's what my head feels like these days. I wanted a light and bright card so the Opal on white was perfect! And if you see it in person a lot of the colors that were used to color are in that beautiful foil.
And then I just stamped, cut and colored the images I wanted to use from Happy New Year (the sentiment and drinks), Tea Party (cupcakes and coffee cups), I Believe (underwear), Say Cheese,(Cheese), Unstoppable (Toilet Paper) and Boo Crew (candy). I fussy cut the sentiment from Happy New Year and then laid everything out and moved them around until I was happy with it. Then I used some thin foam tape to adhere it all. A few sequins finished it up!
I love that although the big sentiment from the Happy New Year set is specific with dates, it's a sentiment that can be used well into 2021 AND all of the other images and the generic Happy New Year stamp are great for always.
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Welcome to Day 3 of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps new release! Today we're sharing projects using the Chunky Chevron and Bubbly Stencils and I decided to use both on one card... cause... why not!? I also used the Champagne Flute Dies, Pop Fizz Clink stamp set and Celebrate dies!
I used pink and purple Catherine Pooler inks ... straight purple for the chevron and then a combo of pink and purple for the circles just for a different shade of purple! I love how they look together! I cut the Champagne Flute from white and purple glitter papers (using the included bubbles die on the white. I layered the white over the purple and popped it up onto the background. Then I cut the Celebrate three times, twice from white and once from purple glitter paper and stacked and adhered them together. Then I popped that up over the stem of the glass. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Popp Fizz Clink onto purple cardstock and embossed in white... then I cut each word apart and popped them up in a quirky fashion.
I'd call it a celebration on a card for sure!
That's me for today! I hope you enjoyed your visit and you come again soon! Now be sure to head over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to see how you could win and see what everyone created for you today!
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Welcome back! It's Day 2 of the CAS-ual Fridays New Release! Today we're sharing makes using the new Salty Stamps and Margarita Glass Dies!
I also used the awesome new Chunky Chevron stencil on this one along with some beautiful Catherine Pooler Inks. I stamped the glass and die cut it with the coordinating die... love that it cuts right up against the outline (I did run the edge of a black marker along the outside to be sure any white areas showing were filled in). I cut the very cool "salt" part of the die from white glitter paper. Colored the glass with Copics and mounted it onto my background with foam tape as well as one of the CUTE sentiments.
To add "bubbles" to my mango margarita, I use my blending marker and after it's colored, with the tip of the brush end I swirl in small circles... once or twice if needed.
That's me for today! Thanks so much for stopping! Now be sure to head on over to the blog and see what everyone else has created for you today! Be sure to check out each day's posts to see how you could win! And should you see something you must have, I have this for you:
Hope you'll come again soon and be sure to come back tomorrow for more New Release fun!