Sunday, May 27, 2018

You rock featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today I am sharing some cards I made using Scribbles2stamp and Thanks stamps from Sizzix.

I have been seeing agate everywhere lately so I decided to make my own rocks!

I began by stamping several images on watercolor paper and embossing with gold powder. Then I watercolored each "rock." I chose Grape, Sky and Guava ink pads to color this panel.
I gently pressed a clear block onto each pad to pull out some ink and used my water pens.

After watercoloring, I still didn't have the look of agate that I wanted. I pulled out a gold paint pen with a very fine tip and drew lots of shaky circles. Here is an extra panel I made unpainted so you can see the circles:

Next, I trimmed and mounted the watercolor panels to colored card stock, popping it up with Foam Adhesive.

I die cut the tag and embossed it with gold and tied on a piece of Sky seam binding.

I decided to cut a star for my second card and embossed it again with the same sentiment. However, I masked the words one at a time so I could stack the words on top of each other:

I added ribbon and an embellishment and assembled my cards. Here are a few more pictures of them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:
Gold embossing powder
Grape seam binding
Sky seam binding
Watercolor paper
Extra fine tip gold pen

Sunday, May 20, 2018

You're Super Sweet featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

Today's card features this month's Stamps of Life Club setPineapple2stamp.

I began by adding Sizzix Adhesive to a piece of Lemonade Card Stock and running it through my machine with the Thank You Background Die and coordinating frame.  

This was adhered to Green Apple Card Stock and popped up with Adhesive Foam. Lemonade ribbon was tied on and a Guava button with twine was added on top.

Next, the Thank you was layered on patterned paper from this month's Card Kit and mounted to a Guava card stock base.

On to the pineapple! This is such a fun set. I love to eat pineapple but to be able to stamp and make cards with it now is wonderful!

I stamped the pineapple in Chocolate Ink and colored in the image with markers. Then I embossed the center with gold embossing powder and die cut it.

This was popped up with foam adhesive to add dimension. 

I had a piece of leftover Lemonade patterned paper from earlier so I stamped the sentiment with Licorice and mounted on Guava and trimmed down. I punched small holes and added twine.

The last thing I added were 3 glitter epoxy dots. I can't get enough of these!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Big Hugs featuring The Stamps of Life

Hello and Happy Mother's Day!

Just dropping by to share a card I made for all the mothers out there! They definitely deserve Big hugs:

How I made this card:

Cut and scored an A2 Candy card base.

I trimmed a piece of patterned paper down and added to card stock. 

The piece of Candy stock was cut to 1.75 inches wide and stamped all over using Candy Ink.  
I chose a trio of small stamps from Sizzix Windows Stamps and Dies set. 

A piece of braided twine was tied on the Candy stock and mounted using Adhesive Foam trimmed down.

I created the sentiment by die cutting Seaglass and Banana and gluing down onto the Powdered Sugar shadow base. 
TIP **Be sure to add a Sizzix Adhesive Sheet to your paper before cutting the word. Makes it very quick and easy to adhere these letters.

The final touches were to die cut a small Butterfly in Candy card stock and add to a Gingersnap Shadow base. I added two epoxy flowers from a previous Card Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Hot Air Balloon featuring The Stamps of Life

Hi there!

I have a card to share today featuring a new set from The Stamps of Life:

This stamp set is from a kit that Stephanie Barnard has created for a live online class that will be on May 15th! This is the first time The Stamps of Life has done a class in this format so it is very exciting. 

You can get all the details on this kit and upcoming class HERE.

I couldn't wait until the class to start creating cards so I decided to start stamping!

I stamped the large Hot air ballon in a Copic friendly ink and then colored the balloon with my markers.

Next I embossed the large scripture sentiment with Princess Gold powder. I love this scripture and it is perfect with the balloon.

There is a small flower and matching die also included in this kit so I die cut several flowers in warm colors to add to the basket.

The base card is Banana paper also stamped in Banana ink using the matching flower stamp. I die cut the gingham Gingersnap patterned paper using a round edged die from Sizzix Friends Background Set.

I really wanted the sentiment to be the focal point so I left more white space than I sometimes do. I tied on a piece of Gingersnap twine from the previous Stamps of Life Card Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday Anything Goes
4CraftyChicks #400 ATG/Less is More
WAW Challenge #332-333 Anything Goes