Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Embossing Chipboard Shapes

Hello, it's Michelle here from Seashell Creations with a card I made using the Musical Elements Chipboard and the Heart Beats stamp set.

I had so much fun embossing the chipboard that I couldn't stop at one!

I pulled out my alcohol inks and yupo paper for the background.
I stamped the sentiment from the Heart Beats stamp set directly onto the yupo.  Make sure your ink is dry before you add it to your card base!  I didn't!

I started by using the embossing dabber and covering the chipboard.  You could also use an embossing ink stamp pad.  I did several layers of embossing as you can see in my photos below.
The more layers I did, the more it smoothed out.

Heart BeatsMusical Elements Chipboard

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Pattern Inspiration

Hi everyone!! It is Nora here from A Creative Touch with two cards inspired by some patterns that I found on Pinterest. Here is the link to my board: Patterns
I have been obsessed with different patterns created by flowers and leaves for fabric 
and graphic design. I thought it would be fun to makes some cards using them as inspiration.

My first card I used Peaceful Garden stamp set and Distress Oxide Inks to create the 
background pattern.

I stamped the flowers first by turning them upside down.

When the pattern was finished, I layered yellow cardstock frame over the top, added some leaves from die cut from using the Garden Fri-dies and a sentiment from Peaceful Gardens.

I finished the card off with some red sequins.

My next card was inspired by leaves. The leaf stamp from Pretty Posies was perfect for my idea.

I began the card by stamping the Oxide inks with THE BACK of the leaf stamp. 

I then stamped the leaves over the colors with black ink. I layered the panel over an A2 card base, wrapping a piece of jute around the bottom third. 

I masked and stamped the sentiment from Pretty Posies with black ink and then die cut it using a circle die. 

I then layered the sentiment circle using foam adhesive over two die cuts of orange and blue 
die cut circles.

My last step was to adhere gems around the sentiment circle. 

I hope my card inspires you to look at your stamps and see what patterns you can create with your stamps.

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I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. Be sure to stop by this week to see some fabulous creations from the design team!!

Stamps and dies used for my projects.

Friday, July 3, 2020

All About the Beans

Hi all, Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp.  While I made one card, it just didn't pass muster [in my mind], so I went with my plan B, coffee.  I can never go wrong with a coffee card. 😀

For today's card, I used the [I-Love-It] To Go Cup Fri-Die, along with a sentiment from Stay Strong.

I also added a few of the super fun chipboard hearts from the Coffee Chips Chipboard.  Since they matched my color combo, I used them as is.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot!  For my background panel, I used the By the Beans Stencil with some white ink to make the beans pop out.  [I do rather like that result].

That's it for my card today.  Remember, if you use my code below, you can save 15% off your purchase, and yep, that also includes the Sale Category

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Welcome Fur Babies!!


Larissa here today to share a WELCOME Pet Card!! I've had several friends and family members adding Fur Babies to their Families and I needed some QUICK and EASY Welcome Cards!! This design is PERFECT for mass producing and is FUN to create!! 
I Started by spraying the back side of the NEW Pawsome Stencil and then I applied it over my Card Panel and Inked with Walnut Distress Oxide Ink using an Ink Dauber!! Once it was completely Inked I removed the Stencil and added some water splatters for some texture!! I used an anti static bag and ran it over my stenciled design so I could Stamp and Emboss the Sentiment!! 
The NEW Rainbow Bridge Stamp Set is FULL of lots of sentiments and this one is PERFECT for a Welcome Card!! I Stamped with Versa Fine Black Onyx Ink and Embossed with WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! In real life the sentiment really POPS against the Stenciled design!! 
I added some Black Soot Distress Paint Splatters and then added a Mini Clay Heart for a POP of color!! I added some Foam Tape to the back of the Card Panel and added it to my A2 Cardbase!! I LOVE how it turned out and I look forward to SNUGGLING with ALL of the NEW Fur Babies that are sure to leave Pawprints on our Hearts Furever!! 💓

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Mass Producing Cards

Hello my crafty friends! Maria here on the blog with you, with 3 simple cards that you can mass-produce, showcasing the This Sucks stamp set.  

I have been receiving some requests to do simple cards with no "image-coloring" or "die-cutting" and thought that this stamp set would be perfect for the cards.  Besides, I think almost every sentiment on this stamp set is basically what I feel these days!  Here's an example:

First card - we were supposed to travel and see my mom and siblings for a family reunion.  We were also supposed to travel back to Egypt for a nice vacation with my daughter.  Both things didn't happen because of the "it shall not be named" virus!

Second card - I think I lost my crafting mojo so it has been difficult to craft these days.  I am just not feeling inspired.  I must have made a ton of cards this month that I just put in the trash!  They just weren't good enough.  Sometimes, I will just give up and call it a day!

Third card - a lot of my design team packages are stuck in New York for a few weeks now.   The only reason I receive from the shipper is that everything will be delayed because of the current virus.  There is no timeline on when they will ever get here and it is adding to my misery.  It's hard to craft when you don't have the things you need to complete a lot of projects.  I don't even know if swearing helps because I have been doing a lot of those and it's starting to scare my cat! haha! 

Those are my cards today.   I apologize for being Miss Debbie Downer but I just really hope things will get back to normal soon.   I'm sure the rest of you feels the same way.

I hope you like the cards.  Please don't forget to use my coupon code "MARIASENTME" to get 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Thanks so much!!

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. I'm been flat out the past few weeks making loads of cards for upcoming New Releases, so it was nice to create a card to share with you today that could be whatever I liked!!

I wasn't able to participate in the last stencil release as my parcel hadn't arrived, so I'm slowly been going through them and trying out different ideas. I love how this card turned out but boy oh boy did I make a mess:

I keep forgetting that Distress Oxide inks take a bit longer than normal Distress Ink to dry, so got ink in places I didn't want it but it all worked out in the end.

I started off by gathering all my blue Distress Oxide inks (including the new 'Speckled Egg'). I wanted to create a frame with just the flowers from the Blossom Bubble Stencil, so using a piece of scrap paper, I covered up any stencil openings that were close by and blended around the outside of a white cardstock panel, alternating colours and flower sizes as I went. And of course I got it in the wrong place as you can see by the top of this panel.....

It wasn't bright enough so I found a way to fix that AND cover some of the ink splotches. I blended 'Mowed Lawn' over just the leaves, adding them here and there, making it up as I went along. Unfortunately as I moved my stencil around I put it on top of wet green ink and smudged it EVERYWHERE....

I had intended to make this a one-layer card but with so many smudges I decided to die-cut a window with one of the Bubble Box Fri-Dies.

I found a sentiment that fitted with the size of the window and my theme for the card. I also found a green CS that was similar to the ink I used, so die-cut a smaller Bubble Box piece and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Hearty Horse set.

All I had to do then was glue the panel to the card front with Gina K Connect glue and pop the sentiment on some foam tape. I then finished off with some co-ordinating Neat and Tangled sequins.

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Enjoy the rest of the your weekend,  hope you fit in some sort of crafting and I'll see you back here again soon with some more card ideas.

Take care