Sunday, January 19, 2020

HOORAY I'm at Creativation!!


To celebrate while I'm at Creativation, I wanted to create a SWEET Hooray Card!! 
Today I'm using the NEW "Hearty Horse" Stamp Set!! It's a 4x6 Stamp Set with an AMAZING Large Hearty Horse Image and several Sentiments that can be used for LOTS of different occasions!! 
Here's a Look at this AWESOME Set!!
I started by Stamping and Embossing the SWEET Hearty Horse Image with Vera Vine Black Onyx Ink and WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! 
Then I used Copic Markers to color the Image!! 
(Horse: N0, N2 and N4  Hearts: RV02, RV09 and RV19 
Cheeks, Heart Nostrils and inside Ears: RV00  Sky: BG0000 & BG10) 
I wanted to create an Appaloosa Horse!! Here's a Photo if you've never seen one!! 
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I wanted Fushia Colored Hearts in an Ombre` Color to coordinate with the Plaid Patterned Paper I wanted to use for the bottom of the Card!! I used Black and some Iridescent Glitter Cardstock to add to the Design!! Stamping and Embossing the sentiment onto the Plaid Patterned Paper using some WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder!! I LOVE the way it looks Stamped and Embossed onto the Patterned Paper!! 
I added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in Blizzard to the Ombre` Hearts, Nostrils and the Hearts in the o's of the Hooray Sentiment for some Sparkle and Dimension!! The I added some Eyelashes and some White Gel Pen Highlights!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! 

Are you feeling inspired??
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Friday, January 17, 2020

Peace, Love and Coffee

Hi there everyone!! Its nearly the weekend (well, its actually Saturday morning for me here in New Zealand....) and I hope you have some time tucked away to work on a few craft projects or two.....

I haven't been doing much in the way of stamping with my projects lately. I tend to have periods of time when I either stamp or die-cut, do you do that too?? I was really in the mood to get inky and also use a stamp set that hasn't had some love for a while.

I was also inspired to use this set because I've been seeing so much hate towards people on the internet lately and really wish people could be more understanding of others:

This took a while to stamp but was pretty simple to put together. And it was really nice using a soft beige/brown with brighter colours, something I wouldn't normally do.

Using Catherine Pooler Inks 'Party Dress' and 'Fiesta Blue', along with Waffle Flower Inks 'Coffee Loves Milk', 'Safe Choice' and 'New Fish in Pond', I stamped the images from the Peace Love and Coffee stamp set on the white card front. I didn't measure or try to match anything up, just used my eye to keep things pretty level.

I then white heat embossed the sentiment from the same set on a strip of black cardstock and popped on foam tape. I squeezed in a little die-cut by using the small coffee cup die from the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies on some black cardstock and twice more from white cardstock. I glued them all together for stability, coloured the cup inner with a brown pen and popped on foam tape, along with some Neat and Tangled sequins. 

Hope this gives you some ideas on how to use some of the smaller stamp images from your sets for backgrounds and if your thinking of purchasing these or any other products, don't forget to use to my special code to save yourself some money!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you back here very soon with some more card ideas.

Take care

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

I Ruff You!

Lisa here!  I knew I wanted to create a Valentine for today and my first thought was flowers and then I remembered the adorable Huggable Critters Fri-Dies!

I was in the mood for this pup!  And I love him in Black and White so I made him spotted!  I cut one body piece in white and one in black and handcut some spots out of the black one to add spots to the edges of his body.

And I thought it would be so cute for my Valentine to be carrying a Valentine!  I cut the Heart Board Fri-Die out of red glitter paper and plain white cardstock and then alternated the little heart frames back together.  And of course he'd have a puppy Valentine with a cute little Punny sentiment from the Little Huggables stamp set.

So there you have it... a Valentine with a Valentine... I wonder if that little pup Valentine is carrying a littler pup Valentine??

Should you decide you need this pup or anything else, I have this for you:

And did you know this is going on right now??

Thanks so much for stopping!  Hope you enjoyed your visit and come back soon and often for more inspiration!

Monday, January 13, 2020

Creating a Background Using a Sentiment Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch. It has been a long time since I have created a card. I needed a challenge so I decided to create a background with just one sentiment stamp from the Love Notes stamp set.

I used hugs and kisses symbols from the stamp set and stamped them randomly in different color reds across a white cardstock background.  

Next I die cut the panel and adhered it on an angle to an A2, top folding card base. I adhered the negative "frame" that I usually would throw out over the top of the angled panel.

I then die cut the "happy" using the Happy Hanukkah Fri-dies out of red cardstock and adhered it to the card front. 

Using the Love Notes stamp set again, I stamped the sentiment with black dye ink onto a white cardstock strip. I adhered the strip onto the card front using foam adhesive.

My last step was to adhere Fun-Fetti Fri-Die hearts that I had die cut in pink and red under and over the sentiment. I used a clear shimmer pen to give the little hearts some sparkle and then covered them with Glossy Accents. 

I hope this card inspires you to take a look at your sentiment stamps and create a fun background of your own. Please leave a link because I would love to see what you made.

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I thank you for taking the time to stop by today. Have a FABULOUS week!!

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day Shaker Card

Hello CFS fans! Maria here on the blog with you today, sharing a Valentine's Day shaker card, showcasing the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-die and the sentiment is from the Love Notes stamp set.

To begin, I started off ink-blending a rainbow background on Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves.

I die-cut my ink-blended panel with the Hearts A2 Panel Fri-die.  I adhered some acetate sheet on this piece and added foam adhesive to create my shaker panel.

I added some rainbow confetti dots as my shaker element and adhered the panel on top of an A2-size black card base.

I stamped the sentiment on a black strip with versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat emboss the sentiment and adhered this piece on my card with my tape runner.  Here's what it looks like:

The black background just made the rainbow panel pop.  Here's a closer look:

For full details about this card, please visit my blog - Maria Russell Designs.  

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Happy Belated Birthday

Hi all - it's Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp.  For today's card I used a few products.  
Here is the end result:

I used the Tin Roof Cover Plate, Friend Word Fri-Die, Happy Fri-Die,Coffee Cup Fri-Dies, Scallop Tag Fri-Dies, Happy Hanukkah Fri-Dies and the WTF2 Stamp set.  I am basically creating a new category of birthday cards since apparently I can not seem to get them mailed out on time! ;)

For the background, I cut the cover plate out, leaving all the pieces in the cut card stock, then sponged on some pretty rainbow colors.  Having the full sheet made sponging much easier!  [Yeah, I suppose I could of simply sponged a card panel THEN cut out the cover plate but that is to easy I guess. HA!]

When I punched out the negative pieces, I really liked the look so I made a matching tag/bookmark for the recipient.  I like the matched look, along with the giving of a small gift in the card.

That's it for my project today.  

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See ya next time~

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

You have Survived.............

Larissa here today to share a Dimensional Encouragement Card!! 
I'm using the NEW Doing Great Stamp Set, along with the Trellis Cover Fri-Die!! I wanted to showcase the dimension of this Die Cut if you want to showcase it!!??  
I personally LOVE dimension, so I KNEW I wanted to highlight it!! I Started by Die Cutting the Trellis Die from some Tonic Studios Pearl Damask Handmade Paper!! SWOON!! It's HARD to see in the photos, but this paper really makes this Die Design come to LIFE in person!! I adhered the Die Cut to my Tumbled Glass Distress Inked Background using liquid adhesive and I only applied it to the main lines of the die so I could POP the other areas up!!
I adhered a Studio Katia Iridescent Crystal in the middle of every Flower and I just LOVE the way it looks!! For my sentiment I Stamped and Embossed the NEW Doing Great Stamp Set using Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink and WoW Embossing Powder in Neutral Shimmer!! The Iridescent Glitter matches with the Iridescent Crystals I added!! I wanted to add a POP of Color so I used some of the leftover Deco Foiled Heart Die Cuts that I saved from this Card that I created HERE!! I used the BEAUTIFUL Hearts A2 Panel Fri-Die that I Die Cut from some Therm O Web Deco Foil Toner Sheets that I Foiled with some of the EXCLUSIVE "Rainbow Bright" Taylored Expressions & Therm O Web Deco Foil!! I think they add the POP I was looking for and match with the Iridescent Sparkle of both the Crystals and Embossing Glitter, plus it adds a bonus Visual Triangle that I think this Design needed!! ALWAYS Save those leftovers as you never know when you might be able to use them!! Then I adhered it to the center of the Card with some Foam Tape!!  
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THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
Larissa  💙