Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sip Sip Hooray-Die Cuts From An Alcohol Inked and Foiled Panel

Welcome back!  I've got a fun one for you!  I've been playing with foil all month and today I'm using an alcohol inked and foiled pane to cut some pretty flowers out of!

I created the panel by alcohol inking a panel and then spraying some Ranger Distress Spray over the top.  After it was dry, I ran it through the Minc with some Fancy Foils Gold Sequins foil.  For this card, I cut bunches of those Four Petals die cuts from the panel as well as a piece that would cover the inside of the glass stem.

I lined up the stitched slimline die from the Pinked Slimline Dies and the largest die from the Champagne Flute dies together, secured with washi tape and cut them both at once creating the window panel.  I also cut the pinked slimline die from white cardstock and cut a piece of gold cardstock 1/8" larger than the stitched.   I layered the pinked and gold together and then I figured where the stem would be and added the alcohol inked piece I cut for the stem to gold panel.  Next I added pop-up tape to the back of the stitched slimline panel with the window and adhered it to the gold panel (making sure that stem piece was where it should be before pressing it all firmly in place.  

I added the four petals flowers to the inside tucking the petals that would stick outside the flute frame underneath and using foam tape to keep the petals raised inside the glass.  Then I added cupped sequins to the center of the flowers and flatter gold sequins in the in between spaces with glue.

I think it looks yummy!  

Finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Pop, Fizz, Clink stamp set onto one of the pinked circles from the slimline set and layered it onto another circle.  I punched some dots from my leftover alcohol ink and foiled panel and had one Four Petals flowers left and arranged them above the flute and onto the sentiment piece.

That's me for today!  I hope you enjoyed it and will share my process for the alcohol inked panel next time!

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Friday, June 11, 2021

A Clean and Simple Thank You Card

Hello everyone!! Nora here from A Creative Touch with a simple thank you card that was inspired by a hike I took last weekend. The trees and wild flowers were so beautiful but what I really liked seeing was the dragonflies buzzing by. I decided to use the Everyday Dragonflies stamp set as the focus for my card.

I started off my card by cutting a piece of white cardstock into a 4" by 5 1/4" panel. I then used some Distress Ink and the Chunky Chevron die to partially stencil the turquoise ink onto the cardstock.

I adhered this panel over a top folding, A2, turquoise card panel. A circle was die cut using the  large stitched circle from the Pinked Slimline Die set. I used a scrap of pattern paper that was similar to the ink color and the card base.

I adhered the circle over the card front, slightly over lapping the stenciled ink. I set aside the card and stamped the small dragonfly and sentiment from the Everyday Dragonflies using Catherine Pooler Midnight ink.

I used the matching Dragonflies die set to die cut the dragonfly out and colored it in using Copic Markers.

I used foam adhesive to adhere my monochromatic 
dragonfly over the circle to give the card some dimension.

I added the sentiment strip and a trio of sequins around the sentiment to draw the eye in. My card was complete!!!

I loved how this project came out. I checked off a ton of boxes creating this. I stenciled, used some scrap pattern paper and then relaxed at my desk coloring in the dragonfly. This would be a simple card to recreate using different colors and sentiments.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Hi All - Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp.
For today's card I used a few CFS products for a Thank You card that I needed. 

I started with the [on clearance] Scallop Tag Dies.  I stamped, colored and die cut out the fun Little Birdies.  The Birdies Dies are HERE.

And lastly, I used the new Thanks Duo set, layering the Thanks with 3 layers for some dimension.  Turned out the way I hoped, and has been sent off to the recipient. These little birds make for a happy card.

I hope you enjoyed my card today!

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Just a Little Card For You!!


Larissa here today sharing a BEAUTIFUL Card using the the NEW Flowery Background and Flower Duo Stamp Sets!! I honestly can't get enough of these Stamp Sets as I just LOVE Flowers!! Especially in the Summer and the Chrysanthemum is one of my FAVORITES!! 
 Here's what I've created for today!! 
I Stamped and Embossed the NEW Flowery Background Stamp Set with WoW Clear Embossing Ink and then Embossed with WoW Bright White Embossing Powder!! Then Heat Set it and Inked with Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet!! I concentrated more color towards the center of the Flowers and I LOVE how BEAUTIFUL this Image is Embossed!! 

I Die Cut a Stitched Circle and Inked with Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet!! Then I Stamped the "Just a Little Card For You" Sentiment with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink!!  inked the Circle Die Cut using a light hand with the same Ink, just so the Circle wouldn't be so Stark against the Background!! Then I Die Cut another Larger Circle Die and Inked it with some Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet and layered it behind the Sentiment Circle to help make the Sentiment POP!! Then I paired it with a TE Lavender Glaze A2 Envelope!! I wanted the Envelope to coordinate, so I Stamped the Flower Image from the Flower Duo Stamp Set with WoW Clear Embossing Ink and then Embossed with WoW Bright White Embossing Powder!! Then Heat Set it and Inked with Distress Oxide Ink in Wilted Violet!! I also Inked around the edges of the Envelope to help tie everything together and I really LOVE how SPECIAL it feels!! 
I added some Iridescent Sequins and Trinity Stamps Fairy Rocks Rhinestones and adhered the Sentiment Circle to my Card Panel with Foam Tape!! 
It's ready to send to someone SPECIAL!! 

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Flower Duo and card stock comparison.

Hello, it's Michelle here today with some card stock comparisons using the Flower Duo Set.

I recently purchased some new card stock and wanted to compare it to some I already had.

I started by stamping with Memento ink onto some Hammermill and Spectrum Noir card stock.  They are both very smooth.

Next I took one of my Spectrum Noir Tri-blend markers and started coloring.
In case you haven't seen the Tri-blend markers before, they have three shades of the same color in the one marker. You can see in the below photo, I have used the lightest color first and colored the whole image.

Then I added some shading using the mid and dark colors.

I added some more shading and highlights using Polychromos pencils and some white gel pen to the center.  You can see in the photo below the difference this made to the flower on the right.

I die cut the flower using the coordinating die.

Next I did some stenciling using the Bubbly and Flowerburst stencils and adhered one of the flowers to each stenciled piece.

I stamped the inside of each card using sentiments from the same Flower Duo set.

I really love the results I achieved from the Hammermill and the Spectrum Noir card stock.  The Hammermill is a bit thinner but a lot more cost effective! 

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