Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New Beginning

Happy Tuesday!  Today I feel honored to share something from the Ellen Hutson new release!  It is such a lovely set, so lovely and inspiring!  I enjoyed making this card.  When I have a card I love, I tend to hold onto it for a while, until I find just the right person, just the right occasion. The set is the Be The Change by Brandi Kincaid. 

 Here is how I made it:
  • I cut my base to about 6X3. 
  • Then, I started by stamping the butterflies/moth's on Copic friendly paper.  Initially, I thought to use Moth type colors, light brown and this green, then I thought to mix it up with these colors.  I colored them and then used the accompanying dies to cut them out. 
  • Next, I use the Mondo Peony stamp set to add some greenery. The solid stamp, I stamped with Ink on 3 Fadeout No Line Ink.  I used my Copics to color these as well.  
  • Then I stamped the sentiment on the card. 
  • I mounted my butterflies/moth's.  
  • Then I wanted to round some corners, but I didn't have a corner rounder, so I traced around a rounded rectangle die and used my snips to cut it out. 

I just love the colors and shape on this.  It turned out well and makes me happy.  Here is one last look:

Big Thank you to Ellen's for letting me be part of this release!  So fabulous to work with this set.  I see some other's I am gonna need to purchase too!

Entering this into: 
Inkspirational- One Layer Cards

Supplies used:

Monday, November 11, 2019

It's Your Birthday- Have a Blast!

Happy Monday friends!  I am super excited to share with you that I am Guest Designing with Whimsy Stamps this month!  I am so thrilled an honored, the have adorable images!  Here is my first of two posts that will also be shared on the Whimsy Blog.  

Aren't these images cute?!  I love them so.  And I thought this would make the perfect guy birthday card.

Here is how I made it:

  • I stamped my images from A Boy's Dream Stamp Set out on Copic friendly paper and colored them with my Copics. 
  • I used my Scan'N'Cut to cut them out and set them aside. 
  • Next, I used distress inks to create the sky, I used mostly blues (Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and a bit of Blueprint Sketch), but put just a bit of purple in the center (Wilted Violet) so I could pull on the color later. 
  • Using a white re-inker and paintbrush, I added a few flecks to the background to make it look a bit like the Milky Way. 
  • I die cut a basic circle and used distress inks to color it yellow with a bit of orange (Mustard and Spiced Marmalade).  Then I added in some craters using my Copic marker and used my fingernail to distress the edges.
  • I mounted that in the corner using foam tape.  
  • Then I mounted all the other ships and planets as well.  I used an enamel dot for the end of the antenna on the larger ship. 
  • I added these Itty Bitty Black Star embellishments just for a little extra sparkle. 
  • After I mounted it on some navy cardstock, I pulled out a scrap of purple to stamp the sentiment on, I wanted to pull on the purple from the sky.  So I added this to the top with foam tape. 

This view gives you a better look at some of the finer details.  Also, I originally picked blue for my alien because my daughter likes blue.  But in the end, I decided that I wouldn't give her this card, would save for my brother, because space isn't her thing, I have other stamps for her! :)

One last look at the final product, I hope you like it!  Big HUGE thanks to Whimsy for letting me be a part of the show today, so exciting!  

Thank you for visiting me today! 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Sweet Treat

Hey- I have a super fun card on the Trinity Blog today.  It might give you a sugar high. ;)

Here are the supplies I used for this creation:

                                                              Gingerbird House              Narrow Card & Bookmark with Envelope

                                          Frosty Snowflakes                                              Mint to Be

                                                 White Posies Sprinkles                             What's In Your Bucket?

                                                      Pip Pop Drops                                             Christmas Town