Monday, March 18, 2019

Piece of Cake Birthday Card

Hello there, I'm using some new products on today's card.  I knew the moment I saw it, that I had to have the Piece of Cake stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps.  Let me tell you, the two stamps I ordered came super fast and was packed with love!  The other new element I used was an embossing folder that came with my gemini jr.  Normally, I stick with my big shot for embossing folders but the included folder worked just fine.  I do like the raised area along with the textured background.  

I started by stamping with memento ink on 80 lb Neenah card stock, knowing that I would be using my Silhouette to cut these images out.  Of course, I used the MISTI so for repeated stamping, then it was time to color with Copics.  This is usually my standard practice, stamp a lot, spend time coloring and then cut them all out - so when I'm ready to make a card, it goes pretty quick.   So to pull my card together, the embossed background was trimmed, fun foam attached behind, then I positioned my cake on the pedestal, added the other elements and glued them down.  The sentiment is stamped, sprinkled with embossing powderheat embossed and die cut with coordinating die.  All of this is attached to some new card stock from Hero Arts that has been inked and glued to my card base.
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Have a great day and keep on crafting!

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Happy Mail Cards

Hello there, today's cards are all about happy mail!  Who doesn't like getting mail (happy mail, not bills)?  Mail background and love mail dies are apart of all three of these cards, after all, I just got these in the MAIL!  lol

The first card was stamped, sprinkled with embossing powder and heat set.  Tumbled glass ink was blended around the edges with lighter touch in the center.  The love die was cut with black and then outline in a silver vellum.  The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed also.  Those cute little envelopes were die cut out of very heavy card stock, almost too heavy.  Bending those on the score line to fold took too much effort!  The rest of those cuties are cut with regular card stock (much easier).  Those tiny little hearts on the envelopes were colored with watercolor markers.  The background was die cut with stitched rectangles and placed on fun foam to add dimension.
Mail BackgroundMail Background
 Next card is sending you happy mail, Using both the background stamp (in cloud ink) and love mail dies were used.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed just like card above.  The happy die was cut and glued three times for dimension.  I colored some of the background hearts with Copic RV52. A touch of stardust pen on the envelope hearts add shimmer.  The rest of the card was assembled just like the above card.
Mail Background

Mail Background
The last card was done slightly different.  The background was stamped with cloud ink and then a few envelopes were colored with three different colors of alcohol ink.  Then, using a micron fine tip pen, I outlined them.  This one has no sentiment, that's for the inside, so this card can be used for more than one occasion.  Using the same dies, this time I also cut hearts and inked them with bubblegum ink.  The folded envelopes (cut with regular card stock - easier to fold) are raised with foam tape for dimension.  The rest of the card was assembled like the above two cards, only without fun foam.
Mail Background
Mail Background
Have a great day and keep on crafting!

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Gamer Birthday Card

Hello there, got a card today that I made for my Grandson Dominic.  He's really into video games and happened on one of those great clearance section at Hobby Lobby and snagged this beauty on sale with him in mind.  A personalized card is going to mean a lot to him, so I pulled out my luggage tag alphabet dies.  Here's a hint - I didn't clip each letter out, I clipped each row and kept them together when I first removed them from the package (I'm talking about the little tabs that hold all the dies together).  This way there is less to lose and I'll keep the extra letters in a plastic sleeve.  I die cut his name and the game dies out of black card stock.  The screen piece has lots of white pigment ink rubbed on.  The sentiment was cut from mirror shiny card stock.  My background is done with a stencil, stencil brush and two colors of ink.  The borders of the stencil and backing piece are cut with stitched rectangles dies.  Glue brought this all together - easy peasy.
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Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hugs Card



Hello there, todays card is a fast fast fast card.  The heart background has an inner and outer die so you can cut just the hearts without a border, I wanted the border.  I also cut a white rectangle to go behind the hearts.  For the sentiment, I used my Silhouette and the Samantha Font to cut Hugs with the swirly.  I stacked and glued together 2 of these before adhering to my card.  It's on grey card stock from Michaels that has inking around the edge.  A stardust pen adds shimmer and a ribbon completes the card.

Have a great day and keep on crafting!

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

More Fast and Easy Cards Using Dies

Hello there, I've got more card using stacking dies.  Four of them actually, and it's really easy to get into a rhythm of die cutting a bunch and then taking time to stack and glue them together.  Just choose the colors of card stock you would like and get going!  This set of dies have an inner and outer circle making lots of possibilities for changing them up.  

Putting the dies alone on a card is pretty but a bit plain, so I encourage you to use either stamping or embossing folders for added interest.  I used two embossing folders from Park Lane, one with herringbone and the other with diagonal stripes.  For sentiments I stuck with large word dies (congrats and celebrate) and one stamped embossed sentiment strip. (The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things Set that is no longer available for purchase)  Fast and easy, I'm telling you!
Viva Stacking Die Set



Have a great day and keep on crafting!

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fast & Pretty Die Only Card

Hello there,  You know, if you seen any of my blogs, that I can't make a card with out using a die cut machine.  There's just something about die cuts that makes me happy.  Even more, is my growing collection of dies:)  
I apologize for the card angle in this photo, but isn't it a pretty card?  Came together really fast and probably the most time spent was glueing the stacked layers together.  My base is card stock from Michaels.  The Gemini Jr made these go even faster!  The hearts are called Caprice and just grabbed three colors of pink and trimmed pieces small enough to go behind each die.  That way I could cut three layers with one pass through the machine.  Gina K connect glue was used to attach the hearts together.  Then using the quilted background die and white card stock I die cut, then trimmed both sides so more pink would show.  A little foam tape to attach the hearts and done.  Pink and white combo's are one of my favorites!  No sentiment on this one, I think you could use it for many occasions and if need be, one could be added simply.

Have a great day and keep crafting!

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cards Full of Fairies

Hello all,  Have I told you how much I love the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit?  Todays cards uses the December My Monthly Hero.  I did pull some items from other past kits.  What can I say, they are flexible that way!
This is pretty simple, I colored the image with Tombow markers and a water brush, actually all four cards have images produced this way.  A sparkle pen adds shimmer to her wings and wand.  The background has distress oxide inks blended and then water sprinkled to active the inks.  The sentiment is stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I tied a sheer ribbon around the card before adhering to my base.

 This card uses both the December and January MMH Kits.  The easel sign is from January.  The pink background is cut with stitched rectangles. The "chalkboard" part of the easel is brushed with white pigment ink and the sentiment is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The "frame" has detail added with a fine pen.  
 Changing this one up a bit by using Cute As A Bug Step Up card base.  This sleeping fairy is resting on a mushroom colored with Tombows and sparkle pens in clear, moonlight and pink champagne.  The sentiment is stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white satin pearl embossing powder.  The background is stamped with amethyst ink.
 This little guy is on the gift card flip-it base.  The background is stamped with sea breeze ink with broken china distress oxide around the edges.  Stitched rectangles is used to die cut the white sections.  The sentiment is from a thank you set from Hero Arts HA CL125, it's stamped with memento ink and finally details were added with a stardust pen.
Here's the card opened.

Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)