Monday, January 23, 2017

Simple Die Cut Window Frame

Good morning! SUPER simple card today for you - with a Quick Tip video as well!


It is kind of hard to see in the photos, but the front red piece is actually a window with the image behind. You could also adhere the image over the top, but in person, this adds a bit of a cool effect that I loved!


It also would be fun to adhere the red with foam tape - that would add extra dimension that would emphasize the window.


Once again, older pattern paper from my stash - and then a bit of jute twine to finish this one off!


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Narrow Border Matting of Images

Good morning again! Dropping by with another card using a new Unity Stamp Company image - this one is super fun, and I just love the sentiment!


I made a video showing my simple trick for adding a tiny matted border around an image - saves measuring and guesstimating!


The pattern papers were older ones from my stash - I think all from Simple Stories, but not sure what paper pads they were from anymore.


Sigh...and I love lots of paper layers - don't you?


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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gelato Tinted Embossing Paste

Good morning! Stopping by again with another card and Quick Tip video for another sweet Unity Stamp Company release!


Here is the video showing how I used Gelatos to make my custom colored embossing paste for my background:


I love how perfectly the stencil matched with the tiny hearts on the image - perfectly carried through the theme!


I struggle sometimes with how to use Gelatos - really need to play with them more and learn more techniques! But this was a fun simple way to put them to use. I used Zig markers to color the kitty in nice and soft and sweet.


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Love Doily Heart

Good morning! Dropping by with a card this morning that uses a new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp's Hey Love release, and then an older doily die that I didn't realize was retired until I finished my card! Oops - sorry about that! I figured I'd share it anyway, since I'm sure there are other dies that could be substituted - and I was so in love with how this card came out (no pun intended!)!


I used the new Hey Love Stamp Set, heat embossing the large "love" in black on vellum, then fussy cutting out - which is super easy with vellum since it cuts so easy! I heat embossed the rest of the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, and layered them both on the heart doily. 


This pattern paper may look watercolored - but it is actually from a Crate Paper 6x6 Heart Day Paper Pad. I did add a few splatters to the paper with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine, before adhering the heart over the top with foam adhesive.


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

SSS Limited Edition Valentine's Day Card Kit

Hi there! Swinging by to let you know about a very special Limited Edition Card Kit releasing tonight from Simon Says Stamp - Love You Forever! Since the February Card Kit sold out in record time this year - this is a great opportunity to get your hands on another fun kit to put together those love theme cards for you OR your kids! Since I'm gone at CHA, I won't be able to play with this until I get back home next week, but can't wait to share some fun inspiration with you using this darling kit! You can find info about it HERE.


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Tone on Tone Copic Markers

Good morning! I'm off on my first CHA adventure this weekend, and thought I'd use the opportunity to share a few projects that I had finished ahead of time while I'm gone so the blog doesn't go silent! I will be posting lots to Instagram if you're interested in following along with my adventures! :)

In the meantime - this card uses a FABULOUS new stamp from Unity that I just adore! I thought it would be fun to do a simple and quick technique with it!


I even made a Quick Tip video showing how I used green Copic markers on green cardstock to make this image pop a bit in a monochromatic way:


I love this look - and think it would be fun to make an entire set of these in different colors!


My card base has some simple black splatters, then I attached the elephant with foam adhesive, and my sentiment which was heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and also mounted with foam adhesive.


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