I’ve had this camera die cut / stamp set for a bit and I’m so happy I finally got to put it to use! I started off with coloring my little monster with copics. Then, I colored the camera and the picture frame. I glued 3 layers for the picture frame. Rather than using foam tape, I did 3 layers of scrap strips throughout the back of the camera. I made sure to avoid where the photo would hide when not pulled out. I did find hand stamping with a block was easier for the pull here sentiment. I felt like the paper gave the look of the flash that a camera has. I also used a white gel pen on the camera flash to draw x’ and used a glitter pen over it to give the illusion of an actual flash.
On the inside of this I decided to have a bigger happy birthday sentiment. I wanted to keep the vibe of the card big.
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Welcome back y’all! I’m back with first Design Team project with A Place To Start. How exciting! For this card I used a mom and baby giraffe digi from Sheepski Designs. They were kind enough to sponsor this challenge.
I colored the giraffes with copics, cut it down in size. Then, I cut it down in size. I used a double-sided design paper. I then used gold pigment ink to stamp my sentiment and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I applied the pigment ink to the edges of the card base and heat gunned it to speed up the drying process. Then, I glued everything together. I love the way this baby shower card turned out! I’d love for y’all to check out this challenge this month.
I’ve had this stamp set for probably a year and loved it but, really didn’t know what to use it for. I’ve gotten more comfortable with copic coloring and decided to go for it with these foxes. After coloring the foxes, I fussy cut them out. I die cut a circle out of Sage cardstock (4.25″ x 5.5″) four times. On one of them, I used a diamond cover plate to add texture to it. I glued vellum to the back of that one. I stamped ‘Welcome little one’ on the vellum. I had diecut stars in light blue and light yellow and added star sequins for behind the vellum. I glued the 3 layers onto the card base, put the stars in the middle, and added the final layer (the one with sentiment and vellum).
Eeek! Made my first Design Team! I’m so excited to be joining the Happy Little Stampers: Birthday Challenge team! I made this birthday card to get things started with them! I also made it for a dear friend of mine that is the best dog Mom around!
I started this card off with ink blending with paw prints onto as an accent strip. Then, I colored this cute girl and her dog! Then, I fussy cut it out and glued it on top of the paw prints towards the right side. I had stamped my sentiment directly on the paper but, I decided that I did not like the color ink I chose. So, I grabbed a piece of white paper and stamped it. I thought that it was too much white and was distracting though. So I colored over it with my copic marker and assembled the rest of the card. I love how easy it is to change the color of sentiment strips with copics!
Thank you so much for reading! I’m so excited to start this journey on my first design team! Happy Crafting!
After I saw the new livestream deal from Scrapbook.com, I knew that I needed to put these pocket heart dies to use!
I decided that the heart could easily hide an interactive card element. I decided to use some watercolor paper that I had previously painted and die cut it with spring florals! I cut a piece of a laminated sheet (you could use acetate also) and added the butterfly and leaves to it. I then stamped ‘miss you’ sentiment from Hero Arts, die cut it, and adhered it below. I then stamped ‘pull here’ and die cut a circle around the sentiment. I die cut an additional circle and adhered them to the top of the laminate. I made a slit midway down the paper to allow for the element to move. I glued the heart on to cover it up and there you have it! A fun interactive card. What would you do with a pocket die cut?!
For this card I hand stamped a popsicle repeatedly in a water safe ink. Then, I used mini cube inks on glass media mat, sprayed it with water, and then applied to the paper with a paint brush. This is such a fun technique for watercolor! Make sure to check out the new challenge! Let me know in the comments so I can visit your creation. Happy Crafting Y’all!
We’ve had sickness after sickness over here. After our 1st ER trip over the past 2 weeks, I needed something joyful to make. Winter themed cards always give me joy. I decided to get my copics out and go to town. Coloring is super therapeutic for me. I’ve had these people and hedgehog stamps since Christmas. I’m glad I finally got to use them!
I chose my colors based off of the Color Hues Challenge. I used my brayer and applied ink directly to the embossing folder. I think applied ink in the middle of the embossed paper with an ink blending brush. T. hen, I colored the people and hedgehog. I originally only had the girl and hedgehog but, I didn’t like it, so I took the hedgehog off and added the boy and the hedgehog. I had stamped the joy on cardstock and die cut it. Then die cut 2 scrap papers in with the joy die cut also. I glued them all together to give my joy more dimension. I used my Misti to help stamp the ‘to the world’ sentiment.
Copics Used: (I’ll come back to this and add the colors. Have to go through the video because I can’t find the sheet with them written down.) Face: R30, R32, E00, E13, E30 Hair: E97, E99
My cousin asked me to do her son’s first birthday party invites and wanted something dino themed. I came across 2 different stamp sets that I wanted to use and then let the card take over and this what I came up with! I really love it! Want to see all the card making in action? Watch the video.
Hey y’all, whenever I started this card, my goal was to celebrate the awesome Altenew warehouse sale going on and do a giveaway. However, I wanted to edit my video before posting this post but, my littles are both sick right now and their asthma is flared up. Mommying takes priority over crafting. Plus, this card turned into a sympathy card and those are very draining to me. I just pour my heart and soul into them. Hence, I try not to make them too often because it’s hard to. I’m an empath. So today, here’s a little bit of the creative process and how I just let myself loose and let the card take me wherever it wanted to. If you want to check out that sale great and I’ll be doing that giveaway shortly and uploading that video at a later date, promise.
I decided to ink up my Wood pallet stamp with distress ink because I felt like it might hold onto some embossing powder, which would give the wood more texture. I quickly learned it only holds on to a little bit. It probably would’ve held onto more if I had moved faster or used oxide instead. I think it still gave it a unique look though because wood isn’t perfectly smooth and it’s definitely not all one color. It gave it a white look in some places, darker spots in other, raised in some. It made it look more realistic. Then, I used 3 different shades of brown to bring the wood to life with some ink blending brushes.
I felt like one of the most freeing processes is watercolor. Mind you nothing I did was “correct technique.” However, my goal was something earthy and masculine. So, it needed to freeing not perfect. I used several different ink refills to create a green background. I wanted is background to end up being leaves and leaves are not just green in nature. So, I mixed blues, green, gray, and orange throughout the process. Daring but, it worked out. It took me longer than I hoped but, it worked out! I did use my heat gun in between coats of paint to let the color really show through. If you don’t let the paint dry before adding your next coat, they will just bleed together and/or become muted. A good tip is to check with the back of your hand to see if your painting is cold. If it is, it’s actually still cold. I don’t know that I would use the heat gun on a detailed watercolor painting. However, this was just a background. So, it didn’t matter if the heat gun moved the colors a bit.
Now we have this green background and I love it. Then, I stamped green leaves in different shades of green on this background. I diecut them out and put them aside. Now, I told you this card was draining. I took my wood background I created a stamped a sentiment on it. Well, I accidentally put it right where the wood texture covered it. So, I tried embossing it to cover it up. I was okay with how it turned out and finished the card. I got out my sticky mat, taped my card to the back and arranged my leaves on top of the sticky mat. After I was happy with placement, I used tape that is supposed to be lower tack but, it’s not that low. In order to use it, I apply it to my shirt a few times to take away the stickiness. I then, put it on top of the pieces. Flip it over and apply glue. Then, I transfer the leaves to the wood paper. I personally am that most perfect gluer. I use my adhesive remover frequently. So, if you are like me, I recommend taking the tape off ASAP. Just be careful and push down on the pieces as you are doing it. The reason why I do it this way is because when I’ve left it on in the past, my glue has seeped out slightly and attached to the tape. Whenever, I take the tape off, the paper comes with. Ugh. However, if you are a precise gluer and have low tack tape leaving the tape on until it’s dry might be easier for you!
Now, I thought I had finished my card but, as I was taking photos of it. I was NOT happy with it. And after the amount of time I put into this card, I needed to be happy with it. I decided to grab a strip of paper, direct ink it with a blue, and stamp my sentiment on with the same gray I used for the wood texture. I used the heat gun in between both of those steps and after because pigment ink and distress ink stay wet longer than dye ink (especially pigment ink) and the last thing you want after hours of work is for your ink to be smeared. Been there and hope to not do it again. I then cut the piece down to fit, lifted the leaf up, glued the sentiment strip down, and reglued the leaf on top of it.
So that’s my sympathy card! I love the way it’s kind of like take me away Mother Nature. It’s soothing to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it and if you need some new Altenew goodies, check out their sale and be sure to go through my link, it’s until 11:59 PM tonight! Have a blessed week y’all!