Sorry about that last post. It's really hard to write posts on my phone and I haven't had much of a chance to get on my computer lately. I went away last weekend to a crop for the whole weekend! So I have lots of stuff to share in the near future.
I am so excited to be guest designing for Great Impressions this month!
I made two cards with these adorable stamps! I definitely could have kept going because I had so much fun! For this first card, I used watercolor pencils to color the image. For the sand, I masked the penguin feet and then blended a couple colors of ink to create variation. Next I used a mask and a slightly darker ink to add the dots, which I then embossed with opalescent clear embossing powder to create a little bit of glimmer, which doesn't show up very well in this photo. Additionally, I added glossy accents to the inner tube, sunglasses and bow, which also doesn't show up well in this photo.
For this card, I wanted to make the image stand out from the rest of the card, so I fussy cut it. I colored this one with watercolor pencils and alcohol ink markers. The double frame really sets off the image.
Today I have a Joy's Life Back to school project to share with you! I thought this would be fun to put in a lunch box filled with treats or fruit snacks or whatever. I used several stamps because I thought my daughter would get a kick out of the puns.
The papers and Washi tape are from Doodlebug. The brads are Eyelet Outlet. The ink is clearsnap. I started with an explosion box that some perfume came in. I recovered it in blue cardstock then added the details.
Supplies: Wooden leaves: Prima, paper: My Mind's Eye and Lily Bee, Sticker stitches: SRM, flair:Studio Calico, Cardstock: Bazzill, Ink: Clearsnap, Transparency: Maya Road, Stamp: Joy's Life
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Anyway, I resized the image and moved the sentiment a little bit. I printed it out twice and used foam tape for dimension. This gorgeous image is colored with faber castell pastels. The paper is Carta Bella So Noted
The patterned paper, die cut and washi tape are all from Glitz. I applied the washi tape to the sides of the patterned paper, so that it was half on and half off, then I trimmed the half that was hanging off.
I created this card for a friend who likes pink and sparkle. The Runway Inspiration was pretty much perfect for this! I happened to have scraps of this tiffany blue and silver swirl paper laying on my desk and I just took it from there.
Here is the inspiration
and here is my take
The cardstock is Coredinations. The sentiment sticker is SRM. The silver swirl paper is Recollections.
This week the Joy's Life team is using WATERMELON as inspiration for our projects! I have to admit, I was a little intimidated with this assignment. I had no idea where to begin! Then I decided to make a watermelon slice. Now, I just adore this card!
I used the 'Seeds the day' stamp from the That Tastes Punny set. I created the watermelon by hand, using a rain drop punch for the seeds. The papers are Doodlebug. I put glossy accents on the seeds to make them pop. I also used some foam tape under the watermelon to make it stand out. The ink is clearsnap. The cardstock is Bazzill.
I know I've been gone for a while. I got laid off and just didn't feel like being creative, but I'm back! I've been playing a little, which is something that I don't often get time to do. So, I'm happy to share this card that I made for the CASE study challenge.
here is the card that I 'cased'
I used SRM stickers, My Mind's Eye papers and chipboard and May Arts ribbon. I added the SRM stickers to the tag as well as the bottom left corner of the card. You can't see the 'happy' in this photo, but it's there behind the ribbon.
I loved working with Viva Las Vegas stamps so much when the Clearsnap team did a swap with them, that I decided I had to give the design team call a go.
So, here is the project that I created with the Viva Las Vegas stamps from the Clearsnap\VLVS swap. This altered mini canvas (my first) is kind of out of the norm for me, but the stamps just inspired me so much to create this dr. who / sort of steampunk themed piece. It didn't turn out quite how I had it in my head, so I plan to give it, or something similar another go when I get a chance.
Lots of clearsnap products here - sprays, inks, smooch, etc. Even the phone booth is painted with clearsnap ink. All the stamps are Viva Las vegas.
This card uses one of my favorite Hero arts stamps; it's so versatile! Of course the inks are Clearsnap.
This one is a personal favorite of mine. The stripes remind me of gum drops! Impression Obsession butterfly stamp and Clearsnap inks, glitter and smooch accent ink. The sentiment is Hero Arts.
Welcome to the Super and Everyday hero blog hop, featuring stamps from the Joy's Life My Hero stamp set. If you didn't come from Maria's blog, you might want to go back to the beginning because there are lots of prizes and inspiration.
I created this card with some Bazzill cardstock, some Clearsnap embossing powder and ink, my Joy's life stamp (of course) and ... drinking straws!
I glued the straws in a pattern on a scrap piece of paper then snipped the ends to create a straight line.
Today I want to share this fun card that I created for Clearsnap using their Smooch Spritz mists and Crafter's Mini accent inks. I used a Crafter's Workshop mask for the background. The Crafter's ink minis are great because the color is opaque and covered the mist perfectly. I was glad that I didn't need to mask!
On this card, I started out by laying down the template and misting over it with gold Smooch spritz. Next, I stamped with Chalk ink, using the Impression Obsession and Hero arts stamps. Finally, I used the Crafter's Accent ink mini's to color in the stamped image. The Crafter's inks require heat to give them a permanent set, so I heated in between each color, to avoid smearing. I think I also heated after a couple of petals on the flower.
I took one look at the bright colors in the Bo Bunny double dot 6x6 pack and decided that it would go great with some Stephanie Barnard dye ink sprays. I had a little bit of altering to do, to get my title and flowers to all match, but the sprays and some crafter's ink did the trick!
I misted the flowers with the dye ink sprays to make them bright and fun!
For the title, I inked the back of the acrylic letters in 'chilling' with crafter's ink and then heat set it. That caused the acrylic to bend a little, but I like the funky look it gives.
I also misted the background cardstock with a combo of bubblegum and some splashes of guava.
Today I have a super easy card for you with fun dimensional elements!
I used the sentiment from the My Hero set. The paperclips were already colored, I just bent them into triangles and glued them onto the card with some glossy accents (or maybe it was fabritac). It's simple, but I love how the paper clips look a little like the chevron/arrow trend, and bring in primary colors relating to a kid (or a superhero). Of course, the ink is Clearsnap.
For this card, I used my new favorite mixed media product, modeling paste. I applied it in a strip with a palette knife after masking off the rest of the card to create nice crisp edges. Then I inked the molding mat and pressed it into the modeling paste.
The inks and molding mat are all Clearsnap. The striped stamps are hero arts and the sentiment is Stamps of Life.
I just love this card! (If I do say so myself) To make this card, I cut strips of cardstock and inked them with various Clearsnap inks into a sort of ombre look. After the strips were dry, I covered them in Sprinkles chunky glitter. The butterfly is from Impression Obsession and I colored it in using Smooch Accent inks.
Today I have a fun Christmas card to share with you. This card was created with the Clearsnap Mix'd Media Chox inks, some hero arts stamps, may arts ribbon and Bazzill cardstock. It's simple, but clean and classic.