Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dancing Daisies

Good morning! Ardyth here with some cards using the new Dancing Daisies Coverplate! I did some inlaying with black and white and a Copic-coloured rainbow panel to get different looks.

I started by creating a rainbow panel with a bright rainbow of Copic markers. Very simple - straight-ish lines, no blending. You could ink-blend or use patterned paper instead if you prefer. When that was finished, I cut it with the cover plate, keeping all the little bits to inlay. Then I cut again with black and white panels and created 'reversed' cards.  I finished them with a very small, simple sentiment from the new Aloha Stamp Set.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

stuck on you...

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Wow... we are half way through July!  Time sure is flying by isn't it?  Cacti and succulents are still all the rage and so today I have a card that I made using the cute little Petite Cactus Pair die set and the Succa For You stamp set.

I used an inspiration photo from a challenge that is now closed to create my card.  Based on the color combo in the photo I die cut the little round cactus from the Petite Cactus Pair set from two different colors of blue/green cardstock.  The is a score line down the center of the die cuts so you can fold them and make a dimensional cactus.  I adhered the pieces together and let it dry.  Once dry I added the little pink flowers.  A piece of white cardstock was trimmed down and then partially embossed with a dot embossing folder.  That panel was adhered to a medium blue/gray cardstock base.  I then stamped the sentiment from Succa For You in black ink and trimmed it down.  I backed it with a strip of gold glitter cardstock for some sparkle.  I adhered the sentiment strip and then added the cactus.  Love the clean and simple look!  Adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge to use a die or punch.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bird Cage

Hello, everyone! Jillian here once again. On Saturday, I showed you guys an adorable card using the It's a Tweet World die set, and today I have another! That one was a globe, but this time, I'm using the birdcage.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Balloon Underwater

AJVD, Kecia Waters, Distress Ink, Distress Oxide, fish
It's always fun to stretch your supplies and use them in fun, unexpected ways.  Kecia Waters on the blog today sharing with you a new take on a balloon.

To make this card, I was playing around with Distress Oxides on glossy cardstock.  I smooched Distress Oxide Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Abandoned Coral onto my craft mat and spritzed with water.  Using glossy cardstock I randomly picked up these puddles of ink.  Once dry, I applied Distress Glaze to the cardstock to make the colors shine on the paper.  Using one of my favorite die sets from AJVD, the Balloon Trio Die Set, I cut a balloon from this glossy cardstock I had treated.  As I looked at the balloon on its side, I saw a fish.  I promptly took my scissors and cut a V-like curved mouth, added a googly eye, and the end result was this cut little fish.

I took a panel of white cardstock, masked along the bottom and sponged various Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans) to create an underwater scene. I flicked some water droplets onto the cardstock to react with the Distress Inks. I removed the mask, and used some Copic markers to create the ground.  

Using the AJVD Happy Birthday Stamp Set, I stamped the little curly line with Versafine Onxy Black.  I added three crystal bubbles to complete the card. 

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I challenge you to look at your stamps and dies in a different way.  You never know what you might come up with to extend your supplies!

Monday Smiles,

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

The Adventure Begins

Hey, everyone! Jillian here. Today I have an adorable card using the It's a Tweet World die set! Check out my video for how to make this card! I tried to make it colorful and fun for summer, since that's when a lot of people travel.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Thank you...

Hey y'all! Shelly, here.
Happy Friday!!

Today, I'm sharing a simple and sweet thank you card with you.

I started with my flowers. Which I simply did a little masking with and chose a few different orange colored inks to use together. After I added my green leaves. To finish things off, I splattered (using yellow ink, along with a paintbrush and water) a little bit of yellow on my card around the flowers.

Lastly, I added my sentiment to my card. Which I used on of the new sentiment strips and simply stamped on my sentiment, then trimmed the end of the strip to fit the size of my card. I also added a touch of white twine below my sentiment piece. Simple, yeah?!...

Thank you so much for stopping by!
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Float my Boat

Ardyth here today with this fun nautical card. I used the new You Are My Anchor stamp set, Mini Sailboat die and created my waves with the Ball of Yarn die! 

I started by die cutting two of the yarn balls and I used the stitching on them as a guide to colour them with blue and teal Copic markers. When that was finished, I pounced my Colorless blender over top to remove some colour and create texture. I cut them in half (and smaller) to create layers of waves.

I die cut the sail boat and coloured it with Copics, with minimal shading, just enough to add a bit of dimension.

I used Catherine Pooler inks to blend a clear blue sky onto a panel and then started to assemble the card. I felt like there was too much uninterrupted sky, so I added some interest by cutting a Stitched Dot Heart into it and popping up a white Sentiment Strip with my sentiment on it.

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