Monday, December 10, 2018

Honeybee Ornament Snowpeople

Happy Monday crafty friends! I am sharing a two fun cards featuring Honeybee Stamps products today.  I just ordered these fantastic Globe and Ornament Shaker products that were released last year I believe and I am in love with this die set.


I was anxious to use my snow people by Honeybee and I thought with the scale they would be perfect to mix with the Globe and Ornament shaker set.  I started by stamping my snowpeople on Neena 110lbs carstock and also stamped them on masking paper.  I cut my masks covered the snow people and ink blended some Distress Oxide Inks. I used Black Soot, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers on one background and for the other also Black Soot, Faded Jeans and Evergreen Bough.


I added some snowflakes once the backgrounds were dry enough to white emboss. I then coloured my images with Copic markers.  I die cut all of the other elements for my shaker from Mirrored and Glitter Cardstocks.  I added a mix of shaker materials in both that color coordinated with my frames.


I put everything together using my 3M foam tape and finished off with the Noel die cut sentiment. These were such fun to put together.

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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Simon Says: Wrap It Up!

It's Wednesday crafty friends and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Wrap It Up! The design team is featuring Tim Holtz products, it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I decided to use the Mini Halftones by Tim Holtz for my gift bag today. I love these images and the "shadow" effect they offer.  I started by die cutting my Mama Elephant gift bag from Neena 110lbs cardstock.  I then stamped out all of my elements using PostIt tape to mask off the sides with Simon Says Stamp Smoke ink for the shadows and both Versafine Onyx black (snowman) and Lucky Clover Oxide (trees)


I then stamped various snowflakes and embossed them with Simon Says Stamp silver embossing powder. Once that was done, I used Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and lightly blended it on the background.  I added some Cool Grey Copic shading to the bottom of my images.

I then added Nuvo drops (all colors listed and linked below) to my trees and the snowman.


I stamped the snowflake (Evergreen Bough Oxide and sentiment from the mini halftones on one of the Tim Holtz Wood Slices and added that with a Lawn Fawn stitched snowflake tag to the top of my bag.

To finish off I added some red tissue paper. I love these typed of bags, they are perfect for a small gift or gift card!


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Kim :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Wild Rose Studio

It's Wednesday crafty friends and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Anything Goes! The design team is featuring Wild Rose Studio products, it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I chose the sweet Penguin with Heart stamp set by Wild Rose for my card today. I just love the illustration of their stamps and this guy is no exception!  The stamp itself has a heart balloon but I really wanted to use the Pretty Pink Posh Winter Sparkle shaker mix and it ended up being my color inspiration for this card. A mix of iridescent sequins in blues and purples with some snowflakes, it really is a beautiful mix. So I picked a Lawn Fawn outside in Stitched Heart die for my shaker window that acted as the balloon.


I stamped my penguin on a piece of Neena 80lbs card panel using my Misti and re-stamped on masking paper so that I could do my background ink blending.  After he was masked, I added a piece of PostIt tape to the bottom and blended some Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress inks with a light hand. The colors were chosen based on the sequin mix but I do love non-traditional colors for the holidays.

I added some water with my distress sprayer for the droplets. While that dried I die cut the insert heart and used the same ink colors.  I went back and coloured in my penguin once that was done, I die cut the heart "balloon".

I added a few embossed snowflakes around the background and added some White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops to the centres.



Once that was all dry, I addd my snow marker to the bottom and dried it to "puff" it up with my heat tool and embossed my sentiment on the heart.  I added my sequins to the centre of the heart and put the top panel on the base using 3m Foam tape so the sequins could shake.

To finish off the card, I added bells and twine from my stash to the ballon base.


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Kim :)


Monday, November 26, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Exclusive collaboration with Clearly Besotted Stamps

Happy Monday crafty friends! Today I am sharing the card that I made for my Mom's birthday in early November! I can share it now because she checks my blog lol!

This one was made with Simon Says Stamp brand exclusive (sentiment) and the magnolia is actually an exclusive STAMPember collaboration with Clearly Besotted Stamps.


This card design was completely inspired by Cynde Whitlow from The Pink Envelope blog, if you don't follow her I highly recommend her YouTube tutorials. She is such a talent! She inspired me to go with some no-line Copic colouring on a larger image and add an inked frame.


I started by stamping my magnolia and coloring it in (all colors linked and listed below) Once that was complete I die cut my panel using my favourite Avery Elle Wonky Stitched rectangle die. I taped off all four sides with PostIt tape and very lightly blended some Evergreen Bough distress ink (the paper is Neena 80lbs cardstock)


I let the Distress Ink dry completely before embossing my sentiment from the fantastic Simon Says Stamp Sketch Flowers set with Simon's Silver embossing powder.  I added some Pretty Pink Posh clear drops to finish off the card!

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Kim

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mahalo Friend!

Happy Saturday! I am over at a Blog Named Hero today sharing this friendship gratitude card.

I am an animal addict and my husband often says that I should be running an animal refuge of which, I would agree 100% lol! Sea turtles are among my favourites (well, If I had a favourite). So I chose the fantastic Sea Turtle Layering stamp set not only because of the layering turtle but also because of the Mahalo sentiment.


I started by stamping my turtle with a mix of Hero Arts green inks on Neena Solar White 80lbs cardstock a used the accompanying die cut.  I then die cut antother Neena panel with the Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle dies and blended a light layer of Salty Ocean Distress Ink in the middle. Once that was complete, I added some water with my Distress Sprayer to offer some "water droplet" texture.



I stamped my sentiments from both the layering turtle set and the "friend" sentiment is from Hand Drawn Messages by Hero Arts.  I placed my turtle on the base panel and I felt it needed a little something more so I die cut the sweet Hibiscus flower from the Layering Turtle set and framed my sentiments with them.


I finished off my card with some iridescent sequins, a line of gold washiest tape on the left side and some white blizzard Nuvo glitter on the centre of the sequins.

You still have time to join in on the fun challenge! Thanks so much for taking the time!
Kim

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Story Book Puppy Tag :)

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating today! We celebrate ours here in Canada in early October, although we may make a small turkey this weekend because I am seeing all of these amazing pictures everywhere I am in the mood now! 


Today I am sharing a large size tag that I made using the amazing Simon Says Stamp Large Storybook dies! This is the puppy face and I just love him :)  I die cut all of my elements twice from Neena 110lbs cardstock first, including the face but for that I did selective die-cutting so that it would be a solid baking piece for both the front and back of the tag.

I then die cut all of the front elements once more from multiple colors of wool felt.


I glued all of my pieces together, and I am so happy with the way it turned out.  I then used the Lawn Fawn Woodland Critters add-on to die cut the Santas hat elements including the holly and berries. I placed that on his head with a mix of wet glue and foam tape in the middle.


To finish off, I added a Lawn Fawn heart to the hugging arms and a pompom from my stash for the Santa's hat.  I added Nuvo Glaze to his eyes and nose and once that dried I added some white detail with my gel pen.

For the sentiment, I used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Christmas and I stamped it on a Tiny Tag Creative Cut from Mama Elephant.

Simon Says is having a 30% off sale today only on their exclusive brand products, you can pick up these storybook dies at a discount until 11:59 tonight! 

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Kim



Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Simon Says: Baby It's Cold Outside!

It's Wednesday crafty friends and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Baby it's Cold Outside! The design team is featuring fantastic Penny Black products, it isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!

Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I had to use this sweet set by Penny Black called Nose to Nose, these bears are adorable!  I started by stamping my bears with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink on a Neena Solar White 80lbs card panel (4.25 x 5.5).  I then colored the images with my Copic markers (all colors listed and linked below). I colored the scarf last and I decided to use some BG75 and BG72 - colors I don't usually play with often and I am so happy with the result.


Using those colors for the scarf made me rediscover the gorgeous Evergreen Bough color in the Distress Ink and Oxide lines. I LOVE this color! So I chose that one to blend my sky.  Once that was complete and dry, I stamped snowflakes from a couple of different sets (linked below) and I alternated between gold and white embossing and the Evergreen Bough Oxide Ink.  I was so happy with the way it turned out.


I then die cut a Simon Says Stamp brand exclusive winter die from a Tonic Harvest Gold Mirror cardstock and a fun foam and StickIt sandwich and I placed it on my panel and added to secondary sentiment on Lawn Fawn Black Licorice cardstock.

For embellishments, I added this great Coconut Palms mix (also listed below) with a mix of gold Stickles, Nuvo White Blizzard, Nuvo Simply White and Nuvo Sunlit meadow. I finished with a little white gel pen detail!


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Kim :)