Friday, February 15, 2019

A Blog Named Hero - Love is in the Air

Happy Friday crafty friends! It's the 15th of the month and that means it's time for a new A Blog Named Hero Challenge! This month Love is in the Air!
I had to use the beautiful new Flower Garden Fancy Die, I am in love with the intricate design.  So that was my starting point, I die cut it from some Tonic Orchid Glitter card stock and that decided my color scheme.


I found an inspiration picture (included below) for my birds. So I took my RV family of pinks and colored them both adding some dark grey to my larger bird. I used the accompanying dies for the branch and the birds and set them aside.

I took the nesting hearts dies and die cut a medium sized heart from Neena 80lbs cardstock and them embossed a slightly smaller on in the centre.  I took my Flower Garden die cut and glued it to the Neena 110lbs card base and foam mounted my heart slightly offset on top.


I used foam tape for the birds and branch as well. I took a smaller heart and die cut it from Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink cardstock and stamped my sentiment from the New Day Butterflies stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and foam mounted it to the card.

To finish everything off, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels, some candy hearts and stamped the music notes.







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Kim

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Simon Says: Black, White and One Other Color!

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



This week Simon Says: Black, White and One Other Color! The design team is featuring fantastic Avery Elle 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 my favorite Avery Elle flowers for this project - the Hand Drawn Florals. I stamped my flower and leaf (using my stamp positioner) with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink to color with my Copic Markers.  I went with a turquoise theme for my card and used the BG49, BG 13, BG11 and BG10 and light grey from my leaf to give a "white" effect using N2 and No . 

Once that was complete, I left my flower and leaf in my stamping tool and stamped them again using embossing ink and added Ranger Black Sparkle embossing powder to make the black really pop on the flower.


I then took out my new Card-Sized Confetti stencils by MFT and used Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. With the first stencil, I went with a very light hand and a heavier hand with the second stencil for a fun ombré effect. 

Once that was dried, I stamped my Hugs and Friend both from the Sentimental stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and used the same Ranger embossing powder.


I put my panel on a Neena 110lbs card base and used my Crop-a-dile to crop two of the corners. I wanted to round them because the bottom of my flower was slightly rounded.

I finished my card off using Pretty Pink Posh Aquamarine Jewels.


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Kim

Monday, February 11, 2019

Heart Sloth!

Happy Monday crafty friends! Stopping in to share this super fun Valentine's Day Sloth by Simon Says Stamp!


I LOVE this sloth so much, it was designed for the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Valentine's Day Kit, which is sold out but you can by the stamp set regardless (linked below).  I adore all of the critters in that fun set!

This was a quick enough card to put together, I started by die-cutting my Sunny Studio Botanical Backdrop Die with some Lawn Fawn Cilantro cardstock. I did this first so that I could align my sloth in the right position.  I stamped him using my stamp positioner and drew extending lines on the branch with a Copic friendly marker.


I colored everything with my Copics and once that was done I took my MFT stencil Cloud and some Salty Ocean distress Ink and applied it to my background avoiding my colored areas.

I aligned my foliage once more to be able to place my Hung Up sentiment and the smaller accompanying sentiment from the same stamp set. 


I added some stamped hearts with Lawn Fawn Lobster Ink and some Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles and some white gel pen detail!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Simon Says: Interactive Cards

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



This week Simon Says: Interactive Cards! The design team is featuring fantastic Lawn Fawn 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 fun Shadow Box die by Lawn Fawn for my project. I love the size of the Shadow Boxdie , you can use 6x6 paper with it. I chose the Lawn Fawn Watercolor paper pack and die cut both the light purple for the outside and the light blue for the inside and to act as the sky for my scene.

I also die cut accessories with various Lawn Fawn cardstock (all listed below) from the Shadow Box set and I die cut the scalloped window that came in the Shadow Box Ocean Add-On set. I also die cut the smallest of the Butterflies from the Mini Pop-up Butterflies using the Pink and Yellow Watercolor paper.


I then pulled out this cute little Chameleon and stamped her on some Neena 80lbs cardstock and colored her with my Copics in Rainbow colors :) Once that was done and she was die cut, I added one of the super fun Simon Says Stamp eyes on her.


I put my little scene together using Score tape to make sure nothing got loose. To finish off, I stamped the sentiment on a Lawn Fawn Banner die with a mix of white and rainbow colored embossing powders and I added some flowers with a mix of Nuvo drops.


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Kim

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bee Mine!

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! Today I am playing with this older (new to me) Honey Bee Stamps set :)


This card was such fun to make, look at the faces on those bees! There is a large selection of faces in the Build-A-Bee set that you can add, really fun stamp set.

I started by die cutting my Neena 110lbs card panel with the Honey Bee Deckle Edge A2 dies and applied a mix of Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber and a touch of Hickory Smoke (for added dimension) Distress Ink to my stencil in selected locations, I did not want the whole panel covered.


I then stamped and coloured my Bees with my Copic Markers and cut them out - I didn't order the dies, not too smart of me, lol but these are easy enough to cut out. I just re-stamped them on the card base for the antennae that I cut off.  I glued my bees with some foam tape and my Nuvo glue for the bee in the back at the bottom.


I stamped my sentiment and added a mix of yellow and black jewels and after all of that, I decided to use my Simon Says Stamp Unicorn Dust on the wings I love the effect that it gave my bees.

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Have a great day,
Kim

Friday, February 1, 2019

Lots of Love

Happy cold, cold Friday from Montréal! This has been a particularly strange winter, major storms mixed with super freezing temps and then a one day break with a massive rainfall... We, apparently, have not seen a weather pattern like this in one hundred years!  So, happy hearts today with Lawn Fawn for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge to cheer myself up!


The cute little Skunk was my starting point because I wanted to have him holding a bouquet of flowers :)  I stamped and coloured him in with my Copics and used the accompanying die. I also die cut all of my flowers at the same time.

I put my bouquet together and added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels to the centres and glued the bouquet to my skunk.


I decided to use my Outside In Stitched Scallop dies and die cut them from Ballet Slippers and one of the smaller ones from Neena.  I then used the Lawn Fawn Woodgrain Die on the inside white panel.

I ink blended some Picked Raspberry Distress Ink on both the frame and the inside panel. I then die cut my sentiment and two hearts from Simon Says Stamp glitter paper and the rest of the hearts from some Tim Holtz Metallic paper and Ballet Slippers (ink blended the Picked raspberry once again).


I white embossed my sentiment on Black Licorice cardstock and die cut it with a banner die.


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Kim