Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Slim Line Card using IOS flower dies

Happy Tuesday crafty friends! I am loving all the slimline cards I am seeing lately so I felt like making one using some super fun flower dies by Impression Obsession.


I started by cutting and prepping my card base and panel (cut from Lawn Fawn woodgrain paper). I then die cut my flowers using rainbow cardstock from my stash.  I added some Distress Inks to the flowers for added dimension.


I placed my flowers and leaves on the panel to judge my sentiment placing and decided on this super fun Neat & Tangled Awesome die that I haven't used in a while. I then decided to add some Lawn Fawn butterfly dies on a few of the flowers and die cut them from Tonic Black Glitter cardstock. I put all of my elements on the panel using a mix of foam tape and glue.


To finish off, I added some Studio Katia Icy Crystals to the flower centres and a few around the sentiments.

Thanks for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Simon Says: Moving Parts

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



This week Simon Says: Moving Parts! We are featuring always super fun 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 $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!



Such fun making this card! Ah, summer - love all of it! I started by using my Distress Inks to create my "water panel" for my bear to "float" in the waves.  I put that aside to dry and blended some Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and a little Ground Espresso Distress Inks to create my beach.

Once those were done and dry, I die cut them using stitched waves (Mama Elephant) and Stitched Hillside border (Lawn Fawn).  put them aside to work on my other elements.


I stamped all of my images from the On the Beach Clear stamp set and colored them with my Copic markers and used the accompanying die cuts.

I then used one of my MFT Cloud stencils with Salty Ocean Distress Ink for my background.  I placed everything on my base panel to see where to die cut my Slide on Over die making the Bear fluid in the background of the waves.


I put all of my elements together using foam tape for the interactive element. Added the remainder of my stamps. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

To finish off, I added my Slide Me circle some white gel pen detail and some Picket Fence Distress Paint on the "waves" and sand.

 

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Kim


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Simon Says: Bright and Cheerful

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



This week Simon Says: Bright and Cheerful! We are featuring Pink & Main 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 $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!

Also, go to the challenge blog and check out the amazing new designers that will be joining us every Wednesday!!!


This card was inspired by the super fun pattern paper from the Pink and Main Enchanted Garden 6x6 pack.  These papers are such fun!

I die cut my pattern paper and a piece of Neena (white insert piece) using my Pink and Main Cloudy Frames.


I stamp and masked my beverages from the Pink and Main Happy Hour stamp set on my insert panel and colored the images with my Copic markers. I then gold embossed my sentiment from the Chillin' Frenchies by Simon Says Stamp.


I added some grey shading using my Copics and put all of my elements on a piece of Mermaid Lawn Fawn cardstock.  To finish off, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels.

 

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Happy Canada Day for those of you celebrating today (like me :)

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Hero Arts

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



This week Simon Says: Summer Fun! We are featuring 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 $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


Since the theme is anything goes this week, I decided to pull some of my favorite Hero Arts stamps from the last few years for my project today.  I started by stamping half of my Starburst Cling Stamp on a piece of Neena cardstock and embossing it with my Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold powder.


I stamped and coloured my Butterflies from the New Day Butterflies stamp set with my Copic markers and used the accompanying die cuts.  

I die cut my Wonderful from the Stamp and Cut of the same name and embossed the You Are from the same set on Black Licorice cardstock.  


I placed my elements on the panel and used a mix of glue dots (butterflies) and foam tape (sentiments). To finish off, I added some of my favorite Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals! 


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Friday, June 19, 2020

Hey You - Concord and 9th!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Hope you are keeping well! I received some new product this week, first in a while! Can anyone say happy lady! Lol

I dove in with this super fun Concord and 9th Hey Girl die set and some Whimsy Stamps rainbow pattern paper!


This card was super fun and quick to put together. Once I chose my paper from the 6 x 6 pack I simply chose complimentary cardstock to die cut my flowers and leaves. I added a bit of shading to them with Distress Inks.


I die cut my Hey from Tonic Honey Gold (flat color) and the You from the same pattern paper as my side strip.

I added some fun foam to the Hey for dimension. I then die cut my Neena panel using one of my favourite MFT stitched scallop dies.  I added my pattern paper to the card base and my top panel with foam tape.


I glued all of my elements to the panel and to finish off, I added some Studio Katia Icy Sparkle Crystals.

Thanks for taking the time, products used are listed and linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you!
Kim


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Simon Says: Summer Fun

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I hope you are all staying safe!

But first...



The best design team!
  • Are you fun loving?
  • Do you have a blog or are you active on Instagram? 
  • Are you a team player and ready to help your fellow teammates? 
  • Are you drama free?
  • Are you active on social media, or ready to join in on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc?
  • As a Simon Says Stamp Design Team member you would be required to create a project for our weekly challenges and promote the Simon Says Stamp Store wherever possible. Would you be able to commit to that?
If the answer is YES to the above questions then please go ahead and apply to join the team! Please CLICK HERE to go directly to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Post for more details.



This week Simon Says: Summer Fun! We are featuring 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 $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


Nichol Spohr has done these Tri-Fold cards using Bristol Smooth Cardstock multiple times, I have  done a few of these as well based on her tutorials.  I thought it would be fun to showcase this super fun Buddy and Duck stamp set by Penny Black.

It's an older one, but I still love it!  I started by cutting my cardstock to 5.5 x 12 and scoring at 4 inches on either side.


I stamped my images and I was too lazy to create masks but I find that Bristol is forgiving to either erase small portions with my Tombow Mono Sand Eraser or simply using water or my Zig blender.  

I blended my rainbow clouds and grass using my Distress Inks along with two MFT stencils. Once that was done, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and coloured in my images.

I added some glossy accents to the balloons and the cupcake, once that was dry I added some white gel pen detail.


To finish off, I added my sentiments both by Simon Says Stamp, some Studio Katia butterfly glitter and some black candy hearts.


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Simon Says: Add Something Metallic!

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! I hope you are all staying safe!

But first...


  • Are you fun loving?
  • Do you have a blog or are you active on Instagram? 
  • Are you a team player and ready to help your fellow teammates? 
  • Are you drama free?
  • Are you active on social media, or ready to join in on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, etc?
  • As a Simon Says Stamp Design Team member you would be required to create a project for our weekly challenges and promote the Simon Says Stamp Store wherever possible. Would you be able to commit to that?
If the answer is YES to the above questions then please go ahead and apply to join the team! Please CLICK HERE to go directly to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Post for more details.



This week Simon Says: Add Something Metallic! We are featuring Studio Katia 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 $25 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I bought this Kobi Bearing Gifts stamp set by Studio Katia and never had a chance to ink him up.  I thought this challenge was the perfect time to showcase him :)  I stamped and coloured my images with Copic markers and used the accompanying dies.


I then chose the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames Dies also by Studio Katia to frame my images.  I embossed the top panel using a 3D polka dot folder from my stash, I felt it complimented the gift boxes.

I put all of my die cut elements together on the card base and gold embossed my sentiment and added it and the gold ribbon on top (ribbon from the same die set).


To finish off, I added some Studio Katia Gold Foil Pearls and some Nuvo drops to some of the packages.  Once that was all dry, I added some black and white gel pen details!


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