Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps: YOU ARE A TREASURE

Ahoy mateys! Amy here to share a masculine card using the new Pirate Pals stamp set and its coordinating dies.

To create the background, I used a star die to die-cut white cardstock, and used the negative as the backdrop of the card. I also used the Stitched Scallop dies to add waves to the background as well. I distressed all the cut pieces with Distress Inks, and added white splatters and lines to the card. I thought it'd be fun to have a moon in the scene, so I used a circle die from Sun Ray Dies to die cut white cardstock. After, I adhered all the background pieces to a folded note card and framed it with an A2 size white cardstock that has been die-cut with an oval die.

To create the beachfront, I die-cut white cardstock using the wavy die from the Oceans Of Joy dies set. I distressed it with Distress Inks, and added splatters of ink and water for a textured look. I stamped the sentiment "You Are A Treasure" from Pirate Pals with Versamark, and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

I stamped images on this card from Pirate Pals, colored them in with Copic markers, and cut them out with coordinating dies. To finish, I adhered all the images to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: Celebration Balloons

Hello friends! Today, Mama Elephant is highlighting the wonderful Celebration Balloons set and matching coordinating Creative Cuts

I have two baby cards to share with you.

For both cards, I stamped the sentiment "Oh Baby" (I drew in the strings with Momento black marker) from Celebration Balloons and the adorable baby critters from Just Hatched. I colored them in with Copic markers and cut them out. I added white highlights to the balloons using white Gelly Roll pen. After, I used Glossy Accents on the balloons as well as the critter's nose and the dinosaur's plated back.

I thought the critters would be cute in a box, so I die-cut pattern paper using the box die from All Prettied Up Creative Cuts set. I lightly distressed the box edges with Distress Inks. Before placing the critters in the box, I added some white felting wool. I wanted to put them in something soft.

I framed both cards with white cardstock that has been die-cut with a scalloped frame die from Frame Tags Madison Avenue Creative Cuts set.

For the girl's card, I used the edges of an acetate that I die-cut using a cloud die from Landscape Trio Creative Cuts to create the clouds for the background. I applied Cracked Pistachios Distress Oxide ink.

I added a layer of polka-dot vellum paper on top. Then, I framed the card (the frame has 5 layers adhered together for dimension) and added a cloud to the bottom of the card front that I die-cut with the cloud border die from Landscape Trio Creative Cuts.

Lastly, I adhered some pretty iridescent stars and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

For the background of the boy's shaker card, I distressed it with Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachios Distress Oxide inks. I love using the Oxides because they blend so easily.

I added the small clouds ( I lightly distressed the edges) to the card front that I die-cut with Rainbow High Creative Cuts. For the shaker component, I used sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Don't you just love those balloons? I sure do; I love replacing the sentiments with them. I think they're super cute and fun!!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Don't forget to visit the Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration using the Celebration Balloons set!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: The Cat's Meow

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today, Mama Elephant is highlighting the super duper cute stamp set, The Cat's Meow. I love how this set gives you one large crowd of cats (yeah, no need for masking!) with some single cats and accessories. It's a fun and unique set for any cat lovers or animal lovers in general.

For today's card, I wanted to create a night scene with the cats hanging out in the city, enjoying their time together. 

I started the card by die-cutting masking paper with the second largest circle die from Sew Fancy Creative Cuts to create the moon. After adhering the masking paper to trimmed Bristol cardstock, I inked the background using various shades of blue Distress Inks. Then, I added small water splatters for a textured look.

Once the background dried, I stamped the sentiment "Enjoy Every Moment" with Versamark Ink and heat embossed the silver embossing powder. Then, I added some warm gray Copic markers to the moon and blended it out, hoping for the best.

I also added some stars to the background that was made by die-cutting white cardstock with Lots Of Stars Creative Cuts. You can't see it on the picture, but I applied Wink of Stella to the moon and the stars for shine.

To add more interest to the card, I added 2 layers of the skyline in different colors that was die-cut with the Cityscape Creative Cuts

For the image, I stamped the crowd of cats and colored them in with Copic markers. I fussy cut them out and added foam tape behind them for added dimension, and adhered to the front of the skyline to complete my card.

I hope you like today's card, I had so much fun making it.

Don't forget to stop by the Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration using the The Cat's Meow stamp set.

Have a wonderful week ahead!
Hugs, Amy

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Friends Forever.

Hello there! I'm back again to share a friendship card that features one of the cutest critter stamp set, Woodland Critters from Pretty Pink Posh. This set sold out quickly, but it's now back in stock along with the other sold out May release. 

I started the card by creating a A7 size card front with trimmed Bristol cardstock. I distressed the card with various Distress Inks, adding clouds with a die-cut acetate that I made using one of the cloud-like borders from Stitched Borders 2

Then, I used the Storybook 1 die and die-cut the card front twice as shown in the picture. This card could actually be made into two cards if I used an A2 size card front and die cut the frame just once.  But for this card, I wanted to create a storybook like scene with more critters, so I made a bigger card. Hope that makes sense.

After, I added foam tape around the frame and adhered it to the folded note-card. Then, I took one of the negative die-cuts and stamped the sentiment "Friends Forever" from Woodland Critters. Afterwards, I adhered all the negative die cuts back into their places.

Most of the images are from the Woodland Critters set except for the tree branch. I borrowed that from the Birdie Friends set. The stamped images were colored in with Copic markers. Please note: I mirrored stamped the bird so that it could face in the direction of all the critters. 

I think this card turned out really cute (how can it not with all the adorable critters, right?). I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Amy

Friday, May 19, 2017

MFT Card Challenges: You Lift Me Up

Hello sweet friends! I made a card today to enter the MFT Color Challenge #69 and 
Sketch Challenge #333. I love combining them together whenever I can. It pushes me to think outside the box and try things that I normally wouldn't. 

 Here's the color and the sketch challenge.

Now here's my card.

What do you think?

I used a super cute MFT, Up In The Air stamp set. Colored them in with Copic markers. I inked the background with Distress Oxide inks, using colors that fit the challange.

The Sketch challenge has two diagonal lines. So for the first diagonal line, I used cardstock that was die-cut with a cloud border die. For the second diagonal line, I combined two banners that are included in the stamp set and added a die-cut heart to cover up where I attached them. I finished off the card with my favorite 6mm Ballerina Pink sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some Wink Of Stella on the hot air balloons and banners.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mama Elephant Stamp Highlight: SWEETEST GREETINGS

Hello crafty friends! Today, Mama Elephant is highlighting the Sweetest Greetings stamp set. It contains 11 sentiments that can be used for variety of occasions. I love the whimsical look of the handwritten sentiments combined with smaller fonts that is simple yet fun; a definite must have in my book!

I have two cards to share with you. In addition to the Sweetest Greetings, I used the Summer Days (another fabulous new release item) to create my scenes. The designs of the cards are the same, but colored differently. I wonder which one you'll prefer.

For the first card, I was going for a sweet and soft look. To achieve this, I stamped the images from Summer Days, using Memento Desert Sand ink on some and London Fog ink on the others . I colored them in with Copic markers.

To create the beach,  I die-cut a trimmed paper with one of the hillside borders from Landscape Trio Creative Cuts, and distressed it with Distress Oxide and added some ink splatters. I then distressed the background with various Distress Oxides to give it a sunset sky look. To add texture to the water, I experimented by drawing wavy lines with a white Gelly Roll pen and smearing it using my finger to give it a softer look. 

To frame the images and the background, I die-cut cardstock with the big frame from Peek A frame Creative Cuts and the dashed circle from Framed Tag Columbus Circle Creative Cuts. I stamped the sentiment "You're The Sweetest" from Sweetest Greetings (it's one long sentiment but I cut the stamp so that I can split them up) before adhering the frame to the distressed panel. I thought the sentiment was perfect for both cards, because the bear and the bunny are both eating something sweet. 

For the second card, I wanted the theme to be bright and happy. I stamped the images with Memento black ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I also colored the beach and the backgrounds with Copic markers. I did the same thing to the water by adding Gelly roll pen; and everything else is the same the first card.

 Now it's your turn to decide which one you like better :)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Don't forget to visit the Mama Elephant Blog for more inspiration from their super talented designers. 

Sunny Studio Stamps: Have A Sweet Day!

Hello crafty friends! I'm here to share with you a colorful and summery card using the Perfect Popsicles stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps.

I used one of my favorite bright color combination to stamp the Perfect Popsicles using dye inks and cut them out with coordinating dies. Don't they look good enough to eat? Mendi did such an amazing job creating these layering stamps to give it realistic 3D look. 

Using the same dye inks, I stamped the ink pad on acetate and added some water to dilute it. I used a paintbrush to pick up the colors, and added random dots to the card front. 

Then, I used prepared trimmed Bristol cardstock to blend the same colors with a blending tool and added a sentiment from Perfect Popsicles. I adhered blended paper to the card front, and added a strip of white paper as shown. To finish, I popped up the Popsicle with foam tape for dimension and mounted the card front to the top folding card base. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again next Wednesday!