Saturday, February 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Shaker Card | Zig Clean Color Markers | Neat & Tangled


Hi Friends~

Today I wanted to share with you this shaker card featuring Neat and Tangled's stamp set Favorite Little Nut.  This is an adorable set and perfect for Valentine's Day.  You could also use this set all year long too!!  

I love these illustrations by Elena Roussakis!  She's got such a fun and sweet style to her images and love the fonts also that she creates with her sentiments!

For my squirrel I decided to color with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  These are great to achieve a fast water color look to your images!

 I also stamped several times one of the acorn images, and created my own shaker bits to add inside the window, along with some die cut hearts.  My red panel is a piece of Pure Poppy card stock from PaperTrey Ink.  This red is one of my favorites!  I die cut my card stock with a stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant and created my window using MFT's Peek a boo window die.


I added two layers of foam adhesive to ensure my shaker elements would move around well.  Before putting together my shaker card, on the front of the focal panel, I stamped my sentiment from the same Neat and Tangled set, You Are My Favorite!

Once I was happy with how that stamped, I put my shaker card all together.  I wanted to add a bit more silver into my card to tie in my shaker bits, so I die cut a piece of MFT silver sparkle card stock with one of my Hero Arts Infinity Dies.  Love this set!!  So handy to have!

For the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the same set, I am nuts for you, which I felt appropriate for my shaker theme.


Thank you all for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved ones and friends!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Quick and Simple Friendship Valentine's Day Cards | Two Ways


Hi my friends!
Today I wanted to share with you two cards you can create quick and easy using one stamp set for Valentine's Day for any of your friends.  You also don't have to give these as Valentine's Day Cards, but anytime of the year!

I used the Heart Smile stamp set from Concord and 9th.  Their products have been some of my favorites.  They actually came out of the blue for me.  I knew they of course existed in the stamping industry, but since I've purchased some of their products, I've really been drawn to their stuff!  They have unique stamps and dies, and I love that about them!

I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the large solid heart, and I used two ink colors from Simon Says Stamp, Sunkist, and Rosie Cheeks!  I love these two pastel like colors!  














For this first card, I used the Rosie Cheeks color, and stamped it a few times getting a good saturated in color image.  I am stamping on my favorite white card stock, PTI stampers select white.  Once, I finished with this one, I moved onto the Sunkist color, and did the same.  I die cut both panels using the stitched frame from the Femme Frames die set from Mama Elephant.



I wanted to heat emboss my sentiments, so I used my powder tool first to prep the area of the heart, and then I stamped my sentiments and embossed in two embossing powders on each card, Gold and Liquid Platinum from Ranger.  I also added the arrow element to the Sunkist heart to added a bit more interest.

I backed the main panels with some PTI Hawaiian Shores card stock, and used the other die in the Femme Frames set to die cut the card stock.  

For the inside I stamped some sentiments from the Fun and Flirty stamp set from Paper Smooches, and added a heart to tie everything together.

For a final touch, I decided to add some shimmer with my Wink of Stella pen to the Rosie Cheeks heart and that completes both cards!

You can see all supplies used and the video tutorial below!  Thanks for stopping in today!  See you soon!



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Making a Card : Sealed with a Kiss | Lawn Fawn


Hello Friends!!  Today I am sharing this card using the Lawn Fawn mini set, Sealed with a kiss!  This set was a Black Friday promotion only, but I am sure at a later date, LF will release this set for all to enjoy!!

I did a bit of shadowing on these two adorable seals with my C3 Copic marker and added some dot detail to really bring the seals to life.

I also used some more of the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland papers.



















I love the detail to the cheeks of that right seal!!  So cute!!  You could easily use a blush colored marker to add this, but it is fun to stamp it as well!!  

To see how I put this one together - I have the video below!  And, as always the supplies are listed below as well!  Have a great day!