Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dust 'Em Off - Using Punches ( Coloring Punched Pieces)

Hola!  Today I am using one of my punches that I haven't used in such a long time!!  Since the crafting world especially card making is centered around dies and matching dies, punches seem to have gone by the waste side.  Today, I am blowing the dust off of one of my punches and putting it into use.  I used one of my favorites from Martha Stewart - the Vine Trim punch, and I punched out several so I had enough to color with various SSS inks.

I used my ink blending tool to pounce on the color to my punched pieces.  This seems to be a better option than rubbing the ink on in my opinion.  I used my Xyron ( something else I don't use very often) to apply adhesive to my pieces.  This is quick and simple to do!

I have the video below if you would like to watch my process of how I made this card!  I hope this inspires you to break out those supplies you haven't used in a while!!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by!!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Trying out the Ink "Smooshing" Technique

Happy Weekend everyone!!
So I've been wanting to try my hand at the Ink "Smooshing" Technique.  I have seen several crafters do this recently, and I wanted to give it a try as well!  I gave it two tries, and the second try I filmed for a How To Tutorial.

I picked out three colors of Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade.  I think overall it turned out pretty well.  I learned several things along the way about how I adapt doing this technique, as you will learn in the video.  I wanted to pair us these beautiful colors with some gold accents :)

The stamp set I used is a new one from Mama Elephant called Friend, Indeed! This stamp set has quickly become a favorite!!

I love it hear from you if you have tried out the technique!!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Have a nice weekend!!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Rainbow Birthday Balloon Square Card

hello!!  I wanted to share with you a fun colorful card I made using the Birthday Balloons Stamp set as well as the Big Scripty Greetings stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped all of my balloons using Lawn Fawn inks!  Absolutely LOVE these inks!!  They are great for beginner stampers as well!!

For my background I used the new MFT Balloon String BG stamp and inked it up using Hero Arts Wet Cement ink - I didn't want to use a black....I felt it would be too much for the background, and I really wanted to have the balloons stay the "star of the show" if you will!

Once all my stamping was complete, I adhered my panel that I die cut using the Stitched Square die from Lawn Fawn and placed that onto my 5 x 5 inch card base. To finish up my card, I added some Clear Wink of Stella brush pen!!

Here's a close up of all that beautiful shimmer!

Below is my video tutorial of how I put this card together!!
Thanks for stopping by!!