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Love Themed Card Using Hero Arts’ “Candy Hearts Peek-A-Boo” Cling Stamp!

Hello lovelies!
This week I’m sharing another love themed card, I like to have a few extra of this style on hand to show my appreciation for people throughout the year.
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I die cut a panel from watercolour paper using Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and a large scalloped panel from black card stock using Mama Elephant’s “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts. I removed the foam from my Misti stamping tool and secured my watercolour panel to stamp my background using Hero Arts’ “Candy Hearts Peek-A-Boo” Cling stamp set and Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. Once the ink was dry I watercoloured my candy hearts using Altenew’s Watercolor 36 Pan Set and set it aside to dry.
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I used the Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables” and “Lacy Heart Stackables” dies to cut 3 small hearts from both white and black card stock. I adhered my white hearts to my black hearts and secured them in my Misti. I stamped my sentiments from Mama Elephant’s “Big News” stamp set using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink.
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I popped my sentiment hearts up in a row down the centre of my panel using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape before adhering both of my panels together and to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll see you next week with another card.
Claire
xo

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Hero Arts “Candy Hearts Peek-A-Boo” Cling Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Big News” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Mama Elephant “Framed Tags” Waverly Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Hearts Stackables” Dies
Lawn Fawn “Lacy Heart Stackables” Dies

Inks
Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Watercolour Paints
Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set

Adhesives
1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Just Because Card Using Hero Arts’ “Staggering Branches” Stamp Set!

Hello lovelies! Happy New Year! I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating and are walking in to the new year feeling refreshed, looking forward to the year ahead!
This week I have a simple watercolour card to share with you all using the “Staggering Branches” stamp set from Hero Arts! This style of stamp is usually out of my comfort zone, but I’m trying to push myself this year to try new things and not get stuck in a creative rut (we all know what it’s like to hit that wall!).
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I secured a piece of watercolour paper in my Misti stamping tool and stamped my images in the arrangement I wanted using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. I love how with this stamp set you can customise the image to your liking with the antlers and branches, it gives you a lot of creative freedom! Once I had my images stamped how I wanted, I used the second largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to cut out my panel. I usually cut my panel first, but I wasn’t sure which placement I wanted beforehand this time so I found it easier to stamp first in this case! I used Altenew’s Watercolor 36 Pan Set with my Altenew Watercolor Brush in medium to paint my images.
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While the paint was drying I secured a piece of black card stock in my Misti, prepped it with my powder tool applicator and stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink. I coated my sentiment in Lawn Fawn’s White Embossing Powder and set it with my heat tool before trimming my sentiment down to size. I used a white gel pen to add faux stitching along the edges of my sentiment and popped it up in the bottom right of my panel using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. I added highlights and details to my images using my white gel pen once again. I used the largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to cut a panel from black card stock to frame my watercolour panel and adhered them together and to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll see you next week with another card.
Claire
xo

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Stamps & Dies
Hero Arts “Staggering Branches” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink

Paints
Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool
Altenew Medium Watercolor Brush

Embossing Powder
Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder

Adhesive
1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day Cards

Clean & Simple Love Themed Card Using Waffle Flower’s “Secret Admirer” Stamp Set!

Hello lovelies!
Christmas is just a few days away now and I hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season with loved ones! I have a clean and simple card to share with you today using Waffle Flower’s “Secret Admirer” stamp set!
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I cut two panels using Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts, the black panel using the largest from the set and the white from the second largest. I secured my white panel in my Misti stamping tool and stamped my images and sentiment using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink. I coloured my images with alcohol markers and added details using a white gel pen. I used a drawing pencil to add a shadow under my little mouse. I adhered my panels together and to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season!
Claire
xo

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Stamps & Dies
Waffle Flower “Secret Admirer” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Adhesives
1/2″ Scor-Tape

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Autumnal Card Using Waffle Flower’s “Fall Greetings” Stamp Set!

Hello lovelies!
This week I wanted to share with you this autumnal card using Waffle Flower’s “Fall Greetings” stamp set! I absolutely love this set, the main image with the two little birds drew my attention right away!
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I used the second largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to cut two panels from white card stock, cutting a window through one of them with Honey Bee Stamps’ “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts. I took my panel without the window and secured it in my Misti stamping tool. I stamped my image using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink in the centre towards the top of my panel so it would fit in my window I created.
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I coloured my image and background with my alcohol markers, using a white gel pen to add highlights and details before adhering my panel with the window on top of my coloured panel using Scor-Tape.
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I secured my panel in to my Misti again to stamp the second half of my sentiment using Gina K’s Amalgam Jet Black ink, I also stamped my “hello” sentiment on some white card stock, fussy cut it out and popped it up on my panel using 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape. I used the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to cut a frame for my panel and adhered both panels to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll see you next week with a set of three Christmas cards!
Claire
xo

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Stamps & Dies
Waffle Flower “Fall Greetings” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Honey Bee Stamps “Double Stitched Circles” Honey Cuts

Inks
Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Adhesives
1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

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Simple Card Using Heffy Doodle’s “You’re Weird” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
This week I’m sharing a simple appreciation card using Heffy Doodle’s “You’re Weird” stamp set! I’ve always been obsessed with the moon and the opportunity to line up the stamps to make a full moon with this set drew me in!
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I used my Misti to stamp the first half of the moon with Gina K Amalgam Jet Black ink, cleaned off my stamp and lined it up so that the edges met and stamped the other half. I shaded my moon with a regular drawing pencil and set it with a little hairspray to stop it from smudging. I added some white highlights with a gel pen before fussy cutting it out. I used my Misti again to stamp my sentiment using the same ink as before.
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I cut a panel from white card stock using the second largest die from Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and blended Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink over it. I spread some blue metallic watercolour paint over my glass crafting mat and sprayed it with some water to allow more movement. I placed my panel down on to the watercolour paint and dried between each layer until I was happy with how it looked. I splattered some white metallic watercolour paint over the top to give the illusion of stars.
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Here is a close up of how the panel looks when the light hits the metallic paint. I set the panel aside to dry.
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I cut a panel from black card stock this time using the largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts. I doubled up some 3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape to pop my moon up on my galaxy panel and adhered my panels together and to my card base using Scor-Tape.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’ll see you next week with another card.
Claire
xo

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Stamps & Dies
Heffy Doodle “You’re Weird” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Gina K Amalgam Jet Black Ink
Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink

Tools
Misti Stamping Tool

Adhesives
1/2″ Scor-Tape
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Tape

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Simple Watercolour Card Using Mama Elephant’s “Flying With Friends” Stamp Set!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing a simple card using the “Flying With Friends” stamp set from Mama Elephant! I’m guilty of always wanting to add “more” to my cards but sometimes a simple small scene is all you really need!
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I cut a panel from watercolour paper using the second largest of Mama Elephant’s “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts. I stamped the elephant on the left first using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and created a mask for him before stamping my second elephant sitting next to him. I coloured my images and created a soft background for them using my Altenew watercolour paints. Once my paint was dry I added some highlights to my images with a white gel pen. I prepared my panel with my powder tool applicator before stamping my sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Let’s Toast” stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink to the top left of my images, I coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
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I created a panel from white card stock using the largest of the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and ink blended it with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink around the edges. I distressed my panel with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. Once my panel was dry I adhered my watercolour panel to the centre and adhered them to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies!

xo

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Stamps & Dies
Mama Elephant “Flying With Friends” Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn “Let’s Toast” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink

Watercolour Paint
Altenew Watercolour Paints (36 Pan Set)

Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Craftin Desert Divas August Release: Blog Hop!

Hey lovelies!
Yesterday marked the official release of the new Craftin Desert Divas’ August products and day 1 of the blog hop! If you missed any of the fun and inspiration from the DT members yesterday, you can head to the CDD August release blog hop day 1 & product reveal post to catch up! However if you’ve come here from Maaike’s blog post then you’re in the right place, if you’ve got lost you can head over to the Craftin Desert Divas August release blog hop day 2 post to find where you were again!
Today I’m recapping the cards I created and shared during sneak peek week for you! I’m a huge lover of fall, ever since I was a kid I’ve loved watching the leaves change colour and the air gets crisper, which is why I’m so excited about this release! Crisp leaves, fall friends and more makes this release as sweet as it gets. Once you’re finished hopping along, be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas Shop to grab your special discount – 5% off until August 19th! ❤
The first card I shared was using the adorable new Grateful Trolls stamp set and the Hill Scene 2 stencil! For more details on this card you can head to my blog post here.
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For the second card I shared I used the super sweet Dam Shame stamp set! How sweet is this little beaver?! For more details on this card you can head to my blog post here.
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! What are your favourite products from the new August release?! I know, it’s such a hard decision! I had so much fun playing with these cute trolls and sweet beavers!
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xo
August Release Day 2 Hop List!
Start: Craftin Desert Divas
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Angelica (Guest Designer)
Elaine
Maaike
You are here: Claire-Anne
Next: Courtney
Mari
Candice
Ashlee
Michelle
Sherry
Holly
Charlotte
Rachel
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Craftin Desert Divas August Release – Sneak Peek Day 2!

Hello lovelies!
August release week with Craftin Desert Divas is finally here! I know some of you have been just as excited as I am, so I’m here to showcase a card I made using the brand new adorable set Grateful Trolls and the new Hill Scene 2 stencil! I am madly in love with this set and I know all of you will be too! Make sure you click “going” to the facebook event for this release so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!
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I started off by cutting down a panel from white card stock. I blended in clouds using the Hill Scene 2 stencil, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink, changing up which side of the stencil I use each time and sometimes even flipping it over! I lightly sprayed the panel with my Distress Sprayer bottle when I had covered the entire panel and mopped up the excess using a paper towel.
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I stamped my cute little troll using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added some rosy cheeks with a pink pencil, added three little dots to each cheek using my white gelly roll pen before adding highlights to the rest of my image. Once they had dried I fussy cut my image out and set it aside for a bit.
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I cut a strip of white card stock to fit across my panel for my sentiment and to ground my troll later on. I prepped the strip with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I adhered the strip to my panel using double sided tape.
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I adhered my troll to my panel using double sided foam tape before backing my entire panel with the same tape and adhering to my card base. I adhered a couple of sequins from the Fall Harvest mix using liquid adhesive to finish this card up and give it a little sparkle!
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! I can’t wait for you to see the rest of the release and the full sets! They’re too cute to resist! What are your thoughts on what you’ve seen this week so far?! Are you planning your ideas yet? 😉
Remember to stop by the Craftin Desert Divas Blog post to see what amazing peeks and inspiration the other DT members have in store for you! ❤

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xo

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Links to new products will be added when they become available!
Grateful Trolls Stamp Set
Hill Scene 2 Stencil
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Powder Tool Applicator
White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen
Fall Harvest Sequins

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Smiles Across The Miles – Craftin Desert Divas Creative Challenge!

Hey lovelies!
It’s time for another Designer Creative Challenge from Craftin Desert Divas! This time we’re all about sharing the love and sending those smiles across the miles! This is something I like to do often, growing up cards have always held a sentimental value to myself and my family members so I cherish each and every card I receive! Whether you’re sending someone a note to encourage or support them, or even just to say hi! Handmade cards can make a huge impact on those you care about, knowing somebody has taken the time to sit and create something unique just for you really is a special feeling! Today I’m sharing with you a card I made using the ‘Kindness’ and ‘Wishful Thoughts’ stamp sets as I really love using florals for these types of cards!

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I started by prepping some watercolour paper with my EK Success powder tool applicator. I stamped my floral image using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it using my heat tool.
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I painted my image using watercolour paints then fussy cut it out once it was dry. I went for a super colourful look, after all we want to brighten someone’s day!
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I cut a panel using the Crazy Stitched Frame dies from heavy weight white card before stamping some of the smaller images from the Kindness set in a random pattern using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink to give it a softer look. I cut down a rectangle piece of white card and stamped my sentiment from the Wishful Thoughts set in Versafine Onyx Black ink. I drew little dashes along the border of the rectangle using my ruler and a black pen to add a little extra detail. I positioned my flowers and sentiment towards the centre of my panel and popped them up with some double sided foam tape. I adhered my entire panel to my card base using some double sided tape to finish!
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! ‘Just because’ cards are among my favourite cards to make, I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use out of this stamp set in the future too! I hope you like what I’ve created to show you today, please be sure to stop by the Craftin Desert Divas’ blog post to see what the other DT members have created for inspiration! These talented ladies have a lot of helpful tips up their sleeves! ❤

xo

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Kindness Stamp Set
Wishful Thoughts Stamp Set
Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink
Powder Tool Applicator

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Donut You Know Friendship Card Using Some Odd Girl “Sweet & Salty”!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Hands up if you have a sweet tooth?! I tend to side with the saltier things in life but donuts are one exception to that rule! I was gifted this cute stamp set by my friend Anna a little while ago, knowing if it’s cute and food related I’m in LOVE!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I knew I wanted to work with the donut stamp from this set as I had a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Sweet Friends” set that would go great with it! I began by creating my card base and adhering some black matte paper on top, then cut my panel slightly smaller from watercolour paper. I treated the watercolour paper with my EK Success powder tool as I was planning to heat emboss my images. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp my donuts all over my panel, coated them in clear embossing powder from papermania then set them with my heat tool.

I moved on to colouring my images, I knew I wanted the frosting on the donuts to be pretty bright so I decided to watercolour it with distress inks. I decided on a blue and pink ink and used the alternate colour of sprinkles for each donut. I used my watercolour paint for the actual donut underneath as I didn’t have a distress ink that would fit the colour.

For my sentiment I treated some black card stock with my powder tool, used my Versamark ink to stamp my sentiment and heat embossed it in Altenew pure white embossing powder. I then cut them in to thin sentiment strips and cut the edges at an angle. I adhered them to my panel using my regular tape runner. To finish the card I backed the donut panel with foam tape and adhered to my card base.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ I can’t wait to play with this set again in the future, the images are a great size and are too cute to just sit away in storage! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend! 🙂

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Some Odd Girl “Sweet & Salty”

Lawn Fawn “Sweet Friends”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm) 

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

Papermania Clear

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool