Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Adorable Christmas Card Using Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” Set!

Hey lovelies!
Are you all preparing for Christmas yet? There have been so many amazing sets being released lately it’s hard not to think about the holidays! I couldn’t wait to dive in to this lot of cuties from the Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” set! I have two dogs of my own, meaning I have a serious soft spot when there’s a new set filled with cute dogs!
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I stamped my images using Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I ended up only using three of them for this card and set the others aside for a separate project! I added blush to their cheeks with a pink coloured pencil, as well as details and highlights using a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I die cut a panel using the Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts and cut some windows on my panel with the Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables” dies to keep with the stitched theme! Once I was finished with die cutting I splattered some silver and pale gold metallic watercolour paint on my panel, unfortunately this doesn’t show too well in photos but it adds a lovely shimmer to the card when it hits the light!
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I used Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink and blended it on to some white card stock before spraying it with my distress sprayer. I cut this in to sections to become the backgrounds of the windows in my panel!
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I stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Skies” set directly on to my panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I adhered the backgrounds to the smaller hearts directly against the back of the panel, but added some foam tape for the larger heart to add some depth. I popped my little dogs in place and adhered my panel to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I’m sure I’m going to get a lot of use from this set this year! There are so many adorable images I haven’t even used yet!

xo

BumbleBerry Papercrafts
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Stamps & Dies
Mama Elephant “Yappy Woofmas” Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts
Lawn Fawn “Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables” Dies

Inks
“Evergreen Bough” Distress Oxide Ink

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Cute Firework Scene Using Lawn Fawn and MFT Stamps!

Hey lovelies!
With Guy Fawkes night just around the corner I created this “just because” card using the gorgeous new “Winter Skies” set from Lawn Fawn alongside MFT’s “Fireworks” set! We don’t usually send cards for Guy Fawkes night here, but for me if there’s a celebration that’s reason enough for me to make a card to send to my loved ones!
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I cut a panel using the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant, stamped my fireworks using Versamark ink, coated them in white embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I blended Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink in small areas all over my panel before blending Black Soot Distress Ink all over keeping it darker towards the edges. I sprayed my panel with my Distress Sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. I splattered the entire panel using white watercolour paint and some metallic gold watercolour paint to give a slight shimmer.
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I stamped my images from Lawn Fawn’s “Winter Skies” set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out and added some highlights with a white gel pen. To ground my images I cut a panel the same size as my background from black card stock, and cut a simple hill shape using my scissors before adhering everything in to place.
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I cut a larger panel from white card stock using the “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts to frame my smaller panel and stamped it with fireworks using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Ink. I used my powder tool on the black hill piece of my card, stamped my sentiment from Neat and Tangled’s “Beavers Eh” stamp set, heat embossed it with white embossing powder and adhered everything to my card base!
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I definitely love how well these two sets work together! I feel like this would be a great idea for New Year cards too!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Stamps & Dies
Lawn Fawn “Winter Skies” Stamp Set
My Favorite Things “Fireworks” Stamp Set
Neat and Tangled “Beavers Eh” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks
Memento “Tuxedo Black” Ink
Versamark Ink
Distress Ink Minis Kit #13 (Abandoned Coral & Mermaid Lagoon)
Distress Ink Minis Kit #2 (Seedless Preserves)
Distress Ink Minis Kit #3 (Black Soot)
“Iced Spruce” Distress Oxide Ink

Bumbleberry Papercrafts, Christmas Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Christmas Cards Using Mama Elephant’s “Little Agenda” Sets!

Hello there lovelies!
Time to dust off my laptop and get back to blogging! I took a short break but I’m back now, with exciting news! I’m thrilled to share with you that I have joined a group of talented crafters on the Bumbleberry Papercrafts design team! Bumbleberry’s is a UK based store that carries quality craft supplies from leading American brands, so if you’re like me and reside in the UK but struggle to find some of your favourite brands without paying a fortune in shipping – head on over to the shop to have a look around!
Today I have a mini set of 3 Christmas cards to share with you as my first project at Bumbleberry’s, anybody else find themselves panicking about how many cards you have to make in the small amount of time you have before the holidays? The Little Agenda stamps are a perfect solution to this, the images are small enough so colouring is over in a flash! Paired with the Basic Rectangle Creative Cuts also from Mama Elephant made creating these so incredibly quick and easy!
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I stamped these adorable snowmen from the Little Snowman Agenda set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using my alcohol markers. I added some highlights using a white gel pen before fussy cutting them out.
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I cut my panel and the window using the Basic Rectangle Creative Cuts from Mama Elephant. I prepped my panel using my powder tool, stamped my sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Christmas Dreams stamp set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder before setting it with my heat tool.
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Now that my front panel was ready, I blended some Broken China Distress Oxide Ink on a strip of white card stock, distressed it using my distress sprayer and cleaned up the excess water. I adhered it to the back of my panel, popped my little snowmen in to place and adhered it to my card base!
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I cut multiple panels at once in order to make this a mini set of 3! Here are the other two cards I created using the Little Reindeer Agenda and Little Santa Agenda sets:
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I changed up the background colour each time to give them a slightly different feel!
Thanks for reading lovelies! I’m so excited to be working with Bumbleberry Papercrafts and to see what the other talented ladies on the team will create too! Be sure to head on over to the website and blog to find more inspiration!

xo

Bumbleberry Papercrafts
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Blog

Supplies:

Stamps & Dies:
Mama Elephant “Little Snowman Agenda” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Little Reindeer Agenda” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Little Santa Agenda” Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn “Christmas Dreams” Stamp Set
Mama Elephant “Basic Rectangles” Creative Cuts

Inks:
Memento “Tuxedo Black” Ink
“Broken China” Distress Oxide Ink
“Evergreen Bough” Distress Oxide Ink
Distress Ink Minis Kit #13 (Abandoned Coral)

Friendship Cards, Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Witch Way To The Candy? Cute Halloween Card Using Newton’s Nook “Boo-tiful Night” Set! (Inky Paws Challenge #80)

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m sharing this cute Halloween card I made for Newton’s Nook “Inky Paws” challenge! You can check out more about the challenge here! For this challenge you have to follow a card sketch, which is something I’ve never done before! Of course I had to make the theme of my card Halloween – we all know I’m on a Halloween kick lately and I doubt I’ll stop making Halloween cards until November at this rate!
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To start I stamped this cute little witch cat using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him in using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added rosy cheeks with a pink coloured pencil and highlights with my white gelly roll pen.
Spectrum Noir colours used:
Cat: (Fur) IG5, GG2, GG1 (Nose) CR2 (Ears) CR2, FS8
Broom: TN5, TN3, GB6, GB1, CR7, OR3, OR2
Hat: BG5, BG3, CR7, OR3, OR2
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Once I had fussy cut out my image, I cut down a panel from heavy white card stock. I made a smaller panel the same width and cut across it diagonally, I blended Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink on to my diagonal strip, sprayed it with my distress sprayer and dried any excess water with a paper towel. I dried the ink with my heat tool before stamping the small bat from the stamp set in a pattern using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I took another piece of white card stock and ran it through my die cutting machine with the medium Inside Scalloped Circle die from Craftin Desert Divas. I took the inner piece of the die cut and blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink all over, I also blended the smallest amount of Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink over the edges for a little more dimension.
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I took my white panel and splattered it with Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink and black watercolour paint. Once that was dry I prepped my panel with my EK Success Powder Tool Applicator. I stamped my sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
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I adhered my diagonal strip with the bats and my black ribbon to my panel using double sided score tape. I took a long piece of black and white twine and cut it in to two pieces, adhering one end of each to the back of my panel (the shorter side to the right), I brought them both together over the front of my diagonal strip and tied them in a little bow. To finish my panel I popped the circle and cat up on some foam tape to add dimension to my card! I framed my panel using some black paper and adhered it to my card base.
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Thanks for reading lovelies! I really love how this card turned out, it’s possibly my favourite Halloween card I’ve made so far this year! (I have a few more posts coming soon!) The images in this stamp set are some of my favourite Halloween stamps I own, and I’m for sure getting a lot of use out of them this year!

xo

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws:
Inky Paws Challenge #80 Blog Post

Supplies:

Stamps & Dies:
Newton’s Nook “Boo-tiful Night” Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Cards & Papers:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card(300gsm)
Hobbycraft Black Premium Card(180gsm)

Inks:
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Embossing Powder:
Papermania Clear

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Papermania Heat Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Friendship Cards, Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Halloween Card Using Lawn Fawn “Trick or Treat” set!

Hey lovelies!
I’ve been digging through my craft supplies and pulling out everything fall/Halloween related! If you know me, you know I love a good small stamp that I can make quick and easy backgrounds with! These candy corn from Lawn Fawn are no exception to that – look at their cute little faces! I couldn’t resist making a simple card using them!
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I trimmed down a panel from white card stock and stamped my candy corn in a random pattern all over using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I usually do these backgrounds with watercolour but I love how vivid my Spectrum Noir pens make the candy corn in this case!
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When colouring I usually work from darkest to lightest:
Orange section: CR7 -> OR3 -> OR2
Yellow section: GB4 -> GB3 -> LY1
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I added shadows using my GG1 Spectrum Noir marker, and highlights with my white gelly roll pen. I love adding these little details as I feel like it makes them stand out more!
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I used the smallest of my Inside Scalloped Circle dies and cut it from white card stock, removing the middle piece that I would be using for my sentiment. I blended Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on to my sentiment piece, before blending some Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink around the edges for some dimension. I dried the ink with my heat tool and prepped with my EK Success powder tool applicator. I stamped my sentiment from Newton’s Nook’s “Boo-tiful Night” set using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I picked out some orange ribbon and backed it with double sided score tape, I adhered that directly to my panel and popped my sentiment up with some foam tape. I backed my panel with double sided score tape and adhered to my card base!
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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤
This style of card is one of my favourites to make, especially if you don’t have a lot of time to craft! Quick and simple yet still adorable!

xo

Supplies:

Stamps, Dies & Stencils:
Lawn Fawn Trick or Treat Stamp Set
Newton’s Nook Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set
Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scalloped Circle Dies

Cards & Papers:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock(300gsm)

Inks:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink

Embossing Powder:
Papermania Clear

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Papermania Heat Tool
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Friendship Cards, Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Hey there Pumpkin! Cute Halloween Card using Newton’s Nook “Boo-tiful Night” set!

Hey lovelies!
Halloween is fast approaching and it’s my absolute favourite! I’ve already been stamping out everything Halloween in my stash ready to colour for more cards! I had to break open this Newton’s Nook Boo-tiful Night set first though, the adorable cats and pumpkins were calling to me!
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When I get a new stamp set I like to stamp all of the images out using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to colour up ready for when I need them. I’m planning to make and send out a lot of Halloween cards this year so I know every one of these adorable images will go to use! I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour these cute kitties, a pink coloured pencil to add their rosy cheeks and my white gelly roll pen to add highlights. I fussy cut them all out before moving on to my background.
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I used the Newton’s Nook “Flying Bats” stencil and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink to blend the bats on to some white card stock, after removing the stencil I blended the ink darker over the edges of my panel and gently blended it in to the middle for the lighter area. I splattered some black watercolour paint on my panel and allowed it to dry, I just love how black and orange look together so I couldn’t resist!
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I cut my grass using Craftin Desert Divas’ “Outdoor Landscape” dies, I blended some Mowed Lawn Distress ink along with some Fossilized Amber near the top to give the effect that the top of the grass is glowing from the orange light. I prepped the grass with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment using Versamark ink, coated it in Altenew “Pure White” embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I adhered my grass panel to my background and popped the adorable little cat and pumpkins up with some foam tape. I created a card base from heavyweight white card stock, cut down some black paper to frame my panel and adhered everything to the card base. I finished up by adding some Ebony Black Nuvo drops to draw attention to my sentiment then set my card to dry in a safe place for 24 hours.
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Thank you for reading lovelies!<3
This is my first Halloween card of the year and I’m so excited to make more! You can expect to see many more over the next month!

xo

Supplies:

Stamps, Dies & Stencils:
Newton’s Nook Boo-tiful Night Stamp Set
Newton’s Nook Flying Bats Stencil
Craftin Desert Divas Outdoor Landscape Dies

Card Stock:
Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)
Hobbycraft Black Premium Card Stock (180gsm)

Inks:
Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide Ink
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink
Fossilized Amber Distress Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Versamark Ink

Embossing Powder:
Altenew Pure White Crisp

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen (White)
Ebony Black Nuvo Drops

Tools:
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
Papermania Heat Tool

Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Uncategorized

Craftin Desert Divas August Release – Sneak Peek Day 3!

Hey lovelies!
It’s day 3 of Craftin Desert Divas’ August release sneak peek week! Today there is a whole lotta cuteness being showcased for your inspiration, so be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas blog post to see what the other DT members have created for you!
Today I’m showcasing the Dam Shame set with this sweet little beaver and bug!
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I started by cutting a panel from white card stock using the Torn Paper Dies, I blended over the polygon stencil using Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink having them overlap in the middle to create the green shade. I lightly sprayed my panel with my Distress Sprayer bottle to give it a distressed look and dried the excess water droplets with a paper towel. I put down some of the Broken China Distress Oxide ink on a stamping block, mixed with a little water and splattered over the surface too for an extra layer before setting it aside to dry.
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I stamped out my cute little beaver and bug using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before moving on to colouring with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
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I used TN5, TN3, TN1, GB2 & GB1 for the beaver’s fur. I used a combination of BG5, TN5 & TN3 for his tail and I filled his nose in with IG5. I used TN5 & TN3 for the twigs, along with LG5 & LG3 for the leaves. For his glasses I blended DR2 & CR7 and finished him up with a little GG1 to shade his eyes and just under his top lip before adding my highlights using my white gelly roll pen. I coloured the body of the bug with GB4 & LY1 and the wings with GT1 & IB1 and added a few small highlights along the top of his head and wings.
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I cut a panel using white card stock and used the large Torn Paper die to cut a window so I could inlay my ink blended panel. I prepped my panel with my powder tool applicator before stamping my sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I fussy cut my characters out and popped them up with some foam tape to the left of my sentiment.
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I adhered my panel to my card base using some foam tape and added some glow in the dark Nuvo drops in the shade Blue Crush to finish my card, leaving them to set for a full 24 hours in a safe space.
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Thank you for stopping by lovelies! This set is just too cute I can’t wait for you to see it all! Remember to head to the August release event on facebook and click “going” if you haven’t already! Myself and the other DT members are sharing our projects in there and the Craftin Desert Divas Gallery all throughout release week!

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xo

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CDD Sneak Peek Day 3 Blog Post!

Supplies
Links to new products will be added when they become available!
Dam Shame Stamp Set
Polygon Stencil
Torn Paper Dies
Broken China Distress Oxide Ink
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Powder Tool Applicator
Nuvo Glow In The Dark Drops – Blue Crush
White Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen

♥ Please note that the links to products and the CDD shop are affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase through these links I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. ♥
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Craftin Desert Divas!, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Let’s Get Coloring! Craftin Desert Divas Designer Challenge!

Hey lovelies!
Today I’m taking part in the Craftin Desert Divas Let’s Get Colouring Designer Creative Challenge! Where some of the CDD design team are sharing tips and tricks on how they colour their stamped images, so be sure to head over to the Craftin Desert Divas blog post where each designer is highlighted!

I decided to use alcohol markers to colour my image today, when I first started card making just over a year ago, I found using alcohol markers really intimidating as I had never used them before! I’ve found though that practice really is the key to finding how you like colouring with them! If like me you’re using Spectrum Noir markers, I would definitely suggest making a swatch sheet of the pens you own, it’ll make it easier for you to see which colours would likely go together! Today I’ll be sharing how I find it works best for me with the Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

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I always start by stamping two of the image I want to colour, that way if I make a mistake I have another one ready! Today I’ll be colouring this adorable bunny chasing the butterfly from the brand new Brighter Days set from Craftin Desert Divas.
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My general rule of thumb is to start with my darkest shade, blend it out slightly with my medium shade then finish by blending in my lightest shade. For the bunny’s face/ears/hands I used: IG5, GG2 & GG1.
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Moving on to the clothes, I stick to the same rule of darkest > lightest but for the yellows and blues I only use two of each shade. For the yellows I used: GB3 & LY1 and for the blues I used: GT2 & IB1. If you don’t have a medium shade and the two colours you have are too far from each other to blend, you can try touching the tip of your dark marker to your light one to create a medium shade!
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I used TN3 to colour my net, as it’s such a thin area there isn’t need for much shading on it. For the bunny’s little squirrel friend I used: TN5 & TN3 for the darker area of his fur and for the lighter areas I used: TN3 as my darkest and TN1 as my lightest. For the butterfly I blended an orange marker: OR2 and a yellow: LY1 for the main part of the wings, the dot details and the butterfly’s body were coloured using IG5. I coloured the inside of the bunny’s mouth using IG5 too, and then used CR9 and CR4 for their tongues.
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I then added some rosy cheeks using a pink coloured pencil, and added dotting details and highlights using a white permanent chalk pen.
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I fussy cut my image out and set it aside while I assembled the rest of my card.

I started with my background panel by die cutting a panel using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies from heavyweight white card stock. I splattered it with distress ink by laying some ink down on my craft mat and diluting it with water before picking it up with a paint brush, to splatter it I simply held the brush above my panel and tapped on it lightly. I used peacock feathers and mustard seed on their own, then mixed them to create the green splatter. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the “grass” the critters are running on.
I cut another piece of white card stock using the largest of the Crazy Stitched Frame Dies, then cut the stitched border across it using a die from the Shake It Up Dies set. I then took mowed lawn and blended it on my card stock using an ink blending tool before setting it quickly with a heat tool so I could move on to embossing my sentiment. I prepped my grass panel with my powder tool applicator, stamped my sentiment “Sending HUGS” from the Wishful Thoughts stamp set with Versamark ink, coated it with white embossing powder and set it with my heat tool.
I adhered my grass panel to my splattered panel using double sided tape and popped the bunny up with double sided foam tape at the right side of the panel. I created my card base and cut down some yellow spotted patterned paper and adhered it to my base using score tape, before backing my entire panel with double sided foam tape and adhering it to my card base.

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies! ❤
Remember to head on over to the Craftin Desert Divas Blog to check out what the other Design Team members have created!

xo

Craftin Desert Divas
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Brighter Days Stamp Set
Wishful Thoughts Stamp Set
Crazy Stitched Frame Dies
Shake It Up Dies
Powder Tool Applicator
Versamark Ink

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

In Omnia Paratus Card Using Ink Road Stamps “Stars Hollow”!

Hey lovelies! ❤

Today I want to share with you the second card I’ve made with this gorgeous stamp set from Ink Road Stamps! Anybody who watches Gilmore Girls will know of the Life and Death Brigade and the latin term ‘In Omnia Paratus’ which means ‘ready for anything’! Some of my favourite moments in the show happened with Rory and the Life and Death Brigade, although I’m still team Jess! With that being said, I couldn’t NOT make this card!

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

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I made my tall card base and cut a panel slightly smaller from white card stock, I wanted it to represent the jump made by Rory and Logan with the rest of the group so I felt it was most appropriate! I cut a cloud shape stencil from white card stock again, and began inking my panel from the top with my Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink. I kept blending the colour all the way down to the bottom of my panel, once finished I distressed it with my Distress Spray bottle.

For the little umbrellas I stamped them with Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink on white card stock, then coloured them in rainbow colours using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I took a small circle die and cut them out using my Big Shot machine.

For my sentiments I treated some black card stock with my EK Success powder tool, so the embossing powder wouldn’t stick to anywhere else apart from where I stamped. I stamped both sentiments in Tsukineko Versamark ink, covered them in Altenew pure white embossing powder and set them with my heat tool before cutting them in to thin strips using my paper trimmer. I used my scissors to create a little fish tail banner for the “you jump, I jump” sentiment.

For assembly I began by cutting down some black matte paper to create a border around my panel on the card, adhering it to my card base with my regular tape runner. I then wrapped some blue and white twine around the left side of my panel, adhering it to the back with some washi tape. I backed the umbrella circles and sentiments with double sided foam tape, adhered the umbrellas over the twine and put the sentiments in place where I had planned. I finished by backing the entire panel in foam tape and adhering to my card base.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ Are any of you here Gilmore Girls fans? I’ve honestly lost count how many times I’ve watched the show from beginning to end, including the newest four episodes released on Netflix! The Ink Road Stamp is now open again! Head on over using the links below to check it out, and see the new products for yourself! ❤

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:

Ink Road Stamps “Stars Hollow”

INK ROAD DISCOUNTS:

50% off your FIRST order at the Ink Road Stamps shop!

Referral code (10% off for existing customers!): claireanne10

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

SPRAY BOTTLES:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Cute Alien Card Using Lawn Fawn “Beam Me Up!”

Hello lovelies! ❤

Today I’m sharing this space themed card using Lawn Fawn’s Beam Me Up stamp set. I have a soft spot for anything to do with space, and who could resist these adorable little aliens?! I used some stamps Lawn Fawn’s Out Of This World set too, specifically the planets! 🙂

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

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I started by stamping out my images and colouring them with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers (although for the glass in the space ship I did use a light blue coloured pencil as I don’t currently have a colourless blender!). I wanted them to be in bright, fun colours as I felt this card would be perfect for a kid’s birthday! For the alien in the space ship I stamped the ship first, creating a mask using a post-it note and stamped the alien over top to give the illusion he’s sitting in the ship! Once I had my images all coloured I added some details and highlights with my white gel pen before fussy cutting them out by hand. For the beam coming out of the space ship I knew I wanted it to be transparent, so the cake would be visible while the alien is sneaking it on to their ship! Sneaky! I achieved this by heat embossing on some heat resistant acetate with my Altenew pure white embossing powder then fussy cut around the embossed lines. I adhered the beam directly on to the back of the space ship so it would be popped up on the same level as the ship when I finished the card.

I created my card base and cut a panel slightly smaller from white card stock. I adhered some black matte paper to my card base for the black border. I wanted the card to be on the fun and colourful side but still with that galaxy sky feel, I knew I was going to adhere a circle panel to the bottom of the card for the sentiment (and for those sneaky aliens to be standing on!). I left a lighter blue aura around where the “moon” would be and blended purple/pink and blue together for the top to make it darker. I sprayed the background with my Ranger/Tim Holtz distress sprayer, then splattered the background with white paint and metallic watercolour paint from my Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” palette for a little shimmer.

I die cut a circle panel from white card stock and adhered it to the panel, cutting off any excess from the sides. I prepped it with my EK Success powder tool so embossing powder would only stick to where I stamped my sentiment. I stamped my sentiment using versafine onyx black ink and coated it with Papermania clear embossing powder before setting it with my heat tool until it was smooth and shiny. I adhered all my images where I wanted them using my usual tape runner apart from the space ship with the acetate attached, and the earth which I popped up using foam tape. To finish I backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered to my card base.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ I loved getting back in to colouring with my alcohol markers with this card, it feels like I’ve been mainly focused on watercolour lately while trying to get used to the medium and then falling madly in love with it. For all you crafty geniuses, which medium is your absolute favourite to use? I want to keep trying new things as I move forward! ❤

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:

Lawn Fawn “Beam Me Up”

Lawn Fawn “Out Of This World”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm) 

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

Papermania Clear