Anniversary Cards, Birthday Cards, Friendship Cards, Get Well Soon Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Elegant Cards Using Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies From The “Flower Garden” Collection!

Hey lovelies! ❤ I’m back with a couple more cards using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities dies, this time from the Flower Garden collection by Sharyn Sowell! I tried to keep these cards similar while changing things up just a little, I’ve been on a white and gold kick lately and these dies fit that style perfectly! 

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

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“Botanical Butterfly”

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I created my A2 card base and cut my panel slightly smaller from white heavyweight card stock. I prepped my panel with my EK Success powder tool so my embossing powder would only stick to where I wanted it to. I took a thin embossing folder I got from a magazine a little while ago and coated the inside with Tsukineko Versamark ink (on the side with no ridges! This is so the embossed part would remain mostly white with only a little bit of gold looking slightly distressed on it!). I placed it towards the bottom of my panel and ran it through my die cutting machine before coating it in Papermania gold embossing powder and setting it with my heat tool. Once the embossing had cooled I took some gold peel offs from Love From Lizi and adhered them at the top and bottom of the gold embossed strip to neaten up the edges and give it an extra little shine. I then covered the embossed strip and the bottom of the panel in post it tape to protect it while I splattered some gold and white gold watercolour paint at the top of the panel. 

Once the splatter was dry I removed the post it tape and prepped the white space at the bottom of the card with my powder tool once again. I stamped my sentiment in Tsukineko Versafine onyx black ink in the bottom right corner of my panel, covered it in Papermania clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. 

I grabbed some pretty floral pearlescent patterned paper from my stash and used the Botanical  Butterfly etched dies to cut out the body and wings using my die cutting machine (I ran the wings through twice so I could double them up as I knew I wanted some dimension here). Once all my pieces were ready, I took some strong double sided score tape and adhered the bottom wing, body and antenna with it over the left side of the embossed strip. I put some of the same double sided score tape on the top wing (where the wing joins to the butterfly) and used some mini foam squares to pop up the end of the wing to give some dimension. To finish I backed the entire panel in double sided foam tape and adhered to my card base. 

“Botanical Dragonfly”

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Once again I went with an A2 card base with a slightly smaller panel from heavyweight white card stock. This time I protected a strip of my panel along the bottom first and splattered again with gold and white gold metallic watercolour paint. I removed the post it tape once the splatter was dry and went with the gold peel offs on their own, choosing two different widths to work with this time. I placed a two of the medium sizes and placed a thinner one in the middle, to give that same sense of separation I have on the first card.

I used the same floral paper as I did with the butterfly, to cut out the botanical dragonfly using my die cutting machine. Again, I ran the wings through twice only this time I turned my paper over so I could create the wings for both sides of the dragonfly. I adhered the two lower wings to my panel using my double sided tape as I wanted them to be flat, for the two top wings I adhered the part that would be behind the dragonfly’s body with score tape and popped up the ends with mini foam squares. I adhered the dragonfly’s body down the middle of my wings, using score tape directly on top of the wings and a mini foam square to support the back of the dragonfly’s head. 

I took some black card stock and prepped it with my heat tool, I stamped my sentiment from Altenew’s Carousel stamp set in Tsukineko Versamark ink, coated it in Altenew pure white embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I cut the sentiment in to a thin strip using my paper trimmer and adhered it across my dragonfly using the double sided score tape. I then backed the entire panel in double sided foam tape and adhered to my card base to finish up!

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Thanks for reading lovelies! I had a lot of fun playing with these dies, I want to say a special thanks to Spellbinders for reaching out to me once again and giving me this wonderful opportunity! The dies themselves are absolutely beautiful and great for making beautiful cards year round, no matter the occasion! The detail in these dies specifically had me in awe! Which of the two dies is your favourite? 

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!**

DIES:

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Butterfly Etched Dies 

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Botanical Dragonfly Etched Dies

STAMPS:

Altenew Carousel 

CARDSTOCK/PAPER: 

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

Papermania Clear

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Love From Lizi Gold Peel Offs

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Sarcastic Coffee Card Using Ink Road Stamps “Stars Hollow”

Hey lovelies! ❤

By now I probably don’t need to explain my love for coffee, or Gilmore Girls for that matter! I made this card yesterday after learning about the Coffee Lover’s blog hop that started on Friday! So of course, being a Lorelai Gilmore on the coffee addiction scale I just HAD to use the Stars Hollow Set from Ink Road Stamps again!

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

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I began by treating a piece of white card stock with my EK success powder tool as I knew I was going to emboss my images for this card. I stamped the to go coffee cups in a random fashion in Tsukineko Versafine onyx black ink, coated in clear embossing powder and set them with my heat tool. I used a circle die to cut out the area I wanted with my Sizzix Big Shot machine. I’d never tried watercolouring on my white card stock before, but I didn’t want the texture which my watercolour paper has for this piece. I found that as long as I don’t use too much water, it holds up just fine! I took my Salty Ocean distress ink, spread some on my glass craft mat and sprayed with some water, picking up the colour with a paintbrush I painted the areas around the coffee cups with the ink. I moved on to using some brown, orange and green watercolour paints for the coffee cups themselves and set the circle aside to dry.

I created my card base and cut some matte black paper slightly smaller then adhered it with my regular tape runner. I created a panel with some foiled card stock from DCWV. I prepped some black card stock with my powder tool and chose my sentiments, I chose “coffee please, people are particularly stupid today, I cannot talk to any more of them”, I love a good sassy sentiment! This is an iconic Michelle moment in Gilmore Girls and I can’t read that phrase without reading it in his voice! I stamped my sentiments in Tsukineko Versamark ink and heat embossed it in Altenew Pure White embossing powder, cutting them in to thin strips.

By this time the circle panel was dry, so I took a die from the Avery Elle tag dies and partially die cut it on either side of the circle. I backed the circle with double sided foam tape as I wanted it to add a little extra dimension to the card. I used some blue and white twine and threaded it through the holes on either side of the circle. Adhering the circle to the foiled card stock panel, I wrapped the twine behind the foiled panel and adhered it to the back with some washi tape. I glued my sentiments flat to the card using my regular tape runner, backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered to my card base.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ I know this is not one of my regular posting days, but I really wanted to take part in the hop! Definitely go and check out some of the other posts people are creating, they’re making some really incredible things! 🙂 The Ink Road Stamps shop is still closed preparing for that big product reveal I keep talking about, if you’ve signed up for the e-mail notifications already you should have a sneak peak in your inbox by now! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! Go to the site and sign up to be notified when the shop reopens!

xo

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~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!**

INK ROAD STAMPS:

Sign up to be notified when the shop reopens!

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Papermania Clear

Altenew Pure White

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Coffee Friendship Card Using Ink Road Stamps “Stars Hollow”!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Yup you read that right, I’m back with yet ANOTHER coffee card! When will I bore of making caffeine related cards? Never! Especially when it ties in to my all time favourite show, Gilmore Girls!

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

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I created my card base from white card stock, followed by cutting some grey card stock to fit the base leaving a slight white border at either side. I used an embossing folder I got free in a magazine to create the textured pattern on the grey card, but before running it through I covered the inside of the embossing folder with Versamark ink (on the smoother panel with no ridges) so the embossed areas would be lighter than the areas without embossing. I feel like this creates a subtle contrast but it definitely adds something extra!

I cut a white strip to fit across the width of the grey panel and used my EK Success powder tool to treat the card so my embossing powder would only stick to the areas I stamped. I took the small solid coffee cup stamp from the Stars Hollow set and stamped with Versamark ink, coated it in Papermania Gold embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I repeated this all along the white strip.

For the sentiment I treated some white card stock again with my powder tool, stamped my sentiment “Coffee please, in a VAT” (because who doesn’t need that right?!) in Versafine Onyx Black ink, covered with Papermania clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I took a small circle die and cut it out using my Big Shot machine.

Here is where I began the assembly of my card, I backed the grey panel with foam tape and adhered it to my card base. I used my regular tape runner to adhere the strip with the coffee cups to the grey panel, and foam tape once again to pop up the circular sentiment in the centre of the strip. I chose some copper and gold sequins and adhered them to my card using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive for a little extra shine!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ I am absolutely IN LOVE with this stamp set from Ink Road Stamps, right now the shop is closed in preparation for a BIG product reveal, but I will edit the link to the stamp set when it is back up and running as well as my referral code for 50% off your first order! If you’re already a customer of Ink Road Stamps you can always use my code “claireanne10” for 10% off your order! For now though, head on over to the website and sign up to be notified when the shop reopens, keep your eyes open for that product reveal! Exciting stuff!

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!**

INK ROAD STAMPS:

Sign up to be notified when the shop opens here!

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Papermania Gold

Papermania Clear

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

I Miss You Friendship Card Using Distress Inks!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Sharing another quick and easy card with you today, perfect to send to those you may not see every day!

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

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I cut a panel from white card stock and picked which distress ink colours I wanted to work with (colours used & links will be listed at the end of this post!). The sun was shining so it only seemed right to go for some red, yellow and pink for that summery feel! I placed the inks directly on to my glass craft mat and sprayed with some water, then smooshed my panel on the surface to pick up the colour remembering to dry between each layer for a textured feel. When I was happy with how  it looked I splattered it with some gold metallic watercolour paint from my Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” palette and set aside to dry.

I created my card base and top panel using white card stock and rounded the corners with a corner punch. I then cut some black matte paper larger than my top panel and rounded the corners for a cohesive look and adhered to my card base. To finish my top panel I die cut the stitched heart window with Lawn Fawn’s Outside In Stitched Heart stackable dies.

For my sentiment I decided to go with the “I Miss You” stamp from Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”. I treated some black card stock with my EK Success powder tool, stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White embossing powder. I cut it down in to a thin sentiment strip and adhered it across the back of my stitched heart using my regular tape runner.

To finish the card I backed the stitched heart panel with foam tape and adhered it to the ink smooshed panel, then adhered it to my card base using my regular tape runner.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ Do you prefer simpler cards or cards with a lot of colour and images? Let me know in the comments below! ❤

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:

Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”

DIES:

Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Fossilized Amber Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

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

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Friendship Card Using Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”!

Hello lovelies! ❤ Popping on with another card I made a little while back with the Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea set! I think it’s safe to say this set is well loved! This is the last of the old card posts, I promise! I just wanted to share a few of my favs here with you all, as some are already posted on my instagram! (@brodiecreations)

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

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This was a relatively quick and easy card to make as I had already stamped and painted my images with watercolours in advance (just HAD to start playing with them as soon as the set arrived in the post!). I started by making my card base (13cmx13cm) and adhering some matte black paper as a base for my panel. I cut my panel down to size (12cmx12cm) and splattered it with gold watercolour paint from the Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” set as well as the Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink to give it that coffee feel. Once the panel was dry I adhered a strip across the centre of the panel using my regular tape runner to break it up a little.

Next I began working on the green circular panel which I had die cut using my Big Shot machine, where I planned to heat emboss my sentiment and where my images would be placed. I ink blended a combination of mowed lawn and cracked pistachio distress inks (mowed lawn towards the outside of the circle blending inwards to cracked pistachio), and lightly blended some vintage photo around the edges to give a slightly grungy look to it. I then dusted over the whole circle using my EK Success powder tool, placed the circle in my Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz stamping platform and stamped my sentiment with Tsukineko Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment using Altenew pure white embossing powder to give a contrast to the green in the background. Finally I adhered my images using my Ranger multi medium matte adhesive, once the glue was dry I backed the circle panel with foam tape and placed it in the centre of my card to finish.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ This was a pretty quick card to make but one I thoroughly enjoyed making. Making anything coffee related seems to be one of my happiest places lately, but that’s no surprise considering my caffeine intake!

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:

Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

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”

ADHESIVE:

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Mother's Day Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized

Mother’s Day Card Using Altenew “Layered Rose” Dies!

Hey lovelies! ❤

Today I wanted to share with you the card I made for my mum this year for Mother’s Day! I know for all of you in the US Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but for us in the UK it was in March.  I picked up these beautiful Altenew layered rose dies in the UK magazine Simply Cards & Papercraft, and knew they would make for a perfect Mother’s Day Card!

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

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I started by making my A2 card base and laying a black matte paper for the border of my card. I used scrap pieces of white card stock I had left over from previous projects to make my roses and leaves, ink blending each piece with my chosen Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours (colours used and links will be provided at the end of the blog post), then cut them out using the dies provided using my Big Shot machine. I decided to go with one pink rose and two blue for the sides, to make the pink really pop and to match the sentiment I had planned. I adhered each layer (carefully! These dies are intricate!) with my Ranger multi medium matte adhesive and set stamp blocks over each rose and the leaves carefully as each layer dried.

Moving on to my sentiment, I ran another piece of scrap card stock through my Big Shot machine using the Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border die. I kept it in the negative space of the card stock while I ink blended two of the shades I used to colour the pink rose using my distress inks once again, I then adhered it to a strip of black card stock using my multi medium matte adhesive ready to adhere to the panel when ready.

For the panel I cut a piece of white card stock slightly smaller than my card base, and went gold splatter CRAZY using the Gansai Tambi Starry Colors watercolour paints. This was one of my first times playing with splatter, and the reason I ended up addicted to the results it gives!

After the splattering was dry I adhered my sentiment strip towards the bottom of my panel and trimmed off any excess on the sides. I then adhered my panel flat to the card as I felt the roses would give enough dimension here. I used my regular tape runner to adhere the two blue roses as I wanted them to lay as flat as possible, then adhered my leaves and pink rose with 3M double sided foam tape to make sure that pink rose was the centre of attention!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ This was my first time playing with layering dies, I wasn’t expecting to like them as much considering how fiddly they can be (and with me having clumsy fingers!). However I was surprised just how much I fell in love with them and the results they give, I’m hoping to play with more in the future!

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!**

DIES:

Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Border Die

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

ADHESIVE:

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

Birthday Cards, Uncategorized

Cute Dragon Birthday Card Using Mama Elephant Stamps!

Hello lovelies! ❤ If you follow my Instagram (@brodiecreations) you may know I recently got a couple of new stamp sets, including the Me and My Dragon and Dragon Wishes sets from Mama Elephant! These stamps are so adorable I had to break them out for my little brother’s birthday card this year! He turns 10 today and I’m completely gobsmacked at how fast he’s growing up!

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

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I stamped my images using Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I wanted to use my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to colour the dragons for this card. I decided to stick to blues and greens for the smaller dragons so the reds and oranges in the larger dragon would be the main focus. Once my images were all coloured, I added some white highlights as well as some dotting for details using my white gel pen then fussy cut them out leaving a thin white border.

I created my card base from white card stock and cut my panel slightly smaller on all sides. I knew as the colour of the images were quite bold I wanted to go for a softer sky background. I used my Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry distress inks to softly ink blend some colour on to my background, I didn’t need the coverage to be perfect as I felt like it added to the feel of the card. I distressed it slightly with my distress sprayer and dried the droplets with a paper towel. I die cut some clouds from white card stock and adhered them on to my panel using my usual tape runner, trimming off any excess that hung over the edges.

For the sentiment I took some black card stock and prepped it with my EK Success powder tool, stamped my sentiment with Tsukineko Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White embossing powder. I trimmed it in to a small strip and cut a fish tail at the end before adhering it to the left side of my card just above where I wanted the main dragon to go.

To finish up I adhered the smaller dragons using my tape runner, then backed the large dragon, flame and the cake with foam tape then adhered them to my panel. I backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered it directly to my card base before dotting some Nuvo Glow Drops all over.

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ I had so much fun playing with these new stamps! I’m definitely going to be getting a lot of use out of these cuties, so expect more posts using them in the future! The Nuvo Glow Drops were a first for me, I’ve had them in my stash for a little while but I never found quite the right time to use them. I wasn’t sure what to expect but wow! I didn’t expect them to glow so bright!

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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:

Mama Elephant “Me and My Dragon”

Mama Elephant “Dragon Wishes”

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 Versamark Watermark Ink

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

EMBELLISHMENTS:

Nuvo Glow Drops “Blue Crush”

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Thank You Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Sweet Friendship Card using Lawn Fawn “Sweet Friends” Stamp Set

Hey lovelies! ❤

Today I want to share with you a card I made using the Lawn Fawn – Sweet Friends stamps and coordinating die set. Cute food and animal images are my weaknesses when it comes to card making, so I knew from the adorable sweet treats images and punny sentiments in this set I was going to be in love!

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

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I started by stamping out the little s’more images and the little heart trio with Ranger Archival jet black ink on to some watercolour paper, while making this card I was just in the process of trying to become more comfortable with watercolour painting images/backgrounds. Once I painted them and was happy enough with the results, I used the coordinating die set to cut out my images using my Big Shot. I then stamped their little faces and drew in some blushing cheeks using coloured pencil (I didn’t stamp the faces at first as I wasn’t sure if I was going to use them on this card).

Once my images were ready I ink blended on to a piece of white scrap card stock using the Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean distress ink and used my spray bottle to give it the distressed look I wanted. Once dry, I decided to cut out a laced heart using the medium die from the Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart Stackable die set. I played about with placement to figure out where I wanted my little characters to go as well as the little hearts from the set, once I was happy I adhered the s’mores with some 3M double sided foam tape and the hearts with some Ranger multi medium matte adhesive.

Choosing a patterned paper was probably one of the things that took me the longest here, I just couldn’t decide! But I ended up going with this kraft paper with the white foil polkadots as I felt it suited the card best. I cut some black matte paper for my card base to size as well as the patterned paper, I adhered them using my usual tape runner adhesive and glued the blue heart with my little characters close to the top of my card in the centre.

For the sentiment I took a strip of black card stock and ran my EK Success powder tool over it, then heat embossed “I need S’MORE friends like you” with Altenew pure white embossing powder. I cut it to the size I needed and adhered it under the blue heart, and that was the card finished!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ Overall this was a pretty simple card, but I love the end result! I definitely plan to make more cards in the future using some of the other images in the set, they’re just too cute to resist!

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 “Sweet Friends”

DIES:

Lawn Fawn “Sweet Friends” Coordinating Dies

Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart Stackables

INK:

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

DCWV “Black and White Foil”

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

ADHESIVE:

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

BLENDING TOOL:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Friendship Card using Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits”!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Happy May! This year is going by so quickly isn’t it?! To me it still feels like Christmas and New Year was last week!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for my best friend using the Simon Says Stamp – If The Hat Fits stamp set, who said witch hats were only for Halloween? I think we all have that little bit of magic in us all year round!

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

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After creating my card base and topping it with some matte black paper, I cut down a piece of watercolour paper to the size I needed and adhered it to the base of my stamping platform using washi tape and the magnets provided down the right side of the panel. I knew I wanted to do a lot of stamping down the left side of the card, so this gave me all the room I needed! I stamped three of the hats on some Simon Says Stamp masking paper and cut them out, I wanted to stack the hats on top of each other so in order to avoid all the lines crossing messily this is a necessary step. In order for the hats to look stacked, I started stamping from the top of the pile using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink, masking with the appropriate mask each time and worked my way down until I was close to the bottom of the panel.

Now my image is ready to paint! I tried to stick to a Witch-ish colour palette as it suits my friend and I’s aesthetic, though you can use any colours you’d like to with these hats! I painted the actual hats themselves first, leaving some drying time before moving on to the ribbons/trims as to avoid any overflow and mudding of paints. I used my Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” paints for the buckles. Once my panel was dry I removed it from my stamping platform and placed it on my glass craft mat to splatter with black paint for that extra grungy/distressed feel!

Leaving the splattering to dry naturally I moved on to my sentiment, after using my powder tool, I heat embossed “You say witch like it’s a bad thing” with white embossing powder on black card stock, then die cut it with a small circle die from my stash. For the inside sentiment I went with “If the hat fits, get the matching shoes and broom” in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink once again, knowing my friend will see the comical side.

To finish off the card I adhered a black ribbon down the right side of the panel, attached my die cut sentiment circle with foam tape towards the bottom of the panel then using my regular tape runner I adhered the panel to the card base!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ This card took a little while longer to make due to all the masking, but I definitely feel like it was worth it! This is possibly one of my favourite cards I’ve made to date!

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:

Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits”

CARD/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

INK:

Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

MASKING:

Simon Says Stamp Masking Paper