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

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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

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

♥ 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. ♥

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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 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”