Halloween Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Halloween Card Using Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits”!

Hey lovelies!
Back to the Halloween cards today! Now I know not a lot of people have hours and hours to spend making their cards for every occasion, so today I thought I’d share a really simple way of making cute cards fast! The “If The Hat Fits” set from Simon Says Stamp is a really amazing set to achieve simple but fun cards, the hat images are a great size for a focal point and the larger sentiments compliment them perfectly!
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I had previously stamped out this set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink as I knew I wanted to use it for this year’s Halloween cards. I did some quick colouring using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and added details/highlights with my white gelly roll pen.
Spectrum Noir markers used:
Hat: LG5, LG3, LG2
Ribbon: CR7, OR2, FS9
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I fussy cut out my image, I used my craft knife to cut the little piece between the bend of the hat and the ribbon. I cut down a panel for my card and blended in a circular motion towards the bottom left using Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink (I just love how greens and yellows compliment each other!), sprayed it with my distress sprayer before cleaning up any excess water with a paper towel. I splattered my panel with black watercolour paint and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink using a paintbrush and some water then allowed it to completely dry. Once it was dry I prepped my panel with my EK Success powder tool, I stamped my sentiment at a slight angle using Versafine Onyx Black ink, coated it in clear embossing powder and set with my heat tool. I stamped a couple of the stars from the set with Versafine ink to draw attention to my sentiment. I adhered the hat to my panel using double sided foam tape to add some dimension. Finally I framed my panel using black card stock and adhered to my card base using double sided score tape!
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Thanks for reading lovelies!
How are your Halloween crafts coming along? Have you started or do you prefer to move straight on to Christmas? For me this is the season I wait for every year with crafting, watching all my favourite movies and decorating our space to fit the theme!

xo

Supplies:

Stamps:
Simon Says Stamp “If The Hat Fits” Stamp Set

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

Inks:
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Oxide Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Embossing Powder:
Papermania Clear

Embellishments:
Sakura Gelly Roll Medium Point Pen(White)

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

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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

Anniversary Cards, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Simple Anniversary Card Using Simon Says Stamp “Seeing Stars”!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Today marks 8 years since my fiancé and I started dating, so I thought today I’d share the card I made for our anniversary with you! Hubby to be is a lil obsessed with stars, so I thought it was fitting to use Simon Says Stamp’s – Seeing Stars stamp set! I’ve been meaning to use this set for a while, I was just waiting for inspiration to hit!

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

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I started by creating my card base and adhering a black matte paper on top, I knew I wanted to mimic a night sky effect with this card (for obvious reasons!) so I felt like the black would tie everything in nicely. I cut my panel down to size and picked out the three distress ink colours I was planning to use (colours and links at the end of this blog post!). I blended the darker colours mostly towards the outside, making sure to switch between colours and overlapping my blending to make the result as smooth as I wanted it to be. I distressed the panel with some water and dried the water spots with a paper towel. I then splattered my panel with Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” metallic watercolour paints before leaving to air dry.

While that was air drying I moved on to my sentiment, I treated the black card stock with my EK Success powder tool so the embossing powder wouldn’t stick to anywhere I didn’t want it. I stamped my sentiment “When we’re together, I see stars” with Tsukineko Versamark ink and coated it in Papermania Gold embossing powder then set it with my heat tool. I used a circle die to cut out my sentiment using my Big Shot machine.

By this time my panel was dry! Once again using my powder tool I coated my entire panel. I stamped my stars and constellations randomly all over using Versamark ink and the same gold embossing powder as before, once heat set all that was left to do was put the card together! I wrapped two pieces of twine around my panel (adhering them to the back with some washi tape!) and adhered my sentiment circle on top using foam tape. I then backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered to the card base, to finish I adhered tiny gems to my card using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive to give that extra little bit of sparkle!

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ I really love how this card turned out, I know my fiancé will love it too! Let me know what you think 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”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER: 

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

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

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Papermania Gold

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool