Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Together from Neat and Tangled

Today we're sharing a couple cards created with the Together stamp and die from Neat and Tangled.  We combined these with a simple watercolor background using Distress Inks.  Super fun, and super easy!


We created  the striped, watercolor background above, using some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  We placed the inks on a non-porous surface.  We picked up the ink with a wet, flat brush, and painted striped lines (approximately 1 inch wide) alternating the colors.  We dried the paper with our heat tool (we're too impatient to wait), then painted a second (darker layer) repeating this process until we had a color and blend we were happy with.


We also used Distress Ink for the pink card shown above.  We placed the ink on a non-porous surface.  We picked up the ink with a wet, flat brush, and painted 2/3 of the watercolor paper.  We dried the paper with our heat tool (we're too impatient to wait), then painted a second (darker layer) starting approximately 1/2 inch from where we started the first layer of color.  We repeated this process, drying the paper after each layer, then starting the next layer approximately 1/2 inch down from the last layer, until the sheet was  covered with 1/2 inch stripes.


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Thursday, August 3, 2017

You're A-Maze-ing from MFT Stamps

We're loving this fun and interactive card created using the You're A-maze-ing stamp and accessories from MFT Stamps.

The background is stamped onto kraft paper using the Diagonal Stripe background stamp and Unicorn White ink from Hero Arts.

The Circle Shaker Window and Frame die make it easy to assemble the interactive maze.




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Monday, July 31, 2017

You Float My Boat from MFT Stamps

Happy Monday crafty friends!   Today we're sharing two super, simple cards.

We created a striped, watercolor background using some Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  We placed the ink on a non-porous surface.  We picked up the ink with a wet, flat brush, and painted the entire sheet of watercolor paper.  We dried the paper with our heat tool (we're too impatient to wait), then painted a second (darker layer) starting approximately 1/2 inch from the top of the paper.  We repeated this process, drying the paper after each layer, then starting the next layer approximately 1/2 inch down from the last layer, until the sheet was completely covered with 1/2 inch stripes.


We cut two backgrounds (one rectangle and one circle) from the watercolored paper.  We added some stamped images, a sentiment and cute heart embellishment.




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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Cat's Meow from Mama Elephant

Hello everyone!  I know it's been a while since our last post.  We've been busy adjusting to all the changes and hope to be back to a semi normal routine soon.

In the meantime, we have a cute card to share today.  It was created using The Cat's Meow stamp from Mama Elephant.  You'll find a list of the additional supplies we used at the bottom of this post with links to purchase the items.


The image was stamped using copic friendly ink and colored with Copic markers.  We added the HOORAY balloons and sentiment from Mama Elephant's Celebration Balloons set.  After coloring the balloons, we added a layer of Glossy Accents.  Then, used a white gel pen to add some white accents to the balloons and cats.

Here's a closer look at the Glossy Accents we added to the balloons.


We finished the card by framing the image using the Framed Tags Madison Avenue die set from Mama Elephant.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Oh, Hello from Concord & 9th

We are having so much fun with the new Turnabout Stamps from Concord & 9th.  If you're not familiar with these stamps, be sure to watch the video at the end of this post.  It will demonstrate how to use these fun background stamps.

Today's card was created using the Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp along with the Say Hello stamp set and Say Hello die set.


We stamped the Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp on to an A2 size piece of white cardstock using Minty Fresh dye ink from Lawn Fawn along with an assortment of grey and black ink.  After stamping the card panel, we temporarily secured the front panel to the front of our A2 card and cut the larger Hello die from the center of the card making sure we cut through both pieces of cardstock.  This created a window for the front of our card.


We closed the card and stamped Hello onto the inside of the card positioning it so that it was centered inside the Hello window.  Removed the front panel that we temporarily secured and placed a piece of acetate between the front of the card and the front panel that was stamped with the Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp.


The thin Hello die was cut from white cardstock and colored with coordinating ink.  It was then secured to the acetate window so it was positioned over the Hello that we stamped inside the card.



If you haven't seen the Turnabout stamps in action, you'll find them HERE.



Tips for setting up and positioning your Turnabout stamps can be found HERE.


Finally, one last video from Jennifer McGuire using the Triangle Turnabout stamp.  You can view that HERE.



SUPPLIES USED:

Say Hello Die set from Concord & 9th
Say Hello Stamp set from Concord & 9th
Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th
Dye Inks from Lawn Fawn

Triangle Turnabout from Concord & 9th
Dotty Turnabout from Concord & 9th
Hugs die from Concord & 9th
Hugs stamp from Concord & 9th

Friday, June 2, 2017

Make a Wish from MFT Stamps

We have a quick and easy birthday card to share with you today.  We hope it inspires you to create something fun.


The candle images, flames and sentiment are all from the Make a Wish stamp set from MFT Stamps.  We used various dye inks to stamp the flames, hearts, and candles.  The background was stamped using the Diagonal Stripe background stamp from MFT Stamps and Versa Fine Onyx Black ink.


We added some Jewel Drops from Nuvo around the sentiment.  It makes me think of confetti tossed in celebration!

SUPPLIES USED:
Make a Wish from MFT Stamps
Diagonal Stripes background stamp from MFT Stamps
Nuvo Jewel Drops from Tonic Studios
Versa Fine Onyx Black Ink

Friday, May 19, 2017

Neat & Tangled Magical Day

Today we're sharing a card we'll be making in June for "Make it Monday".

We used the Magical Day stamp and die set from Neat & Tangled, along with the Heart Frame Die from Avery Elle to create this magical card.



The back panel was cut using the Blueprints #27 from MFT Stamps.


It's difficult to see in the photograph, but we added Wink of Stella to the unicorns mane and tail and added some white gel pen accents.


Mark you calendars, this "Make it Monday" project is scheduled for June 12, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

SUPPLIES USED:

Magical Day stamp from Neat and Tangled
Magical Day die set from Neat and Tangled
Blueprints #27 from MFT Stamps
Heart Frame die from Avery Elle
Wink of Stella Clear from Kuretake Zig
Copic Markers
White Uniball Gel Pen