Monday, July 26, 2021

Hello from Toni: Altenew Fairy Tale Florals


Hello, everyone!  Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy today's card featuring the Altenew Fairy Tale Florals stamps and a variety of stencils.


I stamped up the Altenew Fairy Tale Florals first thing, using Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn. I cut it out using my Scan 'n' Cut.

I wanted the background to evoke a calming feeling so I used Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina with the MFT Candy Stripe Stencil.  I overlaid that with a bit of sponged Distress Oxide Antique Linen.


I added some dots using Distress Ink Picked Raspberry with the MFT Mini Staggered Circles Stencil. The last stenciled layer was the Pretty Pink Posh Layered Leaves and Flowers Stencil.  I brushed a thin layer of Liquitex gesso over the top to soften the overall look.  Swoon!

I finished the card by spattering some Distress Ink Black Soot, adhering the floral image down, and adding the Honey Bee Smooch Die with one of the Altenew Fairy Tale Florals sentiments beneath.


I'll see you again soon.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sending Sunshine with Avery Elle Stamps...

Hello everyone, happy Wednesday! Mayra here with you today. I am so happy to be here. I am sharing this sweet summer-themed card using the very cute Island Time stamp set from Avery Elle. I adore this set so much!!! 


I began by coloring all of the images using Copic markers. The sun image is from the cute Flamazing stamp set. For the yellow, I used Y11Y08, Y19, and YR24. For the minty blue, I used BG10, BG11, BG49BG13B0000 and BG23. For the brown areas, I used E41, E81, E84, E55, E31E41, and E87. 


I then die-cut the panel for the card using the largest rectangle from the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments die set. Next, I die cut it once again from patterned paper. On the white die cut panel I used the smaller of the rectangles from the set to die cut a window creating a frame. 


Then, I stamped the sentiment from the Island Time stamp set onto the banner from the Wonky Stitches Elle-ments die set. I used the super cute Hooray Elle-ments die to go with the sentiment. 

I hope you enjoy the card I created to share with you today. Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you each have a wonderful and blessed day. Please feel welcome to visit me on my blogIG or Pinterest

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Hello from Toni: Pinkfresh Butterflies


Howdy, everyone. Thanks for stopping by . . . I mean, fluttering by. LOL.

Today I'm showcasing the Pinkfresh Studio Butterflies and Pinkfresh Studio Butterflies Layered Stencils.  As you can see from the lone butterfly below, the stencils, stamps and dies can be used in conjunction. Love it!!!


For the first card I sponged the large butterfly from Pinkfresh Studio Butterflies Layered Stencil using Distress Oxide Vintage Patina, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar and Distress Ink Black Soot.

I don't recall if I've mentioned this before but when I want a more intense color like with the black here, I use the Distress regular ink rather than the Oxide ink.


I added lots of detail with a Posca White Paint Pen, my fave, as well as sequins, gold washi and gold embossing powder. Dreamy, I know.


For the second card I stamped and embossed the Pinkfresh Studio Butterflies, watercoloring it with Zigs.

I had intended for it to be one layer but it seemed soooo plain compared to the other card so I cut the butterfly out, mounted the front panel on black and lifted the wing with foam tape (just a tiny piece near the base as bending the wing made it pop up quite well). 


I'll see you again soon.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  

Have a great rest of your day!

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Hello from Toni: Bonus Waffle Flower Slimline Trees


I used the Waffle Flower Slimline Christmas Tree Die on an upcoming DT project recently and used the leftovers to make this.  Super easy and fun!


Each tree is ombre sponged then spattered with water.  I used Distress Oxide Kitsch Flamingo, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Salvaged Patina, Wilted Violet, and Shaded Lilac.  I used the same colors on the background MFT Confetti Stencil standing in for snowflakes.

The sentiment is from last year's Waffle Flower Poinsettia set. Love that font combo. FYI I noticed it's on clearance in the shop!


I'll see you again on Monday.  If you'd like to check out my other creations in the meantime, you can visit my blog, Frankie Helps Craft, my Instagram, or my Pinterest Board.  

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