Monday, October 3, 2022

Happy Hello Card

  Hello, Happy October! Today I'm sharing a cheerful 'hello' card using stamps from Chou and Flowers and I'm also over at the Topflight Stamps blog.


I stamped the bird and flowers from Chou and Flowers "Patchwork of Happiness" set. The images were colored with Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils and fussy cut. I die cut the alpha letters and colored with Copics. The white cardstock panel is splattered with Lavinia Mystical spray in Bumble Bee. I also layered the panel over this beautiful paper from Art by Marlene.


A simple card for any occasion! Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Cutesy Halloween Card

 It's clear to see that the Halloween creations are taking over this week! I'm over at the Topflight Stamps Blog today sharing this super cute card using stamps by Polkadoodles.


I was super inspired by the latest Halloween color combo that's been floating around the craft community... pale pink and pale orange. So adorable! I just had to color this sweet trick-or-treater in those colors.


I created the background by inking the cardstock panel with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, then went over the Stamperia Compass stencil in Kitsch Flamingo. The ground was created by just tearing some cardstock and inking it first in Crushed Olive and then shadowed with Peeled Paint.


Every image used is from the Polkadoodles Happy Howl-oween stamp set, colored with Copics, and then fussy cut. The derpy little bat is my favorite :)





To finish off the card, the cute sentiment was stamped inside...


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful final week of September!

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Nuts About You - 2 autumn cards

  Please tell me I'm not the only one with a secret squirrel obsession...?! I think they're the cutest things and could definitely watch them all day long. I'm up on the Topflight Stamps blog today sharing my squirrel addiction :) When I saw the Nuts About You stamp from Heffy Doodle, I knew I had to have it.


I stamped every image, most of them twice, and spent the afternoon coloring. I used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut the images, and all are colored with Copic markers.


And my finished coloring pieces...


Since I had so many images ready to go, I decided to create two cards. I used Lawn Fawn "Large Mini Slimline Stackables" die for both cards. I also used Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die and Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die. 



For the card above, Distress Inks were used to shade the grass, the sky, and the yellow border. I used Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Salvaged Patina, and Mustard Seed.

And one with the cute birdies...



Thanks for stopping in!

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Tricky Burglar Cats Card + Video

 Are you ready for spooky season? I love creating for Halloween! The card I'm sharing today uses some cute cats that I turned into trick or treaters. There's also a short process video, so be sure to watch!


The stamp is Burglar Cats by Crafty Individuals. Since it is an unmounted rubber stamp, I use my MISTI platform and Tombow Removable Adhesive to ink and stamp the image. Since I'll be using Lavinia Mists as a watercolor, I stamped onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper.


I pulled out paper from my scrapbook stash and found some fun Halloween oranges to border around the cats. This card came together really quickly and I quite like these mischievous little kitties!


Be sure to watch the tutorial video here, and subscribe to my Youtube channel!



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Lavinia Mist Bumble Bee - https://topflightstamps.com/products/lavinia-mysticals-mist-spray-bumble-bee

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Prism Mists Silver Dollar - https://www.crafterscompanion.com/hunkydory-prism-glimmer-mist-silver-dollar.html

Prism Mists Midnight Black - https://topflightstamps.com/products/hunkydory-prism-glimmer-mist-midnight-black

Verfine Ink Onyx Black - https://topflightstamps.com/products/tsukineko-versfine-pigment-ink-pad-onyx-black

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Pebbles paper Woodland Forest - https://www.joann.com/pebbles-woodland-forest-pack-of-36-6x6-paper-pad/15415847.html

Fancy Pants paper Spellbound - https://whiterosecraftsllc.com/products/fancy-pants-designs-single-sided-paper-pad-6x6-36pkg-spellbound

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Monday, September 5, 2022

Boo to You!

  

Happy September! I think it's fair to say that once September rolls around it is officially Spooky Season. Today I'm on the Topflight Stamps blog sharing a too-cute-to-spook Halloween card.


I received the cutest Halloween stamp set from Topflight Stamps... I couldn't decide which image to focus on since I loved them all so much! With the Crafty Individuals "Halloween 1" stamp set, this card came to be.

By using the Peekaboo Backdrop die from Lawn Fawn, I was able to incorporate a bunch of little mini-scenes and incorporate almost all of the adorable stamps from the set. Each stamp was colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and added to their little window scene. I also lightly shaded a couple of the panels with Distress Ink "Carved Pumpkin".


Here are the Copics used to create the card.




Thanks for stopping in! This was a quick one today :)
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Monday, August 29, 2022

Falling Leaves - Autumn Cards

 Does it feel like autumn yet where you live? Here in the bay area, September and October are actually our hottest months... but the leaves still change color and fall! Today I'm on the Topflight Stamps blog sharing a couple of autumnal cards with you all.



 I paired a couple of beautiful leaf-themed stamp sets from the Topflight Stamps store to create these cards. For the base of the panel, I stamped Crafty Individuals "Falling Leaves" with Red Brick Prism ink.


To create the larger leaves, I used the stamp set "Erika's Maple" by Visible Image. I heat embossed the maple leaves using Wow! powder in Brassy Twinkle. The stamped and embossed leaves were then sprayed with Lavinia Mysticals Mist in Bumble Bee and Indian Sunset. Once dried, I fussy cut the leaves and glued to the card panel.


Lastly, the sentiment was stamped with Prism Ink in Slate Gray and added to the panel with foam tape.

Thanks for stopping in! Happy almost-September!
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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Desert Birthday Card with Hero Arts

 I'm back with a record amount of blog posts for one week! I recently received ALL THE THINGS from the August 2022 My Monthly Hero kit and it hasn't disappointed! Today I'm sharing a birthday card that uses mainly the stencils from the kit. I'm also entering the card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Sparkle and Shine.


I used the desert stencils to create the main scene on the card. The first layer uses Hero Hues ink in Camel, then Sand. The cactus stencils are inked with Hero Arts ink in Green Hills, shaded with some Field Greens, then finished with Pine. The sun is inked with Distress Inks Squeeze Lemonade and Carved Pumpkin. Finally, the sky is inked with Distress Ink in Kitsch Flamingo.


I wanted to add sparkle for the SSS challenge, so I used the stencils again to add some Liquitex Gloss Gel and topped that with Distress Rock Candy Glitter.


The Happy Birthday sentiment is stamped from Hero Arts Seaside Highway HeroScape set. I used Hero Arts watermark ink and Hero Arts Gold embossing powder.


Thanks for stopping by :)

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Monday, August 22, 2022

Merry Christmas with Jane's Doodles

  Welcome back crafters! This week the whole Topflight Stamps team is celebrating Jane's Doodles products. For my card today, I'm using a couple Jane's Doodles set to create a holiday card.


I used the fun Santa truck image from Jane's Doodles "Be Merry" stamp set. I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut. I also stamped the pine trees from Jane's Doodles "Happy Camper" set, which were colored with Copics and fussy cut.


I put the scene together with a snowy hillside at the base. The sentiment was stamped with Prism Ink in "Red Brick".

It's never too early to work on those holiday cards! The winter season will be here before we know it :)

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Sunday, August 21, 2022

Birthday Cactus Card with My Monthly Hero

 I'm popping in for a quick card created with the August Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit this month was mostly desert vintage themed which meant I NEEDED ALL THE THINGS! I finally got around to using it, and it will definitely be the only supplies out on my desk for a while.


I was inspired to join in the August Stay Crafty challenge: Squares. I started with the Hero Arts Cactus Bold Prints stamp which is heat embossed on black paper using Hero Arts Brass embossing powder. The panel was then cut with my Fiskars trimmer to be a 4" square. Then I found the center of the panel using my T-ruler and used a square Spellbinders die to cut out the center.


The sentiment was stamped directly on the card base using Hero Hues Pine ink (from the monthly kit) and the stamp is from the Roadside Messages stamp. I used my gold Wink of Stella pen to add some glittery gold accents to the flags (my pen leaked a bit on one of the flags... oh well!)


There are some great cactus dies included in the monthly kit, and I thought they'd make good accents around the window. I used the Hero Hues Pine ink to swipe the ink onto a piece of cardstock. Then I die cut the cactus out of the inked cardstock and glued them to the corner of the window.

A super simple card that has a big impact! I am so in love with this kit... can't wait to keep creating!

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Forever is composed of nows - art journal page

  Welcome back to another creative week! Today I'm at the Topflight Stamps blog and I'm sharing the steps to an art journal page that features the gorgeous Lavinia Mysticals Mists.


First I gesso'd a page in my Dina Wakley art journal. Once dry, I heavily sprayed the page with Lavinia mists in Bumble Bee and Fruit Sorbet.


Next, I used the AALL & Create stencil "Hung Up on Hearts" with Paper Artsy fresco paint in Twilight. I used the stencil to create the flow of the page, so only part of the stencil is painted.


Then I added some torn strips of washi tape and I used another AALL & Create stencil called Totally Dotty and only sprayed a small section with Lavinia mists in Kingifhser


Of course, I needed to add some splatters! I splattered across the page with Prism Mists in Midnight Black.


Lastly, I grouped together some Mushroom stamps by Katzelkraft and glued them to my page. I also added some small pink beads that I found in my stash.


The page actually came together super quickly. I love using the Lavinia Mists, they make it so easy!





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Monday, August 1, 2022

Index Cards for ICAD

  Today I'm on the Topflight Stamps blog sharing some index cards with you all today.


I decided to make 4 index cards, so I started by gesso-ing them all. I've quickly fallen in love with the new Lavinia Mysticals sprays, so I used Amble Green spray and Kingfisher spray over this AALL & Create stencil called Enchanted Garden.


Next, I took some Paper Artsy paint Slimed and Bougainvillea and just did a quick brush of color on each index card.


Once the paint dried, I stamped each index card to add some texture. I stamped two cards with the Dragonfly Post stamp from Crafty Individuals with Versafine Clair in Cheerful. I stamped the other two cards with the Waterfall stamp by Katzelkraft in Versafine Clair Chianti.


I stamped some floral images by Chou and Flowers Memories and Ha-Pi Secret Garden, then sprayed the cardstock with Lavinia spray in Fruit Sorbet and Bumble Bee. Once the sprays dried, I fussy cut the flowers and stapled them on the index cards.



Here are the final pictures of each of my index cards!






Thanks for joining in! Have a creative week ahead :)
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