Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh Helpers Cards

 Pretty Pink Posh has a lot of new releases this summer that are perfect for the darling kiddos in your life! Today I'm sharing a dump truck themed card AND a firetruck themed card. As a preschool teacher for almost 14 years... I think every single child has an obsession with these things for a good portion of their young life :)

I love this little firefighting doggo! This card uses every fire-themed stamp in the Helper Vehicle Stamp Set, which I colored with Copic Markers and die cut from the Helper Vehicle Coordinating Dies. I backed the images on the Eyelet Oval Die.

The background uses the new Brick Background Stencil. I first blended over the stencil with a light layer of Pale Tomato ink. Then, I swiped my blending brush from the right side to the left only with Cherry ink. This helped add some subtle dimension to the stencil. 

This card is actually a recreation of a card I sent to a very sweet boy who is obsessed with garbage trucks (he gave me a kind gift for Teacher Appreciation Week). I sent him the card and never took a photo (whoops!) so here's the improved version. And yes, I know it's not technically a garbage truck but it's close enough... and he loved it!

The card features the Big Dump Truck Dies, which I cut from Concord and 9th cardstock. I picked colors that would closely match the garbage trucks in our neighborhood :) The 'thanks' sentiment is stamped from the Balloon Alphabet Stamp and fussy cut. I wanted to add them in a way that looked like they're being poured out of the truck.

The background uses a new PPP stencil called Layered Street Signs. I inked up the first layer with Dusty Blue Ink. The second layer is covered in Gold Wax. I love how the colors resemble the blue sky... and gold, of course!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop

 I'm excited to be a Guest Designer again for the June Pretty Pink Posh release! Make sure you leave comments along the blog hop for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to Pretty Pink Posh. 

My cards today feature some of the adorable new outer space themed stamps, dies, and stencils. 

I simply could NOT resist this Rocketship Shaker Die. I gave it a touch of neon with the cardstock colors, too :) The inside is filled with the Starry Galaxy Clay Confetti bits which... Glow in the Dark!! 

 The background uses the new Layered Shooting Stars Stencil paired with  my favorite Glitter Paste. I also die cut some Stitched Stars from vellum to add around the sky.

This card starts with the Layered Shooting Stars Stencil. I did the first layer in modeling paste with bronze iridescent embossing powder. The second layer of the stencils with Gold Paste. Love the look over the black cardstock! I die cut the panel with the PPP Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies.

I stamped the cute images from the PPP Outer Space Stamp Set and colored them with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die set to cut out the images. Some were placed on the card with foam adhesive to help them pop.

I love this Saturn shaker card! I used the Layered Shooting Star Stencil again, this time with Butter Bar and Papaya Ink blended on top. I also ink blended the edges with some Granite ink to shade it. I added some Stitched Stars cut with vellum to the background, and more little stars stamped and cut from the PPP Outer Space Stamp Set and Dies

I love this Planet Shaker Die! It was very easy to turn into a shaker, too (bonus!). I added silver glitter paper for the rings, and filled the inside with the Construction Zone Shaker Beads - they were the perfect color match to my card!

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Monday, June 10, 2024

Bold and Bright Art Deco Card

 Hero Arts has really been knocking it out of the park with their latest art deco inspired releases. We don't typically think of NEON when we think of art deco - so I'm here to change that :)

This card features the new Color Layering Tile Stencil. Truly, the color combination options are endless... I'll definitely be making multiple card sets with this single stencil set! 

I used the following inks in order of the layered stencil (the stencils are numbered when you get them):

1. Key Lime Fizz

2. Blue Hawaii

3. Pool Party

4. Berry Smoothie

5. Redid the stencil layer 2 with Glitter Paste on top (you know I need that Glitter Paste).

Since the stencil openings are pretty large, I used my XL Blending Brushes for this one. I also used my Palette Knife for spreading the glitter paste. Once the paste was dry, I die cut the panel from Rounded Rectangles Infinity Dies.

Just like my last stencil themed post - I couldn't dare cover up too much of the beautiful background. I opted for a simple 'thanks' stamped in Berry Smoothie from the Geometric Frames stamp set. The vellum diamond is from the Geometric Frames Coordinating Dies. Finally, the panel is paired with the neon Ultra Pink cardstock base. Neon, baby!

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Saturday, June 8, 2024

Santorini Inspired Stenciled Card

 It is officially summer as far as I'm concerned - school's out! My brain is in vacation mode and the card I'm sharing today had very specific inspiration - the blue and white buildings in Santorini. The design of the Decorative Tile Pattern Stencil also reminded me of old-world designs.

I couldn't pick from all the gorgeous shades of blue ink, so I went ombre with it. I used my magnets to hold my stencil in place on top of Smooth White Cardstock. I inked over the stencil using my Medium  Blending Brush and Reactive Inks in Splash, Blue Hawaii, and Pool Party.

I couldn't dare cover up the gorgeous stenciling, so I used an inlay technique for the sentiment. I die cut the large 'friend' die from Smile Friend Stamp and Cut XL right into the center of the panel (the stamped sentiment is also from this set). I also die cut the banner shape below it, from Essential Messages Stamp and Cut XL. I then added foam adhesive and put the pieces right back in place! 

To finish it all off, I glued the panel onto gorgeous Peacock cardstock.

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Monday, June 3, 2024

June Hero Arts Studio Blog Hop!

 Happy June! This month, Hero Arts is launching a brand new way to subscribe to their amazing kits. You can still subscribe to the incredible monthly kit that you loved - and now there are new options like dies, background stamps, and stencils! Make sure to leave comments along the hop for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Hero Arts!

My first card features the June Card Kit of the Month. I'm calling this card Sunset City :) The large stamp set included in the set is like a mini Hero Scape (my fave!) I stamped the first set of clouds in Dandelion and Cotton Candy. I then stamped the second cloud layer in Butter Bar and Azalea. This created the perfect cotton candy sunset sky!

The bottom portion of the card using those cool city skyline stencils. I inked the open portion in Granite ink. The city lights were inked with Butter Bar, and then I spread Glitter Paste on top to make them sparkle. The sentiment and birdies were stamped with Charcoal ink.

My second card features the June Cling Stamp of the Month, Circling Texture. This stamp instantly reminded me of tree rings, so I wanted to pair it with something outdoorsy. 

I heat embossed the Circling Texture stamp on Sand Cardstock with Gold Embossing Powder. I then inked the edges of the panel with Cup o Joe ink to add dimension. Now to find my Looking Glass Forest and Mountain dies! I knew this was what I wanted, but it took me a solid 20 minutes to find the dang things - so yes, I literally dug through my stash for them! Worth it.

I die cut each window frame also from Sand cardstock and inked up the different layers. The inks used are Forever Green, Pine, and Green hills for the forest, Sand ink for the mountains, Periwinkle for the sky, Unicorn for the snowy mountain tops, and Summer Sky for the river. I also added some Sparkle Clear Lacquer Pen to the snow and the river.

The card panel is backed with some beautiful Pesto Cardstock. The sentiment is from the Art Journal Message stamp set.

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