Friday, July 21, 2017

Rainbow Distress Oxide Background

Hi there. I'm sharing a one layer card today featuring a rainbow Distress Oxide Ink background...

I applied a rainbow of Distress Oxide Ink colors to a piece of THIS cardstock using the bottoms of makeup sponge applicators. They have a square bottom and I used it to pounce colors in a line, overlapping each color. I sprayed it with THIS sprayer and dried it with THIS heat gun to achieve the texture. I stamped THIS gorgeous image using THIS ink. I also stamped a sentiment underneath from THIS set using my MISTI. I adhered the piece to a top folding black note card.

I didn't add any embellishments because I wanted to keep the focus on that simple, but stunning, background.

I hope this inspires you to create a rainbow Distress Oxide Ink background.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beach Scene Pop-Up Card

Hi there. I'm back again with another pop-up card. I just posted THIS pop up card recently and I have to admit that I'm getting addicted. THIS pop up die from Lawn Fawn makes it so quick and easy.

I cut the box die from two pieces of THIS cardstock. I adhered them together using THIS strong adhesive. I cut several inserts for the inside of the box using blue and kraft cardstock. I used THIS die to create sand and THIS die to create the ocean waves. I used THIS patterned paper on the background and adhered a yellow circle on top to create a sun. I die-cut THIS bikini die from the same patterned paper pack and adhered it to a clothesline created from pieces in the scalloped box die set. I adhered flip flops to the scene that were stamped from THIS set. I finished off the card by adding a sentiment from THIS set.

For this card, I did not decorate the outside of the box. I didn't feel it needed it. I love how this dimensional scene folds nicely so it can be tucked in to a standard size envelope.

I hope this inspires you to create a pop up card scene.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

SSS August 2017 Card Kit

Hello, friends. Simon Says Stamp just released a new card kit called, "Together." You can find it HERE. I created this card using the kit contents...

I started by die-cutting a piece of THIS cardstock using THIS die. Then I cut thin strips of various lengths from the pattern paper included in the kit. I applied adhesive to the top portion of seven strips and adhered them next to each other in the center of the panel. Leaving the remainder of the strips free of adhesive allowed me to do a simple basket weave with the remaining strips. After they were tightly woven, I adhered them down here and there with some strong adhesive.

I finished off the card by die-cutting one of THESE hearts out of white cardstock. I used the Distress Oxide ink to stamp a sentiment from the kit's stamp set. I cut apart one of the sentiments so I could stamp it vertically instead of horizontally. I can always mount it back together how it was originally intended if I need to. It's a great way to create a custom greeting.  I used the same heart die set to die-cut a slightly larger heart out of vellum to create a mat for the stamped heart. I mounted the entire piece on to a top folding white note card using fun foam in between to add some dimension.

Again, you can find more information about the kit HERE.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today. See you soon...


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pop Up Donut Card

Hi. Have you seen Lawn Fawn's latest release!? Wow. Their products always put a smile on my face and are so fun. I think THIS new pop up die is such an innovative product. I used it to make this donut card...

I cut the die from THIS cardstock along with the inserts that go inside the box. I stamped, colored and cut out several donuts from THIS stamp set. I used a variety of mediums to add "icing" to the donuts and adhered. I adhered them to the inserts inside the box, using acetate strips on some donuts to get some height above the others. I decorated the panels around the donuts using a piece of patterned paper and used the stitched heart from THIS die set to add the continued greeting from the outside of the box.

Here's a closer look at the donuts...

Speaking of the outside of the box, the entire piece folds flat so it can slide into an envelope. I used the stitched rectangle from the pop up die along with the same stitched heart die to add the beginning of the sentiment...

Here's a look at the donuts when it's folded flat...

The pop up box die is a bit costly but you get so many dies included that you can use on other cards as well. It's definitely worth the investment. I will be using this die a lot on future cards.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Stampin' & Scrapin' Vol. 3

Hi there. I'm back today with another installment of Stampin' & Scrapin'. This layout was created as a gift to my mom for her birthday...

The bond between her and my son is so strong and I wanted to document that in a layout using a favorite picture of the two of them. I started by using THESE new watercolors and painting stripes in rainbow colors. You may have seen this on my Instagram HERE.

After adding a mat to the photo and the journaling, I adhered it to the watercolor piece. I also added a title and a rainbow sticker that I adhered to a circle cut with THIS die using THIS patterned paper. I used THIS washi tape to create a border along the bottom. I adhered the piece of tape to a piece of white cardstock to make it more sturdy and not so transparent. I also die-cut a scalloped border along the bottom using the same patterned paper.

Now for the stamping...I wanted to stamp a sentiment that mimicked the title. I found the same sentiment in THIS stamp set by Hero Arts and stamped it repeatedly on a piece of 12x12 Kraft cardstock using THIS clear ink. The reason I chose that title is that is what my son and mom say to each other constantly. :)

I hope this inspires you to create a scrapbook layout to give as a gift. It's such a meaningful gift. Try including your handwriting or your child's handwriting to make it even more special.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.