Friday, July 21, 2017

Concord and 9th - Unicorn Awesomeness

Good morning! Back again today with my second guest designer post for Concord and 9th's BRAND NEW release! Tooday we are showcasing the Unicorn Awesomeness Bundle. You can check out the other guest designers and their takes on the Concord and 9th blog HERE!


For my first card I combined the fabulous Unicorn Awesomeness Stamp Set with the coordinating Unicorn Awesomeness Dies. I watercolored the unicorn, then used the cloud border die cut to cut some puffy white clouds for her to stand on. I also watercolored a scrap of watercolor paper in the same yellow as I used on the mane and tail, then die cut a heart to put on the horse, as well as a few stars to scatter around. I stamped some of the sparkles on the clouds, and covered them with silver Nuvo drops. I added sparkly stickles to the mane, tail, and the hearts and stars. This is one SPARKLY card I tell ya!


And next, I decided to play around with a little paper piecing for the image - so I used only the Unicorn Awesomeness Stamp Set for this one.


Now, this was a little bit of fussy cutting, but I find it relaxing to sometimes take the time and do this. And this image was so fun for it! I used some pattern paper from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad, and then matched my cardstock colors for the mat and cardbase to those. I love this soft girly color scheme, and the clean and simple feel of this card!


I also used the Unicorn Awesomeness Stamp Set on this card that I posted last week when we were featuring the Sunshine Turnabout - you can read more details of this one HERE if you are interested:



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Rainbow Doily Cards

Good morning! Sharing a couple rainbow cards I put together recently using an AMAZING new large and detailed stamp from Simon Says Stamp, paired up with a fabulous Simon Says Stamp die and stamp set for the sentiments!


I used the Simon Says Stamp Rebecca Lace Background stamp for both of these. For the first one, I set up my watercolor paper and stamp in my MISTI, then used various mini distress inks to ink it up in a rainbow pattern, overlapping slightly to blend between colors. I then misted my WATERCOLOR paper to dampen it, then stamped over on the wet paper. This allowed the colors to bleed and blend on the watercolor paper.


Then, while I set that aside to dry, I glanced at my stamp, and thought...hmmm...there is another card hiding there I think! So I grabbed a clean piece of watercolor paper, and stamped off the residual ink and water onto it. And as is sometimes the case, I think this one ended up being my favorite card of the two - LOVE the soft rainbow inked effect with a hint of doily texture to it!


Once the first one dried, I stamped over the distress ink with black ink to bring a little detail back to the image and give a more bold and striking effect. I die cut both layers of the fun Script Thanks Wafer Die in white and black cardstock, layered them together, and then stamped and heat embossed an extra sentiment using You + Me (part of the SSS August Card Kit) on a Stitched Banner.


For the softer one, I just die cut the top layer of the Script Thanks Wafer Die and stamped the rest of my sentiment directly on the watercolor paper, again using You + Me (part of the SSS August Card Kit).


I die cut both front panels with a Stitched Rectangle, then mounted with sturdy adhesive on a white top folding card base.


So what do you think? Do you like the bolder effect, or the softer look?


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Penny Black Guest Design Day 4

Good morning! Super excited this week to be guest designing for Penny Black with a week of Christmas cards! Today I have these two cards over there - pop on over and visit the Penny Black Blog HERE to see details!



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pink and Doilies Cards

Good morning! Dropping by this morning with a trio of cards I put together SUPER quickly the other day with an amazing new stencil from Simon Says Stamp, paired up with some fabulous Simon Says Stamp sentiments!


I had just received the new Circular Lace stencil and was excited to try it out! I started off by laying it on a panel of watercolor paper and misting it heavily with some pink mist. Turns out it was a bit TOO heavy, and I lost the detail on the center of the doily. Turns out that it was still a good spot to stamp a sentiment, so instead of throwing it away, I added a sentiment from Loving Heart to it.


After I peeled the stencil off, I glanced at it and realized how much mist was still sitting on it - so I grabbed a white card base I had laying on my desk, and pressed it onto the stencil to soak up the extra color! I think this one ended up being my very favorite effect! I added a sentiment combined from Thoughtful Messages and Uplifting Thoughts for a completely one layer card!


And then I tried again, this time keeping the misting a *little* less heavy - it came out perfect! Sentiment on this one is from Blessed.


The two watercolor cards I trimmed down a bit and mounted on a white cardbase after stamping my sentiments using my MISTI for a nice dark impression.


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Penny Black Guest Design Day 3

Good morning! Super excited this week to be guest designing for Penny Black with a week of Christmas cards! Today I have these two cards over there - pop on over and visit the Penny Black Blog HERE to see details!



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

You're the Berry Best

Good morning! Dropping by tonight with a simple little Reverse Confetti Card using some fun new dies and stamps from the latest release!


The darling new Berry Sweet Stamps and coordinating Berry Sweet Confetti cuts are so much fun! I used the dies to cut the strawberry from Flamingo and Lime Green cardstock, then stamped the top of the strawberry and the seeds in clear embossing ink and heat embossed with sparkly clear embossing powder. Some fun shiny texture! I stamped some of the little flowers and leaves using Piggy Bank dye ink and the new Pistachio dye ink and added them around the sentiment. The cardbase is Iced Aqua cardstock with a detail of white pigment ink stenciled on through the Leaf Lattice Stencil


Links to the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card are below - click on any of the photos for a closer look:




   

   

   

Also linking this up with this weeks Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes:



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Penny Black Guest Design Day 2

Good morning! Super excited this week to be guest designing for Penny Black with a week of Christmas cards! Today I have these three cards over there - pop on over and visit the Penny Black Blog HERE to see details!




Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!!!