Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Entry

Hello everyone!!  So, this is a very last minute entry into the Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search for December 2017!  I love me some Paper Smooches so I thought what a great way to have a play with some stamps and dies AND possibly get to be a guest designer!!



One of my all time favourite PS sets is Chubby Chum Pals.  That moose gets me every time:)  I also used leaf images from the Natural Beauties stamp set.  All the images were stamped with Versamark ink onto watercolour paper and heat embossed using a combination of Zing Chestnut and Brown Sugar Embossing powders.  Just a side note on those powders..I've had these for ages and have never used them.  They are a chunkier powder that seems to emboss nicely but they smell terrible!!! Seriously, almost toxic smelling!!  So embossing powders go bad??

Anyway, let's have a look at the card I created!  After, using my Tombow Dual Brush Pens to do some simple watercolour, I used the co-ordinating dies, here and here to cut everything out.


I then cut out the Frame 2 die to act as a backdrop for my moose.  I used Broken China and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks to add the colour.  After making a dry run on how to place the images, I decided I needed that super sweet bird, also from the Natural Beauties set, to sit on the moose's head!

I adhered almost everything with foam adhesive to add some great dimension.  For the sentiment, I used the one that always makes me smile!  The "I miss your face" comes from  the Fun & Flirty stamp set, which is one of my all time favourite sentiment sets!

I added a little extra detail with a white gel pen, Clear Wink of Stella (which is impossible to see here) and Glossy Accents!


Thank you for stopping by today!! 

Until next time...

Laurie



Sunday, November 12, 2017

Coffee Card for Butterfly Reflections Ink

Good morning, Friends!!  I wanted to share a little peek at the card I have up on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog.  I always get so excited when I get asked to help out :)


I hope you'll swing by and say hello!!!!

Thanks, 

Laurie

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Honey Bee Stamps Season's Tweetings Holiday Release Blog Hop!!!!!

HELLO CRAFTY FRIENDS!!!  I am so excited to be a part of the Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Release!!  The release is now available in the store and it's super awesome!!

To celebrate the new release we are having the Season's Tweeting Blog Hop.  So get comfy and hop along with us!! Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment for your chance to win!!! We will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Honey Bee Stamps store.  The winner will be posted on the Honey Bee blog on Monday, November 13th!!!


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My projects today use the new and adorable Season's Tweetings stamp set.  This is a LARGE set filled with the sweetest bird images and beautiful sentiments.  Once I started I couldn't seem to stop using this set!

I made two very different cards to showcase how versatile this set is.  The first card is more of a fun one.  I used only one bird image and created a "pile of birds" using the masking technique.  Masking is something that I don't do often and when I do, it's simple as possible!


I started by stamping one bird at the bottom of my panel and simply worked my way up. I think I used a total of 4 masks. The colouring was done with some basic Copic colouring.


I stamped the word "tweeting" repeatedly with Versamark ink onto the grey card base and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I simply stamped "Season's" onto some white cardstock with black ink and trimmed it into a banner shape.


I fussy cut around the top of my pile of birds and foam mounted that piece onto the card base.  A little glitter pen and Glossy Accents finish this card off!!

My next card is a little more sophisticated, still cute, but a little more elegant.  I started by stamping 3 of the birds onto Bristol paper and coloured them with my Tombow Dual Brush Pens.  I fussy cut them out but there are co-ordinating dies for this set (which will make their way to my craft room, I'm sure :))


Because these bird images and sentiments are quite large, I decided to make a longer card.  3 1/2 X 9, as a matter of fact.  Again, I used Bristol paper and ink blended a night sky, snowy hills background.  I used Tumbled Glass for the snow and Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and a bit of Chipped Sapphire for the sky.  After that had dried, I heat embossed that beautiful sentiment with silver embossing powder.  I LOVE that script!!


Finally, I foam mounted each of the birds onto the panel and foam mounted the panel, as well, to the white card base.  I added a few "stars" and "snowflakes" using a white gel pen and added some Glossy Accents to certain areas of each bird.


This set is amazingly versatile. Beautiful sentiments and the cutest bird images I've ever seen, a definite must for your stash :)

Finally, I just wanted to show you quickly a project made using the new Miracle of Christmas stamp. This is the most beautiful sentiment!!  This card features the Hexagon Solid Stack Honey Cuts and the Hexagon Stitched Stack Honey Cuts and some simple ink blending.


The sentiment is really all you need on a card, it's just beautiful!!

Thank you for hopping along with us to celebrate the new release!!

Here's the complete Blog Hop Lineup: 


Bibi Cameron  

Emily Midgett

Kelley Kohout

YOU ARE HERE!!

Lisa Cisneros

Melissa Bickford

Nichol Spohr

Taniesa Vlasak

Yulianna Neginskaya

Vera Yates



Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you to HoneyBee Stamps for letting my participate in this awesome release and hop!!

See you soon,

Laurie




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hugs!!

Hello!!!  I wanted to stop in and share a card made using some new goodies from Butterfly Reflections Ink.  This is by far my favourite shop!!  I've gotten spoiled with the ridiculously fast shipping and awesome customer service from Vanessa!!

My last order included the The Crew: The Garden Club Stamp Set and its Co-ordinating Dies.  I've recently become addicted to colouring people and houses. And while I'm currently waiting for my next "house" stamp set to show up, I thought it would be fun to colour in a few images from this set.

I also ordered the Bold Alphabet Die Set a while ago and have never used it.  I'm not sure why because this set is AWESOME!!! Now, while this set is quite pricey, in my opinion it is worth every penny.  These are some big letters that can easily stand alone on your card!

Let's get to stamping and colouring!!  I started by colouring up some flower pots, a table and one of the pretty girls from the Garden Club set.  I used my Copics to colour.  I definitely need help in the skin tone department, but I try :)


I then die cut the letters H, U, G and S from the alpha dies and used some Faded Jeans Distress Inks to get an ombre look.


I got a huge fingerprint on the "g" but hid that later!  Next, I adhered a piece of navy cardstock onto a white A2 cardbase and placed a white mat on top of that.  I foam adhered the letters to roughly the middle of the white panel.


I strategically placed the little girl on top of the "g", this hid that ugly fingerprint. I added the flower pots beside her.


I finished off by adding a few Sparking Clear Confetti.  I was tempted to use a white gel or glitter pen but I resisted.  

I love the way this card turned out and I hope you do too!!


Thank you for stopping by today!!

See you soon...

Laurie






Saturday, October 28, 2017

Christmas Memories with LDRS Creative

Hi everyone!!  I wanted to share with you my latest project for LDRS Creative!  It uses a bunch of new products, especially dies, that are now available in the shop!!




I hope you have a chance to swing by the Inspiration Page for all the details!!

Thanks for stopping in!  I'll be back soon!

Laurie






Sunday, October 22, 2017

Final Guest Design Project for CDD!

Hi everyone!!  Today I'm sharing with you the final card I made using the newly released Nice List stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas!

I've had an absolute blast with this set and highly recommend it!  I went back to the Santa image and wanted to try something a bit different and something I haven't done in quite awhile.

I stamped him onto some watercolour paper using Versamark Ink and white embossing powder.  I used my Tombow Dual Brush pens for the colouring.  I tried to get as vibrant of colour as I could by laying each colour after it had dried.



I have to be honest, I love everything about this, except his eyes. No matter what I did, I could not seem to get them to look right.  Oh well, this is still my favourite card!  I die cut him out using the Inside Scalloped Circle Dies and using Scotch Tape, I adhered the frame and inner portion together.

I also used one of the circle dies from the Stitched in Circles Dies to cut a piece of kraft cardstock.


As I was looked at the Inside Scallops die set, I thought it would be nice to use some of the extras that come in that set.  You not only get the circle dies, you get floral and leaf dies, as well!!  I die cut these out of watercolour paper and used my Tombows again.  I used liquid adhesive to adhere them to the circle panel.  

I took some "wood look" paper and adhered that to a 4.25 X 4.25 card base and adhered the focal panel on top!  White gel pen and Glossy Accents finish this card!


So, what card was your favourite?  I'd love to know!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  

Have a wonderful day,

Laurie



Friday, October 20, 2017

Guest Post #3 for Craftin Desert Divas

Hi, friends!!  Today is the third card I made using the adorable new Nice List stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas.  I had so much fun using this set.  In fact, this is a record for me!  I have never used a single stamp set for multiple cards...ever.  It was actually fun and challenging at the same time!

Today, we are going to use the a couple of the cute critter images.  This time, I created a scene with one of the cute reindeer and the squirrel.


I started by stamping and colouring with Copics then fussy cutting the images.  For my scene, I knew I HAD to use the newer Fall Border Dies!!  This is a must have set of dies in my opinion!  I started by cutting the tree line and snow bank out of white cardstock.  I knew I wanted all my edges to have that great stitched detail, so I simply placed the pieces into the smallest rectangle die from the Fancy Frames Die Set, this way they matched perfectly with the blue background.

This card came together quickly.  Everything was mounted with a combination of foam and liquid adhesive.  I added white gel pen snow to the blue panel and a lot of glitter pen to the tree line.


I love the way this turned out!!

Thank you for stopping by!  I have ONE more card to share with you this week, so stay tuned!!

Laurie


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