May 2019 Guest Designer | Jill Hawkins

Happy Day! Jill here with my last post for the month!

For my card this week, I die cut the Geometric Circles from two different pink cardstocks and one white. I then inlaid all the pieces to create a simple central pattern. I stamped the cutie little monkey from the  Wild Ones stamp set,  colored him with Copic Markers and fussy cut him out. I then stamped the sentiment from Later Alligator on a cardstock strip. I then added a simple stitched detail and adhered everything down, using foam tape to give the monkey a little lift. Such a sweet card! I plan to give this to a friend because she is moving.
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Jill

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Masculine birthday card with Sveta Fotinia

Hello everyone!

Sveta is here with simple masculine card today. I used neutral pattern and colors so it can be presented to anyone you want. That is so useful if you want to prepare some cards in advance for a last minute birthday invitations.
 I  used Wonky Chevron Cover Plate Nice and Neat Die and a tiny sentiment from the G.O.A.T. Stamp set. I die cut a piece of kraft cardstock and left a few negative die cuts along with the main positive one.
 I adhered it to the white card panel and stamped a sentiment with black ink. Finally I added some clear sequins that reminds me of a champagne bubbles ;)
Cover plate die cuts speak themselves, all you need is just to add some accessories!
Hope you liked today's card! Have fun!


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Dream Big with Daria

Hello-hello Dear Friends,

Daria here. For today's project, I was playing with To The Stars stamp set.  I really love all the things  about stars and sky.  They make me dream.

So, I've just had to make a couple of starry night cards. I started with the backgrounds. I've made a few with distress inks, applying them directly to paper. Then, I took the one that I liked the most, and added some spatters in white, and finally misted it with a Shimmer Mist. Then, I cut it in half.  This way, I had enough to make two cards from one background.


I stamped a few sets of images from the To The Stars stamp set and die-cut them using coordinating dies.  I coloured all the images with alcohol markers. Those images are very easy to color, yet they look so adorable.


 I took my night sky panels and adhered to the card base with a foam tape. I offset one of the panel. I think it adds more movement to the card and makes it more interesting. I played with the placement of elements, and adhered some directly to paper, some with a foam tape. A few gold sequins play the role of stars on this card.


The Shimmer Mist shines so beautifully in real life, but so difficult to capture on photos.

I also used sentiment from another set - Dream Big.  And, it is basically it.



Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you've liked those ideas and will give them a try.
Have a wonderful week,
D.
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A Rustic Thinking of You Card with Koren Wiskman


Hello everyone. Koren here with another card project for you. Today I am using, from the May release, the NEW Foliage Frames stamp set and coordinating dies to create this rustic “thinking of you” card. This card has a ton of texture with busy patterns to enhance an otherwise simple look. 

I started with a piece of  Neenah 110 lb. Solar White cardstock. I loaded it into my Precision Press along with the NEW Quilted Background (also from the May Release).  I stamped it using Nuvo Clear Mark embossing ink and I heat embossed it using Ranger White embossing powder.  I cut this panel down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. Then I ran it through my die cutting machine with the die that cuts out the circle aperture from the Foliage Frames die set. I centered it the best that I could, and ran it through the machine. 

Now that I had a nice hole in my card panel, I needed to fill it with something.  So I reached for some canvas that I have by Spellbinders. You can easily die cut this fabric, but I wanted to use it more as a background. So, I stamped the sentiment “thinking of you” also from the Foliage Frames stamp set, using the same clear embossing ink and heat embossed it using  Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. 


I want to let everyone know that when I heat emboss, I prep my surface with some type of embossing powder prep tool. I have both the Ek Success Powder tool and the Embossing Buddy by Stampin’ Up! Both of these tools work well. I tend to use the bag when embossing larger areas. I try to prep my surface each time I heat emboss. This takes off any residual static from the paper that might hold onto bits of embossing powder and make for a look that is a bit messier  than you would expect. By prepping the surface you can help cut down on those loose particles that can make your project look less than ideal. 

The canvas was no different. I prepped this surface just like any other and heat embossed it without trouble. Although, I would be careful when adding heat to any type of fabric. It could catch fire and although that could be a cool look on a different card, fire and ash isn’t really the look we are going for here. 

Once I had my sentiment stamped and embossed, I added some Scotch Foam Tape to the back of the white panel and attached it to the canvas sentiment, trying to line up the sentiment to show directly in the middle. I might have stuck it on a little too close to the top, but that just gave me a great idea. I used the Neat & Tangled Skinny Strips to cut out a sub-sentiment banner. I stamped “I am always here for you”  from the Neat & Tangled Typed Sentiments stamp set and heat embossed that to compliment the canvas piece. Only this time I stamped it onto a natural cardstock that show little bits of fiber for a more rustic feel. 


Before attaching the sub-sentiment. I stamped several of the individual foliage stamps with Distress Markers. These are water-based markers and they react with water which makes them excellent water color tools. I add the ink directly to the stamp and press it to the Ranger watercolor paper. Giving you an instantly watercolored look. I sometimes like to fill in the color by using a blender brush. It allows you to move the color around without adding anything additional to it. It helps to make the colors look more blended and even. 

I used their coordinating dies to cut them out. Small bits of Scotch foam tape where added to back of each piece and then carefully added to the area around our opening in the panel. I then arranged these individual pieces into a wreath to further enhance the opening in the panel.  

To finish off the card I added the sub-sentiment with Nuvo Deluxe liquid adhesive and then added the entire card panel to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 in a landscape orientation. 

I hope you enjoyed my project for you all today. I hope that it inspired you to maybe add some materials to your card making arsenal that you don’t normally think of, like fabric or felt. 

Until next time happy crafting. 


Koren. 
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Three Distress Backgrounds and Quick Copic Coloring with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

I hope you're enjoying your weekend! 
I'm so looking forward to a day to relax. Even though today was busy it was mostly busy crafting and that's the best kind! 

Before we move on to the cards don't forget we're having a sale!


Head over to the store and pick up that stamp set you've been eye balling! 
Sale time is the best time :) 
Alright, I have a confession. 
I love these fairies and I couldn't create just one card. 


I had so many ideas I just couldn't pick one. So I made them all!! 


The first up is my galaxy fairy. I chose distress inks instead of oxides for this one because they are brighter more richer color. Some second generation stamping a lots of splattering makes this card shine in a matter of minutes! 


For my flower fairy and went even simpler. I super quick distress oxide gradient from green to blue, bottom to top. Add some more splatters and done! This can be used with so many color combinations to get a completely different feel. 


Last but not least, beach day fairy. Because fairies shouldn't miss out on the beach. No one should. 
This background does involve a bit of masking but no fussy cutting is involved. Super easy! Some white acrylic paint gives the water a more realistic look that I love! 

You can check out all three in the video below! 


Thank you guys so much for joining me. 
Have a great weekend! 


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