Sunday, 16 May 2021

Tulip Birthday

 

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Robyn!

I chose this card as my inspiration:


LIST: Colours - greens & pink, floral theme, one large image split up, small stamped sentiment

INCLUDE: green and pink, flowerd, die cuts,

MODIFY: added yellow, stamped on base with popped out die cuts

EXCLUDE:

SPIN: 'faux' gel-press background


I started by creating a background by simply using my CP Mini inkpads as 'stamps'. I criss-crossed and layered up to give lots of interest and choppy texture. (Pro tip: make sure your inkpads are juicy!)

I spritzed the background with shimmer spray and then set it aside to dry.

I stamped the new Ellen Hutson Mondo Tulip and That Thing You Did birthday sentiment with black ink. Then I chose 3 circle dies that fit around the tulips and cut them from the panel. I popped up the circles with foam tape.

Friday, 14 May 2021

9 Ways to add Interest to your CAS cards!



 Today, I'm sharing a video with lots of ideas for taking your clean and simple cards to the next level! 

This is a great video for people who already love clean and simple design, but want ideas for adding interest without going too far. And it's also great for people who love to use lots of products and techniques, but would like to keep things feeling light and airy!

And bonus! Justine and Laurel have joined me for a little mini-video hop to share their thoughts on using white in cardmaking as well! 

Start with my video here:


Thursday, 13 May 2021

Getting More from Dies - Beautiful Butterfly


I'm on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today showing how easy it is to get another look from the new Beautiful Butterfly die!


On a housekeeping note, I have switched the email notification feed from Feedburner to follow.it  

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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Congratulations to this week's Featured Stamper, Pat (casep).

I chose this card as my inspiration:


LIST: Colours (red, blue, green), tulips, circle, stained glass, corner element, bottom border, 'welcome' stamped sentiment

INCLUDE: tulips, window, stained glass feel, bottom border

MODIFY: inlaid tulips and border rather than stamped

EXCLUDE: sentiment, corner element

SPIN: square card, inlaid die cuts


I created this card with the new Pretty Pink Posh Tulips coverplate, but I modified it by trimming off the bottom half and then fitting the bottom portion of the frame onto it. If you look closely, you can see the seams on the bottom corners, but I think most people wouldn't notice (or you could cover with embellishements)!

For my tone on tone background, I cut a diamond border out from my inkblended panel, spritzed shimmer spray on it and then laid it back in.


Friday, 7 May 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Buttercup Layering Die Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway



Wow! My 3rd blog hop this week! This time I'm featuring the new Craft-a-Flower Buttercup die from Altenew! (hop details below).


I created a negative buttercup by using one of the flower layers and one of the stems and cutting them from a white panel. I popped it up over some yellow and green ink blending, and added a sentiment from , embossed in white on black cardstock.


Hop Details:
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/15/2021.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Spring Flowers 3 Ways (Pretty Pink Posh Release Blog Hop)


Good morning! I'm excited to be part of a Pretty Pink Posh blog hop today (details below).


Today's video is Spring Flowers 3 Ways:


BLOG HOP DETAILS:

Giveaway:  there are 3 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/9/2021. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Altenew Exotic Garden Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 


Good morning! I'm excited to be part of the Altenew Exotic Garden blog hop today (details below).



My cards both use the Mega Succulent 3D embossing folder, with a sentiment from the Tropical Jungle stamp set.

I used watercolour cardstock for the first one, and then blended various colours of inks over top. The detail in this folder is stunning, and I found it easy to create highlights and shadows with my small blending tools.


For the second one, I put gray ink onto the embossing folder itself before running it through my die cutting machine. I love the stone-like look of this, emphasizing every tiny detail of this gorgeous succulent.


Hop Details:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 05/10/2021 for a chance to win.