Hi there! Check out how I made this summer card on the LDRS Creative blog today!
Hello, crafty friends! I made today’s card for Mama Elephant’s first ever guest designer calls for their 6th anniversary Stampede in September. This is so exciting and since they are one of my favorite stamp companies, I just had to play along!
Today’s card features Mama Elephant Carried Away stamp set. I love the giant balloon in this set! I stamped all my images with Memento ink onto white card stock. I colored them with Copic markers then fussy cut them because I do not have coordinating dies for this set. If you hate to fussy cut, you’re in luck! Coordinating dies are available and I linked them below.
It was time to work on my background. So I splurged and used a Michael’s coupon and bought two colors of Distress Oxide inks. This will be my first time using them. I took a trusty ol’ Mini Ink Blender and blended the two colors onto Bristol paper. I heard you can use regular paper with this but today I didn’t have time to test this. Bristol it is! After that, I splashed with water then added splatters in the same Distress Oxide for interest.
While the background is drying, I die cut the cloud from the Mama Elephant Landscape Creative Cuts into white card stock. I blended more Distress Oxide at the edge of my cloud to make it stand out more. I left this aside to work on the sentiment.
I prepped my blended background with an anti-static tool and stamped the sentiment onto it with Versamark and covered it all with white embossing powder. I took my heat gun to the sentiment until it was melted and smooth.
Time for my favorite part – card assembly! I popped the cloud onto the background with foam tape. I then did the same with the two giant balloons. I added the kids onto the cloud with a tape runner. I did the same with the little bear. I then took a pen and drew in my string for my balloon since I didn’t have coordinating dies, I improvised! Lastly, I covered both balloons with Wink of Stella and my card is complete.
Hello, crafty friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful summer day today! It’s August and 90 degrees in California! Maybe it’s the heat that compelled me to make a Christmas card in the summer, but that’s what I did and I love it! Let’s begin the process on this cute card I made featuring Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies.
First, I stamped Winter Wonderland critters onto white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored everything with Copic colors and die cut with coordinating dies.
Next, I die cut the Merry Christmas script die 3 times on white card stock. I stacked them and glued them together for dimension. If you’ve read a few of my other posts, you will know that I love me some dimensions…especially when it comes to word dies.
Then, I ink blended a wintery background with Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. After that, I sprayed some water and lifted some of the ink so I have those cool spots that Distress Ink makes when it reacts with water. Then, I flicked on some Gansai metallic white ink (because it was already on my desk. If I was to do this again, I would have chosen an opaque white paint) to look like a flurry.
After my background dried, I put the card together! I glued the sentiment die with Ranger media matte to the top of the card. The critters were arranged on the bottom. I left the bottom of my background white to look like snow and popped up all my critters with foam tape for…yup, dimension.
The card was finished off with some sparkling clear snowflakes and I am feeling 10 degrees cooler now! I hope you like my card and thank you so much for stopping by!
Hello! I am on the LDRS Creative blog today with this sweet summer card. Head over to see the details on how I made this card.
Hello! Today I am sharing a card I made using a piece of watercolor paper I was practicing on. This was a very quick card since I watercolored a while back but didn’t want to waste the paper or paint.
I did a watercolor wash on a piece of watercolor paper with Gansai Tambi watercolors. I tried to do an ombre look but next time I think I want the gradients to be more dramatically different. My colors are a little too close together for my liking. But it was still pretty enough to be turned into a card!
Next, I die cut the background with Mama Elephant Union Square Creative Cuts. Then, I put the inside piece into my mini Misti and stamped the “Oh Happy Day” stamp on to it with Versamark ink. I then generously covered it with white embossing powder. Tip: I actually had to stamp it a couple of times before putting embossing powder on the images for two reasons. 1. The stamp is large so I wanted to make sure I get a good impression. 2. Watercolor paper has texture on it, so this also makes a clean impression a bit challenging.
The impact of the large sentiment and the scalloped border with the ombre background makes this relatively easy card really stand out!
Last, I finished the card off with Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets just for a little more interest. The entire card was then adhered to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 cardbase.
I hope you like my card and as always, thank you for stopping by!
Hello crafty friends! Today’s project is part of a very special blog hop collaboration with Pretty Pink Posh & WOW! Embossing Powder! As with any fun blog hop, there are some great prizes so be sure to comment for your chance to win!
Let’s begin! First, I stamped the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Thanks images with Versamark onto Bristol smooth card stock. I covered the images with WOW! Embossing Powder in Rose Glitz (which is a very cute pink gold pretty true to rose gold) and heated it with my heat gun until the images were smooth and melted. I then did the same process with Pretty Pink Posh Flourishing Fuchsias stamps. I colored all the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and die cut them with their coordinating dies.
Next, I ink blended my background with Distress Ink and splashed water on top for some interest. I let this dry and heat emboss the sentiment from Encouraging Greetings in the same WOW! Rose Glitz embossing powder. This embossing powder is a gorgeous metallic pink color. I love it!
I adhere all the images onto foam tape and arranged it onto my A2 card. To finish the card, I adhere Pretty Pink Posh rose gold sequins. These matched the embossing powder perfectly!
This card is relatively simple with a lot of impact due to the beautiful images and gorgeous rose colored embossing powder! That’s it for my card!
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Hello crafty friends! Today’s sweet card features the adorable Camping Friends stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh. I made this to help promote the 3-day sale that we are having over at Pretty Pink Posh. Don’t forget to check it out before it’s too late.
I first stamped all the images with Versafine Sepia ink then colored them with Zig Markers. Then, I took out my Cuttlebug and die cut them with coordinating dies. Coordinating dies is such a luxury and a time-saver!
Next, I masked off a piece of A2 cardstock with painter’s tape to create a clean, white border. I ink blended with Distressed Inks and splashed with water to get that beautiful white spots that happens when you put water onto Distressed Inks. Then, I carefully removed my masking tape and my background is finished.
After the background dried, I adhered all the images with foam tape for dimension. Pretty Pink Posh beautiful sequins were added and my card is finished.
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For today’s card I decided to try something new. I have been obsessively watching watercoloring videos by Kristina Werner and decided to finally stop watching and give it a try. It didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted but I think it’s still cute!
I started by stamping the Mama Elephant Swinging Borders with Versamark ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I had to stamp it twice to get a good impression but because of how bumpy the watercolor paper was, I think it could be better if I stamped it a third time.
After the powder was melted, smooth and shiny, I taped the watercolor paper onto a board and started to watercolor. Today I busted out the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set. Today I only used 3 colors (No. 57, No. 50 and No.51) and did not mix them. I watered down my background and just added color here and there until I liked it. I let it completely dry once and did a second coat for some more vibrant colors and dimensions (I don’t know the formal term for this. Haha).
While the background dried, I stamped the sweet Monkey Agenda images with Versafine in Vintage Sepia and colored them with Zig markers just to complete the watercolor feel. I wasn’t really confortable using my Gansai Tambi paint on such small images…maybe next time!
Next, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant Sunday sentiments using the same Versafine Vintage Sepia. I used my mini Misti since I’ve worked so hard on that background to this point, I didn’t want to risk messing it up now! I wish I stamped it again because I didn’t realize how the bumpy paper wouldn’t give me a clear impression. (Any tips on this from my readers would be greatly appreciated!)
Finally, I finished my card with some Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti mix.
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Hello, crafty friend! Thi here and today I am sharing my pop-up card using the newly released Dandelion Wishes. I absolutely love this stamp set and decided to do a dreamy cloud card as my last project for June as a guest designer. Thank you so much for all the love. It’s been a dream come true! But enough of the mushy, let’s get started on this card.
Next, I ink blended an A2 card front and the inside of my card with Distress Inks. I wanted to keep the card cohesive inside and out. I splashed some water droplets and added splatters with coordinating Distress Inks. I then set this aside to completely dry since I will be embossing and stamping on it later.
Then, I whipped out my trusty die cutting machine and the On the Hills Creative Cuts to make some clouds in white card stock and vellum. For the inside, I wanted one continuous piece so I used the partial die cutting technique I’ve been seeing a lot of and the same cloud die from On the Hills Creative Cuts to cut a small piece that’s slightly smaller than the card since this is my pop-up piece. Tip: Cutting this piece a little smaller (about 1/8 of an inch smaller on each side) makes the card fold much nicer. You can see what I mean in the next image.
I used the Pop-Up Trio Creative Cuts and cut out two pop-up tabs on the fold of the inner piece since I wanted two of my images to pop up. At this point, I stamped my inside sentiment from Dandelion Wishes onto this piece with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I adhered a vellum cloud behind the fold and adhere the entire piece on the inside of the card. I added my two colored images with some wet glue and moved on to the front of the card while the glue dries.
Now that the ink blended piece is dry, I heat embossed the “Make a Wish” sentiment from Scripty Bday (which coordinates perfectly with Dandelion Wishes) with silver embossing powder. I used a tape runner to adhere the clouds and popped up the critters with foam tape for dimension.
Lastly, I finished the card with the small dandelion stamps in two purple inks. I still felt it needed a little more interest, so I die cut Lots of Stars Creative Cuts on some white glitter paper and that was all it needed. I adhere the stars with some glue and my card is completed.
Pop-up cards are pretty simple but has a fun element of surprise for the recipient! I hope I inspired you to try making a pop-up card today!