Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Magical Mermaid by Stampin' Up!

I am so excited to share these cards with you today!  They were so much fun to make!

I knew I was going to want to make more than one card, so first I stamped 6 mermaids on white card stock using Basic Grey ink. This gives a softer look than the black ink.  The mermaids were coloured using pens from Many Marvellous Markers.

If you don't already own this set, seriously consider buying it.  You can do so much with it, including inking up stamps by colouring on them.  I use mine every time I sit down to create.

When the Mermaids were done, I worked on the backgrounds.  Every stamp you need to make them is included in the Magical Mermaid stamp set.  For the seashells and sand at the bottom of the "ocean", I cut a strip of paper in Very Vanilla and stamped multiple times down it.  Then I roughly tore strips to use on each card.  I love the look of the raw edge.

Even the bubbles are part of the stamp set.  Once I was done stamping on the piece of Pool Party card stock, I ran it through my Big Shot using the Seaside Textured Embossing Folder to add even more to the "ocean" feel.

The Enamel Glitter Dots finish the card up.  Here is a second card I made so you could see how easy it is to change it up once you have your card designed.

All of the supplies you need to make the card the same as mine are listed below.  One click on any product will take you directly to my online store to shop!  Thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A Little Wild Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I have been very excited to get to play with this set.  I need a 36 hour day to have as much "paper play time" as I'd like to have!

This card would be perfect for a baby shower or just to accompany a gift for a new arrival.

When I made this card, I started with the main background, working with water colour pencils and the blender pens.  The water from the High Tide stamp set provided dimension for the grass. 

Next I stamped and coloured and die cut the bear, the bee hive and the bees.  It was great fun playing with all of the elements until I was happy with their positions.  

Finally, everything was assembled and I was delighted with the results.  I wanted it to be usable for boy or girl so decided to use the old olive card base.  

If you'd like to make this card, all of the 'ingredients' are listed below with a direct link to my online store if you click on the picture of the item

Hope you enjoy this card!  Please leave me a comment!

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Blender Pens

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Daisy Delight Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I've been drawn back to working with the Daisy Delight Bundle because of how easy it is to make a fabulous card using these supplies.  The details on how I made it follow the photo of the card:

The first thing I want to share with you is the way that I coloured the flower petals.  I stamped one layer with Pool Party and the second with Tranquil Tide.  Then I used the blender pen to give the ink a more natural blended look.  Seriously, these pens may be my favourite tool when making cards!  I can't live without them.

The background under the daisy was created by inking a size D clear block and then applying it to the paper.  I love the look that it gives!

I wanted the card to pop so chose to use the lemon lime card stock with a piece of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment was stamped in tranquil tide and the Pool Party Bakers Twine give it all a finishing touch.

If you need any of the supplies to complete this card, just click on the item below and you'll be taken to my online store to make your purchase.

Thanks for looking!

I'd love to hear your comments!

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Blender Pens

Monday, 17 July 2017

July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Has Arrived!

Once you have seen the videos, here is where you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin, which comes once a month:

A little video of opening the PP for July:

Making two of the cards as shown in the kit:

Please take the time to let me know what you think!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Country Living Stampin' Up! Stamp Set

The "Country Living" stamp set is not new, but it's new to me.  I've looked at it for a long time and it really appealed to me.  Finally, I've added it to my collection and I sure enjoyed making a few new cards with it.  I really love how this one turned out!

I used the Woodland Embossing folder on the background which is from the Eastern Palace DSP.  I wanted the trees to show more so next I coloured them in using the White Stampin' Chalk Marker.  Such fun to play and shade in the trees.

The boots were stamped in Chocolate Chip, then coloured in using the watercolour pencils and finally the blender pens to distribute the colour.  The sentiment (from Watercolor Wings stamp set) is stamped in Dapper Denim to match the card base and background colour.  Both pieces of Whisper White card stock were cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I wanted the card to have a little 'bling' so I added the Glitter Enamel Dots.  Those dots are fabulous because the are all sparkley and shaded.  

Here is my supply list...and as always clicking on any of them will take you to my online store.  Be sure to scroll down below the list to see the other two cards I made from the Country Living set.

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Blender Pens

Couldn't resist making a couple more cards!  So much fun!