Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Avery Elle / Layered Rose

I am sharing a Congratulations card using the Layered Rose stamp set from Avery Elle.  I absolutely love these types of stamps and I thought I would share my spin on adding some detail.

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While there are four layers to this rose, I only used the last three layers to create my roses omitting the solid first layer.  So for reference, I have marked 1, 2, 3 on the stamps.

Layered Rose

I stamped layer 1 with my lightest ink and then used the next darkest ink for layer 2.  While layer 2 was still in place, I lightly added watermark ink (Versamark) to the edges,  added some Rich Gold Embossing Powder, and heated with my heat tool.  Layer 3 was stamped in Versamark ink and also gold heat embossed.  Looking at my roses, you can see the stray gold heat embossing and this was exactly the look I was going for!  I wanted the color of layer 2 to still show through but add depth with the gold embossing!  I did the same technique with the leaves and layer 2.  

Layered Rose

My hexagon note card was die cut using the Pierced Hexagon Elle-ments.  I don't know about anyone else, but I love a shaped card!  The roses were arranged so that some extended over the edge of the hexagon note card.  This card will still fit in a standard A2 envelope for reference.  As finishing touches, I added a gold embossed sentiment strip (done using the Simple Sentiments Elle-ments) and some gold gems.

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Reverse Confetti / Stock Your Stash (Oh, Baby!)

SYS Challenge Baby
Hello! I'm here with a card for the current Stock Your Stash Challenge!  
Each month is a new theme and this month is all about Oh, Baby!  

I used the All About Ewe and Spring Pals stamp sets.  It was fun to combine elements from different sets for a darling "Bundle of Joy" card.  I added a strip of pattern paper from Pattern Play to a white note card along with a tiny strip of kraft cardstock.

I colored my images with Copics and die cut using the coordinating dies.  My critters were added to a Grid Stitched Tag Confetti Cuts that was ink blended with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.  To finish my scene, I added some die cut clouds and a sun from the Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts.  For a simple sentiment, I masked off part of the sentiment from Sentimental Sayings and stamped in black ink.

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All About Ewe
Spring Pals
Grid Stitched Tag Confetti Cuts
Sun 'n Clouds Confetti Cuts

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Avery Elle / Peek-A-Boo Scary Pals

Hello!  I'm here sharing a card using the Peek-A-Boo Scary Pals from Avery Elle.

I started my background with die cutting the Dotted Frame Elle-ments out of white cardstock.  With the center rectangle, Distress Inks Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feather was ink blended.  The panel was then spritzed with water and flicks of white acrylic paint was added.

Scary Pals

My critters were Copic colored and die cut.  My frame was added with foam adhesive as well as my critters for dimension.  As final touches, I added tiny dots to the sky as stars and also added some to my images.  

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

MFT & Friends / July Release / Birthday Sale


  I am joining the My Favorite Things team for this month's BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for MFT & Friends feature on release day!  MFT always has an amazing release but this one is extra special.  Have you seen it?  Make sure to visit the MFT blog for all the details and the amazing inspiration from the DT and guests!

I couldn't resist these sweet images from the newest Stacey Yacula set called Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes!

I started my card with that background.  I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade and Salty Ocean onto a panel and die cut using one of the Stitched Rectangles Stax.  My images were all Copic colored and die cut using the coordinating dies.  My sentiment was stamped onto a Stitched Sentiment Flag and adhered to the bottom of my panel to ground my images.  For some sparkle, I added some matching gems!



It's also My Favorite Things Birthday month!  13 years!!!  There is a special sale going on!  Shop now and did you see there is a special shipping promotion too?

Make sure to check out the MFT blog for all the details of the release and for the full lineup for lots more inspiration!!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Reverse Confetti / July Release Blog Hop

Let's Shellabrate 

Welcome to the Reverse Confetti July Blog Hop!
  I hope you have had the opportunity to check out the fabulous release this week.   Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information.

My first card uses another set from illustrator Dawn Machell....Let's Shellabrate!

I started making my scene using the Scallop Stripe Panel Confetti Cuts after I had ink blended some Distress Inks.  I created a sand hill using dots of brown Copics and a white gel pen.  I added my Copic colored images some with foam adhesive for dimension and stamped my sentiment at the bottom.

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My second card uses more of the Bold Blooms and the Circle of Hearts Cover Panel along with the new Fold Over Tag.

Celebrate You

Using Magenta, Flamingo, Peach, and Stormy Reverse Confetti inks, the blooms were stamped and die cut.  The layering images were then stamped with bold black ink.  The blooms were layered onto a Dashed Line Confetti Cuts along with a sentiment flag stamped with a partial sentiment from the new set Sentimental Sayings.  The Circle of Hearts Cover Panel was done in white layered over a panel of Flamingo cardstock and the whole arrangement was adhered to the center.

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For a fun addition, I created a matching tag using the same stamps, colors of ink, and a pop of polka dots from the new Sun & Sea paper pad.  The tag was done using the new Fold Over Tag.  

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Check out the rest of the Confetti Crew along with some special guests this month for more inspiration!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Reverse Confetti / Countdown to Confetti Day 3

Bold Blooms 

Welcome to Day 2 of the July summer release from Reverse Confetti!  We welcome 7 new stamp sets, 10 new Confetti Cuts, and the Sun & Sea 6x6 Paper Pad!

Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for a list full of inspiration and information on all the new goodies!!

For today's card, I used one of the pattern papers from the Sun and Sea 6x6 Paper Pad as inspiration for the colors of my blooms.

The new Bold Blooms is an amazing laying floral set.  I went bold with black accents.  My bloom ink colors from Reverse Confetti are:  Buttercup, Bellini, and Coral.  For the leaves, I went neutral using Stormy and Stone Reverse Confetti inks.  I layered the blooms onto a white panel cut at an angle and stamped a sentiment from Sentimental Sayings.  The whole arrangement panel was layered over the striped paper from Sun & Sea. 

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Now for the prizes..........there are TWO $15 prizes up for grabs this release:  1 for blog commenters and 1 for Facebook commenters.  So leave those comments and make sure to check the Reverse Confetti Facebook page too!  

Details can be found over on the Reverse Confetti blog for all the prizes!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Paper Smooches / July Release Blog Hop

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I am excited to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches JULY 2019 release with you!  THREE new stamp sets, THREE new dies and TWO NEW stencils will be available to purchase at 10:00 AM Central time zone on July 7th.  Once they go live, you will find the new products here:

Paper Smooches

I've used the new Star stencil to create my background using lots of coordinating Distress Inks and blending brushes.  With a little bit of masking, creating this background was simple!  You could easily make this a feminine card by switching out the colors of ink.  For the sentiment, I blended some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over a panel of white cardstock and then die cut the You Rock Die.  The die was die cut 3 more times out of white and they were all layered for dimension.

You Rock


My second card, I went clean and simple.  
Using the Health Dies, I die cut the band aid pieces out of turquoise cardstock and then layered 3 red hearts on top for dimension.  I stamped the sentiment from Inhale Exhale in bold black ink.  

You got this

After measuring out the sentiment and the band aid, I scored an area with my Scor-Pal and between two of the lines, I used my paper piercer.  You remember this tool?  
It was fun to use again!

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To add extra fun to our blog hop...there is a prize!  The prize - a $30. gift code to use at the PS online store.  

Here are the details:
  • Leave a comment on any of the blogs listed below (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it will increase your chances of winning) 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the blog below
  • Deadline: You have until midnight Central time on July 8th to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on July 9th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners. 

Amy Kolling

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