Saturday, May 18, 2019

Sunny Studio / Guest Designer

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  
I am so excited to share some cards as a guest over on the Sunny Studio blog.  These stamps are super adorable and I now have quite a wish list!!!

I would love for you to check out the Sunny Studio blog for all the details on my cards but here is a sneak peek of what I had fun creating!

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Sunny Studio

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs / May Release Day 3 / Giveaway / SALE


Welcome to the last day of inspiration using the newest Lil' Inker Designs amazing summer products!  What have you thought so far?  I hope you have snagged some of your favorites!

I have one last card to share using the Think Happy Thoughts Tropical.  

I white heat embossed the solid leaf images randomly and then ink blended Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Inks over the top using the Emboss Resist technique.  Once done, I wiped the panel with a dry paper towel to really make the images pop.  A simple stamped sentiment in black on a strip of kraft cardstock was added across the card.  To finish, I had to add a fun tropical drink in a coconut shell!!




Don't forget about the CLEARANCE section!  Some of my favorites are in the there, so get them while you can!  Save up to 35% while supplies last!

Hello Bluebird / Born to Sparkle

Born to Sparkle 

Quick card share using an adorable unicorn set from Hello Bluebird called Unicorn Tales.

I started a panel by blending Twisted Citron and Peacock Feather Distress Inks.  Over the top using a stencil, I ink blended these same color but a bit darker.  I added some die cut clouds using the Sunshine Scene Die to the bottom of my panel. 

The adorable unicorn was loosely Copic colored with BG23, BG11, R00, N1 and touches of a silver gel pen.  After die cutting, the unicorn was added using foam adhesive.  To the clouds, a sentiment was stamped that coordinated with the 'Sparkle' die cut from the Magical Sparkle Words Die (done in silver glitter paper).  To finish, a few die cut stars (from silver glitter paper) were added.  

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Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Technique Tuesday / May Release Blog Hop

Sending Roses

Welcome to the May Technique Tuesday Blog Hop and Release!  
This release has something for everyone.  So make sure to visit the entire hop!

I have a card to share using the Sending Roses stamp from the Greenhouse Society Collection.  I black heat embossed the rose image onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  Using various Distress Inks, the rose was colored in.  This is such a quick and easy way to add color!  For interest, I added black splatters of acrylic matte paint.

After die cutting, I added my rose image to a panel of polka dot vellum.  This was then added to a black front note card.  To finish the card, a few black gems were added for a touch of sparkle.

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♥♥Amy Kolling♥♥

Monday, May 13, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs / May Release Day 2 / Giveaway


Welcome to Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs May Release!  
This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps for spring/summer......are you ready?  Guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!


Oh my, are today's cards juicy and fun!  haha!  The Pineapple Shaker Die Set is so much fun!  I haven't even scratched the surface of ideas for this set!

Creating a clean and simple card is so easy with this set.  For my first card, the pineapple was die cut from cardstock and pieced together.  I love that the die set comes with the pineapple detail piece for the body.  Makes it so realistic!  I went a step further and added yellow gems to all the "holes" in the pineapple.  

I adhered my pineapple to a note card that was die cut using the Quilted Stitched Pattern Die (my FAVORITE cover up die!!!).  My sentiment is from the new Hawaiian Words Die Set.  It was die cut out of black cardstock and the outline was die cut out of white cardstock.  It was adhered to the center of my pineapple with a small bit of foam adhesive to the center so it would curve a bit downward.




For my second card, I went with a striped note card done with 1/4 inch strips of white and green cardstock.  I added a vertical (which is a fun twist) sentiment (from a New sentiment set that coordinates is called Be Sweet Stamps) stamped onto a trimmed banner.  

The pineapple itself was die cut and pieced together as in the first card.  I added a twine bow and a few yellow gems for some shine!  



Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lil' Inker Designs / May Release Day 1 / Giveaway


Welcome to Day 1 of the Lil' Inker Designs May Release!  
This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps for spring/summer......are you ready?  Guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!


Let's start this release off with an AMAZING new Butterfly Cover Up Die.  This die can make super quick and simple cards!  

I chose to use it for inlaid die cutting.  I die cut the butterfly/frame out of black cardstock and then chose 4 colors of blue to die cut layers of pieces which were all inlaid back into the design.  For the outside of the butterfly, a piece of pale yellow gingham pattern paper was die cut and inlaid for the background.  A simple coordinating cardstock strip was stamped with a sentiment from Spread Your Wings.  To finish, the whole card was spritzed with Sparkle Shimmer Spray from Imagine Crafts.  (very hard to photograph)




My second card uses the Spread Your Wings stamps.  Using the back of the stamp, I stamped them in red, orange, light orange, and yellow inks onto a square piece of cardstock.  The stamp was turned over and the butterfly was stamped over the top in bold black ink.  

This panel was added to a note card that was scored 4 times, every 1/4" from the top and bottom.  The stamped panel was added to the center with foam adhesive.  A simple black white heat embossed sentiment strip was adhered to the center.  Small flat clear sequins were added to the butterfly bodies for some shine!



Saturday, May 11, 2019

Reverse Confetti / Stock Your Stash (Birthday)

Life of the Party 

I am sharing a card for the Reverse Confetti.......Stock Your Stash Challenge!  
Each month is a new theme and this month we are showcasing BIRTHDAYS!  

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Do you have a friend that is "the life of the party"?  I have the perfect friend to send this to!  

I tried out making a card with an image that was not colored.  On this card, the ice cream truck.  I wanted it as more of a background image with the bear holding the ice cream cone being the star of the show.  New images from Ice Cream Social along with the 'party' confetti cut.  

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Make sure to go check out all the information on the Stock Your Stash Challenge over on the Reverse Confetti blog-------HERE!

Friday, May 10, 2019

SugarPea Designs / Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


It’s time again for the Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop witih Sugar Pea Designs!  Now that so many of you have the April Product Release in your hot little hands, the design team has geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possiblilities featuring the newest and hottest products!  Please head over to the SPD blog or scroll down for a FULL LIST for the blog hop!

While I love Copic coloring images, I thought it would be fun to do something different with the adorable Strike Up the Band images. 

To do this technique, I first had to find a solid image that I could stamp first.  I found one of the star images from Seeing Stars stamp set that would be perfect for the size of the images from Strike Up the Band.  Using some fun summery ink colors, I stamped the star using the BACKSIDE of the stamp!  (hence the solid image)  Once done, I stamped my band critters with black ink.  I masked off the balloon and stamped some polka dots from the polka dot star image from Seeing Stars.  I stamped the sentiment in bold black ink and added some tiny die cut stars from the Seeing Stars SugarCut.


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Thursday, May 9, 2019

SugarPea Designs / "Type of Friend"

Sharing a card perfect for any "type" of friend.  Don't mind the pun but this is a good one!

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The past release included this AMAZING typewriter die called You're My Type SugarCut.  The best part of this die is that it can be used alone or with the coordinating stamp set called You're My Type.

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I kept this as a clean and simple design.  I stamped the heart cluster from Follow Your Dreams in rainbow colors of ink like they are floating away from the typewriter.  The typewriter was die cut from cardstock and assembled.  The sentiment was stamped on the "paper" and added to the typewriter.  I added my image with foam adhesive over a thin black cardstock strip.  

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