Friday, August 7, 2020

Reverse Confetti / August Mini Release


Reverse Confetti has a special mini release for you today featuring the You Matter stamp set and matching You Matter Confetti Cut.

I love a clean and simple card.
  I used the LOVE word die from You Matter Confetti Cuts.  Strips were die cut out of white and then backed with colored card stock in Piggy Bank, Rose, Tangerine, Buttercup, and Iced Aqua.  These panels were trimmed and layered over a note card that was impressed with the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel.



YOU matter to me.  

You matter

I colored the various hands in Copic colors recommended by my friend Dana Joy.  She has a terrific photo HERE with skin tone colors already chosen!  The stitched circle was impressed into the card stock.  The circle of hands has a detailed center die cut along with the circle die!  The circle of hands was mounted with foam adhesive and 4 stacked hearts were added to the center.  A simple sentiment done in bold black ink was stamped below.

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A new release wouldn't be complete without a BLOG HOP!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

SugarPea Designs / Mix It Up Challenge

I have a card to share for the August Mix It Up Challenge for SugarPea Designs.
  Make sure to visit the SugarPea Designs blog for all the details of the challenge and play along!  There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs!

The sweetest

I went very traditional with this sketch and color inspiration.  It's hard to see in this photo but there is some layering of darker ink on the applies using the rock 'n roll technique!  

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Stamps:  Follow Your Dreams, Tutti Fruiti
Dies:  Tutti Fruiti SugarCut


Inspiration photo/sketch:

Reverse Confetti / Hi. Hey. Hello.

Hello!  I am here today sharing a Hi. Hey. Hello. with you.
Rainbows are everywhere right now and I don't see this trend going anywhere!

I thought it would be fun to share a fun technique with you that is so easy to do!
  I used the rainbow stamp from Rain or Shine and stamped using the WRONG side of the stamp.  I chose colors that were more on the soft side.....Bellini, Piggy Bank, Iced Aqua, and Buttercup Reverse Confetti Inks.  

 I stamped my rainbow pattern onto a white panel.  Once done, I turned the stamp over and stamped the RIGHT way using a bold, black ink over the top of the solid rainbows.  To add a little something, the small solid heart from Snail Mail was stamped under each rainbow.  

This panel was trimmed down and added to a white note card.  The sentiment strips were white heat embossed onto Midnight Cardstock and adhered using foam adhesive.  For a bit of shine, a few clear confetti were added.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Avery Elle / Tropical Bouquet

I'm here today with tropical, summer vibes!  
Tropical Bouquet from Avery Elle is a bold stamp set that lends itself to so many techniques.

***SHOP for all your Avery Elle HERE***

Silhouettes made with bold stamping is a fun technique.  While I love to make the stamps shine on their own using inks, bold black ink makes a statement as well especially when paired with a colorful blended background.  

I masked off an area measuring 1 1/2" and ink blended Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.  These colors blend effortlessly!  The images were stamped with bold black ink and die cut using the coordinating Tropical Bouquet Elle-ments.  After arranging and adhering the images, the sentiment was stamped along the blended blackground.  A few clear drops were added for shine.  


While my second card doesn't use a technique, I wanted to share how gorgeous these stamps are with Avery Elle Pigment Inks:  Lemon Grass, Magenta, Mimosa, and Celery.  They were arranged over a Quilted Frame Elle-ments along with some clear drops.


Monday, August 3, 2020

Hero Arts / August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop / Giveaway

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Welcome to the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!
  Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit is full of products about relaxation and travel!   Quantities are LIMITED for this kit so grab it while you can!

Hero Arts

The main kit and add-ons are fabulous!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. ****Kits should begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, August 10th.****  You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  The kit value is over $70......but only costs $34.99.  Once this kit is gone, it's gone!

Kit Contents:
6 x 8 Clear Stamp Set
23 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies
1 Greetings Fancy Die
5 White Postcards
Summer Twilight Palette Reactive Ink Pad

My first card uses the main stamp set.  I've masked and ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Worn Lipstick onto a panel.  I chose a few images to create a scene across this colorful panel and stamped them in bold black ink.  I love this technique but don't use it often!  The panel was trimmed down and added to a Stone color card stock with foam adhesive.

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My second card uses the US Map Infinity Dies.  I LOVE these!  I see many, many cards being made using this set!  


I layered my US die cut over a Versamark stamped background made using State-cation Bold Prints.  The sentiment, from Greetings Stamp & Cut, was masked off to fit on my map.  I added the tiny heart dies to where I live (Topeka, KS) and added the Greetings die in black cardstock.  





What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, August 9th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Avery Elle / Peek-a-Boo Coaster and Boat

I'm here today with some fun images to remind us that summer is still in full force!
  The Peek-a-Boo sets from Avery Elle are some of my favorites.  This past release included Peek-a-Boo Coaster and Peek-a-Boo Boat.  

PeekABoo Coaster

I'm a sucker for an awesome roller coaster!  The thrill is so much fun.  Peek-a-Boo Coaster was paired here with the Cloud Mat Elle-ments.  The sky was ink blended with Broken China Distress Ink blending from the center out.  The Cloud Mat Elle-ments was layered over the top leaving out some of the lower clouds.  The roller coaster was added to the bottom along with a white heat embossed sentiment strip.  The clouds as well as the Copic colored skunk, owl, and coaster cars were added with foam adhesive.

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One of our favorite summer activites used to be to go to Schlitterbahn to float around all day on a tube.  I couldn't pass up this cute whale image paired with the inner tube from Peek-a-Boo Boat!

PeekABoo Boat

I started with ink blending several colors of yellow Distress Inks onto a panel and then ran this panel through with the Ray Elle-ments.  I cut a wave for the bottom of my panel using the Summer Scene Elle-ments.  The Copic colored images were added with foam adhesive.  A few droplets and some white pigment dots were added for fun touch!

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Reverse Confetti / Hugs and Smiles

I am here to share a bit of inspiration using one of the newest sets:  Multi-Step Cacti.  I have seen cacti used with so many themes.  Nurseries being one of them.  I took that and went with a soft color palette!

The background was done by ink blending Spun Sugar Distress Ink over a panel of white cardstock and then running it through the die cut machine using the Pointed Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.  This gives a perfect light backdrop.  The cacti were stamped in Reverse Confetti Lime Green and Olive Premium Dye Inks.  The cacti were arranged with foam adhesive over a light gray sentiment strip stamped with 'Hugs and Smiles' from This Says It All stamped in Piggy Bank Reverse Confetti Premium Dye Ink.  To finish, a few gems were added.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SugarPea Designs /

Amy here with a card that takes me back to when I was growing up!  Camping was a weekend thing for my family.....times of fishing, skiing, swimming, eating.  While we didn't have a retro camper in these colors, this does resemble our first camper!

To create my background, I blended Broken China and Mustard Seed Distress Ink over the Geo Tri Hex Stencil leaving the bottom where the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil was blended in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink for grass.  Using the side of the stencil that has a cloud border, the clouds were traced onto white cardstock and hand trimmed out (this is in lieu of a cloud border die).  

This adorable camper, from RV There Yet?, was colored in retro blue Copics with a pop of rainbow bunting of course!    All images were die cut and added with foam adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped directly below in black ink.

Thanks for sharing in one of my memories today!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Ellen Hutson / Avery Elle / Summer of Stamping Blog Hop

Camp Wanna Stamp

It's time for the Summer of Stamping Blog Hop from Ellen Hutson featuring Avery Elle!  I'm so excited to share this set with you.  If you are a fan of the Peek-A-Boo will LOVE this set exclusively from Avery Elle for Ellen Hutson!

A little more info about the Essentials by Ellen Summer of Stamping...
We are hoping to spread a little crafty sunshine with a month of new releases and a whole lotta’ fun!!! Each week there will be new Essentials by Ellen releases and bunches of cardmaking inspiration!

**Shop at Ellen Hutson**

Peek-A-Boo Pals: Camp Wanna Stamp---how stinkin' cute is this set??!  

I started by creating a simple background of Distress Oxide inks in Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Cracked Pistachio, and Lucky Clover.  Once done, the panel was spritzed with droplets of water.  All the critters were Copic colored, die cut, and added to the Distress Oxide panel.  To finish, random solid stars and fireflies were stamped in black ink.

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We’ve got a super fun prize!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Saturday, July 25th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.

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