Follow by Email

Thursday, March 30, 2017

National Craft Month Celebration Blog Hop with Right at Home Stamps!!

Hello and welcome!!  Today on the Right at Home Blog we are celebrating National Craft Month!!  Wow, a month dedicated to the love of crafting! Nicole has an awesome giveaway so stay tuned to the end of the post for all the details!



I love all things crafty. And all things DIY, which I think is kind of the same thing.  I love painting (walls, that is. I only wish I could actually paint landscapes or florals!), cross-stitch and I occasionally dabble in a bit of sewing, VERY BASIC sewing!!  But my crafty addiction is paper crafts.  Especially stamping and card making.  So it's no surprise that I made a card today!

I used the fabulous new stamp set made especially to celebrate our love of crafting!  This set is going to be one of my all time favorites, I just know it!  I started by stamping a bunch of the images onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with a waterproof black ink.  I tried something a bit different in the way of colouring today.  I used my Tombow Dual Brush Pens but instead of blending them out with water I used a Dove Blender Pen.  It gives quite a different result.  I then fussy cut them out.

For my card panel, I used the smallest rectangle die from the Find the Beauty Die Set and white cardstock.  For my card base, I used grey cardstock, stamped the Watercolored Background Stamp in Versamark Ink and used Hologram Sparkle Embossing powder from Wow.  It is so sparkly!!


As you can see, this set is full of crafting or hobby images, it is so fun! And the sentiments are amazing. For the sentiment strip, I combined two dies from the Folded Gift Tag Die Set.  This was an experiment and it worked.  Love the way the scallops look underneath the fishtail banner!


I added a ton of Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to certain parts of each image.  Before adhering the buttons and sentiment, I balled up some silver thread and placed it underneath each so the foam tape could adhere it down.


I hope you like what I've created today because it was sure fun to make!!  Now, who's ready for a giveaway???  For a chance to win this stamp, all you have to do is leave a lovely comment on each stop of the hop. Easy, right?


Here is the full list of lovelies participating in the hop:










Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Simple Square Card with Honey Bee Stamps

Good morning everyone!!  I'm on the Honey Bee Stamps Blog with this sweet little card.  It's tiny, cute and oh, so quick to make!!


I hope you are able to stop by their blog for all the little details!!

See you soon!!

Laurie

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hello with Right At Home Stamps

Hi all!! I'm back with a card made with products from Right at Home.  I'm enjoying my gig as a guest designer SO MUCH!!  Have you seen Nicole's latest release?? It will knock your socks off!! It's a combination of cute, classy and inspirational.

For today's card, I used the previously released Cloud Background Stamp.  I used my Misti because I wanted to get an ombre look to the clouds.  Starting with Lake shores Ink from Simon Says Stamp, I inked the entire background. I then used Soft Pool Ink from Hero Arts and inked halfway up each cloud and finally Pool Ink, also from Hero Arts, to ink up only the bottom portion of the clouds.  I should mention that these were done in separate steps, not all at once.


I used the largest rectangle die from the Find the Beauty Die Set to cut down my panel.  I lightly inked the edges with the Lake Shores Ink.  My plan was to do some inlaid die cutting so I got the heart die from the Folded Sweetheart Die Set and the brand new hello die from the Script Greeting Die Set.  I played around with the layout before committing!!


I first cut the scripty part of the sentiment directly from the panel. Next, came the heart.  I thought I was done there but decided to used the outline part of the sentiment as well, which I cut from the panel.

For dimension, I used White Fun Foam.  I cut the heart and the outline portion of the hello die.  After adhering my panel to a white cardbase, my layers went like this:  fun foam heart with cardstock cut out, fun foam hello outline with cardstock cut out, then the scripty portion of the hello into the negative space on the outline die...does that make any sense at all???  Here's a close up to help!!


The different layers add so much dimension and help the sentiment pop!!  To make the hello stand out a bit more, I added some Sakura Stardust Clear Sparkle Pen.  And for embellishments, I used some Clear Heart Drops and Clear Round Drops both from Studio Katia.



I just love how this card came out! I hope you do, too!!  Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a great day!!

Laurie