2 Jane Davenport cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made with the Artomology by Jane Davenport Tin of Friends wooden stamp set, along with the Jane Davenport Colorsticks in Silky Skin.  These were so fun to make…the sketchy look of these stamps really brought out the more artistic side of my creativity.

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For my first card, I stamped some images on a piece of watercolor paper using black ink.  I made myself a paint palette by scribbling some of the skin toned and pink toned colorsticks on a scratch piece of watercolor.  I used a wet paintbrush to paint on different colors on the faces.  Next, I added some pink on the cheeks and lips.

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I trimmed another piece of watercolor paper to A2 sized: 4/25 x 5.5 in.  I knew I wanted to create windows for the stamped faces, so I took one of the circles from the Nestabilities Circle dies, and a ruler, to mark out where I should die cut the circles.

Here’s a process photo:

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Once the circles were die cut, I scribbled the 2 lighter pinks and the light purple color sticks on my makeshift paint palette, and watercolored onto the paper.  Once dry, I added foam tape on the entire back of the watercolored panel, making sure to add pieces between the circles as well.

I trimmed out 6 of my favorite faces, keeping in mind that I wanted the faces to be turned toward each other, and adhered each face behind a circle frame.  Next I adhered the entire panel to a white card base.

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I used the same sentiment for both of my cards.  I used the Shine Bright from the Everyday Sentiments II glimmer hot foil plates, my Glimmer Hot Foil machine, the Prism foil, and black cardstock.

My second card is very similar, but with some differences.

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On a piece of watercolor paper, I again scribbled some of the colorsticks to create a paint palette.  On another piece of watercolor, I loosely painted some of the colors in a very abstract circular shape.  Once dry, I stamped some of the faces in the middle with black ink.  I die cut those faces with a square die, from the Nestabilities Classic Square dies, this time.

I trimmed a piece of pink pattern paper to slightly smaller than A2.  I ripped one edge for a more artistic look, and I slightly roughened up the other edges with the edge of my scissors.  Then, I adhered it to a white card base.  Using a ruler, I adhered the 6 squares to the card with foam tape.

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I added the same sentiment as my first card, and a few flower sequins to finish off my card.

I absolute love how soft and feminine and artistic my card turned out.  Make sure you check out the Spellbinders site for lots of Jane Davenport goodies!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

 

Beauty, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hey crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout I made using the Hip Kit Club May 2019 kits.  I am using the Main Kit and the Embellishment kit.  I was challenged to be inspired by the Moodboard, and to use multiple photos on my layout.

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I decided to document my daughter’s purple hair.  I took her to the salon to get purple highlights for her 13th birthday present.  She has been wanting purple hair for so long, and I thought that 13 was the perfect age.  Here is what I came up with:

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I was inspired by the black and white images in the mood board, and of course the bright pastel colors caught my eye.

I love, love, love the HKC exclusive ephemera…it’s probably my favorite item in the kits this month.  The ephemera is so current, and was perfect for my layout feauring my TEEN!  I just layered up a bunch on the right side of my layout.  The b&w bow is another HKC exclusive that comes in the kits.  You just need to assemble them, and I love the cloth texture!

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I also used a few pieces from the Crate Paper All Heart collection.

For my title, I used a cut file.  The “Beauty” is a Hip Kit Club free cut file that will be available on the HKC website soon.  I cut it from a purple Paige Evans Horizon, and I also cut it out 2 more times from white cardstock.  I glued them together to create a thicker cutfile…my own chipboard title!

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I added some more of the Paige Evans purple paper to the left and right sides of the layout.  I added another little embellishment cluster to the bottom left to balance my layout.

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Using a new kit for the first time is always my favorite.  Who doesn’t love new products!  I love how my layout turned out, and I hope you were inspired by it as well.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders So Many Sentiments truck add-on Dies

Hello friends!  I am so excited to share 2 cards with you, featuring the Spellbinders So Many Sentiments add-on dies for the Truck dies from the October 2018 Large Die of the Month.  The Truckin Through the Seasons LDOM set has been restocked, so if you missed out last October, now’s your chance to get them!

I’ve got a YT process video, if you are interested:

 

When I made my cards last October, I made a fall and a winter themed card.  You can see the 2 cards that I made for that LDOM in my blog post here.  This time around, I wanted to make Spring/ Summer themed cards.  Here is what I came up with using the truck dies, and 2 of the new sentiments:

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I made a green CONGRATS truck, and I had my niece’s high school graduation in mind when I made this card.  (Her school’s colors are green and white.)  I decided to fill the truck with pretty florals.  All the dies came in the Truckin Through the Seasons set, including the florals, with the exception of the tailgate sentiment piece, which is from the So Many Sentiments Set.

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For the background, I ink blended a sky with clouds.  I added a few more florals, gold stars, and Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish my card.

 

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For the next card, I thought I might use it as a teacher appreciation card for the end of the school year.

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I made the truck classic red, and the sentiment I chose was UR GREAT.  I also filled this truck with pretty florals.

For the background, I used a pattern paper from my stash.  It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the left side has a rough ripped edge.  I also folded the top left corner, and attached it down with tiny staples.  For the sentiment, I used the Everyday Sentiments II and the rose gold foil.  I added some more of the Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish off my card.

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I love, love, love these truck dies and sentiments!  I think these cards turned out so cute, and I hope you do too!  If you didn’t grab the truck dies last October, don’t wait to get it this time!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy Tuesday!

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop!  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and after me is Kelly’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

I was so excited about all these gooddies, I created 4 cards!

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Each card is a little different, and I love them all!  LOL!

For the first card, I used the Braided Tag die, and the Blooming Bouquet stamp set.

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First I stamped the floral image, then colored it in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

On a white piece of cardstock, I used Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar to lightly add some pink color.  I used the Braided Tag die; I used the outer tag die, and one of the detailed pieces.  I stamped the “Happy sentiment from the Blooming Boquest stamp set towards the top right of the card.  Next, I attached the floral piece with foam squares.  I added the “mother’s day” sentiment with more foam tape, which I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat set with white embossing powder on black cardstock.  I tied a piece of twine, and added the pink jewels to finish off my card.

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For my next card, I used the Pretty Frames 2, and a sentiment from the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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The plate is all one plate, but it cuts frames that you can use all together or separately.  I ran the die cut frames through my die cutting machine around 5 times with white textured cardstock.  To really showcase all the frames, I separated the frames and glued the coordinating layers to create thickness.  For example, some of the frames are only 2 frames thick, others are 3 frames thick, and one of the frames is 5 layers thick.  I then pieced them all back together, and glued them on a white card base.  I think this would make an excellent wedding card!

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For my next card, I used two of the Fancy Label Frames to create white frames.  I also used the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I taped 2 of the dies together, and die cut the frames around 7 times.  I thought it would look like pretty wallpaper or fancy molding on a wall.  On a separate white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass to create a light ink blend.  Next I glued on all the frames, and then trimmed the panel to slightly smaller than A2 sized.

I stamped the humming bird and floral onto white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  Then I attached them on with foam squares, trimming some of the floral off.  I added the sentiment with foam tape, which I stamped and heat set with white embossing powder.  To finish my card, I glued on some blue jewels.

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For my last card, I used some of the hexagons from the Basic Label Frames and the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I lined up a few of the hexagons, and die cut it from white cardstock.  The I positioned a few more hexagons, and die cut them to create a total of 5 hexagon windows.  On another piece of white cardstock, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral.    I used foam tape, and adhered the hexagon panel to the ink blended panel.

I adhered the stamped, colored, and die cut floral piece to the hexagon panel with more foam tape.  I carefully stamped the sentiment, then finished off my card with pink jewels.

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I really love how these cards turned out…the May Essentials release is awesome!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

 

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!

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  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire May Essentials Release on their blog and IG, so make sure you comment on their posts as well.
  • All winners will be posted on Monday May 27, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Pinkfresh Studio is also offering 2 shopping promos this week, so make sure you check out their website.

  1. First is a free die with purchase. There is both an XO and mini floral die, and there is no code necessary.  The die will automatically load into your cart.  
  2. Pinkfresh will also be offering free/discounted shipping from May 20-26th on orders $50+.  You must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for International friends.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Don’t forget to keep hopping.

Here is the Blog Hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio

Alix Davis

Angelica Conrad

Caly Person

Cathy Zielske

Emily Midgett

Enza Gudor

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here

Kelly Lunceford  <— your NEXT stop!

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Natasha Valkovskaya

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

Zsoka Marko

 

Happy Monday!

Best Wishes card, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.  Today I’m sharing a Best Wishes card, using the Spellbinders May 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM).  I also used the flower and leaves dies from the May 2019 Large Die of the Month (LDOM).

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On a piece of white cardstock, I used my Glimmer Hot Foil System to hot foil the filigree frame with the Polished Brass foil, which both came in the GOM.  Next, I used Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral with an old makeup brush to ink blend right on top of the hot foil.  I hadn’t tried foiling first, then ink blending before, so this was a bit of an experiment.  After all the ink blending, I took a paper towel to buff off the residual ink on the foiling.  I will admit that the ink blending and the buffing did dull down the foiling a little bit, so I will stick to ink blending then foiling next time.  Using the oval die that came with the filigree frame, I die cut an oval from the center of the cardstock.  I then trimmed it down to slightly less than A2 sized.

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On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used the “Best Wishes” sentiment that came with the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, and the same foil that I used for the frame.  I used foam tape on the back of the filigree frame panel, and adhered it the the Best Wishes panel.  Next, I adhered the entire thing to an A2 sized white card base.

I added some die cut flowers and leaves from the May LDOM to my card.  I finished it off using liquid pearls in brass and white opal.

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I love how elegant and feminine my card turned out.  I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to check out all of the Spellbinders Clubs for kits filled with awesome value.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Sunday!

MOA, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I shared on the Hip Kit Club FB page a couple of days ago.  I was challenged to use the April 2019 Main Kit only.  I was also challenged to create a banner, and include stitching and embellish my layout.

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I had these vacation photos sitting on my desk for quite a while now, and I decided that they would be perfect to go with Paige Evan’s rainbow paper.  For my banner, I die cut stars out of the rainbow paper.  I used several sized dies, and even cut 2 together to create a star frame.

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I created 3 banners, and I stitched through them.  I added my photo strips onto some pattern paper, and adhered them to the right of my page.

I used the HKC exclusive acetate alpha for my title.

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I added some journaling, and even more stars to finish off my layout.

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I love the way my layout turned out, and I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

Happy Saturday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hi crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created using the Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  This kit contains all the dies you need to create the cutest cards, from birthday to wedding, to general congrats cards.  The kit features metal dies to make a dimensional cake with beautiful flowers, and all the accessories.

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I made a YT process video, if you’d like to see the dies in action!

 

For the first card, I made a birthday card for my sister.  This kit is perfect for birthdays, because not only are there candles, but there are numbers as well.  She turned 36, so that is what I used as my cake topper.

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I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and white cardstock to create a light pink ombre cake.  On another piece of white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade to add ink to my background.  I used a MFT stencil to add some sunshine-ie rays to the background.

While those inked panels were drying, I die cut the 3 and the 6 from gold glitter cardstock using my Platinum machine.  I also die cut the 2 different flower and leaf sizes using cardstock scraps from my stash.  I cut the flowers from purple, dark purple, blue, pink, and gold glitter cardstock.  I cut the leaves from dark green and light green cardstock.  Then, I die cut the cake layers from the pink ink blended panel.

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To put my card together, I used fun foam to adhere the background panel to the card base.  I used strong double sided tape to attach the cake layers, and I used liquid glue to attach all the little details.

I put the sentiment on the inside of the card, and I used the Spellbinders Sentimental Words stamp set.  I used my Misti and Archival jet black ink for the perfect stamped image.

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For my next card, I made a card that would be great for a wedding or even an anniversary.

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I made this card in a very similar fashion as my first card.  For the background, I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  I used the same floral colors, but instead of using the smaller flowers for the middle, I used small pearls instead.  For the sentiment, I used “Best Day Ever,” which is a sticker from the Spellbinders Relax & Enjoy sticker sentiments.  Since it is a velum sticker, I stuck it to a piece of white cardstock first, then cut it out leaving a slight border.

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I am so happy with this month’s Large DOTM kit.  I think it is a really versatile set, and I just love how pretty you can make your cards…the dimension and detail are awesome.

Check out the Spellbinders site for the different club kits, like the Large Die of the Month or the Glimmer Foil of the Month, as well as lots of other crafty goodies!  Thanks for hanging out!

Happy Wednesday!