Forever in our Hearts card, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a special card that I created using Pinkfresh Studio’s Forever in our hearts stamp set and coordinating die.

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This stamp set was created to benefit Layton’s Legacy, a card drive and fundraiser for NICU parents, created by Lea Lawson.  You can read all about her story of sweet Layton on Lea’s blog post here.  $5 from the purchase of every stamp set, and $3 from the purchase of every die set will benefit Layton’s Legacy fundraising efforts.  You can participate in the card drive here.

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month.  I don’t really like to talk about it, but I lost 2 pregnancies before we had our 3rd girl.  One was really early on, but the second loss was heartbreaking for us.

This stamp is so special.  I love butterflies, but the sentiments say everything when you don’t really know what to say.  I encourage you to check it out.

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To make my card, I first stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink.  Then I decided to color in a rainbow pattern with my Copic markers.  I used a Nuvo glitter pen to add some shine to the butterfly.  I also used a white gel pen to add in a few highlights.  I used the coordinating die to cut out the butterfly.

Next, I worked on the background.  I cut down a piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in.  At the bottom, I stamped the sentiment with black ink.  Then, I used a stencil and Distress Ink in tumbled glass to add some soft clouds to the background.  I adhered the background panel to a white card base with fun foam.

I adhered the butterfly to the background with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added 3 clear crystals from Pinkfresh Studio.

There are lots of ways you can contribute to Layton’s Legacy.  You can share about it, you can donate, you can purchase the stamp and die set, and/or you can create cards for the card drive.  Again, you can read all about it in Lea’s blog post here, so I encourage you to check it out!

I hope you like my card!

Happy Tuesday!

 

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Stamp & Die blog hop.  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and your next stop is Keeway’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.

There are so many beautiful products in this release, and I made 3 cards using some of the stamps and dies.

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For my first card, I used the Sparkle With Magic stamp set.  I decided to recreate my watercolor background that I made for the Pinkfresh Studio August release, which you can see here.  I got a couple of comments asking for a process video for that card, so this time, I filmed a video for my YT channel.

 

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I used the Pinkfresh Studio watercolors, in the shades Emerald City, Sapphire, and Aquamarine.  Once my background panel was dry, I trimmed it down, and heat embossed some of the pieces of the stamp set with gold embossing powder.  That’s the beauty of this stamp set.  You can go as simple or as detailed as you want.  I tend to be a more minimal crafter, if you will…I like clean lines, white space, and a graphic look.

 

For my next card, I used the Merry Days stamp set and coordinating die.

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On a sheet of white cardstock, I stamped the large image, then used my Copic Markers to color the images.  Next, I die cut the coordinating die with green cardstock.  I glued the die cut on top if the colored images, then trimmed away the excess white cardstock.

I used Distress Inks for my background.  I used on of Kristina Werner’s Distress Oxide ink combinations.  I didn’t have a couple of the colors in the Distress Oxide ink pads, so I used my regular Distress Inks instead.  The Distress Inks didn’t come out as soft as  the Distress Oxide Inks would have, but I like the way it turned out anyway.  The colors are Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Blueprint Sketch.  I used some watered down white acrylic paint to add falling snow to my background.

I stamped the sentiment at the very bottom, then adhered the tree with foam tape.  To finish off my card, I added some Pinkfresh Studio crystals in different colors to match my background.

 

For my last card, I used the Cozy Christmas Wishes stamp set.

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My first thought was to color the image in with my Copic markers, but I decided to do something different this time.  I used my Prismacolor pencils, and the no line coloring technique.  This card took me quite a while to color, but I love the results!  I knew I wanted the little sparkly diamonds to be yellow, so I stamped the hole image in really light yellow ink.  Next, I did some masking, and stamped just the sentiment again with Versamark ink, then heat set it with gold embossing powder.  I decided to stamp the little Pine sprigs, so I did a bit of lazy masking (i.e. lots of post it tape), and used an ink cube to ink and stamp each little sprig.  I trimmed down the card panel, then used a corner chomper to round the corners.  I wanted to highlight the sweet blue bird a little more, so I used a blue card base.

I love how my cards turned out, and I hope you did too!  Don’t forget to check out this new holiday collection!

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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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  • All winners will be posted on Monday Oct 7, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Here is the blog hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio 

Amy Kolling

Angelica Conrad

Ashlea Cornell

Caly Person 

Cathy Zielske 

Channin Pelletier

Emily Midgett

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here*

Keeway Tsao  <— YOUR NEXT STOP! 

Kelly Lunceford

Kristina Pokazenieva 

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson 

Natasha Valkovskaya

Nicky Meek

Rachel Alvarado

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Zsoka Marko

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

 

 

2 Gnome cards, featuring Spellbinders Sept 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of gnome cards that I made using the Spellbinders September 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Game of Gnomes.

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I filmed a YT process video showing you how to put all the little pieces together:

 

I made both of my cards similarly.  I diecut all the pieces from cardstock scraps in my stash using my Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.  (That’s one great thing about the tiny die pieces…you make a little dent in your cardstock stash, lol!)  I wanted to add a little bit of shading to the cardstock pieces before putting them together, so I used my Copic markers.  I show you how I put all the little pieces together in my video to create a gnome, mushrooms, squirrel, and acorn.  To give my cards more depth, I attached the various pieces to my card with liquid glue, thin foam squares, and foam circles.

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For the card that I made in the video, I used Distress inks in Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire for my background.

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For the card that I made previously, I used Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral, and Dusty Concord for my background.  For the “Love you” sentiment, I used the Thanks a bunch stamp set from Spellbinders.

Also, I mentioned, and used a few tools in my video that you might find helpful:

 

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I hope you like my cards, and picked up some inspiration!  Don’t forget to 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!

Happy Friday!

Trio of cards, featuring Spellbinders Hello Summer Starry Night project kit

Hello crafty friends!  I am so excited to be returning with another guest post on the Spellbinders blog today!  Today, I’m working with the Hello Summer Starry Night project kit, as well as a few other products from Spellbinders.  The kit is packed with lots of great products to make cards for all occasions.  They are gender neutral as well, so you could make cards for anyone using the kit.  When I saw the items for the kit, I knew I had to make an ocean themed card, a galaxy card, and a shaker card.  I will be showing you lots of photos and will have supplies listed and linked down below, but for more details, and info, head over to the Spellbinders blog!

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Here is a photo of the Starry Night kit:

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For my first card, I created a 5×7 sized card using the Dream Seeker stamp set.

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I have a process video for this card on my YT channel as well.

 

 

For my next card, I created a fun, interactive galaxy card.

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For my third card, I made a pretty shaker card.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

 

Other Supplies:

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I am thrilled with how my cards have turned out!  I love them all for different reasons!  I have loved working with Spellbinders Hello Summer Starry Night project kit, and I hope I have inspired you to get crafty.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

 

5 cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing 5 cards that I made with the Spellbinders February 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  These kits are such a great value…you get so many dies!  Once I got started, I just couldn’t stop making them!  It’s not a surprise since I love butterflies so much!

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I also used the “Thanks” and “Love you” sentiments from the Thanks a bunch stamp sets. For the sentiments, I stamped them on black cardstock with Versamark ink, and heat set with white embossing powder.

First, I took some scrap watercolor paper, and did some loose watercolor painting with Distress Inks.  I just picked some colors that worked well together, and painted them on separate pieces of paper.  I have lots of mini ink cubes, which you can find here.  Once dry, I used some as backgrounds, and I used some for die cutting.

The first 3 cards I made with the large butterfly dies.  There are several dies that you could layer to build different butterflies.  I love how these came out!

For this card, I used some different blue colors for the background, and I die cut the butterflies from light pink cardstock.  I added some machine stitching, clear sparkling sequins, and the Love You sentiment.

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For the next card, I used yellow, orange, and red colors for the background.  I also die cut the butterfly from light pink cardstock, and this time used 3 layers for the butterfly.  I added some black gems, and the sentiment.

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For the last butterfly card, I made it into a square card.  I kept the background white, and die cut the butterfly from the watercolor paper instead.  I adhered the sentiment right on top of the butterfly.  I love how crisp & clean this card turned out!

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I thought that I should give some of the other dies some attention, lol, so I made a couple more cards.

For this card, I die cut a lot of the leaf dies from watercolor paper that I had painted with different greens.  I arranged them in a wreath, and added some machine stitching.  I die cut the “bonjour” sentiment 3 times, and glued them together for dimension.  I glued the sentiment in the middle of the wreath, but I only added glue to the middle letters.  I also die cut a few of the little flowers from the leftover pink water color paper, and added some white pearls to the center.

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When I was gathering all the scraps of watercolor paper, I really liked the way the green one looked with all the greenery cut out.  I decided to make another card, using the scrap as a panel on the card.  I added a few more flowers that I cut out from the leftover pink watercolor paper, and added pearls on top.  I added the Love You sentiment, but I heat set it in gold embossing powder this time.  To add even more interest, I added some gold ink splatters.

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I really love how my cards turned out, and I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders website for lots of goodies!

Happy Sunday!

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I Adore You, featuring Scrapbook.com

Hi friends!

Today, I have a card to share with you, using stamps from Scrapbook.com.  I am using the  DIY Coupons and You & Me Quotes and Sayings clear stamp sets.

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I also have a YouTube process video if you’re interested!

 

When I saw the DIY coupons set, I immediately thought of my pre-teen daughter.  I know we all think of handmade coupons as cheesy, but I thought that it could be a perfect gift for my daughter, instead of money or gift cards…lets face it, I’m going to be paying for it either way, haha!

Here is what I came up with:

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First, I worked on the card.

On a couple pieces of Neenah white card front, I ink blended some Tim Holtz distress inks with an ink blending tool.  I love that Scrapbook.com offers these card fronts that are precut to size, and it’s my favorite white cardstock too!  I used the distress inks in colors picked raspberry, ripe persimmon, squeezed lemonade, twisted citron, peacock feathers, and wilted violet.

I used the circle “Unlimited Hugs Included” stamp from the DIY Coupon stamp set on my Misti stamping tool, and the Scrapbook.com black hybrid ink to stamp the image on the inked cardstock.  Next, I used a 1 in circle punch to punch out the circles.

I heat embossed the “I Adore You” sentiment from the You & Me Quotes and Sayings stamp set onto black cardstock.  I used Versamark ink and Ranger super fine white embossing powder.  I trimmed the sentiment.

I put my card together by using a precut & scored Neenah white card base, and some scrapbook adhesives 3L foam squares to attach all of the elements.  I really love how clean and simple my card turned out!

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Next, I started work on my coupons.

I inked up a few more pieces of the Neenah card fronts with the Distress inks, and stamped the coupon/ ticket images with the Scrapbook.com hybrid ink and my Misti tool.  Then, I fussy cut the coupons.

I filled the coupons out with stuff I knew my 12 year old would love…a trip to our fave ice cream place, movies with a friend, and a shopping spree.

I decided to make a little pocket on the inside of my card to hold the coupons.  I just made a small pocket using a piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn (this is one of the older 6×6 plaid paper pads, but here are some others) and some 1/4 in double sided tape from Scrapbook.com.

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I really love how this project turned out, and I hope you do too.  Let me know if you decide to make this project for yourself!  I’d love to see it!

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Cards blog hop, Day 2

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Hello friends and welcome to Day 2 of the Pinkfresh Studio holiday cards blog hop.  You should be coming from Flóra Farkas’ blog, and after me, is Laura Bassen’s blog.  You can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio blog if you get lost along the way.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

Today, I created 2 holiday cards using the Home for the Holidays stamp set and the Cityscape die.  I really love this little set, because there is another coordinating stamp set that you can use with the die that isn’t holiday related, and it’s called A Day in the City.

Here are my 2 cards:

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For my cards, I used a variety of techniques: copic coloring, ink blending, heat embossing, and shaker card.

For both of my cards, I first die cut the Cityscape panel from Neenah white cardstock.  Then I stamped the buildings and tree.  I also stamped the buildings again on a separate piece of white cardstock because I knew I wanted to Color them, fussy cut them out, and then add them to the the panels with foam tape.  I colored the trees on the card panel itself, so I would have a bit of dimension.  Next I heat embossed the banner and the sentiment, and a few snowflakes.  I also added some white paint splatter to my background and my buildings for a falling snow effect.

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For the first card, I wanted to make a shaker card, and use a more modern holiday color palette.  I’ve seen this color combo in holiday decor in the last couple of years, and I been loving it!  I chose an early morning background sky color scheme with pinks purples and blues to go with my buildings, and I also thought that silver embossing powder would go perfectly!

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For my 2nd card, I went with a more traditional color palette, using red, green, and blue. I also decided to go for gold embossing powder, and I added a couple more snowflakes since I wasn’t making a shaker card.

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I trimmed the city scape panels a little bit and added them to white card bases.

I love love love how my cards turned out, and I hope you do to.  You can find all the holiday collection on the Pinkfresh Studio website.

 

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Six comments will be randomly chosen from each day of the blog hop to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store, so make sure you leave a comment below!PFGiftCard-25
  • There will be 2 grand prizes picked from the Pinkfresh Blog posts: each day a different bundle of our holiday stamps & dies.  You can see the prizes pictured each day on their blog.
  • Also, Pinkfresh Studio will be offering a free Holiday Vibes die with any purchase in the Pinkfresh Studio shop while supplies last.

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Thanks so much for hopping along!  Don’t forget to head to Laura’s blog next!

 

Here is the blog order:

Pinkfresh Blog

Andrea Moritz

Anna Kossakovskaya

Erum Tasneem

Flóra Mónika Farkas

Jung AhSang  <— you are here

Laura Bassen

Lorilei Murphy

Natalia Valkovskaya

Rubeena Ianigro

Simon Says Stamp

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Friday!