Just a simple little card to share with you today.
Made this one because as I was thinking about Technique Tuesday’s Random Acts of Cardness campaign. You know, there’s not a single TT stamp on it. But the idea of the campaign is what is cool. It’s all about encouraging folks to send out the cards they are making. And this one is going to someone special. But I digress. 😉
I created this card with the Essentials by Ellen Mondo Peony and Lovely stamp sets from Ellen Hutson. Just plain good stamp sets.
I stamped the flower with the backside with red ink and then flipped it over and stamped on top with the black ink. How it doesn’t line it up it is all about part of the look I was going for. Let’s be honest: My ink coverage stunk with the red due to a little thing I like to call, “Stamper’s Lameness.” So yeah. I decided to get my hands wet and dump water drops on top. The cool thing? A really awesome distress look. You’d totally think I planned it that way. So, so did not. 😉
I felt like the card just needed a little something so I finished it off with a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The Sparkling ones are my favorite.
So that’s what I have for you today. Over and out. See you later, gators.
Another day in the Birthday Card Challenge with my pal, Ashley! She had the idea that we challenge each other to make birthday cards so that’s what we are doing. Yep. We are going birthday crazy, crazy.
This is my take on the challenge for today!
It’s a bit more on the messy with a side of funky side. 😉
Stamped the presents and balloons with the Essentials by Ellen Bear Ware stamp set from Ellen Hutson. Stamped the colors with the backsides of the stamps, using water-based dye inks. Then stamped on top with black ink. Once I did that, I literally got my fingers wet and dumped drops of water on top. Kinda fun. Kinda messy too. 😉
I used a plain old black pen to draw the strings connecting the balloons to the packages.
And the words? Yep. They are from a new Ellen Hutson set too. That would be the Lovely set.
Sequins? They are from Pretty Pink Posh. Enamel dots (on the presents)? From my depackaged, unlabeled box of enamel dot bliss. 😉
Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. Be back later.
Once again, don’t miss Ashley’s take on today’s challenge. It will not disappoint. I am sure of that.
(Looking for my Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one. Scroll down or click here.)
Ashley and I are back at with our Birthday Card Challenge. Our posting days are a bit unpredictable but we are still doing it. So yeah. 😉
This is my take on the challenge today.
It “might” be a stretch for a birthday card but I am running with it.
The adorable bunny and words are from Avery Elle’s Pure Magic stamp set. So cute.
For the bunny’s face, I used a Copic marker to tap dots. Then I used a blender pen to tap even more dots. Then I used another Copic marker (just a shade darker) to tap even more dots. And then (one more time!) I tapped even more dots with the blender pen. If you try this at home, I warn you: Be patient. All that dotting looked kinda of lame and made me question what I had done to the poor bunny until the ink dried and then things looked good.
Wondering about the panel I stamped the bunny on? Cut that bad boy with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Some of my most favorite, practical dies. (Dearest friends at MFT, please keep making more of them? K, thanks. I love you guys… like a lot. Hugs, kisses and creative wishes, T)
Alright! That’s what I have.
Don’t miss Ashley’s take on the challenge. It will not disappoint. I’m sure.
Welcome, welcome to the Late Summer 2016 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! (Can we get a woo-to-the-hoo?! Yeahhhh!)
And, yep! Yeehaw! I also get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set! (Woohoo!) The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set
(Maximum value $25 USD
) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com
To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post by Tuesday, August 23rd
There is also a crazy good Grand Giveaway
in the CLASSroom
! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, August 23rd
will be announced at the CLASSroom
on Friday, August 26th
! Please check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!
If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog
for a complete list of all the designers.
You should have arrived at this hop from the blog of the incredible Sandy Allnock
. I’m Teri. And the stop after me is the blog of the amazing Laurel Beard
So let me show you what I cooked up with the new goods!
Meet card #1.
I just plain had fun with this one, pulling out images from the Stay Salty stamp set
and coordinating dies
. I had big dreams of doing just one little scene, but then was like, “I’m going for more, baby!” so I did just that with the 4 little scenes.
I add some little touches, like inking the life preserver and the mermaid’s tail and adding some vellum to the boat. Oh, and I went a little old school too by adding lots of inking to the edges. Maybe not old school, but timeless. That’s probably a better way of saying it.
And meet card #2.
So I went kinda wild with this one! My need to go freestyle was high!
The sunshine panels from the new Silver Linings die set
are pretty cool! They have a cool pattern of sun rays. I was messing around and found them to be kinda foldable so I cut a whole bunch and folded them to make that funky pattern.
It was fun to do!
The sun is from the previously released All Inside stamp set
, while the little hat? It’s from the new Bear Ware stamp set
and coordinating dies
. I’m a huge fan of mixing and matching so it’s fun to be able to do that with so many of the Essentials by Ellen stamps and dies! (THANK YOU, Ellen!)
Alright! That’s what I have for you!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here today with another card created with stamps and dies from Reverse Confetti. They just revealed August’s Sketch For You To Try, and this card is based on that sketch.
And here’s the sketch too. 🙂
I created the little box by cutting a frame with the All Framed Up dies. And the little wormy scene? Made that with the Worm Wishes stamp set and coordinating dies.
I made the worm a bit longer by stamping and die-cutting him twice. I chopped his head off one of them (brutal, I know… wink!) and the pieced end pieces together. I also gave him wiggle eyes… because I couldn’t resist. 🙂 Wiggle eyes make everything more fun… in my card making opinion
I wanted the apples to have a little boom boom so I slapped on a couple gems. Easy peasy. Also, you’ll notice my stamping is not perfect on that back apple. That’s the beauty of these stamps. They are totally forgiveable for not perfect stamping. Hooray!
Alright! So that’s what I have. Be sure to hit the Reverse Confetti blog to see some fabulous takes on the sketch by the Reverse Confetti crew. They rock’th.
Thanks, as always, for stopping by, guys.
Pretty dang excited to be joining my friends from Neat and Tangled for their 4th Birthday Blog Hop. They’ve put together a really fun surprise release in honor of the occasion, and I’m tickled to share a couple projects made with some of the fun new products. Yippee!
Alright, let’s get on with the projects. Give it up for card #1.
And the crowd goes wild! Woooooooo! 😉
Had fun playing with a couple of the new products for this one. I especially dig that big panel you see. I cut it with the new Doily Tag die. I cut it three times – from wood paper and pink and dark pink cardstocks. And then I layered them all together.
The celebrate word and mat was cut with the new Celebrate dies, while the stars were cut with the new Lucky Stars dies. If you look close, you’ll see the celebrate word has two tones of pink. I sponged a little ink on the bottom of the word before adhering it to the mat. You’ll also see some white stars in the open spaces of the doily tag. I just felt… well… adventurous.
Thought it this one turned out pretty fun.
And meet card #2.
I used the same supplies to make this one as the other. Those stamped words? Yep. They were stamped with a new product too. (Surprise, surprise… right?! Ha!) That would be the Celebrate stamp set. It’s a good one for making stuff for all kinds of happy occasions.
Alright! That’s what I have for you.
Be sure to check out all of today’s blog hop stops.
And be sure to comment as you go! That’s because there are some awesome Neat and Tangled prizes up for grabs.
There will be one $100 gift certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop and two $50 gift certificates to the Neat and Tangled shop. Winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop all week long. Woohoo!
Thanks for stopping by today, guys! You are the best.