Back again with another stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is a birthday one! I hope you like it.
I stamped the cute little donut people with Neat and Tangled’s Say Yes to Donuts stamp set. You can’t go wrong with donuts… in my world. Anyway, I had them sitting on my desk for some time, waiting and waiting (and waiting) for me color them in when I had some free time.
I finally took the plunge and did it, coloring them in with markers. And then I got all “cray cray” put a ton of Glossy Accents from Ranger Ink on the frosting and sprinkled on a generous amount of sugar… errr… glitter. I let the donuts dry for, get this, probably 24 hours because (1) it looked so cool and (2) hello, all the Glossy Accents I put on them. Yeah. It was probably too much. But the results? So. Stinking. Cool.
I had a little help from Neat and Tangled with the rest of the card. The phrase was created with the Celebrate stamp set. There’s a phrase inside the card too. Yep. It’s says, “Happy Birthday.” Yep. Real imaginative, I know. 😉
The patterned paper on the card? It’s from the backside of an older print from Doodlebug. Timeless print though. And the hearts? I can’t quite recall what die I cut them with, but there are lots of heart dies out there that are quite similar and would help you achieve the same look on a card of your own.
Not much more to say today so that is it for now, my card loving friends. I’ll be back again later. Thank you as always for taking the time to stop by. It’s a real treat when you do. See you again soon. I sure hope at least.
Stamps and Dies used to make this card:
Hello again, friends!
Back with another card to share with you.
This is another card I made the other night “just for the fun of making something with stamps.”
I had this idea in the back of my head to create a sea of lifesavers so I stamped several lifesavers (with the Stay Salty by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson) on cardstock with Archival Ink. Then I added the little stamped water patterns.
To color things in, I simply paired a waterbrush with Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger Ink. The cool thing with coloring with inks? It doesn’t really matter if you go out of the lines. It makes you like… artsy… and all.
After I did the coloring, I picked up some color with my brush and flicked it on the scene. Again. It make me feel artsy and all.
Now, confession time, I got kinda liberal with water as I added the color so my card warped. No problem-o, though! I cut the panel in half and plopped it on another card.
I finished it off with the stamped sentiment and a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.
That’s it for now. Be back again later, gators!
Back again with another stamped card.
Ashley and I decided to challenge each other again. This time, we are diving into our stashes of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to make some cards. Let’s be honest: The two of us have enough Lawn Fawn products to sink a small island. (Wink! OK. Maybe not but maybe…) But, hey it sounded like a good idea!
So meet today’s card and my first take on the new challenge.
This was such a fun card to work on, as I’ve had the stamps (So Jelly stamp set and Fintastic Friends stamp set) in my stash awhile but they haven’t seen a lot of action.
First, let me tell you a little bit about my design process. I only knew I was going to make some Lawn Fawn cards this week so I pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and dies and just stamped and cut a bunch of images. Then I colored them and pulled some images out of the mix to make these card.
I felt like the fish and jellyfish needed some kind of water to swim in so I cut a circle from cardstock and sponged some Distress Oxide ink on it. Then I spritzed on a little water. Once it was dry, I added the stamped images and stamped a couple air bubbles. I also went kinda crazzzzzy and added the blue circle border with Nuvo Crystal Drops and some clear circle dots in the middle with Ranger’s Glossy Accents. Both are staples in my card making stash.
The patterned papers on my card came from my shoebox of scraps. I forced myself to pick some papers from that box that just worked with the stamping rather than cutting into a couple new pieces of paper.
For the sentiment, I just stamped some words from the So Jelly set on a strip of white cardstock. And then I added a few more blue dots to it… just to go with the ones on the circle.
Alright! That’s all I have for you.
Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her first take on the challenge. Be back again later.