Hi, friends! Let’s hop! It’s Paper Smooches Blog Hop time once again! The gang’s all here And the gang is banding together to share a sampling of projects made with the NEW Paper Smooches September 2019 release with you!
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Alright! So let’s get on with the project.
Created this one with a couple new products. Made the background with new Buffalo Plaid stencil. Simply plopped the stencil on orange cardstock and then sponged dark orange on top.
The leaves were cut with the brand new Linked Leaves die. It’s so dang fun. I cut it a couple times from white cardstock. I stacked them on top of each of each other and then used markers to add some color to the inner pieces.
For a little extra pop, I added some dots and lines with a white pen. I also added some white thread behind the leaves. Always love that look.
Alright. That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you again.
Me again with another handmade stamped card to share with you. Today’s card is super… well, it features some super duper heroes. Super heroes, that is.
Meet today’s card.
I just had fun the other day, coloring in these two heroes from the new Super Duper stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. In full disclosure: I’ve been on a big super hero kick for awhile so I totally gravitated toward this set!
I stamped the two heroes on cardstock, colored them in with markers and fussy cut them with my scissors. My fussy cutting wasn’t exactly perfect so I used a trick from one of my friends: I took a black marker and ran it along the edges. Easy peasy. And a super nice way to cover up the boo boos.
The clouds are some I stamped and die-cut while working a bit back with the Sunnyville stamp set from Paper Smooches. Always fun when you can mix and match different products together.
Oh, you might be wondering about the background! It’s one I made awhile ago while messing around with watercolors and watercolor paper. I added a couple stamped stars to it when I put it on the card. I used a colored pencil to add a little color to each star as well.
Alright. That’s it for now. I’ll be back later, gators. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.
Dropping by today to share a card created with one of Paper Smooches’ new crafting dies. I’m just so excited to send this card to one of my stamping friends.
The flowers were created with the new Stemmed Rose Dies. Rather than doing a bunch of paper piecing and all, I cut them from white cardstock and then used my markers to add a little color to them. It is kind of a tedious task with thin, intricate dies, but I think the results are almost always stunning.
Now, this card has a fun little twist. The die set comes with a mat die. Rather than matting the flowers onto mats, I used the mat die to cut a window out out of the front of the card. I placed one of the flowers inside the card, right so you could see it through the window.
One thing I did on the front of the card, to make the flowers stand out on it, was I opened it and sponging a little blue ink onto it. I did it softly, over and over in a circle. I also added a sentiment (perfect for my stamping friend) from the Fun & Flirty stamp set.
To finish things off, I added couple sequins. They are always a nice, fairly flat, way of finishing a card.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be back again later, gators.
PS. Don’t miss this post I shared over the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog recently! It shows a fun way to use foil to make a wedding card!
Do you like to add texture to your handmade cards? I’m up on the blog today for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, sharing a card that had couple unique ways to add texture to it. Here’s a peek-a-roo for you.
Can you see my two tricks? Hint: The background with the hearts. And hint, hint: The blue sky.
These were both super fun techniques to do. I’d be tickled if you’d check out the post for the scoop.
Thanks for stopping by. Be back later, gators.
The cards just keep coming. Yessss! 🙂
I was inspired yet again by the latest Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to make today’s card.
I once again whipped out the Thanks a Latte stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a cute set!
I stamped and die-cut the mugs, scarves and heart. I colored them in with markers and then set them aside.
I sponged some blue ink onto a card in a circle. I added the cups and hearts to it, and then stamped the snowflakes, steam and sentiments.
For a finishing touch, I added a few white drops with my white Nuvo Crystal Drops. I sure like it adds to cards…. and yet…. still keeps your cards relatively flat and easily mailable.
Alrighty. This post is short and sweet… and all I have. I’ll be back again later, gators.
Don’t forget to check out the hop. So many wonderful projects have been linked up so far. So…. stinking… many. If you love coffee, cocoa or tea, this hop is worth checking out!
Hello again, friends!
I’m still on a coffee/cocoa card kick, thanks to the Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. (Thanks, guys, for inspiring me to use the stuff in my crafty stash of goods!)
Today’s card features the Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. It’s such a cute set of stamps.
I simply stamped the cup twice on white cardstock and stamped a snowflake on each cup. I colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them out.
I die-cut the rounded rectangle with a die from My Favorite Things. I sponged some ink onto it and stamped the words, hearts and snowflakes onto it. I added a little color with markers and then popped some holes in the panel with the small circle punch on Crop-a-Dile tool.
I put some patterned paper on the card and added the rectangle. And then…. magic happened again! I squirted some drops of Glossy Accents right over the holes. When it dried, I ended up with a pretty cool look!
Alright. That’s it for today.
Don’t forget to check out the hop (and, maybe, link up some cards of your own). So many fun projects to see!
Back again with a couple more cards inspired by the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
Maybe a month or so ago, I pulled all my coffee, tea and cocoa stamps from my various stamp bins and put them all together. I’m so thankful for this challenge as it’s given me a reason to use those stamps, which I was kinda surprised to see how many I had amassed over time.
I really wanted to make a chalkboard inspired card so I pulled out the Warm Wishes stamp from Neat & Tangled. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on a panel die-cut from white cardstock. And then, the magic happened. I slowly applied black ink to the panel with a sponge. It is amazing. The more ink you add, the more chalky it looks. But the white background helps keep it feeling chalkboard’ish.
Once I covered the panel with ink, I buffed the embossed image with a paper towel and spritz on some diluted white paint (with a spray bottle).
I wanted more of a rustic feel for this card so I used a bunch of paper scraps with a more vintage feel.
I liked the card so much that I made a second one. This time, I went with a blue color scheme.
One thing I did a little different was add a few drops of Glossy Accents to the Warm Wishes panel and dump some glass glitter on to them.
I kinda sorta dig the look. Definitely going to do that again before Winter is over on a few cards. 🙂
Alright! That is it for me today.
Don’t forget to check out the hop if you haven’t already. So many awesome projects have been uploaded so far. Great job, guys! The hop runs through the 7th.
Be back again tomorrow.