Alright. So I might be pushing it on the title of this post, but I wanted to share with you a trio of cards I created with the latest STAMPtember stamp set from Simon Says Stamp! Releasing today is the new Deco Fall set by Paper Smooches. It’s a sweet little set with leaves, a pumpkin, an acorn and a few phrases. You’ll find it and all the other STAMPtember products right here.
I really wanted to focus on the leaves for these cards and challenged myself to make three different (but somewhat similar) cards.
For all three cards, I lined up several of the leaf stamps on my MISTI and then inked them up with three different colors. For this first one, I stamped the leaves twice, once on white cardstock and once on a strip of kraft cardstock. Then I lined them up and assembled the card.
This card is probably the most basic of the three with me only stamping my row of leaf stamps once onto the card. That plaid pattern at the bottom? Created that in coordinating colors with Paper Smooches’ Buffalo Check stencil and good ol’ inking.
I created this final card by stamping row of leaf stamps once on kraft cardstock. Then I rotated the panel and stamped them a second time on the opposite side of the panel. The sentiment strip? I simply cut a piece of white cardstock, stamped one phrase with orange ink and then stamped a second phrase on top with black ink.
By the way, since I really wanted the leaves to shine on these cards, I restrained myself from adding too many embellishments to the cards. I purposely kept things pretty simple by added stitches, thread and sequins. Such a light but nice finishing touch they add.
That is it for me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out these cards. I’ll be back again really soon with some more projects to share with you!
Looking for my Sunny Studio 4th Birthday Blog Hop post? it’s the post right below this one!
Hi, friends! Shake it, shake it off… or something like that. 🙂
I’m up over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog with a new tutorial! I’m showing how to make a shaker card, as well as a coordinating shaker tag, that would be perfect to add to a Halloween treat.
These two little shakers took a little bit of time to make, but they would be easy to reproduce with supplies you have. I’d sure be tickled if you’d check out the post.
By the way, if you want more Halloween paper craft inspiration, don’t miss this post as well. You’ll find a sweet little Halloween card I put together. You’ll also get a tip for holding stencils in place while you use them to apply ink to paper.
See you again soon, friends!
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!
Eight new products will be available to purchase here at 10 am Central time on September 7th. Hooray!
To add extra fun to our blog hop…there is a prize! The prize – a $50. gift code to use at the PS online store.
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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.
Back again with another card to share with you. Today’s card features an encouragement card that came together quickly with the help of a stencil and a few basic supplies.
I created the background for this card with the Leaves stencil from Pretty Pink Posh. I have been on a bit of a stencil kick lately, and, when I saw that stencil, I knew I had to make a card with it. Such a fun one.
I stenciled the pattern right onto the card directly with Distress Oxide Ink pads and a makeup brush from Daiso. I love how bold the Distress Oxide Inks are and how well they blend together.
To keep the card from being really boring with just an inked background, I added a few dots with white Nuvo Drops. It’s such a simple and easy way to add some visual interest.
The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh as well. It came from the Encouraging Greetings stamp set. So many lovely phrases in it that are perfect for sending something to encourage a friend or loved one… or pick up their spirits.
Alright. That is all I have for you today. I’ll be back again real soon with another card to share with you.
By the way, looking for more cards from me? Don’t miss the interactive monster card I shared over the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L this week. It features a lot of fun details and elements that are easy to recreate on cards you make.
Here’s a little peek at the card.
Hope you will check it out!
See you again soon, friends!
I’m here again with a couple thank you cards that were just plain fun to make.
Meet card #1.
Meet card #2.
And meet card #3.
I created the backgrounds for each of these cards using some stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. Take a look and you’ll see each one is a little different.
The first card uses an entire stencil the old fashioned way: Set it down and apply ink.
On the second card, I used one of the stencils to apply a dark layer of yellow ink. Then I moved it over the left and applied a lighter layer.
On the third card, I did some layering with different stencils. It’s hard to tell but look real close and you’ll see it.
All the words and images on these cards are from Honey Bee Stamps too. I didn’t quite have phrase to use with the thanks word so I took a phrase from their Forest Friends set and masked off part of it when I inked it so only part of it would stamp on my cards.
Alright! That’s what I have for you.
Supplies from Honey Bee Stamps used for these cards:
Ps. Check out The Scrap Review for a recent review I did about the Hexi Patterns Background Stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. They are just lovely.
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today.
I’m super excited to be over there, sharing a quick and easy way to embellish patterned paper with…. stencils, glitter and the Dual Tip Glue Pen. It’s such an easy to add a little bit of glitz and shimmer to papers.
Be sure to check out the post.
Be back again later, gators.
Back again with a card to share with you! Because… that’s what I do. Wink!
Just a “for fun” card!
Created this goofy little scene with the new Let’s Flamingle stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. They just came out. (Thank you, sweet friend, who shared them with me.)
Flamingos have a special place in my heart. Many plastic flamingos have graced my yard over the years. They humor me greatly. 😉
I thought it would be fun to create a goofy scene with them so I die-cut, stamped and colored several drink glasses for my scene. I even added some “salt” to them with glitter glue.
I initially had planned to have all the glasses surround one of the ‘mingos, but I made a last minute decision that one should serve as a hat too. Because… it made me chuckle. Hopefully it does for you too!
By the way, you might be wondering about the background behind the flamingos. I created that sky with the help of MFT’s Cloud stencil. It’s such a fantastic tool for making scene cards. I’d totally recommend getting one to anyone who likes to make stamped scenes.
Anyway, that is all I have for you. Thanks for taking the time to check out my card today.