I just love interactive cards. I think it makes your already special creations just that much more special! I've recently been playing around with shaker cards, slider cards, and for this one, some cute clips that you can remove and use on other things!
There are three little bees on this card that I stamped out using Lawn Fawn's Bugs and Kisses stamp set, die cut, and then adhered to some Canvas Corp Mini Clothespins.
First, I stamped out all my images and die cut them using my Sizzix. Then, to build my background scene. I did some light blue ink blending for the sky, and also ink blended on the landscape panels using a few shades of green Distress Ink.
The landscape panels are cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I layered them over each other, using some foam adhesive to pop up the front layer. This created some space behind the hillside that I was able to clip my little bees to.
I also tucked the mason jar in behind the front hillside, and covered it with some Glossy Accents to make it look like glass. Then, I added some Canvas Corp Jute Cord that I tied into a tiny bow.
The sentiment is also from the Bugs and Kisses stamp set. It is stamped and embossed on a strip of kraft as well as vellum. I added a little heart to the sentiment, as well.
I think this would be such a fun card to send to my nieces and nephews! They could remove the bee clips and add them onto the school notebooks, planners, or even use them as little bookmarks! Of course, its fun to just move them around the card, as well!
Thanks for stopping by to see this fun little card! Hope it gives you some ideas and inspiration for your own crafting!
Brutus Monroe has a ton of fun stamps, and for this card I used the Rockstar Pets set. There's this fun hipster cat along with a dog wearing headphones and several really fun sentiments.
This cat had so much personality he was just dying to be stamped out and watercolored! The rest of the card is super clean and simple, to let the cat stand out.
First, the cat was stamped out using the Misti and some Raven Detail Ink. Then, before the ink dried, I used clear embossing powder and embossed the image.
Then, using Distress Ink Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, and Festive Berries, I added color to the cat. Embossing the lines always seems to help with watercoloring- it creates a barrier that helps hold the color in the lines.
The very last thing to do was stamp and emboss the sentiment, as well, and then add a little Glossy Accents to the glasses to make it look like real lenses!
Hope this gives you a better close up look at this stamp set! Don't forget to check out the store over at Brutus Monroe for not only this set, but a ton more!
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This stamp set from Brutus Monroe is just fabulous! It has this great floral image and a number of sentiments along with it that can be used for different occasions. I decided to go ahead and make two cards with this stamp, just to show that it can be used in a variety of creative ways.
For this first card, the florals were stamped out using my Misti and Raven Detail Ink. Then the image was colored in using Prismacolor pencils. After fussy cutting the image, I popped it up on some foam adhesive and layered it over some coordinating pieces of paper cut into banner shapes.
I also used some Hickory Smoke and Spun Sugar Distress Inks to add some ink splatters to the background, and then tied some white raffia in a bow at the top.
Stunning, yet simple!
Next, I wanted to make another clean and simple card but with a little different spin on the florals. This time, the stamp was stamped using some Versamark ink and then embossed in white embossing powder.
After the vellum was cooled, I fussy cut it out and set it aside while I prepared the background.
Using some light Distress Inks, Squeezed Lemon and Tumbled Glass, I blended on some soft spotlight colors and then glued the vellum flowers over it.
Lastly, I used one of the sentiment stamps from the set and added a simple black strip of cardstock with the sentiment on it over the florals.
That's it for now! Hope you enjoyed this look at this gorgeous stamp set from Brutus Monroe! Im sure you will see this stamp on more projects in the future!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!
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Did you get any fun crafting supplies for Christmas? I received a few items this year. The cute little squirrels on this card are from Lawn Fawn's Cheery Christmas stamp set. I stamped them out with Versafine Black ink and then colored them in with my new Prismacolor pencils. I have to say, I am LOVING these new pencils for coloring my stamped images. I am not that great at watercoloring, especially on regular cardstock. I dont like when the paper warps when you add water to it. These pencils blend great and work on my cheap cardstock.
I used the coordinating dies from the stamp set to die cut the squirrels and the little heart. Then, I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Circle Frame Dies to cut out the circle from some blue paper. I adhered that down to some floral paper that I also die cut, using the Stitched Journaling Card die from Lawn Fawn, as well.
All my papers I pulled from my scrap bin. I am trying my best to use up scraps! I then cut the background white paper on an angle with the Stitched Border dies, and ahdered it over some red polka dot paper that peeks out on the bottom right corner.
I then added the sentiment, the squirrels, and some white twine to the front, and placed the whole stitched journal die cut piece to the front of the card with foam adhesive.
Cute, easy card that has a Valentine's Day feel to it, without being too overly red and white.
Thanks for checking out my card today! I have been slacking on making YouTube videos lately with the business of the holidays, but I hope to get back into it soon!
If you are interested in some of the items I used on this card, I've included some links below.
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I love finding new ways to use my photographs. We seem to snap so many pictures and then leave them on our phones or our cameras. Why not print them off and use them in creative ways?
I've done scrapbooking,I've scrapped my photos in a frame, done canvases for my wall to display photos, but I have never used a photo on the front of a card until now!
I've been using lots of little paper scraps from my scrap bin lately, so I continued that trend by using someRibbon Stripe paper from Canvas Corp. Then, I stamped, embossed, and colored in some peonies from Avery Elle's Peonies stamp set. I adhered the flowers to the ribbon stripe paper, and then added a scalloped border on the bottom. I stapled a bit of lace ribbon to the side, as well.
I wanted to do more layering in the background, so I found more scraps of paper and cut them into strips. I used some pink paper from my Mariposa matstack, and then a tiny bit of white glitter paper. I also cut a piece of vellum with my Stitched Journaling card die.
I wanted to add a little more to the plain white background so I used a polka dot stencil from Heidi Swapp and added some dots with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
Then, I adhered everything down!
To finish it off, I glued some tiny pink hearts here and there.
So don't be afraid to try a new way to use your photos! I think sending them this way on a card would be a wonderful way to send photos to grandparents, aunts, and uncles.
I also managed to put together a quick video of this card.
I just love the combination of stripes and florals! This card I created using an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. After I embossed it by running it through my Sizzix, I used several different Distress Ink colors to give the background a little color.
I popped the whole embossed panel up on some kids craft foam and adhered it off to the right side. On the card base below, I stamped a striped border down the side using a striped background stamp from CCB's "Be Beautiful" stamp set.
So that's the card for today! Thanks for stopping by and go ahead and watch the process video if you want to see how it all came together!
Bananas Over You- Celebrating National Scrapbook Day with Art Impressions, Simple Stories, and Tombow!
May 7th is National Scrapbook Day! Tombow teamed up with some amazing friends at Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbons, Stampendous!, Fancy Pants Designs, Art Impressions, and Simple Stories to celebrate this day. They sent me a scrapbooking care package full of goodies that I get to play with and share with you! I'll be featuring their brands this week on my blog, so keep watching my social media for new posts!
I knew immediately that I wanted to get my hands on this adorable little monkey stamp. You can find this stamp at Art Impressions' online store here. I stamped him and then colored him in using Tombow's Irojiten Coloring Set in Tranquil.
I then fussy cut him out and set him aside to work on the background of my card. I used the You Are Here papers from Simple Stories. These papers are so bright and cheery, they just make me want to go on vacation!
I layered all the papers together and added some CCB Twine and sequins as embellishments.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I did manage to put together a process video, so check that out if you want more detail into how I put this together.
Dont forget! Ill be posting more fun projects this week from some amazing brands!
Some of the fun products I used:
Tombow has teamed up with some amazing companies to bring you some fun inspiration in honor of National Scrapbook Day! This whole week I'll be sharing projects and fun products from some amazing craft and scrapping companies that include:
Fancy Pants Designs
Canvas Corp Brands
For this card I used Stampendous! Fiesta Stamp set and added color using Tombow's Irojiten Tranquil Coloring Set.
First I used the stamps to create a fun border around the bottom of this card. Then, I took Tombow's Crimson colored pencil, and their Straw Yellow colors to color around the outside of the stamped images.
Then all that was left was to stamp the sentiment and add some black sequins! I did also brush on some silver Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I managed to put together a process video, so please watch and enjoy.
Check out some fun products I used!
I made a quick video last week sharing how easy it is to color your stamped images with Tombow's color pencils. Today I'd like to share with you just how I used those stamped peonies!
First I took a paper doily and colored it using some Wedding Pink Glimmer Mist. You have to be careful with the doily while it is wet, though. The paper is so thin that it tears easily.
I built the little tag in the center by taking a piece of floral paper and placing a piece of vellum over it that I embossed the edges with in gold. Then I tied a little bit of twine around and added a stamped butterfly which was also sprayed with Tattered Angels Mists. I stamped and added the "just for you" sentiment, adhering it down with some foam squares.
I also took some Glimmer Glam in Camel and added some golden splatters to the background.
After all things were in place, I arranged my colored flowers around the vellum tag, adhering them down with Tombow's Stamp Runner adhesive.
To finish, I added some white sequins.
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!
I'm linking this card up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge!
I have been playing around with gesso lately, and I did a little stamping with it on this card. You can see on the bottom left corner the scroll design that was stamped with gesso, and then over that I used several colors of Distress Inks to create a resist. After the ink was applied and blended, I stamped some scripted writing over the top of it, Then, to finish the background I spritzed it with some Tsukineko shimmer mist.
For the embellishments, I cut the heart first out of black cardstock, and then again out of acetate. The acetate I also ran through my Sizzix with an embossing folder to give it some texture. Then, I punched a hole at the top and tied some twine into a bow.
The polka dot flower I made by ruffling some washi tape onto a carstock circle and then adding a brad in the center.
My sentiment was stamped using Avery Elle's Peony stamp set. I also added a little scalloped border from a die from Lawn Fawn. I absolutely LOVE this die set. I have used it many times and it always looks fantastic! My sentiment was then adhered with foam adhesive to give it some dimension.
For a finishing touch, I added some black heart rhinestones.
Here's some fun products I used!
I'm also linking this project up with:
Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge!
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