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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Chibi Unicorn fun

 Good afternoon, I hope you are having a fun Easter weekend. 

It's Day 3 of the Stamper's Delights new release and this one is another special one as they have made some more clear stamps. This time it's Chibi Unicorn Blythe:

Isn't she adorable - she has some sentiments included with her.

I just had to color her all girly!


I chose pink and blue Copic markers and carried the theme to her horn!
Once she was colored I fussy cut her with my Scan N Cut. I stamped 2 of the sentiments and colored the cardstock to match her outfit.
My A2 card base was matted with pink cardstock and blue gingham paper. I used glue gel to adhere her to my card base, shaping her to give dimension which is difficult to see in the photo. I added the sentiment and to finish the card I added some polymer clay flowers.

If you love this image head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this week’s New Releases.

Why not stop by the Stamper's Delight Facebook page for regular news and inspiration from my Teamies you can also enter the progressive challenge there, no blog needed and receive freebies! 

 All the design team projects are available on the Inspiration blog - hop on over there for more inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by








Thursday, April 1, 2021

My Kind of Crazy

Good afternoon, I hope everyone is enjoying spring blooming around us. We have crocuses and daffodils peeking through and currently no snow!

As it's the first week of April (Yes really!!!!) it's new release weekend at Stamper's Delights and of course we have some super sweet images to share with you.

My first is My Kind of Crazy - she is for all you cat lovers:


Check out that adorable kitten hanging from her braid. 
I colored her with Copic markers and fussy cut her using my Scan n Cut.
The sentiment was partly recolored and printed onto white cardstock.

For my card base I matted an A7 card blank with orange cardstock. I then added Brusho powders to a piece of cream card and spritzed with water, giving me a 'crazy' background which was adhered to my base. I used a piece of the orange cardstock and a piece of blue to make a ribbon effect across the card. I added both my image and sentiment with foam squares to my card. Finally I added a few blue glitter enamel dots.

If you love this image head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this week’s New Releases.

Why not stop by the Stamper's Delight Facebook page for regular news and inspiration from my Teamies you can also enter the progressive challenge there, no blog needed and receive freebies! 

 All the design team projects are available on the Inspiration blog - hop on over there for more inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by, I will be back on Saturday with another new release cutie.





 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Let it Snow

 Good morning! We had snow this week again but it's warmed up as the week has progressed.

This is my first post for Chicca's Tree House they have some adorable character digital stamps. Today and I am going to show you how I made this card using the cute little Silvia Snow:


I started my card by printing out Silvia onto stamping card, I chose Copic Markers to color her and used an oval die to cut her offset:


Next I matted an A7 card base with some snowflake papers.


I added my image and dusted her snowflakes with glitter.



I decided to add more snowflakes so cut these using dies and glittered them also



My finished card is so sweet.



Supplies used:
- Digital Image: Silvia Snow
- Stamping Card
- White Heavy weight Cardstock For Base Card
- Copic Markers
- Oval Nesting Die
- 8x8in Frosty Paper Pad
- Wet Glue
- Snowflake Dies
- Glitter

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Altenew Educators Certification Program Level 2 - Beyond Basic Backgrounds

 Good afternoon! The sun is shining and it actually feels warm when you are in it.

I completed and passed my AECP Level 1 so I'm back today with the first class of my level 2. Beyond Basic Backgrounds by Lydia is filled with great lessons and I have loved the different techniques she taught.

I chose to show case 2 or these techniques, the first one is a DIY stencil:


Using Scribbled Flowers Dies, I chose one flower die and cut this multiple times into scratch card which gave me a a floral stencil. I then took this one step further, using a pencil I traced through the DIY stencil on to a second piece of scratch card. This gave me the positions of the flowers so I could add leaves in between. I die cut the leaves into the second piece of card so I have a stencil with leaves.

I then taped the floral stencil to a piece of 4x5.5in card stock and inked through the stencil. I repeated this with the leaves stencil. Once the ink was dry I used the coordinating stamps, versamark ink and clear satin embossing powder to give a subtle image of each flower. This was added to a cream A2 card base with foam tape.
Using the green ink I inked all over a piece of white card. I then die cut this with Happy Die and stamped the Halftone Happy stamp with versamark and embossed it with the same powder as my floral design.
Using foam squares I added this to my card. Anniversary was stamped in black ink, cut into a strip and added to the 'Happy'.
I finished the card with some sparkly gems.




My second card used the Matt Watercolor Resist technique. 



I die cut Ornate Cover die into a folded piece of freezer paper. I then laid these onto  A2 pieces of white watercolor cardstock. Lydia uses a Minc machine to melt the wax from this onto the card which holds the paper in place. I couldn't get my machine to melt this so I used my heat press - the higher temperature worked!
Next I used my watercolor paints to add color all over the piece of card, left this to dry then very carefully lifted the freezer paper. This leaves a matt version of the die pattern on the card, a similar effect to emboss resist but without the shine embossing powder gives.
I added this and a color coordinating mat to a white card base.
 I didn't want to cover much of the pattern so I die cut a circle from white card and stamped this using the Mini Hello Stamp set. So this stood out I inked the edges of the circle, and adhered it to the card with foam squares.
Finally I added a few coordinating enamel dots.


As I had 2 die cut pieces of freezer I repeated the card in a blue but faded the paint towards the bottom corner:


Supplies used:
Altenew Inks:
    Jet Black
    Deep Iris
Other Inks:
    Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
    Bundled Sage Distress Ink
    Versamark
Arteza Metallic Watercolor Paints
Hero Arts Satin Pearl Embossing Powder
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cover
Fog Grey Cardstock
Cream 300gsm Cardstock
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Watercolor Cardstock
Crystal Gems
Enamel Dots
Glue, Foam tape, Foam Squares

Thank you for stopping by I hope you like what you see if so please leave a comment to let me know.








Saturday, March 6, 2021

Bunny Love

 Good afternoon! Have you been enjoying the gorgeous new release from Stamper's Delights? Today we have another surprise a new clear stamp release and this time it's the Chibi's turn check out this cutie:

Meet Chibi Rini Bunny She is available both as a Clear stamp and a digital image so the choice is yours.
I couldn't wait to color her up and make her into a super cute card:


I colored her using bright spring colored alcohol markers then trimmed the image down and used my corner rounder on the corners.
I matted a white A7 card base with yellow card and some pretty green Easter paper. Rini was matted with same paper and added flat to the card. Finally I rounded the corners of my sentiment and it's mat and added this to the card with foam squares.
A simple but cute card using an adorable image!

Head on over to the Stamper's Delights Store to see all of this week’s New Releases.

Why not stop by the Stamper's Delight Facebook page for regular news and inspiration from my Teamies you can also enter the progressive challenge there, no blog needed and receive freebies! 

 All the design team projects are available on the Inspiration blog - hop on over there for more inspiration.