SugarPea Designs | Llama Just Say | Mirror Stamping |Friendship Card

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be taking part in a video hop this week and share this super sweet llama friendship card I made.

SugarPea Llama Just Say

All of the participants in this hop made friendship theme projects to celebrate friendships and introduce you to other talented crafters. There are prizes along the way so be sure to follow along for your chance to win.

My card features a fun little scene I made using Gansai Tambi Watercolors to paint the sky with one shade of blue and paint the grass with a bright shade of green onto a watercolor panel.

I personally like to allow my watercolor panels to air dry and left this one to completely dry before I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.

For this project I wanted the llamas to face each other and to achieve that I needed to mirror stamp one of the images of the llama.

Mirror stamping is a fun technique of stamping the original image onto a solid stamp then adding the cardstock on top thus stamping a mirror image of the original.

Both of the llamas were stamped onto Bristol smooth cardstock and colored in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

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Markers used

Body/face: No. 94 Gray Brown, 097 Pale Gray, 900 Warm Gray, 901 Gray Tint
Nose/Cheeks: No.200 Almond Pink
Ears: No. 230 Pale Rose
Hoofs: No. 902 Natural Gray
Rugs: No. 207 Dark Pink, 036 Light Blue, 050 Yellow

I also added clouds die cut with Heffy Doodle’s Swirly Cloud from watercolor cardstock and added a light blue shade for some depth.

Check out the video below for all of the details on creating this card and the details of the giveaway.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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SugarPea Designs Lllama Just Say Stamp
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Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 36
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Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit | Fly Me Away | 5 Cards 1 Kit

After what seems like an eternity waiting on my computer I finally got the word that it’s not fixable and am on my way to replacement. My computer had the unfortunate accident of meeting with two jumping kids, I suppose I share some of the blame for leaving it where I left it for the damage to occur.

In the meantime, to control my anxiety I sat down to create several cards using the contents of the June 2018 Simon Says Stamp card kit. It’s a beautiful kit featuring floral images and papers with a watercolor look.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit
Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit
Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit
Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

I had a hard time cutting into the lovely patterned paper but I did manage to bring myself to use a few. For the first card, I made a no bulk shaker card using tulle and this beautiful feathers patterned paper that I die cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle frames.  This allowed me to create the frame which I tucked the tulle under after adding some coordinating sequence. To complete this card, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock and added it to the top of the card.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

For the second card, I again used a piece of patterned paper that I cut slightly smaller using a stitched rectangle die from MFT. I wanted a slight border of the cardstock underneath. Then I stamped the floral images and embossed them with silver embossing powder onto a piece of watercolor paper. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color up the images and fussy cut them out. I popped up the floral images onto foam tape and arranged them to the center of the card. For the sentiment I used one of larger stamps and added it across the entire length of the card.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

For the third card, I used the purple balloon paper, which happens to be my favorite from the collection. The original intent of this card was to be the shaker card but I inadvertently cut it incorrectly and I had to come up with a plan B.
Plan B was to cut the patterned paper down to 5 1/2” by 4” leaving a small space on the sides and adhering it on top of the black and white stripped paper from my stash. To finish this card, I added the sentiment and added small strips of black cardstock to the sides for a smoother transition.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

I thought I would try using the embossing folder for card four and embossed a piece of white cardstock which was cut on an angle. I took an ink blending tool and Tonic Studios Mousse in Aquamarine and with a very light hand added the mousse to the embossed cardstock. Adding a strip of the gold cardstock and embossing the sentiment completed this card.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

For the final card from the June 2018 Card kit, I decided to create a card with the entire large stamp image. First, I stamped with large floral image onto a piece of watercolor cardstock and embossed it with gold embossing powder. Using the Gansai Tambi Watercolors, I colored the image with pink and green. I then fussy cut the image and added a layer of foam tape to the back of the floral image to pop it up for a little dimension. To add a little elegance to this card, I inked up the edges with VersaMark and embossed the edges with gold embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

I hope that the cards I made are inspiring and gives you some ideas to try. While the kit is sold out, the components of the kit are available to purchase separately at Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

MFT Birthday Bears ~ Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker ~ Birthday card

Hey everyone,

I’m again participating in the MFT Sketch Challenge # 368 and MFT Color Challenge # 85 over on their blog, follow the links for more information. My card features the adorable bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set on this cute birthday card.

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

I first stamped all of the images using VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and colored all of the images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

The color combinations I used:

Bear: 062 Dark brown and 065 Mid brown
Banner: 070 Orange, 032 Persian blue and 022 Carmine red
Balloons: 070 Orange, 032 Persian blue and 022 Carmine red
Present: 070 Orange and 022 Carmine red

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

To put this card together, I followed the sketch provided by the challenge. I used a piece of banana colored cardstock for the base of the card and a polka dot piece of patterned paper from My Favorite Things Fun & Frolic paper pad.
I added all of my images either flat on the panel or with some foam adhesive for dimension. And that will complete this birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set
MFT Peek-a-boo Circle Windows die-namics
MFT Fun & Frolic 6 x 6 Paper Pack

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears Die-namics
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Strathmore Watercolor Paper pad
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Your Next Stamp Huggles Christmas Star ~ Zig Clean Color Real Brush ~ Christmas Card

Hey everyone,

It’s been a hectic two weeks around here, hence the lack of posts and participation in the card challenges that I love so much.
But I’m finally finished with the project that took me away from my craft time and now I can get back in to my happy place to create some cards.
This card was inspired by Your Next Stamps’ Sketch or Color Challenge # 76. This week I choose to do the color challenge with this one layer card.

Your Next Stamp Huggles Christmas Star colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Distress ink background handmade Christmas card.

I did not intentionally set out to make a one layer card (originally, I wanted to use an evergreen trees die in the background) but the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry, so they say!
I started by stamping the images onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx black ink and masking it using Molotow art masking liquid.
I have to say that I was not a 100% happy with this product when I removed it as it left some of the blue residue onto the image. Perhaps it’s a user error and I will try another time before I make up my mind.
I wanted to create a wintery scene background and used my favorite distress inks for the night time sky and added a spritz or two of the Shimmer Sparkle spritz for an all over sparkle. I finished the background with splatter of diluted white paint to mimic snow.
I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color my images and very little water as I had to cover up some of the blue residue left by the masking pen.

Colors I used:
Bear: 068 Deep Brown, 065 Mid Brown and 072 Beige
Scarf: 029 Geranium Red and 022 Carmine Red
Gingerbread man: 072 Beige
Shoes/bow 032 Persian Blue
Hat: 022 Carmine Red
Star: 051 Lemon Yellow

Your Next Stamp Huggles Christmas Star colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Distress ink background handmade Christmas card.

To put this card together, I cut the main panel using a stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a white A2 sized card base.
The sentiment I used is from the same stamp set and I die cut it with a banner die after stamping it with Versafine Onyx black ink. And that will complete this simple yet I think stunning Christmas card!
I followed the Color Challenge on this card and hope that I made a card that inspired you.

As always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

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Your Next Stamp Huggle Christmas Star
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Distress Ink Mini Tumbled Glass
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Distress Ink Mini Blueprint Sketch
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Lawn Fawn Hippo Birdie ~ Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 ~ Zig Clean Color Markers

Hey everyone,

I’m finishing the week off with this adorable card for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 11 – Cards for kids. I created this card to give to a friends’ child for an upcoming birthday and thought it was very fitting for this challenge entry.

Lawn Fawn Year Four Hippo and Birdie stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

I stamped the images from Lawn Fawn Year Four onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored all of the images using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Color combinations I used:
Hippo: 075 Brick Beige
Birdie: 050 Yellow and 070 Orange
Balloons: 202 Peach Pink and 042 Turquoise Green

Lawn Fawn Year Four Hippo and Birdie stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

I have been loving shaker cards lately and I wanted to create a shaker card for this challenge. To start, I die cut a piece of pink cardstock using Lawn Fawns Stitched Circle Frame dies and a piece of patterned paper from DCWV Simple Joy using Lawn Fawns’ Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable dies.

Lawn Fawn Year Four Hippo and Birdie stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

To complete this card, I adhered all of the patterned paper pieces, added some shaker pieces and added all of the images with foam squares to the top layer for some added dimension.

I just adore the end result of this card and I’m sure it will be just as loved by the recipient! As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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My Favorite Things Be Mime ~ Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers ~ handmade card

Hey everyone,

I’m starting the week off with a card I made for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

I used MFT’s cute little girl from Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp set and stamped her onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink.
I colored the image using my Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush pens.

Colors I used:

Jeans: Persian Blue
Shirt: Wine red and a white gel pen
Skin: Flesh color and shaded with Blush
Hat and shoes: Black
Hair: Mid Brown
Glove: Light Grey

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

To put this card together, I stamped a diagonal stripe on one edge using Hero Arts’ Deep Ocean hybrid ink. I cut a piece of adorable red with white stars patterned paper from Echo Park Birthday Wishes paper pad, and adhered it to an A2 top folding card base. I took a piece of grey cardstock and cut a stitched circle and the sentiment tag. The sentiment I used is from the same stamp set as the image and I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. For final touches to the card, I added a few blue rhinestones from my stash.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

That completes my card and my entry for My Favorite Things challenge that they host over on their blog with a new Sketch challenge every week and a new Color challenge every other week.

That’s it for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Strathmore - 9 x 12 Bristol Smooth Paper Pad - 20 Sheets Kuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Real Brush Marker - 36 Piece Set Hero Arts - Dye Ink Pad - Deep Ocean Echo Park - Birthday Collection - Boy - 12 x 12 Collection Kit My Favorite Things - Die-Namics - Dies - Be Mine

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Lawn Fawn Aloha ~ Distress Ink backgrounds ~ Zig Clean Color Markers

Hey everyone,

For the end of the week, I thought I’d have a go at participating in a challenge from Lawn Fawn over on their challenge blog Lawnfawnatics.com
For this week, the challenge was to add watercolor to our projects. Here is my take on the challenge number 7.

Lawn Fawn Aloha stamp colored with Zig Clean Color and Distress Inked background handmade card.

I started by taking a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock cut down to 4” x 5.5” and die cut a circle in the front. My sweet little girl helped me to cover the cardstock with color splashes using Distress Inks in Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey.
To create the sunset, I used a piece of watercolor paper and using the same Distress Ink colors I created a watercolor sunset background. The technique I used, I first saw over on Kristina Werner’s blog, where you add a wash of color in a sweeping motion across the desired section. After adding all of the color choices, and drying it, I then added little swirly marks of each color and a lot of water on the brush to each color, and dried it again. I’m really happy with the end result.
Using Lawn Fawn’s Aloha stamp and die set, I stamped the two pineapples onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and Versafine Onyx black pigment ink. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers in 044 deep green for the leaves, and 050 yellow and 052 bright yellow for the pineapples.

Lawn Fawn Aloha stamp colored with Zig Clean Color and Distress Inked background handmade card.

To put the card together, I took a piece of bright pink A2 sized card base and added the watercolor sunset, and top cardstock. I put the pineapples on a piece of foam tape for some dimension and added the sunglasses with a little shimmer using Spectrum Noir Sparkle glitter overlay pen. To finish the card, I added the sentiment from the same stamp set by heat embossing it with white embossing powder onto a piece of black cardstock.
This little baby will be entered into the challenge so here’s my fingers crossed for a win!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Jillibean Lemonade ~ Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream ~ Distress Ink blending ~ Summer theme cards

Hey everyone,

So I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, partly because I’ve seem to have lost my crafting mojo and partly because the kids are out of school for the summer, or perhaps because the kids are out of school I’ve lost my mojo.

In either case, we’ve had to adjust and figure out a new schedule in order to have time for our summer adventures and time to create. Speaking of summer, I thought I’d start with a couple of simple summer inspired cards to get back into the swing of things.

For the first card, I used a lemon stamp from Jillibean Soup and stamped it onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

Jillibean Soup Lemonade Shaker Stamp with Distress ink blending background for a summer inspired handmade card.

I did some ink blending using Distress inks in Squeezed Lemonade towards the inner part of the card and Wild Honey towards the outer part of the card.

To put the card together, I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Echo Park’s Sweet Summertime paper collection using Lawn Fawn’s largest Stitched Rectangle stackable die which I adhered to an A2 sized card base. I cut the lemon paper using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle die and adhered it to the patterned paper using some fun foam for some dimension. And finally, I added the sentiment by stamping it onto a piece of cardstock and heat embossing it. As a final touch I added some Nuvo Crystal drops and a piece of twine to complete this card.

Prickley Pear Build an Ice cream Stamp set with Distress ink blending background and colored using Zig Clean Color Real brush markers for a summer inspired handmade cards.

For the second card, I wanted to create a really bright background that screamed SUMMER. To do that I took Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Mustard Seed and did some ink blending onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock. With a very bright background, I had to balance it with a subtle focal image. Using an ice cream cone stamp from Prickley Pear, I stamped the images onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the cone and ice cream image.

Zig’s that I used are:
065 mid brown for the cone, which I blended with a water filled brush
099 cool gray 1 and 901 gray tint for the ice cream, which I blended with Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Overlay pen
200 Sugared Almond Pink for the base of the ice cream, which I blended with a water filled brush

To put this card together, I cut the very bright background using the largest die from Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Rectangle stackable die set and adhered it to an A2 sized card base. With the ice cream image, I added some foam squares for dimension and placed it in the center of the card. I added the sentiment from the set and added a few enamel dots from Echo Park’s Petticoats and Pinstripes Enamel dots, and that completed this card.

Summer inspired handmade cards

Hopefully, with these two little cards I can start my road to recovery and find where I’ve left that mojo to help me create some more interesting cards. That’s it for now!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Jillibean Soup – Shaker Clear Acrylic Stamps – Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Squeezed Lemonade


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Wild Honey

 


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Picked Raspberry


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mermaid Lagoon


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Twisted Citron


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Mustard Seed


Echo Park – Sweet Summertime Collection – 12 x 12 Collection Kit


Echo Park – Petticoats and Pinstripes Collection – Girl – Enamel Dots


Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables


Tonic Studios – Nuvo Collection – Crystal Drops Gloss – Morning Dew


Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker – 36 Piece Set

Maymay Made it Owlton and Owlivia ~ Graduation Cards

Hey everyone,

I’m back this week with another card project, this time inspired by the upcoming graduations.  I wanted to make a several quick and easy graduation note cards to have on hand and here is the end result.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

I started by stamping the cute little owls and graduation cap from Maymay Made it Owlton and Owlivia stamp set onto some Bristol smooth cardstock using onyx black Versafine pigment ink. My intent was to use my Zig clean color markers, which I did, but I feel as though I need more practice to get the blending done correctly.

I used the same colors to color the boy and the girl owls but added more water to some of them. Since there is a boy owl and a girl owl, I choose to create cards for both graduates and color coordinate the backgrounds as well.

Here is the list of colors I used:

Owls: 062 dark brown, 065 mid brown, 072 beige for the boy belly and 026 light pink for the girl belly.
Beak, toes, and tassel: 052 bright yellow
Graduation cap: 010 black

All of the note cards are cut down to 3.5 inch by 7 inches and scored at 3.5 inch mark.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For this card, I used a stitched square scallop edge frame from My Favorite Things to cut a frame from some dark blue card stock. I also cut stars from the same dark blue and adhered it all to the note card base. I fussy cut one of the boy owls and adhered it with foam squares for some dimension.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the second card, I did a little ink smooshing using Distress Oxide ink in Broken China. I cut another frame from light blue card stock and adhered the little boy owl with his cap. Using a sentiment from Neat and Tangled Mermazing completed this card.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the next card, I used a pattern stencil and applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Peony Pink using Nuvo’s blender brush. Using the brush, allowed me to lightly brush the mouse onto the cardstock to create a soft background. I’ll be honest, this was my first time using the mousse and the brush, and I think I did a good job.

I adhered the owl to a circle background and using a simple Congratulations sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set completed the card.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

For the final note card, I used a Heidi Swapp large arrows stamp to stamp the background with Angel Pink Memento dye ink. I added some polka dot washi tape, adhered the owl on foam squares and stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set to complete this card.

I made several of these to have on hand, as there are many “graduates” that I wanted to give these out to. But for a very special graduate I made this special card using the same boy owl from Maymay made it stamp set.

Maymay made it Owlton and Owlivia graduation handmade cards colored with Zig clean color markers.

To start, I cut some white cardstock just a little smaller than the red base, which is an A2 size card. On the white cardstock I stamped the diploma from Lawn Fawns smart cookie stamp set to create the cute background. By stamping it several times in random places I achieved a look as though they are falling down. I used just a touch of red marker to color the bow.

I adhered a red scallop circle with a white circle base and added the owl with some foam squares to add dimension. Using Lawn Fawns bannertastic stamp and die, I embossed the outline of the banner and the sentiment with white embossing powder.  To complete the card, I stamped and die cut the little diploma and adhered it to the owls little wing as though he is holding up his very own diploma.

Whether your “graduate” completed pre-school, high school, college or anything in between, these are the milestones that we should celebrate and enjoy spending it with family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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