Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Kite ~ Ink Smooshing with Distress Ink ~ Spectrum Noir Markers

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This cute little card was inspired by Lawn Fawn’s challenge blog summer theme challenge. They host a challenge twice a month with a new theme for each challenge. I find that the challenges allow me to step out of my card making comfort zone and try new things to learn.
So I was super excited for this challenge as I generally don’t build scenes in my cards but wanted to create a background for these cute little squirrels to fly their kites.

Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Stitched Kites, and Sophie’s Sentiment handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir markers. Background created with ink smooshing Distress inks for a soft background.

The background was created by taking my favorite Distress inks for creating a sky and grass and ink smooshing them onto a piece of Ranger watercolor cardstock.
I stamped two squirrels from Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas stamp set onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper with some Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored them using my Spectrum Noir markers.

Markers I used: TN3, EB3 and EB8

Moving on to the kites, I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Kite and die cut pink polka dot cardstock with a black frame to create two kites for these friends to play with.

Lawn Fawn Cheery Christmas, Stitched Kites, and Sophie’s Sentiment handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir markers. Background created with ink smooshing Distress inks for a soft background.

To put this card together, I adhered a piece of bright pink cardstock to the base of a top folding A2 size card base. I took the water colored panel and added some foam tape to the back, more for added support than anything else. I arranged all my images and adhered them with foam tape for some added dimension.
I wanted to bring in some black elements to tone down the brightness of the card and used black and white baker’s twine for the line of the kite and wrapped a bit of it around the bottom.
To complete this card, I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments and heat embossed it in white onto a piece of black cardstock.

I think it’s a super cute summer inspired card and this is my entry for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge number 8.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Paper Nest Dolls Rose Princess ~ colored with Spectrum Noir Markers

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A few months ago while at a stamp show, I discovered new to me stamps from a company called The Paper Nest dolls. They are super cute, cartoony type of characters created after the owners’ children. 
I was super excited to find that they have a category for Fairytales as I found two stamps that I had to immediately add to my collection.
Paper Nest Dolls Rose Princess handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

To create this card, I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper and colored the image using Spectrum Noir Markers.

Markers I used
Dress/Hair band: CT3, CT4 and GB3
Hair: TN3, TN5 and EB5
Skin: FS2, FS6 and FS3
Rose: DR3 and DR5
Stem: CG3 and CG4
Earrings and Broch: TB5 with glossy accents  

I cut the stamped image using Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 17 die and did a little ink blending using Distress ink in Antique Linen with a finger dauber to cover some of the white background.
Paper Nest Dolls Rose Princess handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

To put the cards together, I wanted to challenge myself and step out of my card making comfort zone of a minimalist approach. I’ve been playing with paper layering and wanted to incorporate that here. 
I used a yellow-ish patterned paper from K & Company paper pad from the Jubilee collection that I cut down to 5.25” x 5.25” and an orange-ish strip cut down to 1.75” x 5.25” which I adhered to a 5.5” x 5.5” cream colored card base.  To embellish this card a bit, I used a couple of flowers, several gems and one very glittery butterfly all from Recollections.
I suppose I could have kept going but that minimalist personality started to come out again and I thought this was plenty embellished.
My daughter was so excited to watch me create this card, as a few months ago we saw the movie Beauty and the Beast and she claimed the card for her own.


It was an awesome movie that brought me back to my childhood when the animated movie was released long ago! 
I had so much fun creating this card that I wanted to enter it in the Paper Nest Dolls challenge Anything Goes over on their blog
That’s it for me today, as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful ~ Spectrum Noir Markers ~ Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop ~ Second Card

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I’m back with another entry card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop, you can find more information here.

The Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful stamp colored using Spectrum Noir markers handmade card.

For this card, I again used the Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful and stamped this little girl onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and used my scissors to fussy cut her out.

Colors I used:

Skin: FS2 and FS3
Hair: GB8, TN7 and EB5
Dress and shoes: PP5 and DR3
Cup: CT1 and CT4, I also added a bit shimmer using Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen

To create the background for my card, I took a piece of watercolor paper cut down to 4” x 5.5” and used Sizzix Texture Fades Bricked Embossing folder to create a building look. Using Twinkling H2O’s in Pale Porcelain, I added a wash of color across the entire background.
To put the card together, I adhered the card panel to a pink A2 sized card base from my stash. I added the little girl with some foam adhesive for dimension, butterflies and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set to complete this card.
I’m really happy with how this card turned out and I will be entering it in the Coffee Loving blog hop for a chance to win some prizes from a group of awesome sponsors.

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

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Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful ~ Spectrum Noir Markers ~ Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop

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This week I’m starting off with a card to be entered into the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop, all information can be found on their website

Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful Clear Stamp colored using Spectrum Noir Markers handmade card.

For this card, I started by stamping my image from Greeting Farm’s Mini Remix Brewtiful Clear Stamp onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored the little girl using the following markers:

Skin: FS2 and FS3
Hair: CT1, EB1, TN1 and TN2
Dress and boots: CG3 and LG5, I added a little shimmer using the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Cup: BG1, IG1 and IG2 and heart: PP5 and DR3

I fussy cut the image and used the Memento Black dual marker around the edges to give it a cleaner look.
To put the card together, I did some paper layering using Echo Park’s Sweet Summertime patterned paper pack. I used a lemon colored A2 sized card base, I then added a strip of green plaid paper, and I also adhered a piece of the colorful paper cut using Stitched Rounded Rectangle die from Pink and Main. I added a green scalloped circle cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities and adhered the stitched circle with my girl on top of that.
To finish the card, I used a sentiment from Unity Stamps’ Love to go set on a banner and added three enamel dots from Echo Parks Petticoat and Pinstripe collection.   
I will be back tomorrow with another coffee inspired card for the Coffee Lovers Blog hop, until then!

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

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My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents ~ Stuck with me card ~ MFT Sketch Challenge

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This week I thought I’d use some of the stamps I picked up at the MFT Boutique in Eustis Florida a couple of weeks ago on my trip to Orlando.

 

My Favorite Things has a ton of adorable stamp and die sets, but for this week I choose to play with the stamp set called Sweet Succulents.

My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

I stared by stamping all of my images onto some Spectrum Noir ultra-smooth premium white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black dye ink.

Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored the images with the following makers:

The taller cactus: LG3, LG4, and LG5
Flowers: CR4 and CR8
The shorter cactus: CG1, CT2, and IG2
Flower: BP2, BP3 and BP5
Flower pot: BG5, BG6 and BG8

My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

To create the raised picture frame for the little cacti to sit in, I cut a piece of polka dot paper from the Dots & Stripes Valentines collection from Echo Park Paper down to 4.25”,  and then cut the square out with a stitched square scallop edge frame die from MFT.  I added a pink border for the cacti image to nest in for a little color interest.

I used a scalloped stitched edge die from the die-namics stitched scallop basic edges to cut the polka dot paper and separate the frame from the base of the card.

To cover the white background inside of the picture frame, I did a little ink blending with Distress Ink Oxides in Worn Lipstick onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock.

I adhered all of my pieces to an A2 size white card base and stamped my sentiment using Lawn Fawns ink in Hippo color.

My Favorite Things Sweet Succulents handmade card colored using Spectrum Noir Markers.

As I finished this card, I decided to enter it into the MFT Sketch Challenge over on their blog. Each week, a new challenge is posted with the required layout or your interpretation of the layout. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I win, since the prize is a $50 gift voucher for product in their store. And let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a little more MFT stamp and die sets.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel ~ Teacher Appreciation Week card

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This week I continue with projects for teacher’s appreciation week with two adorable cards I made for two special teachers.

This time I used a stamp and die from Lawn Fawn called Thanks a bushel. I started by stamping the basket of apples and individual apples onto some Spectrum Noir paper with black tuxedo Memento dye ink.

Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel teacher appreciation week handmade card

Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored my apples in red and green. Here is the list of markers I used:

Red apples: CR8, DR2 and DR5
Green apples: DG1, CG3, IG1
Leaves: CG4 and DG4
Basket: TN3, TN5 and TN7 the rim of the basket was colored using TN8 and EB5

Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel red handmade card

To create a card, I cut the coordinating color cardstock to 4 inch by 8 inch and scored it at 4 inch mark so that my card base is a perfect square at 4” x 4”. I also cut some coordinating plaid paper down to 3.75” x 3.75” and added the stitching with Stitched Borders die from Lawn Fawn.

I adhered the plaid paper and the basket of apples with some foam squares for added dimension. I embossed a sentiment from the set with black embossing powder and stamped a message on the inside that reads “for being a great teacher!”

 Lawn Fawn Thanks a bushel green teacher appreciation week handmade card

And that completes a couple of very simple, yet very adorable teacher appreciation cards.

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

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Stampendous’ Rose Bouquet Mother’s Day card

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I’m back this week with a Mother’s Day inspired card being that Mother’s Day in about three weeks away. To get started, I stamped Stampendous’ Rose Bouquet roses, leaves and glass jar on some Spectrum Noir paper. This paper is recommended for alcohol based markers as it allows for ease of blending and minimizes the potential for bleed through. Using my Spectrum Noir markers, I colored all the images and cut them with the coordinating die set. 

Here is the list of marker I used

Roses: CR8, DR3, DR5, DR7
Leaves: CG2, CG3, CG4, DG3
Vase: BT1, BT2, IB1, IG1, IG2
Stems: CG2, CG3

Since the bouquet image when assembled was relatively large, I choose to make this card an A7 sized card. I wanted my card to have a frame around the image and since I do not own a die cut in the size I needed, I had to get a little creative. I cut a piece of red cardstock down to 5” by 7”, using Lawn Fawns Stitched Scalloped Borders die, I cut out the middle to create a frame border for my card.

I adhered the image partly flat on the card and partly on foam tape to add dimension. Using Lawn Fawns Happy Happy Happy sentiments and die set, I die cut the scripty “happy” in black cardstock three times and glued it together with multi medium matte.

To complete the card, I embossed the rest of the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock, cut it using a banner die from Lawn Fawn and added a few red sequence pieces, as well as a little shimmer on the roses for a little bling.

That completes this card and I hope you found it inspiring for Mother’s Day.

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

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Stampendous’ Kitty birthday card

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I’m back with another cute pet inspired card. This week I used Stampendous’ Pop up Kitties stamp and die set to create this super cute birthday card. 

I started by stamping the image using Memento black ink and Bristol smooth cardstock. I colored the cute little kitten using my Spectrum Noir Markers.

Kittie birthday handmade card

Here is a list of the markers I used:

Kitten: TN7, TN5 and TN3 
Chest fur: IG1 and then I added a little sparkle with the clear glitter Wink of Stella 
Bow: IB2, IB1 and IG1. 
Eyes: IB2, IB1, IG1.

To add a little interest to the card (and try out a new embossing folder), I inked up the raised image side of the embossing folder with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in the color Tide Pool, so that the color imprints on the cardstock as I ran it through my die cut machine. This technique gives me a beautiful embossed background with a little color to adhere the kitten to.

Kittie inspired handmade birthday card

I cut the embossed panel to 3.75” x 5.5” and adhered it to a piece of teal cardstock cut to 4.25” x 5.5”, so that only a bit of the side edges peeks out. Both of the pieces were then adhered to an A2 white card base.

To complete the card, I used the new Lawn Fawn Bannertastic stamp and die to cut the banner out of the same teal cardstock as the base of the card. The sentiment I used for this card comes from Lawn Fawn’s Meow you doin’ stamp set. I thought it complemented the kitten card very well.

The inside of the card needed a little something, so I added a sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn Meow you doin’ stamp set. It reads, wishing you a pawsome day.

And that completes a very kitten inspired birthday card. As always, I will list the cards for sale in my shop in the very near future.

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MFT Pure Innocence Woof you card

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I’m here with another project I made this time using MFT Pure Innocence Woof you stamp set and coordinating die. I made two cards and reversed some of the color combination. 
I started off by stamping the image onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Memento black ink. I colored both of the images with Spectrum Noir markers in the exact same way.

 

Here is a list of the markers I used

Hair: TN2, TN7 and TN8
Skin: FS2 and FS3
Overall shorts: BP3, BP4 and BP5
Shoes: IG4 and IG6
Dog: IG4 and IG6
Shirt/socks: I left it white and added a little shimmer with the clear Wink of Stella pen.

For the first card I used a pink glitter paper that I cut to 4.25” x 5.5” using the largest die from Lawn Fawn stitched edge rectangles. I adhered it to my A2 card base and added the patterned paper I cut using a scalloped stitched edge die from Gina Marie Designs.  Finally I added my images with foam squares for some dimension.

Using the sentiment from the stamp set, I embossed the sentiment with black embossing powder that I stamped on a piece of grey cardstock and cut it using the biggest banner die from Lawn Fawn’s Everyday Sentiment. I added a little heart cut from the same glitter pink paper and adhered it to the edge of the banner to complete this card.

For the second card I had to get a little creative and add the glitter to the grey card stock to create a little sparkle. Using silver glitter dust, a clear spray adhesive with ultra-fine glitter, I covered the entire piece of cardstock. I adhered that piece to my A2 card base and added the patterned paper that I cut using the scalloped stitched edge die. Adding the same sentiment with white embossing and my images on foam squares completes the second card.

I hope you enjoy these two little cards and I will have them listed in the shop for purchase in the near future. 

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

 

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My Favorite Things Pure Innocence “Woof you” stamp and coordinating die set
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