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Special Announcement and Giveaway | Whimsy Stamps Let’s Be Friends | Slimline Waves Card

Good morning crafty friends, I’m so excited to announce that I am part of the Whimsy Stamps Creative Video Team. And we are
celebrating with a giveaway. All of the details for the GIVEAWAY are on my video, linked down below.

For my card, I created a fun underwater slimline card featuring several Whimsy Stamps and Dies.

Whimsy Stamps Let's Be Mermaids

To make the card, I started with a cut down panel of Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, that I taped to a wooden board in order to
minimize any warping from water. Next, I picked out some blue and purple shades of Ken Oliver’s Color Burst.

The fun part of using these highly pigmented watercolors in powder form, is, after adding a few sprinkles of the powder onto
the paper, seeing the explosion of color after adding a few sprays of water.

While the background was drying, I stamped all of the images with Memento Tuxedo ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White
80lb cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers.

Whimsy Stamps Let's Be Mermaids and Slimline Waves Die

Copic Markers Combination

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E49, E47, E43, E42
Tail: V09, V06, RV66, RV55, V05, RV02, V01
Shells: YR000, Y32, YR20, YR12, E31, YR14, E37, RV00, R83
Rocks: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, blender
Green: G28, YG17, YG03, YG01, YG00

Once the background was dry, I ink blended some sun rays from the top using a Sun Rays Stencil and white pigment ink.

I die cut the frame using Slimline Waves Die, three times from heavy white cardstock and adhered them together with liquid adhesive.

Whimsy Stamps Let's Be Mermaids and Slimline Waves Die

To finish this card, I added a white embossed sentiment in between the frame, attached the images with foam adhesive, and added
the panel to a white card base.

Below is the video link of this card, Where I share how I colored this image and created the background. Also, be sure to check out the description box for all of the details about the Whimsy Stamps Channel Giveaway!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


#TeamTinyKatharineKelly1k | Alcohol Ink Backgrounds | GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone, today I am part of a celebratory video hop for Katharine Kelly reaching a milestone of 1K subscribers on her
YouTube Channel. For my card, I created an alcohol ink background inspired by a card Katharine made. I completed my card using
the Sugar Pea Designs’ Mermaid Kisses stamp set.

Sugar Pea Designs Mermaid Kisses

I began my card by embossing a panel of an alcohol ink cardstock with a mermaid scale embossing folder. I believe this particular
embossing folder is discontinued but I will link to another option below.

To create the background, I added several shades in the blue, teal, and aqua to create the ocean background for the mermaid image.

The fun part of creating with alcohol inks is that you can keep going as long as you want. There does not seem to be the,
“Oh I went too far” syndrome.

While the background was drying, I stamped the image out onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock stock with
Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image in with Copic Markers.

Sugar Pea Designs Mermaid Kisses

Copic Coloring Combination

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Mermaid’s Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
Mermaid’s Tail: RV66, RV63, RV52, RV10
Rock: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0

After the coloring was finished, I used my Brother ScanNCut to cut the image out and a stitched circle die to die cut a piece of vellum.

To finish this card, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock, heat set it with white embossing powder and
adhered all of the elements to a white A2 sized card base.

Sugar-Pea-Designs-Mermaid-Kisses Pin

I have a video tutorial on my channel, where I share how I created this card as well as all of the information about the GIVEAWAY.
Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

 


Supplies You’ve Squirreled Away Crafty Collab Hop | LDRS Everyday Critters

Good morning everyone, I am participating with some crafty friends in a monthly crafty collab hop using supplies that “You’ve
Squirrelled Away”. We all have those supplies we had to have and never used and this is a perfect opportunity to reach for those
crafty goods and create a new project. For my stop on the hop, I am sharing a fun slimline card featuring an older LDRS
Everyday Critters Stamp set.

LDRS Everyday Critters

I bought this stamp and die set combination forever and a day ago and never found the opportunity to create a card until now! I
began the card by stamping all of the images in the set using Memento Tuxedo Ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb
cardstock. I colored the image using Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.

Copic Markers Combination

Fox: E19, YR18, YR07, YR04, YR12, C03, C0, R20
Elephant: C7,C5,C3,C1,C0,R22, R20,R30
Bear: E59,E57,E55,E53.E51,E50, R22,R20 Snout: E59,E57,E55
Kite: BG49, BG45, BG53, BG11
Butterflies: YR07, YR15, Y11, RV66, RV02, RV10

LDRS Everyday Critters

For the background, I blended Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick over a cloud stencil. I added the Mustard Seed
at the top of the panel and Worn Lipstick towards the bottom to create the background. I added a grassy hill to my little scene
by ink blending Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock.

LDRS Everyday Critters

To finish the card, I die cut the panel with a wonky stitched slimline die, stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx ink, and
added my critters with foam tape for some added dimension.

Follow along on our hop to be inspired by heading to Virginia Fairchild and check out her amazing work. As always thank you
so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

The stamp set I used is no longer available but I have linked a similar option below!

#TeamTinyUnderTheSea | 7 Kids Craft Video Hop | Copic Coloring Digital Images

Hi everyone, today I am part of a video hop for the 7 Kids Craft Store celebrating the release of the shop’s new digi stamps.
For my card today, I created a one-layer slimline underwater scene featuring the Complete Bubble Babies digital stamp set.

7 Kids Craft Complete Bubble Digi Stamps

To begin my card, I created a blueprint of sorts, by arranging all of the images I planned to use and then printed onto a piece of
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock. I printed an additional set of images onto a piece of regular copy paper to create masks for my card.

Once I had my masks covering my images, I ink blended the panel with Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Mermaid Lagoon,
Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress ink over a stencil to create layers of waves in my ocean scene.

I splattered the panel with water and blotted it dry then I created a ton of texture by splattering the panel with watered down
white acrylic paint and black acrylic paint.

After removing the masks, which is my favorite part of creating a one layer card, I colored in all of the images with Copic Markers.

7 Kids Craft Complete Bubbles Digi Stamp

Copic Coloring Combination

Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Lips: R22
Baby Mermaid’s Hair: E37, E33, E31, Y32
Mermaid’s Hair: E18, E15, E13, E11
Baby Mermaid’s tail: RV66, RV02, RV10, YR18, Y35, Y11, Y00
Mermaid’s Tail: BG49, BG45, BG000, RV66, RV04, RV10
Seahorse: YR18, Y35, Y11, Y00
Sea Turtle: Light Brown: E40, E42, E43, E44
Dark Brown: E30, E23, E25, E29
Green: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG17, G28
Leaves and Seagrass: G28, YG67, YG17, YG03, YG01
Flowers: RV66, RV55, RV04, RV02, RV10
Rock: C7, C5, C3, C1, C0

7 Kids Craft Complete Bubbles Digi Stamp

After the coloring was finished, I used a stitched slimline die to trim it down and mat it to a piece of black cardstock.
All that was left to do to finish my card was to adhere it to a white card base.

I have a video tutorial on my channel, where I share how I created this card as well as some information about the shop and
a coupon code for a little shopping. Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Your Next Stamp Wishing Well Fairy | Shaker Summer Fun Card | Copic Coloring

Good morning crafty friends, I have a whimsy and fun shaker card to share with you featuring Your Next Stamps’ Wishing Well Fairy
stamp and the Puffy Cloud Panel Die.

Your Next Stamp Wishing Well Fairy

To begin my card, I ink blended a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink at the top of the panel
and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink at the bottom of the panel. I also ink blended a small piece with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
ink and used a hillside die to cut it out. I splattered the panels with water and then blotted it dry with a paper towel. Next, I added
even more texture to my panels by spattering watered down white acrylic paint and black acrylic paint.

While the background panels were drying, I stamped the images out onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock
with Memento Tuxedo ink, colored them in with Copic Markers and used my ScanNCut to cut the images out.

Your Next Stamp Wishing Well Fairy

Copic Markers Combination

Fairy: B18, B16, B14, B12, B00, YG17, YG03, YG00
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R22, R20
Hair: E30, E29, E25, E23
Dragonflies: RV14, RV00, W7
Duck: E30, E29, E25, E23 YG17, YG03, YG00
Bucket: E29, E25, E23
Tree: YG67, YG09, YG17, YG03, YG00

After coloring and die cutting the images, it was time to arrange my little scene. I die cut the large panel with Puffy Cloud Panel die to
make a shaker window. Once I added my shaker embellishments to the white card panel, I closed off the shaker with doubled foam
strips for a little height.

Your Next Stamp Wishing Well Fairy

To complete this card, I added all of the images and the sentiment which I stamped onto a piece of black cardstock and white heat embossed.

I hope you enjoyed this card and as always, thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Your Next Stamp Challenge #141 |


Faux Watercolor Stamping | Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose

I love the look of watercolor and I decided to use my stamps to create a very loose and hand-painted floral cluster. I have two cards to
share featuring a faux watercolor stamping technique using Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose stamp.

Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose

For my first card, I arranged all of the images in a cluster as close as I possibly can and used Distress Ink to ink up the stamps.
Before stamping it on a piece of watercolor cardstock, I misted the stamp several times with water and then transferred the watered
ink onto my panel.

As the water moves and colors mix, the end result is a loose watercolor hand-painted image with very little effort.

Pretty Pink Posh Wild Rose

For the second card, I left the image in place and inked the stamps with a different set of Distress Inks. This time, I added much
more water to the stamps and I added a few sprays of water to the watercolor panel before stamping. Adding more water resulted
in the ink moving and mix much more than the first panel.

After drying the panel, I stamped the outline of the stamps with black ink and heat set it in place and decided to die cut the
images. To complete this card, I added an oval frame and arranged my floral images at the bottom.

I have a video tutorial on my channel,  where I share the faux water-coloring and how I created these two cards. Watch the video
below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Newton’s Nook Designs Birdbath Newton | Stenciled Background | Copic Coloring

Good morning crafty friends, I made a fun scene card to share with you today featuring Newton’s Nook Designs’ sweet little Newton
playing in the birdbath.

Newtons-Nook-Designs-Birdbath-Newton

To begin my card, I stamped all of the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink,
colored them in with Copic markers and used my ScanNCut to cut the images out.

Copic Markers Combination

Cat: YR21, YR04, Y17, E99, R32, R30, W7, W5, W3
Birdbath: C5, C3, C1, C0
Water: BG13, BG11, BG10
Birds: Y17, Y08, Y02, Y00
Butterflies: R85, R81, R00

Newtons-Nook-Designs-Birdbath-Newton

For the background, I first ink blended an A2 sized panel with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink then I added the Sky Stencil.
Using a palette knife I applied a matte metallic texture paste. As a result, it created a ton of contrast in the background.

I made a grassy hill panel by die-cutting a panel and ink blending it with Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink
then I splattered the panel with water and blotted it dry with a clean paper towel.

Newton's Nook Designs Birdbath Newton

To finish, I adhered the background panel to a white card base and also added all of the images with foam squares for some added dimension.

I hope you enjoyed this card and as always thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Newton’s Inky Paws Challenge 

Craft Rocket Challenge | Corrosive Challenge Blog

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!


Fabrika Fantasy Flower Elf | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new challenge on the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Our exclusive sponsor for this month is Fabrika Fantasy and for my card today, I created a fun summer scene card using the Flower Elf.

Fabrika Fantasy Flower Elf

To start the card, I printed the digital image at 4 ¼ by 5 ½ onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock and then colored my image using the Copic Markers.

Copic Coloring Combination

Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R22
Hair: E49, E47, E43, E42
Outfit: V09, V06, V04, V000
Tree: E79, E74, E44, E43, E41
Leaves: YG01, YG25, G94, G99, YG63, YG67
Background grass: YG00, YG01, YG03, YG23
Foreground grass: G99, G94, YG23
Sky: B0000, BG000, B00, B01
Bee: Y19, Y13
Wings: B00, B0000, YG00, YG01
Flower: Y38, Y35, Y11, YG67, YG63, YG03, YG11

Fabrika Fantasy Flower Elf

It took some time to finish coloring in this scene, but I am so happy with the outcome and it was definitely worth the time.

To finish this card, I stamped out a sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock, white heat embossed the sentiment and adhered it using foam tape to the bottom left corner.

Fabrika Fantasy Flower Elf

Be sure to visit our sponsor, Fabrika Fantasy, to see all of the gorgeous designs and join us by entering our challenge on Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

A Gem of a Challenge | Word Art Wednesday Challenge | Creatalicious Challenge | Creative Moments | Time Out Challenge Blog | Get Creative Challenges | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

 

 

Lawn Fawn Summer Scene | Birthday Stamps | Copic Coloring

Hello everyone, I’m sharing a fun summer scene card featuring a ton of Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. This card was inspired by
the current LawnFawnatics Challenge to create a scene card.

Lawn Fawn Party Kangaroo

I began the card by die cutting several Lawn Fawn backdrops and ink blending them that I will incorporate in my scene. I
used Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink on the Sunrise Backdrop, Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink on the
Stitched Cloud Backdrop, Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink on the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
and finally, I colored the tree from the Leafy Tree Backdrop using Copic Markers.

Lawn Fawn Party Koala

While I had the markers out, I colored the Party Kangaroo and Party Koala after stamping them out using Memento Tuxedo
ink onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock.

Copic Color Combination

Koala: W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, Blender, R22, R20
Kangaroo: E44, E43, E42, E41, R22, R20
Tree: E79, E74, E44, E43
Leaves: YG01, YG07
Hats: R85, R81, V17, BG49

Lawn Fawn Party Kangaroo

After coloring and die cutting the images, it was time to arrange my little scene. I adhered the Sunrise die-cut to the front of
the cloud backdrop with liquid adhesive. I added the hillside border and arranged the tree, the adorable Kangaroo and Koala,
and a sentiment strip that I white heat embossed onto a piece of black cardstock.

I have a video tutorial of this card where I share how I created this card and how I colored the images with Copic Markers.
Watch the video below or follow the link to my YouTube Channel!

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #78

Lemon Shortbread Challenge | 2 Crafty Critter Crazies | Crafts Galore Encore | LeAnns World 101 | Die Cut Diva’s Challenge | Crafty Animals Challenge | Digi Doodle Challenge Blog | Classic Design Challenge 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. When possible, I use affiliate links to link products I use or personally believe in. This means that if you make a purchase through the links I share, I will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you! This helps me to run this blog and my YouTube channel to share the cards I make. Thank you so much for your support!

The Party Kangaroo stamp is part of the birthday freebie from LawnFawn.com for this year. The Party Koala stamp was part of the birthday freebie from LawnFawn.com for last year.


Spotlight Ink-Blended Die-cutting | Two-For-One Cards | MFT Mermazing

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a fun project featuring spotlight ink blended die-cutting that results in two cards for one! I
created the two cards using MFT Mermaid Tail Background and Mermazing Stamp sets.

MFT Mermazing

To begin, I stamped the background stamp onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed
one background with white embossing powder and black embossing powder on the other panel. I reached for my Misti to help
me stamp the background in the same spot on both of my panels.

MFT-Mermazing

MFT Background

Next, I ink blended the white embossed background using Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio
Distress Ink and left the black embossed panel plain.

MFT Background

In order to achieve the spotlight of the stamped background, I arranged both of the panels one on top of the other and die cut a
heart out of the center of both panels. While the second panel did not cut all the way through, by placing it under the panel
previously, the die left an indentation to place the die and cut it through.

Copic Markers Combination

Mermaid Tail: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Hair: YR15, YR18, R29, R59, E47
Dark Turtle: E30, E23, E25, E29, G28, YG17, YG13, YG01
Mermaid tail: BG49, BG45, BG53
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
Light Turtle: E40, E42, E43, E40, G28, YG17, YG13, YG00
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20

MFT-Mermazing

After coloring and die cutting the images, I added the background panels to a white card base and added the opposite heart die
cut with dimension to highlight the spotlight die-cut. I was able to create two cards at once by using one
background stamp and one die-cut.

I love how the ink blended background perfectly lines up with the black embossed one. I added the stamped sentiment stirps
and added the images to the heart die-cuts and I have two very stunning cards with the effort of one.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!