Wednesday, June 16, 2021

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Stars!

 


Welcome to InKing Royalty's June Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature stars. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Tried a new technique today! 


This is embossing on heat resistant acetate, then coloring the reverse side with Stampin' Blends (any alcohol marker will work). Choose a vibrant color; I used the darkest Blends I own. The tutorial (yes, Jennifer McGuire) was so cool, using glitter paper for the background. See her tutorial here. Instead, I really wanted to use this pretty Sand & Sea DSP which will be retiring at the end of this month, or until supplies last. At first I colored the sand dollar with Daffodil Delight, but there were almost too many colors. Cool thing about this technique is you only need a bit of alcohol and a Q-tip to remove the color from the back if you're not happy with it. Used liquid glue and glitter from my stash (sorry, Brian! At least the glitter is fully contained.). Much better, more subtle but blingy.

Static was quite challenging! I had to powder both the front and back of the acetate. Still had little dots of stray embossing powder, but luckily it doesn't show against this DSP. Yay! 


I used the largest of the Stitched Rectangles on a full-sized 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 thick cardstock for the frame. A sprinkle of starfish to go with our star theme!

Stamps: Friends Are Like Seashells, Best Year
Dies: Stitched Rectangle
Punch: Lovely Labels pick a punch

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Have a fun & crafty day!





Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← ← You are here
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Father's Day Eclipse card

Enjoying Jennifer's Facebook group! This month's Technique Throwback are Eclipse Techniques, perfect for Father's Day.

Using some rich SEI paper. It was so pretty the "Happy Father's Day" is on the inside.


The first layer of letters is cut out of the brown cardstock. It can't bee seen, but it made for a good fit. The next three layers are cut from the Accent 120lb paper Jennifer McGuire suggested. Love the lower price for die cutting! I used a gold metallic Sharpie to edge the letters to match the patterned paper. It will be fun to color layers using my Sharpies and Bics on more cards!

Can't wait to see what next month's Technique Throwback will be.

Have a fun & crafty day!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Geo Lattice Birthday

 The amazing Jennifer McGuire has started a Facebook group, and it is full of wonderful inspiration. And of course, kindness. The challenge this month is to make a card using die cut inlays, her video here



I'm thrilled with the Jillian Vance birthday stamp on this card! Hubby is out of town for a few days, so it's a great time to make his card. The card base is ivory, but hard to tell from the photo. I brightened it up a bit so you can see the gold stardream cardstock. I sure do miss Paper Zone, the local store that had the best papers and boxes of envelopes.

Stamps: Jillian Vance Birthday Art
Dies: Sizzix Geo Lattice Frame

Happy you stopped by!







Wednesday, April 21, 2021

InKing Royalty Butterflies & Dragonflies Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty's April Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature a mix of butterflies and dragonflies - just in time for Spring. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.




There aren't many things happier than a butterfly rainbow!!! I decided to play with some sets that are retiring soon.

Once I had this idea I had my fingers crossed I had the colors of the rainbow in my cardstock supply that would work well together. Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzleberry are the colors I had on hand. Decided that the Rich Razzleberry cardstock was a bit too dark, so colored some white cardstock with a light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blend. Isn't it fun I put those teeny tiny butterflies from Butterfly Beauty to good use? If you look closely you will see there are two different butterfly dies, alternated by row.  I was surprised to find a great sentiment for this card from the Country Home set! 

Stamps: Country Home
Dies: Butterfly Beauty, Rectangle Stitched





Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Rachel Brumley at Stamp with Rachel. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!


If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← You are here
  11. Rachel Brumley at Stamp with Rachel

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Peek-A-Boo Thanks

Are you enjoying the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop? I'm posting my second card!


Oh my word, I love the Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo critters! I need some thank you notes. Chose some colors that would be okay to send to a guy. It turned out so cute, but still okay to send to a guy, right? I always spend a crazy amount of time choosing papers. So many patterns detracted from those sweet little paws. This print from Your Next Stamp is just right. The critter is fussy cut, as well as the speech bubble. Sponged the edge of the coffee cup with distress ink. Decided to keep a lot of white space.

Stamps: Avery Elle Polar Peek-A-Boo Pals, Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo Pets (sentiment)
Dies: Memory Box Cozy Mugs 

Off to enjoy more caffeinated inspiration!





Friday, March 19, 2021

Zen Coffee Cup

The Coffee Loving Papercrafters blog hop is here! Join us for fabulous caffeinated card inspiration.



I just received an amazing gift of handmade Thai paper and had to create a card with it. Thank you, Martha & Terry!



Here's a closer look at the texture:


The paper looks and feels amazing! Also amazing is the Stamplorations Caffeinated Zen 1 image, and the Coffee word die. The band is colored with Zig markers, and I used a Sakura glaze gel pen on the lid. The lid and band are popped up. This card is linked up at #64.

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the hop!








Wednesday, March 17, 2021

InKing Royalty Flowers & Fauna Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty's March Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature Flowers & Fauna, a brilliant starting point for so many projects. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post. 

This might be my favorite theme! I have lots of flowers, birds, and trees in my collection. This sprig of cherry blossoms is so pretty!





Side-step cards are so much fun to make, and not very hard if you have a paper trimmer like the Stampin' Up! one that can make a cut midway up the cardstock. A few score lines, and you're done! I stamped the hummingbird on thick whisper white, then stamped another one. Fussy cut them both, then glued them stacked one on each side of the card front for strength since it's only attached to the card at the head. I colored many birds before choosing this one. Wish you could see the Wink of Stella on the hummingbird! I hope you were able to get A Touch of Ink during the recent Sale-A-Bration. This one will stay in my stash. The beautiful card I cased is by Cheryll Miller and can be viewed here.

Stamps: Forever Blossoms, A Touch of Ink (SAB), Friends Are Like Seashells (sentiment)
Dies: Cherry Blossoms
Punch: Lovely Labels Pick a Punch

I did punch both ends of the sentiment label, but thought the one end was so pretty covered up by the branch.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. Please join us!




Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  4. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp