Monday, March 18, 2019

stretch your dies

Getting more from our craft supplies is always a good thing and today I'm sharing an idea for stretching your dies over on the Neat & Tangled blog!

Come on over!
Carly

Friday, March 15, 2019

alcohol ink marbling & tie dye

Did you know that tie dye is hot for fashion this spring? Well I might not wear it (still deciding) but I will definitely be using alcohol inks to create marbling & tie dye effects for my cards!
I'm sharing a little video on the Honey Bee blog today so come on over!

Hugs!
Carly

Thursday, March 14, 2019

stretch your stamps...adding elements

I'm over on the Trinity Stamps blog today with 2 simple added elements to the Seasonal Sweetheart set. Can you spot them?
Come on over and day hi!

Hugs!
Carly

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

faux two step stamping

I love a simple two step stamp with a solid "fill" layer & an outline and I've got a little trick to recreate that look even when the stamp set is just one step!

Not sure what I mean by two step stamping? Well its really just any image that uses more than one stamp. One of my favs is Essentials by Ellen Wasabi. Wasabi has a fresh but retro feel, especially when the layers are a little offset!

The Essentials by Ellen Backyard Bird Friends only has one layer so I have a little trick to fake a similar look!
The faux two step stamping is super easy! See it in action...







Thanks so much for stopping by!
Carly


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Monday, March 11, 2019

foiling with wow bonding powder

WOW Bonding Powder allows you to add transfer (toner-activated) foils to stamped images and I'm sharing a little video about it today on the WOW blog
Come on over and say hi!
Carly

Friday, March 8, 2019

simple scenes with simple blend stencils & essentials by ellen

The Brutus Monroe Simple Blend Stencils are perfect for creating simple scenes for the Essentials by Ellen Grand Lady and Little Gentleman!
Today is release day for the latest Essentials by Ellen! My awesome friend Brandi Kincaid has illustrated 3 really beautiful sets, including 2 new characters Grand Lady and Little Gentleman.
I'm a HUGE fan of white space on my cards so creating simple, small scenes is right up my alley. And I think they are perfect for the Grand Lady and Little Gentleman. Here's a quick video of my process...



4 Tools I Love For Scenes:



Thanks so much for stopping by and you can check out the whole Essentials by Ellen release HERE!

Happy Friday Hugs!
Carly

easter bunnies, bears and llamas...the new neat & tangled

The new Neat & Tangled March release is available now!!! The release includes 2 awesome sets illustrated by my talented friend Elena and 2 Benzie Design stitching dies!
I know I've been talking about these sets all week but I have more to share this weekend! And in the meantime, I just want to encourage you to treat yourself (and support NT) with a little crafty shopping! You can find the new NT here ;) Or if you aren't doing any crafty spending, just pop over to NT and leave them a little comment love! Let's end this week on a high note!!!

Hugs!
Carly