Thursday, September 5, 2019

brayered backgrounds + color crush blog hop

Welcome to The Stamp Market's Color Crush blog hop!!! I'm so happy you are here to talk about TSM's yummy new goodies! Specifically let's talk about inks and brayered backgrounds!

You should be arriving from my sweet friend Carissa's blog (and you can find the whole hop list over on the The Stamp Market's blog).
The Stamp Market ink pads are a juicy but firm foam that provide a perfectly crisp impression and the colors are bananas! And bananas is good! 
The pads are great for not only stamping but also direct to paper techniques and creating brayered backgrounds like I used for my cards. Today I'm created abstract, tie-dye-ish backgrounds with 3 colors...

Here's a quick video of the brayered background technique...

To turn my inked panels into cards, I added some positive & negative die cuts and some enamel dots (the supplies are listed below). And I kept all additions black & white so those gorgeous pinks would still pop!

The next stop on our hop is the amazing Laura Bassen's colorful blog! I'm headed there too because I can't wait to see what she created!!!

And you can see the whole Color Crush collection HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by and hugs!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

4 fun details to add to your stamped cards + autumn blessings blog hop

Welcome to day two of the Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Blessings blog hop! I know you have lots of blogs to hit so today I have some quick ideas for adding fun details to your cards!

You should be arriving from Emily's amazing blog and you can head to Honey Bee to see the whole list.

Now let's talk cards...

I love my Copic markers but I am a very slow color-er (is that a word?). Very, very slow, LOL! So sometimes I don't want to add too much to an image I've colored, I just want to add a fun detail, slap it all on a card and send it to a friend!

So here are 4 fun details I like to add to stamped & colored images...

Full disclosure, I have 3 pom pom makers but for these little pom poms, I just used a fork. And I just used a few glue dots to adhere them to my card. 

I love any shaker! I stamped Penny the Platypus first and then die cut the trophy right in the middle so she's holding it. The trophy is then stamped on the card underneath so it all lines up.

#3. FELT
Permanent ink is great for stamping on felt and it adds fun texture to a card!

Why not give a little gift with your card! I scored my card to have a wider fold to help accommodate the pin back.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Ilda's wonderful blog.


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Copic Markers E49, E47, E37, E21, E51, C6, C5, C4, RV21, RV10, Y15, Y13, BG34, G00, G000, B01, B00 and B000

Friday, August 30, 2019

diy halloween treat boxes with essentials by ellen

One of my favorite things about any holiday is the treats and that is especially true about Halloween! A holiday that's really all about candy deserves to have adorable treat boxes and today I have fun little treat box tutorial to share with you!
You can see how this box comes together in my video...

Box measurements...5-1/2 x 10-7/8, scored at 3/8, 3-5/8, 4, 7-1/4 and 7-5/8

Tray measurements...3-3/4 x 6 and scored at 3/8 on each side

And a few tips...
  • when using a scoring board for the first time, experiment on a piece of scratch paper first to figure out the right amount of pressure to use
  • try pulling the bone folder towards yourself when scoring...I find it easier to keep my cardstock in place that way
  • use extra heavyweight paper like 110lb for treat boxes
  • check out this awesome sale at Ellen Hutson this weekend!(wink, wink...I'm just your crafty enabler, LOL!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Essentials by Ellen Pumpkin To Talk About stamps

Monday, August 26, 2019

stamping with baby wipes

I'm over on the Stamp Market blog today with a custom ink pad technique using baby wipes! How have I never tried this before? It's so cool!!!
Come on over!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

prism spotlight coloring

I'm over on the Neat & Tangled blog today with a rainbow twist on one of my favorite stamping techniques, spotlight coloring!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

using small essentials by ellen stamps

Masking stamps is one of my favorite stamping & cardmaking techniques but sometimes I want to use small stamps that are time consuming to mask to I pile!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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Copic Markers R14, R24, R32, RV13, RV04, YR68, YR16, YR14, E35, E33, E11, G02 & YG41

Thursday, August 15, 2019

easy watercolor stamping technique with neat & tangled

This faux watercolor stamping technique is one of my very favorites and it is so easy! 
Do you want to know more? Well, you might not but I can't help but share, LOL!

Ink your stamp with water-reactive ink (Distress Ink is my fav), mist with water and stamp on watercolor cardstock. Ta-da! So easy!!!
I like to mix colors, add lots of water and sometimes repeat. And I'm never disappointed with the results!

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see more and learn about prizes!

Thanks for stopping by!