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...

#1. POM POMS
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. 


#2. MINI SHAKER WINDOWS
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!


#4. ENAMEL PINS
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.

 
Hugs!
Carly

supplies:
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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!
Carly


supplies:
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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!
Carly

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!
Carly

supplies:
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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!
Carly

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

3 ways to use nuvo mousse with water



Nuvo Embellishment Mousse is a really cool & versatile medium for paper crafting! It has tons of uses but today I want to share 3 ways I like to use it with water! 

And just a warning, I'm a little obsessed with the Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart stamp set so it will be appearing on every project today, LOL!

  1. Create DIY shimmer paper and watercolor on top.
  2. Apply direct to stamp & mist for faux watercolor.
  3. Add water to mousse to create metallic watercolors.
See more about these techniques in my video...


To finish this card, I stamped the sentiment on top of the moussed panel and heat set. I also added a little faux splatter with a black Copic marker.

I stamped, colored and die cut the blooms from the Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart set and added it on top of the faux watercolored background. I also added a little mousse watercolor on top of the die cut for a little extra shimmer.

For this card, I stamped the blooms in embossing ink and embossed with gold powder. I like to have the raised lines when watercolor.
If you haven't played with Nuvo Mousse yet, I hope you are inspired to try it. And if you are a mousse pro, tell me your favorite way to use it!

Plus, make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog for a chance to win $25 to the N&T shop!

Thanks for stopping by!
Carly

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

nuvo mousse background + new neat & tangled

Nuvo Mousse creates really pretty metallic backgrounds for cards and it is super easy to use!
Plus it is even better when you pair it with a fun background stamp like the Neat & Tangled Delicate Dots.
For this card, I used a blending brush to apply mousse over the dots that I stamped and embossed. 
This color might be my new favorite and it has such a fabulous metallic sheen in real life!
Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see more and learn about prizes!

Have a great day!
Carly

P.S. Wanna know more about mousse? Stop by tomorrow because I've got a video for you!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

monochromatic coloring with copic markers + new neat & tangled

Have you tried coloring a stamped image in a monochromatic palette? 

I love the clean & classic result of coloring with just one color and I think it makes blending super easy!
Before we talk about coloring, can we talk about the new Neat & Tangled for a minute?! I am so smitten with this new Grateful Heart stamp set!
Ok, a little more about monochromatic coloring...
-I chose Copic markers in shades of Cool Gray because A.) I have lots of gray Copics in my collection and B.) shades of gray just feel like a classic monochromatic look.
-I think going monochromatic is a great way to go if you are new to Copic or still learning to blend because it is soooo easy! I hope you give it a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure you head over to the Neat & Tangled blog to see what my talented teamies have created. And learn about prizes!

Have a great day!
Carly

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