Friday, November 16, 2018

Kindred Stamps Valentine's Day Sea Friends

Is it too early for Valentine's Day? I think not!! Haha! I'm all for getting things done early! I Saw the "Be Mine" sentiment in the Sea Friends stamp set from Kindred Stamps and immediately thought of this card design! I made a video to go along with the card, too! Scroll down to the bottom to watch it!

I masked off a 1.25 inch portion of a piece of watercolor cardstock with washi tape and started repeatedly stamping the seagull from the Sea Friends stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used my Staedtler watercolor markers and a waterbrush pen to color in the birds. Once the watercolor was dry I used a Versamarker pen to color over each of the images and used clear embossing powder over the top. This gives me a shiny form of masking. It's one of my favorite ways to mask off images because it's super easy to do!

Once my watercoloring was trapped under the clear embossing I taped off the 1.25 inch area where I stamped the seagulls and used three colors of Distress ink - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry - to blend over top. Because I used clear embossing powder over the seagulls I can just go right in with my blending tool without worrying about messing up the watercoloring. Anywhere the clear embossing powder is will resist the ink blending - so you can see I have some spots without the pink color, but it doesn't really bother me.

When I took off the masking tape I tore my cardstock and left fingerprint ink smudges - but not to fear! I used my Tombow sand eraser and erased away the ink and covered up the tear in the cardstock. You could still see a bit of a mark from the tear, but I was sure to cover that up later!

I stamped my sentiment three times onto black cardstock and used white embossing powder, trimmed them out, and staggered them across the inked portion with foam tape. I scattered some Owl Post sequins across the card to finish it off and made sure to cover up where I tore my cardstock a bit!

Thanks for joining me! Make sure you check out the video, too!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nuvember - Nuvo Mousse

Hello, and happy Nuvember to everyone! This month the Hedgehog Hollow and Tonic Studios are celebrating everything Nuvo! I've been a long time lover of Nuvo products and I finally got my hands on some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse to celebrate Nuvember!

There are lots of sales going on at the Tonic Studios website all month long, but today ONLY Nuvo Embellishment Mousse will be sold at a discounted price, so make sure to snag some!

There are so many ways to use Nuvo Mousse - You can watercolor with it or add some to water in a spray bottle to create a mist - but today I'll show you two ways to use it with stencils! The first is my favorite! I use an ink blending foam and just pounce it over the stencil. This dries SUPER quickly and leaves behind so much sparkle! And there's a bit of dimension, too! This Indian Gold color is my absolute FAVORITE! 

The other way to use it with a stencil is to use a palette knife and scrape it across the top of the stencil - as I did here with the Aquamarine mousse. This gives more dimension than adding it with a blending foam, but it does take longer to dry since there's more product left on the paper. 

Either way - no matter what you do with Nuvo Mousse you are left with an incredible amount of metallic shimmer and shine! 

One of the reasons I LOVE using Nuvo Mousse with stencils is because you can create a bunch of cards so quickly without adding much else to the card! The mousse is so stunning on its own - all I added was a large die cut sentiment! 

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you'll head over to the Tonic Studios website to grab some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse! It's on sale for TODAY ONLY! I've been obsessed with it lately! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wizard Gingerbread People

Hello, everyone! I have a project using goodies from the November box from The Hedgehog Hollow! I just LOVE all of the exclusive things from Kindred Stamps! Two stamp sets and a peppermint stripe stencil! Be sure to head over to The Hedgehog Hollow shop and subscribe to their boxes so that you never miss any of the good stuff!

As always, I'll show you my cards here, but be sure to head over to my post at The Hedgehog Hollow blog for all the details!!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this sweet card!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Bobbin By

Hi! I'm so excited about today's card! I just love the way it turned out! I used the Sewing stamp set as well as the new Quilt Square 1 die from Pink & Main and some Distress Inks! Be sure to head over and read my post on the Pink & Main blog for all of the information about my card!

I hope you love this card as much as I do!!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

If You Can Dream It

Hello! Today I'm using the Don't Believe in Humans stamp set from Beth Duff Designs. When I saw the little piggy in this set I thought of her putting on her unicorn unitard and saving the world! I made a video tutorial for this card, so be sure to scroll to the bottom to watch!

I used the City Scene stencil from Altenew at the bottom of a piece of watercolor cardstock and blended on a rainbow of Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, and Wilted Violet. Then I flipped over the stencil to the other side and blended on some Black Soot Distress Oxide ink to create a silhouette. It's not shown in the video - but I added some clear embossing powder over the the whole blended scene and the sentiment. It's something I do often so that I don't make smudges!

I stamped out my little super hero unicorn piggy and colored her with a mix of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers -

Unitard - Copic R83 and R85
Pig Body - Spectrum Noir PP1 and PP5
Unicorn horn - Copic YR07
Snout - Copic YR20

I added her to the scene and covered her with Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen. Check out the video below!

Thanks for watching!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags Featuring Pink & Main

Hi, everyone! I'm so honored and excited to be a part of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags this year! Of course I'm representing Pink & Main! I created a set of two tags using the Sweet Christmas and Pattern Maker stamp sets along with some Distress Ink blending!

 Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I hope you'll check out the rest of the Christmas tags inspiration from Pink & Main today! You can find everything on Tracey's blog - In My Creative Opinion! There is SO much more inspiration to come! There's a different sponsor each day!

I started my tags by die cutting some 110lb cardstock using a Stitched Top Note die from Pink & Main. I wanted to create some custom backgrounds, so I used four images from the Pattern Maker stamp set. I used my Misti so that I could easily create the matching stamped backgrounds. I used gold heat embossing powder for one and silver for the other. Then I blended on some Distress Inks - Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany for the red and Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles for the green.

I stamped a bunch of images from the Sweet Christmas stamp set and colored them with real brush watercolor markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also stamped out a sentiment and trimmed them into banner edges.

I arranged all of my images and my sentiment strip onto the die cut tags. I used a mini staple to attach some shimmery tulle to the tops and added a bow with some bakers twine as well.

I hope you've enjoyed these tags! I think they're just the cutest! I can't wait until Christmas so that I can use them! Remember to check out Tracey's blog for more inspiration!

Kindred Stamps You're a Scream

Hi, everyone! I'm so very excited to bring you my first project as a design team member for the Kindred Stamps video design team! I created a little factory scene using Distress Inks and the new You're a Scream stamp set! This stamp set features the cutest little monster images and many sentiments to go with them!

I did some ink blending for my floor and wall and used a T-square ruler to add some lines to build my brick wall. I purposely kept them different widths and lengths. I think it makes the background more whimsy! 

I stamped my sentiment and images from the You're a Scream stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder and used my Staedtler felt tipped markers to add some color and blended it out with a waterbrush.

Be sure to watch my video for the full tutorial! : 

Thanks for watching!