Saturday, May 26, 2018

A Manatee-rific Anniversary Card

Hello! Today is my 6th wedding anniversary! My husband and I love manatees - okay....I love manatees! Haha! My husband just goes along with it! They seem to be all the rage this summer, so of course I need to collect them all! My Lawn Fawn manatees got here just in time to make my husband a maniversary card! Haha!

I used Copic markers to color all of my images and cut them out with coordinating dies. I added a see-through shaker element and some pretty patterned papers! The sentiment just makes me giggle!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Soy Grateful For You

Hi!! I have a super cute card to share with you today! I used the Roll With Me stamps from Beth Duff Designs. I have to be honest - I don't like seafood...and I've never eaten I had to look up how to color these guys! I love the little wasabi that's sitting on top of the sushi roll! He's the cutest! 

I watercolored my images with Staedtler markers as I love to do and cut them out and added them with foam tape. I pulled my sentiment together from the Roll With Me stamp set and the Ranger Letter It Thank You stamp set.

Friday, May 18, 2018

SSS May 2018 Card Kit Hummingbird Cards

Hey everyone! I have a couple of cards to share with you using products from the Simon Says Stamp May 2018 card kit! I'm in love with this kit! The mini hummingbird stamp set stole my heart! I made two quick and easy cards right away! 

I hope you've enjoyed these cards!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas Throwback

Hello! I have a clean and simple card using a throwback stamp set - Ladybug Garden! It's one of my favorite older CDD stamp sets! So many super cute images! This card is also inspired by our May mood board! Check out the mood board photo below and click on the image to take you to our Facebook challenge page! There are prizes to be won and all you have to do is create a project using CDD products inspired by the mood board!

 May Mood Board Event Page

So let's start today's tutorial! It involves one of my favorite techniques - ink blending!

You could use any ink for this project, but I wanted the colors to show through each other and blend to create depth, so I chose Distress Ink in the colors Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Abandoned Coral!

This card relies heavily on masking - another favorite technique! My idea was to mask off parts of the card in rectangles and squares and build a whole background. I used some paper medical tape to mask off the first portion of my card in the shape of a square.

I started with Spun Sugar - my lightest color and filled in the large square and continued masking off different areas of my card and blending ink over the tape.

My second color was Worn Lipstick. You can see here that I tore my cardstock while I pulled off my tape. I got a little too rambunctious and peeled too quickly! You better believe I'm not scrapping this piece, though! I will find a way to cover it up!

I finished up my panel with a few areas of Abandoned Coral!

I stamped my sentiment from the Wishful Thoughts stamp set with black glitter embossing powder. Looking back, I wish I had used a plain black ink.

I positioned my image from the Ladybug Garden stamp set to cover up my torn cardstock. Originally I had planned to place my image more toward the center, but when things happen you just have to roll with it! I had my card ready to go...and at the last minute I decided to cut out my panel with a scallop rectangle from the Fancy Frames die set and pop it up on my card base! And that finishes my card! Thanks for joining me!

Monday, May 14, 2018

CDD Mermaid Tail and Seahorse Dies

Hello, everyone! It's release week for Craftin Desert Divas and their May release is AMAZING! I'm going to be sharing projects all week, but I want to start with my FAVORITE from this release...the dies! They are phenomenal! 

For this card I used the smaller die from the Mermaid Tail die set and cut out a whole bunch of the fish scales to create the illusion of a background die. I watercolored a background piece using some Nuvo Shimmer Powders and added the white die cuts on top. My sentiment is from the new Waving Hello stamp set. It fits perfectly!

I used the same idea for this card, but I used the new Seahorse die instead! I watercolored a panel with Nuvo Shimmer Powders and repeatedly die cut the seahorse shape. I love square cards and I honestly don't make them often enough! I added all of my seahorses to the card and again used a sentiment from the Waving Hello stamp set!

There you have it! Two clean and simple cards focusing on the AMAZING die cuts!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Pattern Happy Suntiments

The sun is finally starting to shine!! I'm a winter girl at heart, but I do love spring - when the sun shines without it being scorching hot! The Pattern Happy Sunitments stamp set just screams sun shiny goodness! 

I stamped my own background using the main sun image, the little add on dots, and some little hearts! I added my banner sentiment and this cutie card is done!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas May Release Sneak Peek Day 4

Hi! I'm here to share another stamp set from the May Craftin Desert Divas release! It's called Away We Go and will be available TOMORROW at 3 pm EST!! This stamp set is perfect for summer vacations! Or even moving! I love when a stamp set can be used for multiple themes! 

Thanks for joining me for sneak week! Head to the Craftin Desert Divas shop tomorrow to shop the new release!