Monday, June 18, 2018

Stenciled Triangle Backgrounds

Hey, everyone! I have two stenciled triangle cards to share with you today! They use the My Favorite Things Basic Shapes Triangles stencil!!






For my first card I wanted a rainbow of triangles, so I started with the largest yellow triangle and worked out to the left and right in rainbow order changing the size of the triangle as I went. I used the Pretty Pink Posh Script Hello Friend die and cut it once from black and four times from white. I stacked up the white for dimension and added the black die cut slightly off set for a shadow effect!






For my second card I grabbed a bunch of yellow, orange, green, and blue Distress Inks and cycled through the ink colors layering the smaller triangles on top of the larger ones. I stamped the "hello" from the Simon Says Stamp Hello You stamp set and also added a white heat embossed coordinating sentiment onto black cardstock.

Thanks for joining me!


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog Hop

Hi, everyone! Thanks for joining me for the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog hop celebrating the new Breathe Rainbows stamp set! This set is an exclusive Butterfly Reflections, Ink and Kimma Parish collaboration! It's gorgeous, whimsical and fun and I was so excited to use it that I made two cards! The Butterfly Reflections, Ink design team (past and present) have joined together to give you some inspiration for this amazing set! And there are even more Butterfly Reflections Ink exclusive stamp sets! You can find them here! If you're following along with the blog hop you should have arrived here from Mona Toth's blog. If not - never fear! The whole blog hop list is at the bottom of this post! Here are my cards!







I fell in love with the little girl in the Breathe Rainbows stamp set right away - and her little frog, too! I watercolored her by smooshing some Distress Inks onto my glass work surface and using some water mixed with Perfect Pearls. Mixing the Perfect Pearls into my water gives me the perfect amount of shimmer and shine without any extra effort! I stacked four die cut layers of the Mama Elephant Smile Script for my sentiment. Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents made my die cut sentiment really pop!







You can see all of the shimmer and shine you get by using the Perfect Pearls!







I couldn't let the sloth from the Breathe Rainbows set go uncolored! He's just the cutest! I used the same watercolor technique - Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls - for this card, but I also added some Cracked Pistachio to the whole background. I used the Mama Elephant Script Smile die again and added a coordinating sentiment strip using the My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery stamp set.


I hope you enjoyed my cards! Click through the links below to see a bunch more inspiration! And don't forget to head over to the shop to pick up your Breathe Rainbows stamp set! If you're following along in the hop you should head to the lovely Samantha Mann next! Here's the whole blog hop list!




Lynnea Hollendonner - That's me! 





Friday, June 1, 2018

The One With All The Stamps

Hi! It's no secret I'm pretty obsessed with watercolor...especially the Nuvo shimmer powders! I just love them! So shimmery and pretty!! And who isn't drawn to sparkly things...I sure am!





I pulled almost every single stamp from The Ink Road The One With All The Stamps and arranged them on my MISTI. I stamped and embossed with white powder and then just went to town with my shimmer powders! I love the uneven mixing of colors! I just added powder here and there and sprayed with water and let it do what it wanted!






The name isn't kidding...these powders are shimmery! And I love it!




Wednesday, May 30, 2018

CDD Floral Mood Board Inspiration

Hello, crafty friends! I made a card inspired by the May mood board from Craftin Desert Divas! You still have a couple of days left to challenge yourself with this mood board! If you want to enter all you have to do is create a card inspired by the board using Craftin Desert Divas products! Click on the photo below to take you to the Facebook event where you can add a photo of your project!



 CDD May Mood Board



I was inspired by all the floral images, so I used the new (and one of my new favorites!) stamp set Hello Beautiful.






I created an alcohol ink background with some blue, pink and brown inks and added some gold foil where the ink stayed sticky. I white heat embossed some florals and a sentiment from the Hello Beautiful stamp set. I die cut a frame from the Inside Scalloped Rectangle dies and I was going to leave it at that...but as I was adding my frame I thought this would make a great shaker card! I used CDD sequins in ShimmerMermaid Lagoon, and Citrus Bliss! I love how it turned out!


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 sushi...so 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!