Friday, May 27, 2022

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Forest Fawns

I'm back with a new card for Hello Bluebird Stamps that features Forest Fawns one of the beautiful new stamp sets that formed part of the May release.




I first ink blended a white panel of cardstock using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to form a warm focal point.

I backed this panel with white craft foam and applied it to an A2 panel of patterned cardstock.

I created the sentiment by using the new Sending Hugs Words Die and adhered it into position.




I stamped the images from Forest Fawns and and coloured them with Copic markers:-

Fawns - E55, E31, E41, E0000, W4, W2, W0
Tree Stump - E87, E44, E43, E42, E41
Butterflies and Toadstool - RV95, R56, R85
Bird and Bloom - BG49, BG32, G00, G000, G0000
Greens - G19, G07
Blushes - R21, R20, R00, R000

A few points were highlighted with a white gel pen then I die cut the images, arranged them and applied them with foam tape.

Last but not least a few sparkling clear sequins were adhered.




I really appreciate you stopping by my blog today, I'll be back soon with something new!











Thursday, May 26, 2022

My Favorite Things - Color Challenge CC190

There's a brand new color challenge at My Favorite Things that you may like to find time to play along with for a chance to be the lucky random winner of a gift voucher.   This is CC190 and this is my take on the challenge.







Products used in this project:-







I used a delicate touch and ink blended the decorative panel using  Cornflower and Blue Beyond Premium Dye Inks and I worked the colours to a soft fade as I worked left to right.

I stamped the images from You Make Me Hoppy and coloured them with Copic markers.

Frog and Green Leaves - YG13, YG17, YG01
Bullrushes - E87, E44, E43
Blushing Cheeks - R21, R20, R00

A few points were highlighted with a white gel pen and I then die cut the images using the coordinating die-namics and applied them to the scene using dimensional foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment and then using the Modern Serif die-namics I die cut sturdy white cardstock 3 times over just using the H and I letters and then glued the letters in stacks and then to the scene.

The panel was adhered to a white panel which in turn was adhered to a panel of kraft cardstock and a few sparkling clear sequins completed the scene.

Wishing you lots of luck with your entry into the challenge.




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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Purple Onion Designs - A Special Day Spring 2022 Release



I was delighted to be invited to guest design for Purple Onion Design and their brand new release of a whole new collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula called 'A Special Day'.   Purple Onion is also celebrating 10 wonderful years of stamp collections.  I will be sharing a second card using the new collection on Saturday May 28th.





This is a slimline card and I first die cut a panel using a slimline die from my crafty stash.   This panel was stencil ink blended to create the sky and grass using slimline stencils from My Favorite Things. 

I stamped the sentiment which is Purple Onion but from a former release and then this panel was backed with white craft foam and attached to my already prepared slimline card base.





For this card I'm using 2 images from the new release.  The stamp image on the left is called 'The Prickles' and the bird in front is 'Jessie'.  Aren't they just the sweetest?

I stamped them with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and coloured them with Copic markers and then I very carefully fussy cut the images.   I applied them to the scene using dimensional foam tape and highlighted a few points with a white gel pen.

A few sparkling clear sequins completed the card.





I appreciate you stopping by my blog today!  Happy crafting!








Tuesday, May 24, 2022

My Favorite Things - May Card Kit Release Day - Greetings From The Couch



Hello!   Happy to tell you that MFT Stamp's May Card Kit called Greetings From The Couch is now available for purchase.   You'll have so much fun creating endless living room scenes with this kit.




To create today's card I used the following MFT Products:-

- Take A Seat Die-namics
- Fundamental Furnishings
- Potted Plants Die-namics
- Decor and More Die-namics




I ink blended a white A2 panel using Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg to create a nice focal point.

I then used MFT's beautiful card stock and the pattern paper pad listed above to die cut all the fun little elements and of course the furniture.   I glued the elements together and then adhered them in position against the ink blended background.

I highlighted a few points with a white gel pen then popped the panel in my Misti to double to stamp the sentiment so that I got a nice clean and clear image of it.

I mounted the panel to my prepared card base and with that this fun project was complete.




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Monday, May 23, 2022

My Favorite Things - May Card Kit Countdown Day 1 - Greetings From The Couch




Friends, it is time for the May card kit from MFT Stamps.   The kit is called Greetings From the Couch and allows you to create endless living room scenes with furniture and plants.   The release goes live tomorrow at 10am EST.




I used the following items for this project:-

- Take A Seat Die-namics
- Fundamental Furnishings Die-namics
- Potted Plants Die-namics
- Picture Window Die-namics




I ink bended a background panel with a little blue and green for land and sky right where my window opening would be on the top layer.

I die cut the window opening and adhered that white layer over the blended layer which I attached to my card base.  I set this to one side.

I used the new paper pad from the release together with MFT's beautiful prestige card stock to die cut all the different little elements which I had fun selecting and then assembling and glueing into place to create the scene.   Once done I popped the card in my Misti and double stamped the fun sentiment.




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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Sweet Dreams

Welcome to my blog where today I'm sharing a new card using products from the latest Hello Bluebird Stamps release.




This is a mini slimline card and I have used the following Hello Bluebird products:-

Sweet Dreams stamps and coordinating dies
Nesting Mini Slimline die
Starry Sky die
Grassy Knoll die

I kicked things off by creating a white glitter panel in a mini slimline size and over this I layered another panel that I had first ink blended using Distress Oxide Inks in Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac.    I also created a cloud edge at the base of the card using the Grassy Knoll die which I ink blended to tone and applied with foam tape.




I stamped the images from Sweet Dreams and coloured them with Copic markers.

Bunny - W5, W4, W3, W2, W0, W000
Fawn - E55, E31, E41, W3, W1
Bear - T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T1, T0, E31
Fox - E99, E15, E13, E11, T4, T2
Blushes and Ears - R21, R20, R00, R000
Clouds - BV00, BV000, B60, R000, R0000

Images were die cut using the coordinating dies and highlighted with a white gel pen and applied to the scene with dimensional foam tape.

I chose the sentiments from the set and stamped the in dark gray ink to tone with the bear, I die cut with their coordinating dies and applied again with foam tape.

A few clear jewel accents were adhered to complete the scene.




Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon with something new!








Saturday, May 21, 2022

Hello Bluebird Stamps - May Release Day - Big Hugs Woodland

It is release day at Hello Bluebird Stamps.   Set all the alarms in your house for 7pm MST tonight which is when the release goes live.   Don't procrastinate .... sometimes popular items can sell out within 24 hours!  My card today features the adorable new Big Hugs Woodland stamp set.




My card is a mini slim and I used the Nesting Mini Slimline Die from a previous release to create first a mint green base panel and then I used the next size down to create a panel of white cardstock.   I ink blended the white panel to create a focal point using Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink.  I backed the panel with white craft foam and applied it to the mint panel which was attached to a card base.




I stamped the images I'd be using from Big Hugs Woodland and coloured them with Copic markers in a fairly close family of colours:-

Fox - E13, E11, E21, W3, W1
Bunnies - E41, E40, E0000, W2, W0
Bear - E44, E43, E42, E41, E0000, W2, W0
Bird - BG49, BG34, G00, G0000, R00
Squirrel - T3, T2, T1, T0
Deer - E55, E31, E41, E0000, W2, W1, W0
Blushes - R21, R20, R00

I used a white gel pen to highlight points.

Images were die cut and applied with foam tape to build dimension.

Sentiments are from Big Hugs Woodland as well, I stamped and die cut the word Hugs and then die cut white cardstock using the same die several times to create a few which I adhered in a stack and applied to the background.  The smaller sentiments were stamped on strips of cardstock and adhered with foam tape.

A few sparkling clear sequins finished the scene.

Please visit the Hello Bluebird Blog to see more product reveals and inspiring cards from the team and guests.   Leave Hello Bluebird a comment under the post for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.   One winner from each of the 3 preview days will receive this gift and winners will be announced around 5pm MST .... who WOULDN'T want some extra spending money when the whole release is as gorgeous as it is?