Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle A Big Thanks

Hello! THANKS for stopping by! (See what I did there ... I said THANKS for checking out my A BIG THANKS card!) Woot woot!

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle A Big Thanks stamp set [00-928P8]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Pink Fizz glitter [GM2050]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Nuvo Sea Siren Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads [81N]
Nuvo Tropical Fruits Diamond Hybrid Ink Pads [80N]
Nuvo Copper Penny Crystal Drops [654N]
Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops [651N]
Nuvo White Blizzard Crystal Drops [758N]
Tonic Mixed Edge Diamond Layering Basics Die Set [1458e]
Tonic Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basics Die Set [1457e]
Photo Play Paper Crane Collection Pack [PC8804]
  Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Anti Static Bag [99512]
Memento Tuxedo Black ink [ME-900]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]


I started out by die cutting a bunch of diamond shapes, from the Photo Play Paper Crane Collection Pack, and the Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine, using the Mixed Edge Diamond Layering Basics Die Set. I cut a bunch of diamond shapes, then arranged them on a card base, and trimmed off all the pieces that went past the edge. After adhering them to the card base, I rolled on some Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen around one of the diamond shapes, and sprinkled on some Pink Fizz glitter. I also squeezed on some Nuvo Simply White crystal drops in the corner, and Copper Penny crystal drops at some of the intersections of the diamonds. I also die cut additional layers using the Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basics Die and layered these all together along with the card base.

I stamped out the sentiment, using my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I loaded up the stamp into the stamp platform, and then inked up part of the stamp with Panama Rose hybrid ink, and then Spring Heather, and then Polar Ice. I inked up just a few letters of each color, to have an effect of multiple colors for the whole stamp. Once I had the ink colors stamped, I cleaned off my stamp, inked it again with Versamark ink, and then stamped it again, over the colored ink. I sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. This made the ink colors shiny and sparkly! Then, I fussy cut the sentiment and cut a frame for it too. I layered these together, popped them up, and adhered them to the card base. I also squeezed on a few drops of White Blizzard crystal drops along the letters too.

I love this big bold thanks sentiment. I definitely can use it for tons of cards and look forward to all the fun and creative things I can do with it.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Hibiscus & Shell Mahalo card

I whipped out a Mahalo (thank you) card and wanted it to feel Hawaiian. This is what I ended up with. Let's check it out.

Supply List:
Heartfelt Creations Tropical Hibiscus stamp set & die
Lawn Fawn Quinns ABCs die
Nuvo Sunset Serenade Hybrid Ink
Nuvo Buttermilk Enamel Dots
pearl sprays
inks
pearls
flower shaping kit


I started out by stamping the Hibiscus, leaves, and shells. I stamped the Hibiscus with the Carrot color from the Nuvo Sunset Serenade Hybrid Ink set. The carrot didn't quite stand out as much as I wanted, and I wanted to add some gradation to the flowers too, so I added some darker ink from my stash on the outside of the flowers and stamped right over the carrot. This worked out great! Then, I die cut the flowers, leaves, and shells. I shaped them with my flower shaping kit.

I spritzed the shells with some shimmer sprays I had in my stash. I spritzed them with several colors. Once I layered everything together, I squeezed on some Nuvo Buttermilk enamal dots into the centers of the flowers.

I also die cut "mahalo" from white cardstock, using Lawn Fawn's Quinns ABCs die set. I spritzed them with a silver shimmer spray and popped them up with foam adhesive. I adhered some pearls all around the card to add some extra pizzazz.

This card was really fun. I like the shimmer and I love those hibiscus flowers! I love using flowers, and having the Heartfelt Creations dies means I can make as many as I want :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Koi Pond Beauty

I don't even know where to start for this card ... I LOVE the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Koi Pond Beauty set, one of Sparkle N Sprinkle's November releases, and I wanted to make a card with swirling water and koi swimming in layers ... and this is what I came up with. Let's check it out!

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Koi Pond Beauty stamp set [00-918P5]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Sparkle N Sparkle Robin's Egg embossing powder [EP468]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Caribbean embossing powder [EP234]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Skylight embossing powder [EP212]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Ocean glitter [G1126]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Waterfall glitter [G1071]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/8" Tear-ific Tape [SAT02]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/4" Tear-ific Tape SAT01]
Sparkle N Sprinkle 1/2" Tear-ific Tape [SAT04]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Nuvo Watercolor Pencils - Hair & Skin Tones [521N]
Nuvo Watercolor Pencils - Brilliantly Vibrant [520N]
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen [888N]
Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes [850N]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen [206N]
Tonic Mini Blender Brush Set [1558e]
Tonic Jasmine Sunset Layering Die Collection [1110e]
Tonic Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat [1914e]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]


To create the card, I started prepping my materials. I prepped my watercolor cardstock with my Anti Static Bag. Then, I used the Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp out the koi fish, leaves, and plants multiple times on watercolor cardstock, and Versafine Onyx Black ink. I sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set them. I colored them with the Nuvo Watercolor Pencils, in both the Hair & Skin Tones set and Brilliantly Vibrant set. I lightly colored the fish with the watercolor pencils, without filling in the whole area, then I used the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen to move the watercolor pencil around. This gave it some shine and gradation! Then, I fussy cut out the koi, leaves, and plants. I also cut strips of 1/8", 1/4", and 1/2" Tear-ific Tape, about 8-12" long. Then, I adhered the glitters (Ocean, Waterfall) and embossing powders (Skylight, Caribbean, Robin's Egg) to the strips. After covering one full side of each strip of Tear-ific Tape, I pulled off the release paper from the opposite side, and re-dredged the Tear-ific tape through my pile of glitter or embossing powder. Once all the strips were covered, I heat set the embossing powder strips. I also ran some blue cardstock through my Tonic Tangerine and die cut out the die shapes with Tonic's Jasmine Sunset Layering Die Collection. Here are all the parts of the card, before I assembled everything.

As I was building the card together, I ran the Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen along the outer edge of one of my die cut panels. I let the glue dry to a tacky finish, then applied the Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes. I rubbed in the flakes into the tacky adhesive, then brushed off the remainder with the Nuvo Mini Brush. This whisks away all the un-adhered gilding flakes.

I adhered strips of the glittered and embossing powdered Tear-ific tape to the panel as well, and swirled all these colors together to make the card look like swirling water. Koi tend to swarm and they swirl all around one another trying to get in the best position. I tried to recreate that swirling frenzy! I put the fish at different levels and layers inside the swirling tear-ific tape waves.

Here is another shot of one of the plants, which really shows the amazing shimmer from the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss! This card is super sparkly in person!

I also added a bit of Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen in random spots on each koi fish, and after it was tacky, I adhered more Nuvo Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes. This gave the fish just a little extra pizzazz.

I have seen a lot of koi ponds, and the way the fish react when they see something and they all mass around looking for handouts makes me happy! The swirling frenzy always occurs ... especially if you have some koi food in your pocket :) I can't wait to see what you create with this stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Kitty Z-Fold Card

Hello! Today's card is using Christmas Kitty, a new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I created a Z-fold card too. Let's check this out!

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Christmas Kitty stamp set [00-921P8]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Snowflake stamp set [00-868P5]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder [EP280]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Gold Coast embossing powder [EP364]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Robins Egg embossing powder [EP468]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sparkle embossing powder [EP107]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive [200N]
Nuvo Clear Mark Pen [103N]
Nuvo Morning Moss Glitter Marker [189N]
Memento Tuxedo Black ink [ME-900]
Versafine Onyx Black ink [VF-82]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Tonic Mirror Card Satin Effect Pink Chiffon [9483E]
Tonic Mirror Card High Gloss Emerald Green [9454E]
Tonic Christmas Header Fold Tangled Holly Die [1411E]
Tonic Mixed Edge Oval Layering Basics Die Set [1456E]
Tonic Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat [1914E]
Tonic 12" Wide Base Craft Guillotine [454a]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]


I started out by stamping out the Christmas Kitty with Memento Tuxedo Black ink (a Copic friendly ink) with my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, then colored the kitty with Copic markers. I inserted the colored image back into the Stamp Platform and inked it with Versafine Onyx Black ink, and stamped it again. This ink is an embossing ink and is tacky enough to hold embossing powder, and it really blackens the lines that I had colored over when I colored the image with Copics. I sprinkled on Clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I rolled on some Clear Mark Pen (embossing pen ink) onto the lights and made sure I went "outside" the lines of the lights, and sprinkled on Sparkle embossing powder and heat set it. This made the lights glow a little bit more. So much fun!

I created a Z-fold panel card, and stamped the Crystal Snowflake stamps onto the panels, using Versamark ink. I sprinkled on Robins Egg embossing powder and heat set it. I also stamped out the light bulbs, colored them, and rolled on more Clear Mark Pen embossing ink and then added more Sparkle embossing powder and heat set them. I also ink blended some blue inks onto the panels to give the cardstock some depth of color and make them "cooler" to match the theme.

To top the Z-fold panels, I die cut out Emerald Green and Satin Effect mirror cardstocks using the Tonic Christmas Header Fold Tangled Holly die, and my Tonic Tangerine machine. I layered these together and layered them above the Z-fold panels.

I also stamped out the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled on Gold Coast embossing powder and heat set it. I die cut the sentiment and more Emerald Green mirror cardstock using Tonic's Mixed Edge Oval Layering Basics Die Set and layered these together and adhered it over the front of the card.

I am a total sucker for any critter in a string of lights, and this Christmas Kitty stamp set is totally fun. I know you will love it and I can't wait to see what you create with it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Ghoul Friend Card

Today's card is a little gift tag, that I am entering in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Bling It On ... Ya'll know I could really do a LOT MORE bling, but I am keeping this one a little subtle. I know, unlike me :) I used Lawn Fawn's Booyah stamp set and lawn cuts. I stamped out the ghostie, her hair, and broom in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored the images with Copic markers. I die cut the images, with my Tonic Tangerine die cutting machine. I also die cut out the blue cardstock with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle dies and Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Spring Collection paper with Scalloped Rectangles dies.

Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Booyah stamp set
Lawn Fawn Booyah lawn cuts
Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables lawn cuts
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stacksables lawn cuts
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Spring collection paper pack
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Sparkle N Sprinkle Silver Pearl embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Reflection glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Perwinkle glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sunset glitter
Sparkle N Sprinkle Shaved Ice glitter
3/4" Action Wobble
Sparkle N Sprinkle Anti Static Bag 
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]


I blinged up her hair too! I rolled on some Nuvo Smoth Precision Glue Pen onto her hair streak. I sprinkled on some Sparkle N Sprinkle's Periwinkle glitter. Then, I rolled on more glue pen onto her hair to give it some curls. I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Reflection glitter. This made her hair sparkle! I also used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp out the sentiment and sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Silver Pearl embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I blended some distress ink over the sentiment and the edges of the rectangle to give it some gradation.

I rolled more Nuvo Smooth Precision Glue Pen along the stitched edge of the card panel. I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinke's Shaved Ice chunky glitter. I mounted the ghoul on a 3/4" Action Wobble and attached it to the tag. I added a few black and purple blingly stars from my stash, and this tag was done!

This little tag is just what I need to give my Ghoul Friend a little giftie. I hope she enjoys it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Sparkle N Sprinkle Memory In Our Heart

Hi! Today's card is using another new October release from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I used the Memory In Our Heart stamp set, and stamped out the sentiment and sprinkled on a rainbow of embossing powders! I also used the same embossing powders to create a layered frame for the sentiment, and a glitter lace background. Let's check out the card.

Supply List:
Sparkle N Sprinkle Memory In Our Heart stamp set [00-917P8]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Red Apple embossing powder [EP276]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Tangy Tangerine embossing powder [EP447]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Daffodil embossing powder [EP217]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Forest Green embossing powder [EP282]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Blue Ribbon embossing powder [EP279]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Amethyst embossing powder [EP199]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Bridal glitter [G1029]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Butterscotch glitter [GM2051]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Denim glitter [GM2033]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Sticker Paper [99558]
Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitter Brush [SG1400]
Versamark ink [VM-001]
Anti Static Bag [99512]
Tonic Mixed Edge Oval Layering Basics Die Set [1456E]
Tonic Will's Hand - Love Miniature Moments Die Set [1891E]
Photo Play Summer Bucket List 6x6 Paper Pad [BL-2566]
Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform [1707e]
Tonic Tangerine machine [138e]
Tonic Easy Clean Craft Mat [1514e]


I positioned the stamp in my Tonic Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped it onto white cardstock, with Versamark ink. I then sprinkled on a tiny bit of the embossing powders, before tilting the cardstock to remove the rest of all the powders. I sprinkled on just a bit of each color, because I knew they would co-mingle when I dumped them off the project. I was able to reuse the leftover, which you can see below. But, here is the sentiment with the rainbow of embossing powders: Red Apple, Tangy Tangerine, Daffodil, Forest Green, Blue Ribbon, and Amethyst. I used the left over embossing powders to create a multi-color matting around the sentiment too. I die cut all the ovals using Tonic's Mixed Edge Oval Layering Basics dies and my Tonic Tangerine machine.

I also used Tonic's Will's Hand - Love die cut to cut out the love and shadow. I inked ujp the love with Versamark ink and then dredged it through my pile of left over embossing powder from the sentiment above. I heat set this, and loved how it turned out! I layered it over the shadow image and adhered it to the front when I had the front done.

Here is a shot of all the embossing powders I used to create the sentiment and the frame. These are gorgeous powders and they worked perfect for this project!

And, here is a photo of how I created the background! I die cut out some hearts from some patterned papers in the Photo Play Summer Bucket List paper pack. I laid down a piece of Sticker Paper, pull away the release paper, and then die cut an oval from the release paper. I replaced the oval onto the sticker paper to keep it from being covered by the glitter. I pressed down the hearts into the sticker paper. Then, I covered the sticker paper with a piece of lace, and pressed Bridal glitter. I burnished it really well with my finger tool, and then dusted off the glitter. I removed the lace, and then burnished in Denim glitter, which adhered to the revealed sticker adhesive that the lace had been covering up. This creaed a cool background! I also kept a strip of stick paper across the bottom, and pressed in Butterscotch glitter to the bottom strip before adhering the love die cut to the base.

I had a lot of fun making this card and I love how the rainbow of embossing powders worked out, which so perfectly showcased this amazing sentiment stamp!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Outhouse Birthday Card

Today's card is an OUTHOUSE! (Tee hee!) I used several Lawn Fawn products, and will be adding this to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #38, Awesome Autumn. Let's check it out!

Supply List:
Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel Sentiments stamp set
Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border die
Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die
Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words stamp set
Sparkle N Sprinkle Black Magic embossing powder
Sparkle N Sprinkle Clear Detail embossing powder
Anti Static Bag
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versamark ink
Tonic Tangerine machine 



I created the crescent moon by die cutting a circle from cardstock, then used the same circle die again to cut away most of the circle, to leave the crescent. I dredged the moon in Versamark ink, and then sprinkled on Black Magic embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle and heat set it.

I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped out the Happy Birthday sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Reveal Wheel Sentiments stamp set, with Versafine Black Onyx ink. I sprinkled on Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. I trimmed it and distress inked the edges. I punched two holes and strung on some Lawn Fawn trimmings.

I also used my Tonic Tangerine to die cut Lawn Fawn's Grassy Border, and Lawn Fawn's Stitched Leaves. I distress inked the leaves. I also ran a rectangle of paper through the Tangerine with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die to give the door frame a bit of texture. I swiped it with distress ink too for more dimension. I also ran another rectangle of cardstock through a woodgrain embossing folder I had in my stash.

And, here is in the inside. I stamped out the "happy" from Lawn Fawn's Happy Happy Happy stamp set, and the "birthday" from Lawn Fawn's Big Scripty Words stamp set.

This card is for my father-in-law ... and the theme is an inside joke for the family, so I think he will really like it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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