Monday, January 23, 2017

Dino-Mite Birthday Card {01.23.2017}

I have a sweet and easy birthday card to share with you today. Here it is!

I copied a technique I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog (but can't find the actual post right now, sorry!). I followed her lead. I stamped my image, the dinosaur from Lawn Fawn's Critters from the Past. I then stamped the dino on a post-it note, and fussy cut it to create a mask. I covered my dino with the post-it mask, and then started on the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in black ink underneath the dinosaur, using a stamp positioner. Then, I moved the card about 1/2" and then stamped the sentiment again, in green ink. I repeated this over and over, both below and above the black-ink sentiment. I stamped the sentiment until I felt like it was enough. There is no rhyme or reason about this, I could have done only a few, but it felt right to stamp the sentiment quite a bit. Once I had stamped out the sentiments, I removed the mask and revealed the dinosaur :) I also stamped the dinosaur tracks along the edge of the card, and a little "rawr" to make it even more fun!

I also stamped out the inside of the card. I stamped more images from the Critters from the Past set, and a Happy sentiment from AltENew's Halftone Happy Stamp Set.

I hope my friend likes his dinosaur birthday card. It is something that I might have to make more of because it is really easy to replicate. The stamp positioner makes this really easy!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, January 20, 2017

You're The Best Mom Card [#03/52] {01.20.2017}

I made a quick, one layer card for my Mommy. I used a stamp set that had some fun flower and filigree type images. I stamped them out with multiple inks. Here is the card.

I don't always do a one-layer card, but this one seemed like a fun challenge. First of all, I wanted to highlight the sentiment. I die cut a shape from masking paper. I stamped the sentiment, then covered the sentiment with the masking paper. To make the outer edges a little more bold, I used my ink blending tool and blended distress ink around the edges of the mask. Then, I pulled off the release paper and started stamping different shapes in different colors. This is what I ended up with.

I enjoyed making a one-layer card and might have to try this again!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Surprise Party Balloons {01.18.2017}

Here is another awesome new release from Sparkle N Sprinkle! I used two new stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle's January release, Party 1 - Balloons, and Party 2 - Sentiments. Here is the Surprise Party card I made, and made it look like a package all wrapped up in a bow!

I stamped out the Balloons stamp in black ink and sprinkled on Clear Detail embossing powder and heat set it. Then, I colored the cupcakes, swirls, and balloons. I also stamped out some of the images (star, music notes) with Versamark Ink Pad, and sprinkled on embossing powders and heat set them. I used Silver Lightning on the music notes, and Daffodil on the stars. I stamped out the sentiment with Versamark Ink Pad and sprinkled on Red Apple embossing powder and heat set it. This made the card really festive and full of color!

Here is a close up of the music note, using the Silver Lightning embossing powder. I love this sparkle and depth of this color. One of my favorite embossing powders for sure! This also shows the Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse that I rubbed into the edge of the main card panel.

I wanted to make the card look like a present. I cut out a square piece of yellow cardstock. I laid over a swirl stencil, and swiped Blue Topaz Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the stencil. This made some really fun swirls. To tie the background into the main image, I added some Super Thick Silver embossing powder and heat set it. This is really thick, and I had to heat set it from the back side of the paper. The embossing flakes will fly off if you shoot your heat directly to the front side of the paper. Ask me how I learned this :) !! After layering everything together, I also ran a strip of Nuvo Glue Pen Fine along the inside edge of the black cardstock matting the card. I sprinkled on Night Sky Sparkle N Soft along the edge to give some extra sparkle to the black matting edge.

Now, time to wrap up the package in a bow! I pulled out some ribbon, and ran a strip of 1/8" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape along the center of the ribbon. I removed the release paper, and sprinkled on some Silver Leaf tinsel glitter. This made the ribbon even more sparkly and tied everything together with shades of silver.

The sentiments in these sets are versatile and you can make all sorts of festive cards with these sets. I hope you enjoy them.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Card with Lace Background Glitter Technique {01.16.2017}

Hi! I made this fun and easy, and OH SO SPARKLY Happy Birthday card with only a few supplies. It came together pretty easily, and wow, look at all that sparkle!

I did the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Lace" Technique to make the background: I laid two strips of Sparkle N Sprinkle's 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape side-by-side (with a very slight overlap so there wasn't a gap between the two) onto a card panel. I pulled off the release paper and covered it with a piece of lace. I sprinkled on Priceless Peacock glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle. Then, I burnished it in to the release paper (through the lace) with my finger tool. After this, I removed the lace, which revealed the unglittered parts of the tape, and then sprinkled on and burnished in Bridal glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This created a solid background that is super sparkly and has the lace design!!

For the sentiment, I die cut out "Happy" multiple times. I glued and stacked three of them together to provide depth, and set it aside. I layered a strip of 2-1/2" Double sided "Tear-ific" Tape on a scrap piece of white cardstock. I die cut this with the "Happy" die. I pulled off the release paper and then dusted the sentiment with Sparkling Snow glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle. This made it super sparkly!! I glued this onto the stack of happy dies previously created. I also stamped out "birthday" with Versamark Ink Pad and dusted on White Detail embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle. I layered the "birthday" strip over the card panel and then adhered the "happy" above it.

This created a really sparkly, fun, colorful background, with simple sentiments that pop out over the background.

I hope my friend likes her birthday card. This was a lot of fun to make!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Hello There Mom Card [#2/52] {01.13.2017}

Hi! Two weeks into the New Year, and I am still keeping my plans to make and send my Mom a card a week. Yay! Here is this week's card for her.

I stamped the Hello sentiment with colored inks and tried to do a big of an ombre look to it. I also stamped "there" in black ink. I stamped onto a stitched rectangle die cut from Lawn Fawn. I layered the stitched rectangle over a card base also from Lawn Fawn. After this was done, I used the Nuvo Fine Glue Pen from Sparkle N Sprinkle, along the stitched edge and randomly on the card front. I let the glue dry to a tacky feel, then rubbed on some Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes. The gilding flakes stuck to the tacky glue, and I brushed the rest off. This gave the card a lot of glow and glimmer!

I also stamped a sentiment inside, just for more fun.

This was a quick and easy card, and something that can easily be replicated with other card bases, sentiments, or images. I hope Mom likes it!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Sparkle N Sprinkle Cattelya Orchid card {01.11.2017}

Howdy! This post is appearing on Sparkle N Sprinkle's blog today, and is also appearing here on my blog today. I love orchids, and when I saw this new Cattleya Orchid Friendship stamp set, from Sparkle N Sprinkle in their January release of TEN new stamp sets, I got super excited! I love orchids, and made a card with orchids today. Here it is.

I stamped out the Cattelya orchid and then die cut it into a circle. I colored the orchids and then added some glitter! I rolled out some adhesive with my Nuvo Glue Pen Fine and then sprinkled on glitters. I sprinkled on Misty Isles glitter to the stems and leaves, and Lacy Lilac to the orchids.

I love little drops on the edges. I think it punches up the card a teeny bit. I squeezed out three drops on the edge of the circle, using White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops. Then, I sprinkled on some more Lacy Lilac glitter over the drops. This made custom drops that perfectly matched the orchid glitter!

I stamped out the sentiment with Versamark Ink Pad and sprinkled on Royal Purple embossing powder, onto vellum, and heat set it. I trimmed the vellum into a strip. Then, I swiped the Nuvo Glue Pen Large onto the edges, and sprinkled on more Royal Purple embossing powder to the edges and heat set the embossing powder. I attached it to the card panel.

To finish off the card, I stamped out the orchid image onto my background panel. I stamped it multiple times in light pink ink. Then, I ran the background panel through my Cuttlebug in an embossing folder. I layered all these together and finished off my card.

This new stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle is gorgeous! I know you will love it :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!
-Chris

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sweet Little Purse {01.09.2017}

Hi! So glad you stopped by. I have a quick project today to share with you. I created a purse using a Tonic die, for a little giftie bag. Let's check it out.

I die cut the purse pieces, then scored the fold lines, and attached it all together. It came together really easily.

I stamped out a sentiment on the tags with white embossing powder, and heat set it. I attached the tags, and called this gift bag DONE!

I made this to give a little gift to a friend. Wonderful way to package and present this sweet gift.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a magical day!

-Chris