Saturday, June 9, 2018

Happy Father's Day

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with a sweet Father's Day card. Perfect for a dog loving dad or for anyone you'd like to appreciate on this special day. Let's get right into how I put the card together. 
I used the Rottweiler puppy from the BORK stamp set. I clear heat embossed the puppy onto some black cardstock. I stamped the puppy once again onto some white cardstock, gave him some color with Copic markers and cut him out with some scissors. 
I used the Stitched Circle dies from Simon Says Stamp and die cut some paper from Authentique. I stamped the Happy Father's Day sentiment onto the circle and used some foam tape behind it for some dimension. 
I decided to give the pup a crown as a nod to all the kings in our lives. I used the crown from the Iconic stamp set. I gold heat embossed the crown onto some glittered cardstock and cut the crown out with some scissors. 
There's the finished card. I added some hearts for a pop of color. I hope you give this card a try. Thanks so much for visiting today. See you soon.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fur Real

Hi there, I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with a card perfect for anyone with a furry friend in their life. Let's jump right in to how I put this cute card together. 
I stamped the cute pug from the BORK stamp set from The Ink Road Stamps and gave him some color with Copic markers. 
I stamped and cut a mask for the pug so I could create a background for him. I used the Between the Lines stamp set from The Ink Road Stamps. I used Cobblestone dye ink from Simon Says Stamp as well as Mermaid dye ink from Lawn Fawn.
I used the Speech Bubble Border die from Lawn Fawn to cut the speech bubble for the pug. I used sentiments from The One With All the Stamps and the Fur Babies stamp sets from the Ink Road Stamps. I flipped the paper over before I stamped the sentiments to make the speech bubble on the other side of the pug. I added some foam tape behind the speech bubble panel for some dimension and some enamel dots for some interest.
I love these two sentiments paired together, it was a nice nod at how our furry friends love us unconditionally. I hope you give this card a try. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll see you soon.

Blossoms on Kraft

Hi there, I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with a soft floral card that is perfect to tell someone that they're adored. Let's get right into how I put this pretty card together.
I took the pretty blooms from the Chin Up Buttercup stamp set from Ink Road Stamps and stamped them on kraft using Cobblestone dye ink from Simon Says Stamp. 
I used freshly sharpened Prismacolor colored pencils and light strokes to color the flowers. I went back in with the white pencil on the outer part of the petals for some contrast. 
To fill in some space and to add a little interest to the card, I added the trio of dots from the Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set. I used Khaki dye ink from Simon Says Stamp and added some Ranger Glossy Accents for some dimension and shine. 
I used the same Cobblestone ink and the sentiment from the Modern Romance stamp set. After I stamped the sentiment with ink, I went over it with clear embossing powder for some shine. I trimmed the panel slightly and added it to a white card base and tied some twine from May Arts. I hope you give this card a try. Thanks for visiting today, I'll see you soon.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Happy Mother's Day

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with a simple stamped Mother's Day card. Easy to make and mass produce for all of those wonderful moms out there. Let's jump right in to how I put this card together. 
Glittered embossing powder is such an easy way to dress up a card, I used Gold Tinsel embossing powder from Ranger and that beautiful Happy Mother's Day stamp from the Ink Road. 
For the flowers, I used the Bloom Where You Are Planted stamp set from the Ink Road. I used Poppy dye ink from Studio Calico. From Simon Says Stamp, I used Cotton Candy, Apricot, Green Apple and Green Leaf dye inks. Lastly, I pulled in some Sunflower dye ink from Lawn Fawn. 
To dress up the card and to add a bit of dimension, I added enamel dots to the centers of the flowers. It was a great way to use up all of those random enamel dots that I'm so great at collecting. 
That's the finished card, super easy right? I hope you give this card a try. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Rainbow Hexagons

Hi there, I'm up on The Ink Road Blog with this colorful card that's perfect to spread some cheer. Nothing says cheer up like a rainbow, right? Lets jump right into how I put the card together.
Chin Up Buttercup 
This card is part of a Friday Feature spotlighting the Chin Up Buttercup stamp set. I love this stamp set, the sentiment is big and bold and the smaller stamps are so versatile. 
 I heat embossed the sentiment using the Midnight Madness embossing powder from Sparkle n Sprinkle. This embossing powder has glitter mixed in with to give the card some interest and shine. 
I used all three outline hexagon stamps to create a background, leaving the sentiment as the star of the show! I used Lucky and Scuba dye inks from Simon Says Stamp, Sunflower and Wild Rose inks from Lawn Fawn and Grape Soda dye ink from Ranger. 
I trimmed the panel using the Wonky Stitches die from Avery Elle and added some Silver Star Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh for some interest. 
I added some foam tape behind the trimmed panel for dimension and called it a day. I hope you give this card a try. Thanks so much for popping by today, I'll see you soon.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Be Eggstra

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with an after Easter card that's also fun for any time of the year. Let's jump right into how I put the card together. 
I stamped the eggs from the Eggstra stamp set onto some post it paper and carefully cut them out to make masks. 
I stamped the eggs onto the card panel and then added the faces from the Iconic stamp set to give them some character. I added the masks after I stamped the faces.
After the eggs were stamped I used the solid egg from the stamp set to give the eggs some color. From Simon Says Stamp I used Sea Glass, Cotton Candy, Lemon Chiffon, Thistle, and Mint inks. From Lawn Fawn, I used the Peach Fuzz dye ink. 
I stamped the larger egg from the stamp set and drew in some lines to show that the egg was cracked. I cut the egg out, cut it in two pieces and added foam tape behind them for dimension. 
To finish the card, I used the Wonky Stitched die from Avery Elle to trim the panel down. I added some clear sequins for some shine and went in with a white gel pen to bring the white back into the eyes of all the little happy eggs. I stamped the sentiment from the Eggstra set, adhered the cracked egg around it and called it a day. I hope you give this card a try. Thanks so much for visiting today.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Dimensional Blooms

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with a fun and simple way to add dimension to your cards. Let's jump right into how I put the card together. 
I stamped the flowers from the Bella Flora stamp set from The Ink Road in some Black Licorice hybrid ink from My Favorite Things. I positioned the flowers where I wanted them for the card front and once again on a second piece of cardstock. I brought the blooms to life with some Copic markers.
I carefully cut the flowers from the second stamped piece of cardstock and traced around the cut edges with a black marker for a clean and finished look. 
I added some dots around the flowers to add some interest and to use up some of that negative space. 
I added foam tape in different thicknesses behind the blooms for dimension and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set. That's it, easy peasy! I hope you give this card a try. Thanks so much for popping in today, I'll see you soon.