Friday, January 19, 2018

Ten Kinds of Wonderful

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog as part of the Friday Feature using the Compliments, Vol. 1 stamp set. Let's get right into how I put this romantic little card together.
Ink Road Stamps - Compliments, Vol. 1 
I stamped the wreath from the #Beautifulmess stamp set from the Ink Road onto some Strathmore cold pressed watercolor paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
I laminated a piece of cardstock and smooshed the Distress Oxide ink pads onto it to create a quick palette for watercoloring the leaves of the wreath. I used Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio.
I made quick mask with a Post-it note for the wreaths to be able to stamp the swans inside. The swan is from the Swanderful stamp set from the Ink Road. I used Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide inks for the beaks, cheeks and flowers for the rest of the card.
I stamped the sentiment from the Compliments Vol. 1 stamp set from the Ink Road onto the card base. I split the watercolor panel to show off the sentiment and trimmed the panel to fit the card base. I added foam tape behind the watercolor panel pieces 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.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Taco Tuesday

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog again with an adorable and calorie free card to let someone special know how much you care about them. Let's jump right in.
I used some Strathmore cold pressed watercolor paper, Versafine onyx black ink and the Calorie Free stamp set from Paper Smooches to stamp out the tacos.
I loosely watercolored the tacos with some Zig Clean Color brush markers. I scribbled on the color with the markers and used a wet paintbrush to pull out the color for that loose, fun look. I used marker numbers 022, 047, 050, 052, 061, 065.
I white heat embossed the sentiment from the Compliments, Vol. 2 stamp set from the Ink Road onto some black cardstock. I then used the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper with the 1/4" setting and rounded the corners for some interest. I added some foam tape behind the sentiment for some added dimension. I used the small ring stamp from the Majestic AF stamp set to add in some black "olives" to fill in the space between tacos. All the fun, none of the calories. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I'll see you soon!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Merry Christmas Bonus Mom

Hi again! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with a special card to let that bonus mom of yours that she's adored. Let's jump right in to how I put this card together. 
I white heat embossed the snowflakes from the Holla Days stamp set onto some Strathmore cold pressed water color paper. I used the Jane Davenport Mixed Media Petite Palette Brights watercolor set to give the snowflakes a colorful aura. 
I chose the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Holla Days stamp set. I used the bonus mom sentiment from the Blended stamp set and knew I wanted to use the words "You Sleigh." so I carefully cut the word "you" from one of the stamps. 
I white heat embossed the sentiments onto some pink cardstock. I trimmed both panels down with the Avery Elle Finished Frames die set and added some foam tape behind the pink cardstock panel to give the card some dimension. I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and called it a day. I hope you give this card a try. Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you soon.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Merry & Bright

Hello, I'm up on the Ink Road blog again with a dreamy watercolor Christmas card. Let's jump right in to how I put it together.
I used the Fir Real stamp set from The Ink Road for the trees. I stamped some trees onto some Post-It tape to create masks to layer the trees as I white heat embossed them from the bottom of the panel going upward. I used a strip of Strathmore cold pressed watercolor paper for this panel. 
Next came the watercoloring. I used the Jane Davenport Mixed Media Petite Palette Brights watercolor set, focusing on the darkest green color in Mermaid and the darkest blue in the shade Ink.
I used the snowflakes from the Holla Days stamp set from the Ink Road. I heat embossed the snowflakes on navy cardstock with navy embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut the snowflake from some white glitter paper using the largest snowflake from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes die set. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Fir Real stamp set in the same navy embossing powder. I adhered the watercolor panel with some foam tape to give the card some dimension and called it a day. I hope you give this a try. Thanks for stopping by today. I'll see you soon.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Birthday Numbers

Hello there! I'm up on the Ink Road blog today with a simple birthday card and a fun way to use those number stamps. Let's take another look at the card. 
  This card was super easy and fun to make. Let's jump right into how I put it together.
I stamped the girl from the Bun Intended stamp set from the Ink Road. I stamped her once again on a Post-it note and cut out a mask for some ink blending later.
I used a piece of acetate to help line up the numbers as well as to give them something to stick to so they don't stick to your fingers. I used the tiny numbers from the Block Party Alphas as well as the Block Party Alphas, Outline stamp sets.
I used pattern paper from the Birthday Bash collection from Pink Paislee 6x6 paper pad. I colored the outlined numbers with coordinating colors which matched the paper. I also gave the girl some color with some Copic markers and placed the mask over her to do some ink blending with some Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink. I used the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripes background stamp, some black ink and some scrap cardstock to make the thin striped paper for each side of the stamped panel. I white heat embossed the birthday sentiment from the Just a Number stamp set from the Ink Road onto some black cardstock and wrapped it around the stamped panel. I popped up the stamped panel with some foam tape for dimension and called it a day. Hope you give this a try. Thanks so much for popping by today, see you soon.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Go Make a Mess

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road blog with a fun watercolored card for this month's Ink Road Color Challenge. Let's take a look at the colors for the challenge.
I love the colors for this month's challenge. Let's take another look at the card.
This card was simple and fun to make. Let's jump right in to how I put it together.
I started with some Canson cold pressed watercolor paper. I used the grid lines on my craft mat and some painter's tape to section off the stripes for the card. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors to add in the challenge colors.
 Once dry, I used the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die to trim the panel down. I added the sentiment from the #Beautifulmess stamp set from The Ink Road and then covered it with some Post-it tape to save it from splatter. Then, a fun splatter of black using a mist by Studio Calico in Inky Black.
I stamped out the art tools from the set, gave them some color, cut them out and then added some foam tape to add dimension to the card. I added the panel to some gray cardstock and called it a day. I hope you'll give this a try. Thank you so much for poppin by today, see you soon.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Be Badass

Hello there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog again with a simple shabby chic faux chalkboard card to motivate someone you know to keep being amazing!
I was inspired by Lara's Bun Intended stamp set, the sentiment is so much fun! Let's get into how I put this fun card together.
I used some lined acetate to line up the alphas from the Block Party Alphas, Outline stamp set from The Ink Road. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock.
I wanted the letters to really pop so I ended up giving them a quick ombre effect with some watercolor. I used the No.95, which is the silver color from Gansi Tambi. I concentrated most of the color on the bottom of each letter and blended upward to about half. I made a quick frame using patterned paper from the Pink Paislee C'est La Vie collection and the Stitched Rectangles from Simon Says Stamp. I dressed up the card a touch with a bit of natural twine from May Arts and a few dusts of powder from my anti static pouch for that chalkboard look. I hope you give this a try. Thanks for visiting today, see you soon!