Saturday, September 23, 2017

Best. Ever.

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog again with a super cute way to use those awesome alpha stamps. These were so easy to make I decided to make a quick set. Let's get another look at the card.
A fun way to say thank you, and easy to mass produce. I have a few simple tips to lining those letters up. Let's jump right in.
I drew some lines with a permanent marker onto some acetate. I drew lines for portrait and landscape cards. This simple lined acetate makes using your hinged stamping tool that much easier to use. Just roll with me here...
I laid the lined acetate down on my card panel so the stamps stick to it first. I've always found that when I touch the stamps, they sometimes stick to my fingers and make it impossible to line them up. The acetate also makes it easier than lining the stamps up on the inside of your stamping tool. After you close the door to the stamping tool, the stamps stick easily and you can peel your lined acetate off to use again. For the sentiment, I used the Block Party Alphas stamp set from The Ink Road. I started with the bottom word and worked my way up.
I used this teeny tiny heart from the Full Circle stamp set for all of the punctuation. I also added the little girl from the Swanderful stamp set at the end of the sentiment. I added a drop of Nuvo Chrystal Drops in Sherbert Shimmer to the little girl's bow for some added shine. The patterned paper is from Crate Paper from the Cute Girl collection. I hope this helps you use those amazing alpha stamps you have stashed and I hope you give this a try. Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Inked Fronds

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road blog today with a quick, colorful card to let someone know how much you appreciate them. Let's take another look at the card. 
I love these gorgeous palm fronds! This card is so easy to make and would be perfect to make some extra for a card set or to keep in your stash. Let's get right into it...
These pretty palms are from the Frond of You stamp set from The Ink Road. I used the larger frond stamp with some bright Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey. Easy peasy, right? Let's keep going...
I used some Galaxy Gold Brilliance pigment ink from Tsukineko to stamp the smaller fronds for a little shine. I trimmed the panel using the Finished Frames die from Avery Elle. For a touch more shine, I flicked some Gold Color Shine from Heidi Swapp. The sentiment is from the Compliments, Vol. 1 stamp set from The Ink Road and stamped in a little Versafine Onyx Black. I added some foam tape behind the panel for some dimension and called it a day. I hope you give it a try! Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you soon. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cat Balloons

Hello there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog today sharing a fun way to stretch your stamps. Let's take a look at the entire card.
Cat balloons! This was such a fun card to make. Let's get right in to how I put the card together.

I stamped the cats from the Meow Mix stamp set from The Ink Road Stamps with some Memento Tuxedo black ink, cut them out and gave them a little color with some Copic markers. I added some twine to each cat to turn it into a balloon.
The fun patterned paper is from the Pink Paislee Birthday Bash 6x6 paper pad. I used the Dots & Dashes Rectangle die from Kennedy Grace Creations to die cut the patterned paper. That adorable Box Die is from Neat & Tangled and simply cut from some kraft cardstock.

I used the Scattered Surface background stamp from My Favorite Things and some Sea Glass ink from Simon Says Stamp to give the card front some added interest. I used different layers of foam tape to give the balloons some dimension, tied the twine together and adhered it inside the box with some Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive. The sentiment is from the Compliments, Vol. 1 stamp set from The Ink Road. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock, popped it up with foam tape and called it a day. Thank you so much for stopping by today, see you soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge

 

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Today is the FIRST day of a THREE DAY blog hop to jumpstart your creativity. If you’re new to the coloring challenge or have any questions about the coloring challenge you can refer to this post : http://www.thedailymarker.com/2016/10/coloring-challenge-bring-it-on/

I colored this adorable polar bear for Day 1 of the challenge. Let's take a look and then get into the details.
I used the polar bear from the Cool Day stamp set from My Favorite Things and gave him some color with Copics. I did some quick Distress Ink blending in Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Salty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire and white heat embossed the snowflakes from the Snowflake Flurry stamp set from MFT. I die cut the ink blended panel using the Cross Stitch Rectangle dies from MFT, added foam tape behind and panel and set it aside. I stamped more snowflakes onto the card base in Soft Lilac and Sea Glass inks from Altenew. I adhered the ink blended panel to the card base and added the beautiful Christmas Blessings sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

If you are coming from Marika Gewalli  blog you are in the right place. To start at the beginning of the hop go to The Daily Marker’s blog here. http://www.thedailymarker.com/2016/10/day-2-blog-hop-12-giveaways/
GIVEAWAY : 12 GOODIE BAGS ! That’s TWELVE CHANCES TO WIN during the three day hop. The more you comment on each hoppers blog or instagram the more chances you have of winning. Winners will be chosen randomly FROM THE BLOGS and INSTAGRAM hop comments. The full list of winners will be announced Wed. Nov 16th 9 am. at www.thedailymarker.com (contest closes 11.13 at 11pm. EST)

Now it’s time to hop to my friend Birka Reinitz 
 
Thank you for your visit today and I hope to see you during the coloring challenge. Be sure to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day so we can find your work or you can join the Facebook group here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/201290420294581/

Friday, October 14, 2016

Coffee Gift Card Holder


Hello there! I'm up on the Ink Road blog with this coffee gift card holder. Let's take a look at the entire piece.
Yay for coffee and donuts! What a fun way to give a gift card just because or to show a little gratitude. This was so fun to make, let's jump right into how I put everything together. 
I used the Hipster 1 die set from Spellbinders to cut the little coffee cups. The striped patterned paper is the Glitter Basics from Die Cuts With a View. I cut the cup 4 times, twice with patterned paper and twice with white cardstock. I cut the lid off the white die cuts and glued them to the patterned paper cups and finished the look with the coffee sleeve cut in kraft cardstock. 
The super fun donut paper and purple paper are from the We R Memory Keepers Urban Chic collection. I die cut the rectangular purple panel using the Stacked Stitched Rectangle Dies from Kennedy Grace Creations. I die cut the purple panel once to form the back of the pocket for the gift card and once again at about half the size of the rectangle to create the front of the pocket. I used the Pocket Border Die from Pretty Pink Posh to create a notch in the front part of the pocket.
I used some 1/8" Scor-Tape for the sides and bottom to finish the pocket. I white heat embossed the sentiment from Concord & 9th Pop Art Pineapple onto some black cardstock and called it a day. 

Here's a quick list of products used for the card:
We R Memory Keepers - Urban Chic 6x6 paper pad

 These lovely products are available at The Ink Road Shop.  Be sure to punch in the code MONICA20 to save 20% off your next order. Use anytime, as many times as you would like. Thank you so much for visiting today. I'll see you soon. 

Friday, September 30, 2016

Golden Pineapples

Hi there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with this fun pineapple card inspired by all the pink for next month's breast cancer awareness month. Let's have a look at the card.
I love all the pink and the gorgeous gold glitter, it's a fun thank you card for any occasion. Let's get right into how I put the card together.
I did some quick ink blending onto some Canson watercolor paper in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry, blending to give the panel an ombre look. 
I used a spray bottle to splatter some water onto the panel so I could lift the color where the droplets hit the paper. I used some paper towel to remove the water and set it aside to dry.
After the panel was dry, I used some Gold Tinsel embossing powder from Ranger to heat emboss the pineapples. The pineapples are from the Pop Art Pineapple stamp set from Concord & 9th. I stamped the banner in some gray ink and stamped the sentiment in black ink and used the matching Pop Art Pineapple die set to cut the banner out. I used the Scalloped Stitched Rectangle dies from Kennedy Grace Creations to finish the panel and added foam tape behind it for dimension. 

Here is a quick list of products used for the card:

 These lovely products are available at The Ink Road Shop.  Be sure to punch in the code MONICA20 to save 20% off your next order. Use anytime, as many times as you would like. Thank you so much for visiting today. I'll see you soon. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

I Happen to Adore You

Hello there! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog with this clean and simple pair of cards. Here's another look at the pair.
I made this quick set of cards to send to a friend and for her to be able to send one to someone she happens to adore as well. Happy mail brightens everyone's day, right? Let's get right into how I put the cards together.
I folded some white tissue paper so I had 4 layers and used some Heidi Swapp color shine in Peach and Coral to spray and splatter some color. I let this dry completely before I moved on to the next step.
I used the Reactive Mist spray from Heidi Swapp for the Minc machine and some rose gold foil. I sandwiched the tissue paper and foil sheet between two sheets of copy paper and fed it through the Minc machine and voila, gold foiled tissue paper!
I die cut the flowers using Concord & 9th Happy Day dies. I ended up using two stacks of flowers (which totals 8 layers of tissue paper) for each completed flower which I held together with a tiny rose gold brad. I ruffled the layers of tissue paper to give the flowers more dimension. I die cut the white cardstock panel using Avery Elle's Finished Frames die set. I used some Rose Gold embossing powder from Simon Says Stamp to heat emboss the circle from the Concord & 9th Love You, Mean It stamp set and then I stamped the sentiment on the front and on the inside of the cards. I added a few enamel hearts from the Oh My Heavens Mix from Illustrated Faith and called it a day. 

Here's a quick list of products used for the cards:
Concord & 9th - Happy Day dies

 These lovely products are available at The Ink Road Shop.  Be sure to punch in the code MONICA20 to save 20% off your next order. Use anytime, as many times as you would like. Thank you so much for visiting today. I'll see you soon.