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!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Coffee Pillow Boxes

Hello again! I'm here with a fun gift idea for your favorite coffee lovers. I'm up on the Ink Road blog as part of the Friday Feature for The Struggle is Real stamp set. Let's take another look at the boxes.

Ink Road Stamps - The Struggle Is Real
I loved making these! These pillow boxes are just the right size for some coffee and a sweet treat. Let's get right in to how I put these pillow boxes together.
I give the patterned paper full credit for my inspiration for this project, it is GORGEOUS! The paper is from the Turn the Page collection by Pink Paislee. I cut the 12x12 sheet of paper into 4, 6x6 pieces. I followed the steps using the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board to get the 4 boxes. I put the boxes together with some Scor-tape to make sure they wouldn't come apart.
I gold heat embossed the sentiment from The Struggle is Real stamp set from The Ink Road onto some navy cardstock. I used a circle die and a scalloped circle die from Sizzix to put the tags together. I added a gold glitter heart to the tag from the Crate Paper Cute Girl embellishments collection for some bling. Next, I added in the coffee and chocolate. I tied the box closed with some natural twine from May Arts and adhered the tag onto the box. I hope you give these a try, thanks so much for popping by today. See you soon!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Beautiful Soul

Hi again! I'm up on the Ink Road Blog sharing this colorful card with a sentiment that I absolutely adore.
I love how bright and cheery this card came out. Also, a lot easier to color than it looks. Let's jump right in to how I put it together.
I white heat embossed hearts from the Blended stamp set from The Ink Road onto some Canson cold press watercolor paper.
This is where all the fun is, watercoloring! I used the Jane Davenport Brights Watercolor Set. I just filled a few triangles from each heart with full pigment on the brush and then watered down my brush as I filled in more of the heart until it was done. No blending, just fill, water down, fill...fun, right? 
I wanted to add a bit of dimension to the hearts so I watercolored a quick shadow on the left side of the heart using that gorgeous light blue. The sentiment is from the #Beautifulmess stamp set from The Ink Road. I white heat embossed the sentiment onto some black cardstock and used the Stacked Pierced Banners from Create a Smile to die cut it. I used the Finished Frames dies to cut the watercolored panel and called it a day. I hope you give this a try, thanks so much for popping by. See you soon!

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.