Hello and happy World Cardmaking Day! (It’s also Digital Scrapbooking Day – yay!)
So in honor of this day I have some good news to share, and a card. I’m thrilled to share that I am a guest designer for October for Sweet Stamp Shop!!! Along with the new stamps that will be released in a couple of weeks, they sent me 3 current stamp sets, which I have been having lots of fun with! Here’s the first card I made, using the stamp set Pour Decisions.
The background is made with Dylusion Ink Sprays, then I stamped with Versamark ink and white embossed the images from the stamp set.
I can’t wait to share more of what I’ve been creating!
I also placed a big order of stamps last week when they had a special 20% off sale, and received them this week. I am so in love with them all! Here’s what I bought if you are interested. 🙂
I tested them out right away in my Hobonichi Cousin. 🙂
Are you crafting today? What are you making?
Today I was in the mood for cardmaking, and ended up making five cards. It was fun!
I needed to mail a card to a friend, so I made two of the same design:
I had fun using distress inks to watercolor my stamp images and add some splatters (OK – a lot of splatters! :)).
And then I made a few cards for Pinkfresh Studio’s July challenge (rainbow).
Pinkkfresh Studio is definitely one of my favorite companies, and their stamps are fabulous! I’m excited about their latest releases too. For these cards I used the Playful Animal Friends 1 and 2 sets, which are designed by Lizzy Mackay – one of my very favorite designers!
This is a super clean and simple card. I used Distress Oxide inks, which I used on the next card too.
And finally, in this last card I used Dylusions ink sprays by Ranger for the background. I love those sprays – they blend magically!
I also added Nuvo drops to add a bit of sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!
I had fun making this card – using stamping, die cutting and misting.
Here’s a closer look:
I’ve been on a roll today and made five more tags! Here they are:
While my craft room is now mostly complete, I have been super busy and on travel for work, so I still haven’t branched out from making cards – I love how quick and easy it is to work on a card. I also bought a bunch of new supplies lately, and I love trying them out this way. Here are the cards I made last week. The first two are with a fun stamp from Simon Says Stamp.
And the last one is with a stamp by Altenew.
I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish. Quick and easy!
This next week is going to be crazy busy too, but I hope to manage to put away all my crafty supplies in my newly assembled furniture, so I can get back to creating next week!
Sharing yet one more card I made for the Merry Making class. At first I wasn’t a fan of this technique – paint resist – but I ended up loving how this card turned out. Still not sure that I will use this technique again, though.
I stamped the pines with distress paint (mowed lawn), then watercolored on top using Kuretake Gansai Tambi, and embellished with Nuvo Drops. (my latest addiction). I love the colors I used for this card!
I added some silver shimmer from the watercolors for extra shine.
I’m still having fun making cards along with the Merry Making class. This one right here uses a masking fluid + watercolor technique, and is the reason I signed up for the class: I love the example card too much! I used a different stamp set for mine that I had in house, and I love how it turned out!!
I used masking fluid and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors, and the adorable Winter Woodland Wonders stamp set by Avery Elle.
I will definitely be making more winter scenes with this technique!
Last night I made another card inspired by the Merry Making class at Online Card Classes.
I am not 100% in love with this one – I think the die cut parts don’t stand out as much as I was expecting.
But I sure had fun stamping all the leaves using this stamp from Studio Calico. The inks are the Autumn Trees set by Hero Arts, and I added Copper Penny Nuvo Drops to embellish.
I made a quick card tonight, using two stamp sets I recently purchased – Sketchy Florals by Altenew and Otterly Awesome by Ellen Hutson:
So simple and easy! Watercolored with distress inks, and I added some Nuvo Drops to embellish.
As promised, I have a new card to share! It’s the only one I had time to make this weekend, but I love how it turned out! I made it with the October My Monthly Hero kit, which sold out the day it was released, and I am so glad I was able to get mine!
I stamped all the little images on watercolor paper using Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored them in with ZIG clean color watercolor brush pens. This card was inspired by May, who is one of the instructors in the Merry Making class I am taking at Online Card Classes (and loving!).
The red background is a card base, blended with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink.
Have a lovely week!