Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gerbera Daisy Shaker....

Here's a card made using the new Gerbera Daisy stamp set from FBStamps. It is a great set, and I love the images!

I stamped the images on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out my Altenew inks and water colored them with pinks, oranges, and yellows.

I fussy cut them by hand and arranged as I liked them. I used a die from Mama Elephant to create the window to hold my shaker bits. I mounted it to the card front and added a few sequins with Ranger Multi Matte Medium.

I stamped the sentiment with clear sticky ink and embossed it white. I added foam squares to the left edge and glued the right edge right down flat.

I love how this came out, so pretty for summer! Here's what I used on this card.

Get your craft on, and make something pretty! Check out Fleurette Bloom, you'll find lots of great things!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Get Your Motor Running...

Here's a card made using a new stamp set from FBStamps. Guy cards are always a challenge and this new set is great! Great stamp set and great stencil to match/coordinate.

I started out by using the stencil and used several of the images to create a background. I used a couple of the light grays from Altenew. I love their ink! 

I used the tire tread, the gear, the nut, and the large gear. I filled in the entire piece of cardstock. Then I sized it according the the size of the cycle and used a die to cut it. I stamped the cycle and fussy cut it out. I cut a piece of vellum for under the bike to soften the stamping a bit. I stamped the small gears and embossed with copper embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. 

I put a copper brad in the center of each and added them to the front. I also stamped the greeting and embossed in copper as well. I added a bit of foam under it for dimension.  

To finish off the card front, under the main element, I stamped some of those same small gears using a clear sticky ink, to just give a watermark look. Then I added the main element and called it finished.

Here's what I used. 

Pull out your supplies and get your craft on! 
~Happy Crafting~

You Are Loved....

I am a club member over at Stamps of Life, and once a month you get a stamp set AND dies to match! This is the set for June. I kinda went retro with a "Flower Child" kind of vibe, lol. Anyway, lots of color and a bright, happy card.

I pulled out several of my Altenew fave, by the way! And a couple of Hero Arts for the orange and bright green. I stamped a complete background and then die cut with a rectangle die. I changed up how I stamped the petals for each card. 

Then using a mask, I masked the flowers to stamp the leaves closer to look like they were behind the flower. 

I then did two more flowers and the stem and leaves, die cut them out, and popped up on foam squares. I placed those right over the matching flower on the card and trimmed off the excess. 

I matted it to black card stock, tied around some twine and mounted it to the card base.
Stamped the sentiment and popped up as well. Scattered a few sequins, brushed on some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, and called this one finished.

Hope you like it! Here's what I used.

There you have it. Get in there and play!
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Rainbow Stars...

Have you guys seen all the awesome rainbow cards out there lately?! I just had to jump on the bandwagon. So fun.

So, I got out rainbow color Distress Inks and blended out a background. I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper for the blending. It's so easy on this paper.

I pulled out one of my Anna Griffin die plates and cut it out. Then, time consuming, added bits of foam tape all over the back...but so worth it!

I saved the bigger stars that got cut out and brushed them with Spectrum Noir sparkle pens to add fun shimmer. Sorry it doesn't show so well. I popped them up with bits of foam tape. A double layer on the center star so it's above everything else. Sentiment is embossed with platinum embossing powder.

I LOVE how this turned out and will deff be making more of these!

I got these plates from HSN but don't see them now. She does have others though. Check it out.

Get out your toys and play!!! 
Happy crafting

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thank You...

I have a card I made using one of the new stamp sets from Fleurette Bloom.
I love the HUGE Thank You stamp in this set. Here's my card.

I took all three butterflies and stamped them all over the background. I then grabbed some bright colors out of my Tombow brush markers and colored them in, blending the colors together. 
I then took some black ink watered down and flicked tiny black specks all over. 

I took out my sequin stash and picked some to match the colors in the butterflies. At the time I made this card, I didn't have Fleurette's sequins. I used foam tape all around and put acetate over top to hold the sequins in. I die cut a frame, watercolored it in teal and glued it on top of the acetate.
I stamped and fussy cut out the thank you sentiment and glued it on. Then added the sub sentiment and used a bit of foam under one end. 
Finally, I colored three other butterflies, fussy cut, and adhered them on top of the acetate. Mounted the entire card front on to a piece of bright yellow card stock. 
And there you have it, my finished card.

Here's the products I used.

So, pull out some crafting supplies and get your craft on! Be sure to head over to Fleurette Bloom and shop around...some super cute products in her store. 
Happy Crafting!