Monday, June 25, 2018

Thoughts & Prayers...

Hello everyone, Cheryl here today, with another idea using products from InkOn3.
Today I'm using another great floral stamp set. I've always loved this one. It's called Posies.

I like that you can build a vase of flowers or use the floral images alone. I chose to use them alone today. I stamped out an entire background using the three flower heads and the leaves with Blackout ink.

I did a "messy" watercolor using my Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers...I love those things! I then took a soft blue and tried to get a sky looking background. However, it pulled in some of the green off the leaves. Oh well, it's soft and at least it's not stark white, lol. 

I then took a die from KatScrappiness and cut down the panel. I also pulled out a die from Simon Says Stamp that cuts that very thin gold frame. I then used the same die to cut it from gold cardstock. That same die set has this label die and also cuts a thin frame around it. I love when you remove the first thin frame and replace it with the gold one! You get this metallic bit and then the flowers continue on. Look kinda cool!

I stamped the sentiment that comes from the Roses In Bloom stamp set onto the label. I glued it to the card front and then added the thin gold frame that cuts along with it. I attached the entire panel to the front of a black A2 card base. I scattered around a few gems from Studio Katia to finish it off.

I hope you like my "messy" coloring today. For me, it takes the stress out of it and you can just have fun and get some color down. Nothing to worry about when you go outside the lines, lol.

Here's where you can get the supplies I used.

So, there you have it. Head over to InkOn3 and shop around. I know you'll find lots of goodies.
Pull out your supplies and make something pretty! Happy Crafting

Thursday, June 14, 2018

InkOn3 Blog Hop

Welcome! It's an exciting week over at InkOn3. It's time for a new release!!!
And to kick it off, we're having a blog hop! Guaranteed, you will see lots of beautiful projects. 

This new release features Hollyhocks 4x6 stamp set and coordinating Hollyhock dies.

How beautiful is this hollyhock stamp and die set??? It's just gorgeous, isn't it? And the sentiments and fonts are amazing. I know I'll reach for this often, even just for those. So, let's get started!

Comment on each blog post to be entered into a drawing for two 25.00 gift certificates.
The giveaway will close June 20th at noon CST. The winners will be posted at the InkOn3 blog.

Here's what I created for today. Hope you get some inspiration.

I wanted the outside of my card to be plain Jane, you'll see why. I pulled out an old embossing folder that had a spot to stamp a sentiment. I trimmed it down and matted it with silver glitter cardstock. I stamped using Juicy embossing ink and backed it with the same silver. I foam mounted it and added a few silver gems.

Ready to see the inside? First, I get a lot of inspiration from YouTube crafters. Jennifer McGuire did a shadow box card awhile back and I loved it! So, kudos to her...I copied, lol.

This is the reason for a somewhat plain card front. I wanted it to "go with" the inside sentiment...are moments to remember. And hopefully they'll remember this inside, lol. I kinda wanted a surprise when they open it.

I stamped my image on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder. I then pulled out my new Avery Elle liquid watercolors. I LOVE them! So, I painted this in several layers, building up the color saturation. I then went around the entire floral with pale blue for some sky.
I then created the card base per Jennifer's instructions. It's easy! I'll link to her post for you to see.

See the box style at the top? It folds up just fine, but it really does look like a shadow box! It's fun, and a change of pace to a regular card. Perfect for the recipient to leave on display for a bit. 

I covered the "box" front with some glitter paper from my stash. I stamped a sub-sentiment to go with the card front and mounted it with a bit of foam tape. Scattered around some silver gems and it's finished!

This stamp set is keeper for me! I love florals and this one is stunning!

Head over to the next person in line and don't forget to comment! That's a great giveaway! 
Here's the line up for the hop.

Here's where you can find the supplies I used for this card.

Now, head out and hit up all the other blogs. Remember to comment, you wanna maybe win, right! And the designers would love some nice feedback from you. 

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hollyhock Thank You

Hi my crafty friends, Cheryl here, for InkOn3.

Yippee!!! It's time for a new release from InkOn3. And it's a beautiful one, at that! 
Who doesn't love a great floral stamp? And who doesn't love hollyhocks? So, here you go!

Isn't that so pretty? And how great to have coordinating dies!!! And so many beautiful sentiments and a very pretty font. I love this set! So let me show you my first card I made using it.

I started off by picking this beautiful background I made using alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Before it was totally dry, you have these "sticky" areas. Take your foil and press it on, rubbing firmly. When you pull it off, some stays stuck and you get these bits of shiny foil left behind. It's so fun to do!

I took the hollyhock stamp and inked it up with Juicy ink and embossed with golf embossing powder. I left it just like that! Well, I brushed it all over with my Wink of Stella glitter brush marker. I think by leaving it uncolored, it works perfectly with the colorful background. 

I then took the Thank You die and cut it from gold foil cardstock and a piece of white fun foam. I cut a second one from a scrap of Yupo paper to get the green butterfly. I carefully trimmed it out and glued it in place over the gold foil one. I adhered it to another scrap of Yupo done in that pretty aqua green color. 

To assemble the card, I added the hollyhock using foam tape. I added foam tape just to the sides of the aqua strip and used liquid glue where it would go over the hollyhock. I then pulled out some clear  acrylic bubbles and scattered a few around. I love how they look like water droplets. I added the entire panel to the front of an A2 card base of heavy weight cardstock. 

And that's it. I think it came out so nice and I love the colors! I love the simplicity of the gold embossed hollyhock. It just works for this card. 

Here's where you can find the things I used.

Hollyhock Stamp Set 
Hollyhock Dies

So, be sure to watch all week for some amazing sneak peaks from the design team. And the release goes live next week! Get out your crafty "toys" and have fun playing!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Thinking of You...

Hey there, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog and a new project for InkOn3 Design Team.
I pulled out my notebook of card sketches because I had no ideas. I love that I have a resource to go to when I'm stuck, lol. So anyway, this is what I came up with.

I started by creating a watercolor background of pinks, yellows, and orange. Then I picked the areas I liked best for my florals. I stamped in InkOn3's Juicy ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Fussy cut them out and set aside.

I then pulled out some dies from my stash. I chose a scalloped oval and a regular oval from Spellbinders. The pink scalloped layer is cut from glitter paper and the top layer is from white.

I then chose some fun and bright patterned papers and created the strip on the left. The watercolor look paper is from a Lawn Fawn paper pad. I tied a ribbon on the strip and after adhering down the watercolor piece, I added the strip with foam tape.

I then added the oval piece with foam tape on the right side and liquid glue on the left. I added the flowers with foam taped as well. I tucked the leaves in place and glued down with liquid glue.

After cutting some banner strips, I stamped my sentiment with InkOn3 Blackout ink. I love how black and crisp this ink stamps! I also added a banner strip of the same glitter paper and added with foam tape. I picked out some confetti sequins by Studio Katia and scattered a few around.

So, there you have it. A fun Spring/Summer card. If you ever find yourself stuck, look for some sketches that might help you out. It does me! Here's the products I used.