Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde sharing some items from Sunny Studio Stamps’ new release. This card relies heavily on the Spring Sunburst paper pad as that is the main background. The sunburst is just so happy!
So glad you stopped by the blog today. Today’s card was created with Sunny Studio Stamps Cheerful Daisies stamp set. Looking at the stamp set alone makes me happy and then when you add color WOW!
This stamp set is what I like to refer to as a stampy stamp. A stampy stamp is a stamp set in which one must stamp in colored ink to create the image of the stamp. Gotta tell you these type of stamps are a tinge on the intimidating side to me. Now I will say that having a stamp tool is fantastic and makes it so much easier than trying to line it up free hand but Sunny Studio has also taken the extra step and beside each stamp it tells you what to use next, which I love!
The ink I used is Lawn Fawn premium dye ink. I took a lot more pics than I typically take because I wanted you to be able to see how it looks because if this becomes your first stampy stamp I wanted you all to see that it looks different. So no more chit chat. Here’s the pics…
When stamping with stampy stamps go lighter to darker and know that you may have to stamp the image several times to get full coverage. This is a beautiful stamp set and it made such a happy card! Here it is again…
I heat embossed the sentiment in white puff embossing powder, I knew I wanted it to be thick looking.
Thanks again for stopping by and spending your time with us today!
Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde with this week’s fourth sneak peek for January’s Flavor of the Month card kit. This month is “All About the Boys” and if buffalo plaid isn’t a great fit for masculine cards I don’t know what is! I am excited to share today’s card with you and also tell a quick story of some confusion I had and maybe clear it up for you all too in case you have the same question I did. So here is my card which I created using collection two “Buffaloed”.
When I got my kit in the mail and opened and was pouring over all the collections I came to this collection and read the sentiments and thought “What in the world does Buffaloed mean?” I’m getting accustomed to not knowing new songs, new slang, and new actors/actresses. I thought I had new slang to learn but nope turns out it’s just a word I wasn’t familiar with. It means to be intimidated, so the way I used it on this card is saying “Don’t get buffaloed (intimidated). Stand your ground! Have a wild birthday!” Perfect for someone who may be facing a milestone birthday I think.
That’s it for this sneak peek I hope you find some inspiration and maybe a new vocabulary word 😉 . Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to check out this card. Don’t forget it’s sneak peek week so check out the other peeks from previous days and come back tomorrow for the last one before the big reveal!
Hi crafty friends! Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde with a fairy fun shaker card to show off SFL’s new release! (Sorry I couldn’t help myself.) Shaker cards are fun, versatile and add a little something out of your ordinary everyday card. Over the years I have watched many videos of how to make them, different methods and tricks. Every time I sit down to make a shaker card I feel like I’m learning for the first time. I will say this card might be the one I had the least amount of trouble with but please note the trouble is mine not in the technique itself. It’s actually a very simple process I just struggle with it for some strange reason. I have to take each step slowly so that I don’t glue the wrong pieces together. I was so happy with the way it turned out!
Here’s a quick run down of what I did:
stamped sentiment on the clear acetate sheet (after hitting it with an Embossing Magic Pad so the embossing powder wouldn’t cling where I didn’t want it to) with VersaFine black onyx ink and then embossed it with clear embossing powder
the image from Winter Fairies by SFLwas stamped with Memento black ink then was colored with Prismacolor pencils & maybe Derwent inktense pencils (I keep them in the same case and when I’m coloring I am usually just looking for the right color not which brand)
fussy cutted out the image and then went around the edges with a Memento marker in black ink (gives it a finished look even if your edges are a little rough)
Above I’ve included the links on the pics for the individual products or you can click the pic below where I’ve included the link to get the bundle.
Thank you so much for stopping in today and checking out the blog! Take some time and look around the other design team members have done some really great work with this release. No such thing as too much inspiration right?
What better way to ring in the new year than by introducing an all new release from SFL! I created today’s card using the Winter Fairies stamp set, the Fairy House stamp set and Winter in Pink paper pad. These items work perfectly together or separately whatever you are wanting to create whether it be a birthday card, encouragement or just general well wishes these elements will help get you there.
I know I love it when a collection can work together and separately and SFL has made it easy for you to either choose the entire New Release bundle or just the individual pieces you want. This is a beautiful collection and I hope to be back soon with more creations to show off. I hope your 2020 is getting off to a great start and thank you for stopping in to check out this fantastic new release from SFL!
Kim here from Cardmaking Blonde, it’s sneak peek week over at SFL and I am super excited to share the card I made from one of the collections in December’s Flavor of the Month card kit! The stamp set is called Puppy Hugs & Kisses and features adorable images of a puppy and some sweet sentiments.
I hope you all are enjoying this season of merry making and have had some time for yourselves as well. I know this time of year can get hectic and sometimes overwhelming so I’m glad you have taken a break and joined me here for a little inspiration (I hope). I am still making Christmas cards for friends and family and haven’t been able to get my fill of November’s Flavor of the Month card kit. This is the most recent card I have made from this kit.
Quick Tip: When embossing on watercolor paper tape it down to your surface first (I used a small cutting board so I can hold onto it easier and move it around easier) this will keep your paper from bowing up on you.
I have been wanting to watercolor an image for some time now and thought this ornament would be perfect. Before I began watercoloring I stamped the image in black ink then again in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder which gave me “guidelines” if you will while I was painting. The gold didn’t show up as sparkly in the picture as it does it real life unfortunately but you still get the idea. I pulled pieces from the different collections in the November Flavor of the Month kit. I glued the strand of pearls as a frame around the colored image with Multi Medium Matte it held it well, dried clear and didn’t take very long to dry either. Used WOW embossing powder to add the sentiment that comes with An Ornamental Christmas stamp set, I am smitten with that font and the leafy sprigs!
That is it for me and this card I think it came out lovely and I enjoyed making it which that is why we do this after all right? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Hello and Season’s Greetings to you all! I hope you are having a good December and are busy making memories with friends and loved ones. Today I want to share with you a little card with a grande message. ( I know, I know but I love punny.)Grande-Sized Love from My Favorite Things clear stamp.
This pure innocence girl from MFTis incredibly versatile. You could use it for a thank you card, birthday card, I love you card and of course she would be adorable on a card containing a gift card especially if that gift card was for a place that served coffee. I kept things pretty simple wanting her to take center stage on the card. Here is the run down of what I did and what I used to do it:
This card is bright and cheery and a perfect thank you for me to give to a fellow coffee lover who really is always there to pick me up. I really do love the pure innocence collection from My Favorite Things and am so excited to add this little gal to my collection. Thank you for spending some time with me today on the blog and hope you are carving out a little time for yourself to do something crafty.
Hey fellow crafters! Kim here with a quick card using SFL’s Arctic Sentiments stamp setand Carta Bella’s Christmas paper pad. This little moose is just so darling I had to color him and give him center stage. It’s funny I was so excited to put him in the center of the circle that I forgot to put a shadow underneath him to ground him and I am just now realizing that he’s floating in that circle. I’ll have to fix that…oops! I guess there is always tweaking that can be done right?
For this little moose I stamped him with Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Blackthen colored him with Prismacolor pencils. I am still learning with my pencils so when I color with pencils I don’t really do a lot of blending I just color. This card came together quickly which isn’t always the case but sometimes it’s nice to have the ones that are cute and quick because if you are anything like me you are still making Christmas cards even into the middle or maybe late December.
Hope your holiday season has kicked off brilliantly and you are getting in some extra time with friends and loved ones. Take care and do a little something crafty for yourself!