Both of these are A2 size cards or 4 1/4 in. X 5 1/2 in. and both card bases are from my stash.
For the first card, I used the “Wild Animals Paper Pad” and used the sheet as a panel that was cut to 4 in. X 5 1/4 in. I colored the chameleon and flower with Studio 71 alcohol markers and used my Scan N Cut to cut the images out. I cut out a circle with a stitched circle die and then put it on overlapping the panel and cut off the end. I used the same paper as the circle to heat emboss the sentiment, and I popped up both the chameleon and sentiment. On the inside of the card, I added another sentiment from the stamp set that said: “Don’t ever change”. I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on the chameleon image.
For the next card, I blended Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, and Peeled Paint, over the Palm Leaf stencil and a piece of the pattern paper from the “Wild Animals” paper pad. I love how it turned out! I cut it down to 4 in. X 5 1/4 in. I stamped the sentiments from the stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. Popped on the Doodle Pop Koala and used a few sequins from a previous FOTM kit.
Both of these are A2 size cards or 4 1/4 X 5 1/2. I blended Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers, Wilted Violet and for the white card, I used Mermaid Lagoon and Faded Jeans for the body. After I blended the oxides over the stencil on the white card I cut out a mask so I could add the blues to the body. I used a couple different gel pen colors for the beak area but really didn’t like how that turned out, I finally went over it in black gel pen. I added a sentiment to a white strip that was the same width as the card. and I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen on every feather and the body. For the black card after I blended the oxide inks over the stencil I used clear shimmer spray over the entire card and the added a fishtailed banner the same width as the card with a sentiment.
I stamped the images onto the Bo Bunny patterned paper and then cut them out with my Brother Scan n Cut. You certainly could easily fussy cut these out as well.
I used a cloud stencil and Distress Oxide ink onto Bristol card stock to make the sky. The rest of the card was very easy to assemble. I just layered up pattern paper for the blue “lake” layer and green “ground” layer. The trees are glued down flat but the tents are popped up on foam adhesive.
I used a warm gray copic marker to give a tiny bit of shadow and dimension to the tents. I stamped the sentiment and called it good.
It makes me think of the cabin on the lake we rent for a week in mid-July up in northern Minnesota. This photo is from the front yard of our cabin. Isn’t that just paradise?
For us Minnesotans, relaxing at the lake is our idea of heaven! What is your favorite way to relax on vacation?
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We are focusing on products that celebrate nature, being under the stars and camping for the month of July. I hope you enjoy all of the great projects the design team has in store.
Hello, it’s Stacy from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with the first project for the new monthly theme. The theme for the month of July is “Under the Stars”. You will see projects made celebrating nature, summer camping and activities.
For my card I used a stamp set by Hero Arts and paper by Bo Bunny. I did some ink blending and die cutting.
What is your favorite summer activity?
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I can’t hardly wait for you to see all the great projects the design team has in store. You’re going to love them!
First I have a set of six cards using Newton’s Nook Designs “Vitamin Sea” stamp set & “Seashells” stencil.
Here is what I created:
These first 6 cards were inspired by video that Jennifer McGuire posted about a week ago. I used my Gina K 3.5”x 3.5” wreath builder template with the Ranger Distress Oxide inks and stenciled the corners of the cards. Next, I cut paper 3.75”x 3.75” and shaded the outside edges. Lastly, I cut 4”x 8” cardstock for my card base. I LOVE this technique that Jennifer shared with us in her video. I am looking forward to using this technique in the future.
My next card I struggled with. I just wasn’t sure how I was going to put it together. I started by stamping out the “Cling Jellyfish” from Stampendous and using my Scan n’ Cut to cut it out. I then took the “Tumbled Glass” Distress Oxide ink and shaded the whole the jellyfish. Then, I took the “Carved Pumpkin” and pressed the ink pad into an acrylic block to use as a paint pallet. I then painted the jelly fish in “Carved Pumpkin” and highlighted the circles with the “White Blizzard” Nuvo Glitter Drops. I then cut a card base 4”x 5.25” and “double stamped or 2nd generation stamping” the jellyfish (inking the image and stamping once on scrap paper and then stamping a second time on the card base). Lastly, I cut a card base 4.25”x 5.5” and shaded with the “Carved Pumpkin” Distress Oxide ink. Once all of this was done, I used foam squares to pop the jelly fish and assembled the card.
Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with my project using Stampendous Stamp set called “Turtle Fun“. Let me just say after the few days we spent at the beach last week, having manatee’s come up and swim right by us, the only thing I had told my husband I was missing was some turtles, so when I found that I was getting to work with this set, I was so happy.
To make this card, the main blue panel is from a Lawn Fawn 6×6 paper pad called Watercolor Wishes, first I stamped the image twice, one I cut the images apart using my Scan n Cut and the other I used a combination of Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch that was still on my blending brush from a past project to blend the ocean water at the top of the panel. I then used my Radiating Rays stencils from MFT and the same blend again to create the image of the sunlight shining down into the water.
I used alcohol markers to color my images and foam tape to pop them up over their corresponding parts on the main card panel to add a 3D effect. I used Morning Dew Nuvo drops on the yes and lights on the ship, and White Blizzard Nuvo drops in the air bubbles.
Once all this was complete, I used a Spellbinders Die to make this pop up slider effect, which is where I used more of the Oxide ink blend, and stamped the sentiment. Once the recipient pulls the twine on the top, the card panel will slide up, and the sentiment will be revealed. Had I used thicker foam tape to attach the top panel to the base, I wold have been able to include a gift card under the panel as well.
Good Evening…what a day! This day certainly did not go like I wanted it to go…so I am finally getting my post up and then tomorrow is another day! Thank goodness for new beginnings each day.
I was very pleased with how this card turned out with all the difficulties getting it all put together.
I used Lawn Fawn “You are Sublime” stamp and created a cute little underwater scene. I colored the images with Copic markers…I need to take lessons from Crystal and take notes on my color combos but that will have to be another day. I also used some distress oxide inks for the ink blending on the white panel. I used a sprayer to get some distress ink splatters on the paper…hope you enjoy the card…make sure you check out the store and see. what you might find!
Hi Everyone! Luci here from My Crazy Craft Life with a few cards I made using the Pink and Main “Turtley Awesome” stamp set! I made some fun backgrounds from three embossing folders, a stencil, and “Distress Inks” to use with images from the stamp set. Carta Bella Ogee, Darice, and Tim Holtz The images are stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I stamped the sentiments with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and finished off the cards with Glossy Accents, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Nuvo Dream Drops, and a black gel pen.
Be sure to check out the video HERE for the details!
Crystal here with a trio of cards using Lawn Fawn’s Lovable Legends stamp set! I thought it might be fun to share a trio of cards starting with a simple design and then building from that design to a slightly more involved card design.
My first card started with a simple stenciled background using the Echo Park Good Vibes Stripe stencil along with the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink that I blended over the stencil. Once my background was done, I die cut it with a wonky rectangle die. I then cut a 1″ strip of the beautiful Watercolor Foil paper from Pink & Main and fussy cut the little flag end on one side. I adhered it to the panel and then trimmed off the excess.
I stamped the super cute sentiment directly on the panel and then adhered the entire panel to a white card base. I stamped the bigfoot character three times and decided for my card design… he’d be a cute yeti so I colored him very simply with the following Copic markers ~ N0, N1, N2, B0000, B00, Colorless Blender. I fussy cut my cute yeti and popped him up on the card.
So that is my first card design… pretty simple, right?! But still adorable!!
For my next card, to add a little somethin’ somethin’ and bring it up a step from simple, I decided to blend the background using distress oxide inks. I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I then blended Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink over the same Good Vibes Stripe stencil that I used on the first card. I love the subtle stripes it made on the background! I die cut the panel with the same wonky rectangle die and adhered it directly on a white card base. I adhered a strip of the Watercolor Foil paper just like the first card, but this time I stamped the sentiments on scraps of white card stock. I used a banner die to cut out the ‘Have An’ sentiment and fussy cut the ‘Unbelievable Birthday’. I adhered both sentiments directly to the card. I popped up the cute yeti and to finish off this card I added a couple of trees that I stamped from the same set using green inks in my stash. I love how the Watercolor Foil paper breaks up the strips of the background and the foil in the paper adds a pretty shine for interest.
Are you ready for the third and final card… ?!
Whatcha think?! I’m a little partial to the background on this one because I love splatter!! I created the background the very same as the second card, but I added water and white acrylic paint splatters. I adhered the strip of Watercolor Foil paper and the top sentiment directly to the card, but I popped up the bottom sentiment using foam tape. I adhered more trees to surround Mr. Yeti… huh, just decided to name him… LOL! I also popped up the two trees on the far right. My final touch to finish this card was to add some random dots to the trees using a white gel pen… almost like snow falling on the trees from the splatter in the background.
Here’s a picture showing all of the cards together. I had a bunch of fun making these cards to share with you… I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing the different steps in adding interest and dimension to the cards! I hope this inspires you to try different levels of cardmaking!!
Greetings friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here on my new blog and ready to get Kraken. using this great stamp set by Newton’s Nook, and other supplies from Scrapping For Less, I had some fun crafty time putting this together for you to enjoy.
Using the Amalgam Ink I stamped out the images of the Kraken, Bottle and Scroll. Using my Scan n Cut I cut the images and then the bottle again from a card panel.
Using the water layers from the Shadowbox Ocean Set and stitched rectangle dies I cut the panel to the exact size I wanted and then started playing with my Oxides.
First I used Salty Ocean and Broken China to blend on the bottom of the main panel, and the 3 water layers. I the varied with the Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade and Abandoned Coral to create the sunrise. Once satisfied with the blend, I grabbed my Radiating Rays Stencil and the Squeezed Lemonade again to get those rays just right.
I used Nuvo liquid clue and adhered a panel of acetate to the inside of the top panel, I then adhered one of the water layers. I added some foam tape around the sides and put in some sequins from my stash. I had already added the scroll with the “Let’s Get Kraken” sentiment to the panel of my cardbase, so that it would show through when the main panel was attached. Once the top panel was added to the base with the shaker intact, I was able to add the 2nd and 3rd water layers along with the Kraken in its rightful place among the waves. After adding a few water drops to activate the Oxides, my card was complete.