Two Cards Featuring Friends Like You with LDRS Creative

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria here with you today to share two “Just-Because” cards, showcasing the Friends Like You Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies, along with one of my favorite die called Pretty Patterns Slim LineIn the Grass Die Set with the Plaid Stencil and Rainy Day Stencil

My first card below is very simple.  I stamped the image on some Bristol smooth white card stock using Iced Tea Hybrid Ink and colored them in with watercolor.  I die-cut the image using the Friends Like You coordinating die set

Next, I colored the Neenah solar white card stock and using a blending brush and Marina Madness Hybrid Ink.  I added some texture and interest to the foreground by using the 6×6 Plaid Stencil, white texture paste and palette knife.  I set this aside to let it dry for about half an hour. 

I cut the grass using the In the Grass Die Set and Daisy Delights 6×6 paper.  Also cut the gingham pattern strip from the Farmer’s Market 6×6 paper pad and adhered both pieces to the foreground.  The black and white strip was cut using the LDRS packaging.  I adhered the image with liquid glue and added this piece to an A2-size notecard. 

I finished the design by stamping the sentiment using Watermark Ink on some black card stock.  I sprinkled some White Embossing Powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  Adhered this piece on the card with my ATG gun.   Here’s another look: 

The images on the second card were stamped with Raven Hybrid Ink on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the Coordinating Dies.  I die-cut some Neenah solar white card stock and dark purple card stock using the Pretty Patterns Slim Line Die Set.   

I added the grass and clouds by using the Rainy Day Stencil and hybrid inks in Dan-D-LionSoft Kisses, and Prickly Pear Perfection. I adhered the little critters on the foreground with liquid glue and added this piece on a lavender slimline card base.  I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Raven Hybrid Ink.

I really love both cards today and I hope you like them too!  I’ve also listed and linked the supplies I use below.  Thanks for stopping today today and happy stamping! 

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Just Because Floral Card with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Hey CAS-ual Fridays fans!  It’s finally spring, yay!  I went to the grocery store today and saw a plethora of flowers ranging from baby’s breath to tulips!  This is my inspiration for today’s card.
I started by stenciling the flower images on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock using the Terrific Flowers Stencil, with some quick dry dye inks using my mini sponge daubers.
Next, I stamped the Terrific Flowers Stamp on some iridescent Vellum Paper with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder on top, then heat-set with my heating tool.  I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image.  I adhered the vellum onto my card using some Art Glitter Glue, for added texture and interest.
I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink and added the Bokeh sequins with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:
Even though this card is very simple, I really LOVE how this turned out.  The vellum added some whimsical touch to the overall card design.
Here are the supplies:
I hope I have given you some inspiration today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for 15% off your order at the shop.

would You Like Some Bubbly?

Hello my crafty peeps!  I’m back for Cas-ual Fridays Stamps today to share this cute shaker card, showcasing some of my favorites from the last release called Pop, Fizz Clink stamp set with the Champagne Flute dies and the Bubbly Stencil.  Incidentally, all stencils are on sale right now so grab your faves!
To make the card, I temporarily adhered the Bubbly Stencil on some  Neenah Solar white card stock and added some color with dye inks using some blending brushes.   I adhered this piece on an A2 size card base.
Next, I die-cut the Champagne Flutes a couple of times using some gold and white card stock, as well as some acetate sheets.  Instead of using foam adhesives, I adhered the pieces together to create my shaker well.  I also added the acetate sheet on one end, then added my shaker element to the well.  I closed my shaker by adding another piece of acetate sheet on top, making my champagne flute see-through.

I stamped my sentiment on my focal panel with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  I finished my design by adhering both champagne flutes on my card.  Here’s another look:

I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!  Here are the supplies if you’re interested:

All stencils are currently on SALE at the shop.  Use my coupon code below for 15% off your order!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

NND January Release Day 3 – Love Emergency

It is the third day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last two days of the release.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 3, we are showcasing the Love Emergency stamp set and coordinating dies along with two new Slimline Masking Stencils.

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.   I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.  I added some glossy accents on the images for added texture and set it aside to dry.

I die-cut the red scallop and the black frame using the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set and Slimline Frames & Windows die set.  I adhered the pieces on a matted slimline card base, and foam-mounting the black frame for added dimension.

The clouds were made using the Cloudy Sky stencil and some quick-dry dye ink and little trees that were die-cut using a die set from my collection.  The positive pieces from the black frame were also used to create the road for my scene, using my gel pen to draw the lines.

I adhered the focal images using my tape runner, then finished my design by stamping the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Love Emergency” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

 

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NND January Release Day 2 – Smitten Kittens & Slimline Masking Stencils

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 2, we are showcasing the Smitten Kittens stamp set and coordinating dies along with two new Slimline Masking Stencils.

To make my first card, I started by die-cutting the scallop from the Slimline Frames & Portholes die set with some Bristol smooth white card stock.  I also die-cut the white frame from the Slimline Frames & Windows die set and foam-mounted this piece to the scallop die-cut.  Next, I used the Slimline Square Masking Stencil to add some colors on the boxes with some distress oxide inks in Worn Lipstick, Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed.

Next, I stamped the images from the Smitten Kittens stamp set and colored them in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies and foam-mounted the mages onto my card panel for added dimension.

I cut a Slimline card panel and adhered some pink card stock, then added the focal panel onto the card.  I stamped the sentiment with some Versafine Onyx Black ink.

I finished my design by adhering some hearts for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Smitten Kittens” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

 

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NND January Release Day 1 -Heartfelt Love & Heartfelt Roses

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and/or stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For the first day of the reveals we are featuring the Heartfelt Love & Heartfelt Love Stamp sets, along with the Heart Frames die that also coordinates with the previously released Banner Trio die set.

To make my first card, I started by using the Heart Frames die set to die-cut the scallop heart with some Neenah solar white card stock.  I stamped the image on this piece with some Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I also used the biggest die to die-cut some red card stock.

Next, I used the third stitched die from the set, and die-cut the scallop panel that I previously colored.  I adhered the outer layer on the red card stock with liquid glue, then foam-mounted the middle piece for added dimension.  This gave it some nice layers without overwhelming the whole design.

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versamark ink on the sentiment strip that I die-cut using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set, and adhered with my tape runner in the middle of the card.

The second card is relatively simple but I really LOVE how this one turned out.

I die-cut the scallop frame on some Bristol Smooth white card stock using the scallop doe from the Frames & Flags die set.  I positioned this panel inside my Misti stamping tool and stamped the images twice with some Versafine Onyx black ink.  I colored the images in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.   I forgot how much I love these markers!

I die-cut the arrows using a retired die-set called Points & Plumes and adhered onto the panel with liquid glue for added texture.  I stamped the sentiment on a die-cut strip from the Banner Trio die set, with some Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder, before heat-setting with my heating tool.  I foam-mounted this piece onto the  card.

Lastly, I finished my design by adding some clear mirror confetti dots for added texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Heartfelt Love” or the “Heartfelt Roses” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, January 21st at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 2nd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Tina Herbeck

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Farhana Sarker

Tatiana Trafimovich

Samantha VanArnhem

 

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Two Foiled Cards – LDRS Creative & ThermOWeb Collaboration Week

Hello everyone, it’s Maria here on the blog with you and it’s my turn to share my projects using products from LDRS Creative & ThermOWeb!  I was so inspired that I created two projects!  There is a giveaway on our Instagram hop so head on over to my instagram account  (Maria Russell Instagram Page) to participate and win some prizes from both companies.
For my first card below, I am showcasing the adorable Prepare for Santa – Winnie stamp set along with Christmas Wishes Sentiment StackWave Ribbon Stack Coordinating die and  TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer in Red Static and Designer Toner Sheets in Peppermint Twist.
To make my first card, I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock using Raven Hybrid ink and colored my images in with alcohol markers.  I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image and adhered this piece on some pre-cut oval card stock packs in white and black.
Next, I cut some TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer in Red Static just big enough to cover the Designer Toner Sheet in Peppermint Twist and ran this through my laminating machine. I adhered this on some black card base and added my focal image on the card.
I finished my design by adding the sentiment that was stamped and embossed using Watermark Embossing PadWhite Embossing Powder and the Christmas Wishes Sentiment Stack, and die-cut using the Wave Ribbon Stack Coordinating die.  I also used some white gel pen and drew dots on the foil and my focal image, and some Stickles for added texture and interest.  Here’s a little close-up:
I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and die-cut using the Panda Play die set.  I adhered the beautiful starry background from the Haunted Halloween 6×6 paper pack on some A2-size black card base.
Next, I cut some TOW DecoFoil Clear Toner Sheet in Starry Night and TOW/Brutus Monroe Foil Transfer Sheet in Gold Staticthe measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2, and ran this through my laminating machine.  I adhered this piece on top of the patterned paper with some liquid glue.
Since this is a night-time scene, I die-cut the grass using the In the Grass border die set on some black card stock and adhered on the card using the Scotch ATG Adhesive.  I used the same tape runner to adhere the Panda and the moon.
I finished my design by adhering the MISS You sentiment that was die-cut using the Miss You die set and some gold glitter card stock and adhered the red enamel heart on the back of the Panda for added texture and interest.  Here’s another look:
I had so much fun creating these cards using products from both companies!   Come back this week to check out more inspiration from the design team.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!
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Catherine Pooler and Cas-ual Fridays Collaboration Weekend

 

Hello and welcome to the Catherine Pooler and CAS-ual Fridays Collaboration weekend!  I am so pleased to participate in this amazing blog hop!  Both companies are giving away a $30 Gift Certificate to the shop and the winners will be announced on each company’s blog post on Tuesday, September 29th.

 

For this hop, I am showcasing the Happy Birthday stamp set and SweetFriend Fri-dies by Cas-ual Fridays, along with the AMAZING CP Minis – Carnivale Collection,  CP Off The Loom Stencil, Oval Balloon StencilCP Minis – Life of the Party and CP mini ink in Midnight.

 

For my first card, I started by using the CP Oval Balloon stencil and inked up the balloons using CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  I also used a stencil from my collection to add the clouds with All That Jazz ink. 

 

 

The balloon strings and the sentiment from the CFS Happy Birthday stamp set were stamped using the CP mini ink in Midnight.   I used my white gel pen to add more texture to the balloons.

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut some yellow stars using a die from my collection.  Here’s another look:

 

 

For my second card, I inked up an A-2 size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock using the CP Off the Loom Stencil and CP Mini inks in Samba, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Grape Crush and All that Jazz.  These inks are so juicy and wonderful to blend to create a seamless, colorful background.

 

 

I adhered this panel on an A2-size top-fold card base.  Next, I die-cut some Neenah solar white and black card stock using a die from my collection.  I adhered both pieces on the card with my tape runner.

 

 

I finished my card design by die-cutting the “hello friend” using the Sweet Friend fri-dies and adhering it onto the card with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

 

 

I am so in-love with these Catherine Pooler inks that I purchased more of them to complete my CP mini ink collection!   

 

I hope you like my cards today!   The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop for a chance to win one of the (2)  $30 Gift Certificates by both companies today.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

Here’s the order of the hop:

Catherine Pooler

Nora Noll

Allison Cope

Larissa Heskett

Nanette Tracy

Vicki Dutcher

Chrissie Tobias

Shona Chambers

Susan Powell

Michelle Wallace

Jen Carter

Lisa Bzibziak

Karen Baker

Maria Russell (you are here)

CAS-ual Fridays

 

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Uplifting Slimline Card with Cas-ual Friday Stamps & Sale Info

Hello crafty friends! Before I show you my card, I just want to let you know that CAS-ual Fridays is making room for upcoming release and they have a sale until September 7th.  The stamps, dies and stencils are already reduced but you can still use my coupon code below (code at the end of the post), for an additional 15% discount.  Hurry up and get some of those goodies before they sell out!

For my project today, I am featuring one of the stamp set that is currently on sale, called “Floating“.  The bunny came from the Somebunny stamp set.

 

I started by inking up my slimline panel using a clouds stencil and some distressed oxide ink.  I also die-cut the trees, grass hill and the clouds using a die from my collection.  

I stamped and colored my images in with alcohol markers.  Since the floating stamp set did not come with a coordinating die, I used my precision snips to fussy-cut the image.   

I adhered my colored panel on a slimline white card base.  I adhered the trees, grass hill and clouds with some glue.  I also adhered my focal images using my tape runner.  I thought about using foam adhesive but I didn’t think it needed more dimension.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink.  Here’s another look:

Here are the supplies:

I hope you like my project today.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code below for an additional 15% off your order.  Have an amazing day! Happy shopping!