You’re One of a Kind with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria Russell with you today on the LDRS blog with a simple “Valentine-themed” card showcasing one of my favorite stamp sets from the shop.  I am featuring the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers die setUp & Away stamp set and dies, along with the Rainy Day StencilAnytime Stack stamp setSentiment Stack Coordinating Die and In the Breeze die

Since Valentine’s Day is fast-approaching, I thought I’d get a head start and create some simple cards that you can easily mass-produce to send to friends.  I started by stamping my images on some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the Up & Away die set to die-cut the images.

Next, I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card Stock using the A2 Stitched Layered Card Toppers die set.  I started to create my outdoor scene with the Rainy Day Stencil, a blending brush and Pistachios-A-Plenty Hybrid Ink for the grass.  The pink clouds were created with the same Rainy Day Stencil, blending brush and Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink.  I don’t know about you but this color-combo just screams “valentine’s” to me!

I used the In the Breeze die for added texture and adhered this panel on an A2-size card base.

Next, I adhered the images on the card with some liquid glue.  I finished my design by adding the sentiment “You’re One of a Kind“, that was earlier stamped on some black card stock using the Anytime Stack stamp set and Sentiment Stack Coordinating Die.  These stamp-and-die combo is one of my favorites because you can stamp the sentiments and die-cut a bunch with just one pass on your die-cutting machine.  LDRS has a few of these awesome stamps so check them all out at the shop and grab your favorites.  

I really love how this card turned out, don’t you?!  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Love You With All My Heart with LDRS Creative

Hello there and Happy New Year’s eve!  Maria Russell here on the blog with you sharing a cutesy valentine’s card, showcasing the Panda Play stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Down Main Street Border dieRainy Day stencilDie-licious 6×6 paper padAnytime Stack stamp set and Sentiment Stack die set.
To begin, I stamped the Pandas on some Neenah Solar White card stock with Raven Hybrid Ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.
On another panel of Neenah Solar White card stock, I used the Rainy Day stencil and Soft Kisses Hybrid Ink to create the clouds.
Next, I die-cut the little houses using the Down Main Street Border die.  I covered the holes with yellow card stock to create the illusion of lights coming through, and colored some of the parts with alcohol markers.  I foam mounted this piece on the background for added dimension.
The stripe border is from the LDRS stamp packaging.  I keep a few of these stripe borders in a ziplock so I can use them for my cards as accents here and there.  I also added the black strip of card stock to ground the little houses.  Next, I cut a strip of the beige card stock from the Die-licious 6×6 paper pad and adhered to the card using my ATG tape runner.
I foam-mounted the pandas for added dimension and covered the hearts with glossy accents for added texture and interest.  I finished my design by adding the Anytime Stack stamp set and Sentiment Stack die set.  Here’s another look at my card:
Who else is thinking about Valentine’s now?  I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Happy New Year!
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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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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with LDRS Creative

Is anyone else excited for Christmas?  I can’t wait to be honest!  My husband and I are finally able to book a flight to go home for the holidays and I am counting the days!  I can’t wait to see my kids and our home!  I am also excited to get a fresh tree and decorate it with my kids and that is my inspiration for today’s card.
 
This slimline card is so easy to make and believe it or not, I only used one 6×6 patterned paper using the City Sidewalks Paper Pack to fill in the background.  Do you want to know how?  I started by using the second largest die from the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set and positioned this at the bottom left side of the paper.  I ran it through my die-cutting machine to get the first piece.  I did the same step but positioned the die at the top right hand corner of the paper to get the next piece.  
 
Next, I used the two biggest die from the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set to die-cut the frame and the inside piece.  I adhered the two pieces of patterned paper that I die-cut previously, making sure that the bricks lined-up perfectly to get a cohesive look.
 
The images from the City SidewalksCountry Corner Accessories and City Streets stamp sets were stamped with Raven Hybrid ink on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die-cut using the coordinating dies.
 
 
Now that I have all of the pieces together, I am ready to assemble my card.  First, I foam-mounted the black frame that was die-cut earlier using the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set on a slimline card base.  I adhered the background that I previously fused together on the center of the card with liquid glue.  Next, I added foam adhesive to my focal image (the car) and adhered this piece on the card, making sure that I positioned this to cover the fused background.  I also foam-mounted the mailbox for added dimension and adhered the Light Post, Letter to Santa, and the Wreath with liquid glue to adorn the scene.
 
I stamped the sentiments from the Christmas Wishes stamp set on some black card stock using the LDRS Watermark Ink.   I sprinkled some White Embossing Powder on the sentiments and heat-set them with my heating tool.  I used the Wave Ribbon Stack coordinating dies to die-cut all the sentiments at once.  I really love this stamp and die combo!  You only stamp it once but you a get a lot of sentiment strips that you can use for your projects later.  I foam-mounted the sentiment on the card for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by adding some Stickles to the snow and used my white gel pen to add some dots to the car for more texture.  Here’s another look:
 
 
Don’t you just LOVE the new release by LDRS Creative?  To be honest, I really can’t pick a favorite!  I love them all!  This scene from the City Sidewalks 6×6 paper pack was so easy to put together and you definitely need to check them all out!  It’s a must-have for sure!
 
I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
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There’s Snow One Like You

Hello LDRS fans!  Maria Russell here with you today sharing this cute winter-themed card, showcasing the Snowball Fight stamp set and coordinating dies, along with the Mackenzie 6×6 Paper Pad,  Slimline Corner Scallop die setOver The Hills die and the Up A Tree die set.

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To begin, I stamped my images with Raven Hybrid ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out.

Next, I created the background by die-cutting some Bristol smooth white card stock using the biggest die from the Slimline Corner Scallop die set.  I die cut two pieces to create my layers.  I used the Over the hills die and die-cut my panel a few times to create the snowbanks.  I used the Swimming Hole Hybrid ink with some blender brush to add some color to the snow for added texture.  I adhered the snowbanks on the Bristol panel with my tape runner and foam adhesive to create dimension. 

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I played with my layout a little bit until I got the perfect spot for my critters, and adhered them onto the card with liquid glue.

I finished my design by adding the cute little trees that were die-cut using the Mackenzie Christmas Paper pad, gray card stock and Over the Hills die.   Here’s another look:

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Don’t you just love the new Fall/Winter release?  I honestly cannot even pick a favorite!  I really had so much fun creating this winter scene and I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy stamping!

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Happy Haunting with LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  Maria here on the blog with you today sharing this cute Halloween card, featuring a few of my favorite stamp sets by LDRS Creative.  Halloween is fast-approaching and I want to start creating my cards so that I’ll have plenty of time to mail them to the recipient.
 
 
 
I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock using the Raven Hybrid ink.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die cut, using the coordinating dies.  
 
I ink-blended my A2 size panel of Neenah with some Banana Cream Pie Hybrid Ink and mini sponge dauber.  I increased the intensity of the color towards the middle.  I foam-mounted the window, flower box and the black cat on the card panel then started adhering the rest of the ivy leaves with liquid glue.   
 
 
Before adhering my trick-or-treaters, I die-cut the two grass panels out of the Sweater Weather paper using the In the Grass die set.  I added the pumpkins and the treat bag, then foam-mounted the rest of the images for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by stamping the cobweb and spider, then stamped the sentiment using Raven Hybrid Ink.  Here’s another look:
 
 
I absolutely LOVE that you can mix and match these cute stamp sets to create a beautiful Halloween scene.  I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
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Fall Card Featuring Build A-Tree Stamp Set by LDRS Creative

Hello my crafty friends!  It’s time to share another fun project featuring one of my favorite stamp set from the summer release by LDRS Creative called Build A Tree along with an older stamp called Happy Fall.  I absolutely LOVE that LDRS Creative makes it easy for us to mix and match stamp sets (or dies) to create a beautiful scene!

I started by stamping my images using the Raven Hybrid ink on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the Build-A-tree coordinating dies to die-cut them out.  The Happy Fall stamp set did not come with coordinating dies so I used my precision snips to fussy-cut them.

The Background was created using the Rainy Day stencil and Marina Madness Hybrid ink.  The grass was die-cut using the In the Grass die set and the Country Lane Paper Pack, while the front grass layer was just die-cut using the same grass die, and colored with alcohol markers.  This gave it more texture and variation between the grass layers.

I adhered the first grass panel on the colored background with some liquid glue.  Next, I foam-mounted the large tree trunk and the second grass panel for added dimension.  I adhered the branches and the leaves, making sure to leave some space for my critters. I added foam adhesive to my focal image and adhered on the card.  The other images were added with some liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock using the Watermark ink.  I added some white embossing powder and used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment. I didn’t want to add more bulk to the card so I adhered this with some liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

Fall is my favorite season and I love creating fall cards.  LDRS Creative has so many cute stamp sets and it was so hard for me to pick and choose which one to feature today.  I really had so much fun creating this fall scene.  I hope you like it too. 

The supplies I use are listed and linked below. Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

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I’m Done Adulting. Let’s Be Mermaids!

Hello my crafty peeps! Maria here on the blog with you today sharing two summer-themed cards, showcasing one of my favorite stamp sets from the summer release called “Mermaid Treasures“, along with the Under the SeaOcean Waves and Mermaid Shimmer stencils.

For my under the sea card on the left, I started by inking up the background with my blending brushes and Ocean Waves and Under the Sea stencils using a combination of the Marina MadnessTropical Sea and Four Leaf hybrid inks.  I used the same stencil and some glitter glitz gel to add more texture to the school of fishies.  I also die-cut two borders using the By The Sea border die and foam-mounted these pieces onto the colored panel.  I adhered this to an A2 size card base.

Next, I stamped the images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with my alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut them out and adhered them using either some foam or liquid adhesive for added dimension.

Lastly, I adhered some Sparkling Clear Droplets to my card for added texture.  Don’t they just look like bubbles?  Here’s another look:

Since I colored a lot of images, I decided to make another card.  I used some low-tack tape to mask both sides of my A2-size card panel.  I used my blending brushes with the Mermaid Shimmer stencil, and colored the background mixing the Fandango and Tangerine Dream hybrid inks.  

I used my glitter glitz gel to add more texture to the background.  I love the glittery effect it gave on the card.  I die-cut two strips of black card stock and adhered it both sides.  I also cut some strips of the patterned paper from the Seaside paper pack.

I foam-mounted my focal image and used my shimmer pen to add some highlights to her hair.

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment with watermark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set the sentiment and die-cut using the Sentiment Stack die.  I adhered this piece with some foam adhesive.  Here’s another look:

This card is really simple but I love the textured background!  

Don’t you just love the mermaid images on the Mermaid Treasures stamp set?  They are beyond adorable!  I also LOVE, love, love the new stencils!  I can’t really pick a favorite!  LDRS Creative has an amazing line of stencils that you can use to create a wonderful scene on your projects. 

I hope I have given you some great inspiration today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thank you for stopping by the happy stamping!

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LDRS Creative Summer 2020 Release

Hello my crafty friends!  The new SUMMER COLLECTION by LDRS Creative is now available at the shop and we are celebrating it with a bang giving you a discount code “SRJ10” for 10% off at the shop (valid until midnight, eastern time of June 26).

 

 

I couldn’t even pace myself when I saw this release and I honestly cannot even pick a favorite.  For my card today, I am showcasing the Country Kitchen stamp set.

 

 

I am not a one-layer card kind of girl but this stamp set is so amazing, it doesn’t even need anything else.  

 

To begin, I stamped the images with Raven Hybrid ink and colored the images in with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

 

I used my Copic black multi-liner and t-ruler to draw the floorboards, coloring it after with some light gray alcohol markers to create dimension between the kitchen wall and floors.  I used my white gel pen and drew some lines to the kitchen cabinets for added texture and details to make it look like glass.

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment using Kiss Me Red Hybrid Ink.

 

 

I hope I have given you some inspiration with the Country Kitchen stamp set.  I have listed and linked all the stamps, dies and stencils available at the LDRS Creative if you’re interested.  Order now and avail the discount.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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