I Put A Spell On You with Kindred Stamps
Hello Kindred Stamps fans! I hope you are all having a great week so far. Maria here with you and I am super excited to write my first blog post as a design team member of Kindred stamps. I am so happy and honored to be working with these talented ladies and I hope you will also be inspired by my designs. You will also find more of my work on my blog –> Maria Russell Designs.
For my project today, I am showcasing the Witch Sisters stamp set. I love HALLOWEEN and if I can celebrate it all-year round, I definitely would.
I started by stamping my images on some Neenah Solar White Card Stock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored my images in with my Copic markers and used by precision scissors to fuzzy cut the images.
I used an apartment die from my stash to die-cut the pieces I needed to create the “cottage” for my cute little witches. I adhered the pieces onto a black card base and added the witches.
To finish my design, I fuzzy-cut a black cat image from the All Hallow’s Eve 6×6 paper pad collection by American Crafts. I colored the cat’s eyes with my Green Copic marker. I also stamped my sentiment on a scallop oval and added this piece on the awning. Here’s my card:
I really love how this card turned out. To add a little whimsical touch, I added some Stardust Stickles on the candle flame Here’s another look:
I also added a small ghost on the sentiment:
I hope you got inspired today! Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase the Witch Sisters stamp set that I used today. Have an amazing day and happy crafting!
So Much to be Thankful For Card with ClearSnap and Xyron
Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day! I am super thrilled to share my card today. The Xyron design team received some amazing products from ClearSnap and the team will be showing you projects this week, showcasing some ink pads by ClearSnap and adhesives by Xyron.
I started out by die-cutting some fall leaves using a die set by Lawn Fawn on Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock and colored them in using the Color Box Cat’s Eye. The colors I received are perfect for fall. I dabbed the ink pad onto the card stock directly until I got some nice colors on the leaves.
I also die-cut an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock, using my Cross Stitched Rectangle Die by Kat Scrappiness. I also used a die from my collection to die-cut the wreath. I adhered the wreath onto my card front.
Before I adhered the leaves onto the wreath, I decided to stamp my sentiment first using my stamping tool, with the Coal Ink box. I wanted my sentiment to look crisp and bold against the colorful fall leaves.
I run the colorful die-cut leaves with my Xyron 1.5 Inch Sticker Maker so that I can have edge-to-edge adhesive on the leaves and it will be easier to adhere them all onto my card.
You can easily mass-produce this card. I think it turned out so simple yet elegant and is perfect to give to family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next month.
I hope you like my card today. For more project inspiration, please visit ClearSnap at www.clearsnap.com and also the Xyron Facebook page. Have an amazing day!
Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember with Newtons Nook Designs
It’s Newton’s Nook Designs‘ turn for #STAMPtember collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and this stamp and die set is so adorable! We are showcasing Loads of Thanks stamp set and its coordinating dies. This is limited-edition and is only available for purchase at Simon Says Stamp. Here’s what the set looks like:
I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink and colored my images in with Copic markers. I also used my Sakura white and black glazed pens to add more details to the images. I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.
I die-cut my Strathmore Watercolor paper using my rectangle dies and created a sunset sky using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I wanted to create a cute hillside scene for my little doxies so I decided to use my portrait stitched hillside and landscape stitched hillside backdrop dies. Here’s my card:
I hope you like my card. Please check out all the amazing limited-edition products available during #STAMPtember at www.simonsaysstamp.com. Have an amazing day!
[DISCLAIMER: Since I received so many inquiries about the dies I used, I listed all of the products below. Please check out Simon Says Stamp first for product availability but if they are sold out, I have also listed the supplies below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support. ]
A Halloween Hello
The MFT Card Design Superstar is finally here! The card that you see below is my entry for the “Clean and Simple Genius” category.
Sometimes, less is really more! I wanted to create a clean and simple Halloween card with non-traditional Halloween colors. I also like the white pumpkins as fall decor, which is why I colored the pumpkins with light gray Copic markers. I wanted my focal point to be on the little witch and her cat. These images are so adorable!
I started out by stamping my images on Bristol Smooth 110 lb. white card stock using my MFT stamps Black Licorice hybrid ink. I used Copic markers to color my images in and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.
For my “subtle” sky scene, I used the clouds stencils with my light blue inkpad, lightly sponging the color on the card stock.
For the frame, I used my MFT Stamps Blueprints No. 32. I also die-cut the birch trees with the Birch Trees dies, also by MFT then lightly colored it with my Copic markers to give it some dimension.
To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “A Halloween Hello” with my memento fog ink.
Here’s my card:
What do you guys think? I hope you like my clean and simple card. The supplies I used to create the card are listed and linked to the MFT online store. Wish me luck and thank you for stopping by!
BB Witch Way is the Candy Stamp Set
BB Witch Way is the Candy Die-Namics
Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop
I am super excited to join the Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. I love this community and I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations. Thank you, Amy Tsuruta and the rest of the amazing team at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. You guys rock!
For my card today, I used the digital stamp by http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com. This digital stamp is free for download during this Hop. Isn’t Brentwood adorable?! I didn’t want to create a card with the traditional fall colors, which is why I tried the color combination on the card below.
If you are wondering where to get the amazing sequins that I used for my card, I got them from http://www.katscrappiness.com/?aff=21 Kat has over 200+ (unique) sequins and confetti mixes for every occasion. MY favorites are the Halloween, Fall and Christmas mixes!
I am off to Dubai tomorrow for some much-needed R&R. I hope you all have an amazing weekend! Happy fall everyone!
MFT Stamps – Sketch Challenge # 299
I’m back today with a fall card showcasing the new Fall Friends stamp set by MFT Stamps. The card below is my entry for the current sketch challenge no. 299. For more information or if you would like to join the challenge, please click on this link http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/09/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-299.html Here is my rendition for sketch 299:
Here are the supplies I’ve used:
MFT Stamps Fall Friends Stamp Set
MFT Stamps Harvest Buddies stamp set
Die-namics Stitched Basic Scallop Edges
Die-namics Mini Fringe (the tassel)
I hope you all have an amazing day! Happy crafting!
MFT Stamps ~ Grateful For You
I am back today to share with you a card that I made as my third and final entry for the MFT Stamps 2016 Card Design Superstar. It has been a wonderful, scary and intimidating experience thus far. As I write this blog post, there are almost 400 entries! Scary, huh?
Today’s card is a simple thank you card for my best friend, who lives in Washington, D.C. I am a little sad that we are not going to be able to spend Thanksgiving together again this year. I made this card to let her know that she means so much to me, and I am grateful to have her in my life!
I started out by stamping the images on Neenah solar white card stock using MFT stamps Black Licorice hybrid ink. I used Copic markers to color the images. Since I didn’t have the coordinating dies, I had to fuzzy cut all of the images using my precision scissors.
For my card scene, I had to think outside the box again to create a larger window for my critters so I decided to use the gift box cover up die. I think it turned out perfectly.
For the awning, I used the new Stitched Scallop Basic Edges. I love these dies so much it cuts like butter!
Here is the complete list of the supplies I’ve used for the card. They are all from MFT Stamps.
Grateful For You stamp set and coordinating die-namics
Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
Sweet Celebration 6×6 Paper Pad (from the birthday card kit)
To finish off the card, I used my black gel pen to give the eyes more dimension, my white gel pen to highlight the cheeks and the leaves, and also used glossy accents on the acorns.
Wish me luck and thank you for stopping by!
My Fall projects