Have a Grande Day with Miss Ink Stamps

It’s week 5 guest-designing for Miss Ink Stamps and for today’s card, I am showcasing the Java Joes stamp set and my Spectrum Noir TriBlend markers.  Here’s what the stamp set look like:

 

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I started by stamping my images on some Neenah classic crest 110 lb. solar white card stock  with Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink (this is an alcohol-friendly ink).  I colored my images in with my Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers.   I used my make-up brushes with my Clouds stencil to add the clouds on the background.  I masked the bottom and used my make-up brushes again to add the color to make it look like grass.   I added the “pebble stones” by drawing them using the Brown Grey Blend Triblend Markers.

 

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Here’s a closer look at my card:

 

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I hope you like my card today!  Next Saturday will be my last post for Miss Ink Stamps.  Have a great day and happy crafting!

Hang in There – Clean & Simple Card with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello The Rabbit Hole Designs fans!  For the past few months, I have been making a lot of very-detailed handmade cards with scenes up the wazoo and I figured sometimes I just need a break from that and create some clean and simple (CAS) cards.  After all, less is more, right?!

For today’s project, I am showcasing the We are Family stamp set.

Here’s my card:

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Here’s how I made the card:

  • Stamp the kite image on smooth white card stock and color the images in with Copic markers (or any medium of your choice).
  • Die-cut the image with an electronic die-cutting machine or fussy cut with scissors.  I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2.
  • Cut an A2 size piece of smooth white card stock and use the Kites Embossing folder to dry-emboss the background.
  • Die-cut the “Hang In There” sentiment on some black card stock. Die-cut the same on some fun foam and adhere this piece on the black card stock.
  • Adhere the sentiment on the embossed background.
  • Adhere the kite with some liquid adhesive.
  • Finish the design by using Sakura white gel pen to add some lines and dot to the kite.

Here’s a closer look:

This card is super simple, but I really love how it turned out.   I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have an amazing day and happy crafting!

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The Rabbit Hole Designs – March Product Release

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Hello and welcome to the release hop. We are so excited for you to join us as we present to you our March release. The whole design team and one guest Designer will be sharing projects featuring the four new stamp sets that are available to purchase right now in the shop.  We also have a GIVEAWAY so please be sure to scroll at the end of this blog post to find out how you can WIN.  Don’t forget to visit the participating blogs (links are indicated below) and leave us some crafty love.
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The stamps that are making their debut today are:
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CAFFEINATED BEE
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CAFFEINATED FLAMINGO
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CAFFEINATED CRAB

Here’s my first card:

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How I made the card:

  • stamp the images on smooth white card stock and color the images using copic markers or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy cut the image or use scan n cut machine.
  • ink up some Bristol smooth white card stock using a clouds stencil and grass stencil.
  • die-cut the frame using the scallop frame die.
  • adhere the images on the background and adhere this piece on an A2 size card base.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • add some white dots on the carrot some white gel pen and adhere a pink heart.

Here’s a closer look:

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For my second project, I used the Caffeinated Bee:

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How I made this card:

  • stamp the bee image on smooth white card stock and color him in with copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy-cut the image or use scan n cut 2.
  • Cut an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock.  Ink this up using some distress oxide inks, mini ink blending tool and a hexagon stencil.
  • smoosh aged mahogany distress oxide ink on an acrylic block and add some water.
  • use watercolor brush and flick it onto the background to add some some tiny speckles.  dab it dry with some paper towel.
  • adhere this colored background on an A2 size card base.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • die cut the birch tree branch and leaves using some dies. adhered these pieces on the colored background with some foam tape and liquid adhesive.
  • adhere the bee on the card.
  • finish the design by adding some Stardust stickles on the wings and sparkling clear jewels all over the card.

Here’s a closer look:

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For my third project, I used the Caffeinated Flamingo:

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How I made this card:

  • stamp the image on smooth white card stock and color it in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy-cut the image or use scan n cut machine.
  • cut an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and ink up up the background with mini ink blending tools using distress oxide inks.  I used fossilized amber, worn lipstick, seedless preserves and peacock feathers.
  • adhere this colored background on an A2 size card base.
  • die-cut two scallop frames using the fancy scalloped border die (see supply list below).  adhere these pieces on the card with some foam tape.
  • die-cut the coconut trees using the dies and adhere these pieces on the card base with some foam and liquid adhesive.
  • adhere the flamingo on the middle of the card.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • finish the design by adding some green enamel dots on the coconut trees and add white dot details using some gel pen.

Here’s a closer look:

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For my last project, I used the Caffeinated Crab:

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How I made this card:

  • stamp the image on smooth white card stock and color it in with Copic markers (or any coloring medium of your choice.
  • fussy-cut the image or use scan n cut machine.
  • cut an A2 size Bristol smooth white card stock and ink up up the background with mini ink blending tools using distress oxide inks.  I used salty ocean, peacock feathers and seedless preserve.
  • adhere this colored background on an A2 size card base.
  • die-cut some white card stock using the “under the sea” collage die.  color the seaweeds and fishes with copic markers.  use the same collage die to die-cut some fun foam and adhere both with liquid glue.
  • adhere this piece on the colored background.
  • adhere the crab with some foam adhesive to give it a little dimension.
  • stamp the sentiment using versafine onyx black ink.
  • finish the design by adding some white dot details using white gel pen and adhere some sparkling clear jewels to make it look like bubbles.

Here’s a closer look:

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Giveaway
Two (2) winners will be chosen at random for a chance to win a *$10.00 (US funds) Gift Certificate* to The Rabbit Hole Designs. Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on 03-03-2019 on all participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 03-04-2019
Here is the line up for the hop:
Maria Russell (you are here)
*Gift certificate can be used at any time and will not expire. It is a one-time use certificate and any funds not used will not be carried over for future use.
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I hope I have given you some great inspiration today.  The stamp sets are now available for purchase at The Rabbit Hole Designs website.  The rest of the supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!

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Serendipi-tea

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  I wanted to create a cheerful card for those of my crafty peeps out there still covered in snow!  For my project today, I am showcasing the Serendipi-tea stamp set and the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  Here’s what they look like:

I started out by inking up my Bristol smooth white card stock using distress oxide inks (Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber), with a sun stencil.  I cut a gingham patterned paper with some black card stock and adhered it onto my colored background.  I run this piece through my die-cutting machine with a stitched rectangle die.

On a piece of Neenah solar white card stock, I die-cut the tea pot and the cup using the Tea Pot Fri-Dies.  I used the negative piece and aligned it on my stamping tool so I can stamp my images from the Serendipi-tea stamp set.  I colored the images in with Copic markers, and adhered these on my card.

I adhered some cloud silhouette die-cuts and stamped the sentiment on my card.  To finish my design, I added the Sparkling Clear Jewels.  Here’s a closer look:

I think this card is so cheerful and can definitely brighten someone’s day!  The sparkling clear jewels looked so pretty against the background.

I hope you like my card and got inspired to create something beautiful today!  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIASENTME” for 15% off your order.  I hope you have an amazing day, and happy crafting!

Caffeinated Cat with The Rabbit Hole Designs

Good morning my crafty peeps!  I am so excited to share with you today’s post.  I am so pleased and honored to announce that I have joined the The Rabbit Hole Designs design team. Yay!  Here’s the photo of the announcement the other day!

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The Rabbit Hole Designs is a new stamp company.  They have recently launched a couple of stamp sets and I ordered a few of them because I fell in love with the design.  For my card below, I am showcasing the Caffeinated Cat 3×4 stamp set.   When I saw this stamp, I knew I just had to have it.  Honestly, what is not to love?  I adore cats, I love coffee and I love being a mom!  Okay to be honest I used to feel like this cat when my kids were little, haha! and I had a full-time job too!  I don’t even know how I survived those days; I guess I had lots and lots of coffee!

Here’s how I made the card

  • Stamp the image on Neenah solar white card stock (or any card stock you have in  stock) with alcohol friendly ink.
  • Color the image with alcohol markers (or any coloring medium of your choice).
  • Either fussy-cut or die-cut the image using an electronic die-cutting machine. For mine, I used my Scan N Cut 2.
  • Die-cut a piece of Neenah solar white card stock using the wood/floors dies and ink it up with gathered twigs distress oxide ink to make it look like wooden panels.
  • Cut another piece of white card stock and use embossing folder to create the “wallpaper”.
  • Adhere the floor, the moulding and the “wallpaper” on an A2 size card base.  Cut the excess.
  • Die-cut the little decorative frame and little bows on some colored card stock and stamp the sentiment and image on both. Adhere the frames with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Caffeinated Cat image (ahem, star of the show!) in the middle of the card with foam adhesive to give it dimension.
  • Add the heart embellishment on the coffee cup.
  • Add Sparkling clear jewels and bow on the decorative frame to finish the design.

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Everything about this cat just makes me giggle!   The tired look on her face, the bunny slippers and the robe!   I think we can all relate.  Here’s a closer look:

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That cat wallpaper just added more cuteness to the whole design, don’t you agree?  The mom cat looked tired but her house is spotless!

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What do you think of my card?  Does it make you want to have a cup of coffee?  I hope you like my project today.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Note: if you are looking to purchase the Cat Embossing folder, they will be available at Kat Scrappiness next week (she is restocking them).

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I hope I have given you some inspiration to create something beautiful.  Have a wonderful day, and happy crafting!

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Happy Thanksgiving with Newton’s Nook

Hello again Newton’s Nook fans!  Did you manage to hop along with the team last week for the September product release?  They are available at the shop now.  Which one was your favorite?  To be honest, I can’t really pick one!

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For my project today, I am showcasing the Newton’s Thanksgiving stamp set and coordinating dies.

Since this card is all about Thanksgiving, I wanted to create a fall scene today.  I started by stamping the image on some smooth white card stock and colored it in with my Copic markers.   I will also be inking up my Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.

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I inked up my background with Tumbled Glass and Tattered Rose distress oxide inks.  I have been LOVING this color-combo lately  for a fall sky.  I used vintage photo distress oxide to splatter some dots on my background, and blotted it dry with my paper towel.  I used a scallop die from my stash to cut a position of this card stock to create a little window.

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I adhered my colored background onto my card base and inlaid the frame.  I added some fun elements to create my fall scene.

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To finish my design, I added the “happy” sentiment from a die that I have from my stash with some foam adhesive.  Also used my white gel pen to add some interest to the card.  Here’s a close-up:

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I completely ADORE this stamp set.  If you haven’t picked it up yet, please visit the shop before they sell out.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Happy crafting!

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Missing You Sooo Much

Hello CAS-ual Fridays fans!  Are you getting excited for the fall season to start?  I just can’t wait for the cooler weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and fall scented candles!

For my card today, I’m showcasing the Bushy Tailed stamp set.

I started out by stamping my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored it in with my Copic markers.  I cut an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock and inked up my background using some hills stencil from my stash, with some distress oxide inks.  I also used a clouds border stencil to create the sky.

To create my fall scene for my cute critter, I stepped out of my comfort zone and drew some tress and leaves in the background, using my Copic markers.  This is the first time I’ve ever drawn a scene from scratch.  I got so nervous I thought I was going to hurl, haha! (just kidding)  I think it turned out okay, I just need more practice.  After all this is “handmade” not Hallmark, right?

I added more depth by using different colors of Copic markers to create the leaves.

I used my cool gray Copic markers to add shadows and make it look more realistic.  I adhered my little critter and finished the design by stamping the sentiment.

Even though my drawing wasn’t perfect, I still love how this card turned out.

I think using different distress inks for my background added more depth and dimension to my card.

I hope you like my project today and got inspired.  Please don’t forget to use my coupon code (below) for 15% off your order at the shop.  Happy crafting!

Wine Cards with the September Release by Kat Scrappiness

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans! Back today with some simple cards featuring the new Peacock Backdrop die, the Wine Not stamp set and the Wine Not Custom craft dies.

For my first card, I started out by die-cutting the Peacock Backdrop diesome Bristol smooth white card stock.  I inked up this piece with some squeezed lemonade, spiced marmalade and picked raspberry distress oxide inks with my mini ink blending tool.  I set this piece aside to dry while I worked on die-cutting the Wine Not Custom craft dies.  I used Neenah smooth white card stock to color the bottle with my Copic markers and used a silver card stock for the wine glass.  I added glossy accents to make it look more realistic.   I also die-cut a frame by using the double stitched rectangle die and the stitched rectangle die.  Here’s the first card:

I adorned my card with some images from a stamp set by Newton’s Nook and also added the beautiful Champagne jewels.  I love the new jewels collection from the shop.  They are available in a variety of colors.  Here’s another look:

For my second card, I die-cut the pieces again with some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the die-cut pieces with my Copic markers.  I inked up an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock with a stencil from my stash.   I stamped the sentiment from the Wine Not stamp set.  Here’s my second card:

To finish the design, I also added the cheers sentiment from my stash and the tiny bow is from a die-set by Lawn Fawn.  Here’s another look:

For my third card, I wanted to create something simple just using the Wine Not stamp set.  I die-cut a piece of some Neenah solar white card stock with the Stitched Fancy Scalloped rectangle die.  I colored the images in with my Copic markers.  To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

I hope you like my cards today.  Which one is your favorite?  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code “MARIA10” for 10% off your order at the shop.  Have a nice day!

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I’ll Always Be Your Angel with Kindred Stamps

Hello Kindred fans!  Are you still swooning over the August stamp release or just in-love with everything that Kindred stamps has to offer?  To be honest, the stamp set that I used for this card is probably one of my top five favorites by Kindred.

 

For today’s project, I am showcasing the Slay stamp set.  I can’t even begin to express how much I LOVE this set.  When this stamp set was released in July, I was a bit bummed that it wasn’t assigned to me but of course there’s no stopping me from ordering this set.  I sent a couple of messages to Audra to reserve this stamp for me because I just NEED this in my life, haha!

 

I started out by stamping my images on some Copic friendly paper and colored them in with my Copic markers.  I had to color my Vampire with different gray inks to give him dimension because I knew that I was going to create a night scene and the background will mostly be black.   I fuzzy-cut my images using my precision cut scissors.

 

 

I cut an A2 size piece of some Bristol smooth white card stock, and inked it up with my Distress Oxide inks –> Black Soot, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans.  To add the stars in the sky, I used my Copic white paint and added some water, then used my watercolor brush to splatter it onto my colored background.  I also die-cut the other elements I needed to create my scene.

 

 

I adhered the die-cuts onto my colored background and added the big hill, then adhered this piece on my card base.  I used my powder tool to get rid of some static and stamped my sentiment onto the card with some white embossing powder and heat-set it with my heating tool.  I adhered my stamped images onto the card.  To finish the design, I used my black glazed pen to give the eye a little more dimension.

 

 

I really love that even though the background is quite busy, the images just managed to stand out!  Here’s a little close-up:

 

 

I just simply adore the stamp set.  It is definitely in my top five favorites by Kindred stamps.

 

 

What do you think?  I hope you like my card today and got inspired.  Please visit Kindred Stamps to purchase this stamp set.  I hope you have a wonderful day and happy crafting!