Sunday, February 10, 2019

Love You w/Kara

Hey guys! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I needed a card for my husband, Ryan. This card mixes a ton of amazing stamp sets!

I started by stamping the large 'love you' sentiment from Biggest Fan in the center of a white card panel. I positioned it slightly closer to the top because I knew I wanted to accent the bottom with a banner and other details. This way the entire design is centered.

I used the banner from Autumn Blessings. It has a cool tattoo like vibe that I think works really well with the 'love you' font. On it I stamped the 'there's no one else like you' sentiment from No One Else. Again, I think this font really works well with the design.

Using my Copic markers I colored flowers from Hello & Thanks to place behind the banner. On top of the banner I placed a butterfly from Butterfly Mandala. Since the butterfly was placed on the right I accented the left of the design with a few hearts from Biggest Fan to balance it all out.

I just love how these classic images, when used together with a few more modern styles, take on a much more updated look.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die
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Biggest Fan
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Autumn Blessings
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Autumn Blessings Die
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Butterfly Mandala
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Butterfly Mandala Die
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Hello & Thanks
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Hello & Thanks Die
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Friday, February 1, 2019

Beautiful Birthday Girl w/Kara ft. HELLO & THANKS

Hello! I'm back again with a clean and simple card design that reminds me of a Victorian style photo frame. A lot of the detail is created with texture from some of my favorite dies. Brightly colored florals accentuate the focal point and make it pop. With the help of the many customizable sentiment stamp sets, this is a design that can be used for any occasion.

To begin creating the 'frame' I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Sunshine Layers Die, a real classic. I placed the large oval die, from the Basic Labels Die, in the center and ran it through my die cut machine again. Using a scrap of black cardstock, I die cut the oval once more in order to place behind the opening and add a shadow to the left side.

Again in black, I die cut the word 'beautiful' from the Beautiful Butterflies Die. I positioned the letters inside the oval window and adhered them to the card base beneath with some liquid adhesive.

To add that pop of color I used floral clusters from Hello & Thanks colored with Copic markers. I added a hint of shimmer to the flowers with a clear Wink Of Stella pen before adhering them around the oval opening with dimensional adhesive.

Finally, I added the secondary sentiment to the inside using the Hand Lettered Hello stamp set. This is when you can really customize the card to your recipient and the occasion. I love being able to create a card in advance and then decide later how I'll use it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 Black Cardstock
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Wplus9 Basic Labels Die
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Wplus9 Sunshine Layers Die
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Beautiful Butterflies Die
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Hello & Thanks
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Hello & Thanks Die
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Hand Lettered Hello
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Creating Flower Wreaths w/Joni Two Ways

Floral stamps are so versatile, especially if they include individual blooms or smaller clusters. You can build bouquets, use them separately, create all over patterns, or create wreaths.

For today's projects, you can easily use any flower stamps and dies you already have on hand. For my first project, I've used the Modern Petunias stamps and dies. And for the sentiment I used the Birthday Wishes stamp set.

To begin, I used Wplus9 Nautical Navy cardstock, distressed it with Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers around the card and left the middle card dark. Because the Distress Oxide Inks have both dye and pigment ink properties, I was able to "brighten" up the edges of the darker cardstock with the lighter color. I then splattered it with water and Gansi Tambi Starry Colors.

I colored the flower images with Copic markers, then die-cut them using their matching dies.

Next, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Jewels in Pearl White Jewels. To finish off the card, I heat embossed the sentiment "hope your birthday is extra" in white on black cardstock, fussy cut it out, and adhered it using foam tape.

For my next project, I used the Hello & Thanks stamps and dies. This set doesn't have individual flowers, but it does have several smaller clusters of flowers that can also be combined to create a wreath.

I first distressed the white card panel with Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade, then splattered it with water.

Next, I stamped the images on white cardstock in black ink. Again, I used Copic markers to color them and then die-cut each image using their matching dies.

For the sentiment, I used the larger "thanks" included in the same stamp set, and heat embossed it in Aqua Tinsel. For the smaller sub-sentiment, I used white heat embossing on a black strip of cardstock.

To really kick it up a notch, I added some Diamond Stickles selectively on some of the flowers and leaves.

Finally, I added some Pretty Pink Posh Ivory Jewels for added interest to finish off the card.

I hope you guys enjoyed, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

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Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Birthday Wishes
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Hello & Thanks
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Hello & Thanks Die
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Modern Petunias
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Modern Petunias Die
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Peek-a-Boo Patterns w/Kara ft. KNIT PATTERNS & NO ONE ELSE

Hello Guys! It's Kara and today I have a card to share with you using the new Knit Patterns stamp set accented by floral images from No One Else. The colors are perfect for Valentine's Day, but this card could be given for many occasions.

I started by selecting the 5 row heart image from Knit Patterns. I stamped it horizontally across my card panel twice starting with Shell Pink, then switched to Sweet Gelato and finally Cranberry Crush.

For the white panel on top I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die. I positioned the die again, tilting the panel slightly back and forth to get these diagonal cuts.

I accented each triangular piece with floral images from No One Else stamped in coordinating colors. I added the sentiment to the center triangle. I positioned the white triangles on top of the Knit Patterns background with dimensional adhesive and then adhered everything to a white card base.

I had to fussy cut the double leaf image on the top and center cluster of flowers because I dropped the die and couldn't find it. Thankfully, I did one last search while photographing my card and I found it! I'm sure you can relate!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Wplus9 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Sweet Gelato PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Sweet Gelato PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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Cranberry Crush PURE COLOR Dye Ink
Cranberry Crush PURE COLOR Dye Ink
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No One Else
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No One Else Die
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PURE COLOR Shell Pink Dye Ink
PURE COLOR Shell Pink Dye Ink
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Knit Patterns
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