CFC170 -- No Dies Allowed

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Friday friends. I'm so happy you joined me here today. There's a new challenge up at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and this time, the challenge is No Dies Allowed. 

I started by heat embossing several of the images from the Bring on the Snowflakes stamp set onto some black card stock with gold embossing powder. I love the way the gold pops off the black. I then heat embossed the sentiment from the Snowflake Greetings stamp set and added it over some gold foil card stock. 

This isn't your typical Christmas card but I love how striking it is - and I have one more card done for my 2017 stash.

I hope you'll join us for this challenge where you can win up to $50 to shop at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. Thanks for stopping by. Crafty hugs!

Shine Bright for Whimsy Stamps - A birthday Shaker Card

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hi friends. I have a fun birthday shaker card to share with you today for Whimsy Stamps. I am using the super fun Shine Bright stamp set that was released just last week. I'm also using the Shaker Builder Sweetest Birthday die.

I started out by die cutting the Shaker Builder Sweetest Birthday die and I first focused on the interior piece. I added some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse with a round foam applicator tool all over the card stock in just a thin layer. It's hard to see here but in person, you can see the metallic shine. I then took some white pigment ink and stamped a couple of the star clusters found in the Shine Bright stamp set.  I then adhered this to my card base, making sure it was in the center. 

It was then time to work on my frame and build it up. I die cut the Shaker Builder Sweetest Birthday die a few more times, probably about 5 in total from white card stock. I also die cut it once from some white fun foam. I adhered all the layers together.

I then took some acetate and using some white Staz-on ink, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Shine Bright stamp set directly onto the acetate. I just love the look of it stamped on the acetate and how you can see the sentiment even when the sequins are being shook around inside.

I added my acetate to my frame with some more adhesive and then added one more layer of the white die cut frame to cover the adhesive that was showing from my acetate.

I added lots of sequins and seed beads from Pretty Pink Posh onto the inside panel and then added the frame on top. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

DT Projects for TupeloDesignsLLC

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hi friends. I have two cards to share with you today using some Concord & 9th goodies available at TupeloDesignsLLC.

For my first card, I started by die cutting my panel with the Pretty Petals die collection. I then lined up the large flower image from the Pretty Petals stamp set over my die cut piece getting it lined up - this was really easy to do. I then removed the die cut panel and stamped the image onto my card base. After the base layer was stamped, I went in and stamped the detail layers. 

I stamped the sentiment which is from a different Concord & 9th stamp set called Butterfly BeautyI then added lots of foam tape to my die cut panel and popped it up over the stamped card base.

For my second card, I blended on some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink onto a card panel concentrating the darker color towards the top. After I was happy with my blending, I spritzed the panel with some water from my Distress Sprayer. You can't tell in the photo but I also spritzed the panel with some Perfect Pearls mist. After everything was dry, I die cut it using the Pretty Petals die collection.  I used the same Butterfly Beauty stamp set again for the sentiment. I finished off the card by adding a few drops of the Tonic Studios Morning Dew Crystal Drops. They are clear but take on the color that's behind them - just beautiful I think.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Crafty hugs!

March Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release Day #3

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy Friday friends - hooray for the weekend! It's also the final day of the March Whimsy Stamps release. I'm using the super fun Wish Upon a Star set for today's card.

I started with my background panel and did some ink smooshing with some of my new Distress Oxide inks. I used brown, red, orange and yellow to get the layered look. I love that even when adding brown in, you can still see the other colors.

I then heat embossed the large sentiment from the Wish Upon a Star stamp set with gold embossing powder. I then die cut the panel with the Hand Stitched Nested Rectangle dies and added it with foam tape.

March Clearly Whimsy Stamps Release Day #2

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Welcome to day 2 of the March Whimsy Stamps release. Today, I am featuring the beautiful Mother Love stamp set. It is absolutely full of wonderful sentiments celebrating the mothers and women in our life.

I wanted to showcase many of the sentiments so stamped and heat embossed lots of the sentiments on my card panel. I started by stamping the sentiment in the center and then worked my way out. I added foam tape to the back of my panel, added some sequins and the card is complete.

The entire March release is available now for purchase. Click here to see all the new goodies being offered this month. I'll be back tomorrow with another card using new products. Crafty hugs!

CFC169 -- Off the Edge

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Happy Friday friends. I'm so happy you are joining me today. Today kicks off the newest challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. This time, the challenge is "off the edge" - have an element hanging off of your card or project.

I decided to do some stenciling with some embossing paste for my background. I then die cut the Casual Trees dies with some vellum. I stamped the sentiment from the Casual Comfort stamp set.  I layered everything together and popped up my sentiment with some foam tape. 

I did trim my card panel down just a bit so that the card would still fit inside a regular A2 size envelope even with the vellum flower pieces hanging off the edge.

DT Projects for TupeloDesignsLLC

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hi friends. I'm happy to be sharing two cards with you today for TupeloDesignsLLC. They both use some Distress Inks and the super adorable Friends Furever stamp set from MFT.

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For the first card, I did some ink smooshing with Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves distress inks. I smooshed some of each color onto my craft mat and then spritzed the colors with water. I then smooshed my card panel into the colors. I did this a few times, drying my paper in between.  After the panel was completely dry, I stamped the image and sentiment from the Friends Furever set.

I did the same thing on the second card, although this time I used Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress inks. I then stamped the same images. This time, I mounted the panel onto some black card stock and then mounted that on some black fun foam to give the entire panel some added dimension.

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