Thursday, June 21, 2018

Impression Obsession: Sea You Soon

Hi stampers!
It's time for another Impression Obsession challenge. This time around it's "Sea You soon" I used few of the new dies for my card and did no stamping! Yep, you read that right, I only used die cuts for my card. 
To make the card you will start by die cutting the Sea Life Frame from Emerald card stock panel measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Then die cut the Fish Set from various card stock colors, I used Sweet corn, Wild Mango and Rose Petals. 
Next, you will assemble all the elements onto a pool colored note card. To finish it off die cut the Better at the Beach die cut from black card stock, adhere onto your card and embellish with few sequins! 

Don't forget to play along over at the IO Stamps blog for a chance to win a gift certificate, as well as visit the other Design Team members for more inspiration:

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Catherine Pooler Designs Sunny with a Side of Sparkle June Release Blog hop day 1

Hi Stampers! 
Welcome to Day #1 of the Catherine Pooler's new release! The new Sunny with a Side of Sparkle release is now LIVE in Catherine Pooler’s online store. This release consists of 2 new stamp sets (with available coordinating dies),  stand along STAR word die, stencil, patterned paper stack and the products from the Love is in the Air SOA that was released early this year. 
Since there are so many new items, check out What’s New section in Catherine’s store to find the new items this release. 
You should have arrived here from Karen's blog, but if you didn’t, you can find the whole blog hop list at the bottom of this post. 
And since I am the last stop in the hop, you can go back to Catherine's blog if you didn't start from the beginning. 

PRIZES: To celebrate the new release Catherine is so awesome and 5 random winners chosen to receive two free ink pads (and free shipping!)  Announced Friday, June 22nd.

All supplies and overview of the release are at the bottom of this post!


For my first couple cards I used the new Say it with Diamonds set. Watch the video below to see how this card came to be. My second card is very similar just changed the colors and sentiment used,.
The colors I used for this card are: Flirty Fuchsia, Lime Rickey, Tiara and All that Jazz.






For the second card I used: Something Borrowed, Lime Rickey, Melon Ice and Tiki Torch



For my next card I used Shea Butter and Rose petals. I stamped the images in the middle, then added two strips from Midnight card stock to frame the pattern and adhered to note card made from Midnight card stock.




Last but not the least I have a card using the Starlights stamp set and the coordinating dies. To make this card it's best to start by stamping the sentiment in the background. Stamp the one in the center of the panel then stamp above and under it. Once done stamp the little stars using Aquatini ink pad. Stamp and die cut the start using Flirty Fuchsia, Tiara and Lime Rickey ink pads. Before you move onto assembling the card stamp "you're" on Midnight card stock and emboss with white embossing powder. You are done! 




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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop and Giveaway!


 Hi Stampers!
Happy Tuesday! I am back today with another Hero Arts card. Today I am using the Peonies stamp set along with the coordinating dies.
To make the card start by stamping the peony and leaves using Versamark ink onto white card stock and emboss with gold. Color your images using alcohol based markers (I used Copics) and die cut them. Set them aside.
Next cut a strip of Vellum and stamp and emboss the sentiment. Assemble the elements using 3D Foam Circles White Mix onto 3 3/4" x 5" piece of white card stock and adhere to kraft note card using E-Z Runner® Grand Refillable Dispenser.
To finish off your card add few Champagne sequins.




Blog Hop Details:
Hope you are following the blog hop and finding a lot of inspiration, as well as enjoying all the ideas. If you are following the hop along, you have probably arrived from Emily's blog and your next stop will be the amazing Janette  (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

Blog Hop List 

Ilina Crouse - You are HERE

Giveaway:
And it won't be a hop without prizes. Hero Arts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L both have giveaways! One prize pack from Hero Arts, one from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, each with a $35 value.  To enter the giveaway click on the button below to submit your entry via Rafflecopter! 




Thursday, June 14, 2018

MISTI and Alexandra Renke Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi Stampers! 
I am back today with a card featuring some Alexandra Renke goodness. If you are not familiar with her stuff, you better check it out! I stumbled upon their booth at Creativation earlier this year and I was blown away. I fell in love with their poppy papers and intricate dies. 
Today I have something little different than intricate dies and poppy papers ;) I am using the Many Angels stamp set along with Angel with a star die and Wishes stamp set. 
As well I used some Alexandra Renke paper. 

To make the card you will start by die cutting the angel on cream panel. (I left off the star) and you will use the negative image. Once the angel is die cut, use your MISTI to stamp the sentiment and the heart. The heart is from a different angel image from the set, but I only inked the heart and masked off the rest. Stamp it few times with Versamark in order to get nice impression and emboss with gold embossing powder. 
Use mounting tape to adhere to card base made from Alexandra Renke paper. Use the MISTI to align the panel into the corner of your card base. 









Blog Hop Details:
Hope you are following the blog hop and finding a lot of inspiration, as well as enjoying all the ideas. If you are following the hop along, you have probably arrived from My Sweet Petunia's blog and your next stop will be the amazing Karin (you don't want to miss either of their creations!)

Giveaway:  Both companies are giving away $50 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a $50 shopping spree at www.alexandra-renke.com . So, be sure to leave your comment no later than Sunday, June  17th, at 11:59 PM Central time and winners will be announced on Tuesday June 19th, on the Alexandra Renke and My Sweet Petunia blogs. 

Blog Hop List

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Hero Arts: Cactus Animals

Hi stampers! 
Today I have a cute and simple card for you using the Hero Arts Cactus animals stamp set and the coordinating dies. Bundle is available, too! 
To make the card you will need to cut wood-grain card stock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and die cut the circle.
Next Cut smaller panel from Snow layering paper and ink blend Soft Pool, Tide Pool and Antigua where the window will be. Set these parts aside while you work on the rest . Cut a strip of Sunshine paper and free hand cut the "landscape". Blend in some Just Rust on the edge. Adhere under the circle cut out to create the landscape.
Stamp image with Intense Black and die cut. Color it using alcohol based markers (I used Copics) Stamp sentiment on Black Layering paper with Versamark and emboss with White Embossing powder.
Assemble card and add Crystal Lacquer to flower, bee and pot.
All supplies are listed on the bottom of this post.



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