Sunday, January 31, 2021

Spellbinders: Happy Spring

 Hi everyone!

Happy Sunday! Today I am sharing fun card using the Spellbinders Sunday Drive die set along with the Hoppy Sunday Drive add on and the Scattered Flowers glimmer plate. 

To make the card I started with A2 piece of smooth watercolor paper and ran the Scattered flowers glimmer plate without any foil or heating it up to create letterpress effect. Once done I cut it down to 4" x 5 1/4" and ink blended some Lime Rickey and Cummerbund inks. Set aside.

I die cut all the pieces to put the car together along with all the additions and assembled and adhered the car. I added highlights with white gel pen and clear lacquer pen. Using foam adhesive I adhered to the ink blended panel. 

To finish off the card I adhered the panel to top folding note card using craft foam.

All supplies are listed on the bottom of this post.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Hero Arts: February My Monthly Hero Countdown to Creativity

Hi everyone!

Happy Friday! Today we are starting with the February My Monthly Hero Sneak peeks! And I am just loving this month's kit! It's no secret that I love all of them.

I love all the images in this kit. It's no secret I LOVE Hawaii and can't wait for the day to go back! 

The kit goes live on Monday, February 1st at 10am PST/1pm EST.

For my card  I used the turtle images and decided to keep it clean and simple. I stamped the images on watercolor paper and colored with Karin markers. Die cut them and set aside.
Next cut a panel from Dove White card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/4". Ink blended some Pool Party reactive ink and sprayed with water. Stamp the sentiment, added the turtles and some clear enamel dots. To finish it off I adhered the panel to a top folding Dove White note card using craft foam.

For complete list of artists sharing sneak peeks today visit the Hero Arts blog HERE

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Catherine Pooler Designs: You Are All That and New Date Night Inks

 Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a super fun card using the new Hey There, Dumpling set from Catherine Pooler designs and the new Date Night Inks. Also Catherine Pooler is having a giveaway of 8 $25 gift certificates, so check out my post on instagram for details! @ilinacrouse

To make the card below  I used the Trio Hearts Slimline die set along with Hey there, Dumpling set and coordinating dies. 

Die cut the slimline elements from Premium white card stock. Underneath the hearts opening on the layer below in blend some In the Park ink and set aside.

Stamp the images and die cut. I really love this color combination using the Date Night ink: In the Park, Cummerbund, Do-si-do and Pucker up. 

Stamp the sentiment on black card stock and emboss in white. Assemble the layers and add Romance sequins. Make slimline card base and swipe Samba ink along the edges. Adhere the card front onto the card base! 

Friday, January 22, 2021

Hero Arts and Pear Blossom Press Collaboration + Giveaways

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Bold & Bright Hop with Hero Arts and Pear Blossom Press! You’re going to see some of the coolest light-up cards, all featuring your favorite stamps and dies from Hero Arts. Get ready for lots of inspiration, and be sure to comment as you hop along, for your chance to win a $50 store credit! (Full hop list and prizes details are on the bottom of this post)

For my card I used the Dragons and Unicorns stamp set along with the coordinating dies and of course EZ lights. You don't need electrical engineering degree to make light up card ( and don't get scared that I do have one ;)) The EZ lights from Pear Blossom Press make making light up cards breeze. They come pre-wired and ready to use, you just need to tape them on the back of your card! 

To make the card stamp your images on watercolor paper, color and cut them out. Cut a piece of white card stock 4" x 5 1/4" and ink blend Pool Party reactive ink. Splash with some water to create some dots and more texture on the background. 

Position where you would like your images to go and the sentiment. Stamp the sentiment. Next poke little holes behind the images that you would like to light up. Now you can add the lights. You can use any tape, I used blue so you can see it on the photos. secure the lights behind the little holes, or you can even push them through them. Tape the wires down. Secure the battery pack where you would like the card to be pressed to light up. I usually do it on the bottom right corner. Once it's all secured add foam tape. I added 2 layers to make space for the battery pack so it's not squished and pressed all the time. Once the tape is applied, remove the backing and adhere another piece of card stock on top to cover the wires and lights. Now you can adhere this assembly to a note card. Add some enamel dots and you are DONE!!! Scroll down to see more photos of the process!!! 

PRIZES: Every good hop has prizes, right? So Hero Arts, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $50 store credit! Comment on this post by January 29, 2021 to be entered to win. Winners will be posted on the Pear Blossom Press Blog on February 6, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Impression Obsessions Theme Day: Hearts

Hi everyone!
We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is hearts!
Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.
For my card today I decided to use the new Floral Hearts stamp along with Choose Love sentiment stamp.
To make the card stamp the image on watercolor paper few times with black ink to achieve good coverage. Emboss with Clear embossing powder and watercolor. Cut it down to 4" x 5 1/4". Set aside. Stamp sentiment on black card stock and emboss in white, fussy cut it and adhere to the image panel using foam tape. Adhere the panel using craft foam to a top folding black note card! Simple and Easy!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Scrappy Tails: Have a Blessed Easter

Hi everyone!
Today I am sharing super fun and brigs card using the new set Timeless Tulips and the
coordinating dies. I decided to combine the image from this set with a sentiment from the Easter Lilies
To make the card start by stamping the image with tulips in a vase on watercolor paper using black ink. I use my stamping positioning tool especially when stamping on watercolor paper, so that way I can
stamp multiple times to get a nice coverage on the watercolor paper. Once stamped emboss using clear
embossing powder. Watercolor the image and add details with white gel pen.
Die cut it using the coordinating die and set aside.

For the background I decided to use black plaid dry embossed card stock. Cut your background down to
4” x 5 1/4”. Stamp the sentiment using embossing ink onto vellum and emboss it in white. Trim the strip to size. However make sure it’s longer than 4” that way you can wrap it around your panel and avoid adhesive showing on the front. Tape the vellum on the back of the panel. Adhere the image using foam tape. Make top folding note card from hot pink card stock and adhere the assembled panel using craft foam.

 Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have an amazing day!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Spellbinders: Small Die of the Month Card Ideas

 Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing couple cards using the January Small die of the month. I just love this die set! 

I made couple cards using the smaller two dies. I die cut the pieces from Arctic and Azalea card stock. To add some depth I ink blended some dark pink and pool party inks around the edges. 

For the sentiments I used Magenta Hot Foil and More Sentiments Hot Foil glimmer plates. I added some enamel dots and rhinestones to add some more details.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Spellbinders: Expressions of Love

Hi everyone!
Today I am sharing a fun card using the Spellbinders Expressions of Love collection. I was playing around on my desk and decided to foil on acetate and I was surprised by the greatness of the results. I used heat resistant acetate and the Scattered Hearts background to make the shaker window! 
For the backing of the shaker card I used Peony card stock and ink blended some Ultra Pink ink on the top to create ombre effect.
I used the Essentials Rectangles to create the frame for the shaker card. All the foil and sparkle makes is hard to photograph. 
For the car I used Sunday Sunset Drive die set along with Sunday drive (which is the set for the base of the car).
All the supplies are listed on the bottom of this post

Friday, January 15, 2021

Spellbinders: January Card Kit of the Month Card Ideas

  Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing ideas using the January  Spellbinders Card kit of the month. I love this kit and the die that comes in the kit is so cute. There are dies to make the kitty I used on two of my cards below. I used only items from the kit with addition of piece of vellum and ink and embossing powder for the sentiments and the cheeks of the white kitty! The cards just make themselves. Also the die set has dies that coordinate with the stamp set, including outline for the So Lucky stamp!

So without further delay, here are my samples!  

To get this kit you can subscribe any time until the end of this month.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Impression Obsession: January Favorites Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession January 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday January 18th at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday January 19th on the Impression Obsession Blog.
You can find the January Release stamps HERE.
If you are following the hop you arrived from Giovanna's blog and your next stop is Jeanne. 
I am featuring couple new products from the January release. First I love the Heart note pad stamp, I stamped it on black card stock and embossed in white. Cut it out. Added Thank you die cut and adhered to piece of patterned paper. Supper fun, easy and eye catching. 

For my second card I am featuring the Peony Pattern background stamp. I stamped on gray card stock and embossed in white. Stamped sentiment on black and embossed in white, trimmed to size and added to the panel 


Friday, January 8, 2021

Happy Birthday to The Rabbit Hole Designs + Giveaway

Hi everyone! 
Today the MISTI design team is helping The Rabbit Hole Designs celebrate their 2nd Birthday. If you are a coffee lover, or love snarky sentiments , or even cure images you should definitely check them out!!! 
And we are celebrating with a giveaway! Both My Sweet Petunia and The Rabbit Hole Designs are giving away $50 gift certificates!
So...let's the party started with a rabbit or two. This adorable image  is part of their new release today along with another set ( can you guess what's the theme has a cake image!!!) and 3 new stencils. I used the Open Heart stencil for my card.

To make my card I started by stamping the image using Versamark CLair ink onto watercolor paper. Using my MISTI I stamped several time to get nice ink coverage. Once stamped embossed with Ultra Fine Clear embossing powder. Watercolored the image using my Karin markers and set aside. 
In the next step I used the Open Heart stencil, Cotton Tail Blending Brushes and Oxide ink pads (Picked Raspberry, Fosilized Amber and Abandoned Coral) to create the background. I used Pixie Spray to secure the stencil to my card stock. Once the background was done I trimmed the panel down to 4" x 5 1/4", trimmed the image to size and adhered to the background. 
Stamped sentiment on black card stock, embossed in white, fuzzy cut it and adhered to the panel.
To finish off the card I used craft foam to adhere the panel to top folding white note card. 
Make sure you visit My Sweet Petunia and The Rabbit Hole Designs for list of designers for this celebration!!! 
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