Thursday, January 19, 2017

You Are My Most Favorite! - Featuring 2 Step Stencils and Clarity Brushes

Hello everyone! I have a bright and fun project to share with you today. If you haven't tried the Die Cuts and More 2 step stencils, you should! They are fun, versatile, and beautiful! The stencils paired with the Clarity Stencil Brushes are a match made in heaven. top it off this design and card were done in under 30 minutes;)

The 2 step stencils are very easy to use and have the most awesome designs. The one used on this card is called Cubicles. Please check out the video below for the detailed description and process on using both the Layering Stencils and the Clarity Stencil Brushes. I can show you so much easier than I can write out the process ;)
Have a great day!



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sending You Love!

Hello Everyone!
I'm super excited to be sharing my first Valentine project with you today. I started out by stamping the Little Pick-Up and Hearts from Honey Bee Stamps onto some smooth white card stock. Both images were stamped using my Stampaholic Stamping Tool and Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Both the load of hearts as well as the truck were colored with Copic Markers. I used the Little Pick-Up's coordinating dies to die cut both the truck and stack of hearts.

The hearts were colored with: R22, R27, R29

The Pick-UP: BG10, BG13

Tires, shadows and windows: C00, C3, C5

I added the trail of hearts ( heart stamp also found in this set ) , like they've flown out of the back of the truck by stamping them in Lawn Fawn's Chili Pepper Ink. I outlined them all with a fine black marker to give them the same look as the ones in the back of the pick-up. To finish them off I covered them in Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen and added glittery trails behind the hearts.  I added Glossy Accents to both the tires and windows to give them a little shine and dimension.

I prepped the background that the truck sits on by first using a Clarity Stencil Brush to lightly feather on some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for a sky. Using the Sending You Sentiments from Honey Bee Stamps, I stamped the "Sending you" and "Love"  on the card using my Stampaholic Stamping Tool again and Versafine Black Onyx Ink. The "road" was cut using the new Lawn Fawn Valentine Borders Dies. This set come with 3 different borders: a scallop, hearts, and the arrows (pictured above). The plaid panel at the bottom was cut from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid Christmas 6x6 paper pad, and the whole card front added to a matching top folding card base.

For more information and all the details, please check out the video linked below!

Thank you again!



Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Snowman Thank You!

Hello and Happy New Year!
The cards I'm sharing today were created to give as thank you cards for Christmas gifts and goodies. I made two different card backgrounds. Both were started by stamping snowflakes from the Honey Bee Stamps "Let It Snow" stamp set. I set them all up on an acrylic block and stamped them onto watercolor paper using Versamark sticky ink. They were then covered with white embossing powder and heat set. I used the Kat Scrappiness Nested Rectangle Embossed Rope Dies to die cut both backgrounds. I love these dies. They add a wonderful stitched detail, and are so unique from others I've seen.

The card background above was made using the Clarity Stencil Brushes. These brushes are not only great to use with your craft stencils, but also to brush on color evenly. I brushed on three different colors of Distress Inks, going from dark at the bottom to light at the top. Next, I spritzed the whole background with Shimmer Spritz, let it sit for a few seconds, covered with a paper towel, and blotted up the excess. This not only adds texture by pulling up a little of the pigment, but adds an awesome shimmer over the whole piece.

The second card background above was made by smooshing the Distress Inks directly onto acetate or plastic packaging, spritzing with water and then laying or dragging the acetate onto the watercolor card stock. After I got the desired result with the acetate, I then spritzed again with the Shimmer Spritz and blotted with a paper towel.
Both of the cute snowmen were stamped with the Stampaholic Stamping Tool and Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored both with Copic Markers, and fussy cut them with small sharp scissors. The first card's greeting is from Honey Bee Stamps Hello Gorgeous Words Dies. The second card's Thank You greeting is from Kat Scrappiness.
For more details, please check out the video below!
Thank you!