Power Pumps & Hustle and Grind

Hello and happy Friday, everyone!

It’s TaeEun here today with a couple of encouragement cards made using Power Pumps and Hustle and Grind Sentiments stamp sets. These two stamp sets go so well together with their vigorous and bold characteristic.

On my first card I used the GORGEOUS Peony Close Up stamp as a backdrop for the pretty red high heel from Power Pumps  stamp set.

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First I stamped the high heel in Lipstick Red and Pink Derby. I stamped the insole and the heel using Crystal Pewter and Smoky Quartz. I clear heat embossed the base layer of the shoe for some shine and added clear glitter on the insole using a clear glitter pen. I then cut the high heel using the coordinating die.

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To create the background I watercolored the white heat embossed peony of Peony Close Up on some watercolor paper. I used Peony and Wisteria Color Burst powders. I applied lots of water on the panel and colored petal by petal. I added the vibrant color on the inner end of the petals while leaving the outer end of petals quite bright.

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The background panel was cut using Double Stitched Rectangle die and foam mounted on a white cardbase. The sentiment from Hustle and Grind Sentiments set was heat embossed in black on a torn strip of vellum and added to the panel before I adhered it on the cardbase. I then added the high heel using some foam adhesives and embellished the card with some Glass Slippers sequins and Santa’s Sneezes Couture Mix to finish it off.

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For my second high heel I made an alcohol inked panel.

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Here I heat embossed the high heel from Power Pumps in gold and copper. The heel and the insole were stamped in Lipstick Red and I added the shadow layer in Smoky Quartz. The high heel was then cut using the coordinating die.

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To make the background I used several alcohol inks in red shade. I applied Blending solution first on a glossy cardstock panel and dripped the alcohol ink colors. I blew the ink to blend them, splattered gold mixative on it and let it a bit dry. Before the panel was completely dry I pressed a gold foil on it with the help of a brayer. The foil sticks on the area where the ink is still wet leaving beautiful golden accents.

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I white heat embossed the sentiments from Power Pumps and Hustle and Grind Sentiments stamp set on some black cardstock. DREAMS DEMAND HUSTLE is actually one stamp from Hustle and Grind Sentiments set. I cut off each line and added them separately onto the card as shown in the picture. The sentiment in smaller font is from Power Pumps. Some Medallion Gold sequins were my finishing touch.

That’s it from me today. I hope I was able to inspire you with my cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I am truly grateful for your lovely comments ❤ !

Wishing you all a restful and crafty weekend!

Hugs,

TaeEun

Power Pumps & Gifted

Good morning everyone!! I have two cards to share with you today that couldn’t be more different! They both use layering stamps, so I guess they have that in common…lol!!

My first project is a graphic black and white card with a pop of red.

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I started by stamping the image from Power Pumps with Caviar Ink and embossing with clear embossing powder. I used Smoky Quartz for the highlight and Valentine Red for the sole, then cut the image with the Coordinating Die. For my background panel, I created my own patterned paper by stamping the jewel in the set with Smoky Quartz and Crystal Pewter Couture Inks. The largest and middle dies from the Double Stitch Rectangle Dies (Lg) were used to cut a panel of black and white cardstock. The sentiment, also from Power Pumps, was stamped with Caviar Ink onto the white panel. The pumps were popped up with foam adhesive and some sequins from the Silver Metallic Sequin Couture Mix add some sparkle.

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My second card is a birthday card with a rainbow of colors.

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For this one, I used Hollywood Star, Beach Blondie and Cali Blue Inks to stamp the single gifts from the Gifted stamp set and cut them out using the Coordinating Dies. I blended the same inks onto a panel of Bristol paper and cut “birthday” from it using the Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies. “Wishes”, from Special Day Lanterns, was white heat embossed onto a scrap of white paper that I blended Hollywood Star ink onto. For the background, I used the Bare Tones Cling Background stamp with the same three inks, making sure to overlap them a bit. I cut the panel using the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Sm) and adhered it to the front of a white cardbase. Both the gifts and sentiment were adhered using foam adhesive. A few Glass Slippers Round Confetti pieces add a little bling. A clear Wink of Stella pen add a little shimmer to the ribbon and “birthday” letters.

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That’s it for me today!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Brenda

Love card with Cosmos

Hello everyone! Olga with you today!

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I created one beautiful card with new Today`s Cosmos stamps set. I stamped the flower on the white cardstock using embossing pad for the beginning. Than I hot embossing it with Gold Powder.

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I colored the flowers with watercolor and applied the Coordinating Dies to it. Next step was blending the cardstock with Lipstick Red Dye and applying Geometric Circles Coverplate Die for the background.

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I cut “love” of Love and Hugs Plate Dies on the glitter cardstock. I stamped the title of Smooched stamps set with Noir Dye.

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I collected all the elements of my card together. I decorated it with watercolor splashes and Pink Bokeh Couture Mix.

Thank you for your attention and have a nice day!!!

 

 

 

All Kinds of Happy

Hi peeps! How’s thing going? Vera here today.

This past weekend I had another crafting get together with my girls and I have to say that this get together is so good for my soul.  We all have different background and we met through our love of card making. Our friendship sure has grown a lot this past year. We encourage & we support each other. Am so thankful for our little group.

Another thing I love is how inspire I am after every get together.  It’s like the kick that my mojo need.

Which is perfect as I need inspiration for my post for The Ton. As I was showing The Ton sets to them, I was thinking ooh, I can combine this set with this set & here I ended up with today’s card.

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To start with, I color the card base with some soft color ink pads. Then I stamp the flower from Wishful Wildflowers set with Caviar ink pad, color with Copic marker & die cut the flower.

Next, I stamp the presents from the Gifted set (I used Arctic Sky, Peach Blossom, Soft Amethyst) and die cut it with Gifted coordinating dies set. As usual, I like adding more details with Copic to my stamped image.

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Arrange all the pieces together and adhere to the card base with foam adhesive. Stamp the sentiment and finish by adding some sequins from Pink Diamond Couture Mix.

I always love combining flower border with something else. Usually it’s critters, but here it’s stack of presents. Am happy with the way this card turned out and I hope you like it, too.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. May your Tuesday be a good one and be filled with all kind of happy. Cheers….

Vera

You are my today and all of my tomorrows

Hi friends! It’s Mayline here today with a floral card made with Smiling Cosmos stamp set. It’s a one layer card and it’s simple and easy to make without effort and professional skills.

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Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 sized panel from 300g watercolour paper.
  2. Stamp cosmos image from Smiling Cosmos stamp set with Distress ink “Scattered Straw” on the panel.
  3. Colour them using watercolour paints
  4. Stamp sentiment from the from Today’s Cosmos stamp set using Noir ink on the panel.

 

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Special Day Lanterns

Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here with a card I made using layered stamps Special Day Lanterns.

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I started by stamping lanterns onto a white cardstock with Noir. Then I ink blended the edges of the lanterns using Arctic Sky Dye. I stamped leaves using Deep Emerald Dye and Basil Mojito Dye. Beautiful flowers were stamped with Hollywood Star Dye, Grand Fuchsia Dye, Ballet Slippers Dye and Soft Orchid Dye. Next, I stamped candles in Warm Hazelnut and stamped the flame in Lemon Drop.

Once my lanterns were complete, I cut out them all using Special Day Lanterns Coordinating Dies.

To make the background I used Geo Mountain Coverplate A.

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Then I stamped the sentiment with Noir and mounted all lanterns on my card. I embellished the card using a few sequins from Raspberry Sparkle Couture Mix.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great Friday, friends!

Anna

Happy valentines day

Hi, it’s Mayline. Happy valentines day! Show how much you adore yours with personalized handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Today I am sharing two Valentine’s day cards using Gifted stamp set, Smiling Cosmos stamp set, Love and Hugs Word Plate Dies.

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instructions:

 

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Here is my second card.

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instructions:

  • Create an A2 sized panel from watercolour paper.
  • Stamp images from Smiling Cosmos stamp set with Distress ink “Scattered Straw” on the panel.
  • Use watercolour paints for colouring using a no-line watercolour technique.
  • Use Love and Hugs Word Plate Dies to cut black cardstock getting the word “sending love”
  • Stamp sentiment from the Brushed love stamp set using Hampton White Pigment ink on the black paper.
  • Cut the back paper in a banner shape and adhere all die-cutting pieces on the panel.

 

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Thank you for stopping by!

 

Video: Stretch Your Stamps – Happy Place Set

Photo taken against our Gray Noise Backdrop Board

Hi, everyone! Today, I have this bright and busy card for you created using our Happy Place stamps. If you’re following us on IG, I did say that I had another card for today but I changed my mind because I fell in love with this project. The blue Smiling Cosmos project peek that you got yesterday will be posted tomorrow on our Youtube Channel (so stay tuned!).

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more inspiration! I update our channel on a weekly basis!

This card was a bit involved with all the different products used. However, it was really fun to make and I love the bright results. Also, this was a great project to showcase how to stretch your Happy Place stamps! You can just partially ink/emboss the large image from this set to selectively use the florals. I’m a sucker for peonies so this was a no brainer.

I started off by selectively embossing the florals from the large image from this set. I used our Rose Gold Embossing Powder for this. Next I watercolored the peonies using Peony Color Bursts (and Sap Green for the leaves). Once colored, I die cut the florals and then trimmed off the book portions.

Next, I stamped a Toned Hearts panel using our Peony Collection layering inks. Then I die cut a rectangular stitched panel using the third largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Small die collection. This is going to be my sentiment panel. I did not film any of this for time purposes.

Next, I rose gold embossed the sentiment from our Hustle and Grind set onto my stitched panel. Then I popped this panel up on my Toned Hearts background as well as my peony clusters. For an additional pop up color, I stamped and copic colored three butterflies from our Beautiful Butterflies 3 set and popped those up on my card in a visual triangle. Lastly (for the card front), I added some of our Glass Slippers sequins for a bling effect.

Since I added our Beautiful Butterflies 3 to this card, I also decided to add our a Morpho Pop Up Butterfly inside my card for that wow effect. I die cut my two detailed wing pieces onto white cardstock. Then I blended some Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline Dye Ink to the wings. Once assembled, I adhered the two pieces to the inside of my card completing my project.

I hope you guys enjoyed today’s post! It was a bit more busier than my usual style but I love the results. I hope you guys did, too!

Cosmo Beauty

Hi peeps! How’ it going? Vera here today.

I have to say that I really can’t complain about Houston winter. Our winter is very mild compare to so many other part of the country. I appreciate the cold moment we have since it’s rare.

And, the good thing about winter, that  means more time inside the house = more crafting time. Hah!

For today, I play with the beautiful Today’s Cosmos stamp & dies set.

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This is how my mind been working overtime lately. I started the card with the intention of doing watercolor. I stamped & heat embossed the flowers on a piece of watercolor cardstock and then proceed to color them with Copic markers.

Yep, I completely forgot my original plan. As soon as I finished coloring, I was like why this cardstock felt different? Then it dawned on me, duh…. I supposed to watercolor these. Oh well, I am not one to waste material, especially when I already colored it. Part of getting old or just brain working over time? 😉

Before I adhere the flowers, I stamped the white cardstock panel with Peony Close Up Cling background stamp. Subtle but enough to add a bit of interest to the card.

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I adhere the flowers with foam adhesive and curl the edge of the flowers for added interest. Also for the center of the yellow flowers I dotted some Nuvo liquid enamel. Finished by stamping the sentiment.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card. I have quite a few ideas swirling in my head right now & this weekend I am planning a crafting get together with some friends, so hoping that my mojo cooperate & stay active as I am hoping to get quite a few cards done. See you again next Tuesday. Cheers…

Vera

Couple of Floral Cards

Hello! I created couple of floral cards using the same colors.

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I used Anemone Border Cling Background for my first card. I stamped it with Watermark ink on the cardstock. Than I applied hot embossing with White Powder. Than I colored it with liquid Distress Oxide.

IMG_0652I stamped the sentiment of The Most Interesting Cardmaker Stamps Set with Noir Dye.  I used the Double Stitshed Rectangle Die for the edge my card.

I cut the repeatedly word “hello” of usual cardstock and once of glitter cardstock. This word of Bold General Greeting Word Plate Dies. I glued all the layers of the word and put it on my card. Than I decorated it with Dew Drops.

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And the next card. I stamped the Gardenia from Gardenia Wishes Stamps Set. I made it like in the first card – with embossing. And colored it with the same Distress. Than I applied Coordinating Die to it.

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I colored the cardstock with Distress Oxide for the background and aplied Double Stitshed Rectangle Die to it.

I stamped the title from  Hustle and Grind Sentiments with Noir Dye. Than I collected all elements together and decorated it with Dew Drops.

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Thank you for your attention and have a nice day!