Hi peeps. How are you doing? I hope you all stay safe and stay home during this uncertain time.
I try to keep myself occupied. I thought I’d be doing a lot of crafting, but in reality I feel like I craft less. Kind of hard to craft when I am anxious. But, I do notice that when I actually push myself to sit and just start stamping or coloring, I end up able to let go of my anxiety for a few hours.
I made this card last night and the springy colors reminds me of hope.
As you notice it’s pretty bright green. The letters seem to just disappear into the background. So, I put this background aside and was going to go with all white background, because I really want the letters to shine and take the center stage. But, that’s kind of blah… I tried layering it with blue cardstock, but still not quite right.
I was starting to feel like my mojo not co-operating at this time. Started getting annoyed at myself, then low and behold I remember that little thingy that can make a background looks more subtle. Vellum! Yay…. So, back to the original green peony background.
Adding the vellum allowed me to keep the pretty background and let the letters take center stage at the same time. After arranging the word BIRTHDAY, I simply add a strip of sentiment on the middle to complete the card.
Phew… so close to giving up and thank goodness, my brain get a jolt. It made me realize how sometime I just need to look around and open all drawers to figure out what I can find to make things work. 🙂
I think turquoise and green is one of my favorite color combination. And, I still have more letters that I can play with to make another card. I just save those letters in a bowl for future use.
Well peeps, hope you enjoy today’s card & may be it will inspire you to take some time to craft a bit as well. Praying for everyone to make through this period safely. Sending virtual hugs for you all. Have a blessed day everyone.
Hello, crafty friends!! My thoughts are with you at the confusing and difficult time!! I hope that you are staying safe and healthy!!
I have two cards to share with you today using two stunning rose stamp sets from the latest release!! Let’s get started!!
My first card features the beautiful Wild Rose Close Up stamp. This is a large 6 x 6 rose and so much fun to color!! I simply gold heat embossed the Wild Rose Close Up stamp onto Bristol smooth cardstock and watercolored it with Karin Brushmarker Pro markers.
I trimmed it down slightly and adhered it to a 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cardbase. The sentiment, from Story Rose, was gold heat embossed onto a strip of navy blue cardstock and popped up with foam adhesive.
My second card showcases the Story Rose stamp set.
I stamped it onto the lower right corner of white cardstock with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake ink and did some no-line coloring with Copics and colored pencils.
I stamped the Minor Stripes Cling Background stamp onto white cardstock with Noir Ink, cut a strip and adhered it at the top of an A2 cardbase. I trimmed my colored panel slightly and adhered it over the striped strip.
Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here with baby cards I made using Floral Balloon stamp set.
I started by stamping floral balloons on a white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed them in white. Then I colored images with Holbein watercolors. To cut out balloons, I used Floral Balloon SVG file.
Hello and welcome back to The Season for our Spring 2020 release! Today, we’re debuting 11 new stamp designs. All of our new stamps are available to ship immediately. We have a limited number of coordinating dies available to ship for our Floral Bits immediately. Our Rose of Sharon and Spring Alpha dies will begin shipping on March 27th (preorder status). If orders contain a preorder item, your package will ship at the later preorder date.
For our Spring Release promotion, receive triple rewards points from today until March 20th.
We have a giveaway for today so be sure to scroll all the way down for more details! Let’s introduce our Spring Release!
First up is the newest addition to our grouped layering stamps: our Spring Layered Alphas stamp set! This is a giant pair of 9×12 inch stamps. TWO 9×12 inch sets which features a modern font with fill in grouped floral stamps. Use the bars and squares in each stamp block to easily align each layer.
This set also has 103 add on sentiment stamps so that you can easily create customized cards.
If you loved our Layered Floral Alphas, you’re going to love our Spring Alphas. You can watch the layering video for our Layered Floral Alphas here. The layering method is the same for both sets! Just align the bars and squares for each layer and die cut the letters using the one coverplate die which will cut all the letters in one single pass. **The coordinating die is available for preorder and will begin shipping around March 27.**
Since our Peony Memories was such a hit, I designed a new floral grouped layering set. Our new Rose of Sharon set is a 9×12 inch stamp set that features several grouped layers with alignment squares that allows you to stamp three Rose of Sharon florals and four leaves easily.
The set also has a single stamp with seven outline images that you can color in. This single stamp also coordinates with the die so you can also die cut this cluster in one single pass.
**The coordinating die is available for preorder and will begin shipping around March 27.**
Next up is our Floral Bits stamp set! This is also a new grouped layering floral set but the scale is much smaller. Our previous grouped layering sets are 9×12 inch stamps or bundles. I wanted to make a more affordable version of this new type of layering stamp and this is what I came up with.
Next up is our Fill It In Classic Numbers! I’ve been venturing into scrapbooking and planner journaling in the last year so I’m really excited to introduce this set.
It features larger numbers – one set with open fields that you can stamp inside of and another set where the numbers are complete. You can mix and match the numbers for a more varied effect.
In addition to crafting, I’m a huge fan of cooking so I thought this set was such a fun addition to our lineup. The stamps are meant to be stamped on 4x6inch cards but you can, of course, use any size card that floats your boat!
Whether you’re a cardmaker or a scrapbooker, if you have a sister, you need this stamp set. I am one of three girls and am extremely close to both sisters. This set was truly designed from the heart and I cannot wait to use it on more projects to document the bond that I have with my sissies.
Last but not least is our Jet Alphas! I love the size and weight of this font so I had to create an alpha set.
That is all of our 11 new designs! Do you have a favorite? Let me know in the comments. Don’t forget to leave a bit of love for our design team on their respective blogs for a chance to win a stamp set of choice from our Spring 2020 Release (excludes Spring Alphas Set).
GIVEAWAY: Comment period ends on Thursday, March 19th. The winner will be announced on our blog on March 20th.
Thank you all so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing the new designs. We’re going to continue to celebrate our Spring Release with a three day Instagram Hop from the 17th to the 19th at 3pm EDT each day. So be sure to join us on IG tomorrow for some more inspiration!
Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great week so far! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a card featuring the Lovely Lily stamp set. I couldn’t resist coloring the big flower using alcohol ink 🙂 ! I’ve also made a video of my coloring process.
I sprayed rubbing alcohol on the alcohol ink cardstock and dropped Sunshine Yellow and Copic Refill Y06 on it. I blended the colors by blowing with a Marker Spritzer tool. I repeated the process till I was happy with the result. I then let the panel dry.
I stamped the Lovely Lily again in an embossing ink and heat embossed it in gold. I then started coloring the lily by dropping the Copic Refill Y06, Y19 and the alcohol ink in Valencia. I moved the inks to blend by tilting the panel. Small areas were colored using a micro applicator. I added lots of golden splatters on the background and a bit on the lily and let the panel dry. I hope the coloring process video could help you understand how I colored the image 🙂 . You can watch it here or on YouTube. The light in my video setting isn’t optimal, so the colors are a bit dull. Sorry about that.
I mounted the colored panel flat on a white cardbase and added the sentiments using some foam adhesives.
Hello, friends!! I hope you had a great weekend!! We are enjoying the Spring temperatures here!! Although rain is in the forecast for the majority of this week, at least it seems as if the frigid temperatures are behind us…yay!!
I selected a cardstock to match the lightest blue ink, then cut it and a piece of white cardstock with the Double Stitched Rectangle Dies (Large). The “YOU”, from 2d. Ed. Fill It In Sentiments, was stamped in the darkest ink and the smaller words in the middle color. The white panel was splattered with diluted inks in the lightest and medium colors of ink. The peonies were arranged and popped up with foam tape.
I did add some more dimension to the center of the flowers with a yellow gel pen. A sprinkling of Glass Slipper Sequins was the finishing touch!!
Hi peeps. Vera here bringing you more Lovely Lily inspiration as promised on my post from last week.
Although, I have to admit that I made a big whoopsy. As I mentioned on my previous post I made 2 lily cards and will share the next one on today’s post. Well, as I was getting ready to type the post, I realized that I had made that card using some new release sets as well that I simply can’t share, yet. And, I was actually super excited to share that card because I was using quite a few set on 1 card.
Well, I have to wait to share that card till new release time & needless to say, I ended up making another one, so I can keep my promise of sharing another lily card. I really don’t mind at all as I can honestly say lily is one of my most favorite flower to color.
I decided to do watercolor on this lily and mix it up with some color pencil. Once I am done with the lily, I cut it with Brother Scan ‘n Cut & put it aside. For the background I simply stamped Peony Crush Cling Background with Versamark ink. This such a gorgeous set, I almost don’t want to cover it at all.
I trim the panel and adhere it to white cardstock base. I like to use white cardstock for base to make it easy writing on the inside. Then, I adhere the flower to the card. I adhere the stem flat with regular adhesive and the petal part with foam adhesive.
During the process of this card, I am reminded that sometime it’s good to try to work with color or method that you’re not used to. I tend to avoid dark color, like this teal, but I am really glad that I give it a try as I actually love the way it look. I would like to encourage you to do the same. Use that cardstock or technique that you normally avoid. Who knows, the result might surprise you.
Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s card and may your weekend starts off wonderfully. Cheers…….