Rustic Cards/Home Decor feat Spellbinders


Hi everyone! Today I am back with two rustic cards that could be also used as home decor elements, created with products by Spellbinders. I used two stamps from the Tammy Tatterow collection, Bobbin Wishes and Cute as a Button, corrugated cardstock and balsa wood from the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5, and some Spellbinders Craft Foam.
I used the same basic techniques on both projects, but with different supplies, so let’s dive into it!


For the first project I heat embossed the Bobbin Wishes stamp with white embossing powder, and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils. I used french greys for the sentiment (PC 1076, PC 1072, PC1069), warm greys for the bobbin (PC1058, PC1054, PC1052, PC1050, PC938) and for the pink elements I used pinks and reds (PC994, PC993, PC108 and PC925, PC930, PC938).


I added some droplets with white acrylic paint, and used my scissors to distress the edges of the panel.
I cut a sheet of balsa wood to 4.25x5.5”, ran some off-white vintage ribbon across its corners, and mounted the focal panel using some Multi Medium Matte adhesive.





For the second project I stamped the Cute as a Button Stamp with Versafine Onyx Black ink on some Canson XL watercolor cardstock, and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
To add color to the sentiment I did some watercoloring with Distress Oxides: I used Bundled Sage for the words “you are” and “as a”, Aged Mahogany for the word “button”, and Candied Apple and Fired Brick for the word “cute” and for the button. I painted the needle with Hickory Smoke and applied a light wash of Antique Linen Distress Oxide on the whole panel.


I added some droplets with Antique Linen for extra texture, and used my scissors again to roughen up the edges of the panel. 
I then took a sheet of corrugated cardstock, cut it to 4.25x5.5”, and decorated it with some green vintage ribbon. And to finish the project I raised the focal panel on the base using some craft foam.

And here’s another look at these projects.
You could mount them on a card base...


...or add some twine to the back so that you can hang them to your wall and use them as home decor.


I also uploaded a video showing how I created today’s projects, you can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel


And that’s it for today! I really hope you liked this post and enjoyed the video! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


List of Supplies

Spellbinders Cute as a Button Stamp
Spellbinders Bobbin Wishes Stamp
Spellbinders Platinum Pack 5
Spellbinders Craft Foam
Canson XL Watercolor Cardstock
Craft Cardstock
Prismacolor Pencils
Distress Oxides
White Acrylic Paint
Vintage Ribbon
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Double Sided Adhesive

There Is No Place Like Home feat Impronte d'Autore


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a quick post to let you know that I am on the Impronte d'Autore blog with this cute card featuring stamps in the new Wizard of Oz series. By the way, if you've been eyeing them, they have now been released as mounted or unmounted rubber stamps with sentiments in English too! You can check them out here! Impronte d'Autore ships throughout Europe, and, if you are a US customer, you can still order your stamps via email! I think they are too cute to resist! 

Buongiorno a tutti! Oggi torno con un post veloce per farvi sapere che sono sul blog delle Timbrine con questa card, realizzata con i nuovi timbri della serie Il Mago di Oz di Impronte d'Autore! 
Leggete questo post per altre foto e la spiegazione passo passo!


Shell-ebration Card plus Tag Set feat Studio Katia


Hi everyone! It's Laura here and today I am back with a mini set composed of a card and a coordinating tag I created for the Studio Katia blog using the Shell-ebration Stamp Set.
For the background of both the card and the tag I used stencils, Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone) and Distress Oxides (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch). I blended the inks on some smooth cardstock, used a baby wipe to lift off some of the pigment through the stencils, and then applied the Glimmer Paste with a spatula. For the card I used the Bubbles stencil, and for the tag I used the Brush Stroke Waves Stencil.
I then stamped the turtle from the Shell-ebration stamp set and some of the smaller images from the Under the Sea stamp set, colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers and cut them with the coordinating dies. I also created a reference chart for your convenience where I listed all the markers I used.



Both the card and the tag have a window structure. For the card I created the front of the window using the Dotted Patterns Darling Ribbon Creative Dies,


and for the tag I used the Dotted Shaker Tag 2 Creative Dies.


I glued some of the images directly on the background and some on the window panels, that I coated with acetate. The sentiments come from the Shell-ebration stamp set and are heat embossed over white cardstock. To embellish my projects even more I used Majestic Confetti and Nuvo Jewel Drops.


I also recorded a video tutorial showing how I created today's card, you can watch it down below. And don't forget to subscribe to the Studio Katia channel for more inspiration from the design team.

And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the post and enjoyed the video, and I hope I inspired you to create with the super cute Shell-ebration stamp set! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day
Laura

SUPPLIES

Shell-ebration | Clear Stamp Set
Shell-ebration | Coordinating Dies
Under the Sea | Clear Stamp Set
Under the Sea | Coordinating Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon | Creative Dies
Dotted Shaker Tag - 2 | Creative Dies
Bubbles | Creative Stencil
Brush Stroke Waves | Creative Stencil
Majestic | Confetti

Under the Sea feat Studio Katia



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created for the Red, Blue and White Theme Week on the Studio Katia Blog using the Under the Sea stamp set.
For the background of this cute underwater scene I used the Brush Stroke Waves stencils and Distress Inks. I also cut the ocean panel with the rectangle die in the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames set to create a dotted edge on the short sides.


All the images in this card come from the Under the Sea stamp set, were colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. In order to stick with this week's theme I used only shades of red to color in my critters, and I created a color chart for your reference.


For the card base I combined the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames set with the new Halftone Dots cover die to cut some white cardstock and create a subtle tone on tone effect with my white card base.
I popped up the ocean panel with some foam tape and composed the scene.


The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder, and, as a final detail, I added some Clear Drops near these adorable critters.
And that's it for today! I really hope you liked this card and I hope I inspired you to create with the cute Under the Sea stamp set.
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

Laura

SUPPLIES
Under the Sea | Clear Stamp Set
Under the Sea | Coordinating Dies
Dotted Patterns: Darling Ribbon | Creative Dies
Halftone Dots Cover | Creative Die
Brush Stroke Waves | Creative Stencil
Clear Round Drops - Mix

Galaxy Background with Nuvo Shimmer Powders and Mica Mists feat Inkroad Stamps + Discount Code


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a post and a video showing you how I created a galaxy background using
Nuvo Shimmer Powders and Nuvo Mica Mists.
The stamps I used today come from the gorgeous Majestic AF set by Inkroad stamps - I love the style of the illustrations and the sentiment really spoke to me. I might even frame this card and hang it over my desk for when I am in need of motivation :)
And I have some good news for you, because if you are a first time customer you can get 50% off your first order at the Inkroad Stamps is you purchase through this link. And if you are a returning customer you can use the code Laura10 for 10% off any order! I hope you will enjoy this little treat and take the opportunity to give yourself a well deserved present :)

Back to the card, I started  off with the background, and I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders in Cherry Bomb, Violet Brocade and Blue Blitz to create my galaxy. I worked on some Windsor and Newton Cotman watercolor cardstock that I had cut to an A2 size using the Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames set. I added the powders over the cardstock and then spritzed them with water from a Distress Sprayer. I added a second layer, and once it was dry I used my Nuvo Mica Mists in Antique Gold to create the stars.
I sponged the edges of my panel with Distress Ink in Black Soot to give it the look of a night sky, and then started working on my images.


I used the beautiful unicorn and the florals in the Inkroad Stamps Majestic AF set. I stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black ink on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, using a waterbrush and my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen to blend out the colors. I also created a color chart for your reference, where I share all the markers I used on my images.


Once I was done coloring the images I fussy cut them with my EK success cutterbee scissors and started assembling my card. I cut two vertical strips and an oval panel out of my galaxy background. I glued the strips to a top-folding A2 card base, and overlapped them with two black cardstock strips that will help me frame my focal panel.
For that I used the Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frame dies to cut some white cardstock, and I trimmed off its  sides using my Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer. I glued it to the center of my card and I added the oval die cut and the images as well.


I heat embossed the wonderful sentiment that reads “happiness is a form of courage” with gold embossing powder on some black cardstock and I glued it to my card base.
I also created a video tutorial showing the card making process, you can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel.


And that’s it for today! Don’t forget that, if you’d like to get your hands on this beautiful set, or any other stamp set on the Inkroad Stamps store, you use this link to get 50% off your first order, or, if you are a returning customer you can use the code Laura10 for 10% off any order (preorders of the new release too!)



I will be back soon with another fun project, and, in the meantime, I wish you all a great day!

List of Supplies 

Inkroad Stamps Majestic AFs stamp set
Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames Creative Dies
Studio Katia Dotted Ovals Creative Dies
Windsor and Newton Cotman Watercolor Cardstock
Core'dinations Smooth Black Cardstock
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Color Copy 300 gsm White Cardstock
Nuvo Shimmer Powders - Blue Blitz, Violet Brocade, Cherry Bomb
Nuvo Mica Mists - Antique Gold
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Crelando Embossing Powder
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Distress Mini Ink Blender
Water Brush
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Distress Sprayer
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Mini MISTI
Tonic Studios Maxi Guillotine Trimmer
Crelando Heat Gun

Combining Distress Inks and Oxides for Tone on Tone Stamping feat Create a Smile Stamps


Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge over at the Create a Smile blog and I am back with a card and a video inspired by the wonderful mood board that Christine created!


For this card I combined the Lights On! and the Where Your Heart Is clear stamp sets and I created a little scene. I stamped my images on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. And here is the color chart with all the markers I used 


For the background of the scene I used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders to create the panels for my landscape elements. I added color to these panels using Distress Inks: for the sky I used Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon, and for the grass I used Twisted Citron. I added water droplets for a fun effect.



For the base panel I did some ink smooshing with Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, and, once the panel was dry, I used Distress Oxide to stamp more lanterns from the Lights On! set over the whole surface. And I really love the tone on tone effect given by the combination of Oxides and Distress Inks!


I mounted everything on an A2 card base, and, to finish off the card, I first added sparkle to the laterns with my Spectrum Noir clear overlay pen, and then added Glossy Accents on the laterns, the van’s door and window, and on the mouse’s little suitcase.



I also created a video tutorial for this card, you can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel.




And that’s it for today! This will be my last post as part of the Create a Smile challenge Design Team, and I want to take the opportunity to thank Christine, the owner, and Ale, the DT coordinator, for this wonderful opportunity and for 6 lovely months with all the other team members too. It was great to connect with everyone and work together! Good luck to the new team, I am sure they will create wonders!

And now it’s your turn to ge creative! Visit the Create a Smile blog for all the info on how you can enter for your chance to win a 25€ voucher to the Create a Smile Stamps store.
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


Quick Watercolor Technique feat Studio Katia - The Daily Marker 30 Day Blog Hop



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a quick post showing you two cards I made for the Studio Katia blog, as part of a blog hop for Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 day challenge.

Both cards are made using the same technique and the same supplies. I used the Citrus Trimmings stamp set for my images and the Dotted Patterns Set 1 Creative dies to cut both the main panel and the central one, which is raised with some foam tape.


For the first card I stamped the images and the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors in shades of green to quickly paint in the background and create a dripping effect. I then added splatters and painted in some details to accent the images a bit more. 
I added some finishing touches with Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.


For the second card I repeated the same steps, but used Nuvo embossing powder in Shimmering Pearl, a yellow/orange palette and Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard.
I have to say I am really happy with these cards. They were quick to make and don’t require any special watercoloring skills, but I think the result is pretty and fun. Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite :)

Make sure to visit the Studio Katia blog to participate in the blog hop, and I will catch you guys soon with another fun project!
Have a great day!

SUPPLIES

Studio Katia Citrus Trimmings Stamp Set
Studio Katia Dotted Patters Set 1 Creative Dies