Cozy Winter Card feat SugarPea Designs


Hi everyone! Today I am back with my inspiration card for the current Mix it Up challenge on the SugarPea Designs blog! 


I really love both the color palette and the sketch for this month, and they ispired me to create a cozy winter card with the Mugs and Kisses Stamp set. 
As a first step I stamped my images with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink and I colored them with my Spectrum Noir Markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.



I followed the sketch pretty closely, and die cut some colored carstock using dies from the Card Front Element Builder set, the Heart Journal Card set and the Stitched Flags set. To create more interest on my background panel I repeatedly stamped the doughnut in the Mugs and Kisses set with white pigment ink. 



I stamped the sentiment with black ink and mounted everything flat on a top folding A2 card base.
And that's my card for today! Don't forget that you can play along the Mix it Up challenge for your chance to win a gift certificate to the SugarPea designs store! All the details are on the SugarPea Designs blog! 
Have a great day everyone!

List of Supplies


Interactive Winter Card feat MFT Peek-a-Boo Wheel


Hi everyone! Today's post is extra special to me, because I am joining the My Favorite Things Team as a Guest Designer for the MFT&Friends Feature, to celebrate the November 2018 release! I still can't quite believe that this is really happening, and I want to start this post by thanking My Favorite Things for this amazing opportunity! Make sure to pop over the MFT blog to see more inspiration with this wonderful release! 


For today's card I used the new Peek-a-Boo Wheel Die-Namics and the Beary Best Friends stamp set. The set is full of cute images and lovely winter themed sentiments, and the die set is simply fantastic! It's very easy to use, and the result is really fun! I can't wait to create more cards with it! 
On my front panel I created a little scene by doing some masked stamping and some ink blending with Distress Oxides. I used My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink to stamp the images, and some repositionable packaging labels for the masks.
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To create the water waves I blended Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides over the My Favorite Things Drifts and Hills Stencil. For the sky I used Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. I then diluted some Ranger Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearl with some water, and used this solution to create shimmery stars on my sky. I simply picked up the water with a small paintbrush and flicked the brush over my background.
After I was done ink blending I peeled off the masks and colored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen to add sparkle to the moon and the ice floats, and a white gel pen to draw in some stars and water ripples around the ice floats and the fishing hook.


I then used the My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wheel Die-Namics to create all the elements for my interactive card. I would suggest that you watch the video down below to see exactly how I did that, as this is probably the easiest way to understand how the die works. As I said, it is easy to use, and I look forward to creating more fun projects with it!
Before assembling the card I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide in Festive Berries over the backround panel. It is a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock cut to an A2 size.
I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock with white embossing powder, and glued it to the card front.


I mounted everything on a top folding A2 card base, and, for an extra fun touch I decorated the inside of the card as well, using one more image and one more sentiment from the Beary Best Friends stamp set. I stamped the bear with Distress Oxide in Iced Spruce and the sentiment with Distress Oxide in Festive Berries
 

And that's my card for today! Make sure to check out the video below to see how I used the new My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wheel to create this fun card! And don't forget to let me know what you think about it in the comment section of my YouTube channel! Also, if you want to see more from me, you can use the button down here to subscribe to my channel :) Thank you for your support! 





And that's it for today! I really hope you guys liked my card and enjoyed the video! Don't forget to visit the My Favorite Things blog to see more inspiration with products from the new release! 
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

List of Supplies

My Favorite Things Beary Best Friends Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Wheel Die-Namics 
My Favorite Things Drifts and Hills Stencil
My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink 
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Herma Repositionable Packaging Labels
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Kuretake Waterbrush
Distress Oxides -  Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, 
                              Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Festive Berries, Iced Spruce
Ranger Blending Brushes
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Pen
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - White
Nuvo Glue
Scotch 3M Foam Tape
EK Success CutterBee Scissors
Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool
Artemio Mini Brads
Mini MISTI
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine
WeR Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

25 Days of Christmas Tags feat Studio Katia





Hi everyone! Today I am back with a fun card I created with Studio Katia products for Tracey McNeeley's 25 Days of Christmas tags. Tags are really fun and quick to make, and adding a handmade tag to your Christmas presents will make them even more special!

For this tag I used the fun penguins from the Kobi's Ice Day stamps set by Studio Katia. I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on some Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.



For the tag itself I used the new Dotted Shaker Tag 3 Creative Dies to cut some white cardstock for the tag front, and some Bristol Smooth cardstock for the background. To create the sky I did some ink blending with Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean.
I then created some shimmery droplets by diluting some Nuvo Shimmer Powders in Storm Cloud as well as some Ranger Perfect Pearls with water. I picked up the water with a paintbrush and flicked it over my background. I also added some snow with a number 8 white Gelly Roll pen.



I stamped the sentiment with Memento Dew Drops in Love Letters and assembled the tag by gluing all the elements together with the new Studio Katia Glue. I threaded some red ribbon through the opening at the top of the tag, and added a few details and a few highlights to the images with a number 5 Gelly Roll pen. 


And that's it for today! I really hope you guys like this post, and I hope I inspired you to create your own handmade Christmas tags!
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

SUPPLIES

Kobi's Ice Day Clear Stamps
Kobi's Ice Day Coordinating Dies
Dotted Shaker Tag 3 Creative Dies
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Dew Drops - Love Letters
Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Nuvo Shimmer Powders - Storm Cloud
Gelly Roll Pen - White
Red Ribbon
Studio Katia Glue
Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine

One Design - Two Cards feat Impronte d'Autore



Hi everyone! Just a quick heads up that today I am on the Impronte d'Autore blog with two cute Christmas cards I made using the same design, but different stamp sets. You can read the full post here (it is in Italian, but you can translate it pretty easily with Google Translate...plus, you get to see more pretty pictures).

Ciao a tutti! Volevo farvi sapere che oggi sono sul blog di Impronte d'Autore con due card che ho creato utilizzando lo stesso design, ma timbri diversi! Andate a leggere tutti i dettagli qui, dove troverete tante altre foto!




Quick and Cute Christmas Card feat C.C. Designs

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Hi everyone! Today I am back with a cute Christmas card I created with the new C.C. Designs Santa and Friends Clear Set for the C.C. Designs blog!
As a first step I stamped my images with black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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For my background I used patterned paper from the Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus Collection, the C.C. Designs Quad Collage Cutter and the Heffy Doodle Clover Frames dies (for the rectangular die cut). I stamped the sentiment on the central panel with black ink and glued everything together. For some added dimension I raised the frame and all the images with some foam tape.

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For some finishing touches I used a white gel pen, and I added Tonic Studios Nuvo Drops in Strawberry Coulis on Rudolph's nose. I really like this dimensional and glossy detail!

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I mounted everything to a top-folding A2 card base, and that finished my card.

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And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and I hope I inspired you to create with the adorable  Santa and Friends Clear Set! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!


SUPPLIES

Santa and Friends Clear Set
Santa and Friends Outline Cutter
Quad Collage Cutter

Shadow Box Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs


Hi everyone! Today I am back with another card and a video I made for Gerda Steiner Designs! I was so fascinated by Jennifer McGuire's tutorial about shadow box cards, that I had to give it a shot!
The stamps I used for this fun birthday card are from the Gerda Steiner Designs Owl Rather Be With You stamp set. I stamped them with Black Licorice Hybrid ink by My Favorite Things on Neenah Solar White Cardstock and colored them with my Spectrum Noir markers. I then fussy cut them with my EK Success Cutterbee Scissors.


For the two cloudy backgrounds I used the My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil and Distress Oxides, which I blended with my Distress Ink Blending Brushes. For the blu sky I used Peacock Feathers and Tumble Glass, and for the red/yellow sky I used Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey and Fired Brick. 
I added some subtle shimmer to both backgrounds using Perfect Pearls: I used the color Perfect Pearl on the blue sky, and Perfect Copper on the red sky. 


I then used the Studio Katia Fancy Circles die to cut a circle out of the red sky. I used the same die to obtain the brown frame.
For the shadow box itself you are going to need two panels, which I created out of white cardstock.
The first one measures 4.25x10.5" and is scored at 4.25"
The second one measures 4.25"x11", and is scored at 0.5", 4.25" and 4.75". Because this is the panel that will form the shadow box, I created a rectangular opening using the Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 2 . The opening should be created on the side between the 0.5" and the 4.25" score lines.


Before assembling the shadow box I stamped the sentiment on the front of my card. This would be the 4.25"x5.5" side of the panel with one score line only. I used the sentiments from the Owl Rather Be With You set that read "Whooo...is" "having a Birthday", and stamped them with My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I also stamped the "You are!" sentiment from the same set on a banner that I die cut using the Studio Katia Dotted Patterns set 2 dies.


I assembled my shadow box (you can see how in the video tutorial down below), and then I decorated it with the stamped images and all the elements I had previously created. I also wanted to mention that I backed the window of the shadow box with some acetate, so that the owl, the branch and the sentiment banner would be nicely supported.



And that's my card for today! As I mentioned earlier, I created a video for this card, you can watch it down below! 





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

List of Supplies

Studio Katia Dotted Patters - Set 2 Dies
Studio Katia Fancy Circles Dies
Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock
Mondi Color Copy 300gms white cardstock
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers
Distress Oxide Inks
Distress Blending Brush
EK Success Cutterbee Scissors
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Double Sided Adhesive
Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer 
Sizzix Big Shot Express Die Cutting Machine
WeR Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

Christmas Card feat Studio Katia


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a Christmas card I created for the Studio Katia blog using the new Poinsettia Trimmings stamp set and the Friends of Winter stamp set.
As a first step I created my background. I blended Distress Oxide in Candied Apple on some watercolor cardstock, creating an ombre effect. I then used the same Candied Apple Distress Oxide to repeatedly stamp the images in the Merry Poinsettia stamp set. I spritzed the background with water and die cut it with one of the dies in the Dotted Patterns - set 3 dies.


I then stamped the little elf in the Friends of Winter stamp set, and colored him with Spectrum Noir markers. I then used the coordinating dies to die cut the image.
In order to separate the image from the background, I die cut some vellum using another die in the Dotted Patterns Set 3 dies, and used it as focal panel for this adorable character.
I die cut some white cardstock with the Darling Ribbon and Frames, and assembled my card.




I heat embossed one of the sentiments from the friend of winter stamp set with white embossing powder, and created a strip as wide as my card base.  As a finishing touch I glued some gold foil confetti using the Studio Katia glue.





And that's it for today! I really hope you liked this card, and I hope I inspired you to create with the Poinsettia Trimmings and the Friends of Winter stamp sets! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

SUPPLIES

Studio Katia Poinsettia Trimmings | Stamp Set
Studio Katia Friends of Winter | Stamp Set
Studio Katia Friends of Winter | Coordinating Dies
Dotted Patters Set 3 | Creative Dies
Darling Ribbon and Frames | Creative Dies
Gold Foil | Confetti
Studio Katia Glue