Using Patterned Paper on Cards - Spring Card feat Doodlebug and C.C. Designs Ladybug

Spring Card Doodlebug C.C. Designs Ladybug


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created with the new C.C. Designs Ladybug rubber stamp and patterned papers from the Doodlebug Spring Things paper pad.
I think patterned papers are really fun to use, and are quite the lifesaver when I struggle for inspiration. In those cases I search for sketches on Google and pick a paper pad that helps me with my color scheme.

Spring Card Doodlebug C.C. Designs Ladybug

For this card I followed this sketch here and modified it a bit.
I then picked three papers from the Doodlebug Spring Things paper pad. I chose one with a bit of a more detailed and busy design (the pink one), and two with more subtle designs (the yellow and the green one). This way I felt I had the right amount of interest and detail on the background, without it overpowering the focal image.
I then used the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables, the C.C. Designs In and Out Circle Metal Dies and the C.C. Designs In and Out Rectangle dies to die cut my patterned paper.

Spring Card Doodlebug C.C. Designs Ladybug

As a focal image for my card I used the C.C. Designs Ladybug rubber stamp. I stamped it on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with My Favorite Things Hybrid Black ink and colored it with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.
I used Pink 025, Yellow 050, Light Green 041, Mustard 067 and Oatmeal 046 for the hair, Flesh Color 071 and Beige 072 for the skin, and Haze Blue 302 to shade the wings and the flower petals.

Spring Card Doodlebug C.C. Designs Ladybug


I cut the image with my scissors, and for the sentiment I used some strips that I trimmed out of some more papers in the Doodlebug Spring Things paper pad.
I assembled everything on a top folding A2 card base. I raised the image on some foam tape and added Studio Katia Irirdescent Hearts to embellish the card.

Spring Card Doodlebug C.C. Designs Ladybug


And that's my card for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and found it useful! Let me know in the comments below if you like using patterned papers or not! Or maybe you are a bit of a hoarder like myself! :)
In any case, I want to thank you all very much for stopping by, and wish you all a great day!










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Easy Card Background and Distress Ink Watercolor - SugarPeaDesigns Mix It Up Challenge #51

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Hi everyone! Today I am back with an easy all occasion card created following the inspiration from the current Mix it Up challenge on the SugarPea Designs Blog. You can enter your projects featuring SugarPea Designs products for a chance to win 50$ to spend on the SugarPea Designs store!
Here is this month's Mix it Up challenge - you can follow the inspiration picture, the sketch, or you can mix them. It's up to you!



For my card I was inspired by the color scheme of the inspiration picture and by the sketch too.
I started by die cutting some Ranger Watercolor Cardstock with the scalloped rectangle die in the Card Front Element Builder. I used Distress Ink in Pumice Stone and a flat watercolor brush number 14 to create some horizontal stripes.

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I then stamped some of the images in the Llama Just Say stamp set with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Ink on some more watercolor cardstock by Ranger and did some watercoloring with Distress Inks. In order to reproduce the color palette of the inspiration picture I used Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone. For the face of this cute little Llama I used Tattered Rose, and for the inner part of the ear I mixed Tattered Rose with a tiny bit of Worn Lipstck.

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Once I was done painting the images I die cut them with the coordinating dies. For the card base I cut out an A2 size panel out of Ranger watercolor cardstock. I wanted to create a rustic look on this panel, to follow the mood of the inspiration picture, so I decided to do as follows: I took my Distress Ink in Weathered Wood and swped it directly onto the panel. I used a light hand and always moved the ink pad from the edges of the panel towards the inside. I left some streak marks to enhance the rustic feel of the card.

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I then adhered everything to a top-folding A2 card base, raising the Llama on one layer of foam tape. 
I stamped the sentiment Hola on the lowest stripe - I can now keep this card in my stash and send it to a friend whenever I want to say hello :)  And because of the muted color palette, this would make a great masculine card too!


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And that's it for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed this card and found this post useful. Don't forget to play along the Mix It Up challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to the SugarPea Designs store! 
Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day! 







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Alcohol Lift Ink Background - Valentine's Day Shaker Card feat Studio Katia Kobi's Hugs and Kisses

Alcohol Lift Ink Background - Valentine's Day Shaker Card feat Studio Katia Kobi's Hugs and Kisses

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a Valentine's day shaker card I created with the Kobi's Hugs and Kisses stamp set.
I started off the card by creating my background. I used alcohol inks in Poppyfield and Flamingo and the Alcohol Ink Blending Solution to add color to a panel of Yupo Paper. When the inks were completely dry I stamped the florals from the Lovely Blooms Stamp set with Alcohol Lift Ink. As the name says, the ink lifted off the pigments in the stamped areas and created a subtle pattern on the background.

Alcohol Lift Ink Background - Valentine's Day Shaker Card feat Studio Katia Kobi's Hugs and Kisses

I stamped Kobi and the flower bouquet on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock with Black Hybrid Ink and colored them with Copics and Spectrum Noir Markers. I then die cut them with the Kobi's Hugs and Kisses Coodinating Dies and moved on to creating my shaker.

Alcohol Lift Ink Background - Valentine's Day Shaker Card feat Studio Katia Kobi's Hugs and Kisses


For the shaker front I die cut some white and gray cardstock with the Dotted Patterns Set 1 and the Dotted Patterns Set 3 dies. I also die cut the alcohol ink background with the Darling Ribbon & Frames dies. I backed the shaker front with clear acetate and added lots of sequins in colors matching the color scheme of the card.

Alcohol Lift Ink Background - Valentine's Day Shaker Card feat Studio Katia Kobi's Hugs and Kisses


I then used one of the dies in the Dotted Patterns Set 2 to cut a banner for my sentiment. I cut a white and a gray banner, and glued them to each other, offsetting them slighty in order to create a drop shadow effect. The sentiment for you is from the Kobi's Hugs and Kisses stamp set, and was stamped with Memento Ink in Love Letters.

Alcohol Lift Ink Background - Valentine's Day Shaker Card feat Studio Katia Kobi's Hugs and Kisses


And that's my card for today! I really hope you liked it, and I hope I inspired you to create with the adorable Kobi's Hugs and Kisses stamp set! Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!









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Prismacolor on Toned Gray Paper - Valentine's Day Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs Lovely Pandas

Prismacolor and Distress Oxides on Toned Gray Paper - Valentine's Day Card


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a post and a video tutorial in which I will be sharing how to create a Valentine's Day card with the Gerda Steiner Designs Lovely Pandas stamp set.
For this card I used Prismacolor Pencils and Distress Oxides on Strathmore Toned Gray paper. This is a favorite combination of mine, I think it produces a very interesting and soft look. I also created my own DIY colored texure paste, more on that later.

To start off the card I stamped some of the images in the Gerda Steiner Designs Lovely Pandas stamp set. I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and my Mini MISTI, and then moved on to the coloring. As mentioned, I used my Prismacolor pencils today. In the video tutorial down below you will see the full coloring process and here is a color chart with the list of pencils I used.


Once I was done coloring my images I fussy cut them with my EK Success Cutterbee Scissors - super sharp and really precise, they really make fussy cutting a much smoother process. Coordinating dies for the Lovely Pandas stamp set are also available on the Gerda Steiner store.

Prismacolor and Distress Oxides on Toned Gray Paper - Valentine's Day Card



I then moved on to my background. I die cut some Toned Grey paper by Strathmore with the Large Pierced Scallops Elle-Ments Die. I used the large and the small scalloped rectangles in the set and die cut to panels.

Prismacolor and Distress Oxides on Toned Gray Paper - Valentine's Day Card


For the larger one I proceeded as follows. I started by creating my own colored texture paste by mixing Distress Oxide in Festive Berries. I then used a spatula and created a pattern on my panel by applying the texture paste through the C.C. Designs Mini Heart Stencil. I set the panel aside to dry and started working on the smaller one. I used my Ranger Blending Brushes to blend some Distress Oxide in Festive Berries on the edges of the panel.

For the base panel I die cut some more Toned Gray paper with the Studio Katia Darling Ribbon and Frames. I blended Distress Oxide in Black Soot on the edges of this panel, and I also added some shading to the panel with the stenciled hearts.

Prismacolor and Distress Oxides on Toned Gray Paper - Valentine's Day Card



For my sentiment I did some heat embossing with white embossing powder on Toned Gray cardstock. I die cut a strip around it with the Heffy Doodle Strips of Ease and shaded it with Distress Oxide in Black Soot. I assembled everything on a top folding A2 card base, raising the smaller scalloped rectangle over some foam tape.

I decorated the inside of the card by stamping one more image and one more sentiment from the Lovely Pandas stamp set and that finished off my card.

Prismacolor and Distress Oxides on Toned Gray Paper - Valentine's Day Card


As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I also created a video tutorial showing how to make this sweet Valentine's day card. If you do like the video I would love for you to let me know by leaving a comment and giving it a thumbs up! And if you'd like to see more inspiration from me, you can subscribe to my channel! Thanks for your support!







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



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Distress Oxide Techniques - Distress Micro Glaze and Alcohol Ink Cardstock feat SugarPea Designs

Valentines Day Card Distress Oxides Micro Glaze


Hi everyone! It's Laura here, and today I have a video tutorial to share with you, showing how I created a cute Valentine's day card with the Otterly Adorable stamp set! This video is part of a new feature on the SugarPea Designs YouTube channel, so make sure to subscribe there for more inspiration!

The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. For the background I used a fun technique, which involves using Distress Oxides on Alcohol Ink cardstock and coating everything with Distress Micro Glaze. Make sure to check out the tutorial to see it in action, it is a very fun one!

Valentines Day Card Distress Oxides Micro Glaze


I the used the Heart Journal Dies to die cut the Distress Oxide panel, and for the card background I used papers from the Spots and Stripes Brights Paper Pad. I die cut the pink one with one of the dies in the Card Front Element Builder and added a strip of white cardstock to break up the design. The  Distress Oxide panel is raised on foam tape.

For the sentiment I combined the die cut love, from the Heart Journal Card, with the love you like no otter sentiment in the Otterly Adorable stamp set. I masked off the word love from the sentiment, and did some heat embossing with white embossing powder.

Valentines Day Card Distress Oxides Micro Glaze


For some finishing touches I added Glossy Accents to the love die cut, and to the red bow and the eyes of the otter. For the pink bow and the heart in the speech bubble I used Crystal Stickles.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I have filmed a video tutorial for this card. You can watch it down below! And don't forget to subscribe to the SugarPea Designs channel for more inspiration!




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

Laura 



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Add Embellishments to Your Cards wit Nuvo Drops - C.C. Designs January 2019 Release



Hi everyone! The new C.C. Designs release is now LIVE - and it is a fantastic one! It's packed full of great products - cute rubber and clear stamps, background stamps, dies and stencils! You can have a look at it below, and if you'd like to treat yourself to some of these goodies you can use code LAURV90 for 5% off your purchase!



To celebrate this fantastic release I decided to create a fun a cheerful card. It can be used as a Valentine's day card with a non-traditional palette. I started by die cutting some yellow cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables. 
I then used the Scrapbook.com Stencil Brushed and blended some Distress Oxide in Wild Honey through the new Honeycomb stencil. So fun!

Valentine's Day Card with NuvoDrops and CC Designs Cutie Bug

I then stamped one of the images in the new Cutie Bug Clead Stamps. I stamped it twice on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and did some coloring with Spectrum Noir markers. I added some eyelashes to the one I colored in pink, as I wanted that to be the lady in the little couple I created for the card.
When I was done coloring the images I die cut them with the Cutie Bug Outline Dies.

Valentine's Day Card with NuvoDrops and CC Designs Cutie Bug

I then used the In and Out Rectangle Metal Dies to die cut some black cardstock and create a frame for this sweet bug couple! 😁 I glued the frame on the base panel with some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and raised the two bugs on some foam tape.

Valentine's Day Card with NuvoDrops and CC Designs Cutie Bug

I stamped the love you sentiment from the Love You Sentiments Clear Stamps with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. 
And then...I went crazy with my Nuvo Drops! I used Caribbean Ocean and Carnation Pink and scattered them throughout the entire card base. I added drops in different sizes and I have to say that I love the look they give to the card! It matches perfectly the whimsical look of the images! 

Valentine's Day Card with NuvoDrops and CC Designs Cutie Bug

I also added some Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew to the eyes of the bugs, as well as to the antennae and the ribbon on the boy bug. For the antennae and the ribbon on the girl bug I used Nuvo Drops in White Blizzard as I wanted to add some glitter too. 

Valentine's Day Card with NuvoDrops and CC Designs Cutie Bug

I mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base, and that finished off my card.
And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and today's cardmaking inspiration with the C.C. Designs January 2019 release! The new products are now available for purchase on the C.C. Designs store, and remember: you can use code LAURV90 for 5% off your order!
I will be back soon with more fun projects, and in the meantime I wish you all a great day!










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