Tall Card with Bright Colors feat C.C. Designs Hello Goodbye



Hi everyone! Today I am back with a super fun card I created with the C.C. Designs Hello Goodbye stamp set. I really love this line of stamps, the illustrations are so unique and I like their quirky style!
Before we proceed with the post, I wanted to let you know that there is a sale going on on the C.C. Designs store, and you can purchase coordinating dies for 65% off their regular price! You can also use code LAURV90 for 5% off your order!

As a first step I started working on my backgrounds, for which I used Rangle Alcohol Inks on Yupo Paper. For the blue background I used Aquamarine and Cloud Blue, for the green one Pistachio and Lime, and for the pink one I used Flamingo and Pink sherbet.


While the backgrounds where aside to dry, I stamped the images from the Hello Goddbye stamp set with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink and colored them with Copics.  I then die cut them with the coordinating dies.


For my card base I cut some heavyweight white cardstock to 21 x 19.8 cm and scored it at 9.9 cm. I created a DIY stencil by die cutting some acetate with the C.C. Designs Cloud and Grass dies, and blended Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass with one of my Ranger Blending Brushes to create a subtle cloudy sky.


For the scalloped frames I die cut some white cardstock with the C.C. Designs In & Out Rectangle dies. I glued everything to my card base and moved on to the finishing touches.
I glued some Studio Katia Shimmering Ice Fusions sequins to the sky to bring some subtle sparkle to those areas. I coated the eyes of the critters and the balloons with glossy accents and added just a few highlights with a white Jelly Roll pen.


And that's my card for today! I really hope you guys like it,  I especially enjoy these taller formats, as you get plenty of space for your images!
Don't forget that coordinating dies are 65% off their retail price right now on the C.C. Designs store and that you can also use code LAURV90 for 5% extra off your purchase! I thank you all very much for stopping by and wish you a great day!



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Hello Card feat Concord & 9th Hello There Turnabout Stamps and Dies



Hi everyone! Today I am really excited to be back with my second post for the Concord & 9th Feature Friday for the month of February. The card I created today is really bright and cheerful, and was created with the Hello There Turnabout Stamps and Dies. This is such a great set, I had a lot of fun using it and seeing the design come together! Make sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see how to use it!


In order to use this set, you will need a stamping tool like the regular size MISTI or the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform as well as the Turnabout Jig. This, together with the Alignment Aid that comes with the stamp set, will help you position your stamp correctly.


For my stamping today I used Distress Oxides. I used one of my Scrapbook.com card bases and stamped the design in the Hello There Turnabout Stamp with Distress Oxides in Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio and Twisted Citron. I trimmed down the panel to 4 by 5.25 inches, and trimmed away a strip from the center.


I did some ink blending on one of my Scrapbook.com white card bases. I used Distress Oxide in Blueprint Sketch and added a few water droplets to break dow the solid color and give some interest to the panel.
I then die cut the sentiment hello from the Hello There Turnabout Dies, and created an ombre effect with Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron. I stacked it with 4 more die cut hello words to create dimension.


I used a 4x5.25" white cardstock panel as a base for my stamped backgrounds, and glued everything to my card base. I stamped the three hearts from the Hello There Turnabout Stamps with Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron, and that finished off my card.





And that's it for today! Make sure to visit the Concord & 9th blog to see more inspiration with this fun stamp set! And, if you are interested and want to save a little, the February release is also available for purchase as a bundle on the Concord & 9th store!



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Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a window birthday card I created with the Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table stamp set and a video tutorial showing how you can make it too!

As a first step I stamped my images with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I then colored them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and fussy cut them with my scissors. Coordinating dies are also available, if you are interested. 

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

For my card base I die cut some more Bristol Smooth Cardstock by Strathmore using the Lawn Fawn Larged Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I then die cut an opening in the panel with the My Favorite Things LJD Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows. This will be the window where the critters will peek through. I blended Distress Ink in Pumice Stone through the My Favorite Things Small Brick Wall Stencil to create a brick wall effect.

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

For the grassy borders I used the My Favorite Things Grassy Fields Die-Namics and the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables. I blended Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron to add color and dimension to the borders.

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the On the Table stamp set on the grassy border that was going to be in the foreground, using Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black Ink.
For the window background I blended Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass on a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I added some interest to the panel by spritzing it with water from a Distress Sprayer.

Window Birthday Card feat Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table

I glued all the elements on my scene and mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base. 

If you want to see the cardmaking process in more detail, you can watch the video tutorial below. And if you like it, make sure to leave a comment, give the video a thumbs up, and consider subscribing to my channel! You can also share the video with your crafty friends if you think they might like it too! Thanks for your support!








And that's it for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope I inspired you to create with the adorable Gerda Steiner Designs On the Table stamp set! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day! 


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Cute Birthday Card for a Boy feat My Favorite Things Birth-Yay Stamps

Handmade Birthday Card My Favorite Things BirthYay

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a cute birthday card with an vintage feel for the Sketch Challenge on the My Favorite Things blog. At the end of this post you will also find a video tutorial showing how to create it

To start off the card I die cut one of the papers in the Fresh Squeezed Chevron Paper Pad and, in order to add an aged look to it, I blended some Distress Oxide in Walnut stain on the edges of the panel. I then used the Mini Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-Namics by MFT to die cut six circles out of one of the papers in the Sweet Celebrations Paper Pad and blended Distress Oxide in Walnut Stain on the edges of the circles too. I used the Ranger Distress Blending Brushes to get a nice and soft blend.

Handmade Birthday Card My Favorite Things BirthYay

I glued the circles on my card base and started working on my images. For today's card I used stamps from the My Favorite Things Birth-Yay  stamp set. I stamped them with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa on some Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock and colored them with Spectrum Noir Markers. I created a color chart for you, where I listed all the markers I used to color today's images.

Handmade Birthday Card My Favorite Things BirthYay Color Chart Spectrum Noir

Once I was done coloring, I cut the images with my scissors and blended Walnut Stain Distress Oxide on their edges too. This ties them in to the rest of the elements in my card, and gives an overall cohesive look.

Handmade Birthday Card My Favorite Things BirthYay

At this point I could start gluing the images on my card front, and I made sure to distribute them over the circular panels, leaving only the one on the top-right empty, as that's where I intended to place my sentiment.

Handmade Birthday Card My Favorite Things BirthYay

I die cut some Neenah Solar White cardstock with the banner die in the Blueprint 27 Die-Namics and stamped my sentiment with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa. I mounted everything on a top folding A2 card base and decorated the inside of the card with a few leftover images and another sentiment. If you are curious to see how, you can watch the video tutorial I created for you.

Handmade Birthday Card My Favorite Things BirthYay

And this is my card for today! As I mentioned, I have a step by step video tutorial showing how to create this cute birthday card, which I think would be perfect for a boy! And if you enjoy the video, make sure to like it, leave me a comment and subscribe! You can share it with your crafty friends too, if you think it might be interesting to them as well! Thanks for your support!





And that's it for today! I really hope you guys enjoyed this post and the video! I will be back soon with another fun project and, in the meantime, I wish you all a great day!

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Handmade Birthday Card My Favorite Things BirthYay Pinterest

All Occasion One Layer Card feat Waffle Flower Hugs and Nuvo Markers

All Occasion One Layer Handmade Card feat Waffle Flower Hugs and Nuvo Markers

Hi everyone! Today I am back with a one layer card featuring the new Waffle Flower Hugs stamp set. This set is increbibly sweet and, as soon as I got it, I had to sit at my desk and color it right away! 
I took one of the Scrapbook.com Neenah Solar White card fronts and die cut it with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables to add stitching to its edges.


All Occasion One Layer Handmade Card feat Waffle Flower Hugs and Nuvo Markers

I then stamped the main image from the Waffle Flower Hugs stamp set with Scrapbook.com Premium Hybrid Black ink and colored it with Nuvo Markers. I used Sunshine Yellows and Honey Amber for the giraffe, Pebble Beack for the raccoon and the ram and Stormy Greys for the bunny.  For the dog and the bear on the lower portion of the image I used Natural Browns, and for the bear in the center of the image I used Cookies and Cream. Lastly, I colored the little bird with markers in the set Aquamarine.

All Occasion One Layer Handmade Card feat Waffle Flower Hugs and Nuvo Markers

Because I don't have the Fair Skin Tones set, I used Spectrum Noir number FS9, FS4 and FS2 for the muzzles of the giraffe and the ram, for the ears of the bunny and the raccoon, and for the belly of the raccon. In order to achieve more color depth and contrast, I used Prismacolor pencils in the shadow areas.

All Occasion One Layer Handmade Card feat Waffle Flower Hugs and Nuvo Markers

I then stamped the sentiment and filled the background by repeatedly stamping the heart in the Waffle Flower Hugs set. I colored the hearts with the markers in the Coral Reef set and outlined all the images with the lightest marker in the Aquamarine set.
I glued my card front on one of the Scrapbook.com Neenah Solar White pre-cut card bases, and that finished off my card.

All Occasion One Layer Handmade Card feat Waffle Flower Hugs and Nuvo Markers

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and like this cute all-year-round card! I need to make more of these - you never have enough cards to tell your friends that you are thinking about them!
Stay tuned for another fun project and, in the meantime, I wish you all a great day!
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Concord & 9th Feature Friday - Spotlight Inlaid Die Cutting with Floral Print Silhouette Stamps and Dies

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette

Hi everyone! Today I am really thrilled to show you two cards I created as a guest designer for the Concord & 9th Feature Friday! Yayyy! I can still hardly believe it, and I really hope you will enjoy the cards I made for this very special occasion! 

The stamps and dies I used today are new with the February 2019 release, ad are the Floral Print Silhouette Stamps and Dies - really gorgeous and versatile! The Floral Print Silhouette Stamps and Dies are also available as a bundle on the Concord & 9th store.
For today's post I created two cards that share the same designs, but in which the color scheme is inverted.

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette

I started by stamping the floral pattern in the Floral Print Silhouette Stamps on some Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock. The pattern is built from three different stamps, so I first stamped the background, then the flowers, and finally the leaves. Aligning the stamps is really easy, as on each of the stamps there is a tiny arrow which works as a guide. A stamping tool like the Mini MISTI is also a great ally.

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette

For my greyscale pattern I used the My Favorite Things Grout Grey ink. I achieved the different color depths by stamping each section a different number of times. I stamped the background twice, the flowers four times, and the leaves six times.

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette

For the colorful pattern I did the exact same thing on a separate sheet of Neenah Solar White, using  inks from the Simon Says Stamp Morning Sun Mini Ink Cube sets. For the background I used Velvet Orchid, for the leaves Seafoam, and for the flowers I layered Clementine and Rose Apple.

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette

I then die cut the deer in the Floral Print Silhouette Dies out of the stamped panels. I die cut it from the first, and then used that to guide me in cutting the second one exactly in the same position. This way I could switch them up, while still having a continuous floral pattern.

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette

I also cut two more deers out of scrap white cardstock and glued them under the stamped ones, as I wanted to create an inlaid die cutting effect, but with some dimension.
Before adhering the deers, I trimmed each of my card fronts to 4 x 5.5". To create the borders on the side of the cards, I took some more Neenah cardstock and lightly swiped the MFT Grout Grey and the SSS Velvet Orchid ink pads along the sides. By using a light hand I was able to add both color and texture to the paper.

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette


I glued the card front and the colored stripes on my white A2 card bases. I then inlaid the die cut deers, making sure I had the colored one one the gray background and vice-versa. And, because the effect is similar to that of spotlight coloring, I decided to call this technique Spotlight Inlaid Die Cutting.
I stamped the sentiment with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and added a few embellishments with Nuvo Drops in Wisteria Purple and Ivory Seashell.

Spotlight Inlay Die Cutting Technique with Floral Print Silhouette


And that's it for today! Make sure to check out the new Concord & 9th release, the new products are now available for purchase on the Concord & 9th store! Also, visit the Concord & 9th blog to see the inspiration shared by the other guest designers!  Thank you all so much for stopping by, and have a great day!




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