Better With You by Gina K Designs

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with a simple card that I put together for the April 2019 Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs. Designing this card was a bit of a challenge for me because I don’t have many stamp sets from Gina K Designs. Luckily, the theme this month is ombre ink blending. I have plenty of ink pads so I just played to the strengths of my existing stash.

Rowhouse Greetings | Better With You by Gina K. Designs

For my project, I started by ink blending the edges of my card base with dye inks in Sea Glass and Blue Lagoon. Next, I die cut a piece of Neenah 80# cardstock and stenciled the background using the Square Mandala Stencil and the same dye inks. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the image using Versafine ink and then quickly heat set it with embossing powder. I added a few crystal jewels for some bling!

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#
Stamp: Better With You by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Premium Dye Inks in Blue Lagoon and Sea Glass by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Microfine Embossing Powder in Clear; Sparking Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh

Just Because

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! We had beautiful weather for Easter Sunday – bright and sunny with a light breeze. We spent the day with my parents. I picked up carry out from Outback Steakhouse and then we spent the day putting together puzzles and playing games. Carryout for Easter dinner would have been sacrilegious in my family in the past, but this way, we all got to enjoy the day with no one stuck in the the kitchen preparing a big meal.

As you can see, I’m still in love the bees from Honey Bee Stamps. This simple idea popped into my head, in part inspired by the “think pink” theme for Buzzworthy Challenge still going on until the end of the month. I masked off a vertical stripe on my card and stenciled the cloud pattern with distress inks. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine in and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I added the bees as well as a slightly studied but still mostly random selection of dew drop embellishments.

Rowhouse Greetings | Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Digital Cover Cardstock 100# by Hammermill
Stamps: Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps; Bee Hive by Honey Bee Stamps; Because by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Spun Sugar by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig; Dew Drops in Dahlia (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, C3, C5, C7, B0000, BG10

Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #27

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE! I got a late start on posting today’s project. I had to dash off to the dealership because the service light came on in the car. Luckily it was just a warning that it was time for an oil change and some other mileage related maintenance. I squeezed in a little shopping and a lunch out before heading back home and finishing up my card.

Today’s card is my entry for Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #27. In case you couldn’t guess, the theme is pink! At first, I was tempted to throw everything pink in my stash at this card – inks, embossing powder, cardstock, embellishments, Copics, embellishment mousse – but decided to dial back my Barbie pink enthusiasm and just make a few choice selections!

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

I had some soft pink cardstock in my stash so I used it as a neutral background and built from there. I knew that I would use the Spring Blossoms stamp set so I let the flowers take front and center and made everything else (i.e. stencil, sentiments and embellishments) complement the flowers rather than compete with them.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Cardstock in Cotton by Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps; Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Pumice Stone by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Squares Small by Ranger – Dyan Reaveley Dylusions
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Dahlia Dew Drops (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Wink of Stella by Zig
Copics: RV10, RV11, RV14, Y15, Y19 (flowers); G20, G21, G24, G46 (leaves)

Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95

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GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Nothing on my calendar today so today is a day to do whatever I want whenever I want to do it. So this will be a post and run as I decide on today’s adventure. We’ve been working on cleaning up the backyard and getting it ready for summertime fun, so I suspect that we’ll be exploring local nurseries today to start picking out flowers. Before I run off, I just wanted to add my entry for Newton’s Nook Inky Paws Challenge #95 which is a challenge to create a project using the sketch shown here. I recently purchased two kitchen/cooking themed stamp sets from Newton’s Nook — Newton’s Kitchen and Made From Scratch — so I decided to feature them in my project.

Rowhouse Greetings | Newton's Kitchen and Made From Scratch by Newton's Nook Designs

I started my project by cutting a piece of 80# cardstock with the Scalloped Rectangle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn as the base for my background. Next, I used Versafine ink to stamp and heat embossed the images from the Made From Scratch stamp to create a background pattern. Following the sketch, I adhered a scrap of gingham paper across the background. I cut a second piece of 80# cardstock with a fishtail banner die from MFT Stamps and stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. The cat image was stamped on a piece of Spectrum Noir cardstock with GKD Amalgam Ink and colored with Copic markers. Once the layers were assembled, I added a few enamel dots to finish off my card.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Ultra Smooth Card Stock by Spectrum Noir; True Fushia Check by Authentique
Stamps: Newton’s Kitchen by Newton’s Nook Designs; Made From Scratch by Newton’s Nook Designs
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versamark in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Once Upon a Time Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper Co.; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: C0, C1, C2 (cat); R35, R37, R59 (scarf); B000, B02, B05 (bowl)

Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs

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GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m still procrastinating when it comes designing cards for my April classes. Instead, we took a day trip yesterday to the Gettysburg National Military Park, visiting the museum and diorama. Afterwards, we had a fabulous candlelight lunch at the Dobbins House Tavern and visited family in town. Although the weather was cool, the day was bright and sunny and it felt good to take time to blow away all the mental cobwebs.

After we got home, I played with my stash of new stamps, which includes a few of the new releases from Newton’s Nook Designs. For this card, I used one of the images from the Woodland Spring stamp set. I was inspired by a card created by Tatiana Trafimovich, but pared the design down even more. I recently colored the lamb in the Spring Pile Up stamp set so I decided to use the same pointillism technique here, but switched to shades of gray instead of browns. I added a few crystal jewels from Pretty Pink Posh for a little bling.

Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Woodland Spring by Newton's Nook Designs

I’m playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge #93 – Think Spring. Take a look at the challenge blog for information and to see the other entries.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110# & 80#; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: Woodland Spring by Newton’s Nook Designs
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh
Copics: T0, T1, T3, T5, RV10, RV11 (lamb); YG03 (leaves); RV10, RV11, B000, B00, Y15 (flowers)