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)

Flower Garden by Stampers Anonymous

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! As you know, I slipped off to the Allentown Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival on Friday. Had a great time there. Spent some time with Tracy Beck, owner of Photo Scraps, and saw a few of my students there (hey Kathy & Diane!). Came home with some new dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and new stamps from Penny Black and Altenew. I splurged and bought a set of the 32 pan Altenew Watercolors so that I can give watercoloring another try. I’m spending today trying to get everything labeled, organized, and put away so that I can find the top of my desk and start coloring again.

I’m leaving you today with a card that I actually created last year for a class at The Queen’s Ink, but for some reason never posted after class. This is the card that got me started on making my own backgrounds and playing with mixed media. Still clean and simple, but includes stenciling with Distress Inks, stamping, heat embossing, Copic coloring, fussy cutting (this was in my pre-Scan N Cut days), and die cuts for the background layers.

Rowhouse Greetings | Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Flower Garden

Hope this inspires you to color today! Until next time ….

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#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: Flower Garden Stamp Set CM215 by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz; Papillion CMS105 by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Versamark by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Bubble by Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger; Wink of Stella in Clear by ZIG
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, Y05, YG17, E21, R32, R35, B32, B34, BG000

Coloring With Copics: House Mouse Designs – March 26, 2019 – Queen’s Ink

Join me for a new Copic marker class featuring Muzzy, Amanda, Monica, and rest of the House Mouse crew from Stampendous. In this class, you will make two cards, with emphasis on basic Copic skills such as ink blending. There will also be a bonus card that you can make in class if time permits or take home to make at your convenience. Details are below. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $25

The Queen’s Ink
Savage Mill Box 2048 | 8600 Foundry Street | Savage, Maryland 20763
phone: (301) 497-9449 | website: https://queensink.com
Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM 
Register online or call the Queen’s Ink at (301) 497-9449

BRING TO CLASS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection.

Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification. Markers are available for purchase at The Queen’s Ink. Students will receive a 10% discount on Copic markers. I will be available prior to class to help with selection.

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact The Queen’s Ink in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV20: Dull Lavender
  • Y02: Canary Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • YR09: Chinese Orange
  • G40: Dim Green
  • G43: Pistachio
  • G46: Mistletoe
  • BG10: Cool Shadow
  • B0000: Pale Celestine
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B60: Pale Blue Gray
  • B63: Light Hydrangea
  • B66: Clematis
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E21: Soft Sun
  • E93: Tea Rose
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1 *
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3 *
  • C5: Cool Gray No. 5 *
  • 0: Colorless Blender

(*) NOTE: I colored all of the mice in gray in order to reduce the number of markers required for class. However, if you want to vary the color of your mice, see the House Mouse Designs by Stampendous Copic Coloring Chart for more color options.

OTHER SUPPLIES – Please bring:

  • Scissors suitable for fussy cutting
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape
Rowhouse Greetings | Floral Arranging by Stampendous for House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | Grasshopper Leap by Stampendous for House Mouse Designs
Rowhouse Greetings | So Sweet by Stampendous for House Mouse Designs