Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Just finished up another great class at Photo Scraps which featured the Butterfly Garden stamp set by Penny Black. Next month’s class will feature stamps sets from Honey Bee Stamps so be sure to mark your calendar for the June class. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Sequins in Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: BV20, Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly); YG11, YG13 (leaves); , Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04 (flower)


Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black; Because by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, YG11, YG13, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly)


Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Sequins in Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly)

Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous

Good morning everyone! I recently returned from Jennifer Dove’s Copic Boot Camp where I received lots of stamps, dies, adhesives and other products from generous sponsors. You can see a sample of the gifts in my recent Instagram posts, but there’s lots more that I haven’t yet had a chance to acknowledge. Boot Camp was fabulous! I got to catch up with old friends from across the country and meet new friends along the way. Registration for next year’s boot camp will probably open in early spring so jump on it to reserve your spot.

I’ve spent the past few days trying to organize all my loot from Boot Camp. There must be over twenty stamps from sponsors like My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Witt & Sass, Crafting Desert Divas and many others. And I apparently went on a buying spree just before I left because lots of packages arrived while I was gone. So I’m knee deep in new product that I’ll be showing off in the coming months.

In the course of organizing, I came across a card that I made as a card model for The Queen’s Ink and never posted so I’ll leave you with this one featuring the Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet Stamp by Stampendous to brighten up a cold November day. And for you local folk – don’t forget that I’m offering three classes this month:

  • November 10Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 15Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 20Winter Greetings (featuring Power Poppy), Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD.

Hope to see you there!

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. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Cardstock by Love Nicole in Intense Colbalt and Hot Pink
Stamp: Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous
Ink: Memento in Tudexo Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Detail Gold by Stampendous

Just So Happy for You featuring Altenew

I’m back today with my latest project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program to complete the Impressive Heat Embossing Class.

I usually make a big mess when I add embossing powder to my cards. I often forget to use an anti-static tool before stamping the embossing ink so I usually end up with stray bits of embossing powder all over my image. I’ve been experimenting more and more with using clear embossing powder over colored ink to get the crisp and clean results that I prefer. The added benefit is that it extends the use of my growing collection of inks.

Rowhouse Greetings | Persian Motifs by Altenew

For this card, I used a scallop die to cut a piece of 80# Neenah card stock. I placed the shaped card stock in my Misti and arranged several stamps from the Persian Motifs stamp set along the edge. I stamped the image several times using Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz, covered the stamped image with clear embossing powder, and heat set the powder. Delicata is one of my favorite inks and the result is a crisp outline when combined with heat embossing. Any stray bits of embossing powder disappear on the white background so I can look like an embossing pro instead of the usual klutz that I am with colored embossing powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Persian Motifs by Altenew

I cut the sentiment three times from 80# Neenah card stock, stacking and gluing two of the pieces together. For the third, I blended the die cut with Altenew Crisp Die Ink. Then I stamped the sentiment with my embossing ink pad and covered it with clear embossing powder. After heat setting the sentiment, I glued it to the previous stack, offsetting it slightly to add dimension. I stamped the remaining sentiments in black ink and glued the die cut sentiment in place. It still felt like something was missing so I added a few colored dew drops to complete my card.

So that’s all from me for now. What’s on your craft table today?

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.

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Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White 80#
Stamps: Persian Motifs by Altenew; Halftone Happy by Altenew
Dies: Happy Die by Altenew; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Caribbean Sky; Delicata in Golden Glitz, Verafine in Onyx Black, Versamark, all by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear; Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps

2018 Card Design Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

Happy Monday! Today I’m posting my entry for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m entering this project in the category for Coloring Virtuoso.

Over the past few months, I’ve been incorporating stencils into my card designs. The Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps is one of my favorites and I’ve used it in other projects. To create the background, I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron, adding  a little Antique Linen to help make the transition between the land and sky. I stenciled the clouds with Tumbled Glass, turning the stencil to add variety to the cloud formations. When I got to the top of the card, I lightly blended Faded Jeans over the top clouds to make the sky appear a bit stormy.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I decided to use BB Puddle Jumper as the main image. I’ve colored this one before so I felt confident that I could pull the central image together quickly. For the sentiment, I grabbed a retired stamp set out of my stash – I Love You More by MFT Stamps. I wanted a sentiment that had some impact, but would not cover up the stenciled clouds. I used Brutus Monroe embossing ink and Gilded embossing powder to add a little sunshine to my design. I added one of the ducklings from BB Rain or Shine to balance out the design.

That’s all for now! Hope I’ve inspired you to pick up your markers and color today. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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. Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things; BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things; I Love You More [retired] by My Favorite Things
Dies: Die-namics BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe; Fairy Sparkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E50, E55, E57 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket & boots); Y11, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG07 (umbrella); Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR04 (duckling)

Join Me TOMORROW for Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Don’t forget – I’ll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

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. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Geometric Stars by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: N5, R00, R01, R02
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things
Die: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R00, R01, R02