Smile!

I’m over on the LDRS Inspiration Blog today with a new project created with new released available at LDRS Creative. Sometimes I challenge myself to create a card without using my Copic markers. This particular card was made entirely from patterned and coordinating solid papers and die cuts. I used red foil paper for the word die and the hearts for added interest.

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Daisy Daisy 6×6 Paper Pack(*) by Polkadoodles; Bazzill Cardstock in Fussy; Bazzill Red Foil
Dies: Dotty Doily Die Set(*) by Polkadoodles, Basic Stitched Flags(*) by Creative BasicsSmile Word Die(*) by TLC Inspired Crafting
Embossing Folders: Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders(*) by Creative Basics

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Inspired Edge – Grow

Showing off a new card featuring some of the new products now available from LDRS Creative:

Inspired Edge – Grow by TLC Inspired Crafting
Daisy Daisy 6×6 paper pack by Polkadoodles
Dotty Doily Die Set by Polkadoodles

I colored the image with Copic markers using Copic X-Press It Blending Card. I usually design A2 cards (4.25 in. x 5.5 in.) but for this one, I bumped up to A6 (4.5 in. x 6.25 in.). I backed the front of the card with a design paper sheet from the Daisy Daisy 6×6 paper pack by Polkadoodles. I love this paper – the designs are colorful and cheery.

I backed the image with a coordinating solid green cardstock and attached it to my card base with foam dots to give it some dimension. I used the Dotty Doily Die Set to cut a paper doily which I then cut down to size and tucked in behind the image. The result is a simple card that is quick and easy to put together and color.

Hope my card gives you some craft inspiration!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Daisy Daisy 6×6 paper pack (*) by Polkadoodles
StampInspired Edge – Grow (*) by TLC Inspired Crafting
DieDotty Doily Die Set (*) by Polkadoodles
Copics: YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, E30, E33, E35, R20, R05

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Warm Cup

I loved this design paper from Doodlebugs so I decided to pair it with another House Mouse Designs oldie but goodie – the Warm Cup stamp. This one really is quick and easy to color. Paired with a sentiment from Paper Smooches and you have a fun card to share with a friend.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Sugar Doodles from the Cream & Sugar Collection by Doodlebug
Stamp: Warm Cup by House Mouse Designs; Sentiment Sampler by Paper Smooches
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops in English Mustard
Copics: E40, E42, E43, RV10 (mouse); BV0000, BV000, BV00 (cup)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Time to Sparkle

I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration blog today to share a project featuring one of the newly released All Dressed Up stamps called Time to Sparkle as well as the Basic Background Builders I die set from Creative Basics used to cut the gold and blue foil papers for the decorative scalloped edge.

In keeping with its name, I decided that I wanted to make the dress really sparkle and stand out. First, I colored the image with Copic markers on X-Press Blending Card (by Copic). I used Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 to achieve the gold tone of the dress. But it’s hard to get much depth with the Copic yellows, so I first mapped out the valleys of each fold using BV01. Then I just did some straight blending from dark to light (Y19, Y17, Y15, Y23) to complete each fold.

Rowhouse Greetings | Time to Sparkle by All Dressed Up

Once the dress was complete, I added sparkle with layers of dots created with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and a gold Uniball gel pen. I concentrated the dots in the valleys and then randomly distributed them across the rest of the fold.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press Blending Card by Copic;
Stamp: Time to Sparkle (*) by All Dressed Up
Dies: Basic Background Builders I (*) by Creative Basics
Embellishments: Gold sequins; Ranger Stickles in Diamond (on the background sparkles)
Copics: E51, E11, BV000, BV00 (skin); E51, E55, E57 (hair); BV01, Y23, Y15, Y17, Y19 (dress); BV00, B0000, B000, B00 (background); Uniball Gel Pen in Impact Gold, Sakura Gellu Roll pen in white (sparkles)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Flower Bomb

ppmar1701d_flowerbombLeave it to Marcella to create an image that I just had to color as soon as I saw it! This gorgeous digital stamp is called Flower Bomb and it was just released today by Power Poppy. A fragrant explosion of roses and violets that will produce a most pleasurable coloring experience. Whether you show off the entire bouquet, or zero in on just one area of ruffled rose petals and wild violets, this image packs plenty of punch.

Run – don’t walk – over to the Power Poppy blog and join us for the Instant Gardeners blog hop!

Barbara Walker
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand
Jessie Banks

And as if that isn’t exciting enough, Power Poppy Peep in Chief Marcella Hawley is celebrating the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge by giving away THE ENTIRE SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It’s a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win. Read all the details HERE on the Power Poppy Blog!

powerpoppygiveaway_march2017

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Admiral; X-Press Blending Card by Copic
Stamps: Flower Bomb (*) by Power Poppy; Everything’s Rosy by Power Poppy (sentiment)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: BV00, BV01, Y32, Y15, Y17, Y19, RV52 (yellow roses); BV00, RV52, RV55, RV63, RV66, YG21 (pink roses); V04, V06, V09, YG21 (violet combo 1); V04, V06, V09, B02, B05, YG21 (violet combo 2); YG03, YG63, YG63 (stems and leaves); W00, W0, W1, W2, W3 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

[000201700280]