Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Don't Let Me Melt!

Happy Tuesday to you!  Today, I am sharing another card for The Project Bin using the stamp set called Merriest Wishes.  I know I just used this set a couple weeks ago, but this snowman is just too stinkin' adorable,  I couldn't resist!

I started with my background.  I used 3 different colors of distress oxides onto a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock.  I just love how easy the oxides blend... and even extra seamless on the Bristol paper!  Next, I used the snowflake cover plate to cut out the top layer for the card using Neenah Solar White card stock.  I wanted to add a border to frame the panel, so I used the Framed Tag Park Avenue from Mama Elephant and stacked 4 of them together.  I cut 3 in black and 1 in white.  I think the black creates a bit of a shadow and separates the panel from the background a bit.

The sentiment was white-heat embossed on black card stock and the left side is cut at a slant.  Once I had the sentiment in place, it was time to color this cutie patootie snowman.  I just love his little smile!  I used Copic markers to colors him and then added Glossy Accents to his carrot nose and the pom pom on his hat.

For the finishing touch, a scattering of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Supplies Used:
Merriest Wishes - The Project Bin
Snowflake Fusion - My Favorite Things
Framed Tags Park Avenue - Mama Elephant
Bristol Smooth card stock
Neenah Solar White 80 & 110 lb.
Copic Markers
Distress Oxides - Blueprint Sketch
Salty Ocean
Peacock Feathers
Blue Lagoon & Bermuda Blue Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh
Glossy Accents

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

You're So Speshell

Hello again!  There's just something about "punny" sentiments that I love and this set does not disappoint!  For my card today, I used a stamp set from The Project Bin called Love Your Shellfie.  There is also a new addition to this stamp set, a coordinating die to cut out the turtle, which I love!

I started this card by using the Starburst Cover Plate to cut my background panel from white card stock.  Then I did something really dumb!  I used the die again to cut the rainbow paper and then used the die cut inlay technique to fill the negative spaces with the rainbow-themed paper.  Why was that dumb?  Well, I'll tell you.... all I needed to do was simply put it behind the white panel.  Duh!!!!  See, you're never too old to learn. 😉  I ended up cutting the white background 2 more times and then stacked the 3 of them together.  I really like the dimension that that created, even though is doesn't really show in the photo.

Next, I stamped the turtle and sentiment, and colored him using Copic markers.  I used a circle die to cut that out and then popped it up onto the card panel using foam squares.  That helped to create more of a focal point on my card.

For the finishing touch, bling, cuz we all gotta have a little bling!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Love Your Shellfie - The Project BinStarburst Cover Plate - Sugar Pea Designs
Rainbow Stripe paper - The Paper Studio
Copic Markers
Rhinestone Gems

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

New Milky Way Stamp Set

Hello there!  Another week, another new stamp set!   Today, I am sharing a card using another new stamp set from The Project Bin called Milky Way.   Lots of great sentiments and, of course, an adorable alien (and he comes with a matching die, too!)

I began my card by creating a galaxy-themed background.  I used a variety of colors of distress ink onto watercolor card stock, then went over it using Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot distress inks, sprayed with water using a distress sprayer and then dabbed with a paper towel.  Once everything was dry, I put a dab of Copic Opaque White and a little bit of water onto an acrylic block, mixed it up, then flicked it onto the card base to create the look of stars.

 Here is the card...

I used a cell phone die to create the phone, then added 2 sentiments from the Milky Way set onto the chat bubbles.  The alien was stamped using purple ink, then I added a bit of extra color to him using colored pencils, then gave him some fun googly eyes!  Next, I added the glittery half circle to the bottom of the card base.  I was going for the look of a planet or something, not too sure if I succeeded or not!  LoL!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
Milky Way - The Project Bin
Smart Phone - My Favorite Things
Stitched Rectangles - Simon Says Stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
Watercolor Card Stock - Tim Holtz
Distress Inks - Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord
Glitter Card Stock - DCWV
Misc. Card Stock scraps
Googly Eyes

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Merriest Christmas

Hello there!  In honor of Christmas in July and a brand new stamp & die set from The Project Bin called Merriest Wishes, I have a fun card to share today....

Isn't this snowman the cutest?  And he spins, too!  When I saw his dangling little feet, I just knew he needed to be dangling from a card, too!  He is a simple little guy to color, since he is white already, and he couldn't be any easier to cut out since he comes with a matching die as well!  I did add some light blue highlights around the snow to give him just a little bit of color.  I used colored pencils to color him and used a white Signo pen to add the dots on the present.  I just realized that I forgot to color the pom pom on his hat... ooops! I also cut him out a second time and reversed it to create a backer so I could sandwich the clear thread between the layers.

I made the background using the Grace Layer Set from Birch Press Designs cutting the 3 layers in shades of white, green and red, then I adhered them together and placed them onto a turquoise card panel.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white, and is one of the many great sentiments in this set.  Just before putting this card into an envelope, be sure to spin the snowman around about 20 times or so, then when the recipient opens the card, the snowman will spin like there's no tomorrow!  Always a fun surprise!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Merriest Christmas - The Project Bin
Grace Layer Set - Birch Press Designs
Prismacolor pencils
Neenah Solar White 80lb.
Chili Pepper card stock - Lawn Fawn
Kiwi card stock - Hero Arts
Turquoise card stock - Hobby Lobby
Black Licorice card stock - My Favorite Things

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I Dig You!

Happy Tuesday!  I have a groovy card to share today for The Project Bin.  For my card, I used the stamp set called Kinda Pawsome.  This set is geared to being dog-themed, but I gave it a bit of a new spin.....  Not only can "I dig you"  relate to dogs in a "punny" way, it can also take you back to the 1970's!  LoL.  That is, if you are a disco queen, like me!  In my opinion, the best music is from the 70's!  Now, back to my card.....

I used some retro-looking patterned paper for my background to give it that "groovy" feel and white heat-embossed the sentiment onto black card stock. I stacked the smile die cut twice (the bottom layer in black for some shadow) for a bit of dimension and used a stitched rectangle die to frame the panel.  I adhered the panel onto a purple card base and finished it off with a little bling!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a groovy week!

Supplies Used:
Kinda Pawsome - The Project Bin
All Smiles - My Favorite Things
Stax 2 Stitched Rectangles - My Favorite Things
Patterned Paper - Ella & Viv  Paper Company by Reminisce

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

You're Hot!

Hello again!  I am sharing another card today for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called You're the Gratest. (misspelled intentionally, as it is a "punny" stamp set!)

I used Neenah Kraft card stock for my card panel and randomly stamped the fire extinguishers in 4 different colors of distress oxides - Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple. I tried to go with the colors of fire as my color palette.  I used a stitched rectangle die and cut out the Kraft panel and also a panel in white.  I stacked them both together and made a diagonal cut through both of them at the same time.  This allowed them to fit together perfectly for a 4.25"x5.5" card base.

I adhered the panel to a black, top-folding card base, then added to orange and turquoise strips for a little pop of color. I embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder, then added some orange and red 3mm gemstones for the finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
You're the Gratest - The Project Bin
Stitched Rectangle - MFT Rectangle Stax 2
Distress Oxides -  Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin & Candied Apple
Neenah Kraft & Neenah Solar White card stocks
3mm red and orange gemstones

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Best is You

Hello again!  I am sharing another card today for The Project Bin.  For this card, I used the stamp set called In My Heart.

I began by scoring a 8.5 x 4.25 sheet of craft card stock in half to use as my card base and then cut the front panel of hearts with a Reverse Confetti die called All Heart Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.  I've always liked how well the colors of kraft and white go together, so clean and simple, yet gives it a little pop too.

I stamped the sentiment onto green card stock using the heart die that also comes with this stamp set.  I place it onto the yellow stitched rectangle, tied the twine into a bow and used foam squares to pop it up onto the card base.  For the finishing touch, a little scattering of 3mm gemstones... because we all need a little "fancy" in our lives!

Have a great week!

Supplies Used:
In My Heart - The Project Bin
All Heart Cover Panel Confetti Cuts - Reverse Confetti
Stitched Rectangle - My Favorite Things Rectangle Stax
Kraft Card Stock - Neenah
Solar White Card Stock - Neenah
Green & Yellow Card Stock
Red Twine
3mm Gemstones
Foam Squares - Gina K