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