Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Woot Woot!

Hi Friends,

Popping in today with a birthday card for my nephew.
Easy to create with this fun Birthday Circle die cut by

I masked off the circle area and then stamped a 
background stamp by Lawn Fawn.   Next I 
stamped the number and punched it out with a circle punch. 
 After I adhered my birthday circle, I popped the
 numbers on foam tape for extra dimension.  
A couple of "Woot Woots" from a stamp set by
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and I was done.

You can find all the products I used
right below this post. Just click an image to shop.

I've entered my card into these 
super duper challenges:

Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a Number
Crafty Cardmakers and More - No Patterned Paper
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge - #151 Happy Birthday
Just Add Ink - Cards for Males

Thanks for stopping by today!

Not Shown:  Creative Vision Stamps - Bunch - A Numbers

Monday, August 24, 2015

Worship the Lord

Happy Monday Friends!

I've got a fun little project for you today using
a brand new stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.
It's called Worship the Lord, and it's one of the
most unique and beautifully done Christian 
stamp sets I have come across.

Take a peek:

It's an illustrated Bible verse that can be
used completely or select sections of it.
Perfect for a bookmark, card, or in
my case, I created kitchen magnets.

Super easy to do using blank magnetic
business cards.  I wasn't sure how the ink
would take to the white paper but I was pleased
with the results using my Copics and Memento inks.

For variety I changed up the colors (to match my kitchen:)
 and the sentiments.  I wanted my magnets to be 
inspirational so I choose bits of sentiments from
another stamp set that would work within the banner.
The options are limitless!

I've entered my project into these fun challenges:

Simply Create Too - #92 Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - "N" for no designer papers
Welcome to Crafty Friends - Clean and Simple

Hope your week is fabulous!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Color Kissing Tutorial

Good morning sweet friends,

today with a super fun tutorial using
some of my favorite Sweet 'n Sassy products!

Sometimes I like to add a pattern to
my solid image stamps.  Color kissing is
the perfect way to achieve that effect.

To start you need a solid image stamp.
Think balloons, butterflies, houses, flourishes,
pretty much any solid image will work.  I picked
a mini gift tag from the Mini Tags & Sentiments Set.

Next choose a patterned border or background stamp.
I like the fact that with a background stamp you
don't have to worry about kissing your stamp more
 than once to cover your solid image if it's large.
My choice was the Floral Pattern Background stamp.
 I also used a sentiment from the new Little One Set.

Enough said...let's get this started!
Stamp your solid image onto white 
cardstock.  I found that this technique works
best by using a lighter shade of ink for your solid image.

Next ink up your background stamp or border
with a darker ink.

Then take your solid stamp that has been cleaned,
and stamp (kiss) it onto your inked up patterned background.

Now you are ready to stamp your "patterned" solid
stamp to your image.  Line up carefully.

Here is my result after die cutting
my tag with the Mini Tag Die Set.

Now my tag is ready for my card.

I love the pop of pattern on my CAS card!
The Decorative Frame Stamp Set provided me
with the word "for" on my card.  I love to mix up
different fonts and text sizes.

The design of my card was inspired by

To give you more ideas on how
you can use this technique and different 
color combos, I brought
out my You're a Star stamp set.
By the way....with school starting this
set is wonderful to use to create 
teacher cards, tags and gifts!

How fun are these stars now?

Great to have ready to use on a card,
gift tag, or punch holes on the tops
and string a banner.

I hope my tutorial inspired you
to try this technique.  I had so much
fun sharing it with you!

Not Shown - Pink/White Twine