Neat & Tangled Day 2 + GIVEAWAY

Welcome back everyone! I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s inspiration with the new September release from Neat & Tangled. Not gonna lie… you will see this Lunar Moth A LOT in the next few days. I’m totally head over heels for the Moon Magic stamp set.

Don’t forget the release is now LIVE on the website so you can pick yours up! (click HERE to start shopping!)


Each day we are having a giveaway so be sure to leave a comment on the Neat & Tangled blog to be entered. Today’s prize is going to be the Moon & Stars stamp set which I’m featuring today. Also, leave a comment on the Designers’s blogs and a winner will be chosen from throughout the week for a $25 gift certificate to the store. Winners will be announced Friday, September 27 at 7:30 am EST.

For my card, I stamped the Moon & Stars image onto Pitch Black card stock with Embossing Ink. Then heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.

I also went ahead and stamped my image from the Moon Magic stamp set onto Arches Cold Press Watercolor card stock in Embossing Ink. Then heat set with Silver Embossing Powder.

I water colored my image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Unfortunately, I did not write down my colors as I was kind of in an experimental mood.

I die cut my image using the coordinating dies and attached to the front of my panel with black foam squares.

To finish off the card, I attached the re-released Like Magic Sequins mix around my image using Lawn Fawn Liquid glue. I topped off the sequins with Nuvo Cloud 9 Dream Drops which leave them looking like little pearls!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to stop back each day this week as I will have more inspiration to share. Don’t forget to leave a comment to enter the $25 gift certificate giveaway!

In case you missed it, I have a video walking you through the new release and creating a glowing background for my Lunar Moth. You can check that out over on my Youtube channel (click HERE for video).


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Gina K Designs September Release Part 3

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing more inspiration from the Gina K Designs September Release.

I’m starting with the gorgeous Majestic Peony stamp set. This large flower takes up almost the entire front of an A2 size card and is so fun to color!

I stamped my image onto Arches Coldpress Watercolor paper using Gina K Designs Embossing Ink. Then I sprinkled on Silver Embossing Powder and heat set.

After my image was cool, I started to color using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a paint brush. I used the colors, No. 050 Yellow, No.024 Wine Red, No.004 Fl. Green, No.041 Light Green, No.036 Light Blue, No.031 Cobalt Blue and No.034 Dull Blue.

Once my panel was dry, I trimmed down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a piece of craft foam to help flatten my panel. I attached my colored panel to an A2 size card base made from white card stock. My sentiment, which comes from the Happy Fall stamp set, is stamped on white card stock with Obsidian Ink

For my next couple of cards I’ll be using stamp sets from the Autumn Splendor card kit. This kit is currently sold out but if you ordered it, I hope this brings you some inspiration. If you missed out, the stamp sets will be sold individually in October.

On a piece of white card stock, I started by stamping my sentiment from the Layered Leaf Prints stamp set. I thought it was best to have that stamped first so I knew how far to go in with my leaf images.

Using the comfort blocks, I went around the entire edge of the card adding my leaf prints. I used a variety of non-traditional Fall colors including, Lovely Lavender, Edible Eggplant, Key Lime, Fresh Asparagus, Innocent Pink, Tomato Soup, Sea Glass, and Tranquil Teal.

Very clean and simple card yet so much fun especially when changing up colors.

My last card is featuring the Colossal Cone Flower stamp set from the Autumn Splendor kit. On a piece of Turquoise Sea card stock, I randomly stamped my flower image with a comfort block and Embossing Ink. Then I sprinkled on Clear Embossing Powder and heat set.

It’s fun creating your own backgrounds especially subtle ones like this.

I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a piece of craft foam for dimension. Then I added the panel to an A2 size notecard made from white card stock.

The sentiment is from the Mini Sunshine stamp set. I stamped this tiny greeting in Embossing Ink onto Black Onyx card stock, sprinkled on Champagne Embossing Powder and heat set.

I trimmed the sentiment down to a thin strip and attached to my card front with foam squares.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. I have all my supplies listed down below


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Tiger Lilies – Dare 2B Artzy

Welcome everyone! I’m thrilled to be guesting designing over at Dare 2B Artzy today with these gorgeous Tiger Lilies!

I started my card by heat embossing the Tiger Lilies onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Hero Arts Embossing ink and Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder.

Next, I used the emboss resist technique and ink blended Thistle, Grape Slush and Pool Party Hero Hues Reactive Inks using a small sponge dauber. I wiped off the excess ink with a paper towel to reveal the bright white embossing. Then fussy cut out my images.

For the background, I used a sun ray stencil and ink blended Fruit Punch and Lemon Drop inks. Once I removed the stencil, I lightly went over the white space with those same ink colors. I spritzed with water to create the speckles and also flicked on some Perfect Pearls mixed with water for a little shine.

I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added a sentiment using Obsidian Ink. I added this to a white panel which I then lined with foam tape and adhered to an A2 size notecard I created from Sunflower card stock.

Very bright and vibrant I know but ….. like the sentiment says “Be Happy, Be Bright, Be You.” This card is totally me.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my inspiration! Be sure to head over and check out the other amazing products from Dare 2B Artzy!

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Hero Arts Flower Garden

Welcome back everyone! I just came back from an amazing trip in Ohio at the Simon Says Stamp Create Event. I’ll share more about that in another post but this was a stamp set I picked up there and just needed some color therapy after a long day.

This stamp set is Flower Garden from Hero Arts. I have a lot of ideas for this one but decided to start with ink blending.

I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth card stock using clear ink. I sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun.

Next, I ink blended (a dab) of Seedless Preserve and then Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I wiped away the excess ink to reveal the bright white embossing powder.

For the sentiment I used the new Sentiment Strips. These come in 4 sheets and have a huge variety of sentiments already preprinted on card stock. You just trim and add to you project. I popped mine up with foam strips for dimension.

For finishing touch, I added some Clear Jewels using my jewel picker and Lawn Fawn Glue.

Easy peasy and I got my color therapy in. I just couldn’t wait to play with some of the products that I picked up!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. Supplies are listed below.

Spooky Silhouettes – Krafty Peeks Day 4 !

Welcome back to Day FOUR of our AUGUST Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

We are back with the SECOND new set from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen for our Fall and Halloween release!

This one is called…..SPOOKY SILHOUETTES!

This totally BOO-tiful set by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen is absolutely amazing! It features lots of halloweenie solid images which are PERFECT for using with our brand NEW Hybrid INKS!!! Especially the new trio of colours: Pumpkin Patch, Purple Petunia and Mossy Meadow! There is an awesome spooky tree silhouette, lots of solid image stamps and six fabulous coordinating sentiments!

This set is wicked awesome! Just think of all the spooky scenes you can create with it! I stamped the three images in Clear Ink and heat embossed with Black embossing powder. Then I masked off the top and bottom portion of the card. I ink blended Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin Distress Oxide ink. I wiped away any excess ink that was on top of the embossing powder to make the black really pop off the card.

Next, I diecut my piece down with a Stitched Rectangle die and adhered to an A2 size made from Black cardstock. The sentiment is stamped at the bottom using some Wicked Black Ink from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. How fitting!

Check out this versatile set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You’ll see the list of Krafty design team members below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we’re doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!
You’ll get to see all the incredible creations for AUGUST as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We’ll be checking out all FIVE new clear stamp sets, two rubber rereleases, a trio of new INKS, we’ll be sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin’ and we’ll see you back here tomorrow!