Glittery Sunset with Lawn Fawn

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to share this card with you today! I have a huge crush on ink blended backgrounds with Moonstone Glimmer Paste. There’s just something about it that I could stare at it for hours.

I had done a card a while back creating underwater sunrays with glimmer paste but this time we are going to create a sunset.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

I’m going to start by creating my window on the front of the card. This way I can line up where my silhouette trees and blended background will go. I used the Circle Stackables to die cut a window from White card stock. Then I die cut the Palm Tree Border from Black card stock.

For the background I ink blended Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide ink with blending brushes. I used my window as a guide so I knew how much to blend. You could leave the background as-is and it would be gorgeous. I’m going to take it up a notch.

I’m using Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste and I’ll spread that over my entire ink blended background.

For the sentiment I die cut a banner from the Fancy Wavy Banner die using black card stock. Then I’ll heat emboss a sentiment from the Wavy Sayings stamp set in white embossing powder.

After my glittery sunset was dry, I attached my card front using foam tape and Lawn Fawn liquid glue.

Isn’t this just heaven?! I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will give this a try if you haven’t already.

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Paint me a Rainbow with Neat & Tangled!

Welcome everyone! I’m up on the Neat & Tangled blog with a very colorful card! Can you believe this is a one layer card?!

I started by stamping this little girl from the Complementary Color stamp set is copic friendly ink onto Neenah Solar White card stock. I knew I was going to a rainbow shooting out of the tube so I colored the label in rainbow colors.

For the colorful burst I used the Landscape stencil. I actually cut it a part a little so I could frame off this area and have it swooping out. I then masked off the rest of the card with post it tape to protect it from colors.

I ink blended Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Ink with a blending brush. With the masks and stencil still in place, I applied Moonstone Glimmer paste over the blended area.

Check out that sparkly rainbow!

When everything was dry, I stamped the sentiment to the bottom of the card. I used the Thank You sentiment from the Sweet Treats stamp set and stamped in Altenew Obsidian Ink.

Copic Colors used: Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00; Hair – E39, E37, E34; Dress – V17, V15, V12; Paint Tube – C6, C4, C3, C1; Paint Tube Label – R17, YR04, Y15, YG25, BG05, V15, C3, C1

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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Underwater Sunrays with Lawn Fawn

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to share this card with you! I was having a lot of fun with some of the new goodies from the Summer 2019 release from Lawn Fawn.

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I have a video showing how I created this underwater scene that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

One of the things I’m most excited about is the Background dies recently released. First thing I thought of was “DIY stencils”. If you follow me, you know I love stencils and creating backgrounds. I’m going to start my card by creating my own stencil from white card stock using the Sunray Backdrop. Then I trim off the border to leave the rays open ended.

For my background, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Bristol Smooth card stock. The ocean bottom is die cut from Kraft card stock with Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die and then lightly blended on some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

To create the sparkling sunrays, I’m going to first spray my DIY stencil with Pixie Spray which is a temporary adhesive. It will hold my stencil in place so I can apply Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste with the Tonic Studios Spatulas. When I carefully remove the stencil, it does not rip my paper and leaves all the gorgeous sparkle from the Glimmer Paste.

While my glimmer paste is drying, I’ll stamp out my images onto White card stock and color with copic markers. I’m using Seahorsin Around, Keep On Swimming, Fintastic Friends, Say What Christmas Critters (speech bubble), and Ahoy Matey. Then I’ll cut all the images out with the coordinating dies. I’ll also die cut out some seaweed from Cilantro card stock using the Ocean Shadow Box Add On.

I used the speech bubble to stamp a sentiment. This is from the Critter Chatter and I stamped Bloop Bloop onto the speech bubble with Peacock ink. How cute is that ?!

In the home stretch of putting the card together, I die cut the Just Stitching Double Rectangle from White card stock which doesn’t actually cut anything out – it just leaves the stitching detail which is super fun! I trimmed this panel down and added to a card base made from Peacock card stock.

I also trimmed down my ocean bottom and background to fit just inside of those stitching details. Before adhering this to my card, I’m going to die cut some Sandy Beach Accents on the ocean bottom piece. This allows me to tuck in some of my die cut images.

Next, adhere all of the fun ocean critters. Now, yes I know there are not gold fish in the ocean but they were super cute so they live in my ocean.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to check out the video for more details.

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Blossoms & Butterflies – Simon Says Stamp Release

Welcome back everyone! I’m so excited to share with you one of the products being released from the Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies release! It’s called Dahlia Corner Frame .This is such a beautiful die! I would quickly snatch it up because I’m sure it will sell fast!

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I have a video tutorial showing how I created this card shown. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. Supplies will be linked in the video description and at the end of this post.

I’m going to start by creating the background for the frame. I ink blended Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Gina K Designs Layering White card stock. I’ve really been enjoying ink blending on this because it’s light weight and very smooth. I’ll use the Life Changing Brushes from Picket Fence Studios to apply a soft ombre look.

Next, I will apply some Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste to the ink blended area. This will coat my area with a beautiful shimmer and still allow the ombre look to show through.

Once that panel is dry, I will trim it down to 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ which is slightly larger then the die cut frame. This will provide a nice border around the area.

Using a piece of White Glitter card stock, I line the back of it with Double Sided Stick It adhesive. This adhesive is great for dies like this. I won’t have to fuss with adding any liquid glue to all of those cut lines. Then I die cut my frame from the glitter card stock using my Gemini Jr. I’m a huge fan of the Gemini Jr and dies like this is exactly why I bought it. It cuts like a dream!

My ink blended panel is added to a white card base with foam tape. Then I peeled off the backing of the Stick It adhesive and attached my frame to the ink blended panel.

The sentiment is from the Tiny Words stamp set which is such a versatile set and jam packed with amazing sentiments. Using a piece of black card stock that I prepped with an antistatic powder tool, I stamped the sentiment in Clear Ink and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe Alabaster White Embossing Powder. I trimmed the sentiment down with the Sentiment Labels die which is go-to of mine. The sentiment is added to the front with foam tape.

Here is another card I did with the Dahlia Corner Frame die. This time I attached it to a panel I created with Alcohol Inks.

The frame is die cut from Gold Glitter card stock for extra sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards.

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MFT Sketch Challenge 423 – You Bet Your Beak!

Welcome everyone! Today is a very special day as it’s my daughter’s 13th birthday! I can’t believe I officially have a teenager in the house! I wanted to make her something special for a birthday card and I combined it with the MFT Sketch Challenge #423.
Here is a look at the sketch.
I stamped these sweet birdies from the Tweethearts stamp set onto Neenah Solar White card stock in MFT Extreme Black Ink. Then colored with copic markers in rainbow colors and cut out using the coordinating die with my Gemini Jr.
Next, I die cut hearts out from Neenah White card stock 110 lb using the Heart Trio Shaker Window Dienamics. On a panel of Bristol Smooth card stock measuring 41/4″ x 5 1/2″, I ink blended Festive Berries, Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. Then I spread Nuvo Glitter Moonstone over the top of the ink blended panel.
I added foam tape all around the back of my panel that I die cut the hearts from and attached to the ink blended panel once it was dry. Then I attached the rainbow birds in front of each heart.
My sentiment is heat embossed in Brutus Monroe Gilded Gold Embossing powder onto Black card stock. Then added to the middle of the card front.
I wrote a special little message inside to my daughter.
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