DIY Ink Pad with Reinkers

Welcome back everyone! I’ve been so busy with work this week I haven’t crafted all week! I’m going through withdraws. I finally got some time in this morning and the first thing I did was try out this technique that Jennifer McGuire shared creating DIY Ink Pads with reinkers. Of course the minute I saw the video I ordered some reinkers in my favorite colors from Gina K Designs. You can check out Jennifer’s video HERE.

I’m using the butterfly from the Elegant Aster card kit. I applied Bubblegum Pink, Sweet Mango, Wild Dandelion, Key Lime, Ocean Mist and Wild Lilac reinker onto a baby wipe and applied to my stamp.

Then stamped my inked image onto white card stock. I created this beautiful rainbow butterfly. As you can see I did this quite a few times and every now and then shifted the baby wipe on my stamp image to try and tone back that Wild Dandelion which seemed to take over my image.

I die cut the images out with the coordinating die and attached them to a piece of Sea Glass card stock using the Gina K Connect Glue. I trimmed down any pieces that were over hanging and attached my panel to an A2 size white card base.

My sentiment which comes from the Hugs stamp set, is heat embossed in white onto Black Onyx card stock. Then added to a white piece and trimmed down to mimic a label. I thought this stood out nicely from the colorful background. I finished off the card by adding a few Sparkling Confetti around my sentiment.

What an absolutely fun technique! Be sure to visit Jennifer’s video for more details on to create your own DIY ink pad.

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Chunky Monkey Sugar Pea Designs

Happy Hello! ….. Again!!! I have two posts today — lucky for you! Today I’m sharing a card I made using supplies from 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. This card was inspired by one of Jennifer McGuire’s videos creating a window with tulle. I have lots of pictures to try and really show you the result! 
I started out grabbing the Chunky Monkey set from Sugar Pea Designs and the coordinating dies which can both be purchased at 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store. I colored up the monkey and branch and using the dies – cut them out. I also cut another set of the just the branch and monkey on plain white cardstock. I will be using this when I’m finishing my card to apply behind the colored pieces.
I cut my card base to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and my kraft cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″. I then grabbed my heart die from Jaded Blossom and lined it up where I wanted it to go. Using some painters tape I gently taped the die in place and also added a couple small pieces to hold the kraft cardstock down to the white. This way everything will line up. I ran this through my Big Shot and came out with a perfect heart in the middle of my card. 
Next, I cut two pieces of tulle that would fit my card front. I applied double sided adhesive to both the white cardstock and the kraft. Technically you could use just one piece of tulle .. but I happen to cut two. I removed the backing on the adhesive and applied the tulle to both cardstocks. The tulle is sandwiched between the two pieces. This could also be used as a shaker card which I will also do down the road! 
I adhered my branch and monkey to the front and because the adhesive would show through the back of the tulle… this is where the blank die set comes in handy. I attached those to the back. This way it covers the adhesive and its nice and eye appealing in the back of the colored pieces.
I finished off my card with my sentiment also from Chunky Monkey and stamped that on my flag die banner on white cardstock. Added some Nuvo Crystal Drops and poof!! My card is complete! 
Supplies Used
Tulle
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
Copic Markers
Branch – E59-57-55
Leaves – YG07-05-03
Body – E37-35-34-33
Face – E13-11-21-01-00-000
Banana – Y38-11
Nose- R43

Sparkle & Glitter with Super Hero Henry C.C. Designs

I’m working on expanding my knowledge in the stamping world. I thought I’d give Online Card Classes a try. These are classes put together by Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner, two very creative people in the crafty world! I’ve been playing around with making videos so I sort of have an idea what it takes to put one together and I have to say for all the info you receive, tips, tricks and videos – you really do get your money’s worth! Very affordable!
The theme for this class session is Sparkle & Glitter. I love sparkly things on my cards but I will admit – I’ve avoided glitter, mainly because it’s so messy! But it is pretty. 
For my card I created a die cut inlay with glitter. I used my heart die from Jaded Blossom to cut out my heart. I used what I had on hand which I believe is Stick It adhesive sheet. I put that behind my white card piece so the sticky side was showing through the heart. Then I applied a bunch of glitter. This is actually Take #3 lol … as I wasn’t liking how my others were turning out.  For the future, I probably won’t be using the Stick It again because as I was peeling the release sheet away, some of the adhesive was coming with it. So I was having a hard time getting a nice even space. 
This card is near and dear to my heart. I made it to resemble a puzzle piece which is common symbol for Autism. My son is autistic and is my little super hero which is why I picked the stamp that I did. This is Super Hero Henry from C.C. Designs. The sentiment is from Jaded Blossom’s SuperHero 2 stamp set. I think this will make a great card to give to the hubby actually.
Stick It Adhesive
Foam Squares
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Copics
Skin – E000, E01, E11, E13, E15
Hair – E59, E57, E55
Red – R24, R46, R59
Blue – B04, B05, B06, B18
Green – YG07, YG05, YG09

Shaker Card with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

Here is my attempt at my very first shaker card. Lots of fun and I ordered more sequins to make more! 
I was missing some supplies but made due with what I had until they arrive. I used the video from Jennifer McGuire – I love watching her videos! I just did a quick color of the image because not everything has to be super detailed and blended perfectly. Sometimes… it’s just fun to color!  My bear is actually adhered down in the middle because I didn’t want him flipping upside down. I just wanted the sequins to move.
I also did some random blending of winter-ish colors for the background which I did on a separate piece of X-press It cardstock and attached to my frame.
Supplies
Image/Sentiment- Beary Big Hugs – Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Square – Stitched Squares – C.C.Designs
Copics
Bear – E35, E33, E31, E21
Scarf – B14, B24
Cup – G24
Background – BG57, BG53, BG34, V22, BV02
Foam Tape
Sequins
Thanks for stopping by!
~Mindy