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Thanks a Latte

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made for my husband. I feel that sometimes we don't thank our spouses enough, so when I received the Thanks A Latte stamp set and die set from Lawn Fawn, I knew that I had to use it for him.
My husband's favorite color is red, so I needed to use that for the mug. I decided to go with turquoise for the cup, as I love that combination. Behind the die cut mugs, I used an older plaid paper from DCWV.
I decided to make my own background with Rich Cocoa and Love Letter Memento ink with the stamps from this set. I tied the hand cut sentiment in with brown cardstock and Super Fine White embossing powder.
The card needed a little sparkle, so I broke out the "Star Spangled" Sparkle Blend and added a few coordinating sequins.
My husband loved the card. I am really grateful that he appreciates my crafts, and he's always interested on how I make things. This stamp set is a lot of fun to work with, colors up quickly, and I am finding it …

Kitty Therapy

Hello! Furry friends are companions that so many of us have (and sometimes love more than people!). The Stampendous Design Team is showing off some of the newest furry friends stamp sets this week. I've got a card with 2 sweet kitties today. My full instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSC1304: Kitty Therapy
DCP1013: Meadow Edgers
SSC1222: Cat Sayings
DCP1006: Fitted Frame Set B
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
Bo Bunny: Dark Denim Vintage and Powder Blue Vintage
My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes
Imagine: VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Tombow: Dual Brush Markers: Laying Cat: 991 & 946, Sleeping Cat: 933, 991
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Canson Mixed Media Paper

Directions:
1. Stamp the 2 cats on to Canson Mixed Media paper with VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne.

2. Color the cats using the Tombow markers listed.

3. Fussy cut the cats.

4. Create the card base out of Brown Eyes cardstock, cut to 4 1/4" x 11."

5…

Dewlet Hello

Hello! Today, I've got a new shaker card to share featuring several beautiful Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground.  I recently purchased the new Dewlet dies from Imagine. They're meant to perfectly die cut around their Dew Drop Inks. But I knew they would also be great for shaker cards.
 I started off by laying out all 5 Dewlets in a pattern. I temporarily taped them down and die cut them in my Big Shot. Then, I added foam tape. Then I realized I forgot to add acetate to seal the windows! So I carefully pulled off the foam tape and added acetate. Luckily, I realized my goof up before I got too far with the tape. After I added all of the tape, I chose my Sparkle Blends.

I used (from top to bottom) Love Potion, Pretty in Pink, Garnet, Lilac Luster, and I combined Rosy Gold with Strawberry Fields. I really like the pink, purple, and red color combination these Blends gave the card.
 For my sentiment, I die cut the Sugar Script "Big Hello" from Birch Press. I lo…

No Probllama

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous Team has been featuring projects made with their special Q-Sets. I decided to work with the set called, "No Probllama," as I love llamas. I also incorporated some stenciling, which if you've visited me before, you know how much I enjoy doing that. Check out my full instructions on how to make this card below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
QS5015: No Probllama
DCP1005: Fitted Frame Set A
DWLJ813: Fan Pattern Metal Stencil
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper
DWNHB-9: 3/8" Stencil Brush

Other:
Bazzill: Chocolate cardstock, light brown cardstock
Imagine: VersaMagic in Wheat, Sage, Pumpkin Spice, & Red Brick, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne, On Point Glue
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 050, 051, 052, 064, 065, 075, 230, 260, 302, 303, 901
Faber-Castell: Brush Tip PITT Pen in black
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Craft Foam

Directions: 
1. Stamp the llamas and sentiments on Canson's Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Clai…

Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hello! I am excited to be participating in a very special Birthday Bash Blog Hop starting today, Thursday, January 24th, 2019 and ending at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 27, 2019! The Designing Divas and I, along with several members of the talented White Rose Crafts design team, will be creating extra special Birthday Themed Shaker Cards for the hop today! In addition, my project for today also work's with this week's White Rose Crafts theme, which is "Water Activated Inks." Please be sure to read through the bottom of my post for details on a Freebie Sparkle Blend, free shipping, and all of the Hop links. Here's my card.
I was inspired by the Tim Holtz "Blueprint Assortment" stamp set. I've had it for a while, but never got around to using it. And I thought this hop, along with the WRC theme was the perfect opportunity. I decided to go with the "Conversation Hearts" Sparkle Blend, because of the wide range of colors in it. There's b…

Garnet Delphinium

Hello! Today I have a new card for Doodles Paper Playground. This card uses one of the newest Sparkle Blends, called "Garnet." I'm a January baby, so I really love this blend of reds, pinks, and lavender.

I chose to stamp a lovely Delphinium stamp from Stampendous, and I heat embossed it in in white on white cardstock. I looked through the Garnet Sparkle Blend to see what colors I wanted to pull from it. I chose a few Tombow markers that coordinated and scribbled them on to my craft mat. I spritzed the colors with a little water and dipped the heat embossed image into the ink.

I dipped and dried the cardstock a couple of times to build up the layers of color, but I had to be careful of the embossed image. This technique is quick and really lovely. It can also be done with lots of products beyond the Tombow markers. You can use Zig markers, Distress Inks or Oxides, etc.

For my sentiment, I used the Painted Hello die from Simon Says stamp, and I die cut it 3 times from lav…

Succulents

Hello! Today I am sharing a project that it probably one of my favorites that I did for the Stampendous January 2019 catalog. It took a while to color in, but I really think it was worth it. I used the new 6" x 6" stamp called Succulents, and I referenced real succulents to make sure I was getting the colors right. Below are my full instructions.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
6CR012: Succulents
SSC007: Storybook Alphabet
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
DP100: Detail White Embossing Powder

Other:
Imagine: VersaMark Ink
Tombow: Dual Brush Pens: 133, 158, 173, 192, 228, 243, 837
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Canson: Smooth Bristol Cardstock
Sage and Black cardstock

Directions:
1. Stamp the Succulents on to Smooth Bristol Paper with VersaMark Ink. I like to place large 6" x 6" stamps face up on my work surface and then place my cardstock on top and carefully rub the image on to the cardstock. I find that I get a better impression with large stamps when I do this.

2. Sprinkle De…

Star Spangled Shaker

Hello! It's time for a new shaker card, and I used the "Star Spangled" Sparkle Blend from Doodles Paper Playground this time. This Blend has white, shades of pink, turquoise, silver, and some touches of red in it. There are lots of different sized sequins, gems, plus big, bold stars! It's a beautiful Blend and this color palette is easy to work with.

I have mentioned before that when I make backgrounds with Distress Inks, Oxides, Alcohol Inks, etc, I like to make a lot of them all at once. I can sit for quite a while just making large backgrounds that I can cut down for card panels or die cut into smaller things at a later date. Not only is it fun to just make a bunch at once, but it saves me time when I go back to make finished cards later. Such is the case with this background. I used a few colors of Distress Oxides, applied them to my craft mat, sprayed them with water, and then dunked my cardstock into the wet inks. After it had dried, I used a rectangular stitch…

White Rose Crafts January Add-Ons Hop

Hello and welcome to the White Rose Crafts January "Love Story" Hop! The hop will run from January 14th through January 18th at 12PM. There is a chance for you to win a $15 gift certificate to WRC by leaving a comment at each stop along the way. The winner will be chosen at random after 12PM EST on the 18th. As an added bonus, you projects can be featured on the WRC Blog when we announce our winner! All you need to do is upload a photo of your project to the White Rose Crafts  Facebook Galleryand then you'll have a chance to be featured!
I have a card to share that uses lots of wonderful items that you can find in the White Rose Crafts shop.

I started by looking through the many Add-Ons for the subscription kit (more about that at the bottom of this post). I found that I had a few of the items that would coordinate really well together. The sweet Jackalope from Lawn Fawn's Believe in Yourself stamp set was the perfect jumping off point. I also knew that I wanted to …

Love for the Windowrama

Hello! Today I am sharing a romantic Windowrama card. I also used the Wings die set with lots of embossing powder. This is very different from my typical style, but I love how it came out.

I started by using Rose Bud Memento ink, I applied the Cling Crackle Stamp all over some smooth pink cardstock  Then, I cut the front and back portions of the Windowrama from that stamped cardstock.

Next, I applied VersaMark ink to another piece of pink cardstock. I sprinkled some Vintage Plum Embossing Powder all over that area and heat set it. Then I die cut the large swirly heart and a small heart, both from the Wings die set. I repeated the same process with one of the large wings, but I used Shabby Blue Embossing powder. For underneath the fancy heart, I die cut a piece of pink shimmer cardstock.

For my sentiment, I stamped "Love" from the Big Words Happy sentiment set on to blue cardstock. I used Vintage Plum embossing powder again, then I fussy cut around the sentiment. I attached e…

Hello Friend Mandala

Hello friends! Today I have a card that highlights the beautiful citrus tones of "Orange You Glad" and "Be Leaf in Yourself" Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. I had made a set of mandalas once before that I used to show off some Sparkle Blends, and I wanted to have a go at a more intense mandala.

I started off by creating my mandala with Gina K's Mandala Maker and Wreath Builder Templates. I stamped the entire thing with Imagine's VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne. Then, I colored the mandala in with Memento Markers. Since I went with the citrus tones in marker colors, I opted to do the same with my Sparkle Blends.

I really enjoy mixing and matching my Sparkle Blends to get the exact look that I need for my creations.

I chose to make a mat out of green paper and to cover my card base with gold vellum. The vellum really made the sequins pop. I added a small sentiment from Simon Says stamp and die cut it.

I really love using Sparkle Blends on mandal…

Best Wishes Shaker

Hello! I recently received the Best Wishes die set from The Stamps of Life from my dear friend Amber. I knew I had to make it into a fun shaker as soon as I saw it. I decided to go with the all-purpose "Celebrate" Sparkle Blend, though I could have gone with pretty much any of them. The new "Conversation Hearts" would have been a fun and colorful option, for example.

I decided where I wanted my die cut to be, and traced the area with a pencil. Then, using VersaMark ink and the Amsterdam Flourish stencil from Stampendous, I applied it to the bottom of the cardstock. I then heat embossed it with Seasonings and Golden Sand embossing Powder. I used 2 powders simultaneously, because the Seasonings powder is chunky. This stencil has some finer details, so I knew the Golden Sand Embossing Powder would fill in those little areas nicely. I also applied VersaMark ink and just the Seasonings Powder to the top of the cardstock.

After the heat embossing was done, I die cut my s…

Windowrama and Helebore

Hello! The January 2019 catalog from Stampendous is officially out! You are going to love the new products, especially the new die set that the team is featuring this week. It's called the Windorama Die Set and it is so versatile and fun! I will be suing this die set quite a bit! I am also using some of the newest stamps, including the Small Hellebore. I love hellebore flowers... I have some growing in my garden. I love their deep and unusual colors, which I tried to capture in my project for today. My full instructions are below.
Supplies:
Stampendous:
RS-Q241: Small Hellebore
DCP1012: Windowrama Die Set
6CR011: Dahlia Collage
SSC1308: Script Sayings
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder

Other:
Bazzill: Parrot
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 040, 046, 047, 053, 082, 090, 095
Imagine: VersaMark, Sweet Plum Memento Ink, VersaFine Clair Ink in Nocturne
Lavender and green cardstock
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner
Posca Pen: White
Canson Mixed Media XL

Directions:
1. Stamp the Hellebore image…

January WRC Sketch Challenge

Greetings! Today I am sharing a card that uses the January Sketch Challenge from White Rose Crafts. The January Sketch Challenge is open from January 1st to January 25th. Limit maximum 3 entries per person. We will randomly pick one participant to receive a $15 White Rose Crafts e-gift card. Please feature something sold on the WRC store site in your project. If you're not sure if you have something... take a look in the shop... you may be surprised.https://whiterosecraftsllc.com/. Then, you can upload your project to the WRC Fan Page on Facebook HERE.
Here's my take.

I started off with the Craft Creations Die Cut Decoupage sheet called "Goldfinch in Cherry Blossom." There are so many wonderful images that you can layer or keep separate. I will be able to make several more cards out of that 1 sheet. Anyway, the square image of the goldfinch was perfect as a jumping off point for the sketch. For the other 2 squares, I used a piece of Metallic cardstock in Mountain Ros…