I am here today with a Sneak Peek at the upcoming May Release from Pink and Main (available on the 20th May). I was so eager to try the Flower Cover die with the faux glass technique. I love the Tiffany lamps so much and wanted to get a similar look just on a card and with soft colours.
So I die cut the Flower cover die 3 times from heavy weight white cardstock. I adhered the first layer to a white card base using drops of liquid glue.
Then I added colour with my Copics, using 3 shades for each colour family: yellow, pink and blue. I wasn’t very careful with the colours running out of the lines as I knew I would cover it with another layer of the cover die.
When the colouring was done, I went over the petals with a clear shimmer pen for a subtle sparkle. I adhered the other 2 layers and filled all the petals with glossy accents. I set it aside to dry for a few hours.
Meanwhile I created the sentiment: I white heat embossed the Happy Birthday one from Vertical greetings on pink cardstock and cut it down to a very narrow strip. I matted it with yellow and finally with a blue strip, to get more dimension and play with the colours I used on the background.
When everything was dry and in place, I added some gold glossy dots to the middle of the flowers. Looks so elegant! And it seems like glass in real life!
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Make sure to subscribe, not to miss any of the sneak peeks!
I am so excited as today is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop, my favourite of all. I have so many ideas but had no time to work ahead so i will do my best to squeeze in as many cards during the coming week as possible.
I started with stamping and colouring several images from the following sets: Thanks a latte, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Thank you a latte, Baked with love and So Smooth. I used my beloved Copic markers and cut all images with the coordinating dies.
While I was at die cutting i also cut a white circle with the Circle Stackables die set and a scalloped one from dark brown. I cut some grass with the Grassy Hillside border die and attached it to the white circle. I arranged all the die cut pics and adhered them either flat or mounted thin with one or two layers of 3D foam tape.
I stamped a sentiment on No 2 Pencil cardstock with black ink and cut it to a thin strip.
I also die cut long stitched strips from various Lawn Fawn cardstocks using a die from the Picket Fence die set. This is my most used set I guess!
To give the background some more interest i die cut the Stitched windy backdrop die from kraft cardstock and arranged the elements on it according to the sketch. I added some clear shimmer to the sugar cubes and emphasized some elements with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. I also added highlights with a white gel pen – my crafty best friend, Mona Toth is doing that all the time, so I wanted to try too. I like it 🙂
Finally I added Pretty Pink Posh Espresso jewels to match the coffee theme.
I am back today with a really funny card I created with the latest release from Newton’s Nook Designs. All these farm sets are absolutely adorable on their own, but i was itching to combine them and get the whole herd on one big party scene.
I started with stamping and colouring some of the farm animals from the Oink, Cluck and Moo sets with my Copic markers. I used their coordinating dies to cut them out.
As I used warm tones, I decided to build the scene on kraft cardstock instead of blue. When I was happy with the arrangements, I adhered all the critters with either liquid glue or 3D foam squares.
I love the sentiments in these farm sets, I stamped a bunch of them on vellum die cut Speech Bubbles using StazOn black ink. I placed them around the critters, so it looks like they are having a conversation 🙂 Isn’t it cute?
As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents here and there.
Today I brought you a cartoon inspired motivational card. I am a big Disney fan and when I first saw the Wonderland stamp set from Pink and Main, I was literally jumping from joy. The characters are so cute and the quotes made me smile.
I started with stamping an colouring the images with Copic markers. I die cut them all with their coordinating dies.
Then I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a white, a pink and a blue violet piece. I also used it to cut down a green piece of cardstock which I cut again with a small scalloped border die to stand for grass for my scene.
Before attaching the grass and all the images, I sponged very lightly some light blue ink on the white rectangle. I also stamped the sentiment with blue violet ink. I popped up the images with 3D foam squares and added some flower sequins.
For the background I chose a pretty bow one from the Something Whimsy paper pad and covered an A2 sized card front with it and adhered all the rectangles turned at an angle before adhering the focal panel.
As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the glasses, clock, bottle and bows, just to make them even cuter.
I hope you liked my card today and will check back later for more inspiration with the April Release. Until next time, happy crafting!
After a little break I am back with a clean and simple card for your bestie featuring the newly released Tea-rific stamp and die set from Pink and Main.
I started with stamping one of the pretty tea pots and two cups with a clear embossing ink and poured black embossing powder on it. I love the shiny, deep black outline but if you are not comfortable with using black powder you can always use Versafine Onyx black ink for stamping and clear embossing powder over it.
After heat setting the images I used Altenew watercolour markers and a waterbrush to add colour. I cut the images with the coordinating dies.
I die cut an Eyelet cover from cream textured cardstock, cut it down a little and backed it with a light blue cardstock piece which is 4,25*5,5 inches.
I heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set on a black strip of cardstock using white embossing powder and adhered it to the edge of the lace and popped up the tea pot with the cups.
I hope you liked today’s tea-rific inspiration and will pop in again a bit later for more!
It was quite a busy weekend here, but I managed to squeeze in some me-time and coloured some cute critters from Lawn Fawn. I immagined a scene where ducks organise a picnic – I was totally inspired by Peppa the pig, which my kids watch every day at breakfast.
So I looked through my really big Lawn Fawn stash – which was a pleasure on its own – and selected stamp sets for my scene: Rub-a-dub-dub, Critters in the forest, Baked with love, Happy summer, Make lemonade, Butterfly kisses, Christmas dreams and So smooth. I coloured everything with Copic markers and cut out with the coordinating dies.
Then I took an aqua patterned paper from the Watercolor wishes paper pad as my background, and cut grass from a green toned one. I also die cut a Stitched Scalloped Rectangle frame from white woodgrain cardstock.
I assembled the picnic scene and stamped a sentiment from the Rub-a-dub-dub stamp set using black and Merman inks.
I adhered everything flat except for the mummy duck and the little duck on the side, for which i used 3D foam squares.
I covered the butterflies with a clear shimmer pen, added glossy accents to the beaks and legs of the ducks and emphasized their eyes with a black glaze pen.
I also added liquid glue to the bottom of the clouds and coated them with Chunky glitters. I also scattered a bunch of irridescent mini butterflies from Studio Katia.