SugarPea Designs

Thanks a Bunch

Hi there! My card today features the “Chunky Monkey” stamps from SugarPea Designs. I’ve been taking a class from Kit and Clowder on coloring animals and decided to play around with creating some fur texture on these little guys. These images are a little small to use the fur technique with, but I invested quite a bit of time coloring them, so I thought they should make an appearance on a card.

I kept the design of the card simple with lots of white space to really make the monkeys the main focus.

I started by die-cutting a piece of white cardstock using the largest Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackable. Then, I die-cut this piece using a My Favorite Things Stitched Dome Stax die.

I stamped the sentiment from this stamp set, applied dimensional foam tape to the back of this piece and adhered it to my card base.

I Copic airbrushed the Dome die-cut with Y11, Y15, G20, and G43 and adhered this piece inside the white cardstock on the card base.

 

 

I colored up all of the images and die-cut them using the coordinating dies to this set. I used dimensional adhesive on the areas of the images inside the dome shape and liquid adhesive where they are adhered to the white cardstock.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Essentials by Ellen

Hocus Pocus

Happy Friday! I’ve got another Halloween card to share today and this one was so fun! I love this little bear from the EllenHutson Essentials by Ellen stamp set called “All Inside”. There’s 2 accessory stamp sets that go along with this one with all sorts of fun stuff for bear to hold onto and wear. I’ve used the “Bear Ware 2″ stamp set for all of the Halloween accessories.

I started off by cutting a 3″x 4″ piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and sponging Black Soot and Wilted Violet distress inks on the rougher side of the cardstock and then spritzed a little water all over.

I then cut a piece of black cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4” and die-cut a Spellbinders oval Nestabilities die on the right side overlapping the edge.

Next I stamped the Hocus Pocus in Versamark and heat embossed with fine detail white embossing powder. This stamp is a WaltzingMouse stamp no longer in production, sadly.

 

I colored all of the images with Copics and die-cut them using the coordinating dies to these stamp sets. I just love how the bear die cuts around his arms making it easy to tuck things under them!

To assemble, I cut a 1/2″ x 5″ piece of Graphic45 paper from the Happy Haunting collection and adhered it to my kraft card base on the right side. I then adhered the watercolor cardstock to the back of the black cardstock, lining up the right edges and adhered this overlapping the patterned paper.

I added glossy accents to the bubbles and the witch’s brew for an extra creepy effect.

I can’t wait to get bear decked out for Christmas!

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Neat and Tangled

Go Wild!

Hi there! I’ve got a fun birthday card to share today using the Neat and Tangled Wild Ones stamps. I really love all of the different looks you can get from this set since most of the accessories are individual stamps like the present, birthday hat, etc.

I started this by stamping all of the images on eclipse masking tape (I stamped the balloon twice). Then, I die-cut a piece of white cardstock using the large rectangular die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 31 die-namics set. I like to figure out my scenes first using the masks of the stamps, so I positioned all of the masked images the way I wanted the final stamped scene to appear.

Next, I die-cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock using the same die from the Blueprints 31 set. Starting with the most forward image in my scene (the birthday hat), I placed the cardstock with the masked images in my MISTI and positioned the hat stamp over the hat mask and closed the cover to attach the stamp.

I then swapped out the cardstock and placed my Neenah cardstock in the MISTI to stamp the hat image in the perfect position. I pulled the hat mask from the cardstock piece and masked off my stamped image, moving on to the snake image. I followed this same technique until all of the images were stamped and masked.

Before coloring the images with Copics, I airbrushed around them with Copic Y000. I like to do this first before coloring just in case something goes wrong with the airbrushing. I’d hate to spend a ton of time coloring images and then ruin it afterwards. A word of caution though— choose your background color(s) carefully because it makes color selection of the images much harder to create harmony.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Neat and Tangled Hooray stamps at the top and a sentiment from the Wild Ones set.

I hope you enjoyed my card today and thanks for stopping by!

Waffle Flower

Trick or Treat!

Hi there! Halloween is quickly approaching and Bear’s on a broomstick! I’ve mentioned this before, but I really have a thing for the Bear series of stamps from Waffle Flower. This set is new this season and called “Boo!”

I started by cutting a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and stamped the bear. To create the moon, I die-cut a circle from cardstock, placed the cardstock overlapping the bear image and traced around the circular die-cut area with a Copic multi liner.

I colored the background with Copics using Y000 for just a hint of yellow on the moon and then BV01 and BV02 and the colorless blender to create a bit of moon glow. For the sky I used BV17 and then colored trees with C9 and C7.

 

To finish the card, I stamped a bat from this set and die-cut it using the coordinating dies. I used a little dimensional adhesive to adhere.

The sentiment is from a Recollections stamp set from Michaels and I stamped it in Versamark and heat embossed with a white detail embossing powder on black cardstock. This is also adhered with dimensional adhesive.

I’ll probably do a few more Halloween cards before the 31st. I didn’t go crazy with buying a bunch of new Halloween stamps this year, but I did go crazy with Christmas so I’m anxious to get to those!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

My Favorite Things

BITTY BIRTHDAY BEARS

Happy Friday! I couldn’t wait to play with this new stamp set from MFT called “Bitty Bears”! These little guys are adorable and I needed to whip up a quick birthday card, so they really helped me out.

First, I cut a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and inked Distress Oxide inks in Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron using a blending tool. I splattered a little water all over it and let it air dry.

Then, I placed an MFT stitched Circle Stax die-namics face down on the cardstock and used it to create a debossed effect in my BigShot. The sandwich I used was the multi-purpose platform on tab 2, cutting plate, rubber mat, cardstock (with die) and the second cutting plate. If you want to use the die to create an embossed effect, you would place the cardstock face down with the die on the back of the cardstock.

I colored the bitty bears with Copics and die-cut them using the coordinating dies to this set. I popped up the middle bear with dimensional adhesive to add a little extra interest.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the MFT Handwritten Happiness stamp set and matted the cardstock on a piece of MFT patterned paper cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

My Favorite Things

BONJOUR!

Hi again! I thought I’d start the new week off with a simple card and ease back into things. I truly haven’t had the time or desire to craft much this month and I’m about to change that this week. Doing something creative every day is something that I really depend on to de-stress and be happy, so it’s time to make the time!

For this card, I started by cutting a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamped the eiffel tower image from the MFT Mon Cheri stamp set. I masked the image and then taped a flourish stencil across the top of the cardstock. I used a 12×12 DecoArt “Parisian Street” stencil and airbrushed with Copic YR20, YR61 and E01.

While the image was still masked, I airbrushed the background starting with R00 and RV91, then some E70 in the middle and finished off with E41 along the bottom. I then colored the eiffel tower with Copics.

 

 

Next, I stamped, colored and die-cut the Parisian girl from this set and adhered her using dimensional adhesive.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and added a few sequins for a little shine.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and I hope you also make a little time this week to be creative!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

You Are koalafied for a hug!

Hi again and happy Friday!  I haven’t been able to do much crafting or post over the past couple weeks due to family circumstances and Hurricane Irma rolling through town and knocking out our power for a few days, but I’m finally back with a new card to share.

I’ve used quite a few MFT products on this one and the cute koala stamp is from Gerda Steiner Designs “You’re Koalafied” stamp set.

First I cut a piece of white cardstock 3 3/4″ x 5″ and a piece of vellum 4 3/4″ x 6″. I created a stencil out of the vellum piece by die-cutting an MFT Stitched Dome Stax die-namics die about 1 1/2″ from the top edge of the vellum and centered left and right. I then taped the vellum over the white cardstock overlapping the edges of the white cardstock by 1″ all around (this gave me an edge of the vellum to tape down).

I airbrushed the dome area using Copic Y21 and then taped an MFT Radiating Rays stencil over the top of the vellum and airbrushed again with Copic Y23 and Y26.

I added a thin die-cut strip of green cardstock using the MFT Grassy Edges die-namics  and stamped, colored and die-cut my koala from the Gerda Steiner Designs set. I stamped a sentiment from this set below the scene.

For the “hug” sentiment, I airbrushed a small piece of white cardstock using Copic YR61, YR02, YR65 and R01 and then die-cut from this piece using the MFT Hugs die-namics die. I cut the “s” off of the end of this die-cut to fit my sentiment.

The patterned paper underneath is an MFT paper.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

My Favorite Things

Hip, Hippo, Hooray!

Hip, hippo, hooray! It’s Friday! I’ve been playing again with the MFT Happy Hippos stamp set. Love these cute hippos!

I started this card with the cloud background by die-cutting a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock using the small rounded rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints 31 die-namics. I airbrushed the clouds using Copic B00 and the MFT Mini Cloud Edges stencil.

Next, I die-cut a piece of MFT patterned paper using the larger rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints 31 die-namics, matted the cloud background on it and then adhered the piece to my card base.

I stamped and colored the images with Copics, then die-cut them using the coordinating dies to this set. I adhered the hippo and bird first, and then adhered a piece of black floss using a few drops of glossy accents to create the curves in the string. I then adhered the balloons and bow over the end of the floss.

To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and die-cut around it using the MFT Stitched Sentiment Strip die-namics, adhered it to a piece of teal cardstock and cut a thin border around the die-cut.

Hope you have a fantastic Labor Day weekend and thanks for stopping by!

My Favorite Things

Unleash Your Inner Beast

Hi, I’m back! I had to take a little blogging break while I had lots of family visiting last week. I’m back to crafty adventures again and it feels great!

My card for today features a few MFT goodies. First I die-cut various leaves from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock using the MFT Wild Greenery die-namics. I colored the leaves with various shades of green Copics.

Next, I stamped, colored and die-cut the tiger image from the MFT Fierce Friends stamp set and coordinating die-namics.

I  then die-cut 2 pieces of dark brown cardstock and 1 piece of green cardstock using the MFT Grassy Fields die-namics.

To assemble, I cut a piece of patterned paper to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and matted it on a dark brown cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″. I adhered this to my kraft card base.

Then, I began layering and adhering all of the larger die-cut leaves to the center top of the paper. I adhered the die-cut grassy borders across the card, overlapping the large leaves just a bit, and finished my scene by adhering the tiger image and 2 small leaves slightly in front of him.

To finish the card, I cut a small piece of white cardstock and inked it with Memento inks in Cantaloupe and Potter’s Clay, stamped a sentiment from this stamp set and die-cut around the sentiment using a die from the MFT Oval Word Window Frames die-namics. I then adhered the sentiment using dimensional adhesive.

He’s peeking out ready to pounce. Thankfully he looks pretty happy, so hopefully he won’t bite.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and thanks for stopping by!

Clearly Besotted

Let Your Dreams Soar

Happy Friday! I’ve got a little pterodactyl to share today because, why not? All of the stamps I used on this card are from one of my favorite dinosaur stamp sets, the Clearly Besotted You Rock set.

This one’s pretty simple. I cut a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and then stamped and masked all of the images.

I airbrushed the sky with Copic E02 and R21 and then airbrushed the ground with E43, E42 and E41.

I colored all of the images with Copics and stamped the sentiment last.

To finish it off, I cut a strip of black patterned paper to 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and adhered it to the bottom of the cardstock, then matted my scene on an orange patterned paper cut 4″ x 5 1/4″.

Hope your weekend is crafty and fabulous!

Thanks for stopping by!