Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Tips & Techniques

No line coloring….color outside the lines!

No line coloring

One of the latest crazes in the papercrafting/card making world is no line coloring.  It produces a beautiful effect, making it look more like you drew the image instead of stamping it.  Ilda Dias shared the stunning piece below on Facebook in Stamp Junkies, which she created by using the no line coloring technique by watercoloring with watercolor crayons. According to Ilda’s post on her blog, it did take her a little bit of time, but the result was remarkable.  Ilda used the Lovely Blooms clear stamp set by Studio Katia.  The watercolor crayons she used were a set she purchased from Michaels, their Recollections brand.  I checked the Michaels website, and while it seems they no longer carry them, you can purchase them on Amazon.  For this technique, Tim Holtz distress crayons, which come in a variety of colors, could also be used.  Check out the post for this gorgeous creation on Ilda’s blog, I Love Doing All Things Crafty.  This is your time to take a chance and color outside the lines! 🙂

 

Posted in Cards - Birthday

Kitty Balloons!

Another stamp company that I discovered this past year was Sunny Studio Stamps.  I have only ordered from them one time, but since they were offering a 20% coupon this past weekend, I went ahead and indulged myself once again! One of the sets that I purchased was the Purrfect Birthday Stamps set, and matching Purrfect Birthday Dies.  Both were used to create the adorable card below.  And, if you are interested, the 20% off is available until tonight (March 5th, 2018) at midnight (PST). Oh yeah…when they send you your purchase, they wrap it in tissue with a cute sticker and thank you on the receipt!  Love!!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Miscellaneous

Peony Re-Vamp

Today I wanted to show you how you can use the same stamp or stamp set and create a totally different look or card.  Let’s face it, this hobby is not cheap, so it is important always helpful :), if our goodies can be used in multiple ways.  Raluca Vezetev shared the card below on the SugarPea Designs blog.  Using the Pretty Peonies stamp set, along with the  SugarCut – Card Front Element Builder that Wendy Ramlakhan used for her “Peony Hello”, Raluca created this gorgeous card with Distress Inks and watercolor cardstock.  Visit Raluca’s blog post on the SugarPea Designs blog for more images and details.  Make sure you take a second look at how you can re-vamp your stamps!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Miscellaneous

A Peony Hello

I always love introducing stamp companies that I have discovered, usually through social media sites such as Instagram or Facebook.  Today, I would like to introduce Sugar Pea Designs.  The card pictured below was designed by Wendy Ramlakhan, for Sugar Pea Designs, and posted on their blog.  I love the colors she used, as well as how she embossed the flower, buds and leaves, in silver.  For the card below, Wendy used the Sugar Pea Designs stamp set Pretty Peonies, SugarCut – Card Front Element Builder,  and the SugarCut – Hello word die.  For the flowers and leaves, she simply water colored those after embossing.  Make sure that you visit Sugar Pea Designs’ website, to see the elegant and whimsical stamps and dies that they offer.  Also, make sure that you visit their blog, for inspiration and chances to win prizes in their blog hops.   You are sure to find some Sugar Pea products that tickle your fancy!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

Posted in Cards - St. Patricks Day

Give some green

We jump right from one holiday to another this time of year….we have barely put away the red and pink for Valentine’s Day, when the green starts popping out for St. Patty’s Day!  I have two cards today that were created using Creative Vision Stamps FOILables.  The photos do not do these cards justice, as the foil is much more shimmery in person! These cards are easy to make in seconds, and look amazing!  All you need is a laminator (which you can get at an office supply store or WalMart), heat transfer foil (from Creative Vision Stamps) and the pre-printed toner sheets (also from from Creative Vision Stamps).  The instructions for how to apply the foil to the pre-printed toner sheets can be found here.  For the two cards below, the St. Patrick’s Day Toner Sheets, FOILables Pattern Pack Toner Sheets – Geometric 6, and FOILables Pattern Pack Toner Sheets – Geometric 13. Not only are these cards quick and easy, but they are very economical, so you really get more for your buck! Make sure that you check out the Creative Vision Stamps website, to see the wide selection of images that comes on the toner sheets, as well as Creative Vision’s stamp line.  This is your chance to make a card using a new technique, that is super quick and easy!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

 

Posted in Cards - Hearts / Love, Tips & Techniques

Happy Valentines Day!

The card that I want to share today was created by Ardyth Percy-Robb, using A Jillian Vance Design products.  It was made using a masking technique, that is shown in the video below.  Ardyth used the Lovely Hearts Inkboss Inkpression Plate, Stitched Dots Heart Die Set, Grande Greetings Love Word Die, Celebrate Cake Stamp Set, and Stitched Dot Rectangle Backdrop Die Set.  It appears that she used Catherine Pooler inks, which I have not yet tried, but I have seen a lot of positive feedback about them.  I think this looks like a fun, simple and easy card.  I, personally, enjoy fun effects that are easy and not complicated.  Masking is just one of those techniques that creates beauty with minimal effort.  Take a cruise over to A Jillian Vance Designs’ website and have a look the variety of products that they offer.  Also, make sure and check out Ardyth’s blog, MASKerade, for more of her beautiful creations!

Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda

Posted in Cards - Any Occassion, Cards - Miscellaneous

Soar….

I found this adorable card created by Katelyn Grosart on Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook page.  I love hot air balloon images and dies, so that definitely was what first caught my eye about this card.  But I think what really makes it stand out is the colors of the vintage themed patterned paper that Katelyn used.  The dies that she used from Elizabeth Craft Designs are Vintage Balloon Race, Free as a Bird, and Stitched Fishtails. The stamp set that she used from Elizabeth Craft Designs was the Soar Collection. And guess what?  The patterned paper even came from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Viaggi Vintage Patterned Paper.  You literally can get everything you need to recreate this card on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website!  Make sure you check out Katelyn’s blog, A Creative Journey, for more awe-inspiring creativeness.  Also, check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs website, as you are sure to find an unlimited supply of dies and stamps that will let your creativity soar!

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Eat, sleep, create, repeat.

Rhonda