Sunday, March 29, 2020

Something To Brighten Your Day

I hope all is well and you're surviving this stay-at-home situation.  
I've been following along the internet with Facebook, You-tube, Instagram and blogs as I'm sure most of us have.
So many exceptional projects and fabulous designers offering hours upon hours of instruction and inspiration.  
Most of us have had many extra hours in our studios to play and discover all our supplies again.  I have taken this opportunity to focus a few days at a time on one medium and stamps that I feel deserve some love.
Today I want to share projects featuring Rina K and Gina K products.
Rina's new Electro-pop palette is so fun and bright. 

This first card is Screamin Green Neon Glitz over a green inked background.  I also stamped the leaves with Hello Yellow and Screamin Green Ink.  I finished the card up with black accents.


This next card uses the donuts that I made several weeks ago and I found in my stash.  
Once again I inked the background using Rina K Rockin Red and Poppin Pink Ink.
Using a stencil I put Poppin Pink Neon Glitz on the card front.  I finished the card off with the donuts and mounted on a cardfront with a black accent layer.

The card next in line is simple and elegant.  This card features items from the Gina K line.  As always I used my signature black on this card and needed to prep the black paper in order for the Turquoise Sea Glitz Glitter Gel to pop.  I started by using white pigment ink through the bubble stencil.  By doing this  first step my glitz gel will be more visible.
Stamping the large flower image from the Daisy Delight set and accenting a few areas with Copic markers.  I call this done.

This last card is my favorite.  Starting with the black panel, I wanted to try a decofoil color from my stash.  I've had the Opal foil for a long time but with its  translucency the color never showed up much on paper.  Well, with the new Blanco Transfer Gel, its the perfect solution to use before foiling.  I love the diagonal design from the stencil and how this step turned out.  Now it needs a focal image and sentiment.  Using Gina K Stamp & Foil Butterfly Kisses set and Rina K Electro-pop inks I stamped three images.  They looked a little flat so I stencils each butterfly with the matching Neon Glitz Gel.

I hope you enjoyed these cards and they brightened your day.

Take care and stay healthy.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Altenew March 2020 Washi Tapes Release Blop Hop+Giveaway

It's time once again for another fabulous Washi Tape release.  Thanks for joining our blog hop, hopefully you started at the Altenew Card Blog, if not please go back and start at the beginning so you don't miss anything.  
You should have landed here from the blog of  Kymona Tracey and 'wow' how about that inspiration.

The entire new collection can be found here, so be sure to check everything out.

The first card I want to share is very simple.  I started by using the newly released Bursting Dahlia Stencil and inked a very simple background. I love the new Summer Afternoon Washi set with the coordinating colors.  I selected 3 washi tapes and placed them on the card front.  The Parlor Palm die set was used to add an accent along with the sentiment and enamel dots.

Summer Afternoon Washi Tape Set.jpg

For my next project I did a little fussy cutting after applying my 
Wild Floral Washi to a piece of cardstock.
Wild Flora Washi Tape.jpg

Once again I went back to our last release of stencils and pulled out my new favorite Wild Leopard stencil. Placing a very soft inked background on my panel I then arranged the floral images. This card actually has another new washi tape featured as an accent.  The Morning Glory Palette washi has been placed at the bottom along with the hello sentiment.

My next card features the Sweet Pea Palette Washi Tape
Sweet Pea Palette Washi Tape.jpg

It is fun and easy to create your own background using this thin washi tape.  I like the effect you achieve when you overlap the strips.  Using Forest Glades paper for my layered panel and accent on the sentiment helps pull the colors together.  Once again the featured sentiment is from the hello and hugs set.  Enamel dots finish off this card.

My last projects features Marbled Dream Washi
Marbled Dream Washi Tape.jpg
I covered a panel with the washi tape and then selected the Mega Thanks die for a dynamic, focal sentiment.
I couldn't resist using my signature black on this card by using the Pegboard Canvas Cover die over by Birchwood card front.  I also gold embossed a floral image from the Sweet Peas  stamp and die set which is placed on the upper left of the card.

For the fun stuff

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 3/18/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/21/2020. 

The complete blog hop list is below, and your next stop is

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop.


Friday, March 6, 2020

Butterflies from Neat & Tangled

I saw this butterfly stamp recently and knew it would be so much fun to color.  
It's a recent Neat & Tangled release,
'Butterfly Beauties'

The first card I used Copic markers BV00, BV11, V25, BG90, BG93, BG96, G000, G00.
I stenciled a background panel using Gina K's Mandala Burst Stencil and Whisper Amalgam Ink.
My sentiment is a layered 'hugs' die from HoneyBee.
I finished off with some Lucy's Gems

My second card was also colored using Copic markers E51, E21, YR65, E97, E99, Y32, Y35, YR68.
The stencil I selected for this card is SO89 Stegmiller from StencilGirl.  I used several colors of Distress Ink to create the pattern.  
Once again I finished off with Lucy's Gems.

Thanks for stopping by today


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Altenew Educator "For the Love of Flowers" Bog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Thanks for joining our Educators Blog Hop today.  I am honored and blessed to be part of this talented group of designers.  

You should have landed here from Nenette S. Madero's blog.  If not please go back and see her inspiration.

We were asked to share a project focusing on flowers for this blog.So who doesn't love flowers and isn't that what Altenew is all about?  

My first project uses flowers as the focal on the card.  I love the Ornate Cover Die which can stand alone, but I wanted to add the accent flowers from the Hennah Elements stamp and die set.  One of my other loves from Altenew are the 6 X 6 paper packs.  The Celestial pack was perfect for this project to add a background under my cover die.
Using vellum I stamped the sentiment from the Crystal Frames Stamp and Die set.  My flowers were stamped and then I used Honey Drizzle and Forest Glades Crisp dye ink the brush the edges with color.  My finishing touch was enamel dots from the Pocketful of Sunshine set.

My next project sticks with my love of 'Black' and my first try using
I used Stonehenge Black watercolor paper and loved the result.  Using the Build-A-Flower Japanese Mum, the image was embossed first which I'm not totally sure was necessary.  I love to watercolor and will be pulling these out again soon to play.
I started out by using the Circle Quilt Cover Die over my card front.  It's very hard to see in the picture, but I used the Altenew Birchwood paper under the die.  
The sentiment is from the Hello & Hugs die set, which has quickly become  my favorite.
To finish off the project I placed gems on the background.

This last project I share is a card that I have previously posted. It features the Build-A-Flower Camellia with the sentiment coming from the Build-A-Flower Anemone set.  I used the large flower for the focal point and the flower image to make a subtle background print.  I love to use black in my projects so once again that makes the images 'pop'.  Altenew Crisp Dye inks used are Coral Bliss and Fresh Leaf.
This card is a total reflection of my style so I wanted to share one more time.

Now for the fun stuff!

Prize info: Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 3/11/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 3/14/2020.

There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 gift certificate to our store!

Special offer: Save 15% off on ALL Stamp & Die Bundles from 3/5/2020 at 12:01 AM EST until 3/6/2020 at 11:59 PM EST. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases. Excludes February 2020 release products. 

Thanks for stopping by and supporting all the educators with our blog hop.

Your next stop on the blog is Eva Bussom, so continue on your blog journey.