Monday, August 14, 2017

Fresh Squeezed With Kara

Hey guys! How've ya been? It's Kara and I'm back to share a card with you today. This card design came together because, honestly, I wanted to make a mess!

I tend to keep my designs clean and simple, but these new Summer Citrus sets have me thinking of splashes of juice! I went through my WPlus9 stash and came across Milk & Cookies. These adorable bottles can be stamped to look like they're full of more than just milk. The fresh squeezed flag stamp in the set is perfect for this card too! I wanted the straws to look like they were inside the bottles so I stamped the rim of the bottle on them as well as the juice at the bottom. This way when I placed the straw on the bottle it didn't look like the straw was in front.  Adding the vellum over top adds to the look of the straw in the bottle. The juice is stamped in Hayride Dye Ink.

Now, I set aside my bottles, flag, and a few accents from Summer Citrus, and got on with the mess.  The best way I know how to create the look I was after is with Distress Inks.  I like to rub the ink cubes onto an acrylic block or craft mat and spritz it with water. I dipped my cardstock a few times in the Mustard Seed, drying in between. Once I was happy with that, I added some splatters with the Spiced Marmalade.

I added a few small black dots with one of my all time favorite little stamps from the Dream Believer stamp set.  I accented those with small black enamel dots.  I positioned my juice bottles on my card front and then went to work on my sentiment.  I loved the 'We're just better together' sentiment from Milk & Cookies.  I stamped it on a label cut with one of the new Basic Labels dies.  I added the Basic Greetings die cut 'friend' to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dimensional Petunias Pattern with Yana

Hello friends! This is Yana and I hope you are having a fabulous week!

After sharing a dimensional stamped pattern with Southern Summer Florals in this post, I wanted to try out this idea again, and stamp additional dimensional patterns using other florals from my stash. I haven’t used Petunias in a while, so I picked the Petunia Builder set for this card.

I started working on this project by stamping 5 of each images (I planned to use 5 clusters for the card) using various colors of ink - shades of yellow, pink, blue and green. I went with a classic color combo, but these obviously can be stamped using any other colors you like.

Instead of using white paper for my stamping, I stamped images and later a background onto WPlus9 Oatmeal cardstock - I wanted to change things up a bit and use something other than white. If you’ve never tried this - give it a shot, the result will be quite different.

Next, I stamped a background using one of the images from the Borders & Backgrounds 1 in Shell Pink ink color and foam mounted it onto an A2 top folding card base made out of the same Oatmeal cardstock.

I grouped images into 5 clusters and foam mounted each onto my background forming a pattern. To add additional interest to my background I used Nuvo Drops in Gloss White and added white enamel dots onto each of the pink stamped dots on my background. Finally, I added a white heat embossed sentiment that reads “It Takes a Long Time To Grow An Old Friend”, using the Modern Anemones stamp set and Basic Greetings Die.

Ink colors used to stamp images:

  • Pinks: Little Piggy, Sweet Gelato, Cranberry Crush
  • Yellow: Wild Mango, Pumpkin Spice, Coconut Husk
  • Blue: Lake House, Falling For Blue, Nautical Navy
  • Green: Last Leaf, Appletini

Have fun stamping!

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WPlus9 Petunia Builder Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 1 Stamps
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WPlus9 Modern Anemones Stamp Set
WPlus9 Modern Anemones Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Basic Greetings Dies
WPlus9 Basic Greetings Dies
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WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink
WPlus9 Lake House Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Falling For Blue Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Nautical Navy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Nautical Navy Dye Ink
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Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
Wplus9 Shell Pink Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
WPlus9 Little Piggy Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Sweet Gelato Dye Ink
WPlus9 Sweet Gelato Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Cranberry Crush Dye Ink
WPlus9 Cranberry Crush Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
WPlus9 Last Leaf Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Appletini Dye Ink
WPlus9 Appletini Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink
WPlus9 Wild Mango Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Pumpkin Spice Dye Ink
WPlus9 Pumpkin Spice Dye Ink
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WPlus9 Coconut Husk Dye Ink
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Building a Scene with Kelly ft. Garden Buddies

Hello Crafters! Do you have stamps sets you've purchased that when you bought them you had big plans for but then life just got in the way? Or new stuff found a home in your craft room? or you just plain forgot the wonderful adorable stamps you have waiting for you?

Yeah, me too.

When Garden Buddies first came out I had all kinds of ideas including doing a charming little garden scene for these cutie pies. Unfortunately, it just never came to fruition and time passed by with no uber adorable scene card in sight.

Until today!!

Plus, I got to pair it with the new Bigtop background stamp which really helped set the scene in this card. It's almost like the card knew to wait until I could pair them together haha!

You can watch the whole video below but be warned it's a bit longer. Scene cards just are more time consuming, however, it's usually worth it!


Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

The fence really started all that crazy detail but I can't be too sorry about it. I love the way it turned out! Exactly the super cute scene I saw in my head :)

Thanks for visiting!


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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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