Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thanks a Bunch...for small stamps!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Sometimes, a card doesn't need a big focal image to be impactful. Sometimes, the small images on a stamp sets is all that you need. That's what I did on this card using Paper Smooches, Friendly Flowers. I rounded up 6 small stamps to create my own patterned paper which I always enjoy because I get the freedom to make what I know I will use!


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The simple outline on the images combined with a solid blue rectangle with rounded edges set off the large patterned banner. I simple sentiment gets straight to the point.

I used the same small images on the inside of the card to tie the front of the card to the inside.

I am entering this card into the My Favorite Things: Sketch Challenge, Color Throw Down: Color Challenge, Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes, Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge,  and Paper Smooches: Monthly Challenge.


 Paper Smooches ChallengeSimon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
 Crafty Sentiments Challenge
 Color Throw Down Challenge
 My Favorite Things Challeneges


Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Recollections: 65lb. White Cardstock and 110 lb. White Cardstock.
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Friendly Flowers, Lawn Fawn: Critters In The Jungle
Inks (stamping): Memento - Bamboo Leaves, VersaMark.
Inks (blending): Memento - Bamboo Leaves, Stampin' Up - Ballet Blue
Tools: Tim Holtz - Round Blending Tool and Blending Foam; Embossing Bag
Embossing Powder: Recollections - Snow (White); Embossing Tool: Recollections
Dies: My Favorite Things - Blueprints 30  Die Cutting Machine: BigShot
Adhesive: Scotch -Quick-dry and ATG; 3M Foam Tape

Stay crafty my friends,

~Nikita

Animal Magic Challenge

Hi Crafters,

With life continually throwing me curve balls. It's been hard to craft. I have recently had to move and I wasn't able to take NEARLY as much supplies as I would've liked to. I tried to focus on those stamp  sets that were pretty universal. I had lost my crafty mojo dealing with life.

I recently started to look back into craft challenges, which is always a good way to get those creative juices flowing again. I was able to get back into crafty things, thanks to this cute little card using the Wild Thang stamp set from Tiddly Inks.


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Look at this cute little guy (or gal!)

I used Copic Markers to color him in, white pigment ink to stamp the foot prints, and set all the layers off using gold embossing power. I used the Copic Marker in YG17 to color my pearl embellishments. That's a great tip if you don't have pearls or sequins in a color you need. Just color them up using alcohol markers, make sure that you are using a clear or simi-clear base to start with.

I am entering this card into the Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Anything Goes, Tiddly Inks Challenge: Animal Magic, Mojo Monday: 487 Card Sketch, and The Daily Marker: 30 Day Color Challenge #7.


30 Day Color Challenge #7


 Crafty Sentiments Challenge


 Mojo Monday



Supplies are as follows:
Paper: Spectrum Nior: Ultra Smooth Premium 100 lb. White Cardstock; Recollections: 85lb Kraft Cardstock and 110 lb. White Cardstock.
Stamps: Tiddly Inks: Wild Thang.
Inks (stamping): Memento - Tuxedo Black, Memento Luxe Ink - Wedding Dress; VersaMark.
Embossing Powder: Recollections - Gold; Embossing Tool: Recollections
Embellishments: Recollections - Pearls
Copic Colors: Y11, YG11, YG06, YG17, G24, W3, YR21, YR24, E31, E33, R85, E37, E39, B00, B02, C1, C3
Dies: We R Memory Keepers - 21 Nested Circles  Die Cutting Machine: BigShot
Adhesive: Scotch -Quick-dry and ATG; 3M Foam Tape.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Nikita