Sending Clear Butterflies

Happy Thursday! I had the pleasure of spending some time at the Lake for a few days, hence my absence. It rained a lot and the puppies got sick but it was still nice to get away none the less. My parents were also away in Disney with my Brother, Erika and the kids. Taylor pet sat for me and enjoyed a little time having her own place. I can’t believe that it’s almost the end of August… where did the summer go?!

I really have been enjoying my little obsession with hot foiling! I watched a video by Carissa Wiley a while ago and she had done it on acetate. I definitely had to give that a try! I also decided to jump on the paper strips bandwagon! To make the strips I used the Pinkfresh Slim Stripes Dies. I cut out two colors of Blue 110lb and some Gold Foil. They are added to a Slimline Card base at an angle with Bearly Arts Glue. I used my Paper Trimmer to trim off the excess. My butterflies are foiled using the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Crafter’s Companion Gold Foil onto a piece of Heat Resistant Acetate. They are cut out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Dies. My sentiment is from the Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Collection and is also foiled in the same gold. I cut it out using the included matching die along with a few extras so that I could stack them for some dimension. I added the butterflies and sentiment to the card along with a few The Stamp Market Clear Droplets and called the card done!

I hope that you like today’s card. It’s clean and I think that clear foiled butterflies are really cool! Thank you very much for visiting with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

  • Hot Foil Plates
    • Pinkfresh Small Butterflies
    • Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments
  • Hot Foil
    • Crafter’s Companion Gold
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh Slim Stripes and Small Butterflies
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollections Blues 110lb
    • The PaperCut Gold Mirror Foil
  • Specialty
    • Heat Resistant Acetate
  • Embellishments
    • The Stamp Market Clear Droplets
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Crafter’s Companion Foilpress
    • Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Embrace Silver & Blues

Hi there peeps and a happy Monday to you all! I had a nice weekend and did something that I haven’t done in a very long time. On Saturday I took a ride into the city and picked up my friend Kim. We went downtown so I could go and see The Ink Pad’s new location. They have been there for well over a year but because of everything that has been going on I haven’t really been in the city. The new shop is nice and packed with fun stuff! Unfortunately Anna wasn’t there but I did get to see Patrice. I of course picked up a few things! LOL! Yesterday my friend George helped me do some things to my car and then Heather made a delicious dinner. A nice weekend indeed!

My card for today uses the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate again! I think I’m a little addicted to hot foiling!I used my Gemini Jr. and the Gemini Foilpress along with the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Silver Glimmer Foil to create the butterflies.

Next up I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Stencil and Concord & 9th Midnight, Peacock, Oceanside and Aqua Sky Ink to add color.

I then cut them out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Dies. For the background I cut a piece of Dark Blue Card Stock with the Pinkfresh Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid Die. It’s trimmed to 8 1/4 by 3 1/4 and adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb. For the leaves I used the Pinkfresh Curvy Leaves Die and cut them from Silver Foil Card Stock. They are added to the card base with Bearly Arts Glue. The butterflies are adhered with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Butterflies Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb. It’s also adhered to the card with Foam Tape. For a little more sparkle I added a few Crystal Confetti. I don’t use much silver or blue and I actually really love them together! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! I appreciate your visit and wish you a pleasant day!

  • Stamp Set
    • Pinkfresh Butterflies
  • Ink
    • Concord & 9th Midnight, Peacock, Oceanside and Aqua Sky
    • Versamark
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh Small Butterflies, Curvy Leaves and Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid
  • Hot Foil Plate
    • Pinkfresh Small Butterflies
  • Foil
    • Spellbinders Silver
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollection Dark Blue 110lb
    • Stampin’ Up! Silver Foil
  • Embellishments
    • The Stamp Market Crystal Confetti
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr. and Foilpress
    • Heat Tool
    • Blending Brushes

Eclectic Day

Happy Friday the 13th! I didn’t realize it was Friday the 13th until I looked at my phone this morning. It has been extremely hot and humid here for the past few days. It rained yesterday evening for about 20 minutes and was even more humid after that! It’s supposed to be a little better today but not much. Maybe some more time in the craft closet today to stay out of the heat?!

My card for today features a layering die set from Concord & 9th and is a mini slimline. I started by creating my background ink blending some Distress Oxide Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Mowed Lawn onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with my Blending Brushes. That is adhered to a card base cut to 6 1/4 by 6 1/2 and folded in half. The finished card base is 6 1/4 by 3 1/4. Next up I used the Concord & 9th Plaid Card Front Thin Die to cut a piece of Black 110lb Card Stock. I trimmed it from it’s A2 size to fit better on my mini slimline card and adhered it with Bearly Arts Glue. My flowers are cut out using the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies from Rose Chintz and Garden Green. I added the flowers to the stems and leaves and then used my Prismacolor Pencils to add some details. They are also adhered to the card with Bearly Arts Glue. For the sentiment I heat embossed one from the Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing powder onto another piece of Black 110lb and trimmed it with my Paper Trimmer. It’s added to the card with 3M Foam Tape. It needed something more so I dug through my stash and found some Goosebumps that I got years ago and added them to the flower centers.

I love the envelope dies from Pinkfresh so I made a coordinating envelope using the Mini Slimline one. A nice simple card that would perfect for a birthday! I hope that you enjoyed my project for today. Thanks so much for spending a little time here and I hope that you have a fabulous weekend!

  • Stamps
    • Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden
  • Ink
  • Embossing Powder
    • Hero Arts White
  • Pencils
    • Prismacolor Premiere
  • Dies
    • Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden and Plaid Card Front Thin
    • Pinkfresh Essentials Mini Slimline Envelope
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 80lb and 110lb
    • My Colors Rose Chintz
    • Stampin’ Up! Garden Green
    • Recollections Black 110lb
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Embellishments
    • Queen & Co. Twinkle Goosebumps
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Heat Tool
    • Blending Brushes

Wonderful Bees & Flowers

Hello and happy mid-week! I had the pleasure of having my niece and nephew over yesterday. Daniel is addicted Apple Arcade and likes to play it on the 58″ TV and Tristan loves to play with Cali. I really am lucky that I get to spend as much time with them as I do and enjoy every minute of it!

I have been loving the new Hero Arts Fancy Dies and wanted the ones that I used to make today’s card for a while. Add a little color with Copics or watercolors and they come to life! I started by cutting out all of the dies from the Hero Arts Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies with Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with my Gemini Jr. I left them in the negatives and used my Copics to add some color to them. Once they were all colored in I set about making my background. To do that I used Blending Brushes and Hero Arts Reactive Splash and Green Apple Inks blended onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock. The background is adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I arranged the flowers and bees and then used Glad Press-n-Seal to pick them up. To adhere then to the card base I used a combination of Bearly Arts Glue and Foam Tape. The greeting is from an old My Monthly Hero Kit and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto Black 110lb Card Stock. To cut it out I used one of the dies from the Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL and added it to the card with Foam Tape. For a little sparkle I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on the wings of the bees and Crystal Confetti from The Stamp Market.

I really do love those flowers and bees! Makes for an easy and quick card with big impact! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and as always I appreciate you stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

  • Stamps
    • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit April 2017
  • Ink
    • Hero Arts Reactive Splash and Green Apple
    • Versamark
  • Markers
    • Copic Y32, Y38, E74, C7, C1, BG10, YG17 and YG67
  • Dies
    • Hero Arts Bees and Flowers Fancy Dies and Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 80lb and 110lb
    • Recollections Black 110lb
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Embellishments
    • Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
    • The Stamp Market Crystal Confetti
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Heat Tool
    • Blending Brushes
    • Glad Press-n-Seal

Rainbow New York City Landmarks

Hi there and a happy Monday to you! I hope that you all had a nice weekend. It was a little overcast here on Saturday, Heather came over and made some dinner and we sat in the backyard. Yesterday it rained all day so Jim stopped by and we just hung around in the house. We ended up watching The Little Things on HBO Max. It was ok, a little slow moving but Jared Leto plays a really convincing creep! LOL!

As I have been going through things in the craft closet I keep finding “new” stuff! I came across this stamp from Carabelle Studios the other day and thought… I don’t want to color it in but I love it, what can I do with it? And this is what I came up with.

I took a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Cardstock and trimmed it to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. Using my Blending Brushes and my Make Art Stay-tion I added Distress Ink in Festive Berries, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet to the panel and then used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying process. Once it was dry I stamped the Carabelle Studio New York Cling Stamp in Versafine Only Black Ink using my Misti. I ended up stamping it three time because the image has so much detail and I wanted to make sure that I didn’t miss anything. Once again I used my Heat Tool to dry the ink. It’s then mounted to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb. For the greeting I used the Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL. The greeting is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto Black 110lb Cardstock and cut out with one of the dies in the set. I added it to the card with Foam Tape. I had read somewhere that if you add Distress Microglaze over Distress Ink it helps to prevent it from fading. I used a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Foam to add it to the card and then buffed it with a paper towel.

I do love the detail in the stamp and adding the Distress Micro Glaze brightened up the colors of the Distress Ink. I can’t remember where I actually got the stamp from but I know that The Ink Pad carries Carabelle Stamps, maybe Anna can order one up for you! I hope that you enjoyed today’s bright and colorful card. Have a yourselves a magnificent Monday!

Product links above are to The Ink Pad In New York City.

Miss You Painted Peony Slimline

Happy Saturday peeps! I’m back with another card using some newish products from Concord & 9th. I have to say that I’m really liking the new slimline and mini slimline card sizes! It’s nice to make something other than an A2 card!

I used the Concord & 9th Painted Peonies Stamp Set and my Misti to stamp the flowers and leaves in Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Poppy, Cranberry, Buttercup, Stardust, Sprout, Parsley, Clover and Evergreen Ink. The coordinating Concord & 9th Painted Peonies Dies are used to cut them out. I added them to a card base that is 8 1/2 by 7, scored at 3 1/2 and folded. For the greeting I choose the miss you from the Concord & 9th Big on You Stamp Set. It’s stamped in Gina K Black Amalgam Ink and cut out with the coordinating Concord & 9th Big on You Dies. I stamped the companion greeting in the same ink and trimmed it out with my Paper Trimmer. The greetings are added to the card with Foam Tape.

I decided to make a coordinating envelope so I got out my Pinkfresh Essentials Slimline Envelope Dies and some Recollections 65lb Black Paper. I really am loving making Slimline cards! It’s so nice to have a different shape to be creative with! Thanks for taking a little time out of your day to visit with me! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Stamps
    • Concord & 9th Painted Peonies and Big on You
  • Ink
    • Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Poppy, Cranberry, Buttercup, Stardust, Sprout, Parsley, Clover and Evergreen
    • Gina K Designs Black Amalgam
  • Dies
    • Concord & 9th Painted Peonies and Big on You
    • Pinkfresh Essentials Slimline Envelope
  • Cardstock
    • Neenah Solar White 80lb and 110lb
    • Recollections Black 65lb 12×12
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
    • 1/8″ Score Tape
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Misti
    • Press ‘n Seal

SIP Challenge 188 – Designer’s Choice!

Hi everyone! It’s back to being cold here in New York. I know Spring is coming but it seems so far away! I had one of those rare nights last night where I only got about 3 hours of sleep. Today should be fun! 😛

It’s Tuesday once again and time for a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog…

I wanted to play with some of the new dies from this month’s Concord & 9th release to make my card for today! I started by using the Concord & 9th Pretty Poppy Dies to cut out some Rose Quartz, Garden Green and Black 110lb for the pieces that I needed to make my flower. I set those aside and used the Concord & 9th Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the cross marks onto my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock in Minty Fresh Ink. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Black Licorice. I assembled my poppy and adhered it to the card base with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. It needed a little bling so I added a few Pink Rhinestones and the card is done! I love the subtle background with the nice bold die cut flower! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Designer’s Choice challenge! Head on over to the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and add your take to the gallery! Thanks for coming by today! Have a great rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:
Stamp Set: Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Minty Fresh and Black Licorice (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Rose Quartz (My Colors), Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!) and Black 110lb (Recollections)
Dies: Pretty Poppy (Concord & 9th)
Embellishments: Pink Rhinestones (Recollections)
Adhesives: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Tonic)
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion)

Paper Craft Crew 327 – Sketch!

Two days in a row?! That hasn’t happened in a long time! LOL! I was FaceTiming with Andrea on Monday and she sent me this week’s sketch to nudge me to make a card. It does feel good to be creating again. The Mojo comes in spurts but at least it’s coming. I’m going to try and get in the Stampin’ Galley again today! Wish me luck! 😀

Today’s card is for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge…

I got to play with some more new goodies from this month’s Concord & 9th release! They are definitely one of my favorite companies! I love the innovative products they come up with! I used the Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouettes Stamps and Dies along with a few other oldies but goodies for my card. To start I stamped the circle of flowers from the Concord & 9th Floral Print Silhouette Photopolymer Stamp Set in Black Licorice, Jalapeño and Sunflower Ink with my Mini MISTI. To cut it out I used the circle die from the Concord & 9th Birthday Basics Dies. Next, I cut out a piece of Sunflower Card Stock with the Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies. My banner is from the Concord & 9th Best Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped two of them in Jalapeño and cut them out with my Scissors. A piece of Fun Foam cut out with another of the Circle Infinity Dies is added to the back of the floral circle and adhered to the Sunflower circle with the banners sandwiched in between. The deer is cut from a piece of Solar White 80lb for the head and some Super Gold Curious Metallic for the antlers. I added the circles to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and stamped my greeting in Black Licorice. The deer is added with 3M Foam Tape. For a little sparkle I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins to the flower centers and applied a heavy coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the deer head. I love that floral circle and actually wish that it was big enough to cover a card front! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch challenge! Stop by the BLOG and see the rest of the Team’s cards and share yours with us in the gallery! Thanks for coming by again today! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:
Stamp Sets: Floral Print Silhouette and Best Banners Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Black Licorice, Jalapeño and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah) and Sunflower (Lawn Fawn)
Specialty: Super Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)
Dies: Floral Print Silhouettes and Birthday Basics (Concord & 9th) and Circle Infinity Dies (Hero Arts)
Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)
Adhesives: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Tonic) and 3M Foam Tape
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion), Mini MISTI and Fun Foam

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SIP Challenge 187 – Monochromatic!

Hey there! How are we all doing today? I’m well, busy which is always good. I have to finish up 80 baby shower invites today that I have been working on for a bit. I’ll post some pics of them in a few weeks. It was a lot but I had so much fun making them, felt good to be crafty! 😀

I can’t believe that it’s Tuesday again! Time for a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge blog…

I got to play with new goodies from this month’s Concord & 9th release to make my card! To start I stamped the paint stroke from the Concord & 9th Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set with Altenew Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet Ink onto Solar White 80lb using my MISTI so that I could double stamp each color. The greeting is stamped in Midnight Violet. Once that was dry I used the friend die from the Concord & 9th Peek-Through Patterns Dies to cut out the word from the stamped panel and a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock.

I adhered the panel to the card base with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card is finished! I love that big die cut friend! Such a cool idea! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Monochromatic Challenge! You can see more inspiration over on the BLOG and we hope to see your card in the gallery! Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:
Stamp Set: Peek-Through Patterns Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)
Ink: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)
Dies: Peek-Through Patterns (Concord & 9th)
Adhesives: Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (Tonic)
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion) and MISTI

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SIP Challenge 186 – Vellum!

Hey there! I hope that your week is off to a good start! I had a nice weekend, got some stuff done, not as much as I wanted to but isn’t that always the case! We are supposed to be getting snow today, I don’t want any of that thanks! LOL! I guess we have been lucky so far and it was bound to run out eventually. Here’s to hoping that it’s only an inch or two. 😀

It’s time once again for a new challenge over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog. This week are focusing on using vellum…

I love vellum! There are so many different ways to add it to your projects! I choose a very subtle way today. The other day I posted on Instagram my first Alcohol Ink background and I used that to make my card. My card was inspired by Amy from Prairie Paper & Ink. The background uses Amethyst and Flamingo Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper with some Alcohol Blending Solution. I used a straw to blow it around and then waited for it to dry a bit before adding some Deco Foil in Gold. To cut it out I used the Concord & 9th Heartstrings Dies, also cutting out a piece of Gold Vellum. That is added, offset, to the back of the colored heart with Glue Tube. My LOVE is cut from Gold Mirror Card using the Concord & 9th Love You So Dies. That is adhered to the heart with more Glue Tube. I added the heart to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. A few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Confetti pieces and the card is done. I kept it simple as to not take away from the cool alcohol ink heart! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! There is more inspiration over on the BLOG so stop by and check out the rest of the Team’s cards! We hope that you will share your card with us in the gallery! Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:
Alcohol Ink: Amethyst and Flamingo (Ranger/Tim Holtz)
Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)
Specialty Paper: Yupo, Gold Mirror Card and Gold Vellum (The Paper Cut)
Dies: Heartstrings and Love You So (Concord &9th)
Embellishments: Gold Confetti (Pretty Pink Posh) and Gold Deco Foil (Thermoweb)
Adhesives: Glue Tube (Lawn Fawn)
Tools: Gemini Jr. (Crafter’s Companion) and Alcohol Blending Solution (Ranger/Tim Holtz)

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