mama elephant

Hugs in a Mug | Mama Elephant

Happy Thursday Y’all! I hope that you’ve been enjoying the last of summer as we transition into FALL! Yes in CAPITOL letters as I love all things fall, especially all the cozy rainy crafty sessions, with a cup of hot chocolate on the side! I love my hot drinks in the fall and winter, so of course this cute Hot Cocoa stamp set from Mama Elephant jumped into my cart as soon as it was released!

To create this card, I started by stamping all of the images from the Hot Cocoa stamp set onto some heavy weight card stock and coloring them using copic markers. The I cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Copic Combos : BG 13, 32, 34; YG01, 03, 21; R01, 08, 11, 14, 24, 32, 43; C1; N4, 6; YR00, 01; E11, 13, 15, 27, 31, 55, 57

To create the shaker background, I die cut the Six Window Cover die from some white card stock and inked it up using shabby shutters and worn lipstick distress oxide inks, leaving a bit of white space in the middle, I backed the die cut with acetate, and layered on the foam tape and filled it with some seed beads.

I finished off the card using a sentiment from the same stamp set, embossed in white on to black card stock and trimmed down into a strip. I adhered it to the center/white area of the card, and arranged the colored images around it, adding one of the little accents to each one.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you were inspired to create something! Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered on Instagram so I can see what you have created! 

Happy Crafting!

honey bee stamps

Donuts and Coffee | Honey Bee Stamps

What better way to start your day then with donuts and coffee? Well nothing much I guess besides crafting while having the donuts and coffee!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I am all about adding rainbows to EVERYTHING! So of course my donuts needed some rainbow glaze too!

I started by stamping the donut image multiple times along the coffee mug from the love you s’more stamp set. I colored them using copic markers (colors listed below) and die cut them with the coordinating dies. Then I added glossy accents to the ‘glaze’ part of the donut and let it dry overnight.

To assemble the card I trimmed down a piece of pattern paper to an A2 size and embossed a sentiment on a scrap from my last card. I added the coffee mug and donuts using foam tape, and also made a mistake! Can you see it?

Copic Combo : C1-3-5, Y15-13, YR07-04, R08-05, YG13-01, BG05-B05, V17-15, E55-33, E15-37

Hope you enjoyed this coffee theme card today! Make sure you head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog to find out how you can link up your card to play along! There are a TON of prizes, including one from Doodlebugs WA.

Happy Crafting!

Pretty Pink Posh

Butterfly Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday! I hope y’all are having a great weekend and get to have some crafty time! It’s time again for #ammismakecards! Make sure to head on over to Instagram to see what my fellow Ammi’s have made!

The theme/key word for this month’s challenge was ‘Shaker Cards‘, so of course I had to pull out my Pretty Pink Posh products as she introduced me to shaker cards almost a decade ago when she was just a blogger! So proud to see how far she has come over the years!

I usually have my shaker as the top layer of my card, but I’ve recently been loving how it looks behind diecuts. To create this card I started by inking up the new released Butterfly Background stencil in rainbow order using distress oxides (in Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac). Then I die cut the bigger of the two butterflies from Bold Butterflies Dies to create the shaker window. I added acetate and lots of foam tape and filled the shaker window with Unicorn Dreams Clay Confetti.

I die cut the larger butterfly from Bold Butterflies Dies, this time from purple glitter paper, adding it with foam tape on the shaker window. I didn’t adhere it down all the way to ensure that confetti shows through. I finished off the card with a embossed sentiment from the Simple Sentiments on a strip cut from the Quick Stripes die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope you head over to Instagram to see what everyone else created!

Happy Crafting!

inky paws challenge, Newtons Nook Designs

Butterfly Scene Slimline – Inky Paws Challenge #130

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love making floral cards! Anything else is a challenge! Including making a scene card, which is the theme of this challenge!

The card I came to for this challenge is probably not really scene, but its the best that I could come up with given my stamp collection! I really need to diversify my stamp collection!

I started by stamping and coloring (with copics) all the butterflies from Beautiful Wings. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies, I just fussy cut them! Next I die cut the frames, cloud and hills from a slimline die set. To create the ‘scene’ I ink blended the inner frame using Broken China and Lucky Clover, the cloud strip with Tumbled Glass and the hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks. I assembled the card with lots of foam tape, arranged the butterflies, and finished off with a sentiment, white embossed on a piece of black card stock. Lastly I added some nuvo drops!

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Beautiful Wings stamp set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Lucky Clover Distress Oxide
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!

Pretty Pink Posh

Floral bouquets and stenciled backgrounds (with Pretty Pink Posh)

Hi there! Do you make multiple cards using the same supplies? Since I don’t have all the time in the world to craft, I tend to get a little carried away using the same supplies as I love coloring on the go! I originally planned to make 5 cards with this Mother’s Day Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh, but got a little carried away and ended up with 7 cards!

I stamped the same image multiple times on heavy weight card stock as I wanted to try out all the water color mediums I have been hoarding (unfortunately I forgot which one is which!) I will list/link them all at the end of the post in case you are interested.

Told y’all I got a bit carried away, so this is going to be a LONG post, scroll through if you must, I myself have a very short concentration span these days!

For the first card, I created a background using the leaves stencil, along with distress oxide ink in shabby shutters and Fresh Ink in paper white. I started with ink blending the green on to a heavy weight card stock, then adhered the stencil using some washi tape and blending white pigment ink on to the green. After drying it with a heat gun, I finished off the card with a heat embossed sentiment, one of my vase images and some nuvo drops.

On the second card I created the background using distress oxide ink in shabby shatter, and then without removing the stencil I added a layer of Glitz Glitter Gel (in White). Remember to remove the stencil and clean it immediately! I’m not really sure what’s the minimum time for the gel to dry as I left it overnight, and assembled my card the next day. For this card I embossed the sentiment on vellum, and added a border using the scallop oval dies. I die cut multiples to add some dimension and finally added a colored vase image with foam tape to finish off the card.

For this card I dry embossed using the stencil. This is similar to embossing with an embossing folder on your die cutting machine, you just need to add a silicon embossing pad to your sandwich. I heat embossed the sentiment on to vellum for this card too and hiding the adhesive behind the colored image, which I added using some foam adhesive. For a final touch I added some ribbon, also from Pretty Pink Posh, from way back when! Who remembers when they carried ribbon?

Using the same stencil I created a basic background for this card using one color of distress oxide ink. I also ink blending the same color on some scrap card stock to die cut the sentiment from. I also die cut a few sentiments out of white to add some dimension. When putting the card together the background and sentiment looked too busy, so I added a little vellum to ‘dull’ the background. Finally added my colored image along with some nuvo drops.

For the last card using the vase image, I ink blended over the stencil using regular distress ink in shabby shutter this time. Before removing the stencil is used a wet paint brush to soften the color and add a little ‘watercolor’ look to the background. To finish the card I heat embossed the sentiment on to a banner tag die cut, added a strip of ribbon along with the colored image.

Anyone else love the ‘extra’ that come along with a stamp set? I tend to use them more for creating my own backgrounds, but this time I decided to put in the effort to color and cut them! For the first card I wanted to use the leftover ‘hugs’ sentiment that I created using the hugs shaker die along with some vellum that didn’t work with the vase image. I used the same stencil for a quick ink blended background, and created a partial wreath around the sentiment.

For the second card I ink blending the center of the card in a circular motion using distress oxide in worn lipstick and stamped the sentiment on to the card base directly. I added a border around the sentiment using the circle die cut from the beach scene die, cut multiple times for added dimension. Same as the previous card I added the floral images to create a half wreath and finished off with some jewels.

That’s it for today! If you follow along and made it all this way, thank you! I really appreciate it! And before I forget here is a list of supplies that I used :

Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover 100lb
Mother’s Day Stamp Set
Mother’s Day Coordinating Dies
Scallop Ovals Dies
Window Frames Dies
Beach Scene Die
Stitched Hexagons Dies
Thinking of You Script Die
Stitched Labels 1 Dies
Hugs Shaker Die
Tropical Birds Stamp Set
Peacock Friends Stamp Set
Simple Sayings: Life Stamp Set
Glitz Glitter Gel (White)
Leaves Stencil
Derwent Inktense Pencils
ZIG/KURETAKE: Gansai Tambi
Nuvo Watercolour Pencils – Brilliantly Vibrant
Ranger Distress Inks
Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Watercolour Brush Pens

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!

Arabic Sayings

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 3

Hey guys and welcome back to this theme week that I started 2 weeks ago! I’m sorry but life happened, and that means real life and adulting had to take first priority! But I am back now, I have cards, and pictures and now time for the less creative part of the craft blogging world, typing. Lots of typing!

Recently I have collected more than an handful of ‘border stamps’. That’s what I call them, as you can stamp them as a border on the card, color, add the sentiment and you are all set with a completed card! So that’s exactly what I did with this set of cards, I wanted a little extra space to use a larger sentiment.

I wasn’t planning on fussy cutting the images, but I made the rest of the paper a little messy, so fussy cutting (there are coordinating dies for this stamp set) and sequins to the rescue. I colored the images using chameleon dual tone colored pencils. I don’t think I’ve made a card with so much green on it before! The rainbow floral seems to be my go to style these days!

The sentiment was is from DStamps, I’ve been loving using her stamp set as it add a little something extra to my cards with an Arabic sentiment!

As usual here is a list of products that I used :
Salam Stamps // DStamps
Mama Elephant – Wild Meadow // DoodlebugsWA
Party Mix Jewels // Pretty Pink Posh
Neenah Dessert Storm // Ellen Hutson
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Micheals Stores
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black // Impress Cards and Crafts
Chameleon Dual Tone Colored Pencils // Amazon

Thanks again for stopping by! I’m off to create some more content for y’all! See you again soon!

Happy Crafting!