Guest Post

Rainbow Espressos | Coffee Loving Cardmarkers

Thank you Amy for inviting me to guest design for the month of August, I’m super excited not only for all the caffeinated craftness I get to share, but also all the fall themed products I’ll get to use! 

For my first post I thought that I would use a set that this blog enabled me to buy, but I hadn’t used it till now! To create this card, I started by stamping all the images from the A Breve Note stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I colored them to create a rainbow using copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies

Next I inked up a A2 card front using the Triangles Stencil using Distress Oxide Inks in Ground Espresso, Brushed Corduroy, and Frayed Burlap. After the ink dried, I embossed the sentiment using versafine onyx ink and clear embossing powder. I finished off the card by stacking the colored die cuts with foam and glue to create dimension, and lastly added some espresso jewels.

Be sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more caffeinated crafty inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time!

Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Sea Friends Slimline | Pretty Pink Posh

It’s been such a fun month guest designing for Pretty Pink Posh that I’m super sad that July is coming to an end! Don’t worry I will still be sharing lots of Pretty Pink Posh inspiration, cause we all know that I am obsessed with their products! If you didn’t get a chance yet, make sure to watch Paulina’s chat with Ellen on YouTube, there’s a sneak peak of the Halloween release coming on August 10th AND those monsters are jumping in my cart ASAP! But till then we play with other critters! Sea creations to be specific!

I’ve recently been loving using all the critter stamps that I’ve been hoarding. I made a card with the Sea Friends stamp set a while back, and decided that I need to use them again with the new stitched waves dies! I started by stamping all the images from the Sea Friends stamp set with copic friendly ink on to heavy weight card stock, and colored them in using alcohol markers, and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

To create the scene the started with a stitched slimline rectangle, and die cut two offset circles. Then I used the same circle die cut to cut two circles, which I went on to cut into wave stripes using one of the stitched waves dies. I inked up each strip with a different color, to create a rainbow. I adhered them on to the card base and added the die cut rectangle on to it with the foam tape. Next I arranged the die cut images to create the scene, and added some jewels. Lastly I finished off the card with a script Happy Birthday die cut. I stacked it with rainbow colors, but it’s hard to see that in the picture!

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Storybook Florals | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Monday! Hope y’all had a great weekend! I logged off and went off the grid, hiked, took in nature and had a blast! It was no relaxing and rejuvenating! But it’s Monday and that means back to real life! Sharing a Pretty Pink Posh card today on Instagram and popping in here to share the details!

Today’s card is using a much older (and forgotten product!) from my stash, the Storybook 1 Die, there is a full collection, and I own them all, just don’t use them, LOL! I hope things change as I am starting to make WAY more scene/critter cards!

To create this card, I started by coloring one of the floral images from Flower Bouquets Stamp Set, along with some of the smaller floral images from Bunny Friends Stamp Set using copic markers. After coloring I die cut/fussy cut the images. Next I created the background by inking up an A2 piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock in a blue to yellow ombre, I layered with the Leaves Stencil and blended with white pigment ink to create a shadow effect.

Next I cut it the inked panel using the Storybook 1 Die. Before mounting the die cut card front on to card base, I inked up the card base with some light green ink. I added some water splatters to both the inked pieces and mounted the die cut one on top with foam tape for some added dimension. I stamped the sentiment from the Flower Bouquets Stamp, added my colored images, and finished off with some jewels.

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Framed Crocuses | Pretty Pink Posh

Hi! Quickly popping in to share a fun card using some older Pretty Pink Posh products for my second guest post for July! I still can’t believe it and am so excited!

To create this card, I started by stamping and coloring all the flowers and leaves from the Crocus Flowers stamp set using alcohol markers, and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

To assemble the card I started with a top folding A2 size white card base, and added the Lattice die cut. To frame the crocuses, I used the smaller of the Scallop Frame dies cut from some light purple card stock to match the flowers. I adhered the fame and the colored images using foam tape. I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Simple Sentiment stamp set embossed in white onto a strip of black card stock and a mix of jewels.

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Guest Post, Pretty Pink Posh

Peacock Slimline Cards | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Thursday! I’m super excited and kinda nervous as I type this! I can finally share that I’m guest designing with Pretty Pink Posh for the month of July! This is a design spot that I have been dreaming and working towards for over 5 years! Basically as long as I have know the brand, it’s owner Paulina and been using, collecting and hoarding their products! So without anymore delay, here’s my first pair of cards for July using some older stamps that are a favorite!

Two things that I have been loving when making cards recently are slimline cards, yay extra space and ink blending. I am finally using the inks that I gave been hoarding for YEARS!

To make this cards, I started by embossing all the images from the Peacock Friends Stamp Set with gold embossing powder on to Bristol smooth card stock. I colored the images using Zig real brush markers and a wink of stella glitter pen and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Next I ink blend 3.5 x 8 inch die cuts with blue, green and yellow ink to create an ombre background to match the peacocks and its features.

For the first card, I used a white frame to add some dimension before adding the colored die cuts with some foam tape. I embossed sentiments from the Everyday Greetings stamp set in gold to match the die cuts. And of course I added some jewels!

For the second card, I used some stitched square die cuts from vellum back the colored images as they were blending into the background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings stamp set, and finished of with some jewels!

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

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Stamplorations

Dessert cards| Stamplorations

Hello there! These cards have been in draft mode for wayyy to long! Here’s to hoping that I actually hit publish today! These two cards are made using digital images from Stamplorations.

One of my favorite things about digital stamps is being able to resize them! You can find more details on how made these cards plus links to products on the Stamploration Blog.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

Ink blended florals (with Gina K designs)

Hey y’all! I’m back 🙂 needed a little break from social media, its been a little mentally draining being on there. I recently heard someone say ‘don’t consume but create content’, and that’s what I’ve decided I’m going to do going forward!

I might not have been sharing, but I have been creating and coloring A LOT! It’s literally the only productive thing that I can do while pumping (sorry TMI), and it’s been helping me stay sane, COVID and all. Enough about that, let’s get back to the cards I came on here to share!

I made these two cards using only the contents of the Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit from their July release. I love using kits to make cards as I don’t get overwhelmed with products! My last card with this set was watercolored, so this time I figured I would share an easier way to color the images, especially if you are mass producing cards.

To make these cards I started by stamping the images from the floral stamp set on heavy weight white card stock. Then using my Taylored Expression blending brushes I ‘colored’ all the images using 2 colors (listed below), then I die cut them. Next I used the stencil from the kit to add some depth to an A2 size card base. For the sentiment, I first used VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad and black embossing powder, but that got messy, so on the second card I used VersaFine ink (onxy black) along with clear embossing powder for a much cleaner finish. Finally I adhered the diecuts to the card front using both liquid adhesive and foam tape to add some dimension.

Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in Peach Bellini and Faded Brick, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard
Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in passionate pink and wild lilac, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard

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

Gina K Design Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Design Inks
Taylored Expression blending brushes
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
VersaFine ink (onxy black)
black embossing powder, clear embossing powder
White card stock
Nuvo Drops

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

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

Watercolor floral card (with Gina K designs)

Ever color a stamped image and just can’t decide how to use it? Well I was really stumped with this floral image from the latest Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit from their June release. After a lot of back and forth and input from a friend I came up with this card. Not my best work in my opinion, what do you think?

To create this card I started by stamping and embossing the large flower and the leaves from The Best Flowers stamp set on water color paper. I then water colored it using Gansai Tambi watercolors. I die cut them once they dried. To assemble the card I used the Ornamental Fans stencil also included in the kit, and ink blended the background using Distress Oxides Inks (in spun sugar) using Taylored Expression blending brushes. I embossed the sentiment on to some black card stock and trimmed it down. I adhered the sentiment and floral image to the card front and added some Nuvo Drops as a finishing touch.

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

Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit
Distress Oxides Inks (in spun sugar)
Taylored Expression blending brushes
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
White card stock, Black card stock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Gansai Tambi watercolors
Nuvo Drops

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

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

CAS floral cards (with Gina K designs)

Guess what! I’m a guest designer with Gina K designs for their June release. Seeing as Baby R came early I only just got to creating with the Nature’s Touch card kit. It was the perfect kit to get started on making some thank you cards to send out to friends and family for their gifts and treats to celebrate Baby R, from a distance of course!

Making CAS cards is a challenge for me as I love going overboard with the layers and embellishments, but CAS cards are perfect for bulk cards, just change up the color for variety!

To create these cards I started by stamping the floral image from the The Best Flowers stamp set with copic friendly ink onto heavy weight card stock. I colored them in using different color combinations (I will list them below). After I was done coloring I embossed the sentiment in gold onto the card base. To assemble the card I trimmed down the colored card stock, layered it with a card stock to match the floral image, and finally glued it down to a card base. That’s it! 30 mins and you have 3 cards!

Copics used : Flower : Y35, Y15, Y13 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Dandelion
Copics used : Flower : V17, V15, V12 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Lilac
Copics used : Flower : R39, R24, R05 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Coral Reef

As always, thanks for stopping by and here are a list of supplies that I used :

Gina K Designs Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Designs Island Dream paper pack
Gina K Designs Prime Time paper pack
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

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