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, 45; 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!
Farhana

Pretty Pink Posh

Rainbow Monsters | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Saturday! I usually avoid blogging/social media on weekends, but I really wanted to share this card I made with Pretty Pink Posh’s Halloween release before the Fall release comes out tomorrow! I love ALL the products in the new release and honestly can’t help but want them ALL!

As you probably know, I’m not big on Halloween, but these monsters caught my eye as I can use them for fun birthday cards for little boys (and girls)!

To create this card, I started by stamping ALL the image from the Monster Hugs stamp set and colored them in using copic markers. Color combos listed below. Next I cut them out using the coordinating dies.

I couldn’t decide which monster images NOT to use, so I decided to make a square card using them ALL! I started by die cutting the largest stitched square from Lawn Fawn’s Large Stitched Squares Die Set. I attached the die cut square to the Grid Stencil and inked it up to create a diagonal rainbow using distress oxide inks. I used the following colors : Spun Sugar, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass, and Shaded Lilac.

Once the ink dried, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the cardbase, and added the colored monsters in the ‘squares’ with foam tape. Lastly I added the card front to a Kraft notecard.

Copic Combos : N0; BG 10, 11, 13; YG 00, 01, 03; RV 21, 23, 25; Y02, 11; YR 14, 16, Y35

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

Easy Coloring Summer Wreath Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Here on a Sunday? Oops! I had started taking weekends off, but then #thedailymarker30day challenge started, so I kinda got hooked, not a good thing though! I plan on going back to my weekends off on come September!

Today’s card is a “easier” version of my own summer wreath card that I posted a few days ago! I know that not every has the time (or patience!) to create a detailed coloring card, so I wanted to use the same products for a simple and less time consuming card.

To create this card, I started by add Deco Transfer Gel Duo over the squiggles stencils, and let it dry till it was tacky. Then I ran it thought my mini minc machine layered with a sheet of Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet (in Sky Blue). I peeled it off and saved the negative too as it’ll make for another fun background!

Next I stamped and embossed (in white) the wreath image from the Summer Wreath stamp set, and inked it up with distress oxide inks. I buffed it when I was done ink blending to let the white embossing pop through the ink. I finished off the card with the script Happy Birthday die cut, cut twice from light blue card stock and stacked, along with a sprinkling off some Caribbean Blue sequins.

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

Lawn Fawnatics

Card Sketch | Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 106

Happy Saturday! I have a million things to catch up from after 2 weeks of solo parenting, and I’m baking for events this weekend! Like woah, do I even remember how to bake?!? But while I was waiting on the oven, I decided to make a card instead of cleaning up! I didn’t have much time to think it out, so decided to use the current Lawn Fawnatics Sketch!

After using my Finstatic Friends stamp set multiple times, I decided to get the dies! So of course I decided to use the stamp set again! It’s one of my first ever stamp sets, and it’s been fun to use it again!

To create this card, I started by stamping all the fish images from the Finstatic Friends stamp set and coloring them with Copic Markers (listed below) to create a rainbow. Then I die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Next I created the background using a waves stencil and distress oxide ink in Salvage Patina, adhering it to the card front at an angle and making off parts of the stencil for a diagonal look.

To finish off the card, I stamped a sentiment from the same Finstatic Friends stamp set with black ink on to the stenciled area, and adhered the colored fish images using foam tape, and added some jewels, cause all cards need a little bling!

Copic Combo : R05-14, YR14-16, Y13-15, G03-21, B32-34, V12-15

Thanks for stopping by today, hope y’all have a great weekend! 

Happy Crafting! 
Farhana

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

PNW Coast Inspired Card | Pretty Pink Posh

We spent 4th July weekend on the islands west of Seattle, and as soon as I saw the lighthouse in Port Townsend, I thought about the Pretty Pink Posh Nautical stamp set, and knew I had to use it to create the scene!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you have probably seen as shift in my card making style! I have been trying to make more scene-critter cards and it’s been fun!

To make this card, I started by coloring the boat and lighthouse from the Nautical stamp set, and cutting it out with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and colored some clouds, and the sun from the Fly a Kite stamp set, and cut them out to using the coordinating dies.

Next I inked up two pieces of paper, one with brown ink for the sand, and the second with blue ink to create the water/sea. I added water splatters, along with some black paint splatters to add some depth to the paper. Once it dried, I die cut the brown piece using the Stacked Edge 1 dies, and the water with of the the Stitched Waves dies.

Last piece of the scene was the sky which I create by lightly inking up the card front with some light blue ink, and then dry embossing it with on of the Layered Cloud Stencils, cause you cannot have a PNW sky without some clouds!

I assemebled the card with some glue and foam tape to add dimension, and finished off my stamping the sentiment from the Nautical stamp set, along with some of the birds that I colored in with a black marker.

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

Summer Wreath | Pretty Pink Posh

Hey there! Anyone that knows me, knows my obsession with Pretty Pink Posh Wreath stamp sets! So even though I didn’t know what I would create with the Summer Wreath stamp set, it got added to my cart! I ended up doing some detailed coloring and loved the end result, so turned it into a card!

I stamp and colored the Summer Wreath image from the Summer Wreath stamp set using Copic Markers, and added some white accents with a gel pen. I die cut it out using the coordinating die set.

Next I created a blue ombre background using distress ink oxides in Salvage Patina, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean along with the Squiggles stencil. I added the die cut wreath on top of it and then used the script Happy Birthday die cut as a sentiment for the card. Lastly, I added some Caribbean Blue sequins to finish off the card.

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

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

Non dimensional Shaker Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Friday Y’all! It’s been along week, and so I’m ready for the weekend with some extra help with the kids and time with some friends, and fingers crossed some crafty time! I have two cards that I have been working on for wayyy too long! But enough about that, let’s get to the card that I have finished!

I see a lot of chatter on social media about extra postage for mailing shaker cards, so decided to play around and try to create a “non-dimensional” shaker card using confetti and tulle.

I started by stamping the wreath image from the Winter Wreath Stamp Set with brown copic friendly ink (leave the stamp in the MISTI to restamp it after coloring). I colored the image using copic markers, restamped with watermark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder, and die cut with the coordinating die.

Next I die cut two stitched slimline rectangle and cut out two offset windows on one of them. Using tulle and double sided tape, I created “pockets” that I filled with Berry Bright Confetti Mix. I embossed the sentiment from Penguin Pals Stamp Set, before adhering the colored wreaths with more double sided tape. I finished off the card by adding a sprinkle of Holiday Jewels Mix.

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

Floral Window Slimline | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Friday y’all! It feels like I haven’t been on here in AGES, but it’s only been a week! With the longer days, I find my self crafting less and less, as I am spending more time outdoors! I’ve also been working on spending less time on social media (instagram to be exact!) and deleting it every Friday evening! I’ve been successful for 2 weekends so far and hoping to keep going till its a habit!

Since I finished this card, I figured I would share it before logging off for the weekend!

I’ve been eyeing window slimline dies, but since I’m trying to stick to a budget, I decided to make my own using the Pretty Pink Posh’s Window Frames Die. I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle (using a die similar to the Slimline: Peekaboo Windows Dies), then I did a little guesstimating and die cut the Window Frames Die three times. Once die cut I splatted the die cut card front with some gold paint.

Next I created the backing to the windows, starting with a 3.25 x 8.5 piece of white card stock. I inked it up using distress oxide inks in Seedless Preserves, Abandoned Coral and Dried Marigold. I splattered it with some water and more gold paint. Using the window layer as a guide I embossed a sentiment from the Pinata Party Stamp Set to show through the middle window. I layered the rectangle with the windows using foam tape to the inked panel.

To finished off the card, I colored (and fussy cut) the potted floral image from the Flower Bouquets Stamp Set three times. I adhered them to the card using foam tape and added 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