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.
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.
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!
To finish off the card, I die cut two circles using the largest of the circles from the new Sweet Stacks Circle dies, to create the base and used the next one to cut the inked panel. I stacked the sentiment die “thanks” using golden glitter card stock as the final layer to finish off the card.
I hope that this inspires you to create something crafty at the end of your day! If you do, and share on Instagram, be sure to tag me (@everydayengineered) and Honey Bee Stamps (@honeybeestamps)! We love to see what you create!
Welcome back to the blog! I thought that I would pop in today with a quick and easy card. I say easy even after I made like a bunch of mistakes while making it!
Firstly I forgot to print a statement till the card was done, so y’all get a sneak peak the the new September release! Then I tried to stamp on the acetate, but my stazon ink pad was dry! And lastly, I feel like the images could have been a little larger! Why I am still sharing the cards? Well I want to show y’all that no one is perfect! And the end results weren’t the worst!
Enough chit chatting, let’s get to the cards! I started by resizing and printing the flower and leaves from the Prized Life Digital Set. Then I colored and fussy cut the images. Then to create the window card base, I started by ink blending the front using a stencil. I cut out about 1.5 inches in the middle of the card front, adhering the two pieces using some acetate. I covered the back of the acetate with white card stock to hide the adhesive. At this point you can use stazon ink to stamp the sentiment onto the acetate, but since my was dried out, I stamped it above and below the window. Lastly I adhered the colored images from the Prized Life Digital Set using some foam tape on to the acetate.
Thanks for stopping by! If you create a card using the Prized Life Digital Set please tag me (@everydayengineered) and @joyclairstamps! Don’t forget to stop by again on the 9th for the new release!
Whoa, looks who back again, twice on the same day! A friend recently mentioned to me that she is “stress hiking”, I think I am stress crafting/blogging, I set a goal for myself to make/share 31 cards in August, and I already have enough to share and there a few days left in the month! Now I have to sit down and write the posts! This is the last card I made inspired by the Butterfly Reflections InkAugust mood board, can’t wait to see what is in store for next month!
This picture was inspired by both the colors and the images in the mood board and I wanted to give a “scene card” another try. Believe it or not, this stamp set is from last summer and I just inked it up, at least my plan of using my BRAND NEW stamps is going well! I probably have enough to last me years!
I started this card by diecutting the two frame dies from a slimline die set, along with windows on the smaller frame. Then I inked the edges of the larger frame with Twisted Citron, and along inking up the window opening using the Tropical Background Stencil. I lighting inked the inner frame with the windows using Broken China.
In case you missed my little announcement, you can read about it here. And that’s the reason that these were never posted on time! But I enjoyed making them and loved the results I figured I’d share anyways! Maybe inspire you to make some summer themed cards. I used the color scheme from the Ink Paws Challenge over at Newton’s Nook Designs.
I got a little excited, and ended up making three cards. Believe it or not, I’d had these sets for years and they were brand new, proof that I need to buy less and use more!
I found the perfect paper pad from Doodlebug Designs in my stash that matched the color scheme, so I used that to make some CAS cards, and one detailed one, cause if you know me, then you know I need to go a little extra on my cards!
For the first and also most detailed card, I started by stamping ALL the images from the Summer Scoops stamp set in watercolor friendly black ink on to heavy weight white card stock. I used my derwant inktense colored pencils to color in the images, trying to stick with the color scheme. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them. To assemble the card, I started to create the background with some ink blending using a strips stencil. You can always use pattern paper, but I have been enjoying practicing my ink blending lately. To finish the card I adhered the fussy cut images using foam tape and glue to add layers to create dimension. Finally stamped a sentiment from the same set in black ink and added a few nuvo drops.
For the second card I used the Party Pops set (which is retired), and stamped and fussy cut the images. Using some pattern paper I created a card front and foam mounted the stamped images. I finished off with a sentiment from the same set along with some nuvo drops.
For the last card, I only stamped the sentiment! The rest is just diecutting, very unusual for me, right? I used the same pattern paper pack for the card front, and also die cut the balloons from the Balloon Shaker Die Set, I left one as it, and made the second one a shaker with the help of some foam tape and acetate. I stamped the sentiment on the back of the shaker from the Uplifting Wishes and filled it with Summer Sequin Mix from Pretty Pink Posh. After I adhered the balloons to the the card front I added the string die cut along with a few more sequins.
And that’s it’s! Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used:
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 :
Finally posting day one of this theme week super late as it got dark last night by the time I finished making these so had to wait till morning to take pictures. Today through Saturday, I’ll be posting Father’s day and Graduation cards, super quick and easy designs, so you can recreate them in time for the weekend! But if you don’t need those type of cards, you can also change out the sentiments for a different event, as you’ll see I did with some of the cards in the coming posts! I have a hard time making masculine cards, so challenged myself with this theme week.
For these cards, you can use any type of ink that you can blend with. I used distress oxides but I have used Fresh Inks from Impress Cards and Crafts and Gina K die inks for blending too. For today’s card a used the “double blending” or “tone on tone” blending technique, basically I used one ink per card to create a dual tone colored background.
Using a make up brush and Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock (cut to an A2 size), I very lightly blended the entire background. For the second layer, I attached the stencil with some washi tape and very heavily blended the same color ink over the stencil. And your background is done!
For the sentiments, I just added a Happy Father’s Day and Congrats script die. I cut the top layer from glitter card stock and stacked then with plain cardstock using a quickie glue pen for added dimension. I backed the diecuts with some vellum to make it pop! I used ginak connect glue behind the diecuts to adhere the vellum to the inked background.
I used the following distress oxide colors : wilted voilet, candied apple, twisted citron and broken china.