Monday, February 24, 2020

Unity Stamp Company ~ A Girl. A Bunny ~ Happy Easter Day!

Hello there crafty friend!
Today, I wanted to share a darling card using the sweet A Girl. A Bunny kit by Unity Stamp Company that was just recently released and still on sale!! If you haven't checked out the latest release, go check it out!! So many sweet stamps and even a couple of fabulous new stencils!


I wasn't sure which direction I wanted to take this card... but when I saw the Glamour Paper by Authentique in my stash it hit me! These beautiful papers totally inspired my card. I die cut the polka dot and rose paper with the Frilly Lace Nested Rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs. I cut a slightly smaller piece of black card stock and adhered it behind the polka dot and rose paper. I then adhered the whole thing to a white card base. I trimmed down the blue paper, mat it with black card stock and adhered it to the card. I then die cut the sentiment with a circle die and adhered it to a black mat. I die cut a piece of the black patterned paper from the same paper pack with a banner die.


I set those pieces aside and colored up this sweet image with the following copic markers:

Skin ~ E000, E00, E21
Hair ~ E21, E23, E25, E27
Clothes/Accessories ~ BG000, BG01, BG11, BG34, C00, C1
Bunny ~ C00, C1, C3, R00, R20


I die cut the sweet girl and bunny image with an oval die and popped it up on the card with foam squares. I adhered the black banner die cut piece using a few skinny strips of card stock for the bottom portion of the banner... stacking them so it sat level with the blue paper layer. I then adhered the banner piece with liquid glue. I popped up the sentiment with foam squares and debated adding some ribbon or maybe a bow, but decided I liked the card as is. Hope you like it too!

Go check out the new releases at Unity!! The sale ends tomorrow!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal




Sunday, February 23, 2020

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy ~ Happy Birthday Sugar!

Hello there crafty friend!
Today, I have a sweet card *pun intended* using the adorable Fine and Dandy Cotton Candy digi set!! I am loving this cotton candy image with this fabulous Happy Birthday Sugar sentiment... so fun!


I thought this cotton candy would look so sweet in rainbow so I grabbed my Rainbow Vibes paper pack from Unity Stamp Company and trimmed the striped paper down to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". I adhered it to a white card base and set it aside. I resized and combined the Cotton Candy and Happy Birthday Sugar sentiment in a Word document and printed it off.


I colored the Cotton Candy and sentiment with the following copic markers:

Pinks ~ RV0000, RV00, RV52
Reds ~ R000, R14, R29
Oranges ~ YR15, YR21, YR68
Yellows ~ Y06, Y11, Y15
Greens ~ G000, G43, YG17
Blues ~ B0000, B00, B02
Purples ~ BV0000, BV11, V09
Mouth ~ C00, C1


I kept the design very simple. I just trimmed down the panel and mat it with black card stock. I then popped it up on the card base... done! I really like how this one turned out! I hope you do too!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal







Friday, February 21, 2020

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Love & Friendship Blog Hop


Valentine’s Day may be over and done for this year, but Polka Dot Orchard is still celebrating with our Love & Friendship Inspiration Blog Hop. The creative team has amazing creations to share with you featuring some of our newest releases! We have two $10 gift cards for two lucky winners chosen randomly from the comments. You have until February 24th, 11:59pm EST to leave a comment on each of the blogs, including the Polka Dot Orchard blog letting us know that you completed the hop. We will announce the lucky winners on February 26th on the Polka Dot Orchard blog.


Hello there crafty friends!
I am so excited to be a part of the Love & Friendship Inspiration Blog Hop with the Polka Dot Orchard Creative Team. We have lots of fabulous inspiration to share with you using all of the newly released digi stamps... let's get to it so you can keep on hopping!


My first card features the sweet Lollipop Love digi set. I  resized and combined the lollipop image with the sentiment in a Word document and printed it off. I picked the pretty French Kiss papers by Doodlebug Design and pulled the colors from the papers to use in my coloring. I used the following copic markers:

Heart Lollipop ~ RV10, RV13, RV14, C00, C3
Purple Lollipop ~ R000, R14, R29, V09, BV04, BV11, C00, C3
Red Lollipop ~ R000, R14, R29, C00, C3
Outline ~ B0000, B00

I die cut the heart papers with a wonky stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a Spring Rain card base. I trimmed down the main image and adhered it to the card. Pretty cute and I love that sentiment!


My second card features the pretty Love and a Fabulous Cupcake digi set. Again, I resized and combined the image with the sentiment in a Word document and then printed it off. This time I dug through all of my Valentine's papers and picked this pretty polka dot paper from an old Stampin' Up paper pad called Stacked with Love. I trimmed it down and adhered it to a white card base. I used the following copic markers to color up this cute cupcake:

Icing/Cherry ~ C00, C1, C3, R000, R14, R29
Cupcake Wrapper ~  RV0000, RV00, RV52, R000, R14, R29, E24, E47
Ground ~ N0, N1, N2

 I trimmed down the panel and mat it on Real Red card stock. I then popped it up on the card using foam tape. I'm thinking I'll give this to my husband for our wedding anniversary with a couple of fabulous cupcakes... one for him and one for me!


My last card features the adorable My Pal-entine digi set. I resized the image and sentiment, but this time I kept them on separate sections of the Word document. I printed off the sheet and got to coloring up these cute pals with the following copic markers:

Penguin ~ YR15, YR21, YR68, N0, N1, N2, N4, N5
Bear ~ E23, E25, E47, N0, N1, N2, N4, N5, RV0000, RV00, RV52
Balloon ~ R000, R14, R29
Outline ~ B0000, B00

I die cut the image with a wonky stitched rectangle die and adhered it to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of red and white diagonal striped paper from Unity Stamp Company called Love is All Around Us. I adhered the entire panel to a white card base and then popped up the trimmed sentiment. Sweet!

That's it for me... be sure to keep hopping and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the Polka Dot Orchard Creative Team and don't forget to comment for your chance to win!!


~ Hop List ~


Crystal <--- you are here

up next ---> Rosemary









Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal



Scrapping for Less ~ Sunny Studio Stamps ~ Spring Showers

Hello there crafty friend!
Today, I'm sharing a sweet card to brighten your day! I have had so much fun playing with the Spring Showers stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps! I just had to pair it up one more time with the Spring Fling papers, but this time I also wanted to share the wonderful Fluffy Clouds Border dies!


This card design came together quickly using border dies and the pretty grass patterned papers in the Spring Fling paper pack! I die cut the clouds from white card stock and adhered them to the top portion of a piece of blue card stock measuring 4-1/8 x 5-3/8". I then adhered the die cut grassy hills to the bottom portion of the card. I set that aside and inked up the cute little boy stamp and the kite with Memento Tuxedo black ink.


I colored the stamped images with the following copic markers:

Skin ~ E000, E00, E11
Hair ~ E55, E59
Clothes ~ N0, N1, N5, R000, R14, B91, B95, B97
Kite ~ R000, R14, Y000, Y06


I fussy cut the colored images leaving a little border... giving the images a little more dimension on the card. I adhered the kite to the card and then popped up the boy and sentiment with foam squares. I adhered the entire panel onto a white A2 card base. I love how this turned out! I hope you do too!
Be sure to check out all the Featured items on the SFL website... they're on sale!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Unity Stamp Company ~ Hailey's Puppy Mini

Hello there crafty friend!
I have a quick and sweet CAS card today to share with you using one of the cutest stamps... a new release at Unity called Hailey's Puppy Mini!! I just adore this sweet little puppy!


To start, I die cut a thin piece of white card stock with a heart die to use as my mask over the brand new Heart Confetti stencil ~ just released too! I am loving this stencil!! I blended some Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink over the masked stencil until I was happy with the blend. I then trimmed the Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper to 4-1/8 x 5-3/8" and adhered it to a kraft card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2". I then adhered the panel to a white card base.


I die cut a smaller stitched heart using the same Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables by Lawn Fawn from Real Red card stock. I adhered that to the card and colored up the adorable puppy. I kept the coloring simple using the following copic markers ~ N0, N1, N3, R000, R14, E41, E43, C00, C1. I fussy cut the puppy leaving a bit of a border and then trimmed down the sentiment and adhered that to a kraft mat. I popped up the puppy and the sentiment on the card with foam tape. Too cute!
I just love how this turned out! I hope you like it too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal



Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Scrapping for Less ~ Sunny Studio Stamps ~ Brighten My Day

Hello there crafty friend!
Today, I'm sharing a couple of sweet cards using the adorable Spring Showers stamp set along with the Spring Fling papers, both from Sunny Studio Stamps and available in the SFL shop!


I went a little crazy with all the layers of cute papers from the Spring Fling paper pack... but how could I not?! These papers are too cute!! 



This fun sketch is the current Mojo Monday sketch over at the Poetic Artistry blog. I love to check out the sketch blogs for inspiration and I'm entering my first card in this fun challenge!


I stamped the sweet girl holding the flower from the Spring Showers stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink on white card stock and then again on a post it note to mask my image. I blended a little Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks over the masked image. You may notice that the color seems a little smudged... that's because I forgot to heat set the black ink. I still make mistakes after twenty plus years of cardmaking... lol! Anywho, it still looks okay so I removed the mask and colored the image with the following copic markers:

Skin ~ E000, E00, E21
Hair ~ Y21, YR12, YR14
Clothes ~ BV0000, BV01
Hair Clip/Flower ~ R81, R85, Y06, Y15


I adhered all the layers together, wrapping the cluster of layers with a little white baker's twine. I then adhered the layers to the purple flower layer that I had adhered to a white card base. I popped up the main image and the sentiment with some foam squares to finish off this card. I think it turned out pretty cute... what do you think?


While I was playing with the papers and stamps making the first card, I had a fun idea for this second card. I had run across this sketch on the CAS(E) this Sketch blog and thought it would be cute to feature this adorable little girl playing in the rain. I stamped the girl and umbrella with Memento Tuxedo black ink and then colored them in with the following copic markers:

Skin/Mouth ~ E000, E00, E21, R14, N4
Hair ~ E35, E37
Clothes ~ C00, C1, R81, R83, R85
Umbrella ~ R81, R83, R85, BV0000, BV01


I created the background by stamping the Rain Showers stamp twice on a piece of white card stock with VersaMark watermark ink and then I heat embossed an ultra fine clear embossing powder. I then blended the Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Oxide inks to create my sky and ground. I die cut the background with a circle die and then mat it with a scalloped circle that I had die cut from another piece of white card stock.


I couldn't find quite the right blue card stock for my card base so I cut one of the papers from the Spring Fling paper pack. Even though it's mostly covered by the next layer of papers... I wanted that blue layer to help it all pop. I then adhered the three strips of patterned paper to a white piece of card stock measuring 4-1/8 x 5-3/8". I adhered that layer to the card and then popped up the main image with foam squares. I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white card stock and then mat it on the same blue patterned paper I used on the base. To finish off the card, I added a few Sea Breeze Jewel drops... I like the translucent look to these drops. 


Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal

Monday, February 10, 2020

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Ocean Cuties {Winter Narwhal} ~ Warm Any Heart

Hello there crafty friend!
I am loving all of the sweet new releases at Polka Dot Orchard! Have you seen them? 20 new digi sets and they're all on sale!! Woot woot! I love a great sale!


I just couldn't wait to color this adorable narwhal from the Ocean Cuties {Winter Narwhal} digi set. How sweet is he just sitting on the ice drinking a cup of coffee. Too cute! I combined the narwhal image with the sentiment in a Word document (along with some other new releases that I'll be sharing soon!) and print off the sheet. I trimmed it down to an A2 card front size measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4".


I then colored the image and background with the following copic markers:

Narwhal ~ BV0000, BV20, BV23, C00, C1, C3
Eyes ~ BV000, BV11, BV17
Scarf/Ear Muffs ~ RV10, RV13, RV14, B00, BG01
Cup ~ RV10, RV13, RV14, B00, BG01, E21, E23, E27, N0, N1
Background ~ BG000, BG01, BV0000, V0000, C00, C1, C3


I kept the card simple since the image and the sentiment were already together on the card front. I trimmed it down to 5-1/4 x 4" and mat it on a 5-3/8 x 4-1/8" piece of Tempting Turquoise card stock and then mat it again on an A2 card front of Raspberry Fizz card stock. I adhered the entire panel to a white card base and called this card done! A cute card to send to a friend to let her know I'm thinking about her. If you're loving this sweet digi stamp be sure to head over to the Polka Dot Orchard website and check out the fabulous sale on all the wonderful new releases at Polka Dot Orchard!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal