Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Endless Potential ~ Make Iced Tea

Hey there crafty friends!!
I have a quick card to share with you today using the brand new Endless Potential digi set from Polka Dot Orchard!! Oh my goodness... how cute is the cup?!


I adore it!! I also love the fun fonts for this digi set! 
I combined all of the images on a document in word and printed off my sheet.
Colored up this image with the following Copic markers ~ E000, E11, E13, G12, G14, B0000, B00, Y000, Y13, RV0000, RV10, RV52.


I die cut a piece of Lovely Lady card stock using the Gina Marie Designs' Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangle dies. I trimmed the colored image and then adhered it to the scalloped layer. I adhered the entire panel to a white card base. I added a few sequins from my stash... they aren't labeled so I'm not sure where I got them... and called this sweet card done!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog!
See ya next time.

Inky hugs,
Crystal

Friday, May 17, 2019

Scrapping for Less ~ Lawn Fawn ~ Lovable Legends 3 Ways

Hey there crafty friends!
I'm here today with a trio of cards using Lawn Fawn's Lovable Legends stamp set! 
I thought it might be fun to share a trio of cards starting with a simple design and then building from that design to a slightly more involved card design.


My first card started with a simple stenciled background using the Echo Park Good Vibes Stripe stencil along with the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink that I blended over the stencil. Once my background was done, I die cut it with a wonky rectangle die. I then cut a 1" strip of the beautiful Watercolor Foil paper from Pink & Main and fussy cut the little flag end on one side. I adhered it to the panel and then trimmed off the excess. 

I stamped the super cute sentiment directly on the panel and then adhered the entire panel to a white card base. I stamped the bigfoot character three times and decided for my card design... he'd be a cute yeti so I colored him very simply with the following Copic markers ~ N0, N1, N2, B0000, B00, Colorless Blender. I fussy cut my cute yeti and popped him up on the card.
So this is my first card design... pretty simple, right?! But still adorable!!


For my next card, to add a little somethin' somethin' and bring it up a step from simple,  I decided to blend the background using distress oxide inks. I used Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I then blended Tumbled Glass distress oxide ink over the same Good Vibes Stripe stencil that I used on the first card. I love the subtle stripes it made on the background! I die cut the panel with the same wonky rectangle die and adhered it directly on a white card base.

I adhered a strip of the Watercolor Foil paper just like the first card, but this time I stamped the sentiments on scraps of white card stock. I used a banner die to cut out the 'Have An' sentiment and fussy cut the 'Unbelievable Birthday'. I adhered both sentiment directly to the card. I popped up the cute yeti and to finish off this card I added a couple of trees that I stamped from the same set using green inks in my stash. I love how the Watercolor Foil paper breaks up the stripes of the background and the foil in the paper adds a pretty shine for interest.

Are you ready for the third and final card... ?!


Whatcha think?! I'm a little partial to the background on this one because I love splatter!! I created the background the very same as the second card, but I added water and white acrylic paint splatters. I adhered the strip of  Watercolor Foil paper and the top sentiment directly to the card, but I popped up the bottom sentiment using foam tape. I adhered more trees to surround Mr. Yeti... huh, just decided to name him... LOL! I also popped up the two trees on the far right. My final touch to finish this card was to add some random dots to the trees using a white gel pen... almost like snow falling on the trees from the splatter in the background.


Here's a picture showing all of the cards together. I had a bunch of fun making these cards to share with you... I hope that you've enjoyed seeing the different steps in adding interest and dimension to the cards! I hope this inspires you to try different levels of cardmaking!!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Unity Stamp Company ~ Time to Refresh ~ Hello Sunshine Girl

Hello there crafty friends!
I am so excited to share this card with you today. The idea for this one has been in my head for awhile but when I tried to put it together I got stuck... does that ever happen to you? Well, I walked away and worked on other projects until I figured out how to finish this beauty off.


I thought it would be fun to pair the flowers from Time to Refresh with the beautiful girl from Hello Sunshine Girl... I colored in three of the flowers and a bunch of leaves, but I only ended up using two. I fussy cut them all out. I then colored in the girl and fussy cut her out. I set all of those images aside and pulled out an impression plate called Sunrise by Papertrey Ink (I don't think it's available anymore, unfortunately). The impression plate is like a mix between a die and an embossing folder... by that I mean that it's a metal plate, but it doesn't cut. It just embosses the paper. Anywho, so I ran a piece of kraft card stock through the Big Shot with the impression plate and then using copic markers, I colored in the embossed portions... isn't that cool!? I love coloring on kraft with copic markers. It gives a muted touch to the coloring... such a fun effect!

I used the following Copic markers on my card:

Skin/lips ~ E000, E21, E51, R11, R14
Hair ~ Y21, E42, E43, E44
Blouse/Skirt ~ V000, V04, V12
Flowers/Sun ~ Y000, Y06, Y13, Y17, Y19
Leaves ~ YG01, YG05, YG23
Bag ~ B91, B95, B97

I adhered all of my layers onto a kraft card base, only popping up the girl with foam tape. I added some white gel pen to the stamens on the flowers, the button on the bag, and just a touch on the sun. I added some simply white gloss dots on the Hello Sunshine Girl's necklace... I did this by dabbing a toothpick in a small glob and then just barely touching the little pearls in her necklace. It gives such a fun dimension to her necklace... love it! I added a few dandelion yellow gloss dots to the card and that finished off my card for today! 


Here's a close up of my card! I sure hope you like it... if you do, please leave me a comment and let me know! I'd love to read your comments!

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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Unity Stamp Company ~ Time to Refresh

Hey crafty peeps!
I'm sharing a card I made for the new release and big birthday sale over at Unity Stamp Company
using the gorgeous Time to Refresh kit.


I went with a simple design using patterned paper... these papers are called Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories. So pretty! I decided to use the pink (yup, still on a pink kick!) from the papers to color the flowers. I stamped and colored three flowers, fussy cut them out and adhered them to the card. The center flower is popped up with foam tape.

I used the following Copic markers for this card ~ RV0000, RV10, RV11, R00, Y06, Y19

I stamped the sentiment in the center top portion of the white card base. And to finish off the card, I added some clear wink of stella to the center of the flowers.


I sure wish you could see the beautiful glittery goodness in the center of those flowers.
You'll just have to trust me! :) 

This lovely set is still on sale... go snatch it up before the sale ends...

Thanks so much for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


Friday, May 10, 2019

Polka Dot Orchard ~ Coffee Lovers Spring I Summer 2019 Blog Hop


Hi there crafty peeps!
I have one last card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I can't believe that it's the last day of the hop! So sad!
But I have had a blast creating and hopping... checking out 
all the fabulous inspiration shared... just awesome!


My last card is featuring the gorgeous coffee cup found in the Polka Dot Orchard digi set 
called The Way of Beauty. I absolutely love that Jessica used the flower from her logo for this image!! Absolutely gorgeous!! And a blast to color too!

Knowing that my time today was limited, I wanted a card design that would be quick so I pulled out my Simple Impressions: Celebrations Patterned Paper collection from Papertrey Ink which gave me a great layer to start with. I die cut the paper with a rectangle die and adhered that to an Aqua Mist layer that I had die cut with a scalloped die. I adhered both layers to a white card base and then got to coloring!! I used the following Copic markers on the image ~ Y000, Y06, Y13, Y17, 
Y19, N0, N1, BG000, BG15


I die cut the sentiment with a banner die and popped it up on the card. I also popped up the coffee cup on the card using foam tape. My final touch was some enamel dots in a similar color.
Love how this turned out!! I sure hope you've enjoyed my last card for the hop!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


Scrapping for Less ~ Unicorn Marci with Watercolor Foil Paper

Hi there crafty peeps!
I'm sharing an adorable card today using Unicorn Marci and some absolutely beautiful 
paper from Pink & Main called Watercolor Foil.


I shared a card last week using Unicorn Marci... you can check out that card here ---> Unicorn Marci with Coffee Distress Oxide Watercolor card! I watercolored my card for last week, but for this week I wanted to use bright colors to coordinate the beautiful Watercolor Foil papers so I stamped Unicorn Marci using Gina K Designs Amalgam black ink and then colored her in using the 
following Copic markers:

Skin ~ E000, E21, E51, R20
Hair ~ E42, E43, E44, Y21
Pajamas ~ RV10, RV14, RV17, RV25, N0, N1
Slipper boots ~ N0, N1, Colorless Blender


I die cut the Watercolor Foil papers and adhered them to a white card base. I then fussy cut Unicorn Marci and set her aside. I die cut some clouds that I lightly sponged with some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink but any blue oxide ink would work. There happens to be this ink in the shop ---> Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink... which would work just as well when lightly sponged on.


I adhered the die cut clouds with liquid glue so I could adjust them quickly before they set. 
I popped up my fussy cut Unicorn Marci with foam tape. I then stamped the cute sentiment 
on white card stock with Gina K Designs Amalgam black ink, fussy cut a flag, and then popped it 
up on the card. I just love that beautiful shine from the foil in the Watercolor Foil papers! 
So pretty! I sure hope you've enjoyed my card!

Thanks for checking out my blog post!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal



Thursday, May 9, 2019

Unity Stamp Company ~ Coffee Lovers Spring I Summer 2019 Blog Hop


Hi crafty peeps!
Can you believe that there's only a couple more days for the Spring/Summer Coffee 
Lover's Blog Hop?! I can't believe it's almost over!! So sad... but I have a fabulous new release to share with you from Unity Stamp Company called Cafe Delights!!


When I saw the gorgeous Cafe Delights stamp set, I just knew I had to combine it with my first and most favorite Unity stamp of all times... Dream of Being!! I decided to go with rich browns for the building and some pops of red and yellow to finish it off. The Dream of Being image just had to be colored with a light aqua to contrast the rich colors. I used the following Copic markers for my card:

Sky/clouds ~ B0000, N0
Sidewalk ~ N0, N2, N4
Menu ~ N2, N5, E57
Cafe/open sign ~ Y06, Y19
Building ~ E07, E08, E09, E55, E57, E59, N0, N2
Canopy/tables ~ R14, R27, R29
Dream of Being Girl ~ E000, E51, BG10, BG32, E55, E57, E59, R14, N2

I used the Newton's Nook Square die to die cut my colored image and the back layer of Aqua Mist card stock. I adhered the layers with mono multi liquid glue and then popped up the whole square panel with foam tape onto a 5 x 5" square card base. I fussy cut the Dream of Being girl and adhered her directly to the panel with liquid glue. I decided to go without a sentiment on the front... I just couldn't cover any of the front panel.


Here's a close up of the colored images. Love love love the new Cafe Delights kit!!

Don't forget to check out the Spring/Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!!

Thanks for checking out my blog!
See ya next time.

Inky Hugs,
Crystal