Sunday, August 1, 2021

{BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 13 ~ Going to be Owl-Right ~ Unity Stamp Co.

 Hello there crafty friend!
It's time for a new sketch challenge!! Today starts the {BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 13... and it's a fun mini slimline sketch for the month of August! Slimline cards are super popular and I think the mini slimline cards are becoming just as popular so why not give it a try?! I'm actually loving the mini slimline size... it really works awesome with 6 x 6" papers which is most of my paper stash!


My first card for Sketch 13 features the adorable owl from the Going to be Owl-Right stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. I've paired it up with some pretty papers called 12 Days of Christmas and they are from The Paper Studio. The sentiment is from the Merry Girl stamp set also from Unity Stamp Co.


I actually stuck pretty much to the sketch for this one... just adding a mat to my tree layer that measures 4-1/8 x 2-1/8". I love that the bird kinda sticks out from the circle. I think it adds a bit of interest to the card. What do you think?


I used the following Copic markers to color up this sweet owl and his friend:

Owl ~ W00, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, YR15, YR21, YR68
Branch ~ E25, E51, E55, YR15, YR21, YR68
Bird ~ R000, R14, R20, R27, G24, G43


Here's a look at the fun {BYSHC} Sketch 13 for the month of August!
I hope you'll join us and play along with the sketch! If you're interested in seeing a bit more inspiration, check out the {BYSH} Cardmakers blog

Before I go, I need to announce the winner of my Christmas in July giveaway...


Here's a quick look again at the giveaway!! Some super fun goodies!
And the winner of this fun giveaway is...


Congratulations Denise Bryant!!!!
Please email me at crystalominkler@gmail.com to claim your prize.
Prize must be claimed within two weeks. 
 
That's it for me today! I'll be back tomorrow with a cute card for Membership Monday!


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

Inky hugs,
Crystal


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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Halloween Shaker Card ~ Toil and Trouble ~ Unity Stamp Co.

 Hello there crafty friend!
Today I'm sharing a Halloween shaker card I made using the awesome new Toil and Trouble stamp set that was just released at Unity Stamp Co.!! I love making Halloween cards and this new stamp set is so detailed... it was really fun to play with!


I don't typically like making shaker cards because they just don't work out for me but I'm happy to say that this one was actually fun to create! I used the beautiful Trick or Treat {paper pack} but I grunged it up with some Black Soot Distress Oxide inks. I die cut the orange layer with an oval die and then die cut a layer of black card stock with a slightly smaller oval die. I added a few touches of color to the witch stamp with the following Copic markers:

Skin ~ YG0000
Hair ~ YG0000, YG13, G14
Hat / Clothes ~ V01, V05, V06, YG13, G14, N0, N2
Cauldron ~ N0, N2, YG0000, YG13, G14, E51, E55
Fire ~ YR09, YR15, YR68, Y06
Spoon ~ E51, E55, E57


I fussy cut the witch and adhered her to the back of the orange layer. And then I adhered the black layer behind her. I adhered a piece of clear card stock over the back of the black layer and then added a bunch of foam tape around the oval shape and all over the card front. I grunged up a piece of the green pattern paper with the same Black Soot Distress Oxide ink and adhered it to a black card front measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4". I used my Ranger Anti Static pouch all over the green pattern paper and the clear card stock to control the static cling with the sequins. I added some shaker bits from Studio Katia called Black Dust and Spooky Satin Confetti to the green layer and then popped up my top layer.


I added a bit of Black Soot Distress Oxide ink around the sentiment and mat it on black card stock. I adhered it to the card and added a few sequins to the card to finish it off.

Check out the new releases over at Unity Stamp Co... there's this cool Halloween set and another cute one that I made this card with ---> Halloween Cuteness card


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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Friday, July 30, 2021

{BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 12 ~ White Christmas ~ Brutus Monroe

 Hello there crafty friend!
Today is the last day for the Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop... I've had a blast sharing a bunch of holiday cards with you all! I hope you've enjoyed them too! For my last card, I used an adorable scene stamp from Sponsor Brutus Monroe called White Christmas (sadly I don't see it in the shop), but I die cut just a portion of the stamp so I could make one more card for the {BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 12.


This sweet stamp doesn't need much coloring because the details are just amazing! I decided to pair it up with some pretty papers with traditional Christmas colors of red and green. Sadly, these papers are no longer available... they were designed by Sponsor Fresh and Renewed with Teresa when Teresa had her crafty business called Scrapping for Less. This paper pack was one of my favorites so I just had to use it for this hop! Teresa is having a giveaway on her blog... stop by and see the pretty cards she made for the hop and leave her some love!


Here's a quick list of the Copic markers I used for my card:

Snowman ~ C00, C2, E57, R14, YR68
Bunny ~ W1, W3, W5, R01, R20
Trees ~ G12, G24, G46
Ground ~ N1, N4


And here's a look at Sketch 12. I flipped the sketch for my card and omitted the mat for the strip across the card. The sketch challenges at {BYSH} Cardmakers are meant to inspire, not require so make adjustments when needed in creating your card. As long as there's some element of the sketch in your card, it's fine.

I'm having a giveaway during the hop... to enter you just need to comment on my blog posts each day during the hop! Each comment {one per blog post, please} will get your name in a hat and my daughter will pick a winner. The winner will be announced here on my blog Sunday, August 1st.
 To see the prize package I'm giving away, check out my blog here.


Today is the last day to play along with the Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop over on the {BYSH} Cardmakers blog!! If you can find some time to get inky, join us and link up before 11:59pm PDT. Let's build our stash of holiday cards!!

Be sure to stop by Brutus Monroe and check out all the fun new products! I saw some amazing Chunky Glitter Glaze that I'm thinking I may need!!


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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Pretty One Layer Card~ July 2021 Whit Kit ~ Unity Stamp Co.

 Hello there crafty friend!
I'm back with a quick one layer card using the beautiful July 2021 Whit Kit called The Secret of Change from Unity Stamp Co. I got to thinking that the pretty ink cube colors would make a lovely background so I had to give it a try and I love how it turned out! I hope you do too!


This technique is fun when working with ink cubes... especially when they look so pretty together! I debated using white as my neutral color (and I still might) but I like the boldness of the black!


A little sparkly touch with the gorgeous glitter enamel dots included in the kit!
I have a quick process video for this card. You can check it out here... Pretty One Layer Card | July 2021 Whit Kit | Unity Stamp Co.





Here's another look at The Secret of Change card kit from Unity Stamp Co. If you're not already a member of this fabulous kit, go check it out! I just love my kit every month!


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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop ~ Let's Do Coffee ~ Not 2 Shabby

 Hello there crafty friend!
I can't believe the Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop is almost over!! Time has flown by so fast! Today I'm sharing my eighth card for the hop... this may just be my favorite because I seriously had to get creative with this one. It was a bit of a challenge to make a Christmas card using a stamp set that's not geared towards Christmas at all. I was surprised to find I don't have any Christmas stamps from Sponsor Not 2 Shabby... of course, I took advantage of the sale and I've remedied that for next time but for my card today I used the beautiful Let's Do Coffee stamp set! *** Enabler Alert... I just saw that this sweet stamp set is on sale!!*** Also for the duration of the hop Not 2 Shabby is offering 20% off all Not 2 Shabby brand items!! Use Coupon: XMASINJULY 


I love this beautiful stamp set and I'm super excited I finally got a chance to play with it!! I paired it up with a gorgeous paper pack called Deck the Halls by Echo Park Paper. I created a bit of scene using images from the stamp set and framed the scene with the pretty Christmas papers. I used some Metallic Stickers from Tim Holtz called Holiday Talk for both of my sentiments on this card.


Here's a list of the Copic markers I used:


Skin ~ E000, E00, E11, R00, R20
Hair ~ YR0000, YR02, YR24, YR31
Clothes ~ BG11, BG23, R000, R14, R27, C00, C2, C3
Cups ~ G12, G14, G46, R000, R14, R27, C00, C2, C3
Counter ~ E21, E25, E29
Special Board ~ E21, E25, E29, N1, N3, N5
Espresso Machine ~ N0, N1, N3, N5


I'm having a giveaway during the hop... to enter you just need to comment on my blog posts each day during the hop! Each comment {one per blog post, please} will get your name in a hat and my daughter will pick a winner. The winner will be announced here on my blog Sunday, August 1st.
 To see the prize package I'm giving away, check out my blog here.


Tomorrow is the last day to play along with the Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop!! I hope you can find some time today to get inky and join us in building our stash of holiday cards! Be sure to stop by the {BYSH} Cardmakers blog to check out all the amazing inspiration being shared! So much fun!


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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Stamping on Pattern Paper ~ Halloween Cuteness ~ Unity Stamp Co.

 Hello there crafty friend!
It's no surprise at this point that I love making Christmas cards... I really do find joy in it! But I also adore a sweet Halloween card and Unity Stamp Co. just released the Halloween Cuteness stamp set and it is seriously too cute! I had a fun idea to pair it up with the recently release Jot It Down Background!


What do you think?! I think it turned out pretty cute! I'm going to give it to my daughter for Halloween... she's already shopping for her costume this year!! LOL... she's a serious Halloween lover! 


The ghosts are very simply Copic colored with B00 and B0000 and I added a touch of gray to the Boo word bubble with N0 and N1. I have a process video for this card on my YouTube channel. You can check it out here... Stamping on Pattern Paper | Halloween Card | Unity Stamp Co.


Stop by the Unity Stamp Co website and check out all the amazing new releases and there's a sale going on right now!!


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


Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop ~ Joy of the Season ~ Gina K. Designs

 Hello there crafty friend!
We're well passed halfway through our Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop and I am loving all the fabulous inspiration being shared! I hope you've checked out the hop even if you aren't able to play along with us. So many wonderful cards and tags being shared! Today I have a card featuring a wonderful exclusive stamp set that I was fortunate to get my hands on during the STAMPtember celebration in 2018 and sadly this is the first time that I've inked it up! Isn't it sad how that happens?!


This gorgeous tree silhouette is from the Joy of the Season STAMPtember stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and New Sponsor Gina K. Designs. I just HAD to do a beautiful galaxy like background for the trees... almost like a Northern Lights background too. I used Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide inks... I did a mix of ink smooshing and ink blending over the Alabaster White embossed trees and wiped the ink off the trees with an old t-shirt I use to clean off my blending brushes. I also blended the same three inks on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" piece of white card stock.


I die cut the tree layer with a stitched rectangle die and then I placed the tree layer over the background layer and did some white acrylic paint splatter. I set the layers aside to dry and heat embossed the sentiment with Sponsor Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder on some vellum card stock. Once the layers were both dry, I added a bit of PLUS Vellum Tape to the back of the sentiment and then wrapped the vellum strip around the back of the tree layer. I then adhered the tree layer to a white mat measuring 4-5/8 x 3-3/8". I trimmed my back layer to 5-1/4 x 4" and adhered it to a white A2 card base. I adhered the tree layer to the background on the card base and added a couple white enamel dots from Sponsor Gina Marie Designs. I am so glad I finally inked up this amazing stamp set! I need to use more of the gorgeous stamps in the set!


I'm entering my card in the Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs!! This month's challenge is a Christmas in July challenge... so fitting!! 


I'm having a giveaway during the hop... to enter you just need to comment on my blog posts each day during the hop! Each comment {one per blog post, please} will get your name in a hat and my daughter will pick a winner. The winner will be announced here on my blog Sunday, August 1st.
 To see the prize package I'm giving away, check out my blog post ---> here.



Be sure to check out the Christmas in July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop over on the {BYSH} Cardmakers blog... and come join us in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group on Facebook! So many lovely holiday cards being shared in our group, as well!


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

Inky Hugs,
Crystal


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