Thursday, May 23, 2019

Celebrate Dad Watercolor Cards - Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release

Good morning! This morning I'm sharing a couple more cards with the SUPER fun NEW release from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You - these feature this release's fabulous Suzy's Watercolor Prints - Celebrate Dad! I love these for coloring on the go - they work great for Copics and Colored Pencils as well, but I used my Daniel Smith watercolors for these. I took these out on my porch to color and keep my husband company one afternoon earlier this week when he was out there working on his laptop.


 This first one I colored with super soft colors, and also added some splatters. Once the watercolor dried, I also added Tonic Crystal Glaze to the silver part of the tools. Hard to see in the photos, but adds such fun shine in real life!


This second one is one of my favorites from the collection - I just took my time coloring this one and adding lots of depth and shading, but keeping the colors fairly traditional. I added a few details with a bit of Copic Opaque White medium to finish this one off.


I trimmed both of the panels down just slightly, then mounted on a soft Fog cardbase to finish. I love how easy these are to create cards with - ad it's so fun to add your own little finishing touches as well!


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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Teacher Thank You Notes - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good afternoon! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning - this week I'm sharing a fun set of teacher thank you notes - perfect for end of the year teacher encouragement or gift tags! I hope you'll pop over and check it out for more details!



Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!


Simple Bird Sympathy Cards - Simon Says Stamp and Memory Box

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a pair of simple sympathy cards combining a lovely Memory Box Die that I received in a bundle of products recently, and some beautiful sentiments from a wonderful sympathy stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Moments of Grace.


We all know that sympathy cards can be some of the most difficult ones to make, so I love when I find a simple design like this that is easy to recreate! And this Perched Bird Craft Die is so lovely and intricate, that it was perfect for this design.


I die cut it twice, once from white cardstock, and once from the Sea Glass cardstock that is part of the Gina K Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive Simon Says Stamp Cardstock add on collection - such lovely colors in that one! I then reverse paper pieced them together over a die cut Nested Circle covered with adhesive, so I ended up with two images, just reversed colors.


The first one I mounted with foam adhesive on a white cardbase, and then stamped a sentiment underneath with a combination of Smoke Dye ink and black.


For the other one, since the outline was white, I mounted it instead on a Fog cardbase, then stamped my sentiment with the same Smoke dye ink for a soft tone on tone look.


Since sympathy cards are always lovely to have on hand in your stash (somehow seems harder to make them when you actually need them), I love this simple design to be able to quickly put some together to have at the ready! Which one is your favorite?


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Mint, Gold, and White Pretty Frames - Pinkfresh Studio

Good morning! Yesterday I hosted a special Facebook Live video to celebrate the BRAND NEW Essentials Release! If you missed it and want to take a peek, you can find it on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page - this week's video is available HERE. Still planning to do this each week on Thursdays as schedules allow - so I hope you'll be able to come join me sometime! There was one giveaway for someone who watched live, and there is still one for someone who watches on replay - I will announce the winner later today, so there is still time to pop over and leave some comments for a chance to win!

In the meantime - here is some more info and photos of the card we made, as well as links to all the products used! 


For this card we used every single frame from the fun new Essentials: Pretty Frames 2 Die - these are fabulous to use individually, or all together on a card like this. I die cut it once from gold glitter cardstock, and once from white cardstock. 


Then we alternated the height of the layers by using foam adhesive for the white layers, and gluing the gold directly down.


Sentiment was stamped on the center panel using the beautiful Blooming Bouquet Stamp Set.


Finished off with a few jewels from the new Essentials: Jewels Mix that was part of the new release - and mounted on a Mint cardbase. I just love this color combo!


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Coral Peonies - Pretty Pink Posh

Hello! Today I'm stopping by sharing a card using one of my favorite floral sets from Pretty Pink Posh - and since all the floral stamps and dies are on sale right now, it seemed the perfect opportunity! This card features the newest edition to the collection of florals (and one of my favorite flowers!) - Peonies!


Here is the sale info - click HERE or the photo to view all the sets on sale:


I colored my peonies with some simple coral colors, and die cut them with the Peonies coordinating dies.


I also used the newly released Lattice Background - such a beautiful backdrop for all of Pretty Pink Posh's florals! I layered it over a soft gray cardbase for a neutral background.


Finished off with a few sequins and then a sentiment from another new set - Animal Signs - heat embossed on a bit of black cardstock.


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Monday, May 20, 2019

Liquid Watercolor and Acrylic Paint - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! I'm starting off a new series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! Moving forward, I will be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited for this new chapter! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

Good morning! So excited today to be hopping along with Pinkfresh Studios as we celebrate the BRAND NEW Essentials Die Release! You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY!

I have a $25 gift card up for grabs here on my blog (details below) - and the ENTIRE RELEASE is up for grabs as well! See details on the Pinkfresh BlogPinkfresh Studio is also having a special promo in honor of the new release! Between now and May 26th head to the Pinkfresh Studio Store and use code "MAYESSFREESHIPWITH50" for free US Shipping and $5.50 off international shipping!


In addition, everyone placing an order will get this adorable die for free as well while supplies last (no code needed - will add to cart automatically):


Now - onto a card I have to share with you using some of the beautiful products in this new release!


For this card I used the stunning new Essentials: Pretty Frames 2 Die Set - this is a phenomenal die that with one pass through the die machine cuts a whole bunch of frames that can be used together or separately! I die cut it from some sparkly gold glitter cardstock and used two of the layers on this card.


I tucked some pattern paper behind it from the Everyday Musings 6x6 Paper pad, and used a Cornflower Blue cardbase to coordinate. I popped the outer frame up with foam adhesive, and glued the center one directly on my pattern paper.


For the sentiment, I used one of the previous Essentials releases - Classic Words Dies. I die cut the outline layer from vellum to help it pop, but still stay soft, and then the main layer from some Salsa cardstock.


Added a tiny heat embossed sentiment from You've Got This, and a few of the white jewels from the new Essentials: Jewels Mix - a super fun, sparkly, and versatile embellishment!


I also have this card I will be sharing on a SPECIAL Release Day FACEBOOK LIVE at 10 AM Pacific time this morning, May 20, 2019. Make sure and hop over HERE to check that out if you are free - we always have lots of fun chatting, and do a gift certificate giveaway as well!


GIVEAWAY INFO:

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio! Winner will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page on Monday, May 27, 2019 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop - and product links are below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


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