Watercolor Father's Day Card | Colorado Craft Company

Today I am excited to be revealing one of the awesome new sets from Colorado Craft Company’s Lovely Legs series. There are three new sets in the collection and I created a card using the Chillin and Grilling stamp set.

Be sure to check below to see how you can win all three of the new stamp sets!

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I stamped the large image in the stamp set onto Canson watercolor paper with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I then painted the image using Prima watercolors. After painting I added in some details using colored pencils.

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I trimmed the painted image down using my Tonic Trimmer. I then cut a frame out of black cardstock using my Hero Arts nested rectangles die set. I glued the frame on the painted panel.

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Next I took a piece of black cardstock and taped the Diagonal Stripe stencil from Simon Says Stamp over it. I blended over the stencil with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink. This creates a nice, subtle background for my card. I adhered the panel to an A2 size card base.

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I took the painted panel and popped it up on the card with foam tape. I decided not to add a sentiment to the front of the card and instead stamped one inside.

GIVEAWAY:

To enter the giveaway to win ALL THREE of the new Lovely Legs stamp sets from Colorado Craft Company head over to my giveaway page!


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Interactive Mermaid Spinner Card | Mama Elephant

Hello my friends! Today I am sharing a really fun interactive card using the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set from Mama Elephant. First I stamped all of the images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them in using my Arteza watercolor markers and then I cut them all out with my Scan N Cut.

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On a large piece of Bristol Smooth paper I blended a background with Distress Oxide inks. I used the colors Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch. I then placed the Waves stencil from Simon Says Stamp over the background and blended over it with white pigment ink. Once that was dry I went over it once more with the Distress Oxide ink to darken it up a little.

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I cut down my background panel to be 5.75 x 5.75. I then cut two different size rings out of Bristol Smooth paper with the Hero Arts nested circle dies. I blended over these circles trying to match the same blending on my background panel. I also cut a ring out of some thick, durable plastic which I cut from some packaging. I took the smaller of the two blended rings and glued it to the middle of the background.

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Using the ring on the background as a guide I very carefully placed a long piece of doubled up foam tape around the inner circle to make a shaker area. Next I placed the plastic ring around the foam tape ring. I glued a piece of acetate to the second blended ring to make a window. I filled up the shaker area with clear Micro Pearls from Brutus Monroe and Sea Glass sequins from Simon Says Stamp. I then closed up the shaker with the window piece.

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I glued the little mermaid images that I colored all the way around the plastic ring. This ring is able to spin around because of the way it is put together. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Mermaids stamp set from Simon Says Stamp on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I popped up the sentiment on the bottom of the shaker and glued one of the mermaids on the shaker window.

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For the finishing touches I first took a white gel pen and added highlights to all the mermaids. I also added some dots on the shaker ring to look like small bubbles. I glued three of the little fish images from the Little Mermaiden Agenda set across the shaker. Lastly, I added a few Raindrops embellishments from Lucy’s Cards.


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Alice in Wonderland Card Design | Pink & Main

Hello friends! Today I am sharing an Alice in Wonderland themed card design using some products from Pink and Main.

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I started by stamping a bunch of the images from the Wonderland stamp set onto some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them with Copic markers and the cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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To create the background I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth paper to 9 x 4. I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in the colors Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot. I sprinkled some water on the blended panel and soaked it up with a paper towel to make some water spots. Next I took a few of the silhouette images from the Tea-rific stamp set and stamped them on the panel with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink.

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I adhered my background panel to a card base with my ATG gun. Next I took a long strip of Bazzill Licorice Twist cardstock and cut a wavy line down the center with scissors. I popped up each of those two pieces of cardstock on the sides of my card. I then stamped a sentiment from the Wonderland set on the same black cardstock and embossed it in white. I cut the sentiment out and popped it up on the top of the card.

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Using foam tape I popped up all the images that I colored on the card. I used a white gel pen and a glitter brush to add some highlights and details. Finally I added some Raindrop embellishments from Lucy’s Cards with Gina K Designs Connect Glue.


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Pop-up Shadow Box Card | Rainbows & Unicorns

Today I created a whimsical pop-up shadow box card using the Rainbows & Unicorns stamp set from My Favorite Things.

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First I cut two pieces of Blue Violet cardstock from Simon Says Stamp to be 5.5 x 7.5. I added some score marks on both ends of both pieces of paper and the .5” and 1” score line. Check out the video to understand this a little better. I also cut a piece of Wild Wisteria cardstock from Gina K Designs to be 5.5 x 5.5. Using the Hero Arts nested circle dies I cut a large circle out of one of the Blue Violet panels and the Wild Wisteria panel.

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I stamped some images from the Rainbows & Unicorns stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Gina K Designs Jet Black Amalgam ink. I colored them in with Copic markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut. I also stamped a sentiment from the set on a strip of white cardstock. I adhered that sentiment strip behind the Wild Wisteria panel and then glued that panel on top of my front card panel. I added two of the vellum clouds to the back of the front panel so you can see them peeking through the window.

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I glued a piece of Really Rainbow patterned paper from Lawn Fawn to my back card panel. I then glued two of the vellum clouds and the rainbow image on top of that. I glued my unicorn image to a strip of sturdy plastic and then sandwiched that strip in between my front and back panels.

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To finish up the card I added some white gel pen highlights and some Wink of Stella glitter.


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Happy BEEday Release Blog Hop | Honey Bee Stamps

Hello crafty friends! Today is Honey Bee Stamps first day of a two day blog hop celebrating their Happy BEEday Release. This release is particularly exciting because Honey Bee Stamps is also celebrating their 4th birthday! So make sure to head over to their blog to find out more about the whole celebration!

I created a card featuring the Chicken Coop die set, the Spring Chicks stamps and dies, and the Eggcelent Sentiments stamps and dies.

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I stamped a bunch of the images from the Spring Chicks stamp set onto some Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock. I then colored those in with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.

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Next I took the Chicken Coop die set and cut the large section of the coop out of dark blue cardstock. I cut the scalloped roof die from some dark gray cardstock and the hay pile from some yellow cardstock. I popped up the larger piece onto a piece of dark gray cardstock and glued the rood and hay on with liquid glue.

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I arranged the little chicks that I colored in inside the coop and glued them down. I also added one chick in the middle of the doorway and placed the cracked egg shell over his head. I stamped a sentiment from the Eggcelent Sentiments set on white cardstock with black ink. I used the coordinating die set to cut that sentiment out and I popped it up on the top of the chicken coop.

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To finish up the card I created a 5 x 5 card base and then popped up a 4.25 x 4.25 piece of light gray cardstock on top of that. I then glued the entire chicken coop scene onto that. Finally, I used Wink of Stella to add some glitter to the egg shell and the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by with me today! You can find links to all of these products below! To continue hopping along you can follow these links:

Amy Rysavy

Jennifer McGuire

Galina Filippenko

Jana Millen

Ilda Dias

Nichol Spohr

Carol Hintermeier

LeAnne West

Lydia Fiedler

Kathy Racoosin

Ashley Tucker

Bobbi Lemanski


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