Saturday, June 30, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Hi everyone.  I'm playing along this week with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  This week is anything goes but also to use Wplus9 stamps if you have.  
I chose to use 2 stamp sets that I have from Wplus9.  They are Paisley Patterns and Fresh Cut Florals.  I just adore floral stamps and dies.  I stamped a random pattern on my background using the Paisley Patterns stamp set with a variety of different Papertrey Ink colors and then I layered the background with an intricate die from Kat Scrappiness.  That frame is called the Wood Grain Framed Wire die and I've been using it a lot lately.  It just seems to go with everything!
I made a focal point for my sentiment using 2 more dies from Kat Scrappiness called 
Stitched Scalloped Oval and Stitched Fishtail Banners.  I heat embossed a partial sentiment from Fresh Cut Florals onto the fishtail banner and adhered it to the scalloped oval.  I die cut the word "you" from the Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABC's die set and added it to the oval focal point.  
For the last added touch I die cut some flowers from the Fresh Cut Florals and arranged them on the top corner of the oval.
Here is a picture with all of the supplies used.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my card!
Have an amazing day!
I already am!
🌺Lisa 🌼

Crazy Bird

Good morning everyone! 
It's my turn today over on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I've got a fun card to share with you.  This month Kat released a great new die called the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire and it really is a unique die that can be used in so many different ways.  Make sure to check out the other projects by the DT members to see how they have used this fun die.  
Today I decided to use the die as an interesting background and a place to showcase my crazy bird and computer generated sentiment. 
I started by stamping my Tim Holtz Crazy Bird on to some watercolor paper with 
Versafine Onyx black ink and coloring him with 2 colors of distress ink.  I rubbed some Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers on to an acrylic block and I used my water brush to pick up the ink and color my bird.  After I was happy with the results I hand cut him out and put him aside to dry.
Next I die cut the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire die out of some black cardstock and adhered a piece of black striped patterned paper behind it.  I really love the look of the wire die over the striped paper.  It adds to the "crazy" look on the birds face.  
I glued the wire die with the patterned paper to an A2 sized white card base with some 

For this card I wanted to add a sentiment with a crazy font so I generated a sentiment with my computer and hand cut it out.  I trimmed down the words into 6 different strips and inked the edges of each strip with some Black Soot distress ink.  

The only thing left to do was to pop up my bird and sentiment strips up on some foam tape. 
I love how this card turned out and the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire die 
gives it such a unique look.  

Thanks for joining me today, make sure to check out these great products in the shop and don't forget to use code Lisa10 to get 10% off your order at checkout!
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Have a great day, I already am!
🐦Lisa 🐦

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Friday, June 29, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch 278

A one layer card for the CAS(E) this sketch challenge this week.  
Seriously!!!! Do you know how hard it is to make a one layer card?
Well, at least for me it is!  Anyway I love how it turned out despite the lack of embellishments and layers.  I used the You Are a Masterpiece stamp set from Papertrey Ink for the butterflies and colored them with Zig Clean Color markers.  The sentiment is from a Kat Scrappiness stamp set called Everyday Brush Strokes.
Here is sketch #278
Here is a picture of the supplies used to make my card.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
I already am!
🦋Lisa 🦋

Papertrey Ink MIM Inchie Elements

I love Make it Monday with Papertrey Ink.  
I've missed a few but I wish I joined in weekly.  I'll have to work on that!  
This week's MIM theme is Inchie Elements and Lexi Daly has made an adorable card using some adorable sea creatures.  I decided to use an old set called Honey Bees.
I wanted to make my inchie squares a little fancy so I used some 
Stitched Scalloped Squares by Kat Scrappiness.
I love how this card turned out.  Here's a pic with all the supplies I used. I accidentally 
left out the Hexagon Stencil and
I also used the new Grid Stamp by Dawn McVey!  I love that stamp!
Have a great day!
I already am!
🐝Lisa 🐝

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Father's Day

Hello Kat Scrappiness fans!  It's my turn today over on the Kat Scrappiness blog and I'm sharing an eclipse card that I made for Father's Day.  I used one of the new dies in the shop this month called Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.  I also used the Large Alpha dies to form the focal point of the card after I made a background with the Dad's Tools stamp set

I started by die cutting a white panel from one of the stitched rectangle dies and stamping the hammer and nails randomly all over in every direction.  I made sure to stamp some of the hammers and nails off of the card for a more random look.  Once the background was done I die cut the letter D A D out of the panel.  The next step was to die cut the same letters out of black paper two more times.  I adhered the black letters to each other and made the top layer the letter that was cut from the stamped background.  The last step was to cut the letters out one more time from double sided foam tape to pop the letters up on the card.  I adhered the stamped panel to a black card base and fit the thick letters back in like a jigsaw puzzle.  Because they had black layers under them they appear to have a shadow under them making them stand out.  I finished the card with a sentiment from Dad's Tools heat embossed with white on to a stitched flag and popped it up on foam tape.

I love to decorate the inside of my cards with a coordinating stamp and sentiment so I stamped Mr. Fix It on the inside with a hammer and a few nails to finish the card off.

The eclipse card is such a fun technique and you can check out YouTube for a great video showing this technique by my other Kat Scrappiness team member Tina Dornbaum.

All products used will be linked below.  
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Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have a great day!
I already am!
🔨Lisa 🔨

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Unicorn Magic

Hello crafty friends!  It's my turn today on the Kat Scrappiness blog!  This months new release includes some great dies that will let your creativity run wild!  These are nested dies in 4 different shapes that have scalloped edges with detailed stitching inside.  There are rectangles, ovals, squares and circles.  For my unicorn card I used the largest Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Die to make a top folding card.  I folded my card stock in half and placed the die on top with the top edge of the die off the card and sent it through my die cut machine.

I love this technique because I don't have to add an extra layer to my card but I still get the decorative edge to my top layer.  The result is a top folded card with pretty edges and some detailed stitching.

The next step was to cut an oval scalloped circle out of white paper to build my unicorn on.

I used the Magical Unicorn stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio to decorate the oval.  I started by prepping my paper with my Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad and then I stamped the unicorn horn with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. I used the matching die to cut out the horn.  Next I stamped the eyelashes directly on to the oval in Versamark ink again and I heat embossed it with black sparkle embossing powder. It is important to prep your paper with the embossing magic pad before using black embossing powder so that you don't have any stray powder on the white paper.  Once the powder is melted you can't erase that stray powder.  After stamping and embossing those pretty eyelashes I had to give my unicorn some pretty blush and eye shadow.  For the blush I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink  and a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker together.  I smooshed some Worn Lipstick on to some acetate and then I mixed it with the Spectrum Noir Marker and used a dauber to sponge on some cheeks.  I repeated the same process with some Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink for the eye shadow and I applied it with a thin paint brush.  

For some extra special sparkle I stamped the star stamp from the Magical Unicorn set in Gold Delicata ink next to the eyelashes.

After the makeup was done I worked on the headband. I used the matching dies from the Magical Unicorn set to cut out some pretty pink flowers and I used the Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together stamp set to add some pretty green foliage to the headband. To add some shine I die cut a gold glittered swirl border die and tucked it under the largest flower.  
For a final shiny touch I added 3 Sparkling Clear Solid Confetti pieces to the middle flower. 

I clear embossed the sentiment after I stamped it in Versamark ink to make it shine.
I popped up the oval on foam tape to a light green card base and the card was done.  I just love all the sparkle and shine on this card.
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Check out all of the wonderful new dies in the shop this month and don't forget to
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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!
I already am!
🦄Lisa 🦄

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Angie's Digital Stamps June Challenge

Welcome back to another monthly challenge over at Angies Digital Stamps. This week I  chose to play with this adorable Heart cupcake image from Angies shop.  It paired so well with this cute sentiment from a Clearly Besotted stamp set I had.  I colored the cute little cupcakes with some copic markers and added some glitter to the hearts on top of the cupcakes.  I added some tiny metal seed beads to the shaker element on the card  
This month is challenge #21 and it runs from 6/3 - 6/29
 and the theme is Anything goes with an optional twist Bingo
(Use any 3 across, down, or diagonal.)
I used the middle horizontal line for my card.
Blue cupcake, Glitter on the hearts and Metal seed beads in the shaker.

Make sure to visit the other Design Team members blogs and see the beautiful cards they've created! Please remember you have all month to play along.
See challenge blog for official rules and have fun!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day, I already am!
🍰Lisa 🍰