Ink Road Stamp: Friday Feature (The Struggle is Real)

Consider this Diem Carpe'd! Card created using Ink Road Stamp: The Struggle is Real. See more inspiration using this stamp set over on the Ink Road Stamps Blog - here.
I had some left over cut outs that I originally wanted to use for IRS: Call me maybe but thought they worked really well with the ‘consider this diem CARPE’D’ sentiment. So I chose 5 ink colours – I was quite random about how I chose them. I stamped the sentiment, alternating ink colours then added the speech bubbles. I embellished the card with a few gold sequins.

I’ve used this set a few times now – the sentiments are fun! I think this sentiment specifically is perfect to use on a card to give someone who has just seized the day! – graduation or a job promotion etc. It’s a nice way to tell someone that they #nailedit!
Happy Crafting!

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Some-bunny Loves You!

Elizabeth Craft Designs has the cutest bunny die! I've made a few Easter cards (for March) which I can't wait to share with you but I couldn't help myself... I had to use this cute bunny die to create an 'I LOVE YOU' card - perfect for valentine's or any occasion where you want to express your 'love'. 
Here is my card:  I started off with a white card front (which I had die-cut using Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dashing Rectangles) and masked off the area I would later adhere my bunny in. I then stamped the sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs - Love Sentiments stamp set alternating in colours to create an 'I LOVE YOU' background. I added some hand stitched elements to the card and adhered it to a light pink card base. The bunny was die-cut using grey and light pink card - areas of the bunny highlighted with a blending tool and a slightly darker ink colour then the card. I assembled my bunny and adhered this to the card. Embellished with sequins an…

Craftie Cafe: Happy Valentine's Day

It’s February! So no surprise many of my cards are themed around love, romance and Valentine’s day! I personally don’t celebrate this day anymore – my anniversary is a week later so any lovey dovey romantic dates get pushed to that weekend but it’s probably one of my favourite themes in terms of card making!
I love pinks and purples (again no surprise!) but for today’s card I picked two Lawn Fawn inks from Craftie CafĂ© to add to my pink and purple colour scheme and I love how the yellow and peach break up all the pink and purple I used. I’m using Waffle Flowers – Little Gifts Alphas (stamp), Holiday Words (Die), Stitched Hearts (Die). All Supplies are listed below.

Here is the card:

Once the first card was created I really wanted to create a full background using the Little Gifts Alphas…this took almost 3 hours to complete (as I like to use my MISTI or Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to double stamp and get a good impression with the ink). I sometimes wonder why I have these impulse ur…

Ink Road Stamps: Hello Darling!

Sharing three cards I created using Ink Road Stamps: Full Circle. I love geometric shapes and for today's cards I stamped a 3x4 grid using a few of the circle stamps in this set.
Here is my first card:

I added the heart from Bun Intended and the ‘Hello Darling’ sentiment is from Ink Road Stamp set Swanderful. I was actually really happy (jumping and giggling) when I saw this sentiment – because I say and use the word ‘darling’ a lot (especially when I talk to my husband and my boys). I use the word so much that my 3 year old has picked up on it and started saying “love you, darling!” too.

I chose shades of pink (and grey) ink and added gold embossing powder to highlight some of the hearts. It's the month of LOVE so these cards work well for a Valentine's Day card one of which I'll be giving one to my boys as they'll enjoy the sentiment!

Thanks for stopping by - original post can be found at Ink Road Stamps blog - here.
Happy Crafting!

Uniquely Creative: Light Bulb Moment!

Last year I played around with masking and blending - creating sunbeams/light beams and created a quick video tutorial when I made these cards - here. I thought I'd revisit this technique but try a rainbow colour scheme instead! I had the perfect die to play around with too!
I'm using Uniquely Creative dies - Light Bulbs Set 2 along with Jillibean Soup stamps.

I played around with a few stamping ideas and created three more cards - which you can view below.

Super fun die and stamp set to play with - I especially enjoyed making the card below. I love the contrast between the black and the pops of colour from the distress ink. I also love the dimension in this card.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs: I Love You (Happy Valentine's Day)

With Valentine's day approaching I thought I'd share some 'love' card inspiration! In today's card I'm using Elizabeth Craft Designs: Valentine's Edges to create an overlapped 'ruffled' look which I then die cut using the heart from the Puzzle Heart die . I added machine stitching and also created a hand stitch border around the heart. 

The sentiments are from Elizabeth Craft Designs: Love Sentiments. This is one of my favourite sentiment stamp sets. I especially love the xoxoxoxoxo and previously used this stamp set in a previous card (view post here). 
I embellished the card with neutral twine and clear sequins. I haven't used Kraft card in awhile, but it works so well with red and the pattern paper that I'm happy I was able to incorporate it into the heart and card base. As you can see there is a little bit of dimension in the heart from adhering it down with foam tape and the ruffles and stitched elements give it a nice textural feel.

Elizabeth Craft Designs: January Challenge (Valentine's Day Card)

Love Love Love! It's challenge time over at Elizabeth Craft Designs...

The theme: Valentine's Day!

Here is my first cards:

Step 1: Die cut your card front (in red) using the large rectangle from ECD - Dashing Rectangles. Step 2: Die cut (in white) the Valentine's edge as shown 5x. Trim as shown above. 
Step 3: Adhere the border edges, allowing space to stamp the sentiments.
Step 4: Stamp the senitments as shown above in black ink.
Step 5: Embellish with machine sewn stitched lines, sequins and silver accents (die-cut negatives from the Valentine's edge die). Adhere to white card base.

ECD Supplies used:
Modascrap: Dashing Rectangles ECD - Valentine's Edges ECD - Love Sentiments Soft Finish Cardstock - White Clear Double Sided Adhesive: 3mm/6mm
Other:  Versafine - Black Onyx Ink Gina.K ink - Red Hot Clear sequins Sewing maching/Red thread Glue pen MISTI/Stamping block Red cardstock
Here is another take on my first card: