Ink Road Stamps: Full Circle's are Blooming

Hello – I'm back with yet another card using Ink Road Stamp Full Circle! This card will be my sixth card (more if you include the variations of each one) using this Ink Road Stamp set. Today’s card however, I thought a little outside the box. I thought these fun circle patterns would make great flowers…and they did!  I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to do with my background at first – but I wanted to use a bit of black and white, then add bright colours for the flowers – to make them pop of the card. So I kept my background quite simple and opted for patterned paper. I stamped the Full Circle stamps on two die-cut circles – I went with a bright colour first, then added black (choosing two of my favourite pattern stamps from the set) which added contrast and tied in with the background of the card. I machine stitched the stems of the flowers and grounded my flowers on the card using a grass die-cut. The leaves are also a die – but could quite easily also have been hand cut. I embe…

Jaded Blossom: June 2018 Release Blog Hop! (Guest Designer)

Welcome to Jaded Blossom's June 2018 Release Blog Hop!
I was very excited to have been asked to guest design all week with their latest release and now I get a chance to share another card I created using the stamp set: Make Waves. 
Blog hops are so much fun - you'll get a whole bunch of inspiration and get a chance to meet new crafty people and their blogs - their creative place! So if you're passing through check out the complete line up below and start up at the beginning...
Here is my card for the Jaded Blossom's June release blog hop:
COPICS: RV00/RV02/RV04/RV06/RV09 V01/V04/V05/V06/V09 I thought it would nice to also create a shaker lollipop party favor. I decided to take a few photos of the process it took to get me to the finished project below. You can view this below as a slideshow.

One of the things I love about blog hops and new releases is that there is generally a sale or a deal!...No exception here - you can get the entire release package for $144.99


Jaded Blossom: Guest Designer Day 5 (June Release Week)

What a fun week it's been sharing projects I created with Jaded Blossoms June release! Today is day 5 and the last day of their release week. Here is a card I created using the stamp set: Mew Did It.  I paired this stamp set up with their Kitty Faces stamp (also part of their new release). I thought the mouse to the top right, above the sentiment, was a funny edition to this card.  Technique Used: I went really simple for this card. I stamped and used a masking technique (with masking paper) to create my background of clawing cats. I stamped them in light grey. The main cat was stamped on grey card (cut out with my silhouette cameo) and adhered to the centre of my card front. I added machine stitched borders and then stamped the mouse (also in light grey) before adhering the sentiment. I embellished the card with twine and enamel dots.
Below are two extra additions I created using the Lollipop die and the Ric Rac Topper die. This stamp set comes with a lot a funny/sweet 'puns'…

Jaded Blossom: Guest Designer Day 4 (June Release Week)

It's Day 4 of release week over at Jaded Blossom. I'm guest designing this month and I had such a fun time creating these little gift bags using the latest release stamp: I Moose You and Jaded Blossoms: Ric Rac Topper Die.  I stamped the moose on kraft card and then cut it with my silhouette cameo. I decided to paper piece the antlers and I coloured areas of him in using white and pink pencil. I originally thought I'd make some chocolate mousse and create a little topper using the cute images in the stamp set - but I'm actually not very good at cooking deserts at all! So instead I added them to Jaded BlossomsRic Tac Topper Die. I also used their Border dies to create a fun geometric background.  I embellished this card using a few items. First I wanted to add a little tag using the 'moose kisses' stamp and the co-ordinating die (Candy Charms & Banners).  I added a few machine stitched elements and twine. I also heat embossed both sentiments in white. I then d…

Jaded Blossom: Guest Designer Day 3 (June Release Week)

It's release week over at Jaded Blossom. As I'm a guest designer this month I wanted to showcase a few of their other products aside from their latest release launched this month. Jaded Blossom carry a wide range of products such as stamps, dies, favour bags & boxes. So today I partnered the stamp: Party Animal Tags with their Lollipop die. The example on the left is how it looks like before it is assembled with the lollipop inside. The one on the right is already assembled.  Both images were coloured in using Copic markers. I wanted both images to stand out, so with some fancy silhouette cameo cutting, each image was cut out and once they were both coloured in they were added on top of the original stamped image with foam tape. I then did the same for the individual words - stamped them on coloured card, cut them out, then adhered them to the original stamped image using foam tape. This was then matted to some bright coloured coordinating card and then adhered to the lollip…

Jaded Blossom: Guest Designer Day 2 (June Release Week)

It's Day 2 of release week over at Jaded Blossom! I was so excited to see this little guy in my guest design package. I've always wanted a sloth stamp set and this little critter is just the cutest!
Here is a card I created using the stamp set Take It Slow: I first stamped and used my silhouette cameo to cut out the sloth image. I then coloured him in using Copic markers. I used Jaded Blossom - Alphabet dies to created an additional feature on the card. I wanted the sloth to look like he was connected to a tree. The 'Happy Birthday' originally was dark brown but it disappeared on the corrugated card base. I die-cut the letters in white instead and it tied the whole card together with the heat embossed sentiment also embossed in white. I finished the card off by embellishing it with sequins and twine. 
Copic Markers:  Tree: E55/E57/E59/E18  Leaves: YG03/YG06/YG09  Sloth:E51/E53/E55/E57/E59/R21(Cheeks) Grab the whole release package! Jaded Blossom have a little special bundle s…

Jaded Blossom: Guest Designer Day 1 (June Release Week)

If you didn't know...I was lucky to be asked to guest design for Jaded Blossom. This meant I got a early peak at this months release! So I've been waiting eagerly to share a whole weeks worth of cards and party favors! 
Here is Day 1 of release week using the stamp set So Jelly:
I decided to I really wanted to create an ocean scene but I didn't want to use traditional blue/green colours. The pinks and purples worked so well with this stamp set which has a whole bunch of 'love' themed sentiments. I also decided to heat embossed the cute jellyfish in white on black card. The card background by itself is quite bright so I needed to add some contrasts - I love how they both pop off the card.

Grab the whole release package! Jaded Blossom have a little special bundle sale during release week. Feel free to check out all the details on their blog. This Package is only available till Wednesday 11:59pm PST, then will be back up on the store on Friday at 4pm PST during our Stamp …