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Five for Friday & A Poppy Pod Bouquet Card

Hello everyone! Happy Friday! I drew the flower pod in our Flower Circles Stamp Set with a poppy pod in mind. It makes me smile every time I see it in use. This week’s Five for Friday, I’m sharing some love for poppy pods. Five for Friday For a rustic wedding Fresh with coral Simple & Elegant Dried & Dyed In Print I like how Michelle describes the poppy pods: they are “like little jewels of the garden”. Poppy Pod Bouquet Card I was so inspired by the poppy pod bouquet photo that I made this card: How-tos Here is how to create this look: 1. Stamp 5 pods on some scrap piece of white cardstock, using Peeled Paint distress ink. 2. Cut-out closely following the stamp. Don’t worry if you have white edges, the inking will cover them all up. Color the bottom half with Evergreen Bough distress ink. 3. Color […]

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Five for Friday, a Watercolored Card and a Heads-up

Hello everyone! It’s Friday again! And here comes our Five for Friday Our design team has been busy with our Rock My World Stamp Set! It is my personal favorite in this release and I just LOVE what the ladies have come up with this set! Here are five links to the five most recent posts they’ve done! What is the perfect ink to use for overlapping? Check out Suzanne’s beautiful card here! The skinny shadow/grass stamp got to be the center of attention on Lorena’s cool card here! Rocks are trending! Katie shared the source of her inspiration for her clever card here! Lorena was back with a video tutorial! She shared a super cool masking technique with us! I was there when Kim was working on this naturalist card! So simple yet so original!! Thank you for making our products stand-out, ladies! Check out our product page for more examples! A Watercolored Card Ahem! Yes, I joined the Watercolor for […]

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Avery Elle – Friends Are Like Stars Card

Hello everyone! Popped in to share a card I made with the Written in the Stars stamp set for Avery Elle. A cool take on the nautica/star trend, right? I like all the sentiments from this set especially the friendship one. And here is my take: Nothing fancy here. I punched a 2-1/2″ circle to make a mask, heat embossed a few stars and colored in with some distress ink. I found out that I needed more stars after distressing the piece so I stamped a few more in white pigment ink and went over them with a white gel pen to make them opaque – almost as good as heat embossed, right? :) The trees are from Happy Camper Stamp set. Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out Donna’s blog today! Happy stamping!

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N&T – Reverse Masking Technique + A Winner

Hello everyone! Popped in to share a card using the brand new stamp set from Neat and Tangled: Dreams! It is a special stamp set which is free with any order placed at N&T store during this month for our year 1 celebration. I used a technique I call Reverse Masking to create the orange background for the sentiment. I use reverse stamping technique a lot but when the stamp design is not symmetrical, it will not work. How about using the reverse side to create a mask for it? I experimented and liked the result. Here is how I did it: I inked the stamp on its reverse side, stamped and cut out. I used both pieces on my card. I used the cut-out piece (stamped side facing down) to mask and create the pink area. And the negative part to mask and ink the orange area. As the arrow […]

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Playing with Envelope Punch Board + A Card

Hello everyone! I have being playing with the Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers lately and had so much fun! The smallest size measurement listed on the board is for 2″ x 3-1/2″ (Gift Card, the left one as shown in the photo below). It is too big for most of my cards so I did a little hack and made the mini ones. How I love that my mini tags fit right in! Haha! {You will get this when you have the board} Paper Size: 3″ x 3″; Score Line (1-1/2″ for the square envelope; 1-3/4″ for the rectangle envelope). To put things into perspective, I put one on a card quickly. Cute? ;) Both the yellow strips and the pink triangles were first stamped with my texture tiles and then inked with some distress ink. A little bit of inking just for fun! Think about all […]

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Hey, Girlfriend

Playing in the Moxie Fab World Focal Point Challenge Hey crafters, today I am sharing another card using Neat and Tangled stamps. My focal is the girl in the boat which falls in the “sweet spot”. She is pointing at the sentiment – the movement/flow rule.I used complimentary colors to make my focal stand out from the background. (Don’t know what I am talking about? Check out the composition rules here) The boat is a flower from Fresh Blooms stamp set; the girl and the bows are from Hey Cookie set. I also added some glitter to the water :) I stamped the border from Little Tangle and colored them with some distress ink. Want more inspirations? Head to Neat and Tangled Blog! Happy Crafting! Neat and Tangled Design Team Call

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Distressed Tags

Distressing is definitely out of my comfort zone. But all my distress inks, paints, stains, markers, perfect pearls and Tim Holtz stamps have been screaming for some love for quite some time now:) I am so happy that I joined Creative Chemistry 101 Class by Tim Holtz :) It is pack full of information and techniques. Besides it is fun to try something different, right? Here is my Day 2 Homework (Each tag stands for a main technique). Wrinkle-Free Distress is the most challenging to me in today’s class so I practiced more on it (from left to right): 1. not enough water (seeing blocks); 2. too grunge (maybe?); 3. using leftover drops from making the middle one (kinda like it myself:) My favorite technique today is Brushless Watercolor. It can be applied to not so vintage/distress style as well: I made this bookmark from some scrap and I love […]

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