Anything Goes With Dies | You Are In My Prayers

Hello everyone… I am here again with a clean and simple card that I created for Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes With Dies August Challenge.

Head over to Happy Little Stampers blog for more inspirations and to link up your project.

On my CAS card today, I use the Perched Bird CUTplorations Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations, and Fond Expressions STAMPlorations set.

I started with creating the watercolor background with Distress Oxide ink pads and water. And then I sprinkled some water on it and dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the panel with craft heater and then cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and I added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

I cut out a black cardstock with Perched Bird CUTplorations Die and I added it on a card with same adhesive. I stamped one of the sentiments from Fond Expressions STAMPlorations set on the right bottom card with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad.

Then, I added some white paint splatters on the card using brush and little bit of water.

I hope you all inspired by this card to play along with the challenge this month. I also enter this card at:

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!

Growing In Unity Day 4 | Girly Cards

Hello everyone… It is Growing in Unity Girl Day 4. And for today, I have couple of girly cards to share with you all.

Unity Stamps Company has many collection of stamps, and one of them is the AngieGirl collection. They are fabulous sets to use when you want to make girly themed projects. I used five of the AngieGirl stamps on my cards today.

They are pretty simple to make. I made all cards in the same steps:

  • Stamp each girl image on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad (or any water-proof ink, such as pigment ink).
  • Color them with your favorite coloring medium. I used Arteza Real Brush Pens and water brush on mine.
  • Dry the watercolor paint with craft heater (skip this step if you use colored pencils only).
  • Trimmed the panel to 4″x 5.5″
  • Add each panel on the card with permanent adhesive.
  • Stamp each sentiment on a cardstock (I used matching color cardstock to each girl).
  • Die cut the sentiments (or you can simply trim them into sentiment strip or banner. I used various die sets on my cards).
  • Add each sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape (or any adhesive you like).

And here are the close up of each card…

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

I hope you all like my simple girly cards today! THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

Collaboration Blog Hop | Keep Calm and Drink Coffee

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Collaboration Blog Hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Paper Sweeties. We are celebrating the Paper Sweeties’ 7th Birthday!

This blog hop starts at Coffee Loving Cardmakers where also you can see the full list of participants. You should arrive from my teammate, Lori.

On both of these cards, I use the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee acrylic stamp and its matching Sweet Cuts dies set.

First card is a step card. I cut out a piece of heavyweight white cardstock with a Side Step Card Die.

For the side panel, I added a piece of geli printed paper that I had in my stash for the background panel. And for the step side, I added the pattern using Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil, Blending Brush, and CP It’s A Boy ink pad.

I cut out a white cardstock using the mug die. Then I used the negative die cut to stamp the mug using Mini MISTI. I stamped it with VersaMark ink pad and sprinkled it with some clear embossing powder. I did it twice to get extra thick embossed image.

After that, I colored it with Sakura Koi Water Colors and waterbrush. I love rainbow look on this mug!

I stamped the steam image on the side panel with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad and then I added the mug on it with 3D foam tape.

On the side steps, I stamped the other sentiments from the same stamp set using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink pad and Tulip Red VersaFine Clair ink pad.

My second card is a clean-and-simple card. I started with creating that watercolor background using Vintage Photo Distress ink pad and water. I added the ink on craft mat, spray with water, and smooshed in the watercolor paper. I dried in between adding colors.

After that, I added some splatters using Marabu Art Spray Cocoa. I dried the whole panel with craft heater and then I stamped the sentiment and coffee steam image with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad.

I trimmed the panel and then distressed the edges with distresser tool. I added it on the card with E-Z Runner Grand adhesive.

I cut out another heavyweight white cardstock with the mug die, and then stamp the mug with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad. I use the negative die cut with Mini MISTI to help center the stamping.

I added the mug on the card with 3D foam tape and embellished the card with some sequins.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

And… your next hop is my teammate’s blog, Lisa Bzibziak to see her inspiring projects for this birthday collaboration blog hop!

Head over to Paper Sweeties’ Blog for more birthday festivities and details how you are eligible to win their prize!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Growing In Unity Day 3 – Mixed Media Projects

Hello everyone… It is Day 3 of the Growing in Unity Girl post. Today, I have couple of mixed media projects to share with you all.

First mixed media project is a card. I use the Feather Soft Love stamp set and the Eloise Girl stamp set. It is a very simple mixed media card, with spray paints, embossing, and pigment inks.

I started with stamping the feathers with VersaMark ink pad on a watercolor paper, sprinkled some black glitter embossing powder, and then heat it up with craft heater.

I put the paper in a box and then start sprayed it with blue, teal, purple Marabu Mixed Media Spray Paints. I also sprayed some water to blend the colors. I dried it with craft heater. I trimmed it into 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.

On a white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment with Purple Delight pigment ink, dried it with craft heater, and then I cut it with one of the Circle Dies. I added the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and added some matching colors sequins.

This second project, is a mixed media art journal. On this page, I use Insightful Meadows stamp set and Wild & Free stamp set.

On the mixed media page, I added some white gesso with palette knife, and while it was still kindda wet, I stamped it with bubble wrap plastic. I dried it quickly with craft heater. The tricky part drying gesso with craft heater, if it gets too hot, it gets bubbly. So… try to move the craft heater around and keep it on distance so it won’t be too hot.

After the page was dry, I spread a thin layer of the yellow and red acrylic paint with brayer. I dried it again with craft heater (be careful, acrylic paints is the same with gesso). And then, I added some red cherry gelato and lemon gelato, then blended them with my finger. I also created that moon with coconut gelato that I scribbled the circle on the page and smoothed it with finger.

Next step, I stamped the flowers with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad with first and second generation stamping technique. I covered the bottom page to create the flower border silhouette. And I dried the whole page with craft heater again to make sure the pigment ink dried well.

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

Growing In Unity Day 2 – Caffeinated Cards For Crafty Friends

Hello hello hello everyone… Today is Day 2 for Growing in Unity Girl post. Today, I have three caffeinated cards idea for crafty friends.

On my first card, I used the Martha Girl stamp set. This is one perfect stamp for a crafty friend who loves coffee, or cocoa, or tea.

I created that rainbow, watercolored background with brush pens. I simply scribbled each color (red, yellow, blue) on craft mat, sprayed with water, and then smooshed the watercolor paper on it.

And to get that distress look on it, I dried inks with craft heater, and then I sprayed some more water on it with sprayer bottle, dabbed the water off with paper towel, and then dried it again with craft heater.

I stamped the girl image on it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad with stamping tool, and then cut it with one of the Fancy Frames Dies. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock, trimmed it into sentiment banner, and then added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

This second card, I used the Coffee & Flowers stamp set. This is a clean-and-simple card, super easy to make.

I stamped the flower and sentiment on a heavyweight white cardtock with VersaFine Onyx Black. And then I simply colored the image with LeisureArts Coloring Pencils. I blended the colors with white coloring pencil. This is a pretty simple technique for beginner colorist.

I trimmed the finished panel with paper trimmer slightly smaller than the card base. I added it on the card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive. Then, I wrapped some natural burlap twine on the top of the card. I added a tiny blue gem in the middle of the blue flower, too.

And for the third card, I used the One Sip At A Time stamp set. I love that gorgeous cup and sweet sentiments from this stamp set.

I stamped the cup on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad and then I colored it with Stabilo Woody Watercolor Crayons and water brush. After coloring it, I dried it with craft heater and then I fussy cut the cup with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock and then trimmed it into a sentiment banner.

I printed one of Gracillie Design digital papers on a 4×6 photo paper and then I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive. Then I added the sentiment banner on the top left card with 3D foam tape.

Next, I added some burlap twine on the card to create that wreath and secured it with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the cup in the middle or the burlap twine wreath with 3D foam tape. I finished this card with some gems.

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

Growing In Unity Day 1 – Encouraging Cards

Hello everyone… Happy Monday! I am so excited that this week I am the Growing in Unity Girl and today I have a couple of encouraging cards to share with you all!

Unity Stamps Company is a rubber stamp company with LOTS of fabulous designs. I found out about this company from my crafty friends in 2016. I got some of their stamps and fell in love right away!

Today, on both of these encouraging cards, I use the Praise The Lord stamp set from Graciellie Design. This is one of my favorites from Gracie’s designs.

I stamped and heat embossed the cross with gold embossing powder on a white cardstock. After that, I fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.

For the sentiments, I stamped them with VersaFine Clair ink pads, Warm Breeze and Charming Pink, that match the background paper colors. Unity Stamp is also have some of the VersaFine ink pads on their store. After stamping the sentiments, I trimmed them into the sentiment label.

For the background, I used one of the digital papers from Gracielie Design, too. She has lots of gorgeous digital paper collection at her digital store. I printed them on 4×6 photo papers with inkjet printer. Then, I trimmed them into background panels and added them on white card bases with E-Z Runner Grand adhesive.

I cut couple black cardstock with Divinity Designs – Ovals Dies for the mat behind the crosses. One of the card, I also use the stitched oval frame that I cut out a white cardstock using Divinity Designs – Double Stitches Oval Dies. I added all the cut outs on the card with the same adhesive runner.

And then I added the sentiments on them with adhesive and added the crosses on the cards with 3D foam tape. I embellished the card with pearl gems.

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

SHE Mixed Media Tags

Hello hello hello everyone… We’re back! We arrived from Indonesia. It’s always a mixed feeling when we left Indonesia, but knowing that God will always take us back there is encouraging and gives me peace.

Today, I have four mixed media tags to share with you all…

I combine 2 newly relesed stamp sets on these mixed media tags. They are Proverbs 31 Journaling Stamp Set and Boss Babe Clear Stamps. And I use some of my stencils to create the backgrounds.

For full details and steps how to create them, head over to the Joy Clair Blog to read it all. THANK YOU so much for stopping by today! Hope you all have a fabulous day.