Hello! You made it. It’s FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On Wednesday, I blogged this card for the current Simon Says Stamp TAG challenge! Have you played? Why not? Get on it people!!! I received a lot of comments and emails taking me up on my offer to create a video showing you guys how I made it! Well, here it is!!!!! You can watch it here on the blog or over on my youtube channel in HD! All the supplies used are listed at the end of this post. (NOTE: I keep saying Peacock Feathers… Grr. I actually used Picked Raspberry)!!
I love creating custom colors with distress inks. Can you believe that I only used two colors (this and this) and this stencil to create the background?
I didn’t have to use watercolor paper for the card panel and tag because I wasn’t going to use any water, but I love the texture from the paper and this is by far the best watercolor paper I have found and it’s pre cut… A lazy girl’s dream, lol… I have fallen in love with the sticky embossing powder…. Makes applying glitter so easy. And how adorable is that heart balloon. Yup, a coordinating die. See? I am sooo lazy! he he.
So there you have it! I hope you enjoyed the video! I appreciate you all soo much! Thanks so much for popping by!
Posted by Laurel on March 7, 2014
Well, it’s a rainy day here today so I thought this would be a perfect card to share with all of you…… It’s bright and colorful, completely opposite of the day today. But secretly, I love it when it rains as long as I don’t have to be out in it… It’s so relaxing to listen to….. I used this super cute girl image from this stamp set and colored her with Spectrum Noir Markers: (BT1, BT2, BT3, Blender, DR2, DR3, FS1, FS2, )
I love white on white, don’t you??? Popping the panel up gave it that cool shadow… Yup, so pretty! Thanks for stopping by today!
Posted by Laurel on March 6, 2014
UPDATE: I HAVE A HOW TO VIDEO UP ON MY BLOG HERE SHOWCASING HOW I MADE THIS!!
Hi there! And welcome to another Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Today’s challenge is all about tags! I don’t make tags often, but when I do, I love doing it…. On this card, I decided to put the tag on the card, using the die cut and the negative space. The Design Team is showcasing Ranger products this week so it’s no surprise I pulled out some distress inks… I love blending colors to create custom colors with distress inks… The background I created here is a combination of Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade. I’d be happy to film a quick video showcasing you how I made the background if you’d like. Just let me know if the comments! All the supplies I used are linked at the end of this post.
See the balloon? It’s fantabulous I tell you. It’s by Mama Elephant and it has coordinating dies! You guys know I am a sucker for coordinating dies because it makes life so much easier, lol! I added some Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder and then covered it with this iridescent powder to give it the shine!
I decided to use the negative die space on this card to really make it pop, literally. I popped up the tag with foam dimension!! And how fun is that sentiment string for the balloon! I love this set!
The amazing peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize to win! A $50 gift certificate to their online store! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the AMAZING creations by the design team.
Posted by Laurel on March 5, 2014
Hi everyone! I’m here today to showcase this amazing embossing folder by Sheena Douglass. I love the distress splattered background!!! I decided to break up the background by using this die cut from Simon Says Stamp, applying lots of foam dimension and then lining the back up on the card base with that fun gap in between. I carefully sponged over the embossed background with Mama Elephant Inks in Winter and Ocean. The sentiment is from this Friends and Family Sentimentals set which is chalk full of fun sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Posted by Laurel on March 4, 2014
Hi there! Another post today. Two in one day! I know it…. Be sure to check out my Lawnscaping Bling it project!! Today’s card was inspired by the sketch over at the Case this Sketch challenge. Sometimes, I need a good sketch to get my mojo jump started and this is the perfect challenge to provide just that…. Using these adorable Mama Elephant stamps paired with this awesome cloud embossing folder, I came up with this card. I have since put the coordinating die on my list to purchase as I hate fussy cutting, and quite frankly am just not good at it, lol! All the images were colored with colored pencils….. I used the same blending stump to blend the balloons together to get that cool pattern on there! It’s neat in real life…
Thanks for popping by today, twice!
Posted by Laurel on March 3, 2014
Bling it on peeps!!!! That’s this week’s challenge over at the Lawnscaping blog! When I think bling, I think sparkle… shine…. So I incorporated all of that into my card today, using lots of products. Pearlescent embossing paste, glossy accents, Mister Huey’s mist, embossing powder….. And yes, the day I made this card with this set and die I had a nice big sushi dinner…
I love using embossing paste. It is so much fun. This is the first time I tried Pearlescent embossing powder and I love it. I have done a video comparing translucent and white… But I think it’s time I do another incorporating pearlescent paste and even crackle embossing paste.
See how it sparkles??? I only added some embossing powder to some of the design so the pearlescent paste could shine thru too! I really like it….
The soy bottles were colored with colored pencils and the tray was colored with spectrum noir markers! I hope that you will play along with us and be sure to head on over to the blog and check out what the rest of the design team made!!!!!
Posted by Laurel on March 3, 2014
Yup, that’s right! That was my challenge to myself! How can I incorporate all 12 of these delicious Mama Elephant inks into one card???? Hello Tim Holtz stencil and ME Inks!!!!! I created this fantabulous background using the stencil and ALL of the mama elephant inks!!!!!! And I did it all on film for you! You can watch it here or over on my youtube channel. You can mass produce this background and use it for projects of all occasions. How fun would this be for a birthday background…. Hmm.
And here’s the video:
Posted by Laurel on February 28, 2014
Hi there! I’ve got a non card today. I know, right? I thought I’d make this cute little treat box showcasing this cute ballerina from Crafter’s Companion. I colored her with my spectrum noir markers: BP1, BP2, BP3, F2, F3, EB6, EB7, EB8. I’ve popped her up with some pop dots and there you have it!
Thanks for popping by!
Posted by Laurel on February 28, 2014
Hi everyone! Today I’ve got a video for you showcasing this ADORABLE stamp set from Mama Elephant! The bunnies! Ack! Look at those adorable bunnies!!!! SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve thrown in some other techniques as well: DIY embossed background, Distress Inks/Distress Paints, Coloring with Spectrum Noir Markers (BONUS: I show you how to switch out your chizel tip for the brush tip at minute 1:52)….
Full Disclosure: I am not a good fussy cutter so be nice, lol! If they make the coordinating dies, I’m getting them. PERIOD. I love the background and how it turned out! The stenciled heart? Gorgeous. And it’s no surprise I combined my two favorite distress ink colors…
You can watch the video here or over on my youtube channel in HD!
Posted by Laurel on February 27, 2014
Hello everyone! Welcome to another Simon Says Stamp challenge! This week’s challenge is all about pearls. Think pearls, perfect pearls, etc…… Today’s project combines both of them. The pearls was a gift from Simon Says Stamp in one of my orders and the crayons and smile face has a heavy coating of perfect pearls on them! So sparkly and fun in real life..
I love the Simon Says Stamp March 2014 card kit! Everything on this card came from the kit! Yup, that’s right! Love it!
The amazing peeps over at Simon Says Stamp have an amazing prize to win! A $50 gift certificate to their online store! Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog and check out the rest of the AMAZING creations by the design team. They are so funny and sure to make you laugh!
Posted by Laurel on February 26, 2014