Jurassic Park Inspired Cards!

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Hello, John! Is no one else as excited for a new movie in the Jurassic Park franchise as I am?! Not only are the two cards I made super cute, but I made a video in a completely different format. I’m trying something new, trying to figure out my niche on YouTube and in card making, and I really hope you like it. Please watch, please subscribe, and PLEASE let me know what you think!

This guy would even have looked super fun on a plain colored background! Doesn’t everyone love the most educational part of the movie?!

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Check out both of my Jurassic Park inspired cards on my Instagram! KristinBFiore

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Have an Otterly Great 5th Birthday, Lawn Fawn!

Hi everyone!

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I am so excited to be part of this special blog hop celebrating Lawn Fawn’s 5th birthday!

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I made a similar card when I first got my hands on this Year 5 Stamp Set and it has been used a lot in advertising this release, so I thought this would be the perfect time to show how that card was made.


Thank you so much for tuning in! Have a great day and enjoy the hop!!

Next stop is Samantha!

Here is the complete blog list in case you want to start at the beginning!
Jenn Rachel Audrey Samantha Lenny Veronica Nancy Lorraine Caryn Sharna Suzanne Roxanne Lynn Laura Cheiron Ivy Karin Tamara Jana Lexa Debby me <– YOU ARE HERE
Samantha Yukari Christy Elise Amy Kathy

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Let’s Get Creepy with Perfect Paper Crafting

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Today I have this adorable card for you using the Perfect Paper CraftingPerfect Tears” tool and some of Lawn Fawn’s newest products.

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I started out with some Strathmore Watercolor Paper. I stamped my images from the Monster Mash Stamp Set and the Spooktacular Stamp Set, as well as my adorable sentiment using the Violet’s ABCs Stamp Set. Then I die cut the tree from the Sweater Weather Lawn Cuts and used the Perfect Tears “Course Deckle Edge” to create a gooey border. I did use a small pair of precision scissors to clean up the edges from the tear just a bit.

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The next part is always my favorite…. WATERCOLORING. For this card, I used some of my Distress Ink Minis. For the background I used Pumice Stone, Stormy Sky, and Dusty Concord – for the ooey gooey border I used Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, and Peeled Paint – and for the tree I used Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stain. I let all of those dry completely before painting the monsters.

For the monsters – I used Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed, then I added some Pumice Stone and a tiny bit of Black Soot under the fury monster and tree to give them some ground to stand on. Once everything was dried I used my Tombow Stamp Runner to add adhesive to all of the pieces and adhere them in place. Lastly, I made my card base out of some purple cardstock and ran my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush along the two long sides to give it some shine.

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So easy and so cute, right?!  I hope you enjoyed this fun, creepy card! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments! Have a great day and thanks for reading!!

For supplies, please click on the links throughout this post. I’ve been having some trouble using InLinkz and will put up a proper supply list once I get back on track.

Emboss-Resist “Congrats” Card

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This is a super quick post that I wanted to share to demonstrate a technique that a lot of people have been talking about: “Emboss-resist.”

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This technique allows people to some-what turn their stamps inside-out. The image that would normally be colorful from your ink choice becomes the negative space, allowing the engraved part of your stamp to be inked, painted, or embellished in many different ways.

To accomplish this, I chose a beautiful background stamp, inked it with VersaMark Ink, stamped it, and heat embossed it with some White Hero Arts Embossing Powder. This could have been done with any color of pigment ink and clear embossing powder, but I wanted to use distress inks to add color to this card.

After being embossed, the stamped image will resist ink and only the negative-spaces of the stamp will take the Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I used a rainbow of colors. I then mounted that panel on a sheet of orange foil paper from my DCWV Foil Stack, white heat-embossed my sentiment on the same foil paper, and added some Maya Road Wood Button Embellishments.

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Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for reading!

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