Monochromatic Egg Patch Easter Card

Happy Easter!

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I hope everyone enjoys this special day filled with family and fun! 

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Thank you so much for tuning in!

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Lawn Fawn and IMAGINE Crafts Pigment Generations Card

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I was so excited to get to test out some awesome Tsukineko products that I’ve never tried before! A long time ago I saw a video by Shari Carroll where she used water and her Memento Luxe Inks to create a softer 2nd generation. I love getting more out of my inks so I definitely wanted to try a variation of this technique, and this card is definitely an ode to her.

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I used some trees from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Day Stamp Set as well as the Love Letter and Northern Pine Memento Luxe Inks. Instead of using water to spritz the stamp, I used Tsukineko’s gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz. This made my second generation not only soft, but sparkly and metallic!

To bring in more gold, I used the Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and a few more stamps from the Snow Day Set to add some fun elements.

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To make my card more like Shari’s, I cut my card front into three pieces, glued down the center, put a piece of vellum in between the two remaining sides, and popped those up with some foam tape.

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I still wanted more gold! 🙂  I took my Delicata Golden Glitz Ink pad and put it directly onto the edges of my card base. When I put my popped up piece over top, it masks the rough inside edges.

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For the sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Joy Lawn Cut. I did something a little different here, but I’ll definately use it again and again. We all know that for more intricate die cuts, it’s easier to cut it a few times and layer those pieces together – rather than trying to cut tiny pieces of foam tape. Here, I cut out three of the “joy’s” from the 110# Neenah Cardstock and covered them in the three inks I used on this card.

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When I layered them, you could see all the colors from the side! This would look so cool in any colors!

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I hope you liked this card and will try out some of the products Tsukineko has to offer! Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

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One Layer ‘Friends Forever’ Custom Dreamcatcher Card

Learning how to use my markers more efficiently, I’ve gotten really into creating my own images. I’m not the best drawer so I try to use the products I have to make more precise pictures.  Today, I used Lawn Fawn’s Circle Stackables Lawn Cuts to draw a beautiful dreamcatcher.

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I started by drawing the outline circle of the dreamcatcher with the inside of my larger circle die. I then took a pencil and drew 8 evenly spaced dots around my circle (top, bottom, left, right, and the 4 points between), and a dot right in the center. I used a pencil so I could easily erase these dots later on. I then used the smaller circle die, placed it between two dots, and traced this petal shape using my 0.3 COPIC multiliner. Altogether, it takes 18 of these curved lines to create the center of my dreamcatcher.

It may seem daunting and tedious at first, but it was actually SUPER simple, only took about 5 minutes to create, AND now I can make almost any size dreamcatcher I want using the same steps.

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I then used the Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn Collaboration Set ‘Feathered Friends’ to stamp some feathers to hang from three points on my dreamcatcher.

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I used my COPIC multiliner again to draw in the strings connecting the feathers.

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Before I colored the feathers, I wanted to make sure I had a good color palette. Even though it is unconventional to add sequins before you color, I went ahead and did it anyway to give myself a better idea of the COPICs I needed to use. I added these flat sequins by Kelly Purkey from her Metallic Mix. I love how these flat sequins end up looking like beads on the strings of my dreamcatcher!

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Now I was ready to color! I used a technique that I learned in the COPIC Markers for Card Makers Class that I have been using ALL the time. I put a layer of Colorless Blender over my image, add whatever colors I want to the areas I want to have shade or be darker, then I bring the Colorless Blender back in to soften all the edges. I have never loved coloring so much with my COPICs! You can get some really light, pastel, and watery-looking images coloring this way.

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Because I really wanted my custom image to be the focus, I kept this card one-layer and extremely clean. I only added a touch of my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the feathers, stamped the ‘friends forever’ sentiment, and I was done!

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I have the perfect friend to send this card to, and even though this card is lovely – it’s not nearly as gorgeous as she is!

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Birthday Card Using Fun Foam Die Cuts and New Lawn Fawn Products

I’m so happy to finally be settled in to my new home and ready to make some awesome posts to share with all of you!

Today I have a super simple card that is colorful and clean, yet has some great dimension. I used a BRAND NEW set from Lawn Fawn called “Beep Boop Birthday“… it is my favorite set from the new release. I love the cute robot images and the small gear images are really cool for creating personalized pattern papers that can give a complex look to any card that will make people really say “wow” even though it takes not much time and not much effort at all.

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To create this card I started with a standard sized Neenah Solar White card front. I then stamped the adorable square balloon stamp in multiple Simon Says Stamp Inks (individually listed down bellow in my supply list). I used some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp one of the robots and drew in the balloon strings with a 0.3 Copic Multiliner to make it look like the robot was holding the balloons. I used various Cool Gray Copic Sketch Markers to color the robot to give him a little dimension.

Now for the fun sentiment! I used Lawn Fawn’s Cole’s ABCs Lawn Cuts and die cut the word “birthday” from both the card front and a piece of kids adhesive fun foam that you could find at any local craft store. I used the memento ink again to stamp “beep boop” above the die cut area on the card front, trimmed the edges just a bit, attached the card front to a standard A2 Neenah Desert Storm card base, and pieced the foam letters into place. I did not need to use any extra adhesive because the foam sitting inset to the one layer of cardstock holds it like a perfect puzzle piece! The foam comes with a pretty strong adhesive, but if I was using it just as an accent on top of a card and not pieced in, I would probably squeeze some Glossy Accents behind to secure it through the mail.

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Lastly, on the inside, I stamped “happy birthday” along with those perfect gear stamps that I talked about earlier.

I love the way this card came out! The inset foam gives the perfect amount of dimension… more than an embossing powder, folder, or paste, but not so much that it weighs down the card! I will probably be using a lot of this foam in cards to come!

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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Technicolored Tuesday – COPIC Blending Valentine’s Card

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You are probably thinking I am crazy again because it is obviously NOT Tuesday, but I just could not wait until next week to share this adorable card. I made this card using a few stamps that are extremely versatile.

This amazingly colorful tree is from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest Stamp Set. To see how I got such beautiful COPIC blending with these unconventional combinations CHECK OUT MY VIDEO!

I inked up my Hero Arts Five Line Background Stamp with some Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink. I then took a dry baby wipe and dabbed away some of the ink to create a heart shape that I stamped onto some Neenah Solar White Cardstock.

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I figured out where I wanted my technicolored tree to sit on my card and stamped some tiny leaves from the same Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest Stamp Set and colored them with various COPIC markers to make some extremely colorful fallen leaves.

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I then stamped a sentiment from the Paper Smooches I Heart Art Stamp Set with some Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Ink and used my Wink of Stella Glitter Pens to make the word “color” actually COLORFUL.

Lastly, I attached my technicolored tree with some 3M Foam Adhesive, then mounted my entire cardfront onto some Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock with the corners cut with my Photo Corner/Angle Cut Corner Chomper.

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This makes one FABULOUS Valentine’s Card for any significant other, friend, or family member. I hope you try out some new blending techniques, and as always feel free to comment with any questions!

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Snow-Globe Stampendous Penquins Card

It’s Holiday Time!!! To thank Die Cuts with a View (or DCWV as most of you know it) for featuring my card on their Instagram the other day, I wanted to do another card using another one of their 6×6 paper stacks.

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I promise this card will WOW any receiver! I wanted to allow the sequins inside the card to have the ability to move giving the illusion of a snow-globe and I think I accomplished just that.

I started out by stamping the Stampendous Penguin Pair Stamp that I just got from Michaels. (I’m really sorry to add that I could not find a store link ANYWHERE on the internet for this stamp. If I would have known this, I would have used a different stamp. Any Christmas character stamp would look fabulous with this type of card technique.)

After stamping them, I colored the pair with my COPIC Markers resulting in some really beautiful blends. I used C1 and C3 for the white portions of their bodies, C5, C7, and 100 Black for the black parts of their bodies, all of the YG group listed in my supplies at the bottom of this post for two different green looks for their accessories, and R22, R24, and R29 for the red portions of the accessories.

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They turned out absolutely adorable in my book.

I then used 4 sheets of the new Heavy-Weight Neenah Cardstock and cut circle windows with one of my Spellbinders Classic Circles Dies in each piece. I then made a sandwich starting with one piece of the cardstock, a sheet of acetate, two more sheets of the cardstock, sequins, the penguin piece, the last sheet of cardstock, and finally a beautiful gold foil sheet of paper from the DCWV Foil Solids 6×6 Stack.

I took some pictures during the assembly.

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The “sandwich style” allows the sequins enough room to move, but not enough to escape out of the card.

I then adhered this thick panel to a piece a Bazill Blueberry Sour Cardstock  which makes the gold foil really POP beautifully. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the same Kelly Purkey Cheers Stamp Set that I’ve used in a bunch of my cards lately.

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I just adore this card. It looks so complicated to create, but it is actually pretty easy and looks so clean and polished. Let me know what you think!

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