Kindergarten skills, Birthday Cards a​nd fun.

March 1, 2019

My Kindergartener’s teacher is having a birthday this month. My son, who loves using stamps, wanted to make a card.  For the last couple of nights we have stamped, colored and die cut. We finally came up with this card.

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We used a new stamp and die set from Stamps of Life by Stephanie Bernard along with her ink pads and matching pens. My son loves lots of bright colors, so I pulled out an old paper pack from Bo Bunny “On the Go” to bring out all his colors. He wanted it to look glossy and “painted” so we added Glossy Accents.  The banners are cut from an older Sizzix set of birthday dies and stamps, but the sweet little goodies are all part of the Ice cream Truck set.

A couple of details… I used the detail die on the stamped image and layered it to a second one to minimize curling with the glossy accents. Then cut a “shadow” piece of the truck to pull it out from the busy background as well as dimensional tape. The little cloud of exhaust was fussy cut from the paper collection that had airplanes in the clouds.

While the card is not what my picky self would give, my son’s proud expression as he shared it with his older brothers makes it my favorite project yet!

Here is our Supply list:

A box​ full of Doggie Cuteness – Digital Stamps

March 9, 2018

Good Morning,

Being apart of this Design Team for If you give a Crafter a Cookie is stretching my crafting into the coloring area. This is a huge for me as growing up I was always told I didn’t color right. I either didn’t color in the right direction or within the lines or the right color, this created a bit of confidence issue throughout my life.

However a few years ago Copic Markers enter my life, and things began to change. These amazing marker’s ink would flow out smooth, filling an image with color almost flawlessly when dried. However even with this, when I started with this Design Team, I still wanted to shy away from anything colored. While I have improved, I am still on the low of “novice.”  I promised to push myself and the adorable digital stamp being offered by Imagine that Digistampsto us was just too cute to pass up.

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In fact, they have a lot of large variety of super cute Digital Stamps. It is worth the perusal.

To make this card, I used the “print and cut” feature of my silhouette cameo to isolate the circle image with the text.

The box with the dog image I also isolated the image from the surrounding white space and border. Once I was able to do that I printed it. Then I created a mirrored outline of the image. Due to the size of the image, I couldn’t weld it together and cut it as one piece. I did create a hinge piece, welded it to the outline side of the card and created a “scor” line by using a dashed line. Once cut it was easy to fold and attach the two pieces at the box edge.

To color the image I used Copic Markers:

  • 110 Black
  • E21 Baby Skin Pink
  • E13 Light Suntan
  • E29 Burnt Umber
  • B29 Ultramarine
  • C6 Cool Grey
  • R29 Lipstick Red.

I also had some “Ice Stickles” it has larger glitter flakes in it, to add some sparkle.

As you can see I still have a ways to go with my coloring. But, I hope by sharing my novice skills, it inspires anyone else who feels they can’t do it, to try it.

If you have any questions on how I did this with the Cameo or just want to comment (but please be gentle about the coloring) please see the box below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time…

 

Birthday Card using February Stamps of Life “Die Hard” Club set.

February 12, 2017


Good Morning,

Today I am switching gears from Valentine’s Day to a birthday card for my brother using my new Stamps of Life “Die Hard” Club Set.  Perfectly timed for my February birthdays.

Here is what I love about this birthday set, the dies for the cake are broken down as are the scalloped icing layers so one could make the cake as large or small as you need. I like that the font on the stamp set is straight forward, non-gender specific.  If you are interested, you can see and read more about it by clicking on the company name above.

Let’s get into the card…..

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To create this rather simple card, I grabbed my Doodle Bug 6×6 Swiss Dot and Gingham Linen paper pads. I used the three tiered cake stamp,  cut it out with the cake die then built my layers one by one on the white base.

Continuing on my Tonic Studios Crystal Drops obsession, I used the white to give the plate a little dimension and shine.  I did add glossy accents to the orange layers as I didn’t want to lose the gingham design by adding the orange.  The candle was colored with Stephanie’s matching pens and then covered in glossy accents as well. A note on the candle, she decided to put all the candle cutouts together in one die. Genius! I don’t have to worry about keeping track of a bunch of tiny dies.

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The sentiment “You take the cake” is one stamp but I just inked the areas I needed to stamp on each cake layer. The cake is popped up using dimensional glue dots.  The made the background with some circle dies.

 

On the inside….

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I used the stamp of the plate with a piece of cake with the matching die. Once again I added the Tonic Studio’s Crystal Drops in white and pumpkin.

I wanted to create a “glass look with the plate, so I colored it a light blue then with a light touch, added some white Crystal Drops which reflect some shadow and highlights. As the white dried, the blue came through more but still had the “glass” plate look I wanted.

The top of the piece of cake I used the “Pumpkin” orange which gives a little shine.  Unfortunately, the cake was picked up too soon, and some of the “Orange Pumpkin” went into the “cream filling” layer. The moral of the story, try not to move anything until the drops are dried. Dimensional glue dots were added to the back to pop it up from the sentiment.

Overall though I like the effect of the drops when making a simple straight forward card. It also helped that the die and stamp kit are easy to work with.

Thanks for stopping in, always love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time….

 

P.S. I do not receive any type of compensation from Stamps of Life or Stephanie Barnard to mention anything about them. I just try to share products and services I feel are something my readers would appreciate. 

 

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