Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! Let's UNI-BRATE!



Hello there inky friends!  Happy New Year!  I hope you've made a fabulously easy transition to 2020 and I pray that your 2020 is just as amazing as you hope it to be!  I'm looking forward to a happy and healthy 2020 with lots of opportunities to travel, visit, play and CREATE! 

Today I'm sharing this fun new ALL DIGITAL bundle that is sooo adorable!  This bundle aptly named "Magical Decade Bundle" is available at RG Avenue until July 31 so you'll want to scoop it up before it goes away forever.  Click on the photo to go directly to the digi sale!  I hope the little unies will make an appearance again in future sets...and especially in some stamp set versions!  Crossing fingers!!!

I created this fun little card to ring in the new year with a magical touch!  I selected two of the little unicorns that I felt would be very versatile even AFTER the new year.  I think I'll be able to create some fun birthday cards and Fourth of July projects with it too! 

When you purchase this digital collection, you'll not only receive the designs for three sets featured above, you'll also receive the digital cut files and a variety of formats so that you can design with them as you wish.  I elected to use the PDF version and cut/pasted the image into an MS Word file so that I could enlarge them, print them and color them with Copics.  

After coloring the unicorns, I fussy cut them (it's relaxing) and added some foam squares.  I added a little bit of cloud action in the background by tearing a piece of cardstock and using it as a mask, then blending some ink onto the card base.  
To finish off the design, I added some glitter to the stars and popped them onto the card with glue.  It is a CAS delight! 
Such cuties 'eh?  Don't you agree that these little unies need to make another appearance in a new stamp design?  How about a Uni collection???  I say YEAH!  

Thanks for hopping over to check out my card!  Hope you have a fabulous day!  

Monday, December 16, 2019

North Pole Or Bust! A TCP Christmas


Hello there inky friends!  Today I'm sharing a sweet little Christmas card I recently mailed out in my 2019 Christmas Card stash.  I created this card with some yummy Distress Oxide Ink and the most adorable penguin image from The Cat's Pajamas.  I wanted this card to be peppermint-y so I mixed in some red and white striped ribbon and added some tiny jingle bells for fun.  
I used the adorable TCP Set called "North Pole Or Bust!" Its a sweet collection of images that include some fun penguin antics and some great sentiments.  After stamping and coloring the image, I added some glaze and microfine glitter to create a sparkly iceberg and a shiny sweet peppermint stick. 
To add some sparkle and shine, I mounted my image onto a teal candy cup and then fringed it with my scissors.  I then attached that to a red candy cup and tucked the whole thing under the ribbon I attached to the thin panel that I inked and machine stitched before mounting to an inked panel. 

I discovered something fabulous when I was using the distress ink.  I flicked water onto the panel to create some splatter marks and on some of those wet "marks", I rubbed the ink over the top and it made the splatters darker....so now I know that I can lift color and I can add color to create light droplets OR dark droplets!  WOOP!

Thanks for hopping over to check out today's card.  I'll see you again soon!

Sunday, December 15, 2019

International Tea Day 2019...

Hello there inky friends!  I'm joining my fellow Coffee Loving Cardmaker designers as we share a little inspiration for International Tea Day 2019!  Many know that I LOVE Matcha tea almost as much as Coffee but I also love just regular Twinings English Breakfast Blend loose leaf tea.  It's such a delicious start to my early weekends!  I decided to make my card color scheme match the tin that I have my loose tea in.  I used the gorgeous Tea-Lightful Digi set from Graciellie Design and colored it with Copic markers.
I also paired it up with some old My Minds Eye Christmas paper from my stash.  I love that the lines in the paper mimic the lines in the cup and help give that almighty glow.  

To finish off my card, I tied a bit of twine around the card front and that was it!  Easy, peasy!

I hope our tea-licious cards inspire you to plug in that teapot and brew a cup today!  Happy Tea day! Hop over to Coffee Loving Cardmakers to learn more about Tea Day!

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