Tuesday, August 4, 2020

TCP Tuesday #371: Slimline!

Hello there inky friends!  It's TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas and this round is all about those SLIMLINES!  I wanted to play along but since I don't really care for the size of standard slimline cards, I decided to create a different version of the slimline.  I call it the "REVERSE SLIMLINE".  What makes it a reverse slimline? You may ask.  Well, a reverse slimline (I think it's my invention ha ha) is a card that can fit perfectly in an old school standard sized envelope.  It's SLIM and non-standard A2...Like Slimline cards for many, THIS size has been addictive for me!  
I decided to create a back to school themed card that I'm going to send to one of my teammates.  Although we're not teaching IN School for the first quarter because of COVID precautions, we are still working together to plan and get things perfectly set for what will be an interesting and challenging new year.  

To create my card, I pulled the fun  Skinny Alphabet Stencilz and inked it up with black ink onto a piece of white cardstock.  I then flicked a bit of black acrylic paint on it as well as rubbed a bit of ink along the outer edges.  Next, I attached it to some red cardstock and tied a bit of black twine around the card.  I also attached a button.  After that, I diecut a Toppers CutUps punched paper edge using light blue cardstock and then tucked that under the ribbon.  I stamped and colored the car from the new Beary Christmas Set and fussy cut it to remove the presents.  This image reminds me of the hours and hours of commuting time we won't have to do now that we're working/teaching from home.  

There you have it...a fun little reverse slimline card for my teamie...

Won't you join the fun and play along with our TCP Tuesday challenge?  You aren't required to use any TCP products so please consider playing along with us!  

**Personalized engraved pencils by Bossy Joscie.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Richard Garay Designs August Card Club: Stronger Together

Hello there inky friends!  Today I'm sharing a card I created using the gorgeous new August Card Club kit stamp set from Richard Garay Designs.  This card features the beautiful red rubber set "Stronger Together" and tid-bits of the splatter stamp from the new "Life Happens"  red rubber sentiment set.

To start things off, I inked the floral stamp using Tangy Orange Sugar Cube Ink and added some Rich Cactus Sugar Cube ink to the leafy/stem portion of the flower.  Before stamping onto Powdered Sugar Sugar Stock, I huffed the ink to make sure it was wet.  I then applied more of the leaves here and there using Tangy Apple Sugar Cube ink.
After stamping the flowers and leaves I used some colored pencils to help add dimension and extra color to the flowers.  Next, I stamped the little splatter marks (from the splatter background stamp in the "Life Happens" sentiment set) using Black Taffy Sugar Cube ink.  I also added some colored pencil around those dots to help them blend more with the floral scene.  If you look closely, you'll also see a few scratches of Opaque White Gelly Roll pen.
When the floral panel was done, I mounted it onto Sweet Banana cardstock and then onto a piece of Tangy Apple cardstock.  I tied some orange satin ribbon around a Powdered Sugar base and then attached the stamped panel.  Finally, I cut the fun scalloped border from the Deco Strips die set, applied some clear microfine glitter and attached it to the underside of the stamped panel to add extra interest.  I also tied some hot pink satin ribbon around the orange ribbon to pull a little pink out of the orange flowers.

Thanks so much for hopping over today.  The Card Club is available until sold out.  It includes four kitted card projects (with written instructions), the full red rubber set and a private link to the card club project how-to video.  Check it out and order yours today!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Miss Ink Stamps NEW RELEASE SNEEK: Firetruck Duck!

Hello there inky friends!  Miss Ink Stamps NEW RELEASE Day is coming soon (August 1) and I'm so excited to share a little sneaky treat with you today.  This adorable little set called "Firetruck Duck" is just the cutest and I'm so thrilled to be able to share a card I created with it today! 

Firetruck Duck is an adorable set complete with playful ducks, a firetruck and some punny sentiments!  To create my card, I started out by using the Sunburst Stencil.  I used two colors from the Wendy Vecchi blendable inks line to create the sun rays and then added some microfine glitter as well as Champagne Stardust to add more bold pops of sparkle.  

After creating the background, I colored the images with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  I set them aside and mounted the starburst panel onto a piece of light blue cardstock.  I then added some graph paper to the edge the page.  Next, I machine stitched these layers together and then mounted the ducks to the panel.  I mounted this panel onto a light yellow card base (with a topfold).

After the front panel was complete, I started working on the inside.  I used the same techniques- but lowered the sun rays so that a message could easily fit at the top portion of the panel.  
I just love this card and I know you'll have a BALL playing with this set too!  I hope it inspires you to create something fun and playful!