Tuesday, April 24, 2018

You're So Playti-rific Partial Shaker Card

Hello Friends, Ilda here!
The snow is all gone, there are puddles everywhere and the sun is shining... finally Spring has arrived here 🙌 It feels almost as warm as today's card looks!

Today I have another card to share with you featuring the Playtirific Pondies Set from Ink On 3.
These little critters are so cute I had to use them again on another card. This time I wanted to create a shaker card.

You're So Playti-rific Partial Shaker Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

For this card I had planned on creating a process video, but sadly lost some of the footage. So I will explain the process to you below. For now I have included a very short clip here so you can see it up close and in detail!

The first thing I did was stamp out the critters using Blackout Ink (my new favorite). I then colored them in using Spectrum Noir markers and die cut them out using their coordinating dies. Next, I moved on to the front panel.

To create the pond shaker area, first I used the second largest balloon die from Simon Says Stamp to die cut the pond shape on the right edge of the panel. I then lined up the die cut panel onto the card base to use as a guide and die cut the base. The balloon end will cleverly be hidden behind the duck so you would never know it was a balloon die you used to cut out the pond. I then used distress oxide inks to blend out the area along the pond. Once that was done blending,  I stamped out the pond plants along the edge of the water and colored them in.

To create the shaker pocket, I used a clear cello bag (the kind you use to store the finished cards in) trimmed it to size, and adhered it with the finished bottom edge of the bag along the open edge of the card base. I then filled the pocket with sequins and glued the opening of the bag shut. Next, used foam tape along the edge of the pond to create a rim for the top panel to adhere to and to keep the sequins in place. There still was some areas that the sequins snuck into under the panel, so if you want to avoid that I would trim the bag all the way around the pond and use some double sided tape to close it together.

Once the top panel was adhered to the card base I added the critters in place with some foam tape. For the sentiment tag, I stamped the words out with Salty Ocean distress oxide ink and heat set it with clear embossing powder. The last thing I did was add some blue cardstock to the inside of the card and adhered it under the front panel. This did not only add color to the pond but it also hid the balloon end from being seen on the inside of the card.

Here is a closer look at this cuties 😍
You're So Playti-rific Partial Shaker Card by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Make sure to check out the links here for the supplies I used in making this card.

Have a Platirific Week and hope this card inspired you today 😀
Even if it is to go outside and enjoy the Spring weather!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, April 23, 2018

Best Friend Bears

Sharing a card I made for my mom using the Snow Buddies stamp set from Ink On 3.  
The sentiment is from my stamp stash.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A Duck and his Balloons

Today I'm sharing a card I made using the adorable new stamp set from Ink On 3 called Platy-rific Pondies.  The background is made using a cloud embossing folder. I used white pastel chalks to gently "color" each cloud. It really makes them pop! After coloring the balloons I added some glass glitter drops to make them look shiny.
A very simple, but cute card!
~Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray

Hi guys! Cheryl here today.
I have another card using products for the newest InkOn3 release, April 2018. Two super cute and fun stamp sets and coordinating dies for each! Yay for dies!!! And...they are cut apart for you and come on a magnetic sheet. How great is that?

So, for today, I used the Platy-rific Pondies stamp set and the alpha dies from the past release. Let's see what I came up with.

So, here's the thing...I have two grand babies graduating from K this year!!! How can this be happening already? Time goes so fast! Anyway, I did this one for Aleida. I die cut the letters and colored them with bright pink Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. As I did with the duck and the balloons. I brushed over them with my glitter brush from Nuvo. So sparkly and pretty!

I started by taking the small images in the stamp set, arranged them on an acrylic block and stamped them using Juicy ink. I embossed with white embossing powder. I did this until I filled the entire background piece. It's an A2 size card.
I pulled out some dies from Spellbinders and layered a piece of white over the bright pink scalloped circle. I then set about to arrange the duck and the balloons. I used foam tape to adhere. I taped some twine to the backs of the balloons first and tie a bow to group them together, added a dot of liquid glue to hold in place.
I cut a tiny slit under the ducks wing to tuck in the diploma. Added the cap with foam tape as well. 

I then took all the die cut letters and arranged around the circle and glued down with liquid glue. 
Picked out some pretty pink crystals and glued them around two sides. Pulled out a white gel pen and added a few dots here and there. And that finished up this card. 

I hope you like it and got some inspiration! Head over to InkOn3.com and check out this release and all the other cool things in the store.

(as of April 2018)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hip Hip Hooray Graduation Card - Using No Line Coloring Technique

Hello my friends, Ilda here 👋

It's almost that Graduation Time of year. So if you have any Graduation cards to make you'll need to check out Ink On 3's latest released Stamp Set  Platy-rific Pondies. It is too cute, and these little Pond animals are SO adorable!

Hip Hip Hooray Graduation Card - Using No Line Coloring Technique by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

For today's card I thought I was going to keep things simple and try no line coloring. What I thought would take an hour to do turned into 4 😲 But honestly it didn't feel like 4, because I really did enjoy making and learning lots from this experience. I am in love with the results!

I stamped the images first using the Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink, and then had fun watercoloring them all in. To add the details back into the colored images, I used prismacolor pencils and used a Finesse blender pen to blend the colors out.

Hip Hip Hooray Graduation Card - Using No Line Coloring Technique by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment below using my new favorite ink, Blackout!
For all the supplies I used to create this card check out the links below.

Hip Hip Hooray Graduation Card - Using No Line Coloring Technique by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Also, don't forget to check out Ink On 3's latest release.
You can buy each set individually or in this MEGA Bundle!
Mega Bundle Special ~ 20% Off Plus FREE Shipping (no coupon needed)
* Free Ship US only - if not US you will still get 20% off the bundle.
A Savings of $20.36!!! 😀

This Bundle Includes:
Platy-rific 4x6 Stamp Set
Coordinating Dies for the Platy-rific stamp set
Pansies 4x6 Stamp Set
Coordinating Dies for the Pansies Stamp set

Hope today's card inspired you to get started on those Graduation cards 🎓

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Critter Pile Up

Hi crafters!

I have another card for you, using many of the cute critters from a few stamp sets.
I got to looking, and they are so cute, and wanted to use them all! So, first off, I love seeing cards using masking. I do not like cutting masks!!! But, I have a Scan N Cut, and use it all the time to cut my stamped images. But, it always tore up my masking paper.

There had to be a way! I finally got to a solution, for me, that works! I take two sheets, could take more, and stamped my images on them. I then stuck those to a heavy base cardstock. I put that on my Scan N Cut mat and ran it through the process of cutting. YAY!!! It worked like a charm! It cut them perfectly, and you get two of each. but it didn't cut through the base paper. I kept them on there and put that into my stamp pocket for future uses. I know, this is long...but I wanted to pass on what I learned and it's a set up for this card. Here's the sets I used.

So, If you've never done any masking, you want to arrange your stamps front to back, how you want it to look. In other words, the image you want to be in front of something else, you need to stamp first. Then you apply your mask over top of that stamped image to protect it, and then stamp the next. And so on. In order to get my pile of critters to look like they're standing on each others heads or peeking from behind, I needed a mask for about every image!

As you look at this image, starting from the top, you can see they are standing on each others heads. And the little bear is the most forward. So I stamped him first. Put on the mask, aligned the beaver so he was just a tiny bit over the mask, and stamped. Apply the mask on the beaver, and align the penguin and the seal, and stamp them. next align the bottom bear and stamp just a bit over the mask of the beaver. Put the mask on the bear, align the duck as you want it, and stamp. To finish it up, I grabbed the little grass stamp, and stamped a few BEFORE taking off any masks. 
To make the sign post, I used one of the icicle stamps, lol. I stamped the balloons and used a ruler to draw in the strings down to the ducks wing. 

So you see, it's a process! But so fun when you pull off your masks and see what you get! I LOVE IT, and will, for sure, do this again! It took me a couple times of doing this entire process to end up with a nice balance and the images placed where it looked good to me.

If you check YouTube, there are many videos on masking stamped images. Maybe in the future, I can try doing a video of this.

To color in the critters, I got out my Prismacolor colored pencils and colored them all in. I love the look of this on craft colored cardstock. This is Neenah Desert Storm. I used my Gamsol, odorless mineral spirits, and blending stumps to blend the pencil out. I wanted a bit of "texture" to my animals, so I pulled out a couple alcohol markers and added tiny dots to the animals. Colors that didn't overpower but added a bit of visual interest. Added google eyes and a few dots of white gel pen. I also brushed on some glitter brush pen over the balloons and his tie.

I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the panel. Other than popping up the little Happy Birthday, this could be a one layer card. Well, I added fun foam under the stamped panel, too. When I stamped the sentiment, it didn't stand out from the background and and I wasn't happy with it. Yet, I wanted to keep it all on craft paper. So, I brushed a tiny bit of brown ink on the edges and used a tiny bit of foam tape to lift it up a bit and show off even more. 

Well now, that's a long post! Sorry about that, but I wanted to explain how I did this. Again, if you search, you can find many videos on how to mask stamped images. 
If you read to this point, thanks! I know it is long. Hopefully, I explained it to be understood, lol. Really, the only way to fully get it, is to try for your self. Work on some scrap paper first. Once you actually try it, you'll see what I mean about stamping what you want in front first, then mask it off. You can do it!!! Try it, you'll like it!

There you go. Head over to InkOn3 and check out these supplies and many more!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Beautiful Day...

Hey guys Cheryl here,
 It's time for the new release from InkOn3! So excited about these sets. One is brand new and one is a re-release and now has coordinating dies! Actually, they both have dies. How exciting is that! And...no more cutting them apart!!! And...they come on a magnetic sheet. It's the best of everything, right?

So, let's get to the card I made for today. 

This pansy stamp set has always been one of my favorites! So many images to color and play with and I adore the sentiments and the fonts Fleurette used. I love it! So, let's see how I used them.

I started out by stamping with Juicy ink and embossing with platinum embossing powder. I then picked out some Distress Inks and watercolored in all the flowers and the leaves. I then cut them out using the dies. 
I had a die from Simon Says Stamp that cuts this beautiful frame of stems and leaves. I used a pale violet paper from a Lawn Fawn pad. It matched the flowers perfectly! I then chose a soft blue from the same pad for the sky background. I attached it with fun foam to the front of an A2 size card base. 

I then set about to arrange the flowers into and onto the front. Some with liquid glue and some on foam squares. I stamped and embossed the sentiment using the same power and positioned on on the card front. I went through my stash of bling and found a nice purple-ish color that looked nice with the flowers. I believe these are from Studio Katia. 

I hope you like this card and got a bit of inspiration today. Head over to InkOn3.com and check out this release and all the other great stuff! And be sure to follow on Instagram and Facebook to see more things from the design team. 

( as of April 14, 2018)

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Happy crafting!