Saturday, June 12, 2021

For Dad

Hello there!  Father's day will soon be here so I figured this was the perfect time to share a card just for Dad!  I'm using a fabulous digital stamp set from Rachel Vass Designs called Summer Leaf Background.  You can find this beauty in her Etsy store HERE.




And here's what I created!


I printed the Summer Leaf background out onto white cardstock.  I cut a piece of lime and a piece of turquoise foil to cover two parts of the background.  I ran it through my Minc.  Here's a second photo so you can actually see the color of the foils.


From there it was a simple process.  I cut the background into 1" wide strips.  I added foam tape to the back and mounted them on a lime piece of cardstock.  

I made a side fold card base out of turquoise cardstock.  I used a background stamp from my stash and a a matching ink to give it a little texture.  Then I adhered the lime panel to the card base. 

I cut the Dad out with the same turquoise cardstock and a die from Pretty Pink Posh.  I cut it out two more times out of black cardstock and glued all of the layers together.  Then I glued them onto the card.

Thanks SO much for stopping by.  I do hope you'll check out the Rachel Vass Design Etsy shop HERE.  

Toodles!
~Kristina

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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
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iCraft Deco Foil - Turquoise
iCraft Deco Foil - Turquoise
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Lime Deco Foil
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Dad/Father Scripts - Pretty Pink Posh
Dad/Father Scripts - Pretty Pink Posh
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Friday, June 4, 2021

Guest Designer - Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hi there I'm Kristina Hein and I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen as Designer Pick from the last blog hop AND to have the opportunity to be a guest designer!


I'm a mom (empty nest is fast approaching!), a wife, a full time employee at a local college and a lover of cats.  We currently have 6.  It's almost like a zoo!  Oh, did I mention?  I'm a total card making addict?  I have pretty much been a life long crafter doing all different kinds of hobbies.  I was a pretty serious scrapbooker and then got sucked into the world of cardmaking.  Here I have been playing around for the last 16 years or so!  There are so many fabulous products out there to try out and so many techniques to explore.  I like to challenge myself by working with all sorts of mediums.  I feel like these things help to keep my love of cardmaking strong!

Wanna talk about my card?  Well, let's check it out!


I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock cut to A2 size.  I ripped a piece of the wide purple tape in half-ish to create my own wavy lines.  I positioned it four different times on the cardstock and blended on Distress Inks.  From the bottom up it is Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye.  I also splattered on a bronze metallic paint.


Next I grabbed the Coffee Bean stencil from Jaded Blossom and some translucent crackle paste.  It looks semi-opaque in the photo but it was still wet.


I set the panel asided to dry and got to work on the stamped elements.  I used two of the adorable coffee cups in Newton's Nook Newton Loves Coffee set.   I stamped them in the same colors as the stripes I created.  So the Ground Espresso cup will go over the Ground Espresso stripe.  I added some quick touches of color with dye inks that I used like watercolors.  I don't have the die set so I fussy cut them out.  

I then cut four circles out of the Neenah with a stitched circle die.  I sponged each of the edges again with the same distress inks.  Time to build a card!

I glued the panel onto a white card base.  I added foam tape to the back of all of the circles and all of the coffee cups.  I played around until I got a pleasing line up.  The sentiment is actually a sticker from Stamplorations.  It's part of their Just Caffeinate sticker set.  I added it to a piece of white cardstock, trimmed it down and added it to a piece of gold foil.  I stuck a piece of foam tape on the back and added it to the card.  And...done!



It's been a blast getting to be a guest designer here on the blog!  Thanks so much!!

Crafty hugs!
~Kristina














Saturday, May 8, 2021

For Mom

Mother's Day is almost here and I figured it was time to get cracking on a Mother's Day card.  I'm featuring a couple of products from Scrappy Tails Crafts.    I'll be using Oopsy Daisy and the Slimline Bird House pop up dies.  I may not be using them quite in the way you expect but I love to get as many different looks out of items in my stash as possible.

Let's take a look at my card and then we can talk about the process.


I was inspired to create a no line colored card.  I was just admiring the Oopsy Daisy stamp set while working on a different project and was struck by inspiration.

I started by cutting a piece of watercolor cardstock down to a 4" x 4" square.  I inked up the daisy stamp in Ink on 3 Fadeout ink and stamped it on one of the corners.  I repeated it 3 more times until I had a daisy stamped in each corner.  I opted to use Distress Ink markers this time.  I scribble them onto my palette and spritz with water.  This way I can control how light or dark the color turns out.  

I used Peeled Paint to color all of the stems, vines and leaves.  I used Dusty Concord for the flower petals.


In the next picture you can see the petals in various stages of coloring.


And here they are with the majority of the petails colored.


In the next picture you can see that I added a mix of Spiced Marmalade and Ground Espresso for the flower centers.  I also took the Dusty Concord marker and added back in some of the details that got lost.

I added the square to a matching piece of purple cardstock.  I then took a green cardstock and cut it out using the scalloped window die from the Slimline Bird House pop up die set.  I glued it right in the center of the flowers.  This helps to hide some of the messy bits where the flowers overlapped.  I splattered the entire panel with a gold spray.


For the purple letters I also used dies from the Slimline Bird House pop up die set.  The set actually spells out HOME but hey, it had the letters I needed!   I smushed my Versamark ink pad on the lower part of the letters.  Then I sprinkled on gold embossing power and melted it with my heat tool.


They rest of the card came together quickly.  I glued the square panel on an off white A2 sized card base, added a stamped sentiment and a few accent stickers.  That's it!  I hope my mother-in-law loves her card!

Don't forget you can used code STCBLOG to get 10% off your order in the Scrappy Tails Crafts store!

Have a fabulous day!
~Kristina
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Teflon bone folder
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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VersaMark Watermark ink pad
VersaMark Watermark ink pad
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Canson Watercolor paper
Canson Watercolor paper
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Hero Arts Gold embossing powder
Hero Arts Gold embossing powder
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Heat Tool
Heat Tool
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Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 4
Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 4
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Oopsy Daisy Stamps - Scrappy Tails Crafts
Oopsy Daisy Stamps - Scrappy Tails Crafts
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Slimline Bird House Pop Up die - Scrappy Tails Crafts
Slimline Bird House Pop Up die - Scrappy Tails Crafts
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Spiced Marmalade Distress ink marker
Spiced Marmalade Distress ink marker
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Peeled Paint Distress ink marker
Peeled Paint Distress ink marker
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Fadeout ink - Ink on 3
Fadeout ink - Ink on 3
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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Darling Flowers for Mom

 Have you seen the brand new Rachel Vass Designs May release yet???  It is jam packed full of gorgeous floral designs PERFECT for spring cards and occasions!

Today I am using Darling Flowers to create a mini slimline Mother's Day card.

Purchase HERE

And my card!


I took the open flower and flipped the image.  I placed them at opposite ends of my image.  Then I added the Mom sentiment over top.  I printed it out onto Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.

Before coloring, I went ahead and cut my panel out with the scalloped panel die from Trinity Stamps Mini Slimline Card & Envelope set.  This way I would be sure to not mess up my coloring when I die cut it.

For the white on my flowers I used Prismacolor pencils.  White, Warm Gray 30% and Warm Gray 50%.  I started with very light layers.  I used the Warm Gray 50% to lay in some petal details.  I continued layer the three colors until I got the perfect blend.

For the flower centers I also used Primsmacolor pencils.  Pumpkin Orange, Yellowed Orange and Sunburst Yellow.  There is just a tiny bit of the stem and leaf bits in the image.  For those I used Marine Green and Celadon Green.

I adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock.  I put foam tape on the back of the black panel and added it to the Desert Storm card base.


The last details I added were Gloss White Nuvo drops.  And that's a wrap!  May your day be full of crafty fun.

Toodles
~Kristina

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Teflon bone folder
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
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White Nuvo Drops
White Nuvo Drops
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Desert Storm Neenah Cardstock
Desert Storm Neenah Cardstock
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Mini Slimline Card & Envelope dies - Trinity Stamps
Mini Slimline Card & Envelope dies - Trinity Stamps
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Set of 150 - Prismacolor Pencils
Set of 150 - Prismacolor Pencils
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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Summer Hippo

 Happy Sunday!  Have you missed your cute critter digital stamp fix from 2 Cute Ink stamp club?  Well, they are back!!!  You can now find them over on Patreon.  Click HERE to check out the details!  

Now I've got a card to share featuring one of the exclusive membership stamps!


This utterly adorable hippo is ready for a day at the pool!

I colored this cutie pie up with Zig Clean Color real brush markers.  The background was created with the Perfect Pool Water stencil from My Favorite Things and Turquoise Sea Glitter Glitz Gel.  A touch of Crystal Stickles and done.

Check out the background in the sunshine!  I'm in love!




Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will check the 2 Cute Ink membership over on Patreon for exclusive digital stamps.

~Kristina

Supplies used:
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Teflon bone folder
Teflon bone folder
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Crystal Stickles
Crystal Stickles
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Dark Pink 27 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
Dark Pink 27 Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
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Perfect Pool Water stencil - MFT Stamps
Perfect Pool Water stencil - MFT Stamps
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Turquoise Sea Glitter Glitz Gel - Gina K Designs
Turquoise Sea Glitter Glitz Gel - Gina K Designs
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Gray 90 - Zig Clean Color real brush marker
Gray 90 - Zig Clean Color real brush marker
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Turquoise Green 42 - Zig Clean Color real brush marker
Turquoise Green 42 - Zig Clean Color real brush marker
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Fog Gray 904 - Zig Clean Color real brush marker
Fog Gray 904 - Zig Clean Color real brush marker
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