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
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.

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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
Teflon bone folder
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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
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

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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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Friday, April 23, 2021

Hugs - Rachel Vass Designs

 Hi friends! Today's card features the new Hugs set from Rachel Vass Designs latest release.  It's such a sweet set.

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And here's the card I created.


I flipped the bunny image and printed it out onto Bristol Smooth paper.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the images.  I cut the colored image out with the Stitched Tag Corner rectangle dies from My Favorite Things.

The card base is a medium olive tone.  I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock to 4" x 5 1/4".  I splattered it with an olive ink that I watered way down.  I found the two washi tapes in my stash and added them to the bottom of the white panel.  Then I added it to the card base.

I put foam tape on the back of the bunny piece and added it to the card.  The sentiment is from the same Hugs set.  I printed it on Bristol as well and cut it apart to suit my design.  I added foam tape to the first line and glued the second line flat to the card.  All done! 




Did you see the kangaroo image included in the Hugs set?  I can't wait to make a card with it as well!

I'm also included two of the other cards I maded using new Rachel Vass Design sets.  I had shared them over on Instagram but wanted to share them here as well!

This card features Spring Delight.



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This card features Spring Daffodils set.


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More cards coming soon!
~Kristina
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Silver Black Velvet brush, 6 Round
Silver Black Velvet brush, 6 Round
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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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Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Canson Watercolor paper
Canson Watercolor paper
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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Bold Caps dies - Altenew
Bold Caps dies - Altenew
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Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
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Brick Beige 75 Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Brick Beige 75 Zig Clean Color Real Brush
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Unicorn Stickles
Unicorn Stickles
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Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
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Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 4
Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 4
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Mid Green 48 - Zig Clean Color real brush
Mid Green 48 - Zig Clean Color real brush
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Mid Gray 96 - Zig Clean Color real brush
Mid Gray 96 - Zig Clean Color real brush
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Gray Tint 901 - Zig Clean Color real brush
Gray Tint 901 - Zig Clean Color real brush
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Pale Gray 97 - Zig Clean Color real brush
Pale Gray 97 - Zig Clean Color real brush
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