Pretty Pink Posh - Autumn Card - Happy Mail Card - Fall Card - Pumpkin border - Card with Mice
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Thank You Autumn Scene Card | Pretty Pink Posh

Hello crafty friends.

I love to make scene cards and today I’m sharing a thank you autumn scene card using several new products from the Pretty Pink Posh September release which is all about autumn. To celebrate the new autumn release, Pretty Pink Posh is having an Instagram hop where you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Pretty Pink Posh shop. More information about the Instagram hop is at the end of this blog post.

Pretty Pink Posh Autumn Card - thank you card - happy mail card - autumn scene card - fall envelopes - fall borders

When I first saw the Mouse Friends stamp set, I thought the mice would be so cute holding the big envelope from the Fall Envelopes stamp set. I love how the autumn leaves look like they are flying out of the envelope. Of course, an autumn card wouldn’t be complete without pumpkins so I used the pumpkin border from the Fall Borders stamp set and colored the pumpkins in various autumn colors.

If you would like to see how I made my card, be sure to check out my video below or on YouTube.

Pretty Pink Posh - Autumn Card - Happy Mail Card - Fall Card - Pumpkin border - Card with Mice

For this card, I started by coloring my images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. The colors I used are listed below. Next, I cut a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and used Distress Oxide inks to ink blend the background. I used Shabby Shutters ink on the lower inch of the cardstock. I used Tumbled Glass ink on the top.  Next, I assembled the stamped images onto my card panel. Finally, I added the card panel to an A2 size card base. If you want to see how I made this card, click here to watch the video on YouTube.

Products Featured:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh Fall Envelopes stamp set and Coordinating Dies
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Mouse Friends stamp set  and Coordinating Dies
  3. Pretty Pink Posh Fall Borders stamp set and Coordinating Dies
  4. Bristol Smooth Cardstock 
  5. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens:
    Orange Pumpkin – Brown, Orange, Bright Yellow, Blender
    Green Pumpkin – Olive Green, Mid Green, Blender
    Yellow Pumpkin – Mustard, Yellow, Blender
    Red Pumpkin – Deep Red, Blender
    Stem of Pumpkin – Mustard
    Mice – Mustard, Sugared Almond Pink, Blender
    Envelope – Yellow, Blender
    Acorn – Mustard, Brown
    Leaves – Deep Red, Red, Violet, Mustard, Turquoise Green, Olive Green, Blender
  6. Distress Oxide Ink – Tumbled Glass
    https://shrsl.com/3a6dc – Scrapbook.com
    http://shrsl.com/3lwa4 – Simon Says Stamp
  7. Distress Oxide ink – Shabby Shutters
    http://shrsl.com/1kmy9-5qd-k1rpd1_1-1 – Scrapbook.com
    http://shrsl.com/1kmy9-j22-kyd7qa_1-1 – Simon Says Stamp
  8. Spellbinders Platinum Diecutting and Embossing Machine 8.5″ Platform
  9. Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion
    https://shrsl.com/3em24 – Scrapbook.com
    https://shrsl.com/3em37 – Simon Says Stamp
  10. Scrapbook.com Ink Blending Tool 

If you would like to participate in the Pretty Pink Posh Instagram hop where you have an opportunity to win a $30 gift certificate to the Pretty Pink Posh shop, head over to my Instagram page and find my post that corresponds to this blog post. You can get to my Instagram page by clicking here.

Pretty Pink Posh Instagram Hop

If you would like to see the entire Pretty Pink Posh autumn release, you can watch my video below or on YouTube.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Lisa Mears

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Brutus Monroe - Chroma Mist - Glorious Garden Stamp Set - Handmade Card
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8 Cards with Brutus Monroe Products

Hello Crafty Friends.

Today I am creating EIGHT cards using several products from Brutus Monroe including Chroma Mists, Glitter Glaze, stencils, embossing powder, stamps, and more!  I am also excited to announce that Brutus Monroe products are now available at Scrapbook.com!

If you would like to see all of the Brutus Monroe products that I used to make my cards and how I made each card, check out my YouTube video below.

For my first two cards, I used the Brutus Monroe Glorious Garden stamp set and heat embossed it with Brutus Monroe Raven Embossing Powder onto watercolor cardstock. For both cards, I used the Brutus Monroe Chroma Mist in Coral, Pink, and Lilac Purple.

Brutus Monroe - Chroma Mist - Glorious Garden Stamp Set - Handmade Card

For the card below, I sprayed the Brutus Monroe Chroma Mist onto my mat and then dipped my card panel into the ink to create this watercolor look.

Brutus Monroe - Chroma Mist - Glorious Garden Stamp Set - Handmade Card

For the card below, I dipped a water brush into the Chroma Mist, and watercolored the stamp.

Brutus Monroe - Chroma Mist - Glorious Garden Stamp Set - Handmade Card

My third card features the Brutus Monroe Glorious Garden stamp set which I stamped with the Brutus Monroe Clear Embossing Ink on a sheet of the Brutus Monroe green watercolor paper. I sprinkled with Brutus Monroe Rose Gold Embossing Powder and heat set it. I added some Scrapbook.com Holly Green Pops of Color to the finished card.

Brutus Monroe - Rose Gold embossing powder - Glorious Garden Stamp Set - Handmade Card

For my fourth card, I repeated the same process as the card above, except I used the Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder which is a beautiful gold color. I added the Ocean Waves Scrapbook.com Pops of Color to finish the card.

Brutus Monroe - Guilded embossing powder - Glorious Garden Stamp Set - Handmade Card

For my next card, I used the Brutus Monroe Sunrise Mini Slimline Stencil to create the beautiful stenciled pattern on my card.  I used the Brutus Monroe Alabaster Glitter Glaze and created three new colors from the Brutus Monroe Chroma Mist. I simple added a little bit of the Alabaster Glitter Glaze to my mat and sprayed the Chroma Mist into the glaze. I mixed it up very well with a pallet knife and then spread it onto my stencil. The colors of Chroma Mist that I used are Coral, Pink, and Lilac Purple.

Brutus Monroe - Sunrise Mini Slimline Stencil - Chroma Mist - Handmade card

For my next card, I used the Brutus Monroe Heart Rays stencil along with Scrapbook.com inks in the following colors: Havana Red, Lantern Light, Guacamole, Postal Blue, and Mardi Gras. After inking the background, I left the stencil in place and added the Brutus Monroe Alabaster Glitter Glaze over the stencil. The Alabaster Glitter Glaze is a clear glaze and I love how it adds such nice sparkle to the card.

I added a heart-shaped die cut from the Sunny Studio stamps Stitched Heart 2 Dies over top of the heart on the stenciled background. I added a sentiment from the Brutus Monroe Glorious Garden stamp set, and added the gnome stamp from the Brutus Monroe Gnome Pun Intended stamp set.

Brutus Monroe - Heart Rays Stencil - Gnome Pun Intended Stamp - handmade card

For my next card, I used the Brutus Monroe Heart Rays stencil with Scrapbook.com inks in Lantern Light, Rubber Ducky, Daffodil, and Honeycomb. I also added the Brutus Monroe Alabaster Glitter Glaze over top of the stencil to add a glittery effect to the rays. I die cut a large circle die from the Scrapbook.com Nested Circle Dies from the Brutus Monroe watercolor rainbow paper pad and adhered the circle over top of the heart on the stenciled background.

Brutus Monroe - Gnome Pun Intended Stamp Set - Heart Rays Stencil - handmade card

I added a gnome and sentiment from the Brutus Monroe Gnome Pun Intended stamp set. I finished the card by adding some silver Scrapbook.com Pops of Color to each one of the rays in the stencil.

Brutus Monroe - Heart Rays Stencil - Gnome Pun Intended Stamp

For my next card, I used the Brutus Monroe Heart Rays Stencil and spread the Brutus Monroe Grape Glitter Glaze over the stencil to create the pattern on my light purple cardstock.  I used the Scrapbook.com Heartfelt Wishes die set along with the coordinating stamp and created a shaker in the center of the card. I added two penguins from the Sunny Studio Stamps Passionate Penguins stamp set.

Brutus Monroe Heart Rays Stencil - Sunny Studio Stamps Passionate Penguins - Scrapbook.com Heartfelt Wishes Die - Handmade Card

I hope you liked my cards today. Don’t forget, you can watch a full tutorial over on my YouTube channel showing how I made these cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Have a wonderful day!

Lisa

Supplies:
Inks:
Brutus Monroe Chroma Mist – All Colors
Brutus Monroe Chroma Mist – Coral
Brutus Monroe Chroma Mist – Pink
Brutus Monroe Chroma Mist – Lilac Purple
Brutus Monroe Specialty Ink Cubes – 4 pack 
Scrapbook.com Hybrid Inks 
The colors I used are as follows:
—–Havana Red
—–Lantern Light
—–Rubber Ducky
—–Daffodil
—–Honeycomb
—–Guacamole
—–Postal Blue
—–Mardi Gras

Embossing Powder:
Brutus Monroe Gilded Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Rose Gold Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Raven Embossing Powder 
Brutus Monroe Alabaster Embossing Powder

Glitter Glaze:
Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze – All Colors
Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze – Alabaster 
Brutus Monroe – Glitter Glaze – Grape 

Stamps/Coordinating Dies:
Brutus Monroe Glorious Garden Stamp Set 
Brutus Monroe Glorious Garden Die Set 
Brutus Monroe Gnome Pun Intended Stamp Set
Brutus Monroe Gnome Pun Intended Dies
Photo Play Say It With Stamps – Thank You stamp 
Photo Play Say It With Stamps – Thank You Die Set 
Scrapbookcom Heartfelt Wishes Stamp and Die Set
Sunny Studio Passionate Penguins Stamp Set 

Stencils:
Brutus Monroe Mini Slimline Sunrise Stencil
Brutus Monroe Heart Rays Stencil 

Paper:
Brutus Monroe Watercolor Rainbow 6″ x 6″ Paper Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper 
Scrapbookcom Jewels Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad
Scrapbookcom Roses Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad

Die Sets:
Scrapbookcom Nested Circle Dies 
Spellbinders A2 Precision Layering Dies – Set A 
Spellbinders A2 Precision Layering Dies – Set B 
Spellbinders Mini Slimline Precision Layering Dies – Set A 
Spellbinders Mini Slimline Precision Layering Dies – Set B 
Sunny Studio Stitched Heart 2 Dies 

Tools:
Ranger Ink Distress Palette Knife 
Scrapbookcom All Purpose Craft Scraper 
Scrapbook Ink Blending Tool 
Misti Stamping Tool 
Heat Tool
EK Success Powder Tool 
Wendy Vecchi 12 x 12 Make Art Stay-tion 
We R Memory Keepers Acetate 
We R Memory Keepers Sticky Piercer
Scrapbookcom Mint Tape 
Spellbinders Platinum Diecutting and Embossing Machine 8.5″ Platform
Scrapbookcom Small Precision 4″ Scissors
Scrapbookcom Medium Straight 5″ Scissors

Adhesive:
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Pixie Spray 
Scrapbookcom Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Strips

Other:
Scrapbookcom Pops of Color 
—-Silver
—-Ocean Waves
—-Holly Green
Scrapbookcom Embellishment Jars 
28 Lilac Lane – Premium Sequins – Think Pink 
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers 

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Arteza Watercolor Pencils
Arteza, Flip-it, flip-it card, Stamps of Life, water coloring, watercoloring

Arteza Watercolor Pencils – Coloring Tips and Make a Card

Arteza Watercolor Pencils

Hello!

I got to play with the 72 set of Arteza Watercolor Pencils. In my video, I will give you my first impressions of them, provide some coloring tips, and make a card.

If you wish to purchase Arteza products and save 10%, use the code LisaMearsCardDesigns2 — valid until October 31, 2020.

I am an Arteza affiliate and will receive a small commission on the sales at no extra cost to you. Any sales through my affiliate links are greatly appreciated. There are links below for USA and UK. Please use the appropriate links depending on the country you reside.

ARTEZA USA LINKS


~Arteza Watercolor Pencils – Set of 48

~Arteza Watercolor Pencils – Set of 72

~Arteza Professional Colored Pencils Set of 120

~Water Brush Pens – Set of 6

~Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2

To shop other Arteza USA products, visit – http://arteza.com?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_LisaMearsCardDesigns

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ARTEZA UK LINKS

~Professional Watercolour Pencils – Set of 48

~Professional Watercolour Pencils – Set of 72

~Professional Watercolour Pencils – Set of 120

~Watercolour Pad – Pack of 2

~Water Brush Pens – Set of 6

To shop other Arteza UK products, visit: https://arteza.co.uk?utm_source=postaffiliatepro&utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=Youtube_LisaMearsCardDesigns Visit Arteza’s YouTube Channel for Inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/arteza

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The Stamps of Life Products:

~Circle Flip-it

~Butterfly2Stamp

~Patterned Paper Pads – Sunshine Collection & Friend Collection

~Cardstock – Marigold & Ocean

~Flowers that Wow

~Forever Black Ink

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Other Products:

~Bristol Smooth Cardstock

~Art Glitter Glue

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Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps
Arteza, Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Fall Cards, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, water coloring, watercoloring

Emboss Resist with Background Stamps

Emboss Resist Technique using Background Stamps Hello friends. Today I am sharing how to use the emboss resist technique along with background stamps to create fun backgrounds for your cards. I used The Stamps of Life background stamps and the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create my cards.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps

Supplies

  1. Birthdays4Subways
  2. Bristol Smooth Cardstock
  3. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  4. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  5. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (for card base)
  6. Versamark Ink
  7. White Embossing Powder
  8. Misti Stamping Tool
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Heat Tool
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Emboss Resist Watercolor Background Stamps Ice Cream

EmbossResist Watercolor Background Stamps Monster

Supplies

  1. Scribble Background Stamp
  2. 5 x 7 Box Card (balloons)
  3. Monsters4Celebration
  4. Scream4IceCream
  5. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  6. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  7. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48
  8. Clear Embossing Powder
  9. White Embossing Powder
  10. Versamark Ink
  11. Versafine Ink
  12. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  13. Cardstock Powdered Sugar (case base), Licorice
  14. Art Glitter Glue
  15. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  16. Heat Tool

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Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards
Arteza, Background Dies, birthday, Birthday Cards, Fall Cards, Flowers, ink blending, Stamps of Life, Thank You Cards, water coloring, watercoloring

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cardmaking

Watercolor Background Techniques for Cards Hello friends. Today I am sharing ways to create fun backgrounds for your cards using watercolor. Specifically, I will be using the Arteza Real Brush Pens to create the backgrounds as well as the Arteza watercolor paper and Arteza waterbrush pens.  The stamps and dies that I will use on my cards are all from The Stamps of Life.

Watch a Video Tutorial here.

Card 1

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Neon Pink, Orange, Lemon Yellow
  4. Cardstock Licorice
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. Thanks2You
  7. Misti Stamping Tool
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Heat Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 2

Watercolor Techniques for Cardmaking using Arteza Real Brush Pens

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48 – Bright Blue, Neon Pink, Lemon Yellow, Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Licorice, Candy
  5. Happy Birthday Background Die
  6. Art Glitter Glue
  7. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  8. Heat Tool

Card 3

Arteza_AutumnBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Lemon Yellow, Bumblebee Yellow, Sunset Yellow, Orange, Cadmium Orange, Red
  4. Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Cardstock Banana, Cranberry, Artichoke, Chocolate, Powdered Sugar
  6. Leaves4Fall
  7. Words4Wreath
  8. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Chocolate
  9. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  10. Art Glitter Glue

Card 4

Arteza_StencilBackground_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green, Sapphire Blue, Red
  4. Bubblegum4Me and dies
  5. HSN Everyday Words
  6. Circle Dots Stencil
  7. Cardstock Blueberry, Licorice
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Misti Stamping Tool
  10. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

Card 6

Arteza_Salt_logo

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Light Green and Light Magenta
  4. Cardstock Powdered Sugar
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  6. The Stamps of Life Foil Paper
  7. Beautiful Statement Set
  8. Christmas 2020 Die
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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Watercolor Background Techniques

Supplies

  1. Arteza Premium Watercolor Pad – Pack of 2
  2. Water Brush Pens – Set of 6 
  3. Arteza Real Brush Pens – Set of 48  – Teal and Bumblebee Yellow
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  5. Life2Hard
  6. Bookmark Dies
  7. Art Glitter Glue
  8. Nuvo Glitter Drops – Blue Lagoon
  9. Shimmer Spray – Sparkle
  10. Salt
  11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat

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The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
Card Kit, Fall Cards, flip-it card, Halloween Cards, ink blending, Stamps of Life, water coloring

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit – 10 Cards 1 Kit

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit was released on September 3, 2020 and I’m excited to share with you the 10 cards that I made with this kit. (Actually, its 9 cards and 1 treat box!) If you like making Halloween cards, then this kit is for you! The Halloween Kit includes the Cozy Basics paper pad, mini star stencil, Halloween-themed puffy stickers, washi tape, stamp set, ghost and bat die set, BOO die set, Halloween-themed ephemera, two ribbon, and the brand new Marigold ink pad with refill.

Watch a Video Tutorial of all 10 Cards here.

Card 1

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Licorice, Cantaloupe
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black, Storm
  4. Dotted Rectangle Dies
  5. Spectrum Sparkle Pen – Clear Overlay 
  6. Misti Stamping Tool
  7. Art Glitter Glue

Card 2

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Bristol Smooth Paper
  3. Cardstock Licorice
  4. Versafine Ink Pad
  5. Clear Embossing Powder
  6. Heat Tool
  7. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  8. Art Glitter Glue
  9. Misti Stamping Tool
  10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: Peacock Blue, Deep Violet, Purple, Orange, Light Green, Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray
  11. Waterbrush

Card 3

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Banana, Licorice, Powdered Sugar
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Cloud
  4. Banana Ink Refill
  5. Circle Dies
  6. Mini Star Stencil
  7. TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  8. Stencil Pal
  9. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
  10. Pixie Spray
  11. Art Glitter Glue

Card 4

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Licorice
  3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Midnight, Grape, Razzleberry
  4. Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Ranger Ink-Blending Tool
  6. Circle Dies
  7. Masking Paper
  8. Pixie Spray
  9. Craftsmart White Acrylic Paint
  10. Die Grid 2
  11. Art Glitter Glue
  12. 2 inch Double Sided Scor Pal Tape

Card 5

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Grape
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (in kit)
  4. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (for Copic Coloring)
  5. Spectrum Noir Finesse Alcohol Proof Ink Pad – Noir Black (for Copic Coloring)
  6. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ripened Pumpkin
  7. Googly Eyes
  8. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  9. Black Sharpie
  10. Ruler
  11. Double Sided Adhesive Foam
  12. Art Glitter Glue
  13. Misti Stamping Tool
  14. Copics: V12, V15, V17, YR07, Black

Card 6

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Ki
  2. Cardstock Powdered Sugar, Cloud
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (From kit)
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black, Cloud
  5. Art Glitter Glue
  6. Craft Knife
  7. Jar2Stamp Dies
  8. Jar2Stamp
  9. Scalloped Tags
  10. Tags2Stamp
  11. Stitched Rectangle Dies

Card 7

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Tangerine
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (from kit)
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Grape, Banana, Kiwi, Tangerine
  5. Stitched Rectangle Dies
  6. Twine
  7. Art Glitter Glue

Card 8

The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit 10 Cards 1 Kit

Supplies

  1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
  2. Cardstock Powdered Sugar, Licorice, Tangerine
  3. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (from kit)
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
  5. Art Glitter Glue

Card 9

Supplies

    1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
    2. Circle Flip-it
    3. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black, Midnight, Grape, Razzleberry
    4. Bristol Smooth Paper
    5. Ranger Ink-Blending Tool
    6. Cardstock Licorice, Powdered Sugar
    7. Fence Die
    8. Mini Star Stencil
    9. Leaves4Fall Dies
    10. Cosmic Shimmer – Glitter Kiss
    11. Crafter’s Companion Glass Mat
    12. Stencil Pal
    13. Craftsmart White Acrylic Paint
    14. Paint Brush
    15. Art Glitter Glue
    16. 2 inch Double Sided Scor Pal Tape

Card 10

Supplies

    1. The Stamps of Life Halloween Kit
    2. Scallop Mermaid box
    3. Cardstock Tangerine
    4. Cozy Basics Pattern Paper Pad (from kit)
    5. The Stamps of Life Inks:  Forever Black
    6. Halloween2Build
    7. Art Glitter Glue

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BearGang2Stamp The Stamps of Life
birthday, Birthday Cards, masculine cards, Stamps of Life, water coloring, Zig Markers

Birthday Card Using BearGang2Stamp

Hello!

Today on my blog I’m sharing a card that I made with the newly released stamp set called BearGang2Stamp from The Stamps of Life. This stamp set consists of seven stamps. The largest stamp is the five bears pictured here. The other stamps are sentiments such as Happy Birthday, Happy Retirement, Hello, Congratulations, and From the Gang.

BearGang2Stamp The Stamps of Life

Watch my YouTube Tutorial Here:

Supplies:

  1. BearGang2Stamp and Dies
  2. Bristol Smooth Paper
  3. Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Sunshine, Kiwi
  4. The Stamps of Life Inks: Forever Black, Strawberry, Pool
  5. Patterned Paper: Love You Paper Pad
  6. 5×7 Box Card Die Set (banner, Happy Letters, Balloons)
  7. Double Sided Adhesive Tape
  8. Misti Stamping Tool
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 068 Deep Brown, 072 Beige, 090 Gray, 091 Light Gray
  11. Water Brush

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Birds2Stamp Slimline Card
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Birds2Stamp Slimline Card

Birds2Stamp Slimline Card

The August club set from The Stamps of Life is called Birds2Stamp. I made this slimline card with the Birds2Stamp stamp set as well as the add-on set, MoreBirds2Stamp. The birds were water colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The background of this card is ink-blended with Pixie, Candy, and Ocean inks using a cloud border die which I used as a stencil. To see a full detailed tutorial of how I made this card, watch my YouTube video.

To see how I made this card, watch my YouTube video here —

Supplies:

  1. Birds2Stamp and Dies
  2. MoreBirds2Stamps and Dies
  3. Bristol Smooth Paper
  4. The Stamps of Life Cardstock: Powdered Sugar, Gingersnap
  5. The Stamps of Life Inks: Forever Black (to stamp the birds), Pixie, Candy, Ocean
  6. Border Dies (for Cloud border)
  7. Talk Bubble Dies
  8. Wreath2Stamp Dies
  9. Art Glitter Glue
  10. Misti Stamping Tool
  11. Water Pen
  12. White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops
  13. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: Deep Violet, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue, Mustard, Brown, Sugar Almond Pink

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Easter, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, water coloring

Easter Egg Basket Tutorial

Easter Egg Fold-it basket The Stamps of Life

Hello!

On my blog today is another basket that I made. This time I used the Easter Egg Fold-It from The Stamps of Life. I just love the fold-it cards. They are A2 in size so will fit inside an A2 size envelope. Instead of making a card, I decided to turn it into a basket using the box die from The Stamps of Life.

Easter Egg Fold it The Stamps of Life

Easter Egg Fold It The STamps of Life

There is a tutorial on my YouTube channel for making this adorable basket. I also included directions in my blog post. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and blog for more card making inspiration!

First, using Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, I used Spectrum Sparkle markers to color across the page starting with the first color and then adding the two other colors. The colors I used were Solar Red, Emerald Green, and Blue Topaz.

Next, I smoothed out the colors by going over them from left to right with a wet paint brush.

Next, I was ready to die cut the egg shape. In the package, there are two egg dies — a larger one and a slightly smaller one. The larger one is for cutting the shadow layer and the smaller one is for cutting the top layer.

With a piece of Ocean card stock, I used the larger egg-shaped die to cut the shadow layer (background layer). Next, I cut the water colored piece of paper down to a good size to fit through my die cut machine. I added double-sided adhesive to the back and then placed the smaller egg die face down and the top layering piece inside of the egg die. After running this though the die cut machine, I pealed away the adhesive from the back and adhered the piece to the Ocean-colored egg die cut piece. I adhered the flowers from the die cut back onto the egg shape; however, when adding the flowers back, I adhered them to the egg front with the intention of mixing up the flower colors so they stand out more.

Next, I added epoxy dots to the center of the flowers.

I repeated this entire process one more time so that I had two eggs — one for the front and one for the back of the box.

Next, I used the Box-It die to die cut the piece that holds the basket together. I folded it on the score lines and then placed double-sided adhesive on the front edges on both sides. Next, I adhered the edges to the egg.

I ended up using the Box-It die to die cut another piece which I used only the middle section to add another piece to the bottom of the egg so that it would stand up straight. Because the egg is oval, if this extra piece wasn’t used, the box would end up tilting to the side.

Finally, I added some Easter grass and some goodies inside the basket.

Supplies used

  1. Easter Egg Fold-it (The Stamps of Life)
  2. Box It  Die (The Stamps of Life)
  3. Ocean Card Stock (The Stamps of Life)
  4. Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper
  5. Spectrum Sparkle Markers, Summer Time (Colors: Emerald Green, Blue Topaz, and Solar Red)
  6. Sparkle and Sprinkle 2 1/2 inch double-sided Tear-ific Tape
  7. Sparkle and Sprinkle 1/4 inch double-sided Tear-ific Tape
  8. Paint brush
  9. Epoxy dots (The ones I used are from The Stamps of Life, however, they were free with a class I took. They do not have them for sale on their website.)
  10. Water

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Birthday Cards, Copic, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized, water coloring

Lighthouse Card

Lighthouse2stamp

Hello! This card was super fun to make and it is perfect for a masculine card. I used the brand new lighthouse2stamp stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.

To make this card, first I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. The stamped image does not have stripes so I decided to add my own. Using washi tape, I sectioned off portions of the image before starting to color. (In the image below, you can see the white washi tape on the image.)

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After coloring the entire red section, I removed the washi tape, colored the gray section, and then colored the rest of the image. The image was colored using Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The yellow windows were colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers in Moonlight. After the lighthouse was colored, I die cut the image using the lighthouse2stamp coordinating die.

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Next, I worked on the sky background. Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers (Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, and Moonstone), I colored a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I started with the darkest color, Blue Topaz, and drew lines across the paper. Then I moved to the medium color, Aquamarine, and drew lines directly underneath the Blue Topaz lines. Next I followed with the lightest color, Moonstone. After all the markers were on the paper, I used a wet paint brush and smoothed out the colors.

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The blue water colored paper was cut down into a piece that could fit nicely on top of the card. I stamped the sentiment and birds onto the blue water colored paper and then adhered the lighthouse to the blue paper.

Next, I cut a piece of Strawberry cardstock that is just slightly larger than the blue paper and then adhered the blue paper to the Strawberry card stock. The Strawberry cardstock was adhered to the A2 card base using foam adhesive to add dimension. The A2 card base was cut with Gingersnap paper.

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Next, using hot glue, I added shells to the bottom of the card. (I don’t recall the name of the company I purchased the shells from. They were at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Orlando in 2018. If I find the name, I’ll update the blog post.)

The inside of the card was stamped with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the lighthouse2stamp stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside

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