DIY Halloween Plaid Background with Simon Hurley create.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

I am definitely determined to color each monster from the Simon Hurley create. Mythical Monsters stamp set because they are just so cute! For my card today, I went with the cyclops cutie and used the "eye" sentiment because, well, he has one eye. But my favorite part about this card is that I made my own plaid background!

The peel apart background stamps from Simon Hurley and Ranger Ink are so cool! I just love that I can personalize my own plaid backgrounds and want to just make a ton of fun background. For this Halloween Plaid, I used green, purple and orange inks; I colored the rest of the card with the same color scheme.

If you would like to see how my background came together, you can watch my Instagram Reels down below or find it over on TikTok. My monster was colored in with Colorista Watercolor Markers, but I  didn't show the coloring since the video focused on the background.

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Christmas Stocking Tag with Scrapbook.com (& a Light Up Version!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Switching it up with some tag inspiration today! I have two different tags to share with you - a cute little stocking tag and a version where you can light it up! To make the tag, I die cut two sets of stockings in the third largest size in the stackables. Using the Peppermint Forest Stencils, I added green trees and sparkly stars using a stencil paste.

I applied adhesive just around the edges of the green stockings to create a pocket. The stocking topper is adhered to the back of the stocking with a piece of twine to create a tag, while I popped up the front, white stocking topper to give some dimension.

The poinsettias are stamped with black ink, fussy cut out and I added some Gold Wink of Stella to add some accents and sparkle to the stamped images. The sprigs are die cut out of a darker green stocking and I added some Rudolph Red Pops of Colors to create a holly berry look to the sprigs. These are layered with wet adhesive and the same foam adhesive to ensure they flowers are stable.

In the light up version of the tag, before I adhered down the the white stocking topper and floral pieces, I adhered a One Light to the stocking so that the light shines through the center of a poinsettia! I also stamped a "push me" sentiment so the tag receiver will now there's something special about the tag.

I hope you like this tag idea and let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more tag ideas for Christmas!

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Feed Me... Cake! Audrey II Inspired Birthday Card with Kindred Stamps

Monday, September 26, 2022

My favorite musical is Little Shop of Horrors! My dad introduced it to me when I was younger and the movie has so many amazing actors in it that it quickly became a favorite. (Steve Martin as the Dentist... LOVE IT... and of course Bill Murray...) But anyway, Audrey II is to me a classic movie monster and when Kindred Stamps released a stamp inspired by the alien plant, I NEEDED it.

I made this card for a swap at the Kindred Stamps Retreat I just got home from! I used all KS goodies (you can see the supply list below) but a few of the items are from exclusive box sets that are no longer aviailable. But you can easily make your own brick background with a stencil, grab red enamel dots and make your own oozy stencil!

I die cut the brick background to be inspired by Mushnik's Flower Shop, stenciled the confetti background with green inks after die cutting a circle, and die cut the sentiment from yellow cardstock. I distressed the edges to match the movie title colors! Have to have more red on the card since it is a man eating plant, so I used some red enamel dots and distressed some drippy blood on the inside of the card before stamping my sentiment.

This blog post is scheduled to go live the day after I am back from the retreat, so I hope whoever gets my card in the sway loves it as much as I do! I'm definitely making more when I get home. I will take my own advice for the brick background as I don't have many sheets of this patterned paper left and have a Pops of Color in red. What do you think? Do you like horror musicals? hehe

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Holly Jolly Snowflake Christmas Card with Scrapbook.com

Sunday, September 25, 2022

It's the 25th of the month so it's time for some Christmas inspiration! I'm using a new snowflake stencil I received from Scrapbook.com called Peppermint Winter and wanted to use it for my card this month. I went with a tone on tone by stenciling some Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze onto navy cardstock.

I coordinating inks with my background patterned paper and stamped some holiday sentiments to add some visual fun to the sentiment. You can see how this card comes together by watching my YouTube video down below! Blue and silver is my favorite holiday color palette, what is yours?

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Gratitude Leaf Cards with Alcohol Inks and Lawn Fawn

Friday, September 23, 2022

It's finally Autumn and I am so excited for temperatures to get cooler! To celebrate this time of year, I opened up my alcohol inks to create a set of gratitude cards and used Lawn Fawn products to die cut and add a script sentiment.

I started with creating my background using warm colors and then die cut the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves in random spots to create a leafy background design. Then I added in white leaves to the alcohol background (and later added the other leaves to a white, woodgrain background) so there was some nice contrast.

To top it off, I stamped the sentiments and embossed with gold embossing powder to really tie in with the gold foiling on the background. To see a quick video of how this card came together, just watch it down below! You can find all my short videos on Instagram and TikTok. I'll be entering this card into the latest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge, but I want to make more alcohol ink backgrounds with this vibrancy!

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