Monday, November 30, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps December Release Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends! Today The Alley Way Stamps is celebrating the new December release with a blog hop!
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I used the new mini-set " Melt Your Heart Out" and "Branching Out" to create a fun holiday card. Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget to hop along with us for much more inspiration!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Alley Way Stamps November Sneak Peek: Happy Everything

Hi crafty friends! Today is the second sneak peek of The Alley Way Stamps December release and were showcasing the new set "Happy Everything." This is such a versatile sentiment set and I can definitely see myself using this set all year-round for so many different types of occasions.
For today's card, I decided to make a fun Christmas card featuring this new set and the adorable, little penguins from the "Waddle Pals" set.
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I stamped and masked the little penguins onto the square backdrop. I inked up the background with Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I then colored the penguins with Copic Markers. To give the illusion of snow, I drew in small white dots with my white gel pen. I created a white frame for my window scene using two stitched square dies. To give the kraft panel some added interest, I dry embossed it with the "Bead Board" embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. For the sentiment, I masked off the "happy" from the "we wish you a happy" sentiment and coupled it with the merry Christmas sentiment. I thought this went perfectly with the cute little penguin couple.

I just love how this card turned out and hope you were inspired by this new set as well. As you may already know, this will be the final new release month for TAWS, therefore there will not be a giveaway this month. However, don't forget to take advantage of the 40% off liquidation sale while supplies last! Thanks again for stopping by! ♥

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge #12 - Sketch & Keep it CAS

Hi there! This is my third post of the day. Below are direct links to today's earlier posts:

Taylored Expressions
Hi crafty friends! It's Thursday again, can you believe this week is almost over? I'm actually pretty excited, this weekend is my birthday. So to celebrate, we're taking the train to Portland for a weekend getaway. We're packing up our bikes too, so that we can just bike around town. Fortunately, the forecast is showing sunshine this weekend; let's keep our fingers crossed it stays that way!

Ok, so back to my post, it's time for another Share Joy Challenge! And I made yet another holiday card using the adorable set, "Critters on Ice" set. I am determined to use every critter included in this set, they are all just so cute!
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I decided to go the clean and simple route. I stamped the bear directly onto a white card panel. I wasn't paying attention and accidentally stamped the bear using Hero Arts "Black" dye ink instead of my usual Copic-friendly black ink. I didn't notice until after I had masked the bear, inked the background and stamped the sentiment lol. Needless to say, I was not about to start over. Just to be extra cautious, I quickly heat set the stamped image with my head gun and carefully colored the bear in with Copic Markers. To finish the card, I drew in small dots with my white gel pen to give the illusion of snow.

This was such a quick and easy card to make and I just love how cute it turned out! I hope you were inspired by today's card and be sure to swing by the Share Joy Challenge Blog to see more amazing inspiration. Thanks again for stopping by and have a wonderful day! ♥