Thursday, March 29, 2018

Floating Dim Sum

Hi everyone,

I'm back again this week with another dim sum card:)  I wanted to share this one because I used a technique using my heat laminator to create a floating die cut and glitter effect.  This one was a little hard to photograph because of the clear plastic.  

I started off by cutting a bunch of the dim sum with my Brother ScanNCut.  I love dies (obviously), but for cutting multiples, the ScanNCut is the best!

After coloring the die cuts, I put them through my heat laminator with a variety of glitter and stars sprinkled in.  This is a good way to add glitter to a project without the hassle or mess.  Here's the finished product after I die cut a circle out of the full laminated page.  

I attached the floating circle to the card base using foam tape (hidden behind the dim sum) and added a sentiment.  This is such a fun technique and I love how you never know what you're going to get;)

The stamps are from Mama Elephant and  Warm Fuzzies (Essentials by Ellen).  

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 26, 2018

A Beautiful Mess

Hi guys!  

I'm calling this card a beautiful mess, because with die-cutting, 2 shakers, distress inking, and misting, this card sounds like a hot mess:)  Sometimes more is more, right?

I used one of my new coverplate dies from Neat & Tangled for this card.  I wanted to do a bold combination, so I used black and white as the base colors.  Then I added color with the distress ink/misted pieces.  I inlaid all the pieces except for the shaker openings and the sentiment opening.  

The die is Square and Chevrons Cover Plate (Neat & Tangled) and the sentiment is from Warm Fuzzies (Essentials by Ellen).  

Have a great week guys!


Friday, March 23, 2018

Just Stay Cool

Hi guys!  I've got another card to share today and it's interactive;)  Can you find the surprise in this card?  Here's a clue, one of these things is not like the other.   Did you find it?  

This card was surprisingly easy to do.  I stamped the cat first and then masked it to stamp the dogs which is one large stamp.  I had to use a pen to fill in a couple empty spots, but that's it!  It was so much fun to color all the critters.  You can definitely lose yourself in the coloring:)  The stamps are The Dog's Woof and Lunar Animals from (Mama Elephant) and the sentiment is from Warm Fuzzies (Essentials by Ellen).

Hope all is well in your part of the world and that you're getting some fun crafty time too!


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dim Sum Cuteness

Hi everyone!  I'm in a great mood these days because I've been able to get back in the craft room.  I didn't realize how much I've missed making cards:)  

So recently, I got some new stamps (not new-new, but new to me) and I couldn't wait to play around with them.  This first card was super quick and easy.  Just simple stamping with some colorful circles added with Distress Oxides and a stencil.  Couldn't be easier.  

I also made a mini card using the same stamps.  The background was done by blending ink over the card and then going over it again with the same color and a stencil.  Aren't those dim sum stamps adorable?  

The stamps are Dim Sum Fun and Sketchy Letters from (Mama Elephant) and the sentiment is from Warm Fuzzies (Essentials by Ellen).

I will be posting more cards later this week, and I hope you stop by again!