Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fun Night Out with Penguin Palace Stamps

Hello fun loving friends. I have a “Fun Night Out” Card to share with you that will have you humming along to your favorite jam! 

I created this awesome dancing scene with Penguin Palace Stamps new release and it made me think of a girls night out or a fun date night from when I was young. I love the Mohawk DJ Kitty so much and his little DJ Booth. The images from the Fun Night Out set are so great that this energetic scene came together in a beat. 

I stamped my images with my stamp platform and used Copic markers with a few eye popping colors. Then after cutting them out with the coordinating Penguin Cuts I added some white gel pen highlights and mounted my bootie shaking dancers into fun foam for dimension. I love using patterned paper and get so excited when I can create a few layers to create the perfect scene. I was fortunate enough to have some music themed paper in my favorite aqua color and layered some dotted bright pink and metallic gold and black on top. 

I adhered my dance floor and DJ booth before mounting my dancers on top. Then I added a stamped sentiment from the set and some aqua music notes around my glittery disco ball. This really came together so easily and makes me smile and say “DJ Khalid” every time I look at it.

Thank you so much for stopping in and I hope you have a fun music filled day,

Monday, October 28, 2019

Hello Pumpkin

Hey there crafty friends, I’m sharing a post with you that I should have shared the other day, but I’ve been half dead and unable to preform my duties, not really half dead, but I sure felt that way. I made a wonderful fall themed center picture window card using theButterfly Reflections Ink October Moodboard colors and the adorable mouse set from Waffle Flower Crafts called Hello Pumpkin which is on clearance right now on the Butterfly Reflection Ink website. I also used the incredible die set from Lawn Fawn called Center Picture Window and the add on set to create the foundation for this card.

I cut the cardbase and the window from from the textured green cardstock that I had a few strips of i in my scrap bin, then I selected a piece of  Lawn Fawn Fall Fling patterned paper that coordinates wonderfully with the current color Mood Board. I cut a piece to fit inside the card and trimmed it up a bit so that when it is folded and adhered, it would fit the same all around. Then I used a few scraps of kraft cardstock and cut the stitched window panels using the add on die set. I mounted the larger fron window on a bit of attended paper for visual interest.

I stamped all of my images using my stamp platform and Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink onto bright white Neenah Solard cardstock. Then I colored them with Copic markers using blush link, orange, mustardy Antique moss, and forest greens. I die cut the shares using the Hello Pumpkin dies and highlighted with white get pen. After playing with image placement I heat embossed the front kraft panel with my sentiment using Lawn Fawn Gold embossing Powder then adhered my images.

I attached my images to my inner layers before applying them to the cardbase, making sure to only glue the pieces on one side of the folds. Then a attached the side panels and images. I think the little black mouse with the pumpkin outfit is my favorite haha.

Please head over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink website and check out all of the amazing products she has on clearance. It truly is the best time to stock up. There’s over a hundred pages so I suggest selecting the brand that you love from the main menu, then sort by SALE, it’s the easiest way to find what you’ve been wanting at an incredible bargain!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this card,

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

You Got This with Penguin palace stamps

Hello stamping friends, I have a warm and golden encouragement card to share with you today using the new release from Penguin Palace Stamps. I typically over fill cards with multiple images and many layers, but the project I’m sharing today is relatively simple yet filled with luxurious colors and patterns. 
This new stamp set and coordinating Penguin Cuts is full of fun and encouraging images perfect for many occasions, and is called Happy Track and Field  (chapter 1). I stamped the two jumping characters and the track hurdle using my stamp platform, then colored them with Copic markers. I chose a coral and gold piece of chevron paper to build my scene upon, and inked up some Bristol smooth cardstock to support the images. I blended scattered straw, dried marigold, and abandoned coral to achieve an ombré color that matched the patterned paper. 
After splattering with white and gold ink I selected a curved slider die to make a track for my kangaroo to move across. I glued the cut away portion to the base paper, centered a penny (attached to a sliding disc) over the glued down strip, then mounted the remaining panel with foam tape over the top, making sure it lined up and the tic-tac shaped slider disk was poking through. I attached my kangaroo to the disc and made sure it was sliding freely before moving it to the side and adhering my remaining images

My pad of paper had a couple of those pieces of paper that are filled with little squares of images, patterns, and quotes. I usually never know what to do with those, but this one little black square had a great gold quote, and I cut it out, and trimmed it into a banner. I stamped the “take a leap of faith” sentiment from the stamp set onto the inkblended panel, then glued down the banner over a few loops of gold thread. After a sprinkling of matte gold sequins I think I can proudly say I love it!! 

I’d like to say thank you for stopping by and I can wait to see you again,

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Crystal Snowflakes with Penguin Palce Stamps

Today I’m sharing a beautiful yet simple card I made using the new Crystal Snowflakes stencil from Penguin Palace Stamps. I’ve recently started using stencils although I’ve collected them for a quite some time. My favorite way to use them is to layer embossing paste over one of my inkblended backgrounds. 

It’s surprisingly easy to get an intricate looking background in a short amount of time. I started by cutting two stitched layers, one from a pink and mint patterned paper, and the other from Bristol smooth cardstock. I used Distress Oxides in three colors to achieve this background. Picket Fence (white distress ink), Spun Sugar, and Worn Lipstick all blended with my blending brushes. I splattered with clean water, white ink, and finally gold metallic ink before layering my snowflakes. 

I created my glittery embossing paste using a product I purchased on amazon called Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing paste. Like glue it appears white but dries completely clear in a matter of minutes. I mixed about a teaspoon of the paste with a pink iridescent glitter I’ve had in my stash for years. It can be mixed with ink, glitter confetti etc. to make any color you like. The results were incredible and it didn’t mess up my inky background. 

While that was drying, I stamped and colored the cafe and girl from Rabbit Cafe and multiple trees from Fun Adventure  , both from the previous release, but appropriate year around. I colored them using minimal colors that matched the patterned paper and die cut with the coordinating Penguin Cuts. I adhered my images toward the bottom the the scene allowing the trees on the sides to hang off a little. Then added some more of the same glitter on the tree tops and cocoa cafe. I added a bright white sentiment banner then mounted all of my layers together using scor Tape. 

I really love the statement these snowflakes make and can’t wait to use them with ink next! Thank you for stopping by,

Sent from my iPad

Friday, October 18, 2019

Rain of hearts with Penguin Palace Stamps

Hello my crafty friends. I have another fun Penguin Palace Stamps card to share with you and it will have you shaking with excitement! I made a dreamy pastel shaker card using the new Rain of Hearts stencil , and some fun disco images from another new release called Fun Night Out

I created my pastel background by inkblending a rainbow of pastel distress oxide colors using a small oval makeup brush over my heart stencil. I sprayed some Thermo Web Pixie Spray on the back of my stencil, and taped the edges to my work surface using washi tape. I used small circular motions in about a one inch high area across the stencil using the hearts as a guide. Normally I would splatter with water and white ink but I refrained from doing so because I wanted the lovely pattern to be clearly visible. I did splatter a few little gold splashes because I have no self restraint. 

I used the It’s your Day word bubble die along with textured bubblegum pink paper and turn it into a shaker, using clear acetate and pastel clay candy dots. I then stamped my images from the Fun Night Out and the popping champagne from Take a Break (previous release) and colored with coordinating Copic colors before adding white gel pen highlights. Once I adhered my images to the panel I added glittery Wink of Stella on the disco ball and glass of champagne. 

This card came together rather quickly and since I don’t often make shaker cards I had a lot of fun playing with it. I hope you enjoy this and thank you for stopping by. 

Sent from my iPad

Frappy Camper blog hop with Trinity Stamps And CLC

Hello there my inky fingered friends. I’m participating in a fun fall collaborative blog hop with Trinity Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers (CLC). I’m using the recently released collaboration set, Frappy Camper stamps and dies, that I also happened to illustrate.

This fun little retro camper turned coffe truck, inspired me to create a “Vintage Halloween” shaker card. I had some very old patterned paper in my stash that I’ve always loved and could never part with. I felt it was so appropriate for this project. I cut several layers of patterned and colored paper before creating a shaker frame out of black cardstock and black insulation foam. I purchased this foam online hoping to substitute it for the white scotch foam tape we use. I love the scotch brand, but when making a darker card I don’t like how the white is visible. I found it on amazon and it was only a few dollars for two rolls. The downside is I t’s adhesive only on one side so I used tape runner to attach the other side, but on the upside, it’s a little thicker than the scotch brand so I didn’t have to double it up which is so bulky and my sequins shake freely. Overall, I like it!

I inkblended a little piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using my Trinity Blending Buddy to serve as the starry background to the shaker part, and splattered it with white and black ink. Then I filled the little pocket with a good amount of Trinity Stamps Spook Squad Sequin Mix which it totally cute and contains clear ghosts, shiny black bats, and orange jack o lanterns.

I stamped my images using my stamp platform, and Copic colored them in bright Halloween colors. I wanted to create my scene to look like a couple was on their way to a Halloween party, and stopped for a little pick me up. My little Witch and Skelton face couple are enjoying some PSL’s in front of the coffee truck and having a blast. I glued everything down on top of the shaker window and stamped my banner using the Autumn Sentiments set then mounted mylayered card face onto a cardbase using score tape.

I hope you like this funky little card and please follow along the rest of the hop to see all of the incredible inspiration and for your chance to win some free stuff to Trinity Stamps.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Lucky Break with Penguin Palace

Hello my friends, today I have a bold and bright “raspberry lemonade” hued card to share with you. I felt very daring using these vivid colors and love how the finished product turned out. I used a new stamp and die set from Penguin Palace Stamps called Lucky Break  and created a fun celebration scene.

Many of you don’t know that I live in Las Vegas and work in a casino, so I really giggled when I saw this fun little set with its slot machine and gamblers. I was going to try my hand at a clean and simple layout but I ended up giving it a little more “oomph”, and I couldn’t be happier. 

First I stamped my images onto bright white cardstock using my stamp platform, then colored them in with Copic markers. I die cut the images using the coordinating Penguin Cuts  before highlighting with white gel pen accents. Then I cut a scalloped window from  a white stitched panel and mounted over a raspberry and pink inkblended panel, that I splattered with white and sparkly metallic yellow ink. I adhered my images onto the panel making sure to add foam tape under the images in the window so they don’t sag. 

I adhered a large scripty word directly above the punny sentiment that I heat embossed onto a strip of black cardstock. I accented the sentiment with dimensional stamped coins from the set, to look like the machine was spitting out a jackpot. I really love all the options there are for slot machine wheels and the dotted jackpot 
stamp that I stamped in hot pink to look like the lights in the machine are flashing brightly. I layered all of this on top of bright striped yellow paper that perfectly matched the winning 7’s!

I hope you enjoy this little card and check out the entire new release that is now available! Thank you for dropping in,

Sent from my iPadPenguin Cuts

Monday, October 14, 2019

Lob-star with Penguin Palace Stamps

Davina here with  Penguin Palace Stamps, and I’m sharing a card using the brand new 2019 fall/winter release stamps and dies. This punny set is called Happy Track and Field (chapter 2) and is part of a fun, two stamp set pair, full of sporty animals and cheering characters. 
I didn’t have to work too hard, or do anything elaborate to show off these adorable critters. I’ve created a simple layered scene using textured cardstock, patterned paper and a little bling. 

I started by layering a piece of colorful striped paper over a piece of bright white textured cardstock. Then I gently inked the edges of aqua textured cardstock and two grassy layers before attaching the shorter grass piece with foam tape. Before I adhered my aqua panel to the striped paper, I splattered it with white and metallic gold ink. I’m often asked what I use for my splatters, and honestly I have several different inks. But today I used Liquitex Acrylic Ink and I’ve included them in the photos for a visual reference, and it’s easy to see how luxurious and glittery the gold is. 

I stamped my images using my stamp platform, and colored them with Copic markers. After die cutting with the coordinating Penguin Cuts , I used a white gel pen to add highlights, and Wink of Stella to the PomPoms and trophy sparkle.  I glued down my images using a variety of glues and mounted my upper images onto white fun foam for extra dimension. 

I finished it off with a sprinkling of sequins and jewels for extra sparkle. I really love how I used the colors from my patterned paper for the images, and all the texture that the cardstock provided. Thank you so much for stopping by,

Monday, October 7, 2019

October Mood Board with BRI

Hello my Ink loving friends. Today I’m talking about the October Moodboard offered by Butterfly Reflections Ink and sharing a card I made using a couple of stamps set from Trinity Stamps that I illustrated. I am also going to challenge you to make a card, craft, or scrapbook layout using the October color board and link it up here, on this post, for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Butterfly Reflections Ink online store.
I really love BRI, the variety of supplies and brands is incredible and I love supporting small businesses, supporting and empowering women, and genuinely nice people. The color/mood boards that they release each month are such a fun way to spark your imagination and creativity, especially when they are colors and combinations that you wouldn’t normally use. You may find some new favorites and broaden your comfort zone.

This month the colors are Pearl Pink, Squash, Antique Moss, and Forest Green. Some of these colors out of my normal range, only because I struggle with royal deep colors. Not only in crafting, but even when choosing clothing. The pink and orange squasgph are colors that I love and regularly choose to use. But the deep yellow-mustard Moss and forest green intimidated me until I realized they were the same colors in the recent Fall Fling  paper from Lawn Fawn. I knew then that I was going to be able to rock this color board!

Using my stamp platform I stamped out almost all of the images from two Trinity Stamps sets Mouse House and Shoe Sprites I colored them in using a million copic markers. I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again, color boards are for inspiring, not dictating. I want to see what this Board inspires you to create using the graphic as a jumping board, and in my mind all shades of the colors are valid. And skin tones and neutrals are always freebies!! Don’t ever feel fenced in cause that’s not fun and this challenge is all about fun.

I made a larger than normal slimline cardusing the forest green Fall Fling Paper and layered all of my images on top to create a fun fall garden scene.  I used lots of inkblending on white and colored cardstock and splattered lots of golden metallic ink.
This challenge is not connected to Butterfly Reflections Ink, but I adore the store and the Mood Boards they offer, and I am grateful to provide DT contributions to them. This gift certificate is provided by me, so please keep all of this in mind as I learn a new social media skill haha. If you have suggestions or tips please let me know by email or DM, don’t bash me online. I want this to be fun but fair. Please only link your new and original projects to your Instagram or Blog. Don’t link any more than 4 entries. You must use brands offered by Butterfly Reflections Ink (which is most brands) and I’d really love it if you shared this with your crafty Friends and used the hashtag #BRImoodboard.  This link will be open for 3 weeks and close on October 31st at 11:59 pm. I will be sharing these entries on my IG stories if you tag me, and announce the winner by Nov 2nd on my Instagram @popsiclesticks

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