Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Rollin’ By with Penguin Palace

Hello crafty friends! Im very excited to share my new Penguin Palace project with you. I made a big bold Sushi Food Truck, and I love how it turned out. I combined two of the recently released sets to create my truck. I used The Sweetest Truck and Never Give Up stamp sets and matching dies. I used the super awesome Dots Meets Dashes dies to create my layers. 

I started by masking my ice cream truck. I didn’t want the ice cream cones, so I easily stamped the truck onto a post it note and fussy cut the ice cream cones. I arranged them on paper where the would be stamped, and stamped on top of them. When I removed the post it note, there was a blank space left behind. Next I used a Copic Multiliner in size .3 and a ruler to draw in the lines of the truck. Finally, I arranged strips of the leftover post it notes to mask the area beyond the truck, and stamped the Sushi images.

I stamped the remainder of my images and colored them using bright bold primary colors. Next, I die cut all of my images, and used small white dots to highlight. I cut all of my layers from colored cardstock and inked the edges to give some texture and depth. I assemble my truck images and adhered them to the top of the grass layer. Then I cut the stitched sentiment letters from plain white cardstock. I printed the rest of the sentiment using my home printer, and hand cut the banner.

I used a strip of washi tape  to make temporary guide lines before applying the letters. I wanted them to be straight and centered. Then I glued down the soy sauce and wasabi to fill in the bottom. I really love how this turned out and all the possibilities that I could create in future cards!

Thank you for Rolling By,

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Hello Bluebird Picked for You

Hello my inky fingered friends. Davina here sharing a slimline card that I made using the current April Mood Board and the new Hello Bluebird release. This was my first chance to unwrap these adorable stamps, and I chose to use the Picked For You set and a sentiment from Happy Wishes.

I wanted to make a tall slimline card so that I could build a woods filled portion on the top of the panel. I cut a stitched slimline panel using the middle size Trinity Stamps Slimline Series Stitched panels,  from Neenah and Bristol cardstock. I stamped the trees across the top by creating a little mask for the right tree. Then using the stamped grass below the trees as a guide, I cut the Bristol panel using the curved Grassy Knoll Dies. I cut the remaining  piece with the hilly grassy die to create my bottom layer.

I copic colored the trees with very light tans, and the visible strips of sky in an ombré sunset of light orange into yellow. I didn’t want to bring a whole lot of attention the green grass, since green isn’t in the color board, so I gently inked the grass layers in Old Paper and Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks. Making sure to leave plenty of white space. I colored the remainder of my stamped images using the colors of the color board and giving my sweet little girl some sherbet hued strawberry blond hair, very reminiscent of my little nieces.

After highlighting my images with small white dots, I got to work building my scene. I used a variety of adhesives to create my panel. I glued the tall grass layer directly over the bottom panel and used foam tape to attach the short layer. Then I adhered the remainder of my images. I finished it off by mounting it atop of some light pink striped Doodlebug Designs paper and adding a few iridescent jewels.

There’s still time for you to enter your projects using the current #Brimoodboard for you chance to win $20 to the Butterfly Reflections Ink store. use the hashtag on Instagram, or link you card to my blog using the InLinkz button.

Thank you for stopping by,

Friday, April 24, 2020

Rain or Shine with Reverse Confetti

Today is my last post as a Fetti Friend for Reverse Confetti,and it’s been such an honor to participate with such a great team. I’m sharing a short slimline card, which is one of my favorite types of cards to create. The size is about the same size as my cell phone and it lets me focus on a few images while still creating a full scene. I used a wonderful set called Rainy Day Fun , and the coordinating dies, to create this card.

I challenged myself to make a rainy sky, since I’ve seen many beautiful cards recently that used a gray inked sky. I gently inked the edges of my cardstock with Pumice Stone and Black Soot before splattering a little bit of gray ink. Then, I used the same minimal amount of Mowed Lawn to ink up my grassy layer for the bottom of the card.

I stamped and colored the images using copic markers before die cutting. I must admit this rain drop die is my favorite raindrop die of any company. It cuts the drops out, and the little area in between, while leaving the trip intact.  I loved it so much I cut another set so each cloud could have some rain. I adhered my little cutie to the bottom with her duck friend, making sure to leave enough space for the sentiment. Finally I filled the sky with a peek a boo sun and some iridescent sequins.

I finished up this card by creating a few layers of colored cardstock, using colors I previously used on my images, then mounted it all onto a cardbase using score tape. I love the clean simple message it sends, and hope that it brings much love to  the recipient.

Thank you for dropping by,

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Stock you Stash with Reverse Confetti

Hello crafty friends. I’m continuing my guest DT with Reverse Confetti as a Fetti Friend and sharing this Stock Your Stash challenge inspiration.  The April them is Moms, Dads and  Grads, and created a fun camping scene formFathers Day.

I used the Greatest Adventure stamp set and coordinating dies. I also grabbed a few trees and mountains from some Christmas sets, and the sun and clouds from the recently released Chalk it Up. This card is a standard A2 size and the large kraft frame was made using the All Framed up confetti Cuts.

I inked up some Bristol smooth cardstock with Distress Oxide Inks to create the sky, land, and river layers. Then I splattered them with a bit of water and sparkly Perfect Pearls. I stamped all of my images onto Neenah solar bright white card and copic colored everything before diecutting with the coordinating confetti cuts.

I adhered everything to my scene with a variety of adhesives and even popped up my canoe and teepee onto some foam tape for a little dimension. I stamped my sentiment using an older sentiment set, and mounted the banner at the bottom. I finished this scene off with a sprinkling of clear sequins and just love how bold and bright it turned out.

Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you take the time to participate in the stock your stash challenge and head over to the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration,

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Wanna Cuttle with Penguin Palace

Hello my fellow inky fingered friends. Today I’m sharing an undersea scene, full of the new, cute, Penguin Palace Stamps spring release.

I created a layered aquarium like scene using The More We Get a Together stamp set and coordinating dies, and I combined these images with the new Dots Meet Dashes layering dies. I always choose any patterned papers and colors before I begin. That way I know everything is going to match once I’m done coloring.

I selected this dark navy dotted paper for my base layer, and new I would be using my “blues” for my inking. I cut two pieces of Bristol smooth cardstock for my image panel. One piece I left whole and the second I staggered 3 sloped hill border dies upon. After cutting I colored each piece in variations of blue. Then I colored the top of the”solid” piece in the lightest shade.

After stamping and coloring all of my images I played with the placement before adhering anything down. I had already decided on the “Wanna Cuttle”  sentiment, so I put the pair of Cuttle fish on the lowest layer, and made sure to give each section a focal point.

After gluing everything down I added some glittery Wink of Stella to some of the images and decided to add an extra layer of textured white cardstock. Then I mounted the image panel onto the dark navy paper, and then  onto my cardbase with Scor Tape.

I love how this turned out, and how great the blue colors look against the Kraft cardbase. Head on over to Penguin Palace Stamps to see the entire release. Thank you for dropping by,

Saturday, April 11, 2020

April BRI mood board color challenge

Hello everyone! I know this post is a few days later than I’d wanted but I’ve been super busy and spaced it. As April and spring time weather have arrived the April Mood Board, from Butterfly Reflections Ink, has perfectly captured the essence. I adore these sherbet hued colors and hope they inspire many gorgeous creations.

I have have used it several times already in DT obligations and plan on getting some Kathy Rac, The Daily marker, coloring done today as well. I’ve achieved two completely different looks with this color board. Once on my Heffy Doodle Easter Slider. You can see how I completed this card with mainly the color board colors.

And again this morning with my Butterfly Reflection Ink post, using a neutral card base, and coloring all of the accessories in my Piñata Party, in the designated colors. I will always be the first one to say that grass is green and can’t be held against a color board, as well as skin and hair colors. I say this again and again, so that those who take things very literally, and are struggling to use limited color palettes, can realize that it’s ok to use neutral colors when employing a color board.  It doesn’t have to be difficult.

So let’s get out coloring mediums of choice out and get busy! I will have an InLinkz button at the bottom of this post for you to add your project, using the featured April Mood Board, and companies that are carried by Butterfly Reflections Ink (which is most). This link will be open until April 30th at 11:59 pm. We will randomly select an eligible project from those linked and using the hashtag #brimoodboard to win a $20 gift certificate to the Butterfly Reflection Ink shop.

Let’s be nice and have fun! You can enter up to 4 cards using the InLinkz button. And you must be using the colors inspired by the current Mood Board.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Friday, April 10, 2020

Trinity Stamps Spring 2020 release

Hello my crafty peeps! I’m very excited to be here today sharing some projects that I’ve made using the new Trinity Stamps Spring 2020 release. It’s available now and you will definitely want to check it out. This release is huge and there are many contributors, and lots of illustration variety. I myself drew the quartet of unbelievable creatures and the fun space otters! There are so many awesome stencils, stand alone dies (more slimline dies) and a great Alphabet too!

We are having a fun and easy to follow along Instagram Hop today, April 10th, and again on May 15th. So multiple opportunities to win and best of all, and easy platform to play along on.

The first card I made with my new goodies is this Yeti filled Birthday card. The 4x3 set is called Unbelievable and has a great silly Yeti/Big Foot, and many accessory images like a trees, a balloon, and ice cream etc. He is so cute and very easy to color, I loved creating the scene using the mountains from the new Wonky Stitched Scene Builder die set. I also used some small images from the other accompanying sets.

I layered a few inkblended and die cut panels, then layered those onto some patterned paper from my stash. Once that was all put together I mounted it with foam tape upon a piece of mustard yellow cardstock that I stenciled with a new skinny line stencil. These new stencils are large enough to create a background for slimline cards or regular sized card, making them very versatile, and eliminating the tricky task or trying to “line up” your stencils and carry the pattern over.

On my second card, I created a full in slimline card using the new Wonky Stitched slimline series which includes many scene building dies. Like a great mountain range with snow caps, some stiched puffy clouds, 3 great tree shapes, and star bursts. I used the new stamp set, A Rare Friend, to create my scene along with the trees from the Unbelievable set. My little dragon has his treasure scattered about the grassy field, and I couldn’t resist popping some google eyes on him.

The beautiful scripty “Hello” is from another new dies set. The Slimline envelope builder makes great giant envelopes to fit a slimline card, and it comes with some layered scripty words. I used the same glittery white cardstock that I used for the snow caps to bring it all together.

Finally I created a slimline envelope using the new dies and some striped 12x12patterned paper from my stash. You can choose to close them with glue or tape, or the included little circle tabs and a string. I searched my crazy craft room looking for my old supply of eyelet grommets. Thinking it would be great to use them, but I could not find where I had stored them so many years ago. Hopefully I come across them one day.

Head on over to Instagram and follow along the hop to see all the amazing inspiration and the entire release. You won’t be disappointed, it’s really wonderful!

Thank you for dropping by,

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

#stayhome with Reverse Confetti

Hello friends. Today I’m hopping along with Reverse Confetti and I have a fun card to share with you. As we are all stuck inside social distancing and eating too much, I thought I’d make a playful card referencing our current situation.

I created a fun Pool day scene using the Hippo Pool Party stamp and die set. I made a mini scene on a giant tag, it’s an older die set that makes Gift Card holders, but it’s nice large size makes it perfect to fill a card. I also used the Pool Confetti Cuts, this stand alone die is perfectly sized for the critters to float and swim in.

I stamped and colored all of my images using copic markers and added lots of glittery Wink of Stella to the unicorn floatie. Before adhering my images I printed up the #STAYHOME on my die cut tag using my home printer. Then I framed it with a heat embossed sentiment on pink paper.

I mounted my giant tag on teal polka dot paper, from the Winter Solstice paper pad, using some foam tape. And finished it off with some iridescent jewels for a little glam. I really love pulling multiple products together, and I enjoy finding older items in my stash and using them combined with the new.  I hope you find something you love and haven’t used in a while, and dust it off and create something fun.


 Now let’s hop along with the rest of the Design Team to see what inspiring projects they are sharing.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Penguin Palace Spring Release day 4

Hello everyone, today is the wrap up dat of Penguin Palace’s reveal and Inspiration Chapter. I have two cards to share with you this morning featuring the 2 brand new stand alone dies.

The first card features the new priced rectangle frames called Dots meet Dashes. There are two sets of these layers dies, a large and a small. Used together you can create layers in 1/4 inch increments, alone you will achieve 1/2 inch layers like the card I’m sharing today. I cut layers from some bold patterned paper to create this under water scene, which features images from the new stamp set The More We Get Together.

I created some die cut “bubbles” to make mini scenes, and mounted those rising from the bottom. I added a mini layer with textured cardstock below my first layer for a little visual dimension and I inked it a bright citrus green.

The second card I created uses the new background die called Classic Diamonds . This die cuts a fantastic diamond patterned and an A2 sized panel all at the same time. It very much reminds me of the beautiful and colorful Mexican Papel Picado banners than many of you would be familiar with, if you think of the gorgeous colorful pierced paper banners strung around fiesta themes. It is a style of Mexican Folk Art and I tried to recreate the feeling with an inkblending technique.

I created a faux rainbow with a textured white background peeking through. And added the adorable children from the Sweetest Truck set. I finished it off with a sentiment from My BFF and a few sequins.

Head on over to Penguin Palace for more DT Inspiration and to see details on the big giveaway!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Penguin Palace Spring Release day 3

Hello, today I’m sharing another fun project using the new Penguin Palace Spring Release. Today we are featuring the incredibly cute images the set called The Sweetest Truck. And it really is the sweetest!

The large and perfect ice cream truck is my favorite set from this release and it is full of so many cute treats and a perfectly sized little boy and girls who can enjoy all the delights. I made a simple scene showing them enjoying some treats and the cute little teddy bear ice cream men hanging out of the window. With music notes dancing out from the streaker.

I also used the new Dots meet Dashes rectangle frames and really love the fantastic detail they give. I created multiple layers with matching colorful layers and popped my characters up on fun foam for dimension. It really is my favorite go to card design when I want to share a lot of images of images on a card front.

Please head over to the Penguin Palace Stamps blog to see all of the Design Team inspiration,