Spellbinders Cardmaker Stamp Collection

 Hello, Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Spellbinders has just released a new collection of goodies, and I'm excited to share some of the products with you!

The Cardmaker Stamp Collection contains 5 stamp sets that cover a variety of styles, so there's something for everyone!

For today's project, I decided to create a note card set using the Love Block Clear Stamp Set.

The cards were so simple to create, so let's get right to it!

I stamped the "Love" images on to white cardstock panels and then trimmed them down to a 4 x 4.25 size. I set them aside and then used the same ink color and blended the ink on to the bottom of 4 cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card bases. 

After the card bases were finished, I adhered some foam on the back of my "Love" stamped panels and glued those down to the card bases. 

I cut down some black cardstock strips and glued them along the edges of the "Love" panels so I could give them a finished edge.

To finish off the cards, I stamped the "you" sentiment in black ink in the middle of the "Love" panel.

When the cards were finished, I wanted the "you" sentiment to be a little darker, so I used a black marker to color in the sentiment. This final step really made the sentiment pop!

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my cards! Be sure to stop by the Spellbinders store to see the other new products in the collection!


Honey Bee Stamps Autumn Afternoon Release Blog Hop - Day 1

Hello, Everyone!

I'm so happy to be sharing some inspiration with you from the newest Honey Bee Stamps release - Autumn Afternoon.

This release is full of all things Fall - which is my favorite season!

Today I have a card to share with you that uses the adorable Let's Hang Out stamp set

I began by cutting down a white piece of cardstock to 4 x 5.25 inches. Using a piece of blue painter's tape, I masked off the bottom third of the card. I used my ink blending tool and applied Distress Oxide inks in Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot to create the night sky.

I then switched the position of the mask and masked off the top two thirds of the cardstock. I applied Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Forest Moss, and Black Soot to create the grass portion of the card. 

I flicked water on to the entire panel to create the look of texture, and I also flicked white acryllic paint on to the top portion of the card to look like stars. 

After stamping out several images in black ink on to white cardstock, I colored them with my copic markers and then used the matching die set to cut them out. 

I arranged them into this little scene and then adhered them down with liquid glue. 

I stamped a sentiment on to a white piece of cardstock and trimmed it down. After gluing it down to a yellow cardstock matte, I adhered the finished sentiment piece down to the card and finished off the card by applying dry adhesive to the back of my panel and adhering it down to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.

There is so much inspiration to find today on the hop! Stop by each blog on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

Here is the complete blog hop list:

Honey Bee Stamps
Jessica Frost Ballas
Bobbi Lemanksi
Jenny Hall
Brenda Noelke
Mindy Eggen
Julianne Foyil
Ilda Dias
Vera Yates
Kelly Martin - you are here!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and spending some time with me! Don't forget to check out the entire new release here and happy hopping!

Heffy Friends Blog Hop!

Welcome, crafty friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and participating in this fun blog hop to showcase the most recent Heffy Doodle release!

Today I'm sharing a card that just makes me smile - and it was really easy to create, so let's get right to it!

I began by stamping several images from the You Go, Gull stamp set and then colored them with Copic Markers. Here are the colors I used:

Seagulls - W1, W3, YR16, YR68

Clouds - B000

Parchment Paper - E53, E55

Bottle - E33, Y13, Y11, T1

Log - E33, E13, E25

I also used the coordinating die set to cut out the images and then set them aside while I constructed the background. 

I used the Breaking Waves border dies and three different colors of Heffy Doodle Cardstock and then sponged some Tumbled Glass, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide inks to create a little dimension on the edge of the waves.

I arranged all my die cut images and glued them down using liquid adhesive. I then stamped the sentiment on to the parchment paper image in black ink to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for joining this hop and helping us celebrate a new release! You will find all the details for the blog hop below.

Hop along to each blog listed below and leave a comment for a chance to win a £50 gift certificate to the Heffy Doodle store. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on Tuesday, August 25th.