Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Today is a BIG DAY

I've made another card using a new die from the latest Simon Says Stamp release, One of a Kind.  
I masked, then colored each word on the Big Day die cut individually, then masked all the words and colored the line with black ink.  I layered the die cut words.   I added  layered balloons from Simon dies that had been swiped with more of the same colored inks as the words.  I used a Simon graph background stamp and used versa mark and clear embossing powder along with a paint brush to brush off some of the squares, to make a fun background.  I dotted the card with enamel dots to match the color of the words, to finish the card.  Here's a close up...
Such a fun die, with so many occassions that could fit a "BIG DAY"!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fingerprint Animals Cards

Oh my goodness...the new release over at Simon Says Stamp, One of a Kind, is amazing!!  I received the ADORABLE stamp set, Fingerprint Doodles and made a couple cards to show you some of the super cute animals and the cards you can make with them...
 The set comes with semi-outlined bodies of some really cute animals.  It also comes with fingerprint stamps that fill in the bodies of the animals.  I used the elephant for my first card.  I stamped the outlines across the cardstock, and filled in with a gray colored ink.  I used a sentiment stamp from a retired Simon Says Stamp  set,  Sketchy Banner Greetings, stamped with versamark and white embossed.  I put them between textured, popped up panels.  Here's a close up...
 The second one, I used the fish from the set along with one of the cute sentiments...
 I stamped the fish on watercolor paper, then used Peerless ink to color in the water.  I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the fins of the fish for some fun.  Here's a pic that kind of shows you the glitter...
OK...these stamps may be little, but they are HUGE fun...I KNOW I will be making more cards with these cuties!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, June 23, 2017

Concord & 9th...You're so Sweet!!

 As a guest designer, this month, I am thrilled to be showcasing another of the new release stamp/die sets from Concord & 9th today!
The stamp/die set is called Orange You Sweet, and it is jam-packed with cute and super sweet fruit and sentiment stamps...the possibilities are endless!!  You can look at the how-to sheets on the Concord & 9th website to get some great inspiration for some fun ways to use these stamps.  I used the watermelon at the middle of the how-to page for my first card...using the largest circle stamps and the seeds. You could use the circle dies, but I cut the watermelons with scissors,  as I liked the uneven shape that was achieved with handcutting the images.  I then cut them a into a 1/2 and a 1/4, and used a couple really small circle punches to take a bite out of the 1/2 piece.  I layered the fruit, but before adhering, stamped the sentiment, using the same color as the melons to stamp the bold "sweet" into the outline (I also used my MISTI for perfect positioning:)!).  
I DID use glossy accents to give the seed a bit of shiny...hey...seeds are shiny!!  Here's a close up...
 The second card, I used the fruit die and another of the cute sentiments ...
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sentiment...it is what I say to my son, Noah, almost every day...I look at him and just love him so much..I always say, "I could just SQUEEZE you!!"  I added this "sweet" sentiment with the fruit die cut, with colors of orange, lime and lemon...well...TOO CUTE!!!  I layered the white outlines and layered them on a  textured cardstock die cut of each color.  Here's a close up...
I am having SO MUCH FUN...if you haven't already, hope you get to check out this new release over at Concord & 9th!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Friday, June 16, 2017

Concord & 9th...Hope

I am thrilled and honored to be a guest designer over at CONCORD & 9th this month!!  They have some wonderful stamps and diesI have made a couple cards today, using the brand new HOPE , HOPE LABEL and together, the HOPE BUNDLE sets...
 The HOPE set is filled with beautiful flowers and sweet sentiments!  The flowers are two-step flowers...they have a fuller base stamp and a second coordinating stamp for each flower.  I combined two of the flowers and leaves with the "HOPE" and coordinating sentiment stamps.  The smaller yellow flower I actually used three stamps on...using two of the smaller roundish flower stamps for the center.  I stamped the sentiments with Versamark and gold embossed...simply done!  These flowers are SO PRETTY!!! Here's a close up...
The second one, I used a couple of the flower piece stamps and a sentiment stamp, along with the new HOPE LABEL die! 
HOPE is symbolized by the color green.  SO, I chose to make my card of hope full of green!!  I stamped the two flower piece stamps on a piece of green cardstock with green ink, to make a background.  I die cut the "HOPE" from black textured cardstock, and put slices of shades of the same greens of paint chips behind the die cut letters.  I layered it, so it would pop off the card panel, and stamped one of the sentiments from the HOPE set below the die cut.  I layered the whole thing on the same textured cardstock that I used for the die cut.  Here's a close up... 
Hope you will check out the sweet new release over at CONCORD & 9th...and check back with me next Friday when I get to showcase the next wonderful set of stamps and dies!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa