Friday, August 25, 2017

Craftie Cafe - World's Greatest Dad (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm here for Craftie Cafe and today I have another Father’s Day card for you all using a WPlus9 stamp set called Epic Dad along with some Lawn Fawn inks to create a simple design that can be used for so many different occasions.


To begin my card I first took a stitched rectangle die and cut it out of some white cardstock. I then took several colours of Lawn Fawn Inks that would coordinate well together and could begin stamping. I took the swiped paint image from the Epic Dad stamp set and stamped it down my panel using my inks. I used Sunflower, Fake Tan, Pumpkin Spice, Freshly Cut Grass and Peacock for my five swipes. Once they were stamped I could stamp my sentiment.

I used the solid ‘Dad’ image from the set, inked it up with Minty Fresh ink and stamped it down onto some more white cardstock. Then, since I wanted it to have a little extra to it – I decided it to look two-toned. So I took the Mermaid ink, inked up the ‘Dad’ word once again, used a cloth to pat off some of the ink at the top of the image and then lined up the stamp over the previously stamped ‘Dad’ and stamped it down, this gives a gradient effect to the stamp and it looks so cool! This would be easier in a MISTI or other stamp positioning tool, but I just used an acrylic block and it worked fine.



Next up I needed to die cut the ‘Dad’ word. So first off I used the die to cut a scrap piece of cardstock. Then I took the negative piece of that paper, lined it up over the ‘Dad’ word and taped it down into place. Since the die is solid and you can’t see through it, this helped me now line up the die in the correct place. I then slid the die into place, taped it down and ran it through my big shot machine. Now it was cut perfectly. I then added foam tape to the back of the ‘Dad’ word and adhered it onto my panel.

Next up I stamped the ‘World’s Greatest’ sentiment from the Epic Dad set in Black Liquorice ink from Lawn Fawn also onto a grey strip of cardstock that I ink blended a little Hippo ink onto the bottom of. I cut the side at an angle and adhered it down onto the top of the ‘Dad’ sentiment. To finish up my card I adhered my panel onto some Kraft cardstock with fun foam and added some clear enamel dots around the sentiment.

The video is linked down below.



Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this card. It’s such a simple design that can be used for so many different occasions with using different sentiments and colour combos.

- Eloise

--- SUPPLIES ---

Craftie Cafe Supplies Used:


Others:

Your Next Stamp – Clear Enamel Dots
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Light Grey Cardstock
3M Scotch Foam Tape



Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Quilted Hexagons

Hi everyone, today I'm up on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog using the new Quilted Hexagons stamp set and coordinating dies. This set has endless possibilities and is so super unique and fun to use!

Of course I made a rainbow card today, making a full background out of these hexagons.


Go check out the blog for more information on how I made this card!

- Eloise

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Missing Ewe

Hi friends, today I'm showcasing the new Missing Ewe stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I'm using it along with the previously released Baby Bear stamp set to create two themed baby cards. 




These are the two cards that I made, check out how I made them over on the blog!

See you soon!

- Eloise

Friday, August 11, 2017

Craftie Cafe - You're My Super Hero (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm back for Craftie Café and today I have a Father’s Day card to share with you all. I’m going to be using non-traditional Father’s Day products to create this card today, since the sentiments in this set are so fitting. I’m using the Taylored Expressions “My Super Hero” set along with the Pinhole Star Stacklets and Downtown Border dies.


To begin my card today I first started off with stamping, colouring and die cutting my the boy super hero, from the My Super Hero stamp set. I’m using Copic Markers today and only colouring one image, so it’s super fast. Once my image was ready I worked on my other elements for my card.

I first used the Downtown Border with some black cardstock and die cut that out, then took a piece of watercolour cardstock and Mustard Seed Distress Ink and ink blended the colour onto the side of the piece. I then used the Downtown Border Underlay die and die cut that out of the yellow piece. Now when you layer the two together, you get the yellow background peeking through all the holes in the windows. Next up I used the same cardstock and yellow Distress Ink and ink blended on the piece once again and then die cut the largest star from the Pinhole Star Stacklets dies out of it.


I pulled out some Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink out and ink blended a full background onto another piece of watercolour cardstock, I flicked on some white spray mist when I was done and heat set it with my heat tool. I then added foam tape onto the back of my Downtown Border piece and adhered it to the bottom of my background. I then used flat adhesive and adhered down my star also. I then added foam tape behind the super hero, and adhered him down over my star.

For my sentiment, I took a piece of navy cardstock and white heat embossed the ‘You’re My Super Hero’ sentiment on there. I then used the Blueprint 27 Dies from My Favorite Things and cut down my piece into a banner. I adhered it onto my card with more foam tape. To finish up I adhered my entire piece onto a piece of black cardstock and then onto a white card base.

The video is linked down below.



Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you were inspired.

- Eloise

--- SUPPLIES ---

Craftie Café Supplies Used:


Others:

My Favorite Things - Blueprint 27 Dies
Copic Markers – Y11, Y13, Y19, YR21, YR23, YR27, R24, R27, R30, R89, B24, B26, B29, E000, E00, E21
Black Cardstock
Navy Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Tim Holtz Watercolour Cardstock
Distress Ink – Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Blueprint Sketch, Mustard Seed
3M Scotch Foam Tape
Kokuyo Adhesive
White Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh - Sea Friends: 3 Cards 1 Stamp Set (Video)

Hello everyone! Today I'm up on the Pretty Pink Posh YouTube channel and blog sharing another 3 Cards 1 Stamp set video using the Sea Friends stamp set from the latest release. I love love love doing these types of videos for you all, since it's always nice to create multiple cards with the one set. 


Here are all the three cards I made and close up pictures below.




The video is linked down below to the Pretty Pink Posh channel


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I did making it!

Make sure you stop by the blog for more information.

- Eloise

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lawn Fawn - Two Way Galaxy Backgrounds (Video)

Hi everyone! Today I'm up on the Lawn Fawn YouTube Channel featuring a space themed card with two ways to make a galaxy background using Lawn Fawn inks



I tried out two ways to do a galaxy background - watercolour and ink blending. I ended up liking the ink blended background better - but it's personal preference and honestly, they both look like a galaxy equally, I think I was just more drawn to the finished look of the ink blending. I love stretching my supplies in this way. It just goes to show you don't need fancy watercolours or Distress Inks to get an amazing look!

The video is linked down below to the Lawn Fawn YouTube channel!


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed my video and technique. 

See you soon! 

- Eloise

Monday, August 7, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Autumn Greetings + Pretty Pumpkins

Hi everyone. Today I was up on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog and I'm showcasing the Autumn Greetings and Pretty Pumpkins stamp sets. These two work perfectly together and honestly, these layering pumpkins are so amazing! I love stamping Mendi's layering sets - they're always so incredible!


Check out the blog to read more about how I made this card. 

- Eloise

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Card Making Haul - June/July (Video)

Hi everyone, today I'm back with a haul video. These are items I picked up in the month of June and July, and the first part of the video was filmed before I moved, I forgot to upload so I filmed the rest of the new items I bought and then combined the two hauls together, just to make it easier. 

I hope you enjoy, the video is linked down below.



- Eloise


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps - Barnyard Buddies

Hi everyone! The other I was over on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog featuring a card using the new Barnyard Buddies stamp set! I hope you're all loving this new release as much as I am. Okay so, the Barnyard Buddies stamp set is so super adorable, I love farm themed sets - they're always so fun for scene cards! 


This is the card I made and you can read more about it over on the Sunny Studio Blog

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I'll catch you all next time!

- Eloise



Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lawn Fawn Guest Designer - Ahoy Matey Slider Pop Up Box (Video)

Hello everyone! I am so excited to be here today, I got to guest design for Lawn Fawn! Eeee, I am so so so very excited to do this for Lawn Fawn today, they are one of my top favourite companies of all time and doing a video for them is such an honour! 

For my card I used the Ahoy Matey Stamp Set along with the Scalloped Box Card Pop Up Die to create a super fun birthday card and also, I added in a sneaky slider boat in there too, just to amp up the fun a little! I also made a variation where I added a gift card at the back using the Simple Gift Card Slot Dies also.


Here is the card I made for them and the video is linked down below!



Thank you so so much to Kelly and the team at Lawn Fawn for allowing me to guest design for you! It was an honour. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today everyone and I'll see you soon!

PS. I've just finished moving, and will be back to posting videos and whatnot soon. 

- Eloise