Thursday, July 2, 2020

Creating Kindness: Art Inspiration


It's time for another Creating Kindness Blog Hop! Are you excited to see what we make this time?


Every month, we have a guest designer on our hop. This month,  I am happy to welcome Kayla McCreadie! Make sure you visit her. blog and leave her some love!

The theme  for this hop is Art Inspiration- we were to take our cue from some piece of art that we admire.
Keep in mind that interpretation of inspiration takes many forms!



And I am on that video making train again, so here you go! Check out this video with my entire cardmaking process. You will either learn something, or have a great sleep aid- you decide!


I was inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night painting, and happen to have both the Hero Arts Starry Nights background stamp and stencil! I love the versatility of that abstract pattern. The background was first ink blended with Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides, then spritzed with Pearlized water.

I used a bunch of Trinity Stamps Slimline dies- they are all listed below. Even the cloud layers are Slimline dies!

Hero Arts Dragons and Unicorns stamps and dies are used for the images and sentiments.

Copics used:
  • Light Pink: RV00, RV02
  • Pink: RV63, RV04
  • Purple: V04, V05
  • Blue: B04, B16
  • Grays: N4, T0, T1, Colorless Blender


I added details to the images with Sakura Gelly Roll pens and Clear Wink of Stella, and that is White Satin Pearl heat embossing on the panel. And how did I make a 6x6 background stamp work on an 8.5" long panel? With my MISTI, of course! Check out the video to see exactly how it was done.


This is the light pink unicorn. Isn't it dreamy?!


Yes, yes I did stencil inside the card. There is a Starry Night stencil too! I told you I love that background!


I even found some cute patterned paper to make into a coordinating envelope using the Trinity Stamps Slimline Envelope Builder dies!


The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.





Kayla McCreadie - Guest Designer – Australia
Jay Soriano – UK
Lou Kitzelman – Australia
Tanya Boser – USA
Liz Yuille - UK
Cheryll Miller – Australia


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Trinity Stamps Video Hop: Slimline Cards


I am super excited to have been invited to participate the Trinity Stamps Birthday Celebration Video Hop! Trinity has gobs of fantastic stuff, and I have been especially enchanted with their Slimline products.


Trinity just turned 2, congratulations!! If you haven't checked them out yet, now isn't a bad time.



Here is my video for the hop. Be sure to go comment on all of the videos in the hop! There are 3 days of hops- don't miss out!


I made this cute birthday card with fishie balloons and bubbles! Shellebration stamps and dies with the Waving Hello stencil  set, and the Bubble Bath embellishments- all in the latest release at Trinity Stamps!

After die cutting the front panel with the Wonky Wilderness Slimline die set, It was ink blended with the Waving Hello stencils and Speckled Egg Distress and Distress Oxide inks, for the subtle  difference. The stenciling is continued on th right edge of the inside of the card.

The images were colored with Copics before being die cut with their coordinating dies.
  • Orange:  YR23, YR16, YR07
  • Yellow: Y04, Y06, Y08
  • Green: YG01, YG13, YG07
  • Blue: B14, B04, B16
Bubble Bath embellishments are liberally glued to the card front! And I used the Slimline Envelope Builder die set to create a coordinating envelope! A great way to use up your 12x12 patterned paper stash!


Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze pens in white and black, and Stardust gel pen used to add details to all of the balloons after they were covered with Clear Wink of Stella.

And look! The sentiments have coordinating dies, too! Be still my heart!


I love that you can actually color the iris of the fish eye. How cute is that?!


Check out the shimmer!


The inside of the card gets a cluster balloons too. 

The full list of links for this 3 day hop is at the end of this post. 

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.




Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge #383



It's time for another Paper Craft Crew challenge, and this one is a 2 week long one, since the 4th of July falls in the middle. That gives you lots of time to play with this sketch!


This sketch #383 has a lot of options, and I took some liberties with it. My daughter called me this week and. asked me if I had any Pride cards made up and ready to go. Turns out I did not! But I do have some sets that work for this theme.



If you prefer to watch how a card is made, check it out here!


This it the first card I made with this sketch. I used a stencil to create a rainbow background of  hearts, then moved on to a rainbow blended sentiment block,  with sentiments from Kindred Stamps Full of Pride stamp set. Also, a rainbow colored with Copics,  and a secondary sentiment on a banner, also from Full of Pride.

Here is a list of the inks I used to blend:
  • Festive Berries Distress Oxide
  • Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide
  • Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide
  • Green Apple Hero Hues Reactive Ink
  • Splash Hero Hues Reactive Ink
  • Thistle Hero Hues Reactive Ink
Copics:
  • Red: R24, R27
  • Yellow: 13, Y19
  • Green: YG01, YG13
  • Blue: B14, B16
  • Gray: T0, T1


I wasn't completely satisfied with the way the first on came out,  so I shuffled things just a bit on this one.


I think I like this one better. What. do you think?


The continuing saga of me stenciling the inside of my cards! This may become a habit! I used a sentiment from The Ink Road: Love Wins.




I used the ink left on the blender brushes to stencil onto the front. of the envelope, too. Then another sentiment from the May 2020 My Monthly Hero. Now. that I am looking at it, that MMH is perfect for Pride themed projects!

I had one of my stenciled panels get some smears on it, so I tried blending over the top. And I like it!!


This one leaved off the red banner.  Not a bad version, if I do say so myself!



If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.





Friday, June 26, 2020

For the Love of Summer: Wanderlust

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2020



Hey Festival Friends!! This past Christmas, I decided to invite some crafty friends to join me in a Festival of Christmas with a themed limited run series of social media hops. It was so fun that we decided to do more limited run series!

And it is time for another one: For the Love of Summer. There are four episodes in this series, and this one focuses on Wanderlust.  

Summer is full of outdoor glory. So many places to visit, near and far! Amusement parks, county and state fairs, parades, fireworks, state and national parks, flea markets and garage sales, roadside stands and farmers markets, and road trips. Even though things this year are drastically different, we will get to do these things again. Let's remember them now, and relive some of those good times. 


I will always want to visit the ocean, or really any water source. I love the water. In it, on it, or just near it-that is where I want to wander!

So, this card just started as playtime with the April 2020 My Monthly Hero kit. I love the stencil that came with it, and I wanted to see if I could make it work on a Slimline card. They are all the rage right now.

  • I sprayed the stencil with some Pixie Spray and stuck it to a long piece of craft cardstock.
  • Then I used Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, and Salty Ocean Distress Oxides to blend through the stencil.
  • Next I shifted the stencil down a fee inches and blended on some Frayed Burlap to create a sandy beach. 
  • I cut this panel down the smallest of the Trinity Stamps Stitched Slimline dies.
  • For the dolphin, I smooshed some Versamark ink on a scrap of paper, covered  with embossing powder, and heat embossed.
  • Then die cut the embossed scrap with the dolphin die, and a piece of coaster blank with the same die, and glued them together.
  • I glued the dolphin to the stenciled panel, then added the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink using my MISTI for perfect placement.
  • I cut a piece of Sahara Sand (SU) cardstock to 7"x8.5", and scored at 3.5" to create the cardbase.
  • Inside the card, I used the ink still on the blender brushes with the stencil to add some fun to it. And a sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.
  • Next, I glued some coaster blank to the back of the main panel for dimension and glued that to the cardbase front.


I had a little bit too much Pixie Spray on the stencil and the adhesive stuck to the panel, so I used a sanding block to lightly sand it away, however I caught an edge of the dolphin with it too. After it was all assembled! Figures.


I continue my love affair with stenciling on the inside of my cards. This time I took it a little too far maybe. It is still pretty though!

And I made a coordinating envelope with the Trinity Stamps Slimline Envelope die set.

Ok, that is it for  me! Don't miss the rest of the hop at the end of this post. I have provided a list of the supplies I used for you below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.



Blog Roll:

Tanya Boser- that's me!


Instagram Roll:

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Crafty Christmas Club: June


Time for another Christmas project, or projects! I got a little carried away this time. I couldn't help  it, blame it on the stamps 😁



Me and my crafty friends get together on the 25th of the every month and share Christmas projects. Hopefully, this will help us to slow things down during the holiday season by keeping us more caught up. Join us, all year long! Share your project on social media with the tag #craftychristmasclub2020

I adore this bunch of products! Concord and 9th always has amazing Christmas stuff, and this is actually some of the first things I ever purchased from them.


I did get the brand new Distress color, Speckled Egg.  I used it with Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough on this blended background.  The Nordic sweater pattern was stamped and heat embossed with White Satin Pearl.

The pieces of the bauble die were all used. The bauble is backed with silver glitter paper.



This sentiment is a Glimmer Foil die from Spellbinders with Aura  foil. So pretty!!



Inside the card, the sentiment is Liquid Platinum heat embossed.


The bauble on this card is 2 layers of vellum on a white background panel and clear heat embossed.



The bauble is 2 layers of vellum, the top one has all of the detail dies added. I found some holly dies in another Concord and 9th die sets.


In real life, the stitched details on the vellum is easy to see, but it is super tough to get on camera!


For some reason, I love a pink Christmas card now and again. It definitely feels cozy!



This is Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry Oxides blended, with white heat embossing.



I dug through my stash and found some dies that  worked well with these sentiments, and the Liquid Platinum embossing makes another appearance.

OK, that is finally it. I hope you are inspired to do a little holiday crafting!


The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.








Blog Roll:

Tanya Boser- that's me!

Instagram Roll:







Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #382


This week's challenge is a color combo challenge. I think these are my favorite kind 😁


Every Wednesday there is a new challenge for you to be inspired with, and you can join the fun by adding your project to the challenge! This is PCC382.


I am getting back into the video groove, so here is how I made this card. Coloring included!


I started planning this card by picking the colors for the background- Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Evergreen Bough, and Tumbled Glass. I used a stencil to create the ink blended drips.


Then I picked some matching colors from my Copic markers to color this Sassy Girl!

  • Hair: T3, T5, T7
  • Skin: E33, E35, E39
  • Green: BG11, BG34
  • Blue:  B00, B12
  • Pink: R81, RV32, R43

I can't stop using these stitched and scalloped layering die, they are just so perfect. And this is another look at those drips. Blending the pink and green was a bit risky-they could just as easily have made mud!


There are pops of gold in the sprinkles on the blue donut, the pinstripe gold heat embossed background, and the sequins.

More stenciling on the inside. Yup, another something I obsessed with right now, lol!

That's it for this card. Come back again soon for more inspiration!

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

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