Monday, April 23, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio spring release blog hop



Hi there!

I'm joining the rest of the Pinkfresh team to celebrate the new spring release. I'm showing off Constellation, a starry set with some gorgeous sentiments:



I did some ink layering to bring dimension to that starry circle:
Pinkfresh Studio Spring Release Blog Hop


I popped the circle stamp into the MISTI tool, to be sure that as I inked it up numerous times, it would not shift around. I inked it up once with a medium blue ink color, and then for the second and third inkings, I tapped darker and darker blues around the edges.

Pinkfresh Studio Spring Release Blog Hop

I then added little dark blue dots around the edges for added texture, and also used white Nuvo drops to add extra stars in the sky.

The constellation die set includes that amazing connecting stars die. I cut it out of gold cardstock and used the tiniest foam adhesive to pop it over the night sky.

Pinkfresh Studio Spring Release Blog Hop

I love this encouraging sentiment!

Now, for the fun stuff:



There is a new release promotion! A free Party Animal stamp set with a $50 purchase, using the code FREEPARTYWITH50. It's valid as of now, until April 29th at 11:59pm. Fine print: for the code to be valid, your cart must total at least $50, then you would add the Party Animal stamp set. It will add 15$ to your total, which will disappear when you use the code upon checkout.


There are also prizes to be won! The grand prize is the entire new release! A winner will be picked from comments on the Pinkfresh Studio blog post. Also up for grabs: a $25 gift certificate - from among comments left on this post! Each one of the designers is giving away a $25 gift card to the Pinkfresh store - woo hoo! You have until Friday (April 27th) at 5:00pm CST to leave comments on all of the participating blogs.

The winners will be announced on Saturday morning!

Here is a full blog hop list:






Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Speech bubbles (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hay there!

I have a farm-themed birthday card to share with you today, for the last day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week:

speech bubbles (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


We're showing off the Speech Bubbles dies today, and I've used it with images from Hay There.

Instead of laying the speech bubbles over the gingham sky, I opted to die cut into the gingham layer and reveal a punch of black underneath. I white-heat-embossed the greetings on the black layer and framed out my scene into 2 sections.

speech bubbles (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I don't know what happened to my sad little chick in the corner. Somewhere between making the card and photographing it, the adhesive loosened and he keeled over a bit. ha. I never noticed until I was editing the photos.

I hope you like my card, and check out the LF blog this morning for even more speech bubble inspiration - click!

♥.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Color challenge (for Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I have a pretty card to share today, made with goodies from the Ellen Hutson store.  I created a card using this color palette as my inspiration:


I just want to say, I am terrible with colors. I had to keep asking my daughter if the colors I was choosing were a match. At the end of it, she threw her hands up and said "good enough." ha.

You'll let me know what you think:

a floral hello (for Ellen Hutson)


I used Neat and Tangled's Friendly Florals set, and fit together not only the flower clusters but some of the extra blooms to create a fullness around the cut-out (especially at the top.)

I used the new Avery Elle watercolors to paint a background on the base layer, and then used Neat and Tangled's Hello Winter to heat-emboss the greeting in the middle.

a floral hello (for Ellen Hutson)

I flecked lighter and darker inks over the purple/blue watercolored background, and added white gel pen highlights to the flowers.

I hope you like my take on the color board inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Butterflies for mom (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the Mini Pop-Up Butterflies and the Happy Happy Happy Add-On: Family stamp set. I've used both on this card:

butterflies for mom (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I already gave this card to my mama for her birthday last week, but it would make a stunner of a mother's day card too!

I colored all of the butterflies in the same shades of purple, but altered the designs on each one just a bit. I love the dimension you get from the dies! I stamped the word "mom" into the opening of one of the butterflies and added a purple heart next to it.

butterflies for mom (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

For the background, I created a wash of color with copic markers. I used BG23, BG11 and BG10 to color around the butterflies, and then faded out the color with a colorless marker (0). I added some white enamel drops all around to fill the space and add more texture.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Monday, April 16, 2018

hoppy birthday (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn inspiration! Today, we're showing off the super happy Really Rainbow paper collection, and Happy Birthday Line Border die.

hoppy birthday (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I made a little birthday scene for the birthday frog to jump into! The frog from Toadally Awesome and his birthday cake are framed out in Really Rainbow paper. It almost looks like a giant polaroid! I used a Outside In Stitched Square Stackable die to cut out the area for my scene.

hoppy birthday (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

I finished off the card by adding the Happy Birthday Line Border strip to the bottom.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Out of this world (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off the Outside In Stitched Star Stackables, and the Stitched Star Frames. I've used both sets of dies on this card:

Out of this world (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The aliens from Beam Me Up met up in outer space with the Astronaut from Out Of This World from one crazy birthday party!

I used the star dies to cut star shapes out of my black cardstock layer. I then flecked white paint over the entire area and colored the area behind the stars in a light yellow.

Out of this world (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

All of the party peeps are standing on a kraft-colored sentiment strip that was white-heat-embossed.

To finish off, I added some small stars to fill in areas that I thought looked empty.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Slow down and enjoy (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to day 2 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week. Today, we're showing off Slow Down and Enjoy:

slow down & enjoy (lawn fawn inspiration week)


I paired the smaller sloth from Slow Down and Enjoy with the hanging one from Hang In There - I love them together!

I set them into a Mini Picture Frame and backed that with a blue gingham patterned paper.

The blue was echoed again in edges of the Bannertastic banner.

slow down & enjoy (lawn fawn inspiration week)

I kept the background neutral, with the woodgrain paper (I sponged its edges with a soft brown ink for more depth and interest) as well as the quilted base.

I hope you liked it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.