Christmas Star ( SSD ) December 19, 17

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Hi everyone this is Lisa how is the Christmas Shopping going?  Are you Done? Hope so because we sure are running out of time.  This week I did get this Christmas Swirl 2 Card finished and wanted to share with you.

 

 

I used my Cricut  to help with this card.  I wanted to do the back ground as one of the layers filled with stars.

 

Using your Cricut is very easy.  You just upload your image into your Cricut program and duplicate images, you can also make the images any size.  This works great if you have the digi file.  If you would like to do this with a stamp set that you have just stamp out on paper and scan into you computer, you will need to make the file a jep. file for the cricut.

 

With the big star I covered it with Metallic Lustre .  Now you can get this in different metal colors.  I love it.  It can also be used on the edge of cards to give it an aged look.

 

I took the base of the card that has the stars on it and gave it some color.  I used Stampin up Green ink pad.  I had to stay lite with this because I want the main focus to be the Rose Gold Star.

 

 

Now when I started with the big star I was just going to do in red ink but I changed my mind because it did not stand out enough, so I used the Rose Gold Metallic Lustre, I think it looks much better and more like a star that you would put on your Christmas Tree.

 

 

 

I took some Gold and White string and wrapped around the star and tied a into a Bow.

 

 

I put the sentiment up at the top with Double sided Foam.

 

I then added the star with Double sided Foam and put a couple of pearl for embellishment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this Christmas card, if you have any questions please let me know.   I also want to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and be safe. Happy Crafting.

If you teach a man to fish…

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Hi friends! Ashley here today, sharing a card I made this card using The Fisherman stamp set. It isn’t in the store currently, but check back!

I am using the digital version of this stamp set, so I printed the sentiment onto my background cardstock. Then I colored the cooler of beer with my Copic markers and fussy cut it.

I used distress ink blending to color my clouds, which are from a Hero Arts stencil. Then I fussy cut those and attached them to my card with foam adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Musical Bird

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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I’ve used the Heartsong Stamp Set.
 I’ve always loved the phrase with this set as it is so true.  I cut apart several elements from the stamp set, inking and matting each element with cardstock.  I colored the bird with Copic Markers and also fussy cut it.

I created a card from green cardstock and a dotted panel.  I added a scalloped die cut to the card then grouped the stamped elements together on the scalloped die cut.
Thanks for stopping by.
Steph
 

Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

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WINTER COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP

Today some of the Skipping Stones Design Team is taking part and sharing some creations with you using the stamp sets that can be found at Skipping Stones Store which include coffee related products. All these set are available in our store. Just click each designers link to see how they produced their projects. #winter2017clh

 

Kelly

Debra

 

 

Lisa

 

Annie

 

LeeAnn

We are a Super Sponsor for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.    Thanks and enjoy the hop.

As a Super Sponsor, we are offering The Coffee Volume 2 as a prize.  Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along on the Coffee Lovers Winter Hop.

A couple of cuppas

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You’d think I was a coffee drinker or something!  No, I have an ongoing date with the Earl.  Straight up.  And I’m from the PNW, which makes me a troublemaker.  (As if I can’t get into trouble WITHOUT the Earl!)

I liked the idea of a stack of cups from a group of gals, just sitting around and chatting about life.  And how much it SUCKS to date when you’re over 36.  (For me it was even earlier.  What the heck?)  And after three or four hours, only the cups remain as witness to the discussion.

These cups are from Skipping Stones Design’s “Coffee Vol #2,” which comes with a lot of fun sentiments and a to-go cup of coffee.  Not literally, which I’m sure is something you crazy coffee drinkers could go for!

I fussy cut the three cups and added slits to the bottom two cups so they nestle into each other.  I colored them so they looked like part of a set but not identical and Glossy Accented the floral embellishments.  I think a better sentiment for this card might be “Miss you a latte!” because of the girlfriend factor.

Still, a very adaptable set from Skipping Stones Designs!

Fisherman Card ( SSD ) December 5, 2017

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Hi everyone and welcome back, my name is Lisa and today I am using the Fisherman  stamp set.  This is a stamp that has funny sentiments and can be used for a men or women.  I love the funny Sentiment stamp sets because anything goes with these.

 

 

Today I used the Recollections card stock that is already cut and scored for you and has the envelopes. This is great for new or 1st time card markers.  Used this as my base of the card.

 

This is Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection and I think it my be discontinued, I got this off a a clearance rack at Joann’s. I used this for the waves and top layer of the card

 

This is Recollections Watercolor Crayons ( Spring Dream ).  I used this for the waves to give them a white cap look.

 

 

To give the fish lips some shine I used glossy accents ranger.
Here is the white cap look on the waves it just makes the waves stand out more.  This Sentiment is a funny one it says.  I saw this fish…….and it reminded me of you ex….

 

 

 

If you have any questions please let me know and as always Happy Crafting.

liquid masking flower images

Ashley card making, handmade cards, Intermediate Tips 0 Comments

Hi there! Ashley here today sharing a watercolor flower card I made using the I’d Pick You stamp set. This one isn’t in the shop right now, but check back soon!

 

First I stamped my flower with Versamark and heat embossed the image. Have you ever used masking fluid? I’m fairly new to it, but it’s really helpful for coloring images. You spread a thin layer over the area you don’t want to color, then you can color the image. After you’re done, the masking fluid just peels off.

Then you can apply a thin layer to another area and color again. When you’re done with that area, peel away the masking fluid.

For a detailed stamp like these flowers, the masking fluid is super helpful in allowing you to color the different areas without accidentally bleeding the colors together. For this card, I used the Incredible White Mask liquid frisket. What do you think?

Then I heat embossed my sentiment with fine gold detail embossing powder.

Thanks for looking!

Friends Add Color to our Lives

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Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I’ve used the I’d Pick You stamp set.
I began by embossing lavender cardstock and matting it with purple cardstock.  I wanted the flowers to “float” on the card, so I colored the image with Copic Markers, fussy it, and added it to the corner of my card.  For dimension I added gems to the flower centers.

I stamped the sentiment, matted it with cardstock and added it to the card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Steph
 
 

A Skipping Stones Thank You from LeeAnn

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Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here today with a Thank you card I have made and would like to share with you.

Today as I was sitting and going through my stamps trying to come up with an idea for this Thank You card, I decided to use a project card from Lori Whitlocks, A Perfect Autumn collection by Echo Park, and the stamp set is Skipping Stones Breathtaking Butterflies.

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The sentiment is a die from my stash.
To make my project I first stamped the small solid image butterfly with VersaMark ink and heat embossed using Neon Orange embossing powder. My next step was to stamp the imaged butterfly and used Gold embossing powder, I used my heat cut to melt that as well.
After this step I used Recollections 110 lb Chocolate Brown cardstock and cut an A2 base. After using my scoring tool to fold over, I sprayed with Neon Orange irRESISTible texture spray. I cut a 4.25 x 3.25 panel from Recollections 110 lb White and mounted my journal card using Tear It! Tape. This was then attached using foam tape. The Thank You sentiment was cut from Recollections 65 lb cardstock in Gold and attached using On Point Glue!
A quick and easy thank you card with a little shimmer and shine. I hope all my US readers have had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I wish a joyous Holiday season to all in the upcoming month leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and any other holiday you may celebrate.

Birthday Donuts

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Hello Friends, Annie here with another card for you. Today, I am using the Donuts #5153 stamp set to create this cute birthday card.

I did some masking to create the stacked donut cake. I then colored it with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Then, placed the donuts on the cake stand and embellishment it with Nuvo drops – to add dimension to the sprinkles. I also added a doily to create my table. Stamped the sentiment onto vellum and adhered it.

Thank you for stopping by I can’t wait to see your cards using the Donuts # 5153 Stamp Set.