Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Treasure Island with Rachelle Anne Miller Designs

Hello friends! I'm so excited to announce that I have joined the Design Team for Rachelle Anne Miller Designs! Her designs are so beautifully illustrated, a touch of whimsy mixed with a storybook look, makes Rachelle's designs amongst my favorites! Today, I am sharing a card featuring the adorable digital stamp, Treasure Island


To create my card, I printed the digital image onto Hammermill 100lb. paper, sizing it to a 4 X 6 print. Next, I cut my paper to approximately 3 1/2 X 8" - a modified slimline size. My card is a bit wider than a traditional slimline card, but fits perfectly in a business envelope.


I colored the image with Copic markers, adding white gel pen highlights. Next, I masked off my colored images and lightly inked the sky using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I then stamped a sentiment and seagulls from My Favorite Things in black ink. The Friend sentiment was cut from red cardstock three times using an alpha die from Hello Bluebird. I stacked them together and attached to my card for a custom sentiment.


Lastly, I attached my card to a black cardstock mat, then to a white card base to complete my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!

Hugs,
Tammy






Friday, May 21, 2021

Looking Sharp with Sunny Studio

Hello! I'm over on the Sunny Studio blog sharing this fun birthday card, featuring the Looking Sharp Stamp Set. Those sweet, smiling cacti and succulents are just the cutest!!


To begin, I cut Bristol cardstock to 3 X 8" and ink blended the background with Abandoned Coral and Tattered Rose Distress Oxide inks. I splattered some water, then some thinned Abandoned Coral ink onto the background to create some interest. Next, I created a frame by die cutting white cardstock using the Scalloped die from the Slimline Scalloped Frame Dies. I then centered the stitched mat die onto the scalloped rectangle and ran through my die cut machine to create a frame, and attached it to my card. 


Next, I stamped the images from Looking Sharp onto Bristol cardstock, colored with Copic markers, and die cut the images with the Looking Sharp Dies.

Copic Colors Used:
Greens: G28, G24, G21, G20 and YG67, YG13, YG03, YG01, YG00
Pots: E19, E17, E15, E13, E11
Coral: R35, R32, R30, R00
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11, Y000


Next, I stamped the sentiment onto my card using black ink. Lastly, I arranged the images and attached them using foam tape for dimension, then adhered my card front to a white slimline card base to complete my card!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulously crafty day!

Hugs, 

Tammy












Wednesday, May 19, 2021

MFT Stamps - Sketch Challenge #542

Hello friends! I'm thrilled to be playing along with My Favorite Things for Sketch Challenge #542! I hope you'll join us for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the store! Here's my card, inspired by the sketch:



To begin, I cut a panel of Bristol cardstock to 3 1/2 X 8 1/2" and ink blended it with Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, and Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks. I then splattered some water, then black acrylic paint onto my background for a bit of texture. Next, I created a frame overlay using the Hexagon Pops Die-namics. To do this, I first cut a slimline frame from Smooth White Card Stock. Next, I placed the Hexagon Pops die onto a 3 1/2 X 8 1/2" panel of white cardstock and repeatedly cut it. Once it was completely die cut, I attached the frame on top of it and adhered to the inked background. 

 

Next, I stamped the images from We Beelong, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the We Beelong Die-namics. I then cut 3 circles from Bristol cardstock using the Stitched Circle Stax Die-namics, and lightly ink blended the center of each circle with Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber inks. I splattered some watered down Wild Honey ink, then some black acrylic paint onto the circles, to add a bit of interest. The images were then added to my card, using foam tape on some for dimension, and the sentiment was white heat embossed onto a strip of Black Licorice cardstock to complete my card.


Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create a project using this fantastic sketch. Head on over to the MFT blog for more sketch inspiration from the team and your projects for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher!!

Hugs,
Tammy








Friday, May 14, 2021

1 Stamp, 3 Ways - Elphie Selfie Flip-Flop

Hi friends! I'm so excited for another 1 Stamp, 3 Ways! This month we are featuring the adorable set, Elphie Selfie Fip-Flop. Head over to the Lawn Fawn blog  for all the details, including a picture tutorial to recreate the Safari Jeep!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave your suggestions for sets you would like to see featured in the upcoming months! Have an awesome day!

Big Hugs,

Tammy

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

MFT Stamps - Wednesday Sketch Challenge #541

 Hello friends! I'm so excited to be joining My Favorite Things for Sketch Challenge #541! I absolutely love sketch challenges, so it was fun to be able to join in this month!


For my take on the challenge, I used the newly released RAM Million Dollar Friends Stamp Set. This darling set of besties take center stage on this fun and bright card!


To begin, I cut a rectangle from Bristol cardstock just slightly smaller than an A2 size. I then masked off my card using washi tape to create the split square in the sketch and ink blended my background with Picked Raspberry, Kitsch Flamingo, and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks. I splattered some water, then Picked Raspberry ink (thinned with water) onto the background before removing the washi tape.


Next, I stamped the images from the RAM Million Dollar Friends Stamp Set onto Copic friendly paper, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the Coordinating Dies. I attached the images onto my card using foam tape for dimension. 


I white heat embossed the sentiment onto a strip of Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock and attached it directly under the girls feet. Lastly, I attached my card front to a thin white cardstock mat, then onto an A2 purple cardstock card base to complete my card.

Head over to the MFT blog for more sketch inspiration! Play along and upload your creations for a chance to win. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired to play along with this fantastic sketch! 

Hugs!


 




Sunday, May 9, 2021

Flying High with Hello Bluebird

Hi friends! I'm over on the Hello Bluebird blog with this sweet card featuring the Flying High stamp set and Partly Cloudy Die from the brand new release! Head over to the blog for all the details!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Tammy

Friday, May 7, 2021

Scalloped Fence Die with Sunny Studio

Hi there! Today I'm over on the Sunny Studio blog with a sweet and simple card, featuring the newly released Scalloped Fence Die. I love how easy it is to piece together to create a custom size fence border for any size card! The sweet critters from Beach Buddies are sweetly perched on the fence, sending lots of smiles!


To begin, I cut a rectangle panel of Bristol smooth cardstock a little smaller than A2 size and ink blended it with Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. I splattered a bit of watered down Salty Ocean ink onto the background to add a bit of interest to the sky. Next, I cut a grassy border from Bristol paper using the Slimline Nature Borders Dies, ink blended with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks, and attached to the inked background, cutting off the excess. I then cut the Scalloped Fence from white cardstock three times and pieced together to create a border, tucking it behind the grassy border. I matted my panel on a piece of white cardstock, then onto a yellow A2 rectangle cut from the Classic Sunburst Paper.


I stamped, colored with Copic markers, and die cut images from the following sets:


I arranged the colored images onto my card, attaching some with foam tape for dimension. Lastly, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Beach Buddies onto a strip of black cardstock, and attached the card front to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by...I hope your day is full of smiles!!

Hugs




Thursday, May 6, 2021

Release Day - Word Buddies Jungle with Hello Bluebird

Hi there! Welcome to the last day of previews for the Hello Bluebird release, available tonight at 7PM MST! My card features the adorable set, Word Buddies Jungle (OMG, that gorilla!!) These cuties can be used with any of the Words Dies, Alphas, or the new You Make Me Smile Word Dies...sooo much fun!!


To begin, I cut a panel of Bristol cardstock and ink blended it with Seedless Preserves, Abandoned Coral, and Scattered Straw Distress Oxide inks, then splattered it with water, then white and black acrylic paint.

Next, I stamped the images from Word Buddies Jungle, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies. The vine and leaves are from Jungle Littles/ Coordinating Dies


The large sentiment was created using the Wild About You Words Die. I die cut it from black cardstock twice and once from white cardstock, and stacked them together, just slightly offset. 


I attached the stamped images to my card, tucking the leaves behind the sentiment, and using foam tape for dimension on the critters. Lastly, I adhered the inked panel to white cardstock, then a kraft A2 card base to finish up my card.

Thanks for stopping by! Pop on over to the Hello Bluebird blog for more release day inspiration from the team! I hope you guys LOVE the new release as much as I do...what's on your wishlist??

Hugs





Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Preview Day2 - Rain or Shine with Hello Bluebird

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of Previews for the new Hello Bluebird release, available May 6th at 7PM MST! Today, I am showcasing the adorable set called Rain or Shine. I combined it with the new Partly Cloudy Die and Jane Small Alpha to create my card.


To begin, I cut a rectangular panel of Bristol cardstock slightly smaller than A2 size and ink blended it with Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. I splattered some water, then white acrylic paint onto my background. Once dry, I white heat embossed the "rain" onto my inked background.

Next, I stamped the images from Rain or Shine, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies. 


I die cut the rainbow sentiment (three times) using the new Jane Small Alpha and lined it up along the bottom, making sure it was centered. Before attaching, I stamped the sentiment in black ink from another new set, Singing in the Rain. 


I arranged the colored images onto my card, attaching some with foam tape for dimension. Lastly, I attached my card front to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are loving the new release so far! Make sure you stop by the Hello Bluebird blog for more Day 2 previews from the team!

See you tomorrow for release day!!

Hugs







Tuesday, May 4, 2021

MFT & Friends - May 2021 Release


Hi friends! I'm thrilled to be joining MFT & Friends for the May 2021 release. This is another fabulous release, and I really enjoyed creating some projects to share with you this month!  My card today features the adorable set Cuteness Overload, illustrated by the amazing Rachelle Anne Miller. I paired it with the new In Stitches Alphabet because I can never refuse a good alpha die, and this one is!!


I started by cutting an A2 sized rectangle from the Gift Wrap Paper Pad. I cut a smaller rectangle and lightly ink blended some blue ink in the center of the panel, then splattered some watered down ink to give it some interest. Next, I stamped the bear from Cuteness Overload, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the coordinating dies.


I then stamped the sentiment using the Extreme Black Hybrid Ink onto the bottom of the inked panel. 
Using the new In Stitches Alphabet, I cut out "HUGS" (minus the U, lol) from Sno Cone and Black Licorice cardstock. I layered them together, just slightly offset, and attached them to my card, leaving space for the bear. Lastly, I adhered the sweet bear onto my card using foam tape for dimension then attached my card front to a white A2 card base to complete my card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Head over to the MFT blog to see the release day post! Happy shopping1

Hugs


Preview Day 1 - Bloom and Grow with Hello Bluebird

Hi friends! Today is the first day of previews for the Hello Bluebird May 6th release, available at 7Pm MST. My card features the adorable set, Bloom and Grow and the Summer Woods Scene Die. Paired together, it makes for a sweet garden scene, perfect for any gardening enthusiast!


To create my card, I die cut Bristol cardstock using the new Summer Woods Scene Die and ink blended the sky with Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink. The grass and tree foliage was blended with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn inks. I cut the tree trunks from kraft cardstock, inking the edges with a Walnut ink and splattering with some brown paint thinned with water. The background was then assembled onto a white 3 1/2 X 8 1/2" card base.


I stamped the images from Bloom and Grow, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the Bloom and Grow Coordinating Dies. 


Next, I arranged the colored images to the background, attaching some with foam tape for dimension. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Typed Everyday with black ink onto a white cardstock strip to complete my card.

Be sure to head over to the Hello Bluebird blog to see more Day 1 previews from the team and comment for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

Hope you stop back tomorrow for Day 2 of Previews! Have a great day!

Hugs





Pretty Pink Posh May 2021 Blog Hop


Hi friends! Welcome to Day 2 of the blog hop to celebrate the brand new May release, available NOW at Pretty Pink Posh! This amazing release is full of products that are sure to inspire you!

 At the end of the post, I will list all of today's participants if you would like to start at the beginning.

My project today is a sweet set of mini cards, featuring the Flower Bouquets Stamp set. I absolutely love this fun and whimsical floral set, so I really enjoyed making this set of minis. I always keep a good stash of mini cards around, as they make for a perfect little note or to tuck a gift card into. 


To begin, I cut 4 white 4" square card bases. I then cut 4 smaller square from Bristol cardstock and created a striped background using the Wide Stripes Stencil. I ink blended one in Wilted Violet, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, and Kitsch Flamingo. I splattered some water on the stenciled backgrounds, dabbed them off, and attached to the 4 X 4 white card base using foam tape. Next, I created frames for the sentiments using the Scallop Circles Dies. I cut 3 white circles for each card, stacked them on top of each other, and attached to a lightly ink blended background. I stamped the sentiments from the Encouraging Greetings Stamp Set and Floral Bouquets Stamp Set in black ink and attached the scalloped frames to the striped background.


Next, I stamped the images from Floral Bouquets Stamp Set, colored with Copic markers, and die cut with the Flower Bouquets Coordinating Dies.


Lastly, I attached the die cut floral images onto the cards using foam tape for dimension to complete my set of mini cards!

GIVEAWAY

There are 3 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (one winner each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 5/9/2021. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Here's a list of all the designer's participating in today's blog hop:

Tammy Stark<<<You are here

Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Hopping!





Baby Elephants with Sunny Studio

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