Friday, 28 June 2019
Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by!
I just wanted to start out by saying how grateful I am to all of you that have been reaching out. Not only is it encouraging to know that I have been able to bring some inspiration to your card making, it's incredibly comforting to know that behind the screens are real people that care and miss me. Loneliness is a terrible feeling, especially when you're surrounded by people. It means a lot that people I've never met have taken the time to reach out and just check in. It really can make all the difference in the world on a bad day. Thank you.
Today, I want to share a card I created using the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer Dies. This is fast becoming my favourite interactive die set, and if you've been following along, you know I have most of them. I love how you can tell a little story without taking up additional space, this set is brilliant.
I began by stamping all the images on the front with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock, colouring them with Copic markers and fussy cutting them out.
I cut the pieces for the Magic Picture changer out of the same 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and used my Dollar Store ink blending brushes with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to shade the outsides and the closed position of the changer, Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon for the waves, which were cut down using the stitched wave dies.
When you pull up the little tab to get the second image, this super sweet little Shellfish appears, he was coloured with Copic markers, masked off and the same blue was used to blend around him.
Once the mechanism was together, I used the light blue from the Really Rainbow Scallops 6x6 paper pack along with the largest of the Large Stitched Rectangles for my background. Then adhered the mechanism with foam tape - this gives the recipient an easier time when trying to pull the tab.
Next I added the greeting to the front-most wave and adhered them in place, then added all my little party-going sea creatures.
To finish off the card I added some iridescent bubbles from Studio Katia, and Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen over the shell.
I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube! Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.
Thursday, 20 June 2019
Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you're having a great day.
It's been a bit, right? I know, I'd like to say that I've been super busy, and I guess in some ways I have, but the truth is, lately I just don't wanna. I don't want to post, I don't want to video, I don't want to talk, I don't want to play, I just don't wanna. I've been spending some free time making cards, but what used to take me an hour, will now take the morning or two mornings. The thought of sitting down to edit a video is a completely overwhelming thought. Even today, I'm blogging because I had to turn my computer on to do some other stuff. Work is keeping me busy and maybe that's why I just don't have a lot left in me.
Today, I want to share a card I created using the Lawn Fawn "Smooth Sailing" stamp set and Chibi Lights. I had purchased the starter set some time ago, but no matter how many times I read the instructions or watched tutorial videos I was terrified of messing it up. But why? What was literally the worst thing that could happen? I lose a foot or so of copper wire?
So when I got my hands on this set, I finally took the plunge. And after I lost a foot or so of copper wire, I managed to get it working and it turned out just better than I thought.
After I got all the mechanisms sorted out, I stamped the images from Smooth Sailing with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock and coloured them with Copic markers.
I used the stitched wave borders die to cut down a piece of patterned paper and then used some Salty Ocean Distress Ink to add some shading. I cut down another piece of cardstock with the Stitched Hillside border for the sandy island.
The sky was created from a leftover piece of a starry sky background from another project.
So when you press the button, the lighthouse actually lights up!! It takes a lot more planning than usual to create this kind of card, and perhaps after a I've done a few more I'll do a video, but I make no promises on when that will happen.
I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't already, please follow me on the right side bar, over on Facebook and on YouTube. As for me, I'm trying. I really am. Drop me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.