Ombre' inks.. so Fun!

Monday, June 29, 2015


Happy Monday everyone.. I hope you all had a great weekend! Today I'm showing you two cards using the Hero Arts Ombre' ink pads. This pads are gorgeous and they come in great variety of colors.  You can pick up these pads in the Right at Home Shop.


On my first card I used the Pink to Red pad... these pads have a variation of three shades that go from darker to lighter based on the shade of the pad. I stamped the chevron background here with the pad using all three colors. I also stamped the butterfly using all three shades in the ink pad. 

You can also use just one of the shades in the pad which is what I did for the Hello sentiment, it's stamped with just the darkest part of the pad. What's great about this is it coordinates with the same color used on the Chevron in the background. 


On my second cardI stamped each of the Flowers using a different pad making sure all three sections of the pad where on the images. This is a great way to give your stamped image shadows as well. These are formulated the same as the other Hero Arts inks.. and they may stamp a bit blotchy at first but as they dry and absorb into the paper they even out for great coverage. 


This card using 5 of the pads.. in Lilac to Grape Purple, Butter to Orange, Mint to Green Pink to Red & Light to Dark Peach. There is also a Grey to Black Pad and Sand to Chocolate Pad for neutrals. 


Head over to the Right at Home shop and grab yours today.. You can also see a great project that Nicole did as well with these fab inks here and download a Free Color Chart for these pads while you're there. 



Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supplies Used
Stamps: Life is Beautiful & Noted (Papertrey Ink), Water Blooms (Mama Elephant)
Ink: VersaFine Black Ink, Hero Arts Ombre' Ink Pads in Lilac to Grape, Pink to Red, Light to Dark Peach, Butter to Orange & Mint to Green. 
Cardstock: Black, Whisper White, Vellum & Coastal Cabana (Stampin' Up), Neenah Solar White 80lb 
Extras: Pebbles Fun in the Sun Enamel Dots, Life is Beautiful Butterfly Dies (PTI), Mama Elephant Basics Die set. 

Sneak Peek with TAWS!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Hello everyone... who's ready for some Peeks at the July release from the Alley Way Stamps? Today we are showcasing the new set Cha Cha Cha.. This is such and adorable set! I'm also giving you a peek at a new Alphabet set coming called Express Yourself. Both of these sets will be available on July 1st. 


I created a white card base and then using a stencils and some Distress Ink I created a background. Then I stamped the Taco and PiƱata images onto some white card stock and colored them in with Copics, cut them out and adhered them with dimensionals. This card makes we want a Margarita!!! 

For the sentiment I die cut two speech bubbles one in white and one in black card stock to create a lower shadow.  Using the Express Yourself set I created the sentiment and stamped it in Black ink. I added the black bubble to the white bubble and put them both onto the card base with dimensionals. 

This set is loaded with so many fun images.. It'll be a must have for sure. Head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog for more fun projects created with this set and a chance to win your own.. The giveaway is for today only so don't forget to enter! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies Used: 
Cha Cha Cha & Express Yourself stamp sets (TAWS) 
Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Black Licorice Ink (MFT) Copic Markers
Stencil (MFT), Speech Bubble Dies (Stampin' Up!) 
Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock 

Hello there...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello there.. Today I have a cute card featuring on the newest stamps from Two Paper Divas called Hooters. This cute stamp features two owls on a branch. I paired it with the Hello there sentiment from the Banners #3 set. 


I created  watercolor sky background on a piece of watercolor paper using some Distress ink. Once the panel was dry I trimmed it to size and added it to a Cajun Craze card base. I'm using this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.. this is a layout I use often and I was so happy to see it. 


I stamped the owls onto a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock and colored them in with Copic markers and then I cut them out and adhered them to the background. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white card stock and die cut it using one of the word bubbles from Stampin' Up! and adhered it with some dimensionals. I keep the rest of the card clean and open, this can be a masculine card as well. 


Head over to the Two Paper Divas blog for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today! 



Sweet Wishes..

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Happy Wednesday.. I hope your week is going well! Today I have a sweet card for you using on the newest sets from the Alley Way Stamps called Slurp


I used the donut image and stamped it several times onto a white panel and then I stamped a few extras on some scrap paper. I colored all the images in with Copic markers, a few of the images were overlapping so I paper pieced a few of the extras I stamped and colored. You could also mask off your images for the the same look. 


I added the image panel to a Costal Cabana card base and then I stamped the sentiment from the Slurp set onto an additional piece of Costal Cabana card stock and trimmed it out. I adhered it over the donuts with dimensionals. 


There is no Wink of Stella on this card anywhere.. Ha Ha well I mean after all donuts don't really sparkle right? I did add some Glossy Accents to the Chocolate covered donuts for added shine and dimension. This is one of those you really need to see in person.. So cute! 

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps blog for more great projects using this fun set.. and there's a Rockin' Deal going on right now in the store too! 


Thanks for stopping by today! 


You're the Coolest!!!

Monday, June 22, 2015


Happy Monday everyone.. I hope you had a great weekend!!! Today I have a cute card for you using the newest set from My Favorite Things called Penguins in Paradise.. These little guys are so cute and they are available now in the Right at Home Shop


I stamped the Palm trees & penguin images onto some Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it in with Copics and then I cut them out and set them aside. For my card base I created a A2 size white card base and then I added a piece of the Pebbles Fun in the Sun Paper that was die cut with a Large stitched rectangle die. 


The I die cut another piece of the Pebbles Fun in the Sun paper using a smaller rectangle die and added a piece of Kraft card stock along the edge to look like sand. Then I added a piece of Red card stock that was cut with the same rectangle die and offset it to peek out from behind.  I stamped the sentiment from the Penguins in Paradise set in VersaFine Black ink and adhered the images with some dimensional adhesive. 


I wanted to add a Happy Father's Day sentiment to the inside and I was struggling to find one in my stash. I have no idea where this one comes from it was in a pile I had of random stamps. I think it might be a Retired Stampin' Up! one. To add a fun pop up element to the inside of the card as well I stamped the beach ball image from the Penguin set and colored it in with Copics and after I cut it out I added some Glossy accents to it and let it dry for several hours. I created an inside panel out of Kraft card stock and using the Mama Elephant pop up trip die I created a pop up area to add the beach ball. Soooo Cute! 


The best pare are those shades the little guy is wearing..lol I added some Black Gelly roll pen to the glasses and then some Clear Wink of Stella and some more glossy accents.. They really shine...I know super cute right??

What are you waiting for.. head over to the Right at Home Shop and pick up some of this fun paper and those super cute Penguins!!! 



Thanks for stopping by today!!! 




Hello...

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Happy Saturday everyone.. I hope you have a fun weekend planned. Today I'm sharing a fun card using the new sentiment set from the Alley Way Stamps called Lite Brite along with the flowers from the Twinkle Toes set. I'm entering this into the Wednesday challenge at Simon Says Stamps... this week it's all about your favorite technique. 


I stamped the flowers onto a piece of watercolor card stock using some VersaFine Black ink and then I colored them in with Derwent Inktense pencils and a paint brush. I created the blue background wash with the same pencils. I know I'm on a bit of a watercolor kick lately..lol 


Once the image panel was dry I adhered it to a black card base and then I stamped the Hello from Lite Brite onto a piece of black in VersaMark ink and heat set it with white embossing powder. Then I trimmed it to the size I wanted and I adhered it in the center with dimensionals. For some added bling I added some Clear Wink of Stella over the flowers and some 4mm & 6mm Sparkling Clear Pretty Pink Posh sequins. 

Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps Blog for more great inspiration.. and show us your project using TAWS product for your chance to win all month long! 

And there's a sale going on at the Alley Way Stamps... You don't want to miss this!!
use Code: rockin30 to save 30% offf! 



Thanks for stopping by today!!



Mashin' Up with Your Next Stamp!

Friday, June 19, 2015


Happy Friday everyone.. Today we have a new challenge at the Friday Mashup. This week our hostess is Heidi and she's asking us to use Stencils and Mash it up with a Monochromatic color scheme. 




I'm pairing my Mashup card with the Sketch over at Your Next Stamp as well... and I'm using the YNS set Thanks a Latte. This is such a cute coffee themed set! 


I started with a panel of Kraft card stock and I used the Tim Holtz Splatters stencil with some Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to create the coffee cup marks. Then I added a strip of pattern paper along the edge from the Pebbles Happy Day collection. I adhered the kraft panel to a chocolate Chip card base leave a tiny strip showing along the left side. 


All the images and sentiment are stamped in Ranger Archival ink in the color Potting Soil. I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of kraft and matted it on a piece of Chocolate Chip and added it along the lower edge. Then I stamped the coffee cup image onto a piece of kraft card stock and die cut it out with the coordinating dies and added some shading with my Copic Markers. 


We all know coffee is a magical elixir lol, so I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the coffee for a bit of sparkle. It needed something extra so I added some Kraft colored enamel dots from the Teresa Collins Hello My Name is collection. 

Be sure to head over to the Friday Mashup blog and see what the other Design Team members created with this fun challenge. The Linky tool will close on Wednesday June 24th @6pm EST. The YNS sketch challenge is open until June 25th. 

Thanks for stopping by!