Monday, December 14, 2020

Mama Elephant - Designer Series - Up With Love Interactive Card

Hello! I am so happy to be over on the Mama Elephant Blog today to share this interactive card! My design features the new Up With Love Stamp Set illustrated by Aida Zamora. The adorable images in this set are so sweet and perfect for many different card themes.

To create this card, I began by stamping the images from the Up With Love and Fly With Me Stamp Sets onto Neenah 80 lb Solar White Smooth Cardstock using an alcohol friendly ink. I then colored the images using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.


For the background, I used the Peek A Frame - Creative Cuts to die cut two of the largest stitched rectangles and two of the smaller rectangles with rounded corners from white cardstock and one of each of the rectangles from vellum. I then used the cloud die from Landscape Trio - Creative Cuts to create a cloudy border for the main background panel and the sliding panel. 

To maintain a white border for the design, I masked the edges using Post It Tape. Then, I lightly blended on Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks over a cloud stencil using a blender brush. I also flicked on diluted Picked Raspberry and Copic White with a small paintbrush to add texture and interest the background.


To create the sliding mechanism, I used foam tape to ensure that there would be enough room behind the main panel for the sliding panel to move freely. I then adhered the images to the panels using glue dots and liquid adhesive. To add depth and shine to the balloons, I applied Ranger Glossy Accents. To keep the design cohesive, I stamped the sentiment at the top of the main panel with the same ink that I used to stamp the images.

I hope that you have enjoyed your visit to my blog today and that you are inspired to create your own interactive card! I have listed and linked the Mama Elephant products that I used below for your convenience. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Lawn Fawn December Blog Post

Hello friends! I am on the Lawn Fawn Blog today to share an interactive card with you. The holiday season is upon us so I thought it would be fitting to design a caroling card featuring the super adorable peas from Peas On Earth. Let's get going, shall we?

I started by stamping the images from the following stamp sets onto White Lawn Fawn Cardstock using a dark brown hybrid ink: Peas On Earth, Be Hap-pea, Car Critters Christmas Add-On, Snow Globe Scenes, Winter Village, Yeti Or Not, Let's Go Nuts, and Christmas Dreams. I then colored them in with Copic Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. For the green springs, I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn Celery Stick Ink and added a little shading using Copic Markers.

To make the snow globe, I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the Magic Iris and Magic Iris Snow Globe Add On Die Sets. I then blended on Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks and flicked on diluted Copic White to give a snowy feel. For the base, I die cut a piece of Kraft Lawn Fawn Cardstock using the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop Die. Then, I die cut the woodgrain piece using the Magic Iris Snow Globe Die Set. I ink blended Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink on the edges to add some depth to the die cut. I wanted the base to have a gilded look so I die cut the accent piece for the base from Lawn Fawn Gold Metallic Cardstock. (The gold cardstock die cuts beautifully and adds so much to any project.)


For the background, I die cut another piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the largest rectangle from the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set. I masked the edges using Post It Tape to preserve a white border on the panel. Then, I ink blended Peacock Feather, Blue Print Sketch, and Chipped Sapphire onto the panel and flicked it with diluted Copic White. Once the panel was dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from Peas On Earth using Lawn Fawn White Embossing Powder. For the snow at the bottom, I die cut a piece of Lawn Fawn White Cardstock using the same stitched rectangle as before and then die cut it again using the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders Die Set. To get a softer color blend, I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink instead of the Oxide Ink on the bottom of the snow piece.

Once I had assembled the Magic Iris Snow Globe and adhered it to the card base, I began assembling the scene. I used a mix of foam tape, glue dots, and liquid adhesive to do this. I then layered the front panel onto a piece of Let It Shine - Red Sprinkle 'n Shine Cardstock that I die cut using the largest rectangle die from the Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set.


And that is my card for you guys this month. I just love the little pea peeking out from behind the Christmas tree in the middle of the scene! I hope that you enjoyed seeing my card and that it has inspired you to create something. Please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog for a complete list of products with links to the Lawn Fawn Shop. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful day!








Monday, November 23, 2020

Heffy Doodle - Sealy Friends Birthday Pull Tab Slider Card

 


Hello friends! I am delighted to be back with you today for another installment of Make it Move, with Megan Quinn. I have created a fun birthday themed design to share with you today that will definitely help make anyone's birthday brighter. Let's get started! 

I really love combining different stamp sets to create scenes and today's card is no different. I used Sealy Friends, A Little Shellfish, You Go, Gull, Purrfect Day, Fluffy Puffy UnicornWhatcha Saying Now, and Interactively Yours Stamp Sets. (Whew! That's a lot!) One of my favorite things about Heffy Doodle is that all of their products are so easy to use with one another.

   

To create this card, I began by choosing images that I wanted to use. I stamped them out on Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock using a brown hybrid ink and colored them using Copic Markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

For the scene building elements, I began by die cutting two of the largest and two of the third largest rectangles from the Imperial Stitched Rectangles Dies from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. From one of the largest rectangles, I die cut the sandy ocean floor using Breaking Waves Border Dies. I then masked off the edges of that piece using Heffy Memo Tape and ink blended Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks. To give the panel a bit of texture, I flicked on some diluted Vintage Photo and Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Watercolor using a small paintbrush.

   

For the water elements, I used the Silver Linings Cloud Border Dies to die cut one of the smaller rectangles. Once again, I masked the edges off that panel and the main background panel and ink blended Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink onto them. I then flicked on diluted Peacock Feathers and Copic White to give the illusion of depth. 

Lastly, for the sky portion of the sliding panel, I masked the edges off and blended on Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. (I find it easier to get a softer blend of color using the regular Distress Inks. That is what I wanted on this panel to create more contrast from the water.) I used the Cloudy Skies Stencil and a blender brush to make the puffy clouds.

   

I adhered the images to the panels using a mix of liquid glue, foam tape, and glue dots. I used 3mm Deep Foam Tape to form the track for the sliding panel on the back of the main panel and adhered the main panel to a piece of Simply Teal-icious cardstock

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope that you found some inspiration here and that you have a great day! 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Lawn Fawn November Blog Post

Hello friends! I have a fun interactive card to share with you today using some new products from the Lawn Fawn Fall/Winter Release. I used the new A Creature Was Stirring Stamp Set with the new Magic Picture Changer Oven Add-On Die Set for my slimline design. I wanted to show how the new Magic Picture Changer Oven Add-On Die Set can be used without making a Magic Picture Changer. Interactive cards can be a little daunting and it is always fun to find alternative ways to use different products.


I started my card by stamping out the images from A Creature Was Stirring, Baked with Love, Sprinkled with Joy, Christmas Dreams, Den Sweet Den, and Let's Go Nuts onto Lawn Fawn White Cardstock using a copic friendly ink. I colored them using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating die sets.

For the background panel, I die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Cardstock using the largest rectangle from the Large Slimline with Sliders Die Set. Then using the Brick Stencil, I stenciled the wall above the counters in my kitchen using Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Candied Apple, Peacock Feathers, and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. I love how different colors give the brick variation and interest.

To create the oven, I used the Magic Picture Changer Oven Add-On Die Set. I die cut Lawn Fawn Vanilla Malt, Storm Cloud, and Narwhal Cardstocks for the oven pieces. Using my paper trimmer, I trimmed another piece of Vanilla Malt Cardstock to the same dimensions as the front of the oven. I then used the lift the flap die included in the Small Slimline with Lift the Flaps to create a flap panel to attach to the back of the oven door piece so that it would open down. I then laid the oven door die over the top of the flap and traced the door opening so that I could trim the center out to make the oven door see thru. Add a little acetate to the door and it's done! I then masked off behind where the oven would sit on my background panel and ink blended Weathered Wood and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks to give the illusion of the inside of an oven.


To create the cabinets, I die cut a piece of the Kraft colored Woodgrain Cardstock from the Neutrals Pack using the large rectangle from the Large Slimline with Sliders Die Set. I then trimmed it down to fit on both sides of the oven on the background panel. I used the smallest square from the Large Stitched Square Stackables Die Set for the cabinet doors and the door knob from the Shut the Front Door Die Set. For the countertop, I die cut a piece of Ground Espresso Cardstock using the sticked die from the Picket Fence Border Die Set.

I used a combination of liquid adhesive, foam tape, and glue dots to adhere my scene together. I finished off the design by heat embossing a sentiment from the A Creature Was Stirring Stamp Set that I completed on the inside of the card.

Thank you for visiting with me today! I hope that my explanation makes sense and that you found inspiration here. For a complete list of products that I used with links to the Lawn Fawn Store, please visit the Lawn Fawn Blog. I hope that you have a great weekend!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Mama Elephant Designer Series - Dashin Thru the Snow Slider

Hello again! I am delighted to be back on the Mama Elephant Blog today! I have a fun slider card to share with you so let's get started.

I began by stamping images from Dashin Thru the Snow, Animal Parade, Scene Builders, Birdie Wreath, and Toasty Friends Stamp Sets using alcohol friendly ink. I colored them using Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies. 


For the scene building panels, I die cut two rectangles from white cardstock using the largest rectangle from Peek A Frame - Creative Cuts. I then used the sloped dies in the Landscape Trio - Creative Cuts to make the hills. I masked off the edges on all of the panels with Post It Tape to give the illusion of a frame. I then used Distress Oxide Inks in Speckled Egg, Broken China, Faded Jeans, and Chipped Sapphire to ink blend the sky. For the base of the snowy hills, I used Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. (I think it is easy to get a softer blend using the regular Distress Inks.)


To add a fun interactive element, I used the Straight Slider - Creative Cuts to create the slider track on the shorter hill. (I love watching the little bunny slide down the hill! I am pretty sure he is going to beat the sledding trio above him.) So fun!

I used a sentiment from the Dashin Thru the Snow Stamp Set and heat embossed it in white at the top of the design. As a finishing touch, I adhered iridescent star confetti across the sky.

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my card and that it has inspired you to create something today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Mama Elephant Products Used

 

Monday, October 26, 2020

Heffy Doodle: Make It Move, with Megan


Hello again! I am back today to share an interactive card with you that has a fun twist. I used the Slimline Pull Tab Die Set to create a pull tab slider card on a standard A2 sized card. Also, instead of only one image moving with the slider, there are three!
 


I wanted to create a sweet little garden. I used images from the Veggie Patch, Big Bug Hugs, and Whatcha Sayin' Stamp Sets to create my scene. To begin, I stamped the images using an alcohol friendly ink onto white cardstock and colored them using Copic Markers. I used the coordinating die sets to cut the images out.


Next, I die cut the pieces for the scene building panels and pull tabs from Bristol Smooth Cardstock. To give the illusion of dirt, I used the Silver Linings Cloud Border Dies. I then laid the dirt panels over the sky panel to line up the dies to cut the tracks for the veggies to slide on. (It is important to make sure that the images have enough room to slide up without going too far.) I repeated that for each of the three veggies. I also die cut the notch for the pull tab from the top of the panel. 

To color the scene panels and pull tabs, I masked off the edges using Heffy Memo Tape and blended on Distress Oxide Inks in the following colors: Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, and Black Soot. I then flicked the panels with watered down Peacock Feathers and Copic White on the sky portion and Gathered Twigs, Black Soot, Copic White, and Gansai Tambi Starry Colors Metallic Watercolor Paint on the dirt. The flicks of color add an interesting texture to the scene.
 

In order to make the design have three moving images with one pull tab, I die cut three pull tabs. I fed them in from the back and then attached them together using a strip of cardstock and double sided tape. I then used the die cut from the Slimline Pull Tab Die Set that ensures the pull tab does not move from side to side on the back to anchor each pull tab to the back of the front panel. 

I attached all of the images to the pull tabs and the front of the card using glue dots and double sided tape. To finish off the design, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Veggie Patch Stamp Set. I hope that you have enjoyed my card for today and thank you for stopping by! Until next time, happy paper crafting!  

Friday, October 23, 2020

Reverse Confetti - Inspiration Station

Megan Quinn
Solyciela: For the Love of Paper



Hello there! Megan Quinn here and welcome to my Inspiration Station Post for Reverse Confetti! I am so excited to be joining you today and have an adorable Fall themed, feel good card to share. 

I don't know about you, but I love everything Fall! From the cooler temperatures to the pumpkin spice goodies returning to the stores, it absolutely is my fave! The inspiration for my card was this picture from Starbucks. I especially love the teal and merlot tones as well. Throw in a caffeinated beverage and I am all in!


I started my design by ink blending pink and orange colored die inks onto the background panel. I added in a touch of green to give the illusion of grass to ground the scene. For a touch of texture, I flicked on the same colors that I used to ink blend across the panel and set it aside to dry.

I then stamped images from the Pick of the Patch Stamp Set that was released in September. (This has quickly become a favorite for me!) I colored them using Copic Markers and pulled my color combos from the inspiration picture. I love how the teal pops off of the background and adds such interest to the otherwise traditional Fall color scheme.


I used the coordinating Pick of the Patch Confetti Cuts to die cut the images and used a mix of liquid glue, glue dots, and foam adhesive to adhere them to the background panel. I finished the design off by stamping a sentiment that is also included in the Pick of the Patch Stamp Set. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that my card has inspired you. Have a great day!



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