Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dies R Us: Have a MANATEE-RIFIC Day!

Happy Thursday everyone! Today, I'm sharing this scene card I created with several of the NEW Lawn Fawn Dies I bought from the Dies R Us Store! I LOVE how easily a scene card comes together using the coordinating Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. It's so much fun, and DIES R US gives me so many options!


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The links to all of the products used from the Dies R Us Store are shown below. Here is a step-by-step of how I created this card. First, I cut out two pieces of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop from brown cardstock.

Next, I used my paper trimmer to cut 3/4" strips, along with a 5" x 6" rectangle to glue the strips to. I was trying to create a shiplap boat wall. In retrospect, I should have used a lighter brown cardstock and inked the edges with walnut stain distress ink so you could see the strips.

I glued the strips down to the rectangle, offsetting the strips to look like a shiplap wall, and then trimmed the brown cardstock down to 4.5" x 6". Then I added a piece of 4.75" x 6.25"gold cardstock underneath.

I used a circle die and cut out the center. I used a die I had in my stash, but if you don't have any circle dies you can use the Elizabeth Craft Designs Frame It Stitched Circles.

I cut out the largest Lawn Fawn Porthole Frame Die, and a plain circle about the same size from a transparency sheet. I glued the gold porthole frame on top of the transparency.

I cut two more plain circles....one from watercolor paper and one from Yupo paper. I created a sky background with markers and paintbrush on the watercolor paper. I created water with alcohol inks on the Yupo paper. Next, I used one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Wave Border Dies to cut out the bottom "water" portion of the circle and glued it on top of the sky background.

I had an extra watercolor paper circle, and covered the top with Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide Inks. Then I splattered water on top and used a paper towel to pick up the excess water. This creates the lighter spots on the paper...perfect for the manatees from the Lawn Fawn Manatee-rific Stamps. This stamp set also has Coordinating Dies.

Here's the circle scene with the manatees. Aren't they adorable?!!

I wanted to create some depth so I added foam squares to the back of the shiplap/porthole cardstock BEFORE adding the circle manatee scene to the back. This puts some space between the porthole and the scene

 You can see here that there is space between the scene and the porthole.

The side view shows some of the dimension. I also added foam squares behind the sentiment banner.
 
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Here are the Dies R Us products used:









Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares
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For more inspiration, come join the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Thursday!

Monday, May 21, 2018

C.C. Designs: SPRING PINKIES

Happy Tuesday everyone! How awesome is the MAY RELEASE from C.C. Designs? I'm loving everything released this month!! There are cute kitties, some awesome Ninjas, and of course girlie girls called Spring Pinkies! The dies this month are fabulous too! And, you can't forget about the amazing birthday stamps released in April: Sue's Birthday Wish, Don's Birthday Wish, and Cherry On Top.
 
 
My card today features the SPRING PINKIES! I love this trio of adorable girls!! My friend's daughter has a best friend who is moving at the end of the month. They have been elementary school friends for a few years now so it's going to be hard for both of them. I made this card to represent them. I stamped them on Cryogen Cardstock and colored them with Copics.

Copics:
Girl 1 Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E15
Girl 1 Hair: E42, E25, E47
Girl 2 Skin: E11, E13, E15, E18
Girl 2 Hair: C3, C7, Black
Pink: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09
Black: C3, C5, C9
Purple: V12, V15, V17, BV09
White: C00, C1, C2, C3, C5
 
I'm still working at those watercolor backgrounds my crafty DT Sister Jessie is always making. I find it's easier using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and scribbling the marker directly on to the watercolor paper and then coming in with a wet paintbrush and smearing the color around.


To give the card more dimension, I raised the girls on pop dots. This card was so much fun to make!
 
 
Be sure to head over to the C.C. Designs Store to grab your favorites.....have fun SHOPPING!!
 
Hugs,
Rosie

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: Happy To Sea You!

Happy Monday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on MAY 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. I love that TGF stamp sets include the various elements and sentiment to help you build a scene. You really do get the complete story when you purchase one of their sets.
Today, my card features HAPPY TO SEA YOU. This set has coordinating dies available for purchase HERE. I love the coordinating dies from TGF because they cut close really close to the image.
I love using alcohol inks on Yupo paper to make water scenes. The colors are so vibrant and the way the ink spreads around is just magical. So, of course, when I spy sea creatures, I make "water" with inks! To make the sea creatures, I used Zig Brush Markers on watercolor paper. After spreading the ink around with a waterbrush, I used a Clear Glitter Marker on top to give it some sparkle. After the glitter ink dried, I stamped my images and then die-cut them out.

I raised the sea creatures, the stars, and the sentiment on foam tape for added dimension. The white wavy border was made using a MFT Die.
Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now in The Greeting Farm Store!
Have an awesome week!
Rosie

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: S'MORE FUN!

TFIG everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on MAY 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. There is currently a short BLOG HOP where one lucky person will win all 4 stamp set. The hop ends Friday at 12pm CST so hurry and play along soon! 
 
Today, my card features S'MORE FUN. This set has a coordinating die set available for purchase HERE. There is also a digital S'MORE FUN ADD ON that has an awesome big foot, and additional camping accessories!! I love that TGF includes various elements to help you build a scene. I feel like you get the complete story when you purchase one of their sets because you get the characters, scene elements, and sentiments all together.
 
 
I made another scene card using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop-Landscape Die. I LOVE this die and use it a lot for my scene cards!

 
 I raised several elements on foam tape for added dimension. That big foot from the digital add-on makes me giggle, haha!

 
Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now! There is currently a short Blog Hop you can participate in where one lucky person will win all 4 of the new sets! See you back here on Monday for more TGF goodness!

Have an awesome weekend!
Rosie

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Greeting Farm Stamp Feature: HANDS DOWN

 Happy Thursday everyone! The Greeting Farm just had another awesome release on MAY 15th! I'm telling you they just get better and better. There is currently a short BLOG HOP where one lucky person will win all 4 stamp set. The hop ends this Friday at 12pm CST so hurry and play along soon!

Today, my card features HANDS DOWN. This set has a coordinating die set available for purchase HERE. I love that TGF includes various elements to help you build a scene. I feel like you get the complete story when you purchase one of their sets because you get the characters, scene elements, and sentiments all together.
 
 
I decided to try another watercolor background. I'm still trying to figure that technique out. My fellow DT sister Jessie does some amazing watercolor work. I think I need to have her teach me in person, LOL! The sea creatures were colored using Distress Oxide Inks. The watercolor background was done with Zig Markers.
 
 
I raised the sea creatures on pop dots and the watercolor paper on foam for a raised effect.

 
Don't forget all the new stamps are available to purchase now! There is currently a short Blog Hop you can participate in where one lucky person will win all 4 of the new sets! See you back here tomorrow for more TGF goodness!

Have an awesome week!
Rosie

Dies R Us: Waving Hello with Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You

Happy Thursday everyone! It's Rosemary here sharing this scene card I created with the Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You Stamps. I really enjoy creating scene cards, and the awesome selection at DIES R US gives me so many options!! I love that they carry Lawn Fawn Stamps! It makes creating a scene card easy and fun!

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The links to all of the products used from the Dies R Us Store are shown below. Here is a step-by-step of how I created this card. I started off using a few of the green Distress Oxide Inks to create the ocean bottom: Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, Bundled Sage, and Forest Moss. I rubbed the inks onto the Ranger Craft Sheet. Then I spritzed the ink with water and slid my paper all over to get the first coat of color on.


The great thing about Distress Oxide Inks is that you can keep layering to get the desired effect. After I wiped off the mat, I swiped Lucky Clover and Forest Moss across the mat, spritzed water again and then just pressed certain areas of the paper onto the mat instead of swiping across so I could get more concentrated splotches.


Next, I stamped the images from the Mermaid For You Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto white cardstock, and colored them with markers. This stamp set also has Mermaid For You Coordinating Dies you can purchase so you don't have to fussy cut the images like I did. I definitely recommend getting the dies with this set! To get the stitched rectangle wave shape for the base of my card (top left), I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape Die. I also cut a piece of blue paper (top right) the same size as the die shape because I'm going to layer the Stitched Hillside Die-cut on top of that with foam squares for a raised effect.



For the green Distress Oxide Paper, I die-cut the bottom part of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside so I could layer that on top of the blue paper with foam squares. I used the Memory Box Wildflower Landscape Die to create the plant foliage behind the green hillside.

 

 I saw a cute turtle and smaller fish on the Memory Box Deep Sea Corner Die so I die-cut that out of the green paper, and then cut apart the pieces I wanted to add to my scene. That's the great thing about dies! They are really versatile!!


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Here are the Dies R Us products used:



Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Thermoweb 3D Foam Squares
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For more inspiration, come join the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month, and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us StoreFor your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
Come check these out! Click below for:
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE

Have an AWESOME Thursday!