Friday, 26 August 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - Pool Friends

Hello friends!

I'm back today with a new card for SparkleNSprinkle.  This time, I used the new release stamp set called "Pool Friends" to create a fun shaker card!  Let's go!

SparkleNSprinkle Supply List:

Step 1:
Stamp image onto white cardstock using Memento Ink and color. I used our Pearlescent Watercolors and an aquabrush to paint mine.

Step 2:
Create your "window".  To start, I took a 4x5.25 piece of blue cardstock and used an embossing folder to add some dimension.  I took a second piece of the same sized blue cardstock and cut out the window using an oval die & my Big Shot machine.  I cut a piece of Embossable Acetate to 4X5.25.  The colored image was centered where I wanted it to show through and adhered using 1/4" Tearific Tape to the background piece.  Next, I attached my Embossable Acetate to the underside of the "window" piece using 1/4" Tearific tape.  

I added the Foam roll all around the very outside edge of the base (I cut the roll in half to make it skinnier so it wouldn't "peek" into my window.  I added my sequins and then attached the top panel carefully so the Foam Roll wouldn't show through. So far, so good!

Step 3: Embellish!
I stamped out 5 beach balls using Memento Ink, watercolored and fussy cut them out.  To add more sparkle,  I took my Quicky Glue Pen and added some Margarita Glitter to some of the beach balls.  I stamped out the drinks & sentiment and followed the same procedure (watercolor, Margarita Glitter and trim). I adhered the sentiment and some of the beachballs using Foam Squares (adds dimension!) and the rest was adhered using Tear-ific Tape. I also added a piece of pull ribbon to the sentiment using a mini stapler. I didn't pull it, just cut a small piece and formed a small loop.

Finally, I doodled around the outside edge using my Quicky Glue Pen and sprinkled on Margarita Glitter.  The entire "shaker" was then adhered to a piece of 4.25X5.5 Zeus Gold Carstock using 1/2" Tearific Tape.  

See how simple a shaker card can be?  

I hope you enjoy this card and pick up some of the supplies I used to create it from the shop.

Until next time,


Monday, 22 August 2016

MHKDesigns - Designer Inspiration

Hello friends!

I'm here today to share my Monthly Inspiration for you for MHKDesigns!

I made this step up card featuring the Going Gingham Pastels Digital Paper! I printed off the sunflowers from a set called "Blossoming". The butterflies came from 2 different sets - Beginnings & Endings and Butterfly Wisdom. The sentiment came from "Eat Your Cake".  I just love being able to pull elements together from multiple sets to make a card!

I'm also entering this card over at "Seize the Birthday".

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Until next time,

Sunday, 21 August 2016

MHKDesigns Monthly Challenge - August/September

Hello friends!

It's time for another Monthly Challenge at MHKDesigns!

Here is our Challenge prompt:

Here is what I created using "With This Ring":

First, I printed off the Digital Stamp onto white cardstock. Next, I took my TwinTouch markers and slightly colored in the wings.  Then, I used Ken Oliver & Nuance Watercolor Powders to watercolor the entire panel.  The sentiment was printed off onto vellum paper and adhered with Glue Dots.

I hope you enjoy this card and be sure to join us in our monthly challenge!

Until next time,

Saturday, 20 August 2016

MHKDesigns August Release Day 5 - Pansy Corner

Introducing Pansy Corner!

Hello, everyone!  I am SUPER excited to welcome you to the August 2016 MHKDesigns release!  We have some really fun sets for you to check out, as well as chances to win either one of the sets OR all of them!  More about the giveaways a bit later on, but right now, let's check out today's release set...

Here is what I created:

And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
Mynn will be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners!  So, the best way to win is to comment every day!  We LOVE the feedback you give us! :)  Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Asha | Donna | Katie | Judy | Jerrie | Jessica | Julie | Lilian
Lorie | Michele | Mynn | NanaConnie | Rocky | Sathya | Shawna

Thanks for stopping by today, friends! I had so much fun with this release.  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well! Thanks for joining us for release week!

MHKDesigns August 2016 Release:

Friday, 19 August 2016

SparkleNSprinkle - Flower Cart

Hello crafty peeps!

I'm here today to share a new card that I created using the New Release Stamp set from SparkleNSprinkle called "Flower Cart". This stamp set is so versatile & fun!  Let's go!

SparkleNSprinkle Supply List:

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse 

Step 1 - Image & Sentiment
Print out your fully colored digital image and sentiment onto white cardstock.  I love that some of the digital images are colored - saves me some time ;)  To add a little more sparkle and shine, I used the Quicky Glue Pen to add Fairytale Lavender Glitter to some of the flowers and the trim of the umbrella

I die cut the image out using my oval dies & Big Shot Machine, then applied Peony Pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse around the edges of the image using my finger tool. 

The sentiment was fussy cut out and then all I did was trace the words using my Quicky Glue Pen, sprinkled on Princess Rose Embossing Powder and heat set. 

Step 2 - Background
I cut a piece of 4x5.25" purple cardstock. I then inked up an embossing folder with Versamark Ink and ran the paper through my Big Shot.  What this does is create and embossed AND inked surface!  All I did next was sprinkle on my Princess Rose Embossing Powder to the inked surface and heat set, creating a gorgeous, sparkly, embossed background piece. 

I took a white doily and completely covered it using Spring Green Embellishement Mousse.  I just used my finger tool to burnish it in. I just LOVE how shiny and fun the mousse is to work with!  You've gotta try it!

Step 3 - Let's Put it Together!
I adhered my doily to the background using Brushable Glue, then added my main image using 1/4" Tearific Tape. The sentiment was popped up using Foam Squares.  I took the main flower and added some random smears of Brushable Glue, then sprinkled on Fairytale Lavender Glitter for some sparkle.  I set it aside to dry.

I made some "Candy Dots" using the Crushed Grape Nuvo Crystal drops on the background and also in the middle of another flower.  I also set this aside to dry (I let it sit overnight).

Once everything was good and dry, I adhered the flowers with Foam Squares & Tear-ific Tape.  The entire card front was then mounted using 1/2" Tear-ific Tape onto card base that I made from purple cardstock.

VOILA!  A gorgeous Flower Cart Thank You card!

I hope you enjoyed this card.  See ya next time!