Monday, May 22, 2017

Technique Tuesday Guest Design!

Hey guys! 

How are you today? I hope your week is starting off well! I've got a couple of cards to share with you today, which I created for my guest design spot for Technique Tuesday! A big huge thanks to Teri for inviting me! 

Teri sent me lots of fun products and I had a hard time deciding what to use. If you know me, ya know I love flowers, so that's what I played with first. I'll be back tomorrow with a non-floral card though. **Gasp** I know, I know, weird huh? But I promise it's a fun one!

***All products used are listed at the bottom of the post.***

  My first card uses Technique Tuesday's, "Coreopsis" stamp set.

That pretty image was a delight to color with my Copic markers! I added a few details with a white gel pen and finished with some sequins and a sentiment, which is included in the set. There's a matching die set available too. I didn't use it on my card but I'll link it below for you.

For my second card, I used the Beautiful, new, "Hi Bouquet" stamp set.

Again, I colored the image with Copics. Love this stamp!

I hope you'll head over to the Technique Tuesday blog and check out my guest post!

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Week Three Paper Smooches Guest Design!

Hey guys!

I'm back for another week of guest designing for Paper Smooches!

I love their Triangles Die and had lots of fun trying to come up with different ways to use it!

**All products used are listed below**

For my first card, I cut it out using masking paper and used it as a stencil to create a fun, simple retirement card. Here's what the die looks like when it's cut.

I used Distress Oxide Inks for the colors. Man, those inks sure do blend easily! If you haven't tried them, or think you don't need them because you already have the regular Distress Inks, think again! They really are amazing!

Both sentiments are from the fabulous set called New Beginnings 2. It's filled with lots of different sentiments that you can use for so many occasions! Definitely a must have. 

I went a little crazy on my next card. Lol! I started by using Distress Oxide Inks again, but this time I just smooshed them onto my craft sheet, spritz them with water, then laid my watercolor cardstock down on top of the ink, a couple different times, to achieve some pretty colors. After that was dry, I die-cut it with the Triangles Die, two different times. 

I laid down the negative portion so that I could glue all the different triangles where I wanted them. Once they were all securely in place and the glue was dry, I removed the negative portion and added my sentiment strip - another one from the New Beginnings 2 set. I love the way it turned out!

Dies like the Triangles one are really fun because they can be used in so many different ways! I hope I've inspired you today! 

Thanks for stopping by! ♥