Sunday, August 20, 2017

Krumspring Stamps 1 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

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Welcome everyone! I'm so excited to be participating in the Krum Spring Stamps One Year Anniversary blog hop. If you've arrived here from Michelle Short , you are in the right place. If you're lost or starting the hop from here, I have a full list of the amazing designers on the bottom of this post. 

I have three cards to share with you. The first two cards feature the new and adorable For My Koala Bear stamp set. 

I stamped the koala bears and the leaves, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out. I added Glossy accents to the noses. I used a wood grain embossing folder to add texture and interest to the front panel. I used the word die "HUGS" and die cut the panel, and adhered it to kraft base. I removed the negative, and replaced it with the die-cut rose gold cardstock. Afterwards, I mounted the images and heat embossed sentiment to the front panel.

For the second card, I used another koala bear from the For My Koala Bear stamp set, as well as the heart from You Rock. I colored the bear with Copic markers. I heated embossed the heart with gold embossing powder, and colored it with Zig Real Color Brush Markers. I added splatters of gold paint to the background and mounted the frame, heat embossed sentiment, and the images with foam tape. 

For the last card, I used the new Bloom and Diagonal Stripes stamp sets. I stamped the front panel using the Diagonal Stripe stamp with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Inks. I stamped and heat embossed the flower using gold embossing powder. I colored it with Zig Real Color Brush Markers. I mounted the frame, heat embossed sentiment, the flower, and added gold sequins to finish. 

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win prizes. You can check out all 8 new stamp sets at Enjoy the hop!

Hugs, Amy :)

Amy Yang (you are here)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: Happy Halloween

Happy Friday! Today, I'm sharing duo of cards I made using Pretty Pink Posh products featuring the adorable Halloween Friends set. It's a non-spooky (cute) halloween card, easy for mass producing.

Pretty Pink Posh Products used:
Halloween Friends: for the images
Stitched Notes Dies: for the front panel

I stamped the images on smooth white cardstock, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out with coordinating dies. I also cut around the bear's arms so he can hold the candy basket and I added Star Dust Stickles to his wings.

 For my front panel, I die-cut two white cardstock with the Stitched Notes dies. Then, I used a Misti Stamping Tool to create a sentiment backdrop, an idea that was inspired by Jennifer Mcguire.  The "Happy Halloween" sentiment included in the stamp set is a perfect size for creating this look. I used dye inks to stamp the sentiments. After, I adhered the front panel to a slightly larger patterned paper that matched the color scheme of the sentiments and then adhered that to a A2 size top folding card base. Lastly, I mounted the images with foam tape. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog! I wish you a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Hugs, Amy :)

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh: SMILE

Hello friends! Today, I made a card using Pretty pink posh products featuring Sea Friends set. This has to be one of my favorite stamp set of underwater sea animals. The illustrations are just so adorable! For this card, I decided to elevate their cuteness and fun by adding google eyes hoping to make the recipient smile.

Pretty pink posh products used:
Sea Friends: for the images
Sea Friends Dies: to die-cut the images
Smile Shaker: for the sentiment
Stitched Notes: for the front panel and frame
Sequins: for added interest and dimension

To begin, I stamped the images and colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with coordinating dies. I also added white lines with Gelly Roll pen. Size of these fish are perfect for googly eyes so I adhered them with glue. 

To create the front panel and the frame, I trimmed Bristol cardstock little bigger than A2 size and inked it with Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachios and Peacock Feathers. I added splatters of water for texture. Once dried, I used an embossing pen and drew wavy lines and heat set white embossing powder and die-cut it with Stitched notes die.

For the sentiment, I die-cut Smile Shaker die three times with white cardstock and one time with black cardstock. I trimmed off just the word "Smile" and adhered all of them together with the black cardstock being one top and slightly to the left so that you can see the white outline. I went over the the word with Wink of Stella for some added shine.

To assemble the card together, I adhered the front panel to an A2 size base. I mounted the frame with dimensional tape. Then, I arranged and adhered the fish and the sentiment, finishing off by adding some sequins. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to smile (it's so good for you)!

Hugs, Amy :)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Purple Onion Designs: Sending Sun-Filled Wishes!

Hi there! I hope you've had the chance to visit Purple Onion Designs to take advantage of their 25% off everything Anniversary Sale. You really don't want to miss out on this great deal that will end August 16th. 

I have two cards to share with you today using Purple Onion Designs rubber stamps, illustrated by Stacey Yacula. Stacey's images are always so sweet and lovable. I have the best times coloring and making cards with them.

Purple Onion Designs products used for this card:

I stamped the Birch Tree background and Free Spirit Fox and Frog on trimmed A2 size white smooth cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. I used an acetate cloud stencil to add the clouds using the blending tool and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. I then stamped the cat and dog on a separate card stock and colored them with Copic markers as well.  I stamped the sentiment on a die-cut strip paper. I mounted sentiment along with the fussy cut cat and dog to the front panel with foam adhesive.

Purple Onion Designs products used for this card:

For the second card, I trimmed two 4" square white cardstock. With the first one, I stamped the Veggie Garden and colored it with Copic Markers. On the second one I used the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT stamps and inked it with shades of yellow Distress Inks. After, I die-cut an opening with Window Frames from Pretty Pink Posh and adhered the Veggie Garden behind it. Then I adhered that to a slightly larger card base. To finish, I mounted Elliot, the watering can and the sentiment to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed both cards. 

Visit Purple Onion Designs blog for lots of great inspirations. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Hugs, Amy :)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mama Elephant: Happy Birthday

Hello everyone! Amy here, and today I'm sharing a fun birthday shaker card featuring the super cute Little Girl Agenda set from Mama Elephant.

I stamped the images, colored them with Copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 

I trimmed heat resistant acetate and smooth Bristol paper to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2". Then, using the Grid Window Creative Cuts, I die-cut white cardstock. In preparation for stamping the sentiments from Mini Messages, I laid the acetate inside the Misti and applied some powder using the EK Powder Tool. Next, I put the die-cut grid window frame on top, stamped the sentiments as shown with Versmark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.

To add different colors to the background panel, I laid the die-cut grid window frame again, this time on top of the trimmed Bristol paper. I lightly traced each square with a pencil. Using the outlines as a guide, I inked it with Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks as shown.

I adhered the prepared acetate behind the Grid Window frame, and also added a layer of foam adhesive around each square in order to separate the sequin colors. I added sequins in each square, and mounted the background panel on top. Lastly, I adhered all the images to the top of the card. 

Mama Elephant supplies used:
Little Girl Agenda: for the images
Mini Messages: for the sentiments
Grid Window Creative Cuts: for the shaker widow frame

Thank you for stopping by! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Purple Onions Design: Get Happy!

 Hello there! Today I have a fun shaker card starring Poppy, the adorable bunny from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by Stacey Yacula. She's a big bunny that measures 
3 3/4" x 2 1/2" so she's perfect for taking center stage on cards for lots of different occasions.

Products used:
Purple Onion Designs Poppy: for the image
Mama Elephant Madison Avenue creative cuts: frame
Pretty Pink Posh Friendship Mix and Clear Star: sequins

I stamped and colored the image using Copic markers. I distressed the trimmed background panel and the die-cut frame with Picked Raspberry and Tattered Rose Distress Inks. I splattered water and blotted dry with paper towel. I heat embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder on the background panel. After adding the sequins to the background, I mounted the framed acetate window with two layers of foam adhesive. To finish, I adhered Poppy to the front of the window. 

You can pick up Poppy and lots of other great Purple Onion Designs rubber stamps at 25% off from now to August 16th.  Don't miss out on this great sale! Happy shopping!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps: Greetings From The Funny Farm

Hello everyone! Stopping by to share a card that features the new Barnyard Buddies and Missing Ewe stamp sets from Sunny Studio Stamps. These two sets are a must have if you love cute farm animals like me! It's a versatile set with punny sentiments and lots of great images to make delightful scenes. 

I started by making the card front. I used A2 trimmed Bristol cardstock and stamped the barn and the fence using Copic friendly black ink. Then, I stenciled in the clouds using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink. Afterwards, I stamped the sentiment and colored the rest of the front with Copic markers.

Since the sentiments says "Greetings From The Funny Farm" I thought it would fun to add a pig flying away tied to balloons. So, I used the balloon stamp from Oceans Of Joy, and used the masking technique to build it into a bouquet of balloons on smooth white cardstock.

I stamped the rest of the farm animals on the same cardstock and colored them with Copic markers. I had so much fun coloring them. For this card, I decided I didn't want any white borders, so I fussy cut all of them and went over the edges with Memento Tuxedo Black Marker for a cleaner look.

Lastly, I created the rest of the funny scene with the chick on top of the sheep's head looking up at the pig and mounted the chicken slanted. I used foam adhesives to add the images to the card front for dimension.

Thank you for stopping by the blog! Have a great day!