Friday, May 18, 2018

Sending Happy Mail | May Release | Pretty Pink Posh

Hello! Happy Friday! Just wanted to stop by today and show you this card I made using Pretty Pink Posh newest release. 


This was super simple to make! The background is composed of simple watercolor and the sentiment stamped in black ink.

 I colored the mail box with Copic Markers and die cut using the coordinating dies.



 The edge of the white card base was cut with scalloped borders 1, and placed black and white patterned paper behind it.

Wasn't this just so fun and simple?! I paired this card with a little gift and sent it off to a friend. I hope that you get inspired to use this set, as it could easily make quite a few card sets.

Thanks!

Crystal

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Color Pencils on Kraft | Color Combos with Crystal | Unity Stamp Company

Happy day friends! Crystal here with my second installment to the month of May Kraft Color Combo series. I am so excited to be sharing this card made with the gorgeous florals from Wild Florals kit and Mother sentiment from from Another Name for Love.

If you have not seen this set yet, you should definitely check it out; I absolutely adore this stamp set..



In my project for this post, the pencil coloring on kraft cardstock creates a mesmerizing effect! I specially love the softness it provides. This would be easy to re-create and mass produce this to keep in your card stash. Just switch the sentiments if need be!



To make this card, I have stamped the Wild Florals flower 3 times, slightly overlapping them on the bottom of the kraft card stock.

Then I used my Chameleon pencils to color. First I used the white on all the tips of all the leaves and petals. Next I used a yellow shade to fill in below the white. Blending in 2 other shades of darker yellow on the center of the florals. The leaves were colored with a light green on the bottom of them.



Then I stamped the sentiment "Mother is another name for love" from the kit Another Name for Love.  As a finishing touch, I added splatters of white gold water color from my Starry Gansai Tambi.



If you would like to see how i created this card, be sure to press play on the video below this post!





I’d totally love you FOREVER, if you would give this video a thumbs up, and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Thanks for visiting with me today; I’’ll be back soon with a brand new kraft color combination video for you!



Crystal

Friday, May 11, 2018

May 2018 Release Blog Hop | Pretty Pink Posh





Happy day friends! Crystal here with a pretty card post and I am so excited to be sharing this card made with the Flourishing Fushia from Pretty Pink Posh. If you have not seen this set yet, you should definitely check it out; I absolutely adore this stamp set.

Now to my project!


How pretty and realistic are these Fushia Stamps! The Hugs Shaker Die has been trimmed out to create a mesmerizing effect!  I love the details in this image. I used Copic markers to color the image.

The look of the Flourishing Fushias and Hugs Shaker Die together is gorgeous.

 Finally, I finished off this card by adding some pretty Pearl White Jewels.

The combination of soft and bright colors in this sweet card really turned out fun and I hope you are inspired by what I’ve created!

Now onto the GIVEAWAY!
There are 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 5/14/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

So be sure to leave your comment below and continue hopping ! Your next stop is Joni Andaya 

Laurie Willison
Mindy Baxter 

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,

Crystal 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New Unity Kraft card stock Series | Color Stamping on Kraft | Unity Stamp Co.

Happy day friends! I am here with a fun card and post. I am so excited to be sharing this card made with the butterflies and Mother's day friendly sentiment from from Another Name for Love.
If you have not seen this set yet, you should definitely check it out; I absolutely adore this stamp set..


Before I tell you more about how I made this card, I wanted to tell ya, that I had asked on the Unity Show N Tell Facebook group what you would like to see. I especially like asking for feedback on your thoughts! For this card series I wanted to make several different cards using one similar component that most would have in their crafty stash. This being kraft cardstock!

In my project for this post, the color stamping on kraft cardstock creates a mesmerizing effect! I specially love the idea of "no coloring", so it would be easy to re-create and mass produce this to keep in your card stash. Just switch the sentiments if need be!

The look of 4 ink colors and kraft together is gorgeous. The ink colors are Catherine Pooler's in -It's A Girl (light pink), Party Dress (dark pink), Aquatinni (mint) & Daydream (dark teal). You can use any of your ink pads in your stash!

To make this card, I trimmed the kraft cardstock to be matted over the white card base. Stamped the sentiment in black ink on the center of the kraft cardstock. Using the butterfly from the Another Name for Love, I stamped it repetitively switching ink colors. On several of the butterflies using a 2 color ombre effect.
Finally, I finished off this card by adding some pretty gold watercolor flicks and gold embroidery thread from my local arts & crafts store.
The combination of soft and bright colors in this sweet card really turned out fun and I hope you are inspired by what I’ve created!

If you would like to see how i created this card, be sure to press play on the video below this post!

I'd totally love you FOREVER, if you would give this video a thumbs up, and subscribe to the Unity YouTube channel!

Thanks for visiting with me today; I’’ll be back soon with a brand new video for you!

Crystal

Layton's Legacy Blog Hop and Fundraiser


Hi there! Welcome to my stop of Layton's Legacy Blog Hop & Fundraiser! What a beautiful way to commemorate this sweet little guy, don't you think?! 



There is an entire group of papercrafters and generous sponsor's who are making a difference! 



We have a huge Card Drive blog hop going on in Layton's honor, with tons of amazing inspiration! We also have a fundraising effort, where every $5 donated gets you an entry into the prize drawing. There are over $2000 in prizes, sponsored by some of the most amazing stamping & papercrafting companies in the industry! {You can also see all the prizes HERE.}

My card was inspired by Layton's Nursery Mood Board:





I chose my color's from those cute forest critters, and because this card is being sent to the card drive to be included in the gift card to be handed to a NICU  parent. 


The sentiment is from Hero Arts in collaboration with Simon Says Stamp.

The sweet balloons, clouds and sun are from Catherine Pooler's Box from February.


Now on to the blog hop info - here is a link list with all of the stops along the hop! Please be sure to leave some love for the thoughtfulness & generosity that these companies, stores & designers have shown for this Card Drive & Fundraising effort.



WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
1. DONATE! - directly to Layton's Legacy YouCaring Fundraiser. For every $5 donated, you will be entered into the drawing for one of the prizes above!! All winners will be drawn from donations made thru the YouCaring Site. **Prizes will be drawn and announced here on my blog on Saturday, May 19th.**
2. SHARE! - I know that not everyone is able to donate, but sharing about the fundraiser gives it more visibility! Please feel free to share the YouCaring Link or this post on all your social media outlets!
3. SHOP!
-Pinkfresh Studio will be donating 10% of TODAY'S sales, and offering a 15% off discount to you for shopping!
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-CAS-ual Fridays Stamps will be donating 15% of their sales thru May 19th.
-My affiliate linking dollars will be donated thru May 19th.

4. CREATE! - this is also a card drive, and if you'd like to create a card using the theme/moodboard below, I would love that! I will be including these handmade treasures with the giftcards when I hand them over to the NICU social worker, and my dream is that the NICU will be covered in beautiful creations inspired by Layton!! Link them up HERE, and then please email (lea@lealawsoncreates.com) to get the address for sending - and note that she will need them to arrive by May 31st.

Thanks so much for joining us on this special blog hop!

Hugs,
Crystal


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Obsessed with Florals | Unity Stamp Co

Happy Wednesday! Just wanted to stop by and share one of the 3 cards I have made to celebrate Unity's 10th birthday.





I feel like I do not always blog about the cards I have made, and fail to share them. I recorded while I made the cards, so please enjoy!



Have an awesome day!


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Unity turns 10! | Celebration Blog Hop

Hey Guys! Welcome to my stop of the Unity Stamp Company 10th birthday celebration blog hop. You should of arrived here from Camille's blog...

I created this intricate looking card using one of the kits being release called You Are Forever Beautiful Kit.

Super pretty kit right?! I wanted to make something that would be fast, easy yet very intricate looking without taking away from the gorgeous floral!


To make this, I layered black cardstock over the card base. On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped both the flowers and sentiment from the kit.


Using MFT window die, I die cut the main flowers from the kit. Using Copics, I colored them and placed them back on the die cut with foam adhesive.


I'd recommend placing 2 pieces of foam to really raise the window.



I of course can show you better and I can tell you! Check out my video with a full tutorial!!




We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to giveaway.  Leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop for your chance to win.  (blog list at bottom of post)

— PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY NIGHT —





Did you check out the video? Please do!!! And your next stop is Donna <3

Hugs,
Crystal

Blog Hop Line Up!