Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Clearsnap | Masked Stamping | One Layered Card

Hi there friends! Crystal here with a colorful card using Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point inks. 
This card is a mail friendly, one layer beauty that does not require extra postage. 

To begin, I have the following supplies:
Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point in Dye and Pigment Ink
Colorbox Smooch 
Pinkfresh Studio Bird With Flowers Stamp Set
Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals
Scrap piece of paper to use as a mask

 To begin, I have cut a piece of cardstock the same length as my sentiment to place over it once I had stamped it.

 Using the "thank you" from Pinkfresh Studio' Bird with Flowers I inked it up with the black pigment ink from Teresa Collins Petal Point.
 Now it's time to start stamping the florals from Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals. 

The leaves were stamped with Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point in the green shade. I was careful not to stamp over the sentiment as I will be placing the cardstock mask over with temporary adhesive.

Place mask to protect the sentiment

Moving on to the next color from the dye ink petal point, I stamped these in the pink shade.
 These botanical were stamped on the corner edges of the card panel.

 Moving on to a darker shade, the orange from the dye ink petal point was stamped closer to the center of the card.

To add a bold touch, we continue to use a different botanical with the blue shade of dye ink from the Teresa Collins Petal Point

To fill in the empty spaces of the card, I used the smallest stamp available and stamped that with the blue.

Once the ink had dried, I removed the mask from my sentiment.
To add some pearl accents, I got my Smooch out and placed several dots around the empty spaces of the card.

Wasn't this quite simple to make. I think masking the sentiment helps keep the card more of a clean and simple style.

Thank you so much for joining me today. 


Unity Stamp Company | Color Combo Tuesday | So Glad You Were Born

Hey friends! I am here  with another trusty Color Combo for this Tuesday!

My inspiration came from wanting to use a soft pallet of colors, that would be suitable for any occasion, and since I am craving for Spring this combination seemed very cheerful. 

The colors for this card are as follows: (please note you can use ANY brands, I am just giving you what I used )

Stampin' Up:

Daffodil Delight

Pink Pirouette

Daffodil Delight

Smoky  Slate

Now to the real important stuff, the stamp set of course! I am using Unity Stamp Company's So Glad You Were Born. 

To make this card, I stamped the sentiment first in Pink Pirouette. Stamped the birthday cake repetitively on the card base using Smoky Slate.

On a separate card stock, I stamped the super cute cake. Colored with my Copics, and cut around it!

Using foam adhesive, it was placed next to the sentiment.

To finish off I used Pretty Pink Posh jewels, that matched the Pink Pirouette color!

Of course I made a video while I made this card.


I feel I can show you, better than I can tell you.

What are your thoughts on this color combination?



ps. Here is the link to the stamp set used on this card: https://www.unitystampco.com/so-glad-you-were-born-february-2016-sentiment-kit/

Monday, March 12, 2018

Unity Stamp Company | March New Release Blog Hop

Hey Guys! Welcome to my stop of the March Release for Unity Stamp Company.

I created this fun card with the new Drink Wine & Feel Fine Set. 

I wanted to make a card that would make my best friend laugh. 

To make this card, I trimmed a card panel from a purple cardstock. Then trimmed a white cardstock where I stamped the sentiment.

I then stamped the wineglass and bottle, colored with Copics, trimmed and placed on the card with foam adhesive.

To make the wine on the bottle and glass, I swirled two colors of Nuvo drops.

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.

Did you check out the video? Please do!!!



Friday, March 9, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh | March Release Blog Hop

Happy day friends! Thank you for joining me on my stop of the Pretty Pink Posh March release blog hop! You should have arrived here from Dana Gong blog. 

This release is one of my favorites, it is full of happy spring beauties and of course my GO-TO floral images. For this release I created a Clean and Simple card using a few products from this release. 

The products used on this sweet card are


As of late, I been making a full blown pictorials of how I made a card. And definitely not stopping today. So, please sit back and enjoy!

Trim card panel to be matted over the white cardbase.

Place hexagon die from Stacked Edges 2 on the edge of card panel and secure with washi tape

Continue trimming the hexagon strips until the end of the card panel.

Piece together the hexagon strips to recreate the card panel.

With foam adhesive start with the center strip and make your way towards the edges.

Alternate between foam adhesive strips and flat adhesive to have alternating raised hexagon strips.

How it will look after all strips are placed together.

Color Cherry Blossom stamps, die cut with Cherry Blossom Dies and place on the top left of the card with foam adhesive.

Die cut "Happy Easter" from coordinating cardstock to match the cherry blossoms.

Place "Happy Easter" on the center of the card with flat adhesive.

Add another set of Cherry Blossoms to the bottom right of the card.

Finish off by adding Sea Glass Jewels.

I love this color combination with the clean and simple look! Those strips are so much fun to play with. 


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 PST on 3/12/2018. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Blog Hop Line Up

Just in case you are lost, here is the line up for today!

Your next stop is Teri Anderson 

Thanks so much for joining me today, if you are on Instagram I'd love for you to find me over there and be a crafty friend.