Friday, August 18, 2017

Winnie & Walter | Altenew | Sepia Happy Birthday

Hi, friends! Crystal here today with a stenciled card featuring Winnie & Walter products and Altenew.




For this week's blog post I wanted to create an elegant birthday card without my "go-to" black and white. As mentioned earlier this beauty is a combo of two wonderful companies. Winnie & Walter "birthday" die cut, and "happy" stamped sentiment. From Altenew I have the Floral Fantasy stamped in Altenew Crisp Dye Inks in Green Fields. Also from Altenew is the Layered Kaleidoscope Stencil B blended with Altenew Crisp Dye in Mocha. 

To make this, I began with a beige card base. Next, I stenciled it with Altenew Layered Kaleidsocope B. I proceeded to spray this with gold watercolor from Gansai Tambi. Once that was dried, I stamped the "happy" from Winnie & Walter's Happy Birthday to You in gold embossing powder. The "birthday" is die cut from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Birthday Cutaway. This was layered over the Altenew's Floral Fantasy. 


To finish off, I added gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

The color scheme on this one is a bit different, but I really like it. I hope you do too. Thanks for stopping by.

Crystal

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh | Best Wishes | Video

Hi, there friends! I hope you are staying cool on this gorgeous Summer day. Today I have a fun and simple project made especially for Pretty Pink Posh with lots of PPP goodies!


If you are wondering where are the instructions, I have something so much better! A super short video making this card.  Of course, the coloring is not included as I did that this past weekend while we watched a movie. 


video



Products used for this card are


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Crystal 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Concord & 9th | Altenew | Thanks

Hi, there friend, Crystal here with a very simple yet stunning card featuring Concord & 9th and Altenew newest releases. 



I was inspired by this color scheme found on Pinterest.







To make this, I began by stamping Altenew Floral Fantasy in Altenew Crisp Inks in the following sets, Cool Summer Night for the leaves, Red Cosmos for the pink flowers and Summer Afternoon for the yellow tones. Stamping the flowers came first, then the leaves.



The sentiment is Aloha from Concord & 9th July release. Heat Embossed in white on black cardstock and adhere to the card base with foam adhesive.



I am pretty pleased with the way this turned out, and I love how Pinterest can be a source of inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today!



Crystal

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Hugs + Video

Hi there friend. Just stopping by the blog today to share this video and card I made for Unity Stamp Company.

Products for this card are

Unity In my Garden, Altenew Inks and My Favorite Things HUGS die. 

Video :


Monday, August 7, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Vellum Overlay | August Kit of the Month

Hi there!Wanting to share this quick tip video for a Vellum Overlay featuring Unity Stamp Co. Kit of the Month.




Pretty Pink Posh | Sea Friends


Hi, friends! Happiest of Mondays! To start this hardest day of the week (right?!) I have this clean and simple card made with Pretty Pink Posh Sea Friends. 

These cute little critters are so much fun and perfect for an encouraging card.

To make this I started by die cutting my white cardstock's edge with Stitched Borders 3. Next, I blended Altenew Sea Glass. The fish and corals from Sea Friends were then stamped and colored with copics. The sentiment is from Thoughtful Greetings stamp set.


The whale is also colored with Copics and die cut with the coordinating Sea Friend Dies

 To finish I added 4mm and 6mm Clear Droplets. 

How fun is that?! I love these cute little critters and keeping my card simple.

Thanks for stopping by!

Crystal

Friday, August 4, 2017

Concord & 9th | Aloha Friend

 Hi! Welcome to my final installment of my tenure as Concord & 9th guest designer. Today I have two projects made with the newest Aloha Friends stamp set & Aloha friends pattern paper.


The minute I saw this set, I loved it! I had been itching to play with it and couldn't wait to get that idea I had in my head.


For this, I created a pattern from the rectangles and stamping in different colors.


This card is quite striking in person. The gold embossing really stands out from the beautiful paper.
I love how this set allows the sentiments "INSPIRING" and "FABULOUS" fit inside the large rectangle image.

Thanks so much for joining me this July! It was an absolute pleasure to work alongside with Heather Hoffman and Cathy Zielske. 

Hugs to you,

Crystal 

Altenew | Floral Fantasy

Hello, friends! Crystal here on this Friday with a card made with my newest Butterfly Reflections haul. 

As I try to beat the heat and stay inside, I created this card using one of Altenew's newest releases, Floral Fantasy. 

The minute I saw this, I knew I had to have it, and well it somehow made its way to my little hands. Anyways, this is my card:



It was very quite simple to create. First I began by splattering gold Gansai Tambi Stary Colors, next I stamped the flowers in Altenew Inks, Frayed Leaf, Evergreen and Forest Glades. The blue flower is stamped in Cool Summer Night set of inks. The leaf is stamped in Altenew Sand Dunes.



These flowers were of course layered and finished off the prayers sentiment from Hero Arts die cut in gold card stock. Pretty Pink Posh Gold Metallic sequins added some more gold touches to this.




I am entering this card to August Inspiration Challenge.



Thanks for stopping by!



Crystal

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Multiple Layer Stamping

Hi friends, I have a simple and fun technique with the sentiment from Unity's August Kit of the Month and an older Itty Bitty stamp set called Born an Original.

This is very simple. I stamped my sentiment in the center and repeated the same stamp set around in different colors. I have a quick video showing this card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Crystal

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Unity Stamp Company | Comfort & Peace



Hi there! Happiest of Tuesdays... Hope your week is going well so far!  I am staying in this week as we are suppose to have record high temperatures for the Pacific NW. Anyways, I wanted to show you all this beautiful card created with Unity's newest kit of the month. It's called Never Be Afraid. 

I absolutely loved this kit, and you will be seeing lots of projects with it as I LOOOVE florals. 

I am entering this card to the Simon Says Anything goes.


I made a video on this card! Check it out


video

Thanks for stopping by

Crystal