Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Stamping with Watercolors | Bright and Happy | Color Combos with Crystal

Happy Tuesday! Today we creating a bright and happy card by stamping using our Unity stamps and a palette of watercolors!

This is a super easy way to create a watercolor look card, with watercolors without actually having to be too careful about the proper shading.



For today's project I am using Gansai Tambi watercolor palette. For the florals I am working Step Out Peony and for the sentiment I have got I am with you stamp set.



Since I am super impatient about ink drying time, I did use a black permanent ink on the vellum.



This is seriously super easy! Here is the full tutorial video.  The one tip I should mention is don't use too much water when inking up the stamp with your watercolors. Make more of a paste like consistency.

https://youtu.be/mUPO11bvPCs

Super easy right?! If you don't have colored foam, you can use cardstock then place the foam adhesive on the back.

Thanks so much for joining me today!



Crystal

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mass Produce Cards| Basic Supplies | Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Valentines 2019 Card Kit

Hi ya! Today I am making a TON of clean and simple cards with basic supplies that are easy to mass produce! I am using the Simon Says Stamp  Limited Edition Valentines 2019 Card Kit. I am only using a portion of what is included in the kit, so there is still a good amount left of product to use in your Valentine making.

If the kit sells out, you can still get most of the items individually.



For a closer look:












Supplies for these cards:

The Sweetest Stamp Set: http://shrsl.com/1f4x6
Love Notes Stamp Set:  http://shrsl.com/1f4x8
Pebbles Quotes: http://shrsl.com/1f4xd
Tim Holtz  Distress Oxyde: http://shrsl.com/1f4xh


Links above are affiliate links, if you purchase anything from the above, I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support


Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate you and your time!
Crystal

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Wreath Builder on Colored Cardstock | Shades of Violet | Color Combos with Crystal

Hi! I have a problem. I am obsessed with the Circle Of Friendship stamp set and the Wreath Builder released earlier in the month. Just cannot stop using it and since I am dreaming of shades of violet, it seemed appropriate to try something different with the Wreath Builder.



I LOOOOOVE clean and simple cards, and usually keep away from stamping on cardstocks other than white. So to challenge you and myself we are wreath building on colored cardstock and keeping the sentiment on white. It sure makes it pop.



The colors used for this card are: Daydream, It's a Boy, Aquatini, Green Tea, Lime Rickey, & Pixie Dust.



A simple embellishment of pearl Nuvo tied all those colors quite nicely.



Of course I can tell you all about the steps to make this, fun it's just much simpler to show you.

I can tell you tho, this is EASY!

https://youtu.be/CpJEbnsvYiE

Are you too joining my "I am obsessed with the Circle of Friendship stamp set" club?

I don't blame you.



Hugs!

Crystal

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MEGA Floral Wreath | Color Combos with Crystal

Hi there! Crystal here with my MEGA floral wreath I promised last week during my Color Combos with Crystal. Anyone else craving spring?! I sure am, where we live in Wyoming, warm weather doesn't really arrive until Mid June. *true story.  So while I wait, I have this super fun wreath stamped and no coloring involved.



The color inspiration comes from the gorgeous faux flower I use as a prop. Colors used here are light pink, melon. Then for the leaves we have got mint and teal. The mat and sentiment are both in brown.



The stamp sets for this are Step Out Peony & Obsessively Grateful for the sentiment.



For this card I am stamping with the two colors, by simply applying the ink pad to half the image with one color, then adding the other color on the other half.

I could keep confusing you, but instead I will re-direct you to my tutorial!

https://youtu.be/oVOTbT4O7hM







That is all for today's tutorial. Next week we are continuing on with the florals in a different way.

Have a great day!



Crystal
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Blog Hop Day 2 So-fishticated | The Rabbit Hole Designs


Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the blog hop! Our hop is super short and sweet, yet is filled with lots of inspiration. For today's project I am using the fishes from the So-fishticated. 


These fishies have been stamped and colored with Copics, then hand cut. 


These were placed on the Heffy Doodle stitched bubbles die.  The background was ink blended with Distress Oxydes and splattered with water. 


The fish were then placed with foam adhesive and the strip sentiment was cut and added.
Now for the giveaway!


One winner will be chosen at random for a chance to win the complete release of Love You More and So-fishticated plus one Tim Holtz Stamping Platform. Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on 01-25-2019 on participating blogs, for the entirety of the hop, so make sure to visit each stop, each day and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 01-28-2019

Your next stop is:
Lisa Mensing - https://therelativityofpaper.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Preview of So-fishticated | The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of the preview for the newest stamp set So-fishticated from the super talented The Rabbit Hole Designs. 


Today's post is featuring two cards made with the stamp set. 

 To make this, I used Heffy Doodle Bubble Waves stencil. 


I stamped the sentiment in a dark blue, and blended the ink with a brighter blue. 

I did leave a bif of a highlight at the sentiment. 

Then I added my intricate crab with foam adhesive. To finish off I added Nuvo Drops
 I did create a teal/ sea foam version of the same card utilizing other stamps. 



Now to the rest of the preview. 


Giveaway:
To celebrate day 2 of previews The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away one So-fishticated Stamp Set to one lucky winner.  Leave a comment by 11:59 pm PST on 01-25-2019 for your chance to win. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment.  Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog on 01-28-2019.

Thanks so much for joining me, I will have a second project very soon! 

Crystal 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Faux Tiles | Back splash inspo!| Color Combos with Crystal

Happy Tuesday friends! . For today's project we are making faux tiles using the gorgeous Tea Time Pattern background stamp. 



While browsing the endless pit that is Pinterest, I found this awesome kitchen back splash and immediately started scheming how I was going to turn it into a card.



So our color combos are Blue & White, and the sentiment is from the Grow in Grace stamp set.



This card falls under the clean and simple category minus the grout!



All you need is your favorite white cardstock, heat embossing supplies and foam adhesive.



I of course made a quick tutorial video on this easy card!

https://youtu.be/tWC6IcogLjQ





I felt this card had a Mediterranean feel, don't you think?

So to re-cap I used the Tea Time Pattern Background and the Grow in Grace for the sentiment.



Thanks for stopping by today! Next week, I have a floral concoction you will absolutely love!



Crystal