Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hummingbirds by Inspired By Stamping

Hello there! Crystal here from with my second post on the blog as your September Design Team member! 

Today I am showcasing a card I made featuring the Hummingbirds & Fresh Bouquet stamp set.  

So let’s get started!
I began by trimming my water color paper to fit on my card base, next using WOW gold glitter embossing powder I stamped the flowers from the Hummingbirds set all around the card.

 Next on a separate piece of watercolor paper, I heat embossed the hummingbird and water colored that as well and fuzzy cut it. To add some contrast, using a black piece of card stock, I embossed the sentiment from Fresh Bouquet stamp set.

Using foam adhesive the hummingbird was added on top of the black paper ribbon and this card is all done! 

It turned out quite elegant yet festive.

Supplies used:
Hummingbirds Stamp Set
Fresh Bouquet Stamp Set
Gold embossing powder
Watercolor Paper
Black card stock
Foam Adhesive

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Strawberry Jude September Release!

Hello there friends! Crystal here from www.crystalthompson .net with a card made using the newest release from Strawberry Jude Stamps.

Don’t forget Fall Icons!

This card was pretty simple to make, I selected two types of patterned paper and trimmed accordingly so they’d fit at an angle.

Next, using the second piece of patterned paper I used that as the “ribbon”.

Then using foam adhesive, placed down the pumpkin and leaves from the set. There were stamped on a separate sheet of paper, stamped, colored with copics then fuzzy cut.

This is a great layout to use any of your planner stamps on cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fresh Bouquet Set by Inspired By Stamping

Hello there! Crystal here from with my first post as your September Design Team member! 

Today I am showcasing a set of cards I made featuring the Fresh Bouquet stamp set. 

So let’s get started!

Since I knew I was making two cards, using my MISTI I stamped the flower images onto some Ninna white paper using archival ink. Once that was dried, using my water based ink pad, I water colored the flower bouquets. One in pink, and the other in blue. While those dried, using some basic dies I die cut the patterned paper that looks like wood. Then heat embossed my sentiments in glossy black. 

Next, I fuzzy cut the flowers and adhered them to the card base with foam adhesive to give them dimension. Finished off by adding some water droplets.

I am sending one of these to my in-laws as they are having an anniversary, and the other one will go to my “nursing home” pile.

Supplies used:

Fresh Bouquet Stamp Set
Black card stock
Wood grain patterned paper
Black embossing powder

I enjoyed making these, hope like them too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, September 9, 2016

September Joy Clair Blog Hop

Hi there friends, Crystal! Welcome to the blog hop! We had a bit of technical issues so today I am here with the last month’s new release from Joy Clair called Butterfly Kisses. 

This set is so pretty and the sentiments ever appropriate. I decided to create this card for our great grandma’s birthday!

To make this card, I heat embossed the butterfly stamp onto vellum and colored in with copics. 

These were adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

To purchase this stamp set click HERE

Now to the hop! There are TWO $25 dollar gift certificates to the Joy Clair store up for grabs! 

Be sure to stop by each design team member and leave a comment! 

1. Jessica Pascarella - Gods Time :
2. Monica Edwards - Spooky Greetings:
3. Donna Green Idlet - Give Thanks:
4. Helen Gullett - Fall Time Planner:
5. Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez - Gods Time:
6. Steph Ackerman - Spooky Greetings:
7. Cornelia Wenokor - Give Thanks
8. LeeAnn McKinney - Fall Time Planner:
9. Lori Kobular - Spooky Greetings

10. Crystal Thompson - Butterfly Kisses

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more projects from the design team you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Blessings to you and yours,