Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Unity Stamp Company | Color Combos with Crystal | Destination Happiness

Hi there friends! I'm here with my last installment of February's Color Combo's with Crystal. I hope you have enjoyed the color combinations so far, and if you missed those post you can find the first one here, a valentine inspired here, and a floral thank you card here.

Okay, back to this week's color combo inspiration I have combined two Unity stamp sets. Those being Destination Happiness and Consider Yourself Vintage. I loved the sentiments of Consider Yourself Vintage because they are quite clean and simple. Yet, the camper from Destination Happiness is quite cute! So, I got my scissors out and separated the camper from the larger sentiment included in that kit. Don't be afraid to separate your kits from each other, specially if they are in one piece. You will get more life out of them.... In my own opinion.

Color Combos with Crystal, Destination Happiness, Color Combinations, Consider Yourself Vintage

The colors for this color combo inspiration are the gorgeous dark blue called Dapper Denim, the spicy orange called Pumpkin Pie, the soft gray which is Smoky Slate and black!

Destination Happiness

To begin, I have trimmed and folded my card base. Then on a separate piece of cardstock, I stamped my cut out camper from Destination Happiness and colored with my Copic markers, that best matched the card stock I have. Once the camper was dried up, I hand cut the camper and set aside.

Destination Happiness

Using a black ink, I stamped the "have a nice journey" from Consider Yourself Vintage.

Color Combos with Crystal, Destination Happiness, Color Combinations, Consider Yourself Vintage

Above my stamped sentiment, I added a little puddle of light gray ink to place my camper on it. I thought it would look like gravel :)

Color Combos with Crystal, Destination Happiness, Color Combinations, Consider Yourself Vintage

Color Combos with Crystal, Destination Happiness, Color Combinations, Consider Yourself Vintage

And that my friends, was how I made my clean and simple card! I made a tutorial video for this too which can be found on Unity YouTube channel.

Hugs to you,


Monday, February 26, 2018

MISTI | Heffy Doodle Third Release Celebration Hop

Hi there fellow hoppers!

Thank you so much for joining me on this very fun blog celebrating the collaboration of MISTI and Heffy Doodle Stamps!

You should arrived here from Stephanie Severin blog! If you are, now joining me on this hop, please go back to the Heffy Doodle blog and start there so you don't miss anything. 

Before, I tell you about my project, I want to tell you why you ought to comment on everyone's blog. We have a $50 shopping spree at www.mysweetpetunia.com and a 25 pound shopping spree at Heffydoodle.com - comments must be made no later than Sunday, March 4th, at 11:59 PM Central time and the two winners will be announced on Tuesday March 6th, on the Heffy Doodle and My Sweet Petunia blogs.

OK, with that out of the way, let me show you this sweet card I made with my Mini MISTI. I seriously LOVE this thing, and I take it EVERYWHERE!

I created this clean and simple card, using Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo stamp set with the coordinating die. 

To begin, I secured my card panel on my Mini MISTI
Then stamped the "bunny" 

Stamped "hoppy" on the bottom

 I then stamped the grass image several times to create a little grassy patch

Colors used was Catherine Pooler Grass Skirt and Lime Rickey

I added a few butterflies and stamped the sweet egg grouping off to the side

Then colored the little eggs

Now, that I am done with the card panel. I stamped the bunny on a separate card stock

I love how I got a clear image ready to be colored!

Now to color my bunny, I started with the darkest color on the edges.

Then I blended down with the mid-range color.

Then blended with the lightest colors.

I then die cut my bunny and added him to my card base.

And to finish, I added sequins to my card panel.

I had quite a fun time creating this card, and my MISTI made it super easy. 

Now, back to the blog hop, your next stop is Kelly Martin. Just in case you get lost here is the lineup. 

Thanks so much for hopping with us, please be sure to comment below to get a chance to win one of the two prizes. Also, if you are new to my blog I would love for you to be a an Instagram friend where I post more often. 



Friday, February 16, 2018

Winnie & Walter | February Release Blog Hop

Hi there friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today to celebrate Love & Friendship with Winnie & Walter. 

You should of arrived here from the super talented Laurie Willison.

For my project I wanted to create something I could give to my husband without him feeling it was too girly. So I went for a clean and simple look. 

To begin, I stamped my sentiment "completely dotty about you" from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans with black ink.

 I die cut 2 red hearts from True Dotty Heart Cutaways. 

I then glued one of the hearts on the card base. I bend the other heart in half, placed some adhesive and placed in the center. 

This card truly is clean and simple, yet those heart die cuts are so impressive, the work was done for me.

Now onto the giveaway, There will be 4 winners picked at random from the entire blog hop which will each receive $40 credit to the w&w shop. SO be sure to comment at each stop to be eligible. 

Below is the blog hop list just in case you need to go back. Your next stop is the amazingly talented Evelin Tee

You are Here---->Crystal Thompson<---------
Evelin Tee (Instagram)



Monday, February 12, 2018

Unity Stamp Co. | Bohemian Backgrounds | Ink Smooshing

Hey there friends! Crystal here with my last post of the Stretch Your Stamp Series featuring Unity's Bohemian Backgrounds. This ink smooshing technique is super easy and gives a a great effect to any stamp. As always with these series, I have a video up on the Unity Stamp Co. YouTube channel!

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVNR6PwuD7E&feature=youtu.be

Be sure to watch this on HD! Just go to settings and on the player and click HD!



Sunday, February 11, 2018

Unity Stamp Company | Bohemian Backgrounds | 4 Color Ombre

Hi guys, happy Sunday! Today I have part 3 of 4 from the Strech your Stamp series using Bohemian Backgrounds from Unity Stamp Company. This card features a 4 color ombre. 

As always, there is a video to show you I made this card and the featured technique. Link will take you to Unity's Youtube


Hope you enjoy it!


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Heffy Doodle | Winter Release Blog Hop

Guys! Welcome to my stop of the Heffy Doodle blog hop, celebrating our 3rd release. I am so excited to show you all the project I made for the hop.

But before I do, let me tell you about the giveaway!

A random winner will be selected for a £25 gift certificate + free shipping to the Heffy Doodle store. To be eligible, leave comments across the entire blog hop by 11:59 PM PST on 2/15/2018. Winners will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog

Now on to my project, I wanted to create a sweet card that was not Easter themed. For this, I used Heffy Doodle Honey Bunny Boo stamp set and Honey Heffy Cuts.

To begin my card, I stamped the bunnies, die cut them and colored them with Copic markers. Then I attached them to the back of my Story Book die.

Now it's time to create my background, so I trimmed a piece of cardstock to the exact measurement of my die. 

I blended Altenew Crisp Inks in Sea Glass,

I then added foam adhesive to the back of my die

and placed the blended cardstock.

Now to work on my card base, I stamped the carrots in the same Sea Glass color.

Placed the bunny window on to the card base.

 For my sentiment, I die cut the Honey from the Heffy Cuts from a light blue cardstock four times.

and glued them together

Then heat embossed the "hello" on gray cardstock,

and trimmed to a strip to place over the window,

I then added the Honey Heffy Cuts slightly over the "hello",

And that's it! We have a completed card!

Here is the line-up just in case you get lost.

Next up is the #gorgeous Carissa Wiley.

Happy Hoppin'