Thursday, October 25, 2018

Unity and Beth Duff Designs Release Blog Hop

Hi there! Welcome to my stop of this Unity Hop featuring the newest stamp sets from Beth Duff. I am seriously crushing on her designs as they are fun and elegant! 

Today's project is made with the Peppermint Mocha stamp set along with Watercolors and the ever gorgeous Nuvo Drops. 

I am not going to tell you how I made this project because I filmed the entire thing,and have the fun video up on my Youtube channel. So click play below and check it out.

Of course there is a giveaway! Unity is very generous and has TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win. {We will announce the winners on the Unity blog TUESDAY night.}

I have a personal giveaway too! Be sure to subscribe to my YT channel. If you already do, leave a comment on this video and you will be entered to win a prize pack full of new crafty goodies!

Your next stop is Donna , and below is the full line up if you get lost!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti FALL-IDAYS

Hi there crafty friend! Thank you so much for making the stop on my blog coming from the super talented Maria Sabina.

For today I have a project using some of my favorite Cotton and Thistle set. I grew up in Texas with fields upon fields of cotton, so this set reminds me of my childhood. 

I felt this image should be minimally colored, and allow the beauty of the cotton to show through.

To make this card, I matted a white piece of Neenah 110 lb cardstock over a kraft sheet cut 5.50 in by 4.25 in.

With blue watercolor, I layered a couple washes and set the cardstock aside to dry.  The vase and the stems were stamped, die cut then glued together. I then added clear Nuvo Drops to create a water effect.

The cotton was left white as the cardstock and added a pearl white Nuvo drops.
Then the whole thing was placed on the card panel with foam adhesive, and decorated with more clear Nuvo drops to make a waterdroppelet effect.

And that is it for this card, what are your thoughts on this Thanksgiving/Fall friendly card? Your next stop is Melissa Phillips

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Reverse Confetti Blog

Amy Kolling

Audrey Tokach

Kathy Schweinfurth

Tricia Barber

Amy Tsuruta

Deanne Kuntz

Amy Rohl

Maria Sabina

Crystal Thompson

Melissa Phillips

Jeanne Jachna

Olga Moss

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Heffy Doodle and WOW Embossing Collaboration

Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by, today we have a Heffy Doodle Collaboration with WOW Embossing. 
For this collab, I am using the Geology Rocks stamp set and two of WOW embossing powders. Metallic Platinum and White Twinkle. 

I could tell all about the way I made this card, however I made a video! 

Be sure to hop to my YouTube channel to see the full tutorial. 

There are some giveaways on Instagram too, so go on over and be sure to hop along.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Whimsy Stamps Guest Designer

Hello there! Crystal Thompson here as a special guest for Whimsy Stamps.

Today's very sweet post using the super cute stamp set called Teddy Best Friends from Whimsy Stamps.

The bears on this stamp set were just begging to be water colored, so with that in mind I decided to keep the card on a Clean and Simple vision with minimal embellishment.

To make this card, I heat embossed the bear image with gold embossing powder on regular 110lb white cardstock. 

 Once the image had dried up, I went ahead and hand cut around the image, and set aside.

 Now for my background , I have a piece of light kraft cardstock cut 4.25 in by 5.50in. Then I layered a white cardstock that is .25 in smaller than my base.

Once everything was layered, with a clean brush I drew a circle on the cardstock with clean water, then dropped some lilac water.  Once that dried, I water colored a blue circle, and splattered blue watercolor. Before it all dried, I did a few flickers of dark pink.

Once everything has dried, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder Promise You Won't Forget Me. To add some sparkle with gold spray, I added flickers to the entire card.To finish up, I placed the bear with foam adhesive above the sentiment.

I love the way this card turned out, very soft and subtle yet clean. Now don't go anywhere yet, I have a second card with a different technique.

For this card, the background is using the ever popular ink smooching technique, however I did it with some different ink that made this look kinda like alcohol blends. Let me tell you how I did this. 

Since the background on this is a background was too busy, I thought the bear should be simple and colored with Copics.
 To make the background, I used Distress Oxydes. I thought the formula would work well to smooch and it would react different to a dye ink. On a piece of acetate I swirled Cracked Pistachio, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet and Broken China. Then I added a couple drops of water on the acetate. I did not blend blend the colors, just add the drops.

Then on the cardstock that is to be smooched, I added a wash of clean water with my large brush. Then I smooched the paper onto the colors and lifted. I had some white left on my cardstock, so I turned the page and smooched again. Then allow it to air dry for about 5 minutes.

Once it was dried up, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder. Then added gold splatters.

To finish off the card, the little bear was added to the center of the card with foam adhesive. 

I really liked using both techniques on the backgrounds as it allows to work on one card, while the other dries up. 

Didn't I say this stamp set was the cutest?! 

Which one is your favorite?

Thanks so much for stopping by!