Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Hoppy Easter Card


I made this colorful and cheerful Easter card using my Stampin' Up! For Peeps' Sake and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets. I love both sets because the images in the For Peeps' Sake set are adorable and the sentiments are hysterical while the Gorgeous Grunge set is so versatile. This wasn't one of my favorite cards when I made it but it has grown on me a bit. I wish it were a little easier to cut out the chicks and small eggs. Here's how to make it:

It's been over a year since I made this (of course I didn't write anything down . . . nooooooo that would be waaaayyyyyy too easy lol!) so I'm not exactly sure of what colors I used. I'll give it my best guess (all are SU! colors). First stamp the background (I used a stamp from my Gorgeous Grunge set) in Pink Pirouette then using either markers or ink pads with a blender pen color each chick a different color (I used Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Lovely Lilac and Pink Pirouette) and stamp directly on the background using a stamp positioner (gotta luv that Stamp a ma jig lol!). Next create a 3D effect by stamping the same image on scrap paper and cut out both chicks and the egg then attach them over the previous images using mini pop dots. Then stamp the bottom edge either using individual eggs or a border stamp. I'm not sure who made the border stamp that I used as it doesn't have any identifying marks on it. Next color each egg on the egg border stamp included in the SU! set individual colors with markers or a blender pen and stamp on scrap paper then cut out each egg and attach with mini pop dots. Then create the die cut for the sentiment using a Spellbinders Labels Eighteen die. Next sponge the edges and stamp the sentiment using a stamp positioner and removable tape. Then all you have to do is attach it with a mini pop dot and enjoy!

Pleases let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments or suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com

Monday, February 20, 2017

Giggle Greetings-Doggie Congrats Card


I made this adorable card with my Stampin' Up! Giggle Greetings and Bear Hugs stamp sets. I love Google Greetings because there's several cute stamps w/hilarious images and sentiments all for different occasions. Here's how to make it:

First randomly stamp the paw prints (I used the paw print stamp in my Bear Hugs set) on a piece of light brown card stock using Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip ink then cut out the cute doggie and background using Spellbinders Labels One dies. Next stamp the doggie (I attach the die cut to a piece of scrap paper to hold it in place then stamp the image using my absolutey positively can't live without Stamp a ma jig) using Stazon Jet Black ink then color the doggie with Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip and I think Crumb Cake inks w/an aqua painter. Next sponge the edges of the doggie die cut with Chocolate Chip ink, then attach the ribbon, assemble the card and enjoy!

Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com


Purple Kind Koala Card


Hey everyone! Here we go w/another purple card so you know I love it lol! I made this adorable card using my Stampin' Up! Kind Koala stamp set and Beautiful Wings Embosslits with a sponged background. Of course I love the colors, the butterflies are adorable and the bow's a nice finishing touch. Here's how to make it:

First sponge SU! Elegant Eggplant ink on white card stock in various shades then using a straw (or other high tech flicking device lol!) flick water randomly on the card stock and allow to dry. In the mean time stamp the koala image using Stazon Jet Black ink then color with an aqua painter and SU! Crumb Cake and Elegant Eggplant inks. Next attach a self-adhesive rhinestone to the center of the flower then cut out the butterflies using the SU! Beautiful Wings Embosslit and attach the self-adhesive rhinestones in the center of each. Then create your bow using your desired technique. I attached ribbon around the card stock using adhesive on the back of both sides then made the bow using a mini bowdabra. I just love that thing and use it a lot. Here's a pic if you're not familiar with them:
Bowdabra Easy to Use Crafting Tool

Next all that's left to do is attach the bow w/adhesive or hot glue (preferably hot glue if you actually want it to stick lol!), attach the butterflies with mini pop dots, then assemble the card and enjoy!

I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com

Purple Ombre Flower Shop Thank You Card


I made this gorgeous card with my Stampin' Up! Flower Shop, Sincere Salutations and Stampendous Jumbo Peony stamp sets using the ombre and embossing resist techniques (click here for an awesome tutorial). Purple's my favorite color so I love how it turned out. Here's how to make it:

First heat emboss flowers and flourish on white card stock with Versamark watermark ink and white embossing powder then sponge SU! Elegant Eggplant ink from darker to lighter starting on the right. Then lightly rub a damp paper towel over embossing to remove ink. Next heat emboss the same flowers on vellum and cut out then attach with mini pop dots. Then all you need to do is stamp the sentiment, assemble the card and enjoy! 

I always appreciate any comments/suggestions that you'd like to share. Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm always happy to help. Thank you for stopping by, have a great day!

Linda Jensen
www.lindascreationscardsandcrafts.com
360-326-8820
lnelson0774@gmail.com