Memorial Day Card Inspiration

Thank you to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. This card’s color pallet was inspired by the colors in our American 🇺🇸Flag.

A2 Size Card featuring Annie’s Garden Stamp Set: Bumblebee and Roses

I created this card using images from the Bumblebee and Roses set from Annie’s Garden.

I stamped the flowers onto a A2 size card panel using Memento Black Ink on card stock that is alcohol ink friendly. I used 110 lb Hammermill paper.

Stamp your image in different angles on card panel to cover.

I started coloring the leaves using my COPIC markers. Y04, YG07 and G09 were used to color the leaves.

Sometimes if you are coloring something quickly, I do assembly line coloring, to speed like colored objects.

I don’t always go ahead, as I like the ink to be wet when coloring so that the colors blend automatically, the work is done for you when you apply the ink layers while the ink underneath is still wet, or at least damp.

To color the RED roses, I used the following blend: BV23 (shadow/under paint), R22, R24, R29, and R39.





Add shadows down first with BV23
After coloring all the flowers, I decided I wanted to create a wooden background. I divided the panel using a ruler and doodled with a Micron permanent black ink and filled in with Copic markers to complete the background.
Continue down the panel until wood pattern is complete

COPIC Blends are as follows:

  • Blue Roses – B01, FBG2, FB2, B12 and B18
  • White Roses – C1, Y000 and RV000
  • Bumblebee – Y000, YR23, YR27, FY1 and BG11
  • Wood – E57, E53, E51, E50 (shadow BV31 & E13)

Once the Copic coloring was complete, I used Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol to add extra depth to the shadows. Thank you for your support. Please like and follow! Happy Crafting!❤️

You Sure Are Spiffy

Featuring Images and Stair Builder Die from
June 2022 Stamp Release

A2 Card Base cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2

Copic Blends:

  • Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, E000 and R20 for cheeks
  • Lady’s Attire – Y28, Y23, YR24, Y21
  • Men’s Attire – T9, T7, T4 and 0
  • Stairs – suspended moon rock ink refill or comparable gray color and black (sparingly) by dropping about 3-5 drops and tgen using a skewer to swirl the ink to create a marbled look to ink. i took the stair die cut and dipped into the shaving cream, which picked up the pigment and transferred to paper. i wiped off the shaving cream and let pieve dry.
  • Blonde Hair – E44, E39, Y21 and E59
  • Brunette Hair – E89, E59, E34 and E57
  • Prismacolor pencils used to create deeper shadows, as well as white gelpen highlights.

I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and popped up with foam tape.

You’ve Been Granted 3 Birthday Wishes Card Project

Birthday Card Featuring Arabian Nights 6×8 Set

Please make sure to visit https://scrappyboy.com/ to see the latest release, as well as other awesome offerings you’ll be sure to fall in love with. The images are so cute, you can mix and match different sets to stretch your stash! The papers and stencils are awesome, too!

To make this 5 1/2 inch square card, I used the following supplies:

  • Magic Lamp Stencil
  • Arabian Nights 6×6 Double Sided Paper Pack
  • Arabian Nights Stamp Set & Coordinating Outline Dies
  • Coordinating Card stock | Glitter Cardstock
  • Double-Stick Foam Tape
  • Gold Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Ink
  • White Gel Pen
  • Memento Black Ink
  • 5 1/2 x 11 in heavy card base, scored at 5 1/2
  • Distress oxide inks
  • 1 1/2 in circle punch or die (straight edge and scalloped edge)
  • COPIC Markers
Saved all my scraps as I decided on a thin or thick mat.

I used The Magic Lamp Stencil on a piece of white card stock to make a background! So much fun!

Magic Lamp Stencil used with distress ink and white gel pen accents for added interest

I stamped the genie and the lamp images on white Hammermill card stock in 110 lb weight with Mememto Black Ink.

COPIC Combos are as follows:

  • Genie Hair – T9, T7, V17, V15, V12
  • Genie Face & Hairband – BV00, BV11, BV13, BV17, R22 (cheeks)
  • Genie Top – B34, B37
  • Genie Bottom – BG10, BG11, BG53, BG13 and white gel pen accents
  • Bracelets – Y13, Y15 and Y17, YR24
  • Lamp – Y00, Y11, Y15, YR23 & YR27

I used scraps to adorn my project, just looked for complementary shades from the colors in the patterned paper. Images were popped up with foam tape. Sentiment embossed with Versamark Ink on maroon card stock with Gold Embossing Powder to complete the card. THANKS for checking my project out. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

Have A Super Birthday Featuring Scrappy Boy Stamps

I had so much fun making this card. I wanted it to be colorful, like I remember the comic pages used to be, tucked in between the other black and white pages of the Sunday paper. I wanted there to be lots of angles and layers of tone on tone colors behind my focal point, one of the cutest little super heroes you ever did see in a stamp set from http://www.ScrappyBoy.com.

I was inspired by the divided blocks, white framing, the camera, filmstrip, reds, blues and showing movement on a page.

To make this A2 sized card, I used the following:

  • White Card Base – 4.25 in x 11 in, scored at 5.5 in
  • Red Card Panel – 5.5 in x 4.25 in
  • Black Card Panel- 5.25 in x 4 in
  • White Card Panel – 5 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in
  • Filmstrip diecut in black
  • Various Patterned Paper (use up scraps)
  • Scrap strips in black, red and white for your sentiment

I used Scrappy Boy Stamps’ new slimline comic strip builder frame and ink blended solid blocks of bright colors using distress ink pads in candy apple red, carved pumpkin, squeezed lemonade and peacock feathers on the white card panel. I then ink blended with the same color for a tone on tone with different patterns from a second stencil that Scrappy Boy Stamps released called Half-Tone Dots, as well as another stencil from my stash. The effect you are trying to achieve is movement and interest, so get creative.

I glued the ink-blended panel to the black panel, leaving a small frame around the edge. I then glued the black panel to the red panel and then the double-matted panel onto the card base.

I decorated the front by gluing a filmstrip diecut, after piecing patterned paper from the coordinating 6×6 paper pack called SuperHeros. This was adhered to the card front at an angle with double-stick foam tape for added dimension.

The super hero from the SUPER TEAM set was stamped with Momento Black Ink on Hammermill 110 lb white card stock, colored with Copic markers in the following combinations:

  • Red Suit – R20, R24, R29, R39
  • Yellow – Y13, Y15 and Y17
  • Flesh – E51, E30, E50
  • Cheeks -R20
  • Flames – Yellows and accented with red flicks using combos above.

Sentiment stamped with Black ink on a strip of white card stock treated with an anti-static powder bag in my stamp positioner. I then cleaned the stamp, leaving the strip in the positioner in place and stamped the sentiment over the original black impression with Versamark and then applied clear embossing powder and heat embossed the sentiment with my heat gun. I find that by using the positioner, I don’t have to fight with stray black embossing powder flecks and still gets a bold, shiny, black finish on my embossed images. I matted the sentiment with layers of black and red to tie everything together. I left the edges of the sentiment strip with strong, wonky angles for some playfulness. The card was finished off with embossed candy dots in black.

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Happy Crafting!

Sorry I’m Choco-LATE! Card Project – featuring Kawaii Cuties by Stamp Anniething

This slimline card was extremely fun to make because Kawaii Cuties from Stamp Anniething has so many images included in each set, slimline cards are how you can have enough real estate to hold ALL THIS CUTENESS!!!!!

I find myself wanting to be late sending all my birthday cards this year, because I am absolutely in love with this sentiment! How cute is the sentiment, “sorry, I’m Choco-late!”

To make this slimline card, I used one of StampAnniething’s slimeline dies. This one is a stitched scallop die. Next, I used a combination of distressed inks from my stash to ink blend the background. I used spun sugar, squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin, and at the very top I used a little bit of barn door to deepen the pink. I flicked some fresh, clean water onto the panel, as it will cause the distressed ink to react, and leave a bleached effect. I then mounted the ink panel onto a piece of card stock in a darker teal, giving approximately a quarter inch larger than the cut panel. The teal piece measures 3.5 x 8.5.

The first quarter release from Kawai Cuties by StampAnniething has some amazing sets. They are very versatile and you can mix and match on all different projects. This particular card uses the stamp set and coordinating dies from: Life is What You Bake It and I Will Never Dessert You.

I used COPIC markers to color my images. The following combinations were used:

  • Banner colors – blue = FB2, FBG2, B01; pink = FRV1, RV14, RV13, RV10; Green – FYG2, G12, YG01; orange =FYR1, YR16, YR00
  • Chocolates -Anything Chocolate – B66,E79, E77, E74, E71 – add highlights with white Posca Pen
  • Pink frostings -RV10, R81,R83, R85
  • Strawberry, Hearts & Red Icings – R21,R24,R29 / G07 (strawberry leaves)
  • Madellines – Y23, YR21, YR23
  • Cinnamon Roll Frosting – E40, E42, E43
  • Jello – Y13, Y15, Y17, yR27, YR16
  • Teal (dish, cake bows, candles, cupcake wrapper) – B01, BG01, BG49
  • Display Case- C6, C4, C2, C0
  • Cheeks on items- R20 and white gel accents

I heat embossed the sentiment using Silver embossing powder on the same colored card stock I matted my base with to keep everything coordinated. To finish off the card, I created a white card-base to adhere my finished panel to. Finished card size is folded, 3.5 x 8.5. The card-base was made with white 110 pound card-stock cut 7 x 8.5, scored at 3.5.

Products used can be located at https://stampanniething.com/

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The Chimney Sweep

I used Scrappy Boy Stamps’ set called Practically Perfect (pictured here) to make this slimline style card.

I used a letter-size (8.5 x 11) sheet of Banana Cream card stock from FSJ/Spellbinders to create my card base. You can modify the size to your preference. I then cut a card front that was a quarter of an inch on all sides smaller than the base in Hammermill 100 lb white card stock. I used 2 StampAnniething stencils and dye-based ink to ink blend my background, which included a citycape with the tops of the city buildings being the bottom third of the card.

On the top half, I made a night sky. I used a circle die to create a mask and then placed the sun ray stencil over top of the mask to ink blend to create additional interest. I removed my circle mask, which left clean paper. I used a light yellow to ink blend the circle to create the glowing moon.

I used 2 characters ftom the set: The Chimney Sweep and the girl with the open umbrella. I stamped both images on a piece of Hammermill White 100 lb card stock. I used my Copic 100 marker to color in the girl with the umbrella, as I wanted to make her look like she was in the shadows. You can use a black Sharpie, too. Color in everything to create a silouette.

Next, I colored up the Chimney Sweep.

  • Skin- E04,E11, E21, E00, R20 and E000
  • Hair – E89, E59,E34 and E57
  • Clothes & Hat – B000,B21, B23 & B26 (dirty them up using various T-family markers)
  • I used the T-family to create soot on his face.

I used some scrap black card stock and stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment.

Lastly, I assembled the card. Hope you enjoy.