Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Ellie
Beach, birthday, Birthday Cards, Echo Park Paper Co, Ice Cream, Lawn Fawn, Paper Nest Dolls, Queen & Co, Spectrum Noir, Summer

Paper Nest Dolls – Ice Cream Ellie

Paper Nest Dolls Ice Cream Ellie

Hello!

Today on my blog I am sharing a card that I made for my BFF. When her and I get together, we always go to the beach and eat ice cream so I incorporated these two items into this card. Besides crafting, these are my other favorite things to do!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Ice Cream Ellie Inside

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Lisa

Copic, Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir, Stamp Anniething, Stamps of Life

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand by Lisa Mears

Hello!

On my blog today I’m featuring a card I made using Stamp Anniething’s Lemonade Stand bundle. This company is new to me. I first saw them at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Orlando, Florida on May 17, 2019. Their stamps are amazing! I picked up the Lemonade Stand bundle which includes a stamped doll image and many other stamps and die cuts to go along with it. Check out my video which shows everything that is included in the bundle and the process for which I made the card. Enjoy!

 

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand by Lisa Mears

To see all of Stamp Anniething’s amazing products, visit their website at: http://stampanniething.com/

Products Used:

Stamp Anniething Lemonade Stand Bundle

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform 

Lawn Fawn Fawndamentals Ink Pad – Jet Black 

Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock 

Stamps of Life Sunshine Collection Patterned Paper Pad
(Note: This was out-of-stock at the time of publishing this post. The Amazing patterned paper pad will also work as it has the same green flowered sheet within it. Here’s the link – https://amzn.to/2ES3rnM.)

Stamps of Life Friend Collection  Patterned Paper Pad

Stamps of Life Scalloped Rectangle Die Cuts  

Stamps of Life Rectangle Die Cuts 

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper

Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue  

Distress Ink Pad Mowed Lawn

Distress Ink Pad Twisted Citron 

Distress Ink Pad Broken China

Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

5.5 x 5.5 card base

Markers:

Dress: B63, B66, B69
Skin: E50, E51, E53
Blush: R20, R22
Hair: Spectrum Noir EB2, GB8, GB9
Lemonade: Spectrum Noir CT1, CT4
Flowers: Copics R32, R35, R37
Leaves: Copis G3, G5, G7
Lemonade Stand: Spectrum Noir TN4, TN6, TN9
Lemonade Sign: Copics B00, B02 and Spectrum Noir CT1 and CT4

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Copic, Flowers, Love, Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life

The Stamps of Life Fan Group Weekly Challenge – Flowers – Card 3

Hello!

I was asked by Kristin Bost, a design team member for The Stamps of Life, to host a weekly challenge in The Stamps of Life Facebook Fan Group. Of course, I said yes. I just love the stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life. I’ve been a member of their Die Hard Club for two years and just recently joined the Card Kit Club. More information about their Kit clubs can be found here – http://www.thestampsoflife.com/club.htm

The theme for the weekly challenge is flowers. The only rule is to use products from The Stamps of Life….easy peasy!!

I made six cards and will be posting them on separate blog posts. Each card also has a You Tube process video which I will link in the blog post.

Card 3 – Wheelbarrow

For this card, I just love the pinks, blues, yellows, and oranges. I decided to color the flowers in similar colors as shown in the patterned paper using my copic markers.

Bunch of Flowers3

Bunch of Flowers4

Wheelbarrow Process Video

Supplies Used:

  1. Sizzix Flower with Stem Fold-its
  2. Wheelbarrow2stamp
  3. Wheelbarrow dies 
  4. Sizzix 661833 Framelits Step-Ups Dies By Stephanie Barnard (For Grass)
  5. Oh Joy 6×6 petite patterned paper pad
  6. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Kiwi
  7. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Gingersnap
  8. The Stamps of Life Card Stock – Candy
  9. Lawn Fawn Premium Jet Black Ink Pad
  10. Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Card Stock 
  11. Sparkle and Sprinkle Tear-ific Tape
  12. Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell
  13. Copic marker – YR14 
  14. Copic Marker – YR31
  15. Copic Marker – RV52
  16. Copic Marker – RV55
  17. Copic Marker – BG01
  18. Copic Marker – BG05
  19. Spectrum Noir markers – CT1, CT4, TN3, TN4, TN6, TN9

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Lisa

Birthday Cards, Copic, masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Uncategorized, water coloring

Lighthouse Card

Lighthouse2stamp

Hello! This card was super fun to make and it is perfect for a masculine card. I used the brand new lighthouse2stamp stamp and die set from The Stamps of Life.

To make this card, first I stamped the image onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink. The stamped image does not have stripes so I decided to add my own. Using washi tape, I sectioned off portions of the image before starting to color. (In the image below, you can see the white washi tape on the image.)

Lighthouse - 1

After coloring the entire red section, I removed the washi tape, colored the gray section, and then colored the rest of the image. The image was colored using Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. The yellow windows were colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers in Moonlight. After the lighthouse was colored, I die cut the image using the lighthouse2stamp coordinating die.

lighthouse2

Next, I worked on the sky background. Using Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers (Blue Topaz, Aquamarine, and Moonstone), I colored a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper. I started with the darkest color, Blue Topaz, and drew lines across the paper. Then I moved to the medium color, Aquamarine, and drew lines directly underneath the Blue Topaz lines. Next I followed with the lightest color, Moonstone. After all the markers were on the paper, I used a wet paint brush and smoothed out the colors.

background

The blue water colored paper was cut down into a piece that could fit nicely on top of the card. I stamped the sentiment and birds onto the blue water colored paper and then adhered the lighthouse to the blue paper.

Next, I cut a piece of Strawberry cardstock that is just slightly larger than the blue paper and then adhered the blue paper to the Strawberry card stock. The Strawberry cardstock was adhered to the A2 card base using foam adhesive to add dimension. The A2 card base was cut with Gingersnap paper.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside2

Next, using hot glue, I added shells to the bottom of the card. (I don’t recall the name of the company I purchased the shells from. They were at the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Orlando in 2018. If I find the name, I’ll update the blog post.)

The inside of the card was stamped with a “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the lighthouse2stamp stamp from The Stamps of Life.

Lighthouse2stamp_inside

Lighthouse2stamp_closeup

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Lisa

masculine cards, Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life

“Just a Note” Raccoon Pudgie

RaccoonPudgie23_JustANote_

Hello!Today on my blog is a masculine card. I made this card for my 15-year old son. He is flying to Dallas with his dad to test for his third degree senior black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Since I cannot be there to watch him test, this card is going in his suitcase so he will find it when he gets there. It’s just my way of sending him my love, happy thoughts, and encouragement (not that he needs it).

Okay…now for the supplies used…

The card base is the Sizzix Rectangle/Gift Card Flip-its Card Set (#660714) by Stephanie Barnard. The neat thing about this flip-it card is that you can make the middle rectangle part turn into a gift card holder, but I chose not to use it in this way. I just used the card base and the two decorative panels. I cut the card base out of Licorice card stock from The Stamps of Life. The two side panels were cut out of a piece of patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection patterned paper pad. Those panels were adhered using double-sided tape. The rectangle in the middle was cut from a piece of paper from the same patterned paper pad using a stitched rectangle die.

I used the “Just a Note” sentiment from the words4jar stamp set and stamped it onto the same gray paper that was used to cut out the stitched rectangle. The ink used was Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink. I applied double-sided adhesive behind the sentiment and then die cut it using the coordinating die from the words4jar dies. The shadow layer was cut from Licorice card stock. The sentiment was adhered to the shadow layer and then adhered to the stitched rectangle.

The stamp used for this card is the raccoonpudgie23. I colored it with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then used the coordinating die cut to cut it out. (I cannot find this stamp anywhere on The Stamps of Life website. I don’t believe they sell it since it was given as a gift at one of their classes.)

To finish off this card, black embellishments from The Stamps of Life were added.

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Lisa

Love, Spectrum Noir, Spectrum Sparkle Pens, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day, water coloring

Love Heart Card

Love Card with Heart Final

Hello!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day or just to say “I love you,” this card is so beautiful with its vibrant colors.

First, I die cut the heart shape from the heart die in the Heart Background – Limited Edition die set from The Stamps of Life. I die cut it using Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Smooth Paper Pad.

Step 1

Next, I water colored the heart using Spectrum Sparkle markers. The colors I used were solar red, emerald green, and blue topaz. After I put some color down, I used a paint brush with a small amount of water to spread the color on the heart.

Step 2

Next, I used the center heart die cut and layered it inside of the big heart and die cut it onto white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive on the opposite side of the card stock. This made it easier to adhere cut piece in the next step.

Step 4

Next, I peeled the heart away from the adhesive and adhered it onto the colored heart.

Using the same water color method as described above, I colored with the solar red Spectrum Sparkle marker onto the Bristol Smooth paper and spread the color onto the paper using a water brush. Next, I die cut the shadow layer of the Love die from the Love Statement Set from The Stamps of Life.

Next, I used the Love word die and die cut using white card stock. Before die cutting, I put double-sided adhesive onto the back of the white card stock which made it easier to adhere to the shadow layer. (Note: In case you are wondering, the shadow layer of the Love die cut in the picture below is a slightly darker pink than the one on the finished card because I actually die cut the Love piece twice to create two identical pieces for two cards. It shows darker here because for this die cut, I applied more ink onto the paper.)

Using Ocean card stock from The Stamps of Life, I cut an A2 size card base. Next, using the Hooray patterned paper pad from The Stamps of Life, I die cut a piece of patterned paper using the large stitched rectangle die.

Step 3

I adhered the stitched rectangle piece of patterned paper to the front of the card base. Next, I adhered the heart on top of the rectangle piece and then I adhered the Love statement to the bottom right corner and ended with a pink bow at the top of the card.

 

Love Card with Heart Final

 

For the inside of the card, I die cut a large stitched rectangle from Candy card stock and stamped the sentiment from the Love Statement Set.

inside

Love Card with Heart Final

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Spectrum Noir, Stamps of Life, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Card Using Squirrels2Love from The Stamps of Life

squirrels2love_red

 

Hello! Here’s another Valentine’s Day card that I made using products from The Stamps of Life. I just love their stamps and these cute squirrels are no exception!

I die cut the card base from the Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Die Set using strawberry card stock from The Stamps of Life. Next, I die cut the front panel and bottom panels as shown using the patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection.

Stephanie, the owner of The Stamps of Life, does an awesome job showing us how to put the card base together. (Click here for directions: Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Die Set Instructions)

Using the Squirrels2Love stamp set, I stamped the images using Lawn Fawn’s Premium Jet Black Ink Pad, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers, and then die cut the images using the corresponding die set, Squirrels2Love Dies.

The boy squirrel is holding flowers in his hand, but I decided to cover the flowers with hearts to make it look like heart-shaped balloons for Valentine’s Day. I die cut the hearts from the Jar2Stamp Dies using the same patterned paper from the Sweetheart collection as I used for the layering pieces of the card base. Once the three hearts were die cut, I adhered them on top of the original flowers from die cut stamped image.

The heart border and the “Love You” dies are from the Sizzix Heart Step-Ups Card Die Set. Using the same strawberry card stock as the card base, I die cut the heart border and and the shadow layer for the “Love You” die cut. The pink card stock for the words “Love You” are from the same pink paper as was used for the heart balloon. I do want to add that I put tape adhesive on the card stock before running it through the die cut machine to make it easier to adhere to the card.

Here is the same card using different Valentine’s papers that I had in my stash.

squirrels2love_teal

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