Sending Birthday Wishes

Technique Tuesday

May 21, 2019

Hello Crafty Friends! I hope you are doing well! Today, I am sharing a card for Technique Tuesday. Every month they release a new Gorgeous flower stamp set for their Greenhouse Society Line of Stamp and Dies, and this month is no exception. This month's stamp is called Sending Roses and it is definitely a favorite!


I started my card by stamping the floral image from the Sending Roses Stamp Set in a watercolor friendly ink. Next, I used two colors (No. 50, Yellow and No. 41 Light Green) of Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to watercolor my rose. Once it was dry, I used the Sending Roses Crafting Dies to die cut my floral image.


For my card design, I die cut a circle from a piece of Lawn Fawn Spring Fling patterned paper. I attached this to my A2 card base and stamped my sentiment onto my card base. I love the sentiments in this set, perfect for so many occasions.


To finish my card, I attached my rose to my card base with foam adhesive. I really love the size and design of the Sending Roses stamp set. I hope you get a chance to do a little shopping with the New Release from Technique Tuesday...there is a Butterfly stamp set that is calling my name.

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Enjoy your day,
Dana

Bee Friends

Pretty Pink Posh

May 20, 2019

Good Morning and Welcome! Today, Pretty Pink Posh is participating in a Blog Hop in honor of Bees and their importance. The Blog Hop is called, Too Bee or Not Too Bee, and I know it will be full of inspiration and fun. I hope you go to their blog and follow along. 
I thought it would be fun to also share a card here today since the Bee Friends Stamp Set was my first stamp set I purchased from Pretty Pink Posh and one of my favorites.



I started my card my stamping my bees from the Bee Friends Stamp Set and my flowers from the Spring Wreath Stamp Set. I then colored my images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies, Spring Wreath and Bee Friends, to die cut the images.


Next, I began working on my card panel. I ink blended my background with Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass. I stamped my sentiment (from the Bee Friends stamp set) in the middle of my panel. I then used the Scallop Borders Die Set to die cut my grass from green patterned paper. I attached this to a sunny yellow cardstock mat. Lastly, I attached all of my images with foam adhesive to create my card.




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Make sure you go to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog this morning to follow along with the Blog Hop. 

Thank again to all of the sponsors that made today possible.


Enjoy your day,
Dana

Flower Power

The Stamp Market

May 19, 2019

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a set of cards using a stamp and die set from The Stamp Market. I have been a fan of their stamps for awhile now, though I just received my first few sets from the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Store. Vanessa is carrying a lot (if not all) of their products, so I know I will be placing another order soon. 


I started my cards by stamping the Flower Power Stamp Set in VersaMark ink and heat setting white embossing powder. I love the look of the white embossing powder on the bright backgrounds.


The stamp is high quality and gave me a good impression on the first try, though I did use my Misti so it was easy to restamp my image. 


Next, I used the Handwritten Thanks Die to die cut my sentiments. I cut the shadow from white cardstock and the smaller piece from Cement Gray (MFT Stamps) cardstock. I added foam adhesive behind my sentiment to give it a little dimension before attaching it to my card front.



My daughter has been asking my to make Thank You cards (she was out) so I think this will be a great start!

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I hope you get a chance to stop by the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Store and check out their selection of stamps and dies from The Stamp Market.
Enjoy your day,
Dana



Hello!

Gina K Designs 
Therm O Web

May 17, 2019

Good Morning! I am back today sharing another card using products from Therm O Web and Gina K Designs


I started my card by creating my ink blended panel. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn and did tone on tone ink blending with the leaves from the Petal & Wings Stencil. Next, I used the Petals & Wings Die Set to die cut my ladybugs from Luxury White Card Stock. I used Gina K ink cubes and the Petals & Wings Stamp Set to stamp my ladybugs in rainbow colors.


I lightly sprayed the back of my stencil with Pixie Spray. This is the perfect spray to hold a stencil in place and keep it from moving. I then placed my stamped ladybug under the stencil (the Pixie Spray hold everything in place) and used Glitz Glitter Gel in Gold to add the dots to my ladybugs wings.


For my card panel, I cut a piece of white cardstock down and mounted my ink blended background behind it to make my card front. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Petals & Wings stamp set to the front of my panel.


To finish my card, I attached my ladybugs with foam adhesive to my card front. Lastly, I attached everything to my A2 card base.


I hope you enjoyed my card today. Something about Ladybugs and Rainbows just make me smile!

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Thanks again for stopping by! I truly appreciate every visit and comment. Please feel free to ask any questions too, I do my best to answer each of them.
Enjoy your day,
Dana



Peonies

Pretty Pink Posh

May 15, 2019

Good Morning and Welcome! Today, I am sharing a shaker card that use the Peonies Stamp Set from Pretty Pink Posh. The Peony stamp set is part of the new release and a must have!! I love the size of the flowers, and I am sure you will too.


I started my card by stamping one of the Peonies and leaf sets from the Peonies Stamp Set. I used my Zig Clean Color Pens to watercolor my flower. I only used three colors, though by adding lots of water I was able to blend and get some shading. Next, I used the Peonies Coordinating Dies to die cut the flowers and leaves.


For my card design, I started by ink blending my background with Distress Oxide Ink in Squeezed Lemonade. I positioned and stamped my sentiment from the Everyday Greetings Stamp Set in the middle of my panel so it would show through the window opening.


Next, I used the Storybook 5 die to cut my opening on the front panel of my card. I attached acetate behind the window and added double sided foam adhesive for some dimension. I filled my shaker with Caribbean Blue Jewels and then closed my shaker up with my card panel. 


Don't you just love the color of the Caribbean Blue Jewels? They might be a favorite!! The color is just perfect for summer!

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Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

See Ya Later Alligator

Technique Tuesday

May 14, 2019

Welcome to the New Release and Blog Hop for Technique Tuesday! 




Today, I am using the new Alligators & Crocodiles Stamp Set for my card. I started by stamping my alligator and little bird with black ink. I then used Copic markers to color them both. Next, I used the Alligators & Crocodiles Crafting Dies to cut them out.


For card panel, I used a sun ray stencil from MFT Stamps and Distress Oxide Ink in Mustard Seed. I ink blended the rays and then lightly went back over the inked area for a tone on tone look. Next, I stamped my sentiment onto the Jam Jar Labels Dies


To finish my card, I attached my card panel to a green mat and added my stamped images with foam adhesive. Lastly, I attached everything to an A2 card base. 
You will love this set, the sentiments are perfect and sure to make you smile!

Make sure you follow along on the Blog Hop today!! I know there will be a lot of fun and inspiration along the way.


Dana Kirby * You Are Here
Amy Kolling * Next Stop


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Enjoy your day,
Dana





Case This Sketch

Congrats Grad!
Pretty Pink Posh

May 12, 2019

Good Morning! I am back today sharing another Graduation card...we have a lot of graduates this year so I am trying to get all of my cards made, and the latest release from Pretty Pink Posh Blog is perfect! Today, I used the Case This Sketch challenge for my inspiration. I have not had a lot of time to participate in any challenges recently and I have been missing them.


I started my card by creating my background. I sprayed the back of the Graduation Stencil with Therm O Web Pixie Spray. The Pixie Spray adds the right amount of adhesive to keep your stencil in place without making it sticky. I did tone on tone ink blending with Classic Kraft ink from Papertrey Ink for my background. 


Next, I used the Congrats Script Die to die cut my sentiment. I stamped my graduation cap and diploma from the Congrats Grad Stamp Set and colored my images with Copic markers. Lastly, I used the Congrats Grad Coordinating Dies to die cut my images.


To finish my card I used the Case This Sketch image for my card layout, keeping everything fairly clean and simple.


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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you get a chance to play along with the Case This Sketch challenge this week.
Enjoy your day,
Dana