Blog Posts, Paperieink

Thanks & Giving

I sometimes like to use pattern paper just to help me get my color palette down, like I did on this slimline card! These are definitely not my typical colors and it was nice to use some of my ignored Copic markers. They go perfectly with the Fall cuties from Paperie Ink stamps!

I used these products on my slimline design:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background, I first trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth a little smaller than my card front, inked it with rusty hinge, fossilized amber, and scattered straw, and splattered it with white paint, gold shimmer spray, and brown spray using a damp paintbrush.

While that dried, I used my neglected Cameo, created the THANKSGIVING and cut it out of the pattern paper and the back which happened to be dark brown. I glued them together offsetting them a little to help the pattern stand out. I adhered it near the top with foam tape and stamped my sentiment along the bottom.

Next, I stamped the foxes, crows, pumpkins, leaves, sunflowers, and hats from the stamp sets listed above, colored them with Copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I arranged them with foam tape above the sentiment and around the THANKSGIVING and finished with a few gold jewels!

If you are ever struggling on what colors to use, pull out some of your pattern papers and see if they inspire you!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Wishing You Joy!

Candice back with you today and I again had to play with Reverse Confetti’s new September release, this time with the Christmas products! This new tree die is perfect to highlight (and use again!) your cross stitch panels with gorgeous different patterns! There is enough space to do all the fun detail stitches for a stunning Christmas card!

I used these Reverse Confetti products to create my slimline design:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background, I first trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit a little smaller than my card front and die cut the tree near the top making sure to center it. I then die cut the cross stitch panel and created my stitched design lining it up behind the openings in the tree. I then adhered the tree panel with foam tape over the cross stitched piece and used foam tape to add to the front of my card.

Next, I stamped the crib, colored it with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I then cut the ray die and ‘peace’ from gold foil cardstock and the ‘peace’ shadow from blue shimmer cardstock.

To put the card together, I glued the ray down and added the layered ‘peace’ and crib with foam tape and simply stamped the sentiment beneath!

I hope you are inspired to try a cross stitch pattern or come up with a design to use behind this amazing tree!

Thank you for stopping by with me today!

Candice

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Ahoy Matey!

These have to be my all time favorite pirates! This set is one from the new release from Paperie Ink stamps called Ahoy Matey and I used them on a CAS slimline card to highlight just how cute they are!

I used these products to create my slimline design:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

Next, I stamped the pirates and accessories, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I then die cut the stitched panel from Bristol Smooth cardstock and glued to the front of my card base.

For the top scene, I die cut the wave from teal cardstock, used foam tape to adhere to the edge, and tucked the boat and pirate behind. I finished the top scene with the sentiment and a few teal jewels.

For the bottom scene, I repeatedly stamped the sentiment along the side, trimmed a piece of Kraft cardstock adhering with foam tape, and adding the pirates and accessories around. I finished with a few more teal jewels!

I truly have fallen for these cute little pirates and you should see the rest of them in the Ahoy Matey set and while you are there, check out the latest release!

Thank you for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Hello, Fall

Hi! Candice with you this Monday and I cannot tell you how much I am loving the new September release from Reverse Confetti, it is full of your choice of Halloween, Fall, or Christmas! This week I went with a Fall card using the new release because I so love the change of colors I get to use when creating, don’t you?!

I used these Reverse Confetti products to create my card:

I began my card with a 6 1/2 x 5 card base.

For the background, I die cut 2 panels from the All Lined Up Cover Panel die, one from dark brown cardstock and the other from pattern paper. I offset these gluing them together and trimming the bottom one and adhered to the center of my card. I then die cut the fabulous Large Detailed Circle die from the dark brown cardstock and used foam tape to pop it up.

The banner I created by using the partial die cut method with the tag die (run partway through your machine, rotate and line up, and run it partway through again!). I heat embossed the sentiment in white and used foam tape to put below the circle.

Next, I stamped the Fall floral cluster and apple cider mug, colored them with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies listed above to cut them out. I added them also with foam tape to give lots of dimension to the card around the circle and finished with a few gold jewels!

I hope you are inspired to try these colors on your next Fall design and take a moment to go check out the amazing new release HERE!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

SSS Stamptember & Reverse Confetti

Simon Says Stamps Stamptember is always a month to look forward to and today I am excited to be joining the collaboration with Reverse Confetti stamps! This gorgeous floral set, Autumn Blessings, is available today for you to get your hands on!

I used these products for my slimline design:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background, I created the slimline stitched panel using the partial die cut method (run through partway, rotate and line up, and run through partway again!). I then inked the panel with forest moss, peeled paint, and crushed olive, splattered with white paint and gold shimmer spray, and once dry, I stamped the sentiment.

Next, I stamped the image 4 times on watercolor paper, colored them with zig watercolor markers, and cut out with the coordinating dies. I adhered them to the front with foam tape and trimmed the bottoms with scissors. I finished with accents on the images with a white pen and sprinkled some dark pink jewels!

I used these Zig watercolors: yellow, light brown, olive green, mid green, deep brown, pale rose, deep red, and pale violet.

You can see all the designs created with this wonderful stamp set on the Simon Says Stamps blog!

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti September Release Inspirational Hop!

We are sharing some great inspiration with you on this Blog Hop showcasing the new September release from Reverse Confetti! You should have come from Reverse Confetti and I have the full hop list below!

I am highlighting the fun new Halloween products in this release on my slimline card!

I used these Reverse Confetti products on my slimline design:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background, I created the frames by die cutting the orange pattern paper from the stitched square frames 3 times, lined them up on my card front, and trimmed the edges. I trimmed some Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind the frames, inked them with wilted violet and milled lavender, and splattered with white and black paint.

Next, I stamped the cats, bat, and moon and stars, colored them with copic markers, and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I arranged them in the frames with foam tape. I then die cut the ‘boo‘ from dot pattern paper and the shadow ‘boo‘ from black cardstock and glued between the top 2 frames. I stamped the sentiment between the bottom 2 frames and finished with a few purple jewels!

You can head on over to Cheiron Brandon next on the hop and enjoy the talent from the DT and amazing crafty ‘Fetti Friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice

Full Blog Hop List:

Reverse Confetti

Candice Fisher (YOU ARE HERE!)

Cheiron Brandon

Dilay Nacar

Ali Farmer

Heather Ruwe

Audrey Tokach

Michelle Short

Tiffany Pryce-Russom

Kelly Lunceford

Jeanne Jachna

Lisa Henke

Susan Wymer

Amy Rohl

Amy Kolling

Becky Roberts

Andrea Shell

Lien Leysen

Keia Shipp-Smith

Tricia Barber

Dana Kirby

Jenny Colacicco

Amy Tsuruta

Olga Moss

Blog Posts, Paperieink

A Little Nutty!

These nutty little squirrels from Paperie Ink stamps new release have such fantastic expressions!

I used these products for my mini slimline design:

I began my mini slimline with a 6 1/2 x 4 card base.

For the background, I created a CAS design by die cutting the stitched frame from thick black cardstock and again from Bristol Smooth cardstock and inked the inside squares with speckled egg oxide ink. I then die cut the stitched tree from Bristol Smooth cardstock and inked it with pumice stone and frayed burlap. I adhered these to the left side, the frame with foam tape and glued the squares inside and the tree with foam tape over the frame. I stamped the sentiment along the right top side with brown ink.

Next, I stamped the squirrels, nuts, and leaves, colored them with copic markers, and fussy cut them out. I arranged them all around the tree and next to the sentiment. I finished with a few orange jewels!

Thank you for stopping by and you can head on over to Paperie Ink stamp and check out the new release here!

Candice

Blog Posts, Reverse Confetti

Reverse Confetti SYS September-Halloween/Fall Fun

Hello! It’s Candice with you at the beginning of the month to kick off this September’s SYS theme-Halloween/Fall Fun! I love the change of color on the leaves and the change of color in my card making when Fall arrives! I chose a deep color palette for my Fall design today!

I used these Reverse Confetti products for my design:

I began my card with a 6 1/2 x 5 card base.

For the background, I first die cut the the panel from burgundy cardstock and trimmed the inside out using my paper trimmer to create a frame. I inked a piece of Bristol Smooth using a homemade cloud stencil with fossilized amber, scattered straw, and tea dye oxide inks. I used foam tape over the cloud background and stamped the sentiment along the top.

Next, I stamped the images from the Pick of the Patch stamp set onto watercolor paper, colored them with Zig watercolor markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I arranged them along the frame either gluing or using foam tape for lots of dimension. I finished with a few gold jewels!

I hope you are inspired to join in the fun of the September Stock Your Stash challenge using some Halloween or Fall themes!

List of Zig colors used: deep red, ochre, light brown, deep green, and olive green

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Paperieink

Everything Quill Be Alright

These hedgehogs from Paperie Ink stamps new release just have to be the cutest and paired them with some older sets for a sweet Fall scene!

I used these products to create my slimline design:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background I die cut the stitched oval frame from thick white cardstock, trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock to fit behind the frame, inked it with rusty hinge, fossilized amber, and scattered straw, and splattered with white paint and gold shimmer spray with a damp paintbrush.

Once dry, I adhered the inked background to the card front, used foam tape to add the stitched oval frame, and stamped the sentiment in brown ink.

Next, I stamped the all the images from the 4 stamp sets listed above, colored them with copic markers, fussy cut them out and added accents with a white pen. I then die cut the birch trees from dark brown cardstock and adhered with foam tape on the corners of the frame. The images I either glued or used foam tape to give dimension to my Fall scene and finished with a few red jewels!

I hope you are inspired to do some fun Fall cards as the temps will soon be getting cooler!

Thank you so much for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Crafty Meraki

Wrapped in Love

Hello! It’s Candice back with you today! I love this Bar None Slimline die I designed for Crafty Meraki to use as a base for scene building like I did with this cute Christmas card!

I used these products found in the Crafty Meraki store for my slimline design:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base.

For the background, I die cut the Bar None slimline panel from white cardstock and stamped the sentiment in grey ink. I then trimmed a piece of Bristol Smooth to fit behind the panel and inked it with the faded jeans, broken china, and tumbled glass oxide inks. Before gluing together, I added some stitched snow hills to create my little scenes on.

Next, I stamped the snowmen and trees, colored them in a blue and grey palette with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered them either with glue or foam tape giving some dimension to my card. I finished with some stamped snowflakes and silver jewels!

You should check out the huge selection of MFT products in the Crafty Meraki store and the other top brands she carries! There is also free shipping on all purchases over $50 in the US!

Thank you so much for stopping by with me today and I hope you are inspired to start early on your Christmas card stash!

Candice