Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Warm Wishes on Your Birthday

I haven’t used silhouette style stamps very often like the new set from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by the talented Julian Charlton and wanted to try a new technique of no line coloring with them.  0114-no line coloring

The Purple Onion Designs stamps that I used are:

I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which fits nicely into a standard or size 9A envelope.

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For my background, I first heat embossed the trees in white on a stitched panel and inked lightly with milled lavender.  I added a stitched snow hill to the bottom of the panel.

Next, I stamped CocoaMarshmallowbirch house in barely beige ink for the no line coloring, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out.  Using foam tape, I added them next to the trees.

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I then heat embossed the sentiment in white onto a stitched banner and inked lightly with shabby shutters & bundled sage.  I added a little bit of grey twine and used foam tape to adhere into the center.

To finish my card I put some sparkle and shine with star sequins and white domes.

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Create a Smile

Let’s Get Cozy

The new Wonderful Winter Kit from Create a Smile Stamps blends perfectly with their previous releases!  For this winter scene, I mixed some new with the old!

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All the Create a Smile products I used:

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For the background, I taped the knit stencil over a piece of white thick cardstock and inked with salty ocean & tumbled glass oxide inks.  After removing the stencil and letting the ink dry, I stamped the loves on either side near the top.

I then die cut the two different banners and stamped with the sentiments found in the Sweater WeatherFavorite Cookie stamp sets.

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Next, I stamped the squirrel and mug, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out.  I love how thick the lines are on Create a Smile stamps because it allowed me to cut the kite out on the squirrel and use him for a different scene!

To put the card together, I glued the top sentiment down and used the alphabet stickers to spell love in pink.  On the bottom, I used foam tape for the banner, squirrel and mug and added a few colored trees and house from the hillside dies.  I put a few domes around to tie in the scenes.

If you haven’t seen everything in this amazing Winter Kit or need inspiration, you can find it all here!

Thank you!

Candice

Blog Posts, Sunny Studio

We Are Meant to Bee!

Happy New Year!  Candice with you today sharing a few of my favorites from Sunny Studio Stamps on my bumblebee Valentine’s slimline card!

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My slimline card base measures 8 1/2 x 3 1/2, a perfect size for standard and size 9A envelopes.  For my background, I first inked with mustard seed & squeezed lemonade and then splattered with black, yellow & white shimmer sprays.

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While I let that dry, I die cut multiples of the honeycomb from the Frilly Frames Hexagon die, layered two sets and then trimmed to fit on the front.  I then created the scalloped circle tags from white and black thick cardstock.  To create the polka dots on the white tags, I used the Frilly Frames Polka-dot die as a stencil and filled them in with a black pen.  I put them together off center with some twine.

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Next, I stamped my images from the adorable Just Bee-cause stamp set, colored with copic markers, and used the coordinating dies to cut out.  To finish the card, I stamped my sentiment and trail on a banner and using foam tape covered the separation of the honeycombs.  To make it a Valentine’s card, I die cut the hearts from the Basic Mini Shapes dies II in red glitter and added a few white pearls.

Thank you for visiting today!

Candice

 

Blog Posts, Heffy Doodle Stamps

Sending Winter Yappy Mail

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Heffy Doodle Winter Wonderland Challenge

For Christmas I got some Heffy Doodle Stamps and couldn’t wait to create with them sooo I made this fun monochromatic winter wishes slimline card!

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I used some fun products, mostly from Heffy Doodle Stamps:

I began my slimline with an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which is perfect for a standard or size 9A envelope.

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For the background, I die cut a hill and used it as stencil with scattered straw oxide ink to create the bases for my two post office scenes on the stitched scallop frame.  I then die cut a stitched rectangle from Kraft cardstock and adhered behind the scalloped frame.

I heat embossed the sending in gold in the center and added the yappy mail on black banners using foam tape.

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Next, I stamped the puppies, post office drops & envelopes, colored with copic markers, and fussy cut out, but you could get the coordinating dies to make your life easier!

I added them to the card with foam tape along with the quote bubbles above the dogs.

To finish the card, I add some snowflakes with a gold pen and added a few gold star sequins.

You have a few more days to enter the Heffy Doodle Challenge (scroll down until you come to it in the FB page) for your chance to win!

Thank you for visiting!

Candice

Blog Posts, Purple Onion Designs

Happy Winter!

In Minnesota, once the holidays are done, you just have to settle into the winter and you mind as well make it a happy one like these cute critters from Purple Onion Designs new Pine Cone Trail set!

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I used these new Pine Cone Trail products for this shaker card:

I created my card with a measurement of an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base, which is perfect for your standard or size 9A envelopes.

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For the shaker background, I first stamped the winter trail background twice using pumice stone distress ink and die cut out in a stitched frame.

I added acetate behind the windows and a double layer of foam tape to allow my larger sequins to move easily.  I then inked the background with evergreen bough & iced spruce to really give that winter grey effect.  To finish the shaker frame, I added a variety of sequins and then simply put the inked background on it and glued it to the card front.

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Next, I stamped bear, fish pail, fishbirdice hut, colored with copic markers and fussy cut them out.  I added foam tape to adhere them to the front.

I then die cut the brown banner, heat embossed the sentiment in white and pop dotted with foam tape.

I love the new Pine Cone Trail sets because they can be used through the winter and not just for Christmas!

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice

Blog Posts, Whimsy Stamp

Speedy Recovery

I am sharing my final card with you as a Whimsy Stamps Design Team member and have enjoyed creating for this amazing company and you!  I used the fun new Get Well Dragon stamp set for this get well card!

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This was a quick and easy card and I made it with just the one stamp set, Get Well Dragons!

For the background, i first inked with fossilized amber and scattered straw oxide inks, leaving the corner white for the sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment in versafine ink in the top corner.

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I then repeatedly stamped the bandaid at different angles, colored in the heart with a red copic marker and added white dots over the circles.

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Next, I stamped the dragon and heart, colored with copic markers and fussy cut them out.  I pop dotted the dragon and the heart next to the sentiment.

I hope you have been inspired by my Whimsy creations and will still check out my creations on IG as Candicards!

Thank you so very much!

Candice

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Get Well Dragons stamp set

Blog Posts, Sugar Peas Challenges

Sugar Pea Designs Challenge #62

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Sugar Pea Designs Challenge #62

Wow, has it been a while since I’ve been able to enter a challenge and loved the colors and sketch of Sugar Pea Designs Challenge #62!

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The sets I used to create my get well card from Sugar Pea Designs are:

I began my card by creating the background with a scalloped die on pattern paper and overlaying with a die cut strip panel.

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I stamped the feel better sentiment repeatedly between on of the panels directly onto the red paper with versafine black ink.

Next, I stamped the bunny, rain boot (once on white paper and a second time on pattern paper), gnome, and mug, colored with copic markers and fussy cut out, although you can get the coordinating dies to make your life easier!

For the boot, I cut out the pattern to fit in the main boot and colored the sole and top with copics.

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To finish my card I simply added some brown sequins and white accents to the images.

You have a few more days to enter for you chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by!

Candice