Sunday, April 23, 2017

A Hoppy Mother's Day to you...

Hello friends, I am here today with another gorgeous digital stamp set from Sunsational Stamps. This 'Hoppy set' is available to purchase online at http://sunsationalstamps.com/product/hoppy-set/.


As you can see above, it is a chock full set with three cute bunnies and a number of sentiments and embellishments for your card making or paper craft projects. A versatile set too - suitable for many occassions - Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and birthdays just to name a few. The background of this card uses a gelli print that I did some time ago - I like to mono print a number of backgrounds and then use them as I see fit at the time - they could be used for a card, planner page or scrapbook layout. Whilst it's tricky to see in the photo, the shine of the metallic paints in this piece is just lovely. Let's take a closer look...


The bunny and flowers were coloured using Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens. I am still learning to colour with these but like the watercoloured look they provide. The sentiment 'Hoppy Mothers Day' was coloured using these pens also. Let's take one last close up look at that cute bunny....


Thanks again for joining me and I hope you will pop on over to the Sunsational Stamps online shop at http://sunsationalstamps.com/shop/ and blog at http://sunsationalstamps.com/blog/ to see the amazing work by the Design Team - such a talented bunch! Until next time....

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Just Hopping By ........


..... to share a card with you using the very cute 'Hoppy Set':


You can find it here in the shop area of the website.

I've used one of the bunnies and the 'Mother's Day' sentiment for my card.  I decided to make my bunny a different colour so I used my Promarkers to colour the image in and then I fussy cut the bunny and stuck him and the sentiment to a circle die cut.

I layered the card up with patterned papers and and my embellishments are punched paper dots - easy to match to your paper and great if you're posting your card because they're flat!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend

Thursday, April 20, 2017

"My Cup Over Flows"

I'm Lisa.This week I have an art journal page to share with you.  
This art journal spread was designed using the You Take The Cake digi stamp set.
You Take The Cake Set



I have also developed a video tutorial highlighting my creative process. I hope you will enjoy it.
See you soon.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mother's Day Art Journal

Hello Crafty Friends,

It is time to wish an Happy Mother's Day with Sensational Stamps!

I chose to show you an Art Journal Page made for this occasion.

I used Gelatos for the background and the beautiful Digital stamps set from the "Sunsational Shop"

  

You take the cake set

  



 
 Some coloured flowers, sequins and ink.





And the big cake with colors and white texture paste for the cream.

Enjoy your Mother's Day!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Marie-Christine



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Just Hatched

Today I'm sharing another card I made with Sunsational Stamps digital images.  I used the Eggstra Special Easter and the Eggstra Adorable collections from their April release.









I used the duck and nest from the first collection and the shell from the second collection to make this sliding pop-up card.




I've made sliding pop-up cards before, but this is the first time I made it in the horizontal or landscape orientation.  Making it this way allows for a wider image, and that's what I wanted for this l'il duck.
But I want to tell you a bit more about how I combined the various digis to make this image.  First, I imported all the images into my Silhouette.  Working with the duck first, I placed his feet where I wanted them, knowing I wanted them to peek over the top of the nest.

With the nest, I made two copies.  On one, I erased the top pieces as I wanted to place it in front of the duck.  The second nest, I placed behind the duck.

The final touch was to erase the bunny from under the egg shell and then placed the shell on the little duck's head.  Here's a closer look:




For the card, itself, I started by printing and cutting mats of digital patterned paper from the Adorableness Kit by Traci Reed.  I matched it to Melon Mambo, Summer Sun and Garden Green card stocks for the mats and card base.

On the reverse, a simple congratulations on the birth of a daughter.




The beauty of this 3D card is that it closes flat for mailing.  And here's a look at that:



I'll see you in two weeks with another card.  In the meantime, if you want to take a look at all the photo-polymer and digital stamps Sunsational Stamps, just click here
 


Monday, April 17, 2017

I Heart You Mom

Hi there Crafty Friends,

I’m back this week with a Mother’s Day card using a fun image from Sunsational Stamp’s “Hoppy Set”.  This stamp set is new and you can find it in the Sunsational Stamps Store.

 

I Heart Mom-Apr 17-ocm_SS

 

With the help of my Silhouette Cameo and some digital papers, I set to work making this sweet card.  The first thing I do when I create any card is to design it in my Silhouette Cameo software.  This allows me to visualize what my end product will be and helps me to keep things organized when it comes time to put the card together.  Here is a peek at what a typical design would look like when I set it up in my Cameo software.

 

Silhouette Screen-Apr 17-ocm_SS

 

I have each piece laid out on my virtual mat with the digital papers chosen (the two pieces off to the right-side will need to be printed and cut on a second piece of paper).  I also have a template off to the left hand side of what I want the card to look like once it’s assembled. Once I am happy with the design, I will print it off and then send it to my Silhouette Cameo to cut each piece.

I used a couple of my Copic markers to color the bunny and the hearts. I brushed the edges of the bunny circle with a sponge brush and some Stampin’ Up Cameo Coral ink. I also brushed the edges of the sentiment with some Close To My Heart Sea Breeze ink.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.  I’ll be back in two weeks to share another fabulous Sunsational Stamp card.  In the meantime, don't forget to check out all the other photo-polymer and digi stamps in the Sunsational Stamps Store.

Sharon2-Watermark

You are my Sunshine


Hello there, Marji here, I am sharing a quick card using one of the new sets.
You must go check out the set in the store, SO adorable!!
 I let my cameo cut out the bunny for me along with the You are my sunshine tag I had in my SIL library. I added the line to cut above the words so I could tuck the bunny behind the words.
I cut his hands out and popped them up to make the flowers appear to be in his hands.

I used the title from the Spring is Blooming 2 set for the inside of my card.
I used the offset feature in my SIL program to cut around the words then arranged them in a fun way.


Sunday, April 16, 2017

hoppy easter



This Easter card was so much fun, I wanted to create something different. To create this card I copied two Hunny  Bunny stamp on white cardstock. Using the cut out I then traced one on the printed paper and the other on the lilac colored paper. With spectrum noir I colored the bunny which will used as the facing of this card. Using scissors I cut around the outline of the head and body making it into two separate pieces.
ASSEMBLY: I attached the ears by gluing small piece of cardstock making a folding edge to ease the flip. The body part was assembled in the same manner except that the cardstock covered the entire bottom part. To hide all the assembly cardstock I covered it with the printed paper giving it a clean looking card.
On the front part of card I cut out black cardstock and glued the wording to it also added two easter egg pins on each side.

Inside of card I used the stamp set Eggstra Adorable. After all parts were colored I glued everything in its place, including a quote. These wonderful stamps can be purchased at the sensational stamp store using this link. http://www.sunsationalstamps.com

You may view my other projects from sensational stamps on my blog http://scrappylorrhen.blogspot.ca/

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Ducky Shaker Card

Hi this is Mona I am very happy  to be part of the Designer Team of Sunsational Crafts. This is a project I created for this new company.  I used the. new April release digital stamps called  Spring Ducky to create this fun Shaker card. Most of my colouring was done with  copic markers, I die cut two fancy scallop tag dies from Kat Scrappiness. I die cut a circle in the middle of the white tag then adhered a piece of acetate behind it. Then added foam tape behind the white tag and sprinkled  sequins also from Kat Scrappiness spring collection on the back of the acetate then glued the second tag behind it creating the shaker. Adhered the shaker onto my card base ,added the sentiment and also added a piece of twine thru the hole of the tag. This completes my card hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial.

Here is the link to her store for your browsing convenience. Sunsational Stamps



Thanks for stopping by , see you again soon!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sunsational Puppy Birthday Card

Howdy-doo!  We have Easter right around the corner, but in my family that means we have several birthdays too!  Today I had to take a break from my Easter projects and concentrate on Birthday cards.  I used my City Critters digi set from Sunsational Stamps and used the adorable pup.  I printed it both the way it is intended and I also flipped the image so I would have two pups facing one another.  When I colored them with my alcohol markers, I used my pup and my "grand" pup as the inspiration.  ;)
City Critters Birthday Card
I used my Elizabeth Craft Design's balloon and party hat stamps and dies from her Happy Bird-day set to turn these two little cuties into party animals.
I created the background using a stencil I created (that I use ALL the time) one end is a hilly edge and the other is a cloudy edge.  I used Peeled Paint Distress ink and Tumbled Glass Distress ink (they are my landscape Go-To colors) and sponged them over the stencil. It is quick and easy and adds a subtle background.
The Happy Birthday sentiment was die cut using Tim Holtz Thinlits Celebration Words dies.  First I backed a piece of cardstock with a sheet of double-faced tape, then I cut the words out exactly how I wanted them on the card.  In the picture below you will see how I place the letters to keep them perfectly spaced and even.
How to line up letters perfectly.
I held the negative space down with a couple of pieces of Washi tape on the card exactly where I wanted the words.  Then I proceeded to, one by one, remove the backing to expose the sticky side then placed the letter back in its spot.  Press the letters down and remove the negative space.  Voila!  Perfectly placed letters.
Close up of Puppy Card.
I added the party hats and balloons to my pups.  I hand drew the balloon string and bows.  I matted the front of the card onto more of the teal cardstock that I cut the letters out with.  Finally I attached this to the card base and called it done!
Please click Here to get to the City Critters Digi set, and while you are there look around the store, there are so many adorable sets to choose from.  Sunsational carries both digi and clear stamps for all your crafting needs.
I hope you have been inspired by today's card.  Please stop by often and see the fabulous creations from all the Design Team Members!
Happy Scrappin'