Valentine Penguin

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a masculine valentine using ‘S’more Love’ by Reverse Confetti.  I was inspired by Reverse Confetti’s monthly sketch challenge for this layout.  I knew I wanted this penguin to be the focal point, so I stamped him on Neenah card stock and colored him in with Prismacolor colored pencils.

For the background I used a mix of papers from Avery Elle, Amy Tangerine and Jen Hadfield and die cuts from Reverse Confetti: ‘Stamped Note’ and ‘Leafy’.  To finish off the card I applied Nuvo Crystal Drops in ‘Morning Dew’.  That’s it!  Thank you for reading!

Cheers! ~Jennifer

Neat and Tangled round 3

The MISTI (stamping tool) is pretty awesome and is a life-saver when making multiples of the same card.  So with the intent of making holiday cards “easier” this year I stamped the same card three times and began coloring the sweet boy and girl images from ‘Lumberjack Love’.  I couldn’t do it.  I colored all three sets of the boy and girl and instead made several different cards.  You can see the others I’ve posted here or here!

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I used Copic markers to color my image as follows, hair: E43, E47, E49 and skin: BV00, E000, E00.  I cut her out and then “colored” along the edge of the image with my black Memento marker.  The card uses some ‘My Mind’s Eye’ papers for the background and paper pieced trees. I layered the ‘Punchinella’ die, also from Neat and Tangled, under the girl and played with the placement of my greeting and holly dies. The ‘Joy’ die and greeting are from Ellen Hutson and the Holly die is from Reverse Confetti.

I finished this card by adding some glossy accents to both ‘Joy’ and the holly berries!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Bake me a cake

I originally made this card with the intent that the little mixers would be the focus of my card. Just.didn’t.happen. Sometimes, your project has to evolve for you to end up with something you like. I measured the mixers, a stamp from a Lawn Fawn set, and did math (yes, I actually calculated it 🙂 ) to figure out the distance between mixers horizontally and vertically.  I stamped everything in Memento ink on Neenah card stock and then colored the images in with copic markers.

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I also stamped this cute little girl from The Greeting Farm, colored her in with copics, and then cut her out using my Brother Scan n’ Cut.  To maker the image look “finished” I took my memento pen and colored the edges of the cut image.  I trimmed down my mixer panel and trimmed a piece of rainbow stripe patterned paper.  To transition between these two panels I took a piece of gold glitter washi tape and adhered it to the rainbow paper and allowed it to peek from underneath the mixer panel.

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To make the girl stand out from the brightly colored background I cut a circle die cut by Reverse Confetti out of white card stock and placed it behind her.  Lastly, for my sentiment I used a Reverse Confetti stamp set called ‘Bitty Banners’.  I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and then heat embossed it in Zing ‘Glacier’.  I trimmed the banner out and placed it behind my main image.

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I am submitting this card for a Lawnscaping Challenge.  To participate or find out more, click here.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Hey there!

I must say….I had an opportunity and passed it by.  My husband saw me stamping these Reverse Confetti pups for the umpteenth time and asked what happens when they no longer cling to the acrylic block.
Actually said:  You just clean them! 😉
Should have said:  That’s it….I have to buy new ones.  😔

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Products used:

  • Stamps: ‘Puppy Love’ by Reverse Confetti
  • Die cuts: Fence, clouds, sun by Lawn Fawn; edge border by Lil’ Inker Design; hearts by Memory Box
  • Sentiment: ‘hey there’ by Lawn Fawn
  • Backgrounds: ‘Grid’ by My Favorite Things
  • Ink: Fresh Mint pigment ink by Mama Elephant

I stamped the pups and bowl on Neenah card stock in Memento ink before coloring them in with copic markers.  For the boy pup I used: Y28, E43, E47, R20, RV21 and G07.  For the girl pup I used: YG11, E31, E55, R20, and BG10.  The bowl uses YG21 and YG01; the bone uses E41; the sun uses Y11 and YG21.

I stamped the A2 panel with my background stamp in pigment ink and allowed it to dry.  I die cut all of my components (clouds, sun, fence, grass) and attached them to the A2 panel.  Using my Brother scan n’ cut I cut out the pups and bowl and attached them in the bottom-left corner of the card.

Lastly, I used my MISTI to place my sentiment, stamping it twice to ensure a solid image.  The hearts were added above the pups and near the sentiment and then covered in glossy accents.

That completes my card!  Have a great day!

A Little Birdie Told Me

I love the artwork of Charley Harper, a modernist, whose nature drawings were based upon shape, color and pattern.  Amazing stuff.  The bird on this tag is from a Wplus9 set called ‘Happy Birds’, that brings to mind his work.  To make this tag I die cut a Reverse Confetti tag in gray card stock and then heat embossed it in white using the Lawn Fawn ‘woodgrain’ backdrop.

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I  die cut a polaroid frame made by Mama Elephant twice and then stamped my scene on the inner portion of the second frame.  I colored the bird in using copic markers: R24, R29, E41, E31, and YR12.  Taking the colored portion I adhered it to the second frame so that the inner color square sat on the first frame’s inner portion…essentially doubling up on the inner frame portion.  Next I added glossy accents to the clouds and the birds beak and Tsukineko pico embellisher in black to the bird’s eyes.

Using the ‘Leafy’ Reverse Confetti die cut I cut two leaves, one in dark green and one in light green card stock.  I then cut the ribbon and ‘hello’ sentiment, from Memory Box and Wplus9 respectively, from blue card stock.  My sentiment was attached to the bottom right corner of the polaroid.  The leaves and ribbon were gathered together and then attached with glue to the polaroid before adding on the red clothes pin.  I attached the  polaroid die to the tag with foam tape and then added glossy accents to the die cut sentiment.

Have a great day!

 

bouquet for you

I started out as a scrapbooker, it wasn’t until a few (maybe two) years ago I became a card maker.  I own a lot of stamps.  A.lot.of.stamps. 🙂  But very few of them are traditional birthday stamps.  In fact, I bought my first traditional birthday set this past month.  Truth is, I’m struggling with it.  Cupcakes and birthday cakes are for eating.  I like cute little girls and fuzzy animals on my cards. 🙂 So, here I am, making a birthday card again and reaching for…flowers!

Using Reverse Confetti ‘Garden Bunch’ and matching die cut I began to make a birthday card for my dear cousin.  These stamps have three layers plus the inner stamen for each, but you can choose to include or exclude layers for different looks.  I stamped all the layers for my bouquet using a mix of My Favorite Things and Altenew dye inks.

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The flower wrapper is a Reverse Confetti die called ‘Flower Wrap’.  Once the flower wrap was cut out of card stock I folded it along the pre-scored lines and arranged my flowers, adding in some sprigs that are included as part of the die set.  When happy with the arrangement I glued everything in place using multi-medium matte.  I cut a piece of hemp cord and wrapped it around the bouquet along with the mini-tag.

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There are several layers to this card.  I took a Simon Says Stamp ‘diagonal stripes’ background stamp, inked it up in Versamark ink, and then stamped it on an A2 panel.  I then covered the ink in Zing embossing powder in ‘aqua’ before heating the panel with my heat tool.  The pink layer uses two separate die cuts: the Lil’ inker design ‘dotted scallop’ and a 3×4 die.

To create my sentiment I stamped ‘sending’ in Versafine ink on white card stock before trimming it down to make a flag.  I then cut out the ‘hugs’ die, also from Simon Says Stamp, several times before glueing them together to add some dimension to the sentiment.

Once I assembled the card I added glossy accents to the ‘hugs’ sentiment and the small striped tag attached to the bouquet.  That finishes up this card – I hope you enjoyed!

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xoxo

During the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge I colored a number of images that I’m finally getting around to making into cards!  The main image in this card is by The Greeting Farm – just adore their rubber stamps!

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I stamped my image on Neenah card stock in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored her in with copic markers.  I took a clear Glaze pen and went over her shoes and hair ribbons for a little bit  of shine.

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This card is all about layered elements!  I die cut a 3×4 card out of navy card stock and used a Lil’ Inker Design plate to get the stitched background.  I also used their stitched flower die for the little flower elements on the white flag.  I adhered the flower and leaves onto the white flag and used my mini-stapler to attach it to the navy mini-panel.  The ‘xoxo’ die is by Amy Tangerine and the patterned paper by Pebbles

To put this card together I took an A2 panel cut out from an Avery Elle card stock.  I placed my 3×4 navy panel and placed washi tape behind it on the top bottom before adhering the mini-panel.  The wreath die is from Reverse Confetti and is also cut from Pebbles card stock.  I offset the wreath to balance out the card and then adhered the girl using foam tape to keep her as the focus.  Next I took my  ‘xoxo’ sentiment, which I’d die cut twice to add some bulk, and adhered it using multi-medium matte.

To finish this card I added some glossy accents to the flower center and some heart sequins around the sentiment.   I attached my panel to a top folding card base and then rounded the bottom corners with my 1/2″ corner chomper.

Puppy Love

Hi!  This card is a departure from what I would consider my normal style – but I like the opportunity to branch out!  Lots of layers, bright colors, and added dimension!  To build up to the focal point of this card I took an A2 panel and stamped it in ‘Blueberry’ ink by My Favorite Things with their ‘Grid’ background stamp.  The green and salmon paper are from the ‘Lakeside’ paper collection by Pebbles.  The salmon paper was die cut with a Reverse Confetti tag die that has a scalloped bottom.  By running the salmon paper through the machine once, flipping the die, and running the card stock through again, I got scalloped edges on the top and bottom.  The smallest panel, in white, was cut down and then run through my Bigkick with a Lil’ Inker Design cover up die called ‘Quilted Stitched Pattern Die’.

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For the focal point of this card I used these cute pups by Reverse Confetti.  I stamped them in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Neenah card stock and colored them with copic markers. For the boy pup I used E31, E33, E35, E25, E55.  For the girl pup I used E50, E41, E31, E33.  For the bowl and bones I used BG10, BG23 and W1, W3.

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Using Mama Elephant’s ‘Polaroid Fun’ dies I cut out two speech bubbles and stamped a heart on them.  I colored the hearts in gold using gel pen and the background with B10.  I covered the hearts, dog bowl, and the girl pup’s bow in glossy accents.  Once everything was dry it was just a matter of adhering everything!  To add dimension, the bowl was popped up with some foam tape.  I wanted a little bit of interest to the speech bubbles too but the foam tape was too much height.  Using some scrap paper I cut small pieces and layered them behind the speech bubbles for just a little bit of lift.

That’s it!  I hope you enjoyed my card!

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