A Gorgeous Poinsettia from Ashley!

Hello crafty friends! Today’s card has such wonderful Christmas vibes!

Ashley first prepared an A2 size cardstock die cut from the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die. Using our Stencils 360°TM tool, she blended Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apples and Pine Needles onto the Sacred Lotus stencil in an alternating fashion as she rotated it. I just love how simple it is to create such a beautiful look of a poinsettia!

The sentiment “Hugs” from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set was stamped in light yellow ink on a small white circular piece of stitched cardstock.

I love how she then layered that onto a piece of glittery yellow cardstock cut with the scalloped circle die from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes coordinating Penguin cuts. The glittery yellow sure gives a nice contrast to the deep red flower!

Finally the entire panel was adhered onto a piece of gold foil cardstock for the shiny and glamours look!

Thank you so much Ashley! This card reminds me so much of Christmas!

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New Video – An Adorable Congratulations Card with Ashley!

Hi crafty friends! Ashley is back today to share a fun and cute congratulations card to start off this week!

Ashley die cut it a standard A2 size panel using the largest die from the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die.

To create this gorgeous background, she combined the new Stencils 360°TM tool with the Origami Shuriken Stencils 360°TM and ink blended using a trio of Distress Oxide Inks, including Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron at 15° turning interval. She masked off the bottom half of her card during the blending process to make sure only half of the full 360° pattern is shown.

These cute cheerleaders and critters are from the Happy Track and Field (Chapter 2) stamp set, they all look like they’re having a wonderful time!

To complete her card, she die cut a scripty “congrats” and stamped out a punny sentiment from the same stamp set, and added a few gems to give her card some extra sparkle!

You can check out Ashley’s video tutorial below or over on our YouTube Channel.

Thank you Ashley for your fun card! Thank you for stopping by!

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New Video: This Shaker Card Will Brighten Up Your Day!

Hi guys, Jo is back to share another one of her amazing shaker cards today! This card features the Stencils Stencils 360°TM Starter Kit and the Sacred Lotus Stencils 360°TM and The Orbit Stencils 360TM.

She took one of the 8″ Barrels from the Sacred Lotus Stencils 360°TM set and ink blended using a turning interval of 22.5° to create this bright yellow flower!

For the base of her shaker window, she blended a sphere using The Orbit Stencils 360°TM. I love how this image mimics the centre of a sunflower!

Using the smaller 4″ stencil from the Sacred Lotus Stencils 360°TM set, she inked a few smaller sized flowers on three corners of her slimline. This was easily done even without the 360° tool. I love the contrast of the bright yellow and green!

She used the scalloped and circle dies from the Warmest Wishes and Heartfelt Notes Coordinating Penguin Perfect Cuts for her shaker window.

The sentiment “You Are Amazing” is from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set.

This card is so full of positive energy! Watch her video tutorial below or over on your YouTube Channel!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful evening.

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Amazing Slimline Wreath by Bobbi!

Hi friends, Bobbi is back today with this gorgeous creation of hers, featuring our Stencils 360° Starter Kit  and the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™.

Wow, I just love this elegant piece of art, full of fall vibes! Bobbi‘s slimline card measures 3-1/2″ wide X 8-1/2″ tall and it fits perfectly in a business-sized envelope.

First she cut out a panel of size 7″ wide X 8-1/2″ tall to do her ink blending on the Scents of Fall Stencils 360°™ to create this wreath. I love this idea since she can make a full wreath and have it appear on both the front and the back of the card – super clever!

The process of making this wreath was super simple, all you need to do is follow the markings on the new Stencils 360° and rotating the stencil at a 60° turning interval, ie. making references to every other circle on the scale! For the blending, she used Ranger Distressed Inks in Gathered Twigs (pinecones and stems), Milled Lavender (Leaves) and Rusty Hinge (pine branches).

I love the added shading on the pinecones, branches and berries with Copic coloring! It really elevates the look! More colors were added to the background using watercolor splatters in gold metallic and additional line designs wiht Copics.

The sentiment, “My deepest gratitude” from the Heartfelt Notes stamp set was heat embossed in white on a deep plum cardstock which really pops!

On the inside of the card she had two panels measuring 3-1/2″ wide X 8-1/2″ tall. These panels are adhered to cover any bleed from the Copic coloring.

On this panel, she stenciled a few pinecones and branches using Gathered Twigs with a touch of ink splatter in black which looks really beautiful! The phrase, “Heartfelt Thanks” was also from Heartfelt Notes.

To finish off her card she added a few metallic floral sequins for a little sparkle!

Thank you so much Bobbi for this magnificent creation!

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A Simple & Colorful Encouragement Card by Ashley!

Hi everyone! Today we have Ashley back with us with a super colorful card to start the week off!

For her background, she used the Orbit Stencils 360°TM at a turning interval of 30° on the Stencils 360°TM, while ink blending with a variety of Distress Oxide inks including Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet.

She cut her panel using the Dots Meet Dashes Large Rectangles Overlays – Stand-Alone Die for the delicate border details. This stand-alone die is so simple and neat you could use it on any type of cards you’re making!

The stamped images are from one of our older stamp sets, Love Train which she colored with Copic makers, die cut, and adhered with foam tapes onto her background. What I love about this stamp set is that it not only is great for encouragement cards, but also for birthday cards, just-because & thinking of you cards!

The sentiment she chose is perfect for this card!

I hope you’re inspired to create an encouragement card to your loved one today! Anyone would be thrilled to receive a warm encouragement during these tough times!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

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