Tuesday, April 25, 2017

BBQ Chalkboard technique

Hi everyone, 
Today I want to share a card I made using our new BBQ stamp sets. I started by using various stamps on a large block to make the background. I used our clear pigment ink to stamp the images on black cardstock and then rubbed white pan pastels, from the party pop collection. The ink grabs the color really well. I then used a soft Kleenex to rub off the excess and it now looked like a chalkboard. 
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I then used our cranberry Bliss and new sparkle silks to add a little shimmer to the background. Our new backyard prints pattern paper had the fun paisley print so I added strip of that to the bottom and tied a piece of our black and white striped ribbon around the seam. I used our candy apple twine to make a triple bow and tie on the tag to finish off the card. These set are great to add some fun decorations to all your BBQ parties this summer. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Seas The Day

Today I want to share another fun card using our new snappy birthday stamp set. I'm really loving our beach and sea life collections in the current Spring into Summer mini catalog. 
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The crab was done using 2 colors of ink. I started with Orange Rave and then brushed the edges with Rich Coral. Next I used the matching die to cut him out. Then I worked on the base of my card by adding strips of our new Under the Sea paper pack and various silks. I also wanted sequins but I wanted a different color so I took out pink sequins and mixed them in a bag with a few drops of Rich coral ink. This toned down the pink and made them work more with the colors on my card. I finished the card off with some yellow ribbon and a circle of Orange Creamsicle to set off the crab. After the card was all together I added some journey glaze on the crab to make his shell nice and shiny. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Turtley Love

One of the sets I just couldn't wait to get my hands on when I saw the new mini was Turtlely Love. It was so cute and I wanted to create immediately with it. 
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The first thing I did was have fun with the splashes. I sprayed turbo teal, sour Lemon and Electric lime. I then used the heat gun to dry it and stamped my turtles with blue lagoon. I then used the matching die set to cut them out. Next I started working on my background. I sponged the colors on using our new daubers which I love by the way. Once I had that the color I wanted I stamped the seaweed randomly around the background to make my own pattern paper. I splattered with a little silver silk and assembled my card. I finished off my turtles with some Journey glaze and added s few spots of confetti. We will be making this card on Tuesday at This n That if you would like to join us. You can call the store to sign up at (909) 464-1108. Hope to see you there. Enjoy your day. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Slice of Life

Hi everyone,
Hope you had a fun weekend. Today I'm sharing a card I made with our slice of life collection. 
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This was fun to use a strip of the color washi tape on our printed cardstock. I tied a ribbon around that and layered it on sweet pear. I then popped a lemon on the top and added my sentiment on the front and inside. Our slice of life coll croon is one of our specials this month. 
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It's one of my favorites because it is fun and reminds me of summer. I especially love the slice of life confetti in the shape of little slices of fruit. They are great for shaker cards. You can find this and all the other specials on my website at funstampersjourney.com/Nikki

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Planner event

Today I'm at The Who Gives A Scrap Plans too event in Ontario.  BloggerImage
Kim and I are sharing the Journey with a fun group of planners. I'm also helping people make a cute make n take for their planners. 
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Using our scallop pocket die and the poppy days stamp set we are making some fun planner clips. I also used our butterfly punch to make another clip to go along  with the spring theme. We have 40 guests at the event today so we have a display of all our fun products that can be incorporated into the planners and I have some planner clips I made to sell. 
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I had fun making some Easter egg clips, cupcakes and then some tacos and fries. 
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Since we have actually had rain this year I made some umbrella and rain boot clips. 
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Lastly I had to make some fun donut clips to share. I can't wait to share the Journey with everyone and have fun decorating our planners.