Happy Monday everyone! Today is the first day back in school for my kiddos, and I'm a bit out of sorts... the house is just too quiet! I even forgot to get this post published... it should have been done last night! Oops!
It's my turn on the Your Next Stamp Blog today to share some CAS (clean and simple) cardmaking inspiration.
My style is typically pretty CAS, so this was an easy task!
I used the adorable little spider from the new Bitty Bugs clear set... I stamped him twice and cut out the colored body to pop up on the card. This added a little dimension, while giving room to tuck the "web" behind him. I've been so sick of white gel pens... if anyone knows of one that actually works in the long term, please share!! Mine always dry and clog and end up in the garbage! So, for the white dots on his eyes, I actually used white nail polish, and just carefully dotted it on with a stylus.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Wausau Black CS, TAC Brighten My Day 8x8, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink,
Copic Multiliner, White Nail Polish, Burlap String, Pop Dots, Copics V09, V06, V15, V12, V01
That's all from me today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'm back with my card for this week's Sketch Saturday!
Our lovely CAS sketch was designed for you by Debra...
...and we have Simon Says Stamp returning as our sponsor this week.
I colored up this cute PI Make A Wish girlie for my card... I've had her for a while, but I think it's the first time this poor thing has seen ink!
I paired her with some papers from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss pad, paper piecing her dress with one of the scraps.
For the three stripes across the sketch, I just wrapped a few strips of May Arts Black Burlap String around the card.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Wausau Black CS, Recollections Preppy Beach CS, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6x6,
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Black Burlap String, Pop Dots, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E59, E37, E35, E33
Grass - YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
Shoes, Heart - R20, R01, R00, R000
Shading on Dress - W3, W1, W0
Be sure to check out the amazing line up from the team over on the Sketch Saturday Blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by again!
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It's time for the YNS Birthday Blog Hop After Party!!
That means the design team has been working to bring you even MORE inspiration with this month's release!
I colored up a cutie from the new Silly Monsters 2 set. I layered him on top of the largest YNS Whimsy Star Layered Die, and some patterned papers from the Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray pad. The sentiment is from the original Silly Monsters set. Now, personally enjoy fussy cutting my images (yah, I'm weird like that!), but if you don't like that sort of thing, there is a set of matching dies to go with these funny little monsters.
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Wausau Black CS, Bazzill Grapefruit Bliss CS, Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray 6x6,
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, YNS Whimsy Star Die Set, Pop Dots, Copics
Fur - BG07, BG05, BG01, BG000
Legs, Arms - Y17, Y08, Y13, Y11, Y000
Tongue - R20, R30, R000
Head on over to the Your Next Stamp Blog for links to all the designers joining in today's After Party... there is lots more inspiration out there!
Now it's time to head on over to Maureen's Blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment and collect your balloon letter.
So, today is my first post as an official "Little Miss"!
During my term as Guest Designer, I developed a little obsession with the Polka Dot Pals images... I promise to mix in some of the other images going forward, but I just couldn't help myself this time! This one is Polka Dot Pals Heidi...
See... isn't she too sweet to resist?!
I've been seeing a lot of cardmakers use vellum for sentiments lately, and I've been wanting to give it a try. I'm not a big fan of embossing powders... it's probably user error, but I never like how it turns out on my cards. I think it looks okay here though... I stamped the sentiment into Versamark Ink first, then into Palette New Canvas, and stamped it onto the vellum. While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled a little white embossing powder on, and then heat set it. Maybe its the vellum that makes the difference?
Supplies: Hammermill White CS, Scraps, Vellum, Versafine Ink, Palette New Canvas Ink,
AmyR Great Birthday Greetings, White Embossing Powder, Pop Dots, Copics
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E0000, R30
Hair - E49, E29, E27, E25
Dress - T2, T1, T0
Bows, Shoes - RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21, R43
Today is "Inspiration Day" over in the Little Miss Muffet Facebook Group, so be sure to pop in throughout the day for lots of eye candy from the other Little Misses!
Thanks for stopping by!