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Stamper’s Showcase May 2020 Blog Hop Summertime

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to another Blog Hop! I wanted to make a super cheerful and bright card and I think I did a pretty decent job. 😉 I used the Mountain Air Bundle along with the Peaceful Moments stamp set to create this card today. Let’s take a closer look!

We are hopping with the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop today! This month’s theme is Summertime and when I think of Summer, I think of bright colors, fun times, and being outside! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

I absolutely love how these colors play together! They are so bright and cheerful! I wasn’t sure about putting them all together at first, but the Melon Mambo as the focal point on top really lets the Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Granny Apple Green play together nicely in the background.

I stamped three trees from the Mountain Air stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also wanted to use some of that fun Granny Apple Green ribbon, but I just couldn’t decide whether I wanted it on top of or behind the trees. I ended up putting it on top, but what do you think would look better? Leave me a comment and let me know!

I stamped the background with the reverse side of the moon. Technically, this stamp set is considered “reversible” and I wanted a polka dot background, so it worked out great! I also stuck on a couple of sequins for a little more bling. Can you spot the missing sequin? 😂I put down a glue dot, but forgot to stick a sequin to it! Let me know in the comments if you found it!

Check out my YouTube video below showing you step by step how I put this card together. I really hope you enjoyed this card today, and Subscribe to my YouTube channel for lots of great card tutorials!

Measurements:

Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Scrap Melon Mambo

Scrap Whisper White

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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ICS May 2020 Blog Hop It’s a Guy Thing

Hello Kre8tors and welcome to A Guy Thing in Black and White! Today I’m featuring the Mountain Air Bundle to create a fun card using what I’m calling the “Tuck Technique”. Head to my YouTube channel for a video tutorial, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

We are hopping with the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop today! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post and click that Next button when you’re done here to hop along to the next amazing project!

We were challenged with creating a black and white card that was masculine. I chose to use the Mountain Air Bundle. It’s really the most masculine set I have, along with maybe Rooted in Nature. I haven’t played with this bundle much, and really wanted to ink it up!

I wasn’t quite sure how to start, though I knew I wanted to use black as my card base. I decided white embossing would look great on the black background, and some black stamped images on white cardstock would offer a nice contrast. So, I started inking and stamping, and finally landed with these images.

I was at a loss for how to layer the mountains to make them look half way decent with what I had to work with. So I decided to do the “tuck technique” where I partially cut out the tree line with the coordinating die cut, and then I ‘tucked’ the mountains behind the trees.

I added some ‘stars’ to the night sky by using my Whisper White Craft Ink Refill, and dotted it all over. I think it gave this card that little extra boost. I forgot to get out my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush! That would have really stepped this card up a notch!

I cut two card mats for the inside of the card. This allows for LOTS of space to write, as well as covers up the tucked mountains on the top flap of the card. I thought about stamping the inside, but wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to write on this for the recipient, so I left it blank until it’s filled out.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! If you did, please watch my video tutorial on YouTube, and subscribe to my channel while you’re there. It really helps me out and allows me to keep making videos for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget to hop along to my good friend Dana’s blog to see what she has created for you!
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Measurements:

Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Whisper White Cardstock Mats x2: 4″ x 5-1/4″
Basic Black & Whisper White Cardstock Scraps

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00


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Peaceful Poppies Thank You Cards

Hello Kre8tors! Thank you cards are always needed. Someone gives you a gift, someone does you a kindness, or maybe you want to give them as a gift to someone else who would appreciate the work and love you put into your kre8tions. I hope you find these thank you cards inspiring and give them a try!

The Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle makes this card super simple. I used a standard Whisper White card base, and then stamped the splatter images from the Painted Poppies stamp set. I stamped the Thank You sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and cut it out on my die cutting machine using the coordinating Painted Labels Dies.

The poppy accent is from the Peaceful Poppies Elements. So easy to just pop it out of the pre-cut thick card stock sheet and adhere it with a glue dot. There’s also vellum and watercolor pieces with the elements that can really elevate your card game.

Probably one of my favorite items in the Suite Bundle would have to be the Peaceful Poppies Sequins. There are a variety of shapes and colors, and they add the perfect bling to the project. I always like to add them in batches of 3 or 5, and adhere them using some Liquid Glue along with the Take Your Pick tool. It’s super helpful when trying to pick up those tiny sequins!

The black swirl accent in the background is so much fun and reminds me so much of the Swirly Bird set. It adds just the right background element on this card. I stamped the sentiment using StazOn ink in Jet Black. I love how crisp and clean this card design looks.

I really hope you enjoyed this card design. I would love to see you case it! Just tag me on social media. You can find me just about everywhere with @mkre8tions

Take a peek at my quick video tutorial to see additional details about this card. I hope you enjoy my video tutorial! If you do, please be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.
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Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Black Scraps: Approx. 3″ x 3″
Whisper White Scraps: Approx. 3″ x 3″

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00

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Mountain Air Bundle Birthday Sunset

Hello Kre8tors! Thanks so much for coming back! And if you’re new here, welcome! I’m glad you found your way to my blog. Today I’m sharing a birthday card I made for my brother using the Mountain Air Bundle.

I knew as soon as I saw this card I was going to make it for my brother’s birthday. I thought a sunset would look so beautiful behind those mountains! I cut them out from Basic Black card stock to give the illusion of a silhouette.

I cut four trees from Basic Black card stock as well, two of the detailed trees and two of the smaller solid trees. I thought those could represent the four members of his family. I added the Happy Birthday sentiment using the Label Me Bold stamp set and heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Powder on a scrap of black cardstock. This really made it stand out nicely!

I used the masking technique for the sun to get it bright white in the background. I love this technique, and using a sticky note makes it super easy!

Be sure you take a look at my video tutorial to see how this card came together, and the creative process of me struggling to find just the right placement for all these pieces!

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Measurements:

Card:
Whisper White Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Basic Black Scraps: Approx. 5″ x 7″

Materials:

Paper Snips

$10.00


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Open Craft Christmas Cards with Rooted in Nature

Welcome back, Kre8tors! Today I’m sharing with you one of the cards that I provided for my customers who purchased the Rooted in Nature bundle. Of course, I scoured Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. And because these are Christmas Cards, I wanted to make them easy to mail. This is the first card we put together during our Open Craft event that I held on Sunday afternoon.

The inspiration for this card came from Mandy Depiazzi of My Paper Trail. Her version was slightly different and included a beautiful metal trinket, however I wanted to make these cards simple to mail so I left that accent off. I also used Wink of Stella to make my trees and leaf accent glimmer instead of the Shimmer Paint.

I used two different colors to stamp my tree line using the Stamparatus. I’m not sure what the technique is called, but we will call it the “in line stamping” technique. The first row was 2nd generation Mint Macaron, and the second row was 1st generation Tranquil Tide. To see how this tree scene came together, be sure to watch my YouTube video at the bottom of this post, or head over to my channel.

If there was one bundle I could recommend to anyone, beginner to advanced stamper, it would be the Rooted in Nature Bundle. This bundle is so versatile and can make a whole plethora of cards from masculine to feminine, birthday to Christmas to sympathy, the possibilities are endless! I used the sentiment from another set on this card to make it a Christmas card. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the I’ll Be Home stamp set, which I can’t wait to play with more!

To make the embellishment in the corner, I used the coordinating thinlits dies to emboss and cut out the leaf from Tranquil Tide cardstock. I colored it in with my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, and then cut another leaf from a piece of vellum. In my video, I turned the vellum leaf the opposite direction and tuck it just under the green leaf so that you can see more of the beautiful sparkly leaf. I tied a double bow from linen thread, and my embellishment was complete! It’s flat enough that it should mail easily without extra postage. Also, the placement of this embellishment is right under the corner of the envelope that would get a return address label, so that will help to keep it from poking out of the envelope.

If you enjoyed this card, be sure to check out my previous projects using this amazing stamp set!

                   

Measurements:

Very Vanilla Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, Score @ 4-1/4″
Very Vanilla: 2″ x 5-1/2″
Tranquil Tide: 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Scraps of Tranquil Tide & Vellum


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