Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Brick Wall with Vines

 I love this Hanging Vines stencil from A Colorful Life Designs! Here, I've used it with the Brick Wall stencil (also from A Colorful Life Designs) for a true "hanging vines on the side of the house" look. The vines themselves are 3D as I used a green stencil paste to give them a realistic look. Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs so you can save 10% off your entire order.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Adulting is Overrated

This poor lady is having one of those days and she is just throwing her hands up to say "adulting is overrated."  It really is, sometimes, isn't it??  LOL  

I started by stenciling some Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink over the Fading Circles stencil (A Colorful Life Designs).  Then I used the same mermaid oxide ink to stamp the lady from Vamps and Vixens as well as the Adulting Is Overrated sentiment.  All of these supplies are from Technique Junkies.  

You can save 10% by using this code, TJ10Holly, when you shop at Technique Junkies.  You'll find all kinds of stamps, stencils, Distress Oxide inks, and Shimmering Bliss sprays just waiting to jump into your cart.  Have fun shopping!


Friday, May 7, 2021

Beyond the Blue #15 - Copic coloring


Today's challenge over on the Beyond the Blue blog is to share your colored creations.  We are spotlighting Copic coloring with Sweet Sentiments stamps this week.  Sweet Sentiments is a new-to-me stamp company and they have the sweetest designs along with sequins, paper, Copic markers, and dies.  They have been teasing me all week with sneak peeks of their new release which will go live tomorrow, and I can't wait to see the new stamps!  Think MerMay!!  :-)

I colored both of my cards with Copic markers.  For the purple card, I used stamps from the With Great Love stamp set.  The pink card uses stamps from the Queen Bee stamp set.  Check out what the rest of the design team created over on the Beyond the Blue blog.  There is also a link to a video of how to color with Copic markers with Jammie, the owner of Sweet Sentiments.  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Flamingo Birthday

Do you know someone who loves flamingos? This Flamingos stencil from A Colorful Life Designs makes the perfect background for a flamingo-themed birthday card. I brushed some pink ink over the Flamingos stencil, varying the intensity of the pink color from light to dark. Then I added a stamped/die cut flamingo and a stamped sentiment to the card. Use code HollyFan10 to save 10% when you order stencils from A Colorful Life Designs.


Sunday, May 2, 2021

Surrender to the Calm

Have you seen all the new stencils released yesterday from A Colorful Life Designs? This Sun and Surf Circle is one of the new stencils and it's really easy to use. I placed the stencil over some white cardstock and I masked off the sun to brush blue ink onto the water, and then I masked off the water to brush yellow and orange inks onto the sun. I used the largest circle die that I have to cut this and glued it to a kraft card base. I love this fun and easy stencil!

Use code HollyFan10 to save 10% when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs.


Saturday, May 1, 2021

Technique Junkies May 2021 Stamp Release

 Happy May 2021 Release Day!

We have new stamps and stencils in the Technique Junkies line!
All of the May 2021 New Release stamps are 15% off through May 8th! We can all use a little bargain, right? No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout.
You can save 10% off everything else in the store by using my code, TJ10Holly. Stock up on Shimmering Bliss sprays, stamps, and stencils while you are ordering the new release stamps.
For my first card today, I used the new Floral Frame Square set. Instead of making a square frame with the flowers, I decided to stamp them on the left and right edges of my card. Sometimes ya just gotta try something different. I stamped the sentiment from the same set in the middle with the same teal ink as the flowers. I colored the flowers with Copic markers and added sequins all over.

For my second card, I stamped the sweet new Plant Smiles with green ink and then brushed the same green ink all over the sentiment.  Some patterned paper and a scallop frame complete this sweet card.

The new Grunge Flag is an awesome addition to the Technique Junkies stamp line.  I inked up the top half in blue and the bottom half in red, and then I distressed the edges of the paper with brown ink and a distress tool.  I did the same thing with the new Home of the Brave sentiment stamp, and then I cut it in the middle to split it across the card.

If you're like me and you Gotta Have It All, you can click on the bundle and get 23% off this bundle containing all of the new May 2021 release stamps.  

Be sure to check out the list below for some sweet inspiration from our Design Team!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Shimmery Wildflower Smile

Have you tried the Shimmering Bliss sprays from Technique Junkies yet? They are gorgeous and just look at that shimmer on the card. I stamped the new Wildflower Silhouettes (my favorite stamp!) and a sentiment from the Five Fab Phrases set onto some white cardstock and then I sprayed the Shimmering Bliss sprays over that. The colors I used are Festive Flamingo, Just Squeezed, and Ocean Depth. Use code TJ10Holly to save 10% when you shop at Technique Junkies.