Saturday, February 27, 2021

Open Rings Hello

 I used the Open Rings stencil from A Colorful Life Designs with a gel press print to create this bold and graphic card. It's so cool! Because of the paint I used with the gel press print, this has a texture like linen. I love the subtle variations in color all over the stenciled background.

Use code HollyFan10 to save 10% when you shop at A Colorful Life Designs. There's tons of stencils to choose from and more on the way for the March 1 release. :-)

Friday, February 26, 2021

Rustic Wood Grow

 Hi friends!  I'm playing along with the Beyond the Blue challenge today, and this week is all about a Rustic Wood background.  I loved the tutorial video, and I immediately went to work on embossing some white paper with a wood grain and then brushing on various colors of distress ink (Weathered Wood, Hickory Smoke, Pumice, Gathered Twigs).  I sanded the raised embossed areas and got a bit too heavy-handed on one of the panels.  LOL  

The sentiment is from Picket Fence Studios (Face the Sun) and I added some die cut leaves around the sentiment.  I'm in love with the background and I'm looking forward to making more in various colors.  Come play along with me and share your creations at the Beyond the Blue blog.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Technique Junkies February 2021 stamp release

Happy February 2021 Release Day!
We have new stamps and stencils in the Technique Junkies line!
All of the February 2021 New Release stamps are 15% off through February 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 an extra 10% off all the new release stamps by using my code, TJ10Holly. That's 25% off any and all of the new stamps released this month. That is a great deal!

For my first card today, I used the beautiful new Tamashii Modern Frame and the new Endlessly Create Yourself sentiment.  I wanted to keep this clean and simple and modern, so this is all black and white.  

This beautiful floral card shows off the new Poppy Arrangement stamp.  I stamped this with black Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers.  Some black Nuvo drops were added here and there as a nod to the black centers of the poppy flowers.

This popcorn card came about so quickly and easily.  I stamped the new Popcorn background with some bumblebee ink and then I stamped it again on some scraps of paper, cut out individual pops, and adhered them with foam tape.  The sentiment is from the new Going to the Movies set and I stamped it with the same bumblebee ink before matting with a brown square and a scalloped bumblebee square.  This card just makes me smile every time I see it!

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