Monday, July 28, 2014

Snoopy & Steve

Whimsy Stamps and Sandy Allnock (Executive Director of Operation Write Home and crafter extraordinaire) provided another cute kids stamp - Snoopy & Steve.

What's cuter than a kid and a dog??  The sentiment is from the same set. It was colored with the following Copic Markers:

I think this image is adorable!! The plain cardstock is Stampin' Up (Crushed Curry and Midnight Muse). The patterned paper is from the DCWV 6x6 The Basics Stack.

I hope this helps someone share their heart.

L'il Bunny

I got to spend 12 hours this weekend crafting with friends - sweet!!  One of the things I worked on was assembling cards with the images that I have colored and collected.  One of my favorites is Little Miss Muffet Stamps  L'il Bunny.

I colored her with the following copics:

The cardstock is Stampin' Up (Bermuda Bay, So Saffron and Strawberry Slush.)

I just adore this little girl - she makes me smile! She will be in the next box of OWH cards. Hopes she makes someone else smile!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inlaid Die Technique

I recently played around with a new technique - inlaid die cuts!  I was in need of multiple thank you cards and thought this would be a perfect time to try it out.

I had a number of background pieces that I had airbrushed with my Copic markers. I die cut a couple different Memory Box Dies (Prim Poppy and Chloe Stem) using the background papers.

I die cut the flowers from a piece of white cardstock, 4 x 5.25". Next, I used the Lawn Fawn Scripty Thanks and placed it over the stems of the flowers.  Make sure to keep all the "inner" parts of the white die cuts from both the flowers and the words.

To adhere to the colored cardstock (4.25x5.5"), I covered the colored cardstock with tape runner where ever the die cut pieces would be inserted. I also went around the edges to make sure the white was completely secured.

After putting the flower and the colored "thanks" in, fill in any empty spots with the leftover white pieces.

This technique can be a tad time consuming, but I love the way it turned out!