Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders Blog Hop: Featuring Folk Art by Lene Lok





Hello friends! I'm excited to be joining Spellbinders today to showcase some of their new fabulous die designs! If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from the fabulous Debby Hughes!

 The cards I have made here were created with the new Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok.



My first card uses the Floral Mandala Die. I cut this out of Bristol Board card stock, then used Distress inks and a make up wedge to add the colors. I then spritzed it with water and added some splatters of the same colors.  I cut another one out of plain white card stock and layered them together before adhering to my card base, to create some dimension. 




I stamped the sentiments from Altenew on black card stock with Versa Mark ink, and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then adhered them on top of the Floral Mandala with foam tape.



For my second card, I used the Nordic Blooms Dies. I blended Distress inks onto some Bristol Board card stock in different colors, spritzed with water and sprinkled with some of the same diluted inks. I let this dry good, then cut the flowers and leaves out.  For the background I blended green Distress ink along the bottom for the grass and some blue along the top for the sky. 


I adhered the flowers to my card with foam tape. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and was heat embossed with white embossing powder and adhered with foam tape. 

You can find the whole Folk Art Collection by Lene Lok HERE!

Giveaways
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Your next stop on the hop is Julia Altermann

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Below is the complete hop order! Enjoy! :)


 Kay Miller <---- You are here :)







My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge: A Tweet Hello




Hi there! I'm back again today with another card for the  Wednesday Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things!





For my card today, I used the adorable new A Tweet Hello stamp set and coordinating Die-namics along with the new Die-namics Cloud Shaker Window and Frame from the April Release. I started by blending some distress inks onto a piece of Bristol Board card stock and then I cut that out with the Mini Scalloped Circle Die-namics. I glued this to my card base. I then cut out the Sun and added that over the scalloped circle with foam tape. I blended a bit of blue ink along the bottom of the could and layered that with the green leaves just under the sun. 



The sentient was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut out with the fishtail banner die. The birds and flowers were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and added with foam tape. 


Here is the sketch for this week if you'd like to play along!





You can find all of the details on the MFT Challenge blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)



Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Speech Bubbles


Hi there! I'm back for Day Six of the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week!

Today we are showcasing the new  Speech Bubbles dies, along with the new inks and cord!



My card today uses the new Speech Bubbles Dies along with an older set called Milk and Cookies. I used Festive Berries Distress ink for the background, and sprinkled with water. All of the cute images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and adhered with foam tape.




I stamped the sentient on white card stock and cut it out with the medium sized Speech Bubbles Die, and adhered that with foam tape. 



Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn Blog to see inspiration from the rest of the Lawn Fawn team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Mini Pop Up Butterflies




Hi there! I'm back for Day five of the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week!

Today we are showcasing Mini Pop Up Butterflies and Happy Happy Happy Add on Family.



For my card today, I used Distress inks for the background, followed by sprinkles of water, and then more of the same ink mixed with water. For the butterflies, I also used Distress inks. I blended a whole piece of Bristol Board with different Distress inks, then speckled with water, let that dry, and cut the butterflies out. I added tiny white card stock centers to each one. 



The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed on black card stock with white embossing powder. I cut these out with the Everyday Sentiment banner dies, and added them with foam tape. The butterflies were added with foam tape as well. To finish it off, I added some white dots around the butterflies with acrylic paint. 


Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn Blog to see inspiration from the rest of the Lawn Fawn team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


Monday, April 16, 2018

Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Friends! I am thrilled to be joining Altenew for their April 2018 Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Erum Tasneem's blog!



For my first card I used the beautiful new Just For You stamp set and coordinating dies along with the Gradient Stripes stamp set. I stamped the stripes using the MISTI stamping tool blending green and aqua inks. I then splattered some of the same colors of ink mixed with a little water.  I stamped the flowers and leaves also using the MISTI stamping tool to line them up, then I cut them out with the coordinating dies, and adhered them to my card with foam tape.



I cut the You sentiment out of white card stock twice, layered them together and adhered it with liquid glue. I heat embossed the Just for part of the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card stock, cut it out, and added it with foam tape.




For my next card, I used the gorgeous new Strength Blooms stamp set and coordinating dies. I also used the Gradient Stripe stamp set for the background, but this time I stamped it in one direction, then turned my card and stamped it again across it.  I stamped the flowers and leaves using the MISTI, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and adhered them to my card with foam tape.




The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder on black card stock, cut out and adhered with foam tape. I also speckled the whole card with a little bit of white ink when I was done.




For this card, I used an adorable new stamp set called Folksy Florals.  I stamped the flowers using the MISTI in pretty pastel colors then stamped the little dots and details with some darker shades. I added lots of little white dots for detail with some white acrylic paint.  




Again the background was done with the Gradient Stripe stamp set and I splattered some of the same color ink as well. I stamped the sentiment with black and a matching blue, then adhered the flowers with foam tape.

You can find all of the Altenew April Release HERE


Prizes:

To celebrate this release, I am giving away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky person! Just leave a comment on my blog post by Friday April 20th and I'll announce the winner by April 21st! 

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

The next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented May Sukyong Park!

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Happy Birthday Line Border



Hi there! I'm back for Day four of the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week!

Today we are showcasing the Really Rainbow Paper pack, Thanks Line Border, Congratulations Border, and the Happy Birthday Line Border.


For my card, I used the adorable Hay There stamp set and Coordinating dies. All of the images were colored with Copic markers. I blended some Distress ink for the sky, and added the green striped paper from the Really Rainbow 6x6 petite paper pack. I cut this out with the Stitched Rectangle dies. I adhered this to my card base with foam tape. I cut the Happy Birthday Line Border die out of white card stock, and adhered this across the green with liquid adhesive. I stamped the "To Moo" on white card stock, cut it out with the Everyday Sentiment Banner die, and added it below the happy birthday with foam tape. 



I cut all of the cute images out with their coordinating dies and added them with foam tape. The cute flower border is from the Simply Celebrate stamp set. 

Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn Blog to see inspiration from the rest of the Lawn Fawn team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Lawn Fawn Inspiration Week: Outside In Stitched Star Stackables



Hi there! I'm back for Day three of the Lawn Fawn Inspiration week! Today we are showcasing the Outside In Stitched Star Stackables, Stitched Star Frames, and Year Eight stamp set and dies.



For my card today I started with Peacock card stock, and cut the large and medium Outside In Stitched Stars out. I then cut the same sizes out of the rainbow paper from the Really Rainbow Petite paper pack. I adhered the card stock down to my card base and adhered the paper stars inside. I then cut out the white frames from the Stitched Star Frames and adhered those over the top. I added a border of clouds cut out from the Cloudy Hillside Pop-Up Add on die along the bottom, then cut the Congratulations Border die out of Peacock card stock and adhered that with liquid glue. 



I colored the unicorn from the Critters Ever After stamp set with Copic markers, cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it in the large star with foam tape.  I then cut out the three yellow stars with the Stitched Star Frames smallest star and adhered those with foam tape. I cut out the tiny white stars from the outside in Stitched Star Stackables and added those with liquid adhesive.

Be sure to stop by the Lawn Fawn Blog to see inspiration from the rest o the Lawn Fawn team!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)