2021-06-15

DAD'S card for Crafty Meraki

Hi everyone! I am over on the Crafty Meraki Blog today. You probably know that Crafty Meraki has gorgeous The Legend stamp set with an adorable collection of father-baby critter images. I though it was time to make a fun father's card. I had so much fun creating it!


I started with preparing all the details for my card. I stamped and colored cute images with Copic markers. Next, I masked all images and made an ink blended background and added some splashes with watercolor paint. I decided to make the lower part of the card striped. To do this, I cut the strips of masking paper and then made a blending through them.


For the next step I needed Dad Shadow Word Meraki Para-Dies. I die cut two big dotted outlines using  Easy-Cut Adhesive from Therm-O-Web and adhered those outlines onto my card base. Then, I removed the protective layer from each outline so that they became sticky and covered them with a sheet of Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil. I carefully smoothed out the panel on top and removed the film. Now my outlines sparkle with gold. It’s so fun!


The final step was to add only white paper shadows. I glued many layers of paper on top of each other so that the words became dimensional. 


Thank you for being with me today! 
Have a nice crafty day!

2021-06-08

REVERSE CONFETTI MONTHLY CREATIVE HOP


Hello and welcome to the Reverse Confetti monthly creative hop!

It’s an off-month so there’s no new release, so it’s the perfect time to play with some older goodies and inspire you to maybe use some stamps you may already have in your stash. 


In addition to the sweet discounts that you will find, we are adding an additional discount for the month of June.  When you spend $50 or more on items in the retired section, you can receive an additional $5 off.  So, stock up and save while these products are here, because once they are gone, they will be gone forever!


You'll find the full hop list at the end of this post.

I made for today this clean and simple card using Background Builder stamp set. This set is perfect to create patterns and backgrounds using stamps. 


For the sentiment I used the This Says It All with So Very Lovely sets. I embossed a little sentiment "xoxoxo" in white onto Midnight Cardstock using So Very Lovely stamp set. 


I popped up the panel onto a card base and decorate it with sequins.





2021-06-01

Look for the magic card for crafty meraki

Hi there, crafty friends! It's time for my next post on the Crafty Meraki Blog

My today’s card feature new beautiful Dance in the rain stamp set. 


I started by stamping some flowers and wooden branches on the background and two separate peacocks using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. I colored them using Copic Markers. And I cut out only two peacocks  (coordinating dies available here). I added some highlights using white gel pen.


Next, I masked the flowers and wooden branches and created a hot summer ink blended background using Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks with Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick Distress Oxide Inks. I stuck the little circle die cut from the masking paper to the place of the future sun. It will help when I create the sky. I recommend to use few ink colors for this tipe of the background. The inks will blend and make a very interesting result when they dry. I started with the light colors around the circle. It will imitate the glow of the sun. Then I kept moving to the edges, applying the inks layer by layer. The last layer will be the darkest. Next I sprinkled everything with white and gold acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I removed the mask. That was super fun process!


The last step was to add my peacocks to my card, which I did using some foam squares behind it for extra dimension. How beautiful they are, aren't they? Also I white heat embossed sentiment on the black cardstock. I added the sentiment to the card with foam tape, and that completes the card! 

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration I had for you today. 
Thank you for stopping by!

2021-05-25

Just Quillin` card for Crafty Meraki



Hello friends! Today is my first time on the Crafty Meraki blog. I want to say that I am very happy and I hope we will have fun together! 
Today I 'm sharing a sweet and fun interactive slimline card featuring awesome Just Quillin` stamp set from the new release.

I started by stamping all the images using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. I colored them using Copic Markers and cut them out (coordinating dies available here). I added some highlights using white gel pen.


I wanted to give several places for me to place the hedgehogs so I used the homemade grass stencil to ink blended several layers. I used there Twisted Citron Distress Ink. To create a part of the sky, I used the same stencil and blended here Broken China Distress Ink. Additionally, I sprinkled drops of water on top.


Next I used the slider die, put it in place, and ran it through my die cut machine. I added a penny behind the slot, added a small foam dot to the penny and adhered the hedgehog on top. I then adhered the grass border to my background panel using foam tape. I also adhered the rest of the images. This is going to be my front panel. Now you can see the hedgehog slide back and forth!


Next I stamped the sentiment “You need Quill Power”. Finally, I adhered my front panel to a white card stock and then adhered it to my back panel using foam tape.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you had fun and feel inspired by the card I’ve shared with you today! Make sure to visit Crafty Meraki store here to check all the amazing products from the new release! Have a wonderful day!

2021-05-08

REVERSE CONFETTI MAY RELEASE BLOG HOP



Hi crafty friends! It’s time for the Reverse Confetti May Release Blog Hop


I am happy to announce that all of the goodies in the new release are 


So for today I created a super fun interactive swing shadow box card using super adorable set called The Bear Up There.


I started by stamping out the images and I colored them in using Copic markers. Then, I cut out according to my own scheme the main part of the shadow box twice using my scissors and cutter and I made sure to cut a window into one of them. 
I also added the clouds using Head in the Clouds Cover Panel Confetti Cuts - it's the pieces of it. I cut down one cloud into two thin strips to form shelves for the top swing mechanism.


Then I ink blended the main shadow box and splattered it all with watercolors, white gouache and gold acrylic paint. After that, I ink blended the clouds and the shelves for the top of the box. 


Then it was time to assemble my shadow box. To create the swing mechanism I used a strip from a thick acetate. I rounded the corners at the top, added a hole using a hole punch and glued my cute bear onto it. Then I used a Spin & Slide Disc and added double sided tape to both sides. I adhered it to the back of the box, then looped my strip of acetate around it and added a slightly bigger circle of cardstock to close the mechanism. Now our bear can swing freely – It’s just such a fun effect! 

To finish the card I added the rest of my images and die cuts to the shadow box. To make the inside a bit more interesting, I added images here too.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog! 
I really hope you enjoyed it and I will see you again soon! 
Have a wonderful day!