Monday, January 15, 2018



Hey crafty friends. Amy here to share a thank you card using Raisin Boat's stamp set Curly cute.
This set is so cute and you can do anything with these stamps because they are so versatile.

I wanted to continue to learn about different backgrounds since my last project for our current challenge.
"Try Something New".
You can find it HERE...
And its still going on until Thursday!!

Using oxide inks, on water color paper, I spread them around with my distress tool until I was happy with the colors. 
I then added a few drops of water and dabbed it up right away. 
After drying, I stamped a pretty little flower from the Curly cute set in black.
I also stamped the thanks sentiment and swirly design under that on a seperate peice and colored the background just a touch.
Im finding these backgrounds to be super fun.

Isnt this neat?
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Now its your turn, try something new and join in our challenge for your chance to win. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

One Layer Happy Birthday

Hello everyone & happy Saturday,

Heather here and today I am taking over the SumMore Fun/ Victorine Originals Blog and have a quick and fun one layer Happy Birthday card to share with some fabulous images.
I started with a folded A2 sized white card and along the bottom I stamped the Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B) using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Lucky Clover and Broken China.  I then used my Spectrum Noir Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen and drew out a bit of the color on the bows with the glitter and added some Studio Katia Shimmering Crystals in the smallest size on the bow knots . 

I stamped the Happy Birthday (2871-H) in Hero Arts Soft Lilac Shadow Ink and finished the card off with some lilac colored sequins from my stash around the sentiment.  This card while quick and easy packs a lot of shimmer and that sentiment is just so pretty I feel it should take center stage. 

Please feel free to join in on our current challenge, it is a fun one and we would love to see your projects! Links to the challenge and stamps I used are below.

 Mood Board #19
Mood Board #19

Stamps Used:
Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B)
Festively Wrapped Gift
Happy Birthday (2871-H)
Happy Birthday 
Until next time.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Crunch Time + Background Stamping

Hi and welcome back! It's me again. Lisa, from The Relativity of Paper, and I'm taking over the blog and sharing four fun cards with punny sentiments and stamped backgrounds. 

Pull up a chair and grab some coffee, let's chat about creating backgrounds. I absolutely love creating backgrounds for my cards because it lets me coordinate my way. Don't get me wrong, I am all about patterned paper, love the stuff. It's so fun and relaxing to grab the stamps and inks and just have at it sometimes.

For the cards above I used Victorine Originals Popcorn stamp and Memento Ink Dandelion.  I start with a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of #110 Neenah cardstock this gives me two backgrounds. A stamp positioning tool makes fast work of this process plus allows repeat stamping. Randomly stamp your image filling the piece of paper.  

 To create the background below I used Victorine Originals Double Take Ice Cream and Distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, and Peacock Feathers to stamp the scoop of ice cream. I also went back in with a small heart stamp, Raisin Boat Love Letters stamp set, and Distress Oxide Ink in Iced Spruce because I'm using this particular card for Valentine's Day. CA-ute! I should probably tell you that I adhered the backgrounds using fun foam onto a 4.25" x 5.5" top-fold card base and that you can cut your backgrounds using a paper trimmer or die-cuts. I used Hero Arts Rectangle Dies, no stitching, no piercing, just nice, clean, crisp edges. Ah, LOVE!

Once I finished the backgrounds I moved onto the Popcorn and Float image from the Raisin Boat Crunch Time stamp set, stamping them with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and coloring with COPICS. No fussy coloring with the images this go-round, these are meant to be fun and whimsical. Now you can fussy cut the images but I'm not about NO fussy cutting. So, I used my new Brother Scan N Cut. (This is where I tell you to join in the current challenge using Something New. A new technique, new product, new style.)

Finish off by stamping the sentiments with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, my favorite ink, add 3D mounting foam to the back of the cut images to adhere to the front of the card, add a few enamel dots, and you are done. Ready to make more backgrounds? I know I am. 

         As always thanks for joining us. We look forward to seeing your projects linked up. 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Toile Birthday Cards

Good morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The cards I am sharing with you use stamps from Raisin Boat's All In Toile stamp set.  In fact, I used all but two of the stamps in that set on each card!
I used white cardstock to stamp on and positioned the Toile stamps on my stamp positioning tool to make duplication and stamp quality easy.  The first color I went with was red.  Then I decided I wanted to create a fun purple, and last a traditional blue toile.
I also used my stamp positioning tool for the sentiment.  That stamp is also from the All In Toile stamp set.  I added pieces of silver doily and a narrow strip of black cardstock between the two stamped areas.
The embellishments I used include black Nuvo Crystal Drops and Trendy Twine in coordinating colors.  The white cardstock layer was matted with black and a cardstock that matched the ink color.
Remember, we have this Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it.  Just try or use something new.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hello from the Heart

Good morning, Sharon from Mollie Moo's Crafty Place taking over the blog today. This cold weather looks as though it is in for the duration of winter here so I thought I'd brighten up the day with some flowers.

These little flowers and sentiment are from the Brush Floral set. I stamped the flowers using aqua markers and fussy cut them, there are plenty of other flowers and leaves among the set but I wanted a simple look. I added white enamel dots to the centers and shaped them before adding them to my wreath. my white card base was matted with 2 shades of purple card. and I adhered the wreath and flowers in place. My sentiment, stamped with purple ink on white card, was also matted with purple and added slightly under one of the flowers. A few purple enamels completed my design.

The Flowers Say Sentiment is also available as a stand alone stamp and would make a great addition to a sentiment collection if you didn't want the flowers

Don't forget our moodboard challenge is try something new this time - we all have new stash, new ideas or want to try new techniques so it's an easy one to start the year!

Thank you for stopping by, If you are looking for more inspiration check out my teamies cards on the BlogFaceBookInstagram and Pinterest.