My name is Jasmin, I started crafting properly at the start of 2020, along the way I have learnt so many things from all the lovely people within this craft community. I hope I can do the same for some of you and your able to take inspiration and new techniques away from my posts. Happy Crafting!
I'm excited to be back to share my 2nd post as Guest Designer for Pear Blossom Press, today's card feature's the Halo Lights. These are super easy to use and give that something extra to your projects! For this card I wanted to use a stamp set and sentiment that would relate to us all. I think all friendships in the craft world are golden! This stamp set is from Sweet November Stamps called Goldie, So let's get started! (Light up photo at the end of my post 🙂 )
For my background I have used the Stitched bubble background die by Heffy Doodle, I started by inking up some coloured card stock. Using coloured card stock gives you a primed base for inking, for additional texture I flicked water to react the inks to give a splatter affect. Once I have cut the panel from the die I took a stitched circle die that was the same size or near as to the Halo Lights and cut this centrally from my panel.
Before I start sticking anything together I have coloured my images and stamped my sentiment onto the front of my card base, stamping the sentiment or anything you need directly on the card before sticking it down allows for less mistakes later as I prefer to use foam tape which creates depth between the card base and front panel. I am also creating an element on the front of the card almost like a port hole, to do this I have taken the same size circle die as above as well as another from the same set that is 2 larger (skip the next one up in the set and take the next one). In my stash I have also taken a small circle and cut this 5 times and inked with scattered straw. Whilst this piece is not attached to anything I am going to go ahead and stamp an interactive sentiment from the Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours stamp set. (see pictures further down my post)
Now that I have all that ready I can go ahead and stick the light in place, to help me line up where it needs to be I am using the corner of my waffle flower media mat, you could use the corner of your stamping platform without the foam insert too. Firstly I lined up the top panel with the bottom and stuck only the central circle down in place for now. Put the rest of the top panel to the side and attach double sided sticky tape to the flat side of the Halo Lights, I've doubled mine up on the battery section for extra strength and place this around the middle circle. Now you can put your foam tape in place too ready for the next step.
One last thing before I go ahead and stick everything together, I need to make a small mark on the card front to show me where the button press will be, lining up the panel on top I have used a black pen to create a dot where the button is, this is because I will use an image to cover it up anyway!
Now I can attach the front panel to the card base, I've used my MISTI this time for alignment as it has deeper corners as we now have foam tape on our card! I can now attach my port hole view with the interactive sentiment pointing towards where I made my mark for the button press and attach my images in place, I've used a little starfish image for my press button. To finish up I added some sea shell clay pieces. I love how this came out and don't those fish look just mesmerised by those lights!
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Hey Crafty Friends, Are you a Halloween crafter? Heffy Doodle recently had a great release and whilst it might seem full on Halloween themed there is a lot of items you can use all year round! Including these adorable ghosts . There is a ton of sentiments in this set with accessories where you can use this set all year round!# All that being said the first card I'm sharing is halloween themed, I'll send this onto a friend before the month is out! Card Recipe: 1. Starting with the elm street die cut from oreo crunch card stock and again from white card. You need the outer frame from the black card stock and inner frame from the white card 2. Take the white inner part of the frame and ink it up using carved pumpkin , candied apple and Blueprint Sketch . Take some black soot ink and react a small amount with water picked up with a paintbrush to flick onto your background 3. Lay on top the sleepy hollow stencil and ink up with black soot 4. Die cut the tree and
Woohoo!!! Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous goodies in our April Release that are NOW available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop ! All FOUR of our new stamp sets, plus two new stencils and a new hybrid ink colour were released yesterday along with our exclusive ADD-ON BUNDLE , and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP! So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on the krafty tour! First up we have the cute Krafty Komeback by Cheryl Grant called..... CAVE KIDS! Next, we have an awesome prehistoric family by artist Neda Sadreddin and it's called..... STONE AGE FRIENDS! Thirdly, is an adorably sweet chipmunk set from artist Sabrina van Vloten and it's called..... CHEEKY CHIPMUNKS! And lastly, we have a fantastic, cuddly panda set by artist Becky Pearce called... PANDA-MONIUM! We have a gorgeous new ink c
Hey Crafty Friends, It's time for a new release at Scrappy Boy and this one is another fantastic fan piece! Card Recipe: 1. Take a stitched heart background die cut from oyster shell card stock 2. Ink around the edges with shaded lilac ink 3. Take a scalloped frame die and die cut from a slightly shiny card stock. I'm using something from a mix box I got from papermill direct 4. Stamp images on alcohol marker friendly card stock and colour in your favourite medium. I'm using copics Colour Combo: BV25, BV23, BV31 5. Die cut a get well soon sentiment with a shadow cut. I've cut my shadow from the same as my scalloped frame and then word from a slightly darker shiny card stock. I hope you have enjoyed today's inspiration, remember you don't need a huge range of colour combo's to experiment, this was a new combo to me which I think I love and will definitely use again. Until next time, happy crafting! Jas X https://www.instagram.com/jasmincraftym