Miss Ink Stamps: Bubbles Shaker Card

Hi Friends and Happy Mid-Week! I started to write my IG post for Miss Ink Stamps this week and realized I had a lot more to say about this card so I thought I would share more details here on my blog.

The Bubbles stamp set from Miss Ink Stamps is super cute with several different critters dancing and playing with bubbles.

Mirror Image Stamping

When I first saw the raccoon, I thought it would be fun to see two raccoons blowing bubbles together. This required me to do some mirror image stamping that I’ve found to be a little challenging to get right. BUT…I have found THE best solution for mirror imaging if you are going to die cut/fussy cut your images. I use my Waffle Flower Media Mat! All you need to do is stamp your image on the Waffle Flower Media Mat, press your card stock over the stamped image, remove and you have a crisp mirrored image impression!! So cool!!

Stamping & Coloring

After stamping the raccoon images, I watercolored the critters with Zig Clean Color Brush Markers (Gray-09, Gray Brown-094, Cool Gray-099, Light Gray-091, Black-010) and fussy cut.

Creating the Shaker

  1. I die cut a heart to create the shaker opening and added a piece of acetate to the back of the die cut.
  2. Then I did some ink blending with Distress Oxide Inks (Mermaid Lagoon & Broken China), blending brushes and water spritz to create the blue bubble background behind the heart shaker.
  3. I created a shaker wall around the heart, added my bubbles and little star embellishments and then added foam adhesive to the card panel and adhered the blue bubble panel to the heart shaker.
  4. Then I stopped and played with the shaker for a few minutes 🙂

Finishing the Card

  1. I added the two raccoons to the bottom of the heart. Then I used StazOn Pigment Snowflake ink to add a few bubble image directly to the acetate.
  2. Then I added the “Blowing Hugs and Kisses your way” sentiment below the heart and raccoons with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.
  3. The entire shaker card panel was added to aquamarine card stock.

I hope you enjoyed my shaker card today and it inspires you to get your Shake On! Have a wonderful week and hope to see you soon!

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

A few of the supplies that I used today. Affiliate links provided at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support!!

Skyline Borders: Ink Blot Shop New Release

Hi Friends! Hope you are having a great start to the week! I wanted to stop by and share one of my many cards from the new Ink Blot Shop release. If you haven’t noticed from previous IG postings I love the Ink Blot Shop 6×6 Borders Series Stamp Sets and there’s a new new borders set called Skyline Borders that I used on my card today. I also combined the Skyline with the Flair Greetings 3×4 Stamp Set that has several great “Hello” sentiments.

To create the card:

  1. I stamped the city scene border using a long acrylic block with VersaFine Clair Ink on Bristol Smooth White paper.
  2. Then I watercolored one city with bright colors across the rainbow with Zig Clean Color  Brush Markers (032, 040, 083, 031, 052, 050, 021, 022). For the second city scene I added some grays for a little extra depth.
  3. Then I fussy cut the two city scenes and layered them together.
  4. For the sky, I blended Distress Oxide Blue Inks (Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass) with my blending brushes. Then I set it aside for a couple hours before adding the embossed Hellos. If you don’t heat set or wait for the distress ink to dry the embossing powder will stick to the the blended ink. Not fun!
  5. I added the Hellos with VersaMark and heat embossed with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder.
  6. For a little extra pop and reminder to love our neighbors I added a red heart with glossy accents to the center building.

42BAFA3C-16F1-4C1B-BDED-31EEBC9F9D14I hope you enjoyed my card today and it inspires you to check out the new Ink Blot Shop Release! There are so many great stamps, enamel pins and zipper pouch. If you place an order of $50 or more (after discounts, before shipping) you will also receive a freebie stamp set designed specially for this new release!!

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

Trinity Stamps Mix It Up Monday: Halloween Candy Jar

Hi Friends! Are you ready for some Halloween Candy?! I can’t wait for the candy corn to hit the shelves but most of all I’m looking forward to the crisp cool autumn weather to settle in. I’m up on the Trinity Stamps Blog sharing all the details on how to create Halloween Candy Jars using the Candy Jar Stamp Set, Stencil and the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die Set. Hope to see you there!

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

Encouragement Card Hop

Hello Friends, Welcome to Pops of Paper! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by and that you are joining us for the Encouragement Card Hop! The Encouragement Card Hop is different than the typical hop. It’s not a blog hop or video hop, it’s a card hop that was created to showcase all crafters who love to design and create happy mail.

Encouragement. It can be transformational for many of us and I am awed by the encouragement, kindness and support that our card making, stamping, paper crafting village has created. I thought for this hop I would share my story of Encouragement through two cards. The first card was my first card…EVER posted on Instagram. I was very nervous to share my work and what happened next filled my heart…I started to receive encouragement from others in the community. These small acts of encouragement convinced me to keep posting, to keep sharing and to participate more. And here we are today; I have been inspired everyday from this awesome community and I’ve made amazing friendships. I even achieved my goal to be a Design Team member. So THANK YOU to everyone who encouraged me with little acts of kindness because those little hearts and kind words in your comments, have encouraged me to keep calm and creating! Thank you for being here today and please don’t stop passing along all the goodness that this amazing community has to offer. The artists/creatives/crafters (whatever your fancy) on this hop have created amazing works of art and I can’t wait to pay it forward. Give a little heart, a little comment and share your favorites with your friends!

MY FIRST INSTAGRAM CARD POST

My first EVER post using the Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters stamp set. At this time, I had no idea what or how to mask a stamp, didn’t own a single Copic marker, what in the world is embossing powder, what are stand-alone/frame/layering dies and I had no idea how many amazing stamp companies existed.

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TODAY’S CARD

I thought I would use the same well-loved Pretty Pink Posh Woodland Critters stamp (lost that cute little butterfly along the way…so I used a cute bumblebee image from the Birthday Scene Stamp Set from PPP). I used a little bit of masking, more than a few Copic markers, a heat embossed sentiment and layered die cuts from SugarPea Designs. But still a sweet and soft card with an adorably curious bear reminding us that “You are Wonderful”. Looking back I LOVE that first card even more. 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed both of my cards today! Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a fun hop ahead! Your next stop is: Archisha Mukherjee

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily

If you’ve stopped in the middle of the hop, here is the entire line-up:

Courtney Kreeber 

Christine Marino (video)

Jennifer Kotas (blog)

Dawn Soto (video)

Cyn Uehara (video)

Natalie Walsh (blog)

Jamie-Not 2 Shabby (video) 

Katrina Howe (video) 

Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens (blog) 

Cindy Higgins (video) 

Tanna Lohouse (video) 

LeeAnn McKinney (blog) 

Simone (video) 

Fairuz Fabina (video) 

Dana Joy (blog) 

Xiomara Rivera (video) 

Lilibeth Mendoza (video) 

Anne Fiene (blog)

Jenn-Scrapbena Creations (video)

Sara Scraps (video)

Joy Dsouza (blog)

Annalisa G (video)

Sally Powers (video)

Jenny Hall (blog)

Brenda Messina (video)

Renee Moran (video)

Teresa-Scrapping for Less (blog)

Jennifer Branny (video)

Charlotte-The Joyful Soul Creates (video)

Stacy Tiedemann (blog)

Sharon Luska (video)

Amanda (video)

Emily Mydlowski (blog)<—-You are Here

Next Stop—->Archisha Mukherjee (video)

Christine Burillo-Kirch (video)

Maria Willis (blog)

Jessica Shier (video)

Roslyn Jin (video)

Dori Leslie (blog)

Michele Sarin (video)

Maria Nyce (video)

Tracey Jean (video)

Janet Bagnall (blog)

Tanya Boser (video)

Denise Gibbs (video)

Christine Patterson (video)

Wilma Davenport (blog)

Dawn Marie Manning (video) 

Luci Manos (video) 

Patty Reuter (video) 

Marie Bingaman (blog) 

Tracy Shultz (video)

Jeannie (video)

Sandra-Create In Spain (video)

Jennifer Faustino (blog)

Sandra Sagerer (video)

Deena Hopkins (video)

Cathy Arenzana (video)

Jen Holder (video)

Alison Heikkila (blog)

Mary Polanco (video)

Courtney Kreeber-Card Showcase

Below are list of some of the supplies used in the today’s cards. These are affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Hay There! Working with Stenciled Pattern Paper

Hay There Friends and Happy Midweek! I thought I would share a few more details about my weekly Miss Ink Stamps IG Posts here on my blog.

This week I created a bright and cheerful card celebrating the color yellow and the fun Ei-ei-o word dies. I also had a blast creating patterned paper using the Halftone Lines Bold Edges stencil. I love using stencils to create patterned paper because you can customize the colors, size and design to exactly what you need for your project.

Making the card

First I created my own patterned paper using Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink, blending brushes and the Halftone Bold Center Lines Stencil.

Then I die cut the letters H-A-Y from the stenciled pattern paper. I also die cut the letters twice from white card stock and adhered them together for a thick chipboard look.

I stamped the Rise and Shine image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the buildings with Copics (Y00, 04, 08 and YR35) and added a few dots of hay into the fields. I really like how the partial coloring turned out against the crisp black stamped images.

I adhered the H-A-Y letters with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I die cut “there” from black card-stock (I also stacked several times for a chipboard look) and adhered it to the card slightly overlapping the Y.

From the stenciled patterned paper, I cut a large panel and adhered to the bottom of the black card base. Then I layered the “Hay There” card panel slightly above the yellow patterned paper. To finish the card with a little extra pop I added clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and and black jewels.

I hope you enjoyed this bright and cheerful card and it inspires you to use your stencils to created patterned paper for layering and die cuts.

Big Paper Hugs!🤗

Emily

Supplies Used from the Ellen Hutson Shop (affiliate links at no extra cost to you, thank you for helping support my blog!)

Guest Designer with SugarPea Designs

Hi Friends! Super excited to let you know that I’m a Guest Designer with SugarPea Designs for July & August!!! SugarPea Designs has the sweetest stamp images that create the most cheerful and whimsical cards and papercrafts.

You’ll find a new blog post from me on Mondays where I get to share all the fun projects that I’ve created using SugarPea Designs Stamps, SugarCut dies and pattern papers! Seriously, I am sooo excited and I can’t wait for you to see all the fun projects I’ve been working on! There’s also a Guest Designer Introduction post if you want to check that out too.

My first post is now live on the SugarPea Blog! I had so much fun making one card with the cute little Wagon Wishes Stamp Set and Large Striped CoverPlate die that I ended up making two cards; A Welcome Wagon Card perfect for a new neighbor or team member and a Thank You Card using the Thanks Word Die.

I hope you can join me on the SugarPea Design Blog for all the card making details. See you next week for another fun pops of paper card (or maybe two).

Big Paper Hugs!

Emily