Monday, August 20, 2018

SugarPea Designs Release Day 1-To Infinity and Beyond

I'm so excited to be here for day 1 of the August SugarPea Designs release! I have had a ball creating a lot of samples for all of the adorable and amazing stamps and dies that are being released this month! I hope that you like them as much as I do! Don't forget to head to the SugarPea Designs Blog to see what the rest of the designers have come up with! Also, the shop has a brand-new look that you'll want to check out as well. I added the link above!
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For my first card, I am using the new "To Infinity and Beyond" stamp set as well as the new "Star Dust" die. These images are so much fun to color and the stardust die??? Amazing! I have used it quite a bit this week, so stay tuned each day to see how versatile it is! For this card, I created an unexpected "galaxy" background using Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, and Black Soot. I want it to have an "earthly" feel, but also galactic, if that makes any sense! LOL! Once the background was blended, I used the "Star Dust" SugarCut to die cut the star pattern. I also added some black paint splatters for some added detail.

I matted the blended background onto a piece of black cardstock that had been cut using the largest of the Zig Zag stitched rectangles. I used foam squares so that you could get a sense of space through the die cut stars.

I heat embossed the "Hope your birthday is out of this world" sentiment using silver powder. I made sure that the blended background was dry before I added the powder so that it wouldn't stick.

The images are stamped in Palette Black ink and then colored using an assortment of alcohol markers. I used the coordinating "To Infinity and Beyond" die cuts to cut them out.

I had so much fun creating this scene. The pieces are attached using foam squares. The space boy is matted onto a circle that has been die cut using the Zig Zag stitched circles.

My second card is similar in nature, but I added in that sweet little space pup as well as some extra stars. I love all of the sweet sentiments that are included in this set.

I used the Card Front Element Builder SugarCuts to create the scalloped panel as well as the stitching around the white piece that it is matted on. I use these on almost every card that I create for SugarPea Designs as you will see this week! LOL!

I forgot to mention that I used Crystal Glaze and some chunky glitter on the stars in the last card as well as this card. The cluster of small stars just have the Crystal Glaze.

The sentiment is heat embossed in silver for some added detail. I also added some extra Crystal Glaze here and there on the die cuts for added detail. Join me here again tomorrow for Day 2 of the release! Thanks for fluttering by!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stock Your Stash-Wedding {for the happy couple}

Spring and Summer would most definitely be deemed the "wedding" months, so it is only fitting that wedding is the theme for this month's Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge! You can read all about it on the Reverse Confetti Blog. I've made two cards for today's challenge!
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I went with a "something blue" theme for this particular wedding card. I always like a lot of white, silver or gold, and a hint of color {but not always} when I design my wedding cards. To begin this design, I heat embossed the flowers from the Pattern Blocks stamp set in silver powder onto a white square. I mounted it onto a piece of Stone Cardstock that had been die cut using the Dashed Line Confetti Cuts using foam squares.

I heat embossed the "for the happy couple" sentiment which is from the Lots to Say stamp set in silver onto a strip of vellum. I attached it to the back of the square using scotch tape.

I decided to frame the entire focal panel with some of the beautiful images from the Elegant Florals stamp set. I stamped them in Stone Ink and then die cut them using the coordinating Elegant Florals Confetti Cuts. All of this is added to a 4 by 5 1/4 inch panel of Mist Cardstock and then attached to a white A2 card base. I also added a few rhinestone gems for some added sparkle. I also spritzed it heavily with shimmer spray.

For this second card, I used a lot of the same stamps, as you can see, but they are arranged in a different way. I used the Elegant Florals again, but this time I stamped the floral image multiple times on Stone cardstock to create a background. I used the Geo Panel Confetti Cuts stacked twice to use as a backdrop for the rest of the design elements. I can't stop using it because I love it so much!

I layered the flowers onto a Dashed Line Tag and added it to the card using foam squares. I created a wedding cake using the Candles n' Confetti stamp set as well as the coordinating Confetti Cuts. I think that pink cake stand turned out so cute!

I used the same sentiment embossed in silver on this card as well. A few sparkling clear sequins finish this design off! I hope you all get a chance to join us this month with this fun challenge! Thanks for fluttering by!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Mix it Up #46 {What's Canoe with YOU?}

Hi friends! It's been a while since I've shared any SugarPea Designs creations, but I'm here today sharing TWO cards made with this month's Mix It Up Challenge. It has a clean, graphic look to it, so I decided to make two CAS designs for this particular challenge.

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I really liked the triangles in the quilt, so I decided to use the Card Front Element Builders to create a triangle shape. I did some blue ink blending in the negative space of the two blended yellow pieces, which ended up being the perfect place for the sentiment. All of the images for this card are from the Indian Summer stamp set and are some of my favorite images!

I stamped and colored all of the images using alcohol markers and then used the coordinating Indian Summer SugarCuts to die cut them.

You can see that the two yellow pieces are raised up using foam squares and it leaves the sentiment portion recessed. I also mixed some black acrylic paint with a touch of water to add some black splatters for some extra detail. I always find that it is important to "test" your splatters on a piece of scrap paper to make sure they are the right size for your project. An easy tip for this is that the size of paint brush determines the size of the splatters. For this card, I used a very narrow pointed brush to get these particular splatters. It doesn't hurt to experiment to decide what type you like the best...if any at all! LOL!

As you can see, my second card is identical in layout and color. I actually made this one first, and then decided that I wanted to play around with some colorful images, so the second card was born!

This card is VERY CAS, but I think it works with these beautiful feathers and sentiment from the BoHo Feathers Stamp set. I stamped the sentiment onto the grey portion using black ink.

The feathers are heat embossed in gold onto vellum and then die cut using the coordinating Feathers SugarCut. I was attempting to follow the sketch portion of the challenge at this point, but didn't really follow through completely! LOL! I added a few sequins for some added detail and shine.

The feathers are secured with a big, gold gem at the top. I also added some black splatters to this card as well. I hope you get a chance to join us and play along, especially with such a fabulous prize up for grabs! Thanks for fluttering by!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Papertrey Ink August Release Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink August Release! I'm sure your wish lists are getting quite large with everything that has been featured the last few days!  I am beyond smitten with all of the new products that I am sharing with you today! They will be available for purchase beginning on August 15th! Don't forget to head to the Papertrey Ink Blog for all of the details of the release as well as see how the other designers have used today's products! I've jam packed a lot of new goodies into this first design because they are all just so lovely! The highlight of this card is the sentiment which is from the new Sentiment Staples: Thanksgiving.

It's no surprise how much I love a gold embossed sentiment, and today I'm showcasing it by using the "Happy Thanksgiving" portion on Kraft and then the rest of the sentiment is embossed onto vellum. I really like how it turned out....and the pumpkins and gourds...can we talk about those? I absolutely, 100 % could not resist adding them to this card. They are from the Simply Gourd-eous set that is also being featured today and I am IN LOVE!  I probably had more fun than I should actually admit stamping these colorful beauties. I've used them on my last card at the bottom of the post because I just couldn't stop myself. I sat down one day and just stamped and stamped and stamped! I used a few different color combinations which I will most likely share on some different designs, but the traditional ones are highlighted today.

The new Shape Shifter die is the perfect backdrop to highlight the sentiment. I die cut it three times and then glued the outer portion together. I left the inner pieces free because I wanted to bend and shape them organically to create some visual movement. I used dye inks and an aqua painter to watercolor the leaves, acorns, and berries.  I also used the newest Scallop Stackers: Small for some extra detail!

 I also couldn't resist adding some country charm with the Chicken Scratch Gingham paper
For my next card, I'm using a new stamp and die set called Frame It Out: Many Blessings.I decided to switch things up and opt for a non-autumn design for this one. It comes with a lovely wedding sentiment so I decided to create a wedding card. Once again, I used vellum and embossing on the sentiment because I just love the softness that it adds and I also didn't want to cut into the beautiful die cut frame.

 I used the new Scallop Stackers: Small again for this design, but this time I just used the outer portion without the cut outs. I love how you can mix and match each piece for a unique look depending your needs.

 The flowers from the Stitching Garden stamp set and I love them in this color combination.
 I used a lot of foam squares to raise up the green layer so that you could really see the intricate detailing of the die.

For my next card, I used the frame image from the Frame it Out: Many Blessings set. There are so many fun possibilities with these new stamps and dies. I used my MISTI to get the different green hues. This is a very simple design, but by adding in the different ink colors on the frame and gourds, it still gives the card a lot of visual interest.
I stamped the frame onto a piece of white cardstock that has been die cut using the Noted Simply Stitched A2 Vertical Die cuts. I used this on my previous card as well. I just love the detail it gives to the edges.

These are more of the gourds and pumpkins that I stamped using the new Simply Gourd-eous stamp set. I layered them at the bottom of the frame. I also tied a bow of twine and let it trail out.It reminded me of sprawling pumpkin vines!

This beautiful sentiment is also from the Frame It Out: Many Blessing set. I absolutely love the font!

This particular card would be fabulous to mass produce for the autumn holidays to send to your loved ones! I hope you have enjoyed today's post! Remember, everything will be available on August 15th at 10 PM EST! Thanks for fluttering by!

Reverse Confetti-Happy Birthday, Jen!

It's a fun day around here! It's the amazing Jen del Muro's birthday and the Confetti Crew has put together a fun SURPRISE Blog Hop for her! Happy Birthday, my friend!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! You are an inspiration to so many and have touched our lives for good!

Before I dive into the details about my card, don't forget to hop along to the rest of the crew's blogs for some added surprise birthday designs!

Amy Kolling

Melissa Phillips

Amy Sheffer

Tricia Barber 

Kelly Lunceford

Lisa Henke

Amy Rohl

Heather Hoffman

Amy Tsuruta

Kathy Schweinfurth

Audrey Tokach

Jeanne Jachna

Olga Moss

I wanted to think of a fun/clever way to incorporate this particular sentiment from the Birthday Wishes Stamp Set. I really like how the word "big" is accentuated! So....why not make a BIG candle???? I was hoping that my big idea would translate onto paper and I think it did! The sunrays from the My Sunshine Confetti Cuts created the perfect "flame" for the candle!

I added a big, gold gem to the middle of the candle for some extra detail and sparkle! A large strip of pattern paper from the Cue the Confetti 6 by 6 paper pad was the perfect candle! I just love all of the bright, fun prints in this pad!

The Stitched Rays Coverpanel is the perfect backdrop for this big candle! It looks like the flame is radiating from the candle! The sentiment is heat embossed in gold onto a strip of black cardstock. I cut the white piece slightly smaller so that I could mount it onto a Iced Aqua A2 card base using foam squares. I also spritzed the entire thing with shimmer spray before I added the sentiment strip. Happy Birthday, Jen! Make a BIG wish! Hugs, Kelly! Thanks for fluttering by!