Sunday, February 18, 2018

Blow Out That Bonfire!

Hello there, crafty friends!   I've got a bright, fun birthday card to share with you today using just one awesome stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays.

Last month, I was inspired by an old favorite stamp set, Shenanigans, when my crafty friend Coralynn and I did the Two Designers, One Stamp Set post for CAS-ual Fridays.   I couldn't resist making another card with it when it was sitting on my desk!

I used my MISTI to line up the sentiment and repeatedly stamped the sentiment by sliding my card up a few grid spaces each time I inked.   Those bright colors are Distress Oxide inks - I just love them!   I didn't want to hide too much of that beautiful rainbow, so I opted to just stamp and heat emboss the Make a Wish sentiment in the lower corner.  Such a vivid and fun one-layer birthday card, don't you think?!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!    If you've been inspired and want to do some shopping, you are always able to use my special code, KIMBERLYSENTME, to save 15% on anything and everything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps shop!    Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Welcome, Spring! + Lil' Inker Designs Gift w/ Purchase!

Hello, friends!   I've had just about enough of the snow and cold here in Central New York, so I broke out some spring stamps & dies from  Lil' Inker Designs - Spring isn't that far away - at least that's what I keep telling myself, lol!!   All of the items I used are linked below.

I started by running the Quilted Stitched Pattern Die through my die cut machine - I just adore that pretty background!   Next I die cut the Easter egg shape from the Dual Stitched Egg set from the center of the panel.   My original intention was to make a shaker card, so I added acetate behind the egg shaped window.....but when I found that beautiful background paper, I couldn't bear to cover any of it up, lol!  

I added the patterned paper to my card base, and adhered the sentiment banner. Next I adhered the die cut panel to the card with foam tape.   I added the Spring sentiment, die cut twice and layered, across the window.   To finish off the card, I die cut several of the butterflies from the Stitched Butterflies die set from vellum.   I added some shading to the back of the butterflies with my Prismacolor pencils, creased them in the middle and added some adhesive.  I love how their wings are lifted from the panel!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today - be sure to check out Lil' Inker Designs  - there is a fabulous promotion going on during the month of February - you will receive the Hello Awesome stamps & Awesome Word Die with any $75 purchase!  How awesome is that? (See what I did there?! Ha!)





Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Sky is the Limit!

Hello friends!   I've got a fun card to share today using a new to me technique and some of CAS-ual Fridays' fun stamps & dies!

I created a background by adding some Distress Oxide inks to my craft mat and spritzing them with water.   Then I swiped a piece of glossy cardstock into the colors and used my heat tool to dry the cardstock.   I kept adding layers of color until I was happy with it.   The oxides did their thing and oxidized, and then I added some Micro Glaze to the piece and brought out all those vivid colors once again.   Fun!

 I used the Stars Fri-Dies to die cut several sizes of stars from the inked piece and positioned them on a piece of grey cardstock.  I added a few white heat embossed stars and sequins along the star trail to add to the flowy feeling.   The sentiment is a mix of CFS stamp sets that I thought fit the theme of this card perfectly (congrats from Rad 2 & The sky is the limit from Floating)!   This would make a great graduation card!

Alrighty, that's it for me today!   I hope you've enjoyed my card.   FYI, Michele has recently re-stocked the CFS store with the newly released coffee stamp sets! Yay!  If you've had your eye on them, head on over and use my special code, KIMBERLYSENTME, to save 15%!   The code is good on everything in the store - enjoy!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Two Designers, One Stamp Set With CAS-ual Fridays!

Hi friends!   Today we're doing something super fun on the CAS-ual Fridays blog!  Michele had the awesome idea for each of the Girl Fridays to pick a crafty friend and a stamp set and see what we each come up with!   I chose Coralynn Murray, one of my A Blog Named Hero teammates for this challenge because I adore her stepped-up clean & simple style!   

We chose to work with the Shenanigans stamp set and directions to use rainbow colors & sequins.  So without further ado - here are my two cards!

First up, a simple card that lets that awesome large sentiment steal the show!   I stamped the sentiment onto patterned paper and added some sequins and star confetti.   I added the panel to a piece of rainbow striped cardstock - it's so bright and cheery!

My next card also lets the sentiment shine, but here I've added some additional stamping with the Modern Petals stamp set.   The rainbow colors are some striped patterned paper strips I found in my paper scraps.   It's always nice to use up those little pieces, am I right?!  

I added some clear sequins to the background for some sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop by Coralynn's blog to see the cards she has created with the super fun Shenanigans stamp set.   If you are interested in the stamp set we've used, head over to CAS-ual Fridays and use the coupon code KIMBERLYSENTME to save 15% (this code is good on EVERYTHING in the store)!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Love Ya - 'Nuff Said!

Hello there!   Happy Monday morning to you!   I've got some CAS-ual Fridays goodness to share  featuring several of the newest CFS stamp sets as well as an older (and much loved) Fri-Die. 
I started by stamping the new Heart to Heart background with several shades of Catherine Pooler inks (Aquatini, Daydream, Royal Treatment & Flirty Fuchsia)  Next I used a paintbrush to add color to the center of the hearts with a little ink mixed with water.   I adhered it on an angle and added the 'Love Ya' die and the 'Nuff Said sentiment from Coffee Talk.  A few gems from Little Things from Lucy's Cards finished this off!

Thanks for stopping by today!   Just a reminder - if you do any shopping over in the CFS store, use the code KIMBERLYSENTME to save 15% on your entire purchase!!

Have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release - Day 3

Good morning, crafty friends!   Today's the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs January blog hop - I've got two more fun cards to share with you today!

First up is a card using the awesome Galentine's Day stamp set - this set is PERFECT for sending cards to your besties!   The sentiments are hilarious! 

I just had to work with the Thunderbird and the Thelma & Louise sentiment - too funny!   I colored the car with Copics and fussy cut it out.   I adhered it to the card (which uses the awesome new Quilted Stitched XOXO and Forever Heart Layer II) with an Action Wobble!   I made sure the car looked like it was flying (over the Grand Canyon of course).   To add to the scene I handcut a few clouds and tucked them behind the car!

This next card was born from a card fail, lol!   I had colored the Love & Honey floral heart with colored pencils and accidently mis-cut when I ran it through my die cutting machine.   It was so pretty, and I just couldn't bear to throw it away, so I used the Love is Love die and cut the letters from the heart.   It reminds me of cloissone!   So pretty!

I used the Forever Heart Layer I and Forever Heart Layer II die for this - I cut it several times, offsetting it just a bit.   Such a cool look!   The script word (included in the Layer I set) was also cut twice and offset - I love the layered look.

So that's it for now - are you just loving this release like I am?!   Remember, you have the chance to win it ALL, by leaving comments along the 3-day hop.   The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
Thanks for hopping along with us this week - your next stop is Lisa's  blog!  

           Kimberly Rendino (you are here!)






Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release - Day 2

Hello again!   Welcome back for the second day of release project inspiration featuring the Lil' Inker Designs January release!    My first card today is one of my favorites from the release - it uses the brand new Love You More Than Words Script Heart Die.

I created an ink blended background using several shades of Distress Oxide inks and flicked on some water and some gesso for added interest.   I added the Script Heart die to the center of my inked panel (the stitched lines were added using the stitched rectangle dies).  I mounted this onto a card base that had been die cut with the new Quilted Stitched XOXO die - gosh how I love those quilted stitched backgrounds.....all of them!!  I added a few tiny hearts die cut from the Love is Love dies.

Next up is a card using the adorable Farm Love stamp set - these little animals are so stinkin' cute!!   I stamped the pig and his heart bouquet on one of the Wonky Square die shapes. I colored him with Copics and added some grass, Glossy Accents and google eyes!

I cut several strips of dotted paper in Valentine's Day colors and adhered them to the right side of my card.   I had planned to add the Wonky Square over top, but I felt it needed a border.   A quick tip I discovered when you don't want to add more paper (or a layer as wide as the next size die in the set) is to run a Copic marker along the edges - voila!   Instant  colored "layer"!

The sentiments in this set crack me up - I can't wait to play more with this set!!! 

That's all from me for today, but my fellow DT members  have lots more to share with you!   Remember to leave comments at all of the blogs for a chance to win the ENTIRE January release!   I've got more to share with you tomorrow, so be sure to stop back!  Until then..... :)

Laura Pryor/LID
           Kimberly Rendino (you are here!)
Lisa Henke