Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stretch Your Dies--Make a Coverplate!

Stitched Hearts

I'm here with a Valentine made with just Sugar Cuts dies from SugarPea Designs.  I love stitched dies and the trio of hearts in the Heart Journal Card are no exception since they have stitching around the “outside” of the hearts!
I wanted to create my own “cover plate” with this trio of hearts so that I would end up with a total stitched heart background.  This was so easy to do since the die is rectangle…….I lined up my die to the edge of my paper and attached with Washi tape.  After die cutting and before removing the die, I drew a very light pencil line down the long side of the die.  This makes for perfect placement for the rest of the panel.  I did this for the whole panel and adhered small white stripes of paper to the top/bottom.  After adding foam adhesive to the back of my newly created stitched heart panel, I added it to a top folding notecard with purple pattern paper.  You know all those hearts that were die cut out?  I re-adhered some back into the hearts for a fun touch.  To finish my card, I added a black die cut “love” to a vellum flag from Stitched Flags.  
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Love Balloons with Avery Elle!

Letter Balloon Dies

Hello!  Just stopping in with a card that was shared over on the Avery Elle blog yesterday (I'm a little behind).  It uses these fabulous Letter Balloon Elle-ments dies.  
I've die cut them with some DCWV silver glitter cardstock......some of the best IMHO.  They were layered with foam adhesive onto die cut hearts from Scalloped and Pierced Heart Elle-ments dies.  This was all layered onto neutral pattern paper from the Neutral Pattern Paper Collection.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

SFYTT with Reverse Confetti


Hello!  I am here sharing a card using the current SFYTT (Sketch For You to Try) over at the Reverse Confetti blog.  Check out the SFYTT post......HERE for all the details!

I've used the new Foodie Fun from the latest release for the current Sketch for You to Try (SFYTT).  I stamped the pear stamp with Lime Green premium dye ink from Reverse Confetti several times using my Mini Misti and then ran a darker ink from my stash around the outside of the stamp for a darker effect.  I layered my pears onto a Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts done in white.  A sentiment from Crazy About You was white heat embossed onto a black banner die from Greetings Frame Confetti Cuts.  My focal point was adhered with foam adhesive to a top folding notecard layered with paper from the True Love 6x6 paper pad.


Now the best part is.......there is always a winner every month!  Here are the details:

The winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 30th of each month.
Check out the SFYTT post......HERE.

So let's see your Reverse Confetti creations this still have time to get it done!

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop!

Brushed Hugs

Welcome to The Ton's 2017 Anniversary Release Blog Hop!  
I am so excited to hop along with The Ton's Design Team and special guests for this celebration!  If you haven't already, you need to get busy looking......

The Ton has 26 new stamps for their 2017 Anniversary Release which includes three free gift with purchases. For more information on The Ton’s inventive products, head over to The Ton’s blog. All new release products are available now!  

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Brushed Hugs is a large bold script sentiment with tons of suppporting sentiments in the set.  I decided to white heat emboss the "Hugs" on vellum and hand trim out.  I love how elegant this script is!  I layered it over some neutral polka dot paper and added, with foam adhesive, one of the supporting sentiments white heat embossed onto black cardstock.  To embellish, I added some clear sequins.

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My next card uses my favorite set of this release.......Fresh Cut Poppies.  If you love multi-step stamping and florals............this set is for you!  For all three of my poppies, I started with my lightest color of ink and my Misti, working my way to the darkest layer.  I did the same process with the leaves and stems.  Did I mention how EASY it is to line up the layers to stamp?  They ARE so easy and makes stamping a card like this a breeze!  I added my sentiment (pieced from Brushed Hugs) by white heat embossing it onto a thick strip of black cardstock and adhering with foam adhesive.  More clear sequins in several sizes were added as finishing touches.

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You can't have a celebration without prizes!  

Five gift certificates to The Ton's shop: One $75, two $50 and two $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs.  To qualify, you must leave a comment on The Ton Blog Hop post. The comment period will close on Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced thereafter on The Ton's Blog.

Amy Kolling-->you are here!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs Release: Day 3

Amy_Love You More

Hello!  We are into Day 3 of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release!  
This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps for all occasions.......are you ready?  You should have arrived from the Lil' Inker Designs Blog.   Guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!

My first card was created by repeatedly stamping the Valentine stamp, from Love You More, on a diagonal in black ink to create my own background paper.  I love doing this technique and this word was perfect and EASY to use!  I used the Love You Balloons and Hearts Dies for my focal point.  The large heart balloon was stamped using the tiny heart stamp with Versamark ink for a subtle look.
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My second card uses one of the three Brush Script Valentine's Day Word Dies.  Hugs was die cut using black glitter cardstock and layered with black cardstock several times for dimension.  For my red panel, I used the new Fringe Scallop Heart Dies and layered vellum behind the "window".  This panel was then adhered to a pattern paper top folding card.  To finish the card, I added a small white heat embossed sentiment "My Friend", from the Because Stamps, onto a strip of black cardstock and then layered my "Hugs" die cut sentiment last.  

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Now for the fun part!  There is a HUGE giveaway for one lucky commenter......the ENTIRE release!!!

Amy Kolling

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Lil' Inker Designs Release: Day 2

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Hello!  We are into Day 2 of the Lil' Inker Designs January Release!  
This release is FULL of amazing dies and stamps for all occasions.......are you ready?  You should have arrived from the Lil' Inker Designs Blog.   Guess what??  The whole new release is now available and can be found HERE!!!

I'm using the newest stamp set in the "Filled" series called Filled Heart.  I've gold heat embossed the heart image onto vellum.  It was die cut using the new Dual Stitched Heart Die......which leaves a stitching line on the outside of the cut as well as the inside.  Love the effect!  My blended panel was done using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and water splatters.  I added my heart with clear foam adhesive back into the die cut space.  This panel was adhered with foam adhesive to a strip of gold foil cardstock down the left side. A Brush Script Valentine Word Die was done in white glitter cardstock and a few gold sequins where added as the final touch!

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Next up, is a cutesy card using the new Kitty Hugger Die!  I've done a bit of coloring to my kitty so that it looks like our kitty.  I cut the tail off and glued it back on behind my kitty and added a tiny twine bow.  A bit of glossy accents was added to the nose!  My kitty was layered behind a striped pink panel of pattern paper that was die cut with the Dual Stitched Heart Die and adhered with foam adhesive.  For my sentiment, I've used the Love You Much Border Die as a strip across my card.  

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Now for the fun part!  There is a HUGE giveaway for one lucky commenter......the ENTIRE release!!!

Amy Kolling

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