Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gift Card Packet Pockets

Hi ya friends,
I have a couple of gift card packets to share today. I think these are a super cute way (and a super quick way) to present a gift card or a bit of cash. You might be asking, "Karli, did you mean pockets?" well, I made them using the Seed Packet die (Papertrey Ink). I love that it cuts and scores in one pass- easy peasy, lemon drop squeezy.

Here's the first one:
 I used the Girl's Day In stamp set (My Favorite Things). This is a vintage MFT stamp from their old "Who's that Girl" stamp line that is no longer made. :(  I colored it with Copics, added a ribbon around the packet pocket and tied a bow.

Here's the insert where I will write my message:
Here they are together:
I'm giving this to my friend with some mani money, since I don't know what her fave nail studio is.

Here's the second gift packet pocket:
I know this one's a toughie to figure out, huh *Ü*
  I used the Perk Up stamp set (MFT) and the Coffee Cup Dienamics (MFT). I masked off part of the image so I could stamp "Happy Birthday" instead and resized the sleeve so that the greeting would fit. I will be tucking in a Starbucks gift card in this one.

Here's the insert:
 And both together:
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

¡Feliz Cumpleaños!

Hi friends,
I have a birthday card to share with ya today. I was all ready to film the process of this card which focuses on the no-line Copic coloring technique. I was in about 5 minutes, when my battery died :(
*Rookie Rule #1: Make sure the battery is fully charged before recording the video...D'oh!

Here it is:
This cutie is Piñata Marci (La La Land Crafts) colored with the No-line copic coloring technique. After I was done coloring her, I masked her and the piñata & ink blended the background with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn) Then I went over a few parts with my Prismacolor Pencils to add some details. Last, I added a few crystal sequins and crystal confetti. I added some Stickles to the center of the piñata, skirt, and falling candy.

Here's a peek of the innie:
The fun streamers are from the Hooray stamp set (Papertrey Ink.)

That's it for today.
Have a fun-filled week!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

With Sympathy

Hi friends,
Today I have a sympathy card I made for a friend who lost her grandmother.
Here it is:
 I stamped the flowers from the Delicate Pretty Poppies (My Favorite Things) and heat embossed them with white embossing powder so I could do some ink blending with Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral, and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks. I die cut the Stitched Oval Frame (MFT) and popped it up with foam tape. I layered the poppies and the Fanciful Flourishes die (Cheery Lynn) and adhered them to the oval frame.

Here's another peek:
 I ink blended the background & spritzed it with water. I heat stamped the sentiment from the With Sympathy stamp set (Hero Arts.) Lastly, I tucked in few Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh).

Here's the innie:
 Both images come from the With Sympathy stamp set (Hero Arts).

I used this week's MFT Color Challenge #42

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Have a great week!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

From Tigress

Hello there friends,
Hope you're enjoying a lovely crafternoon *Ü*
I've got a couple of birthday cards from a certain furry someone in our family named Tigress.

Here's the first:
She is from the Cool Cat stamp set (My Favorite Things) colored with Copics. I used Distress Inks to ink blend the background. The grass comes from the Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set (Lawn Fawn). The sun diecut is from La-La-Land Crafts. I embossed the front panel with the Woodgrain embossing folder (Paper Studio). The strip of pattern paper is from the Subtle Plaids paper pack (MFT).

 You might have noticed that spot near her nose. No, that wasn't me dropping the marker *Ü*, Tigress has a marking like this on her fur. We call it her "Cindy Crawford mole!" so of course I had to add it *Ü*

Here's a peek of the innie:
I used the left over part of the sun I trimmed on the front and carried it over on the inside. The "translation" is also from Chirpy Chirp Chirp (LF) as is the grassy border along the bottom. The sentiment is from Cool Cat (MFT).

I used this week's MFT Sketch #275 for this card:
 The second card of Tigress uses the kitty from the I Knead You stamp set (MFT).
 I stamped the kitty & thought bubble & masked them with the Molotow masking pen then I used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors to paint the background on watercolor paper. I water-colored the kitty with Distress Inks and then used my Prisma Color pencils to give it some detail. I used just the swirly part from the Scripty Sayings stamp set (Lawn Fawn) and heat embossed it in Liquid Platinum.

Here's the innie:
I carried over the string from the outside to create the sentiment. I stamped the ball of yarn & heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum embossing powder (I LUUUUV this powder!) I used Broken China DI around the edges & spritzed it with water.

Thanks so much for popping in. I'm off to deliver these cards.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Birthday Card and VIDEO

Hi there friends,
Twenty-two years ago, Spring brought me my first bunny, who I named Akoni.  I just knew I was having a to my surprise, I had a 10 pound baby BOY! I had a girl's name picked out so I had a hard time letting that go so I could choose a boy's name. I looked through an "Ethnic names" book in the hospital and stopped at the A's! Lol *Ü* Akoni.

Akoni is a Hawaiian name and it means "priceless" and I liked that. However there were several times during these 22 years when he wasn't quite so priceless... *Ü*

Today's video shows how I made his simple card.
Here it is:
 and the innie:
 I am also debuting the MISTI tool! I used it to get this two-color stamped image.

You can watch the video below or on my YouTube channel --->HERE.


I MacGuyvered a way to be able to film from above. If you only knew what it took...Lol...*Ü*  but I'm much happier with how this video came out compared to the last one. I'd love to hear what you think!

I used this week's MFT Sketch #274 for my inspiration:
 Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Have a great day!

Monday, March 28, 2016

VIDEO: Crafty Haul #2: The LONG Haul!

Hello friends,
Today I have my latest crafty purchases to share with you as I continue to test out angles for recording videos. PLEEEEEASE let me know if the way I shot this video works for you. If not, please let me know why, as this helps me to figure out the best way to record given that I don't have a direct over the top set up.

As always, I am simply sharing what has caught my eye (and purse strings.) but I don't work for any stamp companies or retailers so I have NO vested interest in "selling" you anything.  Plus, I'm way too lazy BUSY to link all of the things I use/buy. I figure if you really want it, I know you can find it. Right?!

WARNING: This is a long video because I bought lots of things over the course of this month. And while I'm happy with my purchases, my bank account is on life support! Lol *Ü*  So this may be my last craft haul video for a long time...

You can watch the video below or on my YouTube channel--->HERE.

I purchased many of these items directly from the stamp companies (Mama Elephant, My Favorite Things, etc) I also bought a few from my local craft store that carries these stamps (Lawn Fawn, Inky Antics.)

The "With Sympathy" stamp set from Hero Arts I purchased from Simon Says Stamp.

Many art materials I purchase at Art Supply Warehouse in Westminster, CA. You can also find them online---HERE.

Hanko Designs bought all of the remaining Sister Stamps when they closed their business last December. You might be able to find some stamps ---> HERE.  I was told, that when they're gone, they're gone :(  I'm linking because I've had a few people ask me specifically about these stamps.

Let me know if you have any questions & thanks for watching!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Trinity

Happy day friends,
I have a trio of Easter cards (more on the religious side) to share with you today.
Here's the first:
I die-cut the cross (Spellbinders) and the "blessed" dies (Simon Says Stamp) out of two different shades of gold cardstock. I ink blended the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The grassy hill is from an old stamp I had from Posh Impressions by Dee Gruenig. It was one of the first stamps I ever bought for crafting *Ü* I did first and second generation stamping to get a couple shades of green.

I adhered just the "b" and "d" so that the rest of the letters would be floating over the cross & that gave it some cool dimension.

Here's the simple innies:
 That is another old stamp from Hero Arts.

Here's card #2: (this one is going to my Grammy *Ü*)
I used the Easter Lilies Stamp (Heartfelt Creations) and stamped it twice to create a wreath of lilies. I used hot press watercolor paper and heat embossed the image in Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger). I colored the images with the ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers using water and a paintbrush. I used the clear Wink of Stella Brush to give the Lilies some shimmer.

Here's a closer peek at that shimmer:
I heat embossed the greeting on vellum using the liquid platinum powder and scattered some sparkling clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh).

Here's the innie:
 The crosses are also from the same set.

To complete the trio, here's card #3:
I used hot pressed watercolor paper again to stamp the cross image from the Cross and Lilies set (Heartfelt Creations). I colored these the same as the previous card with ZIG CCRB and WoStella, except I used gold embossing powder (Ranger). I stamped the Stained Glass Background (Heartfelt Creations) in versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold embossing powder. I die-cut the Decorative Oval Window Die (Heartfelt Creations) out of gold cardstock. Then I stacked everything with foam tape for lots of dimension and layers *Ü*

Here's another peek:
 Capturing the shimmer of the Wink of Stella on camera is like capturing Bigfoot... :(

Here's the simple innies:
 I used Vintage Cream cardstock (PTI) for this card.

Thanks so much for peeking today! I have some Spring cards to share soon.
Hope you have a Sunday Funday *Ü*
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