Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Card kits...

Hi, just popping in today to show you one set of the card kits that will be for sale in the Love is in the Details store.  The card fronts will be stamped and left blank, for you to paint or color as you like, but will include a photo of the finished card samples shown here.  These samples are just to give a general idea of how to finish them, but your own imagination should have the final say!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Home Sweet Home...

That's the name of the sweet stamp set I used for these cards.  They're posted over at Jane's Doodles blog today and I wanted to share them here as well.  If you're interested in this or any of the cute stamp sets on the Jane's Doodles website, just sit tight for another week.  The owner is on vacation and will have the site up and running again after the 21st.
Besides the Jane's Doodles stamps set, I also used those fun stitched square frame dies from Lawn Fawn.  I cut several and stacked them up to give the cards some definition.  I also coated the die cut hearts with Glossy Accents, and popped up the fussy cut stamped images with foam tape.

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

This place...

Hi, hello!  Just popping on today to tell you I've a layout posted on the Love is in the Details blog today.  I'm showcasing some product available in the store when it opens again (soonish? wink) plus a technique that we'll be covering in the upcoming DIY Embellishments class.  Head on over there to learn more.

I'm kind of obsessed right now with that smooshy bundle of thread braded to the top of that tag!

Thanks for stopping by today loves!  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tonic for what ails ya....

Hi, hello!  I'm here today to show you some cards that came about as a result of messing with some Tonic Studios Nuvo products.  Both the Crystal Drops (which are opaque) and the Jewel drops (which have some transparency).  If you're interested in more of the how-to, go this post at Love is in the Details where I outline some of the ways you can work with Nuvo Drops.

In some places I actually blended the two - the Crystal Drops with the Jewel Drops.

It behaved a little differently from what I expected and if you'd like to find out more of what I learned while working with it, check out the link above.

Have a great rest of your day!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

When all else fails, eat a donut!

Or maybe color a card full of donuts.  It's almost as satisfying!  You can have a taste of ALL the flavors without a single worry of how your pants will fit tomorrow!

I'm up on the Jane's Doodles blog today with these cards using the stamp set DoNuts.  

I wanted to try a technique I've seen elsewhere, where the outline stamped image is heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I'm not convinced I love it so much in this case, but I'm going to try again with a floral stamp.  And I think you can still tell they're donuts.

So, eat up!  And thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hi friends, I have a couple of cards to share that are posted today on the blog at Jane's Doodles.

For this card, I built the design using three different house stamps from the Home Sweet Home set, but only colored one to keep it the focal point.  I tried a messy, patchy style of water coloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

For the second card, I combined the Home Sweet Home set with the leaves from the Bloom set and again, employed the messy, patchy watercoloring style.  For both cards, I die cut a bunch of hearts, glued a few onto my cards and then covered them with Glossy Accents for a most pleasing tactile and visual experience!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jane's Doodles post...

Hey-o!  We just arrived at our cottage at the lake, where we'll camp out for the rest of the summer, escaping the heat back in Arizona and thinking we're pretty shmart!
I knew I had a post due at Jane's Doodles for today, so I just unpacked the crafty bins and pulled together the quickest and easiest cards I could.  Went straight for the Bloom stamp set again - those gorgeous floral stamps practically create cards themselves!  I used the ABC's stamp set for the word Thanks, using the new distress oxide inks for the blue (it heat embosses beautifully!) and regular old Versafine Onyx for the black.  The "you're sweet" sentiment came from the Donuts stamp set.  I used the Papertrey Ink Cover die, Center Stage for the chevron designed background on the card on the left, and the MFT's Peekaboo Window die on the kraft card on the right.  In both cases, I left all the pieces in place and secured them with glue on the back.

And because it's raining today with no end in sight till tomorrow, I'ma see what other stamps make themselves into a card!