Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Adding Creative Details with Joni Andaya

Hello everyone, Joni here sharing my take on Freehand Florals and Freehand Florals Die. This set is one that you will fall in love with, no wrong stamping here.

To begin, I first cut my gold stripe panel paper from My Mind's Eye Fancy That! 6 x 6 paper pad. Then die-cut my scallop panel from Sunshine Layers Die. For my sentiment, I heat embossed "awesome" in white and distressed the panel behind it with PURE COLOR Dye Ink in Pumpkin Spice. Then "hope your day is" stamped after in Warm Wool. Both sentiments are from the You Equal Kind stamp set.

For the bouquet, I started by stamping some filler foliage and flowers directly onto the scalloped panel using Hayride and Last Leaf PURE COLOR Dye Ink. Then, I stamped the larger leaves and the roses on a separate piece of white card stock and die-cut the images with the coordinating dies. For the roses, I used Little Piggy, Miami Spice and Gala Red. And for the leaves, I used Last Leaf and Appletini.

I wanted to personalize the images a bit and make them stand out from other cards that are created using the same image. An easy way to do that is by adding small creative details. I chose to add some dots onto the flowers and leaves with a Uni-ball Signo Broad pen. I think this is the perfect and easy way to add just a little something to make them unique.

Lastly, for the final touch, I added some enamel dots in "Last Leaf" from the Enamel Dots Autumn Splendor: Blue pack.

I hope you guys enjoyed today's project! Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Monday, May 2, 2016

VIDEO: Rainbow Panda with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend! I spent a bit of time playing with the new release before I had to go into work. At least I snuck in a bit of playtime! My craft time was spent with some cuddly cute pandas.

I recently realized it had been forever since I pulled out my Zig Clean Color markers and did some watercoloring. I thought the panda holding an umbrella would pair perfectly with a rainbow for an encouragement card.

I actually ended up modifying this card. And before we jump into the video I thought I'd share the original finished card with you. . .

The same, but different. I'll explain in the video below :)

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

After staring at that card for two days I just HAD to change it. Not that I can't appreciate the simplicity of the original design, I can. I just LOVE it with the added embellishments.

The moral of the story? Do what you love. If at first you don't succeed, rip it apart and put it back together again! :)

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Outlined Roses Die with Joni Nina Andaya

Hello everyone, Joni here! I'm back for more inspiration using the new Outlined Roses Die for my focal point and Beautiful Bouquet: Dahliastamp set for the sentiment.

To begin, I first traced the flower and leaves die from Outlined Roses Die on watercolor paper. Next, I fussy cut and then watercolored using ZIG CLEAN COLOR Real Brush markers. I used the 60 pack which I picked up at I die cut the roses and leaves and the outline images were heat embossed with gold embossing power and adhered with glue on top of the watercolored images.

For the background, I distressed the white cardstock panel with Distress ink in Fossilized Amber and Spun Sugar. Then I splattered with water and some left over ink from the ZIG CLEAN COLOR Real Brush markers for effect. I stamped the "Hello" sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet: Dahlia using PURE COLOR dye ink in Old Gold, and stamped "Dear Friend" in Silver Lining. Then I die-cut this panel with the Gifts Card Layer Die.

To finish off the card I added some iridescent sequins in 4mm and 6mm Peridot Mist, and satin sequins in 4mm and 6mm Aquamarine.

I hope you guys enjoyed today's project! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have an awesome weekend!

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