Posts Tagged ‘DT Laurie’

Combining Stamp Companies

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

Hello and welcome back! One of my favourite things to do is to combine different stamp companies on one project. This actually took me quite awhile to get comfortable with. I always thought it was “taboo” to have a bunch of different brands on one card, haha!

But, in fact, by combining your sets, you open up a whole new world of possibilities! More often than not, they compliment each other very well. I chose to combine Gina K Designs and Lawn on my card today.

I coloured up some flowers and all the leaves from the Elegant Aster Stamp Set from Gina K. I’ve been loving coloured pencils lately so that was my medium of choice. I used the co-ordinating dies to cut each image out.

Now, I think the florals would have looked great directly on the card front but by using the Polka Heart Backdrop Die from Lawn Fawn it took the card to another level! By using a tone on tone look, the background die gave texture and a bit of dimension. I did trim the heart background just a bit.

I used a sentiment from the Wavy Sayings Stamp Set from Lawn Fawn and stamped it on a Simple Wavy Banners die cut.

I popped up the floral arrangement as well as the sentiment. I didn’t add any sort of embellishment which was hard to do! But I actually like the look of the simple, no fuss look!

Thank you for dropping by today! Have a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Laurie

Heart Smile with Concord & 9th!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Good morning and welcome back! Laurie here sharing a card with a couple of new to me goodies from Concord & 9th! I used the Heart Smile Stamp Set along with the Heartstrings Dies to create my card. These are both from an older release but really are a classic. The Heartstrings Dies are particularly versatile and would make a great addition to your stash, if they aren’t already 🙂

This is a clean and simple card yet not a quick card! I die cut the heart with rays die out of pink cardstock. NOTE: this die only cuts the ray portions, not the entire heart. It’s great for adding a cool, heart shaped window onto a card front! I used a light pink alcohol marker to add a bit of shading to the inside pieces. This was the quick part. The time consuming part was adding foam adhesive to each die cut. If I was to do this again, I would have cut the die from craft foam as well!!!

I adhered each piece onto a scrap a panel of white cardstock. I used the negative portion (the piece I die cut the heart from) as a jig to align the pieces perfectly. I then trimmed the excess white cardstock. This resulted in one solid piece.

The sentiment comes from the Heart Smile Stamp Set. I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. I used a scrap of grey cardstock from my stash. I die cut the small heart from the Heartstring Dies out of the same cardstock and heat embossed that little detail image.

Now that all the pieces were complete, it was just a matter of putting everything together! I used tape runner adhesive for both the grey, sentiment strip and the heart.

I used a few grey embellishments from my stash and called the card done!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Both the Heartstrings Dies and the Heart Smile Stamp Set are in stock!

Laurie

Space Reserved — Penny Black

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Happy Saturday and welcome back! Laurie here to share a love or friendship themed card using the Space Reserved Stamp Set from Penny Black.

I love this set. Even though it is intended for Valentine’s Day, it can be used for many other occasions.

I coloured up this adorable and large image using my alcohol markers. I took the time to fussy cut as I wanted to pop it up on the card front. I cut a white panel to smaller than the card base and using the Cloud Stencil from MFT and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, created a light cloudy background. I used Bundled Sage Distress Ink on the lower portion of the panel to tie in with the coloured grass.

I popped the cute image onto the ink blended panel using foam adhesive then added the panel to the card base, also using foam adhesive…I love dimension!! The sentiment comes from the From the Heart Stamp Set from MFt and was white heat embossed on a small strip of black cardstock. This was also popped up!

I decided to add the purple butterfly for an extra element as well as a few clear sequins.

I love the clean and simple look of this card and I hope you do too! The Space Reserved Stamp Set is in stock and just waiting for you to bring it home:)

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!

Laurie