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Hi crafty friends! Who’s getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? I went green for this slimeline card. I stamped a shamrock background from Simon Says Stamp with Gina K Designs Jelly Bean Green Ink. I die cut out the background to give it some wonky stitches. I glued it over a green cardstock mat.

I stamped, copic colored, and fussy cut out images from Clearly Besotted Be Lucky Stamp Set. I stamped extra leaf clovers because I wanted to have clovers falling down from the rainbow. I also glued a clover on the rabbit as a bow, which I thought was adorable.

Because you need some gold during St. Patrick’s Day, I heat embossed some gold embossing powder on some scrap white cardstock. Then, I die cut out the letters and glued everything together.

Have a wonderful week. Inky Hugs!

  • Supplies:
    • Stamps: Clearly Besotted Be Lucky, Simon Says Stamps Shamrock Background
    • Dies: Penguin Palace Fairyland Alphabet Dies, Whimsy Stamps Slimeline Card Builder Die

BYSHC Sketch #30 ~ Holly

Happy Saturday friends! I’m a day late in posting, but better late than never. I’m sharing my second card for BYSHC Sketch Challenge #30. It’s a fun sketch created by Crystal O. Minkler and I went with traditional colors this time. Red, Green, and Gold.

I started by cutting the paper panels into the size I needed. I printed, copic colored, and fussy cut the Holly & Mistletoe image. I used a gold gel pen to add some gold veins in the leaves. I heat embossed the sentiment and added foam tape behind the image. Lastly, I added some gold embellishments.

Thank you for dropping by and hope you join us on Facebook for a chance to win some goodies. The last day to play with this sketch is Feb 28th. Check out the BYSHC Blog for some more inspirations by the design team.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Graciellie Design Holly & Mistletoe Digital Stamp, Gina K Designs Perfect Poinsettia Stamp Set (Sentiment)
    • Paper: BoBunny Joyful Christmas 6 x 8 Paper Pad
    • Embellishment: Darice Gold Round Cup Sequins

BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 ~ Small Dies

It’s the last day of BYSHC Christmas in July! This week passed by so fast and I saw so many beautiful creations. Check them out at BYSHC Blog and you still have all day today to join us in the hop by linking up a Christmas/winter card to have a chance to win a prize. The linky hop ends at 11:59 PST on July 29th, so get crafty!

For my last card, I die cut a white cardstock and turquoise cardstock with Gina K Designs Master Layout 1. I used Simon Says Stamp Embossing Folder Faceted Snowflakes for the white cardstock for my background and created a wreath with Spellbinders Christmas Blooms Dies. I finished my wreath off with our sponsor Twiddler’s Nook Rhinestones. I heat embossed Mama Elephant Holiday Messages and die cut it out with our sponsor Gina K Designs Sentiment strips. I glued the white cardstock on my turquoise mat and then on an A2 card.

I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment! Thank you. Today is the LAST day of BYSHC Christmas in July Linky Hop so don’t forget to link up your project by tonight at 11:59 PST. I hope you enjoyed this week of Christmas cards!

BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 ~ Simply Gina

For day 5 of BYSHC Christmas in July 2022, I’m sharing another simple card using our AMAZING sponsor Gina K Designs. I love all of her Christmas products. The cards always come out so elegant.

Today, I used her Holiday Tapestry, Ornamental Snowflakes, and Master Layout 7 to make this card. I inked up the leaves with GKD Christmas Pine and the berries with GKD Red Hot. I heat embossed the snowflake and lastly stamped the sentiment from the ornamental snowflakes set.

Thank you for coming. Check out the BYSHC Blog for more details and inspirations. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful cards!

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 6

Welcome back to Day 6 of BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky Party. Play with us by linking up a Christmas/winter/holiday card on BYSHC Blog. Our party will last until April 29th.

For this card, I used our lovely sponsor Gina K Designs Ornament Snowflakes Stamp Set and Star Struck Stamp Set. I started off die cutting out my base and mat layers with Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1. I ink smooshed the background with Gina K Designs Red Velvet, Red Hot, Faded Brick, and Wild Dandelion Ink. I used the Star Struck stamp as garlands and have the snowflakes hang off of them. After heat embossing, I sprayed some gold water droplets with Artistic Isle Gold Paint over the panel to give it more shine.

Another view of the card to see some shine.

Thank you for stopping by. Even if you can’t join us, check the BYSHC Blog for some inspirations. Some of our sponsors are also having sales for this event, so check them out.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 3

It’s day 3 of Spring into Christmas Linky Party! Some of our sponsors are actually having SALES for this event. Check the BYSHC Blog for more details.

Now for this adorable card. The My Favorite Things Paw La La La La Stamp speaks for itself. Too cute, so I made the card super simple. I started off by ink blending with Gina K Designs Sea Glass, Turquoise Sea, and Blue Denim from the center outwards. Then, I heat embossed the stamp with Gina K Designs Embossing Ink and Ranger Gold embossing powder. Lastly, I added some gold watercolor paint drops from Artistic Isle. I finished the card off by gluing the card stock panel on to a gold foil mat.

I hope you will join us by linking up your card on BYSHC Blog. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful creations. Don’t forget to check the sales with our sponsors.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 1

Hi friends!! Who’s excited for the first day of BYSHC Spring into Christmas 2022 Linky Party? Join us by creating a Christmas, Hanukkah, or winter card and link it up on BYSHC Blog. We have some awesome sponsors with wonderful prizes this Spring. Check the blog for more inspirations and details.

For my first card, I used products from two of our wonderful sponsors. My background was created with Gina K Designs Blue Raspberry, Blue Lagoon, and Passionate Pink ink. I inked my cubes on acetate, sprayed some water on the acetate, and smooshed the ink onto watercolor paper. After it dried, I heat embossed the snowflakes from Unity Stamp Advent Calendar 2021 with Gina K Designs Embossing Ink and Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. I die cut out the background and purple mat with Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1 Die Set.

I stamped the Unity Stamp Mug from the Advent Calender 2021, colored the mug with Gina K Designs Wild Lilac ink, and fussy cut it out. I actually added some Inkon 3 Liquid Pixie Dust on the mug, but it wouldn’t show through the photo. It is very glittery in person✨. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Sunny Studio Merry Mice with Gina K Designs Wild Lilac Ink to match the mug color.

The Linky Party will last from April 22nd – 29th. Don’t forget to link up a card for a chance to win a prize. I can’t wait to see what you create! Come back tomorrow for another holiday card!

BYSHC #21 ~ Peace & Love

Happy April! It’s a new month, which means there is a new BYSHC Sketch Challenge. Join us on BYSHC Facebook for a chance to win some crafting goodies.

This sketch is a fun and easy one. Instead of a square as my focal point, I changed it to a cardinal. I really liked how it turned out and decided to make two of them.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: The Greeting Farm Merry & Bright (sentiment)
    • Paper: Recollections Warm and Cozy Paper Pad
    • Other: Recollections Classic Christmas Die Cut Stickers, Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder

Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out either the BYSHC Blog or BYSHC Facebook Group for more inspirations. You have until 4/30 to join us for the sketch challenge.

BYSHC #18 ~ Santa Paws

Hello crafty friends! I’m back with my second card for BYSHC #18 Sketch. Join us on BYSHC Facebook for a chance to win some crafting goodies.

I started by stamping the puppy and masking it, so I can stamp the tree. Next, I made a mask for the tree and “colored” the tree by ink blending. I can never color a tree the way I want it to look, so I decided to ink blend it 😜

I colored the puppy with Copic markers and fussy cut out the image. Next, I die cut out a flag and heat embossed the sentiment. Lastly, I glued everything down and added foam squares behind my image.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: MFT Happy Pawlidays
    • Die: GKD Master Layout 5
    • Paper: Recollections Christmas Pets, Spellbinders Christmas Traditions, GKD Masking Paper

I hope you can join us over at BYSHC Facebook. Check BYSHC Blog for more inspirations.

Night Skies

Happy Monday friends! I’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful cards with ink blended skies and silhouettes, so I was inspired to make one myself. I decided to do a night sky with beautiful colors. I was going for auroras, but ended up with something a little different. I love how it turned out though.

I started with ink blending the colors I wanted and layered the ink on heavy. When I was satisfied with the colors and ink, I spritzed some water onto the water reactive inks. Next, I added some Artistic Isle Titanium White Paint for some stars and snow. Since I don’t have silhouettes, I decided to stamp the trees and color them with GKD’s Black Onyx Dye Ink by stamping the ink onto an acrylic block and using a paint brush to watercolor in the trees. I die cut out the cardstock, heat embossed the sentiment, and added a black mat.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Gina K Designs Winter Whimsy
    • Die: Pink & Main Rectangles Set 1
    • Ink: Gina K Designs Black Onyx, In the Navy, Blue Raspberry, Lucky Clover, Passionate Pink, Wild Lilac, Plum Punch, Embossing Ink
    • Others: Altenew Pure White Embossing Powder

I hope you like the card! Have a wonderful crafty week and thank you for dropping by.