Thursday, August 31, 2017

Peace and Love - selective embossing video

Hi all,

I am finally posting the video for this card. I had it for the Hero Arts blog hop last week. So you can find more details HERE









An exciting announcement (someone pinch me) and a card

Hi Stampers! 

It's time to let the cat out of the bag. First of all, this came as a total surprise and I was jumping for joy. It's a dream come true. And I feel honored and flattered. Why? I will tell you in a second. 
But there is a little story behind.
My first stamp I ever purchased after moving to the US was Hero Arts, and I still have it. I instantly fell in love with their designs. I have always looked up the the Hero Arts Creative team, they were example and in a way "idols". I always "wished" to be on the team, but the thought of it was immediately dismissed as something not achievable (I would think, come on, when Stampin' Up! doesn't "want" me on their Artisan Design team, why would Hero want me on theirs lol, no hurt feelings SU!)....Well, little to my surprise on August 1st I received an email from Hero Arts, which actually was an invitation to join the amazing Hero Arts Creative team. Of course, I said YES (not that crazy to not say YES). 
So, I am honored to join the Creative Team and I hope to inspire you with my creations.

Head over to the Hero Arts blog to read the intro ;) where I tell you little bit about me (if you don't know me ;) )

Now that I let the cat out of the back, lets move onto the card I have for you today.  I used the CL865 Color Layering Let Love Grow stamp set in conjunction with the DC151 Hello Stamp & Cut. I used 4 ¼” x 5 ½” piece of snow layering paper to stamp the images form the Let Love Grow stamp set. The ink pad colors I used are: Soft Pool, Tide Pool, Antiqua, Butter Bar, Soft Apricot, Soft Pink, Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Rose Madder (Bold ink), Fresh Lawn, Lime Green and Unicorn pigment ink. I started building my background by first stamping the largest images, then moving to the smallest. After that I stamped the layering pieces.
After I was satisfied with my background I trimmed it down to 3 ¾” x 5” and set it aside. I cut the Hello sentiment 3 times using PS688 Black Folded Cards. I took one of them and applied Versamark ink directly from the ink pad then embossed it with PW111 Ultra Fine Embossing Powder couple times. Once it cooled down I adhered all 3 die cuts together in order to get more dimensional look.
I cut a thin strip of the same note card I used to die cut the Hello, and stamped the sentiment “ you brighten my day” using Versamark ink, then embossed it with PW110 White Embossing Powder and trimmed to size. Now, that I have all my elements together I assembled my panel and adhered it to a PS688 Black Folded card. To finish it off I added few CH215 Neutral Mixed Accents.



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

MISTI bar magnets

Hi stampers!

Quick post (I will be back later with an eye candy)
MISTI bar magnets are now available in the My Sweet Petunia store! I love the engraving on them!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wishing you Birthday Fishes

Hi Stampers!

I am back today with another card. This time I am using the Hero Arts set "I am puffer for you" I stamped the images on white card stock and Intense black in (using my MISTI , and left them in it). I colored using CHameleon pens and Color Tops. Next I stamped over the images again, using Versafine Onyx black ink and embossed with Ultra Fine clear embossing powder. Then I die cut them.
Next I used the Waves stencil and Bo Bunny Turquroise glitter paste (masked my panel using the negative from a die cut circle (Circle Infinity dies) Let it dry. Next I stamped the sentiment in Versafine ink and embossed with Ultra fine clear embossing powder. I assembled my panel and adhered to a Sunshine note card (the darkest hue)



MISTI and GinaK blog hop

Hi stampers! 

Happy Tuesday! Today I am participating in a very fun blog hop between the awesome Gina K Designs and My Sweet Petunia! And if you started the blog hop from the beginning you probably arrived from Gina's blog (and if you didn't head on over there, because you don't want to miss it out, I am always AMAZED by her creations and I think she's one of the sweetest people)

And after you are "done" here your next stop will be Joyce Erb

For my card I used the Boho Flowers mini kit. 
1. Stamp the flourishes onto top folding white card base, colorwith Chameleon pens and tops, then overstamped with Versaifine (using your MISTI tool) and emboss with clear embossing powder. 
2.I partially die cut the bottom only. 
3. Stamp the larger flower, then color and emboss(same as the flourish) and die cut it. 
4. Stamp the sentiment with with Versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder.
5. Create another top folding card base and trim one side to 2 1/2"
6. Adhere them together to form a gate folding card. Add Nuvo drops 

Watch the video to see how this card came to be ;) 









Full blog hop list: 

Ilina Crouse ( that's ME)
Iliana Myska


And now for the fun part. We do have a giveaway: Winner's choice of original or mini MISTI, as well as the Stitched Leaves mini kit from Gina K.Each person should comment on every blog post in the hop to be entered into a drawing for our hop prizes.
  • The deadline for commenting is September 5th at noon central. Winners will be posted on the My Sweet Petunia blog winners page and on the Gina K. Blog no later than Friday, September 8th.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Cards with Sass - Masterclass teacher

Hi stampers!

I have a quick post for you today! I am teaching over Stamp Nation today in the "Card with Sass" class. My class is "Focus on Sentiment" and it's with CAS-ual Fridays.
I have a video how to make the 3 cards below along with bunch of tips and techniques. And you don't want to miss the previous classes from CAS-ual Fridays or any other from the Master Class (the Masterclasses have been on the entire summer). The membership is ONLY $9 per month (it's a steal)

So here's a peek of my cards.
And before I go big thanks to Michele Gross and Catherine Pooler for inviting me to teach!!!


Friday, August 25, 2017

It's A Muse Studio Release Day

Hi stampers! 
Happy Friday! I am back today, again, with few cards. It's release day over at A Muse studio, so head over there to see the full release! 
Here are few cards I made with the newly released products! 

For my first card I used Eat. drink and be thankful set. I did watercolor wash using the peerless watercolors. After it was dried I stamped the sentiment with Onyx Versafine ink and mebossed with clear embossing powder. Added some clear sequins and adhered to Melon card base. 



For my next card I stamped the images onto Sugar panel, next stamped the sentiment onto Onyx card stock with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I die cut the sentiment with stitched circles die. I adhered the sentiment to my panel and adhered to Onyx card base. I added some twinkles as finishing touch



For my last card for today, I used the Boo sentiment die and did partial die cutting diagonally then using a craft knife trimmed my Sugar panel and around the sentiment. I stamped the Happy Halloween onto Onyx card stock strip and embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped the pumpkin and cut it out. Used a strip of washi across my panel and adhered the sentiment on top. I assembled my panel and adhered to Orange card base



Thanks so Much - CFC 181

Hi stampers! 
It's Friday and we have a new CAS Fridays challenge. This time it's Kraft and White! For my card I used Neenah Desert Storm card stock and stamped the Modern petals background repetitively using my MISTI and Unicorn white pigment ink. Next I die cut the Thanks few times and for the top layer I applied versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder, while it was still hot I added some Prisma glitter to it, then zapped it with my heat gun again. (I applied Stick it adhesive before I die cut the sentiments). Next I adhered all (4) die cuts together, so I can get more dimension. Adhered to my card. Stamped the "So much" sentiment in versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. To finish I adhered my panel onto Desert storm card base! 








Thursday, August 24, 2017

Amuse Sneak Peek Day #3

Hi stampers!
Welcome back to day #3 of A Muse sneak peeks. Today I am featuring the new set called Eat, Drink and Be Thankful. For my card I stamped the pumpkin onto Sugar card stock with Memento Black ink and colored using alcohol markers. Next I stamped the leaves on the one side of my panel and then stamped Hello Fall from Hello Pumpkin stamp set. I cut the pumpkin. I added strip of washi on my Orange card base (in such a way that only tiny sliver would be visible when the Sugar panel is adhered), then adhered the panel with my images. 

Make sure you visit the A Muse studio blog, and the rest of the Design team blogs for more sneak peeks! 

Melissa Chipperfield  (inkedregards.com)
Ilina Crouse (www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com) - that's me



Thankful, Grateful Blessed

Hi stampers!
It's time for another IO challenge. This round the challenge is "Thanksgiving or thanks". 

For my card I used few items from the new catalog, the Feathers set and the Thankful, Grateful and Blessed single stamp. I colored the solid layer of the Freathers using my Zig Clean color markers and sprayed with water, then stamped onto Bristol Paper. Next I stamped the outlines and lastly the sentiment. I adhered my panel onto black card base and added some black Nuvo drops.

Make sure you visit the blogs of the rest of the DT for more inspiration! 




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hero Arts 2017 Wintertime Fun Catalog Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY

Hi stampers! 
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that is the Hero Arts Wintertime Fun catalog blog hop. I am excited over the top to be guesting one more time for Hero Arts! 
If you haven't seen the catalog, better run to look at it. It's AH-Mazing! 

So, if you are following the hop, you should have landed here from Kathy's blog and you are floored by her creations, and now you'll going to be bored here. And if that happens, head over to Clare's blog, she's your next stop, and don't skip it, she has something great in store for you.

Before I go onto my cards, you can see the Hero Arts Entire Wintertime Fun release HERE

Now onto my cards! For my first one I used the new infinity dies (12 point stars) to dry emboss the background (use thicker card stock for this, I used 110lb Neenah), and my favorite set from the catalog, The color layering baby penguin!!!! This little buddy is so stinkin' cute! I stamped the image then die cut it with the coordinating dies. For the sentiment I used strip of black card stock and stamped in versamark, then embossed with white embossing powder.



Next up is shaker card featuring the new Frost Sequins and shaker card using the new set Bird Words. I stamped the birds using the Pool to Navy Ombre ink and die cut them. I created the shaker using the circle infinity dies and filled it with Frost sequins. The background for the shaker was sponged using Soft Pool and Tide Pool inks, then on it I stamped the branch from the Ornaments Stamp and cut set and embossed in white. I stamped the sentiment from Winter Silhouettes with Ombre ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.



This next card, includes a lot of embossing, so I got video that will be available later today. I used the new ornaments stamp and cut and a new bold prints stamp! Come back later today for the video




Fot my next card I used background stamp and embossed with gold then did ink blending using Soft Pink, Cotton Candy and Bubblegum shadow inks. Next I die cut the sentiment along with few times. I added Stick it adhesive on the back before die cutting. I sponged one of the die cuts with versamark and embossed with  Igold embossing powder. I stacked all die cuts together (and adhered) in order to get dimensional look. I stamped the sentiment on strip of vellum and embossed with gold. Adhered to the panel and added to black card base. To finish it off I added some Champagne Sequins. 



And this is another of my favorites. I used Penguin family and circle infinity dies.I stamped the image in black and embossed  using clear embossing powder , then I colored it using my Chameleon pens! I made a mask from masking paper and circle infinity dies and sponged inside the circle using Soft Pool and Tide Pool ink pads. When dry I stamped the falling snow and embossed with white embossing powder. I cut the images and adhered to my panel. Stamped the sentiment from Winter Silhouettes set and embossed with clear embossing powder. To finish off my card I adhered my panel to black note card and added some sequins. 




Giveaway
Hero Arts will giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please ask hoppers to comment by Wednesday, 8/30 at 11:59pm PT and we'll announce the winner the following week.
Blog Hop List
The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Cathy Zielske
Wanda Guess
Kathy Racoosin
Ilina Crouse -- That'a ME
Clare Prezzia
Yana Smakula
Lydia Fiedler
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Amy Tsuruta
Michelle Short
May Park
Libby Hickson

A Muse September Release - Sneak Peek Day #2

Hi stampers!
Welcome back to day #2 of A Muse sneak peeks. Today I am featuring the new set called Fierce! It will be available on Friday and it's full of great sentiments that can be used alone on a card, since they are larger scale or combined with other stamps. 
For my card I used 4"x4" piece of watercolor paper and using a pencil I drew a  heart. Next I added water to it and dropped in color (Peerless watercolors). After it dried I erased the pencil marks, stamped the sentiment and embossed with clear embossing powder. Added 3 heart twinkles and adhered my panel onto Onyx card base ( 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" scored in half) 
Come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks! 

Make sure you visit the A Muse studio blog, and the rest of the Design team blogs for more sneak peeks! 

Melissa Chipperfield  (inkedregards.com)
Ilina Crouse (www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com) - that's me


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Muse September Release - Sneak Peek Day #1

Hi stampers!
Welcome to day #1 of A Muse sneak peeks. Today I am featuring the new set called Hello Pumpkin. 
I stamped  the pumpkins using Orange and Melon inks, then embossed with clear embossing powder and cut them out. Next I added some Halloween Washi on my white panel and stamped the sentiment with Onyx ink. I adhered the pumpkins and added few Onyx sequins. To finish it off, I adhered the panel onto Orange card base! 
Come back tomorrow for more sneak peeks! 

Make sure you visit the A Muse studio blog, and the rest of the Design team blogs for more sneak peeks! 

Melissa Chipperfield  (inkedregards.com)
Ilina Crouse (www.ilinacrouse.blogspot.com) - that's me


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