Tiny Ninjas Encouragement Card

 

Hello and Welcome!  Today’s card is an encouragement card using some adorable tiny ninjas stamps from Mama Elephant.

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I wanted to use all the images in this stamp set, but I ended up settling on three of them.  I stamped them with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  It stays wet long enough to add embossing powder.  I used clear embossing powder–it made their ninja costumes shiny and dimensional.  I loved this effect!

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I used the Mini Misti to position the ninjas in the center of each of the windows.  There is a lot of surface on these stamps to cover, so I had to re-ink them and stamp them again.

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I used my florescent pink Zig marker to color in their karate belts.  I love how the windows in the black card stock put the spotlight on each of the ninjas.  The ribbon coordinated with their pink belts.

Image3.jpgHere’s the card video!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.  Enjoy!

 

Here is the list of supplies I used:

Floral Frame Card/Altenew August Challenge

Hi and welcome!  I created another floral card today–I absolutely love creating cards with flowers. This card is for Altenew’s August Challenge.  The Altenew stamp set I used is another one from Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece box.  It’s called Floral Frame.

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Below is the inspiration photo.  If you’d like to learn more about this challenge you can click on the link here.

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I stamped the rose image onto a piece of white card stock and pulled out my Prismacolor pencils to color it in.  I used Gamsol to blend the colors together.

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I used the vines that came in this set to encompass my sentiment.  I was able to manipulate these images on my stamp press until they formed more of a circle.

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The Mini Misti came in handy to stamp my sentiment inside the floral frame.  I had to ink it up three times before it was dark enough for me.

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I created my own pattern paper with some gray ink and this diagonal stripe stamp from MFT.

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Here’s the video of how I put this card together.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.  Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the video.

Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this card:

Prismacolors:  Carmine Red 926, Scarlet Lake 923, Dark Brown 946, Apple Green 912, Peacock Green 927, Olive Green 911

SSS Oh Happy Day Card/Masterpiece Box

Happy Monday! I’ve created a watercolor card using a stamp set from the SSS Masterpiece Box! This stamp set is called “Oh Happy Day.”

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I stamped it out using my Mini Misti. This helped me stamp it several times, 6 times to be exact, until I got it dark enough. The heavily textured paper soaked up the ink.

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I had to include a picture of this darling mug one of my nieces sent to me. I love it! This will be a permanent fixture on my craft table. I’m going to use it as my water container every time I paint. Thank you, Emmy!

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One of my favorite designers, Yoonsun Hur, created this stamp set, and I simply love it. Yoonsun creates a lot of her cards with watercolors, so I thought I’d pull out my little set of watercolors. Check out her blog; she’s fabulous: RejoicingCrafts.com

I’m using a tin box of Prima watercolors, called Tropicals. I’m loving these paints–not only are the colors beautiful and bright, but the box is very portable, so I can take it on the go.

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I wet down each flower and then dropped in the color. It’s fun watching the colors feather out. I allowed my panel to dry, and then I went back in with a less watered down pigment to add a darker color to the petals, which added more dimension to the flowers.

You can watch the card video here or on my YouTube channel.

Thanks for visiting!

Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create this card: