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Hang in There – CIC #591

Hello friends! Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Challenge #590 is a colour challenge, and the colours you must use for this challenge are frosty blue, mocha, and white. This challenge is also being sponsored by The Paper Shelter! I created my card featuring their Happy Little Mouse with Flowers Digital Stamp.

After printing the image, I used the following Ohuhu alcohol markers to colour it:

Blues: B220, B250, B270

Browns: E400, E430, WG01, WG070

Greys: CGII00, CG2, CG5

To compliment the colours of the mouse, I trimmed some strips of matching cardstock to place behind the mouse.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance to win a sweet prize from our amazing sponsor!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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Easy Tropical-Themed Card – CIC #590

Hello friends! Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Challenge #590 is a theme challenge, and the theme for this challenge is tropical!

To create this card, I used the Your Next Stamp Many Thanks Stamp Set and stamped a repeating pattern using the Simon Says Stamp Tropic Ink. I then ink-blended over the top using the same ink.

To finish, I simply stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card and play along with us!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


Products Used

  • Your Next Stamp Many Thanks Stamp Set
  • Simon Says Stamp Tropic Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink
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You’re Dinomite! – CIC #587

Hello friends! Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Challenge #587 is a theme challenge, and the theme for this challenge is dinosaurs! This challenge is also being sponsored by Pixel Paper Prints! I have created my card featuring their Dinosaurs digital stamp set.

I first printed the image (as well as cut out some of the digital plant stamps by uploading them as a basic cut file in Cricut Design Space) and coloured the image using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Greens: GY2, GY3, GY4, GY7, G190

Greys: CGII00, CG2, CG5

I then ink-blended both the background and the leaves using Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxides to match the green of the dinosaur.

I also splattered the background using water and Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White paint.

To finish off the card, I used Bearly Art Glue to glue everything down.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance to win a sweet prize from our amazing sponsor!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

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Kiss for Valentines – CIC #586 Reminder

Hello, friends! This is your reminder that there is still time for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #587.  Challenge #587 is a colour challenge, and the colours you must use are red, pink, and white. This challenge is also being sponsored by All Dressed Up! I have created my card featuring the Kiss for Valentine Digital Stamp.

I first printed the image (along with a matching sentiment) and coloured it using the following Ohuhu alcohol markers:

Pinks: R14, R15, RV010, RV030, RV130

Reds: R1, R2, R8

Greys: CGII00, CG2, CG5

Once coloured, I simply ink-blended some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide onto the background and glued everything together using Bearly Art Glue.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance to win a sweet prize from our amazing sponsor!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

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Looking Good 💞 – CIC #587

Hello friends! Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! Challenge #587 is a colour challenge, and the colours you must use are red, pink, and white. This challenge is also being sponsored by All Dressed Up! I have created my card featuring The Cats Whiskers Digital Stamp.

I printed the image and then coloured using the following Ohuhu Alcohol Markers:

Pinks: R14, R15, RV010, RV030, RV130

Reds: R1, R2, R8

I also used some Prismacolor Pencil crayons to add some more depth and colour to my coloured image.

To add some more colour to the card, I used Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card for a chance to win a sweet prize from our amazing sponsor!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

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Fairy Tale Mushrooms – CIC #586 Reminder

Hello, friends! This is your reminder that there is still time for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #586. The theme for this challenge is Fairy Tale.

I created my card featuring the Mushy Friends Stamp from the Woodware Craft Collection by Creative Expressions.

I used the following Ohuhu Alcohol Markers to colour the image:

Reds/Pinks: R4, R6, R7, R8, RV280, RV320

Greys: CGIIOO, CG2, CG5

As for the background, I used Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxides to create a pink gradient before splattering with Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card and participate in the current challenge!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

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Once Upon a Time – CIC #586

Hello friends! Today is the start of a new challenge over on the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog! The theme for challenge #586 is Fairy Tales.

To create this card, I first stamped an image from the Simon Says Stamp Once Upon a Time Stamp using their Intense Black Ink and coloured it using Ohuhu alcohol markers and Prismacolor Coloured Pencils

Once coloured, I created the background by ink-blending Simon Says Stamp Royal Ink and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide before splattering with Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White.

To finish the card, I stamped a matching sentiment and glued the elements together using Bearly Art Glue.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card and participate in the current challenge!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!

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Let it Snow Winter-Themed Card – Kate Hadfield Designs

Hello everyone! Today, I am sharing my first post as a member of Kate Hadfield’s 2024 Creative Team!

With the busyness of the holiday season over, what better way to keep in touch with friends and family than with a winter-themed greeting card?

Using the “Bundled Up” digital stamp set, I first uploaded the images I wanted to use for this project into Cricut Design Space. For this card, I used the polar bear image and snowflakes 1, 2, and 3. For the snowflake images, I changed the operation of the images from “print then cut” to “basic cut” using the Edit Bar in Cricut Design Space. This way, I could cut the snowflakes from plain, white cardstock.

Once uploaded, I planned my card design by sizing and arranging the elements in Design Space. This helps me visualize the card’s layout better and start my project with a plan in mind. I am making a US A2-sized card measuring 5.5” x 4.25”.

Also, to compliment the planned winter theme of my card, I chose a sentiment to match.

After planning and now that all the elements are ready, I used the “print then cut” feature for the polar bear image and sentiment and the “basic cut” feature for the snowflakes. I printed the polar bear image on 100lb Hammermill Cardstock – a smooth cardstock perfect for blending with alcohol markers!

Now, on to the colouring! I used the following Ohuhu Alcohol Markers to colour the image:

Bear: CG II 00, CG2, CG5, CG II 07

Scarf, nose, and ears: B030, B050, B070, PB6

To create the card’s background, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to be smaller than the size of my card. This card panel measures 5” x 3.75”.

I then used Broken China Distress Oxide to ink-blend a background with a subtle fade to white. Since I had my ink out, I also ink-blended a matching mat for the card. A matching piece of cardstock would also work great for this.

To create a snowy effect, I splattered the ink-blended background panel using white paint. It’s important to allow the paint time to dry, or a heat gun can also be used to speed up the drying process.

Now, it’s time to glue everything together! Using liquid adhesive, I first started by gluing the card panel to the matching mat and then the mat to the card base. From here, I could then easily glue the snowflakes before gluing the sentiment and image on top.

To finish the card, I trimmed the excess snowflakes overhanging it.

Ta-da! That’s the finished card project!

Thank you all for reading. I’m incredibly excited to join Kate’s creative team – I look forward to sharing my projects and crafty tutorials with all of you!

Make sure you bundle up this winter! See you next time!

Sasha


Products Used

  • Bundled Up Digital Stamp Set
  • Hammermill 100lb Cardstock
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • Ohuhu Alcohol Markers
  • Broken China Distress Oxide
  • Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White
  • Bearly Art Glue
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Hello Hello! – CIC #585 Reminder

Hello, hello friends! This is your reminder that there is still time for Cupcake Inspirations challenge #585, which is a colour challenge, and the colours that you must use are grey, yellow, and white.

My card features the Simon Says Stamp Flipped Hello and Picture Book Lamb Wafer Dies. I bought these dies during their huge DieCember sale, and I’m so excited to be using them for this card!

As for the grey and yellow, I used Mustard Seed and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxides.

Be sure to head on over to the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog to submit a card and participate in the current challenge!

Thanks for reading. Catch ya next time!

Sasha


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This post contains affiliate links that are of no extra cost to you. Using my affiliate links simply helps me to keep doing what I love – thank you!