Monday, August 15, 2016

Pretty in Pink - Motorcycle & Flower Clear Stamps

Hey y'all Laura here! Today I made this cute birthday card using a few different stamp sets. 


Supplies needed:
Black card stock for your card base (A2 size card base 4 1/4 * 5 1/2)
Dark Grey card stock 4 * 5 1/4
Hot Pink card stock 3 3/4 * 5 
Tim Holtz black disstess ink
Black Versafine ink
Grey Flannel Memento ink
Black Ribbon
#clearstamps #motorcycleclearstamps #motorcyclestamp #gerberadaisyclearstamps #fbstamps #cardmaking#stamping
This card is super easy to make! Start with stamping your motorcycle in black ink on your hot pink paper, then mask it off and stamp over it with the largest flower from the Gerbera Daisy set in Grey Flannel ink. While you have it covered with the masking go ahead and stamp the flowers in each corner. Take your masking off and stamp Happy Birthday Beautiful in black ink. Happy Birthday is from the Happy Days stamp set and Beautiful is from the Gerbera Daisy stamp set. Ink the edges of your pink and grey card stock with Tim Holtz black distress ink. Now glue your hot pink card stock to your grey card stock and tie the black ribbon around the bottom in a bow. Glue this to your black card base and glue a few pink sequins on for a little sparkle. 
For the inside of the card you'll need a hot pink piece of card stock 3 1/2 * 4 7/8 ink the edges with black distress ink and stamp I Love You in the bottom corner. I Love you is from the Gerbera Daisy stamp set.
Be sure to head on over to www.fleurettebloom.com for these great stamps and sequins! Hope you enjoy this card! Happy crafting! 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Spooky Owl Halloween SVG Cut File

Love Halloween and Owls???  Well I do, so I created this cute and simple Spooky Owl SVG Cut file that you can use on cards, gift tags, in scrapbooks and so many other crafty projects.  Can't wait to see what you make with him!  Available Now @ Http://Fleurettebloom.com

Simply cut him out on your digital cutting machine and add him to whatever you like!
In the example above, I cut him out of paper then embossed him with gold embossing powder.  
So much fun :) 

Happy Crafting 
#svgcutfiles #owlsvgcutfile #owlsvgcuttingfile

Monday, July 25, 2016

Quick, Cute & Easy Puppy GiftTag ~ Using Clear Stamp...

Need a quick and easy gift tag?  I had a last minute party to go to for a kid, and did not have a card.  So I whipped up this cute little puppy gift tag, that I could clip right to the top of the gift bag!  Now I didn't need a bow as the tag gave it that super cut finishing touch :)

#clearstamps #stamping #papercrafting #gifttag #dog #puppy #fbstamps #zigcleancolorrealbrushmarkers
I created this Live on my Periscope channel.  So, you can watch & follow along to create your own. 
(Keep in mind it was done live, so you have to bare with me in the beginning, we had a little technical difficulty, but it all gets straightened out quickly and I get to the crafting fun)

Supplies: 
  •  Pawsatively Fabulous ~ 4x6 stamp set
  • Markers
  • Chalkboard tag
  • Clothespin
  • Hot glue and hot glue gun
  • Adhesive
  • Foam tape

Here is how I created this adorable tag:

  • I used a rectangle chalkboard tag.
  • Hot glued a clothespin to the top.
  • Colored this adorable puppy stamp with Zig Real Color Clean Brush markers, then cut it out along with the cute little doggy bowl, using the stamp set "Pawsatively Fabulous"
  • Then I used a white gel pen to write my message. (You could also use one of the sentiments from the stamp set instead. 
  • I popped up the finished puppy with some foam tape, glued on the bowl and had the most adorable decoration and tag for my gift! :)  
It was so easy, I made a second one for a little boys birthday!


Happy Crafting!


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Welcome New DT Member Laura Wright - Plus Chance to Win Clear Stamps

Please give a Big Warm Welcome to our New DT Member Laura WrightI know you will love her creative inspiration as much as we do!  To celebrate we are having a GIVEAWAY on our  Facebook Page, pop on over there for your chance to WIN the Stamps & Sequins shown in the photo below.  I love this fun card Laura created with these!!! 

#clearstamps #stamping #papercrafting #hotairballoonstamps #hotairballoon #cardmaking #fbstamps
Happy Crafting! 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Got the Blues...

Hey y'all Laura here, and I am Guest Designing For FB Stamps this month! Today I made this cute card using the Thank You stamp set and the Poppies stamp set. Lets get started!

#clearstamps #stamping #cardmaking #papercrafting #stamps #butterflies #poppy #fbstamps

Supplies needed:
Silver card stock for your card base (A2 size card base) 4 1/4 * 5 1/2
Navy blue card stock 4 * 5 1/4
White watercolor paper 3 7/8 * 5 1/8
Silver embossing powder
Nautical Blue Memento ink
Peacock Blue Spectrum Aqua watercolor marker
Watercolor pen
Thank You stamp set
Poppies stamp set




On the white watercolor paper I embossed the flower, butterflies and sentiment using silver embossing powder. I put some peacock blue ink onto a stamp block and watered it down with my watercolor pen then lightly went over the entire area. I then went over the flower and butterflies adding the blue a bit darker and darker around the butterfly edges. I then spattered the blue all around. I lightly inked the edges with nautical blue memento ink. I then glued the layers together to complete this beautiful card. Be sure to head on over to www.fleurettebloom.com and pick up these great stamps! Hope you enjoy this card and happy crafting!



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Butterfly Heart Card ~ Clear Stamps

Fleurette here, hope you are enjoying your day!  Today I am sharing this fun, cheerful card I created for my best friend.  I used our Thank You - Butterfly Clear Stamp Set, our new A2 Heart Card SVG Kit along with our Swan Lake Digital Paper Pack.  You can find everything by clicking the links or visiting FBstamps.com.

#clearstamps #butterflystamp #cardmaking #papercraftinhg #svgcuts #tombowmarkers #tombow #stamping #stamps #sequins 
I really enjoyed creating this card and I hope you give it or try or make your own version :)  

If you would like to see how I created this card step by step, click the video link below.


Have fun crafting!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stenciling...

Cheryl here today, with a post using one of the new stencils.

One of the products Fleurette Bloom designs are stencils. They are such a bargain and really versatile. I finally got one out to play.


I had Fleurette show me the proper alignment and then it was easy. I don't have an finger daubers and need to get some. But I have some sponge things on sticks, lol. I used Distress Inks and worked my way around the rose. I wish I'd have kept the center a bit lighter but next time I will. Once I had the parts of the rose stenciled, I trace the main piece onto a piece of masking paper and cut it out. I then laid it on the image and began to work on the other elements. 

I felt it needed a stem, so I got out a fine brush and tried to sketch in a stem, soft and not harsh edges. I then used the stencil for just a couple of leaves.

I then began to work on the leaves. With the mask in place, it was pretty easy to not go over. Then I grabbed for the buds and some yellow ink and stenciled those. Lastly, I added the flower center.


Once I had the stenciling finished, I mixed up some black and some gold to add spatters to the card front. I stamped the sentiment and added some sequins. I matted with some black cardstock and mounted it to the card base with foam tape. 


Hope you get a bit of inspiration from this card and get out your supplies and create your own.

Happy Crafting!
#stencil #cardmaking #clearstamps #papercrafting #layeredflower #layeredstencil

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Soft and Pretty Butterfly Card ~ By Laura Wright


Hey y'all Laura Here, and I am Guest Designing For FB Stamps this month! Need a quick beautiful card? Simple and easy to make. Lets get started!





Supplies needed
White 5 1/2 * 5 1/2 Pre-made card
Purple 5 1/4 * 5 1/4 cardstock
White 5 * 5 watercolor paper
Gold embossing powder for the Thank You sentiment
White embossing powder for the Butterflies
Tim Holtz Salty Ocean distress ink for around the outside of the butterflies and sentiment
Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves distress ink for the inside of the butterflies and to ink the edges of your watercolor paper
Watercolor pen

#clearstamps #stamping #cardmaking #embossing #butterflystamp #butterfliesclearstamp #thankyoustamp 

I embossed the Thank you sentiment in gold and then embossed the Butterflies in random spots using white embossing powder. I then went around the whole card using the salty ocean ink and watercolor pen just lightly using a little of the ink. I made it alil darker around the outside edges of the butterflies. I then colored the inside of the butterflies using seedless preserves ink and watercolor pen. After that I glued down a few purple sequins in random spots to match the butterflies. Lightly ink the edges of your watercolor paper using the seedless preserves and glue each layer down and you're done! Simple, easy and pretty! 




Thursday, June 23, 2016

Gerbera Daisy Shaker....

Hi Cheryl here today!
Here's a card made using the new Gerbera Daisy stamp set from FBStamps. It is a great set, and I love the images!

I stamped the images on watercolor paper and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I pulled out my Altenew inks and water colored them with pinks, oranges, and yellows.

I fussy cut them by hand and arranged as I liked them. I used a die from Mama Elephant to create the window to hold my shaker bits. I mounted it to the card front and added a few sequins with Ranger Multi Matte Medium.


I stamped the sentiment with clear sticky ink and embossed it white. I added foam squares to the left edge and glued the right edge right down flat.

I love how this came out, so pretty for summer! Here's what I used on this card.


Get your craft on, and make something pretty! Check out Fleurette Bloom, you'll find lots of great things!


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gerbera Daisy Card

Hey Everyone,
Ilda here on Fleurette's Blog!

Today I am featuring the Gerbera Daisy Stamp Set.
Love her flower stamps, they are so versatile and great for many occasions!


I coloured the stamped images in with my Spectrum Noir Markers and added some clear Wink of Stella to the Petals for that extra sparkle. To finished it off, I added some Pink Flower Power sequins. For fun, I also splattered some black watercolour paint on the background. 

Check out that Shine!



Hope you liked my Gerbera Daisy Card, don't forget to stop by Fleurette Bloom's Shop to check out  the rest of the Product Release! Plus, don't forget to follow Fleurette Bloom on Facebook for lots of GIVEAWAYS this week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Get Your Motor Running...

Here's a card made using a new stamp set from FBStamps. Guy cards are always a challenge and this new set is great! Great stamp set and great stencil to match/coordinate.

I started out by using the stencil and used several of the images to create a background. I used a couple of the light grays from Altenew. I love their ink! 


I used the tire tread, the gear, the nut, and the large gear. I filled in the entire piece of cardstock. Then I sized it according the the size of the cycle and used a die to cut it. I stamped the cycle and fussy cut it out. I cut a piece of vellum for under the bike to soften the stamping a bit. I stamped the small gears and embossed with copper embossing powder from Brutus Monroe. 


I put a copper brad in the center of each and added them to the front. I also stamped the greeting and embossed in copper as well. I added a bit of foam under it for dimension.  

To finish off the card front, under the main element, I stamped some of those same small gears using a clear sticky ink, to just give a watermark look. Then I added the main element and called it finished.

Here's what I used. 


Pull out your supplies and get your craft on! 
~Happy Crafting~

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thank You...

I have a card I made using one of the new stamp sets from Fleurette Bloom.
I love the HUGE Thank You stamp in this set. Here's my card.


I took all three butterflies and stamped them all over the background. I then grabbed some bright colors out of my Tombow brush markers and colored them in, blending the colors together. 
I then took some black ink watered down and flicked tiny black specks all over. 


I took out my sequin stash and picked some to match the colors in the butterflies. At the time I made this card, I didn't have Fleurette's sequins. I used foam tape all around and put acetate over top to hold the sequins in. I die cut a frame, watercolored it in teal and glued it on top of the acetate.
I stamped and fussy cut out the thank you sentiment and glued it on. Then added the sub sentiment and used a bit of foam under one end. 
Finally, I colored three other butterflies, fussy cut, and adhered them on top of the acetate. Mounted the entire card front on to a piece of bright yellow card stock. 
And there you have it, my finished card.

Here's the products I used.


So, pull out some crafting supplies and get your craft on! Be sure to head over to Fleurette Bloom and shop around...some super cute products in her store. 
Happy Crafting!


Friday, May 6, 2016

Poppy Cards - Stamping and Masking to create different card designs

Hey Everyone, Ilda Here!

Today it is all about Poppy Cards created with one of Fleurette Bloom's latest Stamp sets Poppies.
I've been wanting to try masking to create my own unique designs and finally got the chance! This is a great way to make the most of a stamp especially if you are like me and just getting into stamping :) The mask was done by stamping my images on some Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper and then using my Silhouette PixScan mat, to cut the images out. Click HERE for previous tutorial on using the PixScan. 

For this card I also used her Happy Days Stamp Set. The images were stamped onto Nee nah Solar White 80lbs paper using Memento tuxedo black ink.  The Happy Birthday was stamped using Versafine Onyx black and then embossed and set with Wow! Regular Clear Gloss embossing powder. I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to colour the images in (CR4, CR6, CT2, CT4, CG1,CG2). Then I used the Die-namics Wonky stitched Rectangle to frame it out. The card base is a landscape, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" mounted onto a black piece of cardstock cut to the same size. Finished by adding some sparkle by using some Clear Wink of Stella, and some sequins.

Isn't she pretty!? Never knew I could feel this way about a card, lol!


To the inside I added the smaller poppy to the bottom corner.


For those of you that like to watch You Tube videos, here is a video I put together of during the making of this card. If you haven't yet make sure you subscribe to my channel :)


And here is another card I made using similar techniques.


For this one I used the Rectangle Stitch Die from Simon Says, Spectrum Noir Markers (CR4, CR5, CG1, CG2, BT1), White Embossing powder, and some Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets.


For this next card I also used little butterfly from Fleurette Bloom's Thank You Stamp Set.


I also used the Spectrum Noir Markers CG1, CG2, OR1, OR2, OR3, CT4, and BT1. The Stitched Circle Die from Simon Says Stamp and a Script Embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers. This Card base is a 5 1/2" Square.


Hope you have enjoyed my Poppy Cards and maybe even got a little inspired to create your own designs using the masking technique! If you do don't forget to share your creations on Fleurette Bloom's FB Page. We would love to see them :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Rockin Quick Cards Rose...

Monday, February 15, 2016

Rockin Quick Cards Rose...

Today I have a card from Fleurette Bloom to share with you.   I saw this rose in her store and have never made it and it is sooooo pretty!!! I hope you will like it as well. Here is how I made it.
I used my Sizzix Eclips2 and Ecal software to open the file for the rose from the Rockin Quick Cards set. I created two, one a little smaller than the other. Adjusted the sizes to fit the front of an A2 card. 
After cutting, I took the outline layer and smooshed it really good with my Versamark Ink pad and covered with platinum embossing powder by Ranger and heat set it. Then glued it to the base layer. I used a spray adhesive cause it's really thin. Next time I'll use some Stick-It adhesive to the back before cutting.
Now that you have that together, the outline layer almost acts like a dam of sorts. Easy for coloring. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I chose to pinks and a green. I put the color down and used my Wink of Stella to blend.


I went back and forth with my colors trying to get some shaded areas. I'm not so good with those markers yet, but I'm working on it, lol. 
I choose coordinating cardstock and layered it with some printed woodgrain paper from the Woodgrains set. I used the whitewash medium. LOVE this paper!!! I stamped my sentiment and used clear embossing powder for some shine. I cut the layers using some rectangle dies I have from Lawn Fawn. I used foam tape for a bit of dimension and adhered the layers. Then I placed my roses where I liked them and used foam squares for those as well.


I scattered around some sequins and enamel hearts for added interest and sparkle. I love how this card came out! The possibilities are endless! I can see some really nice watercolor background and then put the outline layer on. You could also break the image apart in the software and inlay the pieces like a puzzle and have a flat card. I want to try that too! 
Thanks Fleurette, for such a cute set! Can't wait to make all of these.


So, there you have it. Really an easy card that has a big wow factor to it. You'll definitely wow your friends with this one! 
Here's where you can get your files for these cute cards!
Get out your supplies and get to making these great cards! Super easy and super cute!
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Love is in the Hot Air Balloon Shaker Card

Hey everyone, Ilda here from the Design Team!

Well, I finally got around to creating something for Valentines Day! YAY for LOVE! Riding a Hot Air Balloon is still on my bucket list... maybe one day soon I will get to do that!

These cute hot air balloons and cloud stamps I used come from Fleurette Bloom's Up, Up and Away Stamp Set. I used my Spectrum Noir markers to vividly colour them in. The arched banner is a PnC (print and cut) file from her Love is in the Air Hot Air Balloon SVG Kit done with the Silhouette Cameo. I also used the Spellbinder pierced Rectangle dies to create the Shaker portion of the card. 


To finish off the card, I added another stamped sentiment to inside panel. The hearts are also from the Up, Up and Away Stamp Set and the sentiment comes from the Happy Day Stamp Set.


 Hope you "LOVE" my Love is in the Hot Air Balloon Shaker Card and are inspired to create one of your own!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Authentic Mexican Arrachera Tacos with Salsa Verde

Authentic Mexican Arrachera Tacos with Salsa Verde
(Carne Asada)
Food Crafting - lol :)

I was lucky enough to have a very sweet friend teach me how to make these authentic steak tacos that are my families favorite meal.   I made this meal Live on Periscope in 3 sections, the prep, how the veggies should look when ready for the Verde salsa and how to cook and serve the tacos.  So, I hope you enjoy the videos and make some for your family :)  Full recipe and ingredient list is below.

Preparing the ingredients:

Full Recipe for Arrachera Tacos:
  • Arrachera - Back Skirt Steak - 3 to 4 pounds (sliced thin and passed thru the machine) 
                      It is best to find a hispanic grocery store to get the meat, as the butcher department                               knows how to slice and tenderize the meat for these authentic steak tacos.  believe me I                       have tried to find this type of meat at other stores, but the flavor is just not the same if                         the meat is not prepared properly)
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper
  • 10 limes - wash and juice
  • tortillas - to serve taco on (corn or flour warmed)
Instructions:
1. Salt and pepper each side of meat,
2. Sprinkle each piece with 1/ tsp of lime juice.
3. Place each piece as you go, into bowl.
4. Pour beer over meat, cover and marinate 1/2 hr
    to 24 hr for more flavor.  Grill till nice and brown.

*  Serve on corn or flour tortilla and add toppings.

Salsa Verde:

Tomatillos - 3 large or 6 small - cleaned and husked
  •  Jalapeno  Peppers - 3 large
  •  Serrano Pepper -1 pepper
  •  Garlic - 1 tsp
  •  Cilantro -  chopped very fine - to taste
Instructions:
* Combine Tomatillos, Jalapeno and Serrano peppers in pot,
   add water and boil until all ingredients are soft.  Drain water,
   then place in a blender, add salt, black pepper, garlic and
   cilantro to taste.

Fresh Tomato Salsa:
  • 3 Fresh plum tomatoes - Chopped into small cubes or rough chop
  • 1/2 Yellow onion - Chopped into small cubes or rough chop
  • Cilantro to taste
  • Salt & pepper to tast
* Mix all together and marinate for about 1/2 hour.

Serve Family Style - let everyone create their own tacos :)

#carneasada #arrachera #arracheratacos #authenticmexican #fbstamps #periscope
I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine.