Tuesday, April 17, 2018

April Color Combo | 4 Colors + 4 Cards | Episode 3



Happy day friends! Crystal here with a fun card post and I am so excited to be sharing this card made with Happy Moments from the Gracielle Designs collection and the floral feather from November Kit of the Month.

If you have not seen this set yet, you should definitely check it out; I absolutely adore these stamp sets.

I am continuing on my series for this bright color combination for April, where I am making 4 cards with the same color combo! If you missed the first post, click HERE for part 1, and Episode 2, click HERE



In my project for this post, the blending of Distress Oxydes was used to create a mesmerizing effect!  I created this card with the gorgeous Happy Moments and November Kit of the month stamp set, I love the details in the floral feather image.

The one layered blending is a great base for any card. I stamped the floral feather in archival black ink, blended distress oxydes, added water. While blending, I was careful not to touch the sentiment from Happy Moments as it was the focal point. 



Finally, I finished off this card by adding some pretty water dropplets from Pretty Pink Posh.

The combination of soft and bright colors in this sweet card really turned out fun and I hope you are inspired by what I’ve created!

If you would like to see how i created this card, be sure to press play on the video below this post!




Thanks for visiting with me today; I’’ll be back soon with a brand new video for you!

Crystal

Thursday, April 12, 2018

3D wings | Cuddlebug Butterfly | Unity Stamp Company Bloh Hop


Happy day friends! You should have arrived here from Camille's blog! Crystal here with a fun card post and I am so excited to be sharing this card made with the newest Cuddlebugs Butterfly Kit from Unity Stamp Company. If you have not seen this set yet, you should definitely check it out; I absolutely adore this stamp set and it is officially released TODAY!


In my project for this post, the white and black stamp create a mesmerizing effect! , I love the details in this image so much I chose not to color it!




Now for the sentiment, I thought this would be ever cheery for a birthday.The look of this stamp and Happy Moments together is gorgeous.


The backgrounds is where I really enjoyed the pop of color. I used Catherine Pooler Rockin' Red ink and blended.





I created a quick video of the full process of this card and I hope you love it!



Now on to the GIVEAWAY


We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win. {We will announce the winners on the Unity blog MONDAY night.}


Here is the hop line up if you get lost! Your next stop is Donna!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April Color Combo | 4 Colors + 4 Cards | Episode 2





Happy day friends! Crystal here with a fun card post and I am so excited to be sharing this card made with Happy Moments from the Gracielle Designs collection. If you have not seen this set yet, you should definitely check it out; I absolutely adore this stamp set.

I am continuing on my series for this bright color combination for April, where I am making 4 cards with the same color combo! If you missed the first post, click HERE for part 1.



In my project for this post, a stripped stencil was used to create a mesmerizing effect!  I created this card with the gorgeous Happy Moments stamp set, I love the details in this image. Along with stencil,  I used Distress Oxydes to " color "the image. The sentiment is also from Happy Moments stamp set, stamped in black ink.



The look of the color combos and stencils together is gorgeous.

Finally, I finished off this card by adding some pretty black and white twine from Hobby Lobby, 

The combination of soft and bright colors in this sweet card really turned out fun and I hope you are inspired by what I’ve created!



If you would like to see how i created this card, be sure to press play on the video below this post! 

https://youtu.be/rnaupWjHyJ8

Thanks for visiting with me today; I’’ll be back soon with a brand new video for you!



Crystal





Monday, April 2, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Good morning! I am so excited this morning to be hopping along with a fabulous line-up to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's 4th Birthday! There are a lot of amazing cardmakers and scrapbookers along the hop - and prizes at every stop! Make sure and leave a comment here before you leave for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Store . There is one at every stop of the blog, so your chances of winning are Good!!

You should have arrived here from the amazing Ashley Horton - if not, hop on over to the Pinkfresh Blog to start at the very beginning!



For my hop project I incorporated the sketch I drew up from the April Challenge.


The background stamp is the Lined Floral backgrounds


I then added a piece of silver thread and matted over the solid cardstock. With several sheets of white cardstock, I die cut one of the flowers from Floral Squares dies. 


The sentiment was then stamped and die cut from Word Series: Thanks. To finish off, I added white and silver Nuvo drops and a splatter of black spray. 

















It's quite a simple card and fun to make.  Now back to the hop, be sure to comment below for a chance to win a $40 gift card to the Pinkfresh Store. Winners will be announced on the PFS site next Monday April 9th at 12:30 PST
I would love for you to be a follower of my Instagram, where I post more occasionally and have giveaways. My handle is @crystal_thompson_design

Now, it's time to hop back in. Your next stop is the talented Melissa Bickford

Here is the line-up.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Spellbinders | Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies | Pattern Paper + Video

Hi there friends, Crystal Thompson with a very simple and fun card made with 3 sheets of my favorite pattern paper and the super versatile Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies.



I wanted to make something that could be easily assembled and using the small sentiments included in many paper packs. 


A quick review of my card is as follows, I did create a video that will be available to you below. 
1. Trim yellow card stock to be adhere to cardbase.
2. Die cut pattern paper with the largest  pierced Rectangle, and medium pierced rectangle.
3. With the smallest scored rectangle, die cut the sentiment paper.



Now it's time to assemble the card. 
1. Wrap black and white twine and wrap around two pierced rectangles. 
2. Adhered these to the yellow card base
3. With foam adhesive place the sentiment framed rectangle over the twine and other two rectangles
4. Finish off with Jewels. 


I was very happy with the bright and colorful card made with the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies. 


The products used are as follows:
Other products:
Pinkfresh Studio Felicity 6x6 paper pad
Pretty Pink Posh Jewels
Black and White Twine
Foam Adhesive.

Video tutorial Watch video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how to make this project:

Again thank you so much for joining me today, I hope you have been inspired by this non-stamping project.

Crystal Thompson  




Monday, March 26, 2018

Spellbinders| March Release Scored & Pierced Frames

Hi there! Crystal Thompson here for Spellbinders, I am so excited to be guest designing this month and getting to play with the newest release of MUST have dies. For this project I used the Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Squares Etched Dies and Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Rectangles Etched Dies



I wanted to create something clean and simple that would exemplify the square dies. I must warn you this post is photo heavy as I hoped a step-by-step pictorial would be most beneficial . 


To begin, I die cut a piece of white cardstock that matches my cardbase using the largest of the Rectangles . 

Then I measured out where I was to stamp my image and color, so I set the two square dies and drew a pencil mark on the outer square.

I stamped my flower images inside and around of the pencil mark.
Now, it's time to color. Using the following Copic markers I shaded my flowers.
 The colors below were used to color the leaves.
Once the image was completely colored, it was ready to be die cut. 
 Using the Square Scored & Pierced frames I placed them on my image, and secured them with washi tape.
 The result was two evenly cut square and frames, and stamped the sentiment below the squares.
 With flat adhesive I placed the outer frame on the card panel. Then with foam adhesive I raised the center square.

To add a touch of gold, I placed gold sequins on the center frame.

It's this a fun way to you those gorgeous Scored & Pierced frames?
For my Spellbinders Supplies I used:
Other Supplies:
  • Avery Elle Hand drawn Floras
  • Copic Markers
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Confetti Sequins



My hope today is that you enjoyed this tutorial. Thank you so much for joining me.

Crystal 






Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Clearsnap | Masked Stamping | One Layered Card

Hi there friends! Crystal here with a colorful card using Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point inks. 
This card is a mail friendly, one layer beauty that does not require extra postage. 

To begin, I have the following supplies:
Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point in Dye and Pigment Ink
Colorbox Smooch 
Pinkfresh Studio Bird With Flowers Stamp Set
Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals
Scrap piece of paper to use as a mask

 To begin, I have cut a piece of cardstock the same length as my sentiment to place over it once I had stamped it.

 Using the "thank you" from Pinkfresh Studio' Bird with Flowers I inked it up with the black pigment ink from Teresa Collins Petal Point.
 Now it's time to start stamping the florals from Pinkfresh Studio Dainty Botanicals. 

The leaves were stamped with Colorbox Teresa Collins Petal Point in the green shade. I was careful not to stamp over the sentiment as I will be placing the cardstock mask over with temporary adhesive.

Place mask to protect the sentiment

Moving on to the next color from the dye ink petal point, I stamped these in the pink shade.
 These botanical were stamped on the corner edges of the card panel.

 Moving on to a darker shade, the orange from the dye ink petal point was stamped closer to the center of the card.




To add a bold touch, we continue to use a different botanical with the blue shade of dye ink from the Teresa Collins Petal Point


To fill in the empty spaces of the card, I used the smallest stamp available and stamped that with the blue.

Once the ink had dried, I removed the mask from my sentiment.
 
To add some pearl accents, I got my Smooch out and placed several dots around the empty spaces of the card.


Wasn't this quite simple to make. I think masking the sentiment helps keep the card more of a clean and simple style.



Thank you so much for joining me today. 

Crystal