Lila’s Heart

Hello!

I’ve been wanting to play with my new Copic makers and was holding off until I got them all. Today, I decided to start without having them all and found some great colors that I chose to make this Lila’s Heart card using a set called Lila’s Heart by Simon Says Stamp. Lila is one of my favorite names. For those who don’t know this already about me – I have three beautiful little boys – but my heart has always ached for a little girl. Each and every time I was pregnant, I wished I were having a girl (not fair to my boys, I know – but the heart wants what it wants). I was going to name my youngest, Liam, Lyla if he had miraculously come out a girl :). Yes…I was in denial until the very end. So this set is so dear to me – but it’s also neat because it’s named after Jennifer McGuire’s daughter (she’s a major cardmaking guru).

Lila's Heart

I’m so happy with how this card turned out despite it being my first experience with Copic markers. I’m convinced now that it’s almost dummy-proof for someone like me. These markers just blend like magic.

Lila's Heart 3

I don’t have a fancy rectangle die, so I cut one myself – it’s definitely doable!

Lila's Heart 2

Lila's Heart 1

Here’s my video. Enjoy!

Supplies:

Not listed is the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (Retired by Stampin’ Up!).

Copic colors: E33, E23, E37, BG23, BG15, BG57, E50, E30, C1, C3, C5, RV52, RV63, RV55


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Pink Pirouette Ink
Pink Pirouette Ink

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

PPP Pink Blush 4mm
PPP Pink Blush 4mm

PPP Pink Blush 6mm
PPP Pink Blush 6mm

Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Liquid Multi Mono Glue

3M Scotch Double-Sided Permanent Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double-Sided Permanent Foam Tape

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors

Perpetual Birthday Calendar
Perpetual Birthday Calendar

SSS Lila's Heart
SSS Lila’s Heart

*Disclaimer: This is a supply list that I’ve created myself and have links to the site where I think you can get the best savings or more specifically, where I may have purchased these items. For this reason, only one site will be listed for each item. Please note this in no way means the item can only be purchased from the site listed here. J

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Big on You Stars “Spotlight” Card

Hello Everyone!

I haven’t had any extra time this week – but I’ve forced myself to stay busy because I’ve been so excited about my new videos and all the stuff I’m learning from other crafters online. I made a card using the “Spotlight” technique yesterday. Instead of choosing one focal point, I did 3 – no solid – hollow stars.

The Big on You kit has 4 great/fun/large sentiments and is perfect for this type of project. So I decided I would make my sister in law a card – I think she’s pretty swell. I got pretty excited yesterday when she said she’d do a mini photo session for us when we visit Kansas City in a few weeks – AHHH! So excited!

Spot Light - Big on You 2

Doesn’t that look fun?! The image is stamped on the layer and on a template, then stamped again over the template once you have your “Spotlight” pieces on the the template where you want it. Then those stamped “Spotlight” pieces are propped up using foam adhesive. I used stars from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar kit to add some extra color/hightlights to my spotlight stars before I cut them out using my Stars Framelits dies. I used the two smaller stars to create hollow stars. Save the negative space/pieces for other decorations!

Cardstock/Ink Colors are: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Wild WasabiSpot Light - Big on You

Spot Light - Big on You 4

Spot Light - Big on You 3

Watch my video here for a more detailed tutorial:

Have a great day!

Masked Wreath Mother’s Day Card

Hi Everyone!

I saw an awesome video on Kristina Werner’s YouTube channel and I wanted to make this beautiful wreath card for Mother’s Day.

 2015 Masked Mother's Day

I used Inkadinkadoo Masking paper to make a circle for my wreath. It comes as a 5×7 and I used a large circle die to cut out a center for my project.

I used a kit called My Mother from last year. I think it’s perfect for this card because it has a large sentiment. For the wreath, I just chose several different kits that have small flowers or foliage from the Flower Patch, Perpetual Birthday Calendar, and I Like You sets.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment, but I think that embossing the sentiment would’ve been really neat too!

The colors I chose for this card are: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and Garden Green. I wanted some vibrant spring colors and I think they go really well together.

2015 Masked Mother's Day 4

As you can see, you just want to fill all the spaces around the circle to ensure there is a defined wreath when you’re done with your stamping and are ready to remove the masking paper. It’s all random, just do whatever you want as you’re stamping.

2015 Masked Mother's Day 2

I hope you enjoyed this! This card is super easy to make and it was really fun! I finished it in about 15 minutes and so can you!

2015 Masked Mother's Day 3

Here’s my video!