Christmas in July – Layered Stamp

Today I am combining the old with the new! Layering stamps are totally underrated. If you are like me and not a huge fan of coloring these little gems help us create amazing art! Hero Arts has some of the best layering stamps around. The Christmas tree used on this card is one I have had in my stash for awhile. By pairing it with the new Catherine Pooler ink I was able to create a funky bright off the beaten path Christmas card.

The only Christmas product on this card is the stamp set. The pattern paper is Pink and Main Beach Babe. Once again, it is from my stash. To create the sentiment I did not have matching carstock and did not want to use white. SO, I swiped my Catherine Pooler ink over it, let it dry and stamped on top of it.

Personally, I love to use the non traditional Christmas products and things not meant for a season to create a seasonal project. Usually it turns out striking and memorable.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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Exploding Birthday Box

My daughter turned 16 over the summer and I knew that not just any card would do. She has a fantastic sarcastic personality and not a fan of bright colors. I had a fun exploding Box Die Set from Pink and Main that I wanted to use. I made the first one in a traditional fashion:

It turned out great and I had a blast making it, but it ended up better suited for one of her best friends. So, I ordered Fired Up! stamp set because she likes dragons!  I also picked up the Celebration Pack from Pink and Main and die cut out each piece twice.

 I adhered the edges:

 And added the panels:

 Making sure I kept the back one up and not folded down.

 I added the sentiment and a few gloss dots from Pink and Main to what would be the front of the box.

 Next I lined up the inside pieces so they touched each other to create even spacing.

 I got my poppers ready!

 And adhered them to the inside of the box.

 This was the final box!

 But it was to young for her. It was cute, but not perfect for her. So I thought outside of the box and created this:

Here is a great video I did on the entire process:

Here is where you can find all the Tim Holtz products used in the video.

It looks like three is the lucky number! It took that many attemps to get the perfect Birthday Box for her.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Princess Mermaid Shadow Box Card with Rita Barakat and Technique Junkies Blog Hop

The Rita Barakat Designers are doing a blog hop! Each comment on one of our teams blog posts is another chance to win! Details can be found at https://wp.me/p47OIs-HA winner will be announced on Friday the 6th on the blog at RitaBarakat.com

Summer is in full swing in these parts and what better way to celebrate than with mermaids! I just adore the new line by Rita Barakat that is available at Technique Junkies! I had so much fun creating this shadow box card with the Clam Shell and Princess Mermaid! I like to keep the front of my shadow box cards simple because when it is open it is dramatic!

I used Glitter Paint by Plaid as the back drop to the simple sentiment on the front of the card.

 On the inside I colored the mermaid and clam with copic markers and placed pearls around the edge of the shadow box.

 I backed the mermaid with a glitter cardstock to make her shine. I also used my fingers to add a little glitter glue on her for some sparkle.

 For the clam I used copic markers to give him so personality.

Here are all the new stamps and don’t forget the 10% off coupon for my readers!TJ10Betz 

www.techniquejunkies.com/seagrass/
www.techniquejunkies.com/clamshell/
www.techniquejunkies.com/jellyfish/
www.techniquejunkies.com/floral-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/princess-mermaid/
www.techniquejunkies.com/tidepool/
www.techniquejunkies.com/sailing-ship-collage/
www.techniquejunkies.com/swirly-waves/
www.techniquejunkies.com/octopus-face/
www.techniquejunkies.com/attitude-giraffes/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashell-borders-set-of-2/
www.techniquejunkies.com/kisses-the-shoreline/
www.techniquejunkies.com/flip-flops/
www.techniquejunkies.com/seashells-set-of-5/
www.techniquejunkies.com/play-like-a-pirate-set-of-7/
www.techniquejunkies.com/inside-out-patience-set-of-10/

Here is a short tutorial on how to make a shadow box! It is super easy and fun!
Here is another mermaid inspired one:
And here is a video on how to use Copics:

Now, Make sure you hop on through to the next blog!
YOU ARE HERE: Betz Golden https://scrappycafe.blogspot.com/…/princess-mermaid-shadow-…
Jenn DuBell – https://yvonnebijouxcrafts.blogspot.com/…/technique-junkies…
Karen Jiles- https://stampinakapalace.blogspot.com/…/technique-junkies-r…
Yolie Burke – http://www.justyolie.com/…/technique-junkies-rita-barakat-h…
Stephanie Eaton – http://inkedartist.com/?p=1971
*Guest designer Michelle Wells –https://histrulybeloved.blogspot.com
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting! 

Christmas Mug Cards

As I was helping at the Brutus Monroe booth at the Mixed Media Convention in Utah I met the sweetest lady who owns a great stamp company — Pink and Main ! I fell in love with her stamps and beautiful pink dies. There was one set I just could not get over. I thought about it for months. I stalked her Instagram and website waiting for it to be released. Finally, in October, is was available! I bought the set, matching dies and the most adorable paper pack to match!

Christmas Mugs Stamps , the matching dies,  and Jolly Paper Pack is what I used to create these 8 cards. I also used Stylefile Markers and ink from Brutus Monroe to color the sweet little mugs in, a punch and glitter glue to make them shine!

I am still not over this stamp set. I need to create some more with it because it just is not leaving my system. Make sure you check out my layout round up at the end of the month to see the page I created with this set for the family album!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Drama Llama Card

With holidays upon us it can create some drama — especially with family! I created this tag in its honor. I adore this Llama set and had to make another card!
Here is a quick one minute video on how to stamp on Rinea Foiled Paper with the Ghost Ink:

Please go check it out Rinea and Pink and Main for inspiration and products!
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!