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Today I'm sharing a super fun and colorful card using a digi stamp set from Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez. When I seen this adorable set of three little unicorns, I immediately thought of rainbows in a sparkly cloud scene, and so this card was born! 😄🌈🦄


I started by printing out the digis onto 80 lb. Neenah card stock. Then, I used the following Copic combinations to color the images:

  • Rainbow Hair: R24, YR12, Y13, YG13, B21, V12

  • Unicorns: W3, W1, W0, W00

  • Horns: E50, E51, E21

After I finished the coloring, I fussy cut the images and went along the edges with a black felt tip marker. Next, I added some highlights with a white gel pen and a lot of sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush tip marker.


For the background, I started by trimming down a piece of 110 lb. white card stock to a 5 1/4" x 4" panel. I used a blending brush, a cloud stencil, and broken china distress oxide ink to create the sky.


Once I had the clouds in place, I smooshed down some more of the broken china onto my glass mat and sprayed it with water. Then I used a paintbrush to splatter the ink across the panel. I added some white dots of acrylic paint as well, using an embossing stylus.


For my sentiment, I used Lawn Fawn's stitched ABCs to cut out the word RAINBOW. I used the same markers listed above to color the letters. I also used a Lawn Fawn stamp set called Long Distance Hugs, to heat emboss "Sending Hugs" onto some black card stock, to complete the sentiment.


Next, I die cut a piece of white glitter card stock with Lawn Fawn's stitched cloud borders and attached the stitched letters using liquid glue. I also glued down the word "Hugs" on top of the "W" in rainbow.


I played around with my unicorn arrangement and popped up the backwards facing one, along with the cloud border, onto my inked background using foam tape. Then I used liquid glue to attach the other two images behind the cloud border.


For the final part of the sentiment, I glued down the word "Sending" on top of the unicorn so it looked like he was holding it in his hand.


I added the whole panel onto a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of purple card stock and attached that to a 110 lb. white card base.


I used the Wink of Stella brush marker again to touch up any areas that needed a little more sparkle and that finished the card! ✨



You can find the digis I used here:


https://www.etsy.com/listing/819230965/unicorn-digital-stamp-set-black-and?ga_search_query=unicorns&ref=shop_items_search_1&pro=1


or


https://kindacutebypatricia.com/unicorn-digital-stamp-set/


Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies


Stamps:

Get Well Before N Afters: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/get-well-before-n-afters?_pos=20&_sid=4b69e0710&_ss=r


Dies:

Puffy Cloud Borders: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/puffy-cloud-borders?_pos=7&_sid=df08caf76&_ss=r


Oliver's Stitched ABCs: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/olivers-stitched-abcs?_pos=1&_sid=9279f08b9&_ss=r


Ink:

Broken China Distress Oxide: https://www.scrapbookpal.com/tim-holtz-distress-oxide-ink-pad-broken-china/


Glitter Brush:

Wink of Stella: https://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Accessories-Tools/Pencils-Pens-Markers/Shimmer-Wink-of-Stella-Brush/p/80659339


Stencils:

Cloud Stencil: https://mftstamps.com/products/cloud-stencil?_pos=1&_sid=6f4defc7f&_ss=r


Pocket Letter

Hello!


I have to start off by saying I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan so this challenge was so fun to be a part of! 😁


Marie from Thoughtful Studio created the Owl Post challenge, along with the wonderful freebie images, to show recognition and support for postal services across the world during the pandemic.


I've seen some lovely projects so far, especially in the thoughtfully FB group, where design team members share fun lives, watch parties and all things Thoughtful. I recently shared a coloring process video for the freebie images there as well. It's also a great place to checkout if you enjoy online crops and freebies! 😉



So, to start my pocket letter, I printed out my images onto 80 lb. Neenah card stock and colored them in with Copic markers as part of the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge.


Next, I gathered up most of the patterns from the newly released paper collection from Thoughtful Studio, Tess-A-Penpal-Again. These papers pair perfectly with the theme of this challenge and the ephemera is so cute.



I added a some additional embellishments using the Frightful Things dies from Sizzix/Tim Holtz and a mini envelope I made using an envelope punch board. I colored everything with distress oxide inks and glued them together with liquid adhesive.


Then, I cut down the patterned card stock to 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" panels and inked the edges of each piece with some frayed burlap distress oxide ink.


To decorate the plain strip on the left side of the pocket page, I glued on a brown ribbon that coordinated with the papers.


I fussy cut the ephemera and laid out my patterns, images, and embellishments onto the plastic card sleeve to see how I wanted everything arranged. After a lot of fiddling and moving things around, I finally glued everything in place.


For the final step, I added some extra bits to the envelope on the front and all that’s left is to fill in the back with some happymail goodies.



Mini Lightbox


This next "project" is more of a quick and simple DIY than anything else, but it has a fun result!


I have a mini lightbox on my desk in a place where I see it all the time, so as I was playing around with the freebies on my computer, it caught my eye, and I thought... how fun would it be to make my own inserts.


At first I thought maybe I could shrink down and trace the images onto some acetate with a Sharpie, but then I remembered vellum and that it would probably work just as well.


I measured the spaces and arranged my images in Inkscape, then printed them out onto a sheet of vellum. Then I trimmed it down into three strips slipped the pieces into the coordinating spaces and flipped the switch.


It turned out so cute! 🦉❤✉😄



Thank you for visiting my blog!


If you're interested in purchasing this kit for yourself, you can click this link to head to the thoughtfulcollective shop.


And of course, you can find other Thoughtful digital paper collections here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio


You can also use coupon code THOUGHTFULJENNI for 15% off on the ShopThoughtfulStudio Etsy shop!


You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Story Team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstoryteam .


Thank you so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)

Supplies


Paper Collection:

Tess-A-Penpal-Again: https://www.cutiepatootiecrafts.com/product-page/tess-a-penpal-again-physical-paper-kit


Freebie Info:

Challenge Blog Post: https://thoughtfulstudio.squarespace.com/blog/thoughtfulowlpost


Dies:

Frightful Things: https://www.sizzix.com/664209/sizzix-thinlits-die-set-17pk-frightful-things


Hi there!


Today I'm sharing my latest DT project for Kinda Cute using a combination of digital stamps to create this fun and colorful mermaid slimeline card.


To start, I brought all my digi images into Inkscape and sized them to fit onto a 3 1/2" x 8 1/2" card and then printed them onto a piece of 80 lb. Neenah card stock.


Instead of Copics, I reached for my much less used Prismacolor pencils. I was so inspired to give them a go after seeing some wonderful colored pencil coloring on Instagram during the Daily Marker 30 day.


I chose a lot of bright colors to fill in all the images and then fussy cut them out.


For my underwater background, I blended cracked pistachio and peacock feathers distress ink onto a piece of bristol card stock with a foam blending tool.


To add texture, I sprayed the background with my distress sprayer and removed the excess water with a paper towel. Once it dried, I used an embossing stylus to add picket fence distress paint across the inked panel.


I used the Ocean Borders Die from Craftin' Desert Divas for the stitched waves and ocean bottom. I used the die to cut my inked panel at the top and layered the negative piece behind the rest of the panel to create different waves.



I used the ocean floor die with the coral to cut another piece of bristol card stock and colored the whole piece using various distress inks. I used the embossing stylus again to add black and white dots onto the sand.


Before I glued down the wave panels, I used broken china distress ink and a stencil to create some clouds at the top of the card. Then I lined up the mermaid on a rock image behind the wave panels and then glued them in place.


I also glued down the sand border and the rest of my images, trimming off the edges where anything hung over.


I used the "waving hello" sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Mermaid for You, and stamped it onto the inked panel using VersaFine Clair black ink.


I added some clear matte enamel dots on the front as well, which I thought looked like bubbles.


Then I glued the whole piece onto a 110 lb. white card base.


I think this card turned out so colorful and cute! 🧜‍♀️🏝☀ It was perfect to send to my niece in Florida for her seventh birthday. 😄



You can find all the digi stamps I used for this card here:

Mermaid w/long hair: https://etsy.me/2ZaXlJw or https://kindacutebypatricia.com/mermaid-digital-stamp/

Mermaid on rock: https://etsy.me/32SpirM or https://kindacutebypatricia.com/mermaid-on-rock-digital-stamp/

Fish: https://etsy.me/32L3SNf or https://kindacutebypatricia.com/fish-set-digital-stamp/


Thanks so much for stopping by!


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Dies:

*The Ocean Borders die is no longer available, but I've listed some alternatives.


Under the Sea Border: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/pr-17523.html?w=sea+dies


Stitched Wave Borders: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/stitched-wave-borders?_pos=3&_sid=3f8efffb7&_ss=r


Stamps:

Mermaid for You: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/mermaid-for-you


Stencils:

Cloud Stencil: https://mftstamps.com/products/cloud-stencil?_pos=1&_sid=6f4defc7f&_ss=r

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