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Hello,


Today I am sharing my DT project for the next My Inkie Fingers Challenge. This challenge is all about Teal and Pink!



I decided to create a soft and sweet "Thinking of You" card with some cute little gnomes.


To start, I purchased a cut file from Lori Whitlock's shop to create the gnomes. I used my Cricut to cut them from some 80 lb. white Neenah card stock. I used the main gnome shape as a base to layer to add additional pieces on top.


I colored the noses with Copic markers in the colors:

  • E50

  • E51

  • E21


To give some dimension to their little beards, I ink blended along the edges with a little bit of scattered straw distress oxide ink.


For the rest of the pieces, I used a digital paper collection from Thoughtful Studio called Drizzles at Dawn with Tessa. I printed out several different patterns and cut each of the remaining pieces from the different patterns.


Sticking with the color scheme, I grabbed some more distress oxides in the colors tattered rose, spun sugar, tumbled glass, and peacock feathers. I ink blended along the edges of all of the different elements and pieced them together on the white gnome bases. I glued everything down with Tombow Mono liquid glue and popped up the noses the tiniest bit with glue dots.


For the sentiment, I used the Thinking of You wafer die from Simon Says Stamp. Before I cut it out, I ink blended the same distress oxide colors onto a piece of Neenah card stock from pink to teal.


Then I dried the ink with my heat gun for a few seconds and ran the die through my BigKick.



Once all of the pieces were complete, I went on to making the background for the main panel. I used another piece of the Neenah card stock, trimmed down to 3 5/8" x 7" and splattered more of the distress oxides across it. I topped it off with glimmer mist for some extra sparkle.


I used some more of the Drizzles at Dawn paper to layer onto the front of the card. I cut a piece to 3 7/8" x 7" and the main panel piece to 5'" x 7".


I layered everything up and glued it down with more liquid adhesive. I used 110 lb. white card stock for the base and added the card front.


Currently, this card is on it's way to my grandma. ❤



If you'd like to enter into the current challenge, check out My Inkie Fingers' blog post to see how you can participate. 😄


My Inkie Fingers Blog Post:

https://myinkiefingers.blogspot.com/2020/04/mifc012-teal-pink-color-challenge.html?m=1


The challenge winner has the opportunity to receive a prize as well as a feature on the My Inkie Fingers' winners’ blog post.

The current challenge prizes include Stampin’ Up’s Lovely Lily Pad Stamp set & 6X6 Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper Sampler.



Be sure to check out the My Inkie Fingers' blog for additional Challenge Information and Guidelines to see how to play along.


If you are interested in seeing more inspiration using Card Sketch #12, be sure to follow the hashtag #MIFC012 on social media.


I can’t wait to see what you create! I hope you have a nice and safe week.


Thank you so much for stopping by,


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Paper:

Drizzles at Dawn with Tessa: https://www.etsy.com/listing/792622545/springtime-paper-pack-by-tessatelier?ref=shop_home_active_4

*Use code THOUGHTFULSTUDIODT for 15% off


SVG: Gnomes: https://shop.loriwhitlock.com/gnome-bundle/


Die:

Thinking of You: https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stamp-THINKING-OF-YOU-Wafer-Die-sssd111927-You-Are-Loved-sssd111927?currency=USD

Updated: Apr 8



Hello!


I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. ❤


Today I am sharing my latest design team project for Thoughtful Studio. I am using the super bright and colorful Tessa Wakes the World Up paper collection to create a fun 3D scene.







Looking at this collection, the colors and floral textures inspired thoughts of spring and Easter. Blooming flowers, little chicks, chocolate bunnies, and bright yellow Peeps all ran through my head.


With that in mind, I thought the Tessa Wakes collection would be perfect for creating a little Easter shadowbox scene.


I first started this project by stamping out a bunch of images from Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Amazing Easter and Butterfly Kisses stamp sets onto a piece of Neenah 80 lb. card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink.


I used Copic markers to color the images to match the color scheme of the paper collection. Then I used my Scan 'N Cut to cut out the images.


For the next step, I deconstructed a shaker frame from Dollar Tree that was filled with sequins. I took the back off of the frame and removed the ribbon and the sequins. Then I used an X-acto knife to scrape the word YUM off of the glass.



I used the insert that came with the frame as a size guide for my main background piece of patterned card stock. For that, I chose the yellow pressed flower pattern to represent the sky.


Before I started to build my scene, I marked off an 1/8" on each side of the background to incorporate the edges of the scene that would be covered by the frame.


I used the Lawn Fawn Flower Border die to create the first layer, which I cut from a sheet of bright pink Recollections card stock. Then I used more of the Tessa Wakes papers to cut out the tops of the flowers for the border, and layered them on top.


For the next layer, I used a Stitched Hillside Border die that coordinated with the Flower Die, to cut out a hill from some light pink card stock. Before adding that to the scene, I covered the back with a layer of foam tape.


With another stitched border die, I cut another hill from a piece of light yellow card stock. Then I layered the back of that piece with two layers of foam tape.


I stacked the layers on top of each other and added my colored images. I also used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen for some extra shine. I used a white gel pen to create highlights and add patterns to the colored egg images as well.


I placed my scene inside the frame and closed up the back. Then I used some coordinating ribbon, which I also found at the Dollar Tree, to replace the one that was originally there.


And that completes this cute little Easter bunny scene! 😄


I think the Tessa Wakes the World Up paper collection was the perfect jump start into spring. The patterns are textured, yet whimsical, and go so well with my little bunny scene.






You can find more creations from me and the rest of the Thoughtful Studio design team on Instagram and Facebook @thoughtfulstudio, as well as following the hashtags #madewiththoughtful and #thoughtfulstudioDT .


And of course, you can get these wonderful patterned papers here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/shopthoughtfulstudio?coupon=THOUGHTFULSTUDIODT

*Above link includes a 15% discount code, not applicable to Limited Edition item.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)


Supplies


Stamps:

Eggstra Amazing Easter: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/eggstra-amazing-easter?_pos=6&_sid=f18d858b8&_ss=r

Butterfly Kisses: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/butterfly-kisses?_pos=29&_sid=f18d858b8&_ss=r


Dies:

Stitched Hillside Borders: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/stitched-hillside-borders?_pos=2&_sid=705c282bd&_ss=r

Flower Border: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/flower-border?_pos=1&_sid=a8b1bc437&_ss=r



Hello!


I hope everyone is safe and able to make the most of their time at home during this uncertain time.


Today I am excited to share my first official DT project for My Inkie Fingers. The current challenge is #MIFC011, which is all about dimension. I wanted to make something fun, bright, and colorful.



Recently, many awesome companies have been releasing free digi stamps, (which you can find here) and I thought it would be fun to try some digital coloring. For this card, I colored up the Spring Bloom digi set from The Sassy Club as part of The Daily Marker 30 day.



Because the set is all about spring, I thought of soft Easter-y pastels and bright flowers when coloring in the images. Once they were all colored, I printed them out onto 80 lb. white Neenah card stock and fussy cut them.


From there, I used the A2 Grid Panel Die and the A2 layers dies from Waffle Flower to cut out the main panel piece for the card front. I used the grid die with a piece of pink polka dot card stock from my stash. After running it through my die cut machine, the die also embossed an 1/8" frame around the edge, which I cut apart using the A2 layers die.

For the dimension, I doubled up some Scotch 3m foam tape, cut it into thin strips, and added it across the back of the entire grid piece. Then I made a card base from 110 lb. white card stock and glued down the 1/8" frame with liquid glue.


Before I added the grid, I glued down a piece of minty/aqua colored patterned card stock within the pink frame. I removed the release paper from the foam tape and laid down the grid onto the card front. I did it lightly so that I could still move it around or stick some images underneath.


I laid out all the images across the front of the card to determine their placement. Then I glued some directly onto the card base and popped up others level with the grid.


In some of the spaces that seemed a little empty, I used a tiny die from Lawn Fawn's Mushroom House, to fill them in with little butterflies. I folded the butterflies in half instead of leaving them flat, and glued them flush with the card front.





I think this card provides a cute scene with all the elements of spring. I also think that the placement of the images and the varying dimension makes this card really fun to look at. I'd definitely say it “pops”! 😄


This was such a fun challenge and this card has me looking forward to nice weather and sunshine!

If you are interested in seeing more inspiration using Card Sketch #11, be sure to follow the hashtag #MIFC011 on social media and check out the My Inkie Fingers blog to see how you can participate in the current challenge.


My Inkie Fingers Blog Post:

https://myinkiefingers.blogspot.com/2020/04/mifc011.html?m=1

The challenge winner has the opportunity to receive a prize as well as a feature on the My Inkie Finger’s winners’ blog post.


The current challenge prizes include Stampin’ Up’s The Gang’s all Meer stamp set and a 6x6 Golden Honey Designer Series Sampler Pack.


Prizes are currently only available to Canadian residents. However, anyone can play along and winners will still be featured on the blog. 😄

Be sure to check out the My Inkie Fingers blog for Challenge Information and Guidelines to see how to play along.


I can’t wait to see what you create! I hope you have a nice and safe week.


Thank you so much for stopping by,


-Jenni :)


Supplies


Dies:

Mushroom House: https://www.lawnfawn.com/products/mushroom-house?_pos=1&_sid=d825b5acc&_ss=r


A2 Layers Die: https://waffleflower.com/collections/dies/products/a2-layers-die


A2 Grid Panel Die: https://waffleflower.com/collections/dies/products/a2-grid-panel-die


Stamps:

Spring Bloom: https://www.thesassyclub.com/products/spring-bloom-digital

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