Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dear Santa

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It's Cassie back with another card. Today's card came to me as I was making another card and I ran with it. I decided to take the sentiments from the new Dear Santa set and make them into a funny little holiday card for someone who-*gasp*-might be on the naughty list!

Let's take a look at the card!

This card was pretty darn simple to make, and it is another non-tradition holiday color combo like I've been so into lately. I started by stamping the pine branch from the Trim the Tree all over a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I took my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and colored in the branches and background. I went simple with the colors so that it wasn't too busy. When the panel was dry I splatter black and white paint over it-a look I've been loving lately!

Then I die cut some paper to write my letters. You can hardly tell in the photos due to the lighting, but I did use a T-ruler to give the paper blue horizontal lines and a pink vertical line on the left side. Then I took the sentiments from the Dear Santa set and stamped the "Dear Santa" at the top of each letter. I did cut the sentiment apart, as the "is it too late to be good?" was attached, but you don't have to if that makes you cringe. You can just mask off the part that you don't want to stamp. Part of the reason I did cut mine apart was that I wanted the words to fit nicely in the blue lines I had drawn in, but again-you don't have to do that. I continued by stamping the rest of the sentiments. I wanted it to look as though someone had started a couple letters and finally settled on the last one, so I crossed out the first two letters contents with my ruler. I popped the letters up with some foam tape and added a couple of white enamel dots, and that's it for this card!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Do you think you'll make the nice list this year?! Or do you know anyone who would have to write a couple letters like this? I know I do! :) I hope you liked the card. Have a great week, and I'll see you again soon with another card!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cassette Shrink Plastic Earrings!! =)

HELLO Mint Owl Studio Friends!! 
Larissa here today to share a FUN Pair of Shrink Plastic Earrings with you!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to create Gifts using my Stamping Supplies and these Earrings are a FUN EXAMPLE of what you can create using some of your Supplies you might already have on hand!!?? I Started by Stamping the Cassette Image from the 90s Party Stamp Set onto some Shrink Plastic!! Then I Stamped the Sentiment from the Sweet Treats Stamp Set!! I used my Copic Markers to Color the Images and then I Cut around the Images and used my Heat Gun to Shrink them!! I added some Gems and the Earring Wires and they were Finished and ready to give as a Gift to my Niece!!
I HOPE you feel INSPIRED and if you use your Stamps to create a pair of Earrings I hope you'll share them!! We'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you create!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and I hope you have a FABULOUS WEEK!!
LARISSA      =)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone,

I'm back with another Christmas card for you using the Trim the Tree stamp set.  And did you know we now have coordinating dies as well?

I started out with a pice of watercolour paper and I added a couple of different blues to the card with my watercolour paints.  I did this in layers and heat set each layer before adding more colour.  I happen to love the harsher lines this technique gives.

I then stamped the ornaments in Versamark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I then took my Versamark pen and added the lines that the ornaments are hanging from and heat embossed them again along with the sentiment.

I then added a few dots using the Nuvo drops in glitter and let that dry before adhering the panel onto a card base.  I always manage to stick my finger in these dots thinking they are dry enough, and they never are.  But this time I put the card up so I wouldn't keep checking on them.  ;)

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop


We are excited to be hopping with the Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop once again!  I made a card using the Coffee Craze set, which now has matching dies!! Make sure to pick up the set or just the dies if you already have the stamps!  We are offering a discount code through Sunday at 11:59 PM for hoppers.  Use code COFFEE for 20% off your entire purchase!

I started with a smooched watercolor Distress Ink background in oranges, reds, and yellows.  I then die cut the leaves from gold foil and added them to the background.

I colored in the coffee mug from the Coffee Craze stamp set and die cut it out with the Coordinating dies.  I then die cut out a banner from the Mini Banner die set and stamped the sentiment from the Banner Sentiments 1 stamp set.  Don't forget about the sale going on because it's the perfect time to stock up on your favorite supplies!

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

VIDEO Using Glitter with Your Stencils

Hi there and happy Thursday!  I'm Tara and I am here with a fabulously sparkly way to use your stencils!  I have been dying to use the Christmas Quilt Stencil from the new September Mint Owl Studio release and decided it was perfect to try out an idea I've had brewing in my mind!

To start, I used Post-It tape to mask off the back of my card base and then place my stencil over the top of the front of the card.  I then used my palette knife to apply Ranger Multi Medium Matte over the top of the stencil just like I would apply embossing paste.  After carefully peeling the stencil away to reveal the gorgeous pattern left behind I poured generous amounts of glitter right over the top.  After tapping off the excess I was left with the beautiful, intricate stencil pattern in shiny, sparkly glitter!

This worked so well I had to test to see if it was a fluke so I made a second card using some pretty holiday red glitter and it worked like a charm!  I cannot wait to use this technique to create all kinds of backgrounds!  I feel like I finally found something to do with all that glitter I've been hoarding all these years!

I finished the cards up with some sentiments from the Banner Sentiments 2 stamp set heat embossed on the Mini Banner die cuts, all from Mint Owl Studio!  A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins and these super sparkly cards are done!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I can't wait to see what you all create with this fun and easy technique!  See you next time!  Bye!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Deck the Halls CAS Style

Hello!  It is Lisa Lahiff here with you today and I have a CAS Christmas card to share with all of you today using the new Trim the Tree Stamp Set...

To create this card I started with a panel that I stamped the tree branch image onto repeatedly.  I then sprayed this panel with two different green mists and one pearl mist.  I then set this to the side to dry. I stamped, colored and cut the ornament images.  Once everything was dry I layered the images up onto kraft card stock.  I decided to emboss the sentiment in gold in the lower right corner and finished the card off with gold washi and a twine bow.

We can't wait to see what you create with the new sets, and remember there is a Instagram Challenge you can take part in each month too!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Let It Snow

Good morning Mint Owl friends! It's Cassie here, with another card to kick us all into holiday crafting gear. Today I'm combining a new set with an old set and loving the results. I started by pulling out my Banner Sentiments 2 stamp set to use with my Mini Banner Die set. I love that the sentiments that can be used with these dies keeps growing!

To start out I die cut one of each of the banners. I love the size of these because they fit so well across a card panel. I also pulled out my Dear Santa stamp set because it has a few cute little images that fit well in the banners. I stamped each of the images on a banner with VersaMark and then used white embossing powder and heat set them. To make the embossed images pop I added color to the banners with my ink blending tool and Distress Inks. I've been on a non-traditional Christmas color kick so I picked Lucky Clover, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.
For the background I also used Distress Inks to create a snowy night. I started by die cutting a stitched rectangle out of some Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I pulled the two different size dots from the Trim The Tree set. Using the VersaMark and white embossing powder I stamped the dots all over the panel to make snow. Then I splattered the panel with water to make it look like smaller snow flakes. I'm from Minnesota so trust me-I'm an expert on snowfall! :) I used Broken China and Blueprint Sketch again to make the sky.

Finally I poked holes in the banners and strung some aqua cord through. I taped it on the back and attached it to my card base. And now I've got another card to send for the holiday season! How many cards do you have ready for the winter? Thanks so much for joining me today, and I'll see you again soon with another card!