Monday, December 27, 2021

Watercolor Thanks | Kitchen Sink Stamps

  Hello! Today I created a card for the Kitchen Sink Stamps Design Team. To create my card, I used the Watercolor Thanks Stamp Set, the SVG Cut File for the Watercolor Thanks Stamp Set, and the Buffalo Plaid from the Extended Plaids Printable Background (for FOILING).

Kitchen Sink Stamps: https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/shop/sc/ref.cgi?storeid=*14894f2aab5d40e710c47a8a&name=Tracy_Shultz

The Foiled Background

To create my card, I started with the background. I used my laser printer and printed the Buffalo Plaid from the Extended Plaids Printable Background set. I foiled with red foil, using my Mini Minc Machine. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die. Below that, I die cut with a stitched rectangle die a green foil cardstock panel, cutting it slightly larger than the plaid foil layer and using it as a mat layer. I adhered the layers to a black A2 (4.25" x 5.5") card base. 

The Watercolor Thanks Stamped Sentiment

I used the SVG cut file from the Watercolor Thanks Stamp set to cut out the outline of the word thanks. I put this in my stamp positioning tool and stamped using the following Color Recipe (stamping in reverse order):

  • Layer 4: Catherine Pooler Cranberry Fizz
  • Layer 3: Catherine Pooler Rouge (stamped off one time to decrease the intensity of the color)
  • Layer 2: Catherine Pooler Rose Petals
  • Layer 1: Catherine Pooler Polished (stamped off one time to decrease the intensity of the color)

Black Mat for the Watercolor Thanks Sentiment
Using a small stitched rectangle die, I cut a mat layer for the Watercolor Thanks Sentiment. I glued the stamped Thanks sentient to black rectangle and then adhered them to the foiled card panel.

                                                     Mini Sentiment
I stamped the "so much" mini sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I stamped this onto a banner (white cardstock) that I cut out from the Watercolor Thanks SVG cut files. I trimmed a piece of black card stock to create a mat layer. 

You can find all the products that I used here:

Kitchen Sink Stamps: https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/shop/sc/ref.cgi?storeid=*14894f2aab5d40e710c47a8a&name=Tracy_Shultz

(use code ModSquad2021 for discount before Checkout)

Thank you for checking out my blog today. 

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Angels Wings | Kitchen Sink Stamps

 Hello! Today I created a card for the Kitchen Sink Stamps Design Team. To create my card, I used the Angels Wings and Musical Things for Teddy stamp sets.  I always imagine Angels have more than one set of wings. I imagine they would be layered, so I layered two sets from the Angel Wings Stamp Set. This is a Christmas Card and reminds us of the important role that Angels played in the Christmas Story.


Kitchen Sink Stamps: https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/shop/sc/ref.cgi?storeid=*14894f2aab5d40e710c47a8a&name=Tracy_Shultz

To create my card, I used the SVG file that includes the angel wings, halo, several sentiments and banners. I stamped the Angel Wings in these colors in reverse order:

5. Altenew Gray Denim

4. Altenew Silver Lakes

3. Momento Teal Zeal (stamped off to make a lighter shade)

2. Momento Summer Sky twice (to deepen the shade)

1. Momento Summer Sky (once) 

I stamped two sets of wings. Next, I stamped the halo using the following inks in reverse order:

3. Catherine Pooler Catching Rays

2. Catherine Pooler Catching Rays (stamped off to make a lighter shade)

3. Catherine Pooler Chiffon

I used Memento Teal Zeal ink to stamp the sentiment. 

Next I used the Musical Things for Teddy Stamp stamp. The Harp has three layers and I used these inks: 

3. Rich Cocoa (Momento)

2. Peanut Brittle (Momento)

1. Cantelop (Momento)

Next I used the Kitchen Sink Stamps Cloudy Skies Stencil to ink blend some soft clouds in the background. 

To finish my card I layered the Angel wings and used foam to pop up the top layer, as well as the halo. I also stamped the musical notes and star from the Musical Things for Teddy set. I used Catching Rays ink from Catherine Pooler. 

You can find the stamps that I used here:

Kitchen Sink Stamps: https://www.kitchensinkstamps.com/shop/sc/ref.cgi?storeid=*14894f2aab5d40e710c47a8a&name=Tracy_Shultz

(use code ModSquad2021 for discount before Checkout)

Thank you for checking out my blog today. 

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Technique Junkies Gnome Holiday Card

 

 Hello. Tracy Shultz, The Hopeful Crafter here with you to share a holiday card.  Today I have a cute card that features two stamps from Technique Junkies. But, before I give you the details on my card, I need to remind you that today, December 15, 2021 is the last day for the Technique Junkies Inventory Reduction Sale.  Over 200 stamps have been reduced to 35% off plus you can use my code: TJ10Tracy to save an additional 10%  Here's a link to the inventory reduction page: https://techniquejunkies.com/december-inventory-reduction-sale/

The card that I made features the Hanging with My Gnomies Stamp (SD1015) which I colored with red and green Karin markers. I colored the beards with Aqua Shimmer and trimmed with the Deckle Trimmer. I used a domed foam blending tool to ink blend Spruce Catherine Pooler ink along the deckled edges. Technique Junkies now sells Catherine Pooler inks. The background stamp is Baubles (S713), which I stamped with Spruce and Rouge Catherine Pooler Inks. I ink swiped the card base with Catherine Pooler Spruce Ink, thus creating a perfectly matched mat layer.  

Links to products used:


Thank you for visiting!



Saturday, December 11, 2021

Spellbinders Guest Creator - New Start Stamp set

 

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made with the "New Start" stamp set from @teamspellbinders Spellbinders. I was asked in October by Yana Smakula if Spellbinders could send me some products to feature on my social media. It was such an honor to be asked, and of course I said yes! Spellbinders sent me two stamps sets. Today I feature the beautiful "New Start" Stamp Set:https://shrsl.com/3arnd 
#Spellbinders #neverstopmaking
I created a video on my YouTube channel that you can watch for more details:  

I first created a background panel by stamping a piece of pearlescent card stock with the small butterfly stamp in three colors of Versafine Clair Ink: Charming Pink, Warm Breeze and Fantasia. I set that aside to dry. 



Next I stamped the butterflies using Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used Hammermill Premium Color Copy Cover Paper. I used copic markers to color the butterlies. I colored some of them with purple and auqa/teal markers and others I colored with orange and yellow markers. 


I also stamped and embossed on vellum. To do this, I stamped using Versamark Ink and I embossed with Black Embossing powder. Then I colored with Copic Markers (always color on the back of the vellum). I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the paper butterflies and I fussy cut the vellum butterflies. 



I then used the Fluted Classic Ovals dies from Spellbinders to finish my card:





Here's a photo of my finished card:

Thank  you for visiting my blog today. 

List of Products Used:
Spellbinders: https://shrsl.com/2pq20 New Start Clear Stamp Set from Cardmaker II Stamp Collection: https://shrsl.com/3arnd Fluted Classic Ovals Dies: https://shrsl.com/3arwo Pink Pearlescent Cardstock: https://shrsl.com/3aryn Charming Pink Versafine Clair Ink: https://shrsl.com/3arx0 Warm Breeze Versafine Clair Ink: https://shrsl.com/3arx3 Fantasia Versafine Clair Ink: https://shrsl.com/3arx4 Vellum: https://shrsl.com/3aryp Copic Markers: Blick - https://shrsl.com/2qd5x Marvy Uchida - Jewel Picker - Double Ended: https://shrsl.com/39k8u Bearly Art - Precision Craft Glue - The Original: https://shrsl.com/39k8w Hammermill Cardstock, Premium Color Copy, 80 lb, 8.5 x 11: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000J0C47S?ref=exp_nancystamps_dp_vv_d Hero Arts Ultra Clean: https://shrsl.com/38ybb Altenew - Cutting Mat (SBC): https://shrsl.com/38ox0 Altenew-Cutting Mat (AN): https://shrsl.com/38oxu Wondershare Filmora (Video Editing Software): https://shrsl.com/2yrp6 Canva Designs for Social Media Posts: https://www.canva.com/join/wonderful-cheer-press
Thank you, Yana Smakula, for asking me to create with this stamp set:
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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Hello! Today we have two cards featuring the Snowflakes Set of 9 stamps from Technique Junkies. But, before I share with you how I created these cards, I want to remind you that it is that time of year again! It is the December Inventory Reduction Sale at Technique Junkies! Don't miss out on this opportunity to save 35% on a wide  selection of stamps. The sale ends on December 14, 2021: 

For additional savings of 10% (yes...that is 45% off the Inventory Reduction Sale Stamps), you can use my Coupon Code TJ10Tracy: 
Now, here are my cards. I used the Snow Flakes Set of Nine stamp set (#SS098): 
I created a video on my YouTube Channel that demonstrates how I created these cards: 
My card panels were created using the embossed resist technique. I ink blended my panels using three different colors of Catherine Pooler Inks: Cummerbund, Serenade and Cove Blue. I then stamped the snowflakes (free hand) using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then used domed foam blending tools to ink blend the backgrounds using the three Catherine Pooler inks I mentioned above.  Just as there are no two snowflakes that are exactly the same, there are no two ink blended backgrounds that are exactly the same. I finished the cards using a stitched rectangle die, foam dimensional and gems.  I hope you enjoyed the cards that I made. Thank you for visiting. 

#techniquejunkies #embossresist #inkblending It is the December Inventory Reduction Sale at Technique Junkies! Don't miss out on this opportunity to save 35% on a wide selection of stamps. The sale ends on December 14, 2021: https://techniquejunkies.com/december-inventory-reduction-sal For additional savings of 10% (yes...that is 45% off the Inventory Reduction Sale Stamps), you can use my Coupon Code TJ10Tracy Foiling Snobs Club: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foilingsnobsclub --MY SOCIAL MEDIA-- You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TracyShultz Blog: www.thehopefulcrafter.com Instagram: @Shultz551 Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/shultz551/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thehopefulcrafter.com Email: thehopefulcrafter@gmail.com
                       





 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Technique Junkies December Inventory Sale

There are no new stamps released this month by Technique Junkies, but they are having a huge sale. Take up to 45% of the December Inventory Reduction Stamps. Check out this link for the sale:

When my code is used, I will receive a bonus!


• Select items in the Inventory Reduction Category - they will be discounted automatically in your shopping cart
• Grab my discount code: TJ10Tracy (please use my code)
• Apply the code at checkout to save an additional 10% off!


Thank you for using my code!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Square Card featuring the Little Holly stamp and Karin Markers

 Hello, Tracy Shultz, the Hopeful Crafter, here today to share two cards. For my cards, I used the Little Holly stamp, as well as the Warmest Wishes Stamp and the Gifts of Christmas Stamp Set.

My first card was created using the Warmest Wishes sentiment stamps.

My second card was created using the Gifts of Christmas Sentiment Stamp. 

To create both of my cards I stamped the Little Holly image around a circle mask (top, bottom, left and right) using Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink.  I then colored the holly leaves and berries with Karin Markers. I removed the mask/circle and stamped the sentiment inside the open space. For the Warmest Wishes sentiment I stamped first, then cut out each word individual and placed them inside the circle.  I trimmed the four corners with a corner rounding punch. I had some holly and berries holiday paper in my stash. I rounded the corners and used this paper as a mat layer. For my card base I used a maroon 5.5" x 5.5" card base. 
 
Products used:
Little Holly: https://techniquejunkies.com/little-holly/
Warmest Wishes: https://techniquejunkies.com/warmest-wishes/
Gifts of Christmas: https://techniquejunkies.com/gifts-of-christmas-set-of-5/

You can find these and other stamps at www.techniquejunkies.com. If you would like to save 10% off your order, you can use my coupon code TJ10Tracy.  Thank you for visiting the blog today. 




Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Forest Buffalo Ink Blending with Catherine Pooler Inks

Hello!  It's new release time at Technique Junkies. The new release stamps can be purchased at 15% discount until Nov. 8, 2021. The 15% is automatically reduced for you and you can use my code TJ10Tracy for 10% off the rest of your cart at Technique Junkies: https://www.techniquejunkies.com


To create my cards I used the new Forest Buffalo Stamp and Catherine Pooler Inks to ink blend my backgrounds. The Catherine Pooler inks blend like a dream! They are now available for sale at Technique Junkies!

I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the ink blended panels. I then created embossed sentiments using the Dream, Hope, Wish and Wonder, set of four stamps (SDX018). To finish my cards I mounted them to black A2 landscape card bases. 

These cards were quick and easy to create thanks to the beautiful buffalo silhouette and the vibrant Catherine Pooler Inks. They can be used for any occasion!  

These awesome stamps are so much fun! 
The link above will take you to the entire new release. 
They are on sale Nov. 1-8, 2021 at 15% off. 
Use my discount code TJ10Tracy for 10% off everything else. 

There is also a discount if you "Gotta Have it All" and want to purchase the full collection. The link above will take you to the Gotta Have It all discounted bundle. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Catherine Pooler Inks - On Sale - today is the last day!

Great News! Catherine Pooler Designs is celebrating five years since the introduction of her ink pads! Enjoy a 15% savings on individual full size ink pads and refills through today! If you are new to CP Inks, this is a great time to try them out.  If you've been enjoying this amazing line of inks for a while, maybe there are a few colors you're missing or maybe you need to stock up on refills.   #cpinkaversary #catherinepoolerdesigns #thehopefulcrafter



My favorite color of Catherine Pooler Ink is Cummerbund. Look at how great the ink looks on the pearlescent paper. If you have been waiting for Catherine Pooler Inks to go on sale - the wait is almost over! Flash Sale on Catherine Pooler Full size ink pads & reinkers. You can save 15% on Nov. 1-2 only on Full Size ink pads and reinkers. Shop here: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111
(Excludes 6 newly released Luxe colors) #cpinkaversary #catherinepoolerdesigns #thehopefulcrafter

Have you been waiting for Catherine Pooler inks to go on sale?? 15% off Full Size ink pads and reinkers from Nov. 1-2 ONLY. Shop here: https://shop.catherinepooler.com/?aff=111
(Excludes 6 newly released Luxe colors) I love how easy the inks are to blend with. Here I used: Pucker Up, Catching Rays and Cummerbund inks to create a rainbow background. I also used Butterfly in Bloom stamp set and Williamsburg sequins #cpinkaversary #catherinepoolerdesigns #thehopefulcrafter

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Spellbinders Guest Creator

Spellbinders Guest Creator - New Start Stamp set

  Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made with the "New Start" stamp set from  @teamspellbinders Spellbinders. I was asked in...