Archives for September 2018
Today I want o share Mindy Baxters’ second card with the September box; I love all the amazing ideas the design team have shared and it seems you have too as we only have 15 left ever! If you haven’t grabbed one be sure to with code LAST15 for 15% off those last few! Here is Mindy’s card…
She did such an amazing job, as always! If you don’t already follow her be sure to hop over My Creative Scoop and follow her, I love learning her coloring tips the most.
The background was blended with Distress Inks and then using white pigment ink she stamped out the bountiful blooms. For a finished touch she added some dots with a white gel pen. The sentiment is stamped with the distress oxide pads and adhered to the front, so clean and simple; here’s a close up:
I can’t thank Mindy enough for her guest posts; there are gorgeous and I love all the teams inspiration with this months box, I hope you do too! If you haven’t grabbed your box grab it here; our code LAST15 is valid until they are all gone; 15% only applies to the September box and not valid on previous purchases.
I hope you are all having a great weekend!
Alexandra & The Prickle
No matter what happens in life we are certain to face times of heartache and loss. In those moments we learn a lot about ourselves and those around us.
Probably the least favorite thing for me to make is a Sympathy card, but they are the most meaningful to the recipient. During times of loss a hand made card can warm the heart like nothing else. Since death is often no predictable it is best to make a few to have on hand. I used the Hedgehog Hollow September 2018 to create a Deepest Sympathy card.
I stamped the flowers with Catherine Pooler’s Coral Cabana ink pad. I stamped the stems and sentiment with a black detailed ink. Using the Marvy Uchida brush tip pens I colored in the flowers and stems. I sprinkled Color Burst on a piece of white cardstock and misted with gold glimmer mist. Once it dried I used an oval die cut to trim it out and inked the edges. I pop dotted the flowers and sentiment over the stems I adhered with a liquid adhesive. To finish if off I added a few pearls.
I find it easier to create these cards with no specific person in mind. If I am creating a sympathy card for a loved one I tend to break down and unable to complete it. By working on several sympathy cards at a time it makes it easier.
Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!
Hope you are having a great Friday; we have been on the road all day, so I thought I’d take a quick rest to share this video using the new LDRS September Release; I just love this paper pack I may need a few more! Here’s todays project:
Aren’t they darling? The best part is that fur effect is super easy, I call it magic! I know you are going to want to color furry animals for hours once you learn how easy it is….
LDRS Creative provided with products to make this video but all opinions and projects are my own
Wasn’t that soooooo easy, I bet you wish you’d seen that a few holidays ago; at least thats how I felt once I’d seen it!! Here is that supply list I promised, plus use code ARCTIC15 for an extra 15% off, even off already discounted bundles! (*Coupon valid until midnight EST 9/30/18) (Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you)
Thanks so much for stopping by with me; be sure to check our Facebook and Instagram for all the happenings from In The MKNG! See you soon.
Alexandra & The Prickle
I made a video explaining how I made it and you can find it here:
I decided to make a clean and simple card that has a scored background what makes even a simple card interesting. A small dry embossed detail like this can make a huge impact on the finished card so I hope you will try it out.
The floral detail is watercolored using the Marvy markers that are included in a box. I put the colors down first and then used a watercolor brush to spread the color around the images.
Don’t forget to watch the video for the details about how to make this card!
That’s it for today, thank you so much for joining me and see you again next week!