Coneflower Trio

Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing well and staying safe! The hubby and I are continuing to do the #alonetogether thing which, at this point, looks like the new norm. Definitely better safe than sorry! I’ve popped in to share a few more samples I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having an absolute blast playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I created a set of three watercolor ‘Wishing you…’ cards created with the beautiful Build a Flower – Flower Hug For You Coneflower clear stamp set.

I did a few practice runs on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock scraps to get the color combinations I wanted using my Zig Clean Color brush markers and a mini mister. I colored each stamp with a Zig, spritzed with a mini mister, and stamped, being careful not to get the stamps too wet in order to preserve the definition of the coneflower petals. These stamps line up very nicely and I was happy with the watercolor result on all three cards. I heat set the coneflowers once they were stamped, and then ‘washed’ light blue over the backgrounds using distress ink and a waterbrush. I used gold and silver Venicelux metallic cardstock, stitched mini scallop rectangle dies and an embossing folder for the background. I used different sentiments from the stamp set on the inside of each card. For this first one, I used mustard, yellow, and bright yellow for the coneflower; mid green and olive green for the stem and leaves; and mid brown for the center.

For the second one, I used light carmine, pink, and dark pink for the coneflower, and the same colors listed above for the stem, leaves and center.

And for the third one, I used light pink, lilac, and light violet for the coneflower, and the same colors listed above for the stem, leaves and center.

And one more peek at the trio… loving how these turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes w/ optional Washi Tape (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #8-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #257 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Classic Design Challenge: #8 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: August Anything Goes
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #139 – Anything Goes
7. Pammie’s Inky Pinky Challenges: #2031 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock; CutCardStock Pop-Tone Orange Fizz, Razzleberry and Grape Jelly cardstock; Marco’s Venicelux Metallic Gold and Silver cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Build a Flower – Flower Hug For You Coneflower clear stamp set
Ink: Zig Clean Color brush markers- mid green, olive green, mid brown, mustard, yellow, bright yellow, light carmine, pink, dark pink, light pink, lilac, and light violet; Ranger tumbled glass distress ink; Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle STAX die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX dies
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Niji waterbrush, Ranger Mini Mister, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Gemini Regency Swirls embossing folder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

I will refresh the weary

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a fantastic day! I’ve popped in this afternoon to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having the best time ever playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I created a spiritual friendship card using the beautiful He Refreshes My Soul clear stamp set.

I went with a rustic look, keeping with a neutral palette. I chose to leave the image uncolored, and heat embossed it using my favorite trick of stamping in dark brown, then stamping again in Versamark and applying clear embossing powder. I created a layered panel for the background and adhered it to the card base. I adhered a piece of dark brown patterned paper to the layered background and stamped the sentiment beneath it in the dark brown ink. I cut a strip of corrugated kraft and rubbed the dark brown ink pad over the ribs, adhered it to the back of the focal image, then adhered the piece to the card base.

I embellished the layered inside panel with a narrow strip of the dark brown patterned paper used on the front, and then stamped the sentiment in the dark brown ink.

And one more look… super happy with how this turned out! What a gorgeous image and sentiments in this set!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Arty Divas: #27 – Anything Goes
2. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #125 – Anything Goes
3. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #450/451 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box cardstock, Darice brown textured cardstock, Canvas Corp corrugated kraft, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps He Refreshes My Soul clear stamp set
Ink: Ranger ground espresso archival ink, Versamark
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Milwaukee heat tool, Hero Arts clear embossing powder

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Across The Miles

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day – I hope you have a wonderful day! So hard to believe we’re headed into July already! I’ve popped in this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m so in love with these stamps and dies – I could play endlessly in my studio, lol! I created a pretty ‘missing you’ shaped card featuring the gorgeous Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set.

I stamped the bluebonnets in Versamark and heat embossed the image in gold. I pressed blue distress ink onto my glass mat, spritzed a little water on it, and watercolored the bluebonnets. I used the heat tool sporadically to dry the panel before adding more color in spots. I colored the tops of the bluebonnets and the leaves (and the little tiny bee in the upper left!) with Nuvo alcohol markers once the panel was dry.

Keeping the inside very simple, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in blue archival ink.

And one more look… loving how the watercoloring looks with the gold embossing!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
3. Classic Design Challenge: #7-2020 – Anything Goes
4. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #77 – July Anything Goes
5. Creative Inspirations: July Challenge – In the Garden
6. QKR Stampede: #401 – Anything Goes
7. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #446/447 – Anything Goes
8. Your Scrapbook Place: July Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Canson cold press watercolor paper, GKD Powder Blue cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Ranger stormy sky distress ink, Ranger faded jeans archival ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 410, 416, 403
Dies/Punches: Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Louise Create-A-Card die set
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Ranger super fine detail gold embossing powder, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch, Ranger Mini Mister, Niji waterbrush

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Beach Critter ATCs

Hi friends! I hope you have a fantastic day and continue staying safe! I’ve stopped in this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! These stamps and dies are so awesome to work with and I’m having a blast! I’m a confirmed ATC addict and love creating both cards and coins for my collection! I typically don’t trade them because I don’t want to let go of them, lol! I know… that’s totally wrong, isn’t it?! Bahahaha! Using the Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set along with the coordinating die set, I created a set of five artist trading cards and coins.

I cut the rectangular and circular bases and created the sky on each with a hand-cut cloud template, an ink blending brush and some distress ink. Then I dug into my scrap box and found some kraft cardstock scraps to use for the sand and some blue crinkle paper scraps to use for the water. It’s always a good feeling to use scraps and not have to cut into large pieces of cardstock and paper for small projects. I stamped, colored and die cut all five of the critters in the set, and adhered them to the ATC bases along with sentiments.

One more peek at the set… sure do love how these turned out and I already have them in my collector’s notebook! None of these are going anywhere, lol!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
2. Crafty Cardmakers: #260 – Create Your Own Background
3. Cut It Up: #203 – Celebrate Summer with Color Palette
4. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes
5. Try it on Tuesday: Create a Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, kraft cardstock scraps, blue crinkle paper scraps
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger tumbled glass distress ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 373, 374, 375, 427, 413, 415, 417, 479, 404, 466, 489, 389, 391, 393, 379, 441, 430; Posca white paint marker
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters die set, Fiskars 2-1/2″ circle punch
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, ink blending brush, hand-cut cloud template

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Stopping by to say…

…Hope you have an Amazing Day!
Hi everyone! I really do hope you have an amazing day! I’m back this morning to share another sample I created for Prickley Pear Stamps! I’m having the best time playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I created a fun slimline birthday card using the Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set along with the coordinating die set! Can you say ADORABLE?! 

I don’t build scenes very often but I had plenty of room on this card base for a swimming turtle, a sand-diggin’ crab and a very serious-looking bird. I love the whimsical nature of these critters! I created sand banks with shallow pools of water on the shoreline, a large rippling body of water, and an ink-blended sky. I hand-cut the sun and outlined the rays with a black marker, and drew some birds flying in the distance. 

I continued with the shoreline, body of water and another swimming turtle on the inside, and used a die cut sentiment. 

And one more look… I’m totally loving how this turned out! 

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Allsorts Challenge Blog: #578 – So Cute
2. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #254 – Summer + A Sentiment
3. Di’s Digi Challenge: Summer Fun Challenge
4. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges: #2025 – Anything Goes
5. Paperbabe Stamps: #122 – Anything Goes
6. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #169 – Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
8. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: Something Beginning with B (beach)
9. The Creative Crafters: #29 – Anything Goes
10. Try It On Tuesday: Create A Scene

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Twine and Sandcastle cardstock, The Paper Cut blue crinkle paper, Colorbok yellow cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Nuvo alcohol markers- 401, 403, 405, 427, 359, 361, 366, 404, 373, 374, 375; Posca white paint marker; Ranger tumbled glass distress ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Happy Beach Critters die set, Sizzix Celebration Words: Script die
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, ink blending brush, hand-cut cloud template

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

Bluebonnets Purse

6/27/20 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
6/30/20 2nd Prize Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!
6/30/20 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!
7/5/20 Featured Creation at Scrapping4fun Challenges!
7/7/20 Top 3 at Creative Moments!
7/14/20 DT Favorite at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge!


Hi friends! I hope you’re having a fantastic week! I’m super stoked to finally be able to share that I’m creating samples for Prickley Pear Stamps! I can’t even tell you how much fun I’ve been having playing with these amazing stamps and dies! I’ve created quite a few projects for an upcoming Hochanda show (yessss!) but have to wait until after the show next month to share, so in the meantime I’ll be sharing other samples that I created for the website. The project I’m sharing today is an adorable purse featuring the Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set which I paired with some pretty cardstock and a purse die set. How stinkin’ cute is this?!

I stamped the bluebonnets in black ink on white cardstock and then die cut all the purse pieces. I colored the flowers with alcohol markers and then assembled the purse. I added a large white flat-back pearl to the flap closure with Velcro on the under side. Super easy construction – with each one I’ve made, they’ve gotten easier to put together. I’ve made five so far and this is the first one I’ve blogged, lol! But stay tuned… you’ll be seeing the others soon! ;)

Here is a shot of the back and another shot from overhead. This little purse is big enough for chocolate or other candy, a gift card or cash!

And one more peek… I’m so happy with how this turned out! Another one to add to ‘My Paper Purses’ page!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #234 – Anything goes w/optional Blended Background (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Alphabet Challenge Blog: F is for Flora or Fauna
4. Classic Design Challenge Blog: #6-2020 – Anything Goes
5. Creative Moments: #193 – Anything Goes
6. International Art & Soul: #86 – Blue As Main Color
7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #134 – Anything Goes
8. Not Just Cards Challenges: June Anything Goes
9. Penny Black and More: June Challenge – Favorite Stamps (anything floral)
10. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #169 – Anything Goes
11. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes
12. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #45 – Something Beginning with B (bluebonnets)
13. Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Got The Blues
14. The Creative Crafters: #29 – Anything Goes
15. Tuesday Throwdown: #460 – Anything Goes
16. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #06-2020 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, GKD Powder Blue cardstock, Hygloss silver foil cardstock
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Blue Without You Bluebonnets clear stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 416, 410, 425, 428, 403
Dies/Punches: Concord & 9th Everyday Purse die set
Accessories:  MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Darice large white flat-back pearl

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! Like and follow Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig