DeNami Designs Sneak Peek #3: Summer Delights!

Summer is here! Time to go to the beach or the pool and just chill! In the new release Nami out did herself with the summer themed stamps and the Poolside Owl is one of my favorite! When I saw this cutie, I thought it was time to try a new to me technique, no line watercoloring. This is my first attempt at this technique but I think it came out pretty good!BeachsideOwl-1

I have watched many videos on YouTube on how to do this technique but I like watching Kristina Werner’s (you can visit her blog by clicking on her name) videos the most for this technique. The watercolor paper that I used for this project is some that I had purchased at Michael’s. Also, used a waterbrush and many different colors of Distress Inks. To stamp the images so that you get a light image to color in I used Antique Linen. This ink is very light and works well for this technique. I stamped out my entire scene using the Antique Linen ink. Next, I squished a couple of the colors that I was using on an acrylic block and used my waterbrush to color in small areas of the scene. It is very important that you work on one area at a time and that the areas that you work on aren’t touching otherwise you risk the colors running together. For example, I colored in one seashell and then the chair that the owl is sitting in and then another seashell and then the umbrella. I worked around the entire scene and did touch ups where needed. I let it dry completely overnight and came back the next day to finish the card. I stamped the greeting in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and ran the panel through my Big Shot with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the panel with Tombow Extreme Adhesive to an A2 card base. I love this card and wish I was sitting on the beach somewhere listening to waves! See you tomorrow!




DeNami Design Sneak Peek #2: Yummy Food

Hi Everyone! Welcome to day 2 of DeNami Designs Sneak Peek Week! Todays theme is yummy food. Nami created some really cute food theme stamps for this release and as soon as I saw the hamburger and fries I knew what I created for my project.

This card is fairly simple and easy to make. The first thing I did was some ink blending on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock and used my Distress Sprayer to create the splatter look. Next, I die cut it with Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 2 dies. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom using Versafine Onyx black ink. To line up where I was going to stamp the hamburgers and fries, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to go underneath the top panel and lightly traced circles with a pencil. The hamburgers and fries were stamped in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored in with Copic markers. In my stash, I found some polka dot pattern paper and trimmed it down to be bottom panel of my card. I used my Tombow tape runner to adhere the hamburger and fries to the polka dots and Scotch foam tape to adhere the top panel. This card is cute and fun to give to a friend or someone special! See you tomorrow!


DeNami Design Sneak Peek Day 1: All About Owls

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the first day of DeName Design Sneak Peek Week! Today the theme is “All About Owls”! If you have been following DeNami you know that she makes the most adorable owls. I love her owls and the designs that she comes up with are so unique and her style is so cute!

For my project, I decided to use the new Medium Birthday Owl! He is so cute holding the balloon and wearing his party hat! I wanted to make something really colorful and do I different technique for my background. The background of my card is made with Distress inks and I applied them with the Mini Ink Blender Tool(see the supply list below for the colors that I used) on to Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. After I blended my background, I took a Heidi Swapp Stencil that had small dots and placed it over my blended panel and sprayed it with water. I dabbed it with a paper towel after about 30 seconds a lifted the stencil and dabbed the whole panel with the paper towel to make sure that I got all of the water off the panel. I ran the panel through my Sizzix Big Shot with the Simon Says Stamp largest Stitched Rectangle die. For the owl, I stamped him Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copic markers (see below in the supply list for the colors used). I ran him through my Sizzix Big Shot with the second largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle die and to trim the edge I ran it again with the Stitched Rectangle Die so that I would keep that stitched border. After that I added Glossy Accents to the ballon and set it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card. For the sentiment I kept it simple and used happy birthday. For the banners, I used all 3 of the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners. I stamped the sentiment on the green banner and made sure that I staggered the banners coming in the from side. Lastly, I adhered everything using my Tombow tape runner onto an A2 card base. For the envelope, I stamped the small Birthday Owl in Lawn Fawns Mermaid dye ink.

Below is a list of the supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them! I will be back tomorrow with another project for DeNami’s Sneak Peek Week!



DeNami Designs: Donut Worry Be Happy Card

Hi Everyone! I don’t know about you but I love donuts! My personal favorite are custard filled with chocolate frosting! I was wanting some donuts when I remembered the donut stamp and thought I would make a card with donuts and then maybe I wouldn’t eat any! That didn’t work! I still had a donut!


To create this card I first stamped the Stitched Border stamp in Lawn Fawn Hippo dye ink, leaving enough room for the donuts. Next, I stamped the donuts in three different Simon Says Stamp dye inks (see below in the supplies for the colors used) between the grey stitched lines. After that I die cut the panel with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. I used the larger stitched rectangle to cut out the grey cardstock to go as the bottom layer of my card. For the circle, I stamped Donut Worry Be Happy stamp in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and stamped the donut in another Simon Says Stamp dye ink color. Next, I cut it out using the Simon Says Stamp stitched circle die. When I was designing this card in my head I really liked the of having the stitched look through out the card to bring it all together. To assemble the card I used my Tombow tape runner for the two rectangle panels and Scotch foam tape for the circle to add some dimension. I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week! Don’t forget when your creating a card to “Donut worry, be happy” and eat a donut!




DeNami Design Graduation Owl Card

Hi Everyone!

Graduation season is upon us and I was completely not prepared for it! This card is my favorite kind of card: fast and simple! I wanted to make a card that could be used for kids younger than high school because it is hard to find graduation cards for them.

To make this card, I found some cute pattern paper in my stash that I have had for a while. It came from paper pad from Michaels that had papers for all the seasons of the year. I stamped the owl in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white Copic friendly cardstock and colored him in with Copic markers (see the supplies listed below for the colors used). I stamped the dot circle border around the owl in Lawn Fawns Sunflower die ink and used a scalloped circle paper punch to cut him out. Next, I stamped Congratulations on white cardstock and trimmed it out with with scissors to have a flag end. Lastly, I adhered to an A2 card base. I used my Tombow tape runner for the the pattern paper panel and the sentiment. For the owl, I used Scotch foam tape to add a little dimension to the card. On the envelope, I stamped the owl in the same black ink. I hope that you enjoyed my card and I will be back next week with another card! Below is a list of supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them.





DeNami Design Baby Shower Card

Elizabeth here with another project for DeNami Design! This week I thought I would pull out one of my original stamps that I first purchased from her! So I pulled out Mom-to-be Mimi. I love this stamp because it is great to use for a baby shower card.

For my card, I stamped Mimi in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic markers. Next, I trimmed her down and found some lavender cardstock that matched adorable glittery button pattern paper that I found in my stash. I cut down the button paper to be the front panel of my card. For the base of my card I decided to to use kraft cardstock instead of the usual white. Also, in my stash I found some green cardstock that matched the button paper. I cut it into a banner and thought it would be cute with Petit Four Baby stamp set. I stamped those in a Spring Rain dye ink from Simon Says Stamp that was just a little darker than the paper. I placed Mimi on the lavender paper and adhered her to the right side of the card and adhered the banner on the left side of card. I hope that you enjoyed my card this week and it inspires you to pull out some of those older stamps that you haven’t used in a while!

Below is a list of the supplies that I used along with links where you can purchase them!





DeNami Design Ice Cream Paper Piecing Birthday Card

I scream, you scream, we scream for ice cream! I don’t know about you but I love ice cream. Ice cream is great for birthdays and DeNami has this great Ice Cream Shoppe Set where you can create your own ice cream or cupcake treats. I love this set and was waiting for the right time to use it. I recently purchased some pattern paper and thought that it would perfect to use with this stamp set!

Creating this card is simple and fast! My favorite kind of card! First, choose the pattern paper that you want to use for the card. For my card, I chose some pattern paper from Lawn Fawn. Next, stamp the images that you are going to use on the paper in black ink. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink but you can use whatever have. Luckily, these images are easy to fussy cut out because that is next step. To create a nice finished edge on the pieces after I cut them out, I carefully run a black Memento marker around the edges of the images. You will need to cut down the background to your desired and then you can adhere your cut images to background. Next, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment in the bottom right corner of the background in a nice Versfine Onyx Black ink. Lastly, I adhered some enamel dots from Michaels that I found in my stash to the top right corner. Adhere the panel to your card base and voila you have a great birthday card!

Below is a list of supplies that I used to create this card along with a link where you can purchase them. Enjoy!