DeNami Design: Get Well Owl Card

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with another card for DeNami Designs. For todays card I decided to use the same layout and main image stamp to create a get well card but using different technique. This will show you how you can take a card that you have made before and completely change the look by using a a different technique. The original card is from June 1, 2016 and was the Outdoor Adventures theme. When I made that card it was intended to be a friendship card. When I looked at the card I thought that it would be good get well card by changing the sentiment and I would do more stamping on this card.

This is the original card:


This is the new card:


To create the new card I stamped the Medium Owl with Flower and Happy Sunshine with Simon Say Stamp Intense Black Ink on smooth white cardstock. Next, I colored in these images using Copic markers (see supplies list below of colors). Also, stamped the Under the Weather in black ink after I colored my owl and sun. Next, I grabbed 2 different green dye inks and used the grass stamp from the Flower Patch set to stamp the grass under the owl. I started with the darker green first and then filled in with the lighter green. The panel was cut out with a stitched rectangle die and then I trimmed down the cloud pattern paper with my paper trimmer. I adhered these to my card base using my tape runner. on the inside of the card, I stamped Get Well Soon in black ink and the Medium Owl with Flower in a grey dye ink. To add some sparkle to the card I coated the sun with a clear sparkle pen. It is hard to see in the pictures, but I promise that it’s there! I hope you enjoyed my remake of a card and that you get through your cards and think “how can I remake this card?” Until next time!


DeNami Design: Coffee Gift Card Box

Hi Everyone! Elizabeth here with another post for DeNami Designs. I know a lot of coffee drinkers but personally I’m not one of them. I don’t like coffee at all. So I struggle with what to get coffee loving friends and family. Then I figured out that there is no better gift than a gift card to their favorite coffee shop and for most of my friends and family that is Starbucks. I used Starbucks colors as the inspiration for making a gift card box.


This project is very easy and fast to make, so you can make lots of them for birthdays, holidays and even parties! First I made the gift card box using the Lawn Fawn Pillow Box die. I chose a pattern paper that is white with green polka dots. Assembling the boxes easy! Just fold the 2 score lines that die creates for you and use tape runner or liquid glue on the tab. The ends of the box have flaps that you just fold in. One of the flaps has a notch and I do recommend folding that flap in first to get a clean look. Next, I stamps the Medium Happy-Cino on smooth white cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. I kept the coloring simple by not doing any shading but if you want to, you can because the image is large enough. I used a scalloped circle punch to cut out the coffee and then adhered it with liquid glue. I hope that you enjoyed my project for today and that it inspires you to make some fun gift card boxes!


DeNami Designs Sneak Peek #6: Sip and Savor!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to day 6 of DeNami Designs Sneak Peek  on my blog! Todays theme is Sip and Savor! I know a lot of people love coffee so I thought would make this card for all the coffee lovers out there including my husband.


To create this card I stamped the Stitched Border in Lawn Fawn’s High Dive dye ink at an angle across my panel leaving enough space for the Coffee Latte Espresso stamp in between the lines. To get two different colors on the Coffee Latte Expresso stamp I used Tombow markers in red and brown. I colored the words in brown and then the hearts in red and stamped. I did this to cover the entire panel. After I finished stamping the panel, I die cut it with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle die. On a strip of white cardstock, I stamped my greeting and the Medium Coffee to Go in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. I colored in the coffee cup with Copic markers and then trimmed down the strip to be a little thinner. Also, I trimmed down a piece of teal cardstock that matched the card to be a little wider than the coffee and sentiment strip. I cut both of these with the same die so that I would have stitched detail all the way around on the card. Everything was adhered using Tombow tape runner. This card is great if you love coffee and want to tell someone how much they mean to you.



DeNami Designs Sneak Peek #5: Chickie Bugs!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to day 5 of DeNami Designs Sneak Peek on my blog! Todays theme is Chickie Bugs! Now normally I don’t like bugs but these bugs are so cute! She combined her adorable chickies with bugs and came up with these adorable designs. My favorite is the Chickie Bumble Bee! For my project today I thought it would be fun to do a quick and easy little gift box that could be used as a party favor for a summer party!


To create this adorable box, I stamped the Medium Dot Circle Frame in Lawn Fawn’s Sunflower dye ink Then I stamped the Chickie Bumble Bee in the middle of the circle using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink. To color in the chickie i used Copic markers and added some sparkle to the wings using Wink of Stella in Clear. Unfortunately, you can’t see the sparkle in the picture but I promise it’s there! Next, I used a scallop circle punch to cut out the chickie bumble bee. For the favor box, I used a the Pillow Box Die and sheet of plaid paper from their Perfectly Plaid collection. The die has score lines so that assembly is easy. I used Tombow Extreme Adhesive to assemble the box and adhere the chickie bumble bee to the top. This box is fun and colorful and would make a great favor box for any summer party! See you tomorrow!


DeNami Designs Sneak Peek #4: Outdoor Adventure!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to day 4 of DeNami’s Sneak Peek Week on my blog! The theme for today is Outdoor Adventures. For this project I decided to do a nice simple card. As you can tell, I like simple cards that don’t take long to make!


Ever since I found the best cardstock for ink blending, I have been obsessed with ink blending! For me the best cardstock is Strathmore Bristol Smooth. The smooth surface really allows the ink to go on easy and blend easily as well. Now, I have not tried ink blending with other inks besides the Distress Inks but I have a feeling this cardstock will work well with other inks. To create this card, I stamped the owl with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and very,very carefully blended the sky and grass background around the owl. In hind sight I should have created a mask for the owl and then did the ink blending but I REALLY hate to fussy cut and I was being lazy. After I blended the background, I sprayed it with the Distress Sprayer filled with water and picked up the water with a clean paper towel to get the splatter effect. Next, I colored in the owl with Copic markers and stamped the greeting in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. After that, I die cut the panel with a Mama Elephant Framed Tags Madison Avenue frame die and kept the frame piece to layer the yellow polka dot frame on top of to add a little dimension to the card. I adhered the frames with Tombow Lquid Gel glue to the A2 card base and used Tombow Extreme Adhesive for the panel. This card will make anyone smile! See you tomorrow!



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.