Stinkin Inkers

Happy Mother’s Day

The theme this month over on Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge Blog is “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (project for woman or a girl). With Mother’s Day coming up I made this card.

I used an outline sticker, colored it in with watercolors and used Distress Edges dies (retired from Spellbinders) for the layers. The Happy Mother’s Day is a stamp from Hero Arts, which I embossed in gold and propped up with foam tape.

Hope you will join in the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Stinkin Inkers

Recycle Reuse

For the month of April the challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to use something that can be repurposed or something that can be used in a different way. I love using colorful paper napkins or napkins with a theme for my cards.

There are many videos on YouTube where you can learn to do this technique. I peel the layer or layers off the back. 2 Ply napkins have 1 backing on the napkin. 3 Ply napkins have 2 backings on the napkin.

I carefully place the napkin on my base and test how it will fit and look. I cut the napkin with scissors adding 1″ around all sides so I can attach it to the base and wrap it around the back. This is the back of the card:

I then cover my base with mod podge, place the napkin to the base, wrapping it around to the back. Then I add another layer of mod podge right over the napkin – you have to be patient and work very slowly as not to tear the napkin.

These type of designs are the one I like best. Let the napkin shine and just add a ribbon and sentiment.

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Card Making, Outline Stickers

March Stinkin’ Inkers Challenge

This month’s challenge over at Stinkin’ Inkers is to use something that hops on your card. Of course I immediately thought of bunnies for this time of the year, but going through my stash I had to pull out one of my favorite items to craft with — OUTLINE Stickers. Here is my card.

I used the Frog outline stickers from Krazy Kreations. Adhered the frog to glitter paper, colored with copics, I added the reeds and lilly pad directly to the card and colored those with colored pencils. I fuzzy cut out the frog and adhered him to the card using a small wobble.

The paper was in my stash, and I embossed the clouds just above the images. I added the sentiment and a few more embellishments.

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Stinkin Inkers February Challenge

 

This month’s challenge over at the Stinkin Inkers Challenge is to use the kissing technique. This is an older technique but really challenged me. I used elements from the Hero Arts February 2018 Kit for inspiration. When doing the Kissing Technique it is best to use a bold image and a patterned stamp. My bold image is the bird and my patterned image is the floral (peg stamp in a darker ink).

You can search Pinterest and the Internet for all kinds of Kissing Techniques. Hope our challenge this month inspires you to use this older technique and if you are NEW to stamping, we want to see your creations. Remember challenges are just that — challenge yourself to do something out of your comfort zone.

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Stinkin Inkers

Let’s Do Coffee

Over on Stinkin Inkers challenge the theme for January 2021 (Happy New Year!) is to “Make It Hot”, use images of coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, etc. Here is my take:

All of the products I used are from January 2019 Scrapping For Less Flavor of the Month Kit. I used Copic Markers to color the image.

Don’t forget to stop over to the challenge and join in on the phone. You have the whole month of January to participate.

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Challenges, Christmas, Stinkin Inkers

December Stinkin Inker Challenge

I purchased a Scan N Cut2 a few years ago. My main goal was to save money and space by not having to buy dies. I have learned so many things that I can create, and with the world of svg files out there, the sky is the limit. I can do so much with the machine.

There are three sites that have helped me learn the Scan N Cut, The Papered ChefAlanda Crafts and Jennifer Brodie (search for ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer).

Here is my box:

Here is how it opens:

I used a FREE cut file from Dreaming Tree. There are so many possibilities with this triangular shaped box. You can use it for any occasion and it is so easy to put together (especially with the step by step you tube videos). Use other themed papers, cardstock and stamped images to customize it to fit any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge.

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Stinkin Inkers June 2020

During this quarantined time with the Pandemic I have been using my free time to practice and learn how to use my Scan N Cut. I have learned over these last 60+ days is that you really have to get to know your machine and how it works. It is not a plug and go machine as I believe all cutting machines are. There are several bloggers who I have followed to help me with this (go to this post to find out). One of my frustrations is not so much cutting out the file but how to put it together once it is cut out.

This month the theme over at Stinkin Inkers is to create a Gift Card Holder. The card I created was a free SVG file over at Dreaming Tree.

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As you can see this is a wallet (file comes with an envelope also). It is hard to create unique cards, etc. for the guys. This is so perfect. You can use it for any occasion. There is a slot for cash, gift card and sentiment. If you are giving a gift card you can use the bill holder for a message, if you are giving cash (graduate) you can use the other slots for messages, etc. You don’t have to use all the elements.

#stinkininkers; #dreamingtree; #scanncut; #paperedchef;

Beginners, Card Making, Challenges

Scan N Cut Dusting off the Cobwebs

I have had my Scan N Cut2 for a few years. The reason I purchased the Scan N Cut was to use it to cut out my stamped images. I just cannot justify buying those matching die cuts. It has served me well. The price I paid for the Scan n Cut2 has far surpassed the amount of money I saved that I would have spent on matching dies.

There are so many crafters who abhor their Scan N Cut, leave it in the box, never use it, etc. But I feel they don’t give it the time they need to learn it. If you want to invest in it you must also KNOW that it involves commitment. It is not a plug in and go tool. You have to have the resolve to learn it. And there are so very many wonderful crafters out there that you can learn from. Here are my top three who I refer to over and over again. They explain things that I can understand.

Papered Chef 

facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/paperedchefscanncut/?fref=nf

Alanda Craft

Apple Lover 53

Beverleigh’s Crafty Chaos HQ

Being in isolation has forced me to look at all kinds of creations using the Scan N Cut. It is such a wonderful tool.

Here is a birthday card (free download from Brother) I made for a favorite person of mine.

In addition here is one of my other favorite facegroup pages that you can literally find anything you need in the “Units” section of the group. ScanNCut, DesignNCut, CanvasWorkspace, Tips and Materials with Jennifer

Hope this motivates you to get that ScanNCut out of the box and start using it.

Have a blessed day.

#ScanNCut2, #TipsforScanNCut2, #Paperedchef, #Alandacraft, #Applelover53, #ScanNCutDesignNCutCanvasWorkspaceTipsandMaterialswithJennifer, #Beverleighscraftychaoshq, #Scanncutresources

Outline Stickers, Stinkin Inkers

Stinkin Inkers May 2020 Challenge

I pray that all of you are keeping safe.

I am spending lots of time in my craft room and I am finding so many things that have gone by the wayside. Today I found a box of “Outline Stickers” which I haven’t used in quite some time.

May’s Stinkin Inkers Challenge is all about BAGS. Create a gift bag, tote or purse.

I love outline stickers and used the negative space of this sticker (Elizabeth Craft Designs) to create the focal point of my card. I used transfer tape to take off the negative space and applied it to an embossed piece of cardstock (Cuttlebug Embossing Folder no longer available). The additional stickers are all outline stickers. Loved how this card came together with all supplies in my stash.

Stay safe my friends and be blessed.