Sunday, July 15, 2018

Guest Post by Designing Diva: Cheryl Schoeman - Mermaid birthday wishes

Mermaid Birthday Wishes
Cards and Clutter
Using Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends - Mermaid Scales

Hi everybody, Cheryl taking over the Doodle blog again today! 😊 Last time I posted, I had a princess birthday card for my daughter, Paige. This time, I have a birthday card for my other daughter, McKenna (they are twins).

So originally I wasn't sure if I was going to do another shaker card but my husband saw the princess one and told me I couldn't not make a second one, lol. The girls are both in love with Ariel from The Little Mermaid which made my coloring choices pretty easy.

To start my card, I stamped the little mermaid on bristol smooth cardstock and then masked her with a post it note. Then I used a stencil and two colors of blue to make the background behind her. I colored her with zig clean color markers and a bit of water. The sentiment was stamped with black ink several times using my misti tool. Note to self: let the distress oxide inks dry completely before trying to stamp on top.

For the shaker portion, I used turquoise cardstock and die cut the center portion out. Then I adhered acetate to the inside and layered foam tape along the edges. To assemble, I added the sparkle blend on top of the mermaid and laid the window panel over it. The shells along the edges were stamped with the same distress oxide inks that were used for the background.

Such a pretty blend! Can you see the little fishes and ducky?


Stamps: YNS - Little darling mermaid
Dies: MFT - Mod rectangle stax
Inks: Zig clean color markers; Distress Oxide inks - Peacock feathers,Salty Ocean
Stencil: Altenew - Scallop builder
Embellishments: Doodles Paper Playground - Mermaid scales


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Friday, July 13, 2018

A Very Wild Rose Christmas in July

Hello Doodle friends, its time for some Wild Rose Studio inspiration!  I decided to get a jump start on my Christmas cards, with a little Christmas in July, WRS style and created using some adorable stamps and pretty Christmas papers from Wild Rose Studio

For my first card, I chose the Snowman Family stamp set and a sheet of pretty snowflake paper in non-traditional colors from the Frosted Lace paper pack. I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and colored them with a combination of Arteza real brush pens and Distress Markers.

For my second card, I selected the Christmas Bunny stamp and a beautiful poinsettia printed paper from the gorgeous Festive Florals paper pack. I colored this cute little guy with Arteza real brush pens and embellished my card with Nuvo drops in Red Berry and Dovecraft Crystal glitter glue.

For my final card, I had to use the squeal worthy Mouse on Bauble stamp on a sheet of stunning blue poinsettia paper, also from the Festive Florals paper pack. 

I hope you enjoyed my cards today as much as I loved making them! I adore these products, so so much!


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First Design Team Project for Kindred Stamps - Kraken Meal Plan, Mystery Revealed Card

Kraken Meal Plan, Mystery Revealed Card

I am absolutely thrilled to share my first project for the Summer Term Kindred Stamps Design Team! I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of women, representing such a unique and fantastic brand. I'll be sharing lots of inspiration over the next 3 months, so be sure to follow my blog!


I finally got my hands on the amazing Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel die set and knew it was a perfect match for Kindred Stamp's Mythical Kraken stamp set!! I've had this idea in my head since my Design Team package arrived! I started by cutting all of my necessary pieces out of 110# white cardstock, using the die set, and set them aside. Then, I cut a front panel out of vellum and used Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Salty Ocean & Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide inks to blend onto the back side, for a watery ombre background, setting it aside to dry.

Next, I took the wheel part of my reveal wheel, divided it into quarters with a light pencil line & took the small, supporting images from the stamp set, stamping one in each quarter. I should have traced my reveal opening to make sure they were in the right place, but I didn't--luckily I got them placed pretty close to in the right place--whew! I also stamped the main, Kraken image on a scrap of 65# white cardstock & I colored the images, and the background of my wheel, using Copic Markers.

I assembled my wheel, following the directions in this Lawn Fawn video, and before attaching the front panel, I used a wave die from my stash to cut down the vellum, and adhered it to the front panel using glue dots. Next, I stamped the "What do sea monsters eat for dinner?" sentiment above my reveal window in Blueprint Sketch ink & added the detail frame included in the die set, trimming the waves with a kraft knife. I adhered my Kraken to the ocean panel and added details and bubbles with my white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and mounted the whole panel on an ice blue, 120# card base.

I knew I had to bring the outside to the inside of this card, and cut a panel using the second largest of the Gina Marie Designs Limited Edition Double Stitched In and Out Cut Rectangle die set out of 110# white cardstock and inked the edges with Salty Ocean Oxide Ink. I put the panel in my Misti and stamped the fish, ship and anchor images in Versafine Clair Morning Mist ink in the top left corner. I rotated the panel 180 degrees and then stamped it again. I stamped the punchline sentiment, "fish & ships" using Blueprint Sketch ink, and added a touch of color to the images with Copic markers. I adhered the panel inside my card, signed the back and called it complete!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my first Kindred Stamps project! I had a blast working with Mythical Kraken and can't wait to create more inspiration projects for you!


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