Chip and Dip Day + DIY Handmade Embellishments

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Hello crafty friends! Happy National Chip & Dip day! Time to break out your favorite crunchy snack and a tasty dip… my go to chips are corn tortilla chips and some spicy salsa; what about you?

Since today’s post falls on Chip & Dip day, I thought it would be fitting to create something featuring chips and dip; or in my case, chips and salsa! In the video I have for you, I will be sharing how I made my own DIY embellishments to be the focal point of my card.

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Its fun to come up with ways for how to use supplies I have on hand to recreate something in real life. I used Distress Inks to watercolor the chips; because the Distress Inks react so well with water, they create the perfect tortilla chip texture.

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The salsa is my favorite part of this card for sure! With a bit of Texture Paste and Distress Ink refills, I was able to make some realistic-looking salsa that I spread onto the end of one of my chips. Using some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, I added those into the “salsa” before it dried which look like little chili peppers.

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The colorful card base was also really fun to make – and quite easy! I used two pieces of Post-It tape and masked off small diagonal sections to create a multi-colored background for my chips. I used Audrey Blue, Jellybean, Duckling and Orange Slush for the ink colors.

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I hope today’s post has inspired you to look at your supplies creatively to make some fun DIY embellishments! Be sure to check out the video below to see how these chips and salsa came together!

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Lawn Fawn Mother’s Day Shaker Card

Lawn Fawn Mother's Day Shaker Card

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! I’m so happy to welcome back the fabulous Kelly Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn who made this adorable Mother’s Day Shaker card to share today! The stars of the show are the new Fab Flowers stamp and dies, How You Bean stamps and dies, as well as lots of great Lawn Fawn ink colors! Be sure to watch the video for more information and enjoy!

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Yippee for Yana: Shading Solid Images with Ink Pads

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Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by the latest edition of Yippee for Yana! In this edition Yana takes us through Waffle Flower Crafts’ brand new Stitched stamp sets with tips and tricks on how to use them! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana: Shading Sold Images with Ink Pads

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my by-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s video I’m showing how to take cross stitching and quickly apply it onto paper with Waffle Flower cross stitch stamps!

I spotted these at the Creativation show back in January and was very much impressed and fascinated by the concept. I made several almost identical cards using Stitched Roses stamp set. I need to point out that I am making 4 bar cards and not A2 because this size is often deceiving, it might look like these are A2 cards and thus stamped elements look bigger than they really are. So this is just something to keep in mind. Images shown in this video are not going to look as big on an A2 size card.

Stitched Roses set is a bit difficult to align in a sense that you need to have perfect alignment for great results. I do recommend using a stamp positioner like MISTI just because it makes stamping these roses a much much easier task.

 Yippee for Yana: Shading Sold Images with Ink Pads

When you look at this stamp set it has the instructions for you right there on the sheet. There are letters and numbers. Numbers indicate which shade of ink needs to be used for that layer – a light, medium and dark. And letters indicate the layers to the same flower. So it’s pretty straightforward, although this stamp set does take a little bit of practice.

The way I like to stamp my images, the way I find it to be easiest for me – I like to start with the top most darkest layer. This way I am able to see much better though my stamp and align my medium and bottom layers much better.

I used Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red (darkest), Hollyhock (medium) and Twirling Tutu (lightest) ink colors to stamp roses. For my leaves I picked Willow.

To create a sentiment for this card I used a Round Happy Birthday message from the Circle Sayings stamp set from Simon. This is an older set that I have re-discovered recently and I’m loving it for all sorts of cards.

I did some quick masking to stamp it and I used Simon’s Khaki ink color – I feel it’s a perfect match to kraft cardstock I used for the card base for my cards. I also stamped simple Happy Birthday sentiment in black ink onto kraft paper and foam mounted it onto my card over the roses.

You can change up the sentiments and make these cards for another occasion. I think this design would make a great Mother’s Day card and also fabulous Thank You or Miss You cards.

Lastly, I added a few dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green.

Have fun stamping!

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