Hello friends! How is your Summer going? It seems like it is really flying by for me! After getting back from the wedding, I have a PILE of things to get finished up, literally! I signed up for classes knowing that I couldn’t participate during the class time, but figured I would finish them up on my own, so along with doing that I’ve decided to also throw in a current challenge project as well and share that today:
So this cute little fella came from Inky Stamper called Praying Mantis, of course. The challenge for the month of July in the Inky Stamper Inkspiration FB Group calls for “watercolor” of any kind and so I pulled out my Zig CC Real Brush markers to color him with, cut him out with the coordinating die and even added a bit of the Liquid Pixie Dust on his wing.
For the watercolor on the background, I’ve used an Inky Stamper Watercolor Panel and ran a few different colored Distress Oxide ink pads over it without touching the colors. I then spritzed it with water to saturate and let the colors run together over it. I picked up any extras on my glass mat to completely cover the panel and then I took the Picket Fence Geo Squares Stencil and laid it over top while it was wet, pressed it in and let it just sit until it was dry. I picked up the stencil that had dried ink on it, spritzed it with water and turned the stencil the other way with the ink on it and pressed it onto the panel again and let it dry. This is how the darker ink color showed up on the lighter end. I took some green and black watercolor to spritz over top. Really fun background to play with!
I then white heat embossed a sentiment over a black strip and attached it to the bottom portion of the background and then die cut the panel with a double-stitched rectangle die. I used foam squares to pop up the bug and wrapped some Doodlebug Limeade Twine under the sentiment. This panel was layered over a black piece which was attached to a top folding A2 white card base. I finished it with some Doodlebug rhinestones.
And continuing on with my “Inky Stamper projects”, There was an OOAK event a few days before I left. I didn’t have time to do my projects during the time, but finished them up when I returned. We made this fun and unique fold design with a gorgeous butterfly and then of course the mini card to go along with it. Not sure if the kits will be available at a latter date, but you can check it out in the Inky Stamper Store HERE.
For mine, I colored the butterfly with Copics, popped up the wings with foam tape and added some of that Liquid Pixie Dust which is hard to see in the photo. Then for the mini card, I used some watercolor to color the hydrangea with. The sentiment was white heat embossed.
Super fun projects as always! (I usually make my “mini card” into TWO ATCs, I just did the one so far here.)
And for my last set of “Inky Stamper projects”, this was for a special class Chelsea held during the time that I was gone. Even though I wasn’t able to attend the fun and games with them live, I went ahead and purchased the kit anyway so I could watch the video at a later date to make all of these fun projects centered around this ADORABLE Sloth! If you are interested in this kit, check it out in the store here – Inky Stamper SLOTHsome Class Kit
I pretty much followed along with the way the class projects were made. I added some gold thread on the card in the back with the clocks so that it could hang from the sloth’s claw. I added a glittery heart for the treat container for the sloth to hold as well. The candy inside the container are slo pokes!! 😂 Super cute and fun projects to make! I sort of treated myself to the candy while I was creating!
I also think that there were a few days where I could relate to the sloth too, but glad to get things done!
Really hope you’ve enjoyed my projects that I’ve shared today and are inspired in some way too! Thanks so much for stopping in today…I’ll be sharing more soon!😉
Challenges: (For top card only)
- Happy Little Stamper Watercolour – Anything Goes + watercolor
- Happy Little Stamper Stencil – Anything Goes + stencil
- Aud Sentiments – Anything Goes + sentiment
- As You Like It – Favorite warm/cool colors and why? (Always been attracted to the cool tones even as a child!)
- Krafty Chicks – Week 1: Stamp Act
- Crafty Catz – #603 Anything Goes
- Creative Fingers – #235 Anything Goes
- Colour Crazy Craft – Week 27: Anything Goes + coloring
- Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2228 Anything Goes
23 thoughts on “Pray Until Something Happens With Inky Stamper”
You certainly made up for being away with some great back-home projects! Honestly, everything is so cute I can’t pick a favorite/ I do however relate to the sloth cards, with those great sentiments! Great coloring on everything and I love those unique folds too. Such a fun-filled post with so much to see and enjoy! Great job on everything!
WOW! It’s been a very busy time, Vicki. These cards are cute and fun and I perfectly understand why you love this praying mantis stamp. I was fascinated by the background made for this card. It looks as amazing as the mix media background. I have the impression that apart from the colors and patterns, there is also an additional texture. What an amazing card!
OMGosh, such adorable cards! You’ve been busy getting them all finished up, and they are all fantastic!
Love your adorable sloths and praying mantis images Vicki,,you’ve teamed them with brilliant sentiments and backgrounds, your hydrangea is gorgeous
Such fun makes! Loving your summery designs with the gorgeous colours and cute images – perfect 😀. I hope you are keeping well and many apologies for not visiting so far this month, what with having a terrible cold and then afterwards having friends over (with decorating to finish and cleaning to do before their arrival) I just didn’t find any time for blogging. Take care and sending you happy wishes for a wonderful week! Hugs Jo x
How cute are these critters on your cards. Yep, you have been busy! Thanks for joking in HLS Stencil Challenge too 😊
Love your cards, Vicki. Great design, lovely stamps and beautiful backgrounds.
They are all fantastic, Vicki! I love the way the images are cut with the border around them. It really makes the image pop off the background. Great work. You’ve really been busy, haven’t you? Thanks for playing at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies this week. 😀
Fabulous selection there Vicki-love the fun Sloths,love the background and Mantis and brilliant fancy fold with the Butterfly
Super cards. Lovely ideas. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine
Such beautifully designed and uplifting cards!
Fabulous fun card and love the cool coloured background Vicki..
Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge this fortnight at As You Like It..
I adore your cute praying mantis Vicki and I love the green and stenciled background and then the yellow and fabulous card fold with that pretty little butterfly and the sloth’s, ha ha ha, they are too cute, all are just fun and made me happy…
so great cards!
Such a fun image! This made me laugh. I LOve your design.
Thank you so much for joining us this week at Crafty Catz.
Hi Vicki fist can I thank you so much for visiting and leaving me comments on my blog even though I have not been able to repay your kindness until now, Vicki the creations are fun and cute I love the images, especially the Sloth they bring a smile to your face great work
Oh my gosh check out those super cute images. Wow what a great collection of cards you made. I am sure this kept you very busy.
Your projects are all fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT
I was outside with “Sydney” our doggie and I was thinking that I needed to visit and leave feedback on the amazing and versatile collection you have here. I saw them at my daughters last week, but I only had my phone and I’m much too wordy for that…love the graduating greens of the “pray until something happens” that guy is so cute and the white embossed sentiment, I need your nerve to try it! The gorgeous butterfly has such a sweet countenance and a great job with design and coloring for sure…can’t go wrong with hydrangeas! and the last cards featuring the sloth are just stinkin cute for sure…I need him!
Such gorgeous and fun card, Vicki. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma
Hello Vicki – oh my word that is an amazing array of art there – just wonderful! Love them all, particular thanks for sharing the first card over at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and hope to see you again!
Sarah – DT
Wow!! So many wonderful projects Vicki!! I love the fun background you’ve created for your cute grasshopper card!! So eye-catching! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS – Watercolour. Have a good day! 🙂
Very cute cards! Great to see you in the HLS gallery! Hope to see you again soon.
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