Sometimes a design deserves to be repeated! Such is the case with these adorable little chameleons from Pink Ink! One of the cards is for a friend of mine, the other I just decided to make for fun!
Crisp Dye Inks by Altenew
HAPPY Sentiment by Altenew
Circle Sentiments by Altenew
One in a Chameleon Sentiment by Lawn Fawn
Chameleon Stamps by Pink Ink
Enamel dots by Altenew
Heart Stamps by Simon Says Stamp
Ombré inked tiny chameleons on A2 card base with hearts! They are super cute & fun to make in a variety of colors – be sure to pick colors that will blend well where they “meet.” You don’t want to make “mud!”
And how about some inspiration? I have my very own beautiful chameleons!
Hello! Similar to a design I recently did, I’ve gone and done another, why? Because I just love these splash stamps and the simplicity of the leaf design! It’s a fun, quick, easy way to create a card at the end of the day if you are short on time! Many people seem to love simple cards, and I am one of those people! (Now don’t get me wrong I love making complex colored stamp cards and cutting with my Brother Scan & Cut but simple is so fun!)
Crisp Dye Inks – Altenew
Inky Bouquet Stamp Set – Altenew
Leaf Clusters Stamp Set – Altenew
Painted Rainbow Stamp Set – Altenew
A2 Vertical Cut Card
Sentiment Stamp – Altenew
Black Versafine Ink
And that’s it! Though it sounds like a lot more than it is…it’s a simple design that can be modified to suit what you have I think! Of course you can also make those pretty colorful splashes of color with watercolor on watercolor card stock, or draw them with markers!
I am really loving playing with these stamps and I find myself reaching for them especially when I am crunched for time and just want to create something after a long day.
Before we get to the cards…Long story short – We have 9 chameleons. 2 Veiled Chameleons, 7 Panther Chameleons. I love chameleons! They are such amazing animals and it’s like having a bit of the jungle in your home.
So naturally I have a few chameleon stamps in my little collection. I totally forgot I had this tiny cute chameleon by Pink Ink, I found him today and I thought it would be fun to make a couple cards with him (actually he comes with a buddy that is mirrored!) When I first got the stamp set I was focused on the big main stamp and not the little guys. Well I adore them!
I got them out today and did two simple cards with just stamps & a bit of foam tape. Nothing too fancy, I was going for minimalist. I also love creating fades & ombré looks with inks. I used the Crisp Dye Inks by Altenew for this.
The second card features the mirrored version of the same chameleon. I think it would make a sweet anniversary card or similar.
So those were my two chameleon cards of the day. Such a cute stamp!
Here are 2 other chameleon cards I did a few months ago, below:
I guess I’ve been having fun keeping it more simple lately!
I have a sparkly card to share today! I have been super busy with my 3D shop so I haven’t had a lot of time to craft, but I make sure to find at least a few moments a day to create at least 1 card – even if that means doing more simple type cards that are discussed in the above mentioned course. However – this one was not quite as simple and took me a while to complete!
Before I go any further…if you want to learn how to make simple, pretty, fun, easy cards to give to your friends/family I highly recommend this course! Inspiration comes from everywhere, and you would be surprised how many different cards you can create with just stamps & ink! Link here! https://altenew.com/products/clean-simple-boutique-cards
So onto the card! This card is hot off the crafty table! “Shine like the Stars!” Part of the above course does cover basic foiling – but alas – I do not have foil! I watched the video anyway and decided to substitute with gold glitter embossing powder & sequins! (But tomorrow I think I’ll hit up the Hobby Lobby and see if I can at least find gold/silver foil!)
So I’ll go over the materials I used below:
Slimline Card Base (my first ever!)
Deep Blue Seas Crisp Dye Inks – Altenew
Halftone Stars Stamp Set – Altenew
Tiny Stars Stamp Set – Altenew
Versamark Embossing Ink
Gold Glitter Embossing Powder
I stamped the larger halftone stars first using the set of inks above to get an ombré effect (I am obsessed with that!) Then I added the smaller stars with embossing ink and embossed those with the gold sparkly glitter embossing powder. Next I added the tiny stars in different areas around the edges, and finally I topped it off with a few sequins. I added the “Shine like the Stars” sentiment at the very end.
That’s it for now – maybe more to share tomorrow! Stay crafty! ⭐️
Today I worked on the first lesson of “Simple Boutique Cards” for AECP. I thought the first lesson in this course was lovely and so simple I really wanted to try it because I have always enjoyed using my micron pens for inking and adding fun doodles to watercolor.
I have started some of the other courses but I realized I needed to invest in a bit more supplies so when I saw this course I knew I definitely had everything needed for it. The first lesson focuses on a simple stamped design & inking to get the look of the minimalist cards seen in boutiques. How many times have you seen one and thought “that is so cute, so simple! I could make that!” But usually we buy it and we don’t make it – its easier that way! I’m guilty of it myself!
So after watching the video I knew I would love working with this style and I planned out a card right away. I have been wanting to try out the “Simple Flowers Stamp Set” (by Altenew of course!) I thought this lesson would be a great chance to use it!
I chose 3 stamps in different sizes and 3 similar colors that would look nice together. I also used 2 greens (one lighter one darker.) I tested my layout first on scrap paper before committing to the design.
I stamped each flower at least twice, first with the solid color, and second I tried to ink only around the edge. It worked best on the first two flowers from the left. I used the darker green to give more of a shadow color for the stems & leaves – if I did this again I would probably choose a much lighter green as it did not give me quite the difference I was going for.
Finally I added some doodling with a black micron pen. This was a quick card for fun & practice. I can see where it could be improved upon if done a second time! But I enjoyed trying out this style and can see using it again for sure!