[Video] Color Blocking with Layering Marble

[Video] Color Blocking with Layering Marble

Hello everyone!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I’m just pooping in to let you know that I have a new technique video up at Waffle Flower Crafts. This week I’m playing with design and employing one of my favorite techniques, color blocking! 


All the details and the video are over at Waffle Flower, I hope you get a chance to check it out! 

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by! 

~Channin

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #180

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #180

Hello everyone! I’m back again with some inspiration for the new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! This time the theme is friendship,


And here’s my creation.


First, I stamped and white heat embossed the largest flower from the Wonderful Words Stamp Set on yellow, red, and dark pink cardstock. Then using a 2″ circle punch I punched out each of the flowers.


 I then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Wallflower Stamp Set on an A2 top-folding light pink card base. Lastly I adhered all the flowers to the card front and trimmed off the excess with scissors. 

I hope you enjoyed and with give this friendship challenge a try! 

~Channin

Essentials by Ellen Release

Essentials by Ellen Release

Hello everyone! I have had the very good fortune of being invited to guest for Ellen Hutson’s most recent Essentials by Ellen Release


Today I’m over at the CLASSroom sharing some cards that I created with the awesome new stamp and die sets. And I’ll share all the details and photos here. 👍


First up is the awesome Plant Lady Stamps and coordinating dies by Brandi Kincaid. I first stamped the Plant Lady and sentiment on an A2 panel of white cardstock in memento tuxedo black. Then on a scrap of white cardstock I stamped the gloves, tools, beet, and apron portion of the plant lady also in tuxedo black. I then colored all the images in with my copics. I then adhered the panel to an A2 cardbase and then cut out all the images on the scrap cardstock with the coordinating dies except for the front pockets of the apron which I fussy cut out instead. 


I then cut the left glove along the fingers to separate the fist from the palm and then glued the beet behind the fist. Next I added foam tape to the pocket and added it to the panel and then added the tools inside. Lastly, I adhered the gloves and beet down. 

Next up is the absolutely gorgeous Rustic Botannicals Stamp Set and coordinating dies by Julie Ebersole and the beautiful Plant Ladies Say Stamp Set. First I stamped and heat embossed some images from the Rustic Botannicals stamp set in white on white cardstock.


 I then diecut the images out with the coordinating dies and then ink blended over the images with distress inks. I then stamped and a sentiment from the Plant Ladies Say in Versafine Onyx Black and then splattered some black paint. I then adhered the florals with foam tape. Lastly, I rounded the upper right corner.

And for my final card I used the Rustic Botannicals Stamp Set again. I inked the images up in distress inks then stamped the images on an A2 panel of watercolor paper. Then with a waterbrush I reactivated the stamped image to color in the negative space.


 I then stamped a sentiment from the Plant Ladies Say set in Versafine Onyx Black. Lastly I trimmed my panel down and then adhered the panel onto a black A2 card base. 

If you haven’t already please head on over to Ellen Hutson to check out the other awesome projects. And thanks so much for stopping by!

~Channin

[Video] Distress Oxides with DYI Stamp

[Video] Distress Oxides with DYI Stamp

Hello everyone!! Just popping in to let you all know that I’m over at Waffle Flower again with a new technique video! This time I’m finally playing with a few distress oxides to create rainbow butterflies with a DIY stamp. 

Please head on over to Waffle Flower Crafts to watch the video and get all the details. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

~Channin

[Video] Embossing with Dies

[Video] Embossing with Dies

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I’m just popping in to let you know that I’m over at Waffle Flower Crafts with a new technique video! This week I’m dry embossing with dies! 

This is definitely not a new technique but I had never tried it before and I LOVED it! It is so easy to do and adds wonder detail and interest to CAS cards! Please head on over to Waffle Flower to check out the video and thanks so much for stopping by! 

~Channin

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #179

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #179

Hello all! It’s time for a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog! This week is definitely a humdinger for us stampers, no stamps only dies! 


But that’s okay I know you all can handle it, you all got the skills! And I’m sure you are curious how I faired, so without further ado here’s my creation.


First, I diecut the leaves and the largest flower from the Posies Fri-Die set out of an A2 panel of white cardstock. Then I diecut the leaves and the medium flower from the same set out of a panel of dark pink cardstock. I then cut the leaves again and then the smallest flower from a light pink panel of cardstock. Lastly, I diecut the leaves one more final time from a yellow cardstock panel. I the adhered all the panels together with the white on top, then the dark pink, then the light pink, and then the yellow. And once I had all the panel adhered I added a light green A2 panel underneath the yellow. I then trimmed the panel down and adhered it to an A2 top-folding white card base. I then die cut 4 “Smile” using the Smiling Fri-Die set out of white card stock and then adhered them together one on top of the other. 


I then die cut the sentiment again out of gold paper and adhered it on top of my stack. Next I adhered the sentiment to my panel and then die cut 9 more tiny circles from the gold paper using the dot over the “i” from the “Smile” die. Lastly, I adhered 3 of these tiny circles in the center of each flower.

I hope you enjoyed and I have possibly inspired you to give this week’s challenge a go! Thanks for stopping by!

~Channin

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC178

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC178

Hello everyone!! It’s time for a new challenge or at CAS-ual Friday’s Challenge Blog! This time the theme is Christmas in July!


This is such a fun challenge for the summer and it’s always a good idea to get a jump start on those Christmas cards. Here’s what I came up with. 


First, I diecut some circles from an A2 panel of white cardstock. I then lined my panel up with my A2 white cardbase and then traced the circles onto the cardbase with a pencil. Next ink blended 3 different shades of ink over each traced circle using a mini ink blending tool. I then diecut 3 of the snowflakes from the Funky Flakes Fri-Die set 3 times each and then glued each set together using a liquid adhesive. I then stamped and silver heat embossed a sentiment from the Snowy Sayings Stamp Set. 


Next, I adhered a piece of acetate to the backside of my panel and then constructed wells with foam tape around each circle on the back of the panel. I then filled each well with silver glitter and silver sequins and then peeled the backing off the foam tape and stick my panel onto my card base.  Lastly I adhered my snowflakes onto the acetate with some liquid adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed and you with join the Christmas fun over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog!

~Channin