Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Happy BORKday Card|Spellbinders and Ink Road Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome to another Card Making #tutorial, this time using the Count The Stars Stamp and Die set from Spellbinders with the Bork stamp set from Ink Road Stamps!
I wanted to create a fun birthday card that could be used for any age, and i thought uaing this stamp set from Ink Road Stamps, was the perfect touch. It has 6 adorable doggy images, and I chose the fluffiest one in the bunch.
I stamped my image on some Park Lane 110# smooth white cardstock, uaing my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I added a bit of color by using my number LG2 and LG4 gray tone Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers. Once my image was fussy cut, I was ready to create my background.
I had seen a stencil from My Favorite Things, that has several circles in different sizes and it was used to create this fun background effect with some Distress Inks. Unfortunately, the stencil was sold out. But, I did have some stencil sheets, so I whipped out my circle dies and created my very own stencil!
I used my distress inks to create a fun and vibrant background, without distracting too much from my doggy image.
I did cut the Stars and numbers from my Spellbinders set, to create a balloon that the dog would be holding, to celebrate the occasion.
Finally, I used one of the sentiment border dies from this month's Spellbinders Small Die of The Month Kit, to add a fun and quick detail to the bottom of my card cover. Once all my elements were together, I added some enamel accents and shimmer, and it was done!

For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, May 25, 2018

Diy Bookmarks|Kindred Stamps

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!
For today's project, I wanted to share these bookmarks I had made a little while back, using the Hunters stamp set from Kindred Stamps and the cloud border stencil I made.
I stamped both my images as close to the top portion of my paper as possible, still leaving enough room to trim and fussy cut later on.
For my coloring I used my Copic Markers, but truth be told, you can use any coloring medium you like, and any color combo.
Since this stamp set is based on the show Supernatural, you can choose any color for their clothes. I kept it simple, and did minimal shading and highlight, just laying down my colors to make the images stand out.
With my cloud border stencil, starting at the bottom of my paper, I stencils these clouds using Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink and my blending tool.
I then trimmed and fussy cut around my image, so that they would stand out whenever you use them in a book.
I ran both of my bookmarks through my Scotch laminating machine, trimmed the excess and they're ready to be used!
For the full step by step tutorial, make sure to visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #494

Hello everyone!

An extra post for today, because they announced the colors for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and it's a patriotic one! Celebrating the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the colors are Red, Blue and White.
For this card I used both the Beautiful Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp June card kit and the Forever and Always stamp set from Altenew.
I colored my images using both Copic Ciao Markers and Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.
I wanted to include some fun patterned papers and remembered a old 6x6 paper pad I have from Doodlebug that is perfect.
Once all my papers and images were layered, I added a simple sentiment on white cardstock.
This one was a truly fun card to put together, and made me think of new ways to add color and detail to these floral images.

Make sure to visit Color Throwdown Challenge on Instagram for weekly challenges and inspiration.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Products used for this card:
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
DR2
DR4
Copic Ciao Markers
B24
B29

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Beautiful Flowers Simon Says Stamp
Forever and Always Altenew stamp set

Lovely Lilac|Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card that's very near and dear to my heart. The Month of May is Fibromyalgia awareness month, and the signature color is a gorgeous deep purple.
As someone who lives with fibromyalgia, I wanted to create a card that shows how delicate and fragile we can feel. Living with chronic pain, every day we do the best we can to continue pushing forward and carry on with responsibilities.
I did a very simple watercolor background, uaing my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette and Prima Conffections Shimmer palette. Once it was dry, I was able to die cut the Lovely Lilac Die Set from Spellbinders, using black cardstock for the Silohuette portion of my die cut piece.

To add an extra layer, I blended some gold ink on my card base, propped my flower detail on some foam tape, and finished my card with two beautiful sentiments.

For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Monday, May 21, 2018

Beautiful Flowers embossed card|SSS June Card Kit

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share this card I created, using elements from the new Simon Says Stamp June card kit.
The Beautiful Flowers stamp set included in this kit, has beautiful floral images, perfect for a delicate and Intricate card cover.
I decided to do a monochromatic look, by using all blues, to create a soft flow on my card cover.
I trimmed down one of SSS Cornflower cardstocks to an A2 standard sized card (4.25x5.50), applied some of my anti-static powder tool, and stamped my image with Versa Mark ink so I could hear emboss some Navy Blue Stampendous embossing powder.
This will create a fun 3D effect, that's subtle, but beautiful.
Once I hear set my powder, I used my American Crafts colored pencils to add soft shades of white, light blue, and navy blue, to my image.
Once my sentiments were stamped, I had a card ready for someone's birthday!
For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, May 18, 2018

Craftin Desert Divas DT Call Entry|Shaker Tag

Hello everyone and thank you for joining me again today for another process video. This time I'm sharing with you with Chin Up Buttercup Shaker Tag I made, Including one of Craftin Desert Divas digital images. This project was created to showcase my video tutorials, in hope to become part of the CDD New design team.
For this project, I used my Umbrella craft tag nesting dies set to cut a sheet of Canson Mixed Media paper and also a sheet of Heat resistant acetate.
I created a simple watercolor background using some Gansai Tambi and Prima Watercolor Conffections palettes.
For my sentiment, I used the Chin Up Buttercup Ink Road Stamps stamp set, heat embossed with some Versa Mark ink and Ranger white embossing powder.
I colored by adorable bee image with some Copic Ciao Markers , and my American Crafts colored pencils.
To finish off my stamping, I used the honeycomb images in the Chin Up Buttercup set, to add some detail to my tag cover.
Once everything was adhered with some foam tape , and sequins added, I finished off my craft by adding some Nuvo Crystal drops in black.
This was truly a labor of love, and I am thrilled with how it turned out.
For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #493

Hello everyone and welcome to another Card Making project, using as inspiration this week's Color Throwdown Challenge. The colors to be used this week are Teal, Lime Green and White. Simple spring/summer colors, that I thought would pair well with the new stamp set from Crafting Desert Divas called Kindness.
This stamp set features a beautiful floral image that I used on both corners to create a simple , yet elegant border.
I decided to color the image with my Copic Ciao Markers, following the color scheme and using some gray to add shading. 
I softly added some background color with various Distress Inks, this truly helped to make the focus of this card cover the floral image.
These color challenges have pushed my creativity and given a new freedom I needed to explore mediums, use things I had forgotten i had in my stash and has been a fun experience so far.
I encourage everyone to check out their Instagram for the week challenges .
Also, please visit Craftin Desert Divas on Instagram and check out their shop!

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Copic Colors used:
C-3
G00
BG23
YG03
YG06

Distress Inks used:
Peeled Paint
Peacock Feathers
Tattered Rose

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Action Wobble Mermaid Card

Hello everyone!

Today's card is a fun one! I decided to color this Some Odd Girl mermaid image and give her an interactive element, by propping her up on one of my action wobbles.
This sticky dimensional, makes it easy to add a little shake and movement to any image, on any project.
Once all cardstock, images and shapes were cut, this was a quick and easy card to put together.
I decided to color this beautiful mermaid behind the scenes, using some of my go-to Copic colors.
Added a few sequins for shine and my card is done!
For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Monday, May 14, 2018

Rotating Sentiment Flipbook Cover

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!

Today's tutorial was a really fun one to put together. Inspired by my infinite attempt at simplifying a project, or making it more cost effective, I figured out a way to create a rotating sentiment element to my covers, by using items I already had in my stash.
I started by gathering three circle does from a WRMK nesting die set. One will be large for my sentiments , one small to hold that base and help with the rotating feature. The last circle will be to cut the opening for the sentiments to appear, and also to create my space where the person can rotate the "wheel" with their fingers.
Once I had my pieces cut, I was able to lay both my largest and smallest circle one right on top of the other, piercing a hole in the center of both, to add a small brad so I could secure them together. This will allow for the small circle to be the only portion adhered to my base and giving leverage so my largest circle can rotate. I used my sentiment window as a guide to stamp said sentiments on to my large circle.
Now that all my components are together, I can use foam tape to prop everything up, add embellishments and then create the rest of my flipbook!
This adds a wonderful interactive element to any project and it's quick and easy to create, even without a die cut machine!
For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #492

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday!

It was teachers day yesterday here in the USA, and I had been waiting patiently for this stamp set from Some Odd Girl to arrive to be able to create this card. With these weeks colors being Red, Yellow, Gray and White, I thought it was a great color combo to showcase this set.
I used several different mediums for this card Including distress oxide inks, Zig Clean Colors and Copic Ciao Markers.
I kept this cover very simple, by doing a linear, one layer and uaing a circle die and dimensional glue dots to add a pop.
This was a very quick and easy card to put together, and I think it's perfect for any teacher on any occasion.
All products will be listed below.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Product list:

Candy Apple Distress Oxide
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide

Zig Clean Color in Gray

Copic colors:

Skin - E00, E11
Hair- E21, E15, E37

Dress and accessories- R29, Y06, B00, C-3

Stamps used:
Some Odd Girl Teacher Mae
Hampton Art Floral Set

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mothers Day Card|Spellbinders|Distress Oxide Inks

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!

Today I wanted to share another Card Making project, this time using one of my new Spellbinders die sets, You Mean The World To Me!
This set is designed for card covers, and will fit perfectly a standard A2 size card (4.25x5.50). I wanted to really focus on this beautiful die set, so I created a soft background using some Distress Oxide Inks and adding a gold shimmer finish.

I love being able to put together a super sinple, yet gorgeous, card for holidays and special occasions.
For the full step by step tutorial and product list, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Friday, May 4, 2018

Color Throwdown Challenge #491 | Ink Road Stamps

Hello everyone and welcome to another color Throwdown Challenge!
For this week's challenge we had to use Coral, Green, Kraft and White in our cards and projects and I thought it would also be the perfect opportunity to use one of my favorite stamps from Ink Road Stamps, Bloom Where You Are Planted.
I wanted to create a dimensional card, so I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine to cut some Hexagon and Curved Rectangle nesting dies from Spellbinders.
To create the dimensional effect, I stamped my images on both die cuts, by laying one right on top of the other. This creates a "cut apart" effect, that fools the eyes and adds a layer of interest to my card cover.
This was the perfect opportunity to also showcase the American Crafts colored pencils I recently got, and they worked very well to add some simple color to my images.
These color challenges are amazing, and give a boost of creativity. I encourage anyone and everyone to follow along on their Instagram for weekly challenges and Inspiration.
For the full tutorial and product list (with links), please visit my YouTube Channel. All products listed in the description box of said video.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

10 Cards, One Kit| SSS May Kit| Pink Fresh Studio Elements

Hello everyone,

Thank you for joining me again for another Card Making video. Today I wanted to share how quick and easy it is to create 10 cards, using one paper or card kit. For these cards, I didn't stamp any images or use fancy mediums, I simply used some patterned 6x6 paper, puffy and enamel stickers, and my card bases.
I went with the tried and true A2 size card (4.25x5.50) but decided to make five of the cards top folding and the other five side folding, to switch it up a bit.
Took me about 20 minutes to create all these cards, and it was rather therapeutic. I had some snacks, my kids were in the room with me, and it was great to be able to create without over thinking the process. Just some simple layering to have some cards ready for any occasion.
For the full step by step tutorial, please visit my YouTube Channel.

Happy crafting,
Eny Dunn