sunshine girls... LDRS Creative hop day 2

Hello my fabulous friends!

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop! We are showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!
 We have TWO new paperpads bursting of colours, with awesome patterns all ready for your projects called You Are My Sunshine (from TLC Crafting) and Sweet Summer! There are FIVE clear stamp sets that are oh-so-sweet: Shore Lucky, Lemonade, Ants Pants, A New Beginning and Heatwave (two sets from Cre8tive Cre8tions)! But wait, you're about to die for... FIVE new die sets that can be used as accessories or full backgrounds: Sunburst, Scalloped Rectangle, Sun & Clouds, Surfing Waves & Sandy Beach, Waves & Clouds. And for the first time at LDRS Creative, you can grab them in bundles, because you KNOW you need them all!
Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
Each day we are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper!  To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog on July 10th.
AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 25% on the new release* and use code Jul25
(*Coupon valid until midnight EST 7/8/18, not on bundles)

Now let's get to what you came here for... Inspiration!

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; acetate
Stamps: LDRS Creative Heatwave, Lemonade
Ink: LDRS Creative Little Boy Blue, Alloy, Raven, Watermark; Uniball Signo White; Gellyroll Clear Star
Coloring: Copics
Skin-E000, E30, BV000, R11
Hair-E53, E55, E44, E59, E49
Grays- T0, T1, T3
Blues-BG0000, BG10, BG72
Pinks- R00, EO4
Dies: LDRS Creative Waves and Clouds
Other: Amuse Simple Stick powder; silver leafing

 Isn't she STUNNING?!?!? I LOVE this Heatwave girl! And she is so fun to color!

To create the striped border, I used the tiny background stamp from the new Lemonade set, and did some repeat stamping... It's really easy to line this stamp up and build a long border with it! I used a sparkly gel pen to draw lines between each stripe both to add to the pattern, and to cover up any slight misalignments.  I then used the Cloud die (from Waves and Clouds) to create a fun edge to my layered pieces.

These new dies from LDRS Creative have not been cut apart. For those of you who might be new to dies like this, don't worry..

All you need is a good pair of wire snippers (Check your local craft store in the beading section, thats where I got mine)
Simply snip off the little bars that are connecting the dies. You can then file down any remaining sharp edges. Then they are ready to use!

On the inside of the card, I added some foiled feathers... I wanted to be able to see them when the card was closed, so I cut off the bottom part of the front panel of my card and replaced it with some acetate... Now the inside and outside are pretty!

Making your own foiled patterns is EASY!

Start by inking up your stamp with some LDRS Creative Watermark ink, and stamp it on your project.

Next, cover it with some heat and stick. The powder will stick to the Watermark ink just like regular embossing powder.

Heat it up just until it turns clear and shiny. Don't over heat!

Quickly press some Silver leafing over the image and allow to cool.

Gently rub off the excess leafing.. I'm using a dry sponge. 

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; DCWV Holiday Glitz; LDRS Creative You Are My Sunshine
Stamps: LDRS Creative New Beginning
Ink: LDRS Creative Raven, Little Boy Blue; Copic Mulitliner; Gellyroll Clear Star
Coloring: Copics
Skin- E33, E35, V17, R14, E04
Hair- C6, C8, C10, 100, B16
Blues-BG000, FBG2, BG07, B99, BG11
Oranges- YR01, YRO2, YRO4, R14
Greens- YG99, YG17, YG03
Eyes- YR24, E99, E59
Dies: LDRS Creative Scalloped Rectangles
Other: rhinestones

In't this New Beginnings girl SO PRETTY?!? 
I I love her polka dotted shirt! 

The Scalloped Rectangle dies are Perfect for creative layers! You can use all of them together, or just use the ones you want!

Can you see that FABULOUS patterned paper? That's from the new You Are My Sunshine paper pack! I love that this paper pack has a great blend of bold and slightly muted colors in it! It gives it great balance!

These little butterflies are made using the heart dies from the Scalloped Rectangle die set! I love finding new ways to use my  supplies! I cut 2 hearts out for each butterfly, and only added glue to their tips. This lets the wings pop up! I then added some tiny rhinestones to create the body. Simple and fun!

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Becca Yahrling said…
Wow, these cards are just stunning. Your coloring is stunning. Love the designs and the butterfly is so sweet!!
cghundley said…
Your cards are
so pretty! Love
the first one
with the Heatwave
stamp. Beautiful
Carla from Utah
Cindy Holmes said…
OH MY GOSH I am ABSOLUTELY in LOVE with these ADORABLE girl cards! The colors are sooooo AMAZING together! And the coloring is FANTASTIC too!!!
Pam Johnson said…
So pretty, awesome coloting!
SHartl said…
You give these girl images such personality..I love it!
Karenladd said…
These are just darling and your coloring skills are wonderful!
Arianna Barbara said…
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Stunning cards and combo of colors!!! All the details are simply amazing!!!
Leanne said…
Pretty cards! Both beautifully colored.
Dana M said…
Such lovely cards! Amazing designs and coloring.
I love your card and the soft colors you used. Heatwave is my favorite stamp set (if I had to choose...hee hee hee) and I love the die set you used too :) Hugs...Janie
D.Ann C said…
She's so cute with all her shell bling and I love her button nose!
Fabulous how you colored the girls!
Jean said…
So many lovely details! Just gorgeous!