Ai - Holiday Card Challenge

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Happy Thursday everyone!!

I am here sharing the new Penguin Cheer Set ... for the Holiday Card Challenge over on the Art Impressions' blog today. 
Aren't these penguins just the cutest?
I like to keep the markers I want to use in a ceramic mug I have that  says "CREATE" on the front ... Wouldn't you know; it's in the dishwasher at the moment. I improvised and used my daughters clean Cotton Candy bucket.  I love having them picked out ahead of time and within  reach.  It also allows me to easily add them to my list at the end of my posts as well.
I started by picking the paper I wanted so I knew what color Copics I wanted to use. I colored my penguins and then cut it out using my Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched Dies. I also cut out a piece of green glitter paper a size bigger from the same Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched Dies.  I also added some small pearls to give my card some detail.
I added Wink of Stella to the fur on the three penguin hats.  I love how glittery they are in person!
So sparkly!
To finish it off I added a couple strips of thin paper folded and slid into the side of my faux "tag". I added red and some silver glitter paper to help offset the Wink of Stella on the hats.
Once again here is my finished card.  Thank you so much for stopping by. I cannot wait to see what you have created using one of the Art Impressions new Holiday sets.  

Copics used:
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
R35, R37, R39
Y13, Y15
YR05, YR07

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!


Ai - Merry Christmas to You & Yours

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hello Ai fans!!
I am over at the Art Impressions blog sharing a card I made using the new stamp set from Art Impressions called Penguin Cheer.
I started by stamping my penguin image in the center of my white card base.  I Copic colored the penguins and added Wink of Stella to the lights and the ornament and star.
I cut a Rounded Rectangle Double Stitched die twice to make a frame for my image.  I attached it to my card base with glue. I stamped my sentiment in black on the bottom center of my card base.
I finished it off with some diamond gems.  I kind of think they look like snow falling. Do you think I have enough or should I have added more?
Here is another look at the full card.  Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.  Make sure you come back soon to see what every one at Art Impressions' has been up to.

Copics used:
C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
R35, R39
Y13, Y15
YR05, YR07

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!


Kindred Stamps - Classic Love

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Happy Wednesday everyone!! 

I am sharing a couple cards for the Kindred Stamps October Release.  The Classic Love set is a classic that is for sure. I just LOVE it ...  

For my first card.  I stenciled the background in blue with the Long Hair Stencil from Kindred Stamps. I like how the blue trails off. I figured it would be the best area for the sentiment. Wouldn't you agree?
I cut a small oval from the bottom right of the panel.  I added some silver glitter paper behind the opening. I Copic colored my gentleman in shades of brown.  I raised him up on the silver glitter paper with foam tape.  I finished it off with white Nuvo Drops.
For my second card I wanted an old world feel.  I figured the best way to do that would be to use black and brown ink and stencil it on.  I used the Tiles Stencil from Kindred Stamps.
I colored my girl in an old world look with the brown and cream dress.  I added her to my card from with foam tape to the right center of my card.  I raised my sentiment with foam tape to the upper left of my card.  I finished off with white Nuvo Drops.
Here are both of the cards together.  I hope you love the new set Classic Love just as much as I do. 

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Who doesn't love free money?? I'm so excited to get to share a little Kindred Stamps love with you guys! I will pick someone who commented on my blog, with their email to get a $10 store credit on October 2nd, 2019. I cannot contact you if you do not leave me your email address.

Thank you so much for stopping by and loving Kindred Stamps as much as I do! I can't wait to share with you all again real soon.  

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!


Ai - Housework Can't Kill You

Hello Ai fans!! 

I am over on the Art Impressions blog today to share a card I made for you using the 5110-Housework Set from Art Impressions. I think a lot of us feel this way about cleaning. LoL
I started by using a stencil on my background and using transfer gel.  You let that dry and add your foil to the front and run it through your laminator.  I love the imperfections of the foil on the paper.
I cut a black round circle with my Circle Double Stitched Dies and added to the front of my foiled panel.I Copic colored my main image. I added my sentiment which is also from the Housework set
I added my sentiment to the bottom of my card.  I popped my main image up with foam tape onto my black circle.  I finished it off with orange Nuvo Drops.
Once again here is the full card.  I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and please come back again soon to see what I have been up to.  Happy stamping!!

Copics used:
C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
E00, E11, E25, E27, E84, E87
R11, R35
W2, W4
Y13, Y15
YG05, YG07
YR02, YR04, YR07

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!


Collaboration with PBP and KB

Saturday, October 19, 2019
- Happy Saturday everyone -

I am so happy to be here hopping along with Pear Blossom Press and Karen Burniston. Karen's interactive dies are AMAZING, and ... Pear Blossom Press knocked it out of the park with these super EZ-Lights! Talk about taking all of the guess work out the assembly.

For my card I am using the EZ-Lights! along with the Photo Collage Pop Up. Just a heads up ... I have a ton of pictures to share for the how to, but I promise not to talk too much LOL.

Now onto my card ...

I chose to go with an Alien theme for my nephews birthday coming up.
I worked from the inside out for this card.  The next few pictures show the actual flipping mechanism for the photos to pop out. Also Karen has awesome video tutorials to show step by step for each step in assembling your card. You can find the video on her website under the Photo Collage Pop Up page or at her You Tube channel. I promise they are not at all as scary or as hard as they look.
Step one ... cut out the main pieces.  
 Step two ... Fold and glue your arms.
 Step three ... glue or tape to your card. See how the open square in the middle lines up perfectly with the center fold.
Step four ... close the card slightly so you can interlock the center hinge.
Now you can attach your pictures or stamped images to your inside mechanism.  I recommend watching the video for this part so you can get your photos correctly placed so they don't show when they are closed or they don't get hung up on each other. 

Now for the front light up portion of the card ...
Isn't that SO COOL? I had to turn my light box off to get a good picture of the lights for you.
I glued my glitter piece on my card front panel.I cut a small circle into the center.  This allows for my EZ-Lights! to come through with all of the guts behind the card panel. 
Once I have enough of the wire stuck through I attach everything in the back.  I glued my battery and button to my card where I wanted to place my "press here" button. I finished taping down all of my extra wire.  I know some might not like all the extra wire but I love it ... you never know what project you will be doing and where you have to wrap your wire around, ya know? Like I did ... you can always tape down the unused portion. Now flip your card panel over ...
 As you can see I wanted each light shining through every other blue light on my flying saucer.  I strategically placed each one and taped them down.  I added my foam tape but DO NOT glue it down yet ...
 Make sure the lights work before you glue it down.  These work perfectly so go ahead at attach it down to the center of your glitter piece.
I add a TON of foam tape so nothing hinders my card from working, especially since these cards take a little extra time to create.  I actually have two layers of foam tape so it is the same height as my button. Attach to your card base, and ... YOU ARE DONE!

Once again here is the full card ... I had so much fun making this card.  I will definitely be making more interactive cards using both Karen Burniston dies and Pear Blossom Press EZ-Lights!

I love how you get interaction on both the front and the inside of the card.!

Thank you so much for hopping along with us on the Karen Burniston and Pear Blossom Press Collaboration Hop! Be sure to comment along the way to be entered to win one of two great prizes:
  • Snowman Twist Circle Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights, or 
  • Cake Pop-Up Die Set with a 5-pack of EZ-Lights! 
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You hopped here @ Niccole Kulig ... next up in the hop is Frances Byrne.

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Thank you  ... I am so happy that you hopped along with me on the collaboration with 
Pear Blossom Press and Karen Burniston

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!   -Nic-

KS - Building Friendships

Happy Saturday everyone!!

Are you a  Kindred Stamps fan?  I am sharing a few cards I made using the Building Blocks stamp set and the Comic Dot stencil.  Isn't this an adorable set? I am sharing 3 quick and easy cards I made for you.
Aren't these fun? I had a few different ideas in my head but then I remembered building blocks are primary in color and are pretty straight forward; they do what they do ... BUILD. So I channeled my inner kid and this is what I came up with.
For this card I stamped random blocks in multiple colors for the background. I attached my background to a green card base. I cut two oval pieces in different sizes. On the smaller one I stamped my sentiment and two little block pieces. I raised a green block off the page with foam tape. I centered my sentiment onto the center of my background piece.
For my second card. I also used the same green card base. On my white piece cut smaller than my background I stamped my two block people. I colored them with Copics; very primary I might add. I added the block heart in between them and colored that as well. From there I masked off my two people and heart. I stenciled my background with the Comic Dots Stencil in gray.
For my last card I am sharing today I once again used a green card base. This time the only green showing is down the left and right side if my vertical card. I started by randomly stamping the flower block in a light gray all over my background. I cut an oval out of the to center of my white piece. and behind it I stamped a bunch more of the colored blocks. I placed my sentiment in the bottom center portion of the card. I finished it off with some gems that matched the colored blocks.
Once again here are all three cards together. I hope I was able to give you some inspiration today using the Building Block stamp set along with the Comic Dot Stencil

You can head on over to my original post over on Kindred Stamps blog ... HERE!

 Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!  -- Niccole--

TRHD #wideawake

Friday, October 18, 2019
Hello everyone!

It's Niccole and I am back again to share another card I made using one of The Rabbit Hole Designs stamp sets. 

For today's card I used the Caffeinated Owl stamp set.

How to create this card:

  • Black A2 card base
  • White card panel cut to 4"x5.5"
  • Stenciled background on white card panel with gray ink
  • Stamp background images and hashtag sentiment with a darker gray ink
  • Copic color and cut out Caffeinated Owl image
  • Glue image to bottom left card front
  • Add Judikins Diamond Glaze to the coffee cup for glass effect and dimension
Here is one more picture of the full card ...

TRHD Products used:

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The Rabbit Hole Designs YouTube

I have had so much fun playing with the Caffeinated Owl stamp set today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me.

Until next time ... Hugs & inky fingers!   -Nic-


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