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Thursday, January 28, 2021

TLC Designs ~ Sea Horse Samm

 Hello my friends,

Today I have a fun little card to share with all of you. Let me introduce you to Sea Horse Samm. He is quite a cute character and is so much fun to design with. If you saw my little tutorial last week I shared with you an underwater scene where Sea Horse Samm made an appearance. Did you spot him? Check back and see if you spot him....I'll wait...... 

Did you spot him??? That is right... Since Sea Horse Samm is a digital stamp I was able to manipulate the size of him. Adding some mini Samm images to my last project just made my entire project come to life. I knew then that I had to color him up again in his larger form. I wanted him to make a statement! 

Along with Samm I also used a fun new die set (new to me) for the very first time. This is the Butterfly Rectangle Frame die set. It has endless possibilities because it does not just come with the couple of frames shown here in the image but also comes with an oval die and smaller dies to create butterflies with. CLICK HERE to see this entire die set.

One last look at sweet Samm! He was a joy to color with my Copic Markers. If you would like to join us over on Facebook the TLC Designs Sharing group can be found HERE. We would love to see what you create with your TLC Design Products. Happy Crafting! Hugs, Melanie

Thursday, January 21, 2021

TLC Designs ~ Underwater Scene w/ Step By Step

Hi Friends,

I am super excited to share my underwater scene with you today. I have a few photos to show you some of my creative process. I do have to thank Shanna Slate, a fellow design team friend, for her assistance in my envisioned plan. I had a idea of using the double dial without the actual frame that it comes with. Instead I wanted to use in in a 5.25" square card. Lets take a look...

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TLC Designs Double Dial Die

TLC Designs Sea Scene Digital Paper

TLC Seahorse Sam Digital collection

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Now lets look at how this all came together...

This first photo shows the layers I began with. The background paper was from the Sea Scene digital paper and the bottom uncolored portion was created using the Sea Scene digital set both 
First Step is to begin attaching the mechanics
 This picture shows the mechanics work on the backside (inside) of your card.

Here is how your top piece will look once all of the mechanics are assembled.


This shows the layering of the digital images before coloring the digital scene with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers.


Here is the final project all colored and completed. I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. Make sure to check out all of the TLC Designs affordable stamp and die sets available HERE. Thank you for stopping by today everyone. Hugs! Melanie


Thursday, January 14, 2021

TLC Designs ~ Best Friend Ever

 Welcome back friends,

Today I have a fun card made using TLC Designs amazing digital stamps. I have actually used both digital stamps as well as the Watercolor Naturals papers.

This card features the TLC Designs "See You In The Center" die which was a perfect shape for the "Happy Bouquet" Digital arrangement I designed.
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Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a crafty week. See you next Thursday for another TLC Designs project. If you haven't already come on over to our TLC Designs Creative Sharing Facebook Group. We would love to see your work. Hugs, Melanie