I’m on Iron Craft!

I’m honored to be Chaitali’s guest on this week’s Iron Craft episode. If you haven’t heard of Iron Craft yet, you are in for a real treat. She has interviewed so many awesome papercrafters already. I have to admit that I was really nervous doing the on-camera interview — I am one of those people who likes to stay behind the camera, ha! You can watch our interview here. It turns out that we have a ton in common, including both being computer nerds who love the outdoors. :)

For this challenge, we both used Studio Calico’s Penny Arcade card kit — love this kit so much! (Although, when don’t I love a Studio Calico kit, right? Ha.)



We received our kits super early so that we could do make our cards in time for the recording of the video, so we didn’t have everything that you see like the banner die, the buttons or the twine. But we still had tons of fun!

We each made four cards using only the kit. Be sure to check out Chaitali’s cards — they are awesome!

I gotta say that I could have kept going and going and going…you get the idea!

Anyhow, on to my cards! This first one could be used to celebrate anything from birthdays to graduations to being on Iron Craft :)

Yay Yay Yay

YAY by Lisa Spangler

Gotta admit that I was giggling the whole time I made this. Had a ton of fun watercoloring the little hedgehogs, too!

YAY by Lisa Spangler

Hi there, happy feathers!

For my next card I watercolored two of the feathers with Mister Huey’s watercolors on the patterned paper and cut them out. Just gotta say that I love the Mister Huey’s watercolors. So many great colors to chose from and they go with Studio Calico papers and inks — of course.

HI by Lisa Spangler for Iron Craft

Speaking of Studio Calico inks, I stamped the HI in Studio Calico deja blue, then used a damp brush to pull color from the stamping towards the center. There are so many techniques that you can do with these inks — I’m loving them more all the time.

HI by Lisa Spangler for Iron Craft

Then I added some of the wood veneer stars from the kit. Love these so much! Couldn’t resist adding some splats, too.

There’s No Place Like Gnome

Next I just had to play with the gnome. And that map paper. Wah!

No Place Like Gnome by Lisa Spangler

Once again I used the Mister Huey’s watercolor set to do the coloring. Love how it has skin tones! And the colors blend well together.

No Place Like Gnome by Lisa Spangler

I plan on sending this one to my Dad. :)

You Make Me Happy

Last but not least, my favorite card using the happy little cloud stamp! I kept this one really clean + simple to focus on the cloud.

Happy by Lisa Spangler

I wanted the cloud to be white, but I couldn’t get her to show up very well. Then it hit me! I stamped her face first, then stamped the cloud over top with clear VersaMark ink and embossed her with clear sparkle embossing powder. Then I watercolored around her. Ta dah!

Happy by Lisa Spangler

Here’s a closeup so you can see her better. And those cheeks? First I stamped them with the solid circle from the stamp set in well red, then I stamped the textured circle over top in white pigment ink. So cute how it makes a kind of pink! I just want to make a whole sky full of clouds now! :)

Happy by Lisa Spangler

If you’ve fallen in love with the Studio Calico Penny Arcade card kit you are in luck! It hasn’t sold out — yet. Pick one up right here. Or you can enter to win a giveaway here at Iron Craft.

Thanks so much to Chaitali for having me, you made being on camera fun! Big hugs! And thanks to Studio Calico for being our sponsor. You both make me so happy! xo


10 Replies to “I’m on Iron Craft!”

  1. Linda Baker says:

    Love the cards and excited to see your interview!

  2. love that happy cloud!

  3. Virginia L. says:

    Yay, congrats on the IC feature! I will be checking it out!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work here, Lisa! Love your happy cloud card especially–totally creative!

  4. Oh, these are super cute cards Lisa. Love the darling images.

  5. Love the cards & the kit.

  6. Such cute creations!

  7. Your cards are ADORABLE! Love them all, especially the cloud.
    Your interview was wonderful…you are so stinkin’ cute!

  8. Watching the two of you was so much fun. I could have listened longer. You both have so much in common, but you did not get too geeky for those of us that do good to turn on our computers and do e-mails and use YouTube. My absolute FAVORITE card of all of them is the little cloud. May have to CASE it sometime in the near future.

  9. Bev LoPinto says:

    Great cards as usual, and what a fun interview :-). You both had me laughing the whole time I watched it:-)

  10. Your little cloud makes me happy

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