Monday, November 12, 2018

November 2018 My Monthly Hero Kit Christmas Card

I just absolutely fell in love with this months kit!!!  I'm also very sorry to say it has already sold out.  If you love these kits as much as I do, sign up to automatically get one!

I started this card by stamping with VersaMark Ink onto Distress Watercolor card stock and covered with the gold embossing powder included in the kit.  Then, I heat set it with my Heat Tool.  Watercoloring started with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and a water brush  just where the ornaments are.  After trimming it down to 4 x 5 1/4 I attached it to a card base of Bazzill Turquoise Mist.  Then using my Big Shot, I die cut the sentiment Cut Out Christmas Fancy Die out of Bazzill Patina.  White card stock just a bit bigger backs this die and the whole thing was sprayed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Then using gold vellum, I cut a piece just as I did with the white card stock.  I attached this to the base and I'm done!
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Have a great day and keep on crafting!

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Autumn Blessings Card

I actually bought this stamp set Ornate Leaves quite a while ago from Simon Says Stamps and I had fun playing with it.  I decided to play with the pumpkin and chose to stamp several times with inks from Hero Arts.  I used Orange Soda, Tangerine and Caramel for the pumpkin, for the green swirls, Moss was used.  After I got the look I wanted, I stamped again with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder, and set with the heat tool. I knew I wanted a specific color to back my stamped image so out comes the Distress Oxide Inks and Distress Blender Brushes.  Ripe Persommon, Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade achieved that color.  Next comes die cutting with my Big Shot.  Majestic Label Die Set and Stitched Rectangles cut both the stamped image, backing and base.  Some bakers twine and sequins from my stash helped to bring my card together.  The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed.

Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Friday, October 19, 2018

Simple card with barely any shimmer!

If you've noticed, I like shimmer, sparkle and shine on all my cards!  This one has just the tiniest bit of shimmer - feels so ...wrong!  I'm using the October 2018 Kit from Hero Arts.
Like most cards, I started with 110lb Card Stock and stamped my images with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Using my Big Shot, I die cut all the colored images with coordinating dies.  Next the background, starting with Distress Oxide Ink, I blended the background and die cut with Stitched Rectangles Die.  Then for the mound of snow, I used Stitched Hillside Border Die and adhered it to the background.  Using foam tape and wet glue I arranged my tree and critters.  Glossy Accents was used on the light bulbs and black pearl pen on the critters eyes.  Finally, using VersaMark Ink I stamped my sentiment, covered with silver embossing powder and set with my heat tool.  Trimmed that and used a Stardust pen around the edge.  
My Monthly Hero Kit October 2018
Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I love coloring flowers Card

This beautiful floral spray is from the October Card Kit from Simon Says Stamps.  I'm sorry to say it's sold out but take a peek at all that came in the kit by clicking on the link above.  I'm not a subscriber but I couldn't pass up this one up.

As usual, 110lb Card Stock is my base and is stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  Details were added with a White Gel Pen.  My sentiment is stamped with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled with Gold Embossing Powder and set with my Heat Tool.  To add just a bit more, I drew a frame with a Gold Gel Pen.
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Update on my skin cancer:  still sporting a 2x3 inch telfa pad on my left temple, it's been three weeks.  I'm feeling a tad like Frankenstein but hanging in there.  People, please wear Sunscreen and a Hat!

Have a great day at keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

October 2018 My Monthly Hero Simple Card

I was ecstatic to receive my October kit so quickly!  It came on Sunday, and considering it was shipped on Friday - I was doing my happy dance!  The tree stamp and die just really appealed to me so that's what I started with first.  Using Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped on 110lb Card Stock and colored with Copic Markers.  Used my trusty Big Shot die cut the pop up tree limbs and border.  I got my hands on a Marvy Snow Marker and couldn't wait to use it - so I used on my tree.  A bit of heat tool on it made it puff up.  For my background, I used three shades of Distress Oxide Inks - wilted violet, salty ocean and broken china - and the blender brushes by Tim Holtz to blend my night sky.  A spritz of water gave a reaction to resemble stars.  Using Stitched Rectangle Dies I die cut the panel.  Then using VersaMark Ink, I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Then, I mounted the panel on fun foam and attached to the card base.
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Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Friday, October 5, 2018

Altering a Die Cut to Fit Your Needs

Hello there!  Today I'm using stamps and dies from Neat and Tangled.  Succulent Journaling Card Stamp Set and Die Set is one of my favorites!  It's easy to color and has several perfect sentiments.  But for today's cards I wanted a lighter look to them so I chose to alter the die cut a bit.  Let me back up, first I stamped using Tuxedo Black Ink on to 110lb card stock and colored the flowers with Copic Markers.  Next, I used my trusty Big Shot to cut the overlay die out of black card stock.  When I placed it over the colored image, I decided I wanted the sentiment black stamping on white instead of reverse.  So I pulled out a Pen Blade and cut away the area where the sentiment goes, following the indents made by the die.  (See picture below)  Next, I stamped the sentiment with Black Onyx Ink and heat set Clear Embossing Powder with my heat tool.
Succulent Journaling Card Stamp

To pull the cards together, one is mounted on grey card stock and tied with a sheer ribbon and added Glossy Accents dots.

The next card is a gatefold card.  The front is stamped using Cloud Ink and Center Cut Heart Stamp.
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 Here's a picture showing the die cut and the part I cut away.
Hope you have a great day and keep on crafting!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Feeling a little Pineappley

Hello there, I'm back today after an absolutely awful day yesterday.  Spent 9 hours at the Dermatologist having a wretched skin cancer removed.  Moh's procedure is when they take some skin off and then freeze, slice and examine slide.  They keep doing this until they get all the cancer cells gone.  For me this was 7 times.   So right now my left temple is sporting a 1 1/2 x 2 inch patch missing skin - "Gnarly" was the term the nurse used - she wasn't lying!  Sorry, feeling a bit pitiful right now.  I watched a few recorded shows while I sipped on my coffee.  Now I'm ready to share a card I made.

A recent visit to Hobby Lobby landed me with several clearance items, including this adorable Pineapple D-Lite Die.  Some gold foil paper added shine to my card when I used my Big Shot to cut the shape.  Using 110lb Card Stock I blended Mowed Lawn, Wild Honey and Mustard Seed Distress Ink, using the negative die cut for placement.  I held it in place with low tack tape.  The first try, I didn't cover the entire piece with tape and smeared so the second try, I covered the entire stitched rectangle that wasn't to be colored - lesson learned.  After blending, I attached the gold foil paper pineapple with strong glue.  I backed this piece with 1/16 inch black card stock.  Next I flipped through a The Paper Studio 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 pad called The Shop On the Square and found some foiled pineapple paper - score!  For those who don't know - The Paper Studio is Hobby Lobby's house brand.  This became my card base and I chose a a 1 1/4 inch black strip along with some teeny tiny gold and clear washi tape (also from The Paper Studio) to break up the background.  Man that's a mouthful!  Finally, I attached the pineapple piece with fun foam behind it for dimension.  The entire piece was then adhered to a top folding note card.  I chose not to add a sentiment on this one.
Have a great day and keep on crafting - I for one, am headed to my craft space!

Affiliate links used at no cost to you.  Not all links are affiliate, I just want to share what I used.  All products were purchase by my unless noted.  I don’t sell anything nor am I employed.  This is my hobby and I hope to inspire you to play :)