Monday, May 14, 2018

May My Monthly Hero Kit Arrived

My kit came on Saturday but since we had 2 Grandson's Baseball games and Sunday was Mothers Day - I had to wait until today to play!  Boy did I have fun!  This month's kit is awesome and I really love the bigger dies they have been including!  
For this card, I used the tissue paper that the kit was wrapped in.  First I spread Mod Podge on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock and crinkled up the tissue paper and smoothed in the glue.  Let it dry and trim up the edges.  For the clouds I ran Puffy Cloud Border Die (Lawn Fawn) through my Big Shot (Sizzix) and brushed Glitter Brush (Spectrum Noir) for some sparkle.  Then I stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) images from the kit.  I did have to go in with a black pen to color over the texture.  The sentiment is also stamped in Tuxedo Black and die cut with Stitched Rectangle Dies (The Stamps of Life).
 I bought the add on Family Word Bold Print Stamp and a used the same Neenah paper.  Stamped with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) and heat set.  Blended Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink over the embossed area.  Then I used a sentiment from the March My Monthly Hero Kit and Bold Alphabet Dies on Glitter paper.  Tied it with a pink ribbon and mounted it on my black card base.
For this last one, I used that beautiful big die.  For fun, I stamped and embossed a dog and cat - thought it went well with the sentiment.  I also used some distress inks to blend the background.

Hope you have fun playing with your kit from Hero Arts!  Have a great day and keep 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 :)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Using up more of those Deco Foil Backgrounds

Hello all, hope you having a great day!

This card uses the most wonderful products (in my opinion) - Deco Foil!  Love love love it for adding that beautiful shine!  Spread some Deco Foil Transfer Gel over my Large Flower Stencil (Hero Arts) and let it dry.  Then placed Silver Deco Foil over the dry gel and ran it through my Laminator.  The best part is revealing the gorgeousness when you peel up the foil sheet!

I stamped with Versafine Ink using Thankful Heart Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamps) and sprinkled Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) and heat set.  I then used my trusty Big Shot (Sizzix) and Stitched Squares Die Set and Square Die Set (Both from The Stamps of Life) to cut the sentiment and shadow.  For a final touch I pulled a button from my stash that I made out of Filmo Clay a while ago.  It's dotted with a White Uniball Pen and tied with scrappers twine.  Both the sentiment and button are raised with foam tape.
Have a great day and keep 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, May 9, 2018

Thank You with a Heart Wave

Hello all,
Today's card is made with a die from Memory Box.  It's called Heart Wave and I bought it at a Creative Keepsake Convention.  The booth that I found it does not have an online store....

After I ran the die through my Sizzix Big Shot twice, I used Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to apply the die cut and Ultrafine Glitter back into another cardstock of a different color.  You can see one white inlaid heart, that's because I like it there!  Yep!

The sentiment is from March 2018 My Monthly Hero from Hero Arts.  I die cut the sentiment from Deco Foil Toner Sheet and placed a piece of Rose Gold Deco Foil over it and ran it through my Laminator.  I'm just loving that Rose Gold!  I used Multi Matte Medium to adhere the sentiment.  A few drops of Glossy Accents finishes my card.
I hope you have a great day and keep 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 :)


Saturday, May 5, 2018

My National Scrapbooking Day Challenges for Scrapbook.com

Two cards and a layout for Scrapbook.com National Scrapbooking Day and one of those cards is for Power Poppy's Hues to Use Challenge. 
Party Time Stamp Set from Power Poppy was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb and colored with Copic Markers.  Happy Birthday from Hero Arts Ribbon Messages Stamp & Cut was also stamped on Neenah with Versafine Ink.  It was sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger).  The background is a Bold Confetti Die (Hero Arts), the colored image was cut with Stitched Rectangles Die (Stamps of Life) and the sentiment was all run through my trusty Big Shot (Sizzix).  The colored image and sentiment are raised with scotch foam tape.  This for the Die Cut Challenge.

 This card was made with Written in the Stars and Die-namics Shining Stars.  The background is made with Distress Oxide Inks (Ranger). This challenge was to show your style.  Mine is sparkly and colorful!
This is for the Live Love Laugh Challenge - using lots of embellishments.  These papers are from Echo Park.  My Grandson is quite a bit younger here.  I did manage to stitch on the side with Sew Easy Tool.

Hope you are all spending time crafting today!  Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

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, May 4, 2018

Deco Foil Thankful Card

Hello All, Hope you are having a good day!  Remember those deco foil backgrounds I showed on Instagram?  Today's card makes use of one of those backgrounds called Botanical Dream along with Deco Foil Transfer GelRainbow Deco Foil and my Marigold Laminator.



The sentiment is from Thankful Heart Stamp Set (Simon Says Stamps) and stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb with Versafine Ink then sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) and heat set with a Marvy Heat Tool.  Using my Big Shot (Sizzix) I ran the sentiment through with Stitched Rectangles Die Set (The Stamps of Life).  Some scotch foam tape raises the sentiment and Crystal Stickles are applied for some sparkle.

Have a great day and keep 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 :)


Monday, April 30, 2018

Flower Filled Heart Card

If you like floral or nature images to color, I have the perfect online shop to send you to!  Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley has lovely digital and stamp sets.  Take a look, I'm sure you'll love them too!

Today's card uses Heart Abloom Stamp set.  It's also available as a Digital Stamp.  I stamped on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock with Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) and proceeded to color with Copic Markers.  Details were added with White Uniball Pen and Black Micron Pen.  The sentiment has Glossy Accents in the letters to add a touch of shine.  The card came together with a green card base.  I ran my colored image through my Big Shot (Sizzix) with Stitched Rectangles Die (The Stamps of Life).  Then I wrapped bakers twine around my image before I adhered it the base.
Have a great day and keep 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 :)

#powerpoppy, #cardmaking, #stampsoflife, #sizzixbigshot

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Deco Foil for a True Shine Card

A while back I posted a clearance haul I found at Hobby Lobby.  Todays card features Rose Gold Deco Foil and I'm just delighted with the results! 
 I decided to do several background pieces with the Gel and foil so I set up a "hinge" to make things easier.  First I placed two pieces of tape in an "L" shape on my surface.  This was to align my card stock.  Then placed my stencil on top and secured just the top of the stencil down.  
My Neenah Classic Crest 110lb card stock was aligned with the "L" shape and secured on the side with Purple Tape then I placed my Botanical Dream Stencil (TCW) and secured at the top.  More tape was placed on the stencil to mask off the unused areas.  Then a thin layer of Deco Foil Transfer Gel was applied with a plastic palette knife with excess being returned to the jar.  This was set aside to dry while I continued with more backgrounds.  Once dry I applied Rose Gold Deco Foil and placed in a folded parchment paper and ran through my Laminator (This is the new one I just purchased -arrives today.  My old one (fairly new) was recalled).  It is such a beautiful thing removing the carrier sheet to reveal that amazing shine!  To bring the card together, the awesomely shiny background is adhered to the Kraft card base.  Seam Binding (Hug Snug) was wrapped and tied with a bow.  A Tim Holtz button is attached with a glue dot after I snipped off the back sewing piece.  The sentiment is from Choose Happy (SSS) and is stamped with Versafine Ink and sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger) and melted with my Marvy Heat Tool.  Now for my trusty Big Shot (Sizzix)!  I ran the sentiment through with Stitched Squares and Square Die Set both from The Stamps of Life.  The Kraft sentiment paper is inked with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and finally raised with Scotch Foam Tape.
Have a great day and keep 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 :)

#thermoweb, #sizzixbigshot, #hugsnug, #botanicaldream, #thecraftersworkshop, #timholtz, #decofoil