To My Mama Bear – Happy Birthday

My mom and I always joke around calling each other Baby Bear and Mama Bear. So even if my mom’s birthday is still far away, I jumped on the chance to make this card using the Lil Hoot set from Hero Arts.

I am entering this card for the A Blog Named Hero Interactive Card Challenge sponsored by Chibitronics. Chibitronics is not required for this challenge but the card had to be interactive. So after a lot of thought on what kind of interactive card I wanted to make, I settled on a spinner card.

Here is my card —

I started this card with a the Neenah Textured card stock in blue and stamped the Hero Arts Magical Background using Versamark ink and embossed in American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing powder. I wanted it to haver stitched edges but I didn’t have a big enough die, so I used the straight line die cute from Pretty Pink Posh on each side. I cut the circle on both the panel and card base at the same time. For the image, since the bear from Lil Hoot wasn’t symmetrical, I had to do mirror image stamping to get the the back side of the image for the spinner.

For the sentiment, I used one of the smaller dies from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles Stax. I used Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn to create the mama bear sentiment and a happy birthday sentiment from the It’s Your Day set from Hero Arts.

Here is a short clip of the spinner card in action —

For information on the tools and products used, here is the supply list

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White Card stock
  2. Neenah Light Blue Textured card stock
  3. Hero Arts Magical Background
  4. Hero Arts Lil Hoot
  5. Hero Arts It’s Your Day
  6. Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC’s
  7. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax
  8. Sizzix ThinLits Circle Die
  9. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2
  10. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  11. Versamark ink
  12. American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  13. Prismacolors Colored Pencils
  14. Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirit
  15. The Paper Studio Paper Blending Stump
  16. Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  17. Coats Grey Thread

That’s it for this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy You’re My Friend

Hi everyone! Im here with another card I am entering for a couple challenges. I will link the challenges below.

Here is my card —

I started this card with a panel of Neenah Solar White card stock and I stamped flowers in coral and aqua inks. Then I accented the centers and blank spaces with grey ink. I cut the stamped panel to 4 x 5 1/4 and then used a curved border die to cut the panel on a curve.

On a standard size card base, I attached a grey striped paper from My Mind’s Eye. I curved the sentiment to match the curve of the panel and stamped it with Versamark and embossed it with a silver embossing powder. To finish the card, I attached the curved panel with foam adhesive.

I am entering this card to the following challenges –

CAS-ual Fridays – Color Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use patterned paper

For information on the tools and products I used, please refer to the supply list below –

SUPPLY LIST

  1. Neenah Solar White Card stock
  2. My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio Collection 6×6 paper pad
  3. Simon Says Stamp Flowers On My Mind stamp set
  4. Hero Arts Shadow Inks  – Fresh Peach and Soft Granite
  5. Simon Says Stamp Ink – Audrey Blue
  6. Versamark ink
  7. American Crafts Zing Silver Embossing Powder
  8. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 1
  9. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  10. Scotch Foam Tape

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading.

Sending You A Latte Thanks

Hi everyone! I’m back with a card today using the emboss/resist technique.

Here is my card —  (I’m still trying to figure out lighting, so please forgive this very dark picture)

I started this card with a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I stamped the Hero Arts Tiny Flags background set using some WOW Clear Embossing powder. After embossing, I cut the paper in half and tried to resist some colors. I used some distress inks in rainbow order.

For the image, the sketch challenge I had an object to the right side of the card, so I used the Coffee Cup die cut from Simon Says Stamp.

I adhered the coffee cup and stamped my sentients from the What’s Brewing set also from Simon Says stamp.

This card is an entry for the following challenges:

  1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeEmboss It2. CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge 

Here is the sketch —

3. AAA Challenge – the theme was Resist

Thank you for  reading.

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White  80lb cardstock
  2. Hero Arts Tiny Flags background stamp
  3. Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad
  4. Simon Says Stamp – What’s Brewing
  5. Simon Says Stamp – Coffee Cup Die
  6. My Favorite Things DieNamics Stitched Stax Rectangles
  7. Versafine Onyx black ink
  8. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Cracked Pistachio
  9. WoW Embossing Powder – clear
  10. American Crafts Heating Tool
  11. Scotch Foam Tape
  12. Elmer’s Dot Runner

Wishing You The Most Beautiful Day

Hi everyone. I’m back with a card using supplies from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero box. When I saw the stamp and die included, I fell in love and ordered it right away. We can never have too much flower stamps. Plus the sentiments are amazing.

Here is my card —

Wishing You The Most Beautiful Day

I started this card with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and I stamped the flower and leaf images from the set with Versafine Onyx black ink using some masking techniques to make it look realisitc. I used shades of purple/violet to color the flowers and shades of green to color the leaves from the Prismacolor pencil set.

For the sentiment, I stamped it with the same black ink and allowed it to dry. I cut the panel using the largest stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things to frame the design. I attached the stitched panel on to a 4 Bar  cardbase of Hero Arts layering paper. To finish the card, I embellished with some black gems from Hero Arts.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is FLOWERS.

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For a complete list of products I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading.

 

I am unable to link to any of the Hero Arts products because the April Box of the Monthly Hero is already sold out.

SUPPLY LIST:

 

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Sending You Buckets of Love

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a  card for the Casology Challenge this week.

Week 171 - Vehicle

The Cue Word this week is vehicle. Here is my card —

 

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I am not really into clean and simple cards – honestly I don’t know my style yet but I like trying different ones and just being quite diverse. I definitely know that I am a modern card maker. I don’t fancy the vintage look that much.

With this card, the started with smooth white card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I masked the sky and grassy hills and colored it in with distress inks. I used Broken China for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grassy hill. For the vehicle image, I used the Hero Arts Father’s Day set (I think it’s discontinued). There was a truck image with a heart and I loved it. I stamped additional hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC to have some hearts falling of the truck. I colored the images with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir  markers. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine onyx black ink. I cut the entire panel from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax and adhered that panel on to another white card base.

That’s it for this card. I will update this post later with the supply list.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

Celebrate Today, and Everyday

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a new card using some Paper Smooches products.

Here is my card —

Celebrate Today and Everyday

I started this card with a Core’dinations yellow card base which I cut to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card. Then I cut a piece of Neenah Solar white to 4×4 to be the front panel. For the images, I used some free digi images from the Paper Smooches blog. I colored the feathers with Copic markers (check the supply list for all the colors I used).

For the border strip, I cut the scallop punch from American Crafts on Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock. I adhered that to the left side of the front panel. On top of the strip, I placed a bunch of feathers, which I tied with some black twine from Doodlebug, I finished the bow with a gem Hero Arts.

For the sentiment, I used the Pretty Phrases from Paper Smooches and embossed it on Black Licorice card stock from Bazzil.

To finish the card, I added some stitch lines on the setiment strip and added more gems from Hero Arts around the card.

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading.

For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below: (InLinkz to follow)

  1. Core’dinations Bright Smooth A2  cards and envelope (yellow)
  2. Neenah Solar White card stock
  3. Simon Says Stamp Smoke card stock
  4. Bazzil black licorice card stock
  5. American Crafts Knock Outs – scalloped punch
  6. Paper Smooches Pretty Phrases
  7. Paper Smooches Feather freebie
  8.  Copic Markers – (PINK – RV000, RV52, RV55 BLUE – B01, B04, B06 YELLOW Y00, Y13, Y18)
  9. Doodlebug Black Twine
  10. AC Zing White embossing powder
  11. Sakura Gelly Roll white pen
  12. Hero Arts white / black gemstones
  13. Tombow tape runner
  14. Scotch foam tape

Happy Birthday! – Get Sketchy Challenge with Joni

Hi everyone. I’m here with a card for the Get Sketchy Challenge with Joni.

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I love this sketch and I love Joni’s work so I was inspired to join this challenge.

Here is my card –

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I also made a video where you can watch the process of me making my card. You can watch it here or on YouTube

The supply list will be up shortly.

Thanks for reading!

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