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.

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Happy Birthday! (Lawn Fawn Critters)

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a birthday card I made using Lawn Fawn stamps.

Here is my card –

Happy Birthday Critters

(I’m sorry for the picture quality but it was quite dark and gloomy when I took this picture and I had to do a lot of editing to make this picture bright.)

I started this card with a 4 bar Neenah Solar White card base. I attached the piece of patterned paper with the same size as the card base from the Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet paper collection. For the front panel, I stamped various critters from different Lawn Fawn Stamps. I used the masking technique to make the critters look like they are behind and/or in front of each other. When I finished stamping, I colored the images with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday sentiment from Year 1 using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.

I centered the biggest stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things on the image to create the stitched panel. To finish the card, I adhered the panel to base with foam tape and highlighted the party hats with the Zig Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

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

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

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

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  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  3. Lawn Fawn Hats Off To You
  4. Lawn Fawn Year 1
  5. Lawn fawn Year 3
  6. Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet 6×6 paper pad
  7. Assorted Copic Markers – B01, B04, Y00, Y13, Y18, RV000, RV52, RV55, E70, E74, E79, N0, N2, R17, G43, G46, G94, G99, BG11, BG13, E13, E15, E18, 
  8. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Die
  9. Elmer’s Tape Runner
  10. Scotch Foam Tape
  11. Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker

(I will post an InLinkz Supply List as soon as a I can.)

 

New Job? Yay

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card I made for a friend who landed a new job recently. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make this card since I really didn’t have any job related stamps. As I was looking through my stamps, the To Thine Own Shelf stamp from Simon Says Stamp really stood out with some images I could use. So I started with that and the idea just went in different directions from there. I also used other stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn.

Here is my card —

New Job Yay

I started this card with a standard card base with the fold on top from some Simon Says Stamp 120 lb white card stock. I stamped the images related to a workplace from the To Thine Own Shelf set and and I also stamped some sentiments from there and from other SSS sets. For the word “new job”, I didn’t have any so I used Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC which is my favorite alphabet stamp ever. I stamped all images ans sentiments with a variety of ink colors.

I wanted the card to be one layer but I later decided to put a strip of patterned paper from Simple Stories on the side.

That’s it for this card.

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

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

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I’m Back!!!!! and a new card

Hi everyone! It’s been almost two and a half months since my last post and since I made a card. My life these past two months were far from uneventful. My uncle came into town and stayed for a month and I spent most of my time with him. After he left, I just couldn’t get back into the swing of things. I felt pressured to make a card and every time I sat down to make one, my creative juices were completely dried up. I gave up and did something else and that happened pretty much everyday for the next month or so. I tried so hard but nothing worked. So I decided to give it some time and step away. Then today, I was watching a video tutorial on YT and I felt like creating. So here we are….

I started with the different challenge blogs I frequently join and listed the ones I wanted to join. This brings us to today’s post…

Here is my card –

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I started this card with some Hero Arts Snow layering paper cut to a card base measuring 5 x 3 3/4 inches. I masked off a 1 inch column vertically towards the left of the card stock. I stamped the different flowers from the Truly Appreciated set from Hero Arts. I decided to use Versafine Onyx Black ink so I could clear emboss the flowers. For the shading, the wanted to have an ombre effect, I used the following inks – Hero Arts Soft Pool, Hero Arts Tide Pool, and Simon Says Stamp Audrey Blue. For the sentiment, I used one of the greetings from the Little Hoot set from Hero Arts again stamping it in Versafine Onyx black and clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I added some enamel dots from My Minds Eye and black gemstones from Hero Arts.

That’s it for this card.

This card is an entry for the following challenges:

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Clean and Simple featuring Hero Arts products

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2. A Blog Named Hero – One Layer Challenge

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3. CAS-ology Challenge – CUE CARD-Ombre

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For complete list of the products and tools I used, please check the Supply List below.

Thank you for stopping by and I will be back soon with another card.

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Thinking Of You

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using WPlus9 and Simon Says Stamp products. I am entering this card for a few challenges which I will list at the end of this post.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with the Carnation layering paper from Hero Arts cut to a standard size landscape card. For the front panel, I used Neenah Solar White cut to 5 1/4 by 4 inches.

The images I used are from the More Fresh Cuts set from WPlus9. I also used the coordinating die cuts. I cut a variety of flowers from the set and stamped them with different colors of Hero Arts and Simon Says with different layers for added depth. I arranged the cut flowers on the top right part of the panel to look like a bouquet. Some flowers were adhered straight to panel and others were stuck with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set with the same name. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and silver heat embossed it.

To finish the card, I added some shine to the flowers with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also placed some sequins in matching colors from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this this card.

I am entering this card to the following challenges —

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeThinking of You

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2. Runway Inspired Challenge In Memory of Oscar de la Renta. Here is the fashion inspiration

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

Thanks for reading!

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Keep Calm and Read a Book

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using supplies from the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit. It’s the last day of the month, so I wanted to get one more card for this kit before I move on on the October kit.

When I first saw this kit, I honestly had many ideas going through my head and I knew I would make quite a few cards. However, due to time constraints and just a general lack of of time (September felt like it just came and went), I haven’t fully made use of the kit. So, I intend within the next few weeks to just use some products from the kit mixed with other brands and kits.

Here is my card — (sorry for the picture quality, it was a gloomy day and this was the best shot I could get)

Keep Calm and Read a Book

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. For the front of the base, I adhered one of the patterned papers included in the kit from October Afternoon. For the white panel, I stamped the shelf from the set included in the kit with some Hero Arts ink in Cup O’Joe ink.Then I randomly stamped the different kinds of books with a variety of inks from Hero Arts and Simon Says Stamp. I wanted the shelf to be tall and a little wobbly. To make the panel stand out, I distressed the edges with a mini ink blending tool and some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique Linen. I attached the panel on the left of the card with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I decided to make a custom sentiment using Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn (my favorite alphabet set EVER). I spelled the phrase “Keep Calm and Read a Book” and stamped it with with Versafine Onyx black ink and topped it with clear embossing powder.

To finish the card, I attached some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye for added dimension and interest.

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

This card is an entry for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes. 

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That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

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You’re So Cool – SSS August 2014 Card Kit

Hi everyone! I’m here today with another card for the Simon Says Stamp August 2014 Card Kit. I have been recently enjoying the 4 Bar card size so this is a 4 Bar card.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING GOES.

 

This card is also an entry for A Blog Named Hero‘s current challenge. The theme for this challenge is OMBRE.

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Here is my card — (I’m sorry for the picture quality. It was a very gloomy day and I could not get a better picture.)

You're So Cool

I started with a panel of Tim Holtz Distress watercolor paper cut to 4 5/7 by 3 1/2. I used the smooth side and stamped the circle border from the Ice Cream Dreams repeatedly to create a background and I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. To create the ombre look, I used distress inks in Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade from Tim Holtz. I started on top with the Picked Raspberry and finished with Spiced Marmalade at the bottom. I made sure to blend both the colors at the center for a red orange color.

For the focal image, I stamped the 3 ice cream images from the set and colored them in with a variety of alcohol markers. After cutting them out, I attached it to a Sizzix Border Frame. Before adhering the frame, I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen.

For the sentiment, I stamped the You’re So Cool sentiment with black pigment ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut the sentiment  into a thin strip and made banner edges on each end. I also distressed the edged with Antique Linen distress ink before adhering it to the card with foam tape.

I placed the front panel on a 4 Bar card base made from Neenah Solar White card stock.

That’s it for this card.

For a list of  products I used for this card, please check out the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

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