A Blog Named Hero Project: Christmas in July

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The new challenge is up over at A Blog Named Hero and it’s Christmas in July!  I have a simple card I made using a stamp that I love from Hero Arts, but is not necessarily a Christmas stamp.  It has the elements with the berries, so I just made it into one using Christmas colors and a few little Nuvo Drops for emphasis.

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Before stamping onto my white card panel, I masked off a small area around the edges so there would be some white space.

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I used a Hero Arts Ombre ink pad to get various colors of green on my image.

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After stamping, I added a little shimmer pen to the flowers for a shimmery, snowy look.

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Be sure to head over to A Blog Named Hero to join in the challenge and check out the Facebook page for even more inspiration.  Thanks for joining me today!

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CreateForLess: I’ve Got You Covered

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Hi Everyone!

I’m over at CreateForLess today with a card perfect for a friend in need.

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I used a really pretty stencil from PA Essentials to highlight those cute little bandages.  You can see the full tutorial and my favorite tip for cutting small die cuts over at the CreateForLess blog.  Have a great day!

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A Blog Named Hero Project: Thinking of You

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I’m keeping it simple for the A Blog Named Hero Facebook Team project today.  This month’s challenge theme is sympathy cards and I love the options included in the Marianne’s Flowers stamp set.

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I chose the rose stamp and used a variety of coral colored Copics to keep the look subdued and calm.

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I added some canvas print background paper to the front of an A2 sized note card and trimmed the focal image out with a circle die to add some interest.  I also added some clear gemstones to highlight the sentiment.

Be sure to join in this month’s challenge over at A Blog Named Hero and see even more inspiration at the Facebook Page.

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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Sunny Side Up

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Hi Everyone!  Just popping in to share my most recent project for the CutCardstock blog.  I used this cute little stamp set from Spellbinders called the Breakfast Club.
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I started off by first blending some Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade over a sunshine stencil I attached to a Cougar flat card.
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After trimming off the sides, I added the stenciled note card to the top left corner of a card I made using Orange Fizz card stock.  I used foam tape to give the panel some dimension.
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I added the little piece of toast I cut from Neenah Environment Desert Storm card stock along with the fried eggs over the sun rays.  For the yolks, I used Lemon Drop card stock.
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I added a few enamel drops for more color along with the sentiment that came with the stamp set.  I love all the citrus-y colors!
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A Blog Named Hero Project: Thinking of You

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A calm scene and a thoughtful sentiment go hand in hand when creating cards for those going through a hard time.  For today’s project, I created a very simple sympathy card using Hero Arts’ Color Layering Waves stamp set and a sentiment from Remember.

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I created my scene by first stamping the ocean layers onto a panel of white cardstock–using light to dark blue inks.  For the top, darkest layer, I used an ink cube from a My Monthly Hero set which I think is comparable to Navy.

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I blended some Distress Oxide Antique Linen along the bottom of the scene for sand and stenciled clouds above.  After stamping my sentiment over the ocean, I die cut the scene out using a circle die.

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I added a square of vellum behind the circle for some softness and contrast and added everything to the front of a white notecard.  I love the simple ocean scene with the thoughtful sentiment tying everything together.

Be sure to head over to the A Blog Named Hero Facebook Page for even more inspiration for this month’s challenge.

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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Hello Friend

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Bold blooms and a bold sentiment are perfect for my cheerful friendship card today.

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I have been wanting to try out this new stamp set from Fun Stamper’s Journey called Sweet Blossom and thought that Pop Tone card stock colors from the CutCardstock shop would be a great compliment to the solid stamping.

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Since the stamps are more solid with a bit of a silk screen style to them, I used Hero Arts’ Unicorn White Pigment Ink to stamp the tulips.  I stamped a variety using Banana SplitBerrylicious and Grape Jelly Pop-Tone card stock colors and trimmed them out with my scissors.

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I have been loving my pack of Cougar A2 white flat cards for quick front panels.  My big sentiment from Mama Elephant fits perfectly.

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I trimmed a little off the edges to line the panel up with the top right corner of a Cougar A2 folded card and the tulips fit perfectly around the left edge.  I love the look of the white pigment ink with the Pop Tone colors peeking through on the tulips.

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CutCardstock DIY Wedding Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the next stop on the CutCardstock DIY Wedding blog hop!  A wedding is such a joyful occasion and there are so many ways to get creative with your supplies.

I love having extra wedding cards on hand.  I have a few favorite bride and groom images along with some meaningful sentiment stamps that I like to mix and match.  For today’s project, I’m using the gorgeous Stardream Metallic Silver card stock as a background for my card.

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I first die cut this floral die from Hero Arts called Flower Garden Fancy die.  I used Stick It Adhesive on the back to make it easy to adhere to the front of my note card.

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For my bride and groom, I used an older wood block stamp from Penny Black called Bride and Groom.  I reach for this all the time because of it’s sketchy, free-flowing look.  I decided to color it with Copics, and then cut the image out to pop up on the front of my folded card.  I love my big pack of Cougar A2 flat cards for this type of thing.  They are cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches so you can just grab a piece to stamp or die cut and there is less waste.  I like the 100# option.

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It’s difficult to color a white wedding dress, so I traced some of the outlines with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker and added just a hint of pink to the top.

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I added a meaningful sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Inside & Out: Love to the inside.

Be sure to comment at each stop along the way to be eligible for the $40 gift card to the CutCardstock shop.  The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, June 10th on the CutCardstock Blog and Facebook page.  Good luck and I hope you enjoy all the great wedding inspiration!

Your next stop on the hop is:

–Crystal Schneider–

 

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A Blog Named Hero Project: Cheers to You

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Hi Everyone!  I’m back again with another celebration-themed project for the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page.  Hero Arts is celebrating their 45 year anniversary so I thought I’d use some new and old products from them for my card.

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I love their wooden stamp, Bold Cheers.  It has such a beautiful font and is large enough to stand alone on the front of a card.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to make it easier to line up the image onto a white card panel.  I have a video HERE on how I use this handy tool.

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I combined “old” and “new” by adding the cute little Chianti bottle and wine glass along with a sentiment from the Italian Table stamp set.  That cute little checked napkin comes with the set too!  I popped the entire panel up onto and A2 card using foam tape to keep everything clean and simple.

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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Skater Birthday

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Masculine birthday cards are fun for me because I get to break out of my usual florals and pastels and try something a little more edgy.  For my CutCardstock design team project, I used Basis Card Stock in black along with some fun background stamps for that skater dude in your life.

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When heat embossing on dark card stock, you want to be sure to prep the surface first with a powder bag to be sure the embossing powder doesn’t stray outside of the stamped image.

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I used a background stamp from Stampers Anonymous called Bitty Grunge.  It has some really fun background spots so I decided to try two different ones to go along with my skateboards.  These cards came together super quickly.  I just stamped my images on the black panel trimmed just under A2 size and then popped it up with foam tape on to a folded A2 Cougar white notecard.

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I love how the white embossing powder pops against the black card stock!  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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A Blog Named Hero Project: Celebrate

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It’s an exciting year for Hero Arts Stamps as they are celebrating their 45th anniversary!  We’re celebrating over at A Blog Named Hero with a celebration challenge.

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I am a huge fan of Hero Arts’ background stamps and some of my favorites were a collaboration they did with Basic Grey many years back.  These are just a few from my collection, LOL!  Yes, there’s more…… 🙂

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I thought it would be fun to create an embossed frame using the Highline Ironwork Background stamp which is unfortunately retired, but you could use any of Hero Arts’ backgrounds with this technique.

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I first heat embossed the stamp onto and A2 size white card stock panel using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.  I used a Rounded Rectangle Infinity die to die cut a hole in the middle to create the frame.  Bonus:  You can use the popped out rectangle for another project!

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Using the frame as a guide, I stamped the “hooray” using different colors of Hero Arts ink in the window.

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I created a sentiment strip to place over the center of the “hoorays”.  I ended up covering the pink “hooray” because I thought the design flowed better that way.

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I added some Crushed Grape Nuvo drops to pull in more color around the sentiment.

Be sure to head over to the challenge at A Blog Named Hero to help celebrate with Hero Arts.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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