A Blog Named Hero Project: Easter Blessings

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Hi Everyone!

I’m back with another project for the A Blog Named Hero Facebook Page.  This month’s new challenge is up over at the challenge blog and I’m playing along using the gorgeous Hero Arts Marianne’s Flowers stamp set.

ChallengeCleanSimple

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I was inspired by all the beautiful flower arrangements offered this time of year for the Easter Holiday.  To keep my design clean and simple, I kept the card one layer and opted to use my Zig Clean Color brush pens to add the vibrant color.  These are a great option because they do not show through the other side of the paper as Copics tend to do.  I like to use my Zig’s full strength, but you could also opt to add water for a lighter, watercolored effect.

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To give a fuller, floral look, I cut out a few of the stamped flowers and popped them up with foam tape overlapping each other.  I also added a little bit of shimmer to the bird using a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen.

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Be sure to head over to A Blog Named Hero for all the challenge details.  Thanks so much for joining me today!

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Hello Beautiful

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Hi Everyone!

Today, I have a sunny card I am entering in both the A Blog Named Hero challenge and the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge #307.

It’s been so dreary this winter, I’ve been ready for some fun color, so I grabbed some yellows and oranges from my Hero Arts ink collection along with their Color Layering For You stamp set and went to work on a clean and simple card.

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I love the lime green leaves paired with the orange flowers.

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The little bit of black from the pretty sentiment ties everything together.

Thanks so much for stopping by–have a great weekend!

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Elegant Thank You Cards

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With the end of the holidays upon us, we have a lot of thank you’s to send out to friends and family.  I have an easy project over at the ThinkCrafts blog using some vellum and a beautiful stamp set from Hero Arts.

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Head over to their blog to see how this project came together.

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Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #346–2018 A La Carte

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This week I had a chance to create a project inspired by one of Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday challenges from 2018.  I chose # 312-Framing Sentiments and Images.  It’s true what Laurie says in the video, a frame really makes a difference when you add it as part of the card.  Clean and simple is my favorite style and a frame can add texture and a nice place to ground your embellishments.

For my card today, I die cut some gingham patterned paper using the rectangle frame from the Make It Market: Shakers and Sprinkles kit.  I added a layer of blue foam underneath to raise the frame up a little and add some interest.

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I added the frame to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ white notecard with a sentiment from Botanical Bounty stamped in the middle.  To heat emboss the sentiment, I used Versamark Onyx Black ink, then sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the top to heat it.

I love the color palette of a “pinkish red” with bright blue, so I added some flowers from The Sweet Life around the frame that I stamped with Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy Inks.

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Clean and simple with some fun, Springtime colors!

–ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS USED–

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Scrapbook.com Collaboration: Stencil Brushes

 

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I recently received some fun products from Scrapbook.com to try, including these stencil brushes from their exclusive line.  I have a video HERE showing you how I use them with stencils.  As always, all opinions are my own.

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These brushes blend Distress Oxide ink beautifully.  I got seamless results for this clean and simple floral card.

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Thanks so much for joining me today, and be sure to head over to the Scrapbook.com website to see their full collection of exclusive products.  Also be sure to take a look at their gift guide too, for some great ideas for holiday gift giving.

Holiday Gift Guide!

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CAS Card using Secondary Colors

As card makers, color is a key component in creating “pleasing to the eye” projects.  I’ll admit that I struggle a lot with choosing the right colors and venturing out of my comfort zone.  I recently finished the Online Card Class: Introduction to Color Theory  and came away with so much  in the way of choosing color and understanding the color wheel that I encourage you to check it out.

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On day one, we learned the basics of the color wheel and created our own.  For mine, I used a 1.5″ punch to create my wheel along with various colors of card stock.  I punched a second set of circles so I could move them around and play with color combos.

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Each day had a “homework assignment” and for Day 1, I chose to create a project using the secondary colors from the color wheel–orange, green and violet.

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I kept it CAS by just stamping a few flowers along the edge of a frame I made using a circle die from My Favorite Things.  The flowers are from the Papertrey Ink set, Doodlie-Do.

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I blended some Distress Oxide ink in shaded lilac on the outside of a white note card and placed the stamped frame over it.

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For the center of the frame, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Spellbinders Peony Cool Vibes set using Versafine Onyx ink and clear embossing powder onto some thick vellum.  I added Nuvo drops in coordinating colors for a finishing touch.

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This class has taught me so much about color choices–I can’t wait to try more projects!  Thanks for joining me today.

–SUPPLIES–

Green Room Premium Dye Ink Pad

Merchant:My Favorite Things

Grape Jelly Premium Dye Ink Pad

Merchant:My Favorite Things

Orange Fizz Premium Dye Ink Pad

Merchant:My Favorite Things

MISTI

Merchant:My Favorite Things

Die-namics Inside & Out Stitched Circle STAX

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3M Scotch Double-Coated Foam Tape

Merchant:Blick Art Materials

 

Same Stamp, New Season

Think floral stamps are just for the hot and sunny seasons?  I’m stretching my stamps over at the Think Crafts blog today.  I’ll be taking one of my favorite floral stamps from summer to fall with a fun coloring technique.  Head on over and take a look……

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Avery Elle Floral Bouquet Stamp Set

Avery Elle Floral Bouquet Die-Elle-Ments

Ranger Letter-It Stamp Set-Thanks

DCWV Burlap Stack 6×6 pad

Versafine Onyx Black Ink

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Bright Birthday Wishes

Hi Everyone!  Today I have a bold and bright birthday card using the Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Die and some pretty blooms from Mudra’s Wild Rose stamp set.

I started off by die cutting the background  using Gina K. card stock and leaving the  pieces intact.  I love that you can get different looks from this one background die!

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I used some tape on the back to secure everything.

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Next, I wanted to create a frame for my flowers, so I spread out my Never Ending Rectangle dies to find the perfect size.

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I blended some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink all over my chosen panel going from dark to light.

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I thought orange flowers would look nice with the purple and yellow, so I used a variety of Copics to color my stamped flowers.

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A sentiment from Hero Arts finishes the card.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop and feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

 

 

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Wood Grain Framed Diamond Wire Die

Never Ending Rectangle dies

Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Ink

Mudra Wild Rose stamp set

Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set

Copic Markers

 

 

CutCardstock Design Team Project: Cheerful Congrats

Daisies are flowers that always seem to bring good cheer and a smile.  Their uniform shape and bright yellow centers have a “happy” vibe about them that I love.

For today’s project, first posted over on the CutCardstock blog, I thought it would be fun to try using a daisy shaped die cut with some silvery card stock to create a shimmery congratulations card.  I used Currency Cover Silver Card Stock  which is on sale this month over at the CutCardstock shop.

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To adhere my daisies, I used some Stick It adhesive tape which is very helpful when you’re trying to adhere intricate die cuts.

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I wanted the daisies to act as a background, so I cut out four of them from the silver card stock backed with the Stick It adhesive.  I arranged them on the front of a white note card with some of the edges hanging off to create interest.  The note card was made using Cougar White Super Smooth 100 lb. card stock.  I trimmed one daisy in half to fill in the areas I needed.

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After arranging the flowers, I trimmed off the excess with some non stick scissors.

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I added a scalloped frame cut from Pop Tone Banana Split card stock and placed my sentiment on top using some more Cougar White Super Smooth.  Some enamel dots finished the card.

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Clean and simple with a little metallic shimmer.  Thanks for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see all the gold and silver card stock that’s on sale this month.  Have a great day!

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–Other Supplies Used–

Memory Box Tilith Floral die

Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings

Stick It Adhesive

Kat Scrappiness Stitched Scalloped Rectangle die

 

Less Is More Challenge: “Bits Box” Item

Hi Everyone!

I’m playing along with the most recent Less Is More Challenge today using a couple of unused die cut flowers I found in my embellishment basket.

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Our challenge was to use whatever saved items we had that we had die cut or colored and saved in our supplies for future use.  Such a great idea!

I ended up using these two die cuts from Papertrey Ink I had stamped/colored/embossed a while back.  When I die cut flowers, I usually do more than I need just in case I decide to change my design or make a mistake……which brings me to the next picture…….

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I recently shared this picture on my Instagram feed.  I was originally going to use 2 roses I found in my supply basket, but when I was stamping the sentiment on today’s project, the black ink pad slipped out of my hand and unfortunately, on to my pretty flower.  I tried wiping the ink off, but it just got worse, LOL! So on to plan B…….

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I used a wooden stamp from American Crafts that I got from Hobby Lobby for my sentiment and stamped it on to a white note card.  I used a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to ensure I got a perfectly placed image.  This tool also helps if you need to re stamp the stamp in the same spot.  Simply place the plastic sheet that comes with the tool flush to the corner edge as shown below and place your inked stamp down in the same spot on the plastic.

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After stamping the image on the plastic sheet, line the sheet up to where you want it on your card base and fit your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig into the corner.

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Remove the plastic sheet and fit the inked stamp right into the same corner of the tool where the sheet was and stamp your image.  For a more detailed demonstration on using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I have a quick YouTube video HERE.

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After stamping my sentiment I added the mint colored flower–from Papertrey Ink’s Vintage Linens stamp set–as a backdrop for my rose.  The rose die cut is from Papertrey’s The Sweet Life stamp set and I popped that up with a foam square.  A few drops of Morning Dew Nuvo Drops completes the card.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.   If you enjoy clean and simple card challenges as I do, I put together a list below of some fun ones I’ve tried as well as some new ones I found that I’d like to try.   Enjoy!

Addicted to CAS

CAS on Friday

CAS Christmas

CASology

AAA Cards Challenge

Freshly Made Sketches

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge

CAS Mix Up

CASe This Sketch

CAS Colours and Sketches