You Are Lovely

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I’m over at the CreateForLess blog today with a fun ink blending technique using a dry embossing folder.  Head over to the post to see all the details……

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Avery Elle Clear Stamp Simply Said…
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Heidi Swapp Cutting Die Lovely –…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Worn…
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Ranger THoltz Distress Ink Pad Oxide…
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Sizzix Emboss Folder THoltz Texture…
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Tsukineko Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo…
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Xyron Creative Station 9″ Machine…
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Winter Wishes

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This weekend, I had a chance to get into my craft room and try out some of the new stamps that I purchased awhile back.  The Color Layering Cool Fox stamp set from Hero Arts was first on my list.

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I wanted my fox to be a silver fox, so I looked up “silver fox” online and saw that they are actually mostly black with gray accents.  Using my stamp platform, I stamped the first layer in black and then added the second layer using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Silver.

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I had this idea to have the fox kind of stepping into a snowy scene from the outside of the card.  To do this, I created a background on a light blue notecard using a stencil and some embossing paste.

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For the ground I created a snowdrift using a die and some holographic glitter paper.

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I die cut a heart into some Hero Arts Layering Paper and added that as a frame over the top with foam tape.  I really like the shades of blue with the black fox.  I feel like you get a chilly, fresh winter feel with these colors.

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The sentiment and flowers surrounding it are from Hero Arts’ Color Layering Dimensional Bird stamp set.  The flowers are stamped in the Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink too.  I haven’t used this ink pad in a long time and am now rediscovering how nicely it stamps with just a small bit of shimmer.

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I am entering this card in both the A Blog Named Hero monthly challenge–Winter as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge–Something New.  Thanks so much for joining me today!  A supply list is below for the products I used.  Have a great week!

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The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE).  Some products are linked to multiple shops.  Click on the logo below each product image to be taken to your preferred shop.  


CutCardstock Project: Happily Ever After

Happy 2019!  Hope your holidays were happy and fun.

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In the card making world, the new year means starting our valentine themed cards.  Didn’t we just finish Christmas?  LOL!  I’m excited though,  because I love any excuse to add hearts to my projects.  For today’s project, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I’m using an embossing folder filled with hearts to add some great texture and interest to the front of my card.

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I started by first embossing a piece of Astrobright card stock in Re-Entry Red, then die cutting it out with a medium sized heart-shaped die.  I love this card stock because the color choices are bold and bright.  This red is perfect for valentine hearts!

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I wanted to add a little bird flying toward the big heart, so I used various shades of blue Copics to color in a whimsical bird stamp from Neat and Tangled (retired).  I like how the swirls on the bird kind of mimic heart swirls.

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 I created a notecard from Cougar Super Smooth  100# cardstock and layered my bird along with multiple hearts onto the embossed heart.   I popped some of the hearts up with foam squares for interest.  I finished the card with a scripty sentiment (retired Papertrey Ink)  that went nicely with all the swirls and curls of the bird and hearts.

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Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop.  Astrobright card stock is on sale this month.  You can create your own assortment and sample all the fun colors!  Thanks for joining me today!

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Sizzix – Sending Love Collection – 3D…
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Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
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Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink Stamp Pad…
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Cutter Bee – Scissors
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Light Blue – B14
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Kat Scrapppiness Design Team Project: Sending Sweet Wishes

There are so many different options for the new Crafters Essentials 1 die set.  For today’s project, I wanted to do a shaker card and use the fun, stitched window panel that is included in the set.  I still have a thing for purple, so there’s lots of it!  I was actually inspired by the colors in the sequins I used to fill the shaker.

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I have a video HERE that shows how this card came together.  All supplies from the Kat Scrappiness shop are linked below.  Be sure to use my coupon code:  Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Thanks for watching!

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Crafters Essentials 1 die set

Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Conversation Heart Add On stamp set

Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set

Sweet Word and Sentiment die

Nuvo Crystal Drops Crushed Grape, Sweet Lilac

Kat Scrappiness Solid Confetti Dots, Silver Solid Heart Confetti

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Crafter’s Companion Silver Spotlight Shimmering Cardstock

Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Memento Tuxedo Black ink

CutCardstock Project: Sending Smiles

Creating a scene on the front of a card is fun and easy to do when you have die cuts to help you out.  For today’s project, featured on the CutCardstock blog, I thought there would be no better way to showcase the Pop Tone card stock than with this method.

For my scene, I used these sun ray and hillside dies along with Lemon Drop and Gumdrop Green Pop Tone card stock.  Everything was adhered with foam tape onto a note card I created using Banana Split card stock–I love those names!

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For the animals, I stamped them all together with my stamp platform on to some Cougar White Super Smooth card stock.  I colored them with Copics, then cut them out using their coordinating dies.

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I wanted to frame two of the animals with a heart, so I created a frame using two nesting heart dies along with some Orange Fizz Pop Tone card stock.

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Lots of bright color and texture make this card a cheerful greeting to send to a friend.

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Thanks for joining me today and be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop to see the huge variety of colors in the Pop Tone collection–on sale this month!

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CutCardstock Pop Tone Cardstock: Lemon Drop, Gumdrop Green, Banana Split, Orange Fizz

Taylored Expressions Woodsy Wishes stamp set and dies

Paper Smooches Power Rays die

Mama Elephant Landscape Trio Creative Cuts

My Favorite Things Heart Stax