Video-Heat Embossing With Stencils

Hi Everyone,

The other day, I posted a card I did for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge where I used heat embossing with a stencil.  I thought it would be kind of fun to make a video showing my process.  It's my first video, so you may see a couple of seconds of funny editing:).  

I mentioned in the video that I used a sentiment from My Favorite Things, Boss Babe.  I wanted to add that I actually cut the "Thank you" apart from the original stamp it was attached to.  This is a great way to get more out of your stamps--a great tip from Jennifer McGuire.  

 

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 All products I used in my video are linked below.  Enjoy!

 

 

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CAS(e) This Sketch Challenge--Thank You

Hi Everyone,

I have a card today for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.  

For this project, I heat embossed a stencil design onto my card base using white embossing powder.  I love the way this looks against the gray cardstock.  

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I used a stamp set from Hero Arts called Color Layering For You-Flowers.  It's a gorgeous 3 layer stamp that's super easy to use with or without a Misti.  

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Welcome back!

It's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge.  I was really excited to use the colors from this month's inspiration photo.  I never would have thought to combine light pink, orange, yellow and gray, but it really works.  If you haven't participated in one of these challenges, you should try it.  It's a great way to branch out with your creativity.  I used floral stamps from Papertrey's 2014 Stamp-A-Faire set, Filled with Joy along with Nostalgic Notions.  

I'll admit, it took me about 5 tries to get this pattern looking right.  I combined a couple of stamp sets to make it all work together, but I like the way it turned out in the end.  Very different from my usual brighter colors.  

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Thanks for stopping by today.  You can head over to Papertrey Ink's blog to see the inspiration photo as well as everyone's projects.

Have a great day!

 

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Weekend Project--Sunny Studio Stamps

Hi Everyone.

Over the weekend, I had a chance to work with a new stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps called Two Scoops.  This is a really fun set because it has all these great layering options.  When I saw the adorable ice cream cones, I wanted to make one of those clown sundaes.  Did you ever have one of those as a kid?  It's a scoop of ice cream with a sugar cone on top for a hat.  Usually, they use whipped cream for hair and there's a cherry for a nose.  You can go all out with the toppings--I've seen some really fun versions.  For my card today, I decided to try using my texture paste for the whipped cream.  It looks and feels like frosting, so I thought, why not?  Here's what I came up with:

 

Kind of silly, but fun!  I used two colors of blue for the ice cream scoop and two colors of tan for the cone.  The "dish" is actually a saucer I cut off from a teacup die set I had from Papertrey Ink.  I originally tried to create a "plate" from an oval-shaped stamp I had, but the ice cream ended up looking like it fell on the ground :).  After searching my dies for awhile, I thought this saucer worked pretty well.  

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To make the "whipped cream" layer on the "hat", I just took a star-shaped piping tip and made a piping bag from a zip top sandwich bag.  I filled the bag with texture paste from Ranger and applied it like I would frosting.  You do have to work fast because the paste dries quickly.  Once you're done, you just rinse everything off in hot water and the paste cleans out of the piping tips.  I used a toothpick to take out any extra residue.  I would not recommend reusing the tip for cakes or anything.  I just keep this tip in my craft room to use again.  

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To make it even more festive, I added some colorful sprinkles from Papertrey Ink.  

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All supplies I used are linked below.  Feel free to leave a comment here or on the Blue Scallop Creations Facebook Page if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Dies R Us Challenge--Happy Day

Hi Everyone,

I'm back with a project for the current Dies R Us Challenge.  This is the first time I've participated and I always enjoy using dies create a project.  There's something about assembling all those fun little cut-outs that makes me happy!  Our challenge was to create a tag using only making sure we use die cuts somewhere on the project.

I've been wanting to break out my Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper pad and I thought this would make a cute tag for the project.  After adhering the paper to a die cut tag, I paired it with the Happy Happy Happy die and stamp along with dies from My Favorite Things and Papertrey Ink.  

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Super cute for a child's birthday or a fun goodie bag.  

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Thanks for joining me today!

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 


Make It Monday Challenge: Patterns Behind Die Cut Windows

Hi Everyone!

Dawn McVey showed a great technique for this week's Make It Monday Challenge over at Papertrey Ink.   Putting a pattern behind a die cut window is a great way to add texture and interest to your creations and there are so many options for this technique.

I decided to use the Circles Die Cover Plate for the pattern behind my window.  The tone on tone white keeps it clean looking so it won't compete with my main focal point.  I love the retro feel of this die and decided to go full retro for the rest of the card.  I kept the colors light though, no orange and avocado green LOL!

 

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For the card window, I used one of the Tipped Tops dies to cut an opening into a white card panel.  I adhered this over the main card with foam tape.  To create the teal frame, I nested two of the dies from the Tipped Tops set together and ran them through my Sizzix machine.  I then used some liquid glue to adhere it over the window.  Flowers and Leaves from Doodle-ie Doo and Ruby Reprise and a sentiment from Mod Squad finished off the card.  

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Thank you so much for joining me today.    Please feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions about my projects or head over to my blog's Facebook page for more discussion.  Have a great day!

 

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 

 

 


My Monthly Hero April Card Kit--Rainbow Fun

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a project for the Addicted to CAS Challenge--code word: Rainbow.  I am also joining in with the A Blog Named Hero Anything Goes Challenge.

 

I'm using stamps and dies from the My Monthly Hero Card Kit for April from Hero Arts.  This is my first time purchasing this kit and I'm so happy I did.   I had been curious about the kits for awhile, and when I first saw those fun party dresses, I knew I had to try it out this month.  This is everything you get in the main kit for $34.99.   A huge value, I think.  They also have some great add-ons like stamp sets, dies and stencils that coordinate with the main kit.  Unfortunately, this kit is sold out, but if you're interested, you can sign up for Hero Arts' blog updates to get the latest news on the next kit.  Oh, and Hero Arts did not ask me to talk about this, I'm just a happy customer :).  

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Now, on to my project......

 

I chose to do colors for the skirt in a "loose" rainbow order with more of a tropical feel.  Super CAS, but I think the skirt is all the focal point you need.  I was tempted to add some fun enamel dots, but then I stopped myself, LOL!

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Here's a closer look at the skirt.  Die cutting it and layering it on top of the main stamped image gives it a little more life while still keeping the card clean and simple.  I added my own black "belt" with a Memento marker.  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color in the skirt and brushed a little bit of water on first to help the colors blend a little.  I purposely didn't color everything in to give the skirt an even more bouncy look.  I used Hero Arts Black Dye Ink to stamp all the elements.  This ink works really well when you're using any kind of watercoloring technique--no worries about black ink smearing.

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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Coloring With Spectrum Noir Pens

Hello Everyone!

Wow!  Time has gotten away from me and I'm so glad to get back into my craft room to create. The Card Concept had a great inspiration photo this week.  I have been doing so many bright colors lately, I was excited to try something a little more light and airy.  The colors of this inspiration photo were so pretty,  I decided to use those along with the butterflies to create a clean and simple card.

I wanted to do some kind of white, fluffy pattern against a blue card to mimic the white flowers in the photo and the blue vase.  I originally thought of clouds.  But then, I thought butterflies would most likely be flying around flowers rather than up in the clouds, so I pulled out a stamp set from Hampton Arts. It includes these gorgeous, large, solid flowers that I thought would be perfect for the look I was going for.  I heat embossed them as a border with white embossing powder and then scattered the colorful butterflies all around.  

 

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The butterflies are from Papertrey Ink's You Are a Masterpiece card kit.  To color them, I used my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens.  I use this technique quite a bit to add a watercolor look with some shimmer at the same time.  It's nice because the pens  have a a large color variety so you can add shading.  

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For the sentiment, I've been using a new favorite from My Favorite Things called Boss Babe.  I really like the font and the cute sayings from this set.  To make the sentiment stand out a little more, I first stamped it with Brilliance Ink in Moonlight White, then stamped it again a little offset with black dye ink.  

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 


Hello My Friend--Copic Coloring

Hi Everyone,

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I have a card today featuring a whimsical design and lots of Copic coloring.  I made it for the current Less is More Challenge where we had to create a clean and simple card with the theme of "curve".  I used a stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy, so I am also entering it in their current "Anything Goes" challenge.  

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To create the "curve", I used a sentiment from an older Avery Elle stamp set called Simply Labels: Hello Friend.  More curves came into play with the large flower and leaves from Dare 2B Artzy's Doodle Flower set.  I didn't really follow any rules with the coloring, I just took a few colors from the Blue and Blue Violet Copic color families and just experimented with shading and color gradients.  Copics are so forgiving, if you don't like the way something looks, you can usually just blend it away.  The Copic website has some great downloadable resources to keep track of your colors.  I have the blank color chart that I filled in and I use that all the time to choose colors for projects.

 

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Thanks for joining me today!  If you're interested in adding to your Copic marker collection, Ellen Hutson offers 25% off Copic Markers every day.  Click here to go shopping.

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.

 

 


Easter Wishes--Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a card for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge.

Here is the inspiration:

Here's my card:

I didn't have any little chick stamps, so I decided to pull in the colors from the inspiration photo as well as the Easter theme.  I wanted to make some decorated eggs that were embossed.  Kind of like those huge ones you can buy at a gift shop.

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I wanted to do orange embossing on the eggs to pull in the the chicks' beak color, but I was having a hard time getting the orange right.  I tried orange embossing powder, but it didn't have the brightness I wanted.  You can see it on the eggs on the right.

 I ended up trying a technique I learned from Jennifer McGuire which is great if you can't find that perfect color of embossing powder--use clear embossing powder over your favorite pigment ink.  In this case, I used Memento Luxe pigment ink in Morocco to stamp my images, then I sprinkled some clear embossing powder over them and heat embossed.  The final eggs are on the left.  I like that shade of orange better.

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I used my new 4 bar scalloped notecard die from Papertrey Ink for the card base.  Perfect for a cute little Easter greeting!

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Thanks for joining me today.  My supplies are linked below, however, I was unable to find links for the egg die I used or the bow and greeting.  All are from older My Favorite Things sets.  

 

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 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Concord & 9th and Blitsy. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.  AMZ=Amazon, EH=Ellen Hutson, SDC=Scrapbook.com, etc.