Floral

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I'm joining in this week's Freshly Made Sketches Challenge with a bright and graphic card.  

I was in the mood to use green so I broke out my Kaleidacolor Ink Pad in Fresh Greens.  

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I masked off a rectangle and blended the second lightest green over the area.

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I stamped another smaller rectangular panel of white cardstock using Versafine ink and flowers from Winnie and Walter's In Bloom-Eva's Favorite Flowers.

After heat embossing it with white embossing powder, I blended the 3rd lightest green over the top.
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Using a damp paper towel, I wiped off the excess ink from the embossed images.
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I love the graphic look of the crisp blended rectangles against the bright white card!
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Thanks for joining me.  The challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches is going on till Feb. 5th so there's plenty of time to enter.  All supplies are linked below.

 

SUPPLIES:

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, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

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 Tsukineko 5-Color Kaleidacolor Dye Inkpad, Fresh GreensKaleidacolor Fresh Greens

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White Cardstock

 


Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project--You Are Fabulous

 

 

Hi Everyone!

It's Heidi and I'm here with a project using a fun new Echo Park paper pad from Kat's shop called Fashionista.  The fashion theme definitely called for me to incorporate the  Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle die from Kat Scrappiness.  I am in love with that wonderfully wavy stitched detail along the edge!

I wanted to break from my usual straight lines in my layering, so I did a kind of "decoupage-inspired" background with the paper pad. 

I have a video below showing how I put this card together.  I have all the products I used from the Kat Scrappiness Shop linked below.  Be sure to head over there and use the coupon code:  Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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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, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.    

Never Ending Rectangle dies

Wonky Wavy Stitched Rectangle dies

Retro Christmas sequin mix

Technique Tuesday--Say It 2-Fabulous stamp set

Mudra Stamps--Wild Rose 4x4 stamp set

Echo Park Fashionista 6x6 paper pad

Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink Pad

Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Ranger Multi Medium Matte 

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Foam Tape

White Cardstock

Black Cardstock

Copic Markers

Tape runner


Video: Springtime Floral Card

Hi Everyone!

For those of you in the middle of winter cold, I have a bright, and cheery springtime card for you.  I broke out my Copics and one of my favorite floral stamps and had some fun coloring.

I have a video down below showing you how I created this card.  I'm not sure what this technique is called (raised, stamped die-cutting??), but I've seen it before and I love the way it looks.  Supplies are linked below the video too, if you want to purchase what I used.

 

I used one of the Never Ending Ovals dies from Kat Scrappiness along with Avery Elle's Floral Bouquet stamp set.

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With help from my stamp platform, I stamped the image once on the oval and once on a notecard line them up together.


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My Copic Coloring Chart helped me to pick out just the right color combo for my flowers.  


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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, ConsumerCrafts, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.  

Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select White

Never Ending Oval Dies by Kat Scrappiness - NEW!

Never Ending Ovals die

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink Pad

 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

 

If you're looking to challenge yourself to do some more coloring, head over to Kathy Racoosin's blog for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Thanks for joining me and have a great day!


Video: Happy World Cardmaking Day!--Sale and Blog Hop Challenge Contest

 

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Hi Everyone!

Hope you're having a great weekend!  Today is World Cardmaking Day and we're celebrating over at the Kat Scrappiness blog with a mood board challenge and a big sale at the shop
 
Today, all of the Kat Scrappiness designers are participating in a fun blog hop with their inspiration and take on the first Kat Scrappiness Mood Board Challenge! There will be lots of prizes to be won and several chances to win.  Please scroll down below to see all the details on how you can win......
 
Here is the Mood Board that is a part of the challenge and what has inspired my projects today!

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Here is my project:
 
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These are the Copics I used in case you need a reference:
 
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Here is a video to show you how I put the card together and also how I made that fun cross-stitched detail around the card border.  Supplies are linked below.  
 

 

Supplies shown in the video:

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, Pinkfresh Studio, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness.   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. 

Kat Scrappiness Cross-Stitched Rectangle dies

Lawn Fawn Mom and Me stamp set

Lawn Fawn Mom and Me die set

 Mudra Linen Blooms stamp set

Waffle Flower Warm Wishes stamp set

Metal Shim

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Lawn Fawn Inks: Pumpkin Spice, Jalapeno, Walnut, Sunflower, Fake Tan

Post-It Tape

Foam Tape

 Copic Markers
 
 
I made an additional card using the same Copics I used in my first project.  I did some simple masking of flowers from Mudra's Linen Blooms and colored those in.  Then, I backed my floral panel with a square cut from one of the Kat Scrappiness Cross-Stitched square dies.  I love that little bit of unexpected detail and texture it gives.  I embossed the card base with an embossing folder from We R Memory Keepers called Woven.
 
 
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We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder--Woven
 
Copic Markers
 
 
 
 
HOW TO WIN:
 
I hope you have been inspired by my projects today! Below is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.   Make sure you comment on all the designers blog posts today for several chances to win and then make a card (or any project) inspired from our mood board and link up to the Kat Scrappiness blog before Monday, October 9th. You'll have a chance at winning one of several prizes!
 
All winners will be announced at the Kat Scrappiness blog on Tuesday October 10th by Noon PST. Don't forget you can get 15% off in the KatScrappiness.com shop today only! Use Code “IMAKECARDS” at checkout!
 
 
To go to the Kat Scrappiness Shop Click HERE and save 15% off your total purchase today (10/7/17) only! To go to the Mood Board Challenge blog post click HERE and enter your card for a chance to win fabulous prizes!
 

 Thanks for joining me today!

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While you're in the Fall spirit, here are some previous projects I've done with a Fall/Halloween theme.  Click on the photo to see how I made these......

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You're In My Thoughts--Featuring Gran's Garden

Hello Everyone!

I'm playing along with the Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge this week.  I'm so excited, because when I saw this inspiration photo I immediately thought of my new Gran's Garden stamp set.  I've been wanting to try it out and the rows of beautiful flowers pictured here are the perfect jumping off point to showcase the set.

 

I paired Gran's Garden with a sentiment from It's the Thought and included a piece of vellum in the background.  This, I thought mimicked the paper that's wrapped around some of the tulips in the photo.  My card base is made from Fine Linen colored cardstock which matches the color of the paper wrapping.  

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My Misti saved the day again in how quickly I was able to stamp all the flowers.  

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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.

 

 

 


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.

 


Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Hi Everyone,

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge.  The inspiration photo had so many rich colors and floral images--this was a fun one!

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I used a card base made from Dark Indigo cardstock and adhered a white circle from the Shaker Shapes Circle die to the middle.  This was stamped with a sentiment from Signature Greetings.  I layered various flowers from Bitty Bouquets and Bloomin' Cute around the sentiment.    

I placed a circle frame from the Shaker Shapes Circle Die cut from Soft Stone cardstock over the top of the white circle.  This was adhered with foam to give it a raised look.  The edge of the circle is lined with more die cuts from Bloomin' Cute.  I tried to stay with the color scheme of the floral photo.

 

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To make things go faster with all the die cutting, I stamped all my images and  put as many dies on one sheet of cardstock as I could.

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I use an extended cutting pad for my Sizzix machine so I have more surface area to run everything through at once.


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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.


Using Scrapbooking Supplies for Cards--Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams

Hi Everyone!  

Like a lot of  cardmakers, I like to dabble in other types of crafting.  I'm not a huge DIY-er, but I do love scrapbooking and have plenty of supplies to last me quite awhile.  A couple of my favorite scrapbook bloggers are Victoria Marie and Crafty Jen Schow.  Their YouTube videos are so well crafted and I would say they are experts in the art of embellishment layering.  Their techniques have not only come in handy for my scrapbooking, but they've also helped me with the ability to put a card together using scrapbook supplies.  I love using my scrapbook stash for making cards.   The ready-made embellishments and papers add great color and texture when you're in a hurry and maybe don't have time to break out the Misti and your ink pads.  Plus, it's a great way to get more out of your purchases!

For the current Fusion card challenge,  I chose to work with just the sketch this time and I broke out my scrapbooking supplies to do it.  Normally, I'm a CAS cardmaker, but every once in awhile I like to add layers and have some fun with more embellishment.  

 

I immediately thought of my Maggie Holmes collection.  I love the Chasing Dreams product line--the fresh colors and floral accents are perfect for layering.  I used paper from the 6x6 pad as well as a few die cuts from the ephemera pack.  I also was thinking I wanted to layer an embossed strip using my We R Memory Keepers Woven embossing folder to kind of tie everything in.

 

Here's what I came up with:

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I really like how this turned out with the soft blues and peachy pink colors.  Lots of layers and texture!  For the sentiment, I used the Thanks Script die from Mama Elephant.  I like how the font compliments the softness of the floral patterns.  

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 If your interested in more about using scrapbook products on cards, I wrote another post about it a few months ago using supplies from Authentique.  You can find it here.

Thanks for joining me today!  I put links below to a few places you can find the products I used.  If you see 2 pictures of the same thing, that just means I put 2 different online stores where you can find it.

 

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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.

 

 


Papertrey Ink 10 Year Anniversary Challenge: Garden of Life

Hi Everyone!

Papertrey Ink is celebrating it's 10 year anniversary with some really fun challenges on their blog this week.  For each year they have been in business, they have featured a few different stamp sets from that year on their blog every day.  The challenge is to create a project using one of that year's stamp sets or draw inspiration from one of the sets to make something on your own. 

I'm really excited for this challenge because I get to reach for some older stamp sets (some that haven't seen ink yet :) ) and have some fun.  Papertrey Ink was one of the first companies I started buying stamps from when I discovered this wonderful hobby.  Just for fun, I went back to check my old orders and the first order I placed was for Background Basics Retro, Vintage Ornaments, and many bags of their colorful buttons. I think I pull out the Vintage Ornaments stamps and dies every year to make Christmas cards!

For my first card, I used the Garden of Life stamp set.  I actually just recently purchased this, which shows how timeless Papertrey Ink stamps are.  The set is from 2008, but I just bought it a couple of years ago.  I loved the hand drawn flowers.  I used them to create a background for this card, but they would be great for watercoloring or ink blending.  Perfect for all the current trends.

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Come back soon as I'll be making my way through the years with my Papertrey Ink stamps the rest of this week!

 

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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, 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.