Floral

Think Crafts Guest Blog Project: Stenciled Backgrounds With Kaleidacolor Ink Pads

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I am so excited to be guest blogging over at the Think Crafts Blog.  Here is a little peek at my project.  Head over to their blog to see more details on how this project came together.  

 

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Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge

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It's been awhile since I've participated in Papertrey Ink's Monthly Blog Hop.  This has always been one of my favorite challenges, so with Spring here, I'm ready to get out my Papertrey floral stamps and start creating!  Here is this month's challenge inspiration.

Here is my card:

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For these challenges, I like to pull colors of cardstock that match the colors in the photo and start from there if I don't have a particular design in mind.  

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I was thinking modern "squares" since I wanted to use my new Square Punch Board.


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I heat embossed the floral outlines from the Floral Sketches stamp set onto some vellum and die cut the shapes.


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To finish, it was just a matter of arranging everything on the front of my white notecard.  To pop up the vellum flowers, I used Glue Dots pop up dots.  They give dimension, but are clear behind the vellum.  I added a sentiment from the set and some Nuvo Drops to embellish.  I really like how the vellum flowers turned out.  Their softness offsets the sharp lines of the squares.  


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Thanks for joining me.  I have all the products I used linked below.  Have a great day!

 

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Papertrey Ink Cardstock:  Blueberry Sky, Lovely Lady, Classic Kraft, New Leaf

Papertrey Ink Vellum Cardstock

Papertrey Ink Floral Sketches stamp set and die set

 

 


Video: Addicted to CAS challenge: Good Luck

Hi Everyone!

Today I have a card for the Addicted to CAS challenge where the key word is "Lucky".  I love this challenge blog because you get to draw inspiration from just a word.  Plus, your creations need to be clean and simple--my favorite :).  You can scroll to the bottom for my process video as well as a list of the products I used.   I also used a sketch from my "sketch library to get started.  You can see more about how I use sketches in this blog post.  

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For my project, I was very product-oriented.  I knew I wanted to use my Big Day stamp set from Waffle Flower.  It has such nice,  bold images, and I wanted my sentiment to really stand out.  Green was a color I really wanted to use so I opted for my Hero Arts Ombre ink pad in Mint to Green to use with a stencil.  The ink blends so beautifully and smooth!

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I used a stencil from Crafter's Workshop called Gathered Flowers and did some light ink blending to create a soft background to highlight the sentiment.  I heat embossed the sentiment onto one of My Favorite Things' Stitched Arch Stax.  I liked this better than a full circle for some reason.  I love it when something works on a card but you don't know why and just go with it.  That's part of the fun!  I added a panel of kraft colored paper to separate the stitched white panel from the card base.  I liked the look of the brown with the green.  

 

Here is a look at the inside of the card.  Another sentiment from the Big Day stamp set.  


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I created a second version where I ink blended the sentiment arch, with green, but I do think I like the first one better.  


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Here is a video of my process--Enjoy!

 

 

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 CutCardstock:

Brown Bag A2 folded cards

Kat Scrappiness:

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Blick Art:

Gathered Flowers 6x6 stencil-The Crafter's Workshop

 

Ellen Hutson:


CutCardstock Project: Elegant Heat Embossing

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Hi Everyone!

This is a project I featured over at the CutCardstock blog.  Shimmery elegance is how I would describe the Curious Metallic Cardstock on sale this month over at CutCardstock.  I was drawn to the lovely Blue Print shade and wanted to try a simple look with some white heat embossing to really bring out that vibrant blue.  

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When I create cards with little embellishment or plain stamping, I like to add another layer that doesn't compete, but adds texture and interest.  I decided to use my favorite embossing folder along with a card base made with Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock.

 

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I cut a panel of the Blue Print cardstock and used a stamp platform to ensure a perfect impression when I stamped my flowers using Versamark Ink.

 

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 I used a bright, opaque white embossing powder to heat emboss the flowers onto the panel.  The Curious Metallic Cardstock heat embosses beautifully!  I also added a small panel for my heat embossed sentiment and popped it up on the panel with some foam tape.  I then added foam tape to the entire panel and added that to my white card base.  I lined it up with the top left corner so some of the dry embossing of the card base could be seen.  

 

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Thanks so much for joining me.  Supplies I used are linked below--  Have a great day!

 

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.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, Ellen Hutson,  Blitsy, ConsumerCrafts, and Kat Scrappiness. 

Big Hugs stamp set-Papertrey Ink

Curious Metallic Cardstock-Blue Print-CutCardstock

Cougar White Super Smooth Cardstock-CutCardstock

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

We R Memory Keepers Woven Embossing Folders

 

 


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Modern Vintage

 

Hi Everyone!

For today's card, I wanted to give you a little peek inside my thought process when I'm creating a card....I was in the mood for Spring.  Fresh, light colors, bright blooms, happy sentiments....I wanted to do the "homespun look" of vintage linens, but with a modern feel.  I gathered some supplies together not knowing exactly what my plan was.  Sometimes I do this if I have a little bit of an idea, but I'm not sure exactly how I want to lay out my card design.   Once I see all the supplies in front of me, then the card starts to come together in my mind.  I chose Mudra's Botanical Blooms stamp set and paired it with Kat's Wonky, Wavy Stitched Circle dies.   I love the purple-y blue dotted Swiss paper in the Doodlebug 6x6 pad: Swiss Dot Petite Prints, so I added that too.

Next, I was pretty sure I wanted to use a coral-pink ink for the flowers so I stamped a bunch of the flowers and leaves using my stamp press.  The flowers from the Botanical Blooms stamp set are 3 step layering stamps.  A little trick I like to do to "season" my solid stamp is to use an eraser that doesn't leave a lot of shavings and rub that over the top of the stamp.  This gives it a little texture so the ink can really grip to the clear stamp.

I heat embossed a strip of light gray cardstock with a sentiment from Mudra's Wild Rose stamp set using white embossing powder.  After that, I decided to a cut a strip of the Swiss dot paper.  Those strips, combined with the stitched circle, I thought would look nice as a collage on the front of a crisp, white, notecard.

The bottom flower was a little too big, so I just snipped off the lower part and added that to the card flush with the edge.  I did the same with the leaf cluster.  This is great to try anytime you add die cuts to cards.  It works with stamping too--just having things peeking up or down from the edges adds movement and flow.

If I'm not sure where to place sequins, I first take some old enamel dots I removed the "stick" from and place those around my card.  I cannot remember exactly where I got this trick from, but it has saved me from having to start my card all over again, LOL!

I used the gorgeous large blue sequins from the Fluffy Clouds mix along with the tiny silver-y white cupped sequins in the Fairytale Princess mix.

This card kind of reminds me of a deconstructed embroidery hoop that maybe contained a vintage handkerchief or napkin.   I encourage you to try taking a modern approach to an older style you like.  Maybe, take an older card you created a few years ago, when styles were different and give it a modern make-over!  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the products I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  Please feel free to use my coupon code Heidi10 at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

SUPPLIES:

Kat Scrappiness Wonky, Wavy Stitched Circle dies

Mudra Botanical Blooms stamp set

Mudra Wild Rose stamp set

Doodlebug Swiss Dot Petite Prints 6x6 paper pad

Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Versamark Ink

Kat Scrappiness Fluffy Clouds sequin mix

Kat Scrappiness Fairytale Princess sequin mix

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform


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.    

Thanks a BunchThe Ton-Thanks a Bunch

 

 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!

 

 

 

 

 

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.    

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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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.  

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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Supplies:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!

  Cardmaking day

 

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.