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Colorful Cards Using Supplies From Pattern Happy

Hi Everyone!  

A couple of weeks ago, I bought some products from Pattern Happy, a new stamp company that just had their first release.  I wanted to share some of my creations with you.  These cards feature the Rainbows and Color Me 6x6 paper pads along with the Colorful Day Clear stamp set.  Super colorful and fun!

 I've never seen a rainbow stamp or die set I didn't like.  I just think they are so much fun to make because you can experiment with color and go all out using whatever medium you like.  For this card, I chose some brighter Copics for the rainbow stamp and some of the cute Rainbow paper for the background.  I stenciled some clouds in the background to go along with the rainbow.  

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I did a previous post here, where I used my We R Memory Keepers Square Punch board.  I had to get it out again to experiment with all the great patterned paper! 

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I cut a heart-shape out of some of the Color Me paper and used colored pencils on the little hearts.

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I love the way this card came together with all the patterns.  

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For my final card, I created a circle mask with some thin paper and stenciled some flowers over it using Distress Oxide ink in Peacock Feathers.


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I like the color combo of black and that teal blue.

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Thanks for joining me today.  Links to all the products below are listed below.  Have a great weekend!

 

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CutCardstock Design Team Project: Thanks Darling!

A few days ago, I featured this project up on the CutCardstock blog.  They have some really great glitter paper options, so I was excited to use them for this card.

I love sparkle! It shows up a lot in my projects and for this card, I had some fun with some some new supplies and shimmery glitter paper from the CutCardstock store.   I used some POW! Silver Glitter paper along with a bit of POW! Black Glitter paper for this sweet thank you card. 

I wanted to keep some softness to the front, so instead of using colored cardstock for the front of my white notecard, I blended 2 colors of aqua ink along the edges.  I actually made the card from some Cougar White Super Smooth cardstock in 100# weight that I just purchased.  This is perfect for creating your own notecards and die cuts since it's a thicker weight.  It holds up to ink blending really well too.  I also got some 130# weight which I can't wait to try for my tags

 

I heat embossed the bold sentiment onto a white panel using Versamark Onyx Black ink along with some clear embossing powder.

Before adding the rest of my embellishments, I adhered the panel onto some of the POW! Black Glitter paper.  I love how it just gives a little bit of shimmer and gives some grounding to the card panel.

Who wouldn't want to twirl in a glitter skirt?

 

 

There is a huge variety of glitter paper and cardstock in the CutCardstock store, so be sure to head over there to see all the options.  Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

 

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Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Hello Crafty Friend

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Hi Everyone!

Today I have a couple of projects using the Swatches stamp set from Kat Scrappiness.  These are great stamps to use to keep track of your inks, watercolors and Copics, but they're also great for all kinds of stamping projects.  I love using geometric designs on my cards, and that square was calling my name!  The new Hello My Crafty Friend word die is the perfect compliment to these colorful cards.

I have a video below showing my process, plus some tips for using solid stamps.  I have all products from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  I also have a haul video in this blog post that shows all the newly released Kat Scrappiness stamps and dies for April. Be sure to use my coupon code Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

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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!


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Pop Out Die With Patterned Paper

 

Hi Everyone!  I'm here with a project using the Kat Scrappiness Pop Out die.

This die is so much fun and makes such a statement with whatever you put behind it.  Today, it's a silly rabbit from Paper Smooches' A Little Lovin' stamp set.  How funny is his face?  He's just so hopeful that you'll pay some attention to him!  How can you resist?

I did my usual shaped card using the largest square from the Cross Stitched Square die set.  Again, I just simply kept the top edge of the die over the top fold of a 4.4 x5.5" notecard and ran it through my Sizzix machine.  Easy, square-shaped card with an added little cross stitched detail.  I used some Neenah Desert Storm for the notecard.

For the pop out feature, I cut a square of navy cardstock with the 2nd largest square from the Cross Stitched Square die set.  I then backed it with a piece of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter paper cut with the same square.  Be sure to layer the papers back to back so you get the fold correct as you'll see below.  I then used the Pop Out die to cut a window into the two papers.

I adhered the layers together avoiding the pop out part, then, I folded back the solid and patterned triangles with a bone folder to make the folds nice and crisp.

To finish, I stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Loads of Fun with Versamark and heat embossed it with white powder.  I popped up the panel over the front of the card and added the little rabbit peeking out from the window.  I had to cut him down a little so his feet wouldn't stick out.

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the products I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below. Be sure to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase (see coupon rules in the shop for more details).  Have a great day!

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Kat Scrappiness Cross Stitched Square die set

Kat Scrappiness Pop Out die

Paper Smooches A Little Lovin' stamp set

Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun stamp set

Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Winter 6x6 paper pad

Wow Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Versamark Ink Pad

Foam Tape

Tape Runner

Neenah Desert Storm

Bazzill Blueberry Sour


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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"Sugared" Citrus Card

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with a card for the current CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

I was in the mood to make a food card.  I first thought about doing candy or cookies for elements in the sketch, but then I  came across an older stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Lemonade.  The refreshing fruit slices made me think of fun summer drinks.  

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To add some shimmer, I stamped Versamark ink over my fruit slices and heat embossed them with WOW Clear Hologram Sparkle embossing powder.  You could also just brush on some Wink of Stella shimmer pen, but I liked the glossy finish you get from the heat embossing.  It reminds me of those bright, sugary gumdrop  fruit slices you can get at the candy shop.  I'm also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: A Bit of Sparkle.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments!  

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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.

 


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.