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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!

 

 

---SUPPLIES---

 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

 

 


Video: Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: You Totally Rock!

 

Hi Everyone!

This month is an exciting one over at the Kat Scrappiness shop.  Three new stamp sets were released and today, I get to work with the new Rock Candy Layered Stamp Set!  This is a 4-step layering stamp that is so easy to use.  Like all of Kat's layering stamps, lining them up is a cinch especially with a stamp platform.  Today, I wanted to really highlight these fun stamps by doing a repeat stamping project.

To make it super simple, I drew some diagonal lines on my circle-shaped card base so I could easily line my stamps up and down the card.

I used a variety of colored inks to create a rainbow pattern of rock candy with the help of my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.

Here's a look at the inside--more circles! 

Although this is a 4 step layering stamp, you don't actually need 4 variations of the same color.  You can simply choose 2 or three and double or triple stamp some of them to get darker versions.  I'll show you in the video below.

Be sure to head over to the Kat Scrappiness shop to see all the new stamp sets.  Feel free to use my coupon code: Heidi10 to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

 

SUPPLIES:

Rock Candy Layered Stamp Set 

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Never Ending Circles Die Set 

Rock Candy Sequin Mix

Merry Go Round Sequin Mix

Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker by Spectrum Noir


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Sending You Prayers

 

Hello Everyone!

It's Heidi, and I'm back with a project using the Never Ending Oval Dies as well as the Waves Border Dies.

Every once in awhile, we need to send cards to people during difficult times.  Soothing words and comforting scenes are always nice options for these types of cards.  I thought the waves paired with a sentiment from Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Cut set would work really well.

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I started off with 3 colors of Distress Ink to create a sunset to go over the water.

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Using Post-It tape, I masked off 3 sections to layer the colors with an ink blending tool.

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When I was done, I used my ink blending tool and more ink to blend the lines together.

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For the waves, I die cut one of each of the Waves Border Dies with an extra scalloped wave to make four total.  I used white cardstock and did not separate them from the paper until after blending some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Cornflower Blue onto each wave.  This was my first time using the mousse and now I want every color!  It blends like butter and gives a subtle, frosted sheen that is so pretty.

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After blending the mousse onto the waves, I adhered them to the bottom portion of my notecard using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and cut off the excess on the sides.

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Using the second largest Never Ending Ovals die, I cut a frame from navy blue cardstock to adhere to the front of my notecard.
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Before securing the frame down, I placed it over the front of my card so I could stamp the sentiment right where I wanted it.

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I decided the navy blue frame needed something else, so I took the oval a size below the one I used originally, and die cut it into some white cardstock to create a mat to go underneath the navy frame.

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I decorated the word "prayers" with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker just on the thicker areas to highlight them.

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I added a few large sequins from the Rock Candy Sequin Mix and a couple of tiny clear sequins from the Peppermint Twists Sequin Mix.  These little sparkle sequins that come in some of Kat's mixes are great, because you can use them alone just when you need a little something, but not too much, for an embellishment.  I used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the card.

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Thanks so much for joining me today.  You can head over to the Kat Scrappiness store to shop for the supplies I used on this project.  Be sure to use the coupon code: Heidi10 to get 10% off your order.  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. 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. 

Never Ending Oval Dies

Waves Border Dies

Hero Arts Prayers Stamp & Cut

Lawn Fawn Jet Black Dye Ink

Glossy Accents

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Nuvo Mousse: Cornflower Blue

Rock Candy Sequin Mix

Peppermint Twists Sequin Mix

Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Marker

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmelade, Squeezed Lemonade

Adhesive Runner

Navy blue cardstock

White cardstock

Ink Blending Tool

Mini Sponge Dauber

Post-It Tape


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!

 

 

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, 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.


"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!  

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, 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!

 

 

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, 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.

 


Smile!--Addicted to CAS Challenge

Hi Everyone and welcome back!  

I am participating in the current challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  The code word this time was "Smile" and I was excited for this one because I immediately thought of the perfect stamp for it.

 

How cute are those little smiles?  They're from a set called Faces 4 Stamps from The Stamps of Life.  I did a little ink blending with some Radiant Neon Ink in Electric Green to create a grounding strip for my sentiment.  The hot pink photo frame is offset with some black cardstock to give some dimension.

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Super clean and simple!

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Thanks for joining me today!

 

 

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, 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.

 

 


CAS-ual Fridays Challenge- May Your Every Dream Come True

Hello!

I'm back with a card for the current CAS-ual Fridays challenge.  This time, we had to create a project without using any die cuts.   

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I paired a sentiment from the Wonderful Words stamp set with a stencil from Kite Stencils called Splash.  Instead of using a sponge dauber, I wanted to try these new stencil brushes I had by Art Alternatives.  I've been seeing a lot of projects using this technique and wanted to try it out.  It really gives a nice, even, soft look.  I like it a lot.  I used my Kaleidacolor ink pad in Blue Breeze to give kind of a dreamy multi color look to go along with the sentiment.  To add sparkle, I heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine Onyx ink and Ranger Black Sparkle powder. 

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 Thanks for stopping by!

 

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, 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.

 

Graphic Black and White Card-Just a Note

Hi Everyone!

I have a card today that features a clean and simple, graphic style.  I am entering it in two challenges. The first is Cards in Envy where the challenge was to use only black and white on your project (a small amount of color is ok).  The second challenge is CAS on a Sunday, where the theme was just using a sentiment on your card.  I have a new stamp from Mama Elephant I had been wanting to use, so I thought this would be the perfect project.

 

I first masked an inked rectangle onto a white notecard using Merman ink from Lawn Fawn--The names of their inks are so great!  On top of that, I adhered a die cut rectangle from Nestabilities Wonky Rectangles cut from My Favorite Things 6x6 pad--Dots and Stripes-Neutral.  On top of that, I added another rectangle with my sentiment heat embossed with white powder.  Some white enamel dots added a little interest--you could also try white paint splotches--I'm not brave enough yet :).  Clean and simple--my favorite!

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Later in the week, I will feature another card featuring black and white as the main component.  This look really packs a punch and would be great to make in multiples.

Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

 

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, 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.