Thank You with Leaves

Hero_Scramble_7-28-2015Hero Arts Stamps:

CL738 – Messages with Flourish
CL834 – Stamp Your Own Plant
CG613 – Simple Leaf Background

Hero Arts Frame Cuts:

D1004 – Rectangle Frame

Twine – My Mind’s Eye “Chalk Studio”
Cardstock – Bazzill and Worldwin
Ranger Distress Inks

I created this card as part of a personal challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr group, where we challenged ourselves to create a card with at least one Hero Arts product within a 90 minute timeframe. I made it (barely!) within that amount of time. I’m very slow and methodical, so any timed challenge is really tough for me! The background was something I made after taking the first day of Online Card Classes “Background Check” class. I used Distress inks and water, plus a lovely Hero Arts background stamp to make the background. A very fun technique! Thanks for visiting today.


Chevron “Thanks” Card

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  • Stamp – Lawn Fawn “Chevron Backdrops”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Stamptember Thanks”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Bling – Silver metal 3 mm dots
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Ink – Hero Arts “Pool to Navy Ombre” ink pad

I created this clean and simple card using the Lawn Fawn chevron stamp that is great for backgrounds and used a die cut sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the design with Hero Arts ombre ink.  The Addicted to CAS Challenge #68 was to use chevron on a clean and simple card. The Operation Write Home (OWH) – Our Daily Bread Challenge for July is a Thank You card. And I added a little bit of sparkle and shine to this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. It’s a three-fer! What fun! This might be my last OWH card. Maybe. Thanks for visiting today!


Cheers!

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp – “Cheers” and “Frames”
  • Patterned papers – Bella Blvd. “Color Chaos: Peep Strandz” and Pebbles “Happy Day: Puzzled”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs

This is a simple card featuring die cuts and no stamping. I began by watercoloring a panel with blues and deep pinks, then die cutting a shape from it for a background to be used for the sentiment. I used two pieces from the frames die set to create the “label” on which I placed the Cheers! sentiment. I selected some papers that featured the same colors that I used in the watercolored piece and accented the card with sequins and banners. The Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #23 is to create a project using dies. This card also fits the bill for The Paper Players Challenge #254, which is to create a clean and simple card featuring frames. Thanks for stopping by today!


Thank You From Ms. Kitty

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Coffee, Tea or Meow” and “Simply Said”
  • Patterned Papers – Pebbles – Happy Day collection “Let’s Chat” and “Sunday Paper”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Standard Circles Large”

This simple card is a tri-fold window card. I used the The Cat’s Pajamas Tuesday Sketch #294 for design inspiration. I colored the kitty image from The Cat’s Pajamas with Copic markers and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I used a color blocking technique with the papers for some visual interest. Thanks for visiting today.


Foxy Best Kid Ever

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts “OWH Stamp & Cut The Fox Says” and “OWH Lil Hoot” sets
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Two” and Simon Says Stamp “Frames”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Trail Mix Collection” and Glitz “Dapper Dan” 6 X 6″ paper pads
  • Sequins – “Doodlebug Designs, Inc.
  • Cardstock – BoBunny

Here is another kid’s card for my last Operation Write Home box. The Hero Arts foxes are colored with Copic markers. I added a few sequins to provide a little visual interest–just a very simple card. Thanks for stopping by.


Hero Arts Nuts About You

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  • Stamps – from Hero Arts “OWH Missing You” set
  • Die – Hero Arts Frame cuts “Stylish Stars Fancy Dies”
  • Patterned papers – BoBunny “Key Lime Collection” 6 X 6″ paper pad
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

Here is a kid’s card for Operation Write Home, starring Mr. Squirrel! I used a Hero Arts star die cut as a backdrop for him. The patterned papers I used for the star and the chevron background are from BoBunny. I colored Mr. Squirrel, also from Hero Arts, with Copic markers. I popped the elements up slightly with thin dimensional adhesive. I was inspired by Sketch #194 at Freshly Made Sketches for this card design. Thanks for visiting.


Happy Birthday in Rainbow Colors

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  • Stamps – Simon Says Stamp – “Happy & Smile” set and “Baby Party Animals” set
  • Stencil – Simon Says Stamp – “Grid”
  • Ranger Distress Inks: Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Crushed Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Seedless Preserves
  • Cardstock – Neenah

For the background, I applied each of the Distress Inks, one at a time, with a foam applicator through the grid stencil. I used a linear application to give it a rainbow look. I colored the animals with Copic markers. I created this card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #22, which is to create a card using the colors of the rainbow. Thanks for visiting today.


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