Author Archives: Yvonne

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.


Peony Thanks

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  • Stamps – Altenew “Peony Scrolls”
  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Amira Flourish”
    • Lawn Fawn “Scripty Thanks”
  • Patterned papers –
    • Bella Blvd. Color Chaos Collection “Gulf Strandz”
    • Ella & Viv “Watercolor Paradise #8″
  • Rhinestones – A Muse Artstamps and Mark Richards Ltd.
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I played with a number of different elements and combinations before I landed on this final card! I used the sketch at Paper Players Sketch #251 as inspiration. I colored the stamped peony and leaves from Altenew with Copic markers and layered them on top of the Memory Box die cut. I added a few tiny rhinestones for a little sparkle. Thanks for visiting.


Vintage Hero Arts Card

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts “Large Flower Background – CG403″ Sentiment from LP277 OWH “You’re My World”
  • Lace – Hero Arts – Cream Adhesive Lace
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Pearls – Queen & Co.
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet, Old Paper, and Pumice Stone

This was a fun card to make. Over in the Hero Arts group on Flickr, I participated in my first “scramble” challenge. I had 90 minutes to create a card using something from Hero Arts that fit the theme. The theme today was “vintage.” It was sort of a comedy of errors on my part, but I squeaked in at the end of 90 minutes, completing this card. I used Distress Inks direct to the stamp and then spritzed the stamp with water and stamped the image onto watercolor paper. I then added some layers of cardstock and a sentiment from a Hero Arts Operation Write Home (OWH) set. I will add this to my OWH box that I’ll be sending off at the end of July. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Banner Butterfly – Thanks

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  • Dies –
    • Memory Box “Moonlight Butterfly” and “Kaleidoscope Butterfly”
    • Avery Elle – “Dotted Elle-ments”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities – “Lacey Circles”
  • Stamp (thanks) – Lawn Fawn “Blue Skies”
  • Patterned papers – Bella Blvd. “Color Chaos” collection
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Faber Castell Gelatos

Here is a colorful card for the day! I created this card for Operation Write Home and I was inspired by the current OWH Mid-month Challenge: Banners. Most of the banners for this card were made from the Avery Elle “Elle-ments” set. I mixed some Gelatos on white cardstock to match some of the colors in the pretty Bella Blvd papers. I spritzed the colors with water to create my own brightly colored paper that I die cut for the background butterfly. I placed the detailed, matching butterfly die cut on top to provide some definition of the wings. Both die cuts are securely adhered beneath the butterfly body so the wings float up a bit,  to give the impression that the bug might fly off the paper! Thanks for stopping by.


The Cat’s Pajamas – TCP Tuesday Challenge #292

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  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Drop In” and “Simply Said”
  • Dies – The Cat’s Pajamas “Stitched Clouds”
  • Embossing Folder – Cuttlebug “Honeycomb”
  • Rhinestones – Me and My Big Ideas
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I created this card for the TCP Tuesday challenge #292, which is a color challenge to use the colors green, blue and yellow. Unfortunately when I went to post it on their site, my Internet access blipped and my post was one minute too late for the deadline! Ugh. At any rate, This card was a simple one, using Copics to color the image. This card is going into my Operation Write Home box. It also fulfills the Our Daily Bread monthly Challenge at OWH, since this month’s theme is “missing you.”

Thanks for visiting.


Daisy Birthday for Today

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  • Stamps – Penny Black “Flower Festival” and Hero Arts “Happy Stamp & Cut”
  • Die – Hero Arts “Happy Stamp & Cut”
  • Patterned Paper – Echo Park “Easter Floral” (both sides)
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous “Sapphire Pearl”
  • Enamel Dots – Bella Blvd. “Punch”
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

This is a Spring-y Happy card. I tried something different by using a colored embossing powder as an outline for the Copic coloring I did. I had to be careful, because since Copic ink is alcohol based, the color from the embossing wanted to mix in which could cause some muddy colors. Watercolor would have been a smarter route to take. But I made it work! I used the new Hero Arts set for the sentiment die cut and stamp, which I really like a lot! Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by.

 


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