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Freshly Made Sketches #228 – Thank You

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  • Stencil – The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW631s – “Mini Doodle Bloom”
  • Stamp – Hero Arts – CL738 “Messages with Flourish”
  • Patterned paper – Sizzix – “Fox Tales” Paper Pad
  • Ink – Ranger Distress Inks – Abandoned Coral, Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White

I used the Crafter’s Workshop stencil and applied Distress Ink through a portion of it to create the image for this card. The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #228. I mounted the white panel onto a piece of subtly patterned paper from Sizzix. It picked up my ink colors perfectly. I think I succeeded at clean and simple on this card! Hope to see you soon.


Hero Arts Owl

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts
    • CL416 – “Sweet Owls”
    • CL738 – “Messages with Flourish”
  • Dies –
    • Hero Arts – DC150 – “Happy Stamp & Cut”
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Sakura Glaze Pens
  • Cardstock – BoBunny

I created this card in response to a challenge on the Hero Arts Flickr site. We had 90 minutes to create a card with some part of the inside showing from the outside–even when the card is closed. I decided to die cut a “window” on the outside looking into where I stamped the owl. I colored the owl with gel pens, used a die for the happy part of the sentiment and used half of one of the clear stamps in the “Messages with Flourish” set for birthday. This was a fun challenge so that I would pay more attention to the inside of my card! I pieced the patterned cardstock for a little variation. Thanks for visiting today.


Christmas Tree – Holiday Wishes

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts CL887 “Color Layering Christmas Tree”
  • Dies –
    • Hero Arts DI095 “Stylish Stars Fancy Dies”
    • Spellbinders JutRite Custom Dies “Nested Oval Medallion Labels
  • Border Punch – EK Success “Zig Zag Chain”
  • Patterned paper – Reminisce “Christmas Joy”
  • Metallic gold papers – Printworks Elegan Paper Sampler
  • Folded card – Hero Arts PS570 “Foliage Mixed Folded Cards”
  • Bling – Mark Richards Metal Nailheads – Cranberry 3mm
  • Inks –
    • Hero Arts “Lime to Forever Green Ombre” ink pad,
    • Memories “Unicorn” white pigment ink die ink pad
    • Tsukineko “Delicata Golden Glitz” pigment ink pad

I made this card over a period of time, continuing to play with the “ingredients” until I felt I got it right! I layered the tree with three different ink colors. I was inspired by the current Seasons Greetings sketch at the Fusion Card Challenge site for the card design. My secret Santa just received it so I now feel like I can post it! Have a very Merry Christmas!


Holiday Wishes – Hero Arts “Scramble”

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  • Stamps: All Hero Arts
    • CL469 – Swirl Christmas
    • CL 887 Color Layering Christmas Tree
  • Gemstones – Hero Arts – Baby Blue and Clear
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Fancy Tags”
  • Distress Inks: Broken China and Tumbled Glass
  • Ombre Ink – Hero Arts – Pool to Navy
  • Neenah Solar White cardstock

I created this card for a 90-minute challenge I participated in with my Flickr Hero Arts group last weekend. The challenge, called a scramble, was to put together a holiday/Winter card using tiny stamps and it has to be completed and posted within 90 minutes. I’m pretty slow to complete my cards, so doing these are always very challenging for me! But I did it! I created the background by applying the two Distress Ink colors with an foam ink applicator and then spattered it with water. Once dry, I stamped the snowflakes and swirls (from two different clear stamp sets) with the ombre ink pad. I die-cut the label and stamped the sentiment from the CL887 set and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added a gemstone to the center of each snowflake for a little sparkle.

I was able to also play along in the Paper Players Challenge #273 with this card. This challenge is a TIC-TAC-TOE puzzle and I picked the three items from the top left to the bottom right diagonally shown on the puzzle board: Snowflake-Sparkle-Die-cut!  Perfect! Thanks for visiting.


Holiday Treat Box

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  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
  • Patterned paper – S E I – Noel: Frigid Lights
  • Vellum – Silver – Paper Accents
  • Gemstone – Mark Richards Ltd.

Today for Black Friday I hosted a Make and Take at Runaway Art Studio. It was a little treat box made from fChristmasTreatBoxOpenour paper circles–very simple! I got the idea from the Hero Arts blog. When you use double-sided paper, it makes a nicely finished little box. I’ve had this paper in my stash for a while and Runaway had some left so we featured it and some other holiday papers from previous years for folks to choose from when they came to create the box. I’d had the snowflake die for a couple of years as well, but there’s nothing like a nice, intricate snowflake!

I am entering this in the Shopping our Stash Challenge #229, which is to create a project with materials from your stash with no stamping. This is just die-cuts and paper!

This would be a perfect favor for place settings or a nice little teacher or co-worker gift. And once the cutting is finished, it is very quick to put together. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Hero Arts – Seize the Cupcake!

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  • Stamps – Hero Arts CL158 – “Cleardesign Cupcakes,” (both the cupcake and sentiment)
  • Hero Arts CG648 – “Dotted Grid”
  • Embossing Powder – Silver Pearl and Detail Black
  • Cardstock – Neenah and Bazzill
  • Copic markers to color cupcake
  • Circle punch

I created this card for the Hero Arts Flickr Group‘s Scramble #119. We have 90 minutes to create a card for a suggested theme. The theme this time was black, white, grey and a pop of color. I embossed the background stamp with detail black embossing powder. I then stamped and colored the cupcake with Copics and cut it out. I decided to use grey cardstock for the card base and popped a little bit of color in the corners to bring out the pale red of the heart. I heat embossed the sentiment on a circle of dark grey cardstock and popped up the cupcake on top of it. Thanks for stopping by!


Thank You in Three Pastels

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp – “Stitched Rectangles” and “Frames” (two die cuts from this set)
  • Stencil – Simon Says Stamp – “Circle Dots”
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp (designed by Hero Arts) – “Brave (OWH)”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill (white) and BoBunny “Passion Fruit Dot”
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Inks – Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and Shaded Lilac; Hero Arts Ombre pad – Pink to Red (used on sentiment)
  • Bling – Hero Arts and Mark Richards

I created this card for two Simon Says Stamp (SSS) challenges. The Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #26 is to create a card using pastel colors. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is to create a project featuring three colors. So I made a card that has three pastel colors and lots of polka dots. I created the background by applying Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac Distress inks through the SSS stencil. I then blended Tumbled Glass ink onto cardstock and die cut it for the sentiment. Three gemstones were attached to three of the background dots for just a little sparkle. I layered all of the elements onto polka dot-covered cardstock to tie it all together. Thanks for stopping by.


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!


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.