Hello Everyone! How is your Wednesday going? I cannot wait to finish work tonight and have two days off work and play in the craft room, with so many goodies that have arrived this week and another box arriving hopefully tomorrow with some more goodies that I will be sharing on another video. Also, if I can manage it, I am hoping to share a technique video for you, this will be my first so could be a little shaky, LOL.
So I wanted to share another card that I designed for Purple Onion Designs, but first I wanted to welcome another designer to the team, if you follow the Hero Arts Flickr group you will know this wonderful, talented and inspiring lady. Her name is Jill Foster, yes you read it right, Jill Foster, I was so happy to see that Michele had asked her to join the team, her work is so incredible and so creative, so congrats Jill and cannot wait to take this venture with you. So why not pop over to Purple Onion Designs and check out what she has created and leave her a sweet message.
Now onto the card that I designed.
I started with kraft card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. I then took a piece of water colour paper, stamped the single stem flower three times, making sure to mask each time I stamped and embossed with American Crafts, Zing, White Embossing powder. Once embossed I took Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass, Rusty Hinge and Shabby Shutters and proceeded to layer the colours on heavily over the embossing, hence creating the embossed resist. Once I was happy with the colours I took my Ranger, Mini Mister and spritzed the water colour paper with water until the colours started to run together, and as I am impatient I heat set this with my heat gun. I stamped the sentiment You’re The Best at the top of water coloured paper. I took my scissors and distressed the edges of the water coloured paper and using Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy I inked the edges of the distressing. Lastly, I added some pearls to match and adhered to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals.
A really fun technique that can be used with so many stamps, especially the fun silhouette designs that Purple Onion Designs have. So why not go and check them out and buy some wonderful stamps to create your own wonderful creations.
Hope you all have a wonderful day, and I will be back tomorrow with another card and possibly a video for you to feast your eyes on.
Hi! Everyone, how is your evening? We are starting to receive some rain, which is wonderful as we are desperate for it, so I hope it continues all night and tomorrow.
So today I wanted to share a flower that I made using Betsy Veldmans technique, I was so delighted in the way this flower turned out and was so fun to make. So thanks for the tutorial Betsy.
I started with white card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. I took another strip of white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with the Jamara embossing folder. Next, I cut a small strip of pink card stock and punched a border with a Fiskars, Upper Crest border punch and adhered it to the embossed white card stock, I then adhered this to the base of the white card. I then moved onto making the flower, I punched 8 two inch scalloped circles out of vellum and changed the colour using some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Pink Taffy and heat set with my heat gun, I then folded the scalloped circles in half, then in half again and again. I punched a one and three quarter inch circle and covered it with high tack glue, I then took the folded vellum and adhered it to the circle until all of the circle was covered, I added a stitched brad to the centre of the flower and set aside. Next, I stamped a leaf from the Hero Arts, Leaf Prints onto some green patterned paper, I cut them out and adhered to the back of the flower. I then adhered the flower to the embossed white card stock. Lastly, I added a Papertrey Ink sentiment to the top of the card and some pearls.
Here are more views of the card.
I also have a surprise video for you, just sharing some goodies that arrived in the mail today from my favourite shopping place Scrapbook Boutique.
Hope you enjoy the card and the video and that you have a fabulous night.
Hello Everyone! I hope that you have all enjoyed your weekend as much as I have. We have had some beautiful weather, although a little nippy. I have been able to catch up with all of my washing and also got to do some crafting.
I spent sometime Saturday night searching the net and checking out blogs and some new techniques, one caught my eye that Kim Hughes had done for Ellen Hutson’s Classroom, she made several cards but this was my favourite. I loved the out come of the card and decided to try and have a go with what I had and see if it worked and well I have to say that I was pretty happy with the end result. My card was made slightly different to Kim’s and still turned out okay.
I cut kraft card stock to size and folded in half and set aside. I then took some white card stock and cut it slightly smaller then the card front. Next I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters and put some of the inks onto my craft sheet, next I spritzed it with some water and took my Hero Arts, Starburst Lace stamp and as if I was stamping on the craft sheet I stamped over the spritzed ink, grabbing colour, then stamped down onto the white card stock making sure not to press too hard. Once I had stamped the first time I then placed my stamp in the ink again and restamped, I did this until the whole white card stock was covered. It does not matter if the whole stamped images overlap this gives to the overall effect. I then heat set the stamped white card stock and set aside. Next, I took another piece of white card stock and cut a small strip, I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment from the Birthday Sayings stamp set and adhered this to the starburst lace card stock. I took my Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy and inked the edges of the card stock. Lastly, I added some rhinestones under the sentiment and attached to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals.
Here is another view of the card.
I really fun technique to do and yet really effective.
I also have another surprise for you today and I am sharing another video a sneek peak into my craft room again. Darryl, has made this wonderful storage centre for my card stock and my Copics. I cannot wait to have my room painted out to share the whole room with you in one video.
I hope you enjoy today’s card and video and if you wish to view all of my videos you can pop over to my Youtube channel and view them, oh and would be great if you could leave me a message over there if you like.
Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and I will be back tomorrow with another card.
Hugs for now.
Hi Everyone! WOW! am I glad that it is Friday and that my day has finished at work, now it is play time in the craft room and getting my house in order, maybe a little R&R as well.
So tonight I have another card to share with you that I designed for Purple Onion Designs.
I started with white card stock and using my Cuttlebug, I cut 2 Spellbinders, Label 8 dies. On one side of the Label 8 die cut I stamped Late 1800’s Script Background stamp with some Colorbox Ink, Rain forest, Celadon. Then taking the blue damask patterned paper from the My Minds Eye, Lush Collection I cut another Label 8 die cut, I cut this in half and adhered it to the bottom of white card stock, Label 8 die cut. Next, I made a poofy flower (I learnt how to make this wonderful flower through the talented Dawn McVey’s blog). I cut a small white strip of card stock and stamped a sentiment from the Mini Sentiments stamp set. I adhered the strip, slightly over lapping the patterned paper to cover the join. Next, I adhered the poofy flower to the other side of the sentiment and a rhinestone at the end of the sentiment. Lastly, I adhered small strips of white card stock on the inside of the Label 8 die cuts to form the card.
Hope you enjoy tonight’s card and that you take the time to pop over the either the website or the blog and take a look or maybe even buy some great products.
Have a wonderful night and I will catch you all tomorrow.
Hello Everyone! Well back is feeling a lot better today, which is a great thing, I am also hoping that it never happens again.
Well here today is a very simple card.
I started with white card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. Next I took some patterned paper from the My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary collection, I think it is called Best Friends. I cut this slightly smaller then the card front and adhered it with some foam dimensionals. Onto a piece of white card stock I stamped a flower from the Hero Arts, Color Me Flower stamp set twice and coloured in with my Copics, once this was coloured in I cut the two flowers out, one being the whole flower and the other just the centre piece of the flower. Next, I took some more white card stock and cut a piece that was slightly smaller then the patterned piece of paper and stamped the flower once again onto this, I then coloured the image in and adhered both the flower and flower centre with some foam dimensionals to this. I added a pink ribbon to the bottom of the white card stock, above the ribbon I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings stamp set and lastly, I added some pink rhinestones to the outer parts of the flower and some more pink rhinestones to some more parts of the white card stock.
Here are some more views of the card.
Enjoy your day today, I am off to work shortly.
Hope to catch you all tomorrow.
Hi Everyone! Sorry about not posting over the last couple of days, what with work and then I ended up with a pinched nerve in my back, which was rather debilitating, I found that I could not do any posting. But I had a massage yesterday and my masseur removed the pinched nerve and although tender in a few places, I am feeling so much better. So back to posting again.
So today’s card I made a about a week ago for my friend, she has asked me to make 10 cards for her, so this is one of them.
I started with white card stock, folded in half and took Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basic 2 and stamped a row of polka dots at the bottom of the card with some Colorbox Ink, Papaya Cream, I set this aside to dry. Next, I stamped a little girl from the Hero Arts, Sweet Wonderful You stamp set onto some white card stock and coloured in with my Copics. Once coloured in I cut her out and adhered her to the card with some foam dimensionals. I added a pink ribbon to the top of the stamped polka dots and a stamped sentiment from the Hero Arts, Birthday Sayings above the ribbon. Lastly, I added some rhinestones to the card as added interest and an American Crafts, Thicker number 1 as this little girl is turning 1.
Here are some more photos of the card.
Enjoy today’s card and I will be back tomorrow with another card.
Have a great day!