Hi Everyone! Wow nearly the end of the week again, where does it go and we are nearly at Easter already, time is just flying.

Well I have spent this morning making a card that I have fallen in love with, I was super happy with how this turned out.

I started with white card stock for my card and placed it in my Cuttlebug, Jamara Embossing Folder, ran it through my Cuttlebug to emboss the front of the card, set aside and took some more white card stock and stamped the new Hero Arts, Floral Scallop stamp twice onto my card stock, I then coloured it with my Copics (please see photo below for colours used). Once coloured I distress over the top using my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen, adding extra to the sides of image, I glued 2 pieces of pink card stock strips to each of the sides of the stamped image (inspiration for strips is from the lovely Jennifer McGuire) I then adhered the image to my card. I cut a small strip of white card stock and blended Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen over the top and stamped a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink, Everyday Button Bits stamp set onto strip and adhered it to the image. Lastly, I added some Ranger, Liquid Pearls, White Opal to the centres of the flowers.

Photo of Copics used.

A very pretty card that I really enjoyed making. I hope that today’s card gives you inspiration.

Enjoy your day!

I will catch you all tomorrow.

JOY

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  • I think I really need to get the R81, R83 and R85 Copics! Love, love, love those colors! Such a great card!! I’m glad you like the way it turned out, because you should! It’s awesome! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy! Wow, your work is fabulous! Congratulations on your Hero Arts fresh face win!

    Hugs,
    VanessaReplyCancel

  • It’s a perfect birthday card! Your coloring takes my breath away, it’s that gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Love your card! And it’s really great that you post the copic used. It’s really helpful. Great blog!ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous card Joy! Your coloring is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful colours on your flowers!ReplyCancel

  • I just found your blog, thanks to the link from the Hero Arts website. I absolutely love your cards and look forward to more inspiration in the future.ReplyCancel

Morning Everyone! Yes I know early one today, I actually have not posted for awhile in the morning so it is a bit unusual for me……..LOL. I made some cards last night even though I was very tired, I think I must have got a second wind and well away I went…LOL.

I started with an idea that was in my head and the end result I made a set of cards. I started with kraft card stock and blended around the edges with Colorbox Ink, Frost White and set aside to dry. I then grabbed 3 pieces of white card stock all similar in size and stamped the bamboo from the Hero Arts, Chinese Dolls set in Versamark Ink and clear embossed each one. I got my Ranger, Distress Ink, Broken China, Shabby Shutters and Worn Lipstick and blended a single colour on each of the embossed card stock, producing what I thought looked like bright colourful Spring colours, I distressed the edges on each of the images and blended again until I was satisfied with the end result, I also stamped a little dragonfly from the Hero Arts, Good Fortune set in 3 places on the blended card stock to add another effect, I set these aside to dry. At the bottom of each card I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings and Thank You Sayings sets. Lastly, I added some rhinestones above the senttiments and attatched the stamped and blended card stocks to each card with some dimensionals.

Here is a photo of each individual card.



A small but lovely set for someone to have as a gift.

I hope that you enjoyed looking at these cards today and that some inspiration has come your way, and although we are in Autumn I do look forward to Spring and having these colours to look at makes me think of that.

Enjoy your day today.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a look.

JOY

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  • What a nice set, Joy!! I think I like the blue one best, although they are all so pretty!! Love your distressing, as always! I also love the subtle Frost White ink around the kraft card! Such a nice touch! (something that I would never have thought of!) Nice job! :)ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy, these three cards are just so gorgeous. I love what you have done with them xoxoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • So pretty! These colors are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Really beautiful cards, Joy! I love those great colors and the white shading on the kraft cs. Thanks for sharing this lovely design.ReplyCancel

  • These are so beautiful! I love them, those branches (trees?), dragonflies and colors you used. Great set!ReplyCancel

  • Becky K.

    These are some lovely cards! I really like the colors you chose, and those cute pearly accents. :)ReplyCancel

Hi Everyone! How is everyone’s Tuesday going? Well I had a very early start this morning, so have not had a chance to make a card today and am feeling rather tired today, so sorry about that, but I do have a card a made quite awhile back to share with you.

I started with white card stock for card, then took another piece of white card stock and stamped Hero Arts, Designer Woodgrain stamp with some Versamark Ink and clear embossed it. I took my Ranger, Distress Inks, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade and blended over the top of the embossed card stock until happy with the end result, I corner rounded the edges and set aside. I used my Silhouette Machine and cut 2 die cuts out in brown card stock, I added dimensionals under the birthday die cut and placed it onto the embossed card stock, I then ran the other die cut through the Xyron 250, removable adhesive machine and glued it also onto the embossed card stock. Lastly, I added dimensionals under the card stock and attatched to the main card.

Quite an effective card and quick and easy to do using the Silhouette Machine, I think a must have tool in anyones craft room.

Enjoy today’s card.

Hopefully catch you all tomorrow.

JOY

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  • A perfect male card! I love how you worked on the color of the bg! And those cut outs look great on 3-D pop-dots!ReplyCancel

  • What a perfect card for a male….love this!ReplyCancel

  • Fantastic card! Love how the woodgrain looks behind the raised letters!ReplyCancel

Afternoon everyone, I do hope that your Monday was a good one, I had a short shift at work today which was good. Still playing nurse maid to my partner Darryl, who hurt his back over the weekend, he had today off and it looks like he will be off work tomorrow, play it by ear I suppose.

Enough blabber from me, onto today’s card.

I brought Sassafras Lass Blossoms awhile back and never really knew what to do with them, so hence they just sat in my stash waiting to be used and used I did last night.

I started with white card stock for the card, then stamped Papertrey Ink, Everyday Button Bits, Flower Pot that was in this stamp set with some Colorbox Ink, Chestnut Roan 4 times across the card, then with my Sassfrass Lass Blossoms, Spring Sprout and Homegrown, I added 4 to the tops of the stamped image, I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings set at the bottom of the card, along with adding some rhinestones either end of the sentiment and I stamped butterflies from the Hero Arts, Good Fortune stamp set around the flowers. Lastly, I added a border of black dots around the edge of the card to frame it.

Very, very easy card to make and fun.

I hope you enjoy today’s card.

Will be back tomorrow with another card, hope to catch you all then. Have a great night!

Thanks for stopping by!

JOY

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  • This is so cute, Joy! Just love those flower pots!! Can’t wait to see similar ones on my deck!ReplyCancel

Afternoon All! Are you all enjoying what is left of your weekend? I have enjoyed the weekend, only wished it didn’t end so quickly….LOL.

Well today’s card I wanted something just a little different from the usual blending affair, so I made a little card perfect for a little girls birthday.

I started with kraft card stock for card folded in half and set aside. I stamped an elephant 3 times onto some white card stock out of the Hero Arts, Happy Day Animals stamp set in Tuxedo Memento black ink, I took my Copics and coloured the images in until I was happy with the end result (see photo below for Copics used). I cut all 3 images out and set aside. I then took a piece of pink card stock and stamped Hero Arts, Raindrop background stamp with Versamark Ink and cut a thin strip. On the card I stamped a sentiment from the same Happy Day Animals set 3 times across the bottom half of the card, I then used a white gel pen and added some dots around the edge of the card to give it a frame, glued the pink strip onto the card, added some pearls between the sentiments and lastly, I added the elephants using some dimensionals.

Here is the photo of Copics.

A sweet card that I think any little girl would love.

I hope you like today’s card.

Have a nice rest of the weekend and I will catch you all tomorrow.

Take care.

JOY

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  • Hi Joy, I love your elephant card :D. It is so sweet & cute. xoxoxoxoReplyCancel

  • So cute! The shading on the elephants is wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • So cute….Love this Fun card..it is perfect on Kraft!!ReplyCancel

  • Such a cute card, Joy!! Love your awesome coloring and shading on the elephants!! The white dots around the card are so great, and I love the pink pearls in between the words!! Nice job! :)ReplyCancel

  • Great shading on the elephants Joy, really makes them pop right out!ReplyCancel

Happy Weekend everyone! Isn’t that a great feeling when you can say that, I just love when I get my weekends off and am able to have play time in the craft room.

So play time today has consisted of me using the technique of cracked glass effect, I first saw this technique on Heather Nichols blog, and I thought wow! what an amazing effect, so today have decided to tackle the challenge and have a go.

I started with cream card stock for the card, blended the edges to soften with some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen, set aside to dry. I then cut a piece of kraft card stock with a Spellbinders, Labels 1 die and stamped Hero Arts, Old Letter Writing over the top of die with Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy, also blending the edges with the same ink.

I then stamped a new Hero Arts woodblock stamp, Floral Scallop onto some scratch white card stock in Tuxedo Memento black ink, I took my Copic’s (see photo below of colours used) and coloured a section of the stamped image in, then using my Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen I blended over the top to create an aged effect. I punched a circle out of the coloured image and cut a small strip of white card stock and glued it with some removable adhesive to the back of the punched circle so as to give me something to hold onto, I then inked the side that was coloured with Versamark Ink making sure all areas were covered well, then dipped it into my Utee clear embossing powder and proceeded to heat until melted and before drying dipped it back into the embossing powder and did this procedure several times until I was happy with the layers of Utee over the image. Once completely cooled I snapped sections of the circle to produce cracks, hence cracked glass, I then blended some Ranger, Distress Ink, Brushed Corduroy over the top of the cracks allowing it to seep into some of the cracks to give it a more aged look.

I took a piece of Papertrey Ink, Aqua Mist satin ribbon and glued it under the die cut, added some dimensionals and some to the cracked glass image, mounted the die cut onto the card and the cracked glass image off to one side on the die cut, stamped a Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings sentiment to the bottom of the die. Lastly, added some bling to match and some black dots around the die cut for added dimension.

Photo of Copic’s

A great technique to try, recommend anyone to have a go, fun process.

I hope that this long post today you find informative and inspirational.

Enjoy your Saturday night.

Look forward in catching you all tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

JOY

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  • HI Joy, what a great card & post. I loved reading how you made this wonderful card.ReplyCancel

  • Hi Joy! Thanks for explaining this technique so well! I’ll have to try it! Your card is gorgeous! I love those colors and the cracked glass look of your embellishment! In one word, gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful! Love your colors and design!ReplyCancel

  • Amazing card, with an awesome technique, Joy!!! Wow! It is just gorgeous and turned out so fabulous!! Just love it!! :)ReplyCancel

  • stunning. amazingly stunning.ReplyCancel

  • What an incredible card! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Oh WOW! Gorgeous indeed! This is such a beautiful card!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on the Hero Arts tweet!! :) Love this- your coloring is so striking and the cracked glass technique really spotlights it perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • What a GORGEOUS card. Love that crackled glass effect – so so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Thanks a lot for this! Gorgeous result!ReplyCancel

  • Great Card! Thanks for sharing! =)
    I’ll definitely have to try that crackled glass technique!ReplyCancel

  • Simply amazing…what an absolutely delightful card! Thanks so much for the step by step directions too, so helpful!ReplyCancel

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