Hi Everyone! So I have big, exciting news, this weeks blog posts I will be doing something a little special. I will be sharing the week with Jennifer McGuire, we have decided to show case 6 cards together, using 6 different stamps. I am super, super excited about this event and I could not be more honoured to have this opportunity to do this.
I have been a great admirer of Jennifer, who inspires me every time she creates, she is a truly wonderful, kind hearted and generous person, one in which I am grateful is a part of my life.
I hope that we inspire others out there this week to create and have fun!
The first card I will be sharing with you today shows one of the techniques that Jennifer uses in some of her creations, which is emboss resist.
I took the stamp Flowing Flowers and Leaves from Hero Arts and stamped it onto several pieces of white card stock using Versamark Ink, I then embossed with clear embossing powder. Once this was embossed I took Ranger, Distress Ink, Barn Door, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters and covered each piece of the white embossed card stock heavily with each of the inks. I took a 1 inch Fiskars circle punch and punched several circles out of each colour. Next, taking more white card stock, I cut it to size, folded in half to form a card and using the Score Pal I scored 3 lines down one side of the card. I adhered each of the punched out circles down the other side of the card using some foam dimensionals and with some left over white card stock I cut a tag and stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Leaf Prints stamp set and adhered this to the card using more foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some rhinestones either side of the sentiment to finish the card.
A card that is quite simple to make and even though a lot of white, the punch of colour makes the card quite eye catching, so don’t be afraid to use white, there is so much that you can do with it.
Okay, so make sure that you all go on over to Jennifer’s Blog and check out what she has created with this wonderful stamp.
I look forward to the week ahead with Jennifer and with you my fellow bloggers and stampers.
Hugs to you all!
Hi Everyone! So today’s card seems to be appropriate as it has been raining here all day. I created a card using another digital image, this one was also from The Greeting Farm called Rain Rain.
So I downloaded the image and resized it to the size that I was after, I printed it out onto some white card stock and coloured the image in using my Copics, once the image was coloured I cut her out and set her aside. I took more white card stock and ran it through my Cuttlebug, cutting a circle using the Spellbinders, Circles die. I then inked up the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp with Hero Arts, Soft Pool ink and stamped over the top of the circle. Taking the coloured image I adhered her to the circle using some foam dimensionals. Next, taking some American Crafts patterned paper (which has been in my collection for I don’t know how long..LOL) I cut it to size and sewed around the edges, I also took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass and distressed the edges, I also decided to add some distress ink to the outer edges of the circle as well, I then added a sentiment at the bottom of the patterned paper using the Hero Arts, Sweet Wonderful You stamp set. I then took more white card stock and cut it to size and folded in half to form the card, lastly, I adhered the round circle with the image on it to the patterned paper using more foam dimensionals and then adhered the patterned paper to the front of the card.
Here is another view of the card:
I really enjoyed making this card tonight and I hope it inspires you out there to have a go at using some digital stamps.
So that is about all for tonight, but before I go I wanted to let you know to pop back here tomorrow and check out the big event that will be starting tomorrow, looking forward to bringing you a surprise :)
Have a great night!
Hi Everyone! So how is your weekend going? I have had a good day, caught up on a few things and spent some time in the craft room, as any crafter would do, LOL!
So I have another Pure Innocence image to share with you tonight, this little girl with bird I downloaded from the wonderful illustrator, Heather Ellis’s web site, she is currently having a sale on her digital images, so I quickly jumped at the chance to grab these sweet designs as they are being discontinued. I may even go back to get more yet…hee,he.
So I downloaded the image and resized it to the size that I required and printed it out on my white card stock, I coloured the image in with my Copics and cut the image to size. I cut a piece of Hero Arts, Punch layering paper slightly larger then the image and adhered together, I then cut a piece of October Afternoon patterned paper and also adhered this to the image. For the card I cut a piece of Kraft card stock, folded in half and attached the image to the front using some foam dimensionals. Next, I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Huge Hugs stamp, I then felt that the card needed something else and so I decided to add stamped flowers under the sentiment, I stamped this with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White. Lastly, I sponged more Frost White ink around the edges of the card to soften.
Here is another view of the card:
A sweet image that is quite good to have in your collection, as you can size it to what you wish, so make sure you check out Heather’s site and maybe download a few sweet images for yourself.
So I also decided to share with you all tonight a little video showing what I purchased at the Craft Show that I attended last week and also a little Copic haul that arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, my camera does not have auto focus so you cannot read the numbers on the Copics, but I do tell you what numbers I purchased.
Well I am off to catch up on the net a little and possibly work on another project in the craft room.
Hi Everyone! So I wanted to share my card that was featured on the Social Club over at the Hero Arts Blog, the new competition for the month of August is called Keeping In Touch, Back to School and Stationary Sets. So us Hostesses got together and created cards for the theme Keeping In Touch and decided to use butterflies on our cards. Here is what I created:
Cut white card to form a card, cover the front of the card with patterned paper from the October Afternoon, Farm Fresh paper. Once covered, cut a small strip of patterned paper from the Cherry Hill paper pad and adhere to the base of card. Next, punch a cream circle and stamp the Artists Butterfly over the top and set aside. Still with the same Artists Butterfly stamp, stamp two times onto white card stock and colour in with Copics, making sure to colour one in completely and the other just the inner parts of the wings. Cut each of the coloured images out, adhere the fully coloured image to the one that was stamped onto the circle of card stock with some Glossy Accents. Next, adhere the inner parts of the wings that were coloured in to the main image using more Glossy Accents, then attach the circle to the card using foam dimensionals. Take a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Thank You Sayings set and stamp above the patterned paper at the bottom of the card. Lastly, add some rhinestones to match to finish the card.
My fellow Hostess sisters have made some incredible creations, you can view them all HERE.
Enjoy viewing the card!
I hope that you all enjoy your day and that your weekend gets off to a great start.
Hi Everyone! How has everyone’s day been today? I had the day off from work today and spent most of the day in the craft room creating and downloading more digital images, I never thought that I would ever use digital images, but I stand corrected, I feel that there is a place for them in my crafting world.
For today though I have created a card for the August theme competition over at Hero Arts. I felt that the card that I created could be given to a teacher, so goes with the theme of Back to School.
I started with Kraft card stock, cut to size, folded in half to form a card, then taking the Hero Arts, Large Canvas Stripe Background stamp, I inked it up with some Colorbox Ink, Frost White and covered the entire front of the card, I set this aside to dry. Next, taking some white card stock and the Hero Arts, Ledger stamp I inked the stamp up with some Hero Arts, Soft Sand and stamped onto the white card stock, I cut a section out of the ledger image and punched along one side using the EK Success, Binding Edge border punch, once the edge was punched I took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen and dusted the edges of the card stock. I then took the Hero Arts, Owl Trio and stamped an owl directly onto the ledger image and also onto some October Afternoon patterned paper, I cut the owl out of the patterned paper and added some Copic colouring onto the owl, then attached to the owl on the ledger image using some foam
dimensionals. I added a sentiment to the bottom of the ledger image from the Hero Arts, Everyday Sayings and also some stamped numbers from the Hero Arts, Bird Branch Alphabet to the ledger image. Next, I added another strip of October Afternoon patterned paper down the punched side of the ledger image and adhered it to the front of the card using more foam dimensionals.
So I hope that this gives you some inspiration to enter the latest competition.
Speaking of competitions, don’t forget to head over to Scrapbook Boutique and enter the competition that is going on over there, this is however only for Australian Residents.
So I hope you enjoy your night, I am off to get some tea and relax for the night.
Hi Everyone! So last day of my mini break, boo! So for my last day, I decided to have a sleep in and do some surfing on the net, then this afternoon I ventured into the craft room and created a card using a digital image from The Greeting Farm.
So I started with green card stock and ran two pieces through the Cuttlebug, cutting die cuts using the Spellbinders, Classic Scallop Circles Large and adhere together to form a card. Next, taking some white card stock I cut another die using Spellbinders, Standard Circles Large and taking the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp, I inked it up using the Hero Arts, Soft Leaf ink and covered the die cut, once stamped I adhered it to the scallop card and set aside. Taking more white card stock I ran it through my printer and printed out the Digital Image, Dressy Ebony, I left the image to dry and once dry I coloured her in with my Copics (really not a flash job, still trying to learn to colour with my Copics, but I will keep practicing until I am satisfied). Once coloured in, I cut the image out and adhered her to the front of the card using some foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added a sentiment to the other side of the card using the Hero Arts, Huge Hugs stamp set.
Here is another view of the card.
Well that is me for tonight, hope to catch you all tomorrow.
Have a great night!