Thursday, February 21, 2019

Impression Obsession: Flowers for Friends

Hi everyone,
Happy Thursday and welcome to another Impression Obsession challenge. The challenge today (and for the next 2 weeks is "Flowers for Friends". I decided to use the Spirals background stamp along with the Happy Everything sentiment stamp.
I stamped the background on watercolor paper with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. Once embossed I watercolored it, let it dry and trimmed to 4" x 5 1/4".
Next, stamped the sentiment onto black card stock with Versamark, embossed in white and trimmed to size. 
I assembled my card onto black card base.

Don't forget to play along over at the IO Stamps blog for a chance to win a gift certificate

Monday, February 18, 2019

Impression Obsession: Die cut obsession

Hello friends!

The Impression Obsession Design Team have set aside a couple days a month to share some fabulous new Impression Obsession die projects! Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog
For my card today I used the You Make Me Happy die and Song Bird Branch die.
I die cut both from white glitter paper, then couple more times from regular white card stock and stacked them up to create more dimensional look. Then adhered to galaxy background and to white top folding card base. 
Quick and simple ;) 
Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a creative day!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi everyone!
Happy Friday! The day has finally come when all the new goodies from the 2019 catalog are in the Hero Arts online store and we are celebrating it with a blog hop and giveaways. Scroll down for all the details about it. 
Today I am sharing few cards created with the new stamps, dies and CARD STOCK!!! Yes, card read that correctly....Hero is releasing new card stock and it's AMAZING!!!!

For my first card I used the color layering Dragonfly set. I stamped the image, die cut. I created my background using the watercolor smoosh technique with Moss Liquid watercolor. 

For my second card I used the Monarch butterfly fancy die, along with the Happy Message Fancy die and the Mix and Match Compliments stamp set 

Then, I Used the Hot air balloon infinity dies along with the cloud infinity dies and Sky's the limit stamp set.

Last, but not the least is a card using the Kaleidoscope flower cling stamp along with the Hero Greetings occasions set. 

Giveaway: Be sure to visit each blog on the list and leave a little love - Hero ARts  is giving away FOUR (4!) $50 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts online store, randomly drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, February 17th at 11:59 PM PT and the winners will be announced the following week.

Blog hop list:

Ilina Crouse (you are here)

Note: Monday is a postal holiday in the US. The Hero Arts shipping department as well as customer service will be closed. And a reminder - there is always free domestic shipping on order over $50!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios: February Release is Live

Hi stampers!
It's time for another Picket Fence Studio release. Another awesome release! I have few cards to share today with you using some of the amazing goodies from this release. 
First I am starting with a card featuring the Let's Shake Our Feathers set. I stamped the image using the Intense Black ink then colored with Copic markers. Once done I trimmed the panel to 3 3/4" x 5" and sprayed with Sparkle Shimmer spray. Stamped the sentiment onto black card stock, embossed in white and trimmed to size. 
I assembled the card onto black card base. 

For my next card I used the set Wish we could hug along with the coordinating dies. I stamped the image onto white card stock, colored with copics and die cut. I stamped the sentiment onto 3" x 6" panel of white card stock and adhered it to piece of patterned paper measuring 3 3/4" x 6", then adhered to tall note card ( 4" x 6"). Using foam adhesive I adhered the koala. 

Last, but not the lease is a  card using the new BFF Avery Girl and the coordinating die. I stamped the image onto white card stock and colored with Copic markers. Die cut and adhered to black panel measuring 3 3/4" x 6". I stamped the sentiment from Exhale Worry set on black card stock and embossed in white. Trimmed to size. Then assembled my card ( 4"x 6")

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have a creative day!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Catherine Pooler Designs: February Release Blog Hop

Hi Stampers!
Welcome to Catherine Pooler's new Welcome Home release blog hop. This is an amazing release with tons of new amazing products! The products go live in the Catherine's store on the 13th at 9am EST!

Since there are so many new items, check out What’s New section in Catherine’s store to find the new items this release (once it goes live on Wednesday!
You should have arrived here from Kristie's blog, but if you didn’t, you can find the whole blog hop list at the bottom of this post.
And your next stop will be Lisa's blog.

Prize: $25 gift certificate! Leave comment on all blogs for a chance to win! 

The new release consists of:Fresh Cut Flowers Stamp Set and Dies
Beautiful Ride Stamp Set and Dies
Cottage Corsage Stamp Set and Dies
Happy Place Stamp Set and Dies 6x8
Interlocked Die
Cottage Garden Background
Rondi’s Window Background
Deco Circles Cover Plate Die
Marble Swirl Stamp Set 6x8
Strolling Borders Stamp Set
Awesome and Wonderful Stamp Set and Blowing Bubbles Border Die
Warm Welcome Stamp Set and Welcome Die
Ways to Say Hey Dies

Today I am sharing two cards using the Cottage Corsage set, Cottage Garden background stamp and Awesome and Wonderful stamp set.
So, let's get started.
To make my card I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the flowers on two opposite corners using Midnight ink. Once stamped let it dry for few and then watercolor the images using the following ink pads/refills: Party Dress, Something Borrowed and Lime Rickey. I mixes small amount of shimmery paint into the reinkers to get the shimmer.
Next stamped the sentiment and embossed in white, cut to size and assembled my card.

For my next card I used Cottage Garden background. I stamped in on watercolor paper (hot press) using versamark and embossed with Hero Arts white embossing powder. Next watercolored using reinkers. I stamped the sentiment on black, embossed in white, trimmed to size and assembled my card.

Hop list:

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