Saturday, February 27, 2021

Hero Arts: You Brighten My Day

 Hi everyone! 

Today I am sharing super fun, colorful and easy to make card using the Hero Arts Love You Stamp and Cut XL. This is one of my favorite stamp and die combos, along with the couple others released this month! They are amazing, so you will see me using them a LOT!

To make my card I cut bunch of strip equal width from Hero Arts card stock. Created my background my putting them in rainbow order.!!! It's all about rainbows!

Next I die cut YOU few times from Dove White card stock and stacked up the die cuts. Stamped and embossed in white the sentiment and cut to size. Assembled my card and added few black enamel dots from the Neutrals Enamel dots pack!!! 

I hope this card brightens your day, too!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hero Arts: Froget all your troubles

 Hi everyone!

I have a super fun card for you today using the new Hero Arts Set Hoppy Day that I combined with the Hero Florals Lotus set. I love how this scene came out and these two sets coordinate perfectly. 

To make the card I stamped the images on Dove white card stock, colored with copics and die cut. For my background I did some ink blending using the Hero Arts Reactive inks: Pool Party, Splash, Lemon Drop and Blue Hawaii and stamped the little water "waves" using Unicorn White craft ink. 

Stamped the sentiment on Pitch Black card stock and embossed in white. Assembled the card and adhered to a Pitch Black note card! 

The supplies used are listed on the bottom of this post.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Spellbinders: Build a Scene - Life is a Beautiful Ride

Hi everyone! 

My second post for today and I am sharing super fun interactive card using the newest release from Spellbinders - Make a Scene collection!!! I combined few add ons to create my scene. To make the card you will need the Make a Scene base which comes separately and then there are several add ons to have different scenes. I love the bike from the Rolling Along Scene and combined it with the sentiment from the Make a Scene Bold Greetings  and added the clouds from the Cozy Home Scene.

Also I used the Make a Scene Sentiments set to stamp the sentiment on the frame of the card.

The card when closed is 5"x7" and lays flat, then you pull it out and you get the fun shadow box type of card.

Also there are add ons that you can use to decorate the front of the card. Super fun!





Impressions Obsession: Be Crafty

Hi everyone!
We have set aside a day to share some fun themed projects! This month’s theme is "Be Crafty"!
Have fun checking out what our Designers have made today. Today's participants can be found on the Impression Obsession Blog.
I have couple cards to share today! The February release has several stamps that fit this category and I am loving them.
For my cards I used the Watercolor Supplies stamp along with the Moments sentiment for the first card, where I decided to create a square card. I stamped the image in black and embossed in clear, then watercolored with Karin markers, added the embossed sentiment and assembled my card.
For my second card I had similar approach, but I did standard A2 card and stamped the sentiment directly on the watercolor paper, and left the background white instead of coloring it. I used the Palette and Paint stamp along with Herself sentiment stamp. 

Monday, February 22, 2021

Hero Arts: Happy Birthday Peek-a-Boo

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a peek-a-boo card using the new Flower Shop background stamp from Hero Arts. This stamp works perfectly with the Peek-a-boo Doors die! 
To make the card I stamped the background on Dove White card stock using Intens-ified black ink and colored it with my copics! Yes, that was a lot of coloring, but so worth it. Next I die cut it using the peek-a-boo die. Set aside
Stamped Happy Birthday from the Life is Beautiful stamp set and embossed in white. Stamped different messages besides the windows pulling tiny sentiments from different sets I had on hand.
Supplies are listed on the bottom (affiliate links may be used at no cost to you)



Sunday, February 21, 2021

Pink and Main: Hello Sweet Friend

Hi everyone!
 I am over on the Pink and Main blog today, so I decided to pop in here and share the card I made with you too, as I LOVE LOVE this new set that was released yesterday. It is called Gnome Matter What , I also used the coordinating dies. This is a large set and has the cutest gnome images and is perfect for coloring.
I used the largest image and spent some time coloring it, so I decided to keep my card simple and let the image take the focus of the card.
To make the card start by stamping the image using black ink and color with alcohol based markers. Once you are satisfied with the results, use the coordinating die to cut it. Stamp the sentiment on black card stock and emboss in white. Die cut it using the coordinating die! Assemble your panel and adhere to black note card using some craft foam.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Hero Arts and Reverse Confetti Partner Set Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

Hero Arts is celebrating 45 years and counting. To honor our beloved industry, we have teamed up with some of our favorite friends, and have together released co-branded designs focused on friendship, giving, and community.
Today the Hero Arts Creative Team is hopping with Reverse Confetti and celebrating the new Partner set called Better Together. We also have give aways (details on bottom of this post)
Born with creativity in her blood, Ellie, daughter of Reverse Confetti owner, Jen del Muro, designed this uplifting and versatile multi-step floral set for the Hero Arts Partner collaboration. Both have a passion for equality and equity, and proceeds from this stamp set will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign. We hope that this stamp set will inspire you to create beautiful cards for those that you care for and love.
If you are following the hop you have probably arrived from Daniel West's blog and your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas
The Better Together stamp set is an abstract flower multistep set where you can build some fun and funky flowers. However I decided to go on a tangent here and I used the elements to create a fun multicolored background for my sentiments (the sentiments in this set are amazing).  I used Tide Pool, Butter Bar and Soft Granite and stamped some of the half circles in the set. Then just added sentiment. I decided to keep them fun and simple and easy to mass produce and send to people for encouragement 








Giveaway: We are giving away $50 gift cards to TWO lucky winners, drawn from comments left across the blog hop. One gift code will be to the Hero Arts store, and the other to Reverse Confetti. Comment on the hop by Thursday, February 25th at 11:59pm pst. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win!


 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Hero Arts: 2021 Catalog Release, Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

 Hi everyone!

It's exciting day today! The new Hero Arts 2021 release is in the Hero Arts store and it's AMAZING one. I have so many cards to share over the next several weeks using the release, as I don't want to overwhelm you with so many cards today! But you can see the entire release HERE! There are some amazing new HeroScapes, Stamp and Cuts (with BIG word dies, as you can see below) and much more!!!! You will not be disappointed! Also, new Reactive inks, new no line coloring ink pad (Contour), Pigment inks, blending brushes and so much more.

Also we have a GIVEAWAY (Scroll down for more details for that, also for full hop list). 

If you are following the hop you have probably arrived from Emily Midgett's blog and your next stop is Jessica Frost-Ballas. If you just stumbled upon my blog, you can go to the  Hero Arts to start hopping from the beginning. 

I have 3 cards today to share with you and all of them feature the new Stamp and Cut sets with word dies (Love You Stamp and Cut XL, Big Hugs Stamp and Cut and Hello There Stamp and Cut). I combined those with Butterfly Garden Background stamp and the Diamond Infinity Dies

I had so much fun with the diamond infinity dies, that you will see a lot of cards using those in the upcoming days on my blog. 

For my first card I stamped. the background on Pebble cardstock using Embossing ink and embossed using Satin embossing powder. For my other two cards I used the Diamond infinity dies and cut out frames from different colors and then assembled them back together on printer paper and cut them to fit my panels. I did this by securing the diamond dies with tape on the back and running through my die cutting machine.






Prize: Comment on the hop by Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59pm pst for a chance to win one of three $50 gift certificates to the Hero Arts store. The more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances to win!

Impression Obsession: February Favorites Hop

Welcome to the Impression Obsession February 2021 Release Team Favorites Hop!
The Impression Obsession Designers are sharing their favorite projects from this month’s release today!
We will be giving away THREE Impression Obsession Grab Bags - so the more you comment through our Favorites Hop the more chances to win! Comments will be open until Monday February 22nd at midnight CT. All winners will be announced on Tuesday February 23rd on the Impression Obsession Blog.
You can find the February Release stamps HERE.
If you are following the hop you arrived from Giovanna's blog and your next stop is Jeanne. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Picket Fence Studios: February Release is Live

Hi everyone!

Happy Sunday and Happy New Picket Fence Studios Release. There are bunch of new products available now over on the PFS website!!! 

There are new WORD dies, as you can see below and bunch of new stencils, both regular sized and slimline! 

I am loving the THANK YOU word die and paired it up with the Que Sera Sera set and dies from the previous release. Also do you notice the brick background?! It's a new stencil called English Brick Wall.

For my seconds card I used the Slimline Center Flowers and couple sentiments from a new set called Hello!

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