Monday, June 1, 2020

Layered Distress Oxide Stenciling - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Gold Butterflies - Simon Says Stamp June 2020 Card Kit

Hello! I'm stopping by to share just a couple more cards with the June Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Beautiful Butterflies! So excited that after having to skip last month's card kit due to the Covid 19 shutdowns, they are back with this month's lovely kit! This kit is full of fun butterfly goodness - kind of fitting with everyone (hopefully) able to start coming out of isolation soon...I wonder how many good changes there will be? The included stamp set by the same name is just lovely and filled with fabulous sentiments, the fun Butterfly Trails stencil is super fun, the pattern paper is gorgeous, there is some beautiful Glitz Glitter Gel - not to mention the Cardstock, stickers, and more!

Today's cards are mixing some of the lovely pattern paper with the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set.


For both of these cards, I heat embossed a different butterfly in gold on vellum, then fussy cut them out.


I trimmed one piece of pattern paper down to an A2 card size, then tore off just the bottom edge of each of those.


I die cut a more simple pattern for each card using Stitched Ovals dies, and adhered that centered in the panel.


I added some white splatters with white paint thinned down with a bit of water over that entire panel.


Finally, I used a bit of liquid glue to adhere down just the centers of the butterflies, leaving the sides floating free for dimension, and then mounted my trimmed down sentiment (that was simply stamped in black on white paper) with foam adhesive.


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:



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Thinking of You Abstract House

Hello! Dropping by this morning with a quick card. I am super excited to be part of the Online Card Classes Spring Card Camp as a Guest - but I also thought it would be fun to play along with some of the lessons when I have time as well! This is for Day 9 of the class. You can find all the supplies I used linked at the bottom of this post! Oh - and you can go HERE to check out the card camp, it's not too late to sign up - you can always go back and go through the class even at a later time!

This looks to be the last lesson I managed to get completed before class ended...and for some reason the day I chose to do this I really struggled! The theme was Cloud Gazing - basically looking for something different you could create with your stamp sets. I have done that before actually, and loved it! But this night I just had a hard time finding something. I did finally settle on this, and was happy with the end result...just took way more time than I expected for a simple card! Sometimes clean and simple doesn't mean quick and easy! :)




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Dip Dye Watercolor Butterfly Thinking of You Cards

Hello! Dropping by this morning with a quick card. I am super excited to be part of the Online Card Classes Spring Card Camp as a Guest - but I also thought it would be fun to play along with some of the lessons when I have time as well! This is for Day 8 of the class. You can find all the supplies I used linked at the bottom of this post! Oh - and you can go HERE to check out the card camp, it's not too late to sign up - you can always go back and go through the class even at a later time!

This day's lessons was perhaps one of my favorites! Faux Dip Dye watercolor - something I have always tried to recreate and never been this successful! I did the backgrounds two different ways, then added some tiny frames, layered die cut butterflies, and a sentiment from the most recent Simon Says Stamp Card Kit. Here are some more photos and close ups:








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Layered Sentiments and Take Pride - Facebook and YouTube Live Cards

Good morning! Today I'm going to do my recap last week's Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live and YouTube Live! If you missed the Live videos and want to take a peek, you can find them on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page and Pinkfresh Studio YouTube Channel- I will post a link to each video below. As always, there was one giveaway for someone who watched live for each video, so make sure and pop in each week to win that live giveaway - 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday morning for Facebook Lives and Tuesday afternoons at 1 PM Pacific Time for YouTube Lives!

I've started just posting photos and listing the main supplies I used - with a link each week to the proper videos, just to save a bit of time! So - here is the card we made on May 21st's Facebook Live - you can find the video HERE (and we did a different color combo on the live as well!):





And moving on to YouTube Live - this happened on May 19th - you can find this video HERE:






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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Work of the Heart - Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs Release Blog Hop Day 2




Good morning! I'm thrilled this morning to be part of Day 2 of a 2 day Blog Hop to celebrate the Fabulous NEW Crafty Hugs Release from Simon Says Stamp!!! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Gallery created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive some fun Rainbow Shattered Glass Deco Foil for FREE with any order using coupon code HUGS4U through Sunday, May 31, 2020 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EDT)!!!


Today I'm sharing this simple card combining a new die and a sentiment from a new stamp set!


I started off by blending some Abandoned Coral distress ink on some white cardstock to create a background. I then mixed some Barn Door ink with a bit of water to add some splatters over the top.


Once that dried, I added the new die cut Etched Swirl Heart over the top with foam adhesive, pressing up some of the swirl areas to give it more dimension.


Finished off with the sentiment from Work of the Heart, a few Raspberry Jewels, and then mounted the entire panel on a card base created from Cotton Candy cardstock.


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

So Good to See You Smile - Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs Release

Good morning! There is a BRAND NEW release on the block from Simon Says Stamp called Crafty Hugs - so I thought I'd drop by quickly this morning with my first card using some of the new release!


I started off by masking off a panel of white cardstock and blending a background with 3 colors of Distress Oxide inks - Wilted VioletMermaid Lagoon, and Peacock Feathers. I also added a good splatter of Perfect Pearls over that background, then removed the tape and set it aside to dry.


I die cut the beautiful new Etched Dragonfly Die from white cardstock, and assembled it directly on that panel with a bit of liquid glue, then covered the wings with White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter drops, and the body with Silver Moondust Nuvo Glitter Drops.


I added the sentiment using the new CZ Design So Far So Good Stamp Set - stamped in black Versafine Ink using my MISTI and stamping several times for a nice dark impression over the distress oxide. Finally, mounted it on a card base created with coordinating cardstock!


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