Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving - Pretty Pink Posh August Release

Good morning! Stopping by today with a card using some of the BRAND NEW release from Pretty Pink Posh that just went live! This release is all about fall, and there are so many fun and fabulous things in this release! Make sure and pop by later this week for a fabulous 2 day blog hop featuring the new release!

I love some of the sweet little scene stamp sets that Pretty Pink Posh has released over the past several releases, and this adorable Thanksgiving Scene stamp set is no exception! I mean, are those critters adorable or what?!?!? 


I started off by stamping the image in the lower portion of my card, then I stamped it again on masking paper, carefully fussy cut it out, then applied the mask and a row of post it tape along the bottom so I could leave a white ground for my sentiment.


I blended some Scattered Straw distress ink around the edges of the masked top half of the card, then laid the new Pumpking Background stencil over the top (after misting with Pixie Spray to hold it in place) and applied some Wild Honey distress ink over those same edges for some fun texture. I removed the mask, then colored my image in with Copic markers and a few white gel pen accents.


I was going to stop there, but it felt like it needed something else. I had already tossed my mask, but I did still have the slippery background that was fussy cut out and peeled from the back of my mask, so I carefully laid that over my image, taped the bottom again, and added some various splatters for texture. I added some Perfect Pearls mixed with water, some white paint mixed with water, and a few black splatters with Pinkfresh Studio's liquid watercolors. I removed the mask (which had done a fairly good, even if not perfect, job of protecting the image. The little overlap of the splatters actually worked for me though - made it seem a more seamless design. Finished off with a few jewels from the new Harvest Jewels Mix for a bit of sparkle and texture.


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Monday, August 19, 2019

Snowy Winter Tree Scene - on the Unity 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!!!


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Floral Frame Window Card - Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live Card

Good morning! This past Thursday was the day for my weekly Facebook Live video - and this week was a very special video since we featured a special NEW collaborative set between Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studio and it is BEAUTIFUL!! If you missed it and want to take a peek, you can find it on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page - this week's video is available HERE. As always today, there was one giveaway for someone who watched live, so make sure and pop in next week to win that week's live giveaway - 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday morning! I also always try to post info here the next day on the card we make - for those that aren't on Facebook or maybe didn't see it over there. I'm a day late sharing here, but figured better late than never, right?

So...here is some more info and photos of the card we made, as well as links to all the products used!



First off, if you missed the Blog Hop - you still have until tomorrow to leave a comment to be entered to win one of the fabulous giveaways, and see tons of beautiful inspiration as well!


For today's card, I stamped the beautiful floral from from this set - You Make a Difference - with Copic friendly black ink, and colored with a super simple Copic marker combination, then did a soft halo of distress ink blending around the outside edges.


I die cut a window in the panel using Essentials: Basic Label Frame set, then heat embossed my sentiment inside the window and on my yellow cardbase.


Adhered the floral frame panel over the sentiment with foam adhesive for fun dimension...


...and finished off with some liberally applied Essentials: Jewels Mix around the edges of the frame, but not obstructing any of the florals!


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Friday, August 16, 2019

Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit

Good morning! I'm back to share one last card created with the BRAND NEW September Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Look for the Rainbows! This is a STUNNING kit - the included large stamp set by the same name is absolutely GORGEOUS, the pattern paper couldn't be any more lovely - not to mention the fabulous 3D Embossing Folder and the envelopes, cardstock, and even fun bit of Nuvo Embellishments are all fun additions!

Today's card is super simple, featuring some of the gorgeous pattern paper and the perfect sentiment!


I loved this rainbow sunburst pattern paper, and knew I wanted to use it on a card where I could really let it shine! So I used it as the entire background for my card. I die cut a Basic Banner from vellum, and then heat embossed my sentiment from the Look for the Rainbows stamp set in white over the top. I folded one edge over the back of my pattern paper, and added a row of machine stitching to adhere it together.


Finished off with a few of the enamel hearts from the kit - using them to help hold the edges of my vellum banner in place. I added a touch of extra liquid adhesive behind the enamel hearts that I had over the edges of the vellum to help them hold even sturdier and make sure to keep that vellum in place.


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



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Thursday, August 15, 2019

You Make a Difference Blog Hop - Hero Arts/Pinkfresh Studios Collaboration Set

Good morning! I'm super excited today to be hopping along to celebrate the release of a very special collaborative stamp set between two amazing companies - Hero Arts and Pinkfresh Studios! This set  called You Make a Difference is part of Hero Arts 45th Anniversary, and also celebrating this AMAZING industry. It's so wonderful to see companies supporting and cheering each other on - everyone is more successful when we work together! Keep reading for giveaway info - there are 3 giveaways up for grabs! :)


I have several cards to share with you today using this gorgeous stamp set - so let's start with this first one:


I adored the sketchy style to this stamp set, so this card was a way to embrace that style and give it a different look. I'm TOTALLY not artistic on my own - I mean, give me a stamp set, and I can make a card - but don't expect me to draw something on my own! Know what I mean? However...


...with this stamp set, I felt like I could almost fake being able to draw! I stamped it in a super soft and neutral ink color, then used a variety to Polychromos colored pencils to draw over the lines and color it in softly. Kind of fun!


Once I finished coloring, I heat embossed my sentiment in the center in gold, then did a bit of distress ink blending around the edges right over the coloring. I also added some white paint splatters and perfect pearls splatters.


These next few cards are a little peek at a set of four cards that I created a video for today on the Pinkfresh Studio YouTube Channel - you can check out all the details HERE - but here is a few photos you can check out, then pop over and watch the video to see how I put them together!





And finally - pop on over to the Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Page at 10 AM Pacific Time for a special Facebook Live as we create this card LIVE with the new set! There is a giveaway up for grabs, and we always have tons of fun hanging out and chatting - hope to see you there!


GIVEAWAY INFO:

There are a total of THREE giveaways up for grabs today for comments left along the hop - you may leave comments until Sunday, August 18, 2019 - winners will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week.

One winner will receive this amazing stamp set:

One winner will receive a $25 shopping spree to Hero Arts:


And one winner will receive a $25 shopping spree to Pinkfresh Studio:
Here is the entire blog hop list so you don't get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Triangle Lemonade Card - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good morning! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning - this week I'm sharing a uniquely shaped triangle card - with lots of fresh summer lemonade stand inspiration! I hope you'll pop over HERE and check it out for more details!


Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!


Thank You For Everything - Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit

Good morning! I'm back to share another card created with the BRAND NEW September Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Look for the Rainbows! This is a STUNNING kit - the included large stamp set by the same name is absolutely GORGEOUS, the pattern paper couldn't be any more lovely - not to mention the fabulous 3D Embossing Folder and the envelopes, cardstock, and even fun bit of Nuvo Embellishments are all fun additions!

Today's card is all soft and vintage!


For this card, I started off by using the 3D Embossing Folder in the kit on a piece of white cardstock. I added some distress inking over the top to add a fun vintage feel, and a few splatters of white paint for more texture. I was a bit inspired by photos I've been looking at in preparation for a trip to Italy I'm taking next month! Some of the buildings over there are so ornate and beautiful, and this embossing folder totally reminded me of some of those photos I'd been looking at!


I heat embossed the beautiful flower swag from the stamp set in white on some kraft cardstock, then fussy cut it out. I also die cut a Basic Banner, trimmed off the top, and used the same two colors of distress ink to stamp my sentient from the stamp set at a fun angle. I layered the florals together over the banner, added a piece of vellum with a torn edge underneath to soften the background in that area, and adhered it all together. Finished off with a few of the enamel dots from the kit, and a few of the Nuvo Crystal Gems included in the kit as well - then matted that panel with some of the pattern paper and mounted on a white cardbase.


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



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