Monday, June 18, 2018

Distress Oxide Watercolor Ikat Backgrounds - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! Just popping in to let you know I have a video tutorial for these cards on the Unity Stamp Company blog this morning - using a gorgeous Unity background stamp and my Distress Oxide inks for this technique! You can check out the details HERE!


I also have details for this bonus card over there as well:


Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Happy Hello - Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge

Good morning! Stopping by with a card this morning for this month's Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash Challenge last month was the first month of replacing the SFYTT Challenge each month. So instead of a sketch, there is now a theme for each month!


This month's theme is Hello/Just Because:


I went looking through my Pinterest inspiration boards to come up with some ideas - since this is such a versatile and wide open theme! I came this theme, and knew it was perfect!


I loved the colors and the framed effect with the rustic twine, so I took those ideas and ran with them, but gave them my own twist!


I started off by stamping one of the flowers from Tall Blooms, messy watercoloring with my Daniel Smith watercolors, then die cutting with the coordinating Tall Blooms Confetti Cuts. I cut a square frame from Dark Roast Cardstock using Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts, and heat embossed my sentiment from Tall Blooms on a strip of Sand Cardstock that I trimmed down. I used some woodgrain white cardstock to add to the rustic feel, mounted the flowers with foam adhesive, and the frame directly down for variation in the dimension. To adhere the sentiment, I punched a couple holes through all the layers, and tied it on with twine. Notice how it curves over the top of the flowers that were mounted with foam? I finished off by mounting that panel on a card base created with Mist cardstock.


Here are the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card - click on the picture if you want to learn more about any of these items!


   





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Friday, June 15, 2018

Trio of Watercolor Summer Cards - Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Good morning! I'm back to share three final cards that I made with the new Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for July - Cool Summer! This kit has such a FUN and JUICY summer vibe to it - LOVE it so much! My card for today focuses on the fabulous LARGE stamp set - One Cool Pineapple - included in the kit. I'm loving the large stamp sets that are starting to appear more and more in these kits - makes them such an AMAZING value!


For this set of cards, I stamped various images and sentiments on watercolor paper, and colored the fun images in with my Daniel Smith watercolors. Seriously - I don't think there is ANYTHING more relaxing than watercoloring - do you?


I then die cut them down with my Stitched Rectangles dies, and added some stickers from the included Sticker Book in the Kit - I particularly used some of the gold foiled sentiment stickers that paired well with my stamped sentiments. I matted these just slightly with white cardstock - just a simple layer that seems to help them pop - and added a tiny paper clip to the top corner with some jute twine tied on. Finally, I mounted them with foam over some of the various pattern papers in the kit from Carta Bella's Summer Splash 6x6 paper pad

Here is a closer look at each of these cards:







Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:


Have you ordered your kit yet? These kits have been selling out super fast - so make sure and grab one before they are gone!


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Floral Hello Shaker - Pretty Pink Posh June Release Blog Hop


Good morning! Today I'm helping to kick off the first day of a two day blog hop to celebrate the Pretty Pink Posh June Release! There are some adorable new stamps, some awesome dies, and even a few lovely seed beads in new colors! You can check out the entire release HERE. There is TONS of inspiration to be found along the blog hop - and a few fabulous giveaways as well!


I have a card with a vintage feel to share today - inspired by the pattern paper I used on it! Sometimes I pull out a piece of pattern paper just to challenge myself to use it. This particular one was fairly bold and busy, so I wasn't sure if it would work as I hoped - but I ended up loving the finished card!


I started off by creating a shaker element with the new Hello Shaker Die, filling it with the previously released Lemon Drop Jewels. All the jewels that began releasing this year work AMAZINGLY for shaker cards I might add! I used my favorite foam adhesive for making shakers with Pretty Pink Posh dies (and PPP carries it in the store as well!) - Darice Double Sided Foam Sticky Strips. The thin strips are perfect for dies like this with a slender edge - just the right width, and a great price as well!


Next up - I have been loving the adorable Darling Dragonflies stamp set, so I thought it would be fun to add a few of those onto my card as well! I colored them to coordinate with my paper - but used some of the softer colors so they would pop out and not disappear into the background, then cut them out with the coordinating Darling Dragonflies Dies. Adhered them onto the shaker element, and added that to the front of my card!


Check out this fabulous die that you can get for free right now as well! I've been loving all the script word dies from Pretty Pink Posh - so elegant and versatile! This one will be great for so many things!


GIVEAWAY INFO:
Now the fun part - there are a total of 4 $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs - 2 winners for each day - Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Make sure and leave comments by 11:59 PM PST on June 19, 2018 to qualify! Winners will be announced after that on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up:


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Sparkly Flamingos - Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Good morning! I'm back to share another card with the new Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for July - Cool Summer! This kit has such a FUN and JUICY summer vibe to it - LOVE it so much! My card for today also uses the fabulous LARGE stamp set - One Cool Pineapple - included in the kit. I'm loving the large stamp sets that are starting to appear more and more in these kits - makes them such an AMAZING value!


Today's card was pretty much a happy accident! I didn't plan at all for it to turn out this sparkly - but I'm so glad it did!!! I first stamped the row of flamingos and the sentiment in Versafine Black Pigment ink. I thought I grabbed the clear sparkly embossing powder to sprinkle on, but instead it was the more opaque WOW Cloud 9 Powder. Oops! But I kept going and heat embossed it anyway - and I love how it turned out! Check out the shine a bit better in this photo:


I added a sparkly pink flamingo, cut from the Pink Glitter Cardstock in the kit using the Flamingo Wafer Die - mounted with foam adhesive. Also added a few of the heart stickers from the Sticker Book in the kit.


Finished off with a sprinkling of clear Nuvo Rose Water Jewel Drops. Could this card have any more pink or sparkle on it? I think not!




Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:


Have you ordered your kit yet? These kits have been selling out super fast - so make sure and grab one before they are gone!


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rainbow of Flamingos - Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit

Hello! Popping by tonight to share a card with the new Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for July - Cool Summer! This kit has such a FUN and JUICY summer vibe to it - LOVE it so much! Here is my first card to share with the kit: 


As soon as I saw the Flamingo Wafer Die in the kit and the bright fun cardstock colors, I had to cut it out once from each color. Then they just looked so fun together, it seemed like a perfect start to a card! Does that every happen to you? And I think this may be my favorite card from the kit as well!


Here is the entire kit contents - I'm in LOVE with it all! You can find the entire kit HERE:


To finish this off, I mounted the yellow, blue, and green flamingos directly on the cardbase, then mounted the pink one with foam adhesive. The sentiment is one of the stickers in the fun sticker book included in the kit! So - no stamping at all needed for this card, and it came together in a snap! I'll be back soon to share some cards I made using the included stamp set though - because it is fabulous as well!


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Heffy Doodle Birthday Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the blog hop to celebrate the Heffy Doodle's FIRST BIRTHDAY - AND, the BRAND NEW June release at Heffy Doodle Stamps! So much cuteness going on here - and there is lots of inspiration and a great prize up for grabs as well! 



You should have arrived here from the Heffy Doodle Blog - I'm the first stop today! The entire blog hop line up is listed at the bottom of this post if you get lost along the way - and it is a SUPER fun and HUGE hop today!


Today I made a card featuring the adorable little stamp set called Shellabrate that is only available free with a £30 purchase in the Heffy Doodle Store - a £45 purchase even gets the dies for free (and...use code "HeffyBirthday2u" to get 20% off your purchase in the Heffy Doodle store until June 17th! Double win!) I paired it up with a new die, and another stamp set that is part of the new release! 


I started off with the new Stitched Bubble Background Die - and did lots of distress oxide ink blending using a combination of Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Salty Ocean and my Ranger Blending Brushes (definitely my new favorite for ink blending!). I added some water splatters, let those dry, then added some flicks of white paint for additional texture to the background.


Next up, I stamped and colored the adorable turtle and his hat from Shellabrate with my Copics and white gel pen for accents, then cut out with the coordinating dies. I also stamped and colored a present from the new Party Palooza stamp set so he can carry a little present to the party! I die cut it out with the coordinating Party Palooza Dies. I heat embossed nearly all the sentiments from Shellabrate, die cut them with Strips of Ease (super clever die for sentiment strips!), and trimmed them down, then mounted all of those items with foam adhesive on my dry background. Finished off with a few clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh for fun "bubbles" to accent the scene!


Your next stop along the hop is Laura Sterckx - I know she has something fabulous waiting for you, so make sure and head there next!

GIVEAWAY INFO:

There are TWO £50 Gift Certificate up for grabs! Make sure and leave a comment on EACH stop of the hop to qualify. Comments must be left by 12 PM PDTon June 23rd, 2018 - winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on June 24, 2018.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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