Friday, August 17, 2018

Traditional Scandinavian Combination - Simon Says Stamp

Good morning! I'm back again today to share yet another card using the BRAND NEW release from Simon Says Stamp called Friendly Frolic - and of course, it is even more Scandinavian inspiration!


For this one I went with VERY traditional Scandinavian color scheme. I love how this simple color combo makes this Folk Dance Die just POP! I die cut it from white cardstock, then layered it over a Lipstick red cardbase.


The sentiment is from Sketch Lotus Flowers - another new release - and I heat embossed it on a banner die cut with Stitched Banners Dies from Navy Cardstock, then mounted with foam adhesive over the top.


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wedding Wishes Shaker Card - 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 - the fun monthly challenge at Reverse Confetti!


This month's theme is Wedding:


I created a full panel shaker card today using lots of pattern paper! I chose simple patterns of paper - the green (I know it looks yellow...but it really is more of a lime green!) from Cheerful and Kind and a red from Under the Umbrella.


I die cut Leaves Cover Panel from the green, and backed it with a panel of acetate. I added foam around the outside of the panel, as well as around the front circle portion for stability - and also so I wouldn't be wasting my sequins filling a space that wasn't going to be seen. I filled it with Iridescent Heart Confetti Mix from Pretty Pink Posh, then backed with my red pattern paper. For the sentiment I die cut a scrap of white, centered over just the circle portion of Leaves Cover Panel for a perfect fit - then added my sentiment from Simply Sentiments (a must have, all-occasion stamp set)!


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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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Spellbinders Hop - Inked Messages and Special Moments



Good morning! I'm excited today to be hopping with Spellbinders featuring the Special Moments and Inked Messages Lines! I have 3 cards to share today using some of the products in the new Inked Messages Line! You should have arrived here from Brenda Noelke - if you just happened along, make sure and head back to the Spellbinders Blog to hop all the way through. I also have an entire blog hop list at the bottom of this post in case you get lost along the way!


First up, I have this card using the super fun new Message in a Bottle Stamp and Die set! I absolutely love this fun scene in the bottle - and had so much fun coloring it in! And I made it a window card - die cutting out my colored image, and also die cutting a window in the front of my card, then mounting the colored image on the inside!


I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's You Got This Stamp Set, stamped on a bit of Smoke Gray Cardstock, and hand trimmed to a banner. I mounted this on the front of the card, over the window.


Finished off with a few Nuvo Limoncello Jewel Drops, and used a black pen and a ruler to add some sketchy lines around the outside of the front of my card.


Next up, I have anther card created with the same Message in a Bottle Stamp and Die set - but this time I used the additional stamp set to add a note in the bottle. Such a fun idea!


I stamped and colored the bottle and the note - stamping a sentiment from the same Simon Says Stamp's You Got This Stamp Set as the previous card, but this time on the note. I attached the note to the jar with foam adhesive, and tied some jute string around the neck of the bottle. 


Next, I layered up some pattern paper from Lawn Fawn's Gotta Have Gingham 6x6 Paper Pad, and added some black splatters with Pinkfresh Studio's Licorice Liquid Watercolors - seriously the best way to add black splatters! Finally, I attached the bottle with foam adhesive over the top, at a bit of a jaunty angle!


And finally, a very neutral and simple card with some repeat stamping using Wanderlust Stamp and Die set:


For this card, I repeatedly stamped the main image - and wanderlust sentiment - on a panel of Smoke Gray Cardstock. I used a white Prismacolor Pencil to add a simple outline around each image to help it pop a little from the background. The sentiment from the set was heat embossed on a bit of black cardstock - and then die cut with the coordinating dies (I love that you can die cut this sentiment!) and mounted with foam over the entire panel. A simple mat in black cardstock and a white cardbase finish this card off.


Would love to hear what your favorite sets from this new release are! Or which of these cards is your favorite! I am kind of partial to the bottles myself...although I can't choose which one of the two is my favorite! :)


Your next stop is Rubeena Ianigro - make sure and head there next to see what amazing creations she has in store for you!

GIVEAWAY INFO:
There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs on the Spellbinders Blog - AND, I get to give away a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders Store on my blog here (winners are responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes)! Make sure and leave a comment before you leave to be entered. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, August 19th.

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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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Watercolor Mermaids - Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit

Good morning! I'm here to share a couple of fun mermaid cards using the BRAND NEW Simon Says Stamp Card Kit for September - Sea Treasure! This is such a fun and magical kit - and if you love mermaids (or have a little girl in your life who loves mermaids!) - you are going to love this kit! The Beautiful Mermaids Stamp Set is darling, there is some gorgeous new Mermaid Embossing Powder, some fun glitter and embossed paper, two of the NEWEST Distress Oxide Ink Pads AND an Embossing Ink Pad from Simon Says Stamp! There's still more - you can check out the entire kit and it's contents HERE. I'm telling you - totally fabulous kit!


I decided to embrace the colors in the card kit - and make use of that gorgeous new embossing powder for these two watercolor mermaid cards! I used my MISTI to stamp my images and sentiments from Beautiful Mermaids on watercolor cardstock, and heat emboss with the Mermaid Embossing Powder.


Then, I watercolored them in - fairly Monochromatic. I did end up adding some touches of purple.


Once those dried, I die cut them with Wonky Rectangles Dies, and adhered to some coordinating solid cardstock - Audrey for the first one, and Lavender for this second one:


Finished off with a few Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh for bubbles!


Here is a look at the complete kit contents! You can find the entire kit HERE:



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New Arrival - Spellbinders Boy and Girl Baby Cards

Good morning! I recently was sent some super cute Spellbinders Stamp/Die sets from the adorable Debi Adams Collection! I had lots of fun putting together this duo of simple baby cards using New Arrival - of course one in pink and one in blue, because you never know which one you may need to have on hand!


I started off by creating loose watercolor backgrounds using my Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolors. I misted my watercolor paper, dripped in the liquid watercolors, then mopped up some of the excess. I added some additional splatters, misted with water again, and then used a baby wipe to sort of mop up the extra and smoosh the ink around. I'll try to do a video sometime soon showing what I mean - but basically it was messy, random, and totally fun! The pink card uses Bubble Gum Liquid Watercolor, and the blue one uses a mix of Sky Blue and Sapphire.


I set those aside to dry, and stamped my images, colored with Copics, and die cut them out. Also die cut the stars from silver glitter cardstock and the clouds from white.


I planned where I wanted to place everything, and then attached each item down. I used sturdy tape for the clouds, foam adhesive for the storks with babies, and liquid glue for the stars.


Finished off by stamping the sentiment using my MISTI - there was NO way I was going to chance making a mistake on the sentiment at this point in the game! And I love that the MISTI is basically foolproof! Finished off by mounting those panels on a white cardbase!


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Monday, August 13, 2018

A Little Something - on the Winnie and Walter Blog

Good morning! There's a fun (and different!) Color Combo Challenge starting this morning at Winnie and Walter! Check out the details HERE and play along for amazing prizes!!!


Thanks for coming by - have a wonderful day!!!

Embellished Journal - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! I have this fun embellished journal up on Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! There is a video sharing how I put it together as well! You can see the post HERE!


Thanks for stopping by this morning! Have a wonderful day!