Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paper Smooches Guest Designer - Week 4

(((If you're looking for my Day 3 My Craft Spot Sneak Peek Post, click HERE or scroll down to the last post!)))

Good morning! It is so hard for me to believe that June is almost over...which means this is my last post as guest designer over at Paper Smooches! It would be sad, but I had so much fun that I refuse to be sad! I made 3 cards for today, one with each of the new release sets I got for June. The first one used my very favorite set, Crystal Clear:

I stamped the jar, then added the flowers in 3 different colors of MFT ink, stamping twice for each time I inked them to give the appearance of 6 different colors of ink! My sentiment is from the set called Spiritual Sampler. Inked the edges with distress ink, wrapped some jute twine and tied in a bow, matted on some MME paper, and and mounted on an Avery Elle kraft card base. 

The second card used the set called Briny Blue - another set I have definitely fallen in love with:

For this card, I had a random idea one night when I was going to bed and had to try it out! I took watercolor paper, masked out a square with washi tape, then waterbrushed over it with Mister Huey's mists in a couple different colors, blending them together. I peeled off the washi tape, let it dry, then stamped the whale, sentiment, and the splashes. Finished off by punching a couple of holes to thread some jute twine through, tying on a button as well.

Finally, I made this card using the super fun Off the Charts and coordinating Chart Toppers sets:

I was looking at the circle stamp, when all of a sudden it occurred to me that it would be fun to stamp it with overlapping primary colors! I'm so happy with how well it worked! I used 3 different MFT inks to stamp the color circles. Then I stamped the arrow, figure, and sentiment over the top. I used Paper Smooches Ovals 1 Dies to cut the oval shape, sprayed some white Mister Huey's inks on the brown cardstock, added some strips of coordinating MFT cardstock, then mounted the front panel with foam adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - and for all your kind words this month! I had so much fun playing with my Paper Smooches stamps! And...I can't wait to see the new release for July!!!

Have a great day and rest of your week!


  1. Wow! Fabulous cards!
    I love the block of color on the "fintastic" one. And the first one works fabulously with the printed paper that you chose. So Summery! And the "Balance" card...Love. love. love the ink on the chocolate brown!

  2. Heather, you did an awesome job on your cards! I love the effect you did on the 1st card, w/the different inks! So cool!


  3. The colors in the card are sweet, vibrant and so lively.
    The sentiment is great.
    We really enjoy it when you post your marvelous creations with us and hope to see more of your work.
    Psalm 23 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. My oh my, these are all amazing! Love the masked water colored water.

  5. These are such incredible cards, Heather! The techniques you use have such an amazing effect on your cards! They ALL look fantastic!

  6. Great cards, Heather! It's such a treat to have you stop by and share with us in our challenge. I appreciate it SO MUCH, and hope that you're having a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Wonderful cards! I especially like the first one with the jar of flowers! Tha colors are beautiful!

  8. nice cards....the first one is so pretty with it's soft colours...

  9. Fabulous selection of cards but my favourite is the beautiful first one, just love the colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.