Friday, March 16, 2018

Some Bunny Special

Hello everyone,
There is a fabulous new mood board over at SumMore Fun and it is filled with beautiful spring colors and images.  I started with a dark turquoise A2 sized side folding card base and then found an adorable sheet of designer paper with the colors on the mood board that matched perfectly.  I cut the designer paper with a stitched rectangle die in my stash and then popped that up with fun foam onto my card base.  I then took the adorable Victorine Originals stamp "Bunny With Egg" and stamped it with Dark Walnut Ink onto a piece of Kraft card stock.  I colored the bunny with colored pencils in white and cool grays, adding pink to the cheeks, nose and feet. On the tail I colored it in with white pencil then added Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal to the top.  I paper pieced the egg with a pretty piece of marbled blue and white paper and then added a coat of Tonic Glitter Gloss Aqua Shimmer pen, this was the first time I have actually paper pieced and I really liked the results, it gave the stamped image some added dimension.  I then fussy cut the bunny, added lots of small pieces of fun foam and popped him up onto the card.  I finished it off by stamping the sentiment "You're Some "Bunny" Special!" onto Kraft card stock with Dark Walnut Ink and then heat embossing with clear embossing powder then placing the sentiment below the bunny.  I am super happy with how it all turned out and hope you will join us at the new challenge.  

See you soon!
Also, if you are interested in any products I used or any of the wonderful products at SumMore Fun, I have a special code just for you to receive 10% off your purchase, when you go to checkout just use HEATHER10 - oh, and have fun shopping...

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Challenge #24

You;re Some Bunny Special
Bunny With Egg

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Springtime Love

Hello everyone,
Today is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun and I am ready for Spring, so this card fit the bill perfectly with all this bright, pretty green.  It was also quite simple and would be easy to mass produce.  So let's get started:
I began with a piece of grey card stock I cut to 4" x 8" and scored on one side at 4" to make a square, top folding 4" x 4" card base.  I then set that aside and cut a piece of bright green card stock to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", then I used a heart die cut from my stash and cut out a heart in the middle of the card stock.  I then pulled out the Victorine Original stamp set, Backgrounds Set (10596-X) and using the small ink blot stamp I stamped the grey card stock using Hero Arts Field Greens mid-tone ink where the heart would show through and then using Versa Mark clear ink I stamped the green card stock with the same stamp set, this gave it a tone on tone look.  I then used my Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen over the stamped area on the grey base where the heart would show through, because who doesn't love some shimmer and glitter, right?  I then pulled out some border scrapbook stickers in my stash and found this fun one in grey, cream and green that went perfect with my card and placed it onto the bottom part of the top layer, after which I took the top layer added fun foam to the back and adhered it to the grey card base. For a final touch I added a few green confetti sequins from my stash.  Hope you enjoyed and I will see you again soon!

Don't forget to come over and join our current challenge, the mood board is below with the link.
Challenge #23

 Backgrounds Set (10596-X)

Friday, March 2, 2018

Cross of Flowers

Hello everyone,
The new Challenge Mood Board is up at SumMore Fun and it is such a pretty one.  All the greenery reminds me of Spring and new growth.  I used the Victorine Originals Cross of Flowers stamp (2327-H) and stamped it on clear vellum with Versa-mark ink and heat embossed with white fine embossing powder and then heat set.  I cut the cross out and then on the back I used Bright Parrot Green (G19) from Copic and colored it in, doing this gives it a soft almost stained glass effect, then when it was dry I flipped it over and gave it a good coat of Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss.  I then started to assemble my card.  I used a white A2 sized side folding card base and cut a narrow strip of dark green paper 5 1/2" x 3/4" and glued it next to the fold, I then cut a piece of soft grey card stock to 5 1/2" x 4" and glued that down overlapping the green strip. I then used some vellum tape runner and glued down the cross and ran my two lightest grey Copic markers along the edges to give it some added dimension.  I added a few small green sequins from my stash and that finished off the card. 
Please go check out the other Design Team Members projects and join us on our current challenge, link is below.
See you soon!

Challenge #23
Cross of Flowers (2327-H)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Connected by Heart

Hello and Happy Saturday!
I am taking over the blog at SumMore Fun and have this easy and fun card to share with you today.  I began by taking the cute world stamp with hearts from the Playing Cupid Raisin Boat stamp set and stamping it out onto a piece of Neenah 110 lb solar white card stock with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossing with Ranger's Silver Embossing Powder, I then cut it out with a square stitched die set from my stash and then mounted that onto another stitched square the next size up in black card stock which was then placed onto one more cut square in white, all three layers were then placed onto a top folding medium grey A2 card base.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set at the bottom in Versa Fine Onyx Black ink and then to finish it off I used my Kirarina Wink pens in White Pearl and Black Pearl to accentuate the stitched lines and to also color in the hearts on the world for some glimmer and shine.  You can find links below to the products I used  and also to the ongoing Challenge at the SumMore Fun Blog, we would love to have you come join us.
See you soon!

Challenge #22
Playing Cupid (10059-Z)

Kirarina Wink Glitter Markers

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thinking of you- SumMore Fun Challenge #22

 Hello everyone and welcome to Challenge #22 at SumMore Fun,

This week's Mood Board for Challenge #22 is GORGEOUS! I immediately went for the daisy stamps in the Oops A Daisy Raisin Boat stamp set and I could not be more happy with how it turned out.  I started with a piece of white water color that was cut to 6" x 5 1/2" knowing I would be cutting it down.  I put the paper into my Misti and lined up the stamps where I wanted them then treated my paper with my anti-static powder tool and stamped the images with Versa Mark Ink, then I heat embossed with Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glacier White.

I used both of the larger full Daisy stamps and moved them around and kept stamping then embossing.  I then water colored the images using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Raspberry Jam. I waited for each layer to dry then intensified the color until I was happy with it.  When the flowers were dry I then used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers to water color the areas in between the flowers and then blotted up some color, so it is quite light. The center of the flowers are colored in with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Walnut Stain.  When all the layers of color were dry I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the water colored piece and the finished size is 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" I glued this piece onto a piece of patterned paper cut to 4" x 5 1/4" then glued all layers to a side folding A2 sized white card base.  To finish the card I took some thin silver glitter washi tape and some thin metallic pink washi and put those across the top portion of the card, I then stamped the Thinking of You sentiment from the Oops A Daisy set onto a piece of vellum that has some polka dots on it with Versa Mark Ink and again heat embossed with Nuvo Embossing Powder in Glacier White then cut a banner tail on one end and attached it across the top of the washi tape I had previously laid down.  I finished it all off with a few Pink Confetti Sequins.  The washi and the confetti reflect a lot of light and the card will be perfect for a birthday card I plan to send soon.

Go check out the Challenge and join us, we would love to see your creations. I have included the Mood Board and Link below as well as the stamp set I have used.
See you all soon!

Mood Board - Challenge #22
Oops A Daisy (9236-Z)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day,
So this card is for my husband and it is a combination Valentine/ Birthday card, bummer for him being a heart baby, but easier on me to only need one card.  I began by getting out my MFT Furever Friends Card kit and stamped the cute little doggy & kitty sharing the dog bed in Black Onyx Versa Fine Ink onto watercolor paper.  Then I stamped the little paw prints onto the bottom of the bed.  I then colored my images with my Yasutomo Pearlescent watercolor paints.  I went with a water downed grey for the pup as one of our pups at home is a black lab and then for the kitty I attempted to go on the orange side to reflect our orange tabby as well.  (We also have a multi colored tabby and a chocolate lab, so may need to do them on the next card)  The bed was colored with a light green and I finished it off by using my black glaze pen to darken the eyes and noses of the critters and then when it was all dry I cut the image out with the matching dies.  I took some kraft card stock and made a smaller card, final size is 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and with Simon Says Ink in Barely Beige I stamped the two paw prints in the stamp kit all over the front f the card base.  I finished by popping the image onto some fun foam and then placing it onto the front of the card base and using the cute sentiment stamped onto a piece of white card stock with black versa fine ink and then gluing it onto the card base.  Happy Heart Day everyone!!!!
See you soon!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Loves me, loves me not....

 Hello and happy Saturday!

It is my day to take over the SumMore Fun blog, so let's get started on how I made this fun Valentine card.  
I started with a piece of scrap paper that I die cut a heart from, I then laid the negative piece onto some white card stock and took a bunch of the cute little stamps from the Raisin Boat Playing Cupid set and stamped them all over the heart cut out area with three different pink inks from Hero Arts (Rosie Cheeks, Bubblegum and Raspberry Jam), I then took some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick and applied it with an ink dauber over the whole area.  When that was all dry I used a White Gelly Roll pen to add detail to the stamped images and help them pop from the pink background.  I then removed the negative scrap paper and die cut the white panel with a stitched rectangle die.  I added a sentiment at the bottom from the same stamp set and then another little flower, I always think of flowers when I hear "loves me, loves me not" and this flower is a perfect fit. I glued the top layer to a piece of pink card stock, die cut with the next size up rectangle die and then glued that down to a white side fold A2 card base.  The card is simple but packs a colorful punch.  This stamp set offers so much possibility and I am enjoying playing with it immensely and cannot wait to see what else I can come up with.
Don't forget our current challenge is still running and we would love to see our projects.  I have included the Mood Board with link below.
See you soon!

Challenge #21
Playing Cupid (9059-Z)