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)

Friday, February 2, 2018

LOVE - SumMore Fun Challenge and Mood Board #21

Hello everyone and Happy February,

There is a new challenge and mood board over at SumMore Fun and I had the pleasure of working with the most adorable stamp set by Raisin Boat this week.  The stamp set is "Playing Cupid" and has some great images.  Here is how this card came together:

I started by playing with some Yupo paper, a blending tool, blending solution and alcohol inks in Flamingo, Wild Plum, Poppyfield and Pink Sherbet. While the paper was drying I pulled out a 12 x 12 paper pad specific for Valentine's Day and pulled out some cute patterns to work with.  I cut the black and white chalk hearts paper to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and then cut the bingo card down and distressed the edges and curled the corners up for texture.  I then glued them together, added some black and white twine around them and added them to a side folding A2 white card base.  By this time the alcohol ink page was dry and I stamped the flower heart and sentiment "Love" with Versamark ink and then heat set with fine detail white embossing powder.  I cut the inked paper with a stitched rectangle die and popped it up with some fun foam. I cut a channel on the back of the fun foam where I could have the twine go through so it would not add a lump to the front of the card and then glued the alcohol ink stamped rectangle to the front of the card. This card is full of texture, layers and dimension and the alcohol ink colors are just so vibrant and pretty.  This card would be an easy one to mass produce if you needed to send out lots of pretty, happy mail, and playing with alcohol inks is so much fun.

Thanks for checking out my project and please come join along with us at the blog for our challenge.
SumMore Fun Mood Board #21

Stamps Used:
Playing Cupid (9059-Z)
See you soon!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Let's BEE Friends Forever!

Hello everyone,
It is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun and I reached for the absolutely adorable "Wild About Ewe, Honey!" stamp set by Raisin Boat.  I mean this set just could not get any cuter if it tried.  So, I started with a 6 x 6 piece of Recollections card stock from a paper pad entitled Color Splash.  I used the Ombre Yellow and then cut it down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and cut the Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo die from MFT from the front, after cutting with the die I then ran the front panel through my Big Shot with the Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades  in the Honeycomb pattern.  I set that aside and worked on my layout and design. I began with the large bee in the stamp set and stamped it out with Black Onyx Ink on the top cut out. For the middle cut out I stamped the remainder of the bee's swirl and then I took the honeycomb image and masked it off and then just stamped out the little bees, for the last cut out I chose to use the sentiment "Let's Bee friends forever"  I adhered the honeycomb piece direct to a top fold A2 sized Kraft card stock base and then I used fun foam on the cut out pieces to pop them up off the panel for added dimension.  I scattered some sequins in three different gold hues around the card and used glossy accents to adhere them and finished it all off by adding some Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss to the bees.

Our current challenge is still running, so please hop on over and join us.  I have attached links below to the challenge post and the stamps I have used.  See you all soon!

 SumMore Fun Mood Board #20
 Wild About Ewe, Honey!
Wild About Ewe, Honey!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Trouble in a Tutu- Dancing Hippo

Hello everyone,
I absolutely LOVE the dancing, tutu wearing hippos from Clearly Besotted.  Maybe it is because I love Fantasia and the hippos .... but this stamp set and the sentiments are absolutely so much fun!  When I saw that Simon Says Stamp was showcasing products and specifically sentiments for their Wednesday Challenge, I just knew I had to pull out this set. 
I started with a pre-made white glitter card base that is 4 3/4 x 7, scored at 3 1/2 for a side folding finished card size of 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
I then took a stitched circle die and die cut a hole towards the top of the front panel of the card and then took another piece of glitter card stock in a gun metal/ almost black color and cut a circle with the same die, I then closed the card and placed strong adhesive on the back of the dark circle and laid it in the hole so it was on the inside of the card base. That way you can see the element when the card is open or closed. I then took the stamp set and stamped the hippo with black onyx versafine ink on white card stock and colored in the image with my Zig Real Brush markers in green and blue for the ensemble and bow and then grey for the hippo body and beige with a drop of pink for the face.  I then die cut the hippo and a piece of fun foam to place behind her and glued them together and then glued down the hippo to the dark glitter circle.  I then stamped the banner shape and "make a wish" sentiment with black versafine ink and heat set with Tonic Glitter Noir Nuvo Embossing powder.  I die cut the banner and another piece of fun foam and glued them together and added them to the front of the card.  On the inside of the card I stamped the "its your day to twirl" sentiment from the set with black onyx versafine ink.  I added some gumdrop type gems from my crafty stash to the front and my card is complete. 
See you all soon!

* Entered into the Simon Says Stamp, Wednesday Simon Says: Add A Sentiment Challenge, 01/17/18, showcasing Clearly Besotted

SumMore Fun/Victorine Originals Blog Challenge #20

Hello everyone,
With the new year upon us and the new mood board I immediately saw birthday cards in my future.  I need more of them and these colors and stamps are perfect for each other.  I started by taking a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" white card stock and stamping the Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B) in versamark ink then heat embossing with a hot pink embossing powder from my stash.  I then took my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter pen and using Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink by Tsukineko I "water colored" the bows on each gift. When those were dry I used my Glitter pen to give some shimmer to the packages.  Then I cut the panel down with a rectangle die and attached it to an A2 sized pink side fold card base.  For the Four Layer Cake I stamped it using the Galaxy Gold Ink and then fussy cut the image as I wanted it to pop off the base layer.  I attached the cake with a piece of fun foam and then using Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew, which dries clear, I covered the top tier and the third tier of the cake, then using Diamond Stickles I covered the dots on tier two and filled in the circles on tier four. Pictures do not really do it justice, but it is shiny and glimmery and glittery, which is the best kind of birthday card.  Also, the Crystal Drops in a few places did crack, the weather here has gone from hot to cold and that seems to happen only then. 

This cake stamp is so fun and quirky and I am having so much fun with it.  Please do come over to the blog and join our challenge, I would love to see your creations.
Until next time.
Links to the stamps I have used is below and a link to the blog is also attached
Challenge #20 Mood Board:

Festively Wrapped Gift (1586-B)Four Layer Cake (60008-S)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I love you snow much!

Hello everyone,

Sometimes in a crafter's world there is a product (or products) that we see and have to have.  When those moments arise, I generally like to think on them and then decide to order, but sometimes there is no thinking there is just shopping, this card came about due to amazingly cute products that I HAD to have. So let's see what I made and how it all came together:
I started by using the Lawn Fawn Shadow Box die with craft card stock. I cut two panels and in one of the panels I cut the largest stitched rectangle die in the set for the window and I also cut out the two hills for the inside from the dies also in the Shadow Box Die set out of white card stock.  I then cut a piece of patterned paper from my stash for the background.  I set those pieces aside and worked on my inside scene pieces. I used Woodland Critters, Winter Woodland and Stitched Speech Bubbles all from Pretty Pink Posh.  I stamped out the holly branch, the bunny on the snow covered log and the polar bear onto some white watercolor card stock.  I then colored them in. For all the images I used my Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss Pen as a water color type pen, I started by laying down some color on my images from my Zig Real Brush Pens and then moving the color with the glitter gloss. It leaves a shimmery effect and the colors move very well this way.  For the bunny and the bear I used a light grey so as to give it some color but to make the critters look more white then an other color and for their ears and cheeks I used a very light pink.  The log and branch were done with two browns and the leaves had one green and the berries one dark red color.  When all the pieces were done I used the matching dies and cut them out with my Big Shot.  I then laid them all down on my craft mat and added some extra touches. For the log I used Frosted Lace Stickles on the "snow" portion and on the hills I used a layer of Clear Rock Candy Stickles.  On the berries I used Nuvo Glitter Crystal Drops in Ruby Slippers and for the eyes and noses of the bunny and bear I sued my black gel pen for some added shine. I then set that all aside to dry and cut out the largest stitched speech bubble in the PPP set from some white card stock, then I laid the cut out inside the negative space and put it all into the MISTI to line up my sentiment stamp and stamped "I love you snow much"  When all the pieces were dry I started to assemble my project and as a finishing touch I added a piece of the same background paper used inside to the back panel.  I used small amounts of fun foam on the branch and critters for some extra dimension, the card still folds pretty flat and fit into an A2 envelope.  I will be sending this to my Grams in Iowa, where they have been having some very cold weather so I felt the sentiment and scene were a perfect fit and who doesn't love cute critters and lots of shimmer and glitter?

See you all soon!