Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pumpkin Hair Don't Care - The Rabbit Hole Designs

Hello everyone,
Today I am up on The Rabbit Hole Designs Blog and showcasing this fun Halloween card.

I went with colors, purples and a bit of blue, I would not normally think of for Halloween but I really like the finished results. I started by stamping the pumpkin from our Pumpkin Hair Don't Care stamp set on a piece of Solar White 80 lb Neenah card stock.  I colored the image in with my Zig Real Brush Markers then fussy cut it out.  I then used the Puzzle Box Stencil and some Vicki Boutin Texture Paste (here is an up close picture of the paste, it is so pretty!!)

on a piece of white card stock die cut for a decorative edge.  I let the paste dry overnight, and immediately cleaned my supplies.  I then cut a piece of black card stock for the next size up for the background and when the paste was dry for my top piece attached it to the black panel.  I then popped all that up with fun foam on a 5"x 7" side folding card base. I stamped the sentiment "Pumpkin Hair Don't Care" with Dusty Concord Distress Oxide on white card stock and cut it out, then I had a piece of purple glitter paper in my stash that I added to the back and then attached to the top right of the panel.  I then added a few sequins from one of our mixes to the card and it is all ready to go out in the mail for Halloween this year.  Hope you enjoyed, see you all soon.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hippo Baby Card

Hello everyone,
I am back to share this baby shower card I made for my eldest son and his wife who are expecting their first baby soon and I used the absolutely adorable Rainy Day Play stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted.
I started by using my Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China on a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock then sprinkled some clear water on and blotted off, when dry I cut it out using the Wonky Scalloped Frames from Avery Elle.  I set this panel aside and then cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 80# card stock with the same die for the outside frame.  I then took a piece of Neenah Desert Storm card stock and made an A2 sized side fold card base, I then glued down the frame and inked panel to the card base and set aside to work on the elements.  I colored the hippo and his umbrella, water puddle, splash and ducky with my Copics and then glued them on my panel. I used the "Welcome Baby" sentiment from Newton's Nook Loveable Laundry set and stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink on the front of my panel.  I then used my white gel pen for accents on all the elements and my Spectrum Noir Glitter Gloss Pen on the umbrella, puddle, heart and splash, then used Glossy Accents on the heart, splash and ducky.  I finished my card with some clear confetti sequins from Unity Stamps.  And that is all for this card.

See you all soon!

Update Time

Change is so hard but yet it is inevitable....
The only thing constant in life is change

So I know it has been a while since I have posted but I am back.  
Life happens and wow has it been a busy few months.  I do have a card and it will post shortly and I think it is a fabulous return for my crafty blog.  I will try to post a little more frequently then I have recently, but it will still be a bit hit and miss for a while.  My folks are currently living with us as they prepare to move to a new state and personally our family business is changing and growing and taking up quite a bit of extra time.  Also, I wanted to personally write and say that I absolutely loved being on the SumMore Fun Design Team, but my time there is over, it was fun and I have learned so much and stepped out of my comfort zone by being on the DT and so I am sending a huge thank you to SumMore Fun for having me.   
So having said that, enjoy my upcoming post and I will see you all soon!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Wings of Celebration - SumMore Fun Challenge #33

Hello everyone,
For my card today I started with a piece on Neenah Solar White 110# card stock cut to 4"x 5 1/4" and stamped the Butterfly (1594-B) from Victorine Originals in Versamark Ink then heat embossed using Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder.  I then used  Ranger Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean and blended from the top of the card stock downwards to get a slight ombre blend.  I spritzed my paper with water and let sit to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.  I then took a piece of Neenah Solar White 110# card stock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and swiped Ranger Distress Oxide Ink in Blueprint Sketch around the edges.  I then taped this piece direct to a side folding A2 sized white card base. I then stamped my sentiment from  Raisin Boat's Flourishing Thoughts stamp set (10271) in Versamark Ink and heat set with  Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Glacier White on my top design so I could add fun foam to the back to pop it off the card.  To finish off my card front I added some Iridescent Confetti Sequins to make the body for my butterfly.  I then added my fun foam and popped the top layer off the card leaving a small border on the top and left side of the card for interest.  I finished the card off by adding Wink of Stella to the butterfly wings for more sparkle. 
We look forward to having you join us on the Challenge,  the mood board and stamps I used are linked below, if you use code HEATHER10 at checkout you will receive 10% off your purchase at the Shop
See you all soon.

SumMore Fun Challenge #33
Stamps Used:

Butterfly (1594-B)Flourishing Thoughts (10271-Z)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

May All Your Wishes Come True Birthday Card

Hello everyone,
It is my day to take over the blog at SumMore Fun (Victorine Originals) and I am always in need of birthday cards, but this would have also made a super cute wedding shower card.  I started with an A2 card base in Kraft and then cut a large banner out of some cute Kraft paper with pink polka dots from my crafty stash, I then cut out a circle in the middle of the banner .  I stamped a sentiment from the Raisin Boat Stamp Set Flourishing Thoughts (10271-Z) at the bottom of the banner.  I added some twine with a small bow at the top and then popped the banner up with some foam tape on the card base.  I then cut a circle out of Ivory card stock and stamped the super cute cake stamp from the Raisin Boat Stamp Set Off To Party - Old Design (10003-Z) and then used some pink Copic markers and colored in the cake and topped it off with some Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss.  I then placed the circle into the space on the banner flat to the card for some added interest with different dimensions between the banner and the circle.  I finished my card off with some pink embellishments.
See you soon!

Stamps Used:

 Flourishing Thoughts
Flourishing Thoughts
 Off To Party- Old Design
Off To Party - Old Design

Friday, July 6, 2018

SumMore Fun Challenge #32- Red, White & Blue Stars

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a safe & Happy 4th of July.  We are back with our newest challenge and I love this mood board,  I will link to it below and hope to see you all join us and play along.

For my card I started with a Kraft A2 sized card base.  I then cut a piece of patterned card stock I had on hand to 2" and applied that direct to the card base at the bottom, with a small strip of the Kraft card base showing. I stamped the sentiment from the Raisin Boat stamp set (Strokes of Pride 10212-Z) onto the lower portion of the white area of the patterned paper.  I then cut a piece of white water color paper to 2 1/2"x 5 1/4" and prepped the surface with my anti static powder bag.  Using the star stamp from the RB Strokes of Pride stamp set, I stamped the image numerous times with Versamark Ink and then heat set with clear embossing powder.  I applied Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in Fired Brick over the panel, and when done I wiped off the stars with a dry paper towel to get the ink off the embossed areas and then flicked clean water onto the panel for some distressing.  When my panel was dry I cut a piece of fun foam for the back and applied the fun foam to the panel with some heavy duty double sided tape.  I then added my panel to the card base.  I finished off the card with some red, clear and blue confetti sequins.
The stamps I used are listed below and if you use code HEATHER10 you will get 10% off your purchase at the shop.  Thanks for stopping by, see you all soon!

SumMore Fun Challenge #32

Strokes of Pride

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Perfectly Imperfect - Cherry Blossom Envelope Art

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!
So this take over the blog post is going to be downright honest and truthful and I am going to share a project that I like now but originally I was not a fan of, and I am going to tell you all why.
So let's get started.

I started with a Kraft envelope and using the Raisin Boat Cherry Blossom stamp set (10149-Z) I colored the stamps with water color pens and spritzed them with lots of water, I then stamped them down around the address area I had doodled around with a thin black pen.  Isn't this stamp pretty and look at how unexpected my results are, I mean they are Cherry Blossoms but are so undefined and ethereal, fun right?

I moved the stamps all around and continued adding water colors to the stamps, spritzing with water and stamping down.  I then set that aside to dry.  When it was dry I took some Perfect Pearls in the color Perfect Pearls and added some water to an acrylic block, mixed them together and then flicked them onto the envelope.  I then added my "To" address (I do have permission from the recipient to use her address) and this is where things took a turn..... I hated my handwriting and messed up the address, so I tried to fix it and it just got worse.  But I did not want to throw away the envelope, I liked it.  So I took an exacto knife and cut out the address portion.  I know right? Crazy!  So then I took a piece of acetate and backed the window like I would a shaker card or window envelope and it was better and then I re-doodled the lines around the window.  I then took a piece of Kraft card stock and re did the "To" address and when I was happier with it I attached it to the inside of the card. 
To finish it all off, because I really am going to mail it, I needed a stamp.  And I have an abundance of stamps because I LOVE them and when the post office releases new ones I am generally right there in line adding to my supply.  So the other thing is I try to match stamps on my cards to the recipient, and this recipient is a fan, ahem, FAN of Disney, the stamp does not necessarily match the watercolor flowers, except the brown colors, maybe, sort of.... but I decided to stick with my decision.   And that was the next area I was a little unhappy with, until I started to really think of why I was making the envelope, who I was sending it to and the fact that any kindness or thought of another is generally what makes people smile and gives them happiness.  So although it is not "perfect" and  I see the "flaws" I reevaluated and I like it after all, it is real and shows the true reason I got into card making, sharing a smile and a thought and a bit of happiness.  Because in the end who does not like to get happy mail in their box whether I see an "issue" with it or not, because generally speaking we are our own worst critics and maybe just maybe it was me stepping out of my crafty box and just feeling like it was so different from my normal that it wasn't good enough or perfect. So this Saturday I wish you all patience with your self and your talents and joy that you create and that whatever you create or share is perfect and special and appreciated, no mater what your little inner voice tells you, you rock!
See you all soon

Cherry Blossom (10149-Z)