Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps | Creating Backgrounds | 5 Card Examples

 

Hi everyone,

In today’s video and blog post, I’m sharing five cards featuring Hero Arts’ Color Layering Stamps. For these cards, I’m sharing several ways to incorporate subtle background techniques so that the stamped image remains the star of the card.

For the first card, I am using Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly stamp, set onto a lightly inked background.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly Stamp combined with ink blended background handmade card.

For the Monarch Butterfly, I am using Hero Arts Bold ink in Summer Sky for the lightest shade, Indigo for the mid-shade and finally black dye ink for the outline and the darkest shade.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Stamp combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp handmade card.

For the second card, I decided to create a stamped background by using a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp with Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink. This background reminds me of sea bubbles and is paired perfectly with the Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Stamp combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp handmade card.

For the “Gold Fish” I used Altenew Crip Inks in Frosty Pink for the lightest shade, Coral Berry for the mid-shade and Grapevine for those small details in the darkest shade.

Hero Arts Color Layering Betta combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background Stamp handmade card.

For this card, I followed the same card design as the previous card, changing only the cardstock color for the background panel. This time I chose a teal cardstock and did some tone on tone stamping with the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink.

Hero Arts Color Layering Betta combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background Stamp handmade card.

To complete this card, I am using the Hero Arts Color Layering Betta Fish with Lawn Fawn dye inks in Narwhal for the outline, Wild Rose for the most solid stamp, and Lobster ink for all of the details.

Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Stamp combined with a Sunny Studio Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder handmade card.

This was the most involved card out of all of the cards I made because I stamped out several colors of the Color Layering Rose by Hero Arts.

Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Stamp combined with a Sunny Studio Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder handmade card.

Yellow Rose: Altenew Crip inks in Buttercream (light), Warm Sunshine (medium) and Caramel Toffee (dark)
Pink Rose: Frosty Pink (light), Coral Berry (medium) and Ruby Red (dark)
Teal Rose: Lawn Fawn inks in Minty Fresh (light), Merman (medium) and Peacock (dark)
Purple Rose: Lawn Fawn inks in Fresh Lavender (light), Grape Soda (medium) and Juice Box (dark)

And for the last and final card for today, I am creating a little sea scene using a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle combined with a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die handmade card.

After I die cut the Reef Border from Neenah 110 lb., I added several layers of cardstock to pop up the die cut and adhered it to an inked background.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle combined with a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die handmade card.

To complete the ocean scene, I added the Color Layering Sea Turtle stamped in Lime Green, Green Hills and Forever Green Hero Arts Ink.

Check out the video below for all of the details on creating these cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Monarch Butterfly
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Monarch Butterfly
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Goldfish Stamp
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Goldfish Stamp
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Betta Fish Stamp
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Betta Fish Stamp
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Rose
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Rose
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Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Die
Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Die
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles Die
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles Die
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Hero Arts Clings Rings Bold Prints
Hero Arts Clings Rings Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Fancy Dies Reef Boarder Frames
Hero Arts Fancy Dies Reef Boarder Frames
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Sunny Studios Embossing Folder Dapper Diamonds
Sunny Studios Embossing Folder Dapper Diamonds
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Hero Arts Ink Cubes Pack Tropical Waters
Hero Arts Ink Cubes Pack Tropical Waters
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Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Red Cosmos
Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Red Cosmos
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Mermaid
Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Mermaid
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Narwhal
Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Narwhal
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Wild Rose
Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Wild Rose
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Lawn Fawn Ice Cube Pack Candy Store
Lawn Fawn Ice Cube Pack Candy Store
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Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Summer Afternoon
Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Summer Afternoon
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Minty Fresh
Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Minty Fresh
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Fresh Lavender
Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Fresh Lavender
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Grape Soda
Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Grape Soda
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Lawn Fawn Ice Cube Pack Farmers Market
Lawn Fawn Ice Cube Pack Farmers Market
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Studio Katia Clear Drops Mix One
Studio Katia Clear Drops Mix One
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Studio Katia Ocean Wave Crystals
Studio Katia Ocean Wave Crystals
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Versamark Ink pad
Versamark Ink pad
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9 x 12
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9 x 12
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Embossing Folder Techniques and Save the Crafty You Tuber Video Hop

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop again, which was put together by the very talented Justine Hovey to discover and celebrate crafters of cardmaking video tutorials!

For my part in this hop, I wanted to share with you a few ways to create backgrounds using embossing folders. I made several examples by applying a variety of techniques to create my projects and today’s focus is fun ways to create with embossing folders.

MFT BB Adorable Elephants stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

To start my cards, I first cut down several pieces of Neenah 110lb. white cardstock to A2 sized panels. This is the cardstock thickness I found embossed with the best results.
For the first card, I simply took one of the panels and embossed it with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studio. To complete this card, I added one image of MFT’s BB Adorable Elephants, a pink heart die-cut with an Outside In Stitched Heart die by Lawn Fawn and the sentiment white heat embossed onto black cardstock.

MFT BB Adorable Elephants stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

Copic Color Combination: Elephant C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C1, R22, R20 Flower Y15, Y11, R22, R20

MFT BB Mermazing stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

For the second card, I focused on adding color to the embossed background by ink blending with a very light hand Distress Oxide ink in Mermaid Lagoon. The embossing folder I choose for this card perfectly complemented the image of this adorable mermaid by MFT. I added a rectangle frame die cut from red cardstock and completed the card with a sentiment which I white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock.

MFT BB Mermazing stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

Copic Color Combination: Hair E50, E53, E43, E57 Skin E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 Tail BG49, BG43, BG53M BG10, BG000
Sparkling details added with White Gelly Roll Pen

Honey Bee Little Ladies stamp colored with Copic Markers and combed with Large Circles Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

For the third card, I applied ink directly to the raised edges of the embossing then placed my white cardstock very carefully and ran it through my Big Shot. The end result is ink impressed into the cardstock for a debossed look.  For this card, I added an action wobbler to the Little Ladies image by Honey Bee Stamps.

Honey Bee Little Ladies stamp colored with Copic Markers and combed with Large Circles Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

Copic Color Combination: Ladybug N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, R29, R27, R24, R22

MFT Too Cute stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

For this card, I tried a variation of the above technique but this time after embossing the white panel, I very lightly applied Versamark ink on the embossed edges then applied a very sparkly gold embossing powder.  I did take a thin paintbrush and wipe off any clumps of embossing powder that was in the open spaces before heat setting it. The images I choose for this background is MFT’s Too Cute.

MFT Too Cute stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

Copic Color Combination: Girl Turtle G05, G14, YG05, YG03, YG01 Shell G29, G19, G16, G05 Toes N7, N3
Boy Turtle G05, G14, YG05, YG03, YG01 Shell E44, E43, E81, E40

MFT BB Magical Dragons stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Textured Impressions Swirls Embossing Folder by Sizzix.

And finally, for the last card, I think my most favorite, I embossed a piece of black 110 lb. cardstock then added Perfect Pearls to the raised embossed edges. In order for the powder to stick, I applied Versamark ink this time with a brayer and found that this was easier and less messy than the technique for the previous card. To finish this card, I simply added the Dragon by MFT and stamped the sentiment onto a Copic colored piece of cardstock.

MFT BB Magical Dragons stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Textured Impressions Swirls Embossing Folder by Sizzix.

Copic Color Combination: Dragon V06, V04, V01, V000, BG34, G00, G000 Cloud B00, BG000, BG0000, Blender

In the video tutorial below, I’ll walk you through some techniques I used for creating the backgrounds and finishing the cards.
This is a collaborative video hop on our YouTube Channels intended to help us reach our goals of increasing subscribers, audience, views and introducing other less known crafters to the community. There are a ton of prizes along the way, and on my channel, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com, which I will pick from the comments left on MY VIDEO. All you have to do is watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description below each video to hop to the next video. Let yourself be inspired! You never know when you’ll discover your next favorite YouTuber!

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of creating and sharing handmade cards. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

MFT BB Adorable Elephants Stamp Set
MFT BB Adorable Elephants Stamp Set
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MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set
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MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics Set
MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics Set
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MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set
MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set
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Honey Bee Stamps Little Ladies Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps Little Ladies Stamp Set
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Honey Bee Stamps Love Bug Sentiments Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps Love Bug Sentiments Stamp Set
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Garlands Embossing Folder
Garlands Embossing Folder
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Echo Park Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder
Echo Park Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder
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Echo Park Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder
Echo Park Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder
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Carabelle Studio Large Circles Embossing Folder
Carabelle Studio Large Circles Embossing Folder
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Sizzix Swirls #4 Embossing Folder
Sizzix Swirls #4 Embossing Folder
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Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
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Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
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Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
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Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strip Dies
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strip Dies
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MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
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Scrapbook.com Premium Dye Ink in Black
Scrapbook.com Premium Dye Ink in Black
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Action Wobbler - Mini
Action Wobbler – Mini
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Versamark Ink pad
Versamark Ink pad
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
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Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Embellishing Pigment Aged Patina
Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Embellishing Pigment Aged Patina
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
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Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit | Fly Me Away | 5 Cards 1 Kit

After what seems like an eternity waiting on my computer I finally got the word that it’s not fixable and am on my way to replacement. My computer had the unfortunate accident of meeting with two jumping kids, I suppose I share some of the blame for leaving it where I left it for the damage to occur.

In the meantime, to control my anxiety I sat down to create several cards using the contents of the June 2018 Simon Says Stamp card kit. It’s a beautiful kit featuring floral images and papers with a watercolor look.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit
Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit
Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit
Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

I had a hard time cutting into the lovely patterned paper but I did manage to bring myself to use a few. For the first card, I made a no bulk shaker card using tulle and this beautiful feathers patterned paper that I die cut using Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle frames.  This allowed me to create the frame which I tucked the tulle under after adding some coordinating sequence. To complete this card, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto a piece of black cardstock and added it to the top of the card.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

For the second card, I again used a piece of patterned paper that I cut slightly smaller using a stitched rectangle die from MFT. I wanted a slight border of the cardstock underneath. Then I stamped the floral images and embossed them with silver embossing powder onto a piece of watercolor paper. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color up the images and fussy cut them out. I popped up the floral images onto foam tape and arranged them to the center of the card. For the sentiment I used one of larger stamps and added it across the entire length of the card.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

For the third card, I used the purple balloon paper, which happens to be my favorite from the collection. The original intent of this card was to be the shaker card but I inadvertently cut it incorrectly and I had to come up with a plan B.
Plan B was to cut the patterned paper down to 5 1/2” by 4” leaving a small space on the sides and adhering it on top of the black and white stripped paper from my stash. To finish this card, I added the sentiment and added small strips of black cardstock to the sides for a smoother transition.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

I thought I would try using the embossing folder for card four and embossed a piece of white cardstock which was cut on an angle. I took an ink blending tool and Tonic Studios Mousse in Aquamarine and with a very light hand added the mousse to the embossed cardstock. Adding a strip of the gold cardstock and embossing the sentiment completed this card.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

For the final card from the June 2018 Card kit, I decided to create a card with the entire large stamp image. First, I stamped with large floral image onto a piece of watercolor cardstock and embossed it with gold embossing powder. Using the Gansai Tambi Watercolors, I colored the image with pink and green. I then fussy cut the image and added a layer of foam tape to the back of the floral image to pop it up for a little dimension. To add a little elegance to this card, I inked up the edges with VersaMark and embossed the edges with gold embossing powder.

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit

I hope that the cards I made are inspiring and gives you some ideas to try. While the kit is sold out, the components of the kit are available to purchase separately at Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always, sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

Lawn Fawn | Dad + Me Moose family | Copic Colored | Father’s Day Card

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sharing a card I made for Father’s Day inspired by Lawn Fawnatics Sketch Challenge # 28.

Lawn Fawn Dad+Me stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxide ink background Father’s Day handmade card.

I stamped my images onto white smooth cardstock using Memento Tuxedo dye ink and colored the images using Copic markers.

Copic color combination

Daddy and baby Moose: E27, E25 and E23
Antlers: E33 and E31

Lawn Fawn Dad+Me stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxide ink background Father’s Day handmade card.

The sketch lent itself to create a scene and I thought it was perfect to bring in some of my Lawn Fawn dies to create a little forest scene for the moose family.

To frame out the scene, I used a piece of craft card stock and embossed it with a Sizzix wood grain embossing folder to tie in the entire feel of the card.

Here is the process video of how I created this adorable Father’s Day card!

That’s all for this project, I hope you found it inspiring and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

Lawn Fawn Dad and Me Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Dad and Me Stamp Set
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Lawn Fawn Dad and Me Die Set
Lawn Fawn Dad and Me Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Birch Trees Die Set
Lawn Fawn Birch Trees Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Die
Lawn Fawn Spring Showers Die
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Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
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Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Circle Stackable Die Set
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Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder Bricked and Wood Grain Set
Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folder Bricked and Wood Grain Set
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Peeled Paint
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Vintage Photo
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Vintage Photo
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
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Bristol Smooth cardstock
Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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3M Foam tape
3M Foam tape
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Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful ~ Spectrum Noir Markers ~ Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop ~ Second Card

Hey everyone,

I’m back with another entry card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop, you can find more information here.

The Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful stamp colored using Spectrum Noir markers handmade card.

For this card, I again used the Greeting Farm Mini Remix Brewtiful and stamped this little girl onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers and used my scissors to fussy cut her out.

Colors I used:

Skin: FS2 and FS3
Hair: GB8, TN7 and EB5
Dress and shoes: PP5 and DR3
Cup: CT1 and CT4, I also added a bit shimmer using Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen

To create the background for my card, I took a piece of watercolor paper cut down to 4” x 5.5” and used Sizzix Texture Fades Bricked Embossing folder to create a building look. Using Twinkling H2O’s in Pale Porcelain, I added a wash of color across the entire background.
To put the card together, I adhered the card panel to a pink A2 sized card base from my stash. I added the little girl with some foam adhesive for dimension, butterflies and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set to complete this card.
I’m really happy with how this card turned out and I will be entering it in the Coffee Loving blog hop for a chance to win some prizes from a group of awesome sponsors.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Stampendous’ Kitty birthday card

Hey everyone,

I’m back with another cute pet inspired card. This week I used Stampendous’ Pop up Kitties stamp and die set to create this super cute birthday card.

I started by stamping the image using Memento black ink and Bristol smooth cardstock. I colored the cute little kitten using my Spectrum Noir Markers.

Kittie birthday handmade card

Here is a list of the markers I used:

Kitten: TN7, TN5 and TN3
Chest fur: IG1 and then I added a little sparkle with the clear glitter Wink of Stella
Bow: IB2, IB1 and IG1.
Eyes: IB2, IB1, IG1.

To add a little interest to the card (and try out a new embossing folder), I inked up the raised image side of the embossing folder with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in the color Tide Pool, so that the color imprints on the cardstock as I ran it through my die cut machine. This technique gives me a beautiful embossed background with a little color to adhere the kitten to.

Kittie inspired handmade birthday card

I cut the embossed panel to 3.75” x 5.5” and adhered it to a piece of teal cardstock cut to 4.25” x 5.5”, so that only a bit of the side edges peeks out. Both of the pieces were then adhered to an A2 white card base.

To complete the card, I used the new Lawn Fawn Bannertastic stamp and die to cut the banner out of the same teal cardstock as the base of the card. The sentiment I used for this card comes from Lawn Fawn’s Meow you doin’ stamp set. I thought it complemented the kitten card very well.

The inside of the card needed a little something, so I added a sentiment from the same Lawn Fawn Meow you doin’ stamp set. It reads, wishing you a pawsome day.

And that completes a very kitten inspired birthday card. As always, I will list the cards for sale in my shop in the very near future.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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