Hero Arts My Monthly Hero | June 2019 Card Kit | Part Two

For the second set of four cards I made using the My Monthly Hero for June 2019, I focused on ink blending in most of the cards.
This time, I brought in the stencil for one of the cards and used the add-on products as well.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.
Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.
Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.
Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the fifth card, I used the Leaves and Vines Fancy Die add-on to create a perfect backdrop against the green
cardstock for the focal image of the elephant to stand out on.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the next card, I inked up the background first using Twisted Citron. Then I overlayed the stencil from the main kit and
inked the background with several shades of Distress Oxide inks. After all that inking, I felt that the only thing this
card needed was the sentiment.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the seventh card, I used the little flamingo image set against a dry embossed background with
the Leaves and Vines Fancy die. For some reason, this card totally gave me a 50’s vibe.
Maybe because of the frame, I’m not sure!

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the last card, I made using the Hero Arts June 2019 kit, I used the Jungle Frames Fancy die to die cut a piece of
Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blend it with several shades of green Distress Oxides inks. I then created a
little scene with several images and a sentiment.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

Here is the video on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made.

As always, thanks 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 Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Leaves and Vines Fancy Dies
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Hero Arts Jungle Frame Fancy Dies
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Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool
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Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush Round #14
Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush Round #14
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Versamark Ink pad
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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors Set of 36
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors Set of 36
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Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 36
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper 9 x 12 Pad, 30 Sheets
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Canson Montvol Artist Series Watercolor Books
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Crafter's Companion Gemini Jr. Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr. Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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Avery Elle Tweet Tweet | Summer inspired Birthday Card + Jess and Laura’s Hooray for 3K Video Hop + Giveaway

Today’s video and blog post is a special celebration for two crafty gals, celebrating three thousand subscribers on YouTube.
We are all coming together to help them celebrate with a Jess and Laura’s Hooray for 3K Video Hop! Plus there are a
ton of giveaways !!!!

Avery Elle Tweet Tweet stamp combined with Avery Elle Starburst die and Copic colored images to create a birthday tunnel handmade card.

For my stop on the hop, I created a very summer inspired tropical birthday card featuring Avery Elle Tweet Tweet stamp set.
I used my Copic markers to color in the images and die cut them using coordinating dies. Once I finished coloring,
I set the images aside to work on the background.

Avery Elle Tweet Tweet stamp combined with Avery Elle Starburst die and Copic colored images to create a birthday tunnel handmade card.

Copic color combinations for

For this card, I wanted to create a tunnel card with at least two top layers and one background layer. For the bottom layer,
I ink blended a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Wild Honey Distress Oxide ink and die cut it with a starburst die
from Avery Elle. Unfortunately, the detail of the die was lost because of the images.

For the next panel, I used a piece of patterned paper from the Summer Days Collection by Echo Park, then added the
topmost layer which I ink blended another piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide.

Avery Elle Tweet Tweet stamp combined with Avery Elle Starburst die and Copic colored images to create a birthday tunnel handmade card.

To create this card, I began by adhering all of the panels, stamping the sentiment and arranging all of the images to the
center of the card.
Check out the video to see how I put this card together and for all of the details on the hop participants and
of course the giveaway information!

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!

Avery Elle Toucan Party Stamp
Avery Elle Toucan Party Stamp
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Catherine Pooler Designs Toucan Do it Stamp
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Heffy Doodle Wingman Stamp
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Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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Avery Elle Starburst Elle-ments Die
Avery Elle Starburst Elle-ments Die
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
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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 Wild Honey
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
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Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
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Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
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Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
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Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock
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Craftin Desert Diva Look for Stars | Sending Sunshine Card | C.A.S.E’d Creator Collab Event

Today’s blog post is a little bit different than my usual post (sort of). As part of a C.A.S.E. the Creator, a Craft Collab event,
I am casing a fellow crafter and creating a project inspired by her work. You can see some of her work here!

Craftin Desert Diva Look for Stars stamp set combined with Craftin Desert Diva Outdoor Landscape #2 Dies to create a Sending Sunshine handmade card.

For my project today, I Insta-stalked her page and found a ton of bright, cheery and adorable projects.
I certainly hope I did this C.A.S.E. card justice.

I stamped out the image from Look for Stars stamp set by Craftin’ Desert Diva and extended the swing rope by hand drawing it in.
Using my Scan and Cut (love that thing) I cut the image out and colored it in using my Copic markers.

Craftin Desert Diva Look for Stars stamp set combined with Craftin Desert Diva Outdoor Landscape #2 Dies to create a Sending Sunshine handmade card.

Copic Markers Combination- Bunny: E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, R21 Outfit: R56, R85, R83, R81, Y17, Y15, Y11
Swing: E49, E47, E44, E43, W7, W5

I wanted the background to be very bright and cheery, so I used an MFT Cloud Stencil to create yellow clouds with
Wild Honey Distress Oxide Ink.
While I had the Distress Oxide Inks out, I inked up a piece of cardstock with Mowed Lawn and another with Walnut Stain,
which I die cut using Craftin Desert Diva’s Outdoor Landscape #2 Dies.

Craftin Desert Diva Look for Stars stamp set combined with Craftin Desert Diva Outdoor Landscape #2 Dies to create a Sending Sunshine handmade card.

To finish this card, I adhered all of the elements using liquid adhesive, stamped the sentiment from
Weather Gnomes stamp set using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and set it with clear embossing powder.
For just a little more cutesy touch, I added three hearts by Doodlebug.

 

That’s all for my C.A.S.E’d project today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

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Thanks for your support!

MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Walnut Stain
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Walnut Stain
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9 x 12
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9 x 12
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock
Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock
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This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Addicted to Stamps and More | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Crafty Creations Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Craftin Desert Diva | Pot of Gold | Altering image stamps | St. Patrick’s Day Card

Hello everyone,

Today I am sharing an adorable St. Patrick’s Day inspired card featuring Craftin Desert Diva’s Pot of Gold stamp set.

Craftin Desert Diva Pot of Gold stamp set colored with Copic markers set against a cloud background made by ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover, St. Patricks’ Day card.

First, I stamped out my images and slightly altered the Troll Girl’s rainbow. I wanted to create the illusion that she was sliding down the rainbow from above, but the original image ended the Rainbow at a point and that was what I wanted to change.

Using my Misti stamping tool to help me, I inked up the image and simply wiped off the lines I wanted to change. I did stamp the image a couple of times, which was easy because of the Misti stamping tool.

Then I used an E.K. Tools Journaling Pen to simply draw in the lines I envisioned for the rainbow. After Copic coloring all of the images, I used my ScanNCut to die cut all of the images.

Craftin Desert Diva Pot of Gold stamp set colored with Copic markers set against a cloud background made by ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover, St. Patricks’ Day card.

Copic color combinations

Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, E04
Hair: E18, E09, YR07, YR04
Clothes: G29, YG17, YG13, YG11
Bird: E39, E37, E35, E53, E50
Pot: N5, N3, N1
Coins: Y15, Y13
Shoes: N3, N1
Rainbow: R29, R27, R24, Y17, Y13, Y11, G29, G24, B18, B16

Craftin Desert Diva Pot of Gold stamp set colored with Copic markers set against a cloud background made by ink blending with Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover, St. Patricks’ Day card.

Working on the background, I used a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock to ink blend and create green clouds with an MFT Stencil and Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover.

To finish my card, I popped up the focal point images and the sentiment on fun foam and added a frame die cut out of white cardstock using a Craftin’ Desert Diva’s Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies.

Check out the video below for all of the details on creating this card.

That’s all for me today, 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

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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!

Craftin Desert Diva Pot of Gold Stamp
Craftin Desert Diva Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies

Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
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MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders Die
Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders Die
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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
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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ScanNCut 2
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Ek Tools Journaling Black Pens
Ek Tools Journaling Black Pens
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This card is entered in the following challenges

Cardz Tv | Polkadoodles Craft Challenge | Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Always Fun Challenges | Lemon Shortbread Challenge | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge | Paper Nest Dolls Challenge | Crafting with an Attitude Challenge | Die Cuttin’ Diva’s Challenge

Penny Black | Piece of My Heart Valentine’s Day card | 2019 Valentine’s Day Series Card 3

Hi everyone,

Today I’m sharing another Valentine’s Day card featuring Penny Black’s Key to My Heart stamp set. I used two of the main images from the stamp set to create this very soft and cutesy card.

Penny Black Key to my Heart stamp colored with Copic Markers and stencil inked background with MFT Cloud Stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink Valentine’s Day card.

I stamped my little stuffed animal image onto white smooth cardstock using Memento Tuxedo dye ink and colored him in with my Copic markers.

I used E31, E33, E35 and E37 for the main color of his body and brought in just a little E39 to darken up the shadow areas. Then I added a little E50 and E53 for the patch across his eye and finished the image by dotting all four of the colors to create a textured fur look.

Penny Black Key to my Heart stamp colored with Copic Markers and stencil inked background with MFT Cloud Stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink Valentine’s Day card.

For the background, I stenciled a soft cloud look by using an MFT stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock.

Once I finished inking the background, I cut the cloud panel down to 4 ¼ by 5 ½ and stamped the heart image directly on the background panel. I did color in the hearts using various shades of pink and red for some interest.

And finally I used an Altenew Fine Frame Cover dies to add a nice think black frame around my card that is slightly smaller than the card.

Thanks so much 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

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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Penny Black Key To My Heart Stamp
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MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Spun Sugar
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Spun Sugar
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Altenew Fine Frame Cover Dies
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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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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Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker in Clear
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Marker in Clear
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Pads
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Scrapping For Less: FOTM December 2018 Card Kit | Arctic Animals | 4 Cards from 1 Kit

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sharing the cards I made using the Scrapping For Less: December 2018 Flavor of the Month Card Kit called Animals in the Arctic. This has to be my most favorite kit thus far. It features all of my most favorite animals in the Arctic and as a bonus, the color of the kit is predominantly purple in color. Which is definitely my favorite! And now onto the cards.

Each card is created with the contents of one of the collections and follows the suggested sketch provided on the Scrapping For Less website here.

Sadly, the kit is sold out for the banana split level but there seems to be an option for the double dip kit or the Ala Carte products.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection one: Bear Hugs by Sunny Studios and Winter Skies by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.
Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection two: Penguin with a mug by Stamping Bella and Chill by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.
Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection three: Winter Pals by Pink and Main and Frosty by Pink and Main patterned paper.
Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection four: Arctic Animals by LDRS and Arctic Snowfall by LDRS patterned paper.

Card 1 – Collection One – Sketch # 4

For my first card, I used the super adorable polar bear (happens to be my most favorite Arctic animal) and followed sketch number four. I combined the collection one stamp with the Christmas Tree stencil to create a nighttime winter inspired scene.

I colored the bear using Copic markers, white heat embossed the sentiment and added the beautiful patterned paper to complete this card.

 

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection one: Bear Hugs by Sunny Studios and Winter Skies by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection one: Bear Hugs by Sunny Studios and Winter Skies by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

 

Card 2 – Collection Two – Sketch # 2

For the second card, I followed sketch two and decided to try my hand at monochromatic coloring of the super sweet penguin by Stamping Bella.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection two: Penguin with a mug by Stamping Bella and Chill by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection two: Penguin with a mug by Stamping Bella and Chill by Scrapping For Less patterned paper.

Card 3 – Collection Three – Sketch #3

For this and the last card of the kit, I created one-layer mini scenes, which happens to be one of my most favorite techniques in creating cards. The third card features two of the most adorable Arctic animals floating on an iceberg. I used my Copic markers to  color the entire scene including the water and the sky. As a final touch I added snow with a white gel pen because it would snow in the Arctic!

 

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection three: Winter Pals by Pink and Main and Frosty by Pink and Main patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection three: Winter Pals by Pink and Main and Frosty by Pink and Main patterned paper.

Card 4 – Collection Four – Sketch #1

And finally for the last card for this kit, I stamped the sweet momma and baby fox from the Arctic Animals stamp by LDRS on Grapesicle  cardstock and used my Fabre-Castell Polychromos Colored Pencil that I got from my beautiful sister for Christmas. This is my favorite card I made from this kit!

 

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection four: Arctic Animals by LDRS and Arctic Snowfall by LDRS patterned paper.

Scrapping For Less December 2018 FOTM Card Animals in the Arctic featuring from collection four: Arctic Animals by LDRS and Arctic Snowfall by LDRS patterned paper.

Here is the video on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made.

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

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

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!

 

LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall Stamp
LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall Stamp
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LDRS Creative Arctic Snowfall Stamp
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Pink & Main Frosty 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Pink & Main Frosty 6 x 6 Paper Pad
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MFT Grape Jelly Cardstock 25 Sheets
MFT Grape Jelly Cardstock 25 Sheets
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MFT Grapesicle Cardstock 25 Sheets
MFT Grapesicle Cardstock 25 Sheets
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
MFT Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Circle STAX
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle Stax
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Stackable Dies
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Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables
Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Circle Stackables
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX Dies
MFT Die-namics Stitched Square STAX Dies
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Kat Scrappiness Stitched Fishtail Banner Dies
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Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit | Beautiful Mermaids | Watercoloring and Glittery Stenciled Background

Hello everyone,

Today I’m sharing three cards featuring the Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit Beautiful Mermaids stamp set.

The kit is sold out unfortunately, but signing up for a subscription will ensure that you don’t miss any future kits.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Nuvo Glimmer Paste.
Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.
Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

My three cards feature the mermaid stamped images onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat set with black embossing powder.

I decided to pull out my Jane Davenport Watercolor Palettes for these images since it’s been a little while and I absolutely love to watercolor, it is my favorite medium to use!

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

For the first card I colored the mermaid using a beautiful purple on the tail and thought that dark hair would complement well.

I used the following colors and palette combinations for the first mermaid: Skin – Buff from the Neutral Palette, Mystic and Royal from the Brights Palette for the tail and seashell, and for the hair I used Cocoa from the Neutral Palette.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

For the second card, I combined a teal color called 70’s eye shadow from the Brights Palette for the tail, Kiss Kiss from the Neutral Palette for the hair and finished the shell with a color called Spice from the Neutral Palette.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.

I tried really hard not to color the image like the famous mermaid we all know but once I saw the two colors in the Palette Glitz-Sea called Sea Mist and Ariel there was no way it was not gonna happen. So for card three, I colored up this image just like the little mermaid.

Simon Says Stamp September 2018 Card Kit called Sea Treasure featuring Beautiful Mermaids water-colored set against a glittery background created with stencils and Nuvo Glimmer Paste.

After I finished coloring and fussy cutting the images out, I wanted to create a background worthy of the images and thought I’d create some stunning backgrounds using stencils and glitter paste.
I had a lot of fun creating these cards and I absolutely love the end result of combining the water colored images and the stencils with the glitter paste.  I think it’s simple yet stunning.

Here is a video of how I created these cards!

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Poolkadoodles Digi Chooseday Craft Challenge | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Cardz TV Anything Goes Challenge | Poolkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Paper Nest Dolls Challenge | Fairy and Unicorn Challenge

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Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Tonic Studio's Nuvo Embossing Powder in Jet Black
Tonic Studio’s Nuvo Embossing Powder in Jet Black
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Jane Davenport Mixed Media Watercolor Set Brights Palette
Jane Davenport Mixed Media Watercolor Set Brights Palette
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Jane Davenport Mixed Media Watercolor Set Neutral Palette
Jane Davenport Mixed Media Watercolor Set Neutral Palette
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Jane Davenport Mixed Media Watercolor Set Glitz-Sea Palette
Jane Davenport Mixed Media Watercolor Set Glitz-Sea Palette
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Echo Park Delightful Bubbles Stencil
Echo Park Delightful Bubbles Stencil
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Hero Arts Sea & Sky Stencil
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Dina Wakley Viney Stencil
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Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Turquoise
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Bo Bunny Glitter Paste in Rose Gold
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Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Amethyst Purple
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Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit | 10 Card 1 Kit | Cool Summer

 

Hello everyone,

Today I’m featuring the Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit called Cool Summer and the 10 cards I made using all of the goodies from this kit.

Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit called Cool Summer, 10 cards 1 Kit projects.

Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Card Kit called Cool Summer, 10 cards 1 Kit projects.

Although the kit is sold out,    You can still purchase the contents of the kit separately to create projects you see.

 

 

I combined the pink patterned paper with three pineapples to create this simple “You’re one cool Pineapple” card.  Copic color combinations I used on the pineapples are YR27, Y28, G29, YG67, G24 and W9

For the second card I used a stencil to create the sun background and simply popped on the image and the sentiment to complete this card.  Copic color combination I used on cactus is G02, G29, G19, and G16. The pot color combination is E29, E27, E19 and E15.

I wanted a beach scene for this little flamingo so I had to create a sand dune and an ocean background using texture paste, gold embossing powder and the wave patterned paper from the kit. I colored the flamingo using Copic markers RV13, RV11 and RV10.

This is my favorite card I made using the contents of this kit. After stamping the background of the sun, I colored each image using my Copic markers Y17 and Y15 and adhered the panel to the Island Blue cardstock from the kit.

For card five, I did a little mirror image stamping of the fish so that they are looking at each other. After coloring the fish with Harvest Moon Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, I added them to the waves pattern paper background on top of a white cardbase.

“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons” superbly highlights the pink glitter paper flamingo die cut with the less noticeable flamingos in the background.

Card 7 features the watermelons on a white panel die cut with 3 window cutouts on top of the green leaf cardstock from the kit. The watermelon Copic color combination is R35, R22, G19, G16, G14, YG11 and YG01 with a little glitter added on top of the center melon to complete this card.

I wanted a clean and simple design on this card and focus mainly on the two cacti in the heart. The color combination I used on these cacti is YG25, YG23 and YG21. The pots were colored same as before using E29, E27, E19, E15 and E13.

With the help of the stickers from the kit and the cloud stencil, I created this simple and adorable “Loved” card.

And for the last card I made using the kit, I focused on using one of the patterned papers as the focal image panel by popping it up on foam and adhering it to the Island Blue panel cut out with a scalloped stitched rectangle die.

So there are my ten cards in all, as well as the process video of each card I made!

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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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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ScanNCut 2
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
MFT Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Wild Honey
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Squeezed Lemonade
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MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
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Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
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Ken Oliver Stencil Brushes
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Clarity Stencil Brushes
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Worn Lipstick
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX
MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames
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Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mermaid Lagoon
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My Favorite Things Town Bear ~ Copic Markers ~ Distress Oxide Ink ~ Birthday Card

Hello everyone,

I am again participating in the MFT Sketch Challenge #375 and MFT Color Challenge #89 with this card featuring the adorable bear from the Town Bear stamp set.

My Favorite Things Town Bear stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Birthday handmade card.

To begin, I stamped the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and cut them using my ScanNCut 2.

I colored the images with Copic markers with the following color combinations:

Bear – snout: E53,E51 and E50
nose: E49, E59 and E57
ears: R11 and E01
body: E59, E57 and E55
shirt: YR18, YR07 and YR04
Trees: YG25, YG01, YG17 on the leaves! Tree trunks: E59 and E57
House: Y15, Y13, YR07, YR04, BG07, BG05, BG02 and BG000

My Favorite Things Town Bear stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Birthday handmade card.

To create a little scene on the main panel, I used MFT’s Cloud Stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink to create the sky and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink to create the hill by blending the ink with an ink blending tool onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.
After completing the ink blending, I die cut the panels using a die from MFT’S Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax set and MFT’S Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edge 2 Dies for the hill.

My Favorite Things Town Bear stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Birthday handmade card.

After stamping the sentiment, I added all of the images either directly onto the panel or with a little foam tape for dimension. Working on the card base, I adhered a panel of green gingham from Doodlebug Designs 6×6 Gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints paper pad to an A2 sized card base and added the main panel using craft foam. I added a few flower enamel stickers from Doodlebug Design Shape Sprinkles Tiny Flowers to complete this card.

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!

 

ScanNCut 2
ScanNCut 2
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My Favorite Things Town Bear Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Town Bear Stamp Set
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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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My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Peacock Feathers
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Pads
Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Pads
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die
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Doodlebug Designs Rainbow Gingham-linen Petite 6x6 Paper Pad
Doodlebug Designs Rainbow Gingham-linen Petite 6×6 Paper Pad
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Doodlebug Designs Tiny Flowers Shape Sprinklers
Doodlebug Designs Tiny Flowers Shape Sprinklers
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Misti Stamping Tool (Mini)
Misti Stamping Tool (Mini)
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3M Foam tape
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Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

Hey everyone,

The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer 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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