Monday, August 10, 2020

Spellbinders / Sparkling Christmas Collection

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Have you seen the newest collection from Spellbinders?  It's called Sparkling Christmast Collection.
I have officially made my first holiday card of the season!  I have been sitting on these cards since I received the products back in June!  


I fell in love with the Festive Noel Etched Dies.  
I began by layering strips of colored card stock in a non-traditional color scheme (I love doing this!).  From this panel, the NOEL was die cut and layered onto the white "backer" die.  


The rest of the embellishing came next adding in all the little details with the additional dies included.  I love paper piecing so this was fun!  This whole focal point was added to a Stone card stock that was paper pierced at the top and bottom.  This color gives plenty of room to let the white focal point a way to shine!  I didn't mention but almost every layer of this design was done with multiple layers of card stock for dimension but still allowing it to be "flat" for mailing.


Layering dies have so much versatility.  The Kaleidoscope Plaid Etched Dies are no exception however they are smaller in size but have three layers!  


For my card, I kept it simple by lightly ink blending Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over a white note card.  After adhering together just two of the layers of the plaid (four times), the four panels were adhered to the ink blended background touching each other for a seamless look.  This panel was spritzed with Sheer Spray for a subtle but impactful glittery background.  To finish, I added a die cut square and adhered a (retired Spellbinders) snowflake die done in silver glitter cardstock.  No sentiment?  This will be perfect to send a wintery message to a friend!


Saturday, August 8, 2020

Reverse Confetti / August Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Reverse Confetti August Blog Hop!
Make sure to check out the Reverse Confetti blog for all the details of this hop and for a full list of inspiration and information with this Mini Release! 

I used the word LOVE stamp to stamp an entire panel of card stock in Reverse Confetti colors of ink:  Rose, Tangerine, Bumblebee, Grass, Lagoon, Grape Soda.  This was super easy and didn't take long at all.....just make sure you clean the stamp good in between colors!  The panel was trimmed down to fit behind one of the Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts done in Midnight card stock.

For the center of my focal point, one of the larger sentiments was stamped and die cut using a standard circle die.  Both the frame and the circle were added with foam adhesive over an impressed note card using the Oh My Heart Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.

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 There is a big SUMMER SALE that starts today!!!


Here's the blog hop line up to celebrate this Mini Release:

Friday, August 7, 2020

Reverse Confetti / August Mini Release


Reverse Confetti has a special mini release for you today featuring the You Matter stamp set and matching You Matter Confetti Cut.

I love a clean and simple card.
  I used the LOVE word die from You Matter Confetti Cuts.  Strips were die cut out of white and then backed with colored card stock in Piggy Bank, Rose, Tangerine, Buttercup, and Iced Aqua.  These panels were trimmed and layered over a note card that was impressed with the Diagonal Stitches Cover Panel.



YOU matter to me.  

You matter

I colored the various hands in Copic colors recommended by my friend Dana Joy.  She has a terrific photo HERE with skin tone colors already chosen!  The stitched circle was impressed into the card stock.  The circle of hands has a detailed center die cut along with the circle die!  The circle of hands was mounted with foam adhesive and 4 stacked hearts were added to the center.  A simple sentiment done in bold black ink was stamped below.

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A new release wouldn't be complete without a BLOG HOP!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

SugarPea Designs / Mix It Up Challenge

I have a card to share for the August Mix It Up Challenge for SugarPea Designs.
  Make sure to visit the SugarPea Designs blog for all the details of the challenge and play along!  There is a $50 gift certificate up for grabs!

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I went very traditional with this sketch and color inspiration.  It's hard to see in this photo but there is some layering of darker ink on the applies using the rock 'n roll technique!  

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Stamps:  Follow Your Dreams, Tutti Fruiti
Dies:  Tutti Fruiti SugarCut


Inspiration photo/sketch:

Reverse Confetti / Hi. Hey. Hello.

Hello!  I am here today sharing a Hi. Hey. Hello. with you.
Rainbows are everywhere right now and I don't see this trend going anywhere!

I thought it would be fun to share a fun technique with you that is so easy to do!
  I used the rainbow stamp from Rain or Shine and stamped using the WRONG side of the stamp.  I chose colors that were more on the soft side.....Bellini, Piggy Bank, Iced Aqua, and Buttercup Reverse Confetti Inks.  

 I stamped my rainbow pattern onto a white panel.  Once done, I turned the stamp over and stamped the RIGHT way using a bold, black ink over the top of the solid rainbows.  To add a little something, the small solid heart from Snail Mail was stamped under each rainbow.  

This panel was trimmed down and added to a white note card.  The sentiment strips were white heat embossed onto Midnight Cardstock and adhered using foam adhesive.  For a bit of shine, a few clear confetti were added.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Avery Elle / Tropical Bouquet

I'm here today with tropical, summer vibes!  
Tropical Bouquet from Avery Elle is a bold stamp set that lends itself to so many techniques.

***SHOP for all your Avery Elle HERE***

Silhouettes made with bold stamping is a fun technique.  While I love to make the stamps shine on their own using inks, bold black ink makes a statement as well especially when paired with a colorful blended background.  

I masked off an area measuring 1 1/2" and ink blended Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron Distress Inks.  These colors blend effortlessly!  The images were stamped with bold black ink and die cut using the coordinating Tropical Bouquet Elle-ments.  After arranging and adhering the images, the sentiment was stamped along the blended blackground.  A few clear drops were added for shine.  


While my second card doesn't use a technique, I wanted to share how gorgeous these stamps are with Avery Elle Pigment Inks:  Lemon Grass, Magenta, Mimosa, and Celery.  They were arranged over a Quilted Frame Elle-ments along with some clear drops.


Monday, August 3, 2020

Hero Arts / August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop / Giveaway

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Welcome to the My Monthly Hero Blog Hop!
  Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit is full of products about relaxation and travel!   Quantities are LIMITED for this kit so grab it while you can!

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The main kit and add-ons are fabulous!  The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. ****Kits should begin shipping from Hero Arts on Monday, August 10th.****  You can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!  The kit value is over $70......but only costs $34.99.  Once this kit is gone, it's gone!

Kit Contents:
6 x 8 Clear Stamp Set
23 Coordinating Frame Cut Dies
1 Greetings Fancy Die
5 White Postcards
Summer Twilight Palette Reactive Ink Pad

My first card uses the main stamp set.  I've masked and ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, and Worn Lipstick onto a panel.  I chose a few images to create a scene across this colorful panel and stamped them in bold black ink.  I love this technique but don't use it often!  The panel was trimmed down and added to a Stone color card stock with foam adhesive.

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My second card uses the US Map Infinity Dies.  I LOVE these!  I see many, many cards being made using this set!  


I layered my US die cut over a Versamark stamped background made using State-cation Bold Prints.  The sentiment, from Greetings Stamp & Cut, was masked off to fit on my map.  I added the tiny heart dies to where I live (Topeka, KS) and added the Greetings die in black cardstock.  





What's a blog hop without a giveaway?  Hero Arts is giving away a $50 gift card to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, August 9th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.  

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