Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Blog Named Hero Birthday Cards Challenge!

Time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero!!!
The theme is all about birthdays :) I don't know about you but I can never have enough birthday cards on-hand!



I am in love with the Hero Arts Magnolia stamp so, of course, that was my starting point! I stamped it on Kraft paper with MFT Kraft Hybrid Ink so that I could use my Polychormos pencils (another love of mine in my craft room) I hadn't planned on a color scheme I just picked a few of my favorites and I ended up with a magenta ish flower.


To add some dimension in the middle I used Dandelion Nuvo drops and a brown marker. I set my flower aside to dry and decided on the Rounded Rectangles by Hero Arts for my panel. I then masked off the sides with some PostIt tape and ink blended some Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink as it matched my lighter pink on the flower.


For my sentiment, I used the Wonderful Stamp and Cut both the stamps and die.  I chose the Simon Says Stamp Magenta Glitter paper for my die and it worked beautifully with the darker flower color. I then foam mounded my panel on a Neena 110lbs card base and once the flower was completely dry I added to the lower right hand corner!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Simon Says: Fun in the Sun

Happy Wednesday crafty friends! I have been MIA over the last week as I have been away for work! But I am back and my vacation starts next week! Can't wait!

It's time for a fun new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge but first have you seen the Summer Kids Challenge going on now! The theme is Anything Goes with Sparkle! Click the link above or the logo below for more details!


Encourage your younger loved ones to enter for a chance to win one of three grab bags! This challenge is such fun!



Now for this week, Simon Says: Fun in the Sun! The design team is featuring Mama Elephant, you don't have to but we would sure love seeing them! 


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


If any of you follow my blog you know that I am a huge pet person especially dogs! I love dogs especially my two goofs! So I chose to go with the Little Dog Agenda stamp set and all the fun "summer activity" dogs.


I started by stamping my puppies on Neena 80lbs cardstock with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink for Copic coloring. I chose the dogs with the beach ball, popcorn, beer (lol), activity flag or beach flag, and the skateboarder. I had to fussy cut them once I was done with the coloring (always buy the dies people! lol)


Once my images we complete and cut I die cut another piece of Neena 80lbs with the Mama Elephant Cloud Nine frame die (one of my favorite die sets). I created my own circle stencil by die-cutting a piece of acetate. I ink blended with Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Soft Apricot, Soft Vanilla, Green Apple, Soft Pool and Orchid inks for my rainbow circles. They are die and/or hybrid inks but they can be ink blended beautiful if you remove some of the excess before bringing the ink to the paper. If you are interested in trying this I highly recommend videos on YouTube by Laura Bassen. She rocks this technique!


I placed all of my puppies on the coordinating circles and chose the Mama Elephant Occasional Labels for my series of fun sentiments. I love this stamp set, it has every sentiment you may need and extra fun ones and I love the effect the stamped in black ink on white paper.

I finished off my card with some Nuvo Crystal Drops in rainbow colors and some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins. All of the products used are listed and linked below!


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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Simon Says: Red, White and/or Blue

Happy Wednesday crafty friends and Happy 4th of July to my American friends! It's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge but first have you seen the Summer Kids Challenge going on now! The theme is Anything Goes with Sparkle! Click the link above or the logo below for more details!


Encourage your younger loved ones to enter for a chance to win one of three grab bags! This challenge is such fun!



Now for this weeks Simon Says: Red, White and/or Blue fitting for the date :)


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!



These are colors that I do not often use, I love it when a challenge takes me way out of my comfort zone.



I started with my More Spring Flowers set and colored them with my Copics in reds and greys to mimic a white flower. I used the accompanying dies and decided on a navy background panel.


I wanted the background to have a little more life to is so I decided on the Simon Says Stamp Deco Diamonds 6x6 background stamp with some sparkle embossing powder. When I placed my flowers to the panel I decided I needed something to "ground" the flowers so I chose the Neat and Tangled Punchinella die and die cut a piece of Neena 80lbs cardstock. I really like the effect.


I put all of my elements together and opted for this great sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Spring Flower Burst set. I die cut the stitched banner by Pretty Pink Posh from some Tonic scarlet matt speciality paper and I white embossed the sentiment. To finish off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins in a mix of sizes.  All of the products are linked and listed below!


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Thanks for taking the time!
Kim