Monday, June 16, 2014

Hero Arts Silver Lining Card Using Water Color Technique

Thanks for joining me, today I am demonstrating a new technique using water colors and heat embossing. With Memorial day weekend upon us I am using Hero Arts Operation Write Home stamp set in "You Are A Rainbow".  25% of the profits from the sale of the Operation Write Home stamp sets are donated to the organization Operation Write Home. OWH sends blank handmade greeting cards to our nations armed forces.
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So let's get started.
1. Make your card base from card stock. 5.50 x 4.25 inches.
2. Trim water color paper to 5.25 x 4.00 inches.
3. Round corners of water color paper.
4. Using a wet brush, moisten the water color sheet prior to coloring.
5. Dab colors in a circle motion.
6. Once water coloring is complete, proceed to dry with heat embossing gun.
7. Stamp Hero Arts image with Versa Mark watermark stamp pad.
8. Place embossing powder over the stamped image and shake off excess.
9. Emboss with heat gun.
10. Once embossing is dry and cool, place embellishment of gems for the "silver lining".
11. Glue to the card base.
12. Enjoy.
Pretty easy, and the effect is gorgeous. Here is a set by step video:

Products used:
Hero Arts Operation Write Home clear stamp set in "You're a rainbow"
Versa Mark Watermark stamp pad
Water color paper and solid color card stock
Silver embossing powder
Embossing heat gun
paper trimmer
corner rounder

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial day weekend. Thanks and Happy Scrappin'!


Tim Holtz Distress Ink Birthday Card

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Tim Holtz's Distress Ink is the all the rave right now, and I can see why! Cut@Home is carrying the small distress ink cubes, which is perfect for me who has limited crafting space. Today I showing you a card using 4 of these wonderful inks, stamping and heat embossing Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning stamps.
Let's get started:
1. Stamp the larger image in this case the flower from Majestic Morning Bouquet in Versamark, and then embossed it with the pink  embossing powder.
2. Blend distress inks onto my background using Peeled Paint, Ever green Bough, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar.
3. Stamp the black flowers with Archival ink, as was the sentiment.
4. Mount the whole thing on to a lilac card stock, then adhere to card front.
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The colors on this project are beautiful and the blending process is quite soothing.
Here is my step-by-step video on this card:

Supplies used :

Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Ever green Bough, Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar.
Ranger Archival Ink
Heartfelt Creations Majestic Morning stamps in Bouquet and Accents.
Card stock

Thanks and Happy Scrappin'!

Friend's Wedding/Bridal Card

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Wedding season is here and what a better way to use our Silhouette Cameo than for all those wedding cards. Today I am dusting off the cameo and getting to work using a card that can be bought directly from the Silhouette Studio. Combining this cutting file with a beautiful and easy water color background, the effect gives this card an elegant feel.
The color was inspired by the bride's color scheme of teal and pink. This card can also be easily given for a bridal shower too!
Let's get started.
1. Purchase & download"Wedding Dress Card" by Angela Angelova from the Silhouette Studio.
screen shot of Silhouette Studio
screen shot of Silhouette Studio
2.  Place card stock on cutting mat and press "start"
8x11 sheet of card stock
3. After the machine is done cutting remove card from mat and remove all extra trimmings.
Ready to be trimmed.
4. Trim water color paper to fit the back of the card. In this case my card was 5 in. X 5 in.
5. Water color card using 2-3 colors and let dry (Or dry with heat embosser)
6. Glue water colored paper behind the card using foam adhesives.
7. Place Want 2 Scrap bling on flowers.
8. Place American Crafts ribbon and tie a bow on the top of the card.

Beautiful and classy! This is one of my favorite cards so far, and cannot wait to give this to the bride.
Products used for this card:
Silhouette Cameo
Cutting file "Wedding Dress Card" by Angela Angelova
Want 2 Scrap Bling
Water color paper
Water colors
1 8x11 sheet of card stock
American Crafts Primo Ribbon
Foam adhesive

Thanks and Happy Scrappin'!

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Card Making: Sweet Lullaby Collection by Heartfelt Creations

Heartfelt Creations has done it again, by creating a new collection of baby inspired Paper, stamps and die sets. This is a great set to add to the craft room, as new baby gifts, tags and cards are needed year round.
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Today I am working with an intricate card using several items from the Heartfelt Creations Sweet Lullaby Collection, Ranger Archival Ink, and  Spectrum Noir markers.
Let' get started.
1. Select 2 sheets from your Heartfelt Creations Sweet Lullaby Collection paper pack and trim (1) 5.25 in x 4 in. to be the background of card.
2. Stamp Heartfelt Creations "Precious Lullaby PreCut Set" with Ranger Archival ink onto a alcohol marker paper.
3. Begin coloring stamped image using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.
4. Once stamp imagine coloring is done, proceed to trim and mat on cardstock. Leaving about .25 inch of cardstock exposed.
5.  With second sheet of Sweet Lullaby Collection paper, cut two paper ribbons .75 inch wide by 2 inches long.
6.  Glue paper ribbons on back of the stamped image, slightly overlapping.
7. Place 2 enamel dots on each corner, and garnish with 2 buttons glued with glue dots.
This card is beautiful and the stamps created by Heartfelt Creations have some incredible detail. I cannot wait to continue playing with these gorgeous stamps.
Here is a step-by-step video on this card, including how to color this image!

Products used for this project:

Ranger Archival Ink
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers in Pastels and Lights
2 sheets of card stock
Enamel dots
Glue dots

Thanks and Happy Scrappin'!