Missing You with Hero Arts

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Hi friends. I have a pretty card to share with you today that features some fun Hero Arts products. I love the Papel Picado Confetti die which is what I used for the background of my card. 

I started by die cutting the background die and then added lots of small foam squares to the back of it to give it some dimension and lift off of the card base.

I then stamped, colored and die cut the main image.  A heat embossed sentiment along with some jewels from Pretty Pink Posh and the card is done.






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You are Amazing with Altenew

Monday, January 14, 2019

Happy Monday friends. I'm sharing a card today featuring great standalone dies from Altenew. I started by die cutting the Watercolor Stripes die with some white card stock. I adhered it to my white card base and then rounded the corners using my Corner Chomper.

I then stamped the sentiment using my Misti to make sure I had good coverage. It was then time to start die cutting the various dies from Altenew's gorgeous Peony Dreams die collection. I die cut the various pieces in varying shades of pinks, reds and greens. 

I adhered the flowers together and added one of the blooms with foam tape for added dimension and that is it for this card.

I hope you all have an amazing day. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Crafty hugs!



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Warm Winter Wishes with Alcohol Inked Backgrounds

Friday, January 11, 2019

 Hi friends and happy Friday. I hope you have had a good week so far.  I have two cards to share with you today using fun products from Whimsy Stamps and some alcohol inks.

I began by creating my backgrounds on some Yupo paper with various shades of blue and purple alcohol inks. I absolutely love these backgrounds so much and just how fun it is to sit and create them.

After my panels were dry, I took the Snow Dangle stencil and laid it over my panel. For my first card, I used some silver glitter paste and adhered it over the stencil.

I finished off the card with a die cut snowflake (a retired die from Whimsy Stamps) along with a sentiment from the Holiday Mini Sentiments set.  I die cut it using one of the dies from the brand new Quick Strips die collection.



My second card is absolutely the same except that I used the Moonstone Glitter Paste from Tonic.




A big thank you for stopping by today. I hope you've been inspired. Crafty hugs!



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Love You for LDRS Creative + 90% off a Die

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Hi friends. I'm sharing a card today using lots of great products from LDRS Creative
My card features the beautiful Lovelette die collection, the stunning Sincerely Yours paper collection and the Love in Bloom stamp set.
To get started, I took one of the papers from the gorgeous Sincerely Yours paper collection (currently on sale for only $2.15 if you can believe that!) and die cut it using the fantastic Lovelette die (which is also on an amazing sale at 90% off - your price is just $2.80!) Hurry, though because at this price, this die and paper won't last long.
I love this die so much with all of its details. This would look great die cut with so many papers. I'm thinking a mirror card stock would look amazing.
{TIP} - After die cutting, save all of the small heart dies for a future project.
I applied some liquid glue onto the back of my large die cut and then adhered it to some light pink card stock.
I then added this piece to my top folding white card base.
 The Lovelette die collection also comes with a heart die which is what I used for the middle of my card. I die cut that heart with some white card stock. 
I then stamped the sentiment and little flourish which are both from the Love in Bloom set that was released a few months back.
I stamped these using the super cute and fabulous hybrid ink pads in Raven and Lipstick Jungle. These colors can be found in the Cobblestone and County Fair collections, respectively.
I added my stamped heart to the center portion with some foam tape for added dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Crafty hugs!

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To you from Me with Altenew & Concord & 9th

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Hi friends. I'm back today with a fun card featuring layering stencils from Altenew along with a great stamp set from Concord & 9th. 

I started out by using my ink blending tool to stencil some inks over the Layered Dahlia B stencil first in lighter colors. I then added the Layered Dahlia A stencil over top lining them up (which was super easy to do) and then used darker shades of inks. 

I stamped the sentiment from Concord & 9th's Love Notes stamp set with black ink using my Misti to stamp it 3 times to get a really great impression.  I finished off the card by adding some sparkling clear sequins with some silver stickles in the centers of each.

I also stamped a coordinating envelope using the row of heart images from the same Concord & 9th Love Notes set for a finishing touch.

Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you've left inspired. Crafty hugs!



More Whimsy Stamps January 2019 Release Cards

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Hi friends. I hope everyone is having a great week so far. I am back today with two more cards featuring products from the January 2019 release from Whimsy Stamps.  All new products are available NOW in the store.

I am in love with the Speckled Heart stencil from this release and knew I wanted to pair it with some glitter paste and mirror card stock.

I adhered the glitter paste over the stencil onto some mirror card stock and let it dry for a couple of hours. I then die cut one of the dies from the awesome new Quick Strips die collection. These dies will have a permanent home on my desk as they are perfect for adding a small sentiment to your card.

I paired the die cut with some sentiments from the newly released You're too Kind set. I love the larger font words along with all of the other sentiments that you can mix and match.


For my second card today, I am using the same Speckled Heart stencil, although this time I've just blended some Abandoned Coral Distress ink over top of it for a super CAS one layer card.

After my ink blending was done, I took the previously released You're my Always stamp set and stamped my sentiments. 

Rounded corners on the bottom finish off this quick and easy card.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful day. Crafty hugs!


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Whimsy Stamps January Release and 2 Cards

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Years friends. I hope that 2019 is a wonderful year for each and every one of you. We are kicking the year off at Whimsy Stamps with a great new release, full of awesome stamps, dies and stencils.

I have two cards to share with you today, both using the Wonky Windows 1 die along with the You're too Kind stamp set.  These were favorites of mine from the release.


For my first card, I started by die cutting the Wonky Windows 1 die and inking the outline portion of it. I then die cut it several more times out of white card stock.

I then got to work by adhering in one layer of each of the pieces. I then stamped my sentiment from the You're too Kind set for the first time. I then adhered another layer of each of the pieces. The photo below shows the layers added on just the right side at the moment.


I continued to add one additional layer and then stamping my sentiment. I did this 4 times.

Here's a final look at all the layers with the stamping complete and seamless throughout the design.


For my second card, I started by die cutting the  Wonky Windows 1 die out of some white card stock. I then removed in the inner portions and used the outline as a stencil. 


After removing the outer portion, I was left with the following. Note that the outer inked portion is what I used on my first card above.

I then spritzed my panel with some shimmer spritz to add some sparkle and shine.

I stamped the same sentiment as I did in my first card and this card is complete.


Here's a final look at both cards. I hope you have enjoyed my projects today. Crafty hugs!




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