Easter Cards 2022

Here are the Easter cards I made this year with a combination of different companies dies.

For this I did ink smooshing, die cutting and embossing with a folder. The bunny is die cut from felt. The bunny has spots because the glue was still wet.

Supplies: Tim Holtz Quilted 3D embossing folder, Distress ink, Lawn Fawn Build-A-Basket: Easter, Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Mini Bunny & Bow die, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set.

Ink smooshed background. Die cutting.

Supplies: Spellbinders Sun & Clouds, Distress ink, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set, Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die, Tim Holtz Papercut Chicks

Pretty much all die cutting from some interesting papers in my pile and water coloring the grass patch. And then there is the golden egg done with Foundry Wax.
Supplies: Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die, Tim Holtz Papercut Chicks, Tim Holtz Foundry Wax

Stamping, coloring with Copics and die cutting. That bunny is by Hero Arts and is so darn sweet.

Supplies: Hero Arts Garden Bunny stamp, rectangle dies, Copic pens

Lawn Fawn

This just might be my favorite of them all. The background was a piece of paper embossed when I got it. I sprayed it I think or maybe ink blended. The rest is die cutting. The bunny is die cut from felt.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn Build-A-Basket: Easter, Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Mini Bunny & Bow die, Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set.

Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero Beach Card

And now for a beach style card.

Hero Arts Color Layering Waves

To start I used the February 2021 kit to stamp the girl, palm tree, tiki guy and surfboard. I colored them with Copics. Then I die cut them out. The surfboard has glossy over it. I forget exactly what a used, either Nuvo drops or Glossy Accents.

I created the wave part using a color layering stamp set. I ink blended the sky. From that set I heat embossed the sentiment using sand embossing powder.

The leaves in the background were stamped with a background stamp.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Waves stamp set
  • Hero Arts Jungle Bold Prints stamp
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts sand embossing powder

Elizabeth Craft Designs Gnomes Christmas Card

Here is a little Christmas card for you. I had fun with this super cute die and tried die cutting felt to make the Santa gnome.

So as you can see most of the gnome is die cut from felt and it worked really well. It is not really a Santa specific die but I wanted to make it a Santa. It is a great die set with male and female gnome pieces.

I used the sketch from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers March sketch and entered it in the Facebook challenge.

Supplies:

  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Gnomes die set
  • Can’t remember where the sentiment came from…

Die Cutting with The Park By Tim Holtz

Here we go with some catch up like lots of catch up. I have had a couple of busy months so the card making is lighter and the posting even less.

Here is two cards I made for my sister-in-laws birthday and my sisters birthday.

I finally used The Park dies. I bought that set mostly with my sister-in-law in mind and yes this card is for her.
Ink smooshed background using Tumbled Glass Oxide ink.
The kite, Mary Poppins, the butterflies are all die cut using the The Park die set. The kite is die cut from felt. The butterflies have Embossing Glaze which sometimes didn’t stay on them for some reason. I ink blended Oxides and then glazed over that and then die cut the butterflies.
The flowers are die cut from the Flower Jar die set.
I am really pleased with how this came out.
Tim Holtz Flower Jar
So I copied myself and made another Mary Poppins card. This one I sent to my sister. This time I cut the umbrella out from the Worn Wallpaper Scraps.
Dies Used – The Park and Flower Jar
Background – smooshed Tumbled Glass ink
Supplies:
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz The Park die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Flower Jar die set
  • Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Embossing Glaze
  • Lawn Fawn Grass die ?

Hero Arts Coffee Christmas

Today I have a interesting themed card for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge for April. The challenge is coffee, Christmas and rainbow. Kind of a challenge for a Christmas card for me anyway.

Here is what I came up with using the Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero card kit. It is a good one, full of coffee stuff!

Ciao Bella Coffee Stains

For the background I ink blended using Distress Oxide ink. I then used a coffee stains stencil over that also using Distress Oxide ink.

The coffee cups were cut out using the dies from the Hero Arts MMH set and I inked around the edges using you guessed it Distress Oxide ink. Merry was die cut using a Momenta die set and Christmas was die cut using a MFT die.

Supplies:

  • Ciao Bella Coffee Stains stencil
  • Momenta Alphabet dies
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • MFT Merry Christmas die
  • Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero

 

Build Your Stash Christmas Card

Here is one more card I created for the Build Your Stash group in Facebook. The picture is maybe a little darker colors than it is in person.

So this is another fairly simple card. Most of it is from a paper pad. I colored in the acorns to add a little detail. The washi tape across the card is colored with Copics. I really like it and I got it at Daiso so it was inexpensive. The gold bling is Pink Fresh Metallic Pearls and I really like them. There are several different sizes in the pack and I have gold and silver.

Entered in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook.

Supplies:

  • Paper Pad
  • Pink Fresh Metallic Pearls – gold
  • Washi tape

Stenciling with Gourmet Rubber Stamps Butterflies

Here is a card I made for the owner of The Ink Pad in New York City. Sadly she is closing her shop. She was very nice to help my hubby many times getting things for me while he was there. I have never actually been in her shop. I have spoken with her on the phone and she has helped me out too. Best of luck to her in her new adventures. She sent me this butterfly stencil in one of my orders.

Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die

A fairly simple card with some ink thru a stencil. I think I may have used Hero Arts ink but I did that part quite awhile ago.

The hello is die cut with a Lawn Fawn die. It is one of my favorites. It’s a nice font and I like the size of it. It is hard to see in the photo but I put Glossy Accents on it.

I think I put foam behind the panel.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Gourmet Rubber Stamps Flock of Butterflies stencil
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
  • Glossy Accents

Valentines Card for Hubby

Here is the Valentines card I made for my hubby. I was inspired by Cheiron Brandon and a make by Tim Holtz. I intended to grunge it up some but my hubby is more of a clean and simple kind of guy so here it is.

Tim Holtz Stamps

For the background I used Tim Holtz woodgrain cardstock and inked over it with Antique Linen Oxide ink.

For the hearts… I painted paper with several different Distress Paints. Then I stamped on the pieces using Archival ink using a Tim Holtz stamp set. The Love You was stamped from a Hero Arts stamp set. That heart is raised with foam. The hearts are die cut using an Elizabeth Craft Designs die set.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Many Every Day Messages stamp set
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Gnomes die set
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain paper
  • Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz The Poinsettia stamp set
  • Distress Paint
  • Archival Ink

Tim Holtz 3-D Snowflake Christmas Card

Here is a card that I made for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Challenge in Facebook.

I used the sketch from the Build Your Stash Group.

The washi tape going across is actually gold.

The sentiment is die cut with a piece of vellum under it.

The snowflake is die cut using an awesome 3-D Impresslits die by Tim Holtz. I put Frosting Powder on it.

Entered in the Die Cut Divas challenge for February with a theme of angle it.

Entered in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers group in Facebook.

Supplies:

  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Snowflake 3-D Impresslits
  • Papericious Frosting Powder

Die Cutting with Hero Arts Seashells Fancy Dies

And now I have the almost made it card I created for the Hero Arts Scramble. This one went well over the 90 minute time frame so.. it did not get put in for the Scramble.

Hero Arts Coral Fancy Dies

Starting off with the background.. I used Hero Arts Reactive inks and white glimmer metallic ink to do a smooshed background.

I die cut the shells, coral and sea plants and watercolored them using Hero Arts liquid watercolors.

The sentiment die cut was “laying around” so I thought it worked well with the colors and stamped the sentiment on it.

Entered in the Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero challenge for February.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Seashells Fancy Dies
  • Hero Arts Coral Fancy Dies
  • Spellbinders Die – sentiment
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink – white
  • Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors
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