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

House Mouse Elf Gifts Christmas Card

Here is a card I created for the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmaker sketch challenge 18.

Hero Arts Buffalo Check Pattern

You can’t go wrong with the House Mouse images. Such fun! I colored this some time ago with Copics and finally made a card with it using the sketch. The banner behind the image has a buffalo check stamped on it with Versamark.  The greeting is stamped.

Supplies:

  • House Mouse Elf Gifts stamp
  • Copic Markers
  • Hero Arts Buffalo Check Pattern stamp
  • Versamark ink
  • Hero Arts Merry Snowmen stamp set

Penny Black Deck the Halls Cat Christmas

We are in the home stretch to finish posting Christmas cards for this year. Many many months ago I stamped these cute cats and knew who I would make this for. I colored the lights first and decided that was all I was going to color for the cats. It’s not like me to have a lot of white but it just worked for this.

So I stamped the cats and colored the lights with Copic markers. The cat panel is raised up with fun foam.

The sentiment is die cut.

Supplies:

  • Penny Black Deck the Halls stamp set
  • Find It Trading Merry Christmas die
  • Rectangle die
  • Copic markers

Hero Arts Winter Woods Heroscape

Here is a card I created for a card exchange we had in the Hero Arts Scramble Group in Facebook. I was inspired by a card created by Libby for National Card Making Day. I did not have the tree line stamps and dies when Libby did the craft along but it was on my wish list. So.. now I have it. I like this set a lot along with the Merry Snowmen set!! I love how this came out.

Hero Arts Merry Snowmen

For the background I stamped and embossed using the Winter Woods set and the Etched Winter Swirls background stamp. The sky is heat embossed in clear and the snow behind the snowmen in white sparkle.

The tree lines are stamped using Hero Arts ink and die cut. The snowmen are stamped, colored with Copics and die cut.

The sentiment is stamped using the Winter Woods set and I just hand cut around it.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Winter Woods Heroscape stamp set and die set
  • Hero Arts Etched Winter Swirls Bold Prints stamp
  • Hero Arts Merry Snowmen stamp set and die set
  • Copic Markers
  • Hero Arts ink
  • Clear embossing powder
  • White Sparkle embossing powder

Simon Says Stamp Brutus Monroe Stamptember Fall Globe

I have another Fall card for you. Slowly doing my posts. Ha.

This is such a fun set. It has 3 scenes which are Halloween, Fall and Christmas. There are several sentiment too. It also has a die to cut out the globe.

The background is embossed using a Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder.

The globe is stamped and colored with Copic pens. I then put a layer of Glossy Accents over the globe part. It may be a bit too thick because it cracked when I flexed the paper. Oops. I sent it to someone anyway. The sentiment is heat embossed. I think I put foam under the globe for some dimension.

Supplies

  • Simon Says Stamp/Brutus Monroe Stamptember 2019 set
  • Copic pens
  • Tim Holtz 3D Lumber embossing folder
  • Glossy Accents

Pink and Main Pumpkin Spice Coloring and Die Cutting

Howdy. I have another Fall card for you. This was done using the fun Pink and Main stamp and die set.

The background layers were die cut using several patterned paper.

The coffee drink and desserts were stamped, colored with Copics and then die cut. On the coffee cup lid there is Nuvo Drops. Here is a close up so you can kind of see it.

Supplies

  • Pink and Main Pumpkin Spice stamps and matching dies
  • Copic Markers
  • Spellbinders Labels Seventeen die set

Hero Arts 2021 Stamp-Along Fun

Hello! Today I have several cards that I made during a craft along event that Hero Arts did on July 17. It was an all day event and many different design team members made cards that you also made at the same time. They have another one coming up and I would highly recommend it.

Are you ready? Get something to drink and maybe a snack…

This is a spotlight card taught by Daniel West. I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp to make this. There is vellum covering the stamping on the base of the card. I colored with Copics.  The sentiment is heat embossed.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers and I think the sentiment is from Hero Arts It’s Your Day set.

This card was done by Maria Willis. It is a gatefold card and also includes some vellum. Heat embossed flowers on vellum and cut out by hand. The background is Hero Arts Reactive ink blending with stenciling and shimmer mist over it. The sentiment is heat embossed and raised with foam.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers, Hero Arts Reactive ink, Tim Holtz stencil, Spellbinders circle die, Hero Arts It’s Your Day birthday stamp set

A One Layer Looking Glass Card designed by Lydia Fiedler. You stamp the background with a text die. For the scene you use the Looking Glass die and then paper piece it back in to make a one layer card. I added the frame as an extra little thing which I cut out with a square die and the Looking Glass die. The sky is ink blended and the tree is colored with Copics.

Supplies: Hero Arts Canyon Lands Looking Glass die, Memory Box Stitched Square die, Impression Obsession French Text background stamp

Hero Arts Sun Ray Bold Prints

Looking Glass Window Card. This was done by Nichol Spohr. This was fun because part of the scene is on the inside of the card.

I ink blended the front panel first using Distress Oxide ink. For the front of the card I stamped with the Sun Ray stamp and lightly stamped some text over that. Cut out a square which give you the piece for the inside of the card. Color the tree with Zig Clean Color Pens.

For the inside cut out the grass/frame and the mountains. Color with Zig Clean Color Pens.  Place those on the square with the sun rays along with the frame which the grass is part of.

Supplies: Hero Arts Canyon Lands Looking Glass die, Memory Box Stitched Square die, Impression Obsession French Text background stamp, Hero Arts Sun Ray Bold Prints, Zig Clean Color Pens.

Hero Arts It's Your Day

Color Layering Sea horse birthday card. Jessica Frost-Ballas designed this card.

Ink blending on the background. School of fish and bubbles heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Seahorses stamped and die cut.

The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.

Supplies: Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Hero Arts It’s Your Day stamp set

Color Layering Jellyfish with “waves” background. This is a Mindy Eggen card design. For the background I ink blending through a stencil and then ink blended over that fading as it went across. I am not super great at blending like this but it came out ok.

Two jellyfish are stamped right on the background and the big one is layer stamped and die cut.

The sentiment is stamped right on the background.

Supplies: Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero, Hero Arts Swirl stencil

Rainbow Watercolor Backgrounds. These are by Channin Pelletier. I am going to start by saying this was the most fun for me. Why? I have never done this before and it is just so happy! These are similar but a few different ways of doing them. To start each card you heat emboss on bristol paper using white powder.

For this first card I kind of scribbled lines across the card all the way down the card in the all the colors using water based pens. Then I used a brush and some water to spread the color out and blend the colors.

The sentiment is die cut.

For this one you color the different colors in pie shapes, douse it with water and use a blower to send the color out to the edges from the middle. The word celebrate is die cut (1 black and 2 white) and layered slightly offset. The other part of the sentiment is heat embossed and hand cut.

For this you color along vertically but only about half way down, douse with water and then blow towards the bottom of the card. The sentiment was done the same as the card above.

Hero Arts Everything Flower Background

This believe it or not was the technique where you blow out from the middle. It was my first attempt and I had a little to much water so all the color went past the edges so you don’t have any streaks. This stamp might be a little to solid in places too for this technique to really shine. However I like how it came out. A nice background.

Whew.. I love all these rainbow cards and you should give it a try.

Supplies: Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints stamp, Hero Arts Everything Flower Bold Prints stamp, Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL (love the font for the dies in this set), Reverse Confetti Thanks Square die, Simon Says Stamp Hello Dies, Local King Rubber Stamp water based markers

Now we have a Tri-fold stand up card. The teacher for this card was Debi Adams. Here is the jelly fish background stamp again. I was lucky to win this from Hero Arts.

For the stamping.. I stamped the jelly fish on a piece of paper that was cut in half to put on the side panels. Then I stamped again and colored in the jelly fish with Copics and a shimmer pen and cut the piece that goes in the middle of the frame and then hand cut a couple jelly fish to put on the side of the frame. The sentiment is heat embossed.

Supplies: Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints, Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero (sentiment), MFT Pie

Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry Birthday Card

Hello! Here I am with a birthday card for my son. He turned 30 in May. Does that mean I am getting old? Ha! It kind of hit me. Lately he has been doing a lot of mountain biking. So that explains the card. The bike looks kind of ghost like but his bike is gray so there it is.

The background is a combination of stamping, ink blending and coloring with Copics.

The dirt is ink blended and then stamped with an old Stampin Up stamp I found in my stash that is perfect for dirt. The grass I think is ink blended. The trees and mountains are colored with Copics. The sky is ink blended. The birds are stamped using a Hero Arts set.

The bike stamp was a lucky find. I got it the same day I made the card which was either the day before his birthday or on his birthday. I got it at either Michaels or Joanns and neither one has that great of a selection so I was very lucky to find it. It may not look like a mountain bike but at least it doesn’t have a cute basket on it with flowers.

I put the sentiment on the inside because I didn’t want it on the scene.

Supplies:

  • Heartfelt Creations Create a ‘Scape Backcountry stamp set
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero June 2017 stamp set
  • American Crafts Bike stamp
  • Distress Oxide ink

Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire Birthday Card

I have a birthday card today that I made with stamps from one of my very favorite stamp companies. That would be Hero Arts. I made this for a good friend of mine.

I just love this cute set. I am not often into the little cutsey stuff but these guys are so much fun.

To create the scene and specifically the background I did some ink blending and masking. I die cut some grass but I had to cover the grass when doing the sky and cover the sky when ink blending the grass. For the dirt I found an old Stampin Up woodblock stamp to add little dots all over. I was excited to have this come out nice so that stamp is right on my desk for future cards. The stars in the sky were stamped.

Then I stamped the critters, fire, trees and moon. I colored them with Copics and then die cut them.

The sentiment is stamped.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire stamp set
  • Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set
  • Hero Arts S’mores Bonfire matching die set
  • Distress Oxide inks
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