Here I am today with a shiny Christmas card. I have made a couple Christmas cards so far this year but I need to make some more per month to avoid the last minute rush. Been there done that.
For the background I was trying a few things that Tim Holtz showed on his product release video recently. I used alcohol inks, blending solution and some 91 percent alcohol. I bought a blower thing that you use with cameras awhile back. I cut more of the tip off trying to make a bigger hole so I wanted to try using it. I made a couple of panels that are this pretty blue. As we know taking photos of shiny stuff is difficult so I will just say this looks much prettier in person.
All the silver parts were cut out with a die set and I used the Tim Holtz metallic paper.
- Ranger Alcohol Ink – a couple blue colors
- Bo Bunny Christmas Card Dies set
- Tim Holtz Metallic Paper
A little alcohol ink, a little heat embossing and a little die cutting.
For the background on my card I die cut the panel from Neenah Desert Storm paper. I then glued it to the base of the card that, as you can see, is the same color.
The flowers are made from die cutting these nice flowers stems from an alcohol ink panel I made awhile back. I used some Yupo paper to make the panel.
The sentiment is heat embossed using copper embossing powder.
- Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Wildflower Stems 2 die set
- Hero Arts My Monthly Hero January 2020 kit
- Ranger Alcohol Inks
- Judikins Metallic Copper Embossing Powder
- Yupo Paper
Hello it is time for some jelly fish fun! I made two cards very similar just playing around with my supplies.
For the backgrounds I put some metallic liquid ink on my kraft mat and watered it down. I think the first one is on Neenah paper and the second on watercolor paper. I no longer have the second one so I can’t look at it. I probably was working on the second panel and soaked up the leftovers on the first panel. I like the purple and blue together. You lose some of the shimmer though doing it this way.
On the first card I heat embossed the jelly fish using PSX silver embossing powder. I like that it is very silver.
For the second card I decided I wanted a thicker line for the jelly fish. I used Stampendous Chunky Silver embossing powder. I like that it stands out more but the silver is kind of a tarnished silver and I would probably rather have a regular silver look. Does anyone know of a nice thicker silver embossing powder?
For the sentiments I cut them out of colored paper and put a glaze over them. One is blue and one is dark purple.
- Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints stamp
- PSX Silver Embossing Powder
- Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink – blue and purple
- Stampendous Chunky Silver ink
- Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
- Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Here we go today with a Valentines card. I try to make ones for my husband that aren’t girly looking. I just love this little gnome so I went with it. This gnome die came out around Christmas but I consider it an all season gnome!
Pretty straight forward stuff on my card. Just a matter of picking the right colors for the gnome. I cut out the outline/mat of the gnome in the red then glued the pieces on it. The sentiment is die cut along with the heart. I die cut the heart twice and glued them together for a bit more dimension. The background is embossed using an embossing folder. I didn’t take a photo but I put some die cut hearts on the inside of the card also.
- Simon Says Stamp Large Gnome die
- Cricut Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Cross My Heart
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Words Script die set
- Memory Box Hearts and Stars die set
Today I have a no line watercolor card for you. Well it didn’t turn out completely no line but this was pretty much my first attempt at watercoloring everything and attempting no line watercoloring.
So first I stamped these flowers with a light brown ink on watercolor paper. I just started painting each flower, leaves and berries. After you do the first flower of each kind you start learning what to do to make it look better. I need to watch a few more videos but not bad for a first time. I splattered some metallic ink around to break up the “white” space. The sentiment is die cut from Tim Holtz copper metallic paper. I was in a big hurry when taking the photo… so not the greatest.
- Simon Says Stamp/Pink Fresh Studio Stamptember 2019 stamp set
- Cas-ual Fridays Stamps/Catherine Pooler Birthday die
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
- Tim Holtz Metallic paper
Hello again.. I am here today with some alcohol ink fun. After seeing Tim Holtz demo them recently I got them out and played.
For this background I started with Yupo paper and purple, pink, and gold mixative alcohol inks. I also used 91% alcohol, blending solution, and an air blowing thing to move the ink around.
The flower stems are die cut.
The sentiment is heat embossed on vellum and the strip die cut.
- Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
- Sizzix Tim Holtz Wild Flower Stems 2
- Hero Arts It’s Your Day stamp set
- Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
- Yupo Paper
Hello! I am finally getting back to posting. I have several cards that I made recently. Here is one I made with two different Altenew die sets and a Clearly Besotted stamp set.
For that background cover die… I die cut first and then added the purple. Darn I can’t remember if its watercolor or shimmer ink watered down. I sent it off so I can’t look at it.
That peony I die cut a bit ago just kind of trying it. I had to look it up to see how it lined up. It is such a pretty flower and nice with all those layers. The leaves were straight forward.
I die cut a deckled rectangle and stamped the sentiment on it.
- Altenew Watercolor Cover Die
- Altenew Peony Dream 3D Die
- Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles Die set
- Cleary Besotted Say What? Stamp set
Hello! During Christmas I was wanting to make some Christmas cards but I was busy doing other things and I had enough cards. So now it is time to start building up the stash. Out came the Hero Arts Poinsettia stencil which I have had quite awhile.
When I finally got this stencil out I made several panels with different combinations of ink and paper. Here is the first completed card. I used the stencil and white pigment ink to make the background.
The poinsettia is die cut and enhanced with Copics. In the middle of the flowers is little tiny gold balls.
The sentiment is die cut twice and glued together for a bit more dimension.
- Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia die set
- Hero Arts Poinsettia Stencil
- Hero Art Unicorn Pigment ink
- Copic Pens
- Bo Bunny Christmas Cards Die Set
I’m here today with a card I created for the Facebook Hero Arts January 2020 Scramble. To explain a little further you use Hero Arts products to create a card in 90 minutes. You choose your own time to create but it needs to be done by the end time/date. There is a theme along with it also. A fun low pressure thing to do. I really appreciate that Cindy got this going again. The Hero Arts Scrambles are special to me because they got me very interested in Hero Arts, which is a great company, and to really dive into cardmaking. Here is the link to the group but it is private so you just need to ask to participate if you are interested. https://www.facebook.com/groups/375732203141407/?ref=group_header
To start off I used the Hero Arts Honeycomb stencil and inked through that. I then used a deckled rectangle die to cut out the background for the watering can.
Next I stamped and die cut the flower bouquet, watering can and butterfly. The butterfly has a little shimmer coloring on it. I colored them with Copics and glued them over the rectangle.
I die cut the sentiment banner and stamped the sentiment.
- Hero Arts Honeycomb Stencil
- Hero Arts July 2017 My Monthly Hero
- Hero Arts January 2020 My Monthly Hero – banner die
- Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages – sentiment
- Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles die set
Howdy! What’s going on out there crafty folks? I have made several cards this month which is nice after the Christmas hustle bustle. I made my card today using a Hero Arts set I got recently and finally got to use. It is an Autumn theme but I feel like my card is maybe a summer look. The purple is a bit dark for summer but to me it does not look like Fall either.
I started out stamping the wreath and flowers. I die cut them. I colored them with Copics. In the center of the flowers I glued some prills.
I cut the rectangle out using a deckled die.
The sentiment is two die cut layers and colored with a Copic.
Entered over at Die Cut Divas for their monthly challenge of use something new.
Entered in the January Challenge over at A Blog Named Hero. It is an Anything Goes theme.
- Hero Arts Autumn Wreath Stamp Set
- Hero Arts Autumn Wreath Die Set
- Copic Pens
- Spellbinders Deckles Rectangles Die Set
- Hero Arts Thanks Stamp and Cut Set