Sizzix Tim Holtz Wild Flower Stems 2 with Alcohol Ink

A little alcohol ink, a little heat embossing and a little die cutting.

Altenew Watercolor Stripes Cover Die

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.

Supplies:

  • 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

Heat Embossing with Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party

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.

Supplies:

  • 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

Die Cutting and Alcohol Ink With Wild Flower Stems 2

Hello again.. I am here today with some alcohol ink fun. After seeing Tim Holtz demo them recently I got them out and played.

Wild Flower Stems 2 Die Set

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.

Supplies:

  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Wild Flower Stems 2
  • Hero Arts It’s Your Day stamp set
  • Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
  • Vellum
  • Yupo Paper

Hero Arts Designer Snowflakes Thank You Card

Hello! As usual I am trying to catch up posting. I made a few thank you cards for people that I got Christmas gifts from. I know it is a bit past Christmas.

Hero Arts Thank You Pair die

When I thought about making some thank you cards I decided I wanted to use the purple and blue Hero Arts metallic inks together. I dropped the ink on my kraft mat and spritzed it with water. I then did the smooshing technique to make my background. I really like the way the background looks but when you use the ink this way you lose a little of the cool metallic shimmer that these inks have.

Then I heat embossed the snowflakes using silver sparkle embossing powder.

The sentiment is die cut from white paper.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink – blue and purple
  • Hero Arts Designer Snowflakes stamp set
  • Hero Arts Thank You Pair die set
  • Hero Arts Embossing Powder – silver sparkle

The Ton Rose Terrace & Heat Embossing

Hellooo! Here is another card I made with a background I colored many moons ago and just didn’t know what I wanted to do with it. I think for me when I have a cool background I don’t want to cover it up or cut it up. So I struggle a bit. Now it is a card!

Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday

So after having this sit for so long I am really happy with the way it turned out.

I heat embossed the image I think using rose gold embossing powder. I colored with Copics. I made one little boo boo on the coloring but luckily it was on the edge and when I cut the panel down it got cut off. The sentiment was die cut using the same paper as the mat behind the panel.

Supplies:

  • The Ton Rose Terrace background stamp
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday Die
  • Copic Pens
  • Stampendous Rose Gold Embossing Enamel

Embossing with Hero Arts Paper Layering Snowflakes

Howdy it’s been a little while. I hope you all had a nice Christmas and New Years. I just started creating a few thank you notes. Here is one using some sparkly embossing powder.

Hero Arts Embossing Powder

Let’s start off with the background. Not much to say because I can’t remember how I got that silver on the blue paper. It was laying around and I liked the look of it. Possibly some pigment ink or glimmer metallic ink but I am just not sure. I would say there is a possibility of using a roller to get that ink on.

I can tell you about the snowflakes and sentiment. The snowflakes are paper layering snowflakes and I die cut them. I used embossing powder on them called sparkle but it is hard to see in the photo. I heat embossed them twice. Then I pushed up all the sections on each snowflake for some dimension and glued them to the background.

The sentiment is die cut and I heat embossed it twice also using a silver sparkle embossing powder. I really like the way that looks.

Entering in the December challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Paper Layering Snowflakes die set
  • Hero Arts Thank You Pair die set
  • Hero Arts Sparkle embossing powder
  • Hero Arts Silver Sparkle embossing powder

 

Thanksgiving Cards

Howdy! Today I have several Thanksgiving cards. Not tons like Halloween…

Hero Arts Autumn

For my first card I did the alcohol lift technique. This one came out very nice. I made the panel some time ago. If I remember right the lift technique works better with regular alcohol ink than it does with the pearl alcohol ink. I used clear stamps. For the sentiment I heat embossed it with maybe rose gold embossing powder.

Supplies – Alcohol ink, Alcohol lift ink, Hero Arts Autumn stamp set (leaves), Hero Arts Happy Thanksgiving (sentiment), embossing powder, corner rounder


Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves

This is the card that got me going on the Thanksgiving cards. I had stamped the pumpkin on the canvas some time ago and then colored it with Copics. I picked two patterned papers from the same pad. Then glued the pumpkin on those. I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. I die cut the leaves and then inked them with Oxide Distress ink and a bit of the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic ink (love them). I am just going to say it this is not my favorite card.

Supplies – Hero Arts Happy Thanksgiving stamp set, gold embossing powder, Gold Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic ink, Oxide Distress ink, Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves die set, Copic pens

Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves Die Set

Here’s another one where I had the background done awhile ago. I stamped the leaves and acorns using Versamark ink on kraft paper. I highlighted them using a gold pen. I die cut several leaves and added Oxide Distress ink and some gold Glimmer Metallic ink with an ink blending tool. The sentiment is heat embossed.

Supplies – Hero Arts Holiday Petals & Leaves stamp set, Lawn Fawn Thankful Mice stamp set (sentiment), Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves die set, Jelly Roll Gold Metallic pen, gold embossing powder, Oxide Distress ink, Hero Arts Gold Glimmer Metallic ink

Hero Arts Autumn Stamp Set

I think I also had this background/panel done awhile back. These are such pretty leaves to heat emboss which is done on kraft paper. The label is die cut and the sentiment is heat embossed. Throw on a couple sequins and you are done.

Supplies – Hero Arts Autumn stamp set, embossing powder, Hero Arts Happy Thanksgiving stamp set (sentiment), sequins, Spellbinders Labels Four die set

Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves

Here we are with the last one. A note about the photo location… My hub made me a little shelf and attached it to the fence so I could take photos there of my cards. Super nice of him.

Now about the card. I picked some more patterned papers from the same paper pad for the background. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold. I die cut several leaves and added Oxide Distress ink and some gold Glimmer Metallic ink with an ink blending tool. I did a little inking around the edge of the card.

Supplies – Lawn Fawn Thankful Mice stamp set (sentiment), Cheery Lynn Designs Small Leaves die set, gold embossing powder, Oxide Distress ink, Hero Arts Gold Glimmer Metallic ink

Entered in the Die Cut Divas November Challenge.

 

 

Picket Fence Schools of Fish with Heat Embossing

Whew I think this will catch me up for October. This time I have an anniversary card I created for my hubby.

To start my card I grabbed a panel I had in my stash. I then created the ocean scene by stamping and heat embossing with copper embossing powder. The sentiment says “Of all the fish in the sea I’m glad you came to me”. I stamped two different looking fish and said although we are different there are many things we like together or something like that.

I had this cool looking copper paper that I embossed with an embossing folder. Well funny thing not just one embossing folder. I tried one and thought not quite it, then another and maybe a third. I just embossed over each one for a unique look and to get the look I wanted. It looks pretty cool in person.

Supplies:

  • Picket Fence Schools of Fish stamp set
  • Copper Embossing Powder
  • A couple of Embossing Folders

Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti Die

Here’s a little Christmas card I created. I have a large stash of Christmas cards so I don’t need much more for this year. So the ones I have been creating are more for fun than oh no I need more Christmas cards. I like it that way.

First off I used the Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti die to cut out the background. I then backed that with some pretty dark blue paper. I sprayed over that with some shimmer spray.

I die cut the two smaller paper layering snowflakes and sprayed them with shimmer spray too. Then I glued on the snowflakes carefully so I could pop all the pieces.

I die cut a banner and heat embossed with silver for the sentiment.

You see that little white snowflake? That is two of the snowflakes from the panel die cutting (confetti). Unfortunately something got on the front of the card and that covers it up.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Snowflake Confetti Die
  • Hero Arts Paper Layering Snowflakes die set
  • Hero Arts Warm Animals stamp set – sentiment
  • Silver Embossing Powder
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners die set
  • Shimmer Spray

Stamplorations Digital Image A Cup for the Holidays

Howdy! I made this card for the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Unfortunately the clock ended early so this did not make it in.

I used a digital image from Stamplorations which I think was a freebie from them which is so nice of them. I love that it is a nice festive Christmas coffee image.

I opened the digital image in Word and sized it for the card. I like using Word if I can since there is a ruler. I like all the things around the cup! I colored everything with Copics. I added a bit of puff embossing powder on the coffee. The snowflakes have some Nuvo Aqua Shimmer on them which doesn’t really show in the photo. I added the snowflakes to the cup using white pigment ink.

The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink stamp set.

The two patterned papers are from the same paper pad.

There is a layer of fun foam under the die cut mats.

Supplies:

  • Papertrey Ink stamp set – Deck the Halls – sentiment
  • Stamplorations Digital Image – A Cup for the Holidays
  • Freebie in a Crafty Magazine – Winter Wonderland stamp set – snowflakes
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink
  • Hero Arts Puff embossing powder
  • Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die set