Halloween Cards

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I managed to make a few Halloween cards. The last one is just a panel not a card. The first three I made using Elizabeth Craft Designs peel-off stickers. I stuck them down on white paper and colored in all the images with Copics. The sentiment is a die from the September 2016 Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. The shape behind the images is cut with a Spellbinders die. The patterned papers are from my huge stash. The last one was a little fun thing to put in a goodie bag that I gave to my neighbor. For that I stamped a web from an Inkadinkadoo set. The rest of the stamping was images from the September Hero Arts kit.

Wedding Congrats

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Yes this is a wedding card. Maybe not so traditional. I made this outdoorsy because the invitation had this look, they got married outside in a wooded area and they love outdoor adventures. And I had to take the photo very quickly so it just went down on the carpet.

I finally got to use the My Monthly Hero kit for September 2016. The wreath and all the leaves were cut using the dies from this kit.

The two birds are cut with a die that I just bought while on vacation in Wyoming. The die is by Cottage Cutz and it is called Tweet. I colored the birds and branches with Copics. About the store I got the die at… It was totally awesome and kind of surprising. I just happened to catch the sign when we were about to leave Laramie, Wyoming. We had just pulled in for gas and a very quick look. The store is called Scrap Tree. Boy was I pleased when I walked in. It is just very plain and such on the outside but the inside very nicely decorated with a tree in the middle. But enough about that the stuff in the store was super nice. All kinds of stuff for scrapbooking and card making. It was really nicely arranged in the store by subject like spring/easter, fall, cowboy, babies etc. It had some fun unique things too that I have not seen before. The owner is very talented too. She made all the cards and scrapbook layouts in the store and there was quite a few examples. She also teaches classes there. What a fun find! If you are in this area check it out! Here is a link to their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/search/163439133683893/local_search?surface=sist

The heart is from an Ellen Hutson set called Fancy Thanks. I stamped it with red ink and then went over it with Glossy Accents. The next day I hand cut it out.

The Congrats is cut with a Lawn Fawn die called Scripty Congrats.

Submitted to a2z Scrapbooking October monthly challenge. https://a2zscrapbookingblog.com/2016/10/01/a2z-scrapbooking-october-2016-challenge/

Turtles & Friends Birthday Card

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My turtle card was created for a friend who loves sea creatures.

For this I used the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero set from July 2016. I really love all the sea creatures and other images in this set. I also used a seaweed stamp from Hero Arts set Set Sail (CL842).

I created the background painting with Distress Inks on watercolor paper. The fish and other creatures were stamped with Distress Inks. The turtle is stamped and cut out with a die that came with the set. There is a bubble stamp in the set which I think adds some nice interest. After stamping the bubbles I went over them with Glossy Accents. At this moment I cannot remember which sentiment stamp I used.

Hero Arts Scramble 138

For Scramble 138 I was the host and my theme was Solids and Outlines. So.. create a card with solid stamps and outline stamps.

My husband got me the card pictured below which was my inspiration. The minute I saw it I knew I wanted to make one like it.

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Here are my examples for the Scramble.

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Flower Card: The solid flowers were stamped with Hero Arts set Color Me Flowers (CG133). I stamped them on watercolor paper and colored them with Zig Clean Color pens. The butterfly and dragonfly are from the March 2016 My Monthly Hero set. They are embossed with PXS Detail Brass powder. The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Luscious Frames (CL509) and embossed with the same brass powder.

Leaf Card: For the background I stamped the solid leaves with Hero Arts stamp Lisa’s Painted Maple Leaf on watercolor paper with Hero Arts Ombre ink Lime to Forever Green. The outline leaves are from Hero Arts stamp Hand Pressed Leaf (G5417) and the set Butterfly (CL750) stamped with Delicata gold ink.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts set It’s Your Day (CL661) and embossed with brown powder.

Swimming Turtles

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A card for my hub to tell him thanks for a great weekend he planned for us. We loved seeing the turtles in Hawaii a few years back so I thought this was a great card for him. This is the My Monthly Hero set from July 2016. I really love all of the sea creatures that are in this kit along with the nice inks and dies.

For the background I used an ink blending tool to apply the ink.

The turtles are from the July kit.

The seaweed and coral is from the July kit and from the Hero Arts set Set Sail Background (CL842). All of these were stamped with the Ombre inks Mermaid and Dolphin by Hero Arts.

Heartfelt Creations Aster Thank You

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I created this card for my sister thanking her for my birthday surprise and gift. My hub had her fly up and meet us and I had no idea she was coming. Super nice!

The background is stamped with an Impression Obsession background stamp called Wooden Plank and some Distress Ink.

The green layer was patterened paper cut out with a Spellbinders die called Romantic Rectangles (S5-090). The image was stamped with a Heartfelt Creations stamp from the Delicate Asters and Butterflies PreCut Set (HCPC 3499). I inked over the image with some Distress Ink. I colored the leaves and tiny flowers with Copics. I stamped some of the asters from the Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters PreCut Set (HCPC 3494) and then cut out a couple layers of different asters using their dies Delicate Asters (HCD 726). I colored the asters with Copics. The sentiment and banner die is from Hero Arts My Monthly Hero set from March 2016.

Hero Arts Scramble 137

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Scramble 137 hosted by LaVon was the fun theme of using a tag! Since I just got this My Monthly Hero set for July I was anxious to use it. After starting late I had to separate the dies before starting. Layered stamping usually takes me a few tries to get things lined up nice. I am not sure why I make these kind of choices during a Scramble but it all worked out. I also accidentally took the wrong lid off my glue bottle and got it all over my hand. So miraculously I got this done.

The tag is a Ranger tag that I inked up with the Ombre ink that comes with the July My Monthly Hero set. I used some of the July tiny stamps, seaweed and coral stamps and the optional Ombre Mermaid stamp pad to complete the background. The jelly fish were stamped using the Mermaid stamp pad and then cut out with the die. The sequins are part of the July monthly kit also. They are great colors. Then I stamped some coral and seaweed on the base card which is by Hero Arts.

Hero Arts Scramble 130

Today’s Scramble was hosted by Chark. The theme was mix it up, meaning use stamps and stencils from different sets and/or wood stamps. I managed to use 3 different sets and a stencil.

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For the background I used the Hero Arts stencil Long Leaves (SA062) and sprayed over it with Heidi Swapp spray in teal.

I started out stamping the flowers first and then trying to watercolor paint with Gansi Tambi watercolor paints but the black ink wasn’t drying fast enough and I got mud color. So I wet the watercolor paper first then laid on the color. I helped the drying along with a heat gun. Then I stamped over the watercolor areas. I hand cut all of the flowers. The My Monthly Hero flowers have dies to match but I wasn’t sure if you get the border around the edge and I didn’t want that for this card. For the flowers I used the two different sets My Monthly Hero March 2016 and Color Me Flowers (CG133). The flowers are only glued in the middle and I tried to shape them some which is hard to see in the photo. The two smallest flowers have pop dots under them.

For the greeting I used Hero Arts Set It’s Your Day (CL661).