Friday, September 23, 2016

Hero Arts ThanksGiving for STAMPtember®!!

Oh Boy... this one's a beauty!!! Have you seen the Simon Says Stamp exclusive stamp set Happy Thanksgiving from Hero Arts?  Simply Lovely!!! I created a card which focuses on the greetings from the stamp set.

I did a simple watercolor where I added puddles of Distress inks... but the trick to this was to dry each color before applying more. It was fun to put together colors of fall!

Once I was done painting the background, I spritzed it with water and blotted up the color with a towel. Next, I die cut the Thanks Giving greeting 4 times from Desert Storm cardstock and glued them together using a glue pen. I finished up the greeting by white embossing "blessings" onto the back of some Sunshine Glimmer Paper

I hope you've enjoyed a quick inspiration to start out your weekend!! I'll see you soon!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Special Edition Halloween Card Kit HOP!

Hi friends welcome to my blog for the REVEAL and HOP of Simon Says Stamp 

This special kit is packed full of goodies... with endless creative possibilities!! I've created a couple pieces for the hop and first up is a festive luminary using a piece of vellum as the window.  

I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the window from pattern papers and cardstock, cut out a rectangle from the bag, stamped the greeting and white embossed. I assembled everything back in place and also added circles of paper. I think these little bags are adorable, you could fill them with candy and give them the battery votive candle so they can light it up at home. :o)

Next is a card I created with the cute little Frankenstein boy. I just had to color him green. I layered him onto a stitched die cut or pattern paper and stamped a few spiders.  

I mounted the stitched die cut panel onto some stamped slate cardstock from the kit. There are so many papers and goodies in the kit that the same design can be used over and over again and none of the cards would be the same.

Here's a list of the blogs to visit for the hop!

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to visit the Simon Says Stamp 
More information can be found HERE!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

New Tim Holtz Stencil and Stamp set for STAMPtember®

It's here... the new Tim Holtz exclusive Holiday Stamp and Stencil set!

I've created a couple cards one using the set as you can see below...I've done some white embossing on watercolor paper with the tree image and added several... may be all of the red toned distress inks! 

I added each color by pressing the mini ink pads onto my craft sheet, spritzing the ink with water, then pressing my watercolor paper into the mixture. 

My next card started out as an experiment... and it worked out. It's my first try using Yupo and alcohol inks. Ohhhh am I kicking myself now for not filming this one for video, but I will tell you I learned the technique from Tim in the Creative Chemistry 3 class through Online Card classes. 

Basically, I added my alcohol ink to the Yupo, then removed color through the stencil. 

I've listed my supplies below. 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you're enjoying STAMPtember® as much as I am. Be sure to check out the Simon Says Stamp blog each day for new exclusive product for the entire month. Enjoy!