Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas Wishes In July

Hello everyone! Hope you are well. I have been so busy this month outside of cardmaking.  However, I am still working on my goal of making Christmas cards this month.  Here is one more.  

The background was stamped with white pigment ink onto kraft paper.  I then used some sparkle embossing powder over top.  I stamped, colored and cut out the image.  I added loose glitter to the wings and white flocking to the hat.  This card was hard to photograph so I hope you can imagine how sweet it looks!  

The frame for the heart was hand cut since that was the biggest heart die I have.  It is imperfect but I just went with it since it really looked like it needed a frame.  I don’t think a non-cardmaker will notice too much. 

Supplies: Stamps are Gina K Christmas Magic and Inkadinkado Warm Holiday Wishes, Avery Elle Pigment ink and Versafine and Memento Black inks,  Cuttlebug embossing folder, other items from my stash

I’d love to play along Mod Squad’s Christmas in July challenge. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Ocean Engagement Card

My very good friend just recently got engaged, and he asked her at the beach!  Her happy place.  So, naturally, I wanted to make a themed engagement card to congratulate the happy couple. 

I stamped my shells in different neutral colors of Versafine ink, cut them out,  and colored them with sponges and distress inks.  Before that distress ink dried all the way, I brushed on some different colors of Perfect Pearls.  Then I set the Perfect Pearls by spritzing them with water.  

You can see that the background was made by tearing papers and then layering them to look like the sea and the sand.  The sand is kraft paper that I stamped with a mesh background stamp. The water is a double-sided blue cardstock I had in my scrap box.

Since I was hand delivering this card, I added lots of bling. I thought the gems and pearls looks very bridal and pretty.  

On the inside of the card, I stamped a shell, and then my sentiment over top in navy.  

Don’t forget that JFF’s Monthly Challenge is By the Water!  I hope you will share a card with us, and there is a gift certificate up for grabs!   The linkup is here.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Splash of Love - MMH July 2019 Card

So, I did need one more card to send to my son at camp, and luckily, the My Monthly Hero kit from Hero Arts for this month arrived in time.  

I did a fairly simple scene using mostly items from the kit.  It even included 5 inks, so I used most of them on this card too.  The one big addition was an alcohol ink background I had sitting around.  This I used for the water.  I hope my son is having lots of fun at camp! I wonder if they have a dock like this there.

I would like to enter this card into Crafting By Designs Summer Fun, and SimonSaysStamp’s Wednesday Challenge Make Your Own Background.

Thanks for looking!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Summer Floral Thank You

Hello!  I hope those of you in this heat wave can stay cool.  I tried to take a walk this morning before it was too hot, but honestly, I think there was no chance of it not being too hot!  I am cooled off now after lots of water.  Might as well spend the afternoon inside with my stamp supplies!

 I am sharing a pretty Thank You card made with some flowers from this great set called Florals Sheet.  I realize I should know what this flower is, but I can’t think of it.  Does anyone know?

I used the flowers as a two step stamp. I stamped the solid portion in pinks, and then used an old fashioned stamp positioner to get perfect placement of the outlines.  I added a couple accents using a marker and a white gel pen.  I trimmed these out and placed them over my die cut.  

I am entering this in the current Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge.

I hope you have some time for stamping this summer!  


Monday, July 15, 2019

A Christmas Hug - Snowflake Card

Hello again!  Still trying to get in the Christmas spirit! It is going to be one of the hottest weeks all year, so might as well make some snowflakes to cool down.  It is hard to see in the photo, but I added some Nuvo Glitter drops on the snowflake.  

Supplies: Dies and Stamps are SimonSaysStamp Peaceful Christmas, Inks are Hero Arts Cornflower and Soft  Sky, Gina K Designs Innocent Pink, Versafine Onyx Black. 

I did start with this sketch from CASEthisSketch.

Thanks for visiting!  

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tea for Two

A quick share today! Just felt like making something pretty and a bit girly.  

Supplies: Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine freebee stamp and embossing folder, Memento and Versafine black inks, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, vellum, Gina Marie X Stitched circle dies, Recollections Backyard Table 6x6 patterned paper pad.

I am playing with Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Summertime Fruit Thank you card

Hello!  Yesterday, I had a lot of fun playing with this cute fruit stamp set.  We have been eating wonderful cherries and watermelons, so it seems like the perfect time of year for this card.  

I colored the Fun Fruits, set of 4, with alcohol markers.  I did want to mention how I choose colors.  I colored just the fruits first and kept the markers that I was using out on my desk.  

Then, when I went to color the rest of the frames, I tried to pick only markers I already had out.  This is the easiest way, for me, to keep my cards harmonious and not too busy.  I think I only used 8 markers total.

The sentiment is from Florals Sheet. (As always, you can save 10% on these stamps using my code SAVE10HEIDI)

I’d love to enter the 30 Day Coloring Challenge,  Pixie’s Crafty Workshop’s Snippets Challenge (the yellow card was from my scrap box) and Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes challenge.

Have a great day!