Saturday, August 8, 2020

Christmas Card Roundup

 Hello!  I realized there are several Christmas cards I made in recent months that I haven’t shared here.  I am getting behind on my Christmas card goal, but I still am working on it.  

This first set was really easy. I just heat embossed the Hero Arts background stamp in white and used different blue distress oxides to sponge an ombré look.

This next card was made with bits and pieces leftover from other projects.  The cardinal is Just for Fun and the pine cones CTMH.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

Christmas card goal to date: 40

Christmas cards done to date: 32

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Music Collage Thank You

Hello!  There are a bunch of musicians in my family so I am often drawn to the music themed stamps. I like this collage stamp because it is a little different.

I stamped onto pink cardstock and then distressed the edges of all my papers with brown ink.  I also added some water marks to age the stamped image further.  

This Music Collage set has some wonderful sentiments, but right now I need Thank You notes so I used this sentiment stamp inside instead. As always, you can save 10% off your order at I Brake for Stamps using my code SAVE10HEIDI.

Thanks for visiting today!  Keep on stamping!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Watercolor Thank You card

Hello! I have a quick share today of a Thank You card.

I used some OLD stamps from Gina K called Whimsical Spring and also an OLD sentiment set from Hero Arts.

I inked the leaves up with three colors of Distress Oxide - Bundled Sage, Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint.  I then used a damp paintbrush to add water to the ink to smooth it out a little.  I sponged the edge with the lighter green and splattered some of the darker green all over the panel.

I like how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by today!  We had a ton of rain from the storm but no damage and we do still have power.  A lot of people have flooded houses, and there were several tornados, so we are very lucky!

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hydrangea Sympathy

Hello everyone and Happy Friday!  

Renee shared a gorgeous card the other day using this same hydrangea stamp.  Great minds must think alike, or maybe we both have been admiring the pretty hydrangeas in so many people’s yards this time of year. 

I used Prima Watersoluble Oil Pastels to stamp this card.  You just color the crayon right on the stamp, spritz with water, and stamp.  I continued spritzing with water and stamping out more generations without applying more color.  I did use watercolor paper. 

I stamped my sentiment on light green and did the matting in plum cardstock.  

The stamps I used today can be found in the store here:  Half Sheet 137A, and Memories Comfort You. (Save 10% on your order with my code SAVE10HEIDI)

Thank you for visiting today!  Have a good day and keep on stamping!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

No Christmas Stamps - Christmas Card

Hello all! I am sharing some cards today that have been in the works for months!  I picked up these cute little stocking embellishments at Michaels in the wintertime, and knew they would work with some non-Christmas critter stamps to transform them.  

I stamped out the images, probably in April, but didn’t get around to coloring, die cutting and arranging them all till this week.  

I just love how they turned out!  This style of illustration that Hero Arts does (I wish they would tell us who their illustrators are, but I guess that is a mystery), and then I added an OLD frame stamp and an even older sentiment.  Patterned paper for the wallpaper and floor, and voila!

Hero Arts Welcome Home stamps, Recollections Cameo Stamp set, unbranded sentiment.  Recollections Christmas plaid papers and other paper scraps.  Jolie’s Stocking stickers.

I would love to enter Rudolph Days for July and SimonSaysStamp’s Wednesday challenge - Anything Goes.

I have actually made several more cards this week, so I will be back soon! Thank you for visiting!  I appreciate all your encouragement!

Christmas Card Goal to date: 35
Christmas cards done to date: 27

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Slimline Turtles

Hello!  Things are a bit busy the last couple weeks and I have not been blogging as much as I would like. I do have several Christmas cards in the works, but they are not ready to share yet.  

Slimline cards are something that a lot of people are trying now.  I thought I would join the bandwagon.  They can be a variety of sizes, mine fits in a business envelope and is 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches. 

I like this size to send money or a check, and I like it because I can fit a bit more on it.  It would have been hard to fit both turtles on an A2 card.

My background is a stencil technique with Distress Oxide inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. You can see a quick tutorial for this here. The stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs.

These stamps are from the I Brake for Stamps By the Sea stamp set.  (As always, save 10% on your order with my code SAVE10HEIDI)

Hope you are having a good day! Keep on stamping! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Cat Collage Thank You Card

Hello!  I made a simple and lovely Thank You notecard using I Brake for Stamps Cat Collage.

I found this stamp worked best with pigment ink, and I used a dark brown color.  I gave it a few minutes to dry and then used some chalks to add color.  

To finish off the card, I just used a frame die cut, matted with plum and kraft cardstock. I stamped the tiny Thank You sentiment in the corner. It is from this Florals Sheet set.

Thanks for reading along and keep on stamping!