Friday, September 20, 2019

Pinned It? Try It! Week 5 - Masking a Wreath

Hello!  It’s time for me to try another Pin for my Pinned It? Try It! series.  This time, I found a fun and quick technique from my Christmas Card board.  

See the Pin here.  The pin didn’t link directly to the blog post, but I was able to track it down.  The artist is Jill Franchett, who is no longer blogging, and this is the blog post here.   The technique is to cut a circle mask (either masking paper or a post it note) on your card, and then use whatever foliage stamps you have to create a wreath.  When you remove that circle, it looks like a wreath!

I used stamps from Close to My Heart’s Mistletoe Wishes stamp set, and then it looked like it needed something else, so I added the brown branch from Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s Cherry Blossom set.  I used Avery Elle Pigment inks, and Versafine for the black.  Adding berries with Stickles Glitter Glue seemed to finish off the wreath nicely.  Mine is not as clean and simple as the pin, but the technique is the same, and I am happy with how it turned out.

Have you ever stamped a wreath with masking?

Thanks for visiting today!  If you missed my other cards for the Pinned It? Try It! series, you can find them all here

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Flower of the Month: September Aster

Hello!  Did you know that September’s Birth Flower is the Aster?  That isn’t a big surprise as you may see them for sale all over during the early fall.  I made this card for my friend, whose birthday is in just a couple days!  

I tried to color the image in what I think is the quintessential color for an Aster, a pretty periwinkle. I used a blue and a purple alcohol marker to get this look.  I die cut the image, and then with the die in place, sponged light blue distress ink over top, to get the delicate white frame.  

I like to decorate the inside by stamping the flower in a very light ink with the sentiment over top.


Supplies: I Brake for Stamps September Asters, Sentiment from Half Sheet 138B, Versafine and Memento Black inks, Hero Arts Soft Sky shadow ink, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers, Spellbinders Labels 18 dies, Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 Patterned paper pad, other items from my stash. 

I sure appreciate your visiting the blog today!  Happy Stamping!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Crazy Cat Halloween Card

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!  Our weather seems fall-like today!  I made this Halloween card earlier, but haven’t shared it here yet.

Supplies:  Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Crazy Cats, Stampendous Bring to Life stamp set, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Memento and Versafine Black inks, The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, Distress Oxide Black soot for stenciling, other items from my stash.

I’d like to enter this in the SimonSaysStamp’s Monday Challenge -Stamp It, and Crafting By Designs September Anything Goes.

Thanks for your visit today!  Are you crafting this weekend? I am really hoping to get some in, but we have a pretty busy schedule!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bird Thank You - textured cardstock

Hello!  Today, I worked on a Thank You card.  First, I sponged light blue Distress ink over textured white cardstock.  I then stamped my bird image onto this, and a second time onto plain white cardstock.

I simply filled in the color with alcohol markers, then fussy cut out the plain bird and glued it over top of the textured paper.  I like the tiny bit of dimension this gives, as I would have lost a lot of the bird detail on the textured cardstock.  

Oh, and I almost forgot! I did add a touch of white gel pen to accent the eye.  I often find that makes a big difference!

The image is from I Brake for Stamps Sheet 141A Birds, and the sentiment is from Florals Sheet.  Ink is Gina K Dark Chocolate.  I am always happy to offer a coupon code that gives you 10% off your entire stamp purchase at I Brake for Stamps: SAVE10HEIDI.

Thank you for visiting today! Happy Stamping!


Saturday, September 7, 2019

Pinned it? Try It! Week 4: Clean and Simple

Alrighty then, back again this weekend with another edition of Pinned It? Try It!  The pin I chose today was from my Clean and Simple board.  You can see the pin from 2010 HERE, pinned 22,000 times! Wow. The corresponding blog post is HERE, and I was glad to see that Susan is still actively blogging and continuing with a clean and simple style. Neat! 

I decided not only to use the basic layout, but also the two tone stamping.  In the original card, Susan used a light and a dark tone of ink. In mine, I used the second generation.  I also couldn’t help but to add a mat for my rectangles.  I like the way it turned out and am happy to have another Sympathy card for when the times comes.  

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Flora and Fauna set, Hero Arts sentiment, Distress Oxide Ink Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover and Vintage Photo, Versafine Onyx Black.

Thanks for visiting!  What kind of pins have you been meaning to try?

All the blog posts in this series are found HERE.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Get Well Soon Card

A quick share today!  

The background is stamped over an ombré watercolor.  It is more green at the bottom, in person.  The butterflies were stamped on acetate, then stickles were applied underneath. They were adhered with glossy accents.

Stamps: Sparkle n Sprinkle Spring Background, Our Daily Bread Designs Bugs, Hero Arts CL342 Sentiment set.

I’d like to enter this in SplitCoastStampers Free 4 All Challenge - Going Buggy, SimonSaysStamp’s Wednesday Challenge -Stamp It, and SimonSaysStamp’s Monday Challenge - Something Clear.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Friendship Card - Stamping with Brusho Powders

Hello everyone.  I am sharing a card I made this week with a bit of a different stamping technique. I stamped with Brusho powders.  Any of the watercolor powders would work with this technique and it gives a neat look.

This is the process. 1: Spritz rubber stamp with water.  2: Sprinkle Brusho powders over the wet stamp.  I used yellow, green and blue powders. 3: Spritz again with water to mix colors.  4: Stamp onto watercolor paper.

This is a very loose look and will be a bit different each time.  I let my garden dry, and then stamped over top of it with the fence stamp. I added a few flower sequins to the garden, just for fun. I just adore this sentiment, don’t you?

All the stamps are from Half Sheet 138B.  You can save 10% on this stamp and your entire order at the I Brake for Stamps store using my code SAVE10HEIDI.

Thanks for visiting! Happy Stamping!