Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Autumn Leaves Thank You Card

 Hello everyone!  I am back with a design team post!  I had a productive time making cards the other day and this one was my absolute favorite of the bunch!

I frequently just make backgrounds so that I just about always have things to start from.  For this card, I decided to stamp the leaf on two watercolored backgrounds.  One was a plain green, and the other was brusho sepia.  After I fussy cut these, I sponged some Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges to add depth. I also used tool to curl up the edges of the leaf.  

Then I stamped this lovely flourished Thank You and die cut it.  I masked off the frame of the die cut and then stamped the little thicket stamp over top in a very light beige ink, and I also sponged over the edges with Speckled Egg Distress ink.  I really liked how that turned out.  

The stamps I used here are from Blank Page Muse.  I have a code that will give you 15% off your BPM order, OR at the sister store I Brake for Stamps.  


Fancy Thank You Stamp

Fall Rubber Stamp set by Pam Bray Designs (stamps also available individually)

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Friday, November 12, 2021

Be One With Nature

 Hello!  I have another design team post for sister stores Blank Page Muse and I Brake for Stamps.

Today I would like to share a nature themed card. 

This card using stamps and a stencil from the Woodlands Stamp and Stencil bundle designed by Donna Gray.  You can use my affiliate code BPMHeidi to save 15% at both stores.

I first stenciled over top of some patterned paper using brown Distress inks.  This piece of 12x12 patterned paper is super duper duper old.  I recently cut it up into card size pieces in an effort to use it up.  

Then I stamped my tree right over top. I used all Versafine inks for the stamping here.  I stamped, color and fussy cut out the owl and placed him near the tree. I really like the sentiments in this set. I think a walk in the woods is really great therapy.

I hope you have a wonderful day, less stress, craft more…

Monday, November 1, 2021

Floral Birthday Card - Coloring on Vellum

 Hello everyone!  

I’m back with another design team post for the I Brake for Stamps/Blank Page Muse sister stores!  Don’t forget you can use my affiliate code to get 15% off, and it works at BOTH stores!  


My card today uses all stamps from IBFS.  I stamped the bouquet on white vellum and then used black embossing powder.  I colored on the back with alcohol markers.  Some well placed little pieces of foam tape were completely invisible to the eye.

The inside of the card was finished with another stamp from the set in a darker pink ink.  I stamped over top with a sentiment.  I gave this card to a good friend for her birthday recently and she really liked it.  And I am happy to report we had both sunshine AND laughter on her special day!

The stamps I used today are Florals Sheet and Inspirational Plate #2.  

The background die is from Impression Obsession.  This was placed over a piece of watercolor cardstock with distress inks and gold perfect pearls. 

Thank you for visiting today!

Monday, October 25, 2021

Cat Lover’s Blog Hop: Have a Purrfect Day!

 Hello everyone!

First things first, I want to say I used nail polish on this card, and I loved it and will be doing this again!

Today is the start of the Cat Lover’s Blog Hop!  I am definitely a cat lover.  I have two right now, Misty and Simba.  If they are awake, they are misbehaving, and they are afraid of almost everything, but not the vacuum.  But I still love them, they are very sweet!

ANYHOW!  This is a hop about cardmaking too, so I do have a card. 

Note:  Blank Page Muse is a sponsor for this hop!  I am on the DT for BPM, and just to let you know, I have a coupon code for you to save 15% off your order at either the Blank Page Muse OR I Brake for Stamps stores! (This is an affiliate code.)  Both stores have some fun cat stamps, and many other stamps too!


For my card I am using Fleur the Cat and then the sentiment from Edgar Cat.  

I stamped Fleur on a watercolored background and fussy cut him out.  I then used NAIL POLISH, using a dotting tool to apply, to color in the flower in his back.  I really like the look of this and will totally be using nail polish on my cards again!

The rest of my card is using a brand new SNEAK PEEK of a 6x6 double-sided paper pack that BPM will be releasing later this week in their online store.  It is called Cyan Consortium by Pam Bray Designs. I adore the colors in this pack. (I put a few of them in the background of the next photo.) The scalloped die cut is also a piece of watercolor paper that I painted a coordinating green.

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you around the hop!  If you aren’t already subscribed, I would love it if you did so! Please leave a comment if you have time!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Butterflies and Dragonflies!

 Hello everyone!  A quick share tonight of two cards.  

I made the backgrounds for a challenge in my stamping group.  We were to used alcohol inks and then dot lines and blending solution down them to get a different blended look.  I used yellow, orange and pink inks.  I also used Yupo paper, which I do really like for alcohol inks.  I tried to transfer some foil to the ink, but it didn’t work out very well for me.  You might be able to see a bit of it.

I always have trouble covering up these kind of backgrounds, so I heat embossed my stamps from Close to My Heart over top of vellum and then cut them out to go over top.  I will add sentiments as I send them out.  

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Happy Happy Birthday!

 Hello again!  Today, I have this bright birthday card!  I already sent this one out.  October has a lot of birthdays in my family!

The background was an idea from my stamping group.  You stencil on glossy cardstock and then stamp a background over top. I can’t tell you how fun it is to stencil on glossy.  It makes such an impact!

I finished it off simply, and those stars?  I think they are from one of those packs of adhesive foam shapes for kid crafts.  They work really well on cards though. I only have a few left.  

Supplies: Hero Arts Number Pattern Background stamp, Hero Arts You’re So Kind set, Balzar Designs Mini Chevron Stencil

Thank you so much for visiting today!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Teen Music Themed Card

 Hello everyone. Recently, the I Brake for Stamps store was purchased by the owners of Blank Page Muse!  This is such great news because it means that all the wonderful IBFS images are still available! Phew!  It would have been such a shame to lose access to these 4000 stamp designs.

Kim, from Blank Page Muse, asked me to become part of their design team.  I was really happy to say YES!  She seems super nice and there is a big and diverse group of ladies on the team with me.  

So this is my first design team post for the sister stores IBFS/BPM!  Woo!  The stores are keeping their own websites, so you can shop the same way you always did.

And to sweeten the deal, Kim has given me a coupon code that anyone can use to get 15% off, it works at both stores! Know that it is an affiliate code.


Okay, now my card.  This card is one I am proud of, if only because it is often hard to make cards for teen boys!

PLUS, I really think this card design will work for all skill levels of card-makers.  You can make a slightly fancy background like mine, a much fancier one, or just use patterned paper.  All the stamping on the outside of the card is basic stamping in black ink.  And I fussy cut and didn’t use any dies, so this really doesn’t use that many supplies. 

For the outside I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique where you mask off an area, use distress inks to blend, then brush some perfect pearls over top. Finally, you dry emboss the whole panel.  It looks pretty in any combination!  I added some glitter glue to accent the tiny stars in the sentiment stamp.

I did decorate the inside of the card with the drum stamp in a light blue ink. Although these stamps are intentionally distressed, I did want to add even more texture by swiping my inkpad across the stamp.  That texture shows up better in person than it does in the photo.  

The stamps I used on this card are all from the I Brake for Stamps store:

Music Sheet, Sentiment Circle Quad Thinking, Happy, Get Well, Thanks, Inspirational Phrases

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