Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Clean and Simple Spring Floral Card

Hello! I have really been enjoying the flowers this spring.  It has been rather cool and all the blooms have lasted so much longer than usual.  

For my card today, I decided to use some bright spring colors and flowers. I heat embossed this image on plain cardstock, then sponged over top with Distress Oxide inks in Tumbled Glass and Twisted citron. I really liked the color the blended in between.  

Here is a quick view of the stamp set I used, I Brake for Stamps Half Sheet 138B. (As always, save 10% on your order with my code SAVE10HEIDI)

Thank you for visiting today and happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Spring Bird Cards

Hello!  We have been having such a lovely spring.  I have been watching outside my kitchen window as the birds are gathering nesting material, and I have seen larger birds, like crows, flying around carrying large sticks.  This made me think of a set of my favorite bird stamps.

I first made my backgrounds with a stencil and three colors of distress ink.  I found this pretty pastel blue cardstock and decided to stamp my images in dark brown ink.  I did some sponging with brown distress ink but otherwise left these simply stamped. I am quite pleased with these cards.  They will be part of the package of cards I send to the local assisted living center, as they shelter in place.  

These stamps are all from I Brake for Stamps Birds Stamp Sheet 141A (save 10% using my code SAVE10HEIDI), A Colorful Life Designs stencil, Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Vintage photo, Gina K Dark Chocolate Iink.

I’d love to enter Mod Squad Challenge Blog Bird Challenge and Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you for visiting the blog today!  Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Christmas Cards - Holiday Headstart

Yesterday, my craft group met virtually with zoom. That was a first!  I had just unpacked my bag from the last time we met, and I found some half-done projects in there, including these Christmas trees - all stamped out. 

So I just needed to die cut them and make them into cards. I did add some Nuvo Glitter drops for ornaments.  

I did also work on a few other projects that are now half done. I hope to finish them up soon and share them here.  

I’d love to enter Staying Crafty With Hero Arts Holiday Headstart challenge

Have you done any meetings virtually recently?  

Thanks for visiting!
Christmas Card Goal to Date 2020: 20
Christmas cards completed: 16

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mixed Media Background - with a more Clean and Simple Look

Hello!  I was trying to clean up my craft desk this morning, and I totally got some inspiration to make a card, and made an even bigger mess!  How about that?  Lol.  

I used a very old, old background that I don’t exactly remember how I made. I think there is a technique called Floating Alcohol inks and that is what I did.  

Anyhow, a stamping friend challenged us to use Partial Stamping on an old background and then make a card from this.  Here is the inspiration video.  I used a variety of stamps in black and orange ink.  When it was finished, I cut the background down to ATC size and sponged the edges with brown distress ink.  

I then paper pieced my Scribbly bird over top.  So another half done project made into a card!  I kind of like how it turned out.  Mixed media in the focal point but CAS otherwise.  

I hope that you will leave a comment and let me know how you are doing.  It is a bit chilly and rainy today but it feels like a Saturday.  We are getting into a better routine for cyber schooling and that helps.  Have a good day!


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Clean and Simple Turtle Birthday Card

Hello Stampers! I do hope you are doing well!

I have a clean and simple card design to share with you today.  The world may be more complicated now, but people are still having birthdays and I have several cards to send out in the next week or so.  I think this one will work for men, as well as women.  

To create this card, I sponged light blue ink on the left of my card front, then put a wave stencil over this and sponged darker blue inks over the stencil.  I stamped, colored and cut out my sea turtle and popped him up on the panel.  The sentiment was stamped underneath.  

This really didn’t take long at all, and I am quite happy with how it turned out!  

These stamps are part of I Brake for Stamp’s By the Sea Rubber Sheet. It is an awesome set! (Use my coupon code SAVE10HEIDI to save 10% off your order at the IBFS Store.)  The stencil is from A Colorful Life Designs. I used Distress inks for sponging, and colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  

Thank you for visiting today!  I have been nearly completely absent from blogging and creating for almost two weeks now.  I hope to get back into a routine that includes creating and visiting you!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Ombré Stamping - Sailboat Card

Hello!  Just doing a quick share today of a card I made earlier this week.  It is monochromatic, and clean and simple.  I already sent it out as an encouragement to the parents of a friend who are feeling isolated.

I’d love to enter Word Art Wednesday’s Anything Goes challenge.

Thank you for your visit!  Stay well and keep on stamping!