Monday, March 27, 2023

Hero Arts MMH March 2023 Card Idea - Squeeze the Day - Ombré Background

 Hello stamping friends!  I have a card to share today that uses my March Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit.  I used a technique for Ombré technique that is new to me.

I first stamped and heat embossed the background stamp on watercolor paper.  I then used direct-to-paper to apply Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade right across the center of the page.  I made sure this applied darkly. 

I then took a damp baby wipe and used circular motions to spread that ink toward the edges of the paper.  This is what gives you an easy ombré look.

This was fun to do and I will be trying it with some of my other background stamps too.  I found this idea that adapts very well to heat embossed stamps from this blog.

Have a great day!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Frilly Flowers Notecard

 Hello from design team member, Heidi.  Today, I could use your help. I don’t know what this flower stamp is.  I have a feeling I should know, but I don’t.  I am pretty sure it isn’t an orange flower, but I really wanted it to be orange, and that is the power of stamping, you can really do as you please. 

I stamped three flowers and colored them with alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out, but I really didn’t feel I needed to be too careful with it.  I then added a bunch of glitter glue to the flower.  It looks so pretty when it dries down on the orange.  

I did a simple arrangement for the flowers over an oval die cut and then added a sentiment strip and die cut butterfly to ground the card together.  The background is a gelli print I had in my stash.  It as made with an embossing folder for the design.

This flower stamp is so affordable and so pretty!  

It is called Flower on Stem at the Blank Page Muse shop.

The sentiment was taken from a large sentiment set called Everyday Phrases, and this one is at the I Brake for Stamps shop.

If you know the flower, or think you might, please comment!  It is one of the things that drives me nuts!

Thanks for visiting today!

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Rosy Thank You!

 Hello from design team member, Heidi.  Today I have a pretty thank you card to share.  I like to have a lot of these around because I tend to need a lot at once.

I stamped and colored two of the Rose images and colored them in.  This is such a detailed stamp that it was very easy to color.  I fussy cut them out.

I, then, stamped the Thank You onto some patterned paper.  I also cut an oval window out of white cardstock and embossed it.  

After this all there was left is to assemble the card by using a bit of bright pink cardstock for a mat.  I thought about adding glitter, but in the end left it alone.

The stamps I used are both in the Blank Page Muse shop:

Rose flower with leaves by Terry Sproul

Fancy Thank You stamp (my favorite thank you stamp!)

Coupon code BPMHeidi

The embossing folder is Simon Says Stamp.  The 6x6 Patterned paper pack is called Aquarelle.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Cleaning My Craft Desk: Happy Easter Duckies

 Hello! Welcome to a new installment of my Cleaning My Craft Desk series!  

Believe it or not, the ducks were colored and die cut, the water was already die cut from a distress oxide background, the patterned paper was already trimmed out to card size.  All I needed to do was stamp and die cut the sentiment, and arrange the card.

And there! I cleaned up part of my craft desk!

I actually think I cut and colored those ducks when this Hero Arts kit came out.  Which was March 2017.  

The other stamps I used here are Art Impressions Sweet Easter set, and Close to My Heart Daisy Meadows.  

Have you cleaned your craft desk lately?