Friday, June 12, 2015

Die Cutting Heat Embossing Favorite Color

Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe challenge

This card is the last to be entered into the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I choose Heat embossing, Die cutting, and favorite color.  The butterfly and sentiment were embossed with versa fine black onyx ink and colored with Copic and spectrum Noir markers. When the coloring was completed, I applied clear wink of Stella to the butterfly. My favorite color is pink and The butterfly was die cut.

The butterfly was colored with Copic markers:  pink (RV11) and dark pink (RV34) and Spectrum Noir PL1.  To give my butterfly some dimension,  I put foam squares under the wings.  It has been fun creating cards for this challenge and can't wait for the next Hero Arts Challenge.

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Stamps Hero Arts
Stamp & Cut Butterfly  DC134
Made with Love  CL491

Copic:  Pink (RV11)
             Dark Pink (RV34)
Spectrum Noir:  PL1

Wink of Stella brush marker (clear)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Flowers in a vase

I have had this stamp in my stash for a very long time and I think that this is only the second time that I have used it.    Anyway, I thought that these flowers and vase were perfect for water coloring and I an entering this card in the Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe challenge.  For this card I choose:  Water color, Birthday theme, and heat embossing.  I embossed the image with versa fine black onyx in with  clear embossing powder.  Then I water colored the image using my Zig real brush markers.   The birthday sentiment was also embossed using the black onyx ink and clear embossing powder.   I am just beginning to work with water colors and find that I am enjoying it. 

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Stamps:  Hero Arts
Bouquet in a vase  CG104
Find Joy  CL497

Zig Clean Color Real brush markers
Versa Fine black onyx ink


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Three Simple Flowers

For this card I choose the Lattice background stamp, a birthday sentiment, and die cut inked flowers for the Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I don't have a lot of  the new Hero Arts stamps, so I used what I have available.   I inked the matt paper and the fancy circle die with Hero Arts Cornflower mid-tone ink so  the flowers, background and the sentiment would match.  I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers to give a bit of a shimmer.
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 Materials use:
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Year Round Sentiments CL582
Bold Pop Design 657851 (stamps & dies)
Floral 657776 (stamps and dies)
Lattice Cling stamp 331065
HA Mid-tone:
Field Greens
 Misc. Items
Wink of Stella clear pen

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tic Tac Toe: Circles, Birthday, and Favorite color

This card was an inspiration from a Kleenex box.  The box has large, medium, and small dotted circles with tiny flowers between the circles.  I really don't have a particular favorite color, but I do like the HA mid and soft tone pinks.  For this card I chose circles, Birthday theme, and favorite color.  To give my card some bling, I added wink of stella to the flowers and also some tine clear gems.
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Materials used:
 Hero Arts Stamps:
Hello Circles CL291
Circular Designs CL124
Happy Birthday to You C2656
HA Mid-tone Bubble Gum
HA Soft Blossom
HA Soft Pink
Memento angel Pink
versa fine Onyx Black

Friday, June 5, 2015

Hero Arts Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge

Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I can't believe that It has been over two years since I posted to my blog.  (This sounds like a confession.)  I decided to take a long needed break from blogging and time just got away from me.  I wanted to divide my time with other crafts and not just to making cards.  Now I am back in the swing of making cards again and just realized that I really missed making cards.  I have been keeping up with the world of card making, just not making many cards.  
This card is for the current Hero Arts Challenge; Tic, tac, toe challenge and picked stencil, birthday theme, and tag.  I colored the poppy with faber-Castell Pitt Artist pens:  Permanent green Olive #167 and Pale geranium Lake #121 and then went over the flower with a clear Wink of Stellar pen.  The background that I used is from the Hero Arts Stencil Boarders (SA003).

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 Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
Permanent Green Olive #167
Pale Geranium Lake #121

Hero Arts:  Soft Stone
Memento tuxedo Black
Versa fine Onyx Black

HA Delicate Blossoms CL449
Sentiment:  HA Classic Messages8CL414

HA Stencil: Boarders SA003