Feb 25, 2019

Feb 24, 2019

February Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends!  I love the monthly challenges put on by Altenew.  They give me a great excuse to use some of my supplies and perhaps add to the growing collection.  The colors this month are rich red and blue greens.

Feb 19, 2019

Wiper Cards

Greetings Crafty Friends! Simon Says Stamp has a challenge for interactive cards.  I have seen some recent posts using Wiper cards, so I dove in after reviewing a few YouTube videos!

The astronaut card began with a galaxy background created with distress ink blending and splatters in white paint and shimmer spray.

Feb 15, 2019

Mermaid Wishes

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I am sharing an uplifting card using the Mermaid and Wave background stamps from Hero Arts.

Feb 13, 2019

I Believe in You

Greetings Crafty Friends.  Today I am spotlighting a Hero Arts background stamp.

Feb 12, 2019

Pansy parade

Greeting friends.  I am sharing the process from stamping ink coloring charts to a finished card.  A suggestion was posted in the Altenew Fan Group to use the ink coloring charts provided by Altenew. Meetu posted her charts done with Altenew’s Pansy stamp set.  The flowers have 4 layers, perfect for swatching the sets. So while I was stamping, I set an 8.5 x 11 piece of Cougar cardstock nearby and as I was stamping swatches, I stamped a rainbow of Pansies in both sizes.


Feb 8, 2019

Using ink cubes to color layered die cut outs

Greetings crafty friends! I love the variety of layered floral Dies from Altenew. I often do not have a good selection of colored cardstock. Today I am planning to show you a trick for coloring the Die Cuts with Altenew coordinating ink cubes.

Feb 7, 2019

Feb 6, 2019

Thankful Deco Peacock

Greetings Crafty Friends!

I love the Art Deco Era.

I wanted to use this peacock and incorporate Art Deco images.  The background is white heat embossed using images from the Hero Arts Deco Thanks Set and the Hero Arts Totally sets.  Once the embossing was done, I blended blue Distress inks over and polished the white embossing. I cut an oval in the background and trimmed the piece to 3.75 x 5.5. Before attaching, I added the peacock. The peacock was embossed in black and colored with alcohol markers. The sentiment is from the Deco Thanks Set, popped up with foam tape.  I hope you like the card!

Feb 5, 2019

A bit of kindness

Greeting crafty friends! I have been playing with Hero Arts products this week.  I used them a Hero Arts Color Layering hydrangea and dies to create this beautiful card!  I started by embossing the a Hero Arts Mandela stencil to give the background interest.  I have been inspired by my good friend Amber at Noteable Ink who often embossed with stencils.  Who would have thought?

I stamped the hydrangeas with Hero Arts blue inks.  Once the stamping was done, I selected a deeper Copic marker and flicked the color on to provide dimension.  A yellow Copic marks the center.

Feb 4, 2019

Had a Concord and 9th Creatathon this weekend!

Hello crafty friends! When I start making cards, I just can’t stop! This weekend, I pulled out some of my Concord and 9th Turnabout stamps and went to town!  I used both Hero Arts and Catherine Pooler inks!  Here are the assortment of cards I created.

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