Friday, July 1, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Painted Rose Happy Birthday Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a quick and easy card to share with you using one of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamp sets and a beautiful rose stamp set from Altenew along with some pretty pattern paper from Kaisercraft.


I started by picking the piece of pattern paper I was going to use.  I selected a piece of paper from the Kaisercraft - Sea Breeze 6-1/2'' Paper Pad.  The paper has a pretty striped and beautiful light blue ombré.  The rose image is from the Altenew - Painted Rose clear stamp set and I used three shades of blue ink from the Altenew - Cool Summer Night cube inks.  For the leaves I just used one of the inks from the Altenew - Green Fields ink cubes.  All of the colors of ink are listed below in the supplies.  I trimmed the pattern paper down to fit on a white A2 top folding card base. Then I added the Paradise Aqua Seam Binding with a bow and mounted the pattern paper to the card front.


Here is a close up of the rose.  I also added some Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the rose for a touch of sparkle.  Then I added a rose from the Prima - Lady Godivas Raspberry Ice Flowers collection to the center of the bow and a few Simple Stories - I AM Enamel Dots for embellishments.


The sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent003 Birthday Blessings set,  I stamped the sentiment on to white cardstock using Memento - Tuxedo Black ink and then I trimmed the paper down and fussy cut the end to look like a flag or banner.  I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to pop up the sentiment and add a little dimension to the card.


Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card share.  Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Blog for more inspiration from the Design Team and also The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all your paper crafting goodies.

I want to wish everyone a very Happy and Safe 4th of July holiday weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent003 Birthday Blessings, Altenew - Painted Rose
Paper:  Kaisercraft - Sea Breeze 6-1/2'' Paper Pad, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Altenew - Cool Summer Night (ocean waves, dusk, desert night), Green Fields (forest glades), Memento - Tuxedo Black, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Ribbon: Seam Binding - Paradise Aqua 
Accessories:  Prima - Lady Godivas Raspberry Ice Flowers, Simple Stories - I AM Enamel Dots, Scor-tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, June 24, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Cottage Rose Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a quick and easy card to share with you using some of the beautiful Cottage Rose papers from Kaisercraft.


Here is a look at the card.  I used a 5.5 x 5.5 gray card base and then I added a piece of pattern paper from the Cottage Rose 6-1/2'' Paper Pad from Kaisercraft.  I also added a piece of the May Arts 1.5" Lace Center Design - Black and May Art 1/4" Silk Ribbon by May Arts  around the center of the card.  The May Art 1/4" Silk Ribbon by May Arts is from the (NEW COLORS) - Bundle.  The sentiment and the rose die cut are both from the Cottage Rose Collectables.  I layered the sentiment and some of the gray cardstock and added some Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the layers for some dimension.


I added some sparkle to the die cut flower and tiny flowers on the pattern paper using  Zig - Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and Ranger - Glossy Accents.


Here is a close up.


I also added some gems from the  Prima - Say It In Crystals Royal Menagerie.  These are so pretty and I love the colors.  They match perfectly with the pink in the paper.


Please be sure to visit the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team and also The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all your paper crafting needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Kaisercraft - Cottage Rose 6-1/2'' Paper Pad, Cottage Rose Collectables (sentiment and rose die cuts), Cardstock - Gray
Ribbon:  May Arts 1.5" Lace Center Design - Black, May Art 1/4" Silk Ribbon by May Arts - (NEW COLORS) - 10 yd Bundle
Accessories:  Prima - Say It In Crystals Royal Menagerie, Zig - Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pink Ink Stamps - On the Boardwalk


Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for Pink Ink Stamps and I have a fun summertime card to share with you using a couple of the Pink Ink Stamps.  



 To Start I stamped the On the Boardwalk image onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.  Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color all of the images. Some of the image were just colored with the pens and on some of them I did some blending of the color with water.  I used two different paint brushes for the blending--round 8 and liner 2.  


After all of the images were colored then I did a little bit of shading at the bottom and I also colored the sky.  To achieve the look of clouds in the sky first I added the color and then I used a heat tool to speed up the drying time.  Next I added just plain water in the shape of a cloud in the sky.  I let the water sit for a few seconds and then I blotted the area with a paper towel.  Doing this pulled up the water in that area and leaving the appearance of a cloud.  



I added some red and white twine and an ice cream cone charm which I thought would be a fun little embellishment and it worked perfectly for the summertime theme of the card. 



I wanted to add some sparkle and dimension to the card so I went over some of the areas with the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen.  Then I applied Glossy Accent to some of the images.  I also added the sentiment right under the boardwalk image.   


I used two of the dies from the Tonic Studios Mixed Rectangles Layering Die Set to cut and emboss the two rectangle shapes.  I used scor-tape to apply white craft foam to the back of the image and give it a little dimension.  Then I adhered everything to a red A2 card base.

This is such a fun summertime image!  It would be great for a birthday card, a day at the carnival or just a fun summertime thinking of you card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying cool!

Heidi


To find the Pink Ink products used please visit Ellen Hutson LLC

10123C Good Old Summertime.

You can also visit Pink Ink's website to find a local store near you that carries our stamps, or to order wholesale.

Other Products Used:
Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media, Cardstock - Blue, Red
Ribbon:  Red and White Twine
Accessories:  Paint Brushes Round 8, Liner 2, ButterBeeScraps - Fun In The Sun Charms (ice cream cone charm), Ranger Glossy Accents, White Craft Foam, Scor-Tape

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Dahlia Watercolor Thinking of You Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a beautiful watercolor card with a touch of copper to share with you.


Anything with a touch of metallic is a really hot trend right now and I love the metallic gold but I have been seeing metallic copper popping up here and there with pattern papers and embellishments. So I decided to add a touch of metallic copper to my card and I have to say I am loving it!  The metallic copper looks so rich and it also adds a bit of sparkle.  For the floral images I used the Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps.  I stamped the flowers and leaves onto Ranger Watercolor paper with VersaMark ink.  Then I applied Ranger Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to heat set and melt the powder.  


I used the Altenew - Four Scoops (Cotton Candy), Red Cosmos (Coral Berry), Red Sunset (Crimson) to watercolor the flowers and I used Green Fields (Frayed LeafForest Glades) to color the leaves.  On both the flowers and leaves I started with adding water to the images and then applied the lightest color and then I used a heat tool to dry the paper.  I repeated this process for each color by applying water and then the color--going darker with each layer.  I just dropped the color in to each petal and then the water move the colors.


I also stamped, embossed, and watercolor another flower and a couple of leaves on a separate piece of paper.  Then I used the Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Die to die cut the shape.  I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Blessings/Beatitudes 2 stamp set.  Then I used the Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Four to die cut the sentiment.  I added some May Arts 1.5" Metallic Copper Crochet Lace across the middle of the card and then I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to add the layers of die cuts.  I also added some Copper Metallic String.  You can see some of the loops from the string under the flower and leaves.


I also added a bit more of the metallic gold using the DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle.  I put a small amount of the DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle on the lid of the container and then I added some water and then I made the little splatters on the background paper.  If you add the lustre to the inside of the lid it can just dry on there and then you don't waste any--just add a little more water next time.


I used Scor-Tape to adhere the card front to a top folding A2 card base.  
I hope you enjoy today's card!

Please be sure to visit the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team and also The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all your paper crafting needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps, Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Blessings/Beatitudes 2
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark, Altenew - Four Scoops (Cotton Candy), Red Cosmos (Coral Berry), Red Sunset (Crimson), Green Fields (Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades)
Dies: Altenew - Dahlia Blooms Die, Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Four
Ribbon:  May Arts 1.5" Metallic Copper Crochet Lace, Copper Metallic String
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Copper Embossing Powder, DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Copper Kettle, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Paint Brush, Heat Tool

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Vintage Rose and Friends Tea Cup Card

Hello everyone!  Today is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  


Here is a look at the card I designed.  There is a little bit of stamping but mostly die cutting.  Sometimes it can be kind of fun to use several different die from different companies and mix and match them to see what you can come up with.  To create the roses I used white cardstock and stamped the images using the Altenew - Vintage Rose stamp set and  Altenew - Vintage Rose die set.  I used a combination of inks from Altenew - Four Scoops (Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect) amd Memento - Angel Pink and Rhubarb Stalk.  For the leaves I used Memento - New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves.  To stamp the sentiment I used the JustRite Papercraft - Choose Joy stamp set.


Here is a close up of the roses and the sentiment.  I used the Zig Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to add some sparkle and shimmer to the roses and also around the edges of the pink oval.  To create the oval and frame die cuts I used the JustRite Papercraft - Hope Oval Frame Dies.


Here is a close up of the tea cup.  I used a pearl white paper and the Marianne Designs - Die - Coffee Cup, Saucer & Spoon die set,


To finish off the card I added a few Melissa Frances - White Pearls.

I hope you enjoyed the card I shared today.  Hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Don't forget to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies and also visit the blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Vintage Rose, JustRite Papercraft - Choose Joy
Paper:  Cardstock - White, Pink, White Pearl
Ink:  Altenew - Four Scoops (Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect), Memento - Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk, New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves
Dies:  Altenew - Vintage Rose, Marianne Designs - Die - Coffee Cup, Saucer & Spoon, JustRite Papercraft - Hope Oval Frame Dies
Accessories:  Melissa Frances - White Pearls, Zig Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Painted Flower Birthday Wishes Card

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a pretty quick and easy card to share with you.  


Here is a look at the card I designed.  I used VersaMark ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to stamp and emboss one of the sentiments from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent003 Birthday Blessings.  Next, I used the Perfect Peach and Cotton Candy inks from the Altenew - Four Scoops ink collection to stamp the flowers from the Altenew - Painted Flowers clear stamp set.  For the leaves I used Memento - New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves.  Then I used VersaMark ink and Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to stamp and emboss the outline of the flowers and also the smaller leaf and flower stamps.  I used a q-tip to add some ink to the tiny little flowers.


Here is a close up of the flowers.  I used DecoArt - Metallic Lustre Gold Rush to add the gold droplets.  To do this I scoop out a small amount of the lustre and put it either on a craft mat of the inside of the lid to the container and then I add water.  I have it wet enough that I can pick up a good amount with a paint brush and then I just tap the brush to get the droplets and then I set it aside to dry.


To finish off the card front I inked around the edges with Memento - New Sprout ink.  Then I added a few Melissa Frances White Pearls.  I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to add some dimension to the layers.  The finished card is an A2 landscape sized card.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Please be sure to visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all your paper crafting needs and visit the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent003 Birthday Blessings, Altenew - Painted Flowers
Paper:  Cardstock - White
Ink:  Altenew - Four Scoops (Perfect Peach, Cotton Candy), Memento - New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, VersaMark Ink
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, DecoArt - Metallic Lustre Gold Rush, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Scor-Tape, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, May 27, 2016

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Botanical Garden Watercolor Card

Hello blogging friends!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a card to share with you that is an easy watercolor and would work for all occasions by simply switching out the sentiment.


Here is the card I designed using a sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps SS-Sent004 Deepest Sympathy and the beautiful images are from the Altenew - Botanical Garden Clear Stamps. I stamped the images on to Ranger Watercolor Paper using  Versamark Ink.  Then I added Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to melt the powders.  To create the look of watercolor I used three Tim Holtz Distress Inks  Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, and Tumbled Glass.   I would call this a very loose watercolor card meaning it doesn't have to be perfect or stay within the lines.  If you are new to watercolor this would be a really good technique to try.  I started by adding water to my paper so as soon as the colors from the ink hit the paper they willl flow and blend very easily.  I started by adding a good amount of water to the color so the colors would be very pale.  Then I used my heat tool to speed up the drying process.  


I did a couple layers of the pale colors drying in between the layers and then I added a couple more layers with a bit darker colors.  To do this I used the same ink colors and just added less water.  Once I was done I made sure the paper was good and dry and then I added water droplets on to the paper.  I let them sit for a few seconds and then used a paper towel to blot them off.


I stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps SS-Sent004 Deepest Sympathy using Versamark Ink and heat setting with Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder on a piece of Velum.  The Velum was a bit longer than the paper so I folded the ends behind that paper and adhere it to the back so there wouldn't be any adhesive showing in the front.  Then I added a couple thin strips of black cardstock.


I added Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to the back of the watercolor piece and then added that to a black A2 top folding card base.


Like I said you could create this card for all occasions by simply switching out the sentiment and it's a quick and easy watercolor card.

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you have a happy Friday!

Please be sure to visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all your paper crafting needs and visit the Blog for inspiration from the Design Team.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-Sent004 Deepest Sympathy, Altenew - Botanical Garden Clear Stamps
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper, Velum, Cardstock - Black
Ink:  Versamark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tonic Studios - Cherish the Moment Shape Card

Hello everyone!  I don't know about you, but I love dies that can be used to create shape cards.  Today I will share with you how to create a shape card using the 1228E Sew Pretty Cherish the Moment Rectangle Frame die set.


To create the base of the shape card I used white cardstock and the largest die template in the 1228E Sew Pretty Cherish the Moment Rectangle Frame die set.  I wanted to create a top folding card so I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4-1/4 x 11 and scored the paper at 5-1/2.  Then I taped the die template in place so the cut edge of the die was over the fold of the card base.  I used the 147E Tangerine Machine die cut the shape.  Then I used the largest die and the decorative filigree piece and die cut that from white pearl cardstock.  I used 419E Craft Tacky 120ml to adhere the card base and the decorative pieces together.  I die cut the sentiment from gold mirror cardstock and added that to the center of the card.


Next I used green pearl cardstock and the center die from the 1163E Floral Fancy Decorative Mini Die Set to create the decorative flourish piece.  Then I fussy cut the ends of the die cut to used the flourishes as small accent pieces.  To create the butterflies I used blue pearl cardstock and 530E Layering Butterflies Set 1 - Papillon Pair.  In the photo you can also see all of the decorative details from the pinhole pattern on the die cut.


I used pink pearl cardstock and the 770E Entwinning Trellis Radiant Roselily Die Set to create the flowers.  For each flower I die cut two flower shapes from the three smallest flowers in the die set.  To shape the flowers I misted the front and back of the paper with water.  Doing this will help to break down the fibers in the paper and soften it so it is a lot easier to shape. Then I used the Floral Crafters Tool Set 380 - 266E to shape and curve the flowers.  You can let the flowers air dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process.  Once the flowers are dry I layered them using the 419E Craft Tacky 120ml glue and offset the petals.


Once the flowers were done I added them to the card front and then added the butterflies.  Here you can see the dimension the flowers and butterflies add to the card.  I used 675N US Crystal Drops - Ivory Seashell to create faux pearls on the flourishes and then I also used it for the body of the butterflies and the flower centers.


Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed the card I shared.  Take a look at your dies and see what kind of fun shape cards you can create.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Tonic Studios USA
Dies:  1228E Sew Pretty Cherish the Moment Rectangle Frame, 1163E Floral Fancy Decorative Mini Die Set, 770E Entwinning Trellis Radiant Roselily Die Set, 530E Layering Butterflies Set 1 - Papillon Pair
NUVO: 675N US Crystal Drops - Ivory Seashell
Adhesive:  419E Craft Tacky 120ml
Tools:  147E Tangerine Machine and Bag Set160E Tim Holtz - 8" Comfort Guillotine/Trimmer819 - 107E Time Holtz Titanium ShearFloral Crafters Tool Set 380 - 266E
Other Supplies
Paper:  Cardstock - White, White Pearl, Pink Pearl, Green Pearl, Blue Pearl, Gold Mirror 
Accessories:  Hot Glue

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tonic Studios - Dreams, Wishes & Fairy Kisses Card and Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  Today, I have a pretty Springtime and glittery fairy card to share with you.  I am loving all the pretty little fairies in the Fairy Reflections Die and Stamp Collection.  As an added bonus there is also a coordinating paper pack.


Here is a look at the card I designed using the fairy 1306E Aurora Reflections Stamp and 1206E Aurora Reflections Die Set.  I also used 483E Scalloped Circles Layering Die Set524E Pinhole Circle Die Set,112 0E Filigree Flourish Die Set, and 1055E Fairy Wishes Illustrated Paper Pack.


To start I stamped the 1306E Aurora Reflections Stamp using VersaMark ink on to Strathmore mixed media paper.  Then I added 600N Embossing Powder - Classic Gold and used my heat to to melt and heat set the powders.  I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to watercolor the image.  The colors are listed below in the supplies.


Next I die cut the fairy shape using the silhouette die from the 1206E Aurora Reflections Die Set.  No fussy cutting!  The die cuts that fairy shape perfectly.


I used one of the sentiments from the 1055E Fairy Wishes Illustrated Paper Pack.  To die cut and add some details to the dies cut shape I used the 483E Scalloped Circles Layering Die Set and 524E Pinhole Circle Die Set.  When using these dies you will want to die cut the scalloped circle first and then you can match up the pinhole circle die to add the detail.  For all of the die cutting I used the  147E Tangerine Machine and Bag Set and I also used the 160E Tim Holtz - 8" Comfort Guillotine/Trimmer to cut all of my paper pieces.


I used the NUVO 203N Glue Pen Medium and 705N US Pure Sheen Diamond Glitter to add some sparkle to the fairy and the flowers in the die cut sentiment.


For some finishing touches on the fairy and sentiment die cuts I added some 651N Crystal Drops Gloss - White to look like some white pearls.


I also used the 112 0E Filigree Flourish Die Set to cut a couple of floral flourished to add on the bottom and right side of the card.  I used the same Strathmore mixed media paper and  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens to color the die cuts.  I used a sheet of pattern paper from the Simple Stories Color Vibe 6 x 6 Paper Pad and added that to a pink cardstock base.  I also added some green May Arts ribbon and sequins from Cartwright Sequins & Beads.


I love all the sparkle from the glitter and sequins.


Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the card tutorial.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Tonic Studios USA
Stamps:  1306E Aurora Reflections Stamp
Dies:  1206E Aurora Reflections Die Set, 483E Scalloped Circles Layering Die Set, 524E Pinhole Circle Die Set,112 0E Filigree Flourish Die Set
NUVO:  600N Embossing Powder - Classic Gold, 651N Crystal Drops Gloss - White, 705N US Pure Sheen Diamond Glitter
Paper Range:  1055E Fairy Wishes Illustrated Paper Pack
Adhesive:  NUVO 203N Glue Pen Medium, 419E Craft Tacky 120ml
Tools:  147E Tangerine Machine and Bag Set160E Tim Holtz - 8" Comfort Guillotine/Trimmer819 - 107E Time Holtz Titanium Shear
Other Supplies
Paper:  Strathmore Mixed Media Paper, Simple Stories Color Vibe 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Cardstock - Pink
Ink/Markers:  Versa Mark Ink, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Flesh Color, Mustard, Pale Pink, Light Pink, Light Carmine, Wine Red, Geranium Red, Orange, Yellow, Light Green, Olive Green, Oatmeal, Middle Brown, Haze Blue (All colors in set of 60 markers except Haze Blue)
Ribbon:  May Arts Ribbon Sampler - Spring Green
Accessories:  Foam Squares, Cartwright Sequins & Beads - 4mm Medium Pink, 3mm Gold Flower, 3mm Moonshine

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