Friday, September 15, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - 2017 FALL Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I am also participating in the 2017 FALL Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

If you would like to play along create a card with coffee, tea &/or cocoa images and then visit the Coffee Lovers blog and link your card.  It's always fun to see all of the cards and you will have a chance to win some fabulous prizes!  The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is one of the Super Sponsors with a $25 GC!

When: Friday, September 15 - Friday, September 22
Time: 6 am pacific
THEME: FALL
USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images
#fall2017clh

You can click HERE to find out all of the details about the 
2017 FALL Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. 


Here is a look at the card I designed for the 2017 FALL Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  You are also getting a sneak peek of the NEW  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Welcome Fall SS-020 and  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Welcome Fall Pumpkin SS-DIE009.  I also used a couple of the coffee cup images and part of a sentiment from the Altenew - Coffee Love stamp set.  I love being able to stretch my stamps or use multiple stamps to create something new and that is what I did for the sentiment on this card. 


Using the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform makes it so easy to use multiple stamps and create your own unique images or sentiments.  To do this you can use a post-it note or even just a piece of paper.  Cover up the part of the stamp that you don't want to ink.  Then, ink up the other part of the stamp, remove the inky paper piece and stamp as usual.


You can see here I only inked up the part of the sentiment that says I love you more than with Memento Tuxedo Black.  This is a great sentiment because you can add so many different this after the word than to create unique and personalized sentiments.


Next I lined up the stamp from Welcome Fall SS-020.  I repeated the same process by covering part of the stamp, adding the ink, remove the paper and stamp.  On my card I used Altenew Warm and Cozy (Orange Cream) for the pumpkin spice part of the sentiment but in the photo I used black ink so it would show up better.  I repeated the same process for the word spice.


Here you can see a close up of the finished sentiment.  I inked the edges of the paper using a Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo.  I added My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Enamel Dots for embellishments and to pull in some of the aqua blue color from the pattern papers.


Here is a close up of the images.  I used Copic markers for all of the coloring.  I fussy cut the coffee cups and added some Foam Tape to the back.  I used the coordinating die for the pumpkin and I added two layers of foam tape to the pumpkin.


All of the pattern paper is from the  Bo Bunny Dreams of Autumn collection.  I used a white A2 top folding card base.  I hope you enjoyed today's card share!

Don't forget to check out The Stamp Simply Blog and 2017 FALL Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  All of the supplies used to create my card can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Welcome Fall SS-020, Altenew - Coffee Love
Paper:  Bo Bunny Dreams of Autumn, Cardstock - White
Ink/Markers:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Altenew Warm and Cozy (Orange Cream), Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Vintage Photo, Copic Markers Y38, YR04, YR14, Y15, YG25, G24, E55, E57
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Welcome Fall Pumpkin SS-DIE009
Accessories:  My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Enamel Dots, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Foam Tape, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Give Thanks Card with Distress Oxide Technique and Tutorial

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  I don't know about you but for me it seems like this week just flew by.  School is back in full swing and Fall is in the air here in Minnesota.  The temps are getting down into the 50s and 40s at night.  It's perfect sweatshirt weather.  Today, I have a technique to share with you using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks, a stencil, and some water.  It's a fun, quick, and easy technique for creating a beautiful background with color and depth.


Here is the card I designed.  I love the beautiful mix of colors and it reminds me of Fall leaves.


I started by applying the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Fossilized AmberSpiced MarmaladeAbandoned CoralPeeled Paint, and Walnut Stain to a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper.  I used Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools to apply the ink and I did all of the ink blending on the Craft Mat.  I wanted to share this first picture with you so you could see how the paper looks after applying the first layer of color.  Right now it looks like a hot mess and has sharp edges of color--but that's ok.  I know when it comes to ink blending a lot of people put one layer of ink down and then they get discouraged because it doesn't look good.  To achieve a nice soft blend that looks like the colors just melt into each other the ink blending has to be done in layers. 


Here is the ink blending once I was done.  There is a big difference between the two pictures.  I repeated the ink blending three times and each time I used a lighter touch.  Hopefully seeing these two pictures is helpful to achieving a nice soft ink blended background.


Next, I taped down the Tim Holtz Tiles Layering Stencil to hold it in place.  Then I used the Distress Sprayer to apply water to the top left corner.  I carefully lifted up the stencil and used a paper towel to blot up the excess water.  The Distress Oxide Inks react with the water so you will get a really nice background with the stencil design.  I used a heat tool to speed up the drying time and then I repeated the process in the lower right corner.


Here is the end result.  I love how you can see the pattern from the stencil but the pattern and lines aren't perfect and it gives the paper depth.


I wanted to do some heat embossing in the lower corner so I used the EK Success Powder Tool to make sure the embossing powder would only stick where I wanted it too.


To stamp the sentiment I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform from Tonic.  I made sure that I had the cover of the platform on the Clear side which allows me to easily use clear stamps.  I used the two magnets to hold the paper in place and lined up my stamp, closed the lid to pick up the clear stamp, applied ink and closed the lid to stamp.  The sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010 set and I used VersaMark Ink.


Here is a close up of the corner to see the sentiment.  For the heat embossing is used Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.


I applied a piece of May Arts Brown 5/8" Twill ribbon across the front of the watercolor panel.  Then I added some May Arts Brown Burlap String, a leaf, and flower from Petaloo Botanica Yellow Blooms collection.  I used hot glue to quickly apply everything in a nice little cluster on the background paper.


To finish off the card I applied the watercolor background to a white A2 top folding card base.  Using the Distress Oxide Inks, water, and a stencil you can create some really fun backgrounds.  I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and that you'll give it a try.

If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies used to create today's card can be found at 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you believe in the power of prayer please keep all of the people in Texas, Florida, and the Southern East Coast in your thoughts and prayers.  We have family and friends in all those areas.  I pray that everyone will be safe.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, VersaMark Ink
Ribbon:  May Arts Brown Burlap StringMay Arts Brown 5/8" Twill
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Tiles Layering Stencil, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Distress Sprayer, EK Success Powder Tool, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Ranger Mini Ink Blending ToolsCraft Mat, Petaloo Botanica Yellow Blooms,  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Heat Tool, Paper Towel, Hot Glue

Friday, September 1, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Only One Life... Distress Oxide Ink Blending and Watercolor Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  As I mentioned not too long ago the acorns are falling here in Minnesota and now the leaves are starting to change colors.  So I guess we are in for an early Fall but I am perfectly fine with that.  I love sweatshirt weather!


Here is the card I designed for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  The beautiful sunflower image and the sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Sunflower Season SS-018.  I did some masking with this card.  It takes a little longer to mask the images but I think the results are worth the extra effort.


I stamped the image of the sunflower onto some Inkadinkado Stamping Masking Sheets and then I fussy cut them.


Next, I stamped the image of the sunflower a few times with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I would move the masks as needed to cover up the images and create the look of one larger image of sunflowers with the masking technique.


For ink blending on the background I used Ranger Mini Blending Tools and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron.  I was able to use the masks once again to cover the flowers and move them as needed.


Once the ink blending was done I added water droplets using the Distress Sprayer.  I let the water sit on the paper for a few seconds and then used a paper towel to blot up the water.


The colors on the card are pretty bright and bold and I wanted to soften it up just a little bit.  So I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum using VersaMark ink.  Then I used Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss the sentiment.  I wrapped the vellum around the back side of the card front and used some tape to hold it in place.


I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks Fossilized AmberSpiced Marmalade, and Walnut Stain to watercolor the sunflowers.  For the tiny bits of background towards the bottom of the card I just filled those in with the Peacock Feathers ink and a Water Brush.


To finish off the card I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape to the back of the card front.  Then I added that layer to a white A2 top folding card base.

If you would like to see more card inspirations I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies used to create my card can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Sunflower Season SS-018
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Vellum, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Distress Sprayer, Non-Stick Craft MatWater Brush, Inkadinkado Stamping Masking Sheets, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, Ranger Mini Blending Tools, Heat Tool

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Authentique CAS Dapper Birthday Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you.  I think this is the quickest card I have ever made and I used minimal supplies.


I needed a masculine birthday card and I knew the Authentique Dapper Collection 6 x 6 paper pad would make the perfect CAS card.  This paper pad is filled with cutout image so you would be able to create a lot of masculine cards.  I started with a white A2 top folding card base and added some of the pattern paper for the background.  I used the blue piece with little stars.  Then I layered it with another piece of the pattern paper with a grid background and the classic car image in the bottom right corner.


I used three of the cutout images from the paper pad.  I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares to the back of a couple images for some dimension.  To finish off the card I added a few My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots - Necessities Blues.


Like I said super quick card!  It's always nice to have the paper pads with cutout images for when you need a quick and CAS card.

I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog for lots of card inspiration from the design team.  All of the supplies used to create today's card can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Authentique Dapper Collection, Cardstock - White
Accessories:  My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots - Necessities Blues, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Autumn Distress Oxide Ink Smooshing Card with Tutorial

Hello blogging friends!  I know on the calendar it's still summer but I have to tell you it's looking a lot like Autumn here in Minnesota--at least in my driveway lol.  The oak trees have let loose with the acorns!  Basically it's stand outside at your own risk lol.  My grandpa has always said if the acorns fall early we are in for an early and long winter.  I hope not but I guess we'll see.  Regardless of the calendar it's never too early to work on cards and craft projects for the next season.  Today, I have a pretty Autumn card and tutorial to share with you.


I finally had a chance to play with some of the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I have to say I love them just as much as the first set--maybe even a little more lol.  The colors are so pretty in the second set.  For my card I used the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Harvest SS-010 and Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Harvest SS-DIE006 from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


For the background I did the ink smooshing technique.  To start, apply Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Twisted CitronWild HoneyAbandoned Coral on to the Craft Mat.  Then, mist water on the inks using the Distress Sprayer Bottle.


Next, take a piece of  Ranger Watercolor paper and smoosh it down onto the ink.  I usually hold one of the corners and then press the paper down with my other hand.  Lift up the paper and then use a heat tool to dry the paper and heat set the inks.  This is what my paper looked like after smooshing it in the ink one time.


Repeat the process until you achieve the desired look.  Be sure to use your heat tool to dry and heat set the paper after each time of smooshing it into the ink.  I repeated the process probably about seven or eight times.  If you want you can also add more ink and mist again with water.


Next, I used the EK Success Powder tool on the background so I wouldn't have excess embossing powder sticking to the paper.  Then, I stamped the leaves using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  The background is so pretty and I didn't want to waste it so I stamped the leaves in the center of the paper so when I do the die cutting I can still use the paper.


Here are the leaves after I die cut them using the Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Harvest SS-DIE006.  Don't forget to keep the background piece.  It will be great for layering.


I applied the background piece to the card front and then I will cover it with a piece of kraft paper leaving a pretty border.


For the May Arts - Brown Burlap String I wrapped it around my fingers five times and then cut another piece and tied a knot to hold everything in place.


To assemble all of the leaves, string and flower I used hot glue.   First I put the burlap string in place.  Then I added the flower and finished with the leaves.  The flower is from the Petaloo Burlap Wild Sunflowers.  I used brown cardstock for the A2 card base.  To finish off the card I added a few Simple Stories We are Family Enamel Dots.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  All of the supplies used for today's card can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

I hope you enjoyed today's card and tutorial.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - Brown, Kraft
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Twisted Citron, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Harvest SS-DIE006
Ribbon:  May Arts - Brown Burlap String
Accessories:  Ranger Craft Mat, Distress Sprayer Bottle, Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder. Simple Stories We are Family Enamel Dots, Petaloo Burlap Wild Sunflowers, EK Success Powder Tool, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Hot Glue, Heat Tool

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Harvest Background with Oxide Inks and Gold Embossing

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a colorful Fall card to share with you using some of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  I just can't get enough of the Oxide Inks!  They are so easy to work with and blend so beautifully to create backgrounds.


Here is the card I designed.  With the Oxide Inks and the  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps it is so fun to create your own pattern paper.


To start, I placed a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper on my Craft Mat with the smooth side up.  I used the Mini Ink Blending Tools to apply the ink.  I started with the lightest color and worked my way to the darkest color.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Fossilized AmberSpiced MarmaladePeeled PaintFired BrickVintage Photo.  After the first layer on inks and went back and blended more ink into the paper for a smooth blended look.


I used the Distress Sprayer Bottle to add water droplets to the paper and then I used a paper towel to blot up the excess water.  After achieving the look I wanted I used a heat tool to dry the paper.


After the paper was good and dry I used the  EK Success Powder Tool to go over the entire piece of paper.  The powder tool is great to use when you are heat embossing.  It keeps the embossing powder only where you stamp so you won't have excess embossing powder on your paper.  


Next I stamped both of the leaves from the  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010 with VersaMark Ink.  Then I applied Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  I just love how the gold embossing looks on the paper.


The sentiment I used is from the Harvest SS-010 stamp set and I used VersaMark Ink and Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to heat emboss.  I cut the background piece down in size for a card front and then I added the piece of black cardstock with the sentiment.  Then I added some May Arts - Sage Burlap String and a Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugared Minis Gold/Sienna flower.


To finish off the card I added Foam Tape to the back of the card front and then I adhered that piece to a black A2 top folding card.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial!  All of the supplies I using can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog where you will find lots of inspiration from the design team.

Happy Friday and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Harvest SS-010
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - Black
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo
Ribbon:  May Arts - Sage Burlap String
Accessories:  Ranger - Mini Ink Blending Tools, Distress Sprayer Bottle, Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Craft Mat, EK Success Powder Tool, Petaloo Botanica Collection Sugared Minis Gold/Sienna, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - E-Z Runner, Foam Tape, Heat Tool, Paper Towel

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Watercolor Coneflower Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Did you follow along last week with the New Releases from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store?  The release included two beautiful stamp sets for Fall and  coordinating die set.  In addition to those there are New Die Releases that coordinate with all of the stamp releases that have images to color.


For my card I used the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thank You for Caring Coneflower SS-019.  I stamped the flower image on to Ranger - Watercolor paper using VersaMark Ink.  Then, I sprinkled on Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  


All of the watercolor was done using the Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  For the center of the flower I used Fossilized Amber and for the petals  Hickory Smoke.  Whenever you want to have white flowers you will need to do the shading in gray colors.  I know it might sound strange but the gray actually makes the flower appear white and really makes it pop.  For the stem and leaves I used Twisted CitronMowed Lawn, and Peeled Paint.  The background was done using Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky.  Then I used the heat tool to speed up the drying time on the paper.  To finish the background I used Black Soot and added paint splatters.  Then I dried the paper one more time and added water droplets.  I trimmed the watercolor paper down and added a black mat.  I used Foam Tape behind the watercolor piece to add some dimension.  The background paper is from the Wild Rose Studio - Dancing Daisies.  I added May Arts 5/8" Solid Plaid Olive Ribbon and My Mind's Eye Record It Charmed Enamel Dots.  


To finish off the card I added the card front to a black A2 top folding card.  This is a really quick and easy watercolor card with no special techniques so it would be a great card to make multiples of.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  If you missed seeing the New Release last week I encourage you to visit the Stamp Simply Blog for lots of inspiration.  If you are looking for any paper crafting goodies be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thank You for Caring Coneflower SS-019
Paper:  Wild Rose Studio - Dancing Daisies, Ranger - Watercolor, Cardstock - Black
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Black Soot
Ribbon: May Arts 5/8" Solid Plaid Olive Ribbon
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, My Mind's Eye Record It Charmed Enamel Dots, Waterbrush, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, E-Z Runner, Heat Tool

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