Friday, March 17, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - I Can Do All Things Through Christ - Distress Watercolor Card

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day!  The ground is still covered with snow here in Minnesota but according to the calendar the first day of Spring is this coming Monday, March 20th.  I am ready for some warmer weather and spring colors but since it's not going to look like Spring outside I figured I'd bring some inside and create a pretty floral card.


For my card I used a couple of the outline images from the Altenew - Painted Flowers clear stamp set.  I stamped the images with VersaMark and heat embossed them using Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder,  For the paper I used Ranger Watercolor.


The watercolor was done with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I didn't do any fancy watercolor it was just wet on wet and dropping color in.  The wet on wet mean you wet the paper first with clean water and then add the watercolor.  I started with the flowers and added Shaded Lilac first.  Then I added in some Wilted Violet.  On the first layer of Wilted Violet I used more water to tone the color down a little bit.  Then I used a heat tool to dry the paper and added more of the Wilted Violet.  I wasn't too worried about staying in the lines with the watercolor.  For some images I like the look of the watercolor outside of the lines.  I call it messy watercolor--now there is a technical term for you lol. After the paper was dry then I started adding color to the leaves.  I used Cracked Pistachio for the leaves and for the first layer I used more water.  Then I added a couple more layers of the Cracked Pistachio.  Once I knew the paper was completely dry then I started to add clean water around the floral images at the top of the card and I added the water about an inch below the flowers.  By adding the clean water this will help the color to flow in the background and I can blend the color out into the white area of the card. For the background I used Blueprint Sketch.  I added a few layers of the Blueprint Sketch sketch and dried in between the layers.  Then I turned the card around and repeated the same steps.  For the last layer of color on both sides I let the paper air dry.


Once the paper was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Words of Encouragement SS-017 Stamp Simply Clear Stamps with Memento - Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I mixed some water with Black Soot ink and added some paint splatters.  Next, I added some May Arts Violet Silk Ribbon with a bow and a Petaloo Botanica Collection Gray Minis flower to the center of the bow.  I also added a few 5 mm Crystal Sequins for a little bit of sparkle.  Then to finish the card I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares to the back of the watercolor panel and added that to a black A2 top folding card base.


I hope you enjoyed today's card share!

Please be sure to visit the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team.  Don't forget the check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Words of Encouragement SS-017, Altenew - Painted Flowers
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor (smooth side), Cardstock - Black
Ink:  VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Memento - Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  May Arts Violet Silk Ribbon
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Gray Minis. Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, 5 mm Crystal Sequins, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares, Heat Tool, Paint Brush Round 4 Round 16, Hot Glue

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lucky St. Patrick Day Banner - Tonic Studios USA

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a fun St. Patrick's Day project over on the Blog Tonic USA. 


Here is the LUCKY St. Patrick's Day banner that I made.  Banners are a great project that can be made for any holiday.


Here is a close up of one of the banner pieces.  If you would like to see more pictures and fine out all of the details on how I put this banner together you can click HERE to visit the Blog Tonic USA.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Esstentials Mini Blender Brush Set 1558E
Other supplies used:
White Cardstock
White Crepe Paper
DCWV Green Glitter Paper
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio
Brads
Pallette Knife
May Arts Green Ribbon
May Arts White Lace
3M Foam Tape
Hot Glue
Ranger Craft Mat

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Create In Me A Clean Heart

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  But before I get to my project I want to apologize for my post last Saturday.  I am not sure what happened but I typed the post up a few different times and it just kept disappearing.  I know some of you were able to see it because comments were left.  So I thought I would just post a quick picture of the card and you can click HERE to see the post on the Stamp Simply Blog with the supply list.


Ok, now for today's card share.


I designed a CAS (Clean And Simple) card using the New Thinking of You Rose SS-015 and Words of Encouragement SS-017 Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  I started with a piece of black cardstock and I randomly stamped the image of the rose with Delicata White Shimmer ink.  Then, I used a heat tool to dry the ink.  Next, I used my finger to rub around each of the roses.  A tiny bit of the shimmer from the ink will lift up and move around on the paper leaving a very soft shimmer in the background.


Next, I added some shimmer to the roses on the black cardstock using a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.  I stamped the rose on to a piece of white cardstock using Tuxedo Black ink.  Then, I used the Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Rose SS-DIE002 to die cut the rose.  I also added Wink of Stella to the rose on the white cardstock.


The sentiment is from the Words of Encouragement SS-017 stamp set.  I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment on to a piece of white cardstock.  Next, I used Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Six to die cut the sentiment and another layer of cardstock.  I used Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# for the second layer.  I added 3D Foam Squares to the back of the label with the sentiment and also to the rose die cut.  I added a layer of Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105# behind the black cardstock and then I assembled the card.


The card front was added to a white A2 top folding card base.  To finish the card I added a few gray pearls.  This was a very quick and easy card to make and you could use the same layout and switch out the sentiments for all different occasions.

Please be sure to visit the Stamp Simply Blog for lots of inspiration from the design team.  You can also visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all your paper crafting needs. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thinking of You Rose SS-015, Words of Encouragement SS-017
Paper:  Luxury Pearlescent Metallic 105#, Cardstock - White, Black
Ink:  Delicata White Shimmer, Tuxedo Black 
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Rose SS-DIE002, Spellbinders - Labels Thirty-Six
Accessories:  Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Melissa Frances Gray Pearls, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ButterBeeScraps - Queen Tassel Necklace

Hello everyone!  Today, I am guest designing for ButterBeeScraps and I have a jewelry project to share with you.


I designed this necklace using one of the beautiful Bronze Round Metal Filigree Embellishments 744-B.  If you are new to jewelry making this is a very easy necklace to create.


I used one of the Small Round Glass Cabochons CAB018 and glossy accents to adhere a pretty digital image from ArtCult that I printed out.  Then, I glued the cabochon inside of the Small Bronze Round Cabochon Setting F018D-B.  Next, I used E6000 to adhere the cabochon setting to the Bronze Round Metal Filigree Embellishments 744-B.


The cabochon setting fits perfectly in the center of the round metal filigree.


I used glossy accents to adhere the SS20 Light Colorado Topaz Flat Back Glass Rhinestones and SS12 Light Colorado Topaz Flat Back Glass Rhinestones around the outside of the filigree.


To create the tassel I used different lengths of Textured Bronze Cable Chain (#CH521-B) and with jump rings I added the pieces of chain to the bottom of the filigree.  Then, I wire wrapped some tiny gold glass bicone beads and attached one on each of the bottom pieces of chain.


To finish off the necklace I added more bronze chain and jump rings with a lobster clasp.

If you like to create jewelry or work with metals I encourage you to check out ButterBeeScraps.  Monique, owner of ButterBeeScraps has such a wonderful selection.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
ButterBeeScraps
Bronze Round Metal Filigree Embellishments 744-B
Small Bronze Round Cabochon Setting F018D-B
Small Round Glass Cabochons CAB018
SS20 Light Colorado Topaz Flat Back Glass Rhinestones
SS12 Light Colorado Topaz Flat Back Glass Rhinestones
Textured Bronze Cable Chain (#CH521-B)
Other Supplies
Bronze Chain
Bronze Jump Rings
Bronze Lobster Clasp
Gold Glass Bicone Beads
ArtCult - Digital Image
E6000
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Beadalon Round Nose Pliers
Beadalon Bent Nose Pliers
Beadalon Flush Cutter

Friday, March 3, 2017

Stamp Simply Spring Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, all of the designers from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store are participating in a Stamp Simply Spring Release Blog Hop.  I'm excited to share one of the New Stamp Simply Spring Release Stamp Sets and a Coordinating Die Set.  But before I get to my projects I want to share a video by Darsie Bruno.  Darsie, has a wonderful video showing all of the New Stamp Sets and Die Sets. She also shares some beautiful projects she created with the new stamp sets and dies.



So what do you think?  I love all of the projects Darsie shared!  Especially the lavender rose card and the tulip box card--those two are my favorites.  I love all of the new stamp sets!  They are filled with so many wonderful sentiments and verses.  Love the rose and tulips images too and the coordinating dies.  I think its fantastic how all of the stamp sets mix and match too.


Here is the card I designed using the New Thinking of You Rose SS-015 stamp set and the Rose SS-DIE002 coordinating die.  I stamped all of the roses onto a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper using VersaMark Ink and then I heat embossed all of the image with Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder.  I stamped and embossed another rose image on a separate piece of watercolor paper.  I did a very light watercolor using Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  For the rosebuds I used Worn Lipstick and Mustard Seed.  For the stem and leaves I used Cracked Pistachio.


I let some of the watercolor go outside of the embossing and then I add more water to have the colors fade out to white.


I used the coordinating die to die cut the rose that was on the separate piece of paper.  I stamped the sentiment on to a piece of Vellum using VersaMark Ink and then I heat embossed the sentiment using Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I wrapped the vellum around the center of the watercolor piece and I taped it on the backside.  Then, I added  3D Foam Squares to the die cut rose and added that to the card front.  Next, I added a bow with some  May Arts - Metallic Gold String and a few Melissa Frances White Pearls.  For a little added sparkle and shine I added Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen and Ranger Glossy Accents to the die cut rose.


Here is a close up of the bottom half of the card.  You can click on all of the images to enlarge them and see more detail.


I added a white panel of paper on the inside of the card and I stamped the rose image with Spun Sugar Distress ink and then I heat embossed the sentiment in gold.



To finish off the card I added the watercolor panel to a pink A2 top folding card base.

Please be sure to visit all of the blogs in the link list below for more inspiration and to see more projects made using the Stamp Simply Spring Releases.


Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the blog hop!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thinking of You Rose SS-015
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Vellum, Cardstock - White, Pink
Ink:  VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio
Dies:  Stamp Simply Steel Dies - Rose SS-DIE002
Ribbon:  May Arts - Metallic Gold String
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, Melissa Frances White Pearls, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares, Heat Tool, Paint Brush

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dazzling Druzy - ICE Resin®


Hello everyone!  Today, I am excited to share one of my ICE Resin® projects with you.  I love the look of Druzy stones and I have made several faux Druzy stones using a variety of German glass glitter, other types of glitter, tints, sand, and crushed pebbles.  I was just playing around and mixed up some of the products when I found a new mixture for creating a faux Druzy and I absolutely love it!  It has so much texture and sparkle to it so I thought Dazzling Druzy would be a fitting name.


If you would like to learn more please visit the ICE Resin® blog where I share a step-by-step tutorial on how to create this beautiful necklace.  I would really appreciate it if you leave me a little love while you are there and let me know what you think about the Dazzling Druzy.   If you are new to ICE  Resin® I really encourage you to give this technique a try.  It is very easy and beginner friendly.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi




Supplies
ICE Resin® Milan Bezels: Antique Bronze Heart, Large
ICE Resin® 
ICE Resin® Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks
ICE Resin® Studio Sheets
ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards, Antique Gold
ICE Resin® Shattered Mica, Bronze
ICE Resin® Opals, Crystal Opal
ICE Enamels® Relique Powder, Glitz Gold
Small plastic spoon
Chain
Jump Rings
Wire
Lobster Clasp
Glass Beads
Flush Cutter
Pliers

Gilded Trinket Box - Tonic Studios USA



Hello blogging friends!  Today, I have a post up on the Tonic Studio USA Blog sharing how I designed this gilded trinket box.  This is one of those projects that just makes me happy.  I have seen several mixed media and modern art canvas done with this same technique and I wanted to give it a try on a smaller level.  Now that I have tried this and I am very happy with the results I see some canvases in my future. :)

If you would like to find out more about this technique please visit the Tonic Studios USA Blog.  
I share the step-by-step instructions and also more photos.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies used
 Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Aquamarine 807N
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse - Indian Gold 802N
Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Aqua 714N
Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter - Turquoise 712N
Nuvo Gilding Flakes - Radiant Gold 850N
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Blue Lagoon 753N
Craft Tacky Glue 120 ml. 419E
Martha Stewart Mother of Pearl Acrylic Paint
ButterBeeScraps - Metal Feet, Small Filigrees
B'Sue Boutiques - Large Metal Filigree
Ranger Multi Medium Matte (to glue metal)
Large Round Crystal Bead
Wood Box
Silicone Spatula
Paint Brush
Scoochy Sponge (rough or textured sponge)

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Easter Blessings Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  For my card I am using some of the beautiful pattern papers from Wild Rose Studio.


I used the Harvest Meadow paper collection for my card.  Even though the paper pad is a harvest one and has wonderful papers with fall colors it also has several papers that will work for spring and summer.  The floral prints are so pretty with coral, pink, white and a touch of yellow and lavender.  I layered two of the pattern papers and then I added the 1.5" Delicate Vintage Lace by May Arts and Melon Seam Binding with a bow.


The sentiment is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Easter SS-Sent006 stamp set.  I used the velvet ink from the  Altenew - 4 Ink Cubes Red Sunset to stamp the sentiment.  Then I used Spellbinders Labels Forty-two Decorative Accents to die cut the label shape.  I left the paper in the die template and inked the outside edges of the paper with crimson ink from the Altenew - 4 Ink Cubes Red Sunset.  I added some foam squares to the back of the label for some added dimension.  Then I added a few enamel dots and some Petaloo Botanica Collection Coral Minis.


Here is a close up of the lace and the bow.


To finish the card I added all of the layers to a white A2 top folding card base.  I know a lot of people store crafting products by the colors and by the seasons.  But this is one of those paper pads that I would keep out and use year round.

If you are looking for paper crafting goodies I encourage you to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  For more card inspiration check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Easter SS-Sent006
Paper: Wild Rose Studio - Harvest Meadow, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Altenew - 4 Ink Cubes Red Sunset (velvet, crimson)
Dies:  Spellbinders Labels Forty-two Decorative Accents
Ribbon:  1.5" Delicate Vintage Lace by May Arts, Melon Seam Binding
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Coral Minis, Prima Delight Sugardots, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - E-Z Runner, Foam Squares

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - CAS For God so Loved the World Easter Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you.  It won't be long and the Easter season will be here so it's a good time to start working on some Easter Cards.


For my card I used one of the Easter Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-005 He Has Risen and the Altenew Clear Stamps - Floral Shadow.  The He Has Risen stamp set has some wonderful sentiments and verses for Easter.  To start the card I had a piece of white cardstock and I stamped a couple of the leaf images around the outer edges of the paper.  I used Altenew - 4 Ink Cubes Sea Shore (Mountain Mist) to stamp the leaves.  I wanted to add a textured look to the leaves so instead of inking up the stamp like usual (tapping the ink pad on the stamp), I lightly ran the ink pad up and down on the stamp.  Doing this added some detailed lines and a textured look to the images.


Here is a close up so you can see the detail.  It's very subtitle but it does give the image a different look.  Next I inked the edges of the paper using Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio which looks very nice with the Altenew Mountain Mist ink.


Once the paper was good and dry then I stamped a sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-005 He Has Risen using VersaMark Ink.  I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to heat set and melt the powder.


I added the card front to an A2 white top folding card base and I used some  Foam Squares in between the layers for some added dimension. To finish off the card I added a thin strip of the Bazzill - Gold Mirror Cardstock along the side and then I added a few My Mind's Eye - Record It! Charmed Enamel Dots.  I'll tell you a little secret--I hadn't planned on using the gold mirror cardstock.  However, after I stamped the sentiment I realized it was off center--not by a lot but enough that I noticed it lol.  I didn't want to scrap the card so I added the thin strip of paper to the left side of the card front and it kind of tricks the eye making the card look balanced. Just a nice little trick to remember in case you sentiment isn't centered. :)

I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  If you would like to see more paper crafting inspiration check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  If you would like you can also visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store to find all of your paper crafting supplies.

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

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi




Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - SS-005 He Has Risen, Altenew Clear Stamps - Floral Shadow
Paper:  Bazzill - Gold Mirror Cardstock, White Cardstock
Ink:  Altenew - 4 Ink Cubes Sea Shore (Mountain Mist), Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio, VersaMark Ink
Accessories:  My Mind's Eye - Record It! Charmed Enamel Dots, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing PowderScrapbook Adhesives by 3L - E-Z Runner, Foam Squares, Heat Tool

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Beautiful Day Card with Dye and Pigment Ink Tutorial

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a card and a tutorial to share with you using dye and pigment inks to achieve a different look for layering stamps.


Here is the card I designed.  I used the  Altenew - Beautiful Day Clear Stamp set.  This is such a beautiful stamp set and it can be used in so many different ways depending on how you layer the images or if you just use the outline.  


For the first stamped layer I used Rocky Shore from the Altenew - 4 Cube Inks Coffee Break.


Next, I used white pigment ink for the second layer of stamping. I just love how the white ink looks on the kraft paper.


Then, for the third layer of ink I used Mocha which is also from the Altenew - 4 Cube Inks Coffee Break.  After stamping this layer I used a heat tool to dry the inks and also make sure all of the paper was dry before added embossing powder.  I like to pour a little embossing powder on my paper to check and make sure it is good and dry before moving on to the next step.


For the forth and finally stamped layer I used VersaMark Ink and then I added Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powders.


I stamped the leaves the same way I stamped the large flowers except I didn't use the Mocha ink since the leaves only have three layers of stamping.  For the tiny vines and flowers I stamped all of those with VersaMark Ink and then I added Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powders.  Then for a little sparkle I added some  Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the flower centers, vines, and tiny flowers.  To seal in the sparkle and to add a little dimension I added some  Ranger - Glossy Accents.


Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle.


Here is another close up.


The sentiment I used is also from the Altenew - Beautiful Day Clear Stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment on to a piece of Vellum using VersaMark Ink.  Then I added Ranger - Super Fine White Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powders.  Make sure your heat tool is good and hot before you bring it to the paper.  This will help melt the powder faster and also help to keep the vellum from warping.  I wrapped the vellum around the back of the paper and taped it in place.


Here is a close up of the bottom portion of the card.


To add a bit more sparkle I added some Prima - Say It In Crystals A Victorian Christmas (Gold Sequins) and  5 mm Crystal Cup Sequins.  To finish off the card I added the card front to a white A2 top folding card base and I added some foam squares in between the layers for added dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial!  Experiment with your ink mixing the the dye base and pigment inks to see what kind of fun and unique looked you can come up with.  Just be sure to clean your stamps good in between the inks.

Hop on over to the Stamp Simply blog to find more inspiration from the design team and also check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting needs.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Beautiful Day Clear Stamps
Paper:  Vellum, Cardstock - Kraft, White
Ink/Pens:  Altenew - 4 Cube Inks Coffee Break (Rocky Shore, Mocha), VersaMark Ink, White Pigment Ink, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Accessories:  Ranger - Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Ranger - Super Fine White Embossing Powder, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Prima - Say It In Crystals A Victorian Christmas (Gold Sequins), 5 mm Crystal Cup Sequins, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Heat Tool

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