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

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Vintage Teacup Watercolor and Graphic45 Cafe Parisian Collection

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a card to share with you using some of the New Altenew products that Sharon has in the store.  You can click HERE to check out all of the beautiful stamps, dies, and inks from Altenew.


Here is the card I designed.  As soon as I saw the Altenew - Vintage Teacup Clear Stamp Set  I knew it was one I had to have.  I love all thinks vintage, anything tea or coffee related, and I have a teacup collection that was my Great Grandma's.  The vintage teacup stamp set is a layering set and can be used in several ways.  If you want a very simple image you can use the outline stamps or if you want something fancier you can use the detail layers and the floral images.  The set also has two stamps with polk-a-dots.  I used the outline images, detail layers, and the floral stamps for my cup. The stamp set also has some really great sentiments.


I stamped the cup and saucer with VersaMark ink on to a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper (on the smooth side).  Next, I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the embossing powder.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to watercolor the images.  For the main part of the cup and saucer I used Broken China and Peacock Feathers.  For the flowers I used Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Spiced Marmalade and for the leave I used Cracked Pistachio.  Once the paper was dry then I used the coordinating Altenew - Vintage Teacup Die to cut both of the shapes.  For the sentiment I used VersaMark ink and stamped one of the sentiments on to a small piece of white cardstock.  Then I added more of the Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the embossing powder.  I cut one end of the paper like a banner and then I inked the edges of the paper with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  I layered a couple of the beautiful pattern papers from the Graphic45 - Cafe Parisian Collection 8 x 8 Paper Pad.  The paper and the stamp set really compliment each other.


I added some May Arts Teal Silk 1/4'' Ribbon and Venise Lace .75" - Lucia White to the middle of the card and then I also added a bow.  The cup and saucer were layered over the ribbon, lace, and pattern papers and I used some Therm-O-Web Foam Squares behind the cup and saucer for some added dimension. I added the card front with all of the layered to a white A2 top folding card.  Then I added the sentiment using a few more foam squares.  To finish off the card I added a Prima Flower Serenade Orange to the center of the bow.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed today's card share.

Please be sure to stop by The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and check out all of the fantastic paper crafting products.  Also check out the Stamp Simply blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Vintage Teacup Clear Stamp Set
Paper:  Graphic45 - Cafe Parisian Collection 8 x 8 Paper Pad, Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Altenew - Coffee Break Ink Cubes (Espresso)
Dies:  Altenew - Vintage Teacup Die
Ribbon:  May Arts Teal Silk 1/4'' RibbonVenise Lace .75" - Lucia White
Accessories:  Prima Flowers Serenade Orange, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbons Store - Altenew Live Life In Full Bloom Card and Tutorial

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, for my Stamp Simply Ribbon Store post I have a fun and very shimmery card and tutorial to share with you.


Here is the card I designed using the Altenew Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps.  There are a few steps to this card but I promise they are all easy and well worth the outcome.


To start I stamped the flowers and leaves on to some post-it notes and then fussy cut.  If you don't have any post-it notes you can also use some printer/copy paper and a two way glue pen.  **Edit--I just wanted to let everyone know Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper is now available in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  You can click HERE to find it.  These pieces will be used to mask off the stamping on the card in front and to layer the stamps.  I stamped the first flower with VersaMark ink.  Then, I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  Then I added the mask on top of the flower on the card front and stamped another flower right next to it.  I removed the mask and then added more embossing powder and heat set the powders.  I repeated this step several times with the flowers and leaves. Just make sure you have a mask in place anytime you are stamping the images that overlap each other.


Once all of the embossing was done then I colored over all of the flowers and leaves with the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen,  You just have to stay within the outer outline parts of the flower and leaves so it goes pretty quick to color them in.  The flowers on the right have just the wink of stella on them.  Next, I used a water brush and added some DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush to each of the petals and leaves.  This isn't anything fancy and there is no real technique.  I just started at the back of each petal/leaf and lightly pounced the water brush with the gold rush to add some color and then worked towards the front of the petal and the color will get lighter.  If the color gets too dark for your liking just take a paper towel and press down on the area to pick up the color.  Also the more water you add the lighter the gold will appear.


Now, I will say this was a little hard to photograph and some of the pictures the gold looks more like a yellow gold but in real life it isn't that bold.  I tried to tweak some of the pictures in photoshop but sometimes deep pink and red colors can be a bit hard to photograph.  But I wanted to let you know it's not as bold as it might look.


In this picture all of the leaves and flowers are colored.


Here is a close up.


I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of  Vellum with VersaMark ink.  Then, I added Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  I folded the vellum around to the back and taped it in place.  I also used some Bazzill Gold Mirror paper for a second layer on the card.


Here is a close up.  I added a few 5mm Crystal Cup Sequins.



I added the card front to a top folding A2 landscape white card base.  

I hope you enjoyed the card and tutorial.  This is an easy way to add LOTS of shimmer to you card.

Check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.  Also, hop on over to the Stamp Simply blog to see more inspiration from the design team.

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

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew Dahlia Blooms Clear Stamps
Paper:  Bazzill Gold Mirror, Vellum, Cardstcok - Deep Rose, White
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Water Brush, DecoArt Metallic Lustre Gold Rush, 5mm Crystal Cup Sequins, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L E-Z Runner, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Graphic 45 Mon Amour Card

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


I used some of the beautiful papers from the Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8 x 8 Paper Pad.  Mon Amour means 'My Love' in french so this card could be used for a Valentine or Anniversary.  For the background I used a piece of the dark gray paper with the script and then I layered a floral paper on the bottom half.  I layered the pattern paper on to some deep red cardstock that was a prefect match to some of the flowers. Next, I added some Black Seam Binding across the paper to cover up where the layeres meet.  Then I added the paper layers to a black A2 top folding card base.


Before I added the image of the man and woman to the front of the card I went over all of the flowers on the pattern paper and the main image with a Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.  Then I went over all of the flowers again with some Ranger Glossy Accents.


Here is a close up of the main image that I layered on top of some deep red cardstock.  I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares in between the paper layers.  


To finish off the card I added a black seam binding bow on the side.  Then I also added some  Prima Interlude Black/Gray Flowers and My Mind's Eye Necessities Black & Gray Enamel Dots.


This card came together pretty quick and with all of the cut apart images in the paper pad you would be able to create several cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card share.  Don't forget to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of you paper crafting supplies.  Also visit the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Graphic 45 Mon Amour 8 x 8 Paper Pad, Cardstock - Deep Red, Black
Ribbon:  Black Seam Binding
Accessories:  Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Prima Interlude Black/Gray Flowers, My Mind's Eye Necessities Black & Gray Enamel Dots, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Hello Gorgeous I Love You Valentine Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Valentine card to share with you.


Here is the card I designed.  I used some of the pretty papers from the My Mind's Eye - Hello Gorgeous paper collection.  Whenever I am using pattern paper I usually pick two or three different patterns--a bold print, a smaller print, and another print that is close to a solid color or a has a very subtle print.


I used white cardstock and Floral Affair die from Spellbinders to die cut the floral heart.  Then, I applied Delicata Golden Glitz ink to the die cut using a sponge.  Next, I added Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder and used a heat tool to melt the embossing powders.  I repeated adding the ink and embossing powders two more times.  Doing this adds more dimension to the die cut.


Here is a close up.  The added layers from from the embossing powder give the die cut a faux metal look or a chipboard look depending on the color of embossing powder that is used.  To embellish the wreath I added some Melissa Frances White Pearls to the center of several flowers.  I also added small bits of Foam Squares to the back of the wreath for some extra dimension.


For the sentiment I used stamps from the Altenew - Painted Rose clear stamp set.  I used the same  Delicata Golden Glitz and stamped the sentiment on to a piece of  Vellum but I used a different embossing powder.  For the sentiment I used Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  You can see the difference in how the gold looks using different embossing powders.  The clear embossing powder show the true color of the Delicata ink which is more of a golden yellow.  I thought that would bring out the yellow in the flowers on the pattern paper.  Also when you are heat embossing on vellum make sure that your heat tool is good and hot before bringing it to the vellum.  Doing this will help to keep the vellum from warping a lot.  I wrapped the vellum around the bottom half of the paper and taped it in the back.  I also added a few more Melissa Frances White Pearls by the sentiment.


Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you like the Valentine card I shared.  Please be sure to visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.  Also check out the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team.

I hope you have a wonderful day and a fantastic weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Painted Rose (sentiment)
Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Hello Gorgeous, Vellum, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Delicata Golden Glitz
Dies:  Spellbinders Floral Affair
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Melissa Frances White Pearls,Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ButterBeeScraps - Gold and Bronze Leaf Necklace

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all staying warm with this crazy winter weather that has been going on for the last week or so.  Just the other day I heard on the radio that the state of Florida was the only state that didn't have snow!  

Today, I am excited to bring you another guest designer post for ButterBeeScraps.  I love being able to use all of the beautiful metal filigree pieces to create jewelry.


Here is a look at the necklace I designed.  I mixed the metals for this necklace using gold and bronze.  I used the Gold Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishment 672-G for the larger leaf and Bronze Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishments 670-B for the smaller bronze leaves.  The leaves are very pretty and I love the simplicity of them.


I used gold chain and jump rings to dangle the smaller bronze leaves and a wire wrapped beaded dangle.


To create the wire wrapped beaded dangle I used a Bronze Ball End Head PinsClear Rhinestone and Gold Rondelle Spacer Beads 8mm BD008-G/CLGold Filigree Bead Caps CAP857-G, a large Jesse James Bead, and a Topaz AB Bead.  The gold bead caps are so pretty.


I also added a couple of wire wrapped beaded spacers to the necklace.  I used all of the same supplies that were used to create the wire wrapped beaded dangle except for the bronze wire.


To finish off the necklace I added a couple more of the small bronze leaves.


The necklace is actually longer than what is shown in the pictures.  I pinned the necklace up on the necklace form to be able to get better photos of it.  The necklace is about 30". This would be a great jewelry piece to create for beginners.

I hope you enjoyed this jewelry share.  Please be sure to visit ButterBeeScraps blog for more inspiration from the design team.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Stay warm and happy creating!! 

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



ButterBeeScraps Supplies
Gold Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishment 672-G (Lg Leaf)
Bronze Leaf Metal Filigree Embellishments 670-B (Sm Leaf)
Clear Rhinestone and Gold Rondelle Spacer Beads 8mm BD008-G/CL
Gold Filigree Bead Caps CAP857-G
Bronze Cable Chain CH779-B
Bronze Ball End Head Pins

Other Supplies
Gold Chain
Gold Jump Rings
Gold Lobster Clasp
Artistic Wire - Bronze 20 Ga.
Jesse James Beads
Topaz AB Beads

Tools
Beadalon Flush Cutter
Beadalon Round Nose Pliers
Beadalon Bent Chain Nose Pliers

Monday, January 9, 2017

Seasons Giving Blog Hop Year 5 Winner!!!

Hello everyone!
Just a quick post today to announce the Winner of the 
Seasons Giving Blog Hop.


I want to thank you all so very much for your wonderful and sweet comments!!!  You sure do know how to warm my heart!!  Thank you for your continued support, encouragement, and inspiration through the years.  If you are new to my blog I hope you will visit often and can find some inspiration here.  I love sharing my projects, tips, tricks, tutorials, and inspiration.

Ok on to the Winner!


Huge Congrats to Denise Bryant!!!


Thanks for the recap of your beautiful projects, and the chance to win a fabulous prize!


Happy New Year!

Denise here is your prize!





Thanks again to everyone who participated in the 
Seasons Giving Blog Hop!!

Here's to 2017 being the best creative year ever!!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

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