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Hello! Today, I have a scrapbook layout from our visit to the pumpkin patch last year to share with you.
Every year we visit Farmer John's Pumpkin Patch and these are some of the pictures of my youngest son and husband from last year. We always have a lot of fun walking through the pumpkin filled fields in search of the Great Pumpkin! We picked some fun ones last year--they weren't all perfect. A couple of them were the really bumpy ones and they sure are fun to decorate!
I can't believe how fast the time flew by! It won't be long and it will be time for another visit to Farmer John's Pumpkin Patch. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a Fantastic weekend!! Hugs & Smiles, Heidi
Hello! Today, I have a fun little friendship card to share with you.
I know I don't usually design cutesy cards but I have to tell you I just love this little image and it was so fun to color. Besides when I read the name of the little stamp I just had to get it--Heidi among the Flowers. ;-)
The stamp is from C.C. Designs.
To start I stamped the image on to Simply Smooth White using Rich Cocoa ink and then I colored it with Copic markers. I don't usually color images of people so I had to do a little practicing on the hair but I think it came out pretty good. Then I used S4-161 Labels One die template to cut/emboss the image.
These are the Copic markers I used to color the image.
I stamped the image on to some copy paper and then fussy cut it to create a mask for the colored image. Using a 2-Way Glue Pen I added some adhesive to the back of the mask and let it dry so it was just a little tacky. Then I placed the mask over the colored image that was still in the die template and airbrushed the sky using a Copic marker and the Copic airbrush system.
Here is a close up of the finished image. After I did the airbrushing I stamped the sentiment from Amy R. Friend Sentiments. Then I added some Diamond Stickles to the center of the flowers and the little hair pretties. I used the S4-379 Decorative Labels One with Violet 65# cardstock to cut/emboss the decorative label shape and then I layered the two labels.
For the first tag I fussy cut two of the smaller tags from the pattern paper. I inked the edges on both tags with Vintage Photo ink. I added a small strip of red pattern paper to the bicycle tag and then I added brads to both tags. I added a few strips of pattern paper to the larger tag and then inked the tag with Vintage Photo and Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink.
For my second tag I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then I used a stamped image from CR-03710 Anchors Away from JustRite Papercraft and added the pattern paper. I fussy cut the three tags, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then added brads.
Here is a close up of the three small tags.
I added some Earthy True Hemp from Really Reasonable Ribbon across the bottom of the tag. For the embellishment I used Epiphany Crafts EC Shape Studio Round 14 Punch & Bubble Caps Vintage Settings Cabana and a piece of the Beach House 6 x 6 Mini Prints.
This is Day #2 and you'll be hopping with Debbie Seyer and myself!!
If you just happened to visit my blog today and would like to start this BLOG HOP from the beginning, simply follow THIS LINK to be taken to The Rubber Cafe blog to begin the celebration.
There will be a Grand Prize for one lucky winner plus smaller prizes along the way. . . so be sure to stop at each blog and leave a comment to be registered. Don't forget to also leave a comment on each main blog post at The Rubber Cafe too.
We are celebrating the newest release called:
On the Fence Bundle
This bundle comes with a brand new exclusive die template manufactured by Spellbinders Paper Arts called On the Fence Die!
What makes this die unique? It's versatility! At first glance, you might see just a fence but soon you'll realize it can be so much more. Follow us on the blog hop each day from August 27-31 to find out what all this die can do.
Let's get started.
Here is the Christmas ensemble that I designed using a few different products from the On the Fence Bundle and some accessories from The Rubber Cafe'. I designed a Christmas Ornament and a little Christmas shape card. I have a full step-by-step tutorial to show you how I designed the Christmas ornament.
To start creating the rosettes I used old book pages and the On the Fence die template to cut out twelve fence die cuts. The book pages are pretty thin so I was able to cut several pages at one time.
Then I hand cut all of the little tabs on the side of the die cuts.
Fold each long strip with the peaks and valley folds or fan folds and then adhere each end to create the rosettes.
For the smaller rosette trim the bottom edge off, about 1/2 an inch.
Then I used a circle punch and hot glued it to the back of the rosette. I did this for each rosette.
Here is a picture so you can see the difference in size for the two rosettes.
Following the instructions on the ICE Resin package I mixed up the resin solution and let it sit for a few minutes before applying to the rosettes.
To apply the ICE Resin I used a sponge brush. I started on the back and made sure to get in between each fold. Then I applied the ICE Resin to the front. I held the rosette over the cup as I was applying the resin so the excess could drip back into the cup and there was no waste. Now for the hard part--I had to let the rosettes sit over night to dry--without touching them! LOL! I left them on an old craft mat to dry.
Once the rosettes were dry I was able to pop them right off the craft mat. I applied Scrap Happy Sheer Glue to the outer edges of the rosettes.
I made a dangling charm using a Maya Road Vintage Alterable Trinkets (chandelier charm) along with pearls, filigree pieces, chain, head pins and jump rings. I made a tiny hole in the back of the rosette to hang the charm from.
I added some deep red ribbon for a hanger at the top and streamers at the bottom.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the New Release Blog Hop and all of the fantastic projects from the Design Team. Please be sure to check out The Rubber Cafe' and all of the wonderful products they carry.
Hello! Today I have a decorative tag to share with you but before I get started with the tag I need to make an announcement. A little over a week ago I had a blog post offering up some blog candy from Bazzill Basics Paper for one of the Card Swap Starter Kits. I emailed the winner twice and never received and email back so tonight I had my little guy pick another winner. I also wanted to mention there is still time to sign up for the Starter Kit. If you would like to join in the fun you can check out all of the details by clicking HERE. The Offer is available through September 1, 2012.