Friday, October 13, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Joy and Happiness CAS Christmas Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Christmas card to share with you using some of the beautiful Christmas papers from KaiserCraft.


Here is a look at the card I designed.  I used papers from the KaiserCraft - Christmas Edition 6-1/2'' Paper Pad.  This paper pad is non-traditional Christmas colors in shades of gray and winter white with silver foil accents.  As always there are plenty of cutout images and sentiments for making CAS cards.  Layer some beautiful papers, add some ribbon and embellishments and your done -- easy peasy!


Here is a close up of the sentiment.  I added some Foam Tape in between the layers for some added dimension.  Then, I added some May Arts - 1.5" Sheer w/Glitter Dots - White/Silver .  I love this ribbon --- it's one of my faves!  I added one of the Petaloo Botanica Collection Red Minis flowers and a few KaiserCraft Black Rhinestones and my card was done!


Thanks so much for stopping by today and  I hope you enjoyed today's card share!  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 my card can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi




Supplies
Paper:  KaiserCraft - Christmas Edition 6-1/2'' Paper Pad, Cardstock - Deep Red
Ribbon:  May Arts - 1.5" Sheer w/Glitter Dots - White/Silver 
Accessories:  KaiserCraft Black Rhinestones, Petaloo Botanica Collection Red Minis, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Foam Tape

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Happy Halloween Banner - Tonic Studios USA

Hello everyone!  I can't believe it's already October.  We've had kind of a strange start to the Fall weather with the warmer temps.  The start to the holidays will be here before we know it.  It seems like once school starts then the next thing it's Halloween and after that time just seems to fly by.  Today, I have a fun Halloween banner to share with you using some of the fantastic new Halloween dies from Tonic Studios.  I'm just sharing a few pictures here on my blog and if you would like to see the full tutorial you can click HERE to visit the Tonic Studios USA Blog.


Here is a look at the Happy Halloween banner.  Sorry the picture isn't very big.  It's hard to get a longer photo to fit in the space without cutting part of it off lol.  But if you click on the images you will be able to see larger ones with more detail.


I had so much fun creating this banner!  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks for the background on all of the banner pieces.  Once the banner was all assembled then I added glitter drops, crystal drops, and glow drops for embellishments.  I added the ruby slippers glitter drops to all of the spiders.  Halloween paper spiders are the only spiders I like lol.


Here is a close up to see where I added the glow drops on the haunted house.


This is the first banner piece.  I am loving the Halloween dies!  The next few pictures are close ups of each banner piece.


I also added some of the glow drops to the moon.





To finish off the banner I added seam binding in between each of the banner pieces.  I can't wait to hang this banner up and decorate for Halloween.

Don't forget if you would like to see the full tutorial you can click HERE to visit the Tonic Studios USA Blog.  Are you creating any home decor pieces for Halloween or fun cards, treat bags?  Halloween is a favorite at our house so I think we will be getting all of the decorations out this weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies Used: 
Paper:  
Starthmore Mixed Media Paper 
Cardstock - Black, White
Dies:  
Grand Gala Beautiful Bunting Die Set 1796e 
Spooktacular Coffin Treat Box Die Set 1800e (spider, bat, skull) 
Huanted House Insert Die Set 1802e 
Witchy Bits Halloween Trio Die Set 1820e (hat) 
Happy Halloween Minature Moments Die Set 1861e 
Rococo Wicked Web 1822e 
Rococo Pumpkin Scene 1823e 
Rococo Creepy Cauldron 1821e 
Inks:  
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks 
Twisted Citron 
Spiced Marmalade 
Wilted Violet 
Black Soot
NUVO:  
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Black Diamond 952n 
Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Ebony Black 650n 
Nuvo Glitter Drops - Ruby Slippers 752n 
Nuvo Glow Drops Neon - Banana Split 747n 
Nuvo Glue Pen Medium 203n 
Nuvo Light Mist Spray Bottle 849n 
Ribbons:  
Seam Binding 
Purple 
Orange
Yellow
Green 
Accessories/Tools:  
Essentials Easy Clean Mat 1514e 
Tim Holtz – 8″ Guillotine – 160e 
Tim Holtz – 5 inch/ 12.3cm Mini Snips – 816e 
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine with Plates 138e   
Mini Ink Blending Tools 
1" Foam Circles
Palette Knife 
Foam Tape 
Heat Tool 

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - There is Always Something to be Thankful For CAS Card

Hello and happy Friday!  Today, I have another CAS (Clean And Simple) Fall card to share with you using one of the new Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Welcome Home SS-020.


Here is the card I designed.  Check out these beautiful papers from Bo Bunny - Dreams of Autumn!  All of the papers in this collection are so pretty and I love the little touches of turquoise and purple in the papers too.  The little foxes are so adorable!  I used a white A2 card base and added a piece of the pattern paper to the front of the card.  Then I used a couple more patterns of paper and layered them together.  I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the sentiments from the Welcome Home stamp set.  I stamped the word Thankful three times going across the front to create a word border.  Then I added three colors of the May Arts Burlap String - Brown, Purple, Yellow and wrapped the center of the card.  I looped the ends of the burlap string and then added a Petaloo Botanical Collection Purple Baby Blooms flower to the center.


Here is a close up of the card.  I added a few Simple Stories Enchanted Enamel Dots for embellishments.  To finish off the card I added some Foam Tape in between the paper layers.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the CAS card.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All supplies used to create the card can be found at 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Welcome Home SS-020
Paper:  Bo Bunny - Dreams of Autumn, Cardstock - White
Ink:  Altenew - Coffee Break (Espresso)
Ribbon:  May Arts Burlap String - Brown, Purple, Yellow
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanical Collection Purple Baby Blooms, Simple Stories Enchanted Enamel Dots, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Foam Tape

Friday, September 22, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - CAS Welcome Fall Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) Fall card to share with you using the New Welcome Fall SS-020 stamp set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  


For my card I used some of the beautiful papers from the Authentique Bountiful collection.


I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the image of the pumpkin from the Welcome Fall SS-020 stamp set using Altenew - Warm and Cozy (Sunkissed) ink.  I used a piece of the pattern paper to stamp on.


Here you can see a better image of the pattern paper I used.  I lined up the sentiment across the image of the pumpkin and then I used Altenew Coffee Break (Espresso) ink to stamp it.


I added a lot of shimmer to the leaves on the pattern paper and the sentiment using the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.  The nice thing about this pen is that it doesn't leave harsh line so you can quickly go over images and don't have to worry about every little detail.


I used kraft paper to layer behind the sentiment.  I used Foam Tape in between a couple of the layers and then I added some really pretty Prima Crystals for embellishments.  I adhered the card front to the base of an A2 kraft top folding card.

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope you like this card share.  If you would like to see more card inspiration form the design team I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  All of the supplies used to make this card can be found at 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi




Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Welcome Fall SS-020
Paper:  Authentique Bountiful, Cardstock - Kraft
Inks:  Altenew - Warm and Cozy (Sunkissed), Coffee Break (Espresso), Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Accessories: Prima Say It With Crystals. Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Foam Tape

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas CAS Card

Hello everyone!  Last week I shared a New Fall stamp set from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and today I am sharing two New Christmas stamp sets.  It's never too early to start creating Christmas cards.  I know for myself it seems like after Halloween the time just goes by so fast and before you know it Christmas is here lol.


For today's card I went with non-traditional Christmas colors.  I used some of the beautiful papers from the KaiserCraft - Christmas Jewel collection to create a CAS (Clean And Simple) card.  The fun image of the Christmas tree is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps O Christmas Tree SS-021 and the sentiment is from the Wonder of Christmas Sentiments SS-022.  I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the image and sentiment at the same time using VersaMark Ink.  Then I heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder and a heat tool. Before I did the stamping I also prepped the paper using the EK Success Powder Tool.  This is such a great little tool to have in your stash!  To color the little circles I didn't have the exact same color of purple so I used two Copic markers and touched them tip to tip to create the color I needed.  Then I colored in the rest of the tree with the Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen.


Here is a close up to see all of the shimmer on the Christmas tree.  I also added some Ranger - Glossy Accents to the little circles.  On the polk-a-dot paper I colored the dots around the outer edge with the Wink of Stella to add even more shimmer.


I layered a couple different pieces of the pattern paper and used some Foam Tape in between to the layers for some added dimension.  If you wanted to make the card even more CAS you could skip the foam tape in between the layers and the glossy accents.  This would be a quick and easy card to make multiples of for Christmas.  The card base is a white A2 top folding card.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  If you would like to see more card inspiration using the New Stamp Simply Clear Stamps 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.

I hope you are having a wonderful and creative week!

Hugs & Smiles, 
Heidi




Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - O Christmas Tree SS-021, Wonder of Christmas Sentiments SS-022
Paper:  KaiserCraft - Christmas Jewel, Cardstock - White
Ink/Markers:  VersaMark Ink, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Copic V15, V17 (tip to tip)
Accessories:  EK Success Powder Tool, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Ranger Super Fine Silver Embossing Powder, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner, Foam Tape, Ranger - Glossy Accents, Heat Tool 

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

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