Friday, August 10, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Coneflower Happy Birthday Watercolor and Stencil Card

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a small tutorial to share with you on how I created my card.


Here is a look at the card I designed.  It looks pretty simple but it does have a couple of techniques going on.  I wanted the flower to take center stage but I also wanted a soft background instead of just a white background.


The flower image is from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Thank You For Caring Coneflower SS-019 stamp set.  I stamped and heat embossed the image on to a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper using  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - Clear.  Then I stamped the image onto a couple of post-it notes and fussy cut it out to create a mask.  Usually I like to use the Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper but I'm currently out of the masking paper.  The masking paper is so quick and easy to use.  I placed the mask on top of the stamped image.  Then I taped the stencil in place over the paper.  The stencil I used is the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Woodgrain.  As you can see the paper is larger then the stencil so I did have to re-position the stencil a couple of times and continue to add the ink.  For the stenciled background I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Hickory Smoke and Pumice Stone along with the Mini Ink Blending Tools to add the ink.


After the stenciling was done I removed the mask.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Squeezed LemonadeFossilized AmberCarved PumpkinTwisted CitronMowed Lawn and Walnut Stain to watercolor the flower image.


Once all of the watercolor was done then I added Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the flower image.  Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle. 


Here is a close up of the finished card.  I also decided to add a layer of Ranger Glossy Accents to the flower.


To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 SS-030 with VersaMark Ink onto black cardstock and then heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White.  I trimmed the black cardstock down and added some May Arts Gold Metallic String.  I also added some May Arts Ribbon Sampler - Delicate Vintage Lace and a few Simple Stories So Fancy Enamel Dots.  The card base is a black A2 top folding card.

Thank so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial.  All of the supplies used to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Much love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Thank You For Caring Coneflower SS-019, All Occasion Sentiments SET 1 SS-030
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - White, Black
Ink/Pens:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain, VersaMark Ink, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen
Ribbon:  May Arts Ribbon Sampler - Delicate Vintage Lace, May Arts Gold Metallic String
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - Clear, Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil Woodgrain, Mini Ink Blending Tools, Mini Stamp Platform, Simple Stories So Fancy Enamel Dots, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Tape, EZ Runner, Paint Brush, Post-It Notes, Heat Tool

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Amazing Grace Card with Stenciling

Hello and happy Friday to everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a card to share with you using the Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Splash and some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.


Now I know the stencil is supposed to look like splashes and it does but it also reminds me of flower petals when the stencil is put on the side.  It reminds me of chrysanthemum flowers.  I taped the stencil in place with some low tack tape and then I used the mini blending tools with three of the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Broken ChinaSalty OceanMermaid Lagoon.  I know it's a bit hard to see the different colors in the photos and I am sorry about that.  I don't know if it was the lighting or what but it kind of looks like it's all the same color in the photos but in real life you can see the three colors on the card lol.  I started with broken china at the top, salty ocean in the middle and then mermaid lagoon is on the bottom.


For the sentiment I used one of the stamps from the  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Farmhouse Scriptural Thoughts SS-025 stamp set.  To get the two different colors of ink I used the Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and I masked part of the stamp with some paper and inked it up with salty ocean ink.  I removed the paper and stamped the sentiment.  Then, I repeated the process by covering up the other part of the sentiment and inking it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  The stamp platform works perfectly for doing the two tone stamping.  Then I added some May Arts 5/8" Adhesive Rosettes - Black ribbon across the front of the card.  I also added some Petaloo Botanica Colections Baby Blooms BlueBaby Blooms Teal and for a bit of sparkle I added a few Prima Say It With Crystals Zella Teal.


I used Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L Foam Tape in between the cardstock layers and that finished off the card.  The card base is a white A2 top folding card.  

I hope you enjoyed today's card share!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  All of the supplies used to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  To see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Much love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Farmhouse Scriptural Thoughts SS-025
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock White
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ribbon:  May Arts 5/8" Adhesive Rosettes - Black
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Splash, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Prima Say It With Crystals Zella Teal, Petaloo Botanica Colections Baby Blooms Blue, Baby Blooms Teal, Scrapbook Adhesives By 3L Foam Tape

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - G45 You are My Sunshine Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  This week seems like it just kind of flew by.  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.


For my card I used some of the beautiful papers from the Graphic45 Sun Kissed 8 x 8 Collection.  I just love the sweet image of the little girl at the beach.  I know sometimes people can be scared to use the G45 papers because the patterns are so pretty and they don't want to cut into the paper.  But I always say let the paper do the work for you.  Cut the paper!  You will be so happy you did lol.  The paper collections are filled with so many wonderful patterns and beautiful images it makes creating cards a breeze.  This is a very CAS card and it came together in just a few minutes.  


Here is a close up of the little girl image.  I layered another piece of pattern paper behind the image and used some Foam Tape to pop it up and add some dimension.  


I used another piece of pattern paper for the sentiment on the card and I also added some foam tape to this piece.


I picked out yet another piece of the pattern paper and used it for the background on the card.  I adhered everything to the front of a white A2 top folding card base.  To finish off the card I added a few Prima Say It In Crystals Zella Teal pieces.  I love the added sparkle from these crystals.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed the card share.  All of the supplies used to create this card are listed and linked below in the supply list and can also be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  To see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Much love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi

Supplies
Paper:  Graphic45 Sun Kissed 8 x 8 Collection, White Cardstock
Accessories:  Prima Say It In Crystals Zella Teal, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Foam Tape

Thursday, July 26, 2018

My Booth at Chapel Con 2018! Sharing Artwork and Jewelry

Hello everyone!  This past weekend I set up a booth at Chapel Con to sell some of my artwork and jewelry.  This event is held in my hometown.  It's also the largest event I have ever set up at -- 2 arenas filled (100+ booths) with actors, cosplayers, vendors, artists, vehicles from movies/tv series, and food.  This was the 2nd year for Chapel Con and from what I heard from everyone it was even bigger and better than the first year.  There was a wonderful line up of actors including -- Ryan Hurst (Harold "Opie" Winston on Sons of Anarchy), Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Kiowa Gordon (Embry Call in the Twilight Saga), Joshua Mikel (Jared on Walking Dead), RJ Mitte ( Walter White Jr in Breaking Bad), Aaron Schwartz (Heavyweights, The Mighty Ducks, Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2), Jayson Warner Smith (Gavin on Walking Dead), and Charles Wright (WWE Hall of Fame).  Another fantastic line up of cosplayers including -- Superkayce, Oh My Sophii! (She bought a piece of my art work!), Knightmage, Sirynrae, Hannah Eva, and Aradia Tombes.  

We started setting up the booth on Thursday and finished up early Saturday morning before the show opened.  The weekend before the event was my family reunion and several family members asked if I would post pictures of my booth, artwork, and jewelry.  These are a few of the pictures and I will be sharing more closeups over the next week or so and including more details about the pieces.  The artwork includes fluid acrylic painting, resin art, alcohol ink/foiling and resin art, alcohol ink and resin art.  I also had a table for my handmade jewelry.


Here is a look at the inside of the booth with artwork.  Just as a reminder you can click on all of the images to enlarge them and be able to see more details.


"80's Rock On"
16 x 20 canvas
This is one of my favorite pieces.  This is a fluid acrylic painting with a top coat of resin.


12 x 24 canvas
This is another fluid acrylic painting.  
This piece has a glazed top coat.


8 x 8 gallery wood panel
Alcohol ink with gold foiling and a top coat of resin.


8 x 8 gallery wood panel
Alcohol ink with gold foiling and a top coat of resin. This piece also includes a resin mermaid and is embellished with crystals, sea glass, shells, confetti, and glitter for lots of texture, shimmer and sparkle.  This is another favorite piece of mine.


These are a couple sets of coasters.  Alcohol inks, resin, and gold gilding flakes were used to create these.  The coasters measure 4 x 4.  They protect the surface of your furniture and look beautiful at the same time.


8 x 8 gallery wood panel
Alcohol ink with gold foiling and a top coat of resin.


This is the Blue Paradise Geode and Resin Canvas with Art Resin that I posted a couple weeks ago.  If you missed the post you can click HERE to see more pictures and find out all of the details.


This is a mermaid jewelry tray.  The tray and mermaid are both metal with a bronze finish and the mermaid has a patina finish.  Crystals, sea glass, shells, confetti, glitter, and sand were added to the resin to create this beautiful piece.


12 x 12 canvas
This is another fluid acrylic painting.  
This piece has a glazed top coat.


This is a screen door that we painted and added decorative legs to for a display piece.  A huge thanks to my oldest son, Dusty for all his help in getting some of my display pieces ready for the show!  All of the pieces shown are fluid acrylic paintings with a glaze top coat.


Sorry, I can't remember what size this canvas is!
This is called a "tree ring" pour.  It's a fluid acrylic paintings with a glaze top coat.


16 x 20 canvas
This is a fluid acrylic paintings with a glaze top coat.  Love the white space in this piece!


This is a picture on the outside of the booth looking in.


"Mermaid in the Sparkling Sea"
16 x 20 canvas
This is a fluid acrylic painting with a couple layers of resin.  The mermaid is a very light weight wood piece I painted black and adhered to the canvas.  Then in the bottom right corner and going up the side I added crystals, sea glass, shells, confetti, and glitter.  There is also glitter sprinkled throughout the piece for added sparkle and shimmer and then a top coat of resin on the entire piece.


Here is a picture of my jewelry display.


One more picture of the jewelry table.

There is a lot of work that goes into preparing for an event like this.  The past few months our house has been taken over by artwork.  Every flat surface was used for drying artwork lol.  A HUGE HUGE thanks and shout out to my husband, Eric and boys, Dusty and Evan for being so supportive of my creative journey throughout the years and especially during the crazy creative chaos of getting ready for a show!!!  If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be able to do what I do.

Like I said I will be sharing more pictures over the next week or so of artwork and jewelry along with more details about the pieces.

These are some of the products used the create the art pieces.
Canvases
Gallery Canvases
Gallery Wood Panels
Crystals, Sea Glass, Pebbles, Rocks, Sand, Shells, Mica Flakes, Gilding Flakes

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the artwork I create and share and it inspires you.  ♥

Much love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Blessed to be Your Friend Card

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a CAS (Clean And Simple) card to share with you using some of the beautiful papers from the Kaisercraft Miss Betty Collection.  


Check out these papers!  They are so pretty and layer together perfectly.  I used a couple pieces of the pattern paper and layered them onto the card front.  Then I added some of the die cuts from the Kaisercraft Collectables Miss Betty collection.  I added Foam Tape in between the layers to add some dimension.  Then I added a few Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink Minis and Prima Say It In Crystals Heaven Sent and the card was pretty much finished.  Totally CAS!  It's always so nice to work with a paper collection and the die cuts and be able to create a quick card when needed.


Here is a close up of the sentiment and embellishments.  I love all of the sparkle from the crystals!


The card base is a white A2 top folding card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  All of the supplies are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  I hope you have a happy Friday and wonderful weekend!

Love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi


Supplies
Paper:  Kaisercraft Miss Betty Collection, Cardstock White
Accessories:  Kaisercraft Collectables Miss Betty, Prima Say It In Crystals Heaven Sent, Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink Minis, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Foam Tape

Friday, July 6, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Cottage Rose Happy Birthday Card CAS

Hello everyone!  Today I have a CAS (Clean and Simple) card to share with you using some of the beautiful papers from the Kaisercraft Cottage Rose collection and one of the sentiments from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - All Occasions Sentiments SET 1.


I truly believe having beautiful papers to work with is one of the keys to CAS cards.  It just makes it so much easier.  I used three of the pattern papers from the collection and layered them.  Then I took a strip of black cardstock and stamped one of the sentiments from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - All Occasions Sentiments SET 1 with VersaMark.  I heat embossed it using  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White.  I added some Foam Tape behind the sentiment to pop it up.


I tied a bow onto the end of the sentiment strip with some Baby Pink Seam Binding and added a Prima Shabby Chic Treasures - Tassel.  To finish off the card I added a few Prima Say It In Crystals Heaven Sent and Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink Minis.


The card base is a black A2 top folding card.  Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed this CAS card.  All of the supplies used are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration please be sure to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

Love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi




Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - All Occasions Sentiments SET 1 SS-030
Paper: Kaisercraft Cottage Rose, Cardstock - Black
Ink:  VersaMark
Ribbon:  Baby Pink Seam Binding
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder - White, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Prima Shabby Chic Treasures - Tassel, Prima Say It In Crystals Heaven Sent, Petaloo Botanica Collection Pink Minis, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Foam Tape

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Blue Paradise Geode and Resin Canvas with Art Resin

Hello everyone!  Today. I am coming to you with something a little different.  As many of you know who have been following my blog for some time I love to create jewelry using resin, specifically ICE Resin and I have been doing that for many years now.  A few months back I started exploring different forms of art including abstract resin, acrylic, alcohol ink, and geode art.  I have shown a couple of little sneak peek pictures here on my blog.  I used to do a lot of detailed painting but now due to having fibromyalgia and RA my hand is just not that steady anymore so I'm not able to do the very detailed painting anymore. I missed painting!  But I am so thrilled to have found some new styles of painting and art that I can do and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!  I am having so much fun creating and I wanted to start sharing it with you.  I have made several pieces and canvases are starting to take over every little bit of free space lol.  I am going to be having a booth at Chapel Con which is a local event in July.  I will be having my abstract art and jewelry for sale at this event.  Last week I worked on one of my geode and resin art pieces and I love how it turned out!  So are you ready to see some art?


Here is my Blue Paradise Geode and Resin art piece.  For this piece I started out with a 12" x 16" premium gallery canvas.  The resin I have been using for my abstract art is Art Resin.  It is a wonderful resin to work with.  You can mix all kinds of products in the resin to color/tint it from alcohol inks to paints, and glitter, pigment powders and pastes and it cures crystal clear.  Everyone has their own way of creating art and I know some people like to do all of the layers of the resin for the geode art at one time (or one pour) start to finish.  But for myself I prefer to create the geode in layers.  So some of the pieces I create take a few days to several days to finish depending on how many layers I add.  Having multiple layers creates more depth in the pieces.


Here is a close up of one of the corners on the canvas.  I used a variety of products on this canvas including Art Resin, Pinata Inks, Alcohol Inks, ICE Resin Tints, crushed glass, crushed crystals, colored pebbles, Nuvo glitter, Perfect Pearls, and mica flakes.


Since I have worked with ICE Resin for so many years I feel like I had an advantage when it came to creating abstract art with resin.  I already know a lot of different techniques that can be done with resin and how the resin will react with different products added in.  It's kind of like when I create the jewelry but on a much larger scale.


I love how the center part of this geode turned out!  Plus I can add a light behind this area on the back of the canvas and it makes the geode look like it's glowing.


I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how the metallic gold is floating on top!!  


The white, blue, aqua, and gold all blend so beautifully in the layers.  If you click on the image to enlarge it you can see bits of sparkle from the bottom layers too.



If you would like to see more pictures of the process and layers of the resin follow me on Instagram and Facebook.  I love using Instagram to share pictures of the process.  It's so quick and easy and then from there I can share it to Facebook too.  My plan is as I share more of my art I will be posting more to Instagram with pictures (and sharing on FB) and then doing a blog post once the pieces are finished.  You can click HERE to follow me on Instagram and click HERE to follow me on Facebook.  



I hope you enjoyed today's project share!  As always, you can click on all of the images to enlarge them and see all of the details.  I will be sharing more of my abstract art pieces soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful and creative day!

Much love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Fairie Dust Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I have a beautiful fairy card to share with you using some of the gorgeous papers from the Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Collection.


Check out these papers!  I have to say I love fairies and I am in love with this paper collection!  I layered a couple of the papers and cut part of a border from one.  The main image is a cut out from the paper pad as well.  I added Foam Tape behind the image to add a little dimension.  Next, I added some 1/4" Variegated Silk Ribbon by May Arts and White Venise Lace and made a bow with the ribbon.  I added some Petaloo Botanica Collection FuchsiaPurpleTeal flowers to the center of the bow.  For a little bit of sparkle I added some Prima Say It In Crystals Zella Teal.  These crystals are so pretty and full of sparkle.


I just love this color combination!  The ribbon and flowers match the paper perfectly.


All of the paper layers were adhered to a white A2 top folding card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  All of the supplies to create the card are listed and linked below and can be found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  The design team always has beautiful designs to share.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi




Paper:  Graphic 45 Fairie Dust Collection
Ribbon:  1/4" Variegated Silk Ribbon by May Arts, White Venise Lace
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Fuchsia, Purple, Teal, Prima Say It In Crystals Zella Teal, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, Foam Tape

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - CAS Wandering Ivy Happy Birthday 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 using some of the beautiful papers from the KaiserCraft - Wandering Ivy Collection.  


Here is the card I deigned.  One of the things I love about the Kaisercraft collections is that the paper pads are filled with decorative punch outs such as sentiments. tags, and other decorative elements.  I used three of the pattern papers in the collection along with a scalloped border.  I also add a few die cut flourish pieces from the KaiserCraft Wandering Ivy Collectables Die Cut Shapes to accent the flowers.


Here is a close up of the flower and flourish cluster.  I added some Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on top of the die cut pieces and also the floral image in the top left corner.


I used the Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform to stamp the sentiment in the bottom right corner on to the pattern paper.  I have to say I am really loving this smaller version of the stamp platform.  It fits on my desk so much nicer and is great to use for making cards.


To finish off the card I added some Petaloo Botanica Collection Blue Baby Blooms and Darice 5mm Crystal Cup Sequins.  For the card base I used a white A2 side folding card.

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed today's card share.  This is a quick and easy card and it could be changed up for different occasions by simply changing the sentiment.  All of the supplies are listed and linked below and can also be found over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  If you would like to see more card inspiration I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Love, hugs, and blessings,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - All Occasions Sentiments SET 2 SS-031
Paper:  KaiserCraft - Wandering Ivy Collection, Cardstock -  White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  KaiserCraft Wandering Ivy Collectables Die Cut Shapes, Petaloo Botanica Collection Blue Baby Blooms, Darice 5mm Crystal Cup Sequins, Zig Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen, Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner, 3D Foam Squares

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