Showing posts with label Hero Arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hero Arts. Show all posts

Monday, March 30, 2015

Happy Anniversary

I realized I needed some anniversary cards for my stash of cards that I sell to friends at work - so today I made a CAS one.
I used a super fun stick figure set from Lil' Inker Designs called It's Today, Right?  I stamped the couple on a white square, colored in just the flower and hem of the dress with Copics and layered it to a Tropical Teal square set on an angle.  The Happy Anniversary is a Hero Arts wooden stamp.  Inside I stamped "to the best couple ever" from the same Lil' Inker Set.

My sketch is the latest Cas(e) this Sketch.
Also linking to Addicted to CAS

I can't believe the weekend has passed and I'm back to work already!  Days off go by so quickly don't they?!!

Stamps:   It's Today, Right? - Lil Inker Designs, Happy Anniversary - Hero Arts
Paper:  White, Tropical Teal - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Copics - BG18, Y17, foam dots.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - August 28th

Welcome all to a brand new Fusion Challenge - I think we are acknowledging that summer is winding down and we're looking ahead to the earth tones of fall with the inspiration photo!!
I was inspired mostly by the photo for this challenge - although I do have a sentiment strip in there!  The shelf unit in the photo made me think of my Poppy Stamps screen door die and I thought this paper from Paper Stash/Seasonal by Idea-ology worked to represent the letters (these are all portions of Thanksgiving words on the paper - Gobble, Turkey, Pumpkin, cranberry, thanks and family from top to bottom).  I rubbed some Frayed Burlap Distress Paint over the edges and then distressed the edge as well.
I die cut the door and then pounced Ranger Distress Paints over it - using Rusty Hinge, Seedless Preserves and Frayed Burlap - to give it that peeled paint look.  I added a brad for the door handle.  I adhered the door to the panel with strips of foam tape.
The screen door actually opens to reveal the complete sentiment that I stamped on a Sentiment Strip.  I added some Chocolate Sundae Sequins to draw your eye around the card and layered the panel to a piece of Scarlet Jewel paper and then to my Rustic Cream card base.
So now it's your turn!  Will you be inspired by the photo or the sketch - or maybe you will do a FUSION - combing both on your creation??  You'll find all the details and the link up here.

For more inspiration please check out the rest of the Design Team's Creations - linked below.


Sindu
Stephanie Severin


Stamps:  Hero Arts
Paper:  Rustic Cream, Scarlet Jewel, Kraft - PTI,  DP Paper Stash/Seasonal - Idea-ology
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs
Accessories:  Classic Screen Door - Poppy Stamps, foam dots, brad - Imaginesce, Sentiment Strip die - MFT, edge distresser - Ranger, Chocolate Sundae Sequins - My Craft Spot, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Ranger Distress Paints - Rusty Hinge, Seedless Preserves, Frayed Burlap.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Anniversary Tag Card

Today I have an Anniversary tag card to share.  I used several dies I've had for some time but have not used -  it was good to get them out of their storage envelopes to see the light of day!
I used a lovely heart embossed tag die called Love Tags by Lil' Inker Designs - cutting one out of striped paper and one out of white card stock, the boy and girl dies from Boy Meets Girl from MFT and the hearts are from the Love Note die set from Reverse Confetti.  I also used a sentiment die from MFT that I use quite a lot!  I tied the two tags together off center with a piece of twine and adhered them to the card base.

My card design was inspired by these combined challenges:

I'm also entering this in Time Out Challenge - Celebrations.

The weekend passed by so quickly didn't it?!  Kent and I did a lot of cleaning in the house on Saturday morning followed by some stamping in the afternoon  - then today after church we went to visit my stamping friend Anne.  Her husband had hip replacement surgery 2 weeks ago and is doing quite well. We shared a meal and had a lovely time chatting as we always do.  

And some great news!  Claire is going to be releasing 8 new Waltzingmouse stamp sets on August 27th!  The Design Team will be posting sneak peeks starting on August 24th -  you won't want to miss them!!
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Paper:  White, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy - PTI, DP [email protected]/Simple Stories
Ink:  Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Dies - Love Tags - Lil' Inker Designs, Love Note - Reverse Confetti, Boy Meets Girl and Sentiment Strips - MFT, glue pen, glue dots, twine - The Twinery.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Root of the Carrot

I'm busily making Easter cards both to send to friends and relatives and to sell at our Easter Sale at church.  Here are two that I made last night.
I die cut a stitched mat rectangle and stamped the carrot on it.  I colored the carrot with Ranger Distress Markers.  I stamped the little bunnies from A Good Egg by Waltzingmouse in Grout Grey ink on the panel to keep the focus on the carrot.  I embossed my orange panel with a mixed dots embossing folder by Darice.




I used the same carrot on my second card - stamping it multiple times in an uneven row.  I splattered some River Rock ink mixed with water on the panel using an old toothbrush.  The sentiment is Hero Arts.
They both have carrots on them so I could link them up over at the CASology challenge - cue card ROOTS.  Since a carrot is a ROOT vegetable I think these will do!
Stamps:  Carrot -  says Heather on the side (a wooden stamp), bunnies from A Good Egg - Waltzingmouse, Easter Greetings - Hero Arts.
Paper - White, Orange Zest - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Grout Gray - Color Box, River Rock Reinker - SU
Accessories:  Dots Embossing Folder - Darice, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, foam tape, Ranger Distress Markers Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmelade, Enamel Dots - My Minds Eye

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Trifecta!

Yes folks -  I have 3 items to share today -  all made for various challenges.

First up is a cute polka dot kraft bag that I decorated for gift giving. I made this for the Color Challenge over on Split Coast to use cream, black and crumb cake, and for the Less Is More challenge - to use Kraft and Cream.  I decided to step down from the SCS Color Challenge DT this week and so Karen chose colors I might have chosen and the optional dessert was to go CAS (my usual style!)

The bow is a sneak peek of a template from Creations by AR that is being released on Saturday (please stop by on Sat to see several fun projects I made using the bow and one other template being released!) The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.
My second creation is a card made for the Runway Inspired Challenge.  This was the runway inspiration:
and here is my card.
I paper pieced the ladies dress, colored her skin, hair and the flower in her hair with Copics, cut her out and layered her over a black Wonky Rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment and cut that with a smaller Wonky Rectangle.  Both images are popped up on form tape.  Both stamps are Hero Arts

And my third card was made for the CAS-ology Cue Card:  Fairytale.
My cute little frog prince who is just waiting to be kissed - is from a mini set from Waltzingmouse called Heroines - Fairy Princess.  I framed him with a Postage Stamp Nestability and added orange Tiny Twinkles to his crown (hopefully to attract the ladies!)

I hope you'll stop by again on Saturday -  I'll have a fun post of two new templates being released by Creations by AR!

Friend bag:
Stamps: In Bloom - Papertrey Ink
Paper: vintage cream - PTI, polka dot kraft bag - Impress Rubber Stamps
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: scor tape, It's Bow Easy template - Creations by AR (available Sat 2/9) 
You're Old School
Stamps:  Hero Arts - sentiment from My Type set, Woman is a wooden stamp from Hero Arts - no name on it
Paper:  white, true black - PTI, DP Authentique - Uncommon
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copics: E00, E35, R20, B24,  Wonky Triangle Nestabilities, foam tape.
Kiss Me
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Heroines - Fairy Princess
Paper:  white, true black, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Postage Stamp Nestabilities, glue pen, foam tape, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy 2012!

Hi stampers!   Just popping in to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  As the years pass - I realize just how important good health is!

Here's a card I made today for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.
The inspiration Etsy Shop that Steph had for us was called Embroidery Everywhere and I was inspired by this Asian doll .

As I stated on my last post - I've been cleaning out my stamping room and came upon a sweet set of Four Chinese Dolls by Hero Arts - perfect for my inspiration!

I stamped the row of flowers across the card and colored them with Copics. Then I dry embossed a rectangle Nestability on the card. I stamped and colored my Chinese Doll, cut her out and layered her inside the frame with foam tape. My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 (my favorite size to make!)

Then I added Tiny Twinkles to the flowers and to her robe. I stamped the Chinese symbol for Health in the corner. I will use this as a get well card!

Kent and I are going out to an early dinner at a new Thai Restaurant in the next town over from us - called Spice.  Then we'll be home on the couch watching the ball drop on TV (if we can stay awake that long!!) - safe and snug in our warm home - (which I'm SO thankful for!)

What are your plans for this New Year's Night???

Stamps: Hero Arts - Four Dolls & Tiny Chinese Wishes
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Bahama Blue
Accessories: foam tape, Copics - B00, B24, R20, R29, E50, Y17

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Thanksgiving Ship and a Strawberry B'day

I promised to share with you the projects I taught at my class at the Paper Tree this weekend. We made this great Mayflower ship and two clean and simple Thanksgiving cards. The sail is made using the Labels Eight Nestabilities. I inked all over them with a Chai ink cube. The paper for the ships is woodgrain by Amuse.

The template for this super ship was made by Qbee and can be found on Split Coast here. It's the perfect size to place at each guests seat at your Thanksgiving table filled with nuts or candys. Last year I made some and stamped everyone's name on the sail as place markers.
The cards are each 4x4 size with score lines at top and bottom. The cute turkey wagon stamp is by Amuse. (may be retired). The sentiment is Just Rite Stamps - Brayton Font 50 pt

This fun pilgrim hat is by Inkadinkado (may be retired) and the sentiment is by Hero Arts. I colored both images with Copics.

On this Mayflower the stamps are Stampin up - Hello from All Occasions Sayings and Happy Thanksgiving from All Year Cheer III (I think both sets are retired)

I love how cute these are! And they go together really easily - I'm making them for everyone this year!

Next up is my card for the challenge on Split Coast today.

Dawn (treasureoiler) was the featured stamper . I needed to make a b'day card for my 4 year old God-Daughter, Eden and I knew I'd find a wonderful card to CASE because Dawn uses lots of cute little girl stamps on her cards!

Sure enough I found this adorable card to CASE.

I changed the image, the colors and added a lacey punched edge as well as the number 4.

Eden loves Strawberry Shortcake - so I found an image on line and printed it on card stock. I colored it with Copics and framed it with circle Nestabilities. I added a couple of gemstones for a touch of glitter! I'll be giving her this tomorrow night along with a few gifts - we're getting together for a little tea party!
Thanks so much for coming by!
Stamps: the number 4 - Clear Art Stamps Birthday set
Paper: Pure Poppy, white - PTI, Sage Shadow - SU, DP Cosmo Cricket - Early bird/cherry pie
Ink: Pure Poppy - PTI
Accessories: Strawberry Shortcake image from web, Circle nestability, pinking circle nestability, scalloped circle punch, circle punches, foam dimensionals, saddle stitched ribbon Ocean Tides - PTI, Martha Stewart lacey punch, Copics: BG10, BG11, YGo5, YG09, Yo2, RV1

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A Sketched Thanks and Clean & Simply Distressed

Here is my card for today's color challenge on Split Coast as well as last weeks Doubledog Dare Challenge from Anne (Itsapassion) to use scrapbook sketch SBSC#31 and to include a fashion accessory - The fan is my accessory! The stamps are Hero Arts and Amuse. We'd love to have you join in on our Double Dare Challenges - just post your card on Split Coast and use keyword DDC.

You can see all the Doubledog Dare Challenge cards here.
Stamps: Four Dolls: Hero Arts, Sushi Set: Amuse
Paper: So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, DP: all SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: copics: E51, B14, Y38, 100, foam dimensionals, Forest Branches cuttlebug folder

And this is my clean and simple card using distressing and sponging for this weeks CAS challenge on Split Coast. My card is 3.5 x 3.5. I distressed the edges of the designer paper and sponged the edges of the card and the designer paper. I stamped the sentiment by Verve Stamps directly on the designer paper. Clean and simple! (well maybe it should be dirty and simple!?!)

Off to eat a quick supper and work on some more stamping projects! thanks for dropping by!

Stamps: Verve Stamps
Paper: New Leaf: PTI, DP - We R Memory Keepers Grandmas Kitchen: Pretty Pinwheel
Ink: New Leaf, True Black: PTI
Accessories: sponge, distresser: Heidi Swapp