Holiday Seals: The Stamping Village

Welcome everyone! I’m thrilled to be sharing some inspiration using the new Holiday Seals stamp set. This is a collaborative set from The Stamping Village which includes images from 12 different companies.

These are designed as seals that you can stamp on your holiday envelopes but I think they look amazing on cards as well which is what I’m sharing with you today.

My card is featuring the seal from Altenew. I stamped the image in embossing ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I colored the image with Prisma Colored Pencils.

I used a circle die set from my stash to cut out he image in a perfect circle.

For my card front, I ink blended Heart Beat ink onto Kraft card stock using the Beach Towel Stripes stencil from Altenew. I trimmed the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and attached to a white card base with craft foam.

To add a little sparkle, I went over the stripes with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen and once dry, I attached my seal with foam squares.

This is such a beautiful set with designs from some of my favorite companies!

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Is It Halloween Yet?

Welcome everyone! I have some exciting news to share! I’m so thrilled to be joining the Picket Fence Studios Design Team! I’m a huge fan of their Life Changing Blender Brushes and gosh, their stamps, dies and stencils are amazing!

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I’m kicking off today creating a spooky Halloween scene. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I totally fell in love with the Wicked Together Stamp set.

I started by adhering the center of the 3 1/2″ Blending Stencil to my Bristol Smooth card stock with Pixie Spray from Thermoweb. Then I ink blended, Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks with the Life Changing Blender Brushes.

I removed the center stencil and temporarily adhered the other part of the stencil, where it covers the background, so I can ink the middle. I blended Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink in that center area to create my moon.

To finish off my scene, I masked off the entire background with the Layers of Grass Stencil and ink blended the grass using Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink Pad. This was actually difficult to blend on top of the Distress Oxide, so I applied my ink pad directly over the area I wanted to stencil and dragged the ink pad across. This gave me a gorgeous deep black.

I love all the silhouette images on the Wicked Together stamp set but this cat on the broomstick stole my heart. I stamped the cat, the sentiment and a few bats using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink using my Misti Stamping Tool.

I hope you enjoyed my first project with Picket Fence Studios and can’t wait to create more!

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Watercoloring Using Arteza Watercolors

Welcome back everyone! Yesterday I shared how I swatched out my Arteza 36 Half-Pan Premium Watercolors and today I’m using them in a project.

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I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

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Watercoloring can be very intimidating but I have found if you heat emboss your images first, it’s a lot less scary. I’m using Bee Paper and stamping my images using Gina K Designs Embossing Ink. Then I’ll add Hero Arts Gold Glitter Embossing Powder and heat set.

What makes this a little easier is that the heat embossed lines create barriers which makes it a little easier to contain the water and the colors. 

I start out by working in sections. I wet the area I’m going to color, pick up a little ink from my watercolor set and lightly drop in the color in the bottom part of that section. After quickly dipping my brush in clean water, I will start to pull that color out towards to edges. The goal is to make it lighter towards the outside edges of the petals.

I apply the same technique throughout all of the heat embossed images. Working in sections makes this a lot more manageable too. 

After my images are completely colored and dry, I use the coordinating die set to die cut the images out. 

To create a subtle background, I will flick on some Gold Metallic ink that I watered down and also some of the same paint color that I used in the flowers. This pulls all the colors together nicely.

I will lay out my images onto a piece of Ivory card stock and attach my smaller flowers using Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue and the large image with Gina K Design foams squares.

The sentiment, also from the Grateful Heart stamp set, is heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder onto Pitch Black card stock and attached with foam squares as well.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. 

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Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Blog Hop

Welcome everyone ! I’m so excited to a part of the Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Release Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich you are in the right place! You can always start at the beginning over on the Spellbinders blog.

First, let’s talk about prizes

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To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 25 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes.

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For my card, I’m featuring the Santa’s Workshop die. This creates such an amazing snow globe that you can decorate the inside of. I focused on creating a snowy scene with the trees and deer.

I used red glitter card stock for the base of my snow globe. For the inside of my globe, I die cut Powder Blue card stock and ink blended Ultramarine and Azurite inks around the edges.

I adhered my snow globe to a piece of patter paper from the Really Rainbow Winter pack.

Next, I attached my front panel to a piece of Blue Denim card stock using craft foam for dimension

There are so many amazing Holiday dies available at very affordable prices.

You’re next stop on the hop is Marie Heiderscheit

Here is a list of the entire hop in case you get lost along the way.

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Mega Greetings 2 – Altenew

Welcome everyone! I have some projects to share today using the Mega Greetings 2 set from Altenew. You can pick up this set from Altenew at an amazing discounted price! This is such a good deal – don’t miss it!

Here are some of the ways I’ve used the Mega Greetings 2.

I combined the large word die cut with some gorgeous flowers from Coral Charm stamp set.

This card I created with a soft alcohol inked background

You can also die cut the word die and do some ombre ink blending.

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