Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Halloween with Whimsy Stamps

Hello!

I started a card using this awesome Halloween stamp set from Whimsy Stamps last Friday. I started a video and then Hurricane Harvey hit us here in Houston. We were very blessed and did not have water in our home. I worked on the card a little at a time throughout the past few days to keep my sanity. There is so much loss around us. Please keep Texas in your thoughts and prayers. 

Instead of a video I have included step by step instructions showing how I created the card along with links to each product. Click here to shop the many amazing new stamps at Whimsy.com. 

I love this set titled Dracula I Compel You.  I decided to make a die cut background using purple Nuvo glitter and distress oxide inks to complete this card. 

For the background I used the coordinating die set. With my Big Shot I cut the bat several times randomly throughout a piece of Neenah solar white card stock cut to A2 size. 


I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide to cover the panel with the bat cut outs. The distress oxide blends so smoothly. I also sprayed it with water from a Distress Spray Bottle to give the panel texture. 

I ran another piece of Neenah through my Xyron Creativity StationLite creating a full sheet sticker. If you don't have the creativity station any double sided tape placed close together will work as well. Creating a sticky side to the cardstock allows you to easily add glitter. 


Using 3M Foam Tape I adhered the panel to a Neenah card base. The sentiment was added by using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink to ink up a strip of cardstock cut into a fishtail and Orange Ranger Embossing Powder for the Happy Halloween sentiment included in the stamp set.  The sentiment was adhered with a strip of foam tape. 



The completed card will make a great Halloween card for anyone who loves Halloween. I am so excited to create more cards with this fun stamp set.

Hug your families a little tighter today!

-Heather 




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Favorite Things All About You Stamp Set and Die Card

Hello! 

My youngest baby started high school today. 😒 I created quick a card for her using MFT All About You Stamp set and dies that I gave her this morning. This was a very simple card using distress oxide inks along with the MFT Bold Stripes die. I have listed all of the products used below. 










Have an awesome day!

-Heather B


Products Used:

Swiffer Dry Cloths- https://goo.gl/vPFCfF  Amazon
Coffee Filters- https://goo.gl/Dez2Qu  Amazon
Wagner Heat Gun- https://goo.gl/TxR44X
Distress Sprayer- https://goo.gl/8wMSJa
Ranger Pink Embossing Powder- https://goo.gl/uZhAAJ
MFT – All about You Stamp Set- https://goo.gl/X8Yx63
MFT- You Trio- https://goo.gl/G4Rvv2
MFT- Bold Stripes Die- https://goo.gl/11kHjW
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform- https://goo.gl/yVqpQ5
Distress Oxide inks:
Picked Raspberry- https://goo.gl/BWrDkS
Spiced Marmalade-  https://goo.gl/DDN9Eb
Peacock Feathers- https://goo.gl/BWrDkS
Cracked Pistachio- https://goo.gl/fCt6Xj
Wilted Violet- https://goo.gl/CM8AHw





Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Distress Oxide Over Embossed Panel Featuring Technique Tuesday Stamps


Hello!! 

Today I am playing with embossing folders and Distress Oxide inks. Tim Holtz/Ranger just released the next set of 12 and they are beautiful! I am playing with inks from all 24. I am also using Technique Tuesday stamp with these card along with Illustrated Faith paper. 

If you haven't checked out Technique Tuesday you really should. They have unique, fun stamps at great prices! 

I embossed three background panels and then used various colors of Distress Oxide inks. Once I inked the panel I used my Distress spray bottle ( you can defiantly use any spray bottle that you have) to give the panels the oxide look. I created a masculine card with one of the backgrounds. Masculine cards are not cards that I create often, I was excited to watch it come to life!  

I hope you enjoy the video and learn something new! 











Have a great day!

-Heather 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

My Monthly Hero July Kit - 5 Cards

Happy Monday!

I created five cards using the My Monthly Hero July Kit. I have so many more ideas for cards using this kit that I could have created ten easily, however I am getting ready to go out of town so I only had time to complete five.

I used a technique with Distress Oxide inks and a brayer to create a background for card number three. I have had so much fun playing with the Oxide inks. I encourage you to play around with them to see the awesome backgrounds that you can create! 

Enjoy and have an awesome week!! 












-Heather 

Products Used:


Pumpkin Pie- https://goo.gl/Z2RCWD
Nuvo Crystal Drops Pale Periwinkle- https://goo.gl/YM8tTa
Peacock Feathers- https://goo.gl/YUieqm
Picked Raspberry- https://goo.gl/eMzpRj
Zig Clean Color Real Brush- https://goo.gl/j8YsPg
Iced Spruce- https://goo.gl/gEVWoC
Swiffer Dry Cloths- https://goo.gl/vPFCfF  Amazon
Coffee Filters- https://goo.gl/Dez2Qu  Amazon
Misti Stamper- https://goo.gl/AF8dcj
Distress Watercolor paper- https://goo.gl/pXXEtx
Neenah Classic Crest 110 lb- https://goo.gl/RuFgSc
Lawn Fawn Block 4 X 5- https://goo.gl/RBKzhL
Lawn Fawn Block 3.5 round- https://goo.gl/yKT3vq
Lawn Fawn Block 2 X 5- https://goo.gl/W865B6
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy- https://goo.gl/sDKpDc
Salt Cellar Coconut- https://goo.gl/g9eyRL   Amazon
Wagner Heat Gun- https://goo.gl/TxR44X
Distress Sprayer- https://goo.gl/8wMSJa
Glossy Accents- https://goo.gl/AAPGsD
Wink of Stella- https://goo.gl/1QHNv2
Powder Tool- https://goo.gl/2oiBKi

Friday, July 14, 2017

Watercolor & Heat Embossed Birthday Card Featuring Brutus Monroe Products

Happy Friday!

Today I have been playing with my new Brutus Monroe products. I needed to create a birthday card for my father and I decided to use the Birthday Badges stamp set as well as watercolor with the Brutus Monroe Surface inks. I had so much fun creating this card. The inks are so easy to watercolor with and I was able to combine colors to create colors that I did not have. 

I hope you enjoy the video and learn something new. Definitely check out Brutus Monroe for all of the products used. 








Have a great day!

-Heather 

Products Used-

Premium Cardstock Cornflower- https://goo.gl/PYJM1V
Birthday Badges Stamp Set- https://goo.gl/4uK98q
Surface Cornflower Ink- https://goo.gl/DCRH74
Surface Wagon Ink- https://goo.gl/XAYmDy
Surface Phonebook Ink- https://goo.gl/vkCSA5
Ranger Craft Mat- https://goo.gl/Yyb2Zq
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy- https://goo.gl/sDKpDc
Salt Cellar Coconut- https://goo.gl/g9eyRL   Amazon
Wagner Heat Gun- https://goo.gl/TxR44X
Distress Sprayer- https://goo.gl/8wMSJa
Glossy Accents- https://goo.gl/AAPGsD
Wink of Stella- https://goo.gl/1QHNv2
Powder Tool- https://goo.gl/2oiBKi
 Swiffer Dry Cloths- https://goo.gl/vPFCfF  Amazon
Coffee Filters- https://goo.gl/Dez2Qu  Amazon
Misti Stamper- https://goo.gl/AF8dcj
Distress Watercolor paper- https://goo.gl/pXXEtx
Ranger Lime Green- https://goo.gl/wXN3XV
Ranger Yellow- https://goo.gl/Fr733V
Ranger Orange- https://goo.gl/KjW6de
Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangles- https://goo.gl/pFWxZD

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Brutus Monroe Haul

Hi Y'all! 

Today I am so excited to show you products that I purchased from an awesome stamp company -Brutus Monroe. This company was created by Christopher Allen in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Brutus Monroe is a unique stamp company that has innovative stamps and products.  Their  Surface Ink is phenomenal!  It is a permanent ink that you can also watercolor with. It stamps crisp and clear with vibrant color. You can also purchase coordinating cardstock. The cardstock is a vibrant as the inks. Their City Sidewalks stamps are a way to add a personal touch to your cards or scrapbook pages using a city that you love or one that you live in. 

I will post a video soon creating cards using these awesome products! 

Check out Brutus Monroe. Make sure you sign up for the Brutus Monroe newsletter to receive a 10% off code for your first order. 

They also have their newest Inspiration Box available You're a Hoot. There is a limited quantity available. The set is a $79.99 value for $29.99! 

Check out the video below:










Have a great day!

-Heather

Products-

Brutus Monroe-
City Sidewalks Globe - Coordinating Die- https://goo.gl/JdgYzR
Pittsburgh City Sidewalks Globe- https://goo.gl/cU6KRM
Surface Cornflower Ink- https://goo.gl/DCRH74
Surface Wagon Ink- https://goo.gl/XAYmDy
Surface Phonebook Ink- https://goo.gl/vkCSA5


Surface Heather Ink-  https://goo.gl/hN9FFA
Premium Cardstock Cornflower- https://goo.gl/PYJM1V
Floral Frenzy Background Stamp- https://goo.gl/uFhftF
Birthday Badges Stamp Set- https://goo.gl/4uK98q
Botanical Banners Stamp Set- https://goo.gl/iALdth
Stamp Grid Mat- https://goo.gl/iQ5T3k
Bottle Cap Sequins- Cotton Candy- https://goo.gl/TD3LpJ

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

My Monthly Hero July 2017 Kit

Hello!!

I was so excited to get happy mail today. My Monthly Hero July Kit from Hero Arts was in the mailbox! YEA!
This kit is beautiful. 




Includes:
July Summer Flowers 4 x 6
July Creative Vases  4 x 6
17 Dies
5- Recycled Paper Hearts Large Confetti (These are beautiful!!)
Ranger Distress Oxide Iced Spruce
1- 16 x 16 100% Recycled Handmade Circle Watercolor Paper ( 140 lb)
3-  5 x 7  100& Recycled Handmade Watercolor Paper (140 lb)



As of the time of this posting the kit IS still available. Hero Arts sells these kits in limited quality and does not restock. 

The best way to ensure that you receive yours is to sign up for the Hero Arts My Monthly Subscription. www.heroarts.com/kits  I have been a subscriber since January and I have never been disappointed! Definitely worth checking out and can cancel at anytime! 

Check out my video for close ups of all the awesome contents in this months box. 
Monday I will post 6 cards 1 kit video featuring this kit. 



Have an awesome Wednesday!

-Heather 


Happy Halloween with Whimsy Stamps

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