Friday, March 22, 2019

Hero Arts March Kit- 5 Cards 1 Kit


Hello!
The March My Monthly Hero Kit is fabulous!! It is all about under the sea! There were also great ad-ons available this month. The Hero Arts Kit is always a great value for the price. The monthly subscription is only $34.00 including shipping and you have the opportunity to add items to your order with no additional shipping. This kit has a value of over $76.00!! 

The kit includes:
► - 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
► - 27 Coordinating Frame Cuts
► - 1 4.25" x 5.5" Fancy Die
► - 5.5" x 4.25" Aquarium Fancy Die
► - 3 Water Reactive Ink Cubes (Sea Salt, Sea Glass, Blue Water)
► - Blue and Green Droplets
I have created 5 cards using the kit. Once I sat down the ideas flooded out. I could have made so many more, but then the video would be 3 hours long! :) Click here to grab your kit or to subscribe for the monthly kit. 


     Have a wonderful day!!



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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ranger Alcohol Pearls & Glitter Glaze Backgrounds



Hello! 

I have had so much fun creating backgrounds using the new Ranger Alcohol Pearls. They are so beautiful and I cannot wait to add the other 9 to my collection. Tranquil, Villainous, and Enchanted are the colors that were used for the cards I created today.  
The difference between the pearls and the traditional alcohol inks is the beautiful pearl effect that you get once they dry. There is a pearl that could be added to traditional inks, but this gives a much more intense effect. 


Once the backgrounds were created, I decided to use the Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month, Lace and Fallen Snow Glitter Glaze to add an extra layer of awesomeness to the panel. 

For the sympathy card I used the prayers die and stamp set from Hero Arts and Thanks die from Brutus Monroe using a panel that I had created using Tranquil Alcohol Pearls. 

An additional sentiment was added using Heather cardstock from Brutus Monroe embossed with Raven embossing powder and cut with MFT fishtale dies  
After rounding the corners the panel was added to a mat using Raven cardstock and adhered to a Neenah cardbase using Gina K connect glue. 

The thank you card was adhered directly to Neeenah cardbase using Gina K connect glue after adding a pink ribbon and bow from Ellen Hutson. 

I encourage you to try the Ranger Alcohol Pearls and be amazed at how easy it is to create beautiful backgrounds! 


Have a great day!!



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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Bluebonnets and Bluebell


Hello!

Yesterday I picked up a new wood-mounted stamp by Deadbeat Designs. They carry a wide variety of stamps including many that are Texas themed. The stamp I used for this card is a bunch of bluebonnets in a Blue Bell ice cream container. If you are not familiar with Blue Bell ice cream it is phenomenal!!  The homemade vanilla taste just like it the ice cream my sisters and I made turned in my grandparents hand crank ice cream maker. YUM!!! Back to the card, now that I am craving ice cream. :) 

I used Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide for the sky and Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn for the grass area using Picket Fence Life Changing Blending Brushes.  The MFT clouds stencil was used with Tumbled Glass to create the clouds. 

To create the grass I used Lawn Fawn grassy border to make two layers of grass. I wanted the blue bell container to fit in between the layers of grass. 

The stamp was stamped in MFT Extreme Black ink. I decided to use copics to color the stamp and this is a great copic friendly ink. 
The bluebonnets were colored with B25 and B28. The ice cream container was colored with E21 and E13. This is a wood-mounted stamp, there is not a coordinating die available,. that meant I had to fussy cut which it not my favorite thing to do, but I really wanted the stamp to have dimension on the card. 

Once the stamp was colored and cut I built the card using a layer of MFT craft paper and a dark blue cardstock from Brutus Monroe. the entire panel was glued to a Neenah 110 lb cardbase using Gina K connect glue. 

Check out all of the great stamps available at Deadbeat Designs

Have a fabulous week!!






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