Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Miss You Sew Much on a2z


I am up on a2z Scrapbooking again and I am sharing a CAS card.  

Digi stamp (Hero Arts Sew Crafty Digi Stamp) and paper piecing make this card easy to do.  Change the sentiment and you'd have another card for another occasion!

Check the details on a2z Scrapbooking.

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a lovely day!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

CAS Sending Hugs on a2z

Hi everyone,

I think we all agree that Sympathy cards are hard to make.  And you'd never know when you need one.  So when an idea sparks, I charge ahead and go for it.  And I am sharing this on a2z Scrapbooking Supplies today.

I used the Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Fancy Die to create a dry embossing on the white card base. This provided elegant but non-fussy details.  I die cut a piece using the same die using a Cement/Sand/Raw Umber card stock and trimmed off parts of it to embellish the heart shape die (cut from same card stock).  To add a bit of interest, I gave it a coat of Perfect Pearl solution.  The sentiment is white heat embossed.


White embossing powder
White gen pen

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a lovely day!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Christmas Cards 2018-Sep-10


I am so excited about today's Christmas cards!!  I am casing Jennifer McGuire's Wreath Builder cards,  After I made a few trial runs (which I enjoyed), I made a couple cards I really like.

I must clarify I tried the technique only and not the product because I don't have them.

The first card I built the wreath on a 4 x 4 inch square white panel, then trimmed and layered onto my card base which has golden heat embossed sentiment.  

After I stamped all the elements of the wreath, I added some Candy Cane Stickles on the berries, and painted some pine branches with Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.  The gold foiled bow is die cut using Hero Art Ornaments Infinity Dies. 

Supplies for this card:

Cloud 9 Design Clear Stamp 
Ranger Distress Ink (Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint)
Ranger Stickles (Candy Cane)
Gold Embossing Powder



For my second card, I wanted to make it CAS.  So I decided to stamp the wreath right onto the card front.  But I wasn't very successful in centering the wreath.  So instead of rotating the paper, I rotated the stamp instead.

To do that, I secure both my guide (for the stamp, on to the base of the MISTI, the left of the photo), and the card (on the door, stamp size down when door closed, right side of the photo) with washi tape.  I used a piece acetate for adhering the stamp.  To stamp the wreath, I inked the stamp and then close the MISTI door onto it.  In other words I am bringing the paper to the stamp, then I rotate the acetate with stamp using the guide and repeated the stamping.  I hope this make sense.

After I finished building the wreath I added Stickles and painted some highlights with Perfect Pearl solutions.  But I miss judged the distance between wreath and sentiment, so I added a Cardinal bird to link them together.

Supplies for this card:

Winner & Walter Hollie's Festive Florals
Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Chipped Sapphire, Vintage Photo)
Brass Embossing Powder
Ranger Stickles (Candy Cane, Star Dust, Cool Mint)
Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder
White Gel Pen


Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a lovly day!!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Color Layering Poinsettia Trio on a2z

Happy Sunday!

I must say I am doing pretty well in building up my Christmas Cards Stash this year.  Today I share three cards on a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.

I have other poinsettia stamps already, but when I saw the Hero Arts Color Layering Poinsettia Stamps and Frame cut, I just could not resist!  LOL   Right after I got them I tried different color combinations, the reds ones were easy.  But it took me many tries to get the white/yellow ones to my liking.  So let's see this one first.

Colors for the poinsettia are (base, middle, top): Ranger Distress Squeezed Lemonade, Lemon Yellow (from Jayne's Fall Color), Lime Green (from Amy's Shades of Green). 

And I used a paint brush to add some Perfect Pearl solution for the shimmery highlights on the petals, and used Liquid Pearl for the center.

The sentiment is stamped in Ranger Distress Crushed Olive and clear heat embossed.  The decorative strip is part of a panel I did by painting wide strips of Glimmer Metallic Gold ink across a white panel with a flat toothed watercolor brush.  I cut up my panel and used on all three cards.

Colors for this poinsettia are (base, middle, top): Ranger Distress Barn Door, Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Red Royal, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo.  The flower center is painted with Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.  The sentiment is stamped in Ranger Distress Peeled Paint and clear heat embossed.  

On this last one, the sentiment is gold heat embossed but it was kind of lost, so I used a marker and added shadow to make it stand out.  Instead of sequins I added dots of Glimmer Metallic Gold Ink.

Here's a couple close up you could see the glimmer and shine.

Group shot Here.

Hero Arts Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia
Ranger Distress Ink (Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Chipped Sapphire, Squeezed Lemonade, Vintage Photo)
Clear EP
Gold EP

Thanks for visiting my blog, I wish you a lovely day!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

CAS Sweet Pomegranate on a2z

Hi my crafty friends.

Oh my August just whipped by and it's already September 1st!!  Are you ready for it?  If not, make a card first!  :D

I am popping in to share an inspiration card for the new challenge starting today on a2z Scrapbooking, September's challenge theme is Clean and Simple.

I just got this new Hero Arts Color Layering Pomegranate and Frame Cut combo, and some Glimmer Metallic Ink.  Of course I have to give it some inky love!!

In order to have some interest in the background without too much fuss, I dry embossed it using  Hero Arts Long Leaves Stencil with an embossing mat.  Then I stamped the sentiment.  

On separate white card stock, I stamped the leaves and fruits and die cut.  For the pale colour part of the fruits, I hand painted it with Gold Glimmer Metallic ink.  After I adhere all the pieces to my liking, I flicked some gold ink onto the background using a small paint brush.

In the close up you could see the sparkly ink.  So fun!!

Hop over to a2z Scrapbooking and see what my team mates created for you.  While you're there, see the challenge details and join in the fun.  Use my discount code Cindy15 when shopping at a2z Etsy store, get 15% off any purchase $25 or over before shipping.  Grab that Color Layering Pomegranate stamp and frame cut before they run out!  :)


Hero Arts Mini Ink Cube (Strawberry, Crimson)

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