Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Cake Love Birthday


I am playing along Simon Wednesday Challenge, its current challenge theme is make a card with matching envelope.

Here's my card and enve combination.

My cake is gold heat embossed on watercolor paper and, of course, watercolored.  :)   Then I hand cut it.  The sentiment is gold heat embossed on black card stock, and trimmed as banner.  For the background, I lay a stencil over white card stock and applied Buttercup Mica Spray.  

Once it's dried I adhered it to a white card panel and adhere the cake and banner.

For the envelope I stamped the same cake image using Soft Grey shadow ink, and it's behind an address grid, also stamped in the same ink.

The mica spray is actually quite glittery, here is a photo taken with different lighting.



Gold Embossing Powder
Soft Grey Shadow Ink

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Christmas Cards 2019-Jan-11


The weather here is cold, sunny and sparkly, perfect inspiration for Christmas cards!  I gave my Hero Arts Dazzling Snowflake stamp some inky love and made two cards. 

I heat embossed it with Gold Glitter Embossing Powder first on kraft card stock, and I thought the Gold Glittered didn't show well, so I did another on just white card stock.  What do you think? 

I didn't want the sentiment to compete with the snowflake but want to keep the same color scheme, so I just heat embossed it in gold embossing powder.

Here's a close up of the glittery goodness.



Hero Arts Dazzling Snowflake Woodmount Stamp
Hero Arts Big And Small Snowflake Frame Cut
Hero Arts Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Embroidery Hoop Smile

Hi there,

I've been wanting to make some kind of embroidery art, but haven't gone around to get any hoop.  However I've just got the Altenew Embroidery Hoop die set!  It's just as good!  You know what I mean?!

Here's the first card I made using my new die.  



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Greenery Edge Art Journal/Calendar on a2z

Hi everyone,

I am sharing a non-card project on a2z Scrapbooking today.

In the past couple years I was using planners and had a lot of fun decorating them.  But this year I am trying something new, I got a Dylusions Creative Journal, and I am making it a planner/diary/art journal all rolled into one!!  :)

Today I am sharing the January planner page.  I first stamped the circles and drew the lines, these would be my planner entries or reflection/diary entry.  Noticed I didn't put any numbers for the day, I want it to be flexible and only add it when I'd write into it.

Next I created a mask using the Hero Arts Holiday Greenery Edge Die, I used both the negative and positive pieces and applied a light coat of ink for the pages' edge.  Then I stamped the rest of the elements in various inks and added some small details on the butterflies and letters with black and white markers.

My inspiration word for these pages is Hope, therefore 'hopeful 2019'.  I die cut the Classic Numbers using foam and used them to stamp the year.

January's challenge theme at a2z is Anything Goes.  Check out the details and join in the fun.


Hero Arts Ribbon Letters by Lia
Hero Arts Stamp Your Story - Forever
Hero Arts Shadow Inks (Soft Granite)
Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Inks (Red Royal, Wet Cement)
Ranger Distress Ink (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey)
Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
White Gel Pen
Black Marker

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Christmas card 2019-Jan-08

Hi everybody,

How is the new year treating you?  Hope all is well.

I am continuing with my 'make ahead my holiday cards' tradition.  Today I share the first entry for 2019.

I started by laying down my new Snowflakes Swirls stencil on white card stock, and spread a gel medium over it, I lifted it and added Diamond Glitter all over it and shake off excess and let dry.  The panel was pretty enough and I didn't want to add to much things on top so I just white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of silver vellum and wrap around the stenciled panel and then mount on a white card base.  I went with minimal embellishment, just a few sequins.

I am linking up to these challenges:

Supplies used:
Hero Arts Woodland Set by Lia
Hero Arts Frosty Wishes
Golden Gel Medium

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