Watercolor Card | Hero Arts | Knitting 2019

Happy Worldwide Watercolor month!! To celebrate, I’ve created a card using watercolors and some sweet stamp images from Hero Arts. I love watercoloring; it so mesmerizing to watch the pigments moves around with the water. I’ve recently picked up a few tubes of Daniel Smith watercolors, and I can easily say they do live up to the hype. The colors are gorgeous, and creamy, and dry beautifully.

Two more of my favorite things is cats and knitting; so, this card was a blast to create! I had trouble choosing a color palette for this card. I saw a picture of a beautiful black and pink bird and was immediately inspired–inspiration can come from anywhere.

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I stamped the images onto a piece of Arches Cold Press watercolor paper, and I used VersaFine Onyx black ink, which is a waterproof ink. I painted my images using lots of layers of paint. Once I was done, I let them dry, and I fussy cut them out. However, there are coordinating dies. (See link below.) The image of the girl is so cute how they have her posed. You could sit her anywhere, and in this case, I put her sitting on the edge of the wood frame die cut with her cat and basket of yarn.

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Here is my process video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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10 Cards, 1 Kit |Hero Arts May Card Kit 2019

Happy summer, everyone! I can finally say that! Yay! I have a really fun collection of cards to show you all today! I adore Hero Art’s May 2019 card kit. It’s filled with darling little images of scissors, a paint brushes, yarn and knitting needles, (just to name a few of my favorites)–there’s something for almost every type of crafter. Personally, I am a crafter-of-all-trades; I love to paint and color and sew and knit and crochet–I love it all!

I must admit that even though I love these stamps and dies, it sat on my desk for a while. All of the small images kinda overwhelmed me; I’m more comfortable designing cards with larger images. However, once I got started playing with this kit, that overwhelming feeling floated away. Below you’ll find pictures of all my cards, my video tutorial, and links to the supplies I used.

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Cards 1 & 2: Stripe of Craft Supplies

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Card #3: Rainbow Craft Supplies

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Card #4: Bouquet of Craft Supplies

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Cards 5 & 6: Heart Knitting Yarn & Needles

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Cards #7, 8, 9 & 10: Crafty Cards Set

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Here is the video tutorial! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous and crafty day!!

Supply Links:

Hero Arts May Card Kit 2019: https://heroarts.com/pages/mmh-may-2019-kit

Knitting Stamp Set: https://heroarts.com/collections/mmh-may-2019/products/cm364-knitting

MFT Extreme Black Ink Pad: https://mftstamps.com/products/extreme-black-hybrid-ink-pad


















Magic Slider Cards | Copic Markers

Happy Friday to you all!  I have some fun cards to share today.  I’m using a die set from Lawn Fawn called Magic Color Slider.  I actually won this die set from Jennifer McGuire’s blog last December.  This was the first time I won anything, and I was so excited!!  Thank you, Jennifer!!  The set includes three different window frame dies, so I decided to create a card for each window!

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This is what the set looked like before I opened it and started snipping the dies apart.

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It took some time to chose the colors of cardstock I wanted to use and die cut them, but here are my cards all cut out.  It looks complicated, but once you create one, you get the hang of it, and it’s smooth sailing from there.

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I used a Mini Misti to stamp the images onto Neenah White 110 pound cardstock using MFT’s Extreme Black Ink.  While the images where on the Misti door, I switched out the cardstock for a piece of acetate the same size and stamped the images again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp on the acetate.  I used two different inks because Stazon is not Copic friendly, and I wanted to color all these images with Copics.

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Once all my coloring was finished, I started to assemble my cards.  I put dot liner on the back of the colored panels, aligned them through the window, and then pressed them into place.  To align the acetate, I put down skor tape around the inside of the windows, peeled off the release paper, placed the acetate over the colored images so they aligned perfectly, and then closed the frame onto it.

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Before sealing the sliders together, I made sure to put in my white slider piece, and then adhered the two sides together with more skor tape.  I pulled the white slider up and down a few times to get it slide smoothly.  These cards can be so addictive to play with!!  Lol!!  I added my sentiments and embellishments on the outside of the slider elements and then adhered them all onto card bases.  Some crafters don’t attach them onto card bases, which is fine, but I wanted to make them into mini cards and enable them to stand up.

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Here is the video I created for these cards!  You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting!  Have a nice weekend!!

 

Supplies used:

Magic Color Slider – Lawn Fawn

Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine

Skor Tape

Acetate

Stazon Ink

Extreme Black Ink – MFT

Mini Misti stamp positioner

Blowing Kisses Stamp set – MFT

Sending a Smile Stamp set – MFT

Sweet Thing Stamp set – Gina K

Copic Markers

Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Connect Glue – Gina K

Clear Droplets – Pretty Pink Posh

 

One-Layer Friendship Card using Colored Pencils and Mineral Spirits

Today I thought I’d make a clean and simple one-layer card to get back into the swing of things.  My family and I have been taking turns being sick, but we’re finally starting to feel better.

I’m using a cute stamp set from MFT called Friends Furever, and I’m stamping the images onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper.  I like the rough texture that this paper adds to the little aniamls.

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I used Post-It Notes to mask my images, so the lines didn’t show through when I stamped them one on top of the other.  I stamped the bird first because he was on top and worked my way down.  I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink because it stamps out nice and crisp onto this rough paper.

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Colored pencils is my favorite medium to use on cards, especially these Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  After coloring in these images, I could have stopped there, but I decided to use some odorless mineral spirits to blend out the colors.

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I used the masks again to cover up my images so I could add some Distress Inks.  I used Salty Ocean for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass the bear is sitting in.  I also went back in with about five different green pencils to add in some grass under the bear.

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I wanted to break up the sentiment without performing stamp surgery and cutting them apart, so I used more Post-It Notes to cover up the words I didn’t want to stamp.  I like how the broken up sentiment on this cards carries the eye downward, as do the images.  I really liked the effect.

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Here’s the video!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Here’s the list of supplies I used to create this card:

MFT Stamp Set: Friends Furever

Faber Castell Polychromos pencils:

Bear: Burnt Ochre 187, Venetian Red 190, Dark Naples Ochre 184, Raw Umber 180, Pompeian Red 191

Dog: Warm Grey II 271, Warm Grey V 274, Pompeian Red 191

Bird: Deep Scarlet Red 219, Burnt Ochre 187, Dark Naples Ochre 184