Technique Hop – “Here Comes the Sun!”

Welcome to the Technique Hop!!

This month we are exploring techniques using Oxide Inks. I have a couple of techniques using Oxide Inks that I want to share with you. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these oxide inks into your artwork. If you are coming from WENDY KESSLER’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 13 makers participating in this hop.

I love the new Sunburst thin cut!! I love the look of the sunburst but sometimes struggle to make them, with this die you can cut a rainbow of colors and then mix and match to make multiple cards.

For the Mountain sunrise card, I welded two circuit mountains plus a rectangle to create my own mountain scene. I stamped the sentiment with the Months of the Year ~ June stamp set. Adding a 1″ circle which was inked in Mustard Seed Oxide Ink and cut with the Circle Thin Cuts. I added a bit of bling with the Gold Loose Sequins.

For this card I used the same sentiment from the Months of the Year ~ June stamp set. I also pulled the Flip Flops from this stamp set for the accent. I stamped in Intense Black ink, then I colored the Y strap with my pink metallic pen and then added Pink Taffeta Stickles. I colored the base of the flip flop with my markers.

This card is the same as above, the only difference is the color of the the flip flop. I used my metallic marker to soften the black on the y strap and then went over with Cool Mint Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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June SOTM – Outdoor Borders Blog Hop

Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month blog hop!!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 15 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I knew I wanted to highlight these awesome borders. When I looked at this stamp set I saw two groupings jump out to me. I have been totally loving rainbow colors so that inspired one of my cards.

Here there are individually.

I went with most of the rainbow colors using the light side of Candy Apple, Nectarine, Canary, Green Apple, Bluebird, and Grape cardstock. I stamped tone on tone using the Outdoor Borders stamp set. Then using the Months of the Year – June for the sentiment and envelope. I also used the Stitched Bracket Thin Cuts. I added a couple of red dots from my stash.

For this card I used Avocado, Toffee, and Peacock cardstock and inks. I used the Stitched Fancy Bracket Thin Cuts for the sentiment. The sentiment and accents are from the Take a Hike stamp and thin cuts, I colored the backpack and water bottle details with my markers. The last detail was the Gold Glitter Gems.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of JUNE. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

Your next stop is along this hop is My Heartfelt Sentiments, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Slimline Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Slimline Card Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the Slimline Cards! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 13 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to use the new Thin Cut Circles to make this card. I used the 2 inch circle to make the cuts. Here is how I designed it.

I stared with a 3 x 8 inch piece of Daisy White. I drew a line down the center at 1 1/2 inches. I then made tick marks at 1/2 inch, 2 1/2 inch, 3 inch, 5 inch, 5 1/2 inch and 7 1/2 inch. I then lined the circle thin cut up in the 2 inch spaces.

This is what it looked like. I then erased the pencil marks. I then used Chipped Sapphire and Peeled Paint oxide inks to color the base. I used the circles to stamp the images from the Take a Hike Stamp Set. I added a couple of the Wood Arrows and Black Dots.

Your next stop is along this hop is MY HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

May/June New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the May/June New Product Blog Hop!

You will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this hop we are featuring the new May-June Catalog that was just released this month! There will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 18 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have three projects to share with you. The first was when our first brought our puppy home and the second is a wreath that I made.

The first project I am going to show you is a layout I designed using the Seasonal Mix-ins. I used the Besties-Olivia stamp set for the paw prints on the Bluebird Cardstock.

I cut the title and the collar with my Cricut. I changed out the “O” on home with the paw print heart. I added a couple of the hearts from the Black Acrylic Arrows and a Wooden Heart.

I also added some Black Shimmer Trim.

My next project is a wreath that I make. I had the mdf USA that I covered with the Stars & Sparkles paper. I used White Glitter paper for the “S”. I did use outdoor Modge Podge to seal the USA.

My third project was finally covering these fire crackers that I picked up at Michael’s last year.

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Technique Hop – “Just Distress Oxide It!”

Welcome to the Just Distress Oxide It Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques using Oxide Inks. I have a couple of techniques using Oxide Inks that I want to share with you. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these oxide inks into your artwork. If you are coming from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 10 makers participating in this hop.

These are the three cards I create each using oxide inks in a different way. I will walk you through the different techniques.

For this card I used stencils with the oxide inks Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers to create the background. I then spritzed the oxide inks to create the oxidized look. I used the Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts for the fox. I also used the Hillside Cottage Shapes which I colored using the oxide inks. I used the Pumice Stone on the bunny and White Pigment in on the dot in the center of the flower. The flower on the right I use Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn. I added a few dot with Onyx Pearl.

For this card I crated a background by putting some oxide ink on my all purpose mat. I used the Hearts Background Thin Cut, Vellum and an “hello” that was cut with my Cricut and sitting in my extras cup.

You can see I placed the ink on the mat then on the right I spritzed the inks with water. I then started to smoosh the Distressed Oxide paper. Using my heat tool in between applying ink.

For the third card I used my Hexagon Stencil from Stencil pack 2.

For this card I used Candy Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves oxide inks to create my rainbow. I used the Stitched Hexagon Thin Cut for the sentiment, I cut the black layered hexagon freehand. The sentiment is from the stamp set that is part of the Cardmaking Craft with Heart Subscription. I added some Carnation Red Liquid Pearls to give it a bit of pop.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto WENDY KESSLER’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!

For this hop you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this Hop we are featuring art work that showcases the AMAZING You are Enough Special that Close to My Heart if offering as part of our National Scrapbooking Month. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from HALEY DYER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 14 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to make a couple of cards to show that these papers would be great for cardmaking as well as scrapbooking.

For this card I used the fun marbled blue papers. I cut the Layered Butterflies in White Glitter paper and Sapphire. I use the Simple Stitched Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment from the You are Enough Stamp Set. I added a couple of the In this Together dots.

For this card I used the same pattern paper from the You are Enough Special. I used the large Layered Butterfly. I then used the You are Enough stamp set for the sentiment.

Your next stop is along this hop is MISS CARRIE’S CREATIONS so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

May SOTM – Flowers for You Blog Hop

Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month blog hop!!

If you are coming here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have around 18 Makers participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I designed two cards. One is a Tunnel card and the other was inspired by the cards that Close to My Heart designed.

Here is what the tunnel card looks like when you open it.

On the cover I used Scalloped Circle Thin Cut and added one of the You are Enough Sequins. I stamped the inside of the card and colored it with my watercolor pencils and added another butterfly sequins.

For this card I stamped the circular flower image in White Pigment Ink then used White Embossing Powder. Then I applied Oxide inks – Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of MAY. If you are a member of the Close To My Heart VIP program and you place a qualifying order of $50 in the US, you will get the stamp for FREE!! Otherwise if you spend $50 in US you can purchase for $5.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Day Celebration Blog Hop!

For this hop you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. For this Hop we are featuring art work that showcases some of the AMAZING specials that Close to My Heart if offering for our National Scrapbooking Celebration. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 13 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I have two favorites when it comes to the National Scrapbooking Celebration. The first is the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop and the second is the These Little Piggies Album Workshop. I have to admit I really wanted them all!!

How cute are these little piggies? I decided to pull out my Multi Square Window Thin Cut for this card. I also used the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop for the sentiment.

With this card I used the new Make it From Your Heart Volume 5 to design this card. I did rotate the orientation of the card. I used the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut to cut the Mink base, once I sadded the squares. I the matted on Ballerina. The squares are from the Hillside Cottage Paper Pack which is giving you a sneak peek of one of the upcoming papers. The sentiment comes from the Cheerful Humor Cardmaking Workshop. I used the Wood Hearts and heat embossed them with Gold Embossing Powder.

Your next stop is along this hop is MICHELLE STEWART’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

Technique Blog Hop ~ Dazzling Dimension

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques to add dimension to your projects. Dimension can be accomplished in may ways from layering papers to using foam tape. As you hop around you will see some fun ways to incorporate these dimension into your artwork. If you are coming from LAUREN MOORE’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE we have about 12 makers participating in this hop.

To create this card I used one of the Cricut cuts from the Eat Play Love Cricut Collection. I used Fern and Avocado to cut the three layers of the leaves. I used Grape and Lilac for the four layers of the flowers. I used a layer of thin foam tape between each layer of the flowers and leaves.

I decided to add a bit of sparkle to the flowers for a bit more dimension. I also cut four stitched rectanglesa to add to the layers. You can see the layers in this photo.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto BRANDI ROBINSONS’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Stamptacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop!

For this hop you will be hopping with the same talented Makers who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop. We are featuring the stamp sets. This month Close to My Heart has an amazing sale going on right now called the Stamptacular! You can find more information on this sale HERE. On this hop there will be sure to see some beautiful artwork!

If you are just arriving here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating Makers on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have about 20 Makers participating and you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I love the Olivia Besties stamp set and thin cuts. I had so much fun playing with her and making these fun cards. I used Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn to create the background along with some stencils I have. I added the cute Springtime Flower Sequins. I used the Border Birthdays stamp set and thin cuts with White pigment ink and white embossing powder.

For these cards I was inspired by some that Gina Brandstetter created using a fun sketch that Close to My Heart designed. I turned the sketch to the side. The sentiment comes form the Sunny Days Ahead.

Your next stop is along this hop is MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog  so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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