Technique Blog Hop ~ The Pretty of Paper-Piecing

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Paper Piecing. Stencils can be used in a variety of way to color, add a bit of shine, or splatter. If you are coming from KATY TAYLOR’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 participating in this hop.

So I know you can stamp patten paper piece the pieces together to crate a fun image. I wanted to try something different. I used this image I found on Pinterest.

So I took that original fox and added a few lines and colored how I envisioned.

Here is final image that I settled on. I scanned the image and uploaded it into my Silhouette program. I then created a cut file.

For this card I used the Timber Paper Pack for the background which I cut using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts. I also used some of the papers from the Seasonal Mix ins. I did use one of our retired embossing folders to emboss the Daisy White Cardstock.

For this one I used only the papers from the Seasonal Mix ins. I did use the same Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts.

Here is the third using another of the paper from the from the Seasonal Mix ins.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto MISS CARRIE’S CREATION where you will find some additional artwork!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #379 ~ Inspiration Board – Valentine

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – Valentine. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE plus all other neutrals are free!

When I saw this photo those sweet hearts made me think of using my texture paste to make hearts. So that is what I did and I will explain how to accomplish this.

To make the textured background I started by making a stencil using different size and shapes of hearts.

Then I used washi tape to mask off the hearts I wanted to color.

I did have to wait between each color for the texture paste to dry before moving to the next color.

I used re-iner to color the texture paste. I also found my texture paste had dried out a bit since the last time I used it so I used a bit of water to help soften it up again.

Here is what they looked like after I finished with all the colors. I used Julep, Wisteria, Pixie, Lagoon, and Goldrush re-inkers. I also used the opaque texture paste.

Here is what the inside of the cards look like. I used the I chews You stamp set for the hearts and the happy valentine’s day. I also used the stitched heart thin cuts. The other stamp set used is Technique Tuesday’s Felicity and Flynn the Foxes.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #379  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #376 ~ Winter Inspiration Board

Welcome to another week of Color Dare!  We have another great Inspiration Photo – WINTER. Pick colors that you see in the photo and BLACK and WHITE are free but NO other neutrals!

I love winter and all the colors that surround it! I fell in love with the new Technique Tuesday stamp set which is part of their Animal House series. I have a love of foxes (okay maybe an obsession) and this one captured my heart! Technique Tuesday offers a different animal based stamp set each month as part of their Animal House Stamp sets. Their first stamp set in this series was a fox which is why I signed up for the subscription and this month they released another fox!!!

I used the Spruced Up paper Pack with the burlap ribbon which has been retired. I also added a wooden element from the my stash. I used my Tri-blend markers to color the fox.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~  Color Dare #376  or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Hello Foxy

Don’t you just adore this cute stamp set for this month’s Stamp of the Month?  If you don’t know I adore foxes so I am obsessed.  I had some fun making these cards.

These two were using the same design that I used for Color Dare #247 last week.   I loved the way it turned out I wanted to make more in different colors.

This card was actually designed by Susan Williams who is so incredibly talented.  I love what she did with her cards which you can see here.  I made mine a little different.

If you love this stamp set Then you will want to purchase it soon as it is only available until June 3oth!!

Happy Crafting!

Color Dare 247 ~ Silver, Black, White Daisy, Slate, Fern, Pomegranate, and Whisper

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #247 we are challenging you to combine Silver, Black, White Daisy, Slate, Fern, Pomegranate and Whisper.

I love our stamp of the month for June ~ Hello Foxy so I decided to use it as my inspiration.

Special Announcement:  We are having a Color Dare Design Team Call!  Please go here to find out more.

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #247 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday June 14, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #217 ~ Sweet Leaf, Sunset, Black and White Daisy

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #217 we are challenging you to combine SWEET LEAF, SUNSET, BLACK and WHITE DAISY.

color-dare-217-badgeThis weeks colors are perfect for Halloween but could really be used for any occasion.  Since Halloween is my favorite holiday (or at least one of them) I had to design a Halloween card.

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Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #217 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday November 3, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Technique Blog Hop ~ Let’s Interact

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

Let's Interact HopThis month we are featuring a Interactive type items!  What do we mean by interactive well there are moving parts that may pop up, move, or slide.   If you just hopped onto my blog or arrived from DANIELLE WAGNER’S Blog then you are in the right place.  This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork.

I decided to modify one of the cards on the Artfully Sent cartridge to make it more interactive.

Interative card ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love this scene card and usually it would flip up and the fold is along the top.  I decided to modify it by making it a slide card.  I closed the left and bottom sides by using adhesive.  I made the insert care a bit smaller so it could slide out.

Interative card open ~ Birthday Wishes ~ Fox ~ Artfully Sent ~ CatScrapbooking.comI used whisper ink to darken the edges of the trees and then used a strip of whisper cardstock behind each tree.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

Now hop on over to AGGIE PETERS Blog and see what she has created for you today.  If you get lost along here is the full list of participants.

Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter F

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

ABC's Blog BadgeThis week we will be featuring the letter “F”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “F” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from WENDY KESSLER’S Blog then you are in the right place.   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 consultants at the bottom of this post.

Since one of my FAVORITE animals is a FOX, I could not resist using one of my adorable fox stamps.  This FOX and her pups is called Foxy Mama by Tiddly Inks.  I designed two cards which are the same but one is watercolored and one is colored with ShinHan Markers.

Hey Foxy ~ Fox ~ ShinHan Markers ~ Tiddly Inks ~ CatScrapbooking.com

This one was colored using our ShinHan markers.  Hey Foxy ~ Fox ~ Tiddly Inks ~ Watercoloring ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one as colored using Watercolors.  I just love this mama fox and had fun playing around with different coloring techniques.  I used VersaMark ink to stamp the image then used black embossing powder.

Here is the full list of products used:

Now it is time to hop on over to LINDA NORMAN’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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Fox Thank You Notes

If you have not figured it out by now I love FOXES!!! So when I saw these cute foxes with the Foxy Holiday stamp set ~I had to have it.  So here is what I created with it:

Foxy Holiday ~ Dashing through the snow ~ design your own background ~ catscrapbooking.comI loved creating my own background like I did for the rocket valentine card.  What is so cool is each card is slightly different.  Here is another one:Foxy Holiday 2 ~ Dashing Through the snow ~ Design your own background ~ catscrapbooking.comSo to crate these cool backgrounds I used Glacier, Crystal Blue and Sapphire. Using a sponge I apply the ink randomly to white cardstock. Then I mixed up a combination of rubbing alcohol with White Daisy re-inker in one of the spray pens.  I then misted the background creating the molted look.  If you notice in the second card the spray was not very even but still created a unique look.  I then used the white watercolor paint and splattered it over the top.  I also used the watercolor paint to color the tree, moon, sled and adorable fox.

Happy Crafting!

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Christmas Gift Tags Part 2

Are you ready to see a few more gift tags??  Here are a couple more that I designed for the Craft Fair.

Merry Christmas Gift Tag ~ Holly ~ Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis tag is from Art Philosophy.  I backed the leaves with green glitter paper and the holly with red shimmer trim.  I then created a back by cutting a tag an hiding the contour lines.Snowflake Gift Tag ~ Holiday gift tags ~ Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is also from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I backed it with the new white glitter paper and then created a back to the tag by hiding the contour lines and cutting the tag again.Twinkle Gift Tag ~ October SOTM ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is using this months stamp of the month ~ Twinke.  I got the idea to stamp the light bulbs so they looked like they were glowing from the talented Wendy Coffman.  She inked them then stamped off once then rolled the edges in the ink again before stamping on the tag.  I so love this look!Merry Chrstmas Gift Tag ~ White Pines Card Workshop ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this tag the base is cut from Artiste and then stamped with White Pines Card Workshop stamp set and the gifts are from the Miracle of Christmas D1656.Warmest Wishes ~ Lawn fawn Joy in the Woods ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis one is using a stamp set called Joy in the Woods by Lawn Fawn. I have the thin dies to cut the fox, tree and ornament.  I used the new watercolor paints to color the stamped images.

Hope you enjoy! Happy Crafting!

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