Technique Blog Hop ~ It’s Faux

Welcome to the It’s Faux Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use striped borders. If you notice in the above photo there are several stamped border images creating a striped pattern. I used some of these and crated my own. If you are coming from BRANDI 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 13 makers participating in this hop.

I designed two cards for you. One using the faux wood tiles of the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts. The other is using the wood grain papers.

I used the flower stencil from Stencil Pack 1 with Peacock Feathers Oxide Ink. I then sprayed with two of the Lime Green and Cheddar Gloss Spray. I used the Letter Tiles Stamp and Thin Cuts on Almond Cardstock. I used Toffee and Black Ink. I added a couple of the Wood Hearts which I colored with Mustard Seed Oxide ink.

With this card, I used a technique that Brenda Rose showed to fellow makers to apply ink to the wood grain papers. I used the Seedless preserves on one of the wood grain paper. I used Pewter as the base. The flowers are from the Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set. The flowers and leaves were fussy cut. I used the Scalloped Stitched Bracket Thin Cut for the sentiment. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the On Your Birthday Stamp Set

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 let me know what you thought and happy hopping!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Fall Fun

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This weeks challenge is all about fall!! This could be using fall colors, fall elements or how ever you see fall. Be sure to come play along with us. Just remember that whatever you create be sure to include and clearly indicate that you used at least one Close to My Heart product.

I chose fall colors! I used our new stencils, I chose Stencil Pack 1. I used the new Oxide inks ~ Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. I then used the new Cheddar Gloss Spray I cut the thank you with my Cricut using the Cooper Ore paper. Note you do have to use a thicker cardstock setting to cut this paper. I matted the card with Cinnamon cardstock and used Sundance cardstock behind the sentiment.

Here you can see the Cheddar Gloss Spray over the pattern. I added Gold Embellishing Tread behind the Wood Heart. I also sprayed the hearts with the Cheddar Gloss Spray then colored with Toffee Shimmer Brush. I then spayed it with the Gloss Spray one more time.

For this heart I backed with Cooper Ore paper then filled with liquid glass.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until September 30th to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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