Technique Blog Hop ~ Heat it Up

Welcome to the Technique Blog Hop!

This month we are exploring techniques that use Heat. I think about Heat embossing. This technique is a great way to add texture and can help when using markers or watercolors to keep the colors from bleeding over. If you are coming from MICHELLE LONCAR’s Blog, you are on the right track! If you get lost you can find a full list of participants HERE.

I decided to play with Fairy Tale Magic Stamp set. I started with Daisy White cardstock that I used the large Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts to make the stitched base. I used a stencil that I had created this past fall for a halloween card you can see the stencil HERE, it is basically a circle and a rectangle negative. I started by using White Pigment Ink and then Heat Embossed with White Embossing Powder on the sparkles and sentiments. I then held the circle stencil in place and sponged Pixie & Thistle ink. I then used the rectangle negative and sponged Canary Ink. I then stamped the fairy with Black Pigment Ink on velum and then used Clear Embossing powder.

To color the fairy I used Triblend Markers for the hair and skin, by coloring the back of the fair. I then used the shimmer brushes to color the rest. I used Julep, Peach and Clear. I also splattered the Clear Shimmer brush on the base. I am not sure if you can really appreciate it in this photo.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto DARLYS RECKER’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 ~ Color Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you with a Color Challenge ~ Pixie, Canary, Julep, & Lagoon. If you don’t have these exact colors use a color that is close. Just remember you must use at least one Close to My Heart product in you project.

I was inspired to make this card by Michelle Stewart who had made a fairy card and sponged her background. I knew these colors would be perfect. The first step I took was to used VersaMark to stamp the sentiment and sparkles with the Fairy Tale Magic, then used White Embossing Powder. Then I started sponging on the color with Lagoon, then followed with Canary, Pixie and then ended with Julep. I used my markers to color this adorable fairy. I then added a few Bitty Sparkles and Clear Gems.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until APRIL 31st 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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Color Dare #340 ~ Love of Color

Happy Friday!  This week we have another Fun Color Dare Challenge for you.  This week for Color Dare #340 it is our Love of Color.  This week our colors are LAGOON, SAPPHIRE, BALLERINA, SMOOTHIE, CANDY APPLE, and SILVER.  Simply choose at least 3 of the Colors – Black, White and Grays are Free.

My son and I have been listening to a book series called Wings of Fire which is all about dragons. So to say we have become a bit obsessed would be accurate.  Then add the season finally of GOT which we are finally watching real-time. Plus I have always been a Toothless lover!  So when I found this cute stamp set from Mama Elephant called Me and My Dragon I knew I had to have it.

For the sentiment I pulled and Fairytale Birthday which is retired.  I used the Stitched  Square Thin Cuts.

I used silver embossing powder on the sentiment.  I also sponged the sky with Ballerina, Smoothie and Candy Apple. The dragon was colored my Copic markers which match Sapphire and Lagoon.  I added a little silver stickles to the dragon. The clouds were cut with my Cricut.

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 #340 or you can post them to the COLOR MY HEART FaceBook page.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.


Happy Crafting!

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Got Snow?

Have you seen the adorable Hostess Exclusive stamps? Well there is one that I am totally digging ~ GOT SNOW?  It is precious and you can check out all the exclusive Hostess Rewards here in the New Seasonal Expressions One Idea Book. If you are interested in getting one of these great stamp sets let me know.

For this card I paired it with the I Heart Us paper pack for the background. I used the new Rectangle Thin Cuts.  I sponged the background in Carolina then using Versamark and White Embossing powder for the sentiment.

Happy Crafting!

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