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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Autumn Greetings

This card took a while to create but I like the way it turned out in the end!  Using the September 2017 Hero Arts kit I stamped & masked off the pumpkins using some Hero Arts & Altenew inks for the layers.  The sentiment is also from the same kit.  I cut the completed panel out with a stitched rectangle die,tied some twine around it, and then mounted it on some brown card stock then an orange card base from my stash.  

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Celebrate Everyday

I was making the last of my Fall/Thanksgiving cards today to send to the SendASmile4Kids organization.  This is my favorite of the ones I completed. The card base & plaid background paper are from my stash, and the trees were made using an older Hero Arts stamp set I had.  The sentiment also comes from a Hero Arts sentiment set.  I used a combination of Hero Arts & Altenew inks to stamp the leaf layers and Versafine Onyx Black ink for my sentiment.  I love how it turned out!! 

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Merry & Bright

This card did not go well as planned.  I was using the ornament die cut from a Sizzix Framelits stamp & die set.  After die cutting the ornament on paper making a template, I inked inside the negative die cut with Blueprint Sketch & Chipped Sapphire distress inks.  I made some stripes & star shapes on the ornaments with a silver gel pen. Then I stamped the  Merry & Bright sentiment from the set with Versamark ink & heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I framed the panel with a matching blue card stock.  Then I glued that panel onto a silver card stock panel. That's where the problem came in.  I put glue on the back of that silver card panel & when I placed it on the final blue card base every place where I had glue on the back show through, and it doesn't even look silver in the picture...more like gold!!Oh Well...not everything turns out like you planned!!

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Jesus is the Reason

This card just like the previous one was made using the negative of a die cut as a stencil to ink inside. The star die I used to make my negative die cut was from the Our Daily Bread's Snowflake Stars die & stamp set. I inked the negative star space with Mustard Seed distress ink.  Then I made tiny little dots all around the inside of the star with a gold jelly roll pen.  Next I stamped the manger scene from a Hero Arts stamp set over the star with Versafine Black Onyx ink.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set using that same black ink. 

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Blessed Holiday Season

Christmas cards are probably the ones I make most next to birthday cards. This one, though it is very clean & simple was made for a challenge where you had to use the die from a stamp & die set, make a template basically by cutting the design out of paper, and use the negative space with ink.  The tree die used from from & stamp & die set from Stampendous.  I used Peeled Paint distress ink on the tree, and then added teeny red light strands on the tree with glitter gel pen.  Everyone of those strands is red in real life, but I swear in the picture some of them look gold!  The sentiment is from a Christmas stamp set by Hero Arts.  I then added the whole panel to a red card base.  I think it turned out pretty cool!

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