Friday, April 28, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Altenew Painted Rose - Rock-N-Roll Technique & Tutorial

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a colorful card to share with you.  I am revisiting an older technique--Rock-N-Roll.


As you can see from the card I used the Painted Rose stamp set from Altenew.  This is a layering stamp set meaning each image is a combination of three different stamps/layers.  When I started to pull out my supplies for this card I was planning on doing the usual stamp layering and picking three different shades of ink.  But then I thought this stamp set would be a really great one for the Rock-N-Roll technique.  


If you are new to stamping the Rock-N-Roll technique is very easy to do.  First, ink the entire stamp with one color of ink (the lighter color).  Then ink around the edges of the same stamp with a darker ink,  Doing this will create a two-tone look.  You can take the ink pad and roll it around the edges of the stamp or you can lightly tap the ink pad around the outer edges of the stamp.  Either way will work--just make sure you don't have any sharp lines from the ink pads.


Here is a close up of the stamp with the two colors of ink.  Now I will say doing the Rock-N-Roll technique with the layering stamps does take a little bit longer but I think the results are worth it.  For the Roses I used Altenew 4 Cube Inks - Rose Petal (Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine), Shades of Purple (Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris).


Here is a close up of the sentiment.  I used one of the stamps from the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Birthday Blessings stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink on to a piece of Vellum.  Then, I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used my heat tool to melt and heat set the powder.  Next, I added some May Arts Tiffany Blue Silk Ribbon and a few Prima Say It In Crystals Royal Menagerie Sequins.


Now I have to tell you I am happy with how the card turned out however it didn't turn out like my original idea.  When I was almost done with the stamping I picked up one of the ink cubes to put it back in the packaging (I keep my Altenew 4 Cube Inks in the packaging) and I dropped it!  The cover came off and the ink pad landed face down on my card front!  You can see the outline of the ink cube in this picture by the cluster of leaves.  This happened to me a few weeks ago and I had to start over.  But I didn't want to have to do all of the stamping again---So I had to rethink my card design.  Thank goodness the ink was a light color and vellum saved the day! :)


For the leaves I used  Altenew 4 Cube Inks - Sea Shore ( Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon), Green Fields (Frayed Leaf, Forest Green, Evergreen).  These are not inks I would normally put together but I am so happy I did.  I LOVE the combination of of colors--it just works and it was a happy surprise to see the outcome.  I also inked around the edges of the card front with Volcano Lake ink.  I think I might have to make a few more of these cards to have on hand.


To finish the card I added the card front to a white A2 card base and I added some Foam Squares in between the layers for some added dimension.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share and tutorial.  I hope you are inspired to give the Rock-N-Roll technique a try and mix and match some beautiful colors.

If you would like to see more inspiration from the design team check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  For all of your paper crafting goodies check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi




Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Birthday Blessings, Altenew - Painted Rose
Paper:  Vellum, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark, Altenew 4 Cube Inks - Rose Petal (Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine), Shades of Purple (Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris), Sea Shore ( Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Lagoon), Green Fields (Frayed Leaf, Forest Green, Evergreen)
Ribbon:  May Arts Tiffany Blue Silk Ribbon
Accessories:  Prima Say It In Crystals Royal Menagerie Sequins, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder,Ranger - Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Foam Squares, E-Z Runner, Heat Tool

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ICE Resin® - Ranger - Liquid Pearls Paint Skins

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a post up on the ICE Resin® blog.  


I love how all three of the projects turned out so I am excited for this post to be live.  In the tutorial I share with you how to use Ranger Liquid Pearls, Tints, ICED Enamels®, and Glitter to create Liquid Pearl Paint Skins.  Once the paint skins are dry they can be removed from the studio sheets.  You can use the bezel template to trace and cut a piece of the paint skin to fit perfectly into the bezels.  Top with ICE Resin® and create some beautiful jewelry.




I have a step-by-step tutorial with lots of pictures on the ICE Resin® blog.  If you would like to see the tutorial you can click HERE to visit the ICE Resin® blog.  I encourage you to give this technique a try--it is even one that beginners can do.


If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.  Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful day and get a chance to create something beautiful!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi

Supplies
ICE Resin® Milan Bezels:  Antique Silver, Large Rectangle 
ICE Resin® Milan Bezels:  Antique Silver, Medium Rectangle
ICE Resin® Milan Bezels:  Antique Silver, Small Square
ICE Resin® 
ICE Resin® Mixing Cups and Stir Sticks
ICE Resin® Milan Bezel Template
ICE Resin® Squeegee 
ICE Resin® Studio Sheets
ICE Resin® Paper Sealer
ICE Resin® ICED Enamels:  Enamel Medium
ICE Enamels® Relique Powders: Turquoise, Chartreuse, Ivory
ICE Resin® German Glass Glitter Shards, Ocean
ICE Resin® Tints: Turquoise, Emerald
ICE Resin® Opals, Crystal Opal
ICE Enamels® Relique Powder, Glitz Silver
Ranger© Liquid Pearls™ White Opal
Ranger© Glossy Accents
Small Plastic Spoon
Silver Chain
Silver Jump Rings
Silver French Hooks
Silver Lobster Clasp
Silver Ball End Head Pins
Silver Peacock Rhinestone Chain
Glass Beads, Silver Bead Caps, Silver Spacer Beads
Silver 20 Ga Wire
Flush Cutter
Round Nose Pliers
Bent Nose Pliers
Heat Tool
Toothpicks

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Tulip Watercolor Card with Distress Inks

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, I have a watercolor card to share with you using some of the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Inks.


For my card I started out with a piece of the Ranger Watercolor paper and I stamped the image of the tulip from the Get Well Tulip SS-014 stamp set with  VersaMark ink.  Then, I added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder on top of the image and poured the excess into a coffee filter and then back into the jar.  I like to use a coffee filter when I am heat embossing or working with glitter.  I can dump all of the excess into the coffee filter and then easily add it back into the container.  Plus the coffee filter can be used many times.  Ok, back to the card -- I used my heat tool to melt and heat set the embossing powder.


When an image is heat embossed it makes it very easy to watercolor.  The raised edges of the embossing hold the watercolor in each area and allows you to very quickly watercolor.  If the image wasn't embossed you would have to color each area one at a time and you couldn't color areas right next to each other until they were dry or the color could bleed into the different areas.  I used Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet for the tulip and for the leaves I used Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn.  I did a couple of layers of the watercolor starting out light and then adding darker color for the shading.  For the background I used Cracked PistachioMowed Lawn, and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks.  I used the heat tool to dry the paper and then I lightly misted the paper with water.  I used a paper towel to blot up the excess water leaving little water droplet marks.


I trimmed the watercolor paper down to the size I needed and then I added a bow using some of the  May Arts Variegated Silk Ribbon Turquoise/Brown.  I love all of the colors of the variegated silk ribbon.  Then, I added a Prima Loraine Blue Lagoon Flower to the center of the bow.  For the sentiment I used a verse from the Fear Not SS-016 stamp set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  I used VersaMark and Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder to stamp and heat emboss the sentiment.  Then I used some of the Peacock Feathers ink to add little paint splatters on the background of the card.  I added some 3D Foam Squares to the back of the watercolor panel and then added that to a white A2 top folding card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card share.  To see more inspiration from the design team hop on over to the Stamp Simply Blog.  If you are looking for some paper crafting goodies check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I hope you have a beautiful weekend!  I know I am looking forward to it!  It has been rainy, cold, and gloomy here in Minnesota the past few days and the weather man said it's going to be nice and sunny on Saturday and Sunday.

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Get Well Tulip SS-014, Fear Not SS-016
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor, Cardstock - White
Ink:  VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Mowed Lawn.
Ribbon:  May Arts Variegated Silk Ribbon Turquoise/Brown
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Prima Loraine Blue Lagoon Flower, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner, Heat Tool, Paint Brush

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Exciting News - U-Paint Metal Crafts Creative Team Member


Hello blogging friends!  I have some exciting news to share with everyone.  I am going to be working with and designing for a new company.  The company is U-Paint Metal Crafts and they have over 300 U-Paint Metal Craft Kits to choose from.  The metal pieces are designed for all Designers, Artists, Makers, DIY Crafters/Hobbyists. The detail on the designs is so beautiful!  I have some pictures to share of the metal pieces including some of the solid brass deco trim strips and bookmarks.  The U-Paint Metal Crafts line was developed and launched last year to present to the Craft Industry at a retail level.  U-Paint Metal Crafts is under a larger company The Frank Morrow Company that has been in business since 1929!  

Now for the really great news---Everything is made in the U.S.A.!  
The products can be purchased on the U-Paint Metal Crafts website and also on Amazon.



Ok, now that we have all of the "business" out of the way lets take a look at the beautiful designs from U-Paint Metal Crafts.


Here is a look at one of the large kits.  
This is the Butterflies kit and below are the dimensions for each piece.  
Dragonfly (4 3/8″ H x 5 7/8″ W)
Butterfly (3 3/4″ H x 5 1/4″ W)
Swallowtail Moth (5 3/4″ H x 4 1/2″ W)
Art Deco Butterfly – Solid (2.875″ H x 4.75″ W)

Each kit comes in a large zipper bag which is great for storage.


Here is a look at the back side of the packaging.


The metal pieces come in large and small kits.  You can also purchase them individually.  This image includes L--to--R:  Garden Sprite, Garden Trellis, Flower Bouquet, Roses Blooming, Hummingbird.


Here is a close up of the Flower Bouquet so you can see all of the amazing detail.


 This image includes metal pieces from the Butterflies kit and the Herbs Kit.  I absolutely love all of the detail in the butterflies!


I thought the Bird house and  Tulips would be perfect for Spring.


Check out these beautiful bookmarks!  The bookmarks have vintage designs from the 1920's - 1950's. The one on the top is the Rose & Leaf Scroll and the bottom one is Swirling Leaves.  The detail on the bookmarks is amazing!


Be still my heart---Oh these decorative trims are beyond gorgeous!!  I can't wait to create with these!  So many possibilities my mind is spinning lol.  
From the top down this image includes the following.

I think working with the U-Paint Metal Crafts is going to be so much fun and this is their very first Creative Team!  You can apply paint, glitter, stains, gilding, embellishment mousse, tints and all different kind of products to make the designs uniquely yours.  You can custom design the pieces to match your home decor.  The pieces can also be used as molds for clay and you can use some of the bookmarks to emboss beautiful designs on your paper crafts.  The brass can be cut, sanded, and shaped for jewelry so I am very excited to try designing some jewelry with those pieces.

Be watching for an upcoming announcement to share links for the 
U-Paint Metal Crafts Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Friday, April 7, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Wedding Wishes Stamp Layering Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, I have a pretty wedding card to share with you using the Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Wedding Wishes SS-Sent 001 and  Altenew Beautiful Day Clear Stamp Set.  The wedding wishes is a wonderful stamp set with the 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 verse.  It also includes wedding wishes, best wishes, thinking of you, just for you, and congratulations.  The sentiments will work well with several occasions.  I think the beautiful day stamp set is one of my favorites.  I just love the floral image!  It reminds of when I was younger and seeing the wild roses growing along side the country roads and smelling the sweet fragrance.


Here is a look at the card I designed.  For the stamp layering I used the  Altenew 4 Cubes Rose Petal (rose quartz, puffy heart, purple vine) for the flowers. For the leaves I used 4 Cubes Sea Shore (mountain mist, volcano lake).  When I was done with the coloring part of the stamp layering I used a heat tool to heat set the ink and make sure the paper was good and dry.  Then for the outline images I stamped with VersaMark Ink and added Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder.


The gold embossing gives the card such an elegant look.  I stamped the sentiment from the Wedding Wishes SS-Sent 001 clear stamp set using VersaMark Ink on to a piece of  Vellum.  Then I added the Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder and used my heat tool to melt the embossing powders.  I tell you I have been stamping for many years and the embossing still gets me.  It is still fun to watch the melting process and it's so pretty.


Before adding the Vellum to the card front I added some May Arts Silk Ribbon Tiffany and 1.5" Delicate Vintage Lace by May Arts around the card front.  I love how you can see the lace and hints of color through the vellum!  To finish off the card I added a bow and a Kaisercraft Fairy Floss pink flower to the center of the bow.  The Tiffany colored ribbon is a perfect match to the volcano lake ink from Altenew.


To finish off the card I added the card front to a white A2 top folding card base.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share!  If you would like to see more inspiration from the design team I encourage you to check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  Also, visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting needs.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Wedding Wishes SS-Sent 001, Altenew Beautiful Day Clear Stamp Sets
Paper:  Vellum, White Cardstock
Ink:  Altenew 4 Cubes Rose Petal (rose quartz, puffy heart, purple vine), 4 Cubes Sea Shore (mountain mist, volcano lake), VersaMark Ink
Ribbon:  May Arts Silk Ribbon Tiffany, 1.5" Delicate Vintage Lace by May Arts
Accessories:  Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Kaisercraft Fairy Floss (pink flower), Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L , E-Z Runner

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Cottage Rose CAS Card

Hello everyone and happy Friday!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I have a card to share with you using some of the beautiful Kaisercraft Cottage Rose paper collection.


This is a pretty CAS (Clean And Simple) card for me and it came together so quickly.  One thing I love about the Kaisercraft paper pads not only do they have gorgeous papers but they also have die cuts and sentiments which makes creating cards very quick and easy.  I used a rose floral print and a quilted strip of decorative paper for the background.  Then I added a piece of American Crafts Peony Glitter Tape to cover up the seam between the two papers.


Next, I wrapped some May Arts Gold Metallic String along the left side of the card and added a Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms Fairy Floss,  The decorative frame with the sentiment is one of the die cuts in the paper pad.  It matches perfectly with the paper.  I added a few 3D Foam Squares to the back of the die cut to add some dimension to the card.


I attached the card front to a white A2 top folding card base.  The paper pad is filled with die cut so you would be able to create several CAS cards and then just add a little ribbon, flower or your favorite embellishments.


I hope you enjoyed today's card!  If you would like to see more card inspiration from the design team check out the Stamp Simply Blog.  For all of your paper crafting goodies visit The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  Sharon has a wonderful selections of products.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hug & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Paper:  Kaisercraft Cottage Rose 6-1/2'' Paper Pad, Cardstock - White
Ribbon:  May Arts Gold Metallic String, American Crafts Peony Glitter Tape
Accessories:  Kaisercraft Mini Paper Blooms Fairy Floss, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - My Cup of Tea Card - 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and I am also participating in the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  If you would like to participate and check out all of the fantastic cards you can click HERE for all of the details.


Here is a look at the card I designed.  I used some of the beautiful Graphic 45 Mon Amour pattern papers and the Altenew - Vintage Tea Cup clear stamp set.  I stamped the image of the tea cup and saucer on to a piece of the pattern paper using the Sand Dunes ink from the Altenew - Coffee Break 4 Ink Cubes.  Then I stamped the decorative details and small floral images with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Sugared Almond, Peach Pink, and Green Shadow to color the small floral images.


Next I used the  Altenew - Vintage Teacup Die to die cut the images.  I lightly inked the edges of the die cuts with Distress Ink - Vintage Photo.  I added 3D Foam Squares to the backside of the die cuts to add some dimension and then adhered the pieces to the front of the card.  For the background I used more of the beautiful Graphic 45 Mon Amour paper and then I added a layer of ivory cardstock.


I added some Katarina Ivory Venise Lace and then some May Arts Pink/Champagne Gypsy Variegated Silk Ribbon with a bow.  This ribbon is so pretty--I think it's going to be a new favorite.  To finish off the card I added the card front to a brown A2 top folding card base.  Then I added a few My Mind's Eye Charmed Enamel Dots and a Petaloo Botanica Collection - White Minis Flower to the center of the bow.  I also stamped a sentiment in the bottom corner.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed the card share.  Please be sure to check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.  Also to see more inspiration check out the Stamp Simply Blog and the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Supplies
Stamps:  Altenew - Vintage Tea Cup
Paper:  Graphic 45 Mon Amour 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Cardstock - Ivory, Brown
Ink:  Altenew - Coffee Break 4 Ink Cubes (Espresso, Sand Dunes), VersaMark Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Sugared Almond, Peach Pink, Green Shadow
Dies:  Altenew - Vintage Teacup Die
Ribbon:  Katarina Ivory Venise Lace, May Arts Pink/Champagne Gypsy Variegated Silk Ribbon
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection - White Minis Flowers, My Mind's Eye Charmed Enamel Dot, Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner Adhesive, Heat Tool

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - I Can Do All Things Through Christ - Distress Watercolor Card

Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day!  The ground is still covered with snow here in Minnesota but according to the calendar the first day of Spring is this coming Monday, March 20th.  I am ready for some warmer weather and spring colors but since it's not going to look like Spring outside I figured I'd bring some inside and create a pretty floral card.


For my card I used a couple of the outline images from the Altenew - Painted Flowers clear stamp set.  I stamped the images with VersaMark and heat embossed them using Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder,  For the paper I used Ranger Watercolor.


The watercolor was done with Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  I didn't do any fancy watercolor it was just wet on wet and dropping color in.  The wet on wet mean you wet the paper first with clean water and then add the watercolor.  I started with the flowers and added Shaded Lilac first.  Then I added in some Wilted Violet.  On the first layer of Wilted Violet I used more water to tone the color down a little bit.  Then I used a heat tool to dry the paper and added more of the Wilted Violet.  I wasn't too worried about staying in the lines with the watercolor.  For some images I like the look of the watercolor outside of the lines.  I call it messy watercolor--now there is a technical term for you lol. After the paper was dry then I started adding color to the leaves.  I used Cracked Pistachio for the leaves and for the first layer I used more water.  Then I added a couple more layers of the Cracked Pistachio.  Once I knew the paper was completely dry then I started to add clean water around the floral images at the top of the card and I added the water about an inch below the flowers.  By adding the clean water this will help the color to flow in the background and I can blend the color out into the white area of the card. For the background I used Blueprint Sketch.  I added a few layers of the Blueprint Sketch sketch and dried in between the layers.  Then I turned the card around and repeated the same steps.  For the last layer of color on both sides I let the paper air dry.


Once the paper was dry I stamped the sentiment from the Words of Encouragement SS-017 Stamp Simply Clear Stamps with Memento - Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I mixed some water with Black Soot ink and added some paint splatters.  Next, I added some May Arts Violet Silk Ribbon with a bow and a Petaloo Botanica Collection Gray Minis flower to the center of the bow.  I also added a few 5 mm Crystal Sequins for a little bit of sparkle.  Then to finish the card I added Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares to the back of the watercolor panel and added that to a black A2 top folding card base.


I hope you enjoyed today's card share!

Please be sure to visit the Stamp Simply Blog to see more inspiration from the design team.  Don't forget the check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for all of your paper crafting goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi


Supplies
Stamps:  Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Words of Encouragement SS-017, Altenew - Painted Flowers
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor (smooth side), Cardstock - Black
Ink:  VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot, Memento - Tuxedo Black
Ribbon:  May Arts Violet Silk Ribbon
Accessories:  Petaloo Botanica Collection Gray Minis. Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder, 5 mm Crystal Sequins, Ranger Glossy Accents, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares, Heat Tool, Paint Brush Round 4 Round 16, Hot Glue

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lucky St. Patrick Day Banner - Tonic Studios USA

Hello everyone!  Today, I have a fun St. Patrick's Day project over on the Blog Tonic USA. 


Here is the LUCKY St. Patrick's Day banner that I made.  Banners are a great project that can be made for any holiday.


Here is a close up of one of the banner pieces.  If you would like to see more pictures and fine out all of the details on how I put this banner together you can click HERE to visit the Blog Tonic USA.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Hugs & Smiles,
Heidi



Esstentials Mini Blender Brush Set 1558E
Other supplies used:
White Cardstock
White Crepe Paper
DCWV Green Glitter Paper
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio
Brads
Pallette Knife
May Arts Green Ribbon
May Arts White Lace
3M Foam Tape
Hot Glue
Ranger Craft Mat

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