Lasting Hearts Card Drive

Today I want to share some cards I created for the Lasting Hearts Card Drive. Lasting Hearts help mothers who have lost a child. The goal is to have doctors give a handmade card and book (“You’re the Mothers of all Mothers” by Angela Miller) to parents who have just lost a child via miscarriage. Having experienced two miscarriages during my infertility journey, this cause is so special to me and I wanted to...

Holiday Card Series 2015- Day 5

Hello. Today I’m back with another holiday themed card using some products from Hero Arts… When I opened THIS stamp set, I flipped some of the pine branch images in a different direction than how they were mounted to create my own custom background. I kept them on the acetate sheet they came on and inked them up with THIS, THIS and THIS color of Distress Inks. I lightly misted water on top of...

2015 Holiday Card Series…

Hello. Thanks for visiting my blog. So I was shopping the other day and what did I hear?…Christmas music. Say what!? I really want Halloween to come before I can even begin to wrap my head around Christmas…but time flies and it will be here before I know it. It has inspired me to get a head start on creating holiday cards. I’ve decided to share a holiday themed card every Tuesday and Thursday...

Camouflage Die-Cutting featuring Ombre Ink Pads (Giveaway too)

Hello! Today I have five cards that feature a technique that I like to call, “Camouflage Die-Cutting”. I will also be showing how to use the Hero Arts Ombre’ Ink Pads in a simple way. Here are the cards… The reason I call it “Camoflauge Die-Cutting” is because you die-cut the image from the background and when it’s adhered back into place, it almost appears hidden in the design. It blends right in.  To...

Simple Card Set using New Products

Hello! I created a simple card set using some new products… I started by cutting three pieces of Neenah Cardstock using THIS stitched frame die. I stamped THIS awesome Hero Arts background stamp using some new Distress Ink Colors (Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, and Abandoned Coral) . I spritzed the stamp lightly with water after inking, right before stamping, to get a watercolor look. I heat embossed sentiments from three new Hero Arts stamp sets...

Tips on Creating Card Sets/ Multiple Cards

Hello! I’m a BIG fan of creating card sets. You already have all of the supplies out, so why not make a bunch of cards at once!? Today I have five cards to share using THIS adorable stamp set along with some helpful tips on creating multiple cards… Background stamps, note cards, and inks all by Hero Arts.  TIP #1- Keep it simple These cards measures 3.5 x 4.75 in size. Working on a...

Shaker Card plus New Hero Arts Giveaway!

Hello! Some of you may know that Hero Arts recently released some stamps with my handwriting and I’m so excited. You can read all about it HERE. I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway of THIS stamp because I consider all of you my crafty friends… …and here is a shaker card I created using the stamp… To create this card, I heat embossed the sentiment in white on vellum and...

Hero Arts Sneak Peek and Watercolor Giveaway!

The latest class started over at Online Card Classes and Kristina Werner’s card on Day One inspired my card… I started off by embossing THIS Hero Arts background stamp in white on some watercolor cardstock. Then I used this super cute, tiny watercolor set from Studio Calico…. and covered the entire piece with blue and green watercolor. Once it dried, I went back in with those same colors and only applied it to the flower pattern....