Handmade by Heather Ruwe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:18:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 One Layer Wonder-Floral Wreath https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/one-layer-wonder-floral-wreath.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/one-layer-wonder-floral-wreath.html#respond Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:18:03 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9373 Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card is a one layer wonder. Well, almost. I did adhere the piece to a card base but wanted to share an idea that had minimal bulk… I stamped the medium floral image from THIS stamp set using the 4×4 stencil wreath from THIS stencil bundle set. The stencil helps align the images in a wreath shape. I colored in the flowers with Copic Makers in rainbow order and added a sentiment from the...

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Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card is a one layer wonder. Well, almost. I did adhere the piece to a card base but wanted to share an idea that had minimal bulk…

I stamped the medium floral image from THIS stamp set using the 4×4 stencil wreath from THIS stencil bundle set. The stencil helps align the images in a wreath shape. I colored in the flowers with Copic Makers in rainbow order and added a sentiment from the same stamp set in the center. I finished off the card by adding THIS to the center of the flowers for dimension and THIS on the petals for lots of shine…

I hope this inspires you to create a one layer card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome day.

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Pearl Alcohol Inks https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/pearl-alcohol-inks.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/pearl-alcohol-inks.html#comments Wed, 20 Mar 2019 19:26:44 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9348 Hello, crafty friends. I recently purchased the new pearl alcohol inks and I’m officially obsessed with them. I experimented and created some backgrounds that I turned into three cards… For the first card… I applied a rainbow of colors on THIS Yupo paper, overlapping each color a bit creating new colors in between. I added THESE alphabet dies to create a custom sentiment and added another sentiment from THIS stamp set. I die-cut THIS vellum...

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Hello, crafty friends. I recently purchased the new pearl alcohol inks and I’m officially obsessed with them. I experimented and created some backgrounds that I turned into three cards…

For the first card…

I applied a rainbow of colors on THIS Yupo paper, overlapping each color a bit creating new colors in between. I added THESE alphabet dies to create a custom sentiment and added another sentiment from THIS stamp set. I die-cut THIS vellum heart and added a sprinkling of THESE. The card measurement is 5×7.

For the second card…

I die-cut THESE dies from a similar background as the first card and then added some of THIS on top by shaking drops on to it. It gives some really fun texture. I adhered the flowers on a diagonal with THIS strong tape on to a piece of black card stock. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set. I finished off the card by adding THIS to the centers of the flowers.

For the last card…

I experimented by adding drops of the pearl alcohol inks on THIS black card stock. I was surprised of how vivid the colors were after drying. I die-cut the piece with THIS circle die as well as a vellum circle. I adhered THIS paintbrush to the vellum circle along with a sentiment from THIS stamp set. I finished off the card with THESE.

To recap, here are 3 ideas to try with the Pearl Alcohol inks…

1. Try creating a background that overlaps with each color creating new colors in between. THIS tool is helpful in moving the colors with bursts of air.

2. Try die-cutting from pieces that didn’t turn out. Use the parts that you like and die-cut shapes from those areas.

3. Try applying the pearl alcohol inks to regular black card stock. It gives beautiful results that you couldn’t achieve with regular alcohol inks.

Also, I recently shared on Instagram HERE that you can apply these inks to THESE boards to create fun home decor.

I hope this has inspired you to try these pearl alcohol inks. The shimmer they give is gorgeous.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

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Simon Says Stamp April 2019 Card Kit https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/simon-says-stamp-april-2019-card-kit.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/simon-says-stamp-april-2019-card-kit.html#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:10:20 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9336 Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card uses goodies from THIS new card kit… The patterned papers in the kit are gorgeous. I decided to use them and die-cut a few hearts from THIS die set as well as THIS scalloped square. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set that is included in the kit on the smallest heart. The kit also comes with a couple of stickers sheets. I added a few hearts as embellishments...

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Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card uses goodies from THIS new card kit…

The patterned papers in the kit are gorgeous. I decided to use them and die-cut a few hearts from THIS die set as well as THIS scalloped square. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set that is included in the kit on the smallest heart. The kit also comes with a couple of stickers sheets. I added a few hearts as embellishments after adding THIS and THIS on top for some shine. I applied the kit’s Nuvo drops around the hearts and rounded the corners with THIS. The card measures 5 x 5.

Here’s a closer look…

Click HERE for more information about the kit.

Thanks for visiting today. Happy Crafting!

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New Picket Fence Release (March 2019) & GIVEAWAY https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/new-picket-fence-release-march-2019-giveaway.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/new-picket-fence-release-march-2019-giveaway.html#comments Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:30:39 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9325 Hello again, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today that feature new products from Picket Fence… For the first card, I stamped THIS houndstooth background in black on a white piece of card stock. I stamped and colored THIS girl using my Copic markers and used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I also cut out the coordinating die with THIS fun foam to adhere behind the image for extra dimension. I...

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Hello again, crafty friends. I have two cards to share today that feature new products from Picket Fence

For the first card, I stamped THIS houndstooth background in black on a white piece of card stock. I stamped and colored THIS girl using my Copic markers and used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I also cut out the coordinating die with THIS fun foam to adhere behind the image for extra dimension. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set on a strip of colored card stock and adhered it vertically. I finished off the card by adding some of THIS to her glasses…

For the second card, I used these markers and colored in THIS fish stencil in rainbow order on a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. The markers react with water similar to watercolor so I sprayed the colored fish images heavily and let the color bleed, creating a rainbow background. To add some texture and define the fish images, I laid the stencil back into place and added THIS on top. I love the dimension it adds. I finished off the card by white heat embossing THIS sentiment on black card stock.

You can see more of the new release HERE.

GIVEAWAY

I have a $15 gift certificate to Picket Fence Studios to give away to one lucky blog reader!

Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite product from the release. You have until March 20th at 11:59 p.m. EST to enter. I will randomly choose a winner on the 21st and post it here.

Something to note…It’s free shipping to US residents. International residents are eligible to win, but they do have to pay shipping.

ETA: The winner of the giveaway is Kim K. Congrats! I emailed you.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

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Foil Transfer Gel Backgrounds https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/foil-transfer-gel-backgrounds.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/foil-transfer-gel-backgrounds.html#comments Mon, 11 Mar 2019 20:18:19 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9278 Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards showcase a foiled background… I love the look of foil on dark card stocks. To achieve this look, I applied some of THIS transfer gel through THIS stencil. Once it was completely dry, I ran it through THIS MINC machine. It applies heat and the foil sticks to the areas where there is transfer gel. For the first card, I used THIS gorgeous rainbow foil… For the second card, I...

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards showcase a foiled background…

I love the look of foil on dark card stocks. To achieve this look, I applied some of THIS transfer gel through THIS stencil. Once it was completely dry, I ran it through THIS MINC machine. It applies heat and the foil sticks to the areas where there is transfer gel.

For the first card, I used THIS gorgeous rainbow foil…

For the second card, I used THIS stunning holographic foil…

For the sentiment, I die-cut THIS word along with it’s shadow. THESE new greetings are so fun. They come printed and are ready to be foiled! I applied some of THIS to the birthday sentiment sheet and cut them in to strips. So fun!

I hope you give this a try. It’s a quick and easy technique that packs a lot of punch.

Thanks for joining me today. Have an awesome day.

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Fresh Bloom Release Blog Hop-Day 2 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/fresh-bloom-release-blog-hop-day-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/fresh-bloom-release-blog-hop-day-2.html#comments Sat, 09 Mar 2019 13:01:32 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9284 Hello, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be part of the blog hop today celebrating THIS new release. I have three cards to share… First, how cute are THESE bunnies!? I stamped and colored three of the images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. There are some great coordinating sentiments in that set as well that I white heat embossed on each card. I’m always trying to find ways to stretch the...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m so excited to be part of the blog hop today celebrating THIS new release. I have three cards to share…

First, how cute are THESE bunnies!? I stamped and colored three of the images and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. There are some great coordinating sentiments in that set as well that I white heat embossed on each card.

I’m always trying to find ways to stretch the use of my dies. For these cards, I die-cut single image dies multiple times to achieve a background die look. You can do this technique with any single image dies but I particular like using dies that do not cut the entire image out, like the dies I used today. They only cut the inside of the stitched line, not the entire image.

I used THIS die to create the background on the first card….

I used THIS die on this card…

I used THIS die on the final card…

I hope this has inspired you to try using single image dies to cover an entire background.

BLOG HOP
There is lots more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit Gayatri Murali. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Amanda Korotkova

Heather Ruwe

Gayatri Murali

Heather Hoffman

Bibi Cameron

Anna Kossakovskaya

Barb Engler

Kristina Pokazanieva

Yoonsun Hur

Looking for even more inspiration? I’ve shared more projects using this release HERE and HERE.

GIVEAWAY
Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop along the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. I would love to hear which is your favorite card I’ve shared today. Good luck!

Also, I have a special cod to share with you…

Use code FRBLM89 with your order to receive a free Lucky to Know you die. Valid until 3/10 at 11:59 p.m. or while supplies last.

You can see the entire release HERE. I’ve also linked it below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

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More Fresh Bloom Release Inspiration https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/more-fresh-bloom-release-inspiration.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/more-fresh-bloom-release-inspiration.html#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2019 12:28:04 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9294 Howdy, crafty friends. I thought I would share more inspiration using THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… I stamped and colored the cute images from THIS new stamp set and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered them to 4 bar sized cards and stamped the background with THESE stamps. I stamped the sentiment in THESE speech bubbles. Here’s a closer look… I like to use the coordinating die to not...

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Howdy, crafty friends. I thought I would share more inspiration using THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp…

I stamped and colored the cute images from THIS new stamp set and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I adhered them to 4 bar sized cards and stamped the background with THESE stamps. I stamped the sentiment in THESE speech bubbles.

Here’s a closer look…

I like to use the coordinating die to not only cut out the images, but cut it from THIS fun foam to use behind it for dimension.

Thanks you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

P.S. I’ve linked to the entire Fresh Bloom Release below as well as supplies used on today’s project…

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Fresh Bloom Release https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/fresh-bloom-release.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/fresh-bloom-release.html#comments Thu, 07 Mar 2019 12:42:20 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9270 Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a couple of shaker cards featuring new product from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… First, I stamped two card fronts with THIS background stamp. I die-cut a tag and then die-cut THIS chick die and THIS bunny die from the center. I stamped coordinating sentiment from THIS stamp set on the tag and created shaker cards by adding acetate and foam tape to the back....

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Hello there, crafty friends. I’m back today with a couple of shaker cards featuring new product from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp…

First, I stamped two card fronts with THIS background stamp. I die-cut a tag and then die-cut THIS chick die and THIS bunny die from the center. I stamped coordinating sentiment from THIS stamp set on the tag and created shaker cards by adding acetate and foam tape to the back. I used THIS new sequin mix for the yellow card and THIS sequin mix for the gray card. I die-cut THIS bow to add to the top of each tag.

These dies are perfect for making shaker cards with.

I finished off the cards by rounding the top to corners of the card to mimic the tag shape.

The new release is fabulous. You can check out all the products HERE. I’ve linked to the entire release below as well as supplies used on today’s project.

Thanks for visiting today. Have an awesome day!

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Interactive Birthday Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/interactive-birthday-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/interactive-birthday-card.html#respond Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:46:29 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9243 Hi there, crafty friends. I’m sharing an interactive birthday card over on the Picket Fence Blog HERE. Click HERE to see what appears from the clouds when you pull the balloon. Thanks for visiting. Have a great day! LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:

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Hi there, crafty friends. I’m sharing an interactive birthday card over on the Picket Fence Blog HERE.

Click HERE to see what appears from the clouds when you pull the balloon.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day!

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Taco Birthday Cards https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/taco-birthday-cards.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/03/taco-birthday-cards.html#respond Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:57:22 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9309 Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card share is just for fun. I couldn’t help but make some birthday cards with THIS cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn… I started by stamping and coloring the taco images. I used THIS coordinating die to cut out the images. I created three backgrounds using the smaller images in the stamp set. Here’s a closer look at each card… I added a party hat to each taco as well...

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Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card share is just for fun. I couldn’t help but make some birthday cards with THIS cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn…

I started by stamping and coloring the taco images. I used THIS coordinating die to cut out the images. I created three backgrounds using the smaller images in the stamp set.

Here’s a closer look at each card…

I added a party hat to each taco as well as THESE google eyes…

This small stamp set packs a lot of punch.

I hope this has inspired you to take a closer look at your smaller stamp sets.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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