Handmade by Heather Ruwe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:05:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Distress Oxide Ombre Backgrounds https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/distress-oxide-ombre-backgrounds-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/distress-oxide-ombre-backgrounds-2.html#respond Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:05:32 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9130 Howdy, crafty friends. I’m sharing three cards today that feature a Distress Oxide Ombre background… To create these backgrounds, I chose three different shades in each color family and inked up THIS background with them. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS card stock. I chose this particular background because it had a lot of solid areas to it. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set...

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Howdy, crafty friends. I’m sharing three cards today that feature a Distress Oxide Ombre background…

To create these backgrounds, I chose three different shades in each color family and inked up THIS background with them. I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it on to a piece of THIS card stock. I chose this particular background because it had a lot of solid areas to it. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set on THIS banner. I stamped the same sentiment on each banner, but chose a different coordinating sentiment underneath. I really like stamp sets that gives lots of options.

I finished the cards off by roughing up the edges of the card with THIS distressing tool. I also die-cut a heart using THIS die and adhered one under each sentiment. I added THIS and THIS on top for some shine.

I hope you’re inspired to create an Ombre background.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy crafting!

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New Picket Fence Release (January 2019) https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/new-picket-fence-release-january-2019.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/new-picket-fence-release-january-2019.html#respond Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:14:33 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9088 Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with several cards featuring new products just released from Picket Fence Studios… For the first card… I die-cut a frame die from black and white and black card stock. I stamped THIS background and colored with Copics. I added shine with THIS and topped each image with THIS for some shine. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and adhered the piece to a card covered with THIS...

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Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with several cards featuring new products just released from Picket Fence Studios

For the first card…

I die-cut a frame die from black and white and black card stock. I stamped THIS background and colored with Copics. I added shine with THIS and topped each image with THIS for some shine. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and adhered the piece to a card covered with THIS patterned paper.

For the second card…

I applied THIS alcohol ink to a piece of THIS paper. Once dry, I die-cut THIS die from it and stamped THIS image using THIS ink. Using the left over piece, I white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set and die-cut it using THIS die. I also die-cut a larger vellum circle to adhere behind the sentiment. I finished off the card by adding THESE sequins. This card is a bit larger measuring 5.25 x 5.25.

The next card is my favorite…

I stamped and colored the images from THIS adorable stamp set. I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I applied Distress Oxide ink to a piece of THIS card stock using THESE blending brushes. I added flicks of water with THIS. Once it was dry, I white heat embossed THESE bubbles and stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set. I also added some shine to the narwhals with THIS.

For the last card…

I stamped THIS background with THIS ink on a card created with THIS card stock. I stamped and colored THIS image and used THIS coordinating die-cut to cut it out. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set and finished off the card with adding drops of THIS.

That’s all for today. You can check out the entire release HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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Interactive Valentine’s Day Cards https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/interactive-valentines-day-cards.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/interactive-valentines-day-cards.html#respond Wed, 16 Jan 2019 19:43:08 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9100 Hi there, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple of interactive cards today… I couldn’t wait to use THIS cute stamp set. I stamped and colored the images with Copics. I used THESE dies to cut them out. For the first card… I inked up THIS stencil with THIS ink. I cut it out with THIS die as well as a piece of red card stock. I die-cut the toast die from the panel and stamped...

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Hi there, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple of interactive cards today…

I couldn’t wait to use THIS cute stamp set. I stamped and colored the images with Copics. I used THESE dies to cut them out.

For the first card…

I inked up THIS stencil with THIS ink. I cut it out with THIS die as well as a piece of red card stock. I die-cut the toast die from the panel and stamped the toast images twice on the wheel underneath. I white heat embossed a sentiment on a black strip of card stock. When you turn the reveal wheel, another sentiment “pops” up…

For the second card…

I applied THIS embossing paste through THIS stencil on THIS card stock after die-cutting a slot with a few of THESE dies. I adhered a tart image on the moving mechanism die and when the recipient pulls on the tap at the top…

…a tart pops up. I continued the design to the inside of the card…

I stamped the bubble from THIS stamp set and added a few heart images and sentiments from THIS stamp set.

I hope this has inspired you to create an interactive card. They are so fun.

Thanks so much for visiting today. I’m so happy you’re here.

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DIY Valentines https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/diy-valentines.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/diy-valentines.html#respond Tue, 15 Jan 2019 22:46:17 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9117 Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing a few valentines I created for my son to give to his cousins… I thought THIS stamp set would be perfect for Valentines, so I stamped and colored a few of the critters and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut THIS heart and inked up THIS stencil on top. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the set and backed each heart with THIS scalloped...

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Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing a few valentines I created for my son to give to his cousins…

I thought THIS stamp set would be perfect for Valentines, so I stamped and colored a few of the critters and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. For the background, I die-cut THIS heart and inked up THIS stencil on top. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the set and backed each heart with THIS scalloped heart. To create the cards, I die-cut the same scalloped heart from a folded note card. I made sure to let the top of the die hang off the fold in the card so it wouldn’t cut all the way and create a hinge for the card to open.

I stamped a Valentines greeting on the inside using THIS stamp set….

I hope this inspires you to create a few quick and easy Valentines for a special someone.

Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

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Simon Says Stamp’s February 2019 Card Kit https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/simon-says-stamps-february-2019-card-kit.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/simon-says-stamps-february-2019-card-kit.html#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:19:45 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9115 Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s card was created with goodies from THIS new card kit. I started by covering a piece of card stock with adhesive. I cut the patterned paper in the kit into strips and started adhering them down to the panel in a random pattern. I love the quilt like look it gives. I die-cut the entire piece with THIS die and cut THIS heart die from the center. I added a...

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Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s card was created with goodies from THIS new card kit.

I started by covering a piece of card stock with adhesive. I cut the patterned paper in the kit into strips and started adhering them down to the panel in a random pattern. I love the quilt like look it gives. I die-cut the entire piece with THIS die and cut THIS heart die from the center. I added a pink piece of card stock behind the heart opening and stamped the pattern heart image from THIS stamp set in the center and then a sentiment from the same stamp set on top. I used some of the red floss from the kit to tie a bow around the panel and adhered everything down to the black note card (included in the kit).

The kit also includes a beautiful background stamp that I used to stamp the flap of the envelope…

You can find out more about this kit HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Have a great day.

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You are Loved Blog Hop https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/you-are-loved-blog-hop.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/you-are-loved-blog-hop.html#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:01:26 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9039 Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing several cards today as part of the blog hop celebrating THIS release from Simon Says Stamp. Recently, I was in a major creative slump. I decided to just play and create some backgrounds with alcohol ink… Since THIS yupo paper is 5×7, I decided to cut each background in half and create some 4 bar sized cards. Here’s a closer look at each card… For the first card… I created...

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Hi, crafty friends. I’m sharing several cards today as part of the blog hop celebrating THIS release from Simon Says Stamp.

Recently, I was in a major creative slump. I decided to just play and create some backgrounds with alcohol ink…

Since THIS yupo paper is 5×7, I decided to cut each background in half and create some 4 bar sized cards. Here’s a closer look at each card…

For the first card…

I created the background using THIS applicator tool and THIS blending solution along with the alcohol inks. I lightly pounced the color on, turning the applicator back and forth. I die-cut a circle from the center and added the “you” from THIS die and THIS glitter paper. I stamped the rest of the sentiment using THIS stamp set on a strip of card stock. I finished it off with hearts cut with THIS die and the same glitter paper. Adding THIS on top gave them lots of dimension.

For the second card…

I created the background by just adding random drops of alcohol inks on top of one another. I also added a touch of gold with THIS fixative. I die-cut THIS tag die using THIS gold card stock. Clean and simple.

For the third card…

I created the background by swiping the color on with THIS applicator tool. I die-cut THIS die from it and two pieces of colored card stock. I stamped sentiments from THIS stamp set on the hearts to resemble candy hearts.

For the fourth card…

I created the background by layering the alcohol inks and blowing the ink around with air from THIS tool. Since there was so many layers, the piece was a bit sticky. I took advantage of that and laid a piece of THIS foil on top. the sticky parts grabbed the foil and left bits of gold here and there on the background. I die-cut the “LOVE” out of THESE toner sheets and applied the same gold foil to them using THIS machine. I finished it off with a gold heat embossed sentiment from THIS stamp set on a banner created from THIS die.

For the last card…

To create the background, I added some of THIS to the kraft mat I was working on and swiped the paper through the leftover alcohol ink for a softer look. I used a left over alcohol background piece and die-cut THIS die from it. I die-cut the shadows from white card stock three times and adhered them all together for dimension.

I used THESE 4 bar card bases for all of the cards.

BLOG HOP 
Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop.  Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Kristina Werner

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Cathy Zielske

Yana Smakula

Yoonsun Hur

Amanda Korotkova

Vicky Papaioannou

Heather Ruwe

Gayatri Murali

Ankita Gupta

Lea Lawson

Kristina Pokazanieva

Elena Salo

Looking for even more inspiration? I shared a card set HERE using products from this release.

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.

You can check out the entire You are Loved Release HERE.

A couple more things…

Use code LVE584 whith any purchase and receive a FREE Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink Pad! How cool is that!? Expires 1/10/2019 at 11:59 PM (EST).

Also…

THESE new watercolor prints are now available!

Thanks so much for visiting.

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Stamping with Coordinating Dies https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/stamping-with-coordinating-dies.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/stamping-with-coordinating-dies.html#comments Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:02:48 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9062 Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features stamping with coordinating dies. I love to stretch my supplies and this technique does just that. I stamped several images from THIS stamp set on four pieces of white card stock using my MISTI. The MISTI made it quick and easy to stamp multiple cards at once. To add color to the images, I stamped with the coordinating dies. To do this, I die-cut THESE coordinating dies from...

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Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features stamping with coordinating dies. I love to stretch my supplies and this technique does just that.

I stamped several images from THIS stamp set on four pieces of white card stock using my MISTI. The MISTI made it quick and easy to stamp multiple cards at once. To add color to the images, I stamped with the coordinating dies. To do this, I die-cut THESE coordinating dies from THIS fun foam and used some temporary adhesive to adhere it to a an acrylic block. The fun foam inks up well and stamps beautifully. Since the dies are a bit bigger than the image, it creates a halo around the image. I just love the artsy look it produces.

I white heat embossed a different sentiment from THIS stamp set on a piece die-cut with THIS die. It seems like I never have a sympathy card on hand when I need it and these sentiments are so beautiful…

I also stamped a coordinating envelope with THIS background stamp…

I hope this has inspired you to stamp with your coordinating dies. Thanks so much for visiting.

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I Otter-ly Adore You https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/i-otter-ly-adore-you.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/i-otter-ly-adore-you.html#respond Mon, 07 Jan 2019 19:09:01 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9008 Howdy, crafty friends.  I have a love themed card to share today that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day… I die-cut the pink background using THIS die and stamped THIS background with red ink. I added a black mat behind the pink piece and adhered it to a 5 x 5 white note card. I die-cut THIS otter and one of THESE hearts and assembled all the pieces. I cut a slit at the bottom...

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Howdy, crafty friends.  I have a love themed card to share today that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day…

I die-cut the pink background using THIS die and stamped THIS background with red ink. I added a black mat behind the pink piece and adhered it to a 5 x 5 white note card. I die-cut THIS otter and one of THESE hearts and assembled all the pieces. I cut a slit at the bottom of the pink panel for the otter to pop out from. I added THESE heart eyes to go along with the theme and white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set. I used THIS glaze pen to add shine to his nose…

Thanks for stopping by today. Have an awesome day!

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Die-cut Word Drop Shadow https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/die-cut-word-drop-shadow.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/die-cut-word-drop-shadow.html#respond Fri, 04 Jan 2019 19:53:32 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9072 Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature a fun die-cutting technique… I like to die-cut from a stamped pattern and have the die-cut word or image be camouflaged in the design. I shared a post about that technique HERE and HERE. This time I wanted the die-cut word to stand out a bit more so I created a drop shadow with fun foam behind the word. After stamping the fruit images from THIS stamp set, I...

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Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature a fun die-cutting technique…

I like to die-cut from a stamped pattern and have the die-cut word or image be camouflaged in the design. I shared a post about that technique HERE and HERE. This time I wanted the die-cut word to stand out a bit more so I created a drop shadow with fun foam behind the word.

After stamping the fruit images from THIS stamp set, I die-cut THIS, THIS, and THIS word from the panel. I inlaid a piece of black fun foam in the word opening and adhered the die-cut word on top, but slightly offset, creating a drop shadow. I finished off the cards by adding a white heat embossed sentiment from the same stamp set and rounding the bottom corners with THIS.

Here’s a closer look..

I hope this has inspired you to try this technique. It’s a great way to have a die-cut word stand out against a busy background.

Thanks for stopping by today. Happy crafting!

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Snowman Shaker Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/snowman-shaker-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/01/snowman-shaker-card.html#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2019 19:28:52 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9053 Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a shaker card created with THIS card kit. I stamped a snowman image from THIS stamp set (included in the kit), masked it with THIS masking paper and stamped two more snowman images. I colored them with Copics and stamped the snowflake image from the stamp set in the background. I die-cut THIS die from white card stock and fun foam. I adhered them together, sandwiching a piece...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a shaker card created with THIS card kit.

I stamped a snowman image from THIS stamp set (included in the kit), masked it with THIS masking paper and stamped two more snowman images. I colored them with Copics and stamped the snowflake image from the stamp set in the background. I die-cut THIS die from white card stock and fun foam. I adhered them together, sandwiching a piece of acetate in between. I placed some “snow” inside and adhered it on top of the snowmen scene. I adhered the whole piece to a card covered with patterned paper from the kit. I finished off the card by rounding the corners with THIS.

You can see the card in action HERE. Adding a light coating of THIS inside and on the acetate helps with static cling.

I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set on the inside…

Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a great day!

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