Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Basketweave Background on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good morning! Stopping by with a peek at a couple cards that I have a post and video tutorial for up on the Reverse Confetti Blog today for this week's edition of Wednesday in the Works. I had fun creating this awesome basketweave background for my cards - go check out the details HERE!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

LID April Release Day 3 - Sentiment Focus

Hello! Welcome for the 3rd and final day of the the BRAND NEW April release hop at Lil' Inker Designs! There are a ton of fun new stamps and dies to share! You can find the entire new release HERE!


You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards! Today I'm rounding out a bit more of the release that I haven't shared yet!


For this one I used the new Hand Drawn Happiness Stamp Set - LOVE the sentiments in this one! I stamped my sentiment from this set on a rectangle cut with the inside of the Shaker Tag Die Set - love when I die can be used more than one way!


This first card actually works really well for even a guy card! I had fun creating the background by adding splatters on kraft paper with white paint, gold watercolors, and black ink mist. I didn't let them dry in between, so it kind of gave a fun effect where they mixed together!


My second card today features a couple of my favorite things from this release!


First off, that gorgeous background which is part of the Brushed Plaid Stamp Set! I stamped it with a soft green ink on a panel of white cardstock, then stamped the gorgeous Have a Nice Day Stamp set over the top in black pigment ink, then heat embossed it with clear powder for a nice shine.


Finished off by trimming that panel down, mounting over a thin white frame, then mounting onto a kraft cardbase on which I used the largest Stitched Rectangle Die. Nice and flat and one layer - but I love how detailed that stamp set is!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Monday, April 23, 2018

LID April Release Day 2 - Mother's Day Cards

Hello! Welcome back to Day 2 of the the BRAND NEW April release hop at Lil' Inker Designs! There are a ton of fun new stamps and dies to share! You can find the entire new release HERE!


You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards! Today I have a couple of Mother's Day Cards to share with you!


For my first card, I used the brand new Spring Wreath Die set - full of gloriously intricate and beautiful wreath die cuts! I die cut all 3 from white cardstock, and used them all on my card here!


Tucked a little banner die cut using One Love Die Set with a heat embossed sentiment from Best Mom Stamp Set under the side, and tied some jute string in a bow. Pattern paper is from Crate Paper, and I also used Cover Up: Stitched Quatrefoil for the cardbase for a bit of extra texture.


Next up, a softer colored Mother's Day Card!


For this one I stamped a floral background using the images in Best Mom Stamp Set in soft colors. I then stamped my sentiment over the top from the same stamp set in black ink. I die cut that panel down with a Stitched Rectangle Die, and tied some twine around the panel.


I also used the new Cover Up Die: Dotted Chevrons for this card - die cut from white, trimmed slightly smaller than an A2 card, and layered over a pink cardbase. Over this I mounted the front panel with foam adhesive.


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Colored Dimensional Dots - on the Unity Blog

Good morning! Dropping by with a quick peek at a post I have on the Unity Stamp Company Blog today sharing how I used Copic Markers and clear dimensional glaze to create these fun colored dots on this card! You can check it out HERE with a video sharing my process!


Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

LID April Release Day 1 - No Borders

Hello! The day is finally here to start sharing projects with the BRAND NEW April release at Lil' Inker Designs! There are a ton of fun new stamps and dies to share! You can find the entire new release HERE!


You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!


My first card I used the new One Love Stamp Set - it makes me want to add John 3:16 over the top of it - love the heart shaped earth! For this first card, I stamped and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder on watercolor paper, then added a wash of watercolors over the top in two different colors.


Once that dried, I tore the edges for some texture and mounted it on a white cardbase. Sentiment is heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock, and a few clear droplets are the final finishing touch!


Next up - I thought this sentiment was a PERFECT fit for this image to turn it into a graduation card!


For this card, I used two different colors of Fresh Inks to do a bit of ombre blending on the image. I used my MISTI to keep it lined up, and stamped several times for a nice solid impression and good blending between the colors.


 I then stamped my sentiment and stars from Grad Class (a previous release) and added the year with the new Grad Class 2018 Supplement. (These are on sale together for a bundle price - or if you bought the Grad Class set last year, you can purchase just the Supplement to bring it up to date for this year!). 


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

Now...how would you like to win the ENTIRE new release?!?!?!? WOW - some lucky winner is going to be VERY happy! Make sure and leave a comment here before hopping along to the next stop - and leave comments at each stop for a chance to win!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Beautiful Day - Technique Tuesday Watercolor

Good morning! Here is the second card made from some images I recently stamped from Technique Tuesday and took along to paint while sitting in the car waiting for my daughter at drum lessons. I usually don't plan ahead enough to accomplish things like this - but was so glad I did this time! Totally fun! For this card, I used the gorgeous and intricate Beautiful Bouquet set and again colored with my Daniel Smith watercolors.


This set also comes with a coordinating die. Like the last card, I stamped it on watercolor paper, and didn't end up using the die on this card. I thought I'd mention it however, since you can save a couple dollars purchasing them as a set HERE if you are interested in them both!


To finish this card I simply matted in two colors of coordinating cardstock from one of Gina K's exclusive sets for Simon Says Stamp - both colors on this card came from Autumn Rainbow.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, April 20, 2018

Watercolor Floral Trio - New Unity Stamp Company Release

Good evening! Did you see the beautiful new releases at Unity Stamp Company today? You can check out the new arrivals HERE! They are also on sale, of course!

I feel like I've rarely had time to work with the new releases lately - but this past week knowing these were coming, I was prepared and took my images with me to watercolor while I went with my daughter's to the homework youth club at our church. I told them I was bringing my own homework - I think they thought mine was more fun! Haha!

Anyway, I ended up coloring 3 of the 4 floral images in the two new stamp sets, Blossoming Beauty and Wild Florals. I came home and added a few simple additional embellishments, then finished them off into cards.


For this one, I used a white gel pen to add details to the image - such a simple thing that adds so much!


I also added a few Nuvo drops in Carnation Pink and Simply White.


And here is the second one:


For this one, I added lots of splatters, so I kind of carried that on into my details with the white gel pen - and added lots of dots this time! Kind of a fun and different effect...


For this one, I added Nuvo drops in Ruby Slipper and Simply White.


And finally - I shook up the color combo on this final one:


This one has Nuvo Drops in Copper Penny and Simply White.


For each card, I trimmed them slightly smaller than my Cream cardbases, then mounted with a layer of fun foam underneath for a bit of dimension.


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!