Posted on April 10, 2017 by creativeunblock
Would you believe I never made a shaker card? I don’t know what took me so long! But with this Birthday Wishes die from Simon Says Stamp, and some Distress Oxide inks from Ranger, it was a perfect storm.
I LOVE these Distress Oxide inks. I love the colors, I love the way they blend, I love the way they react with water, I love everything about them. I used Fossilized Amber, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, and Broken China. After blending them on my card stock, I spritzed a bit with water and dabbed off the water with a paper towel, leaving those cool spots. There just wasn’t enough sparkle, so I added some Ranger Perfect Pearls.
I added some foam tape to the die cut and sprinkled some small sequins (I think they are from Sulyn). I was tempted to add more sparkle, but decided to keep it simple.
Here is a more detailed shot:
This was a very good play day!
Thanks for stopping by.
Filed under: birthday, die cuts, die cutting, inks, Techniques | Tagged: birthday, challenges, die cutting, dies, Distress Inks, Distress Oxide, ink blending, new stuff, rainbow, Ranger, shaker card, Simon Says Stamp | 2 Comments »
Posted on October 1, 2013 by creativeunblock
I love making sets of cards. It just makes sense — I have the paper, the inks, the embellishments all handy, why not make several cards at a time? There are several advantages: I have everything out… I always have a quick gift ready should I need it … and I don’t have any leftover scraps!
Imagine my delight to see a sets challenge on A Blog Named Hero. What fun!
This week, I’ll share some sets I’ve made.
The first installment is this sunny yellow set:
Almost all the stamps are from Hero Arts. Not sure where I got that bright yellow paper, it’s been around a while.
Here are a few close-ups:
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll show more sets during the week.
Filed under: Challenges, Flower cards, punches, Random Cards, scraps | Tagged: card sets, challenges, Hero Arts, scraps | Leave a comment »
Posted on January 11, 2013 by creativeunblock
Wow, talk about a personal challenge! Using 10 embellishments on one card? Yowza! I had to do it. The challenge is from Moxie Fab World and did I mention it required me to use 10 — count ’em 10! — embellishments?
Why was this such a challenge? Because I tend to hoard things, saving them them for the “perfect” project. So I broke into my stash of flower embellies and found these cute pressed flowers from Petals & Possibilities that I got a few years ago and never used. (Shame on me!) (Sorry, I couldn’t find a viable web site for the company.) Since I’m into Valentine mode, these heart shaped beauties were the perfect fit.
Take a look:
Here’s the scoop: paper from Bazzill Basics Miss Teagen Sue collection; bird stamp with matching die from Prickley Pear, stamped with Hero Arts Cup O’ Joe, then highlighted with pearlescent chalk from Pebbles; twill ribbon from Making Memories; baker’s twine from Close to My Heart; pressed flowers from Petals & Possibilities; pearls from Hero Arts.
The Moxie Fab Blog is offering several challenges from Paper Crafts’ new publication, “75 Creative Card Challenges.”
Do check them out! As for me … I’m going to dig out some of my stash and use it with wild abandon!
Filed under: chalks, Challenges, die cuts, Techniques | Tagged: Bazzill Basics, bird, challenges, embellishments, Moxie Fab, Prickley Pear | 1 Comment »
Posted on October 4, 2012 by creativeunblock
I love seeing the blog challenges that showcase the amazing cards from fellow stampers. But I’ve never entered one … until now. I do love the look of white on white, especially with a little texture. So when I needed a card for a wedding, I figured … what would be better than a white card? Which fit in perfectly with the White Out challenge currently on A Blog Named Hero, a fun site that features all things Hero Arts. (if the direct link doesn’t work, try this.)
So here is my simple card:
The embossing folder and dies are all from Spellbinders; the sentiment is from an old Hero Arts set, Hip Hip Hooray CL494.
Do check out A Blog Named Hero for great inspiration!
Filed under: die cuts, dry embossing, Flower cards, punches, Techniques | Tagged: challenges, die cuts, dies, fast & easy, flowers, Hero Arts, other blogs, Spellbinders | 6 Comments »