(2019 c115) Hero Arts Thanksgiving Holidays

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Supplies used:  My Monthly Hero Arts September 2019 kit,  the tree from Hero Arts CM282 Home For The Holidays.  Versamark Ink   and Ranger Embossing Powder ,  Distress Inks by Ranger ,  Hero Arts Fancy Die Holiday Greenery Edge DI533Hero Arts DC1529 Holidays Word Fancy Die. (For this belly band, I cut the Holiday Greenery Edge from both edges and kept the pieces together by placing Score Tape  on the back after cutting and then used Taylored Expressions Blender Brushes
to color the sides which enhanced the shapes of the die-cut edges.  As you can see on the photo of the inside I stamped an oak leaf from Unity Stamps KOM-10/14 Love & Joy For The Holidays .

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHeroNature

SimonSaysStamp:  (Mon) Thanksgiving/Thanks

TheCat’sPajamas:  #363 Holiday (Any November, December or January Holiday)

Frilly&Funky:   Fabulous Fall

DiesRUsChallBlogTrees or Leaves

 

(2019 c114) Paper Smooches Dog Sympathy

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A Thinking of You  with Sympathy to honor Service Dogs and Service men as we celebrate Veteran’s Day this week.  Not only to the Service MAN  OR WOMAN, but also Pets are such precious parts of families!!!  Their loss leaves a big hole in our hearts!  Here is a sympathy card for the loss of a pet or service dog.

Supplies used:  Paper Smooches Paws For A Cause, Paper Smooches Good Gab,  various deisgner papers & vellum,  Versamark Ink   and Ranger Embossing Powder .

 

Challenges Entered:

PaperSmoochesPaper Smooches Design Team Call – Anything Goes

PowerPoppySketch It OutNov Power Poppy sketch.jpg

SimonSaysStamp:   Thinking of You

WordArtWednesday:   Chal. 412 & 413 – Anything Goes

 

(2019 c113) Paper Smooches Retro Kittys

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My sister has a GREAT 2 foot tall cat statue  with a LOOOONG neck that she has had since the 70’s.  So this card is dedicated to her RETRO CAT!  So let’s get into the GROOVE!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFirst I stamped the cats from Paper Smooches Feline Friends, and Paper Smooches Nine Lives with black ink and then with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing Powder .  Then I sponged  Distress Inks by Ranger around the card.  Next I stamped Paper Smooches Artisan Blocks with Versamark Ink heat embossed with clear EP.  Then I spattered water water over it and blotted with a dry towel. I sponged a darker ink around the edges and mounted on midnight blue cardstock.

THANKS is from Paper Smooches Chit Chat  (This one is discontinued at Paper Smooches, but I linked to Scrapbook.com where you can still get it)  It was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP.  On the inside as you can see on the right stamps came from Chit Chat and MADE FROM SCRATCH is from Nine Lives.

Challenges Entered:

PaperSmoochesPaper Smooches Design Team Call – Anything Goes

SimonSaysStampThanksgiving/Thanks

KatScrappiness Give Thanks

MyFavoriteThingsMFT Color Challenge #129Nov MFT_Color 129.jpg

WordArtWednesday:   Chal. 412 & 413 – Anything Goes

(2019 c112) Pink & Main, Taylored Expressions Birthday

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I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Double Resist Technique to create the background.  Using Woodgrain Background by Taylored Expressions, first I stamped the beige background cardstock with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing PowderI sponged various browns of Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger over the background and then spattered with water & blotted for an aged look.  Then I ironed off the clear embossing.    This gives a velvety feel to the paper.  I cut out Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200 from the center & mounted on a kraft cardbase that was inked with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing Powder

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsThe Birthday Project: Feeling Sentimental

WordArtWednesday:   Chal. 412 & 413 – Anything Goes

(2019 c111) MFT, Pink & Main Birthday

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I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Distress Oxide Spray Resist technique.  On heavy black cardstock I first stamped all the sentiments from  My Favorite Things Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2 with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing Powder  using my  Misti Stamping Tool .    I then alternated spraying with Mermaid Lagoon &  Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Sprays.  Then I ironed off the embossing onto typing paper. Last I sponged Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  on another paper and cut out Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200 and inlaid it into the left side.

I put another 8.5 X 11 piece of black cardstock in the bottom of my spray box so I have the beginnings of another fun background!

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsThe Birthday Project: Feeling Sentimental

WordArtWednesday:   Chal. 412 & 413 – Anything Goes

(2019 c110) Hero Arts Poppies

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The main image was stamped with CG140 Poppy Background from Hero Arts.

This is a discontinued stamp, but the link will take you to Hero Arts and you can find many wonderful stamps there.

I stamped with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing Powder  .  Then I colored the inside of the poppies and stems with Tim Holtz Distress Markers .  I inked again over the entire image with Versamark & Heat embossed with clear EP again.  I must have had a few smudges of green marker outside the lines because it showed up in the top melted layer.  That’s ok with me, because it gives a wispy effect.

For the sentiment I used a stamp from a company that has gone out of business.  It was The Craft’s Meow the stamp set is Golden Days.  That was way back in 2013.

Challenges Entered:

ABlogNamedHeroNature

MyFavoriteThingsSketch #462unnamed

KatScrappiness Give Thanks

SimonSaysStampThanksgiving/Thanks

(2019 c109) Altenew, Pink & Main Birthday

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Background created in my spray box with   Tattered Angels .  I used my Misti Stamping Tool   and Distress Inks by Ranger to stamp Build A Flower: Rose by Altenew Stamps and cut out with matching dies.  The sentiment was cut out with Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200 and inlaid. I finished off with scattered jewels.

Challenges Entered:

Altenew:  Nov. Inspiration ChalNov Altenew

(2019 c108) Sugar Pea Coffee Shaker

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I love COFFEE! For my shaker card today I used  Caffeine Addict from Sugar Pea Designs , and for the diecut sentiment: THANKS by Lawn Fawn.

Challenges Entered:

CoffeeLovingCardmakersCoffee Lovers Blog Hopfinal

SimonSaysStampWork It Wednesday – Autumn Gratitude

KatScrappinessNov. Chal. – Lets Give Thanks

SimonSaysStamp(Wed) Anything Goes

 

(2019 c107) MFT, Pink & Main Birthday

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Not the easiest thing for me to do,  but I achieved a 10 minute card!

I followed Jennifer McGuire’s Distress Oxide Spray Resist technique.  On heavy white cardstock I first stamped all the sentiments from  My Favorite Things Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings 2 with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing Powder  using my  Misti Stamping Tool .    I then alternated spraying with Mermaid Lagoon &  Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Sprays.  Then I ironed off the embossing onto typing paper. Last I sponged Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger  on another paper and cut out Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200 and inlaid it into the left side.

Challenges Entered:

MyFavoriteThingsThe Birthday Project: Feeling Sentimental

ModSquadSentiment Says It All

SimonSaysStamp(Wed) Anything Goes

PowerPoppyLet’s Take 10 (Minutes to create)

(2019 c106) Hero Arts Nature

 

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Stamps used:  I used Sizzix/Hero Arts #657772 Textured Impressions Folder w/Stamp- Silhouette Vines Set (This is a discontinued set, but can still be found on the web)  and Hero Arts Color Layering Swallowtail CM225  .

I kind of followed Jennifer McGuire’s Double Resist Technique to create the background.  Using my  Misti Stamping Tool  First I stamped the background with an old stone gray ink on watercolor paper & then stamped again with  Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing Powder .  Next I sponged the entire background with Citron Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger .  Then I used Jennifer McGuire’s technique and ironed off the embossing from the gray image.  Then I re-positioned the paper up & over a bit and stamped the background stamp again with Versamark Ink   and heat embossed with clear  Ranger Embossing PowderNext I sponged Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks by Ranger , and again ironed off the clear embossing which left the light green image.  Next I stamped the swallowtail with Carved Pumpkin and heat embossed with Clear EP.   I stamped the sentiment on vellum & wrapped around the panel before mounting on light gray cardstock that I had swiped on the edges with the old stone gray ink.  I love the grungy look.

Challenges Entered:

HeroArtsNatureOct Hero ArtsMyFavoriteThings: Color Challenge # 128