(2021 c029) Acetate see through window cover

Colored Acetate covering
Acetate pulled back to reveal plain heat embossed stamped card face.

The top cover of  3M Transparency Film (which is heat resistant) was stamped with a partners stamp set called PR101 Hero Arts & Gina K Friendship Blooms. It was stamped with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Black  Ranger Embossing Powder then I colored the back side of the acetate flowers with yellow  Copics. Sentiment was stamped with Hero Arts Greetings Occasions 3×4 CM336. The gray panel was stamped & heat embossed with a glittery black embossing powder. I attached the outer acetate window to the gray panel with butterfly brads.

Challenges Entered:

Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Perfectly Pantone – 2021 = Gray & Yellow

Word Art WednesdayChal. #487-488 Anything Goes

Die Cut DivasWindow or Aperture Card

A Blog Named Hero: Anniversary

(2021 c028) Watercolor background

The cover die Pink Fresh Ornate Poinsettias Die was cut from Gold   Metalic Poster Board from Hobby Lobby (Super CHEAP). I first impressed the die into my watercolor paper using the silicone mat with my Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine 8.5″ Platform . Then I watercolored the flowers following the impressed shapes. I converted these Poinsettias into some sort of daisy or daqhlia or lilly or zinnia etc etc just by a color change! Sentiment was stamped with Hero Arts Greetings Occasions 3×4 CM336.

Challenges Entered:

Pink Fresh Studio: All About Gold

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #22 Birthday Cards

Word Art WednesdayChal. #487-488 Anything Goes

(2021 c027) Spring Nosegay

Have you youngsters ever heard the term Nosegay? That is what this is… a small flower bouquet, typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice.[1] Doilies are traditionally used to bind the stems in these arrangements. I used watercolor paper and colored flowers and butterfly with watercolors. Dies used: Hero Arts D1856 Bouquet Accessories Fancy Dies (E), Hero Arts D1857 Envelope Accessories Fancy Dies (E). The vellum holder as well as the sentiment was stamped with Hero Arts CM508 Sending Love Mail. The background was dry embossed with Park Lane 5×7 Vines embossing folder.

Challenges Entered:

Hero Arts: Stay Crafty with Hero Chal. #22 Birthday Cards

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon.) Layer It

Word Art WednesdayChal. #485-486 Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Happy Birthday

(2021 c026) Bluebird & Rainbow

The front opening has a bluebird looking into the rainbow page and that opens again to inside of the card, giving lots of room to write encouraging words.

The front was created with dies from Poppy Stamps: 2348 Circle Fold Frame, 2345 Lattice Small Curve Border, Poppy Stamps – 2355 Adriana Small Curve Boarder Die and the bird was cut with  Poppy Stamps – 2396 Birdhouse Pop Up Easel Set and I cut off the pointed top of the cardinal head to create this Western Bluebird. For the view inside I created the rainbow by cutting multiple colors with the Circle Fold Frame circle and used a larger circle with Standard Circles Large by Spellbinders. Sentiment was cut with 2140 Simple Get Well Soon from Poppy Stamps.

Challenges Entered:

Power Poppy: PSC#79 – Sending Rainbows

Die Cut Divas: Window or Aperture Card

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon.) Layer It

Word Art Wednesday: Chal. #485-486 Anything Goes

(2021 c025) Shaker Birthday

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Shaker made with Spellbinders Grand Holiday Cabinet Holiday Vignettes Collection by Becca Freeken. The central flower was stamped with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with a discontinued Seaglass Blue Ranger Embossing Powder using Pink Fresh Studio Bloom Stamp Set. On the inside the sentiment was cut using Pink & Main Happy Birthday PNM200 .

Challenges Entered:

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #21 – BRING ON SPRING

The Cat’s PajamasMarch Challenge #377 – Florals

Pink Fresh StudiosMarch 2021 Challenge – Flowers

Word Art Wednesday#483 & #484 – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp: (Mon) Easter/Spring

(2021 c024) Flower Blessings

Background created by stamping green cardstock with Partners” Pink Fresh Studios & Hero Arts You Make A Difference with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Gold  WOW Embossing Powder. Then using the Park Lane 5×7 Vines embossing folder I inked the flat area with Versamark and ran through my Sizzix Big Shot then heat embossed with Weathered Wood Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Glaze.

The frame was cut with Pink Fresh Studio Essentials: Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set. The sentiment was cut with Blessings stamp & Cut set by Hero Arts.

Challenges Entered:

Pink Fresh Studios: March 2021 Challenge – Flowers

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #21 – BRING ON SPRING

The Cat’s PajamasMarch Challenge #377 – Florals

Mod SquadSpringtime

Simon Says Stamp(Wed.) Spring / Easter

Word Art Wednesday: #483 & #484 – Anything Goes

(2021 c023) Shaker Spring Cardinal

Shaker created using: Repurposed clear packaging for the4 shaker window, Poppy Stamps – 2396 Birdhouse Pop Up Easel Set , Poppy Stamps – 2355 Adriana Small Curve Boarder Die, Impression Obsession DIE047 “Floral Builder Set (which is discontinued but they have other fun sets at the link), the background was cut with  Kat Scrappiness Star Fusion .

Challenges Entered:

Kat ScrappinessEaster/Spring

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #21 – BRING ON SPRING

The Cat’s PajamasMarch Challenge #377 – Florals

Mod SquadSpringtime

Simon Says Stamp: Spring / Easter

Poppy Stamps: Psc #78 – Shake It Up

(2021 c022) Inside Outside Slimline

I cut the flower shape through the card front and the blue card cardstock that was first impressed with Kat Scrappiness Wonky Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies. I stamped the flowers: Hero Arts DC233 Rose Stamp & Cut  and Hero Arts Florals Dahlia Stamp & Cut  with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Black  Ranger Embossing Powder on Mixed Media paper and watercolored them and the background as you can see on the inside of the card. in the photo below and the Happy Birthday sentiment was cut with Little B – Handwritten Expressions Die Set.

Challenges Entered:

My Favorite Things: Color Challenge #161

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #21 – BRING ON SPRING

The Cat’s PajamasMarch Challenge #377 – Florals

Die Cut DivasSlimline

A Blog Named HeroFloral

My Favorite Things: Slimline Challenge – Inside & Out

Kat Scrappiness: Easter/Spring

(2021 c21) Lagene’s Angels

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Here are Lagene’s Angels: Garden Butterfly Angel, Sweetheart Angel saying happy travels to their sweet Butterfly Girly Angel who will fly off to Kirkistan soon to live in her new home. I love learning techniques for crafty things with Jennifer Chamberlain at Artist Unlimited on Facebook. I learned how to make these angels on her paid subscription which she opens for new members a couple of times a year.

The dresses and wings started with recycled Brownie boxes covered with printed cardstock,The faces & hair were painted on watercolor paper and their necks created with a recycled small paper clip plus a bead and legs are made with a large paperclip with beads for legs. The chain on the garden angel’s neclace was recycled from an old dangly earing. The stands are paper covered and painted stiro-foam blocks salvaged from packing. Here are closeups front & back of the angels. ( I did a better job of concealing her bum on the second angel by using card board on both front & back, the young girl just had paper dress on the back.)

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp(Mon.) Recycle

Frilly & FunkyAnything Goes

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #21 – BRING ON SPRING

Simon Says Stamp: (Wed.) Use 2 or More Patterned Papers

The Cat’s PajamasMarch Challenge #377 – Florals

Mod Squad: Springtime

(2021 c020) Floral & Hot Glimmer Sentiment

The background was dry embossed with Tim Holtz Sizzix Botanical 663094 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder , but first I swiped the flattest side of the folder with  Hero Arts Pigment Unicorn White Ink . This was a technique I saw at Jennifer McGuire’s Creative Uses of  Embossing Folders  she shows multiple techniques. The  sentiment was i was embossed onto 3M Transparency Film (which is heat resistant) using  Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System, and this sentiment was included in the kit. The flower from Hero Arts Florals Dahlia Stamp & Cut  was stamped with Versamark Ink  and heat embossed with Gold  Ranger Embossing Powder  and colored with Copics.

My Favorite Things: MFTWSC532 sketch

Frilly & FunkyAnything Goes

A Blog Named HeroFloral

The Cat’s Pajamas: March Challenge #377 – Florals

My Favorite Things: Slimline Challenge – Birthday Wishes (I did a slightly shorter Slimline)

Hero ArtsStay Crafty with Hero Chal. #21 – BRING ON SPRING