Saturday, February 21, 2015

It's Poppystamps Time!

I'm up with a card over at Poppystamps. Please stop by here for a visit and leave some love!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's A Hero Arts Hostess Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Hero Arts Hostess Hop where we're featuring products from the new 2015 release.

If you have been following along, you’ve just arrived from Heather's blog.

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For my first card I used Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Plant set with Panpastels.

Sue McRae HA Hostess Hop Feb 2015 Leafy Background

I stamped the leaf image with Versamark and applied two different shades of green Panpastels on top. I added little dots throughout the design that I embossed in gold and finished off with a gold embossed Thanks For Being You sentiment.

I used the same leaf image on my next card for a totally different look.

Sue McRae HA Hostess Hop Feb 2015 Gilded Leaf

First, I scribbled some Distress Markers onto an acrylic block, sprayed it with water and stamped it on watercolour paper to make a background for the leaf.

Then I applied some wet adhesive to the leaf stamp, stamped it onto the paper and covered it with gilding flakes (metal leafing).

Here's a closer look at the variegated colours from the gilding flakes.

Sue McRae HA Hop Feb 2015 Closeup Gilded Leaf

I took alphabet letters from the Stamp & Cut Flag set to create my own sentiment and did some tone-on-tone stamping with the Tropical Background stamp on the card base.

The products I used for the gilded leaf can be found here and here. There are also a couple of videos on those pages to see how it's done.

That's it from me today.  Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is Marcy.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!

Hero Arts Products Used:
CL834 Stamp Your Own Plant
F6069 Thanks For Being You
PS601 Pine Layering Paper
PS622 Foliage Layering Paper
CG659 Tropical Background
DC136 Stamp & Cut Flag
AF183 Cerulean Chalk Ink
PS605 Cerulean Layering Paper

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

A quickie post today with a Valentine's card I made with the cute Love Cats die from the Frantic Stamper.


I thought this cat die would make a fun shaker card and because I didn't have an appropriate sentiment I just made my own with Lawn Fawn's Milo's ABCs.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for visiting today and Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Bokeh Hearts

I tried to capture the bokeh effect using hearts instead of circles for this Valentine's Day card.

Bokeh Hearts

I used Distress Inks to create my watercoloured background and inked up Simon Says Stamps Tons of Hearts images in a variety of coloured dye and pigments inks and white dye and pigment inks. The sentiment was gold embossed with Simon Says Stamps Essential Greetings and I added a few sequins to finish off the card.

This is a great card for a guy.  Nothing frilly, feminine or sparkly happening here.

I'm entering this in Simon Says Stamps Flickr Love Challenge #11.

And Simon Says Stamps Anything Goes Challenge.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for visiting with me today!

Poppystamps Sneak Peek

Love is in the air over at Poppystamps. Please stop by here to see my card!