Friday, July 3, 2020

The One with the Heffy Doodle Release July 2020


Hello everyone, today marks the end of pre-order and the first day of the now available Heffy Doodle July 2020 release. This NEW release comes packed with fun stamp sets, innovative stand alone dies, and amazing NEW stencils. To check out the entire NEW release (CLICK HERE!) and visit the Heffy Doodle online shop or blog for even more inspiration. 

Today I have a card using the NEW A Little Shellfish stamp sent and coordinating dies as well as the NEW Breaking Waves border dies. I love love love this release and I encourage you to check out the rest of it linked within this post. 

Background:
For the background of my card, I grabbed a piece of Blueberry Bliss cardstock found in the Heffy Doodle cardstock assortment pack and one of the Skinny Circle Frames dies. Together I chose a circle die that fit well on a card panel cut to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I cut a piece of Neenah to those exact measurements and held up the circle frames until I saw one I liked. This was going to be the background of my scene. 


I then grabbed the NEW Breaking Waves Border dies and two more colors of cardstock from the assortment pack. I picked Blueberry Bliss and Ice Blast for my waves. I cut pieces of cardstock cut to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 first with the wave border die and then with the same circle frame die as before to keep it within my circle scene. I also used a piece of Holy Mackerel cardstock as my night sandy beach.  I used the more subtle wave from the set to create an evening coastline. 

Images:
I stamped my images for this project using alcohol marker friendly black ink onto Heffy Doodle's Alcohol Marker Friendly cardstock. This stuff is amazing for blending your alcohol markers. I haven't reached for anything else since I first tried it. It's a must have in my book. I do however heat set my inks when I stamp on it to give it extra time to dry. Although the sheen on this paper is not glossy, it's not exactly matte either. It lies somewhere between the two in the semi-matte territory. I love it. I used the coordinating dies to cut out my images, which are also available in this new release.  


Sentiment:
Before adhering everything together, I put my white card panel into my MISTI and stamped the "Oh Crab!" part of my sentiment in Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. I did this by masking the lower part of the sentiment using Heffy Doodle Memo Tape. I then spun the tape around to mask the red part of the sentiment and stamped the "(i forgot)" sub-sentiment in the same black ink as before. 

I finished off the card by layering everything together into my circle aperture. I added the panel to an Oyster Shell cardstock base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. I also added a little tiny pom pom onto the party hat that was left over from the party. To add a little tiny bit of texture to the beach I added a few little black dots of sand to mimic the look of the sand castle cake image.

I adhered the stars in the sky to wish us goodnight on this project, and I hope that I've inspired you to create something today. 

If you have time and interest, don't forget to check out the rest of this fabulous NEW release from Heffy Doodle. (CLICK HERE!) to visit their online store or blog for more inspiration using the new release. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, 
Koren 

Friday, June 26, 2020

The One with the Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release

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Hello everyone, I have a super cute card using some of the products in the NEW Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness Release. I used the NEW Fairy Tale Spinners stamp set and the NEW Poppy Bouquet stencil to create this fairy inspiration card. 

The NEW Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness release is available now. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Simon Says Stamp online store and shop the NEW release. 

Background:
The background of my card was simple to create. I started with a piece of Rustic White cardstock cut to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I originally thought I would be using a more vibrant background than the one you see in the final photos. I thought the specks from the natural fibers in the cardstock would make a nice fairy dust effect but in the end, I covered the element of the card to mute the background. I used the NEW Poppy Bouquet stencil to ink blend some poppies on the panel. I used purple tape to mask the areas of the stencil that represented leaves. I didn't want the leaf images in the background, only the poppies. I used Distress Oxide inks in Dusty Concord and Shaded Lilac and some make-up brushes to blend the ink onto the paper. 

Once the background was completed, I felt like it was too intense for the images that I intended to use and the color scheme of the project, so I cut a piece of vellum the same size to mute it's vibrancy. This also allowed me to stamp a few of the star images in watermark ink and heat embossed with Soft Lilac embossing powder. I was a little heavy handed with the stamping of these cute little stars but I love the look of them. I remember drawing something similar all over my school work growing up. 

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Images:
I stamped the images used on this project using the NEW Simon Says Stamp Fairy Tale Spinners stamp set as well as Simon's Intense black ink. I stamped them onto my latest favorite toy, alcohol marker friendly paper from my friend Lesley of Heffy Doodle. She sent me some to try and I'm using it all!! It's so fun to blend alcohol markers on. It's like a slick track for your markers but it's not glossy. I made a color map listing the markers I used to color these images. 

Once the images where colored I used my Brother Scan N Cut to "fussy cut" them out. I do not enjoy cutting out my images with scissors, plus I have an issue with my shoulder that affects my ability to hold things in my dominant hand, so I am constantly looking for ways to assist myself in every way possible to enjoy my hobby. I am lost without dies, I always highly recommend getting the coordinating dies if available. The Scan N Cut does an adequate job of cutting out most things but I enjoy the finished look that a die gives you.  

To adhere everything together, I put all of the images onto the vellum overlay first before attaching the see through panel to the ink blended panel. This helped me hide the adhesive needed to put it together. The images were stuck on using foam tape or liquid adhesive depending on where or on what layer they looked best. The first flower image was adhered with liquid adhesive directly to the vellum panel starting off the collage of florals, grass, and butterflies to create the scene. 

Once all of the images were attached, I then added liquid adhesive behind them hiding it so that you couldn't see it through the vellum. I added the vellum panel to the ink blended panel this way and then attached the stack to a WHITE CARD BASE! Can you believe it? I'm using a Neenah 110 lb. cardstock to create my A2 size top folding portrait orientation base today. It simply looked better than my standard gray this time. 

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Sentiment:
The sentiment was added last, using Simon Says Stamp White embossing powder to heat emboss the "I believe in you" sentiment onto a piece of Autumn Rose cardstock. I used my cut line paper trimmer to cut it down into a strip and popped it up onto the card using foam tape. 

I hope you enjoy my project today and I've inspired you to create something. If you would like to see the entire Simon Says Stamp Send Happiness release (CLICK HERE!) to visit the online store or visit the blog for even more crafty inspiration. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today, 
Koren 

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The One with the MFT June Release Card Video

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Hello everyone, I have a new video for you over on my YouTube channel. I have two simple projects using the NEW MFT June Release. You can (CLICK HERE!) to visit the MFT online store and check out the entire June Release. 

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The first project uses the new Sunny Vibes stamp set and Inward Elements stencil to create a cute card to capture that summer energy. 

I also have a fun project using the new Baby Shark Die-namics. My son loved this project so much. He had a blast creating baby shark popcorn holders so I decided to share it with you. 

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The video will be linked below when available.  To find much more MFT inspiration (CLICK HERE!) and visit the MFT Stamps website. 



Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I hope that I've inspired you to create something today.

Koren