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 




Thursday, May 28, 2020

The One with the Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs Release Card Video



Hello everyone. Today I have a video that takes a look at some of the products from the NEW Simon Says Stamp Crafty Hugs Release. In the video, I get to check out a few of the products from the release as well as create a fun, crafty, and cute card using some of the new products.

I hope that you will take a look at the video linked below. 


Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. 

Koren 




Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The One with the May MFT & Friends Blog Post

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Hello everyone. Today Is an exciting day! I am happy to be participating in this month's MFT & Friends Blog Hop. The May release is full of fun products to play with and I have a video showing some of the NEW Release. (CLICK HERE!) to visit the MFT & Friends post and the check out the entire release as well as tons of inspiration from the design team and fellow MFT Insiders like myself.







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I hope that I've inspired you to create something today. Remember to (CLICK HERE!) to visit MFTstamps.com and see all of the NEW goodies and inspiration that comes with it. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 

Koren 

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

The One with the Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead Release Video

Hello everyone. The Anticipation is over. The Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead Release is finally here and I have a video to share with you, and I go through the entire release on camera, and share a few samples of cards made with the new release products. 

The release has quite a bit for the graduates in your life as well as your Mom! This spring is sure to bring sunnier days and Simon Says Stamp is setting us up for us that. 

I also have a few additional card projects to share with you here on my blog so if you are interested in those, just keep reading. 

You can find the entire Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead release (CLICK HERE!) to visit the online shop and blog with tons more inspiration using these products. 




Background: 
For this card, I started with a piece of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cardstock cut to 4 3/4 by 3 1/2. I used the NEW Graduation Celebration Layering Stencil Trio, specifically the balloon stencil from the trio. I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Cracked Pistachio Evergreen Bough and Wilted Violet with a Simon Says Stamp blending brush. I then used the confetti stencil from the same trio to add some Gina K Designs White Glitz Glitter Gel and set it aside to dry. 

Sentiment:
As for the sentiment, I cut the NEW "Grad" word die by CZ Designs. I cut the shadow from black cardstock and used white for the word die itself. I just love black and white sentiments. I added a sub sentiment of "you're one rad" from the NEW Grad Party stamp set also in collaboration with CZ Designs. To finish it off I also added a heat embossed tiny grad cap from the same stamp set. 

Everything was popped up onto a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. 




Background:
For this card, I wanted to make a card for my Mom. So I grabbed a piece of Neenah and cut it to 3 1/2" by 4 3/4"  and the NEW Simon Says Stamp Mom, Mum, Love Stencil. This stencil is fabulous for not just Mother's Day but to shower your Mom with love all year. I laid down the stencil trying to center the word Mom the best I could and ink blended some Distress Oxide ink in Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves with a Simon Says Stamp Ink Blending tool. I then transferred the panel to my splat box keeping the stencil in place. I sprayed the piece with my favorite combination of shimmer sprays to make the Mom sparkle. I used Imagine Crafts Frost and Sparkle shimmer spray along with Hero Arts White Iridescent shimmer spray. Once you pull off the stencil, the crisp ink blended word beneath it shimmers and sparkles. 


Sentiment: 
I kept this super simple by using one of the pre-made sentiments in this month's release. I love the idea of telling my Mom just how much she's killing it out there, and this sentiment is perfect. I cut it into a strip and popped it up onto my ink blended panel. 

The panel was then added to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in a side-folding landscape orientation. 

I hope you have enjoyed checking out the NEW Simon Says Stamp April Release with me. I will have a few more cards over on Instagram so make sure you follow me there as well. Find the #SSSsunnydaysadhead to see tons of inspiration from designers all over the world. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 

Koren




Friday, April 17, 2020

The One with the #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome to the #spreadjoynotgerms Blog Hop! A number of fabulous companies have banded together to inspire us to spread joy with our crafting. I want to thank the wonderful ladies Catherine Pooler Designs and Alexandra Stapleton-Smith for organizing this hop for us. This hop is HUGE so if you get lost along the way visit The Hedgehog Hollow for a complete list of participants and more information. 

There are tons of prizes to be won, thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors. To win, just comment along the blog hop to enter. You do not have to comment on every blog to win but the more you comment, the greater your chances are of winning. So- comment!!!! The deadline to enter for prizes is April 24. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine and Alexandra’s blogs.

Today I’m using Heffy Doodle’s Happily Ever Crafter Stamp and a few other goodies to create a magical Birthday card. If you want to know more, just keep reading. 

Background: 
The background was created using a piece of Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cardstock cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. 

I wasn’t exactly sure how I wanted to pull off the card idea that I had when I started, so I began playing with the products and settled on the Heffy Doodle Circle Masquerade Stencil to create a sky in my background in the shape of a circle. I later decided to add another layer to the card which really made this step unnecessary, but I did it, so I’m explaining it. You can see at the top of the circle aperture in the finished photos of the card that you can see that the background stops. This could have been avoided if I had not used the stencil. 

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With the stencil in place, I used several Distress Oxide inks to ink blend some color on the paper. I used an ink blending tool from Simon Says Stamp to apply my color. I used one tool for all of the colors blended on, which were Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch. I started with the lightest colors in the palette, blending them on first before adding a little something extra in background. I cut a mask of a castle using the die from the Happily Ever Crafter coordinating die set, and cut it from Avery Reposistionable label sheet. I added the mask to position the castle to appear to be off in the distance behind my focal images. Masking the castle after adding some of the highest colors allows it to appear to be a haze off in the distance. If you add the mask right away, your castle will be stark white and the effect will be lost. You could also do this by adding the mask first but after taking it off reapplying some of the lightest colors of ink to color the castle. 

Once the castle mask was added I then moved onto some of the darker colors in the blue palette that I chose, building up the color until I felt that it was the color and look I was happy with. I then removed the castle mask and placed the entire piece into my splat box. 

I wanted the background to look magical and to me the equals shimmer. I applied several layers of shimmer spritz from three different products all linked below. You do not need to use this much, I have an addiction to shimmer spray. But it looks fabulous. 

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While the ink blended piece was drying I cut another piece of Neenah to the same dimensions. This time I took the Heffy Doodle Imperial Stitched Circle dies and picked one that aligned with the size of aperture I wanted the card to have. I cut the circle from the same spot that I lined up my stencil to allow it to line up better in the end. This piece will be popped up onto the ink blended panel using foam tape. 

I then cut several of the greenery pieces from the Heffy Doodle Blooming Marvelous stamp set. I stamped them with Distress Oxide ink in Peeled Paint onto Papertrey Ink’s Simply Chartruse Cardstock and used their coordinating dies to cut them out. I used liquid adhesive to adhere some of the vines flat to the background while using glue dots on other to stick them to the popped up panel. This gives them a little more dimension. 

Images:
The images from the Heffy Doodle Happily Ever Crafter stamp set were stamped using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink and colored with my Copic Alcohol Markers. I have a Copic Color Map to list all the markers I used. I also used my Goldfaber 273 Colored Pencil to add a little shading. The sparkles on the dress were added using Gelly Roll White Gel Pen in size 05.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and to take it a step further, I used an exacto knife to cut out the heart shaped doors in the pumpkin carriage.  If you notice that my princess is sporting a headband that is not part of the original design, that is because I drew it in. First I made some marks with my pencil before added permanent lines with a Copic Multiliner 0.3. The images were popped up using foam tape. 

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Sentiment:
The sub sentiments “have a” and “birthday” were stamped using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. I used the Heffy Doodle “magical” Heffy cuts word die to finish it off. I cut it four times and layered them together using liquid adhesive. I didn’t notice that it was a bit off until I saw a giant version of the card photo being edited on my computer screen. Oh well. It still looks great to me. 

I added the completed panel to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. 

I hope that I’ve inspired you to share a little joy today. Don’t forget to comment for your chance to win one of the several giveaways donated by our generous sponsors. 

Next in the hop is …. Ingrid Blackburn (CLICK HERE!)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, 

Koren 



Saturday, April 4, 2020

The One with the Simon Says Stamp Blog Party


Hello everyone. Today I am partying with Simon Says Stamp for the #sssunitedwecraft Blog Party. We are using some past Simon Says Stamp exclusive products to create with today. Visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for more information about the blog party and to find tons more inspiration to keep you happy and crafting during this difficult time. (CLICK HERE!) to visit SimonSaysStamp.com. Use the hashtag #sssunitedwecraft if you make a project and party with us and your Simon Says Stamp exclusive products on social media.



I have two cards for you today. The first of which I broke out the stitching panel die from the March Lucky to Know You release by Simon Says Stamp. I first took a piece of Ranger watercolor cardstock and my Avery Elle liquid watercolors and went to town using the Cherry, Lemon Grass, and Celery colors. I used a wet on wet technique where I wet my paper first with clean water before bringing my watercolors to the paper. This technique allows the watercolors to blend together more easily. I used a different technique on the second project today.



The second project received a dry watercolor splatter technique to the background. I placed another piece of watercolor paper into my splat box and started to use the same three watercolors to splatter on the background. I simply picked up my brush full of watercolor and splattered it on the panel. Dipping my brush in water to regenerate the watercolor still left on the brush and then splattering again. Dipping the brush into the water to refill the brush dilutes the watercolor still left on the brush, bringing a different shade of the same color into the mix.


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I purposefully used a various amount of color concentrations to splatter the background. This gave me a range of colors even though I was only using the same three colors mentioned above. I used water to dilute the mix more and more before splattering the color.

After both watercolor panels where dry, I cut them down to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 to prepare them for the next step.  I wanted to run both watercolor backgrounds through the die cutting machine using the Stiching Panel Die by Simon Says Stamp. This panel die cuts a gazillion holes the the piece and adds a tremendous amount of texture to the background.

Once the holes where cut, I thought about how many holes I actually wanted to come out. I wanted to show some texture by taking some of the holes completely out but also keep enough holes to hide my foam adhesive. The splattered panel was able to be popped up using thin strips of foam adhesive in the areas where the holes did not come out. The panel with less holes to hide adhesive was just added flat to the card base using liquid adhesive.

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Both card bases are made from Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock and cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation.

I then cut the Crocus Flowers dies by Simon Says Stamp from Neenah 110 lb Solar White Classic Crest cardstock. I cut them several times to have plenty to work with. I layered the die cut pieces together on the "a little note" card using liquid adhesive. I cut the die cut four times and layered them together to create a focal image for my card. They were also adhered to the panel using the same liquid adhesive in the lower left of the panel.

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As for the sentiment on this one, I stamped the "a little note" from the Simon Says Stamp Just Because (Word Mix 2), but I used a smaller circle die to cut it out leaving no white border around the edges. This was popped up on the flowers using foam tape.

To finish this card off I added a few black enamel dots.

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For the second card, I added on of the crocus flowers flat to the panel on the left side of the card. I cut the "the world need more people like you" sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp The World Need wafer dies. I used a nice hot pink cardstock that I liked with the background already created. I cut the sentiment four times from the pink cardstock and layered them together using liquid adhesive. I used the same glue to adhere it to the right side of my card panel.

To finish off this card, I added a few coordinating hot pink enamel dots sprinkled on the panel.

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I hope that you enjoyed my card projects for you today. I hope to inspire you to create something. Remember to (CLICK HERE!) to visit the Simon Says Stamp blog and find more crafting inspiration over there.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today,

Koren

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The One Where Arteza Sponsored My Lucky to Know You Retreat


Hello everyone. I have a different project for you today. At my recently cancelled Lucky to Know You event I had planned a super fun project using products by Arteza. The people at Arteza where kind enough to send us a ton of acrylic paint to use on a project and even though it was cancelled, I still want to thank them and show you guys what I had planned. You can easily do this project in your own homes. In times like these, a fun project like this may be all you need to lift your spirits.

With Easter approaching, I look forward to dyeing Easter eggs. It was a tradition done in my family for several generations and I continue the activity with my own children.

This project is along the same lines as dyeing Easter eggs only more permanent. I bought 100 wooden eggs from Amazon for us all to paint. Arteza sent us 4 boxes of acrylic paint to make sure we had plenty of colors to choose from.


After my event was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, I made a new plan to get my kids in on the painting. They absolutely loved painting eggs with me. My kids range in age from 18 down to age 6 and all of them loved this activity.

We started by making sure everyone had a disposable palette from Arteza. These palettes come in packs of two with 40 sheets in each book. These disposable palette sheets can be used in or torn out of the book. They can be described as highly glossy non stick paper.

Once everyone had a place to put their colors of choice, we began to squeeze out colors which is easily done with the handy squeeze bottle the Arteza Acrylic paints come in. We made piles of pastel colors for everyone. We also used some of Arteza's Iridescent acrylic paints which give a metallic finish.


I liked painting mine fully one color and then adding some metallic accents to the finished egg. I tried everything from taping off a straight line to just adding brush strokes of metallic gold paint. I love the gold that came in the pack of 40. I also really like the green in the Iridescent set of paints.

We used the handy egg cartons to hold the eggs while they dried. The eggs that I bought have a flat bottom. I knew this would be important when we painted them as well as afterwards. Actually using the egg as decor would be much better with a flat bottom.



For the robin's egg looking eggs. I used a baby blue paint to cover the entire egg and once it was dry, I used the brown paint and a little bit of water to water it down, and sprinkled it with a toothbrush over the blue egg. I also did this with the pink and lavender eggs as well.

I did not paint the eggs with any kind of primer before taking the acrylic paint directly to these eggs. I did find that multiple coats were needed without using a primer but we didn't care. We had loads of fun slapping paint on all of these eggs and using our imaginations to decide what they looked like in the end.



I hope that I have inspired you to create something today. I have linked the Arteza products used on this project as well as the eggs purchased from Amazon. We used whatever paint brushes we had in front of us.

I want to thank Arteza again for sponsoring my event and this fun family project.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Koren


Thursday, March 12, 2020

The One with the Heffy Doodle Inspiration Hop



Hello everyone. Today is the Heffy Doodle Inspiration Hop. My card today uses the Purrfect Day stamp set and the I love you shadow die set. I guess I was channeling Hello Kitty with this one. I honestly didn't intend to but it is certainly Hello Kitty Flavor!

There is a GIVEAWAY associated with this hop. Heffy Doodle is giving away a Fifty Pound voucher! Comment on each blog along the hop to be entered in the giveaway. The winner will be selected randomly on March 19th and announced over on the Heffy Doodle Blog.


If you scroll down towards the bottom of this post you will find the official blog hop list.

I started this project with a piece of Razzelberry cardstock from Heffy Doodle cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. I used the Heffy Doodle Kalidescope stencil to dry emboss the design from the stencil into the Razzelberry paper. I use my Spellbinders Platinum die-cutting machine to easily do this using the embossing folder sandwich.

To enhance the dry embossed design further I used some Distress Oxide inks. I used some ink blending brushes to darken the pattern left from dry embossing the stencil.


I then took the pink ink blended panel and cut three small alternating rectangles. Behind them, I used three patterned papers that matched well with the theme of the card. I used foam tape to pop up the panel leaving some space between the two layers.

I stamped each of my images with alcohol marker friendly black ink and colored them with my Copic markers. I have made a Copic Color Map showing the colors of each marker used to color my images.

The images were then cut out using the coordinating die set and popped up into place on the card panel using foam tape.


For the sentiment I used the I love you shadow die set from Heffy Doodle. I cut the shadow from some Simply Teal-lious cardstock and layered the word dies over it cut from Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cardstock. I cut it four times and layered them together using liquid adhesive. I adhered the shadow and word die to the panel using clear foam adhesive by Ranger so that it's harder to see.

The finished card panel was then added to a Simon Says Stamp Fog cardstock card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation. I used tear tape adhesive to do this.

Don't forget to comment here and on all of the blogs in the hop in order to enter the fabulous GIVEAWAY. Here is the blog hop line up...

Koren Wiskman (you are here)

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

Koren