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Heffy Friends Inspiration Blog Hop

  Welcome to the Heffy Friends Inspiration Blog Hop!  For today's special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store! Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a slimline card using products from Heffy Doodle. The stamp set is called Flying High , and the Silly Slants Slimline Die . The die measures 3.5 x 8.5 inches. With the openings of the die being so big, I thought this die would be perfect to make a shaker card. After the die was cut, clear cardstock was adhered with glue. Foam adhesive was placed on the backside of the clear cardstock. The foam adhesive is used as a barrier for the sequins and glitter. Each slanted opening was filled with a different color of chunky glitter and clear sequins. Once filled, the adhesive backing was removed and white cardstock was added as a backer.  Images from the Flying High stamp set were stamped in black ink, colored in with Copic Markers, fussy cut with scissors, then adhered to the card front using glue and foam adhesive.  Supp

Thank You

  Hello there! Today I am sharing an extra special card with you all. My friend Lori Craig has designed a new kit along with Taylor from Taylored Expressions . There are stamps, dies, envelopes, foil panels and more. Lori lives in the midwest where sunflowers and wheat are abundant, and if I had to guess, inspired her to illustrate this set.  The two sunflowers to the left were stamped onto white cardstock and colored in with copic markers. The images were cut out with scissors and set aside. A card base was cut and trimmed to 4.25 x 5.5 inches, then a panel was trimmed to 3.75 x 5 inches.  On the bottom left of the panel, a sunflower was stamped and colored in with copic markers. The "thank you" sentiment was stamped in black ink just slightly right of the sunflower, and then the panel was adhered to the card front using foam adhesive. The cut sunflowers were adhered to the cardfront using foam adhesive for a little dimension and to for an embellishment and balance a twine b

Autumn Blessings

  Hello friends! Today brings a few autumn cards to the blog. Fall is not my favorite season, but the colors it brings are so very pretty. Here are some new products hitting the shelves of Taylored Expressions today.  This card came together pretty quickly. In my mind, I wanted to create a wreath of sorts. Not a typical wreath but a bundle of the stamped images. First, the swirl background was diecut with white cardstock before being adhered to the cardftont, along with the sentiment. The leaves were stamped in yellow and orange inks, then diecut and adhered with foam adhesive. Some of the leaves had two layers of foam adhesive for two reasons, so the leaves could be arranged that way and also for added dimension. The What a Hoot Cling and Clear Combo set and stencil has everything you need to make so many different variations and more of this card. These sets in my opinion are the best bang for your buck, because it makes creating so easy.  The red rubber background was stamped ont

Mixed Blooms Thank You

  Over at Taylored Expressions today, the free with purchase items from the last few months are now available for purchase. The card I am sharing today is from the Mixed Blooms layering stencil along with the Little Bits Mixed Blooms. The stencil is 3 separate pieces which really allow the crafter to come up with so many options. The ink was applied to the lavender glaze card base. There are a few ways to get a bold ink blend when using a darker cardstock. You can first go over the stencil with a white pigment ink, like sugar cube. Let the ink dry and then go over it again with your water based ink. Or you can use something like distress oxide inks. Both work great. Once the ink dried, with a white pen I made little marks inside some of the flowers for contrast. The "thank you" was stamped in coordinating lavender glaze ink onto sugar cube cardstock, then die cut out and adhered to the card. The diecut mixed blooms were then added around the sentiment for added interest. 

Abstract Accents

There is a new kit from Taylored Expressions called Abstract Accents. There are stamps, stencils and dies in this kit to create beautiful cards with a meaningful sentiment.  Using different sized stencils, inks and blender brushes, the red, pink, orange and yellow shapes were blended onto the card front. Then using the images from the stamp set, the different elements were stamped at the bottom and top of the card. To finish the "thinking of you' was stamped in black for a bold focal point on the card.  If I can get rainbow colors onto a card, I am going to do it. There is just something so visually satisfying seeing a card with those colors.  Using the same stencils, ink, and stamps you can get a totally different look, by just placing the stencils in a different location. The card was elevated by stamping the image multiple times in different inks, then cutting the panel down. The sentiment was stamped in black ink. Then the panel was adhered to the card using foam adhesi

Happy Halloween

  Is anyone else wondering how it is August already? Where has this year gone? It truly is just flying by. I hope all of you have had a nice summer. Here in the States, kids are starting to go back to school and lots of people are taking late summer vacations. I live in Florida and I have been seeing lots, and lots of out of state plates. Anyhow, onto the projects! I love a good purple/orange combo, especially in the autumn months and for Halloween projects. How about you? Today I am sharing some Halloween projects using new stamps/dies/stencils from Taylored Expressions . To start, a white panel of cardstock was ink blended with orange and purple inks. Then using a MISTI, the spiderweb background image was stamped over the blended background with Oreo black ink, as well as the spiders. "Boo" was stamped in orange ink, then diecut with the coordinating die, and adhered to the card front with foam adhesive. The bats were diecut using the bat dies, then using the same purple in