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Jade Heart

Hello Friends!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards and this fortnight we want to see CAS one-layer cards. The optional twist is ‘love’ as this challenge runs through Valentine’s Day! Our sponsor is Stamplorations and Shery has come up with a fun bright one-layer card!

I love one-layer cards but sometimes my one-layer cards can become a little busy! So I had to be very careful not to overdo it when I was creating this card! As you know if you’ve read my post on 1 Feb, I am trying to use at least one of my old wood-mounted stamps every day during the 30 Day Colouring Challenge and today is no exception! I stamped an older wood-mounted Hero Arts heart stamp with Pearlescent Jade Brilliance ink and then masked it off before smooshing some distress ink in the background. This is where I got a bit carried away with my first take. My smooshing ended up covering most of my card front – not very CAS! So I started over and tried again!

Once I was happy with my limited/controlled smooshing, I removed the mask and coloured around the heart with grey water colour to create a faux shadow. To finish off the card, I added a Reverse Confetti sentiment.

My team mates have some wonderful one-layer cards over on the AAA Cards site. We are also joined by the talented Mac Mable from The Sweetest of Peas – she has some amazing creations on her blog – you must check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

You are so loved

Happy Saturday friends!

Today’s playing along with two of my favourite challenges – the Color Throwdown and the Memory Box monthly challenge.

The Color Throwdown’s palette this week is navy, grey and green and when I saw it, I knew I wanted to incorporate flowers or foliage in someway. In the end, I decided to use one of the very first dies my mum bought – the Memory Box Serafina Heart die. She’s been taking a break from crafting for a while and I’m ‘looking after’ some of her craft supplies until she gets back into it!

I added the die cut to a navy heart, also by Memory Box and added a few pearls for the flower centres. I then embossed a Hero Arts sentiment on a grey background panel before lightly stamping a My Favorite Things background stamp using versamark ink.

I stuck the heart to the base card with funky foam and added a few more mini pearls to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You star!

Happy Monday everyone!

I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge today.

I started by creating an embossed panel using a square piece of card and an embossing folder.

I knew that I wanted to use my Avery Elle star frame for the focal point, but didn’t want the embossed background to be seen in the centre of the frame. So, I carefully cut and stuck a piece of vellum to the frame and the added a silver die cut star to the centre.

I then stamped a Hero Arts sentiment on a strip ofwhite card which I trimmed down to touch the edge of the frame rather than run behind the vellum. A bit tricky, but it turned out just as I’d hoped.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Snowflakes Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas Sunday!

Do you ever see a stamp and think it’s definitely going to be your go-to stamp for Christmas cards this year? Well that’s exactly what happened to me when I saw the Hero Arts Delicate Snowflakes background stamp in October! And you know how many times I’ve used it before today? Once. yep, that’s right people, ONCE.

So I was determined to use it again before I pack away my festive supplies. I heat embossed the image and then used the ‘plastic bag technique’ to colour the background with distress markers and water.

I then die cut a Hero Arts ‘Christmas’ several times and stuck them together to create a thick sentiment. Finally I stamped ‘wishes’ onto a separate banner and added it beneath the 3D die cut.

It turned out to be a super quick make – hopefully I’ll use the stamp more before next Christmas!

I’m entering this into the current A Blog Named Hero challenge – the theme is ‘winter’.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 24 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 24 was Sunny Studio. I LOVE Sunny Studio’s colour layering stamps – so easy to line up and stamp beautifully, but unfortunately I missed out on getting the holly and pine cones this year. Still, I wanted to create a tag with similar images as I loved Kim’s tag so I pulled out the Hero Arts Happy Holidays set and got stamping!

I drew around the outside of a circle die so that I had a stamping guide and then stamped the images, starting with the greeting in the centre. I coloured the images with Twinkling H2o paints and added some gold ribbon as the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Day 19 – 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

Hi everyone!

I’m playing along with Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event again this year.

The sponsor for Day 19 was Jillybean Soup. I do have some of their embellishments and stamps, but nothing suitable for a festive tag, so I decided to use Hero Arts stamps for my take on Lindsay M-P’s pretty tag.

I embossed the tree stamp from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero November 2017 kit with some Stampendous glitter embossing powder that I’ve had forever! I then used the die to partially cut the tree and cut around the top of the tree by hand as the die cuts a hole at the top, which I didn’t want.

I lightly blended some distress ink over part of the tag base and the used a Sizzix embossing folder to create the background texture. I added some Stickles to the embossed snowflakes and a sentiment from Hero Arts to finish off my tag.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.