Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ONLINE INSPIRATION MAY 2012 - Spring Seasonal Distress Inks

Hello :-)
New Spring Seasonal Distress Inks are super wow!!!!
So for this month's ONLINE INSPIRATION, I decided  to make 3 cards, one for each color!

Of course my favorite is Peacock Feathers!
And for all the cards I used the new Hero Arts + Basic Grey Flower Medley Background !!!!

Lets start:


Here I decided to make something special! I covered completely a piece of regular card stock with the ink. I let it dry and then I inked the stamp with Picket Fence Distress Stain (another wow product). I spritzed some water with perfect pearls and I stamped. I have no words to describe the result..... You have to see it in person to understand ! It is amazing! And tough by Jennifer McGuire !
The sentiment is stamped with VersaMark on some vellum and white heat embossed. And of course is wrapped around the card and secured with adhesive on the inside.


This color is so refreshing! I did nothing fancy here. I simply used the same stamp and some good quality watercolor paper, heat embossed the stamped design, applied the ink with a foam applicator and the blending tool and then I spritzed water. Lots of water. This created paddles of ink and water and made some areas lighter and some darker. 


At first I thought that this color is awful! (Sorry!!) But when I've used it I though is really good (But I prefer Dusty Concord instead) !!!
I added some perfect pearls mist after I did what I did with above card (Squeezed Lemonade) !

Here are some details of the cards!

And a little nice decoration for my craft room .... :-)

Thats All Crafty People!
Happy Inking!



Friday, May 11, 2012

(Heart) U Mom All The Time Card

Today I was inspired from the new My mind's Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg paper pad and I decided to use it make to a Mother's Day Card.
I spent around 3 hours to have it done but totally worth it!
The sentiment is inspired by Kristina Werner but I took it one step further by adding the clock and have it say 'all the time'. 
So, Happy Mother's Day!

Thanks mom for everything you've done for me ! xxxx



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Artistic Birthday Card Set

Hello  crafty people!
I have a quick birthday card set to share today. Artistic, colorful and fun! And of course I've used once more (!) my favorite stamps since I started stamping: HERO ARTS !


1 I’ve used white thick cardstock to create the card base for all the set. You have to use thick cardstock because this will help the ink later to be absorbed better….

Then I’ve used my favorite distress inks…by dabbing some ink into my Ranger’s craft sheet. Then I added a bit of water and using a brush I splattered the ink allover the card base, both front and back sides!

Then after letting it dry completely and using the die from Hero Arts that coordinates the stamp and my Sizzix big –shot, I die cut a window on the front.

After that, I’ve stamped the Birthday Wishes stamp from Hero Arts with Versamark and I heat embossed in white. Then I’ve used my favorite distress inks again…and I went over the image with the blending tool. Try use contrasting color, it really makes the card bright and fun ! Then I die-cut the embossed resist images out using the Hero Arts Die.

At the end, I glued the pieces on the inside of the card right on the die-cut window!
Simple, fun and super easy!

Hope you enjoyed it!


George x