09 January 2021

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE #18

 



Hola everyone! Today's Three Room Studio Challenge is: ADD A SENTIMENT. For today's challenge I was inspired by the Saturday Challenge logo. I wanted to use the circle with stitching. The card came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try. 


I adhered polka-dot pattern paper to an A2 top folding card base. (4.25" X 5.5")  

Then, using a note paper scrap I had in my stash, I die cut a circle. I save scraps, no matter the size, as I never know when I will be able to use them on a card or project. 

Next, I stamped several sentiments from the Three Room Studio Simple Sentiments clear stamp set on the the note paper. I then matted it with a larger circle die cut in black cardstock. 

Using a white gel pen, I added stitching to the black circle. 

Next, I die cut several hearts in the note paper and black cardstock. I added a sentiment to one and adhered them to the card. 

A few enamel dots completed the card. 

If you would like to play along in today’s challenge, please stop by the Three Room Studio blog for all of the details. One lucky participant per month will win a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio shop!

Thanks for taking a peek. 

SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my Holiday Yule log Card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you-Thank you.



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04 January 2021

Hero Arts January 2021 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop

 Hola everyone! Pocono Pam here! Thanks for joining Hero Arts in celebrating the January 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit Release. If you hopped over from the talented Mindy Eggen you are in the right place.


Today I am sharing a faux watercolor card I created using the flower stamp included in the kit. It came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try.



To begin, I inked the stamp in thirds with Hero Arts Reactive Inks: Blue Raspberry, Berry Smoothie and CreamsicleI lightly misted the stamp with water and stamped onto the front of an A2 watercolor cardstock base. 


This left a nice watercolor impression of the flower image. I cleaned the stamp as I would use it later.



Next, I dabbed the same color inks onto my glass media mat. With a water brush, I used the inks to paint the flowers. I repeated the same technique with Fresh Lawn and Cup O' Joe inks for the leaves and stem.


I used a heat tool to completely dry my watercolor image. Then, I stamped the image again with Inten-sified Black Ink.


Next I stamped one of the bees with Inten-sified Black Ink and used Lemon Drop Reactive Ink to color it in. 


To complete the card I stamped the sentiment, splattered Berry Smoothie onto the card with the water brush and added enamel dots.



I hope you enjoyed my faux watercolor card. Next on the hop is the amazing SeekaThanks for taking a peek.

Hero Arts January 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit 

Kit Contents:
• 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
• Coordinating Frame Cuts
• Honeycomb Window Die
• Honey Lacquer Pen
• 6 5.5" x 8.5" Sheets of Paper (2 each in Pale Yellow Glitter, Black Glitter and Gold Brillanca)
Kit Value: $70 Kit Cost: $34.99
 
Pre-order your kit today! 
We estimate kit shipping will begin Friday, January 8th 
and continue throughout the following week.

GIVEAWAY: Leave comments as you hop - one reader will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card to use in the Hero Arts store! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances to win! Leave your comments on all of these blogs by Sunday, January 10th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

Here is the complete list of the Hero Arts Creative Team and our talented crafty friends sharing cards from the January 2021 
My Monthly Hero Kit 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. 



02 January 2021

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE #17

 

Hola everyone! Today's Three Room Studio Challenge is: GLITTER.  For today's challenge, I was inspired by my granddaughter Ariah. She wanted to play along when she heard glitter was involved! 

Ariah just turned 4 years old and wanted to glue shapes together to help me create today's card. 

We die-cut 3 hearts in pink glitter cardstock. Then 3 additional hearts in black cardstock.

Ariah glued the pink hearts onto the black hearts. I assisted in arranging the hearts onto  a white A2 card base. We popped the smallest heart with foam squares. 


Next, after reading all of the sentiments included in the Three Room Studio Simple Sentiments clear stamp set several times, Ariah chose "Love and Hugs". I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto the card base. 

To finish our card, Ariah punched smaller hearts with a mini paper punch and glued it to the card. 

Ariah and I hope you try this quick and easy card with a young paper crafter. 

Thanks for taking a peek. 




Hero Arts January 2021 MMH Countdown & Giveaway

 


Hola everyone! Today, I am sharing a card as part of Day 1 of the countdown to the release of the Hero Arts January 2021 My Monthly Hero Kit! 


Though many people are not fans of bees....I love them! I can binge watch bee documentaries for hours! They are hard workers and very creative. Have you ever really looked at a honeycomb? It is work of art! 


I created a card using the flower stamp included in the kit. It came together quickly and I hope you will give it a try.



I began by creating an A2 card base ( 4 1/4" X 5 1/2") with Sand premium cardstock. Next, after brushing the card with my powder tool, (this removes oils & static from the cardstock) I stamped the flower image on the bottom third of the card base with Versamark Ink a few times. I like it juicy. 


I then applied Detail Black fine black embossing powder to the stamped impression and heat set it, resulting in a beautiful shiny, raised image. I have to say...heat embossing is my favorite technique. It is what got me hooked on scrapbooking and card making in 2009. It will always be magical to me....like bees!   



Next I stamped one of the bee images from the stamp set with Versamark Ink and and used Detail Black embossing powder again. Ahhhh...the magic! 

I colored the bee and the wings with Y15 and Y35 Copic Markers and cut it out with the coordinating die. 


   

To complete the card, I stamped the sentiment, placed the bee down with a foam square and added black enamel dots from the Neutrals Hero Hues Enamel Dots set. 


I love how my card turned out and plan to re-create it to send to family and friends! I hope you will give it a try! 

           


WIN A KIT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT: Just leave a comment on this (and every) Countdown to Creativity post. We'll randomly draw one lucky winner from all the comments left across all countdown posts. The winner will be announced Monday, January 4th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. The more you comment, the more chances to win. Good luck!


I hope I have inspired you today! Please stop by the Hero Arts blog to see the other creative team member's creations. Don't forget to come back on Monday to check out the full release! 


Thanks for taking a peek! Happy New Year! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. 


25 December 2020

Holiday Yule Log Card

 Hola everyone! Merry Christmas! I popped in to share a card I created with the 1950s Hero Arts Television Fancy Die Set. 

When I first saw this set a few months ago, I immediately knew I wanted to use it for a Holiday Yule log card. Growing up in New York City, I remember on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, WPIX 11 aired a film loop of a burning Yule log accompanied by Christmas music. The show was about 2 hours long- without commercial interruption. 

To create my card, I die-cut the television 8 times using Chestnut cardstock and adhered them in a stack. This gives the television depth. With the scraps, I die-cut two logs and colored them with E29 Copic marker. I covered the antenna base with Bronze Metallic Ink. I used a heat tool to dry the metallic ink quickly. 

Next, I die-cut the flames 3 times in Cherry and Canary cardstock. I then adhered the Canary flames onto the Cherry flames, letting a bit of the Cherry cardstock show. KI then adhered the flames onto the logs.

With the scraps of Canary cardstock, I die-cut the fireplace log grate once and the antennas two times. I colored the grate with W9 Copic marker. I covered the antennas with Pewter Metallic Ink. I glued the antennas to the back of the antenna base. 

Next I embossed Sand Cardstock with the Tim Holtz "Bricked" Embossing folder. Once done, I lightly brushed over it with Wet Cement and Intense Black inks. I cut the cardstock to fit the television screen and adhered it to the back.  I then embossed a design onto Palm cardstock and cut it to 3 3/4" X 4 1/2" and matted it with Mustard cardstock. Turning a top-folding card base to landscape, I adhered the panel.  

I arranged the log grate, logs and flames onto the brick screen and adhered it to the card. I colored the knobs with Copic Markers. 

I stamped and adhered a sentiment from the Retro Christmas Messages Set to complete my card! 

Creating this Yule log cards brought back great Christmas memories. 

Thanks for taking a peek! Have a safe and happy Christmas! 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my Holiday Yule log Card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you-Thank you.

21 December 2020

SPA LA LA LA AHHH-MINI SLIMLINE CARD

 Hola everyone! Today, I am sharing a clean and simple mini slimline card I created using the Hero Arts Bubble Bath stamp and coordinating frame cuts sets. 

I started by cutting Dove White cardstock to 7" X 6", scoring and folding along the 7" side at 3 1/2"- resulting in a mini slimline card base of 3.5" X 6".

I wanted to create a card that would hold a gift certificate or gift card and the mini slimline is the perfect size. 

I stamped and colored images from the set onto Dove White cardstock. Next, I die-cut the plumeria and champagne glass with their coordinating Bubble Bath Frame Cuts. I then die-cut the woman enjoying her bubble bath with a Nesting Circle die. I die-cut the next largest circle in Pitch Black cardstock

I adhered the two circle die-cuts and placed them onto the card base. Next I added the champagne glass and plumeria with precision glue and foam tape. 

I have been hoarding various Thickers alphabet stickers and thought they would be perfect for this card. I arranged " Spa La La La ahhhh..." a nod to Deck The Halls, onto the card base. 

To complete the card, I added a few Sunset enamel dots and placed crystal clear lacquer onto the champagne bubbles. 

Thanks for taking a peek at my mini slimline card. Enjoy the rest of your day. 



SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my mini slimline card-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you-Thank you.

19 December 2020

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE #16

 

Hola everyone! Today's Three Room Studio Challenge is: ANYTHING GOES.  For today's challenge, I was inspired by the Pure Leaf Mango Hibiscus tea bottle. I used the Mom's Hibiscus clear stamp set to create my card. 


I cut Pitch black cardstock to 3 3/4" X 5 1/4" and adhered to an A2 Dove White top-folding card base. 

Next I stamped Mom's Hibiscus three times and colored them with YR12, R14, R17 & R27 Copic Markers. Though this sweet stamp set has a coordinating die, I chose to fussy cut the hibiscus, thus enabling me to remove a few of the leaves. Also, my die-cutting skills leave much to be desired and I did not want to ruin my beautiful flowers! 

Next, I adhered the hibiscus to the black panel, raising the center one with a foam square. 

I stamped sentiments from Three Room Studio's Simple Sentiment set with white ink. To finish my card, I added yellow enamel dots. 


I love how my card turned out! Do you use items as inspiration for cards or other projects? Let me know. 


Thanks for taking a peek! Enjoy the rest of your day! 










18 December 2020

Rainbows for Erica-IG Hop

 Today I am taking part in an Instagram hop to send some much needed support to @erica_cacacraft. 

Erica has recently suffered a loss which has hit her hard, seeing her hurting has left us fellow crafters feeling helpless. She is such a bright star in the craft industry and we want to uplift her and show her how much she means to us all.


I colored this adorable Rainbow Nordic Gnome on iPad Pro, using Procreate. He was created by friend and fellow paper crafter Patricia and can be found on her Etsy site by clicking HERE

To join the Instagram hop...please Click HERE.

Thanks for taking a peek! 







14 December 2020

Sending Good Vibes

 

Hola everyone! I am sharing a card using the new Hero Arts Good Vibes clear stamp set. I can remember seeing peace signs everywhere as a child: bags, billboards, notebooks, jackets and a lot of t-shirts.

  

The Good Vibes set also includes six sentiments and other great images to spark your creativity.



To create my clean and simple card, I first stamped the floral peace sign in Intense Black ink onto Dove White Cardstock. I colored it in with several Copic markers.

 

Next, I placed the peace sign onto my die-cutting machine. I centered it inside of the T-Shirt Infinty Die and cut it out. 

 


Then opening the top-folded card base, I placed one side into an embossing folder and ran it through my die-cutting machine.


I adhered the T-shirt with precision glue and double-sided tape. I did this to ensure the t-shirt would stay put on the embossed card base.



I stamped the floral peace sign inside card. I then stamped the sentiment onto a scrap piece of cardstock, trimmed it and placed it onto the floral peace sign.  



I think my card is pretty groovy! I hope that you will give it a try.

 

Thanks for taking a peek. 


SUPPLIES: 

If you are inspired to shop Hero Arts and products I used to create my tag-compensated affiliate links are listed below. I will receive a small portion of any product purchased at no additional cost to you. 

         

11 December 2020

THREE ROOM STUDIO SATURDAY CHALLENGE #15


Hola everyone! Today's Three Room Stdio Challenge is: USE PATTERNED PAPER.  I used the YAY clear stamp set with coordinating dies to create my card. I found scraps in my stash to create the design. As you can see, I got black ink on the card. I have a habit of not covering my stamp pad! ARRRRRRGH!  


I usually struggle with card designs when there is patterned paper involved. Fortunately, there are many card sketches online to spark your creative juices. This design came together pretty quickly. 


Thanks for taking a peek at my card today!

Please visit the Three Room Studio Blog for more inspiration and information on how to participate in the Saturday challenge. One lucky winner a month will win a $15 gift certificate to the Three Room Studio Shop