Monthly Archives: August 2017
I don’t think I have entered a challenge for Stamp a faire before and I am a bit late to the party today as well, but decided to see what I could do by entering the 10 minute challenge.
I usually can’t do anything in just 10 minutes but today I managed to make two cards in about that much time. The first one is a reject as I stamped the sentiment crookedly in my haste to get it done. Haste makes waste, as they say.
I used the colour scheme and even part of the design of the last inspiration photo to create my card. It didn’t turn out too bad for the time frame allowed.
I received my Hero Arts kit for August on Monday. The good news for me was that it came so fast this month. Surprise happy mail, what could be nicer. What wasn’t so good is that Canada Customs decided to extract their pound of flesh from me. Paying the GST (Goods and Services Tax) is not sooo painful, but being charged a $10.00 fee for the government to take their tax IS quite painful. No matter, I will continue to get the kit because it still offers a lot for the money and it is so much fun to create with.
I think I was inspired by a couple of blog hops I went through online, where designers offered multiple cards on their segment of the blog hop. As a result, I made three similar but different cards, using the main kit and one of the add-on stamp sets. The theme of the kit also gave me the opportunity to use some Signs of the Zodiac dies that I had gotten with an older Tattered Lace Magazine.
Here are the cards:
I didn’t start out to make this card. Truth be known I started out to clean toilets, but hey, I am easily distracted. I estimated that I could make a card in under an hour as I had made Z fold cards before. Ha Ha Ha. About an hour into the construction, I decided the background was too plain. I then decided to turn it into a watercolour card. Blah, blah, blah, yadda, yadda, yadda. Somewhere along the way it kind of turned into a Papertrey Ink meets Heartfelt Creations kind of card. Yes, it is kind of odd, but I like it.
Supplies: Papertrey Ink Simple Seashells stamps and dies, Wht the Doodle Waves watercolour sheets, Simon Says Stamp Sailing stamp, Nuvo Crystal drops, Stickles, Zig Real Brush Markers, foam squares, Tombow tape runner.
I like doing things that are new and different. At least this is true in the crafting world, not so much in the computer world. The other day, Scrapendipity owner Selena asked me to make some cards using some Paper Tole sheets that she has brought in. I looked at them, kind of dazed and confused, as I had never tried doing this craft before. The craft is quite popular in the UK as I often see these 3D printed shapes in online stores there.
How much fun were these!! They were simple to put together and very eye-catching. I had fun deciding which background scenes would make the Pop-Ups stand out. I was very happy with the results. This means, of course, that I have just acquired another crafting addiction……………….thanks Selena. Now I am off to see if I can find some images of castles, tea cups or perhaps the Loch Ness monster as I am working on my British Isles Scrapbook.
Trends come and go and sometimes they come back again. Lately I have noticed more silhouette stamp sets coming to the marketplace. These were very popular in the days before we had a multitude of mediums with which to add colour to our cards. Hero Arts June Monthly kit features Silhouette stamps. What is new and unique about the stamps in this kit, is that it features the same animal in various sizes and poses. This adds wonderful versatility to what you can do with these images when creating scenes on cards.
The other great thing about the Hero Arts Kits is that they offer add products to enhance and expand the versatility of the base kit. While the base kit is on a “when it is gone , it is gone” timeframe, the add ons are available on an ongoing basis. I liked this kit so much, I purchased more add ons on two separate occasions.