This is the same wet-on-dry technique that I used yesterday. For this version I used Arches cold pressed 14o lb paper instead of hot pressed, Gansai Tambi watercolors and an Avery Elle rectangle die in addition to circle die from the infinity circle die set by Hero Arts. Which do you prefer?
This is one of the new dies from Simon Says Stamp – Window Panes. Origami paper works wonderfully with die cutting as it is thin yet very strong at the same time. Card base is from Hero Arts.
The first layer of the background is Copic ink on Yup0 paper. On top of that I stamped the new Elizabeth background stamp with Ranger Carnation Red Archival Ink. The word love was die cut with the new die in the Laura’s Love Set from Simon Says Stamp out of red fun foam and Simon Says Stamp Surf blue that was inked over with the Carnation Red ink. All of this was mounted on a Hero Arts card base.
The adorable roosters (Ranger gold embossing powder) and background stamps (Distress Festive Berries ink) are new from Mama Elephant. I went around the edges of the Lipstick Red cardstock from Simon Says Stamp with Distress Festive Berries and Vintage Photo after I added some dots with a white gel pen. I stacked this piece on top of some origami paper and a Hero Arts card base.
Happy Year of the Rooster!
For this card I used the new Angel Heart die from Simon Says Stamp to cut out metallic red card stock from Hero Arts which I applied to the white card base. I then hand lettered the word “love” in lower case script. A simple image can say so much.
I designed the card using this dapper skull from the Tim Holtz Undertaker collection from Stampers Anonymous and the Love stamp and die from Hero Arts.
To create the background for the skull, I used copic inks and blending solution and metallic mixative from Ranger on alcohol ink cardstock (also from Ranger). I stamped the image on top with Ranger black archival ink.
After stamping the card base with the “love” stamp in magenta hue archival ink, I die cut the “love” from some pink foam and adhered Distress Spun Sugar glitter.
To finish off the card I applied some black onyx sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and sprayed the whole card with shimmer spray.
I’ve added this to my Etsy Shop which you can see here. (Skeleton crew not included)
The mini red envelopes are from Simon Says Stamp and the stamps and candy embellishments are from a My Monthly Hero kit. The white embossing powder is also from Hero Arts. I went around the the front of each envelope with Distress Ink Festive Berries and then sprayed the front and back of each envelope with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. The miniature bows on the top of the tree stamps are from saspainter on Etsy.
What to do for that special person who is going on the adventure of a lifetime by moving to a whole new country? Well you send them off with a set of markers and a coloring book wrapped in custom paper! I embellished a section of Scotch polka dot postal wrap with stamps from the Hero Arts Bon Voyage set and Ranger Archival inks. Over and around each polka dot, I applied Distress Gathered Twigs. The packages were then tied together with a red ribbon from Hero Arts.
This card is all about Hero Arts in metallic! On top of the metallic red paper, I stamped the Holiday floral in silver metallic ink. I die cut the tree out of vellum and used a coordinating stamp with metallic gold ink. I love the crisp print and the richness of the ink.
I die cut the Hero Arts Confetti Stars into some Tim Holtz Heavy stock. I Distressed the stock with Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Gathered Twigs. Over the top of that, I put some white gel pen dots and Shimmer Spray. After heat setting, this piece was adhered to some Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue card stock.