Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hero Arts August My Monthly Hero Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello friends!!! It’s time for another My Monthly Hero release!! I truly appreciate this month’s staycation theme. Since a lot of us staying close to home I think this kit is a wonderful reminder that even though we may not be able to take that summer vacation with the right mind set our homes can be a wonderful escape as well.

August My Monthly Hero KitMH0820Contents:

  • 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
  • 23 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 1 Greetings Fancy Die
  • 5 White Postcards
  • Summer Twilight Palette Reactive Ink Pad

Today I have a couple of cards to share that combine the several images from the August My Monthly Hero kit with some for one of the add-on sets.

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To create these cards I first stamped several images from the August My Monthly Hero Kit as well as images from the Camp Mi Casa in INTENS-ified Black Ink onto Bristol paper. Once I finished stamping the image I then watercolored them in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Next, I die cut them images out with the matching dies and then set them aside.

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I then moved onto creating the backgrounds. I placed two leaf stamps from the kit onto an acrylic block and repeated stamped the front of an A2 top-folding card base made from Meadow or Antique Ivory cardstock.

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For the meadow card base I stamped the leaves in Pine Bold Ink and used Soft Vanilla for the ivory card.

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Next, I trimmed down vellum to create two panels and then stamped sentiments from the Camp Mi Casa stamp set in INTENS-ified Black Ink and then heat embossed them with black detail embossing powder.

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Next, I added foam adhesive to the back side of the images and then adhered them onto the vellum panels. Lastly, I used Precision Glue to adhere the panels onto the card fronts.

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts will give away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, August 9th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

BLOG HOP:

Hero Arts

Seeka

Nichol Spohr

Mindy Eggen

Michelle Short

Mariana Grigsby

Maria Willis

Lydia Fiedler

Laurie Willison

Julee Tilman

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Janette Kausen

Ilina Crouse

Emily Midgett

Debi Adams

Daniel West

Channin Pelletier.  <<< You are here >>>

Amy Kolling

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VIDEO: Fa-la-la Christmas Card

VIDEO: Fa-la-la Christmas Card

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Hello friends!! Today I’m sharing a fun holiday card I created with some of the newest products from Waffle Flower Crafts! Today’s card combines my favorite coloring technique with a wintery scene to create a festive Christmas card!

VIDEO: Fa-la-la Christmas Card

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

For this card, I first stamped the sheep and the light post in Versafine Onyx Black onto Bristol paper. I then watercolored the images in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and then die cut them out with the matching dies. Next, I ink blended an A2 panel of white cardstock with Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides. I then dried my panel throughly, then curved a sentiment in my MISTI and then stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black and then embossed it in glittery embossing powder. Next, I stamped and white heat embossed some snowflakes repeatedly on the panel.

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I then die cut the panel with a die from the A2 Layers Die set to create a frame and then adhered the sheep to the frame and then blue craft foam to the frame to add dimension. Next, I added foam dots to the backside of the sheep to support them and then set the frame aside.

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I then die cut three trees out of white cardstock using the tree from the Cozy Cabin Die set and then ink blended them with Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles Distress Oxides. Next I adhered the panel and frame onto the front of an A2 top-folding card base. I then adhered the trees and lastly finished the card by adhering light post with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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VIDEO: Easy Watercolored Poinsettias

VIDEO: Easy Watercolored Poinsettias

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Hello crafty friends!! I have a new video to share!! In today’s video I watercolored the beautiful poinsettias from Waffle Flower Crafts Poinsettia Stamp Set using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. These markers and the resist of the gold embossing makes coloring these flowers super easy!

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Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

I first stamped and gold heat embossed several images from the Poinsettia Stamp Set on Bristol paper. I then watercolored the images in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and then die cut them out with the matching dies when I had finished. Next, I die cut the Oversized Peace Word Die three times out of white cardstock.

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I then adhered all three on top of each other and then pressed the stack die cut into a Versamark pad and then heat embossed it in gold. I then stamped and gold heat embossed a sub-sentiment from the Oversized Peace Stamp Set onto an A2 panel made from maroon cardstock.

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Next, I adhered the panel onto an A2 top-folding cardbase made from white cardstock and then finished the card by adhering the rest of my die cuts.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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United As One Hero Arts Release and Blog Hop

United As One Hero Arts Release and Blog Hop

Hello friends!! I’m so honored to be joining today’s blog hop celebrating the release of Hero Arts’ collaborative stamp set, United as One, and the Stamping Village’s We Stand With You stamp set!

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I love love the message of unity, respect, and optimism of these two sets. Personally I can no longer sit back and allow systemic racism to go unchecked. Too long have communities of color been traumatized and marginalized by institutionalized discrimination. As a fairly private and introverted person being open about my feelings and beliefs is not a very comfortable position but I have to do better, I have to BE better. I am making changes within myself, my family, and my community to become a better advocate for my black neighbors. And I am so happy to see several stamp companies taking a stand and making changes towards more diversity and inclusion.

The card I have to share today was created with the United as One stamp set. I created a colorful card front and then added a window which opens up to reveal the rest of the sentiment.

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To create this card I first stamped the rainbow background with the Abstract Fields Bold Prints cling stamp. I first positioned the stamp in my MISTI and then ink up the corner with Fruit Punch Reactive Ink and then stamped the front of an A2 card front.

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I then cleaned the stamped and ink up with Creamsicle Reactive Ink just adjacent where to where the Fruit Punch was and then stamped. I then repeated this process for all the other ink colors (Lemon Drop, Key Lime Fizz, Pool Party, Blue Hawaii).

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Once I finished the stamping the background I then stamped and black heat-embossed the large heart from the United as One stamp set. I then cut out the interior of the heart with a craft knife and then traced the opening onto a 4 3/16″ x 5 1/2″ panel of white cardstock. I then cut out the interior of the heart and then stamped and black heat-embossed the heart on the backside, framing the opening. Next, with a black copic I colored in the interior edge of both heart openings. I then stamped a sentiment in black Stazon onto acetate. I then adhered the acetate to the backside of the card front and then adhered the panel to the back of the acetate.

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Next, I stamped the inside of the card with the outline of the hands and several sentiments in INTENS-ified Black Ink. I then stamped the one hand in Pumpkin Pie and then Cup O’Joe and the other in Soft Vanilla and Soft Brown.

BLOG HOP:

Hero Arts – Daniel

Dana Joy

Pocono Pam

Channin Pelletier <<<You are here>>>

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jennifer McGuire

Libby Hickson

Michelle Short

Thank you so much for joining me today!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

~Channin

 

 

Heffy Doodle New Release and Blog Hop

Heffy Doodle New Release and Blog Hop

Hello all!! Today we are celebrating Heffy Doodle’s newest release!! This release is pretty epic!! There are rainbows, seals, puppies, interactive slimline dies, and UNICORNS, oh my!!

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I created a card with the adorable Sealy Friends Stamp Set the Tiny Waves Stencil!

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I first created the background by making a mask (a positive and a negative slope) out of contact paper using the First Snow Stencil. I then placed the negative mask over an A2 top-folding card base and then ink blended with Antique Linen and Tea Dye distress oxides to create a sand slope. Next, I watered down some distress ink and then splattered the ink over the slope. I then remove the negative mask and place the positive mask over the slope.

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Next, I added pixie spray to the back of the Tiny Waves Stencil and placed it over my card front. I then and masked off the upper quarter with a piece of painters tape. Next, I ink blended over the stencil with Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers distress oxides. I then removed the stencil, masked off the upper quarter again, and then ink blended with the same oxides once more. I then placed a mask I made out of contact paper with the Sliver Linings Could Border Dies onto the sky and ink blended clouds with Tumbled Glass distress oxide. 

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Next, I stamped several images from the Sealy Friends Stamp Set and a rock from the Otter Side Stamp Set in Versafine Onyx Black onto bristol paper. I then watercolored my images in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.

Seals/Shells: 761, 620

Orange Coral: 933, 873

Red/Purple Coral: 856, 676

Seaweed: 126, 379

Fish: 025

Rock: N55

When I had finished coloring the images I then die cut them out with the matching dies. Next, I stamped a sentiment onto my card front in Versafine and then finished the card by adhering the sand layer and then all the remaining die cuts. 

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GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store! Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on Saturday, July 25th on the Heffy Doodle Blog

BLOG HOP:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Davina Cantrell

Laura Sterckx

Olga Moss

Amanda Fitterer

Tallie Clewley

Ali Farmer

Zsofia Molnar

Ashley Ebben

Channin Pelletier   <<<You are here>>>

Cassie Tezak

Cassie Trask

I hope you enjoyed!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Spellbinders July Large Die of the Month

Spellbinders July Large Die of the Month

Hello friends!! Today I’m popping in to share a sweet card I created with the July Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders!!

This new die set is so beautiful and I had so much fun creating my card for today! I played with my current favorite color palette, orange green and yellow, and created a simple greeting card!

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To create this card I first die cut all my letters twice out of white cardstock and then adhered them together. Next, I die cut several leaves and flowers out of white cardstock. I then ink blended all the leaves in either Mowed Lawn or Pine Needles distress oxide.

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I then ink blended the flowers in a combo of distress inks. I ink blended the yellow flowers in Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber and the orange flowers in Wild Honey and Ripe Persimmon.

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Next, I adhered the flowers to the leaves and then adhered them onto the letters. I then trimmed a piece of cream cardstock down to a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel and adhered it onto a white A2 top-folding card base. Lastly, I finished my card by adhering my letters.

I hope you enjoyed my card! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hero Arts July My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hello friends!! It’s time for another My Monthly Hero release and blog hop!! The new kit is incredible!! It is jam packed with so much, stamps, dies, ink cubes, glittery cardstock and even embossing powder!!

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For my first card, I used many of the stamps and dies included in the kit to create a rich underwater scene.

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To create this card I first stamped the forefront scene with the stamp set and a MISTI. I started with the most solid stamp and partially stamped it in several ink color. I first started with Thistle Reactive ink, held the ink pad at an angle and inked up just the top portion of the stamp and then stamped it. Next, I inked up the bottom portion with Grape Slush, stamped, and then the very bottom with Blue Hawaii.

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I then positioned the second layer, picked it up with my MISTI and then selectively and partially inked the slopes with Splash, Blue Hawaii, and even a little INTENS-ified Black Ink at the bottom. Next, I inked up just the coral and plants in either Pool Party or Taffy. I then positioned the third layer and inked it up with combination of either Creamsicle + Fruit Punch or Fruit Punch + Berry Smoothie. Next, I die cut the landscape out with the matching dies and then die cut a second panel with the second landscape die.

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I then ink blended the second scene with Grape Slush, Blue Hawaii, and INTENS-ified Black Ink. Next, I stamped the mermaid and dolphins in INTENS-ified Black Ink and die cut them out with the matching dies. I then ink blended the front of an A2 top-folding card base with Blue Hawaii, Splash, and Pool Party. Next, I adhered all my layers and die cuts to the card front and then finished the card by stamping my sentiment in INTENS-ified Black Ink.

My second card today features some of the add-on stamps and dies apart of this release. I used the Underwater Pattern Bold Prints Stamp, the Sea You Soon Stamp Set and the matching dies

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To create this card I first stamped several shells from the Sea You Soon Stamp Set in Inkon3 ink onto Bristol paper. I then watercolored the images in with several Tombow Dual Brush Pens (772, 761, 856, 026, 837, 947, N45, 379).

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Once I had finished watercoloring all the shells I then die cut them with the matching dies as well as a story second set out of plain white cardstock. I then adhered the two together to add a little dimension to the shells. Next, I stamped a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of Arctic cardstock with the Underwater Pattern Bold Prints Stamp in Soft Pool ink.

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I then dried my panel thoroughly and then stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment. I then finished the card by adhering the panel onto an A2 top-folding card base made from  white cardstock and then adhered all the shells to the card front.

GIVEAWAY:

Hero Arts will giving away one $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, July 19th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.

BLOG HOP:

Hero Arts

Amy Kolling

Channin Pelletier  <<<You are here>>>

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jenn Shurkus

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Julee Tilman

Laurie Willison

Lydia Fiedler

Maria Willis

Mariana Grigsby

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Nichol Spohr

Seeka

Yana Smakula

I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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VIDEO: Holly Bird Shaker Card

VIDEO: Holly Bird Shaker Card

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Hello friends!!! Today I’m sharing a new video demonstrating how I created this fun shaker card with the new Holly Bird Combo and the Nesting Hexagon Die Set from Waffle Flower Crafts!! Watch to see how I watercolor this adorable image and then use the Nesting Hexagon Die Set to build a shaped shaker for this cozy holiday card!

VIDEO: Holly Bird Shaker Card

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

To create this card I first stamped the image on Bristol paper in Versafine Onyx Black and then watercolored the image in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. Next, I die cut the bird out with the matching die.

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I then die cut a sheet of pattern paper from the Unicorn Half-Half Lines paper pad with the new Nesting Hexagon Die Set to create a frame. I then used the same set of hexagon dies to die cut white craft foam twice to create two dimensional frames. Next, I trimmed down another sheet of pattern paper from the Unicorn Half-Half Lines paper pad to create a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel and adhered it onto an A2 top-folding white card base.

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I then adhered the two craft foam frames, one on top of the other, onto the card front. I then adhered the bird inside and then added foam balls into the well of the shaker. Next, I die cut a piece of acetate with a hexagon die and then adhered the pattern paper frame on top and then adhered both onto the card front. I then finished the card with a white heat embossed sentiment stamped onto black cardstock.

I hope you enjoy my card and video! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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VIDEO: Merry and Bright Happy Gnomes Card

VIDEO: Merry and Bright Happy Gnomes Card

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Hello friends!! Today a video to share demonstrating how I created this Happy Gnomes card that I shared for Waffle Flower’s July Release!! This was just a fun and easy card to put together and I hope you enjoy and learn a few things by watching the process!

VIDEO: Merry and Bright Happy Gnomes Card

Watch below or on my YouTube channel.

To create this card I first stamped several images from the Happy Gnome Stamp Set in VersaFine Onyx Black onto Bristol paper. I then watercolored the images in with Tombow Dual Brush Pens.

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Once I finished coloring in the images, I then die cut them out with the matching dies. Next, I created a simple mask by fussy cutting a slope out of contact paper.I then ink blended the front of an A2 top-folding card base with the mask and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide to create the look of snow slopes.

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Next, I thoroughly dried my card front and then stamped and sliver heat embossed a sentiment from the Classic Holiday Sentiments Stamp Set. I then finished the card by adhering all the images with liquid glue.

I hope you enjoyed my card and video!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

~Channin

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Hero Arts and Honey Bee Partner Blop Hop

Hero Arts and Honey Bee Partner Blop Hop

Hello all!! Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps have partnered together to bring you an awesome new stamp set, You Are Amazing!!! To celebrate Hero Arts and Honey Bee are hosting an inspirational blog hop and GIVEAWAY!!

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I love this set! The main image is so clean and graphic and the sentiments in this set are incredible!!

I combined this set with a Hero Art stencil to create a colorful encouragement card!

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To create this card I first sprayed the Sun Background Stencil with Pixie spray then positioned it over the front of an A2 top-folding card base made from Dove White Cardstock.

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Next, I ink blended over the stencil with several reactive inks, using painters tape to mask off neighboring sections to ink blend each section one at a time. Once, I had finished ink blending, I then stamped the main image from the You are Amazing Stamp Set in INTENS-ified Black Ink onto Kraft cardstock.

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I then heat embossed the image with Sparkle embossing powder and then fussy cut the image out. Next, I stamped my sentiment in INTENS-ified Black Ink and then finished my card by adhering my image with foam squares.

Giveaway:

Hero Arts and Honey Bee Stamps will be giving away TWO $50 shopping sprees during this hop – one to the Hero Arts store, and one to Honey Bee Stamps! Winners will be drawn from the comments left across the hop – comment on more blogs for more chances to win! Enter by Wednesday, July 15th at 11:59pm pacific, and the winners will be announced on the Hero Arts and Hoeny Bee Stamps blogs the following week.

Blog Hop List:

Hero Arts

Honey Bee Stamps

Becky Roberts

Bobbi Lemanski

Brenda Noelke

Carol Hintermeier

Channin Pelletier  <<<You are here>>>

Daniel West

Debi Adams

Ilina Crouse

Janette Kausen

Jenny Hall

Jill Hawkins

Kelly Martin

Leanne West

Libby Hickson

Lisa Mensing

Michelle Short

Mindy Eggen

Vera

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