Hi Everyone! For today's card, I wanted to give you a little peek inside my thought process when I'm creating a card....I was in the mood for Spring. Fresh, light colors, bright blooms, happy sentiments....I wanted to do the "homespun look" of vintage ...

 


Kat Scrappiness Design Team Project: Modern Vintage

 

Hi Everyone!

For today's card, I wanted to give you a little peek inside my thought process when I'm creating a card....I was in the mood for Spring.  Fresh, light colors, bright blooms, happy sentiments....I wanted to do the "homespun look" of vintage linens, but with a modern feel.  I gathered some supplies together not knowing exactly what my plan was.  Sometimes I do this if I have a little bit of an idea, but I'm not sure exactly how I want to lay out my card design.   Once I see all the supplies in front of me, then the card starts to come together in my mind.  I chose Mudra's Botanical Blooms stamp set and paired it with Kat's Wonky, Wavy Stitched Circle dies.   I love the purple-y blue dotted Swiss paper in the Doodlebug 6x6 pad: Swiss Dot Petite Prints, so I added that too.

Next, I was pretty sure I wanted to use a coral-pink ink for the flowers so I stamped a bunch of the flowers and leaves using my stamp press.  The flowers from the Botanical Blooms stamp set are 3 step layering stamps.  A little trick I like to do to "season" my solid stamp is to use an eraser that doesn't leave a lot of shavings and rub that over the top of the stamp.  This gives it a little texture so the ink can really grip to the clear stamp.

I heat embossed a strip of light gray cardstock with a sentiment from Mudra's Wild Rose stamp set using white embossing powder.  After that, I decided to a cut a strip of the Swiss dot paper.  Those strips, combined with the stitched circle, I thought would look nice as a collage on the front of a crisp, white, notecard.

The bottom flower was a little too big, so I just snipped off the lower part and added that to the card flush with the edge.  I did the same with the leaf cluster.  This is great to try anytime you add die cuts to cards.  It works with stamping too--just having things peeking up or down from the edges adds movement and flow.

If I'm not sure where to place sequins, I first take some old enamel dots I removed the "stick" from and place those around my card.  I cannot remember exactly where I got this trick from, but it has saved me from having to start my card all over again, LOL!

I used the gorgeous large blue sequins from the Fluffy Clouds mix along with the tiny silver-y white cupped sequins in the Fairytale Princess mix.

This card kind of reminds me of a deconstructed embroidery hoop that maybe contained a vintage handkerchief or napkin.   I encourage you to try taking a modern approach to an older style you like.  Maybe, take an older card you created a few years ago, when styles were different and give it a modern make-over!  

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I have all the products I used from the Kat Scrappiness shop linked below.  Please feel free to use my coupon code Heidi10 at checkout to receive 10% off your purchase.  Have a great day!

SUPPLIES:

Kat Scrappiness Wonky, Wavy Stitched Circle dies

Mudra Botanical Blooms stamp set

Mudra Wild Rose stamp set

Doodlebug Swiss Dot Petite Prints 6x6 paper pad

Wow Opaque Bright White embossing powder

Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Pad

Versamark Ink

Kat Scrappiness Fluffy Clouds sequin mix

Kat Scrappiness Fairytale Princess sequin mix

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

 
 

Video: February Design Team Haul: Kat Scrappiness

 

Hi Everyone!

I have lots of fun products to show you from the Kat Scrappiness shop today.  These are all things I'll be working with for March.  3 brand new stamp sets will be in the shop soon and you won't believe how cute they are!  Be sure to use my coupon code, HEIDI10 to receive 10% off your order.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

There's still time to play along with the February challenge over at the Kat Scrappiness Blog.  Join in and you could win a $25 gift card to the shop!

1517420475734

SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you).  I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, CreateForLess, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

4mm Rainbow Flower Blossom Sequins - Shaker Card Fillers 4mm Rainbow Flower Blossom Sequins

6mm Yellow Flower Blossom Sequins Shaker Card Fillers Yellow Flower Blossom Sequins

Fluffy Clouds Sequin Mix - Shaker Card Fillers Fluffy Clouds Sequin Mix

Solid Confetti Dots - Shaker Card Fillers Solid Confetti Dots

Merry-Go-Round Sequin Mix - Shaker Card Fillers Merry-Go-Round Sequin Mix

 3mm Silver Solid Heart Confetti Mix - Shaker Card Fillers3mm Silver Solid Confetti Mix

Easter Bunny Sequins - Shaker Card Fillers Easter Bunny Sequins

Bunny Hop Sequin Mix - Shaker Card Fillers Bunny Hop Sequin Mix

Stitched Easter Bunny Outline Dies by Kat Scrappiness Kat Scrappiness Stitched Easter Bunny Outline Dies

Brush Script Easter Blessings Word Die by Kat Scrappiness Brush Script Easter Blessings Word Die

Brush Script Happy Easter Word Die by Kat Scrappiness Brush Script Happy Easter Word Die

 

 
 

Video: Scrapbook.com Haul: Flourish Collection, Mini Envelope Punch Board

 Hi Everyone!

Part 1 of of 2 craft supply hauls today :).  I purchased the beautiful Flourish Collection from Crate Paper over at Scrapbook.com.  This is a 200 piece kit that includes some extras exclusively for Scrapbook.com.    I can't wait to show it to you!  I also picked up the We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board.  I've been waiting to get this for awhile.  Who doesn't need something to make teeny tiny envelopes?  Enjoy!

 

 

Supplies Featured in the Video:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you).  I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, CreateForLess, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

  • Merchant:Scrapbook.com
  • Description:Crate Paper - Flourish Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Poetic
  • Merchant:Scrapbook.com
  • Description:Exclusive Crate Paper - Flourish Collection - 200 Piece Papercrafting Bundle with Glitter and Foil Accents
  • Merchant:Scrapbook.com
  • Description:We R Memory Keepers - Envelope Punch Board - Mini
       
 
 

Video: My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge--My Process for Working With Card Sketches

Hi Everyone!

Today, I have a card for the current My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #372.  Last week, I had a post and video talking about how I like working with sketches because I'm more product-driven in my card making.  I thought I'd show you my process, start to finish, on how I use a sketch to create a card. 

Here is this week's sketch I'll be working with:

 

One of my favorite sentiment sets from MFT is Simply Fabulous Sayings.  I was thinking I wanted to use one of the large words at the focal point on the card with the smaller coordinating sentiments as a background.  

IMG_8600

I used a variety of inks from MFT to create the colorful background using my Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform.

IMG_8597

I channeled Laurie Willison of Soapbox Creations with my use of score lines to create the border strip on my card.  She has such a great CAS style and I love how she uses this technique.  

IMG_8608

 See how this card came together in the video below:

 

 

 

SUPPLIES:

My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you).  I only recommend products that I use and love.  I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, CreateForLess, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Tim Holtz Tonic Stamp Platform

MFT Inks: Razzle Berry, Orange Fizz, Limeade, Blu Raspberry, Lavender Fields

MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax

 

 

 
 

Video: Recipe Box for Card Sketches

Hi Everyone!

A couple of months ago, that Hobby Lobby end cap got me again!  :)I couldn't resist this adorable floral tin recipe box from the Petals and Blooms Collection.  I had no idea what I would do with it, but I knew I would think of something.  Cut to last week, and I thought of it--a card sketch library!  I had been wanting to turn some of the cards I've created into sketches so I could refer back to them when I needed some inspiration.  I usually start with a product when I create, so a sketch is a great place to get your creativity flowing.  I also included some other card reference materials  including a techniques section as well as a section on design principles.

VXSC1727 

Since the box held 4x6 cards, I replaced the recipe cards included in the box with these Project Life grid cards from Becky Higgins.  Perfect for sketches!

IMG_8479

I made new labels to cover the dividers using my label maker.....


VXSC1727

...and got to work on my sketches.


VXSC1727

I had a little walk down memory lane when I was adding a "design principles" section.  I still have a few of these magazines saved and go back to them sometimes just to flip through. 


VXSC1727



 Here's a video with an in depth look at my project.  Be sure to scroll down below for links to all the products I used as well as a couple of bonus sketches for you.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

SUPPLIES:

 My blog uses affiliate links when possible. This means when you click on those links, I may get a small commission (at no cost to you). I only recommend products that I use and love. Thank you so much for your support. I currently participate in affiliate programs with Scrapbook.com, ConsumerCrafts, CreateForLess, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, ScrapbookPal, Blick Art Materials, Blitsy and Kat Scrappiness. I am also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

 

 

 


Petals & Blooms Floral Tin Recipe Box

Petals and Blooms Floral Tin Recipe Box-Hobby Lobby

 

 SKETCHES FOR YOU:

  Vertical
Vertical

**Card sketches for personal use only.  If using on a blog post, please link back to this blog to give credit.

 

 
 
 
   
You Might Like