FSJ • Love You Card + Sketch

As I said on my last post, I love challenges. Well, my Fun Stampers Journey partner and friend Laura Williams and I decided to challenge ourselves and have some fun creating. Lately, I have been struggling a bit with that mojo that sometimes needs a little push, so we came up with the idea of posting a sketch challenge. I created a fun sketch and we made a Valetines themed card from it. Take a look:

There is no technique or any other requirement but the sketch to create a card. In my case, I kept it simple. I used a Whip Cream panel over a River Stone folded card, and then I adhered a Follow Your Heard Print rectangle to cover the lower half part of the panel. Then, I die cut different sizes of Hearts using Whip Cream, Bubble Gum and Raspberry Berry cardstocks.

I layered the hearts and white-embossed a sentiment over a Black Licorice cardstcok strip. To finish up this card, I used a piece of Silver Sparkle tape, Sparkle silk and some silver sequins. Simple, fun and pretty!

So, you are welcome to grab this sketch and join us. So please don’t be shy, and leave your link in the comments area… we would love to see what you create!

Laura also created a lovely project using a fun technique, and you can see her project by clicking >>>HERE<<<

Remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty beginning of the year!

marianasignat

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FSJ • Hello Card + CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge

I have always loved participating in card challenges and I think they are a great way to keep those creative juices flowing! Well, today I am sharing a card that I made to participate in the current CASE this Sketch challenge.

One of the things I like about this challenge is the simplicity of their sketches. You can either build your card with layers and details or create a clean and simple card, it is up to you! So I thought this sketch was just right to showcase a pretty patterned paper that belongs to the Playful Prints collection by Fun Stampers Journey. I used both sides of the paper to create the diagonal sections of the card and I adhered them onto a Fresh Sage folded card.

Then, I enhanced one of the diagonal lines with a strip of Cool Parade Journey tape and a simple sentiment stamped with Black Licorice ink over a Cool Pool cardstock strip. I also die cut a Romantic Bloom from Bubblegum and Haystack cardstocks and embellished with a single Sweet Candy Drop.

Here is the sketch I used to create my card (you can click on the link below if you would like to participate):

Please remember that for more ideas and inspiration,  be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey Blog,  Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest.

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Well, that’s all from me today. I´ll be back soon to share another project. Thanks for stopping by  Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat

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World Cardmaking Day • Be Brave Challenge

Hello friends! Happy World Cardmaking Day!
Today I am sharing a card that I created to celebrate and it is also combined with one of the fun challenges that Fun Stampers Journey have put together specially for us. The purpose of today’s challenges is to create cards for the Be Brave Card Drive.    The goal of this drive is to collect cards that will be sent to patients and caregivers in need through a  Breast Cancer non-profit organization. The rules to participate are simple, and you can find more information about this drive by clicking >>>HERE<<<.

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I created a card for Challenge #2: Create a card for a caregiver.  I made a Thank You card using  a pretty stamp set called: Be  Brave. I used the ribbon to create a simple background and the little dove as an accent image.

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The Thank You sentiment is from another versatile set called: Must Have Sentiments.  I also  used a pierced rectangle, Journey tape, sequins and heart shaped paper clip  as embellishments.

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So I hope you feel inspired to create some cards, participate in one or more of the challenges, send your cards to the Journey Station and be part of a good cause!

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty weekend!

marianasignat

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supplies
Be Brave Stamp Set / SS-0148
Must Have Sentiments / SS-0501
Journey Rectangles / DI-0041
Watermelon Fusion True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0027
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0041
Sweet Berry  True Color Fusion Ink / IP-0029
Journey Sequins Pink World / AC-0112
Sweet Romance Tape / AC-0290 (Bloom Benefit)
Classic Elegance Journey Tape / AC-0291
I Heart Clips / AC-0261
Watermelon Fusion 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0039
Bubble Gum 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0099
Whip Cream 8.5 x 11″ cardstock / CS-0040

FSJ • All Hallows’ Eve Card

Hello friends, I am back today to share a card that I created using some Fun Stampers Journey products.  I want to point out that this time I  used a simple and fun  SplitcoastStamper sketch (SCS664) to create my card.

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The stamp set that I used is called Hallows’Eve and it is  included in the Journey Holiday Mini. I want to mention that this set is a Host Exclusive product. To learn more about how to host a Make-It Party, please click >HERE<  This set in particular is a large set with thirty one stamps. All the images included are very cute and they are perfect to use for Halloween themed projects.

I also used a background stamp called Widow’s Web, and I simply stamped it with Tangerine Fusion ink over Citrus Cooler cardstock. The little figures were stamped with  Black Licorice ink  onto Whip Cream cardstock.  I added some details with Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils and then cut trimmed the tiny images with scissors.

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To create an ombré effect for the the little spooky house image, I inked the stamp with three different tones of purple (Pretty Amethyst, Lavender Fusion and Grape Fusion). Then,  I stamped the sentiment over a pierced oval matted with a larger vellum oval.   I layered all the elements of the card and I added a few other things to complement the cute scene: Journey tape, sequins and Sparkle silk.

By the way, a new fun promotion has started at Fun Stampers Journey, check it out:

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So if you like planners, are curious about them and maybe you want to give them a try, be sure to visit the Fun Stampers Journey blog during this month for lots of amazing inspiration.

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I’ll be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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supplies

SS-0515 Hallows Eve
SS-0222 Widow’s Web stamp
DI-0022 Journey Ovals Die Set
IP-0041 Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0018 Pretty Amethyst True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0036 Lavender Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0006 Grape Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0005 Tangerine Fusion True Color Fusion Ink
IP-0126 Sparkle Silk
JM-0078 Journey Color Splash
AC-0115 Journey Sequins Special Celebration
CS-0003 Black Licorice 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0040 Whip Cream 8.5 x 11 cardstock
CS-0089 Citrus Cooler 8.5  x 11 cardstock

HA • Holiday Cardmaking Challenge

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Hey there! I like this time of the year because is just perfect to start working on your Holiday cards. Today is the kick off  of the Holiday Cardmaking Challenge at the Hero Arts blog. I love that they do this, because it is a fun way to motivate you to start creating.  I created a card for today, using some of the products included in the 2016 Winter Catalog.

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I used a stamp set called Winter Scene + Die Combo to create the jar scene. I started by die-cutting the jar from Pool Mixed Layering Paper. I stamped the pine tree with Moss Hybrid Ink, and then I White-embossed the snow on the ground. I also Sparkle-embossed the falling snow. I stamped and die-cut the house and deer (Red Royal and Soft Brown Shadow Inks). I adhered the little deer with a glue dot, and the house with foam tape. I added sequins and  beads details.

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I stamped the jar image over acetate with StazOn ink, and I die-cut the piece with its matching die. I stamped the lid part over Blush Mix Layering Paper, and  I fussy cut it. I adhere the lid over the acetate piece. After that I adhere the acetate jar over the jar scene with foam tape behind the lid.  This creates dimension and it kind of simulates a real jar (according to me)  🙂

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The rest of the card were a few layers of stamped backgrounds over a Snow Layering Paper card base:

And the final touches: gemstones, pearls, sequins and hemp.

Of course Hero will be giving FIVE $50 Hero Arts shopping sprees awarded. The challenge runs October 10 – November 15. So you have plenty of time to create and participate. You can find more details by clicking >>> HERE<<<

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Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

Thanks for stopping by:) Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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HA Fabulous Flowers Challenge

Welcome to the Hero Arts…

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Today this fun challenge starts and I am glad to be sharing a card that I made using the new Paper Layering Die called Large Lotus. This is a pop-up die that gives the paper a 3-D effect.

For this card, I began by creating negative and positive masks with the die. I die cut the shape on paper, and then, using scissors I carefully detached the flower (positive mask) to obtain a flower shaped window (negative mask). I used the negative mask to outline the Lotus shape with a pencil over a watercolor paper panel .

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I thought it would be a good idea to complement the flower with some leaves. But, because I didn’t have a Lotus leaf stamp, I created my own. I die cut a circle from foam, and then I cut out a slice of it with scissors. I placed the foam leaf onto an acrylic block with adhesive, and I used it as a stamp.

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Then, I placed the positive mask over the outlined flower, and I stamped the leaf using green watercolor as the ink.  I complemented with two more leaves. After that, I used the flower outline as a guide to paint the flower with pink watercolor and the rest of the panel with blue.

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Next, I die cut the Lotus on the panel, I stamped a sentiment with black ink, and I curled and folded the Lotus petals to reveal its shape. I adhered the panel over a card base and I embellished it with some gemstones.

Don’t forget that this contest will be open until the end of the month, and of course there are some prizes for the winners. Please visit the Hero Arts Blog for more details.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another project.

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Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

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Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge

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Happy Monday, everyone!

Today is the first day of the new Hero Arts challenge that has holiday cards as a theme. This is great because you would be able to share your cards and get lots of inspiration from other talented designers just like you 🙂 Of course there is a prize, and you can find more details on the Hero Arts Blog.

So, I created a holiday card using Hero Arts products from the 2015 Holiday Collection

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First, I created the background using the Star Snowflake stencil ,  Soft Purple Shadow Ink and a sponge over a Lilac Layering Paper base card. Then, I stitched a vellum strip with gold embroidery thread. I chose  Joy Stamp & Cut to create the focal point, using the die to cut the word Joy with white card stock. Then I put Versamark directly over the word, and after that I heat embossed it with Brass embossing powder.  I also cut the word from foam to create dimension 🙂 I stamped the complementary words above and below the vellum strip, making sure to leave enough space for the word “joy”. At the end, I embellished the card with some purple gemstones.

Well, that’s all from me for today, I will be back soon to share another card.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

HA Tic Tac Toe Challenge Card [Congrats]

Hi there!
I am back today to share a card that I created using the guidelines of the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge by Hero Arts. The directions are easy of course there are prizes for the winners 🙂

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I used one of the new color layering sets by Hero Arts called Happy Day Flowers.   First, the big flowers were stamped with Soft Cantaloupe  shadow ink, and then I stamped over them again with Versamark, and heat-wboss with clear embossing powder. I know, is hard to see… but I promise it is there. The sentiment that I used is included in Congrats Stamp & Cut set. I love this set… you can combine the Congrats word with other different words like graduation, marriage, etc.  Very versatile set! I also used a great cling background stamp called Forest Floor Bold Prints.

These are the ink colors that I used : Soft Cantaloupe (big and tiny flowers), Mint Julep (leaves and background), Green Hills (leaves details), Lemon Yellow (flower centers and tiny flowers), Cup O’Joe (Sentiment) and Soft brown (secondary text). Here is the color combo…

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Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!
Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week! marianasignat

… In Your Heart Card

Hey there! Here is a card that I made using some of the new products that are included in the new 2015 Hero Arts Summer CatalogBaby Animals and Little One.  I want to point out that all the products from this catalog are already available in the Hero Arts Online Store ! 030515web_inyourheart I used the Mint to Emerald Ombre ink pad to stamp the sentiment. I love the effect that you can achieve with these new products. There is a little HA video about how to use them… easy and super fun .Click HERE to watch.  The Ombre ink pads are already available at the HA store. I also used a background stamp that belongs to the new Lia Griffin  Collection by Hero Arts. I love that all those dots are different in size, and that makes this background more fun! All the products from this collection will be available on May 19th. If you want you can take a peek HERE and start making your wish list… This collections is amazing.

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty week!

marianasignat

Hello Friend Card

Hi!

I was looking for some inspiration to create a card, and I found the current CAS(E) this Sketch challenge #118. I love simple sketches for cards,  so the CTS sketch was just perfect for the products I wanted to use…
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I created the background using an stencil called Swirl, along with two Sprays (Pool Mist and Pale Tomato). The butterfly is from a  set called Butterfly , and I used one of the new Hero Arts Ombre ink Pads to stamp the image over snow layering paper. I have to say that the ombre ink pads are really fun to play with 🙂 By the way, the new  Hero Arts 2015 Summer Catalog has been released, so I highly recommend you to see take a peek…the new products are as always, amazing!

I am including the color combo of my card, as well as the complete list of supplies below…

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supplies

Butterfly
BasicGrey Good Day
Flower and Butterfly
Swirl Stencil
Black Ink
Pale Tomato Mid-Tone Ink
Pool to Navy Ombre Ink Pad
Pool Mixed Layering Paper
Blush Mixed Layering Paper
Snow Layering Paper
MId-Tone Pale Tomato Spray
Mid-Tone Pool Spray
Midnight Black Accent Pearls
Red Colored Gems

Here is the sketch I used…

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If you would like to participate on the challenge, please be sure to click on the image above to go directly to the CTS blog 🙂

Well, that’s all from me right now, I will be back soon to share another project!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Have a wonderful crafty rest of the week!

marianasignat