Red Roses for Picket Fence Studio

I have a post up on the Picket Fence Studios blog today - here's a sneak peek: 

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Everything old is new again at A Blog Named Hero

The challenge at A Blog Named Hero is to combine an older Hero Arts stamp with something newer. Whenever I get a chance to use retired Hero Arts products, I always reach for the Flower Dot Pattern Background stamp. I usually white emboss it, but I did something different this time.

I created an ombre background using Distress Oxide inks and my Life Changing Blender Brushes. I then took the Flower Dot Pattern background stamp and sprayed the stamp with Perfect Pearls in water, then pressed my inky cardstock onto the stamp. I got a cool reaction with the ink reacting to the water, but also bit of the Perfect Pearls shining out. The sentiment is from the newer Smile Stamp & cut set. I finished with some sequins.

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Thanks, Gnomie!

I have a super duper quick one-layer card to share today, using the Chillin Gnomes set from the Send Happiness release!

I did some quick and simple copic colouring with no blending, and added some Wink of Stella to his glasses.

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Send Happiness for Simon Says Stamp

The new Send Happiness release is now available at Simon Says Stamp! I received a little package from them in the mail (the mail is so slow at the moment, but it is what it is!) so I got creating as soon as it arrived in my letter box!

I started with a panel of Yupo and added a rainbow of Alcohol Inks. I added some silver foil over the top, which adheres to the slightly sticky bits of alcohol ink. I then took the Chunky Love you die set from CZ design and Simon Says Stamp and cut it from white cardstock with a shadow cut from vellum. I adhered this to the yupo on the front of a card and I was done!

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Fabulous for Paper Rose

I have a card to share today using one of my all time favourite dies from Paper Rose.

I used the Blooming Flowers Background die to cut a panel of vellum. I also used the die as an impression plate to impress the image onto my card base to give me a guide to where to add my pink and blue Distress Oxide ink blending. I adhered the vellum with double sided tape around the edges.
For the sentiment, I used the Fabulous layered metal die cut from a scrap of purple cardstock, along with a stamp from the Beautiful Words Clear stamp set

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One-layer stenciled card for Picket Fence Studios

I made quite a few one-layer cards form this month's release at Picket Fence Studios - here's another one!

I used the Fireburst Stencil, but I masked it so that I only used one corner of the stencil. I used my Life Changing Blender Brushes to ink in almost a complete rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks, moving the stencil each time. I finished by adding a sentiment from More Fancy Sentiments.

I;m also sharing a card I made a little while ago by mixing different Paper Glazes together to get some new colours.

I started by stamping the Ponchatoula Strawberries image with Picket Fence black hybrid ink. I then mixed Peony Pink and Marigold Orange paper glazes to give the Strawberry red, and I mixed Leaf Green and Fern green to give Chlorophyll for the leaves. The sentiment is from Fancy Sentiments and I used the Knots Scales stencil int he background with Distress Oxide ink. The sentiment from Fancy Sentiments is white embossed on a scrap of black cardstock. 

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Fusion: Relaxed Living

Welcome to a new challenge at Fusion!

I started with a piece of patterned paper from my stash as the background. I added daisies from Paper Rose white embossed on vellum, and added some yellow Copic marker to the flower centres. I added the flowers using tiny dots of liquid adhesive, and then added a white banner with a sentiment from Poppy Stamps to match the sketch.

Make sure you check out all the rest of the inspiration at the Fusion challenge blog, and play along with your own creation!

I'll also be sharing this card at AAABirthday Card Challenges for their Vellum theme.

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Hello, friend

I've been making lots of cards recently to send for no apparent reason other than to put a smile on someone's face. This is one of them.

I used a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, white embossed and coloured with Zig markers and water, and a sentiment from Mama Elephant.

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Stamping with water

This card came from a mistake - I was going to make a card using a technique from the last online Card Class which involved adding die cuts to a panel and then adding ink, but I got overexcited and added the ink with Life Changing Blender Brushes first, so I decided to keep the panel and did a different technique on it.

I stamped on the Distress Ink blended panel with a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, but with water instead of ink. I then dried the panel well, before stamping the sentiment from Studio Katia in Versafine onyx black ink, and clear embossing it. Some sequins and I was done!

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Look for rainbows with Picket Fence Studios

I always look for rainbows, and if there isn't one to be found, I colour one for myself!

I used an image and a sentiment from the new set, After the Storm, stamped in Picket Fence Black Hybrid Ink. I coloured it with Copic markers, and added some Wink of Stella to the umbrellas.
I had been planning to draw in some raindrops, but I decided to repurpose the new Baker's Twine set to create my raindrops.

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