Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beautiful Girl stamps and dies by MFT

I took a break from my Christmas card making and dug out my dusty copics to colour up this sweet girl! This is a stamp called 'Beautiful Girl' by My Favorite Things (MFT). I paper pieced her dress using a 6x6 paper pack from Doodlebug called Petite Prints. Matched perfectly with my Doodlebug card base using a 12x12 page cut to 4 ¼ by 5 ½. I finished it up with some enamel dots but I have to say I made the pink enamel dots with one of my fave products right now- Nuvo Crystal drops Glitter Sherbert Shimmer. I love making my own enamel dots in any size!

What's on your craft table right now? I highly recommend once in awhile taking a break from all the red and green a lot of us are working with and break out a non holiday card! Keeps the mojo fresh. 

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Still loving my Hero Arts Deer Stamp set and dies

I love this set….deerly
hee hee!
In all seriousness I can't get enough of seeing this deer stamp set come to life as you put together the layered images. I do recommend stamping in a dark ink first to 'stain' your stamps to make the images easier to see. First time it took me many times to get one I was happy with but this time with my stained stamps it was no trouble at all!
My card is made with the Hero Arts stamp set and dies and MME Comfort and Joy papers. Here's another tip. I did not take apart my dies in the kit as there were many little ones I was sure to lose. Instead when I stamped the deer I arranged the dies to cut out the deer perfectly on a larger piece of paper. This also allowed me to cut out all the small pieces without taking it apart. Now I tried lining up the stamps to stamp on the die cuts but it was hard to see on my light desktop. So I got a piece of dark paper and put the die cuts on it. This made the white die cuts easy to see on the black paper and so easy to now line up with the stamps and make them perfect!

How are your Christmas cards coming along? I've got 4 down and 30 to go LOL!

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, November 5, 2016

"Fawning" over Hero Arts Deer stamp set!


I'm in love with the Hero Arts Deer Stamp set and dies. It is a layering set so you get a dimensional look to your image. Here's a tip when using clear layering stamps if you are having trouble seeing the image to layer them. Stamp them in a black ink first to 'stain' the stamp. Makes lining it up even easier!
I paired it up with My Mind's Eye (MME) Comfort & Joy line of paper. This paper has a gorgeous rustic Christmas look. I can't get enough of it! A few sequins and BAM! A gorgeous card. At least I think so LOL. 

And sending out a big hello to all the ladies at SGD's Fall Retreat. Wish I was there!

Cheers, Andrea