Thursday, October 18, 2018

Covered Bridge & Add Embellishments Challenge Week 2!

Hello!  It is week 2 of Art Impressions challenge--Add Embellishments!  We are also featuring the newly released Windows to the World sets.

My card today uses the beautiful Covered Bridge Window stamp.  The sentiment that is around it says: "May all of your hopes and dreams be waiting for you just around the bend."  How lovely and just perfect for an encouragement card for someone just starting out on a new adventure!

 

I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used two square dies to cut the image and a pink mat layer.  I kept this card simple by adding just a few clear sparkly sequins for my embellishments.  


We hope you will join in our challenge to "add embellishments"!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy crafting!


Supplies:



Monday, October 15, 2018

Happy Fall Cards - Art Impressions

Happy Monday!  I have these two cards using the Art Impressions Happy Fall set over on their blog today.  Is this sweet scarecrow not the most adorable EVER?!!  I think it is!!

I made two cards colored two ways.  The first is watercolored and the next is with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I used Marvy LePlume II markers to color this one.  The sentiment is included in the Happy Fall set.



Here is the alcohol marker colored card.  This sentiment is from Honey Bee Stamps Acorn Sisters set.


Click over to Art Impressions blog to see more photos and get the details.  Thank you so much for stopping by!


Supplies:
Art Impressions Happy Fall set
Honey Bee Stamps Acorn Sisters

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I'm Here For You!

Hello!  My card today is for Word Art Wednesday challenge blog where Honey Bee Stamps is a sponsor for this week's challenge.  This card will be great to have on hand to send to someone that needs encouragement and to let them know I'm here for them.

I used Honey Bee Stamps Country Blooms stamps (one of my favorites!) and colored them with alcohol markers.  I downloaded the featured scripture, added a black border, then printed it out.  It's popped up with foam tape for some dimension.


For the inside of the card I used stamps from Honey Bee Stamps With Sympathy for the sentiment.  I used another floral stamp from Country Blooms to pretty up the inside.  It's stamped with Simon Says Stamp Hot Mama ink.   I matted the colored image onto a diagonal striped paper.  Then finished the card off with a few sparkly sequins from Honey Bee Stamps Honey Bee sequin mix.



 I'm so glad you've stopped by my blog and hope you've enjoyed my card!  

Carol


Marker colors:
Copic: Y15, RV19, R85, R89, V12, V15
Spectrum Noir:  CT4, AG1, AG3, PL4

Monday, October 8, 2018

Thankful! by Carol Hintermeier

Hello Ai Fans!

It's Monday so it's my day over on the Art Impressions blog!  My card today features the NEW Grateful Hearts stamp set.  I just LOVE all of the sentiments in this set!  

I'm using the beautiful cornucopia on my card today.  I think this is just perfect to give to your hostess at Thanksgiving or to send to that special family member you may be missing at the holidays.





Thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to go to the Art Impressions blog for more details.  Have a wonderful week!


Supplies:
Art Impressions Grateful Hearts set
Art Impressions A2 Double-Stitched Rectangle dies
Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail white embossing powder
Pebbles Woodland Forest 6x6 paper pad

Monday, October 1, 2018

Boo to You!!! for Art Impressions

Hello to you on this fine Monday!  Today is my day over on the Art Impressions blog and my card features this adorable Halloween Magic Set!



Yes!  The stars glow in the dark!!  I stamped the stars in WOW! Regular Glow-in-the-Dark embossing powder.



Since my card base is black I used an Art Impressions A2 Stitched Rectangle die to cut a panel from white card stock and stamped the sentiment inside.



I really love how the background really highlights the sweet girl and her cat!


I have many more details for creating the background over on the Art Impressions blog.  I hope you'll click over and check it out!  Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look!


Supplies:
Art Impressions Halloween Magic Set
Art Impressions A2 Stitched Rectangle dies
Various Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers
Perfect Pearls
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  Pale Yellow; Fog Gray

Monday, September 24, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

SSS STAMPtember and Art Impressions

It's STAMPtember!!!!  I'm so thrilled to create this fun card using the new set called Pumpkin Spice!  This set is a collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Art Impressions.

If you are wondering what STAMPtember is, this is from Simon's blog:

STAMPtember defined:

STAMPtember® (stmp-tmbr) is defined by Simon Says Stamp… an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate our community of stampers.
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an obsession for rubber stamps. However, it didn’t take long until we became a One Stop Shop. Now Simon Says Stamp and STAMPtember® is so much more than stamps! This year you’ll also see a focus on many other exciting products like dies, notecards, and some very special surprises. Our intention is to be your one stop shop in this awesome community! Rubber stamps still remain at the heart of our business, and we are celebrating by releasing exclusive products with many of the industry’s finest brands. Be sure to visit our Blog as the home base for the festivities!
I stamped these fun gals onto some Neenah Solar White 80 lb. paper and then colored them with Prismacolor Pencils.  I really enjoyed my coloring time and took it slow to build up my pencil layers and to get smooth blending between the layers.  Some fun details were added to the jacket and scarf with pencils and a Micron .005 black pen.


I added the grass with a stencil, after masking the ladies, with Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide inks.  The sky was lightly stenciled with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide.


Grab this fun fall set quick before they are gone over at Simon Says Stamp!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  



Prisma Color Pencils:
Hair:  Sienna Brown, Chocolate, Dark Brown
Skin: White, Eggshell, Light Peach, Peach, Burnt Ochre
Pants:  Light Umber, Dark Brown, Dark Umber, Black, 50% French Gray, 70% French Gray, 90% French Gray
Jacket/Top:  Sand, Yellow Ochre, Goldenrod, Olive Green, Dark Green
Sweater/Scarf: Light Aqua, Aquamarine, Cobalt Turquoise, Sand Yellow Ochre
Pumpkins:  Pumpkin Orange, Cadmium Orange Hue, Yellowed Orange, Spanish Orange

Other supplies:
Honey Bee Stamps Outdoor Scene Builder stencils
My Favorite Things:  Grassy Edges stencil; Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle Die-namics
Paper pad:  Pebbles Woodland Forest 6 x 6 paper pad

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Week 2 - Art Impressions Challenge #241 - Circle Elements

Hello friends!  It's the second week of Art Impressions' Challenge #241, Circle Elements!

My card for this challenge features the newly released Christmas Circlet MTF!  This stamps such a beautiful wintery scene!  I've given the scene some dimension by popping the top layer up with a shaker card!



Open the first layer and you have this beautiful cottage!



The inside of the card with Santa and the sweet sentiment.



I stamped my images onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper so that I could use my African Violet Marvy LePlume II marker to color the shadows of the snow.  I colored everything else with various Spectrum Noir and Copic alcohol markers.

I stamped a background stamp onto Neenah Solar White 80# paper and used the new Art Impressions Rectangle Double Stitched dies to create the cut the top layer of the frame.  I cut an additional plain white frame to reinforce this one.  I also used some circle dies to cut the round frames in the same manner.  The frames were backed a piece of acetate and then with a double layer of foam tape to create dimension for the shaker window.  I added my snow in little piles and then placed the acetate shaker frame over it.   Here are some photos that may help my explanation.

         

Of course, a Christmas card needs a good amount of sparkle so I added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle to all of the snow!  Here are some close ups to see the shine and dimension you get from popping up the top layer.








If you're still reading here, thank you!  I appreciate you taking a look!  I hope you will be inspired to join in Art Impressions Circle Elements challenge!



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SSS STAMPtember and Honey Bee Stamps

Woohoo!  I'm very excited today to show you a card using the latest collaboration set with Simon Says Stamp and Honey Bee Stamps for STAMPtember!  The set is called Tie One On and is filled with balloons, curly ties, and sentiments with an awesome font!

If you are wondering what STAMPtember is, this is from Simon's blog:

STAMPtember defined:

STAMPtember® (stmp-tmbr) is defined by Simon Says Stamp… an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate our community of stampers.
Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an obsession for rubber stamps. However, it didn’t take long until we became a One Stop Shop. Now Simon Says Stamp and STAMPtember® is so much more than stamps! This year you’ll also see a focus on many other exciting products like dies, notecards, and some very special surprises. Our intention is to be your one stop shop in this awesome community! Rubber stamps still remain at the heart of our business, and we are celebrating by releasing exclusive products with many of the industry’s finest brands. Be sure to visit our Blog as the home base for the festivities!

I LOVE the falling (or fallen, spending on which way you stamp it) glitter stamp!  I've used some oh, so sparkly gold embossing powder to stamp the glitter inside the balloons and at the bottom of my card!  I tried my best to capture the sparkle in the photo, but it's even prettier in real life!

I first stamped the balloons onto masking paper to create masks.  I then stamped the first balloon, masked it, then stamped the next, and so on.  Before adding the confetti to the balloons, I colored them with Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.   To get the glitter only within the balloons, I used the outside portion of the masking paper that was around the balloon (I never remember if that is the positive or the negative of the cut!  Haha!)  Just place the mask around the balloon, then stamp the confetti in Versamark, add your embossing powder, and heat emboss.



Don't you totally love the font of the words in the set?!  Since my gold sparkle embossing powder is semi-transparent, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it twice.  The first layer was with Ranger gold embossing powder, then the gold sparkle embossing powder for the 2nd layer.  The balloon panel is cut to 3-¾ x 5 and mounted onto the diagonal striped paper.   Here is an angled, close-up photo to show more of the sparkle!



Be sure to go to Honey Bee Stamps blog to see some more beautiful inspiration from the design team--AND leave a comment on their blog for a chance at a wonderful prize!  Thank you SO much for stopping by to take a look!  I really do appreciate you!

Carol :)

Supplies:

Simon Says Stamp/Honey Bee Stamps Tie One On
MFT Stamps Dots & Stripes Neutral 6 x 6 paper pad
Scrapbook Adhesives Black 3D Foam Squares
Ranger Super Fine Detail Gold embossing powder
Recollections Clear Gold Sparkle embossing powder

Monday, September 17, 2018

Watercolor Snowman, Art Impressions

Happy Monday!  I am SO behind in making my Christmas cards!!  I usually have them almost all done by this time of the year!!  Eek!  Well, at least I've started and I am over on the Art Impressions blog showing this so sweet WC Snowman Set!  I do love snowmen images for my holiday cards!


I made three different cards varying the colors and intensity of those colors for various looks!




  I hope you'll go over to the Art Impressions blog where I have more details and a complete supply list! Thank you for taking a look!  I appreciate you!




Monday, September 10, 2018

Hello Friend MTF Notecard for Art Impressions

Hi and happy Monday to you all!  I'm over on the Art Impressions blog today to share this sweet trifold notecard I made using the Hello Friends MTF.


I would love for you to click over to Art Impressions to see more and leave me a comment saying hello!  Thank you for stopping by!


Zig Clean Color markers used:
Light Green, May Green, Mid Green Olive Green, Pale Green, Yellow Green
Yellow, Bright Yellow, Orange, Light Pink, Peach Pink, Green Gray
English Lavender, Violet, Light Blue
Marvy LePlume II markers used:
Pine Green, African Violet, Steel Blue, Prussian Blue

Monday, September 3, 2018

Best Friends Birthday for Art Impressions

Happy Monday!!  I'm on the Art Impressions blog today with these cards using the oh so fun Big Birthday Wishes set!


I've got more photos and all the details on the Art Impressions blog.  I hope to see you there!  Thank you for stopping here!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Hot Java!! for Art Impressions

Hello on this fine Monday!  My card today on Art Impressions' blog features Cathy Caffeine!  I really enjoyed watercoloring this image! 


Hop on over to Art Impressions to see more photos and the supply list!  Thank you for taking a look!

Carol :)



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Week 2 - Art Impressions Challenge #239 - Treat Bags!!

Hello to you all!  It is Week 2 of Art Impressions' Treat Bag challenge.  The challenge is to make treat bags!  Your treat bags can be for any occasion at all:  birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas--well you get the picture!

I'm using images from the new Halloween Magic Set to create my matching set of treat bags, two ways, plus a matching card.  Wouldn't these be fun to give to that very special little trick or treater?!



For my first treat bag I've used a small kraft bag to hang my tag on.  I've used a metal clip so the recipient can remove the tag and read the sentiment you have written on the back.




My next treat bag is using a cellophane bag.  I've attached my stamped image panel to a flap that closes the bag with goodies inside.  For this label, I've colored the word Halloween to look like candy corn!  



Finally, I have a matching card that could be used with a treat bag, or just given by itself!


I hope you've found some inspiration here and will join us in our Treat Bag Challenge!!!



       Supplies:


  • Art Impressions Halloween Magic Set  (now available)
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Dandelion Yellow, Ripened Pumpkin, White
  • Spectrum Noir alcohol markers
  • Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen
  • Glossy Accents
  • Uni-Ball Gel Impact 1.0 mm silver pen
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • My Favorite Things Dots & Stripes Neutral 6x6 paper pad
  • The following supplies were purchased at my local Michael's store:  ribbons, small kraft bags, purple glitter paper, metal clips

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sending Hugs!

Thought I'd actually do a little blog post for this Honey Bee Stamps card I've posted on Instagram today!  I want to share a tip that will make creating with little die cuts like this a bit easier!


I'm sure those of you reading this know about the trick to use Press N Seal to press down onto your arranged pieces.  Well, these pieces are pretty small and there's quite a few of them to arrange.  They kept slipping and sliding when I was playing with ideas.  I finally thought to lay the Press N Seal sticky side up and stick my pieces in various places till I was happy with the arrangement.  (You can see how I taped the Press N Seal down so it wouldn't move.)  I then took a photo with my phone and referred to it when actually gluing them to the card panel!  This made it so much easier!

  

I used a stylus and a foam pad to shape the flowers and leaves for dimension.  I really love taking just plain white card stock and creating something bright and cheerful like this!


If you actually are reading here at the end, I thank you very much!  Have a wonderful day!

Carol :)

Supplies:
Honey Bee Stamps Honey Cuts:  Bunch of Bouquets; Grass Border
Honey Bee Stamps Cheerful Sentiments
Distress Oxide Ink colors:  
grass and leaves: Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
flower pots:  Fired Brick, Ages Mahogany, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke; Stormy Sky; Faded Jeans
flowers: Barn Door; Dusty Concord, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Dandelion Yellow, Ripened Pumpkin
Neenah Solar White 100 lb. card stock