A Jump For Joy Slider Card

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Hi friends! Happy Thursday AND Happy Lawn Fawn RELEASE day! The super sweet & talented Kelly Marie Alvarez made some gorgeous inspiration with the brand new Jump for Joy stamp & die set that is available NOW! Don’t forget to watch the video and enjoy!

Watch the video:

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Want to know the exact Copic Markers Kelly used to color?

Y35, 38
YR18, 15
E31, 34
R24, 29
E23, 25, 27
R20
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Thanks so much for stopping by and a BIG thanks to Kelly for taking the time out of her very busy schedule to be our special guest for Lawn Fawn reveal day!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Starry Night Cityscape Art Journal Layout

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Hi readers! Happy Wednesday! I’m so pleased to welcome back special guest Vicky Papaioannou to our blog as a guest today for another Art Journaling installment that just blows me away! Wow! The sentiment was compiled with some thickers from Vicky’s stash, the gorgeous background was made of Tim Holtz Distress Paint, and the cityscape is compiled by the Urban Scribble set by Stampendous! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

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Thanks for reading, and thanks to Vicky for being our guest!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Cardmaking: Flower Arrangement with Loose Watercolor Background

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Hi friends! Welcome to the latest feature with the fantastic Kelly Latevola! She’s back this month with a GORGEOUS floral arrangement card featuring Sketch Ranunculus and Spring Flowers and using Tim Holtz Distress Inks as a background for a loose watercolor look! The perfect finishing touch? A beautiful embossed sentiment and sequins! Be sure to watch the video tutorial and enjoy!

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Thanks for reading today, and a big thanks to Kelly for being our special guest!

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From: Sunny Studio Stamps Autumn Inspiration: Dee Earnshaw!
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From: Weekender with Wanda – Getting ready for Autumn with Tim Holtz Stamps!: Michele K. Henderson!
From: Bright idea: Emboss Resist: Lisa Tilson!
From: Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Faux Letterpress: Carla Hundley!

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Faux Letterpress

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Hi friends, it’s Nina-Marie here with you today with a brand new video tutorial featuring some of the newest stamps and dies from Hero Art’s Winter collection!

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There are SO many fabulous new products from Hero Arts’ newest release; it was so hard to decide what to use! I wanted to share with you a faux letterpress technique and I felt that the Happy Holly Days stamp and die set would be the perfect sets to use for this. I also incorporated a few of my other favorites from the release; Peace stamp and die set, Holiday Florals background and the Nesting Tags die set.

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Faux letterpress is a fantastic way to highlight stamped or colored images, as the texture from the letterpress adds relief to the design, helping push the images to the forefront. For this technique, you’ll need to have an embossing mat for your die cutting machine. Depending on the machine you use, you may need to experiment with your sandwich before trying it on your project. I personally use the Big Shot machine, so for my sandwich I used the Sizzix Texturz rubber silicone mat and impressions plate. I placed my platform on tab 1 and laid down the sandwich as follows: Texturz impression plate, rubber silicone mat, paper, die, clear cutting plate. I’ll show you all the steps for this in my video below.

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All of the coloring on this card was done with just a handful of Copic markers; I have them listed out for you below as reference:

  • holly leaves: YG61, YG63, YG95, YG99
  • berries: R46, R59
  • branches: E35, E47

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I hope you’ll check out the video to see how I created this card from start to finish! And I hope it inspires you to try the faux letterpress technique with your stamps and dies as well!

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Bright idea: Emboss Resist

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Hi friends! Happy Sunday! Please join me in welcoming back special guest Yana Smakula as a guest on our blog today! Flamingos are so on trend for summer and this card gives you DOUBLE the fun with our Flamingos Background and the Flamingo from our Warm Weather Animals set! I love how she got creative and used a golf ball from our Sports and Planner stamp set! So fun! Be sure to watch the video, and enjoy!

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Thanks so much for reading today and a big thanks to Yana for this fun card idea!

 

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Stephanie Leykauf
Marketing Director • Enjoys photography, interior decorating, and crafting • Music enthusiast • Loves to smile!