Just got this new stamp and couldn't wait to play with it. I applied Stormy Sky Distress Ink to the stamp and misted just a bit of water on it before stamping it on white paper. I haven't played with this new color much yet and it is SO pretty!
Supplies: Hero Arts background stamp, greeting, notecard; Wild Asparagus patterned paper (boy is this old paper!); Creative Impressions silk ribbon; Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing powder
I haven't played much with skin tones and hair color using Copic markers. These could fall into the most boring cards I have ever created.They were about practicing coloring!
This first one is for Bruna, the little girl I sponsor through World Vision. I have a photo of her and this is pretty much what she looked like. The color she was wearing, etc. Hope she still likes orange and red!
For true inspiration in using Copics here are two great resources:
Debbie Olson who, in my opinion is the best Copic cardmaker I know, can be found here: And she is as nice as they come.
And Marianne Walker, who is the Copic instructor from whom I got my certification has an awesome site. When I needed to figure out what colors to use for skin tones I searched her site. SO many tutorials there that you could spend days and days there and still learn something new.
I have seen so many people create sky and grass backgrounds with Distress Inks and I have been wanting to try it. So I did that here with the new Tumbled Glass and Bundled Sage Distress Inks. YUMMY! I just applied them lightly with a foam applicator and then put some Antique Linen around the edge - just to age it a bit.
The flower is from this set from Hero Arts... This is a great set for coloring!
A date and time has been sent: Sunday, March 21 from 1:30-3:30. Keep in mind if you took the Distress Ink class last Fall this is basically a repeat of the techniques taught in that class. Just new card samples. Call 513-793-4558 to reserve your spot.
Don't forget another opportunity to take this class on 3/27 from 1-3 at Simply Scrapbooks in Kettering, OH. Call 937-299-6288 to sign up.
Tim Holtz, Suze Weinberg, Claudine Hellmuth (all representing Ranger) and the lovely, and talented Shari Carroll from Hero Arts!
Check Tim's blog here for details --- he is doing the Today's Special Value so I imagine he will be on alot throughout the day! Shari is on at 1:00 CST US time. We can't buy things from QVC UK but we can go to QVCUK.com and watch the live stream to see them on tv from there. I think it will be fun to watch. I figure tonight I'll make some cards with Hero and Ranger products while watching them on my laptop.
Sign-ups started today for a Distress Ink class at Simply Scrapbooks in Kettering, OH (near Dayton). It is Saturday 3/27 from 1-3. This class teaches the same techniques that were taught in the Stamp Your Art Out Class in the Fall -- different cards though. And they use Hero stamps from the 2010 catalog and new Distress Ink colors. If you want to sign up for this class call (937) 299-6288. I was up there today for class registration day. GREAT store. If you want to see a picture from there go here.
Stay tuned this week for a post on the same class being taught at SYAO for all of you who couldn't make it in the Fall. I think it is going to be the Sunday before the Simply Scrapbooks one... but we're confirming. We're doing a weekend because a number of you struggle with weeknight classes.
You've seen a card very much like this before. This is a remake to use 2010 Hero Products. Pretty simple technique --- painting the brown paint on sticky back canvas and then heat embossing the flower image with Ranger Seafoam white embossing powder. Be patient, it takes a bit longer for the embossing powder to melt on this painted surface.
Supplies: Hero Arts stamps, notecard and ink; Ranger Distress Ink (broken china) and Studio Line paint, embossing powder
Stay tuned soon for upcoming class information. I am teaching Distress Inks again at both Stamp Your Art Out (Blue Ash) and Simply Scrapbooks (Dayton Area) in March. These classes will include the same techniques I taught in my the first class but will use new Hero products and the new Distress inks (yum!) And since a number of you couldn't attend because the classes were on weeknights, these will both be on the weekend. Then look toward April for Paint Dabbers classes -- another great Ranger product