First I created my background using the Hello Sunshine Stencils 360°TM combined with the Stencils 360°TM tool. I used Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac for my ink blending. You’ll notice that instead of sticking to one side of my stencil, I flipped my stencil to the other side for inking as well. I really like the added depth that this little trick creates.
Then I took a large sentiment from the Words From the Heart (Chapter 1) stamp set and silver heat embossed it to my card. And finally, I added gems along the inner diameter of the circular patterns for some extra sparkle!
Hello everyone! Women are the embodiment of love, strength and courage, and I’m super excited today to be a part of the 3rd International Women’s Day Hop!
I’m pleased to say that Penguin Palace, among many others are sponsoring this year’s hop. The first stop of the hop starts HERE, please head over to check-out the full hop list where you will find lots of wonderful inspirations from many talented artists, AND for a chance to win!
For this hop, I made a very feminine card. This colorful background was created using The Floral Wreath on our Stencils 360°TM tool, at a turning interval of 45°.
I ink blended a combination of Distress Oxide Inks including Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet. There was no masking needed to apply these different colors to the different elements on this stencil, and that is the advantage of using the Stencils 360°TM tool! And, there was no cleaning of the stencil in between inking!
I then cut another piece of kraft cardstock to house my sentiment. To match the theme of the hop, I chose the following scripty sentiment from the Words From The Heart (Chapter 2) stamp set:
“To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world”
As a new mom to my first born who just turned two years old, this sentiment really warms my heart. Like some of you, I’m now a Stay-at-Home mom since I quit my job about a year ago. I’m pretty sure we share and face some of the same challenges day in, day out; yet we choose this path, as we want to spend more time with our loved ones. And I’m so glad I did it, as no matter how frustrating it gets, there’s always a moment where I think to myself that all of the hard work is more than worth it…like the moment when my son smiles and says “I love you mommy” 🙂
I hope you enjoy the above inspiration! And I hope all of us crafters will continue to be kind, positive, humble, and always support and encourage each other as we take a step forward towards women empowerment!
Thank you for stopping by, don’t forget to click HERE to see the full hop list and play along for a chance to win!
Using the 7 1/2 x 7 1/2″ Paper Positioner as a guide, Ashley centred her 7 1/2 x 9″ white cardstock panel in the center of the Stencils 360°TM tool. She chose a turning interval of 30° for the stencil throughout her ink blending process. This is easily achieved by making references to the ‘circle’ symbols on The Base of the tool.
She used a different colored Distress Oxide ink during each rotation, namely, Tattered Rose, Dried Marigold, Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky and Dusty Concord, to create this beautiful rainbow hue on the canvas!
By cutting the big panel in half directly down the middle, she made two cards of identical size. She then further cut them using a slimline rectangle die.
On the first card, she used the Never Lose Hope die cut with some sparkly silver cardstock. To finish off, she used some small hearts die-cuts for some extra sparkle!
Ashley chose the largest size Paper Positioner and used a 7 1/2″ piece of white cardstock as her canvas. To begin, she blended alternating colours of Distress Oxide inks in Speckled Egg, and Chipped Sapphire on just one of the stencil (Barrel 2) from the Sacred Lotus Stencil set, jumping from one heart symbol to another (ie. turning her stencil at 22.5° at each rotation); while leaving one out of every four rotations blank to later position her heat embossed petals.
After she’s done all her ink blending, she used Versamark ink and added silver embossing powder on the remaining petals. I just love the shimmery look with the heat embossing!
Hi everyone! Today we have Ashley back with us with a super colorful card to start the week off!
For her background, she used the Orbit Stencils 360°TM at a turning interval of 30° on the Stencils 360°TM, while ink blending with a variety of Distress Oxide inks including Festive Berries, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet.
The stamped images are from one of our older stamp sets, Love Train which she colored with Copic makers, die cut, and adhered with foam tapes onto her background. What I love about this stamp set is that it not only is great for encouragement cards, but also for birthday cards, just-because & thinking of you cards!
The sentiment she chose is perfect for this card!
I hope you’re inspired to create an encouragement card to your loved one today! Anyone would be thrilled to receive a warm encouragement during these tough times!