Heat Embossing on Felt

Hello! Today I'm participating in a blog with CardMaker Magazine and Terial Arts.

For my project today, I used the Terial Magic fabric stabilizer to stabilize the felt for my mushrooms. I've been wanting to use the adorable You're a Fungi stamp set since it came out, and today's project was the perfect opening!

I sprayed the stabilizer on some Papertrey Ink felt, let it dry for a couple hours (since I accidentally soaked my little bit of felt!), and then ironed it completely dry. After drying, I doused it in anti-static powder, stamped the mushroom in Versamark, and heat embossing with WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder.

Even though it's not the crispest impression, I really love heat embossing on felt. You have to be careful of overheating the powder and the felt - I detail tips in THIS blog post (with a video!).

I adhered the little guy to a card base that I had heat embossed with some dandelion things(?) from the same set. I stamped the sentiment in Black, using the word "sending" from the Yes Stamp and Cut set.
I die cut from hearts from felt using Hero Arts Heart Infinity dies, and then adhered them to the card. Finally, I heat embossed a strip of black cardstock with clear Sparkle power, and added it to the bottom.


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Stamps: Hero Arts You're a Fungi and Yes Stamp and Cut
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Black
Other: Papertrey Ink felt, WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder and Hero Arts clear Sparkle power

Tools: heat gun, Hero Arts Heart Infinity dies, anti-static powder tool


More No-Line Coloring with Paper Layering Dies

I'm not gonna lie, I'm not great when it comes to dies. I pretty much stick to the staples - simple shapes, coordinating frame cuts, and the occasional background die. Anything else, and my little crafty brain does not compute.

However, one of the great things about being on the Hero Arts Creative Team are the monthly assignments. Sometimes I get assigned to work with products I really want to play with it, and other times, products that I never would've touched otherwise.

Today's card is an example of that - I was assigned to work with the Paper Layering Bear with Frame die set for THIS post, and I ended up having so much fun with this little guy, that I had to make him again in a different color way.

The bear was cut out of regular cardstock, but if you wanted to do heavier watercoloring or get a more blended look (I was being lazy with this bear - ha!), then watercolor or Bristol paper would work well.
I colored him in with ZIG's Pale Pink, Black and Cobalt Blue. Pretty easy, since he's mostly white anyways, but you could totally go in for shading.

I stamped a sentiment from Santa's Door Accessories in White, then die cut it using the Yes Stamp and Cut die, because he's a bear, and well, you know, bears talk. It's not that I'm obsessed with speech bubbles. Not at all.

The Wallpaper Background was stamped in Indigo, and the bear adhered on using dimensional adhesive. The background was actually from another project I was working on for Hero Arts. This particular one didn't stamp out too well (see the double impression on the left side), so I decided to keep it for a more laid-back card such as this.

Hope you enjoyed my blushing polar bear, and thanks for stopping in!
God bless!


Cardstock: Hero Arts Sea Layering Paper, Michaels white cardstock, Joann Fabrics black cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Santa's Door Accessories and Wallpaper Background
Ink: Hero Arts Indigo; ZIG Pale PinkBlack and Cobalt Blue, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Paper Layering Bear with Frame and Yes Stamp and Cut die, paintbrush


Christmas Ornament Blessings

Hi all! Today I'm stopping in with a quick little number from the 2017 Hero Arts Winter catalog.
This Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut set is super neat, because the stamps can be easily be used for so many different designs and styles!

Today, I paired the ornaments with Hero Arts Purple and Pink Ombre inks.

After stamping the ornaments, I stamped the branch in Soft Olive, and my sentiment, from Blessings Stamp and Cut, in Black.

I adhered the stamped panel to a card base, along with a black strip of cardstock and a strip of cardstock I had colored with the Soft Olive.

If you have a Misti (or not!), this would be a super easy design to replicate to lots of Christmas cards. You don't need any fancy tools to crank this little bugger out. ;)

Thanks for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: Michaels white, Bazzill Black
Stamps: Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp and Cut and Blessings Stamp and Cut
Ink: Hero Arts Purple and Pink Ombre, Soft Olive, and Black


Caroling Elves

Popping in today with a cheery little number, featuring a stamp I designed for Hero Arts that was part of their October MMH add-ons - Three Happy Elves.

I colored the little guys in various ZIG's - . I didn't have a minty color, so to achieve the color, I put down a layer of Cobalt Blue, and then went over it with Pale Green.

I've only recently starting recording my obsession with speech bubbles, and with these little guys, it was inevitable. I think I'm in love with the little bubble from Holiday Cheer - I want like, fifteen more of them in different sentiments! The little guy was stamped in Soft Granite, and the main sentiment, Joy to the World, was stamped in Orchid.
I'm not gonna lie, it was a rather sloppy stamping job there, but you know, I'm really all for that homemade look these days. ;)

The background, Garden Tile Pattern, was inked in Versamark, then Mint Julep, stamped on a mint layering paper, and heat embossed with clear Sparkle powder.

That finishes off today's card - thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!


Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool Layering papers, Michaels white cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Three Happy ElvesGarden Tile PatternHoliday CheerJoy to the World
Ink: Hero Arts BlackOrchid and Soft Granite; Versamark; ZIG Cobalt Blue and Pale Green.
Other: Hero Arts clear Sparkle powder

Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, Hero Arts Holiday Cheer frame cuts