Hey everyone! It’s Michelle here today and I was thinking about the Challenge we have going on over here…White Out. Personally white can scare me. I like my patterned papers and CAS is very hard for me. So with that in mind I decided to make three cards starting from CAS to completely techniquey (it’s a word…really!)starting and using nothing but white cardstock and stamps.
Are you ready? Ok then, let’s go….
First up we have CAS. Now I normally struggle but this one just came out of no where. I was so proud of myself. All that white isn’t too scary now is it? I just stamped the Lotus flower and added a little bling. Easy peasy! 🙂
Next up a fun little technique:
I have wanted to try this for a while. I love this PTI elephant stamp I wanted to reverse the elephants so I did one row regular then I am sneakily reversed them for the next line. How you ask? I stamped it all on Tissue Paper. You stamp a row and then flip the paper over. It works beautifully and this card, while using lots of the white was difficult for me. I just wanted to add more…but I stopped myself.
Lastly, I decided to go all out. I used nothing but Hero Arts White layering paper, clear embossing powder and stamps.
I stamped the snowflakes in Versarmark, heat embossed in clear and then used Distress inks to create an Ombre effct. I then stamped the plaid on white layering paper and cut the snowflake and the tag out of my Silhouette. it was all very simple and I completed my challenge to myself.
I am no longer afraid of white paper. In fact, I am off to play with more now.
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Hello all crafty friends all over the world! I want to show how simple it is to make a slider card!
You just take a regular hero arts card and you cut 1/4 inch on one side an score 1/4 inch on the other side:
Then you fold the little flap over and adhere it with some score tape.
After that you cover it up with patterned paper.
Then you cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller:
Now you line it up centered right above the right edge of your card and cut a large hole :
Afterwards you take the white piece and slide it in, lining the holes up, then you take a large piece of ribbon and insert it through all the layers:
Make sure your ribbon goes around both sides of your white panel and then do a double knot at the end, after you have slide it in and cut the excess off:
Now you can stamp a favourite image, mat it, put it on pop dots, adhere other piece of ribbon with glue dots on the back of it, and place it on top of the card covering the hole:
Glue the ribbon to the inside of the other side of the card so it looks like an extension of the other one:
Then you embellish as you want and you are done!!!
It looks like this when is open, you can add a sentiment inside, and it looks like this when it is closed:
Hi! My name is Chrissie and I’m thrilled to be Guesting for a Blog Named Hero this month! Today I have a fun card that I created – I hope it will show you how to get more out of your stamps and basic supplies you have on hand!
I decided to stamp directly onto buttons. Not all inks work really well – Staz On probably works the best. But if you don’t have any Staz On, you can even stamp with Hero Arts Chalk Ink! I just recommend either using a heat gun to dry it or to gently brush over it with a sealer. I have a Ranger sealer that I use and it works pretty well. Here is a quick shot of the supplies I grabbed before I started my card:
Even though I ended up not using the black Staz On or the red buttons, I did stamp on them anyway and I’m keeping them for a future project!
So, when you’re ready, just ink up you stamp and go! Don’t be afraid to stamp onto those buttons, even though they aren’t really flat surfaces. I think the imperfections make them more fun.
I love stamping on buttons because then I feel like I can leave them as-is and I don’t have to thread through any twine! 🙂
See how they aren’t perfectly perfect? I think that’s perfectly OK! It gives them more character, right????
To actually create the card (and not just the fun, custom embellishments), I die cut two clouds and stamped on them, using the Stamp & Cut set (DI024). I adhered them both with pop dots, making sure the cloud on the top layer had a double set of pop dots so it laid on the card base correctly.
I used the sentiment and sun from a fun, summer set (CL439) and I added some fun chevron washi tape to the card, too! I also added some light tea-colored ink to the edges and to the sun, just to take away some of the white on the card – it was sooo much white, it was actually taking away from the rest of the fun things on the card!
Thanks for stopping by today and I’d love to hear your comments!
Hi friends! Danielle here. Yay! It’s Wednesday, the weekend is almost here!!
When I saw the current challenge was White Out I danced a sweet little dance around my living room because I love me some white cardstock! I thought this would be so easy peasy since my cards are like 75% white space anyway! But then I realized, where is the challenge in that? You know what is a challenge for me: not using white! So I decided to switch things up and use NO white cardstock. Ugh, just the thought gave me anxiety!
Now, rather than send myself into a shock I took it easy with some pretty soft and neutral colors, only small pieces of patterned paper, etc. I don’t know why, but my brain just shuts down when I look at patterned paper. (Although I am quite good at collecting it!).
So, ta-da! Here is my white-free card! I was also happy because I got to use some new Hero Arts stamps I recently picked up. I kinda love how this turned out! I stamped the Envelope Liner background in Soft Sand ink on some kraft cardstock for the most subtle textured effect. I really love it! And if you’re wondering, the sentiment strip is a rustic cream cardstock…so technically it is NOT white…perhaps I pushed it a little 😉
Hope you’ll join in the current challenge! Which is the exact opposite of what I did today 😉
We’re so very excited to be bringing you the theme for our new challenge!
As always, we’re lucky enough to be sponsored by the wonderful
Here’s the theme:
So basically, you can do ANYTHING you want to the white cardstock-ink it, paint it, stamp on it, etc etc but all cardstock/paper used on the project MUST start as white. (Versions of white are acceptable i.e. flecked etc but NO patterned papers or coloured cardstocks allowed).
We think this will really get you to look at your paper/cardstock in a new way! Think of it as a blank canvas, ready for your artistic talents!
We’re so excited to have Sally as our guest designer for this challenge!! Check out the gorgeous card she made!! WOW
Now let’s see the rest of the DT’s projects too!
Who ever thought you could do so much with only white cardstock?!?!
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