No Worries Retirement Card

Each week, I am challenged to create something new, and often, I try to maximize my efforts.  For this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare, I found the perfect color combination for one of my upcoming Inked Background Workshop cards.   Our Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, White Daisy and Desert Sand Ink colors were a perfect combination to create this Oceanside scene for a retirement card.  Can’t you just picture yourself spending the rest of your days on this beach?

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This card is part of my No Worries Inked Background Card Workshop which you can attend in July.   If you are one of my long-distance followers, you can purchase the Workshop Guide and follow the detailed instructions to recreate these relaxing scenes using our inks and sponging techniques.

This card uses our No Worries papers, which I had found to be one of the best paper packs to create with. You can find a list of the remaining supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post. Please feel free to ask questions about the card, my upcoming workshop, and the products used on this card.

Here’s a Quick Tip  when using our inks and sponges.  I have found that it works best to cut our Round Sponge into sixths, then attach one end of the sponge into a Binder Clip.  I have each of mine labeled with the color name on the top of the Binder Clip and they all fit into bin on my desk.  This keeps my hands a little cleaner and prevents my ink pads from getting contaminated with other colors.

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No Worries Scrapbooking Acrylic Stamp Set

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No Worries Card Making Thin Cuts Bundle
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No Worries Paper Pack
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12″ x 12″ Desert Sand Cardstock

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White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Round Sponge
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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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product imageWhite Burlap Ribbon product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Thin 3D Foam Tape

Fun Folded No Worries Card

The adventures continue with Inked Background cards for my July workshop. This week, I created a simple Inked Background on the front of a rustic z-fold card using our No Worries paper and accessories.  As always, I included a list of supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post.

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In July, I will be teaching a workshop showing you how to create inked backgrounds for cards.  If you love these Inked Backgrounds as much as I do, you will want to visit my blog weekly or subscribe to my workshops newsletter to learn how you can attend one of my workshops.  The July No Worries Creative Club Workshop will feature three inked background cards and two layouts using inking techniques.  I will also have Workshop Guides available, for those who cannot attend, explaining how to create these amazing projects.

If you decide to start trying to create some amazing Inked Backgrounds, and you suddenly realize that the background seems too dark or patchy, then I suggest you purchase our  White Daisy Exclusive Inks Stamp pad.  This ink pad is a Pigment Ink that works well to blend our water-based dye inks.  Your colors will blend beautifully and have a gorgeous, muted, watercolor look. 🙂

 

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No Worries Scrapbooking Acrylic Stamp Set

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No Worries Card Making Thin Cuts Bundle
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No Worries Paper Pack
product image12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Desert Sand Cardstock

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Cashmere Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Round Sponge
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Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Bone Folder
 product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors  
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Thin 3D Foam Tape

No Worries Inked Background

This week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge focuses on our No Worries products and required the use of Cocoa, Lemon, Smoothie, Sea Glass, Cashmere and White Daisy.  That may seem like quite the color palette, but I found it to be perfect for creating a beach sunset scene. As always, I included a list of supplies I used to create this card at the bottom of this post.

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I have had many people ask how these backgrounds are created, so I have decided that my July Workshops will focus on Inked Backgrounds.   I plan to teach how to create this card and two others.  Visit my blog throughout the month to see what projects you can make at my No Worries Creative Club Workshop.  I will also have Workshop Guides available, for those who cannot attend, explaining how to create an inked background.

Email me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com to order your $3.00 guide with detailed instructions for creating this card. As always, you will receive a FREE workshop guide of your choice with any $30 online order on my website (before shipping & tax).

Purchase

If you decide to start trying to create some amazing Inked Backgrounds, I would suggest that you get yourself an All Purpose Mat.  This tool is a time-saver when it comes to cleaning up your work surface after inking.  Your hands may be a mess, but your work surface will be clean. 😉

Don’t forget to visit my site throughout the month so that you can see more ideas using the No Worries paper pack and accessories.

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No Worries Scrapbooking Acrylic Stamp Set

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No Worries Paper Pack
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White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack

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Cocoa Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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Cashmere Exclusive Inks Ink Pad
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Smoothie Exclusive Inks Ink Pad
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Lemon Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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Round Sponge
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 product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors  
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
 product imageTombow Permanent Adhesive

 

Hello Foxy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the June Hello Foxy stamp set, which is one of the most adorable sets I have seen this summer. 2017JuneSOTM This acrylic stamp set has three cute little foxes, fun little flowers, a wreath and all occasion sentiments.  It is a must-have for your collection.   If you have come here from Sheila Bennett’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of June, I will be creating weekly projects using the Hello Foxy stamp set. This week, I used inks to create a simple background for one of the cute little Fox images and made a quick card that can be used for any occasion by simply changing the sentiment.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products I used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 6″ White Daisy Cardstock, 6″ x 6″ Crystal Blue Cardstock,  5¾” x 5¾” Whisper Cardstock, 5½” x 5½” White Daisy Cardstock, 2″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock (for stamped image)

Assembly Instructions:
1. Score the 12″ x 6″ White Daisy cardstock at 6″ to create a card base.
2. To create the inked background, begin by creating a mask with a 3¾” circle cutout.  NOTE: I prefer to use sticky notes with the full-adhesive on the back for masks.  I taped four together, cut out the circle, then transferred them to the center of the 5½” x 5½” White Daisy cardstock.
3. Using a sponge, apply Sweet Leaf Ink to the bottom third of the circle, then, using Glacier ink, sponge color on the top two-thirds of the circle.  Remove the mask to reveal an inked circle background.
4. Using Fern Ink, stamp the “Flower” image onto the bottom center of the circle, then stamp two “Flower Garland” images on either side to create an extended garland. NOTE: If you do not want the flowers off the edge of the circle, you can leave the mask on while stamping. I did create a mask for the center flower before stamping the “Flower Garland”.
5. Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the Garland image. I used Citrus Leaf and Sorbet.
6. Using Black Ink, stamp the sentiment above the Garland image.
7. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Sitting Fox” image onto the 2″ x 2″ White Daisy cardstock.
8.  Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the “Sitting Fox” image.  I used Brown Bag and Autumn Terracotta.
9. Cut out the “Sitting Fox” image then adhere to the card above the sentiment.
10.  Adhere the 5½” x 5½” White Daisy cardstock to the center of the 5¾” x 5¾” Whisper cardstock, then adhere to the 6″ x 6″ Crystal Blue cardstock. Adhere the cardstock layers to the front of the card base.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Hello Foxy Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Jen Rubio’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the Hello Foxy Acrylic stamp set is available until June 30th !  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00!

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Watercolor Pencils

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Black Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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Round Sponge
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Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Ink Pad

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product image2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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