Hello Foxy Fence Card

The June Stamp of the Month, Hello Foxy,  has three cute little foxes, adorable little flowers, a wreath and  sentiments.  This week, I used the floral Wreath image with our Rustic Home Fundamentals to create a gender neutral card that can be given for just about any occasion.  During the month of June, I will be creating weekly projects using the Hello Foxy stamp set, so be sure to visit often.   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: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, (7) 5″ x ½” B&T Paper (I used Rustic Fundamentals Woodgrain), (2) 4¼” x ½” B&T Paper (I used Rustic Fundamentals Woodgrain),  5″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock (for stamped image)

Assembly Instructions:
1. To create the inked background, use a sponge to apply Sweet Leaf Ink to the bottom third of the card base, then, using Glacier ink, sponge color on the top two-thirds of the card base.   NOTE: I prefer to use sticky notes with the full-adhesive on the back to create a mask. I laid the card base flat on my work surface, then masked the edges.
FoxyFenceBackground.jpg2. Create a “Fence Picket” by trimming the tops of each of the seven 5″ x ½” B&T paper strips.  Using a sponge, apply Desert Sand ink to the edges.
3. Adhere the “Fence Pickets” vertically, evenly spaced, onto the card base.
4. Using a sponge, apply Desert Sand ink to the edges of the two 4¼” x ½” B&T paper strips.  Adhere these paper strips horizontally to create the “Fence Railings”. Using Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the right side of the bottom “Fence Railing”.
5. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Wreath” image onto the White Daisy cardstock. Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the “Wreath” image.  (I used Dutch Blue, Spring Iris, Honey, Clover Meadow, and Citrus Leaf.)
6. Cut out the “Wreath” image and adhere it to the “Fence” using Thin 3D Foam Tape. NOTE: I used our Circle Thin Cuts to cut out the center circle. 
7. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Sitting Fox” image onto the White Daisy cardstock. Using Watercolor Pencils, shade the “Sitting Fox” image.  (I used Brown Bag and Autumn Terracotta.)
8. Cut out the “Sitting Fox” image then adhere to the bottom left side of the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape.
9.  If desired, add a Jute Bow and stamp a sentiment inside the card.

Remember, the Hello Foxy Acrylic stamp set is available until June 30th !  Contact me 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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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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product image12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock product image12″ x 12″ Crystal Blue Cardstock product image12″ x 12″ Whisper Cardstock

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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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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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There’s Nobunny Like You Card

The February Stamp of the Month, Easter Bunny, is the most adorable stamp set I have seen. This week’s card could be made for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or as a way to encourage a friend. I’ll be sharing project ideas each week with this stamp set, so be sure to visit often.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.BunnyCardTwo.jpg

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Cardstock (I used Blossom),
3½” x 3½” B&T Paper (I used Hello, Lovely), 2¾” x 2¾” B&T Paper (I used Hello, Lovely), 1¼” x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock, 1½” x 2½” White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ Cardstock to the center of the card base.
2. Using the Basic Circle Thin Cuts, cut a 2½” circle out of the center of the 3½” x 3½” B&T Paper. (Save the circle for another project.)
3. Using the Basic Circle Thin Cuts, cut a 2½” circle out of the center of the 2¾” x 2¾” B&T Paper. (Keep this circle.)
4. Using Memento Black Ink, stamp the Boy Bunny image onto the 1½” x 2½” White Daisy Cardstock. Shade the image using ShinHan Markers. Cut out the Boy Bunny image.
5. Layer the 2½” B&T Circle, the Boy Bunny image, and the 3½” B&T Square with the circle cut-out onto center of the card ¼” from the top of the cardstock. (I used Thin 3D Foam tape to adhere the Boy Bunny image and 3D Foam Tape to adhere the 3½” B&T Square.)
6. Using Memento Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the center of the 1¼” x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock. Cut a chevron onto each end of the cardstock. Using Thin 3D Foam Tape, attach the sentiment to the card below the 3½” B&T Square.
7. Add three Pink Enamel Gems to embellish the card.
8. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.


Easter Bunny – February Stamp of the Month

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

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12″ x 12″
Blossom Cardstock

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Hello Lovely Paper Packet

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Pink Enamel Gems


Black Memento Ink Pad

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2″ x 3½” Acrylic Block

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3D Foam Tape

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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Thin Cuts – Basic Circles

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ShinHan Twin Touch Warm Grey 7 Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Warm Grey 4 Marker


ShinHan Twin Touch Barely Beige Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Pastel Peach Marker

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ShinHan Twin Touch Clay Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Colorless Blender  Marker

Marker
Roll-Up

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Micro-Tip Scissors


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

Color Dare #226 ~ Blue Wreath Card

I love the color challenges that are hosted each week by the Color My Heart Dare Blog.  This week’s challenge was to only use Peacock, Glacier, Black and White Daisy. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.   

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock, 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper (I used Enchantment Fundamentals),  5¼” x 1″ B&T Paper (I used Whimsy Fundamentals), 3″ x 3″ Watercolor Paper, 3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock (I used Peacock),
3¼” x 3¼” Cardstock (I used Glacier), 3½” x 3½” Glitter Paper

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock piece to the front of the card base.
2. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ B&T piece to the center of the Black cardstock.
3. Adhere a 6″ piece of Ribbon onto the center of the 5¼” x 1″ B&T Paper diffuserplateand wrap the edges around to the back. Attach the paper strip to the bottom of the 5¼” x 4″ B&T approximately ½” from the base of the card.
4. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the Wreath image on Watercolor Paper. Stamp the sentiment of choice onto the top center of the stamped Wreath image.
5. Using the Circle Diffuser with the Wreath Thin Cut, cut out just the outer edge of the wreath image using an embossing machine such as a CuttleBug .
6. With a Small Round Waterbrush and a Watercolor Pencil, shade the leaves of the stamped wreath image light blue  (I used a Dutch Blue Watercolor Pencil.)
7. Layer the 3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock  onto the center of the 3¼” x 3¼” Cardstock then onto the center of the 3½” x 3½” Glitter Paper. Attach the layered squares onto the center of the card.
8. Using Thin 3D Foam tape, attach the stamped Wreath image onto the center of the
3¹⁄8″ x 3¹⁄8″ Cardstock.
9. Create a bow from ribbon and attach to the bottom of the stamped wreath image.
10. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.

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Wreath Acrylic Stamp

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Thin Cuts Wreath

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Enchantment Fundamentals

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Whimsy Fundamentals

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Watercolor Pencils

12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock 

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Watercolor Paper

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12″ x 12″ Peacock Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Glacier Cardstock

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Black Glitter Paper

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack

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Whimsy Ribbon Pack

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Black and Gold Ribbon

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Circle Diffuser


Black Memento Ink Pad


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block

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2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block

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Small Round Waterbrush

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Micro-Tip Scissors

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

January SOTM ~ Adore Card

The January Stamp of the Month, Adore You, can be used to create some beautiful cards and scrapbook pages. This week’s card can be used for Valentine’s Day, an Anniversary, or as a note to one you love. I’ll be sharing project ideas each week with this set, so be sure to visit often.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.jansotm_cardtwo

Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock,
4″ x 5¼” White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5½” x 4¼” Black Cardstock piece to the front of the card base.
2. Using Black Memento Ink, stamp the Floral image in to top left and lower right corners of the 4″ x 5¼” White Daisy Cardstock.jansotm_cardtwodetail
3. Using the Versamark pad, stamp the “Adore” stamp onto the center of the White Daisy Cardstock, then sprinkle on Gold Embossing Powder and shake off extra.  Heat with heat gun until it is embossed. NOTE:  Use a small paint brush to brush off any unwanted embossing powder before heating.
4. With the ShinHan Twin Touch Markers, color the Floral images.  (I used Barely Beige, Mahogany, Carmine, and Golden Yellow for the Flowers. The leaves were shaded using Pastel Green, Sap Green, and the Colorless Blender, then I used Leaf Green on the Ferns.)
5. Adhere the 4″ x 5¼” White Daisy Cardstock onto the center of the Black Cardstock.
6. Finish the card by adding Bitty Sparkles to the centers of each flower. NOTE: Our Tweezers are the perfect tool for applying these little gems. 
7. Add a sentiment to the inside of the card if desired.


Adore You – January Stamp of the Month

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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack


12″ x 12″
White Daisy Cardstock

12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock 


Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder


VersaMark Ink Pad


Craft Heater


Paintbrush Set


Black Memento Ink Pad


3″ x 3″ Acrylic Block


ShinHan Twin Touch Barely Beige Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Mahogany  Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Carmine  Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Golden Yellow Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Pastel Green Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Sap Green Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Leaf Green Marker

ShinHan Twin Touch Colorless Blender  Marker

Marker
Roll-Up


Bitty Sparkles


Tweezers


3L EZ Dots Adhesive


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

Simple Embossed Thank You Card

Thank You cards leave my home often, so each week I create two or three to add to my bin. This card is extremely simple to make, yet the layers of cardstock, dry embossing, and sparkling gems make delightful. By changing the color or the sentiment on this card, you can create it for any occasion.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I’ve used to create this card.
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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Cardstock (I used Thistle),
5″ x 3¾” White Daisy Cardstock, 5″ x 1¾” Cardstock (I used Thistle), 5″ x 1½” White Daisy Cardstock


Adore You Acrylic Stamp Set
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5½” x 4¼” White Cards & Envelopes, Value Pack
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12″ x 12″ Thistle Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Vine Embossing Folder

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Eggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Blending Pen

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Clear Sparkles

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3L E-Z Dots Adhesive

SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block