Monday, May 3, 2021

Video - How To Color DieCuts With Foil and Embossing Powder Part Two


I had so much fun coloring my Dies...To Die For diecuts with foil and embossing powder, I made enough cards for two videos! My newest video is Part Two and both are being shared at the ShopScrapbook101.com YouTube channel too while my friend and the owner Stacey is taking some time off to deal with health issues. This video also features the brand new dies in the May release here. Here is a look at the slimline card I make in the video: 


One of my favorite of the new May dies at Dies...To Die For is the Slimline Driftwood die and I show in the new video how I distressed the planks with my Distressed Foil technique and embossing powder. I cut the planks apart  and used them as a background on this card. I created the slide and sandbox with more of the techniques I show. The layered celebrate die is a favorite from last month's release at Dies...To Die For. 


Another favorite die from the May release at Dies...To Die For is this fun Trampoline with Jumping Kids die set. All the die cuts are colored with foil as I show in the new video. I did the "letter substitution" technique on the JUMP and on the inside as I show here: 


I used more foil techniques to color the Swingset and Playground dies on this card, as well as the sentiment and Monkey Bars on the inside. This card is a slimline easel card as is shown here: 


To see all the cards and techniques to color diecuts with foil and embossing powder, you can watch the newest video here. If you missed Part One it is available here to watch.

I am entering the second card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Birthday Prize Winner Redrawn

Remember on March 31st I shared a chance at winning a prize package valued at over $65 to celebrate my twin brother's birthday? 

The previously announced winner has not responded after several attempts so I have drawn another winner and it is Janet DeLong and here is her comment: 

Happy birthday to you and your brother, I enjoy your wonderful cards and information. Thanks. Janet DeLong, Hammond WI

Janet- I will need you to send your snail mail address to me at khasheck at gmail dot com so I can mail out your winnings. Congrats! 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

For Dads (From the Kids) Challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids


It’s the first Saturday of a new month and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Again this year, all challenges at SAS4Kids are Anything Goes 4 Kids! We will also have an alternative theme that you can choose to follow, but are not required to. The theme for this challenge is: For Dads or Special Guys (from the Kids.)

I made my card into a shaker with a new Vintage TV die from Sizzix and Tim Holtz. The sentiment inside the TV is from Spellbinders and I filled the tv shaker with seed beads and streamers cut with a die from Dies…to Die For. The alphabet die set to cut DAD is also from DTDF and I raised the letters up on fun foam for the eclipse look.

 

Be sure to check out the rest of the cards from TEAM SAS here and we would love it if you entered our challenge.


I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

More Split Stencil Cards With New Stencils from A Colorful Life Designs


I love how easy it is to create gorgeous cards with the new Split Image Stencils from A Colorful Life Designs and I made seven different cards easily for my newest video here. The stencil I used on this card and the next is called Split Swirls. I simply brushed on aqua blue ink through the stencil onto a lightly colored piece of designer paper, then stamped a sentiment and added a punched embossed butterfly. 

**EDITED TO ADD: The owner of A Colorful Life Designs liked my cards and video so much she offered me a discount code to share with my viewers! Click on the link in the paragragh above, pick out the split stencils you want (and look around- so many neat stencils!) and then use my discount code KarenSplit to get 10% off! The code is case sensitive and expires 5/9/21 so be sure to go shopping soon!**


I added my favorite Rainglow foil from Brutus Monroe and Therm O Web through the Split Swirls stencil after applying Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo and letting it dry. I also used a favorite technique (the eclipse technique) and favorite dies from Dies...To Die For to make this card. The stitched frame die is from Cutplorations.


This and the next card both feature the new Split Bubbly Flourish stencil. I simply brushed on pink, yellow and purple distress ink, stamped a sentiment from Stampendous and added a couple gems from Gina Marie Designs. 


I sprayed a couple colors of Shimmer Bliss color spray from Technique Junkies through the Split Bubbly Flourish stencil on this card, then also sprayed with Therm O Web's Glitter Dust. The glitter dust is very hard to clean off of stencils so if you want clean stencils, you won't want to do that. It didn't ruin the stencil and I like the added sparkle (which is hard to see in the photo.) The layered hello is a die from Tonic Studios and I layered it on vellum, and then added more of my favorite gems from Gina Marie Designs. 

See what I mean about how easy it is to make awesome cards with these new split image stencils? I show all these cards and more in the new video here. 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Video - Cardmaking With Split Image Stencils From A Colorful Life Designs


I had so much fun designing cards with the new Split Image stencils from A Colorful Life Designs for my newest video, I didn't stop until I had made 7 different cards with different stenciling techniques. My favorite of the new split stencils is the rose and here is a CAS but lovely card to show you why: 


I show in the new video how easy it is to make this card with the gorgeous Split Rose stencil and a brand new sympathy stamp set from Technique Junkies. Here is another CAS card with this awesome Split Rose stencil:

All I did to make this card was apply Red Velvet Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K Designs and Therm O Web through the rose stencil and when it was dry, I added a sentiment die from Cutplorations and a few gems from Gina Marie Designs. 

**EDITED TO ADD: The owner of A Colorful Life Designs liked my cards and video so much she offered me a discount code to share with my viewers! Click on the link in the first paragragh above, pick out the split stencils you want (and look around- so many neat stencils!) and then use my discount code KarenSplit to get 10% off! The code is case sensitive and expires 5/9/21 so be sure to go shopping soon!**


I also show in the new video how to make this love slimline card with Brutus Monroe Sunrise Foil and Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo through the Split Rose stencil twice. The 'love" die is from Poppystamps, the Torn Heart is from Dies...To Die For and the stitched slimline die is from Pinkfresh Studios. Here is a look at the inside of this card:


I share the foil technique in the video of how to not waste any of the gorgeous foil after the first pass through a laminator or MINC by running it through again with a piece of Deco Foil Toner Sheet and that is how this rose image was created. 

To see all the Split Image stencil cards and how I made these, watch the new video here. 

Friday, April 23, 2021

CUTplorations Creative Cuts Guest Designer Shaker Cards and VIdeo


Happy Fri-Die everyone! I am honored to the CUTplorations Creative Cuts Guest Designer this spring and I had so much fun creating shaker cards with their awesome dies and other products, I made three cards and a new video! Here is a peak at the card I make in the new video:


To see all the fun shaker birthday cards, you can watch the new video here and/or visit the Stamplorations blog here for the Friday Creative Cuts feature. I suggest you do both because shaker cards are the most fun if you can see the beads and sequins move around, and the blog post has all the links to check out the dies, stencils, stickers and stamp sets I used in the three cards. Plus I share many tips to make shaker cards easily with different colored seed beads (my favorite for great movement) in each opening. 

And don't forget to use my discount code STAMPGIRLKARENH to save 20% on any order at the Stamplorations website! 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

RubberStampMadness Summer 2021 Article Cards

I am honored to share that 4 of my cards are featured in a three page article in the newest issue of RubberStampMadness! Most of the cards feature stamping with stencils and this is one of the cards. I applied yellow and orange ink through a Mini Galaxy stencil from The Crafter's Workshop and then over stamped the gorgeous "Part of the Dance" stamp from Technique Junkies in black ink. As I so often do I completed the card with some of my favorite gems from Gina Marie Designs. 


I love how this card turned out with the combination of a stamped text background created with the Romantic Script Background stamp from My Favorite Things and the layered floral Sweet Spring stencil from Altenew! I added a sentiment strip stamp from Taylored Expressions and more gems from Gina Marie Designs.


I told the author of the article about my cards that this card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest years ago, but do not have a link to credit the original cardmaker. The beautiful bride stamp set which includes the sentiment stamp is called Haute Wedding Dress from The Ton and the stencil is from Carabelle Studio. After I did the stamping and stenciling, I created a reverse stencil and added Irisdescent Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K Designs and Therm O Web. 


One of my cards chosen for the article included no stamping or stencils but is a favorite of mine featuring gorgeous dies from Sue Wilson and Creative Expressions in a slimline format. And of course because I almost always do, I added some gorgeous gems from Gina Marie Designs.

I want to thank RubberStampMadness for again featuring my cards and Christina Hecht for her amazing writing of the article after interviewing me.