Tuesday, June 29, 2021

More Black Salad Spun Backgrounds From My Latest Video

Wouldn't this peaceful card be perfect for a sympathy or even a Christmas card? It is one of many cards I share in my newest video where the backgrounds were created with a salad spinner, Lindy's Magicals Watercolor Powders, Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals and water. The trees is a die from Tim Holtz and Sizzix and "peace" is from Tonic Studios. 

The rocket is blasting off through space on this fun card perfect for kids. The rocket ship and astronaut were created with dies from Karen Burniston.

Here are the last two of the many I shared in the new video all created with black watercolor paper, Lindy's Magicals, Liquid Metals and water spun in a salad spinner. The first card features a die called Dream With Me by Picket Fence and a sentiment die from Karen Burniston. The second card features stars from Sizzix and the perfect sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.

I hope my cards and new video inspire you to try this technique and some of the products shown. I sure had fun and will have more videos in this Salad Spinner Series coming soon.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Salad Spinner Series - Black Backgrounds With Sparkle and Shine

Oh my gosh - I am having so much fun with making cards with my salad spinner! I tried using Lindy's Magicals Watercolor Powders and Ken Oliver's Liquid Metals on black watercolor paper and was thrilled with the results as I share in my newest video here. Just look at the shine and sparkle in the background of this card: 

If you like making galaxy backgrounds, or struggle with them like I do, this technique is for you! Lindy's Magicals create a subtle start of sparkle and then the Liquid Metals from Ken Oliver add the brighter shine. IRL they are even more gorgeous! I added a die cut duck scene from Gina Marie Designs and a birthday wish with a sentiment strip from Simon Says Stamp and "birthday" die from Sizzix.

This is the card I show how to make in the new video here. It is so easy to simply sprinkle on the Lindy's Magicals watercolor powders, add some Liquid Metals and spin it in the salad spinner after spritzing it with water. Each time you do it, the result is different but all are pretty! I die cut "You Shine" from Simon Says Stamp right out of the colored background, raised it on black fun foam and put it back in the die cut hole for the eclipse look. The stars are dies from Crealies. 

Here is another fun way to use these awesome backgrounds- create a shaker with the sparkly colorful black behind it. The stitched frame is from Kat Scrappiness and the sentiment is a Karen Burniston die. 

To see how fun it is to spin sparkly colors onto black watercolor paper backgrounds, watch the new video here. Or if you want to use white watercolor paper, watch the first in this series here. 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

More Bright and Colorful Salad Spinner Cards With Dies, Embossing Folders and ColorBurst

I had so much fun playing with watercolor powders in my larger salad spinner for my newest video and today I am sharing three more favorites. This colorful background was created with a mix of Ken Oliver's  ColorBurst watercolor powders and his Liquid Metals, then embossed with a 3D embossing folder from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Sue Wilson and Creative Expressions. 

My last two cards feature a new Slimline Burst Builder die from Trinity Stamps and more salad spinner ColorBurst backgrounds. "Soar" is a favorite die from Quietfire Designs, the birds are from Impression Obsession and the butterflies were punched with various punches. "Take flight" is a clear sticker from Stamplorations. 

I had so much fun creating these salad spinner cards for my new video and hope my ideas inspire you to give some of these techniques and products a try! 

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Brightly Spun Cards Made with Color Burst and a Salad Spinner

In my newest video here I show how to make  colorful backgrounds like this one using a salad spinner and watercolor powders. On these cards I used Ken Oliver's Color Burst powders which are very bright and some of his Liquid Metals as well. I die cut "BDAY" with dies from Dies...To Die For, raised them on white fun foam and put back in for the eclipse look. "Happy" is also a die from DTDF and the stitched balloon is from Crealies. 

I know the spinning can be even more effective when a little white is left so I deliberately did that on this red, white and blue celebration card. The sentiment die is from Cutplorations. 

I tried to make a sunset with my purple and red ColorBurst powders for this card and also sprayed it with Therm O Web Glitter Dust. Then I simple added a flying goose from Memory Box on red and purple layers. 

I had so much fun creating these salad spinner cards, there are more to see in the video and I will be back with one more blogpost too.

I am entering the third card in the Animal Antics challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Video - Cardmaking with a Salad Spinner and Watercolor Powders

I am spinning with delight after discovering a new way to make fun colorful backgrounds on my cards! I have never spun lettuce or spinach in a salad spinner, but now own two salad spinners dedicated to only crafty spinning as I share in my newest video here.

This is one of the many cards I share in the video and I show exactly how easy and fun it is to spin the colors onto the background of this card. I started with a smaller salad spinner but explain why I highly recommend a larger one like the one from Farberware I show in the video. I was inspired to try this technique by Karen Dunbrook but on her spun cards she used alcohol inks. I did not have much success with my limited supply of alcohol inks, but pulled out my Brusho Water Colors and made the three cards I am showing in this blog post. However, be sure to watch the video and check back here because I have many more cards to share with you using other watercolor powders and various products. The card above features the super cute Whittle Fish Trio and Whittle Sealife Sentiment Stamps from Poppystamps as well as the shaped stitched die from Whimsy Stamps. I show in the video how I spritzed watercolor paper with water, sprinkled on three colors of blue Brushos, sprayed again with Technique Junkies Shimmering Bliss Dolphin Cove spray and then spun the salad shaker for the magical results. I also sprayed this and many of my cards with Glitter Dust from Therm O Web for extra sparkle. 

Here is another of my favorite cards created with Brusho Crystal Colors watercolor powders and water in my salad spinner. It is so pretty and I simply added some birds cut with an Impression Obsession die set and a favorite sentiment die from Sue Wilson. The stitched squares are dies from Crealies.

Here is another card I share in the new video created with Brushos and the salad spinner. I framed the background with a beautiful die from Hero Arts, added a couple of punched butterflies and another lovely sentiment from Sue Wilson. 

I had so much fun creating cards in my salad spinner for this video! I have many more cards to share with you here and in the video, so be sure to stop back and watch here.

I am entering the first card in the Animal Antics challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

#shopyourstashchallenge Celebrate Summer Video Hop

I have accepted the #shopyourstashchallenge and am participating in a video hop where you could win a mystery prize and/or my prize package of dies, stamps and sequins valued at more than $40! Simply watch my very short video here and comment per instructions for your chance to win. Then search #shopyourstashchallenge in the search bar and watch and comment on the other short videos for a chance at the mystery prize.

I "shopped my stash" and used old punches, deckle scissors and paper on this slimline card that I show how to make in the video. When your focal point is a cool large die like the Creative Expressions Big Bold Words Celebrate die from Sue Wilson, not much else is needed to create a fun card as I show in the video. You could win this card in my prize package so be sure to watch and comment before June 30, 2021!

EDITED TO ADD: THE RANDOM WINNER HAS BEEN DRAWN FROM THE QUALIFYING COMMENTS AND SHE IS: VIVIAN C! Please email me Vivian C at khasheck at gmail dot com with your mailing address before 7/15/21.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Quick to Make Sympathy Cards with Quick Card Fronts, Dies and Stamps

I needed some quick sympathy cards and made a set of 8 in less than an hour starting with the gorgeous Spring Florals Card Fronts from STAMPlorations seen on all these cards. I cut each card front with a favorite stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs which adds such a nice touch. Each card is stamped with a new Technique Junkies two part sympathy stamp- one on the front and one on the inside of the card. Here are some more of the set of 8 I made:

As you can see, it is was super easy and quick to make these cards but they will be perfect the next time I need a sympathy card. There are many sets of quick card fronts to choose from here at Stamplorations so check them out the next time you want some gorgeous card fronts for quick cards. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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Stretch Your Supplies Video Series - More Cards Made with Hearts Dies and Stencils

One of my favorite new die sets is the Hearts of Love Shaker Card die set from Kat Scrappiness and on this slimline card I used one for a shaker and a smaller heart without shaker elements. This is just one of 8 different cards with heart dies and/or stencils from my newest video here. The "love" is a die from Suzanne Cannon and the stitched slimline die is from Pinkfresh Studios. I made many cards with the Hearts of Love Shaker die set and some were shakers and some were not.

The first card above features the same hearts cardstock, a heart shaker and the pretty LOVE die from Poppystamps. The second card shows a layered heart on a red mirror card front with a debossed heart pattern from Honey Bee Stamps. The fun sentiment is from Sue Wilson. 

Here is one last card from my newest video and this one features several new romantic stencils- the Altenew layered hearts and the hands from Stencil Girl. I stenciled the hands over the layered hearts with an aqua blue ink and then covered the ink with Gina K Designs/Therm O Web Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel. Forever is a die from Cutplorations and the Wooden Picture Frame die is from Dies...To Die For. 

I sure had fun designing all these cards with my new heart dies and stencils and hope my cards inspire you to give some of the products and ideas a try. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Video - Stretch Your Supplies Series - Many Ways To Use Heart Dies and Stencils

I recently purchased some awesome new heart dies and stencils and in my newest video here I show 8 different cards and ways to use them for unique colorful cards. I freely admit I am a die cut (and stencil) addict but once I have indulged, I like to find many ways to use them to stretch my crafty dollars. 

One of my favorite new die sets is the Birch Press Kinsley Heart Plates with three layers to create gorgeous easy cards like this one. The first layer is rainbow foil and I added a "hello" layered on vellum created with a new die from Gina K Designs. Here is another card I created with two layers of purple sparkle: 

I used purple glitter cardstock and mirror card over a purple woodgrain cardbase and added a "celebrate" from Tonic Studios as well as some favorite gems from Gina Marie Designs. 

This is the card I make in the video and it incorporates several of my favorite techniques - eclipse, shakers and layered stencils. I recently took a class with Gina K of Gina K Designs and she suggested using shades of grey on flowers. I never thought of making grey flowers or hearts but I tried it and I love the look. As I show in the video, the two toned hearts are easy to make with Altenew's Heart Blocks Stencil and two shades of grey ink. I die cut the letters YOU and the Shaker Heart die (all from Kat Scrappiness) out of the stenciled card front. The letters were attached to black fun foam letters to raise them and put back in their diecut spaces. I added small beads to the shaker heart and put back in its hole so the pattern continues across the heart and letters. I added some gems from Gina Marie Designs and a script "love" from Karen Burniston. 

To see many more cards and how easy these are to make with the heart dies and stencils, watch the new video here. 

Friday, June 11, 2021

Creative Cuts Guest Designer Post for Cutplorations at the Stamplorations Blog

Today is my last Creative Cuts guest designer blogpost for CUTplorations which is a division of STAMPlorations. I have had a great time designing with the awesome dies, stencils and other products at STAMPlorations these last few months. To see my three cards and all the info and links, please visit their blog here.

Here is a sneak peak at one of the cards I share in my Creative Cuts Guest Designer blogpost. I love to design with different ways to use stencils and foils to "color" my diecuts. To find out how I colored this gorgeous dragonfly cover plate die from Cutplorations and to see the other two cards, be sure to click and read all the details there. 

I want to thank Sheri and everyone at STAMPlorations for my guest designer spots these last few months! I hope my cards encourage you to give some of these awesome dies, stencils and other products a try!

And don't forget that my code STAMPGIRLKARENH saves you 20% on any order at STAMPlorations! 

I am entering this card in the Create a Scene challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Cardmaking with Napkins and New Floral Dies from the June Release at Dies...to Die For

In my newest video I show many cards made with napkins and brand new floral dies from the June release at Dies...To Die For at Shopscrapbook101.com. I used the new Carnation Dies on this birthday card and was able to easily personalize the card for my sister with the new Tanks Tiny Alphabet Die Set. I made the envelope with the new A2 Envelope Die Set out of vellum and look at what my sister and all the postal workers will see:

I made a slimline and A2 card out of each of the pretty napkins I chose to feature in the new video. These wood plank and floral napkins are my favorite and I created Wisteria flowers to hand down on the wood planks and raised the layered "make a wish" on black fun foam for the eclipse look. 

The last two napkin cards I share in the new video feature the new Baby's Breath, Glass Vases and Long Stem Roses Die Sets here as well as a sentiment I able to easily make with the small Tanks Tiny Alphabet Die Set. 

The inside of this card features the new layered "Congratulations" die set as well as the new Baby's Breath and  a Torn Edge Slimline Die. I also made pretty blue floral envelopes in both the A2 and slimline sizes for these cards.

I had great fun making cards with napkins and all the awesome dies from Dies...To Die For for the new video and hope my cards inspire you to try some of these ideas and products!

I am entering the 2nd card in the Create a Scene challenge at Simon Says Stamp.