Art Inspiration, Cards, Creative Journey Art Retreat, Hero Arts

Cozy Penguin – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

What a fun weekend creating! I finished 10 of 14 cards with the remaining 4 in the works.

Today’s card features a fun penguin that could be used for several occasions.

We used Hero Arts Cozy Penguin and Sprinkled Dots Stencil. We ink blended 3 colors onto the card base, then placed the stencil on top & blended the same 3 colors over top the original colors. It creates a fun ombre blend. The “snow” on the bottom is Ranger’s Moondust Stickles Glitter Gel placed with a palette knife. Then I colored & assembled the penguin & popped him onto the card.

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy tomorrow if you don’t have to work, I know not everyone gets a holiday tomorrow.


Art Inspiration, Cards, Hero Arts, SCT Crop & Create Delivered

December Round-Up Colorful Birthday

Hi Angels!

I thought a little bright happy color was in order for today’s post. Another Crop & Create class from the October event with Hero Arts.

Laura Bassen taught this class & she is always one of my favorite instructors. We used the Hero Arts Yay! Birthday Bundle and Party Confetti stencil. With the New Year approaching it’s time to start planning our occasion cards for family & friends for 2023. These would make a great start.

Have a fabulous week leading up to the New Year!


Art Inspiration, Cards, Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp, Sizzix

Silver Snowflakes

Hi Angels!

These first 2 days this week are fairly busy so I’m posting much later than planned.

I created the following card design for the Angels Christmas party tonight. Simple elegance.

Sizzix Jeweled Snowflakes on a brushed silver background, Simon Says Stamp Lea Snowflake die in Silver Mirror cardstock, Hero Arts Merry Christmas Message embossed in silver sparkle custom mix.

Enjoy tomorrow & spread some Christmas kindness!

Art Inspiration, Cards, Concord & 9th, Hero Arts

Sparkling Christmas – Creative Journey Art Retreat

Hi Angels!

Busy day in the studio between my classes & sorting more.

Today’s card brings on all the sparkle using Concord & 9th’s All the Merrys and Hero Arts Poinsettia stencil.

We did an ink blend fade on the background, then I added Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste through the stencil. If you do this be sure to clean the ink off your stencil before adding the paste through the stencil. Most stencils line up again easily.

An awesome part of this retreat was that most of the stamping & die cutting was done for us & sent in card kits to complete each card. We added our card bases & any extras we wanted.

Have a really awesome day & share some kindness along the way.