Heidi’s love of papercrafting began over 10 years ago creating scrapbooks for birthdays and fun events. Then, one day, she picked up a cardmaking magazine and fell in love with all the creative options stamps and dies had to offer. She finds inspiration for her cards in all kinds of interesting places. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescrallopcreations.
When you see a floral themed stamp set, do you usually think spring and summer? I know I do! I love getting out bright markers or paints and creating bold blooms that “pop” against white card stock, but there’s no reason to tuck those floral stamps away when the cool, Fall air hits. My project today shows how to bring a floral stamp you might have a tendency to use for more bright and Summer-y cards into Fall.
Bright watercolors that let you stay in the lines without heat embossing? Count me in! For today’s project, I wanted to try Nuvo’s Aqua Flow pens. They are basically highly pigmented liquid watercolors in an easy to use pen. The colors offered are so bold and bright, I definitely had to include flowers.
Donuts…..always a welcome surprise for breakfast! This is especially true with school starting soon and crazy mornings where a sit down breakfast is not in the cards. For today’s project, I used the Sizzix—Jen Long Donut Card Fold Along Die to create a fun card to attach to some mini donut holes for a quick out- the- door snack. Add a happy and encouraging message, and your kids will start their day on a positive note.
As a card maker, I am drawn to bright, cheerful colors. Mostly white card bases with pops of pinks, mint and soft yellows. There are times though, when I need to make a masculine-style card. This is where the richer colors come in with some darker accents. For today’s project, I’m using a background die from Avery Elle called Waves for a quick and easy masculine birthday card. Balloons from Avery Elle’s Balloons stamp set are heat embossed with rich colors that complement the neutral background.
Every once in awhile our creative spark can disappear for whatever reason. You want to create something, but you just stare at that stamp set or paper pad and just can’t figure out what to do with it. This is where a sketch can come in handy. Sketches are pretty popular–there are even blog challenges that offer prizes when you create something using their sketch. I use sketches a lot and actually, when I create a card, I usually draw out a sketch to go with it so I can use it for another project later on.