Friday, March 31, 2017

Heart 2 Heart Tool Time - A Paper Hug

My scrapbook friends know my secret - I'm a fool for a tool, whether it's for gardening or crafting. I love to learn how to use tools and have my own tools on hand, ready to use. I had asked hubby one year for my own cordless drill. It's not hard to get tools for Christmas since I'm married to the man who seems to own so many they take up a basement shop, a barn, a separate shop building, and the shop on his dad's farm.

I kept this card fairly simple. I was challenged by the Heart 2 Heart Challenge this month to use my tools for this creation. I used several CTMH tools to make this card today: Dreamin' Big Card-making Thin Cut die (dragonfly) and coordinating stamp, sponge daubers to add poppy ink to the edges of the saffron dragonfly, shimmer brush, Cricut Flower Market cartridge (and my Explore), and heat tool to emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder. That covers most of the tools I used to make this card. I also used scissors to cut down one of the chevron-type pml cards that came with the Dreamin' Big paper pack to make the basic design of the card.

I wanted the dragonfly to have more than one color so I inked the stamp with Saffron ink and put a drop of poppy reinker on my poppy sponge dauber. I dabbed it on the edges before stamping. This is my new technique. Instead of doing the rock and roll technique and contaminating my stamp pads with other colors, like I've done countless times, I used the inked dauber instead. I put shimmer on the dragonfly because that's the way they've always appeared to me outside. I used the shimmer brush, the perfect way to add that shimmer. I overdid it a little on this dragonfly and the colors aren't showing up well. I also discovered it can dilute dye ink colors and make them bleed if you put on too much. Another lesson learned!

Thank you for visiting. Hugs and blessings!

6.5" x 5" Card Recipe:
Paper - CTMH Dreamin' Big and Some Kinda' Wonderful (black pattern) paper packs, White Daisy, Canary, and Honey (retired) cs
Stamp - Dreamin' Big Cardmaking stamps; True Love Operation Smile stamps
Ink - Flaxen, Poppy, Versamark with white embossing powder
Embellishments - Poppy Thick Twine


Sue Reynolds said...

Beautiful card and combination of papers...and quite a number of tools used. And to think there may still be other tools out there a scrapper just needs to Thanks for sharing with us this week and glad you participated in our Perfect Attendance Program...appreciate seeing all your projects. Please join us again in April for another batch of themes which can be easy to combine with other challenges.

Laurie Levorson said...

Ohhh, I really like this card! It is so sweet and cheerful! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

Brandi said...

So many goodies on this card. I love the chevron with the black and white, they are striking together. I love it! Thanks for playing along with H2H challenges.

Brandi R
H2H Design Team