Tuesday, September 7, 2021

VIDEO: It's Fall, Y'all - Layering Stencil Tips

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Well...... TECHNICALLY it's fall where YOU might be. Not here. We don't get fall. BUT. We do observe it on the calendar, so there you go. So today is all about fall. 

Here, sunflowers (specifically, our native sunflower) grow all year, so there's no season. But I love seeing them in stamp imagery late summer/early fall. As I've said before, my great grandmother lived on a sunflower farm, and used to embroider the sunflowers and crows she saw out her window at precisely this time of year in North Dakota. 

This month, the new kit is sunflower themed, so I have some fun fall things for you today - and a video.

The kit has a stamp set of sunflowers that ALSO has a layering stencil set that matches it - so you can use them together! Plus layering word dies. You'll see the full thing in my video, but first, the card that took me literally 97,000 hours to complete after changing my mind a million times. It features the kit, Graphit, multiliners, Polychromos, Posca pens and time. I love the colors so much. I stamped it first in Contour Ink and then did a lot of no-line coloring with alcohol markers and detailing with colored pencil and black pen.


Here's the card you will see in the video with the stencils from the kit - ahh - aren't they pretty in blue?!


Here's what the full kit looks like!
Now - on to the add-ons!! You KNOW I'm not done with Halloween, so these creepy scarecrow dies (complete with shoulder crow!) are my jam. 

I cut the background cover plate branches die out of black cardstock and put that over an ink blended background. Then I cut the scarecrow out of watercolor paper and watercolored it all.



BUT WAIT - there's a CHIPPINK! "Chippink" was my first word - I saw one and yelled that out - in Canada when I was a wee tot. So fitting that I should now have a pet squirrel! I used this leaves stencil in the background and then stamped and die cut the layering chipmunk, adding lacquer to his eyes and the bottom of the acorn, and splattering gold ink all over the background. So cute. I wish we had chipmunks here - I guess they don't like being hot.


And finally - a stunning, layered pumpkin, which I just HAD to turn blue of course - my fall tradition!


Here are all the addons this month! Take note of the nice fall sentiment sets.


Want to see the video? You can watch it here, and then come back for the giveaway info and a hot ramen tip!



MMH September 2021
[ HA ]
Get Them All September Add-Ons
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Scarecrow Lifestyle
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Color Layering Pumpkin
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Color Layering Pumpkin Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Color Layering Chipmunk
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Color Layering Chipmunk Frame Cuts
[ HA ]
Autumn Branches Cover Plate
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Fall Leaves Stencil
[ HA ]
NK350 Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen -...
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GM100 Gold & Pewter Glimmer Metallic...
[ HA ]
AF469 Contour Ink + Reinker Bundle -...
[ HA ]
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and...
[ BLIC ]
Graphit — Marker Universe
[ MRK ]
Copic Multiliner SP Pen - Set of 10
[ BLIC ]
Uni-Posca Paint Marker - Soft Colors,...
[ BLIC ]
Hero Arts Blog
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Understand Blue MINI Slimline Folded...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Slimline Folded...
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Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
[ CTC ]
Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
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Sakura CLASSIC WHITE Fine Line 05...
[ SSS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
[ ELH ]
CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
[ CHC ]
Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]



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40 comments:

  1. I love how you made blue sunflowers!

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  2. hello Fall...you are welcoming it with such wonderfully done cards. Love this HA set...lots of possibilities. xx Karen

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  3. Love the vibrant colors of the first card! And I was so delighted to see the chipmunk set! We have chipmunks here and they're definitely our favorite backyard visitors.

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  4. Love the cards. The sunflowers are so pretty.

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  5. Very interesting colouring! These cards are unique! Very well done!

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  6. Love the video & tips! Thanks.
    The chipmunks here at the campground love to taunt our dogs!

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  7. Love your sunflower cards. The blue sunflower and blue pumpkin cards are stunning.

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  8. Wonderful Fall/Autumn inspiration with Sunflowers, colors and more.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Awesome cards! I love the colors you used for the sunflowers. :)

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  10. Beautiful fall cards! Love the sunflower cards. Well done!

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  11. I also love the blue sunflower but, then again I love most everything you do!

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  12. Oh mercy, I got lost in the noodles. I forgot what you made and had to go back and look. I like the fall leaves stencil with the chipmunk. So cute. Now, I'd like a bowl of ramen, please. [Bunny]

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  13. lovely! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  14. lovely! Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  15. OMG! What an amazing collection of cards! You went all out for this hop!! I am in awe of your card making talent! You are just so creative!

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  16. That the blue sunflowers & pumpk8n <3

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  17. I love the unconventional color choices in your cards. They colors really make everything pop.

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  18. An amazing kit and wonderful inspiration!

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  19. Thats thinking outside the square. Good on you.

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  20. Love your unexpected color combos and creative use of the kit!

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  21. So fun! I love that chipmunk!! So cute <3

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  22. Especially love the Sunflower colors; very creative! The chipmunk is so cute. In our colder climate the chipmunks burrow down, so imagine my surprise upon parking on the driveway then seeing a fat cheek chipmunk pop out of the macadam. Lil bugger actually chewed through the thick driveway from underground. And not to mention when chubby cheeks chew through the soy based covered wires for the sprinkler system. Cost some $, but still love the little critters. Keep up the wonderful work!

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  23. I like the surprise of the colors on the first card

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  24. I love this kit. I'm really loving those layering stencils; they look amazing. Your cards are wonderful.

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  25. I enjoy seeing your take on new releases each time HA has a hop. I like your multi-colored flowers! Really pretty!!
    Lori S in PA

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  26. Great cards! Love the blue pumpkin (of course!!)

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  27. So many wonderful cards!! I love the blue on the sunflowers! Thanks so much for your great inspiration and helpful video. Stay safe! :)

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  28. Fantastic cards! I love the bright colors on the first sunflower card!

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  29. The blue in the sunflowers and the pumpkin are different and beautiful. Love all of these!

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