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Iris Mini Altar

Hi folks, it’s Holly posting today.  I ordered these really cool mini gatefold chipboard pieces from Art Neko’s B-Muse website, and I’m sharing my Iris Mini Altar with you today.  These gatefold chipboard blanks are called Mini Altars, and I paired it with an ATC iris stamp.  The Mini Altars look like this when you order them from B-Muse:

 

The fun begins when you start to decorate these!  I stamped some soft green paper with the branch from the A151 Japanese Floral 4 sheet.  You can see the branch on the left and right sides of the green paper.  I sponged some Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks along the edges before I adhered it to the inside of the Mini Altar.

The iris ATC stamp from the A292 Flowered ATC’s sheet was stamped with black ink onto some white Bristol cardstock.  I colored it with Prismacolor pencils, taking the time to add the special details like the yellow areas and the pinkish hues on each flower.  The ATC was cut out and adhered to the center of the Mini Altar.

 

On the outside of the mini altar, I stamped some soft green paper with the same iris ATC stamp from the A292 Flowered ATC’s sheet and adhered them to the two front flaps.  I found some purple ribbon that matched my colored flowers and I tied the mini altar closed with the ribbon.

These mini altars are a lot of fun to decorate.  Grab some from the B-Muse store and select some stamps or papers from the Art Neko store and enjoy!

 

 

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Happy Easter

As it is nearEaster, I got my bunnies out to make a card for you to wish you all a very Happy Easter.

For my card I used the following stamps: sakura blossom circle frame, rabbit and joy sentiment stamp.

I started with stamping the blossom circle in versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. After heathing this I took out orange and green dylussion spray ink ansd sprayed all over. The white embossing powder works as a resist. Inside the circle I stamped joy with black ink. The rabbits are stamped and colored seperately, cut out and added with a piece of foam tape. On the flowers a purple gemstone is added in the heart.

Thank you for looking and have a Blessed Easter.

Hetty

 

 

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Twisted Pop-Up Card with Spring Flowers

Hi everyone, it’s Holly posting today.  I played with the spring flowers and butterflies from the Flowers and Whimsy set (A410) from Art Neko.  These stamps are perfect to use with this fun Twisted Pop-Up Card technique.  The tutorial for this technique is over at SCS, so click HERE if you’d like to check it out.  This card is fun and interactive and perfect when you want to surprise someone.

I cut out the pieces for the card first, and then I mixed and matched the stamps from the Flowers and Whimsy sheet (A410) until I was satisfied with the arrangement.  The flowers and butterflies are colored with Copic markers.  I chose a classic spring combo of yellow wildflowers to go with the green papers on my card.

If you decide to give this technique a try, we’d love to see what you come up with.  There are so many stamps from Art Neko that would be perfect on this Twisted Pop-Up Card.  Have fun shopping in the Art Neko store!  🙂

 

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Springtime Flowers

Hi friends!  It’s Holly posting today and I’m back with another watercolored Art Neko card.  It got up to 85 degrees on Saturday, so it definitely feels like springtime around here.  The flowers are blooming on our peach trees and the redbud trees are starting to show off their brilliant purple buds.

I pulled out the Spring in Paris (A407) stamp sheet and stamped the beautiful flowers randomly around the edges of my hot press watercolor paper with Versamark ink.  I covered that with white embossing powder and melted the powder with my heat tool.  There was just enough space in the middle for that beautiful sentiment (also from the Spring in Paris set), so I stamped that with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder.

Next, I pulled out some Daniel Smith watercolor paints.  For the sky background, I wanted a pale blue and a medium blue.  I watered the paint down to make a nice watercolor wash and I painted that over my paper, carefully avoiding the flowers.  I let this dry for about an hour, and then I went back over with another wash of blue paint.  I set this aside to dry completely.  Then I pulled out my Zig Clean Color markers and watercolored the flowers and the stems.  Those bright pink flowers just pop against that blue background.

Once the paper was completely dry, I burnished the white embossing with a tissue to remove any leftover paint.  I also sponged the edges with a blue dye ink before adhering this piece to a white card base.

I had so much fun painting this card, I sent a sneak peek of this to Annette at Art Neko.  She liked this so much, she turned my card into an ATC Collage Sheet!!!!!!!!  How exciting is that????  You can see the Spring Summer Collage Sheet HERE in the Art Neko store.  I love how she edited my card to remove the sentiment and put those watercolor blue blocks all over.  It has such a modern, artsy vibe to it!

I have some of these collage sheets on their way to me in the mail, and I can’t wait to play with these!  All you have to do is cut these apart and use them on your projects just like regular patterned paper.  If you are an ATC trader, you can use these as backgrounds on your ATCs.  You can stamp the centers with a sentiment, add more flowers, add birds or butterflies, add a die cut, whatever you want to do.  There are so many possibilities!!  Go order your Spring Summer Collage Sheet today along with the beautiful Spring in Paris stamp sheet and have fun making some gorgeous art.  🙂

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Happy Birthday

Hello there, it is Hetty with a birthday card idea for you. I made this card also for a color challenge (all details on my Craftchaos Blog). The background is made with the Forget Me Not  stamp. I stamped it with versamark ink on white paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I took red ink and a blending tool and colored the background red. With a soft cloth I polished the paper and take a way the red ink from the flowers. The embossing powder works as a resist.

On a seperate piece of paper I stamped the Love Birds with black ink and the birthday sentiment underneath. Then I cut it freely with scissors, glued it to black paper and cut it out again with a border. After adding the black ribbon to the border the birds were added on top with foam tape. Thank you for looking and i hope you all have a creative day!

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Thank You Cards with Flowers

 

 

 

Hi everyone, it’s Holly posting today.  I needed some thank you cards for some ladies who sent me some birthday cards a few weeks ago.  After looking through my Art Neko stamps, I found this beautiful reverse silhouette flower from the Flowers and Whimsy sheet.  I stamped this in several different colors just to see how it looked, and I loved them all.  The first one in the picture below is stamped with daffodil yellow ink.  The rest are mint, peach, lagoon, and sugarplum inks.

 

For the “thanks” stamp, I found this one from the Full Sheet of Oriental Images and Text.  I love that it has the tiny bird sitting on the “t” and there is a tiny kanji letter at the end.  This was perfect to stamp near the flower stems on my cards.  I stamped it with a black ink so it would stand out against all the different colors of stamped flower blocks.

I’m going to stamp some more of these cards in a rainbow of colors.  This will be a great addition to my stash for when I need a card in a hurry.  I think I will stamp half of them with a birthday stamp for those times when I need a quick birthday card.  This flower stamp is perfect for any kind of card – birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, and thank you cards.  I hope I’ve inspired you today!  🙂

 

 

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Pretty Pink Peonies with Kanji

Hello, everyone.   It is Shirley posting today. I have made a card using the Art Neko
Peonies and Kanji stamps – A3740008.

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I started by stamping my peonies on white card stock. I colored them with copics. I stamped the Kanji using Versamark ink, sprinkled gold embossing powder over it and used my heat gun to activate the embossing powder.

I added an olive lacy square over the top of the image. I adhered the lace square to my designer paper and the olive card base.

Thank you, for stopping in to look at my card today.

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