Welcome to the neighborhood

Hi friends! Happy Hump Day – I hope your week is going well! We sure are enjoying the weather out here… we’ve had some over-cast days with rain here and there for over a week now, and we’re waking up to glorious temps in the 50s! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning with another Trinity Stamps inspiration project – a pretty ‘welcome neighbor’ gatefold card created with the gorgeous Succulent Banner stamp set and coordinating Succulent Banner die set, embellished with Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix. I don’t watercolor very often but I did break out some watercolor paper, distress inks and my Niji brush for this one!

I cut a 5″ square gatefold card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with front and inside layering panels from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and P13 Always and Forever papers. I die cut stitched circles from the white and green cardstock and layered them together. Using the Succulent Banner stamp set, I stamped the image in Ranger Black Soot archival ink on Bristol smooth watercolor paper, and watercolored the image with Ranger peeled paint, forest moss, fired brick and mowed lawn distress ink on my Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat. I stamped a partial image on a scrap of the watercolor paper solely for the front flower which I watercolored and fussy cut. Once the images were dry, I cut the image with the coordinating Succulent Banner die, adhered it to another plain die cut, then adhered it to the layered circle die cuts. I adhered the single fussy-cut flower to the main image with a 1mm thick foam square for a tad bit of dimension. I adhered the layered circle die cuts to the front left flap along with four die cut corners cut from the green cardstock. I added a tiny magnet closure and then finished the front with several gemstones from the Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock and P13 Always and Forever papers used on the front, stamped the sentiment in Ranger Black Soot archival ink, and layered the panel on the green cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! I really do need to watercolor more often as I really enjoyed this!

Trinity Stamps products used:
Succulent Banner stamp set
Succulent Banner die
Ruby Radiance Embellishment Mix

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Strathmore Bristol smooth surface watercolor paper, Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, P13 Always and Forever 6×8 paper pad
Ink: Ranger Black Soot archival ink; Ranger distress ink- peeled paint, forest moss, fired brick and mowed lawn
Dies/Punches: JustRite A2 Card Front Basics die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Niji water brush, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Brutus Monroe mini disc magnet, Ranger Distress Collage Medium Matte

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies and other goodies at Trinity Stamps! And head on over to the Trinity Stamps Facebook Page for loads of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Trinity Stamps Facebook community group to connect with other Trinity Stamps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Hero Arts WELCOME to the neighborhood

Hi everyone! It’s Saturday and my wish to you is to have a wonderful weekend! We’re (still) waiting for snow in our little town in Colorado, lol! I’m posting today on the a2z Scrapbooking blog and I’m excited to share a DT inspiration project using the absolutely adorable Hero Arts Silly Scape City Buildings digital kit. I’m in love – and it has some amazing extras that come with it! I created a fun note card that would be an awesome compliment to some baked goodies taken to a new neighbor!

We’re a little more than a week in with our December Make It Pop challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking and I thought this card would make a great sample, with bright colors and several layers.


I printed the cloud background on white cardstock along with three of the building images. I left one building image uncolored, fussy cut it and adhered it to the background piece which I layered on black cardstock. I completely colored the second building image, fussy cut it, and affixed it over top of the black and white image on the background on foam tape.


I colored just a few of the buildings in the foreground on the third image, fussy cut them and affixed them on top of the second layer with foam tape. I printed the sentiment on my computer, cut it into a strip and adhered it to the top of the front panel. I left the inside blank to write a custom message. Loving how this turned out – the dimension is so cool!


Happy to share this fun card in the following challenges:
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge: Wk 49 – Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: December Anything Goes

a2z products used:
Hero Arts Silly Scape City Buildings digital kit

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Spectrum Noir- EB6, DR2, GB11, LV2, CT4, OR3, TB8, BP4, JG5, GT2; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Accessories:  Scotch dimensional foam tape, Glossy Accents

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a project with us! Our challenge is Make It Pop this month and we’d love to see what you create! Remember that we’ve changed our rules a bit and participants are no longer required to use Hero Arts products to enter our challenges. Each month we feature a ‘Digi of the Month’ which will be the prize offered to our randomly-chosen challenge winner, and this month it is Birthday Bash. And to sweeten the pot, if you are the randomly-chosen winner and you have used Hero Arts products on your project, you’ll ALSO win a $20 gift certificate to the store! Be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking storeAND if you use the code Leslie15 you’ll get 15% off your order of $25 or more! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon!

Scrappy hugs,

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