Saturday, August 16, 2014

Leading Lady Heather Hoffman | Take Three


Heather Hoffman walks onto the stage for her third act as Leading Lady.  Please give her a very warm reception as she joins with some fabulous projects again today!  To see her first take with an introduction please CLICK HERE.  To see her second take please CLICK HERE.

Good Saturday morning! Heather excited to be here once again this morning to share some more fun projects with my Winnie and Walter stamps! Today I broke out the amazing chevrons from Scenery: V for cheVron stamp set and made 4 completely different styles of cards!

First up - I so love watercolors right now, so I had to used the chevrons for that technique! For this card I used the solid medium sized chevrons, stamped them on watercolor paper in two different colors of My Favorite Things dye ink side by side a total of 3 times, then softened the lines with a waterbrush. I took some deep gray ink and pressed it onto my nonstick mat, added some water, and then used a clean brush to flick some black splatters across the card. Added a couple different sentiments from Bubble Talk on the bottom, then placed on a kraft card base.

For the next one, I wanted to go with a fun and random pattern, and make it masculine. I was trying to make sure everything did NOT line up perfectly, but I think a few things I got too close to straight, so it looks like I meant to make them straight and just failed! Oops! Anyway, used an assortment of My Favorite Things inks for this one as well, and added the speech bubbles and "DUDE" from Bubble Talk, the rest of the sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the You, and the stars from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant.  

Next up, I just had to use those lovely large chevrons too! First up I used the solid large chevron and MANY colors of My Favorite Things ink, and overlapped the chevrons randomly - some of them just a little, and some of them a lot. LOVE the way the inks blend together to make new colors! Then I stamped the outline, also randomly over the top - sometimes just inked one side of it, sometimes both of them. Added a sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the You, a row of random machine stitching, and a few black enamel arrows.

And finally, another one with the large solid chevron - this time a completely one layer card, but with lots of the appearance of dimension all the same! I also used My Favorite Things ink for this one, and left a slight gap between chevrons so you can see the white card base underneath. Added a sentiment combined from The Big, the Bold, and the Fun and Bubble Talk as well as a few of the stars from Scenery: It's a Wonderful Pennant

Feel free to swing by my blog, Houses Built of Cards for more pictures and details on each of these cards - as well as a chance throughout the month to win a $30 gift card to Winnie and Walter just for leaving a comment! Thanks so much Shay and Julie for giving me this fun opportunity! 

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  1. Fabulous cards, Heather! The 'dude you rock' card - I love the colours and retro look - it's awesome!

  2. Amazing cards! I love all of those chevrons :-)

  3. Beautiful and versatile use of chevrons!!! I love the soft look and retro style of your cards!!!

  4. beautiful cards!! love our watercoloring...
    Moxie Craftie

  5. Wow, each card is better
    than the one before, great
    use of the chevron!
    Carla from Utah

  6. Love all these trendy designs!!!

  7. WOW - you have created a FABULOUS variety of chevron AWESOMENESS Heather!!!
    It is impossible to choose a favorite - LOVE the SUPER COOL overlapping chevrons of "DUDE you rock", the BOLD ELEGANCE of "so many thanks", the soft BEAUTY of "shine, you're brilliant" and the watercolor MAGIC of "hey it's your birthday - LOVE THEM ALL!!!

  8. Love each and every one of them!

  9. Fabulous ideas for using these graphic stamps.

  10. I love all of these cards! So original & fun!

  11. Loved the way you stamped the chevrons, what beautiful colors!

  12. great job on all these cards...very unique.


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