Saturday, January 26, 2013

Let's Make a Cool Card with Lisa Spangler!

Happy Saturday, bloggers! We have a very special treat for you today! Our friend, Lisa Spangler, has made a special exclusive card for our blog today! Get in the festive spirit of the upcoming holiday and follow along with Lisa's inspiration and step by step instructions on how you can create this card too! Enjoy!

I just couldn't wait to play with some new goodies from Hero Arts and BasicGrey! I wanted to incorporate some trends that I've been seeing everywhere, too: ombre, gray mixed with bright colors, and pops of metallic! This card is for Valentine's Day, but you could easily change out the inside message and the color scheme to make a card for other occasions.
 
Instructions:
   
  • Ink the heart with antique linen and tea dye inks, being careful not to tear the paper -- a pouncing motion works best!
  • Ink the BasicGrey Woodgrain Background with tea dye ink, mist, and stamp on the heart. Adhere the heart to the tag.
  • Make a card 4 1/4 square card from Hero Arts Charcoal layering paper. I love this paper since it's white on the inside, so you can do some stamping or write on it without having to line it first!
  • Use silver pigment ink to stamp the BasicGrey Heart Background on the left side of the card, then again on the right side of the inside of the card.

Stamp "Happy Valentine's Day" with picked raspberry on the inside of the card.
 
  • Position the tag on the card but don't glue it down yet!  Use a hole punch to punch a hole through the tag and the card base. Adhere the card with foam dots and tie a ribbon through the hole.
  • Add a wood veneer arrow to the heart -- love how these woodgrain arrows coordinate with the stamped background!
  • Stamp the message on a white strip and trim the ends, then adhere with foam tape.
  • Color some silver metallic decor with a Copic marker and add them to the card  -- this is a great way to get custom colors!

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Thanks for reading today, and special thanks to Lisa, for this special exclusive!





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152 comments:

  1. Beautiful card & love the technique..Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow!! What a fabuloua card, love the design!!

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  3. A very pretty card - thanks for sharing

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  4. Super cute! I very badly need to get me some more distress inks. The more I see done with hem the more I love them.

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  5. Wow that heart is beautiful! Great idea to use one die inside of the other!

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  6. WAUW this is so gorgeous. Lisa really did an outstanding job here on this, it looks fabulous, really awesome work here again.
    Have a great week-end everyone and lots of fun.

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  7. So love the shapes created by the tag and the heart frame - gives the card such dynamic interest - fantastic!
    Alison x

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  8. Love the idea of repeating the background pattern as a strip eon the inside - makes the inside more interesting!

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  9. In a word : WOW !!!!

    Hugs from France

    Lunéa♥
    http://luneabidouille.canalblog.com/

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  10. OMG!! This is the cutest card...Love Love..TFS

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  11. Wow! such beautiful card, thanks for sharing this technique. So love those heart dies.

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  12. Gorgeous card! I love the stamping on the inside too.

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  14. stunning! easy, simple beautiful. ^.^ love it

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  15. I would have never thought of this but it looks so easy. Adorable card with the tg and I love it!

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  16. A fun card and great tutorial!

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  17. Such a cool card! Thanks for the blog candy alert!

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  18. Thanks for the great tutorial. Beautiful card....I love how you cut the heart out of the side of the tag.

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  19. What a great combination of elements....love the paper and the hearts on the tag....beautiful. Love that little arrow too. Wish they made a bag just of those!
    Laura

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  20. Beautiful card! Thanks for your instructions too! Enjoy your day!

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  21. Very pretty card! Like the stamped inside edge! Have to try that soon.

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  22. I just love using Distress inks. Great idea.

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  23. YAY!! Lisa's here! What a fun and fabulous card! LOVE the tag with the cut-out heart! The pink shades look so pretty against the gray! Awesome card, Lisa! :)

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  24. LOVE this card to pieces! I thought Lisa's heart was a wood veneer at first - so fun to find out she made it!

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  25. Great card - a bunch of great ideas!

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  26. Beautiful card!! I love that tag!

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  27. I LOVE this card- I love the dimension!

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  28. Great card! Thanks for the ideas and inspiration. ;-)

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  29. Great card; I love that arrow background stamp.

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  30. I thought that was a wooden heart... looks great die cut! such a fun card! :)

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  31. Such a great and simple card, love all the details in and out.

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  32. Thanks, Lisa. You make it look SO easy. I love the step-by-step details which helps me see that when you break it down it isn't that hard after all. :D

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  33. Very pretty card...love the step by set pictures you provided. very helpful.

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  34. Wow, now that card is inspiration for sure...need to try a few of those techniques...hmmm. thanks for sharing.

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  35. I love everything about this card! It's perfection! :-) xx

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  36. Wow! I love this card, it's perfect and I love all the different techniques used! Thanks for sharing :)

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  37. Such a SPECIAL card! Thanks for sharing HOW it was made, so we can try our hand at the featured techniques!

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  38. Love this card! Thanks for giving us the step by step instructions on how to make it.

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  39. Lovely card. The arrow tag looks fantastic. I love the background stamp you used for it and how you've blended the colours.

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  40. So many great stamps used on this card and love the step-by-step instructions.

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  41. Great card--I like how you partially cut out the heart on the tag.

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  42. Gorgeous card, what a marvelous combination of techniques!

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  43. Lovely card. The heart dies are terrific!

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  44. Such a striking card, love the bright pinks against the grey and the heart and arrow are just fabulous!

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  45. Super cute! Love the wood accents and that arrow is adorable!

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  46. I love the ombre technique! And it's super easy! I'm totally going to have to try it!

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  47. Nice card with great details.
    Christina P.

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  49. Fun card. I'm going to try the partial cut out!
    TFS

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  50. This is so cute!! I really love this card:)

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  51. Beautiful card! I love tags, Thanks Lisa for the telling us the 'How-to'

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  52. The graduated colors look just amazing! LOVE the look.

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  53. Oooh, I really like this card!!!

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  54. this is so cute! I thought the heart was actually wood!!!!

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  55. love how that heart was made.. looks like wood!

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  56. Wow, what an adorable card. thanks for sharing

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  57. Such a sweet card, Lisa ~ way cool results!

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  58. So many cute elements on this card...thanks for sharing it with us, and for the tutorial!

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  59. I love this card!! Thanks Lisa for sharing all the steps too. I'm off to create!

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  60. wow awesome card love everything thanks

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  61. Love this! When I first saw it, I thought it was a "real" wood frame. That technique is so cool! Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques as well as the card itself. It's an awesome card! And did I hear mention of candy? Mmmmmm.... :)

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  62. Lovely card! I love the dies Lisa used!
    DeniseB

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  63. I love the colors and patterns of Lisa's fun card!!

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  64. Fabulous card!!!! Love it.
    Lynn

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  65. Love how Lisa used the dies on this card, so pretty!

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  66. Gorgeous card. Love how the heart
    looks made out of wood.

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  67. Lisa is the bestest (it's a word when it comes to Lisa) :) Her creativity knows no boundaries.

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  68. Great card and great instructions. Lovely color combo! Nice one, Lisa.

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  69. I love how the colors go together. I love the grey with white. Lovely card.
    Linda T

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  70. Wow! What a great card design.

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  71. great card. Thanks for showing the step by step pics, so helpful. I also like that you showed us the inside of the card, very cute!

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  72. Beautiful card Lisa!! A lot of these trends are my current faves - grays/metallics/ombre! Thanks for the easy to follow instructions :)

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  73. Cute Lisa! I love the heart and arrow backgrounds and your greeting...

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  74. OHH, This inspires me :). Resist is so much fun.

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  75. What a great card. Love the idea of putting the strip of heart background inside the card. I want that stamp!

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  76. Awesome card! All the details just add up to something wonderful. I like the white inside the card as well and think I need to get some of the layering papers from Hero!

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  77. Beautiful card..Thanks for the instructions...

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  78. Awesome Lisa! Love your distressed ombre.

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  79. Great card, Lisa! Thanks so much for the fabulous step by step.

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  80. Great card and great instructions.
    Tanks

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  81. wow....this is very Beautiful. I love it!!!

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  82. Ohhh what a pretty card ... I LOVE those heart dies!

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  83. Pretty card Lisa thanks for sharing your inspiration with us.

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  84. This card is so WOW! I also didn't know that Hero Arts made these dies in smaller packs for such great prices. I put both on my SSS Wish List for my next order!

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  85. Awesome design for this card!

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  86. I love your card- that is fabulous! Love the die cut heart!!!!

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  87. Wow! This is a stunning card! I can't wait to get some of those gorgeous new Hero Arts stamps!

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  88. Love the way you made the heart and the colors on the tag! Great new stash to work with!

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  89. lisa, lots of love went into the design of this beauty.
    ava g

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  90. Oh my gosh Lisa, this is an outstanding and beautiful Valentine! I just LOVE how you blended the colors and incorporated the tag into the card design! What an AMAZING creation!

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  91. Thanks so much for the details on creating this card! It's fabulous!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  92. Such a fun card! TFS! You may have inspired me to make a Valentine for my sweetheart!

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  93. I love the resist technique on the tag. Gorgeous card!

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  94. wow is this gorgeous!!! I love the heart window cut out and the beautiful shading!

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  95. Gorgeous card, loved the colors and the design is perfection ♥

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  96. wow I so love this...those arrows are perfect and love that arrow..

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  97. This is gorgeous! I love the wood pieces!

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  98. What a stunning looking Card.. I love cards.. and most of all I love making cards.. I think hubby regrets the first day I put inks and paper in my hands..LOL

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  99. beautiful card, thank you for sharing the tips. wonderful how you finished it on the inside too. thank you for the chance to win.

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  100. I love the ombre look. I also need to check out those dies.

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  101. I am loving the fun card today created by Lisa!! The fun shape and the stamping make this card come to life!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a fabulous weekend!! :)

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  102. What a marvelous interactive card!!!

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  103. This card is so beautiful and so detailed!

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  104. Oh my word...this card is awesome! Love it. :)

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  105. This card is awesome in every way!

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  106. Lisa you are so very talented and I am just in awe of every card you make. What a special treat to find you here today! Muah!!!

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  107. Wow! Love the inside of this card as much as the outside!

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  109. thats a killer idea with that heart die..
    thanks

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  110. Wow! I love how you did the heart pop with the background color and the heart...is to die for!

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  111. Great card. So much dimension! I would love to get a card like this! Thanks for sharing!

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  112. Lisa, this is the Best Instructions for a card I've seen.Guess what ??? I can actually make this card just as soon as I order some new supplies you used here. Take it from this senior citizen, you definitely have a winner here. I love the new arrow background stamp and die cut hearts you made.
    Thanks again for the time you took to write the detailed instructions.

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  113. Great card with the die cutting and inking!

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  114. Really cool and pretty card! I love the tag and how you treated the inside as well. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  115. I just love your card. I thought that the heart was wood veneer. I was shocked to see that it was a diecut that you stamped. Wow, amazing! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Take care. :)



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  116. Fabulous card, Lisa! I love that look of black in the center of the heart while the tag is behind it, but doesn't show the tag! Interesting to the eyes!

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  118. Beautiful embossing!! And Great effect with the color on top. Great with the cut out heart!! Love it!! :o)

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  119. Love the touch of metallic on that cool card.

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  120. Your card is wonderful! Love the wooden heart and how you use the die cut!

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  121. Love those techniques!
    And such a pretty card with the pink, gray and white

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  122. So gorgeous! I just love this card and the tag so much!

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  123. What a great card! I love how the tag was used and the heart was cut out of it. TFS!

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  124. What a great looking card. Love all the different things you did with it like the heart and the ombre. The gray with the rest of it looks really nice too.

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  125. cute cute cute! i love the heart die!

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