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SIP Challenge 117 – Watercolor!

SIP Challenge 117 – Watercolor!

A cloudy day but not too bad. We are to get some of the latest tropical storm later today and tomorrow. I got a lot done in the morning yesterday and even more in the afternoon! Heather and Taylor both stopped by and I decided that it was high time that I fixed the broken faucet in the kitchen so we went to the new Home Depot and picked one up. I have to say that changing a faucet is definitely not one of my favorite things to do, no room to work under the sink but I got it done in about 45 minutes! Last night Heather came back and we ran to Bead, Bath & Beyond. Today I have to find some things to do in the house again! 😀

I have the pleasure of sharing my Design Team card with you today for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper challenge…

I was definitely inspired by the graphic for this one! To begin I smooshed some Mermaid Lagoon onto a piece of Acetate and spritzed it with some water before adding it to a piece of Canson 140lb Watercolor Card. I repeated the same process with Wilted Violet and again with Mermaid Lagoon. Because I’m impatient I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying! The flower and leaves are cut from Gold Mirror Card using The Ton Petal Cut Peonies Standalone Dies and are adhered to the panel with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. I added the panel to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My greeting is stamped in Onyx Black. It’s from the Mama Elephant Labeled Messages Photopolymer Stamp Set. I adhered it and some Pretty Pink Posh Amethyst, Sea Breeze, Gold and Ocean Spray Sequins with Multi-Matte Medium and the card is done. I love the delicate die cut and watercolor background with the unexpected “label” greeting! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! We hope that you will pay a visit to the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and share your masterpiece with us in the gallery! Thank you for coming by and have a great Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamo Set: Labeled Messages Photopolymer (Mama Elephant)

Ink: Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon Distress (Ranger/Tim Holtz) and Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Cason 140lb Watercolor and Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Petal Cut Peonies Stand Alone (The Ton)

Embellishments: Amethyst, Sea Breeze, Gold and Ocean Spray Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts)

Pearlescent Pineapple – Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th!

Hello again! I’m back with post number two for today! It’s time for my Solo Post over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! You can also see this post over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog. Be sure and stop by there too!

The card that I created uses the Concord & 9th Pineapple Perfection Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed it onto a piece of Canson 140lb Watercolor Card with Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. To color in the image I used my FineTec Pearl Watercolors and an Aquawash Brush. After it dried I used the Coordinating Dies to cut it out along with the greeting that is heat embossed onto a piece of White Gold Curious Metallic with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. The pineapple and greeting are adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock with another piece of White Gold Metallic that I embossed with the We R Memory Keepers 3D Woven Embossing Folder. I do love the Pearl Watercolors, so nice and subtle. The pictures doesn’t do them justice, they look so much better in real life!

I hope that you like the card for my September Solo Post for the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Blog! Don’t forget that you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook! We are getting ready to start our next challenge on September 9th, be sure to come back to see what the rest of my talented teammates have to inspire you! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Pineapple Perfection Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Clear and Gold (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Pearl (FineTec)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty: 140lb Watercolor Card (Canson) and White Gold Curious Metallic (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Pineapple Perfection (Concord & 9th)

Embossing Folder: Woven 3D (We R Memory Keepers)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Aquawash Brush (Pentel)

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Simple Watercolor Hello

Simple Watercolor Hello

Yesterday was another one of those I imagined I would get more done that I actually did days. I have been having way too many of those lately, that needs to change! I did run a few errands with Heather in the afternoon. She made George and I a late lunch and after that I came back home and worked on my card for today. I will definitely be more productive today! If I say it it will happen! LOL! 😀

I have another Simple Sunday card to share with you today. I started out by using my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors to add three stripes of color to a piece of Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper. I did set it aside to dry and watched a little TV but it was getting ready to rain here so it was a little on the damp side and I grew impatient! The drying time was sped up with my Heat Tool! The flower, leaves and greeting are from the Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Floral Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped in Onyx Black. I did mask the flower to get the leaves a little closer to it. All that was left to do was to use Tombo Extreme Adhesive to adhered it to a card base of Ivory 110lb Card Stock. A simple card that was actually inspired by a shirt that I saw in a store the other day! I hope that you like today’s Simple Sunday card! Thank you for stopping by! Have a simply wonderful Sunday! 🙂

Products used;

Stamp Set: Handwritten Floral Greetings Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold

Card Stock: Ivory 110lb (Recollections)

Specialty: 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Arches)

Adhesives: Extreme (Tombo)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Watercolor Brush (Artist Loft)

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Paper Craft Crew 243

Paper Craft Crew 243

Hi! What’s going on by you?! I had a very productive day yesterday. I got a bunch of emails sent out and puts some plans in motion. Sometimes it’s hard to put things in perspective, but eventually you are left with no choice. The rest of the day was fun, Jim came by and we went out a got a late lunch and managed to finish the crafty project that we have been working on! Feels good to have it done. Now we’ll start working on some new ones! Today I have to run over to the Store again and then I have a bunch of projects to get started! 😀

It’s Wednesday so time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew challenge…

I wanted a nice simple card and I haven’t used feathers in a very long time! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I adhered a strip of Gold Mirror Card with the ends flagged to it and then got to work on my center panel. The images and greeting are from the Lawn Fawn Dream Photopolymer Stamp Set. I heat embossed them and two extras onto a piece of Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Card with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. They are colored in with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors. The panel is adhered to a piece of Sugarplum and then to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. A strip of Peacock with the left end flagged is adhered along the top of the panel and the two extra feathers are cut out with the Coordinating Lawn Cuts and adhered to the right side of the Peacock Strip. I added three Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins and a heavy coat of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the feathers to complete the card! I do love the feathers, especially in the teal and purple! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge! Stop by the BLOG and check out the rest of the Team’s cards and enter yours in the gallery! Thanks for coming but today! I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Dream Photopolymer (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Sugarplum and Peacock (Lawn Fawn)

Specialty Paper: 140lb Cold Press Watercolor (Arches) and Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies; Dream Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts), Aquwash Waterbrush (Pentel) and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Glamorous, Unique & Wonderful – Hero Arts

Glamorous, Unique & Wonderful – Hero Arts

It’s the weekend peeps! I spent most of the day indoors yesterday organizing my house! It was a good day to do it, it rained for most of the day. Thankfully Sue came over to keep me on task. I tend to loose focus easily when I’m not supervised, well, at least when I’m doing chores at home. LOL! I also got in some more episodes of Blindspot, still really enjoying the show. Some more organizing this morning and then I will need to get out for a little bit! 😀

As promised I’m having a little sale at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Online Store today and tomorrow! It’s for Blog readers only! Head on over to the Website and use discount code JKBLOG51730 to save 25% on all orders! Saturday and Sunday only! All orders will ship out on Monday! 😀

I have a fun twist on a Mother’s Day card to share with your today! I stamped the images from the Hero Arts April My Monthly Hero Kit in Onyx Black onto some Bristol Smooth Card Stock. To color them in I used my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers and an Aquash Brush. Of course I used my Heat Tool to speed up the drying a little, no patience! They are cut out with the Coordinating Frame Cuts. On my card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock I stamped the hangers and greetings from the same set again in Onyx Black. After I adhered the images to the card with 3M Foam Tape I used my Signo Gold Gel Pen to add some dots to make a background and also added some to the waist of the purple dress. It needed a little more sparkle so I used my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen to give the dresses a heavy coating! It’s not a very complicated card and I do think it would make a fun one to give to Mum for her special day! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thank you so very much for visiting! Have a superb Saturday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: April My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Mark)

Watercolors: Zig Clean Color Brush Markers

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Bristol Smooth

Dies: April My Monthly Hero Kit (Hero Arts)

Embellishments: Gold Signo Gel Pen (Sanford) and Clear Sparkle Pen (Spectrum Noir)

Adhesives: 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Platinum Machine (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Aquawash Brush (Pentel)

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Freshly Made Sketches 284

Freshly Made Sketches 284

Happy Friday peeps! Thankfully it only rained in the morning and the sun came out for the rest of the afternoon! The first day of Card Class went well and I’m looking forward to day two! I was on my own for dinner again last night, the Parent’s were watching Daniel and Tristan. I can see where I fall on the importance list! LOL! My evening was spent watching TV again to distract my little brain! Good times! 😀

Today’s card is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

I haven’t watercolored in a while and I have these new to me Pearl Watercolors from FineTec, I needed to give them a try! The flowers are from the Altenew Botanical Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set, I heat embossed them in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto some Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. They are then colored in with the FineTec Pearl Watercolors and my Aquawash Brush. I used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. Next I used the Altenew Happy Die to cut out a piece of Kraft and two pieces of thin chipboard (left over packaging!), some Multi-Matte Medium adheres them to each other. While I waited for them to dry I created my card base with a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I covered the front with another piece of Kraft and adhered a piece of Gold Glitter Card Stock down the center. The happy is then smooshed into my Versa-Mark Pad and heat embossed with Hero Arts Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder, I did it twice to give it a really nice shine. To finish the card I adhered the flowers and happy to the card with 3M Foam Tape and added a few Pretty Pink Posh Rose Gold Sequins. I really like the FineTec Pearl Watercolors, they have a nice sparkle to them, it looks so much better in person! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches Challenge! Thank you for spending a little of your Friday with me! Enjoy the rest of the day! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Botanical Garden Photopolymer (Altenew)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: Gold and Clear Fine Detail (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Pearl Colors (FineTec)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Kraft (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Arches Cold Press 140lb Watercolor and Gold Glitter Card (American Crafts)

Dies: Happy (Altenew)

Embellishments: Rose Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool (Hero Arts) and Aquawash Water Brush (Pentel)

SIP Challenge 86 – Colors!

SIP Challenge 86 – Colors!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I have to admit that I’m a big romantic at heart! A lot of people think that Valentine’s Day is just a made up Holiday but I think that it’s the perfect day to show someone that you care a lot about how much they mean to you! Not that you should have to wait for Valentine’s Day to do that, you should make it point to do it as often as possible! If we all focused more on love and less on hate what a wonderful world this would be! And to that I had a lovely day at the Store yesterday. Renee and I do manage to have a good time in between all of the work and planning! When I got home I had a quick dinner with my Parents and then went out with Heather to Stop & Shop and then back to her house. My friend Louis stopped by to pick up some cards for his loved ones and I got to see George for a bit before I left. Renee is off today so I will be manning the Store. Stop by and show me some love if you are in the area! 😀

Today we have a new Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge for you, this time it’s colors…

I haven’t watercolored in a while and I wanted to so that’s what I did on today’s card. I started by heat embossing the rose and stem from the Altenew Sketchy Rose Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a piece of Arches 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper. To add my color I used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors and #2 and #4 Silver Paint Brushes. I used my Heat Tool to dry the layers in between adding color and adhered the panel to a background of Black. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in Onyx Black. All that was left to do was to adhered the panel to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I do love that rose image and I’m so happy with the way the shading turned out! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Color Challenge! We hope to see your card in the gallery after you stop by the BLOG for some more inspiration from the rest of the Team! Thanks so much for visiting! Have a romantic Tuesday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Set: Sketchy Rose Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Onyx Black (Versa-Fine)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Black (My Colors)

Specialty: 140lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper (Arches)

Adhesive: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives)

Tools: Heat Tool (Hero Arts), #2 and #4 Silver Brushes

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Holly Jolly Christmas

Holly Jolly Christmas

We had about three inches of snow yesterday morning when I woke up and it was raining when I left to head over to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store. It was like a giant Slurpee outside all day! The crop was fun and I sat with Melissa and her Mum and worked on some projects and tried to catch up on other things. I left the store around 3:00 so I could come home and get ready for my little Holiday Party. I picked up Danielle and we ran to Target and stopped at Starbucks on the way over. We had a great time at the party and I got to see a lot of my old work peeps! Anthony and Bill were there too! Today is Renee’s cookie exchange at the store, I’m hoping get to sample some of them! 🙂

I have a nice simple card to share with you today. It’s a great last minute Holiday card and would be really easy to mass produce using your MISTI! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, I adhered a piece of Gold Glitter Card to the front. My background is a piece of Solar White 80lb that I stamped with the Hero Arts Holiday Florals Bold Prints Background using Soft Vanilla Ink. I then stamped my greeting from the Hero Arts Holiday Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set in Intense Black. The panel is adhered to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. My holly is from the Hero Arts Happy Holly Days Stamp & Die  Combo and is also stamped in Intense Black onto a piece of Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. I used my Staedtler Watercolor Pencils and a Pentel Aquash Detail Brush to color it in. The Coordinating Dies are used to cut it out and I adhered it to the card with 3D Foam Squares. To finish off the card I added a sprinkling of Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins! I love the softness of the background with the bold greeting and the little sprig of holly! I hope that you like today’s card! Thanks for coming by today! Have a simple Sunday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Happy Holly Days Stamp & Die Combo and Holiday Greetings Photopolymer and Holiday Florals Bold Prints Background (Hero Arts)

Ink: Intense Black and Soft Vanilla (Hero Arts)

Pencils: Staedtler Watercolor 12pk

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Arches Cold Press 140lb Watercolor Card and Gold Glitter Card Stock (American Crafts)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), Aquash Detail Waterbrush and Fun Foam

The links below take you to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store where you can purchase the items used on today’s project!


Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Watercolor!

Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th – Watercolor!

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This is my second post for today! When this post goes up I’ll be in Manhattan! I’m going to try and see some of my peeps before I head back home. I do love a day in the city as most of you know! The reason for two posts today you may be wondering? Well it’s time for the second challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Challenge Blog! This time we are featuring a technique which is one of my favorites… watercoloring! You have a whole month to play along! Winners will be picked on Monday, November 7th and announced on Tuesday November 8th!

Here is this month’s challenge badge…

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I have been dying to use the Holy Night Dies from last month’s release! I die cut all of the pieces for the main parts of the card from Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. Before I scored them I used my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors to create my scene. After the pieces had dried (I let them air dry to minimize warping) I scored them at the notches that die cuts add and then added Scor-Tape and adhered all of the pieces together. The star just had to be cut from Gold Mirror Card along with the noel. I also cut two noels from a piece of Solar White 110lb and adhered them together and to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. Just a few Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins complete the card! I love that die set, it makes it so easy to make a dimensional pop-up card, and the best part is that it folds flat and fits in a standard envelope! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this month’s Where Creativity Meets Concord & 9th Watercolor Challenge! We hope that you will play along with us and if you need a little additional inspiration stop by the BLOG and see the amazing cards that the rest of the Design Team has created! Hope to see your card in the gallery! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🙂

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Products used:

Watercolors: Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color Set

Specialty Paper: Arches 140lb Watercolor Card and Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: Holy Night (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Scor-Tape, Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and #2, #4, and #8 Silver Brushes

Fab Friday 97

Fab Friday 97

TGIF! And I actually have a day off! Woo hoo! I can’t wait to go into Manhattan tomorrow with Sandy and Sue! I’m going to try and convince them to have Dirty Bird for lunch! Yes, I’m a little addicted! I have to remember to pick up a few things from the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store that I have to drop off at The Ink Pad tomorrow. I’m going to stop by there after the Mama Elephant event too to see Jane! Hopefully the weather holds out and it doesn’t rain, it can be as overcast as it wants to be but no rain! Last night’s Thirsty Thursday was fun! Heather thought it would be funny to pour water down the back of my shorts, let’s just say she didn’t find it as funny after! Whahahaha! What’s on for you this weekend?!

It’s a Fab Friday week so I’m over on the blog for this week’s challenge…

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A nice simple sketch! My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I cut out a piece of Black 110lb and Kraft with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles Stackables Lawn Cuts. The Kraft is heat embossed with the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain Background Stamp with Hero Arts Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. To make my circle I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circles Stackables. The black panel is adhered with E-Z Runner. I added a piece of Vellum and some Foam Tape to the back of the Kraft piece and enclosed some Sparkling Clear Sequins inside of it. My flower is from the Altenew Best Mom Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Hero Arts Intense Black a few times using my Mini MISTI onto Arches 140lb Watercolor Card. I colored in the image with Gansai Tambi Watercolors, used the Coordinating Die to cut it out and adhered it to the card with 3D Foam Squares. For the greeting I heat embossed a sentiment from the Beautiful Lady Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Black 110lb and attached it with more 3D Foam Squares. Yes, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and some Tuxedo Black Irresistible Pico Embellisher to the flowers. I really do love woodgrain behind florals, just makes them pop! I hope that you like my Design Team card for the Fab Friday Sketch Challenge! We hope that we will see your card in the gallery so stop by the BLOG for some inspiration! Thanks for coming by today! Have a fabulous Friday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Lady and Best Mom Photopolymer (Altenew) and Designer Woodgrain Background Wood Mount (Hero Arts)

Ink: Intense Black (Hero Arts)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Hero Arts)

Watercolors: Gansai Tambi 36 Colors (Kuretake)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Black 110lb (Recollections) and Kraft (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: 48lb Vellum (The Paper Cut) and Arches 140lb Watercolor Card

Dies: Stitched Rectangles and Circles Stackables Lawn Cuts (Lawn Fawn) and Beautiful Lady (Altenew)

Embellishments: Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix (Pretty Pink Posh) and Tuxedo Black Irresistible Pico Embellisher (Imagine Crafts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and Heat Tool (Hero Arts)