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Sharon Harnist
Wishing I was on a sunny sandy beach lying under a palm tree, listening to the surf and soaking up the sun!
Freelance designer in the papercrafting industry:
Interests: Rubberstamping, photography, scrapbooking, papercrafting, family activities, movies & tropical vacations.
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Happy Friday and weekend, crafty friends ... Sharon Harnist here with you again! Today I have two styles of watercolored cards to share, because I couldn't make up my mind which I preferred! I would love to hear which is your favorite, below in the comments! My first card boasts a new technique I haven't seen anyone else share, and it was a fun experiment ... I hope you like it! I call this one "Textured Watercolor". To begin, I painted gesso onto heavyweight white cardstock using a regular paint brush and let it dry. You will naturally get some paint strokes in the gesso and this is what you want ... it creates some great texture in the final project! After the gesso was dry, I used Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors on top of the gesso. My original intent was to apply the watercolor directly from the bottle to the top of the tilted cardstock panel and just let them run down the panel, creating whatever pattern occured. While this could create a really great background, it just wasn't what I was looking for the background for this card. Instead, I took a watercolor brush and smoothed the watercolor... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at PaperFections
I’m sorry but this post was from 9 years ago and I no longer have the paper holders. Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2018 on For Sale: DFW Only-Paper Racks at PaperFections
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By now you've heard the news: There are two new Leading Ladies over at Ellen Hutson LLC! These fabulous Ladies are the awesome creation of Brandi Kincaid, exclusively for the Essentials by Ellen line. Today I have another example of partial die cutting, along the right edge of this card: Here's how she was created: First, I used my Misti to stamp the Hot Mess Lady onto watercolor paper. The rough texture of watercolor paper sometimes prevents a crisp, fully stamped image. If that happens, it is easy to re-stamp the image again using the Misti! I'm loving my new bar magnets (wrapped with glitter tape for easy handling) and easy wipe mouse pad made for the Misti! Next, I placed my top die cutting pad along the right edge of the paper, where I wanted to cut away the area around Hot Mess's hand using her coordinating die. When you run this sandwich through your die cutting machine, it will only cut the paper where the top plate covers it: Next, use your paper trimmer to finish cutting a straight line above and below her arm, trimming away the excess: Here, I placed a piece of bright paper behind... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at PaperFections
Hello and happy Sunday ... There are some new Leading Ladies in town today! Just in time for Mother's Day, or any occasion you may have for any of the "Leading Ladies" in your life! Here's how this top-hinged, partially die cut card came together . . . First, I stamped Everyday Hero with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a Neenah 110 Lb. Solar White cardstock panel. If I had known how I would finish this card, I would have stamped her onto a top-folding card base, so take note of that if you would like to re-create this card! :) Then I colored her with these Copic Sketch Markers: (Not photographed - Skin: E00, E11, E121); Pictured below - Shirt: R22, R24, R27; Jeans: B21 (Pictured below) - Jeans: B23, B26; Cape & Headband/Crown: Y08, YR21, YR23, E33; Hair: T0, T1, T2, T6 Then I partially die cut just her legs by placing my top die cutting plate only over the lower portion of the panel I wanted cut away. Using a ruler, I placed pencil marks across the bottom of the panel where I wanted to cut away the lower quarter (you can see those just above the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2018 at PaperFections
Sympathy cards can be difficult to make, requiring just the right balance of color and elements to achieve a somber and reverent message. Today I'm using some gorgeous Birch Press handmade papers and tape, combined with beautiful Memory Box dies and stamps that hopefully strike that delicate balance: This card started with a Memory Box Custard notecard with a strip of Birch Press Mineral Green washi tape along the right edge. The next background layer is some beautiful Birch Press Ivory Cabbage Rose handmade paper, matted with gold metallic cardstock. Next is a layer of gorgeous Birch Press Bouquet hand screen printed paper, with a touch of gold metallic outlining -- aren't the colors amazing?!! These amazing papers feel like fabric! The pretty sentiment is from the Memory Box Prayers Sentiments stamp set. It was stamped with Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz onto an ivory Memory Box Tree Blossom Stitched Circle Frame. An additional Tree Blossom Stitched Circle Frame was die cut from gold metallic cardstock and glued on top. The ivory flower die cut was colored with Copic BG23 to match the floral paper and washi tape. The circle element was popped up with foam tape. Finally, the elegant Soaring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at PaperFections
Beautiful, Melissa!
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2018 on Spring Greetingsby Melissa Rusk at Outside The Box
Happy Friday, Friends! Today Ellen Hutson designers are joining the Pattern Happy designers for a blog hop celebrating Pattern Happy products arriving at the Ellen Hutson shop! You will love these fun and playful clear stamps and coordinating dies, as well as their awesome 6x6 patterned paper packs! Today I'm using the whimsical Coolest Ever stamp set and coordinating Coolest Ever dies: To create the popsicles, I stamped them with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto delicious patterns of paper from the Rainbows 6x6 patterned paper pad, then cut them out and glued the pieces onto an additional stamped and die cut white cardstock popsicle. The far right popsicle's stamped dots were colored in using the rainbow Copic markers shown below in the supply section. The popsicles were popped up with foam tape onto a white panel die cut with stitched scallops. The wonderful sentiments were stamped with Hero Arts Bold Ink Cubes (Orchid and Rose Madder), and Black -- aren't those fonts fresh and fun?!! To finish the card, I popped up the white panel on top of a white top-folding card base that has a bold black and white patterned strip of paper from the Pattern Happy 6x6 Color... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at PaperFections
Spring has sprung, friends, and I've been in a very floral mood recently! From planting flowers in my yard, to "planting" them on paper, too! I spent a few evenings of Spring Break in our hotel room stamping and coloring, and these were some results: I've been wanting to try my hand at circle (or wreath) stamping and came up with a template similar to an awesome idea and tool Gina K created with her wreath builder kit and template. Until such time as her template is back in stock and I can get my hands on it, here's a look at the template I created: I used a 6" square piece of X-Press It Stencil Sheet (made of thick vinyl with repositionable adhesive on the back). Or another great product to make the template with would have been Ellen Hutson's Art Magnetic Masking Material -- especially with use in the magnetic MISTI! Note: You will need to use the original MISTI if using a 6-inch square template, as the 6-inch template will not fit into the Mini MISTI. Then I cut two 4-inch squares in the stencil material, using my paper trimmer (I used a 4-inch cut piece of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2018 at PaperFections
Good Friday to you, Peeps ... I'm back with some more Easter card inspiration today! Who doesn't like some iconic Peeps over Easter celebrations? These were easy to create with the adorable Memory Box Sweet Bunny die, by just die cutting a few different colors of cardstock, plus white. I placed foam tape behind the bunny heads to mount them to the card base, then placed the eyes and noses die cut from white bunnies back into the colored bunnies. I love the one pink nose on the blue bunny! :) To make my Peeps look like they were sitting in a pretty box, I die cut Memory Box's Curved Happy Easter from pretty Lawn Fawn pastel Plaid Spring patterned paper and green cardstock, then layered the two together, offset just a bit: Thanks so much for joining me today ... Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter next week! SUPPLIES: 99905 Sweet Bunny craft die 99349 Curved Happy Easter Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pack, Perfectly Plaid Spring Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Banana Split, 10 pk Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Gumball, 10 pk Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at PaperFections
Aww ... Thanks so much, Denise! 😘 Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2018 on Easter Window Card at PaperFections
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Happy Friday, friends -- Today I'm sharing a Quick Bunny window Easter card! These adorable Memory Box Quick Bunnies from the new 2018 Spring Release fit perfectly around the Grass Stitched Circle Frame! I simply die cut a circle out of a lavender notecard about the same size as the stitched frame opening, then glued the frame on the card front. Of course, the bunnies needed tiny pom-poms glued on for tails, and pink noses dabbed on with Copic R20 to complete their cuteness! Inside the notecard, I placed the pretty Happy Easter Perky Script (die cut from Cherry Blossom notecard). I love the dimension, looking through the grass to the inside of the card at the greeting: Easter weekend is only two weeks away ... are you ready? Thanks so much for joining me today! SUPPLIES: 99902 Quick Bunnies craft die 99924 Grass Stitched Circle Frame craft die 99628 Happy Easter Perky Script My Favorite Things Die-namics, STAX Circle Set 1 My Favorite Things Die-namics, STAX Circle Set 2 Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight, Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb, 25 pk Hero Arts Layering Paper, Mixed Floral Hero Arts Folded Cards, Floral Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, French Mints, 10... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at PaperFections
Happy Spring, Friends! The Spring rainy season has been here and now green is popping up everywhere ... I love it! To celebrate, I thought these adorable Memory Box Spring Bunnies would be appropriate! Aren't those bunnies adorable?!! I stamped them in Memento Gray Flannel ink, then colored them with Copic T0, T1, T2, and gave them rosy cheeks and pink ears with Copic R00 and R20. Next, I die cut Memory Box Blossom Circle from a green alcohol ink background paper I created with Copic Various Ink Refills and glued it in place around the bunnies. Next, I used Memory Box Broadsworth Floral Border to cut the card front right edge of my white top-folding card base. Then I glued a strip of pink alcohol ink background paper to the inside of the card, to make the delicate die cut edge pop. Note: (The alcohol ink backgrounds are from another one of my Copic Various Ink background making sessions << Full details can be found on that blog post. The green paper was made with YG03 and G46. The pink paper was created with Copic RV14 and RV17, with Gold Metallic Mixative added). To finish the card, I stamped... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2018 at PaperFections
How sweet, Karen! Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
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Most epic card, Ardyth!
Thanks, Rosa -- I can't wait to see what you create!
Thanks, Michele!
Thank you, Kittie ... we'll get you inky some day! ;-)
Thank you, Teresa!
Thanks so much, Tracey!
I hadn't paper pieced in a very long time, either Deborah. I forgot how much fun it is!
Thank you, Carissa!!
OMGoodness ... Definitely blushing, Sandy! Coming from a crafty hero of MINE, that means so much! {mwah}! <3 So thrilled to be on this team with you!
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Teresa, You are a girl after my flip-flop heart! 💙💜 Sharon Harnist Sent from my iPhone
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I adore sewing on a project, too, Carolyn. Love your feminine style! So happy to continue on this team with you!
Welcome to the "Get to know the new 2018 Ellen Hutson Design Team" Blog Hop! If you are visiting my blog for the first time via the blog hop, my name is Sharon Harnist and I’ve been papercrafting since 1995 when I started scrapbooking. I was introduced to stamping and cardmaking in 2004 and found a lifetime love! I started this blog in 2007, shortly before joining some of the first designers for Ellen Hutson's fabulous online shop! I am very proud and honored to have been around that long and today we are introducing and getting to know some new designers to the team. Today we'll be sharing some of our favorite things . . . Even as a seasoned card maker, I enjoy learning tips & tricks from other crafters! My favorite tip/trick is ... to use a stamp positioner to achieve perfectly aligned stamping! Case in point ... this bookmark: My Misti stamp positioner helped to make sure these sentiments were aligned properly AND helps to make sure stamp impressions are sharp and clear! To create the background for this bookmark, I used one of my favorite and most versatile crafting products, Copic Various Ink Refills on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2018 at PaperFections