Hero Arts My Monthly Hero | June 2019 Card Kit | Part Two

For the second set of four cards I made using the My Monthly Hero for June 2019, I focused on ink blending in most of the cards.
This time, I brought in the stencil for one of the cards and used the add-on products as well.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.
Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.
Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.
Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the fifth card, I used the Leaves and Vines Fancy Die add-on to create a perfect backdrop against the green
cardstock for the focal image of the elephant to stand out on.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the next card, I inked up the background first using Twisted Citron. Then I overlayed the stencil from the main kit and
inked the background with several shades of Distress Oxide inks. After all that inking, I felt that the only thing this
card needed was the sentiment.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the seventh card, I used the little flamingo image set against a dry embossed background with
the Leaves and Vines Fancy die. For some reason, this card totally gave me a 50’s vibe.
Maybe because of the frame, I’m not sure!

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

For the last card, I made using the Hero Arts June 2019 kit, I used the Jungle Frames Fancy die to die cut a piece of
Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blend it with several shades of green Distress Oxides inks. I then created a
little scene with several images and a sentiment.

Hero Arts' My Monthly Hero June 2019 handmade card.

Here is the video on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made.

As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Jungle Frame Fancy Dies
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Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool
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Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush Round #14
Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush Round #14
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Versamark Ink pad
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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors Set of 36
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors Set of 36
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Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 36
Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 36
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper 9 x 12 Pad, 30 Sheets
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Canson Montvol Artist Series Watercolor Books
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Hero Arts My Monthly Hero | June 2019 Card Kit | Part One | 4 Cards

Hello everyone,

I’m so excited to share the four cards I made using the Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit. It’s been a little while since I got the Hero Arts Card Kit but when I saw this theme, I had to get it and make some cards. This is part one with four cards that I made, all featuring water-colored backgrounds.

Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit
Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit
Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit
Hero Arts June 2019 Card 4

For the first card, I created a night-time sky background using a rich purple and black watercolor ink. This was the perfect backdrop for the Elephant from the main kit with his friend the Monkey.

Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit

For the second card, I created a day-time sky background, this time using only one shade of blue. I wanted to create an ombre wash of color with this card, so I worked on creating a gradient of the same shade of blue.

Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit

For this card, I wanted to beautiful jungle sunset with rich yellow, orange and reds. I think that the Cheetah was a perfect addition to this background with a few jungle vines for a little interest.

Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit

And finally, for the last card, I did a little ink smooshing to create a very bright background. Again, using the Gansai Tambi Watercolors, I added several shades of blue to a scrap piece of acetate and smooshed it onto a piece of watercolor cardstock. For the border, I used the add-on Jungle Frame Fancy Die. After I die cut it, I added several shades of green to color in the border.

Hero Arts June 2019 Card Kit

Here is the video on my YouTube Channel of the cards I made.

As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Hero Arts June 2019 Kit check here!

Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Leaves and Vines Fancy Dies
Hero Arts Leaves and Vines Fancy Dies
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Hero Arts Jungle Frame Fancy Dies
Hero Arts Jungle Frame Fancy Dies
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Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio
Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Lucky Clover
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Mowed Lawn
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Salty Ocean
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
Life Changing Blender Brushes by Picket Fence Studios
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool
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EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool
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Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush Round #14
Prima Marketing Watercolor Brush Round #14
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Versamark Ink pad
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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors Set of 36
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors Set of 36
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Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 36
Kuretaki Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set of 36
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper 9 x 12 Pad, 30 Sheets
Canson XL Watercolor Paper 9 x 12 Pad, 30 Sheets
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Canson Montvol Artist Series Watercolor Books
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This card is entered in the following challenges

A Gem of a Challenge | Coloring in Scrapland  | Get Creative Challenges  | Poolkadoodles Crafting Anything Goes Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge |

Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps | Creating Backgrounds | 5 Card Examples

 

Hi everyone,

In today’s video and blog post, I’m sharing five cards featuring Hero Arts’ Color Layering Stamps. For these cards, I’m sharing several ways to incorporate subtle background techniques so that the stamped image remains the star of the card.

For the first card, I am using Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly stamp, set onto a lightly inked background.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly Stamp combined with ink blended background handmade card.

For the Monarch Butterfly, I am using Hero Arts Bold ink in Summer Sky for the lightest shade, Indigo for the mid-shade and finally black dye ink for the outline and the darkest shade.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Stamp combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp handmade card.

For the second card, I decided to create a stamped background by using a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp with Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink. This background reminds me of sea bubbles and is paired perfectly with the Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish.

Hero Arts Color Layering Gold Fish Stamp combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background stamp handmade card.

For the “Gold Fish” I used Altenew Crip Inks in Frosty Pink for the lightest shade, Coral Berry for the mid-shade and Grapevine for those small details in the darkest shade.

Hero Arts Color Layering Betta combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background Stamp handmade card.

For this card, I followed the same card design as the previous card, changing only the cardstock color for the background panel. This time I chose a teal cardstock and did some tone on tone stamping with the Lawn Fawn Mermaid ink.

Hero Arts Color Layering Betta combined with a Hero Arts Ring Bold Prints Background Stamp handmade card.

To complete this card, I am using the Hero Arts Color Layering Betta Fish with Lawn Fawn dye inks in Narwhal for the outline, Wild Rose for the most solid stamp, and Lobster ink for all of the details.

Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Stamp combined with a Sunny Studio Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder handmade card.

This was the most involved card out of all of the cards I made because I stamped out several colors of the Color Layering Rose by Hero Arts.

Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Stamp combined with a Sunny Studio Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder handmade card.

Yellow Rose: Altenew Crip inks in Buttercream (light), Warm Sunshine (medium) and Caramel Toffee (dark)
Pink Rose: Frosty Pink (light), Coral Berry (medium) and Ruby Red (dark)
Teal Rose: Lawn Fawn inks in Minty Fresh (light), Merman (medium) and Peacock (dark)
Purple Rose: Lawn Fawn inks in Fresh Lavender (light), Grape Soda (medium) and Juice Box (dark)

And for the last and final card for today, I am creating a little sea scene using a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle combined with a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die handmade card.

After I die cut the Reef Border from Neenah 110 lb., I added several layers of cardstock to pop up the die cut and adhered it to an inked background.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle combined with a Hero Arts Reef Border and Fancy Frame Die handmade card.

To complete the ocean scene, I added the Color Layering Sea Turtle stamped in Lime Green, Green Hills and Forever Green Hero Arts Ink.

Check out the video below for all of the details on creating these cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Monarch Butterfly
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Betta Fish Stamp
Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Betta Fish Stamp
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Rose
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Hero Arts Color Layering Rose Die
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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamps Sea Turtles
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Hero Arts Clings Rings Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Fancy Dies Reef Boarder Frames
Hero Arts Fancy Dies Reef Boarder Frames
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Sunny Studios Embossing Folder Dapper Diamonds
Sunny Studios Embossing Folder Dapper Diamonds
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Hero Arts Ink Cubes Pack Tropical Waters
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Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Red Cosmos
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Mermaid
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Narwhal
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Altnew Mini Ink Cube Set Summer Afternoon
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Minty Fresh
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Fresh Lavender
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Lawn Fawn Premium Die Ink Grape Soda
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Studio Katia Clear Drops Mix One
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Versamark Ink pad
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper Pad 9 x 12
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Alcohol Ink Backgrounds | Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop, which was put together by the very talented Justine Hovey to discover and celebrate the crafters of cardmaking video tutorials!

For my part in this hop, I wanted to share with you a few ways to create backgrounds using alcohol inks.

Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies combined with a sunset ombre alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Mermaid combined with an underwater alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Spellbinders Lovely Lilac and Rosy Summer Etched Dies combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.
Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Stamp combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

I made a few examples highlighting different techniques of using alcohol inks and I hope you pick up a new tip or two. For all of my examples, I used Ranger White Yupo Paper and Ranger Alcohol inks, as well as bringing in a few tools!

Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies combined with a sunset ombre alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

The first card features an ombre background mimicking a sunset scene with silhouette die cut from Spellbinders called Away We Go. I debated on the sentiment a little bit but in the end, I settled on white heat embossing the sentiment on a piece of black cardstock and adhered it to the top of the card.

Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Mermaid combined with an underwater alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For the second card, I focused on creating very controlled texture of the alcohol inks in creating an underwater scene. I think this is my most favorite background out of the bunch. I used a mermaid stamp from Hero Arts and completed the card with a sentiment which I white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock.

Copic Coloring:
Hair: E44, E43
Skin: E00, E21, E11
Tail: V17, V15, V12
Sparkling details added with gold Stardust Gelly Roll Pen

Spellbinders Lovely Lilac and Rosy Summer Etched Dies combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For the third card, I used blending solution, alcohol inks of various color and a straw to move the ink around and create this card. I added some die cuts from Spellbinders but really kept the focus on the background.

Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Stamp combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

For this card, I tried a technique that I’ve seen done in various way and in my version, I used a tray with water and dropped a few colors of alcohol ink in. I then took a piece Neenah Smooth Solar White 110lb. cardstock and dipped and slid in the paper. The result was amazing and created a subtle marble background.
The focal image on this card is from Visible Image Alice in Wonderland Collection which I colored with my Copic markers, die cut it using my ScanNCut and adhered it with fun foam to complete this card.

Copic Colors:
Hair: E31, Y00, Y02
Dress, Bow: B16, B12, B000
Skin: E00, E21, E11, E04
Socks, apron: C2, C1, C0, Blender
Shoes: C7, C5, C3

Visible Image Queen of Hearts combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks.

Using a felt pad tool saturated with blending solution, I added drops of red alcohol ink to the Yupo paper and smeared it around. I kept adding layers of ink and blending solution until I had a nice dimensional layer of red color on the paper. To create the background I envisioned, I added polka dots of black alcohol ink to the entire background and then added gold maxitive in the same form and then used a clean felt pad with blending solution to blend everything out. I paired this background with the Queen of Hearts from Visible Image that I colored using Copic markers.

Copic Coloring:
Hair: R39, R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5
Dress: R39, R27, R24, R22, C9, C7, C5, C2, C00
Skin: E00, E21, E11
Crown and pendent: Y06

Simon Says Stamp June 2018 Card Kit Beautiful Flowers Stamp set combined with an alcohol ink background from Ranger Alcohol inks and antique frames dies from Penny Black.

For this last card, I used a couple of different shades of blue to create this background by first pouring some blending solution into a plastic cup and adding a couple of drops of alcohol ink. Then, I poured the mixture over my Yupo paper and tipped the paper to remove the excess. I added several pours of the mixture of blending solution and ink to create this background. Using a large floral image from the June 2018 Simon Says Stamp Kit, I white heat embossed the detailed image onto the Yupo paper. I melted the embossing powder very carefully and quickly so that i didn’t melt the Yupo paper. To finish off the card, I created a frame using antique frames dies from Penny Black. I decided not to add a sentiment and leave this card with just the focal image as the star of the show.

In the video tutorial below, I’ll walk you through some techniques I used for creating the backgrounds and finishing the cards. I hope you will help me build my YouTube Channel by subscribing, commenting and liking the videos I create and following the hop for a chance at winning some prizes.

There are 140+ prizes throughout the hop and over 60 will be given away randomly on random channels!!! Comments must be left by November 7th on the VIDEO for a chance to win. You DO NOT have to comment on every video, but the more you comment, the more chances you have.

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Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of creating and sharing handmade cards. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Visible Image Alice In Wonderland Stamp
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Visible Image Queen of Hearts Stamp
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Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Mermaid
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Mermaid
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Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies
Spellbinders Away We Go Etched Dies
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Technique Tuesday Iris Stamp
Technique Tuesday Iris Stamp
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Spellbinders Lovely Lilac Etched Dies
Spellbinders Lovely Lilac Etched Dies
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Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers Etched Dies
Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flowers Etched Dies
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Altenew Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set
Altenew Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set
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Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX
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Penny Black Antique Dies
Penny Black Antique Dies
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper White
Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper White
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink 3 Pack Valley Trail
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Ranger Ink Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Blending Applicator
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Hero Arts CL Christmas Tree with Lawn Fawn Into the Woods~ Christmas Tag~Copic Colored~Challenge entry

Hey everyone,

So I seem to be on a Christmas roll as last week I completed my first Christmas card and this week I made some Christmas tags for the upcoming season. They are fairly simple but I think they are absolutely adorable! These tags are inspired by A Blog Named Hero Challenge.

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and layered with dye inks handmade Christmas tag.

First I die cut all of the tags from a piece of Neenah Solar White Smooth 80 lb cardstock, but if I had to do it over, I would have cut it from a 110 lb cardstock, as the 80 lb is not as sturdy as I would like the tag to be…. Live and learn!
Next, using the MISTI tool positioner, I stamped the Christmas tree from the Hero Arts’ Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set directly onto all of the tags using various green dye inks. The last tree layer was stamped with Versamark ink and Hero Arts’ white embossing powder to mimic snow on the Christmas tree.

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and layered with dye inks handmade Christmas tag.

Next, I began working on the focal point image and I choose to add a baby deer from Lawn Fawn’s Into the Woods stamp set. I Copic colored the images before fussy-cutting them out.

Copic colors I used: E33, E35,E37and R20

I also used white gel pen to add three white dots on his body.

Lawn Fawn Into the Woods combined with Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp sets colored with Copic Markers and layered with dye inks handmade Christmas tag.

To complete the tags, I stamped the sentiment from the Hero Arts’ Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set using Hero Arts’ Black dye ink, adhered the baby deer onto some foam adhesive for dimension, added a few gems for a little bling, and looped some matching twine on top of the tags.

These tags as simple as they may be are perfect to add to the teacher’s gift or student gift exchange!

Until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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Supplies used
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Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree
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Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Stamp set
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Sizzix Framelits Tags by Stephanie Bernard
Sizzix Framelits Tags by Stephanie Bernard
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Misti Stamping Tool (Mini)
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Hero Arts Green Apple Bold Ink
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Altenew Forest Glades Dye Ink
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Versamark Ink pad
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3M Foam tape
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Hero Arts Koi Color layering~Gerda Steiner Bee Strong~Tim Holtz Flower Garden~Kat Scrappiness Design Team Call

Hey everyone,

The cards I created for this blog post are intended to showcase my card making style and writing style for an opportunity to be a part of Kat Scrappiness Design Team.

Without further ado, here are the cards.

For the first card, I used the color layering koi fish by Hero Arts. Stamping the koi fish with the most solid layer I used Hero Arts’ Soft Vanilla, followed by Soft Cantaloupe for the next layer, and finally Hero Arts’ Tangerine Hybrid ink for the final outline layer. The eyes and mouth were stamped using Charcoal Mid-tone ink.

 

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

One of my favorite background techniques is ink smooshing and I thought that it would perfectly pair with the koi fish on this card.
Using Distress ink in Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky, I alternated the inks and smooshed the colors onto a piece of water color paper.
To put this card together, I cut the water colored panel down and adhered it to an A2 sized peach colored card base. I arranged the koi fish as though they are looking at each other and placed the sentiment in between them by heat embossing with gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Color Layering Koi Bundle stamped with dye ink and ink smooshing background with Distress Inks handmade card.

I tend to favor more of simplistic cards rather than overly embellished cards, and the above card is a perfect example of card styles I tend to make.

Onto card number two. I’m a huge fan of creating cards using critters of all kind and this little bee is no exception. Using Gerda Steiner Designs Bee Strong stamp, I stamped my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. Using Copic markers, I colored the image with the following combination:

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

Bee: Y17 and YR15 (Yellow), C7 and 110 (Black), BG70 and B00 (Wings), I added Wink of Stella Brush Glitter to the wings

Next, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, Salty Ocean Distress ink and an ink blending tool to create the clouds background for the little bee. To complete this panel, I cut the panel down using Gina Marie Designs’ Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangle Die.

Gerda Steiner Bee Strong stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Ink plus cloud stencil ink blending handmade card.

To put this card together, I started with a yellow polka dot patterned paper cut down to 4.25” by 5.5” and adhered to an A2 sized card base. I added the cloud background panel with some fun foam and adhered the bee with foam squares for some added dimension.  I added the sentiment by stamping it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossing it with white embossing powder. To add a pop of color to the card, I stamped some red hearts and added glossy accents for a little shine.

And my final project that I created to showcase my card making style is a clean and simple one layer birthday card.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I stamped the image off center onto a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper using Versamark and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Using Tombow markers, I added the color in the stem in areas that would create a shadow and then pulled the color out with a water brush to create the highlight.  I used the same technique for the flower, adding more contrast in areas of shadow and more water in areas of highlight.

Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp colored with watercolor Clean and Simple handmade card.

I added a simple sentiment and heat embossed it with black embossing powder and finished the card with some gold splatters all over the panel.
To complete this card, I cut the panel down using Hero Arts’ Nesting Postage Stamp die and adhered it to a lilac A2 size card base using a piece of fun foam for added dimension.

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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