Archives for September 2016
Hi friends – welcome back for another collab post from Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson!
Seriously – this sock monkey!!! Did you have one growing up? I know we did and they are just adorable. I had a ton of fun making this card, it’s very simple…and I even got some subtle, very subtle, texture going on!
I stamped the image on the front of the card and colored with Copics, I also outlined it with a sharpie as I didn’t get the best impression. I cut an additional piece of white card stock and added a circle and circle border to allow the monkey to peek through. I stamped the balloon on designer paper and adhered it to the very top panel which was added using foam dimensional adhesive tape. I added a Hero Arts sentiment to the bottom of the main panel, then embellished with a Hero Arts stencil and matte transparent embossing paste – such a subtle hint of texture. Final touch was the fun red and white twine and enamel dots!
As my daughter commented when she saw this card, “Mom, you finally came out of your flowerbox!” I did have to sneak a few of them in tho!! This month our fantastic sponsor is:
and our challenge theme is:
And I am delighted to be designing with Julie Ebersole’s new release stamps, Stay Golden.
My pineapple was stamped repeatedly with Versamark on a scrap of dark yellow cs and gold embossed until there was a nice thick layer. The top (or crown) was stamped on a scrap of green with Versamark and clear embossed – again until there was a thick layer. I did the same with the little flowers leaves and sentiment except they were stamped with regular ink. Even tho there are matching dies for these stamps, I fussy cut them because I didn’t want the white edges. The base of the card is white with the striped washi tape from Target and the grey stripe from Michaels. Added a couple of sequins for added texture and done! All the repeated stamping was done with my MISTI.
This month you can win a prize from Ellen Hutson with your entry in our “Texture” challenge – so many ways to add texture – layering, dry and heat embossing, texture paste, embellishments, fabric, velveteen stamping – just to name a few. Our ABNH designers will have ideas for you all month long also. So join in here.
I’ve got another card to share with you today that I made over several days. You know when you start off with a stamp but then suddenly lose the idea you started with, then have to come back multiple times over a few days to add little bits? That’s what I had.
So here’s my card
I stamped then copic coloured my Mondo hydrangea, and diecut it with the coordinating dies.
I then adhered it to a Hero Arts cardbase, above a small panel of striped paper.
For the sentiment, I diecut the ‘thanks’ die (but trimmed off the ‘s’), and added a stamped ‘you’ from the Mondo Hydrangea set.
For the final touch of texture, I added Liquid Pearls to the centres of the flowers. I love how this just finishes off the blooms!
Thanks for checking out my card today and please don’t forget about our challenge, you still have time to enter!
See you again soon!