Happy Christmas Eve! Kim with you today for my last 2018 post on a Blog Named Hero! The theme for this month is winter so I chose a fun winter scene!
For my card, the inspiration was the fun Sledding Stamp and Cut by Hero Arts. I just love this dog! I stamped my images and used my Copic markers to color the dog, sled and mouse. I used the accompanying dies and set them aside to work on my background panel.
I used Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet for my background. Once the blending was complete I used my Distress Sprayer and some Picket Fence Distress Paint for the snow effect. I then die cut my full panel using the Hero Arts Rounded Rectangles and added a frame die cut from Mirror cardstock.
Placed all of my elements on the card base and finished off with some Hero Arts snowflakes, stars and a mix of Nuvo Drops!
I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday season spent with loved ones!
Happy Saturday! Kim with you this morning sharing this friendship gratitude card following the theme of this months fun challenge!
I am an animal addict and my husband often says that I should be running an animal refuge of which, I would agree 100% lol! Sea turtles are among my favourites (well, If I had a favourite). So I chose the fantastic Sea Turtle Layering stamp set not only because of the layering turtle but the Mahalo sentiment.
I started by stamping my turtle with a mix of Hero Arts green inks on Neena Solar White 80lbs cardstock and used the accompanying die cut. I then die cut antother Neena panel with the Hero Arts Rounded Rectangle dies and blended a light layer of Salty Ocean Distress Ink in the middle. Once that was complete, I added some water with my Distress Sprayer to offer some “water droplet” texture.
I stamped my sentiments from both the layering turtle set and the “friend” sentiment is from Hand Drawn Messages by Hero Arts. I placed my turtle on the base panel and I felt it needed a little something more so I die cut the sweet Hibiscus flower from the Layering Turtle set and framed my sentiments with them.
I finished off my card with some iridescent sequins, a line of gold washi tape on the left side and some white blizzard Nuvo glitter on the centre of the sequins.
You still have time to join in on the fun challenge! Thanks so much for taking the time!
Happy Wednesday! Kim with you this morning sharing a fall flower inspired by the beautiful color palette for the current challenge!
Look at the gorgeous fall colors on this photo! Such fun to work with because it got me out of my comfort zone!
I decided to use a stamp set by Hero Arts that I love and haven’t used in a while – Marianne’s Flowers!
I die cut my panel using the Rounded Rectangle dies (they have become a staple in my stash). I then used my stamp positioner and stamped my flower using Copic friendly ink. I used RV99, RV69, RV66, RV63 for the plum color and YR09, YR04 and YR00 for the orange. I used YG’s for the leaves as they have a brownish base – YG99, YG93 and YG91.
I then used the Crossing Waves Stencil with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink using a very light hand and I did not need to re-ink my blending tool.
I then used the Wonderful Stamp and Cut with some specialty plum paper and stamped the You Are from the same set. I finished off the card with a scattering of complimentary sequin colors and added white gel detail.
You still have time to join in on the challenge!
Thanks so much for taking the time!
Happy Monday crafty friends! Kim with you today featuring another Monochromatic card! That’s the challenge this month and you still have time to play along!
For my project I chose the Warm Hogs set by Hero Arts 🙂 I have always wanted a pet pig! I think I started bugging my parents for one when I was five (LONG time ago…) So my Mom decided to start a porcelain pig collection for me, lol! I still have not given up on having one of my own one day!
I started by die cutting a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper with one of my Rounded Rectangle dies so that I could do some ink blending using the Hero Arts Graphic Snowflake stencil and some Tattered Rose and Spun Sugar Distress Ink in the centre of the panel.
I then stamped and coloured my piggy with my Copic Sketch markers using R20, R01 and R000 and used the accompanying die.
I die cut my Hero Arts Christmas sentiment using Tonic mirror card stock. I lined up my die cut so that I could stamp the secondary sentiments and the snowflakes using Rose Gold embossing powder. Once that was complete I glued my die cut and my piggy to the card base.
To finish off I added some sequins to the panel and glued it to fun foam and placed it on the card base! You still have time to enter the challenge!
Thanks for taking the time!