Monday, 4 July 2022

Sail away with Hero Arts

 Wouldn't it be nice if we could sail away from all of the problems in the world?

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Saturday, 2 July 2022

Antique map for Hero Arts

When I first saw the Antique Hero Map Bold Prints stamp, I immediately had visions of The Princess Bride. I could imagine the Cliffs of Insanity, the Fire Swamp and ships traveling between Florin and Guilder. If I made this card again, I would need a sentiment stamp that says "as you wish".


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Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Football birthday card

 I was asked to make a birthday card for a teenaged football fan. I don't have any stamps or dies that are football themed, so I purchased a digital silhouette stamp from Etsy and printed it in greyscale, and fussy cut around one edge. I adhered it over an alcohol ink background. The sentiment is from Poppy Stamps.

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Monday, 27 June 2022

Masculine birthday card for WOW! embossing

Hello! I've thoroughly enjoyed being a guest designer for WOW! Embossing this month, but today is my last post! Today, I'm sharing a masculine birthday card with a bunch of different embossing glitters.

I always need birthday cards, and I'm not the best at making masculine birthday cards, so I thought I'd challenge myself to use heaps of gorgeous, glittery embossing glitters and powders on a masculine card. I cut out a bunch of little rectangles using a sentiment die from Hero Arts, in various shades of green and blue. I then embossed most of them with WOW! Embossing glitters in Pea Coat, Cerulean, Midas Touch and Neutral Ultra Shimmer. I arranged the rectangles on a panel of cardstock in a herringbone pattern, and then wrapped some vellum with a white embossed sentiment around the panel before adhering it to a top folding white card base.

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Sunday, 26 June 2022

Mermaid birthday for Hero Arts

 Today, I'm sharing a card using the June My Monthly Hero kit, plus one of the add-on background stamps.

 I created the background by smooshing reactive inks onto some Bristol cardstock, and spraying with water. After it was dry, I stamped the Dark Sea bold prints stamp in Versamark over the panel, and clear embossed it, and then I smooshed Unicorn white ink over the embossed panel and wiped off the excess ink. 

I stamped the mermaid image from the MMH kit, and gave her a haircut! I then coloured her with copic markers and added some sparkle to her hair. I finished the card with a stamped and ink blended sentiment and some pearls from the kit.

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Saturday, 25 June 2022

Watercolour powders for Paper Rose

 Today, I'm sharing a card using powdered watercolours along with products from Paper Rose Studio.


I started with a panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth, and coloured it with Nuance watercolor powders, water and Perfect Pearls in water. I dried the panel and then embossed it with the Baby Blue embossing folder, before adhering it to a top folding white card base. I cut the Blossom dies multiple times from white cardstock, and layered them up before adhering them to the coloured panel. I finished with a printed sentiment from Big Black and White Sentiments and some clear sequins.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Seahorses for Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero

 For this month's challenge at Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero, I've followed the theme in two ways - I've used a watery theme, and a watery technique!

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Monday, 20 June 2022

Green glitter birthday for WOW! EMbossing

Hello! Today, I'm over on the WOW! embossing blog with this glittery green birthday card.

I started with a panel of white cardstock, and I blended some distress oxide ink to create a green ombre background. I then heat set this panel, before stamping the Foliage Background Outline stamp in embossing ink, and embossing with the Cerulean embossing glitter. I then used some Distress Inks and Distress Oxide inks to colour in the image, using a water brush. 

I finished by die cutting the Happy Birthday sentiment, and embossed the die cut with the same Cerulean embossing glitter, and adhered it to a white shadow layer, before adhering it all to a top folding white card base.

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Sunday, 19 June 2022

Skater boy

 I was recently asked to make a bunch of cards for a friend's neighbour. One of the requests was for a birthday card for a teenaged boy who likes skateboarding. I borrowed the PTI Skater Dude stamp and die set from a friend of mine and got inky (this stamp set and die are now discontinued).

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Thursday, 16 June 2022

Rainbow Poppies for Paper Rose

 I love the Rainbow Poppies paper pack - it's so easy to make a bunch of cards super quickly! 

I cut panels of paper from the Rainbow Poppies 6x6 paper pack. I then added a sentiment either with embossing, or with a die cut, or with a printed sentiment, or a combination of those! And that's it! Super simple, super quick!


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