Posts Tagged ‘Hero Arts’

White Christmas Theme Continues

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Happy Monday, my friend! It’s Deb here today, one of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. Today’s card continues on with our White Christmas theme, for our recent Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop. If you missed it, you’ll want to see all of the amazing projects! You can start at the Scrap ‘N Stamp post HERE with Tara. There’s 2 things you’ll want to do. First, leave a comment on each of the blog posts, as you hop along. You’ll be automatically entered to WIN a $50 Scrap ‘N Stamp Gift Card! Second, take advantage of the FREE GIFT available from Scrap ‘N Stamp! It’s a gorgeous Snowflake Die from Dee’s Distinctively. But it’s only while supplies last – so hurry! (shipping must be paid at time order placed). My card for the White Christmas blog hop wasn’t strictly white – I also included red & green, for that traditional look. So today, for my White Christmas theme continuing, I’ve only added gold.

WHITE CHRISTMAS THEME CONTINUES

I don’t have a stand-alone snowflake die, so I used the beautiful Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster die to replace the ‘O’ in Joy.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

Isn’t this pretty? Sparkly paper, gold foil and brushed gold add add opulence to minimalist card.

CARD DETAILS

Use the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster die, and die cut it twice; once from gold foil paper, and again from Lawn Fawn white sparkle paper. Next, use letter dies to die cut the J and Y twice each; once from white cardstock, and again from gold foil paper.  I used letter dies I have in my stash; the ones from MFT carried by Scrap ‘N Stamp are very similar. Layer the letters together with the gold on the bottom, slightly off-set. Repeat this with the snowflakes. Use the Sticky Dots for easy coverage of the intricate dies.  As I was about to attach these to my white layer, I decided that it needed more texture. So using a dots embossing folder from my stash, I ran it through my machine.

Create a white cardbase, and attach a panel of gold cardstock to it with glue, Next attach your white layer, with foam tape. Finally, attach your die cuts to the front, using foam dots. The last touch is to add some gold spots with the Nuvo Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

I propped a piece of the gold paper behind the card in the photo above, so you can see the lovely colour and texture of it.

ARE YOU HOPING FOR A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

I always love a white Christmas; especially when the celebrations are at my house! (then I don’t have to worry about driving in the snow). It rarely happens here in Vancouver, but once in a while, we do see the white stuff. I hope you’re inspired by today’s card, as well as those by the Design Team in our White Christmas blog hop. For supplies, I’ve included affiliate links below for your online shopping.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

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Fabulous Butterflies

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Hello all, Kia back with you today to share these fabulous butterflies. I knew I wanted to use this stamp set for today and thinking of that I had this background idea in my head, and it worked just as I had imagined it would.

Yes I know I did not use the body, I went without as I did not want the disruption in the wing area. These are mysterious butterlies – lol.

For my background I used Distress Oxide inks in Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers on Fabriano Hot Press water colour paper. On my craft mat I put down the colours in rows of 2 side by side. I then sprizted the inks with water and put my paper in it, twisting from right to left just a bit to meld the colours.

I do believe that using a heat gun on water coloured art pieces dulls the colour, so I always let my panels dry naturally. I have west facing windows over my desk, so I sit my pieces on the ledge in the sun.

Once the panel was dry I then wet it all over again by spritzing heavily with a mixture of Perfect Pearls. It was amazing how the pearls interacted with the oxide inks, and I love the look I ended up with. I again put it on the ledge.

In the mean time I die cut two card stock pieces for the front of my card when complete. On the dried piece I stamped the Butterflies using VersaFine Claire Ink in Nocturne. This ink is so easy to clean that it did not make it a tedious thing to move the butterfly stamp. I also stamped the smaller Butterflies.

To finish my card I attached the water coloured panel to my card base, then attached the two card stock pieces to opposite corners. I added a few both Nuvo Crystals and Nuvo Jewel drops, then stamped the sentiment using the Nocturne ink.

I hope you have enjoyed this card today. Following are the links to the store for the products I used today.

Simple Stamping – I’m a Puffer for You!

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Hello friends!  It’s Chala here for today’s blog post.

Things have been crazy in my world and I got so wrapped up in life and trying to survive that I almost forgot my husband’s birthday!  (Bad wife, I know!)  But this made me realize that creating does not have to be super complicated!  Sometimes we are so enamoured with what others create and the techniques they use that we forget that there is nothing wrong with creating a simple card!  In fact, they are just as beautiful and for me….just finding time for crafting therapy through the chaos of my life is what is important.

So, I am here to share a super simple and quick card with you that received just as much praise from my sweet husband as some of the complicated cards I have created.

I will be using the Hero Arts “I’m a Puffer for You” stamp and die combo set.

I stamp some of the cute puffer fish images and party accessories with Memento Tuxedo Black  ink onto some white card stock.  I colour the images with my Copic markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

I then wanted to create a super simple ink blended background.  I wanted something that wouldn’t take the focus off the cute little images. To do this I used the Distress ink in Mermaid Lagoon and my ink blended brush and blended the ink onto the middle top portion of an A2 size card base.

I cut an A2 size panel of yellow cardstock and adhered it to a top folding card with my adhesive tape runner. Then I die cut the ink blended panel with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangle Die that is slightly smaller that the A2 size panel and adhered that onto of the yellow cardstock.

To  add a bit of interest and to give the background an underwater feel I spray it with some water and lift the water droplets up with my microfibre cloth.

I then lay out the images and sentiments that I wanted to use on the inked panel.  I use Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp the sentiments.  I adhere the party accesories with some liquid adhesive  and pop the puffer fish images up with scotch 3M foam tape.

I also add one of the left over puffer die cut images onto the inside of the card and give all the puffer images a coating of clear Wink of Stella (because every card needs a bit of sparkle) and stamp one of the solid fish images onto the upper right hand corner of yellow envelope.

I felt like the card needed a little something special so I added these sparkling clear droplets.  You can also achieve this look by using Glossy Accents or Nuvo Crystal Glaze.  I didn’t have time to wait for those to dry so the sparkling clear droplets were perfect for this rush card!

 

Here are some photos of the completed card.

 

Thank you so much for dropping by for today’s blog post.  You can check out the video of how this card came together at my YouTube channel here:

https://youtu.be/6lt9_2ynXkk

 

Happy Crafting!

~ Chala