Happy Monday to you, and happy second day of October. Ahhh, I love October. Autumn, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. Fall leaves, crisp weather. Pumpkin flavored things, if that’s your thing. Apples! Oh, the apples. Yay for autumn, you’re my favorite.
Another favorite of mine is Lawn Fawn stamps and dies and cardstock and inks and everything. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Kelly Marie Alvarez, the owner of Lawn Fawn, and oh my gosh, she’s even more amazing in person that you think she’ll be. So it makes me happy to be collaborating with them this month at A Blog Named Hero. And we are celebrating critters!
For my card, I used this adorable moose and sentiment from Critters in the Arctic. And grabbed some heart stamps from other sets. I love how there are so many small images included in Lawn Fawn stamp sets. They’re perfect for when you need just a little something something.
I used Copic markers to color in the moose, and distress oxide ink for the hearts, which stamped absolutely perfectly. However… please remember to let that dry, or to help it along with a heat gun. Don’t ask me how I know…
A little tip or trick about that main image. I stamped him first in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, which is my favorite ink for copic coloring, using my MISTI. After I colored him in, I then stamped him in Versafine Onyx black ink, to make those lines really stand out. That’s why I used the MISTI, for perfect placement.
I cut out my card front with one of the dies from Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and adhered that to the front of a Navy Notecard. I’m going to use this card for my husband, as our anniversary is coming up, and thought I’d keep it a bit more on the neutral to masculine side. That means I only added Wink of Stella to the hearts, ha. I also used a Zig Clean Color brush marker to add a little shadow under the moose.
A pretty simple card, but I’m in love with it. Oh! It Moose Be Love!
Please make sure to head on over to A Blog Named Hero to join in the challenge this month. Winner gets a gift certificate to Lawn Fawn. I wish I could win!
I’m over at A Blog Named Hero today with this very dimensional card. Come take a look.
We are collaborating this month with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps, and have an “easy” challenge theme of One Layer. I say “easy” because it’s not. I’m not even sure that this quaiifies properly because of the Nuvo drops. Ha! It’s a bit hard to keep things to one layer, but here’s my take on it.
- Stamp the smaller stamp from the Tin Roof stamp set and white embossed it along the top and bottom of my card front.
- Stamp the sentiment in the middle section of the card and white embossed it.
- Blended two colors of Distress Oxide inks over the card front, Wild Honey and Abandoned Coral, having them meet in the middle.
- Mist water over the entire card front, to allow the inks to blend and oxidize a bit.
- Take a dry cloth and carefully remove any pooled ink from the embossed areas.
- Apply some Nuvo drops for fun and dimension.
That’s it, very clean and simple. I love that it looks a bit like a sunset.
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I have all of the details of this psychedelic card up at A Blog Named Hero today. Come check it out.
I sure hope you have your stretchy pants on! Isn’t that sentiment fantastic? It’s from a new set from Hero Arts, called Off Beat Holiday Messages. I absolutely love the set, and this particular sentiment made me giggle. I paired it with some utensils from Thanksgiving Table, also a new set from Hero Arts.
This card was very easy to make. I took the three utensils from the Thanksgiving set and arranged them on an acrylic block. Using versamark, I stamped that image repeatedly in a pattern over navy cardstock. I used Wow embossing powder in white to finish the background.
More white embossing of that sentiment on some pink cardstock, which I then trimmed into a banner shape. A little foam tape, and we have a cute little card.
I plan to use this to invite a friend to Thanksgiving Dinner. For once, I’m a bit early with preparations. 🙂
I sure do hope you join us for this month’s challenge. I know you’ve got supplies in your stash that would help you meet the guidelines!
I’ve got a card for our collaboration with Winnie & Walter over at A Blog Named Hero today. I’d love it if you took a look.
It’s a new month, which means we have a new challenge at A Blog Named Hero. This month we are working with Winnie & Walter and our challenge theme is Florals.
For my card, I embossed some flower and leaf images from an older Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit. The great thing about a card like this is that any floral image would work. And if you’ve not seen the florals from Winnie & Walter, you just must go look. They are absolutely beautiful. I chose to use a Winnie & Walter die set on this card, because I absolutely fell in love with it. Those scalloped edges? With tiny dots at each scallop? Yes, please.
I used Hero Arts platinum embossing powder for my images, and Peerless watercolors to color the florals. A pale blue Daniel Smith watercolor for the background. I also added a splattering of black soot distress ink along the background, and then some controlled circle making with the platinum watercolor from the Finetec Metallic watercolor paint set.
To finish the card I layered it using some Hero Arts Sunshine layering papers, they just happened to be on my desk, and the right color. Yay.
Make sure to join us this month for the challenge, I know you have some floral stamps that you’d like to get inky. Click here for all of information about joining.
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