That is the card I made, easy, right? I used the Journaling Numbers die set from Neat & Tangled. Then I colored the numbers with a Copic marker, and then applied Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops to the die cuts and set them aside to dry.
While they were drying I used the sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Ice Cream stamp set and stamped that on to some pink cardstock. After I let the numbers throughly dry I used a glue pen to adhere them to the card front. Adhered that to the card base and added some sequins to finish the card.
There’s a close up of the numbers, I really like how they came out. And the best part is that you can make these in an unlimited combination by using various coloring mediums and different glitters on top. Super fun way to get your mojo going if you’re in a rut, just make a bunch of these for future use.
And here is the card that was my inspiration. I just love it, and I tried to do it justice.
Hello there! I am honored to be participating in a blog hop today with Hero Arts and Lea Lawson. Here is all of the information:
Today we are hopping to celebrate all things fall and winter – and to rev up your holiday card making motors! We are also joining Lea Lawson during her month-long Crafty Comeback Party. Lea is an amazing designer, and we are thrilled to support her! Tune into her blog every day this month – she began the party on October 7th, and there have been many beautiful cards and fabulous giveaways along the way! To make this party extra fun, we invited along the fabulously talented team at A Blog Named Hero! Lots of inspiration on this hop today.
I made a tag, using all Hero Arts, all the time. I have been wanting to use this Celebrate Tag forever, and am so glad I used it here. This gift tag practically makes itself. The sentiment is from the similar Thank You Tag set. I thought this would be wonderful to use on a hostess gift this coming holiday season. The tag itself was cut with one of the tags from the Nesting Tag Die set from Hero Arts. That set is 100% a must have, in my opinion.
To color the “image” I used copic markers, and for final shading I used some colored pencils. Right on top of the copics, works perfectly. That sentiment was embossed on top of the copics, again, works perfectly. That gold embossing powder is the Hero Arts gold embossing powder, and it’s just the perfect shade of gold. I used the reinforcement die that is included in the Nesting Tag set to cut reinforcements from gold paper. Adhered that to the tag and threaded some twine through the hole. I left the twine long enough to tie around the gift, if needed. As a last step I added some glossy accents to the floral parts of the die cut.
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.
Don’t forget to join us for this month’s challenge at A Blog Named Hero. As always, we have a prize to giveaway.
I have all of the details of this psychedelic card up at A Blog Named Hero today. Come check it out.