Thursday 5 March 2020

Beach and Sea window card - Hero Arts

Hello everyone. 

Just popping in to share my latest card for Bizzy Becs monthly card challenge.

The card features a die cut circle window frame to extend the lovely scene through the inside of the card. The sets I have used are Hero Arts from the vault Beach & Sea stamp set and coordinating dies. It is a wonderful vintage re-released set with beautiful sea side images, with many scene building possibilities. The images have all been coloured with copic markers and stamped with copic friendly Hero Arts intense black ink.

Front of the card. 

Mermaid and seagull have been foam mounted around the circle die cut window frame.

Inside the card.

The lovely sentiment has been gold heat embossed to help make it stand out.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts: From the Vault Beach and Sea Frame Cuts

Copic markers
Gold embossing powder
Hero Arts Intense black ink

Thank you so much for stopping by. Until next time - Happy crafting! :) 

Sunday 14 July 2019

Hello Friend - Mama Elephant Mini Cat Agenda

Hello papercrafters! Today I'm sharing a cute card using the new Mama Elephant/Hampton Art Mini Cat Agenda stamp and die combo set. This set is a new add on to the original Mini Cat Agenda.
It has twelve of the cutest cats ever in various poses and is just the right number to use along with the Grid Window frame cuts. For the sentiment, I have used the Hello Friend Script die and is just the perfect size to go across over the frames.  

The cats were a lot of fun to colour in, they have been stamped first with Hero Arts Intense Black ink and then coloured with Copic markers. The coordinating dies greatly help to cut the cats out and just brings them to life. 

To help display each of  the cats, I die cut out the Grid Window Frame using the heavier weight 110 lbs Neena White cardstock. I die cut out three to get extra thickness and height to make the frame pop.

The background has been ink blended using Ranger distress oxide inks: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet. The four colours make up the bands for each of the four rows in a ombre gradient effect. I then splattered water with a paint brush to get the subtle water distress effects for added texture.

The Hello Friend Scripty die has been die cut out three times to get a chipboard look in black cardstock. 

All the cute cats have been adhered with foam dimensionals to make them pop as well as clear glossy accents and clear Wink of Stella for the items they are holding and wearing.  

This set is available to pre-order from Bizzy Becs Online Store and is such a great value as a combo set. It's great for many occasions from cards to planners and especially to cat lovers.  

Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time - Happy Crafting! :)  

Thursday 13 June 2019

Fairy Kisses - Thank you Fairy much

Hello papercrafters! Here's another card using the wonderful Fairy Kisses set from Hero Arts along with a few extra sets to create and compliment the scene. 

The Fairy Kisses set is available to pre-order from Bizzy Bec's Online Store. 

Hero Arts Garden fancy die used for window frame and Star Light Star Bright Bold Prints stamp inside card.

Images stamped with Hero Art intense black ink and coloured with Copic markers. Coordinating Fairy Kisses frame cuts used to die cut images. 

Inside the card, Star Light Star Bright bold prints have been stamped using Orchid, Passion Flower and Soft Pool Hero Arts inks in an ombre effect. Sentiments have been stamped with Versamark ink and white heat embossed. 

The die cut window frame opening is a great way to incorporate the inside and lead the eye in. 

I hope you have found inspiration using these sets. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, 'til next time - Happy Crafting! :) 

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Wednesday 5 June 2019

Bizzy Becs June Challenge - Fairy Kisses

Hello papercrafters! Today I'm sharing a card created for Bizzy Bec's June challenge. The theme is Anything Goes and the winner of the challenge will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice. Click here to enter.

I couldn't wait to have a play with this new stamp set that I ordered through Bizzy Bec's online store. It's the Hero Arts Fairy Kisses stamp & die combo. Fairy themed sets are a personal favourite and just love the artwork and imagery in this set.

I have a kept a pretty clean and simple design making the swirl of rainbow colours be the focal point to highlight the cute sentiment, 'all you need is love and a littely pixie dust'.  

I first die cut out the window frame using the Hero Arts Milky Way window fancy die using Neenah white solar 80lbs cardstock. 
I then ink blended the background using several Ranger distress inks with a mini round ink blending tool. I have used Strathmore Bristol smooth paper as it gives a smooth effortless blending and can hold water droplet effects which adds a subtle texture to the background.

I then stamped the images with Hero Arts intense black ink on Neehan solar white 80lbs cardstock, and coloured them in with copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to die cut out the images. To make the sentiment fit I placed the die cut Milky Way window horizontally and works well with this layout. The fairy and flowers have been arranged to compliment the space. 

The sentiment as well as the pixie dust has been stamped with Versamark and then white heat embossed ensuring that it lines up the fairy.

Both the Milky Way window and fairy image has been mounted up with foam/foam dimensionals to make them pop. 

I hope you have been inspired and can't wait to see what you create for Bizzy Bec's June challenge.

The Fairy Kisses stamp & die combo set is available to preorder through Bizzy Bec's online store as well as Ranger distress inks.

Thank you so much for stopping by, 'til next time - Happy Crafting! :) 

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Milky Way window fancy die
Hero Arts Intense black ink
Copic markers
Ranger distress inks: Fossilized amber, Faded jeans, Wilted violet,Cracked pistachio, Peacock feathers, Abandoned coral.

Monday 3 June 2019

Waffle Flower - Party Time!

Hello papercrafters!  Today I'm sharing a fun pop up card from Waffle Flower, Limo Ride and the 3D Pop Up card die from Mama Elephant for extra fun! The critters in this set are so cute and just love the vintage retro car they're in fully decorated with party celebrations.

The images have been stamped with Hero Arts intense black ink and copic coloured. Coordinating dies have been used to cut them out and having them pop up in the card in a box just brings the scene to life. 

Pool Party cardstock from Stampin' Up! has been used for 3D pop up card and wanted to use a similar colour to match the car as well as keep that pastel colour scheme. The green inserts have been coloured with Ranger distress ink Mowed lawn with a round sponge blending tool. A picket fence has been added at the back and coloured with Ranger distress ink Rusty Hinge. The cloudy background has been ink blended with Ranger distress ink Broken China using the MFT cloud stencil.  

It was a lot of fun creating and colouring in this card and makes a fun and unique birthday card to give to someone special. Thanks so much for stopping by, 'til next time - Happy Crafting! :)

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