Friday, 3 May 2019

Color Layering Betta Fish - Pop-Up Shadow Box card

Hello papercrafters! Today I'm sharing a fun pop-up shadow box card using the Color Layering Betta Fish set along with Goldfish in a Bowl die from Hero Arts. 

The inspiration for this card is from Jennifer McGuire's pop-up shadow box card using the same sets. Love how she has engineered the card and looks awesome displayed. I have altered it to have the folds inverted rather than have them showing at the sides. 

The set is so much fun and the colouring options are endless. I have followed Jennifer McGuire's colouring technique of using a dauber to apply the separate colours on the Betta fish.
Hero Arts inks used: Summer Sky, Deep Ocean, Orchid, Bubble Gum and Rose Madder.
The images have been stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black ink.

The water plants have been coloured in with Copic markers

Ranger distress oxide ink - Peacock Feathers used for the background. Added water droplets for soft water bubbles textures. I have masked off the top part the bowl to contain the ink blending and have a water line.

The sentiment as well as the air bubbles has been white heat embossed and love the pun. 

I have also added an action wobbler on the back of the betta fish as per Jennifer McGuire's example. It's hard to see on the photo but so much fun to flick and watch it shake in person.


Just so pleased how the card turned out and all folds flat for easy posting. This card will be sent as a thank you card. The card has been created for this month's Bizzy Bec's Challenge. I hope you join us for this month's challenge. The Color Layering Betta Fish set is available to pre-order from Bizzy Bec's Store.  

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

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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Hero Arts Teacup Flowers - Happy Mother's Day

Hello papercrafters! Here's a card created for Mother's Day and part of this month's Papercraft Business Challenge #18 - Mother's Day theme. There's a cute prize and entries using the Mother's Day theme will get an extra entry to win. Click here to enter. 



May Prize: Milton & Co - Millie Baking


I have used several new sets from Hero Arts, the main one is the lovely Teacup Flowers stamp and die combo set. It's also available separately as a stamp & die set. I just love the fun and whimsical style of the images. To compliment the set, I have used the New Day Butterflies and the Mix & Match Compliments sets.

I have also added the Mother's Day sentiment from Mom + Me set from Lawn Fawn and the Diagonal Pinstripe background from Altenew.

The images have been coloured with Copic makers and stamped with Hero Arts Intense Black ink.

The sentiments have been gold heat embossed. I played with several layouts for the Mother's Day sentiment using a strip of black cardstock or vellum to layer over the top. I went with the vellum in  the end as it's light, sheer and see through without covering up the happy letters underneath.

Simple ink blend background ombre using Ranger distress oxide ink -Broken China used for the background with some light water droplets. 

The diagonal pinstripe background has been white heat embossed to ground the teacup flowers and add a nice simple detail.


All the images have been raised up with fun foam for added dimensional as well as the front card panel. 

I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's projects for more inspiration. I can't wait to see what you create.

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


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