23 January 2017

Adding Dimension To One Layer Cards With Colouring

Hello there, today I have post over on the Hero Arts Blog and You Tube Channel. One layer cards can often be perceived as being a bit boring, so I am sharing a few tips with you on how to make them a little bit more exciting!
 
 
For the full details on the cards, please do pop over to the blog post. You can see the video directly over on the Hero Arts channel HERE. I hope you like them! Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

20 January 2017

Anniversary Love

Hello there, today I am back to share a card made using the fun T-Rex Hugs stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop. This set is great for so many different occasions but today, I went with a fun anniversary design.
 

I started off by cutting a panel of white cardstock using the ME Femme Frames rectangle die. I then stamped the T-Rex's and the hearts from the set. The sentiment is from the Just The Basics set. The images were coloured using Copic Markers (colours used listed below the supplies section).
 
 
I took a white A2 card base and adhered a sheet of paper from the Doodlebug Kitten Smitten collection to the front. The image panel was then adhered on top with foam sheet and Scor Tape. To finish off, I added Glossy Accents to the hearts.
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


 
COPIC MARKERS - T'-Rex's: G07, G06, G05, G01, G00, G0000. Bow: R85, R83, R81. Hearts: R89, R37, R29, R27, R24. Ground: E43, E42, E41.
 
These aren't colours I would usually go with for an anniversary card but I have to say, I like it! It helps by those dinosaurs being adorable! Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great day!

19 January 2017

I Love You

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the Heart Vine stamp from Hero Arts, along with the Hello Stamp & Cut set. This is another wood mounted stamp. As much as I love clear stamps, there is something so nice about using a wood mounted stamp.

 
I started off by taking a sheet of white cardstock and cutting this using one of the Rectangle Infinity Dies. I then inked up the Heart Vine stamp using Pool to Navy Ombre Ink and stamped this at the top of the panel. The sentiment, from the Hello Stamp & Cut set was stamped with black ink on to more white cardstock and cut out.
 
 
I took a piece of cardstock from the Pool Layering Papers Mix and added this to the front of a white card base. I then took the ink from the same Ombre Ink pad and blended this over the sides. I wanted to give a bit more depth to the cardstock and I think this worked really well. The white panel was added to the card base with foam sheet and DST. I then added the sentiment piece with foam tape. To finish off, I added gem stones around the sentiment piece.
 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the letters below the product to shop at your favourite store - Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Hero Arts (HA) or Seven Hills Crafts (SHC).


As you can probably tell, I love the Pool colours form Hero Arts - just gorgeous! Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!

18 January 2017

My Monthly Hero Kit Subscription

Hello there, do you love the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit but often miss out on getting it because it is sold out? Well good news! There is now a subscription service for it!
 
 
What is the benefit to subscribing? Subscribing means that you never miss a kit. They are limited edition so they often sell out fast. Your subscription is auto-renewing so you will never miss one.
 
The kit is $34.99 and has free shipping for US customers, for the kit and any extras you buy that week. International customers can subscribe too!  Hero Arts are looking into ways to offer shipping benefits to international customers like the US ones have.  But in the meantime, you can subscribe and get your kit every month guaranteed.
 
There will also be hard to find items and products discounts/specials given during kit launch week to subscribers only. 
 
You can find all the information HERE and subscribe HERE. They are great kits so I know that you will not be disappointed. I hope you have/are having a great day, see you tomorrow for a new Hero Arts card from me :)

16 January 2017

Mermaid Shelfie

Hello there, today I have a card to share as part of Guest Designing for Sweet Stamp Shop this month. As soon as I saw the Mermaid Shelfie set, I  was eager to ink it up. It is so cute!
 

I started off by stamping the mermaid, seahorse and narwhal on to some white cardstock with black ink. These were then coloured using Copic Markers and fussy cut out leaving a small white border. I took a piece of masking paper and cut three circles from it. This was added over a piece of white cardstock and then I blended over ink into the circles using Distress Inks.
 
 
After removing the masks, I stamped the hello sentiment from the Just The Basics stamp set with black ink. The panel was added to a white 4.75 x4.75" card base with foam tape. The mermaid, seahorse and narwhal were then added to the circles with foam tape. To finish off, I added Nuvo Sea Breeze Jewel Drops for the bubbles.
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


 
COPIC MARKERS - Mermaid: Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000, R20. Hair - E27, E25, E23, E21. Tail - BG49, BG34, BG23, BG11. Top & Shell - V09, V06, V05, V01. Narwhal: W9, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W0. Seahorse: R12, R00, R000, BV11, BV00, BV0000.
 
The set comes with some fab sentiments too but I went with a 'normal' one for this card. I love the set, it is adorable! For more inspiration, head over to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great day!

15 January 2017

Altenew Winner ...

Hello there, I am just popping in quickly to announce the winner from my step on the Altenew Artist Marker Blog Hop. Thank you so much to everyone that entered and left me such lovely comments. I am so glad to hear that you like the look of the markers. I am looking forward to using them more myself.
 
The winner of the Altenew $30 Gift Certificate is ...
 
 
Carol, please could you email me (the link is in my sidebar) and I can give you the details on how to claim your prize. Thank you!
 
Once again, thank you to all that entered. I hope you are having a great weekend!

12 January 2017

Destination London

Hello there, having lived in London all my life (so far!), this stamp from Hero Arts spoke to me. There is not just London though, there are a huge variety of different locations available. They are wooden stamps, so stamp beautifully. 
 
 
For my card, I started off by stamping the Destination London stamp on to a piece of watercolour paper with Versafine ink. I then added black embossing powder and heat set. I took three shades of Distress Ink and blended these over. I took my Distress Sprayer and spritzed water over it. This was heat set and then I added Tumbled Glass over the top so that the water drops are now blue. The panel was then cut using a die from the Nesting Tag Infinity Dies collection.
 
 
I took the Nesting Hearts Infinity dies, layered these up and embossed them in to a piece of Snow Layering Paper. The paper was adhered to a black A2 card base with ATG. The tag was then added with foam tape. To finish off, I took a piece of hemp cord and coloured it black using a Copic Marker. Once dry, I tied this in to a bow and added it to the tag with Multi Medium Matte.
 

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the letters below the product to shop at your favourite store - Simon Says Stamp (SSS) or Hero Arts (HA).



 
I have embossed dies a lot in the past but I had never done it with nesting dies. I saw Jennifer McGuire do it a little while ago and loved the look. Of course, I had to have a go myself! Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!
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