21 January 2018

Better Together Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today I have the absolute pleasure of taking part in a blog hop to celebrate the collaboration between Hero Arts and Ellen Hutson for their United We Flourish campaign. The Hero Arts set is called Better Together and is filled with beautiful bird images. It is exclusive to Ellen Hutson.


For my card today, I decided to use two of the bird images that look like parrots (to me). They were on the stamp set in this orientation and I thought that they looked like they were in love so went with an anniversary card. I started off by stamping the branch and the two birds on to white cardstock with black ink. They were then coloured using Copic Markers and cut out using the coordinating dies.

 
I then took a white panel of cardstock and scored lines on to it using a scoring board and bone folder. I took the 'happy anniversary' sentiment from the Hero Arts Many Everyday Messages set and stamped this towards the bottom of the panel. It was then adhered to a white A2 card base with tape runner. The branch was added on with more tape runner and then the birds added on top with foam tape.


I took the heart cluster from the Hero Arts Sun Showers Frame Cuts set and cut these from white cardstock. I coloured two of them with red Copic Markers and then added them to the card with liquid glue. To finish off, I added Glossy Accents to the hearts and the bird's beaks.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. 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 logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

 
COPIC MARKERS: Birds - R85, R83, R81, Y17, Y13, Y11, YR18, YR16, YR15, YG23, YG03, YG01, B02, B01, B00, B000, BV11, BV02, BV01, BV000, E43, E42. Branch - E57, E55, E53, YG17, YG01. Hearts - R29, R24.


BLOG HOP:

For the hop, you should have arrived here from Michele Ferguson. Next on the hop is Sharon Harnist. You can find the full list of participants in the hop over at the Ellen Huston CLASSroom blog.


GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate, two randomly selected commenters will win a $30 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson shop. To enter, just leave a comment on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog by 11.59 PST on January 28th.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you are having a good weekend so far!

23 comments:

  1. I really like the scored background idea. Thank you!

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  2. Wow! your birds are my favorite! I love how you colored them.

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  3. Such a pretty CAS design, Michelle! I love the diagonal scored lines and your Copic coloring is just beautiful on these lovely birds! So happy you are part of the blog hop :)

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  4. I love the colors of your birds and the CAS look!

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  5. Beautiful card, Michelle! The scored background is a great touch. The awesome birds really stand out against it. Love all the white space! A perfect card!!

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  6. Love the CAS design. With those beautiful score lines!

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  7. Love the United We Flourish stamp set BETTER TOGETHER! Great card, I love your coloring on these sweet birds!

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  8. So sweet. I like how you colored the birds and the scored background.

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  9. I love the background! Adorable birds!

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  10. Nice, sweet and clean! Love it. The addition of the scoring to your background is perfect!

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  11. Perfect anniversary card and I also do simply scored backgrounds for a quiet but lovely finish ♥

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  12. Michelle, the background for your card is very understated but beautiful and sets the focal image up to be the real star of the show (which of course it is). You have done an amazing job on it.

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  13. Very cute card, I love birds so I will have to look further at the hop!

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  14. I just love the score lines on the card backgrounds. It just adds enough of a bit of texture. Such sweet parrots. They do indeed look like they are in love! Xx

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  15. Your card is absolutely cute !
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  16. They are so pretty! When I saw them over on IG I thought what lovely images they are. As always a beautiful clean and simple card where your stunning colouring shines through Michelle xx

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  17. Great CAS card! The scoring background made it perfect.

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  18. Absolutely love your card!! And the idea to use it for anniversary - so cute!!

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  19. This is the sweetest anniversary card. They look perfect together. Nicely done.

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  20. What a lovely card!! So pretty!

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  21. Such a sweet card, love your colors!!!

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