27 September 2020

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Sloth Like Christmas

Hello there and welcome to day one of the Clearly Besotted October 2020 Teasers. The new sets release on the 1st October 2020 and from now until then we will be sharing teasers using the new sets. For my card today, I am using the new Eat Snooze & Be Merry set. This is such a fun set with sloths in different poses for winter and Christmas. 


I started off by stamping the sloth hanging from the decorations from the Clearly Besotted Eat Snooze & Be Merry Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured him using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies list) and then fussy him out using scissors. 


I took a panel of white cardstock and placed the Taylored Expressions Rectangle Masking Stencil on top. Using the Clearly Besotted Cloudy Day Stencil, I then blended on clouds with Distress Inks. I used Seedless Preserves at the top, followed by Picked Raspberry and Dried Marigold at the bottom. With the stencil in place, I splattered on some water and then a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. I then splattered on Arteza White Titanium Gouache. I removed the stencil and let it sit to dry. 


Once dry, the panel was added to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then added the sloth at the top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the decorations and then Lucy's Pink Moonshine Sequins around the sentiment. 

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Sloth - W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, W00. Antlers - E57, E55, E53. Decorations - V09, V06, V05, V01/R85, R83, R81/YR68, YR65, YR61. 

The colour combination is a little unconventional for a Christmas card but I used it recently and really loved it. I thought it would make a fun background for the sloth. For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa and our fabulous guests Caly and Francine. Thank you so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for day two! Have a lovely day! 

26 September 2020

Reverse Confetti | Wishing You Joy

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the new Reverse Confetti Wreath Of Joy Confetti Cuts. This set is so beautiful and comes with different layers so that you can use as many or as little as you want. 


I started off by taking an A2 white card base and embossed it using the PTI Linen Impression Plate. I then took the Reverse Confetti Wreath Of Joy Confetti Cuts and die cut the main portion from white cardstock and the layered J and Y from black cardstock, these were added to the white layer with glue. I then cut the leaves from Simon Says Stamp Copper Glitter Cardstock



I just added glue along the spine of the leaves so that I could still have some dimension to them. The whole piece was added to the card base with foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Joyful Holiday Wishes Stamp Set (I just masked off a section of a larger sentiment) on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. 

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Although black is not a colour usually associated with Christmas, I really love the combination of black and copper together and I think they work well for a CAS Christmas card. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely day and a great weekend! 

25 September 2020

Tonic Studios Stamp Club Heartfelt Corsage Blog Hop

Hello there, today I am delighted to be taking part in the Tonic Studios Stamp Club Heartfelt Corsage Blog Hop. The amazing Maria Willis has collaborated with Tonic Studios to bring you new releases every month called Stamp Club. This is not a subscription but more like a kit and exclusive to Tonic Studios. You can purchase a stamp and die bundle along with add-on products on the last Friday of every month. The bundle is limited edition so once it is sold out, it is sold out for good, so grab it while you can! More details on the hop below :)


This month, the bundle is called Heartfelt Corsage and it is so beautiful! These florals are just gorgeous! For my card, I started off by stamping the largest of the floral images from the Tonic Studios Heartfelt Corsage Stamp & Die Bundle with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured it using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). It was then die cut out using the coordinating die and set aside. 


I took an A2 white card base and placed the Taylored Expressions Rectangle Masking Stencil on top. I then blended inks from the Tonic Studios Nuvo Sea Siren Diamond Hybrid Ink Set on top. I used Polar Ice at the bottom and Spring Heather at the top. The mask was was removed and the image added on top with foam tape. 


The sentiment, from the same set was stamped on to black cardstock using Tonic Studios Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Pad. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was then cut in to a strip and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added Diamond Sequins from the Tonic Studios Nuvo Golden Years Pure Sheen Sequin Set along with some clear gems. 


I thought it would be nice to create an envelope to match so I first stamped the little snail image from the Tonic Studios Stamp Club Happy Mail Envelope Stamp Set (which is an add-on to the bundle this month) in to the bottom right hand corner of an A2 white envelope. I then made a mask for him before blending the same Tonic Studios Sea Siren Inks on top. The mask was removed and the snail coloured with Copic Markers. 


For my final project today, I thought I would complete the set with a little tag. I started off by stamping one of the smaller floral images from the Tonic Studios Stamp Club Heartfelt Corsage Stamp & Die Bundle on to white cardstock with black ink. It was coloured with the same Copic Markers and die cut out. 


I die cut the Hero Arts Fancy Tag Die from the white cardstock and blended the same Sea Siren inks on top. The image was added on top with foam tape and the sentiment, from the Tonic Studios Stamp Club Happy Mail Envelope Stamp Set was stamped and heat embossed on black cardstock, cut out and added to the tag with more foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag, as well as adding the same sequins and gems. 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

COPIC MARKERS: Purple flowers - V09, V17, V15, V12. Blue flowers - B18, B16, B12. Leaves and stems - G29, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Flower centres - YR24, YR21. 

BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the launch of Stamp Club. If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Maria. Next on the hop is the fantastic Marie. If you get lost along the hop, you can start at the beginning with the Tonic Studios Blog

GIVEAWAY:

One lucky blog hop reader will win a £100/$100 gift card to the Tonic Studios Store (either the UK store or US store). To enter the giveaway, you need to comment on every stop in the hop. Giveaway closes 30th September 2020 at 11.59pm PST. The winner will be announced by Tonic on the 2nd October 2020. Good luck!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day too! Take care! 

24 September 2020

Spellbinders | September 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop

Hello there, today we are celebrating Spellbinders Club Kits with a fun blog hop. If you didn't already know, Spellbinders have a number of different monthly subscription kits - Large Die of the Month, Small Die of the Month, Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month, Card Kit of the Month, Stamp of the Month … so much variety! Today I am sharing another look at the September 2020 Small Die of the Month Club Kit. More on the hop below!


I started off by die cutting the leafy frame I the kit four times from white cardstock. You need two pieces to create the frame but I wanted to double up the pieces to give them more dimension. Once the frame was assembled it was added to a white A2 card base with craft glue. I then die cut the 'hello' word three times from FSJ Pool Play Cardstock and added the letters to the inside of the frame with more craft glue.


I then took the 'just a note' sentiment from the Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and foiled it on to FSJ Demin Days Cardstock using Silver Foil. It was cut in to a strip (using the die from the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set) and added to the card with foam squares.


I then die cut the flower pieces from both Pool Play and Denim Days Cardstock and layered the pieces up in clusters on top of the frame. To finish off, I added Iridescent Jewels in the centres of the flowers.

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



BLOG HOP:



As mentioned, this post is part of a fun blog hop celebrating the Spellbinders Club Kits. For the hop you should have arrived here from my super talented friend Bibi Cameron. The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Jean Manis. If you get lost along the way, please visit the Spellbinders Blog.


GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate the club kits release, Spellbinders are giving away a $50 gift certificate to three lucky blog hop readers that comment on the Spellbinders blog post. Giveaway closes Sunday 27th September 2020 at 11.59pm EDT. The winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog the following Tuesday. The winner will be responsible for any shipping costs, duties and taxes. Store credit/gift certificates cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions.

I also have a $25 gift certificate to give away to one lucky reader. Please leave a comment on this post by 26th September 2020 at 11.59pm GMT. The winner will chosen at random and announced here on my blog on the 27th September 2020. The winner will be responsible for any shipping costs, duties and taxes. Store credit/gift certificates cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions.

22 September 2020

Hero Arts | Well, Hello There

Hello there, I am over on the Hero Arts Blog today using the new Wheelbarrow Friends set to create a mini scene card. Since the images are so small, I thought I would create a focal point by masking off the edges of the card and creating the scene in the middle. 


The images from the Wheelbarrow Friends set were stamped using Intens-ified Black Ink and coloured with Copic Markers. They were then cut out using the Wheelbarrow Friends Frame Cuts. The background was created by blending Splash, Key Lime Fizz and Green Apple Reactive Inks. The images were then added on top with foam tape and Precision Glue

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


For more information on how I made the card, please head over to the blog post here. Thank you so much for popping by today, I hope you are well and staying safe. Have a lovely day! 

21 September 2020

Reverse Confetti | Pumpkin Patch

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Reverse Confetti Pick Of The Patch set. This is such a cute set celebrating all things autumn. I went with a more muted colour palette for this card, something that I don't do that often but I think it really works with the images. 


I started off by stamping the images from the Reverse Confetti Pick Of The Patch Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured them using Copic Markers and cut them out using the Reverse Confetti Pick Of The Patch Confetti Cuts


I took a panel of white cardstock and placed the Taylored Expressions Rectangle Making Stencil on top and then blended on Distress Inks for the ground and sky. I used Broken China, Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood for the sky (I was trying to get the colour to be similar to the colour that I used on the pumpkins). I then used Bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn for the grass. The stencil was removed and the panel adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. 


The images were added to the card with foam tape and tape runner and then I die cut the clouds from the Reverse Confetti Sealiously Confetti Cuts (for the larger one) and Reverse Confetti Snow Bunnies Confetti Cuts (for the smaller one). I rarely leave a sentiment off of my cards but I thought that this card didn't need it. 

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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: Pumpkins - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12 | YR27, YR24, YR21 | BG75, BG72, BG70 + G29, G46, G43. Sign - E57, E55, E53, E51, C5, C3, C1. Bear - E59, E57, E55, E53, E50. Scarf - BG75, BG73. Hedgehog - E49, E47, E43, E42, E41, R00. 

Technically it is not autumn until tomorrow but I am definitely in the autumn spirit now. I so over summer! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a lovely day and a fantastic week! 

19 September 2020

Reverse Confetti | Spooktacular

Hello there, today I have two little tags to share with you using some new products from the Reverse Confetti September release. I thought that the Spooktacular set would work really well on tags that could be added to little treat bags or used on their own as mini cards.
I started off by stamping the images from the Reverse Confetti Spooktacular Stamp Set using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then die cut out using the Reverse Confetti Spooktacular Confetti Cuts.
I then die cut the new Reverse Confetti Fold Over Window Tag Confetti Cuts. I used Hero Arts Papaya Cardstock for the ghost costume one and MFT Wild Wisteria Cardstock for the bats. I then added Lawn Fawn Pearlescent Vellum behind the windows.
The sentiments were stamped on to the bottom of the tags with more black ink and then the images added on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of tags and tied in a bow.
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the tags. 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

COPIC MARKERS: Ghost costume - BV13, BV11, BV01, BV00, BV000, BV000. Skin - E11, E00. Eyes - B00. Tights - YR15. Shoes - C10, C7, C5. Bats - C10, C7, C6, C5, C3. Stars - YR15, YR21.
These images are so cute. I am not sure we will get many (or any) trick or treaters this year due to the current pandemic but these tags were so fun to make. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are having a great weekend!

18 September 2020

VIDEO | Mica Powder With Stencils + Giveaway

Hello there, today I have a card and video to share with you using Arteza Mica Powder with a stencil. Arteza kindly sent me their Mica Powder Set of 60 Set (they also have a set of 35) to use. These powders are so pretty! They do not contain any binders (like some craft mica powder) so you do need to apply them in a way that will adhere/bind them to the cardstock and not rub off. I share more on this in the video below.
 
 
I started off my card by placing the Simon Says Stamp Bouquet Of Roses Stencil on to the front of an A2 black card base, holding it in place with memo tape. Using an ink blending tool applicator, I then applied Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad through the openings of the stencil. The stencil was removed and then the Arteza Mica Powder applied.
 

Using a fluffy brush, I picked up Sage Glow first and dabbed it on to the stencilled glue over the leaf areas. I then combined Bubblegum Glow and Periwinkle Glow for the roses. Once applied, I left it to dry for 30 minutes (you will see in the video that I left it a shorter amount of time but 30 minutes was needed) and wiped off the excess mica powder with a Swiffer Cloth.
 
 
I stamped the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Says It All Stamp Set on to the same black cardstock using Versamark Ink. I applied WOW Bright White Superfine Opaque Embossing Powder and heat set. It was die cut in to a strip using the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Pink Moonshine Sequins with Multi Medium Matte Glue.


VIDEO:

Here is the video showing the Mica Powder up close, ways to apply it and also how I made the card:



If you are viewing this post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card and in the video. 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


GIVEAWAY:

Arteza have kindly sponsored a giveaway of one Mica Powder Set of 60 to one YouTube viewer. You need to follow the instructions on the video HERE to enter.
 
Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. As always, I hope you are well and staying safe and I hope you have a lovely day!

15 September 2020

STAMptember 2020 | Skating By To Say Hi

Hello there and happy 15th STAMPtember! As part of the STAMPtember collaborations, Simon Says Stamp is teaming up with a huge amount of different brands to bring a new stamp set every day. Today is the turn of Clearly Besotted. This set is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and will not be restocked, so if you want one, do grab one while you can!
 
 
Unfortunately, the stamp set didn't arrive in time for me to use it, but Clearly Besotted did kindly send over the digital version, so that I could still play along! I don't have the best printer, so I apologise if you see any smeared lines!
 

I started off by taking three of the images from the Clearly Besotted Skating Around Stamp Set and coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I then fussy cut them out using scissors, but there are dies available as part of the bundle.
 
 
I then took a panel of white cardstock and drew in ice at the bottom, followed by trees and a sky at the top. These were drawn and coloured using Copic Markers. The panel was added to an A2 white card base with foam tape. I then added in lots of snow using a white gel pen. The sentiment was cut out using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die and added to the card with more foam tape, as well as the critters.
 
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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Cat - E08, YR27, YR14, YR24, YR23. Dog (bottom) - W5, W3, W2, W1. Dog (right) - E59, E57, E55. Scarves - V17, V15, V12. Trees - G29, G46, G43, G82. Sky - B06, B04, B02, B01, B00. Ice - BG10, BG01, BG000, BG0000.
 
The Clearly Besotted Skating Around Set comes as a stamp set on it's own, or as a bundle with the die set also. As mentioned, it is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and is likely to sell out quickly. So be sure to grab one quickly if you want one!

 
For more inspiration using the set, please head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog as well as the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day!

12 September 2020

Spellbinders | Small Die of the Month Hello & Thank You

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Spellbinders September 2020 Small Die of the Month Club Kit. This month is called 'Hello & Thank you' and features two beautiful frame dies, plus lots of flowers to add to them, as well as hello and thank you dies. I did not use them for my card today, but I will use them later in the month for another project.
 

I wanted to keep the frame all white so I cut it twice (to get a full frame you need to cut the die twice and then piece them together for the frame) and then I also cut additional flowers multiple times from white too. I lightly placed the frame dies on to the front of an A2 white card base and drew a faint pencil line where the inside of the frame would be.
 
 
I then masked off the edges and blended Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks inside. I used Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserves. I removed the tape and then adhered the frame on top using craft glue, followed by the flowers and flower heads.
 
 
I then took the sentiment from the Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and foiled it on to white cardstock with Silver foil. It was cut down in to strips using the sentiment strip die from the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and added to the card with foam squares. To finish off, I added a few Spellbinders Silver Fashion Embellishments.
 
SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card and tag. 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
 
I hope you will check out the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Kit. It is a monthly subscription where you receive the kit each month. If you do become a member, you will also receive other Spellbinder benefits too. For more information, please see here. You can also purchase previous kits separately but the price is increased for those. You can see them here.
 
I will be back later in the month using the kit again to share a different way of using it. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

10 September 2020

Reverse Confetti | Love To Love You

Hello there, did you see back in August that Reverse Confetti released a special set called You Matter? This wonderful set works well to support causes close to people's hearts right now. Since I am so late in receiving it (since the postal system is rather blocked up at the moment) a lot of the designs that I may have used it for have already been done. I wanted to do something different, so I decided to use the set for a generic love card.
 

I started off by creating my background. I took a panel of white cardstock and blended Tim Holtz Distress Inks on to the top part of it. I used Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet.
 
 
I then took the heart stamp from the Reverse Confetti You Matter Stamp Set and stamped it on to the panel using the same colours of Distress Ink. The panel was then added on to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I took the love die from the Reverse Confetti You Matter Confetti Cuts and die cut it three times from white cardstock. They were adhered one on top of another using liquid glue and adhered to the card.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Word Up Stamp Set and stamped the accompanying sentiment on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card using foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Lucy's Raindrops.
 
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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you are well and still staying safe. Have a wonderful day!

8 September 2020

Hero Arts September 2020 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome as we celebrate the release of the Hero Arts September 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons. This month, there is a wonderful autumn harvest and Halloween feel to it. I went with Halloween projects today, but this kit can definitely be used for more general autumn projects too.
 
If you are following along in the hop, you should have arrived here from Mariana, but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 

For my first project, I thought it would be fun to use non-traditional pumpkin colours. I love the colour purple and I always find that purple works well for Halloween cards, so that is what I went with for the pumpkins. 
 
I started off by taking a panel of Dove White Cardstock and stamping the pumpkins from the HeroScape stamp set (in the kit) on top. I used Soft Granite Shadow Ink for the base layer (I had previously tried it in Cup O'Joe ink and so there is some residual brown ink transfer but I think that looks ok), followed by Intens-ified Black Ink for the next most solid layer and then Soft Lilac Shadow Ink for the top layer.
 
 
There is another layer (a solid one for the pumpkins) but I liked it with some white space left. Because of the order that I stamped the layers in, the purple shade has gone over the black shade slightly, since the card is a night sky/Halloween card, I think it looks ok but for my second project, I stamped the pumpkin colour first and I think it does work better.
 
 
I then cut the smallest of the circle dies from the Cloudy Sky Scene Dies from mask paper and added that in to the sky for the moon. I ink blended the sky using Blue Hawaii, Grape Slush and Thistle Reactive Inks, followed by Intens-ified Black Ink. The moon mask was removed and I blended that with more Thistle Reactive Ink.
 
I stamped the bats from the Color Layering Moonlit Night Sky Stamp Set using Intens-ified Black Ink and then stamped the sentiment, from the accompanying stamp set in the kit, using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and embossed with Detail White Embossing Powder. I splattered the panel using White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and adhered it on a top folding A2 card base with foam tape.
 
 
For my next project, I thought I would keep the same kind of design but this time use more traditional colours for the pumpkins. This time I used Cup O'Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink for the base layer, Creamsicle Reactive Ink for the pumpkins and Intens-ified Black Ink for the outlines/second base layer. Again, I did not use the solid pumpkin layer for this as I like the white highlights.
 
 
After stamping, I cut the panel using a Tag Infinity Die. I then blended the sky using Creamsicle Reactive Ink, Just Rust Mid-Tone Shadow Ink and Intens-ified Black Ink. I then sprayed it with Tim Holtz Picket Fence Spray Stain, followed by White Iridescent Shimmer Spray. Once dry, I stamped the same bats as on the card, using Intens-ified Black Ink. The sentiment, from the accompanying main kit stamp set, was stamped on to Pitch Black Cardstock using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink and embossed using Detail White Embossing Powder. It was cut in to strips and added to the tag with foam tape. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag.


SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card and tag. 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. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.
 

THE KIT:

The Hero Arts September 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" HeroScape Clear Stamp Set, 3" x 4" Clear Stamp Set, 5 Coordinating Frame Cuts, 5 Ink Cubes (Grape Slush, Moss, Lemon Drop, Creamsicle, Cup O' Joe) and 6 5" x 8.5" Glitter Sheets (Orange, Bronze, Copper). All of this values at $80 but you can get it for $34.99 (£28 depending on exchange rate).
 
The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International kit subscribers get a discount off shipping too!
 

ADD-ONS:
 
There are lots of wonderful add-on products releasing this month. These work alongside the main kit but can be used separately as well. They are not limited edition and can be purchased when you order a kit, from the Hero Store separately, or from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:
 
 
BLOG HOP:
 
Here is the full list of participants taking part in the hop today:
 

Hero Arts
 Amy Kolling
 Channin Pelletier
 Dana Joy
 Daniel West
 Debi Adams
 Emily Midgett
 Ilina Crouse
 Jennifer McGuire
 Jessica Frost-Ballas
 Laurie Willison
 Libby Hickson
 Lydia Fiedler
 Maria Willis
 Mariana Grigsby
 Michelle Short - you are here!
 Mindy Eggen
 Nichol Spohr
 Pocono Pam
 Seeka
 
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will be picked from all of the comments left across all of the stops on the hop. The more you comment, the more chances there are to win! Giveaway closes Sunday 13th September 2002 at 11.59pm PDT. The winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week. Good luck!
 
Thank you so much for joining me today. What do you prefer traditional colours or non-traditional? Next on the hop is Mindy. Have a wonderful rest of the day and hop!
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