8 August 2019

Taking a Little Break

Hello there, I just wanted to pop in to let you know that I will be taking a little break from my blog for the next couple of weeks.
 
 
As many of you will know, I have been suffering with chronic migraine for some time now. It has been getting progressively worse over the last six months and it has now got to the point where I am having migraines almost 24 days out of the month. As you can guess, this is no fun at all! I have tried various different treatments for migraine but as of yesterday (as long as everything went well, I am writing this in advance!), I have started a course of Botox.
 
My doctors think that at this moment in time, this is the best treatment for me, so fingers crossed that it helps. They have warned me that things can get worse before they start to get better, hence taking a couple of weeks off, but hopefully the side effects won't be too bad.
 
I do have a couple of posts scheduled, but otherwise, I will be back later in the month. Thank you so much for your continued support. Wishing you all a wonderful couple of weeks! :)

6 August 2019

So Happy For You

Hello there, I am over on the Hero Arts blog today, sharing a card using the new As You Wish stamp set and coordinating dies. This set has a princess/Cinderella theme to it but I thought the man and woman inside a heart would work well for an engagement card.
 
 
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 details on how I made the card, please head over to the blog post here. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. Hope you have a lovely day!

5 August 2019

Hero Arts August 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts August 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit. The kit has a fun medieval and magical theme to it. For 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.
 
To start of with, I made a tag that I shared over on the Hero Arts Blog. I really love the magical elements in the kit and love the font on the sentiments especially. I started off by die cutting a Nesting Tag Infinity Die from watercolour paper and then creating a night sky/galaxy background at the top using various colours of Reactive Inks plus, navy and black to go on top.
 
 
I also added on some splatters of white, as well as the Iridescent White Shimmer Spray. I cut two further tags from white cardstock and partially cut these using the Nesting Cloudy Infinity Dies. These were added on to the background tag and then I stamped, coloured and die cut the unicorn from the main kit stamp set and added him on top. For more details on how I made the tag, please see the blog post here.
 

For my card today, I wanted to use the fantastic Fancy Castle Die from the main kit and combine it with the Dragons & Unicorns set which is an add-on this month. I started off by taking an A2 top folding card base and blending ink on to the top portion with blending brushes. I used Blue Hawaii and Blue Raspberry Reactive Inks. I then spritzed on a mist of White Iridescent Shimmer Spray (yes,I am obsessed with this again at the moment!) and set it aside to dry.
 
 
I took the Fancy Castle Die from the main kit and cut this from a panel of white cardstock. The die just cuts the top line, so you can have it at any height that you want. This was added to the card base with tape runner. I took the unicorn and shooting star images from the Unicorns & Dragons set and stamped these on to white cardstock with Intense Black Ink. They were coloured using Copic Markers and die cut out using the Unicorns & Dragons Frame Cuts.
 
 
I added the shooting star and unicorn to the card with foam tape and then stamped my sentiment. I wanted to use this card as generic happy birthday card so I took the sentiments from the Mix & Match Compliments set and stamped these on to Pitch Black Cardstock with Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. They were cut in to strips and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added dots of Spica glitter pen to the images.
 

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: Purple Unicorn - V09, V17, V15, V12, Spica 01 Lavender, white gelly roll. Unicorn on card - E53, E51, E50, B04, B00, B000, BG13, BG11, BG10, Spica 18 Baby Blue, 08 Turquoise. Shooting Star - V17, V15, V12, B00, B000, BG13, BG11 BG10, Spica 01 Lavender.
 

THE KIT:
 
The August 2019 My Monthly Hero Kit contains a 6" x 8" clear stamp set, 17 coordinating Frame Cuts. 1 Fancy Castle Die, 2 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of Mirri Matte Lava Purple Paper, 2 5.5" x 8.5" sheets of parchment paper, 3 Glimmer Ink Pots (Gold, Purple & Red) and Dragon Scale Sequins. All of this is valued at $83.49 but you can get it for an amazing price of $34.99 (approximately £28 depending on exchange rate). The kits often sell out quickly so you can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers receive a discount on shipping too! the kits begin shipping on 9th August 2019.
 

ADD-ONS:
 
There are some fantastic add-on products this month. These are products that work well alongside the kit, as well as on their own. These are not limited edition and can be purchased from your favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:



BLOG HOP:

Here is the list of all the participants in the hop today:
 
 

GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are giving away one kit to one lucky blog hop reader. The winner will be selected from all the comments left across al the stops in the hop. Sop the more you comment, the better the chances but please only one comment per blog. Giveaway closes Sunday 11th August at 11.59pm PST and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts Blog the following week.
 
Thank you much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Next on the hop is the fantastic Yana. Hope you have a good rest of the day!

4 August 2019

VIDEO | Card Making Haul - July 2019

Hello there, today I have a haul to share with you. It is quite a random haul really, not many stamps or dies but more tools.
 
 
I also purchased some watercolour paper (which I tried out here) as well as some glossy cardstock. A big investment for me this month was the Taylored Expressions blender brushes. I say they were an investment because they aren't exactly cheap here in the UK but I am hoping that they will be worth the money! Here is a look at everything I got:
 


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 shared 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.
 
 
Like I mention in the video, I am not sure yet how to store the Waffle Flower mat, if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

1 August 2019

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted August 2019 Release Preview

Hello there and happy Clearly Besotted August 2019 Release day! I am back to share a look at the release with you. I think there is something for everyone in this release and for all seasons too.
 
 
The new release goes on sale tonight at 8pm BST here in the UK and you can purchase the sets from the Clearly Besotted Shop. If you are international, you can purchase the sets now over at Simon Says Stamp. Here is a look at the new sets:
 


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 shared 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.
 
 
I love that a lot of the sets are geared up for the different seasons and aren't all those critters adorable? For more information and inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day!

31 July 2019

Heffy Doodle Friends Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, I am delighted to be joining Heffy Doodle for their Heffy Doodle Friends July Blog Hop today. We are using the new products from their July release. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Alberto but if you get lost along the way, I have the full list of participants below.
 
 
My first card uses the fabulous Heffy Doodle Absotoothly Awesome Stamp Set and dies. As the name suggests, this set is geared towards the tooth fairy but I thought that it would work just as well for 'normal' fairies too. I started off by creating my background. I took a panel of TH watercolor paper and blended Distress Inks on to it. I used Mermaid Lagoon at the bottom, followed by Wilted Violet and then Black Soot at the top. I placed the Heffy Doodle Twinkle Twinkle Stencil on top and added on a layer of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste. The stencil was removed and the panel set aside to dry.
 
 
I took the Heffy Doodle Absotoothly Awesome Stamp set and stamped two of the fairies on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. They were coloured with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and die cut out with the coordinating dies. I then took the Heffy Doodle Fairy Heffy Cut and cut this on to the background panel. I also cut it a further three times from white cardstock., which were stacked up using liquid glue.
 
 
I added the background panel flat on to a white A2 card base with tape runner and then added the white die cut fairy word into the aperture left by die cutting the panel. The inked piece was then added on top for an eclipse look. I took the accompanying sentiments from the Heffy Doodle Absotoothly Stamp Set and stamped these on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink I applied white detail embossing powder and heat set. These were then cut in to strips and added to the card base along with the fairies using foam tape. To finish off, I added Aqua Shimmer Pen to the fairies wings.
 

While I was making this card, I decided to stamp and colour another fairy and make a little tag. I took another piece of TH watercolor paper and this time blended on Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord. Keeping the colour more saturated at the top. I again used the Heffy Doodle Twinkle Twinkle Stencil and applied a layer of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste.
 
 
Once dry, the panel was cut using the Heffy Doodle Stitched Stars Dies. I also cut another star from white cardstock to add to the back. These were adhered together and a hole added to the top. The fairy was added with foam tape and twine was added to the top. To finish off, I added more Aqua Shimmer Pen to the fairy's wings.
 

My next card uses the adorable Heffy Doodle Quack Me Up Stamp Set and Dies. I first cut a panel of masking paper using a Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Die. This was placed on top of an A2 white card base. I then took Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn and blended these at the bottom of the circle window for the grass. Using the Heffy Doodle Cloudy Skies Stencil I blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink to the top of the circle for the sky. The mask was then removed.
 

I took one of the duck's, plus the clouds and sun from the Heffy Doodle Quack Me Up Stamp Set and stamped these on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I coloured them using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and die cut them using the coordinating dies.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the set and stamped this on to the card using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The images were then added on top using  a combination of tape runner and foam tape. To finish off, I added a few white gel pen highlights.
 
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: Fairies skin - E13, E11, E00, E50. Hair left fairy and tag - E29, E27, E25, E23. Right fairy - E37, E34, E33, E31. Left fairy dress and shoes - BV17, BV13, BV11, BV01, BV0000. Left fairy wings - B00, B0000. Right fairy dress and shoes - B02, B00, B0000. Right fairy wings - BV01, BV0000. Tag fairy dress and shoes - V09, V06, V05, V04.Wings - V04, V01, V0000. Duck - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00, YR16, YR15, YR12. Sun - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11. Clouds - BG11, BG10.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
 
Here is the full list of participants in the hop:
 
Michelle Short - you are here!
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Heffy Doodle are giving away a $50 gift voucher to the Heffy Doodle store. All you need to do is leave a comment on every stop in the hop for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on 5th August 2019 on the Heffy Doodle Blog. Good luck!
 
Next on the hop is the fantastic Ilda. Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day!

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Belated Birthday Wishes

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted August 2019 Release Teasers. Release day is tomorrow but I have one last teaser to share with you today and we have gone back to summer! This time I am using the summer critters from the Seasonal Line Up Set, along with another new sentiment set.
 

I started off my card by stamping the summer critters from the Seasonal Line Up Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then drew a faint pencil line to the sides and cut this line with a craft knife and ruler, I then fussy cut around the images so that the top part of the cardstock panel was removed, leaving the critters connected to the panel.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the new Laugh out Loud Belated Stamp Set and stamped this below the critters. The critters were then coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) as well as adding dots of colour to represent sand for them to be standing on.
 
 
I took an A2 white card base and blended clouds on to the top half of the front using the MFT Cloud Stencil and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. The image panel was then added on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few white gel pen highlights to the images.
 
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: Hippos - W7, W5, W4, W3, W2, W1. Whales - N8, N7, N5, N4, N3, N2, N1. Rubber ring - V17, V15, V12, V01. Seal's hat - E55, E53, E51, C7, C5. Ball and parasol/umbrella - R89, R37, R27, R24, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01, B02, B00, B000, V17, V15, V12, V01. Sand - E44, E43, E42, E41.
 
I do still have one last card to share with you but I will share that in my release video tomorrow and then a blog post after the release. For more inspiration using the sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I very much appreciate it. See you tomorrow for release day. Have a great day!

30 July 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Pumpkins Please

Hello there and welcome to day three of the Clearly Besotted August 2019 Release Teasers. Not long to wait now until the release on Thursday. Today I have gone all autumnal using three new sets - Scene It Seasons and Seasonal Line Up, plus the Seasonal Sentiments set that I used on day one. As you may have guessed it, the other images in the sets correspond to the other seasons.
 

I started off by stamping a portion of the autumn image from the Seasonal Line Up Stamp Set. There are another two critters in the image but I masked them off so the image would fit better in my scene. I made masks for these and then stamped the autumn scene from the Scene It Seasons Stamp Set behind. I did extend the fence downwards slightly using a black Copic Multiliner, as well as the ground on the right hand side.
 

I took the Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped the sentiment underneath the images and removed the mask. I then drew faint pencil lines around the image to create an area to colour. Using Copic Markers, I first coloured the background, followed by the fence, characters and then the ground. The colours that I used are listed below the supplies area.
 
 
The pencil lines were erased and the panel was then simply adhered to a white 5"x5" card base with foam tape. I thought the image/scene looked a bit like a story book illustration, which I always love!
 
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: Foxes - E19, E09, E08, E13, E53, E50. Scarf - R89, R37, R24. Bear - E79, E77, E74, E71. Wood stump, E59, E57, E55. Mushroom/toadstool - E53, E51, R89, R37, R24. Pumpkin - YR27, YR24, YR18, G63. Fence - E44, E43, E42. Tree - E57, E55. Leaves - YG63, YR24. Ground - YG67, YG63, YG61. Sky - RV69, R24, R14, YR18, YR16, YR15, Y17, Y15, Y13.
 
I love that the characters come on a line, no masking required! Well unless you want to mask a couple off like I did! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow for day four.

29 July 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Do What You Love

Hello there and welcome to day two of the Clearly Besotted August 2019 Release Teasers. Today I am using a fun new set called Shelve It. The set consists of different images that can be added on to a shelf. I decided it would be fun to use the craft/art items but not have them on the actual shelf.


I started off by taking the craft items image (it is all one stamp) from the Shelve It Stamp Set and stamped it on to vellum using Versamark Ink. I applied Detail White Embossing Powder and heat set. I then fussy cut the image out with scissors and set it aside while I worked on my background.

 
I took a panel of Yupo paper and added Tim Holtz Alcohol inks on top. I wanted to create a fun, bright rainbow look to contrast against my vellum image. I used Watermelon, Peach Bellini, Lemonade, Citrus, Clover, Sailboat Blue, Amethyst and Purple Twilight inks. I added one colour at a time and moved the ink around using an air spritzer tool. I then flicked on some Alcohol Ink Blending Solution with a paintbrush and set aside to dry.

 
The alcohol ink piece was cut down and adhered to the front of an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then cut two panels of white cardstock using the Mama Elephant Landscape Border Trio Dies and added these to the card with foam tape. The vellum piece was then popped behind the bottom edge and adhered with small dots of Multi Medium Matte glue. To finish off, I white heat embossed the sentiment from the same Shelve It Stamp Set on to black cardstock, cut it down and added it 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.
 

I really like the contrast between the bright background and the image in vellum. Craft supplies always scream rainbows to me! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, as well as Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for visiting me today, I really do appreciate it. Have a great day!

28 July 2019

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Sunshine Is the Best Medicine

Hello there and welcome to day one of the Clearly Besotted teasers for the August 2019 release. Release day is 1st August and until then, we are sharing teasers with you using the new sets. It is all about the different seasons this month. Most of the sets have images that can be used for all of the seasons, including the aptly named All Four Seasons set. This set contains lots of different penguins, geared up spring, summer, autumn and winter.
 

As you can see, I went with the summer season for my card today. I started off by taking a panel of white cardstock and stamping the penguin holding the surfboard, as well as the bucket and spade from the All Four Seasons Stamp Set, on to it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. They were masked off and the beach scene from the Scene It More Stamp Set stamped behind in MFT Grout Gray Hybrid Ink (sadly now discontinued).
 
 
The masks were removed and the scene coloured with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I thought the no-line look would work well for the background but I wanted the penguin and bucket and spade to still have the black lines. I am hoping that it works! I coloured the sea, and palm trees first then added in a sun and sky. The penguin and bucket and spade were then coloured, followed by the sand.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the new Seasonal Sentiments Stamp Set and stamped this with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The panel was then simply added flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner.
 
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: Penguin - BV29, BV25, BV23, C2, C0, Y11, Y000, YR23, YR2. Bucket - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11. Spade - B02, B00. Palm Trees - E57, E55, E53, E51, E50, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01. Sea - B18, B16, B14, B12, B00. Sun - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y00, Y000. Sky - B02, B00, B000, B0000, Y000. Rocks - W5, W3, W2, W1. Sand - E43, E42, E41, E40.
 
Although I added that sentiment, I am of the belief that sunshine really is not the best medicine! Haha! Don't get me wrong, I like seeing the sun but it can get a bit too hot, like the heatwave we have been having here in the UK. For more inspiration using the new release, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa. Thanks so much for stopping by today, see you tomorrow!

27 July 2019

Have A Great Day!

Hello there, I am back today to share a card using Purple Onion Designs stamps. Although I love all the cute critters, for my card today, I thought I would use the beautiful Sunflowers stamp.
 

I started off by taking a panel of mask paper and cutting a Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Die from it. I placed this over a panel of white cardstock and then stamped the Purple Onion Designs Sunflowers Stamp inside the opening with black ink. I then made a mask for the sunflowers and placed them on top of the image.

 
Using an ink blending tool, I blended on Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch. I then took a paintbrush and water and flicked on some water to great the reaction on the inks. I removed all the masks and the panel was set aside to dry. Once dry, I coloured the sunflowers using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area).


The panel was then added to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I took the sentiment from the Purple Onion Designs Everyday Blurb Stamp Set and stamped this on to a separate piece of white cardstock with more black ink. It was then cut out and added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Raindrops as well as white gel pen dots on the sunflowers.
 
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: Y19, Y15, Y11, E79, E77, E74, E71, YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01.
 
 
The Purple Onion Designs Anniversary sale is still going on. All stamps are 25% off until 29th July. There isn't much time left so I hope that you will check it out. For more inspiration using their stamps, please head over to the Purple Onion Designs Blog.
 
This card is winging it's way to a sunflower loving friend as we speak and I hope that it will brighten up her day when she receives it! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great weekend!

26 July 2019

Hero Arts + Gina K Designs Partner Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, have you seen that Hero Arts is collaborating with fantastic companies this month to celebrate their 45th anniversary? Today, Hero Arts is partnering with Gina K Designs to release a gorgeous new stamp set called Friendship Blooms. This set was designed by Gina K Designs but has a Hero Arts twist to it. To celebrate the collaboration, we are having a fun blog hop. More on that below :)
 

For my card, I started off by stamping the Friendship Blooms Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Intense Black Ink. I then coloured it using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and fussy cut it out with scissors.
 
 
I took an A2 white card base and using a blending brush, I blended a soft layer of Blue Hawaii Reactive Ink on the front. I then spritzed this with White Iridescent Shimmer Spray and set aside to dry. Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Friendship Blooms set on to the top right hand side using Intense Black Ink.
 
 
I adhered the floral image on top using foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots to the flowers and leaves and added a sprinkling of Lucy's Iridescent Jewels around 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.
 
 
COPIC MARKERS: Flowers - B39, B28, B26, B24, B00. Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG25, YG03, YG01.
 
BLOG HOP:
 
 
For the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing Yana Smakula and the next stop in the hop is the fantastic Jessica Frost-Ballas. If you get lost along the way, you can find all of the stops over on the Hero Arts Blog.
 
GIVEAWAY:
 
Hero Arts are kindly giving away the Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms set to one lucky winner. The winner will be drawn from the comments left across all of the stops in the hop, so the more you comment, the more chance there is to win! The giveaway closes Sunday August 4th at 11.59pm PST. The winner will be announced over on the Hero Arts Blog shortly afterwards.
 
Isn't the set beautiful? I am looking forward to colouring it in lots of different ways. Thank yuo so much for visiting me today, I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day!
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