25 January 2022

Spellbinders | Thanks Bloom

Hello there, I am back today to share another card with you using Yana's Blooms Collection from Spellbinders. I have used the same three products that I used on my previous card but have a slightly different look to the card. 

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I started off by foiling Spellbinders Magnolia Glimmer Blooms Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set on to Simon Says Stamp 120lb White Cardstock with Spellbinders Champagne Glimmer Hot Foil Roll. I coloured the image with Copic Markers (B18, B16, B12) and die cut it out with the coordinating die. 

I took the thanks foil plate from Spellbinders Splatter Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set on to more white cardstock with the same foil. I then took the coordinating die from Spellbinders Yana's Layered Script Sentiments Die Set and die cut it out. I also cut the shadow piece another three times from white cardstock to add dimension to the word. 

I took an A2 card base made from Spellbinders Cosmic Sky Cardstock and scored lines in to the front panel using a score board and bone folder. The magnolia was then adhered on top with thin foam tape. The sentiment was layered up so that it was two high on top of the magnolia and four high on the right hand side where it was adhered to the card base. To finish off, I added a few Altenew Antique Gold Sequins

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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.


If you haven't already checked out the collection, I hope you do. There are a few other sets that I do not have that I would like to get my hands on. It's such a pretty collection! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

23 January 2022

VIDEO | Faux Watercolour Background

Hello there, today I have a tag to share with you using the Altenew Mini Delight Dainty Calla Lily Stamp & Die Set along with a faux watercolour background. I do like traditional watercolours, but sometimes it is easier to get ink pads out to create a faux look instead. 

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I did create a card version of this tag, which you can see over on my Instagram account here. I actually came up with the card idea first and then decided to make it in to a tag for the Altenew YouTube Channel. Usually I think of the tag designs first and then make them in to cards, so it was nice to do it the other way around this time! 

For the background, I started off by adding ink blending to a panel of watercolour paper with Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools. I used Teal Cave in the middle, followed by Persian Blue, later intensified with Sapphire and then Midnight Violet in the corners. Using the Altenew Fine Mister - Perfect Craftroom Companion, I spritzed on a liberal amount of water so that the inks blended together. 

It was dried with a heat tool and then I went back over the panel with the same inks and blended more on top. I then splattered on a few water droplets and let it sit to dry. Once dry, it was die cut using the Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set. I took the Altenew Mini Delight: Dainty Calla Lily Stamp & Die Set and stamped the flowers on to watercolour paper using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink

I coloured the image with Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area) and then die cut out with the coordinating die. It was adhered on to the tag using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. The sentiment, from the Altenew Tiny Sentiments: Hello Stamp Setwas stamped on to black cardstock and heat embossed in white. It was cut in to a strip and added to the tag. To finish off, I added twine through the top of the tag. 

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the tag:

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 project. 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.


WOODLESS COLORING PENCILS: Stem and leaves - Shadow Creek, Grass Field, Limeade, Jet Black. Flowers - Moon Rock, Fresh Lemon, Maple Yellow, Paper Bag. 

I do really like the vibrant background with the less vibrant flower. I think it is a nice contrast. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great Sunday and a wonderful rest of the weekend! 

22 January 2022

Altenew | Paint-A-Flower Camellia Waterhouse Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today sees the release of this month's Paint-A-Flower stamp set from Altenew. This month is called Camellia Waterhouse and is so pretty! Ordinarily, I would colour these Paint-A-Flower sets, but I thought I would do something a little different today and do some emboss resist ink blending instead. We are celebrating the release with a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. Please see below for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


For my card, I started off by stamping the Altenew Paint-A-Flower Camellia Waterhouse Outline Stamp Set on to pink cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink. I then applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. Using an Altenew Large Ink Blending Brush, I blended on Rubellite and Razzleberry Ink from the Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Ink Set


Using an Altenew Small Ink Blending Brush, I blended on Altenew Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink to the edges. I removed the excess ink from the embossing powder with a dry cloth. The panel was then splattered with Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray and set aside to dry. Once dry, It was adhered to an A2 white card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set and heat embossed it on to black cardstock. It was cut in to a strip and added it to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Sparkling Clear Sequins. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrive here from the wonderful Teri Wilson. Next on the hop is the fantastic LauraJane. If you get lost along the hop, or want to start it from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:


$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 28th January 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 30th January 2022.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop and a great weekend! Take care!

20 January 2022

Spellbinders | Birthday Bloom Wishes

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using Yana's Blooms Collection from Spellbinders. The whole collection is absolutely stunning and I have combined three different sets on my card today. 

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I started off by taking a panel of Simon Says Stamp 120lb White Cardstock and foiled Spellbinders Magnolia Glimmer Blooms Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set on top with Spellbinders Silver Foil using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. I then coloured the blooms with Copic Markers (V17, V15, V12, V01, V000) and die cut it out using the coordinating die. 


I took another panel of the same cardstock and foiled the splatters from Spellbinders Splatter Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates in Silver Foil also. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with thin foam tape. I then added the magnolia on top with more thin foam tape, cutting the edges off with scissors where it overlapped the card base. 


I took the birthday die from the Spellbinders Yana's Layered Script Sentiments Etched Dies Set and die cut the word from Spellbinders Royal Amethyst Cardstock 4 times with adhesive sheet on the back. I cut the shadow from vellum. I layered up two of the words on top and then two underneath to adhere it to the card. 


I then foiled the 'wishes' from the Splatter Sentiments set on to more Royal Amethyst Cardstock with Silver Foil. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essential Gems

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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.



That bloom is so beautiful and I can see myself using the those splatters and sentiments on so many different cards! I know that magnolias aren't normally purple but I thought it would look nice with the silver foil. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely day, take care! 

18 January 2022

Friend, You Got This!

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Simon Says Stamp Chevron Pattern stamp. This is a 6" x 6" background stamp that is perfect to work with lots of other elements. I simply paired it with a sentiment today. 

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I started off by stamping the Simon Says Stamp Chevron Pattern Stamp on to white cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied WOW! Bright White Embossing Powder and heat set. Using Simon Says Stamp Blending Brushes - Large, I blended on Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in (top to bottom) Dried Marigold, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet and Villainous Potion

I removed the excess ink from the embossing with a dry cloth and then cut the panel down to 3.75" x 5". It was adhered to an A2 white card base with thin foam tape. I die cut the Simon Says Stamp Big Friend Die three times from white cardstock (with adhesive sheet on the back) for the main word and once from vellum for the shadow. They were layered up on top of each other and added to the card with Bearly Art Glue. 

I die cut small flowers from the Spellbinders Petite Floral Potpourri Die Set and added them to the card (two die cuts high). I then took the sentiment from the CZ Design Reverse Sentiment Strips Happy Set and cut it using a Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Label Die. I painted the sides with Memento Tuxedo Black Pen (to cover the white core of the paper) and adhered it to the card with more thin foam tape. To finish off, I added Little Things from Lucy's Cards Soft Black Pearls to the flower centres. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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 purple looks a bit odd in the photo, like the ink blending is patchy, but in real-life it is perfect; so I am not sure what happened there! There is actually a new release from Simon Says Stamp hitting the shop tomorrow, so be sure to keep your eye out for that! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a lovely day! 

15 January 2022

VIDEO | Altenew Tag Shaped Card

Hello there, today I have a tag shaped card to share with you using the Altenew Candystripe Cosmos Layering Stamp & Die Set. This is such a beautiful floral and I thought the shape of it would work well on a tag shaped card. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


To start with, I took the outline of the Altenew Candystripe Cosmos Layering Stamp & Die Set and stamped it on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. I then stamped the layers on top. What I love about Altenew sets is that you can use the outline on it's own or use the layers. You also do not have to use all of the layers and can just use some. 

I stamped the flower petals using Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks - Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious and Razzleberry. For the flower centre, I used Altenew Golden Sunset Crisp Dye Inks - Sunray and Snapdragon. For the stem and leaves I used Altenew Green Fields Crisp Dye Inks - Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen. 

When I went to die-cut the image out, I realised that I did not stamp the stem in alignment, so I ended up fussy cutting the image out with scissors. In the video, I show how you can stamp and then die cut making sure that it is in alignment. I die cut two tags from white cardstock from the Altenew Terrific Tags Die Set for the card base. On one, I stamped the sentiment from the set with Obsidian Pigment Ink.

On the other, I scored towards the top to make a hinge for the card base. I then adhered the tags back to back at the hinge. The flower was adhered on top with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I added Altenew Cherry Blossom Enamel Dots and then finished off by adding twine through the top and tied in a bow at the front. 

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the card:

If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch it here on YouTube. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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.


Do you like creating shaped cards? I usually go for circles but tags make great shaped cards too! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

14 January 2022

VIDEO | MFT Birthday Cupcake

Hello there, I am over on the My Favorite Things YouTube channel today sharing a card using the Frosted Cupcake Die-namics, along with a subtle but sparkly background. 

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I started off by die cutting the components of the MFT Frosted Cupcake Die-namics from MFT Cardstock. I used Chantilly Cream for the frosting, adding shading to it with E51, E50 and 0 Copic Markers. The wrapper was cut from Cotton Candy and Ripe Raspberry Cardstock. The candle was cut from Smooth White and Ripe Raspberry cardstock and the flame cut from Lemon Drop Cardstock with shading usisng YR16, Y17 and Y13 Copic Markers. 


The pieces were assembled using MFT On-Point Precision Glue. I then took a panel of white cardstock and placed the one of the stencils from the MFT Card Sized Confetti Stencil Set on top. I masked off the excess circles and then added a layer of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste on top. I removed the stencil and let the panel sit to dry. 


The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner and the cupcake added on top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the MFT Essential Sentiments Set and stamped it on to Black Licorice Cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with a combination of foam tape and thin foam squares. 

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the card:


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

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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 background being subtle but still adds some sparkle and added interest to a CAS card. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day and a great weekend! 

12 January 2022

Altenew | Craft Your Life Project Kit: Feathered Lilies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today sees the release of this month's Craft Your Life Project Kit called Feathered Lilies and it is so pretty! Lilies are my favourite flowers and this kit really makes them pop! there is more information on the kit below but as always, the kit consists of a stamp set, die set, stencil and embossing folder. We are celebrating the release of the kit with a fun blog hop. Please see below for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



For my card, I started off by stamping the large lilies bouquet from the Altenew Craft Your Life Feathered Lilies Project Kit on to white cardstock with Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. Although this image would be stunning to colour, I decided to use the Simple Coloring Stencils in the kit to colour my images with inks. 


I used Altenew Small Ink Blending Tools and Altenew Sugarplums Crisp Dye Inks for the flower petals, adding in a little Shades of Purple to brighten them up a little. Altenew Fall Harvest Crisp Dye Inks for the stamens and Altenew Green Fields Crisp Dye Inks for the leaves and stems. The image was cut out with the die set in the kit. 


The image was adhered to an A2 white card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I then took the sentiment from the stamp set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with layers of more black cardstock (for a little dimension). To finish off, I added  a few Bubbles from my stash. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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.



CRAFT YOUR LIFE PROJECT KIT: FEATHERED LILIES


Floral beauty and messages of love all in one! The stamp set features a beautiful bouquet of lilies, elaborate leaves, and baroque elements. The minimalist style is a colorist's dream, as it provides plenty of open space to add coloring and shading. Not a coloring enthusiast? Our coordinating coloring stencils make adding color sweet and simple. Finally, we have maximized this stamp set with tons of sentiments so you can stay in touch with your loved ones. The kit features a 6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set, coordinating Die Set, set of 3 6" x 6" Simple Coloring Stencils and a 6" x 6" 3D Embossing Folder. 

BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspirational blog hop (see below for prizes!). For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fabulous Danielle Dunlop. Next on the hop is the wonderful Teresa Litchfield. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog


GIVEAWAY:


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 18th January 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 20th January 2022.


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

11 January 2022

Spellbinders | January 2022 Large Die of the Month

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club Kit. If you have followed me for a little while, you will know that I usually work with the Small Die of the Month Club Kit. I decided to try the large kit this year and no doubt I will love it just as much as the small! If you are in the UK, make sure to check below for some exciting news!

The kit this month is called "A Pocketful of Love" and it features a beautiful intricate design that can be used as a pocket. What I love about the kits though, is that you can use them in so many different ways, so I went for a CAS design today. 

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I started off my card by die cutting the heart die from the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Club Kit from Spellbinders Snowdrift Cardstock three times. I then die cut the elements for the flower from white too. I wanted some dimension on my card but didn't want to use foam tape, so layered up cardstock instead. I added the flower elements on to the heart first, using Bearly Art Glue to adhere them. 

I then die cut the flower elements from colours of cardstock. I used Spellbinders Rainforest for the stem and leaves and Purple Mist, Lilac Blossom and Royal Amethyst for the flower head. They were adhered on top of the white layers. I then added the other two heart pieces behind for some added dimension. I took a panel of Spellbinders Onyx Cardstock and scored lines in to it. 

It was adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner adhesive. I then added the heart and flower piece of top with more Bearly Art Glue. I took the sentiment from Spellbinders Yana's Tiny Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set and foiled it on to black cardstock with Spellbinders Silver Foil and the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essential Gems

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the project. 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 that you will check out the Spellbinders Club Kits. It is a wonderful monthly subscription where you receive the kit each month. Designers like myself share inspiration using the kit at the beginning of the month to show you lots of different ways that you can use it. There are also lots of other club kits too, like the Small Die of the Month and Stamp & Clear Die of the Month (plus lots more!), so there is something for everyone! If you do subscribe, you will get other benefits from Spellbinders too. Please see here for more information. You can also buy older kits here too. 

GREAT NEWS! If you are in the UK, Spellbinders will now ship the kits directly from here in the UK for Club Kit Subscribers (Club Kits only). That means reduced shipping costs and no extra fees! Woohoo! If you have been putting off subscribing to the kits because of this, now is the time to do it! 

If you do want to get hold of this month's kit, you would need to subscribe by 24th January 2022 to receive it. Subscribers can cancel their membership at any time. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

10 January 2022

Hero Arts | January 2022 My Monthly Hero Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today we are celebrating the release of the Hero Arts January 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit and Add-ons. This month's theme is love and Valentine's but perfect for friendship and encouragement/gratitude projects too. I have two cards to share with you today - one using the main kit and the other with an add-on set. We are celebrating the release with a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. Please see below for more details. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


The Hero Arts January 2022 My Monthly Hero Kit features a beautiful ornate cover plate die. I didn't use it on my card but I did use the color layering stamp set in the kit to create a little scene. The foliage in this set can be used as whatever you like - leaves, flowers etc. I thought I would go with blue flowers for something a little different. 


I first stamped the bottom layer of the image with Hero Arts Cornflower Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then stamped the bottom layer of the branch with Hero Arts Soft Brown Shadow Ink, followed by the top layer in Hero Arts Cup 'O Joe Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. The top layer of the foliage was stamped in Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I cut the image out with the coordinating Frame Cut. 


I took a panel of white cardstock and added a light layer of Hero Arts Splash Reactive Ink to the middle with a Hero Arts Ink Blending Brush. I then stamped the swing on top with Cup 'O Joe Ink, followed by the two layers of the foliage. The butterflies were stamped beside the swing with Navy ink. The panel was adhered to an A2 white card base with thin foam tape and the branch piece popped up with another layer of thin foam tape. 


I took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on to Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with another layer of thin foam tape. 


My next card uses the new Peony Bunch set, which is an add-on this month. There is a coordinating die and also a stencil that can be used to colour the image, or can be used on it's own. I decided to colour mine with markers. I started off by taking the Hero Arts Peony Bunch Stamp Set and stamped it on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink


I coloured the image with Copic Markers (B39, B18, B16, B12, G29, YG17, YG23, YG01) and then die cut it out using the Hero Arts Peonies Bunch Frame Cuts. I took an A2 white card base and masked off the edges. Using Ink Blending Brushes, I blended Hero Arts Splash Reactive Ink from the top right hand corner and Hero Arts Key Lime Fizz and Green Apple Reactive Inks from the bottom left hand corner. 


I took the sentiment from the set and stamped in the top right hand corner with Hero Arts Intens-ified Black Ink. The peonies were then added on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Hero Arts Clear Enamel Dots

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.


MY MONTHLY HERO KIT:


Our January release was inspired by a trip to Paris, and the locks left by lovers and dreamers on the bridges there. This month's kit is great to get started on your Valentine's Day projects, but can be used to show friendship and appreciation throughout the year. The focal point is a gorgeous cover plate die, with ornate detail surrounding a keyhole. It can be used alone, or layered over any number of beautiful scenes. To get you started, we included a lovely Color Layering stamp set featuring a rope swing covered in inviting greenery. There are ink cubes which work well with the stamps, and the kit is rounded out with some iridescent red gems.

KIT CONTENTS:

6" x 8" Clear Stamp Set
3 Coordinating Frame Cuts
4.25" x 5.5" Fancy Cover Plate Die
1 Key Fancy Die
4 Ink Cubes (Key Lime Fizz, Taffy, Green Apple, Cup O’ Joe)
Red Iridescent Gems

The kit is valued at $80 but you can get it for only $34.99 (approx. £28 without taxes and shipping). The kits are limited edition and often sell out quickly. You can subscribe here so that you never miss a kit. International subscribers get a discount off shipping too! Kits begin shipping14th January 2022.

ADD-ONS:

There are lots of add-on products released each month. These are products that can work alongside the main kit or be used on their own. They are not limited edition and can be purchased when you buy the kit from Hero, purchased separately from Hero, or from you favourite Hero Arts retailer. Here is a look at them:


BLOG HOP:

As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspiration filled blog hop (see below for prizes!). For the hop, you should have arrived here from the fantastic Maria. Next on the hop is the amazing Mindy. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great time on the rest of the hop! Take care! 
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