Never stop dreaming card

Hello. Happy New Year.

I just wanted to say Thank You to each and every one of you who follow me, like and comment on my posts. It means the world.

Today I am sharing a card using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit for December 2018.

I started by arranging my stamps on to get a rough layout for my card. Once I was happy I stamped the two fairies and the ladybird on to Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Next I stamped the same images on to some masking paper and cut them out. I then placed the masks over these images. I could then stamp the flowers over the fairy and ladybird. Each time I stamped a flower I made a mask and added it to my scene.

You need to make sure the images you want towards the front or on top of something are stamped first.

Once my images were all stamped and masked I used Distress Oxide inks to blend a background. I used picked raspberry and salty ocean. Once I was happy I Spitzed it with water and lifted the water with a paper towel and then removed the masks.

Now I was able to start colouring. I used copic markers.

Once the images were coloured I added a sentiment and some falling dandelion seeds. I did this by stamping the sentiment in Wow embossing pad then sprinkled with Wow embossing powder super fine metalic platinum. I then used a heat gun to set it.

I finished off the card adding some sparkle to the wings of the fairies using the sparkle pen included in the kit.

I hope you like it. I am really happy with the scene.

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Take care for now.


Birthday Card

Today I made this Birthday card.

I stamped the balloon images from the Honey Bee stamps set Celebration Box on to a piece of watercolour paper and heat embossed with white embossing Powder.

I then used Distress Oxide inks squeezed lemonade and salty ocean to blend the background. I love how easily the Distress Oxide inks blend on watercolour paper.

I used a happy Birthday die and cut out the sentiment in white and black card then layered them before attaching. I then attached the finished piece to a card base.

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Quick clean and simple card

Today I went to visit my friend as she picked up her new cat yesterday. Straight away I thought of this cute stamp set from My Favorite Things which has the perfect sentiment. So I made a quick card for her.

I used Copic markers to colour the image and made sure the cat was the colours of her new cat Alfie.

I then did some soft ink blending on a card base using blue and green distress inks to ground the image.

I then stamped the sentiments to complete the card.

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Cats love boxes

Today I made this Birthday card.

I couldn’t resist putting a cat in the box as my cats love a box.

I used the stamp set Celebration Box with the coordinating dies from Honey Bee Stamps along with the cat from the Mama Elephant stamp set Page Huggers.

I stamped and coloured the images using copic markers. Then uses glossy accents to make the balloons shiney.

I stamped the border stamp for the card using Honey Bee Stamps Zen Floral stamp set.

I heat embossed the swirls and added small gems around the balloons too add some more textured interest.

The sentiment is from the Mama Elephant set Occasional Labels.

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Bright Birthday card

Good morning. I hope you are well. I have been poorly for nearly a week so not much crafting has been going on. I finally managed to find a little energy to make a card which has cheered me up.

I used the Mama Elephant stamp set called Page Huggers with the coordinating dies for this card.

I stamped three of the the mouse image with Memento tuxedo black ink on to some xpress-it blending card and coloured the images using copic markers. I also stamped and coloured two envelope and two present images from the set for the mice to hold.

Next I took a strip of watercolour paper and used distress inks to make the rainbow then spritzed it with water to create the distress look.

I stamped the Birthday sentiment from Mama Elephants Words Defined stamp set on to the rainbow and attached it to the bottom of a 6×6 white card base.

Next I attached the mice.

I added glossy accents to the glasses and used the C00 copic marker to ground them with a little light shading.

I hope you like the card.

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Christmas cards 2017

Christmas is fast approaching so I thought today I would post all my designs so far to give you some inspiration.

Above each design is the name of the main stamp set used for the card.

Most have an ink blended background and I find the Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders great to create snow drifts.

First up is little reindeer agenda by Mama Elephant.

Upon a star stamp set by Laen fawn

Hollys snowflakes stamp set by Mama Elephant

Christmas pageant stamp set by Neat and Tangled

A beary Christmas stamp set by Mama Elephant.

Fireside Friends stamp set by Newtons Nook

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Quick Christmas card

Today I made a quick Christmas card.

First I stamped snowflakes from the Mama Elephant stamp set Holly’s snowflakes on to a piece of watercolour paper using Emboss clear embossing stamp pad. I used Ranger white embossing powder to heat emboss the snowflakes.

Next I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink and went over the snowflakes to create a blue background.

I then dripped water on to make the distress background. I buffed the snowflakes to bring back the white of the embossing.

I made a small banner using a sentiment stamp from Lawn Fawn joy into the woods stamp set and cut out using a Lawn Fawn stitched border die and adhered it to the card. I attached this to a top folding card base to complete the card.

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