Saturday, October 22, 2016

Just keep swimming!

Hi Stampers!
Ali here with you to share a card that I really need to send to myself.  Life gets super busy and sometimes things look dismal but thank goodness we have our hobbies to keep us afloat.  I love this set by Hero Arts called Color Layering Goldfish.  

There are so many fun things you can do with this set and I can't wait to get the matching dies!    
Hope you all have a great day and don't forget that you still have time to join our challenge using 

Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Merry Christmas with Hero Arts

 65 days until Christmas, can you believe it?! I know I'm not going to be ready! At least my cards might be done... Kristina here today with a fun geometric design for this months challenge!

I used assorted sized circle dies to create a little cascade of circles to highlight my greeting.

For my greeting, I took a plain white piece of paper and covered it with Versamark and Gold Embossing Powder, heat set and let dry, then ran it through the die cutter with the Merry Stamp n Cut die.

To finish I stamped and heat embossed the rest of the greeting right onto the card.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A ship...but not

Hi friends!

I'm here today (a little late--my apologies! Technical and life difficulties) with a card that fits in perfectly (if I may say so myself) with the current theme of 

So here's my card

I took the little ship image from the Hero Arts set below, and set to work stamping it MULTIPLE times :)

I then coloured using both the 02 (or 01) shades of four colours, and then the 08/09 shades too.

The sentiment needed to be bold but not take away from that awesome design, so vellum was the answer :) A little heat embossing and voila!

It's actually even brighter in real life than in the photos, and the Wink of Stella glitter all over the shapes looks amazing in the light!

I thought they kinda looked like Christmas decorations so of course I needed to get a head start of my christmas cards!

Hope you like!

You've got a few days left to join us for the challenge, so please enter! We'd love to see your spin on the challenge theme

See you again soon!

Linda xx

Monday, October 17, 2016

Wishing you a sparkling holiday

Hi stampers!
Ilina here today with a Holiday card for you. The theme for October is Geometric, so as part I used the Hero Arts circle infinity dies. I used to cut the circle and emboss few concentric circles around. 

I used the Color Layering Deer set and the coordinating dies for the main element (the deer) and stamped it using : Soft Brown, Caramel, Cup o' Joe and Intense black, then I assembled my card. In the background I used some gold glitter paper.

Hope I've inspired you to create something today and participate in this month's challenge for a chance to win Color Layering Grateful Leaves set from Hero Arts provided by A Blog Named Hero.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thank You Harlequin

Happy Sunday to you! Lisa here, with my take on this month's geometric challenge. Let me start off by telling you that this month we are focusing on Hero Arts, because we love them, and that the winner of our challenge will receive the Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful Leaves set. It's gorgeous!

My card is pretty simple, just labor intensive. I picked a rainbow of colored cardstock and spent a lot of time die cutting this diamond. Once I had enough cut out I started assembling onto a sheet of printer paper that I'd covered with adhesive.

Trimmed off the overhang, and adhered the entire piece to the front of a card. I was not trimming off any extra, as a lot of time went into this. I'd cut the sentiment die four times from cardstock and adhered them to each other to make a thicker embellishment. Did a light layer of glitter marker over that and then a layer of glossy accents to seal that in and add some shine.

Since this card is so "busy" with its background, I didn't add any other embellishment. This was really fun to make, and I think I'll make another or two. Check out your die stash to see if you have any dies that will work for this. I think you'll enjoy making one.