Monday, September 18, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Mid month inspiration

Hello everyone,

It's halfway through our A Blog Named Hero collaboration challenge with CAS-usal Fridays and Hero Arts.  I know I say this every time but it's hard to believe how fast the month has gone.


For my card, I decided to watercolour.  I took a 3/4 inch brush and some watercolour paint and painted stripes vertically across the card base.  I only used one colour to do this. I let the first set of stripes dry a bit before going over them again and only did every second one to give it a two-tone look.
I stamped the Full on Floral set from CAS-ual Fridays and heat embossed it with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I also did the same for the sentiment from the It's Your Day stamp set also from Hero Arts.



Thanks for stopping by!  I how you'll head over to the blog and see all the amazing cards from the team and link up your own cards.  We love seeing what you create!  Don't forget to use our hashtag #ablognamedhero so we can see you on social media. 






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Sunday, September 17, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #99 - Autumn Colours

Hello everyone,

Our new AAA Cards challenge for the fortnight is Autumn Colours.  Fall is my most favourite time of year.  The leaves are changing and the air gets a little cooler and I get to wear my sweaters again!  

For my card, I started with the WPlus9 Autumn leaves stamps and dies along with the Big U set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the image on the kraft and white cardstock with distress oxide inks and Hero Art black dye ink.


I first stamped the leaves directly on the panel and added the outline with black dye ink. I took my MISTI and stamped the U and the sentiment a couple of time so that it would be nice and black. 


I then stamped and die cut another leaf and popped it up on foam tape and added it in the same place as the other one just to give it some interest.  To finish off the cards, I added them to the card base. 



We hope that you'll play along with us for a chance to win a stamp set (in stock) of your choice from our wonderful sponsor, Uniko.




Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)



Sunday, September 3, 2017

AAA Cards Challenge #98 - Creatures Great or Small

Hello everyone,

We are back with another AAA Cards challenge and this is one of my favourites - Creatures Great or Small.  There is a TV show that is called All Creatures Great and Small that my father-in-law used to watch all the time, so it made me smile when I heard the name of the challenge.

Now on to my card.  I used the critters from Lawn Fawn Elfie Selfie stamp set and the coordinating dies.  I coloured them in with my copics and die cut them out and set them aside.  

I took a piece of bristol card stock and picked raspberry distress Oxide ink and did some ink smooching.  I did this in stages. I added some colour then dried it with my heat tool, then did it again about two more times to get this effect.  I added that panel to the card base and then added the elephant directly to the base and I popped up the adorable mouse.  I added some Spectrum Noire glitter pen to the balloon as well as glossy accents. Once that was all done I added the sentiment from the tiny tags saying - birthdays with Lawn Fawn jet black ink and this card is done.


We hope you'll play along with us for this challenge.
Please remember that this is a CAS - Clean and Simple card challenge.

Our lovely sponsor HLS is giving you a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. 





I'm also entering my card in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge



Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)


Monday, August 21, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Mid-month Inspiration

Hello everyone,

I'm here with A Blog Named Hero and our mid-month inspiration for our current challenge with Wow Embossing Power.

I started with the Abstract Waves Stencil and added Versamark ink to it and the pressed it onto some white card stock.  I then sprinkled the Wow bonding powder and heat set it till it was shiny. While it was still hot I pressed the foil onto the panel and burnished it with my bone folder then pulled away the foil. 


I took the Hello die from the Hello Stamp and Cut set and die cut two of them.  With one I added the foil like the other panel and with the other die, I cut it out of black card stock and heat embossed it with Hero Arts clear embossing powder to give it some dimension.  For the rest of the sentiment, I used Hero Arts white embossing powder and heat set it onto black card stock. 



I took the foiled panel and cut it into strips and added foam tape and added them to a pink piece of card stock. I then took the embossed sentiment to the strips with my tape runner and then added the hello die cut.  Once that was all done I adhered the entire panel to the card base and called it done. 


We hope you get inspired and don't forget to head on over to the blog post to add your projects to our link up. 





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Sunday, August 20, 2017

AAA Card Challenge #97 - Masking

Hello everyone,

We are back again with a new challenge with AAA Cards! 

We are having fun with masking and for my card I started out with the planets from the LF set Out of This World.  I stamped the sun in the middle first and then stamped out again on a piece of post it note to create a mask.  Then I continued to do the same with the remaining planets. 


I used my copics to colour the planets and the heart and as I'm looking at them writing out my post, one looks like a watermelon!  LoL!

I used three different stamp sets to put the sentiment together.  The "you are" and the "WORLD" are from the Out of This World set, the "MY" and the heart is from the "Octopi my Heart". 

I took the Puffy Cloud border dies and cut out the top to give it more of an outer space feel.  I went to add it to the card base and thought it was missing something so I added as small strip of black LF card stock and that did the trick. 



I added the front panel to the card base with my tape runner and this card is done. 

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations and they are offering the following prizes:
  • $15 gift certificate for the winner
  • $5 gift certificates each to 2 randomly drawn participants, and
  • a 10% coupon offer for players



I'm also entering my card in the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge - Custom Sentiment. 

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!  


Coralynn  :)