Tuesday, 14 November 2017

New stamps ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Over at A Blog Named Hero Challenge the current theme is to CASE a designers card or project. Thankfully I have this stamp which was a recent purchase that I was able to buy because I got a really great offer and I didn’t intend to use the stamp for Christmas because I wanted it for my landscape scenes and here is the first card I’ve created with it …

I created an A6 card for a change!
It has some depth and texture too
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
I copied Kimberley Rendino’s card
Addicted-to-Stamps-Challenge #157 Use more than one stamp:
I used four lol!

This was a quick to make card because it is a Hero Arts layering stamp. Working out the order of the colours to stamp with was the longest process with this card. I remembered to stamp onto scrap paper so no card was wasted but it did take me time but I think it was worth it lol! These are the steps:

1. I put Pebeo blue acrylic paint onto my craft mat and lightly sprayed it with a water. I used a make up sponge to apply the paint to my piece of card and I left it to dry naturally.

2. Using snippets of Kraft card I stamped the four layers of deer using Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy Distress, then Vintage Photo Distress Oxide and finally Walnut Stain.

3. I used two different snowflake stamps and Picket Fence to stamp on the acrylic background. I carefully dried the ink on the background because the stamping with Distress IP onto acrylic means the ink stays wet – so I dried the snowflakes and I was careful not to let the acrylic paint bubble.

4. I die cut the black banner from a snippet and stamped the sentiment with Versamark and white EP. I fussy cut the deer and added the sentiment and deer onto my card. I used a little Stickles glitter glue to give some bling to my card and I added three dots to the banner too.

I did make sure that I created a couple of backgrounds so that I can use them later in the month, I am getting on much better with acrylic paints right now and that’s why you are seeing them so much more on my projects because I am loving the fact that if the background gets damp the acrylic paint won’t run which is a real bonus lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Hero Arts CL985 Deer Layering stamp set
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Scenic Ornate Snowflakes stamp set
Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine sentiment stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Sara Davies Shabby Chic Signature Range Cherished Memories metal die & stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; anti static pad; sponge

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm A6 card
Snippet: black card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo acrylic paint
Distress IP: Tea Dye; Brushed Corduroy; Walnut Stain; Picket Fence (snowflakes)
Distress Oxide IP: Vintage Photo
WOW white EP
Platinum Stickles Glitter Glue
Versamark IP
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Yvonne Garner said...

Just stunning! Love your background and the deer looks so authentic. Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!

Creative Lady said...

Beautiful CASED card! Thanks for playing along with A Blog Named Hero.

Cara said...

This is so pretty x

Esther Asbury said...

I love that pretty blue background you created to showcase your sweet deer! Perfect pairing of sentiment and image!
I'd love for you link this up to the Cropstop blog where anything goes as long as you use something from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)
You can check out the current link party here:

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 359 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at our USE MORE THAN ONE STAMP challenge at Addicted to Stamps, hope to see you again next challenge..♥
{aNNie}DT Addicted To Stamps Challenges

Kelly Szafron said...

Lovely Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your card with us at A Blog Named Hero.

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Many thanks for sharing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Emily Midgett said...

This is lovely! So serene and mystical. Thanks so much for playing along over at A Blog Named Hero!