Friday, September 20, 2019

Make A Wish Before It's Too Late! | Crafty Friends Blog Hop ft Hero Arts

Hello!
It's time for another Crafty Friends Blog Hop!  This month, we have chosen to feature HERO ARTS!  Hero Arts has been around for over 40 years, is a Certified Green Business, AND Hero Arts was one of the first companies I (and many, many others) was ever exposed to in the rubber stamping world!  Hero Arts was kind enough to offer our hoppers a coupon code - good for September 20th & 21st only.
The instant I saw the Dragons & Unicorns Stamp Set, this card sprang to mind.  There is a coordinating die set as well, but as this is a one layer scene, I did not use them for this card.

The Crafty Friends are at it again, this month we're hopping featuring products from Hero Arts.  Get the full product list, along with all the details about this adorable, charred, card, on the blog.

To begin, I stamped the images onto a card front piece of white card stock.  Then I stamped them again onto some painters tape to create a mask.  Using my craft knife, I quickly cut out the images - they don't need to be perfect, we just make sure the lightest areas of the images are covered.  I put the masks on the images, and then put a strip of painters tape across the entire card front.  Using the Life Changing Blending Brush, and a cloud stencil, I inked clouds into the sky.  I used Tumbled Glass for all of the clouds, and added a little Mermaid Lagoon to the cloud lines closest to the "ground".  Then I carefully pulled up the tape, and put a fresh strip down, so as not to transfer any ink.  I inked Oatmeal Cookie beneath this tape line.  Once my inking was done, I stamped my sentiment.  I wanted to make sure that it was very dark and crisp, which is why I waited until after inking.

The Crafty Friends are at it again, this month we're hopping featuring products from Hero Arts.  Get the full product list, along with all the details about this adorable, charred, card, on the blog.

After the background inked, I colored in my images.  I used a very light touch with the pencils, adding multiple layers of color.  When each layer was complete, I used a little Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner to blend everything together.  This keeps the "tooth" of the paper intact, rather than burnishing with the pencil to blend.

Pencil Colors Used: 
02, 05, 08, 010, 014, 017, 020, 021, 023, 024, 025, 033, 034, 039, 041, 044, 047

Once the image was colored, I layered my card front onto another piece of white card stock, and then added this to a white card base.  I used my Punch Press to "chew" away a portion of the side of the card (this does go through all of the layers of the card).  Then, using a small sponge dauber, I inked that portion with Oatmeal Cookie, and Dark Roast inks.  A little dab of shimmer, from my Nuvo Shimmer pen, on flame was the final touch.  

The Crafty Friends are at it again, this month we're hopping featuring products from Hero Arts.  Get the full product list, along with all the details about this adorable, charred, card, on the blog.

I love this cute little birthday card, and hope my son-in-law will appreciate it!  Don't forget, there's only a couple of days to use the 20% off coupon code at Hero Arts.  
It's time to hop forward to Lydia's blog!  For your convenience, here's a handy list of the stops, in case you get turned around!


Sara Sherlock (You are here!)


Click the image below to head off to see what Lydia has created!  


Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies Used:
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5 comments:

  1. What a fun and oh so clever card!!!

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  2. I didn't see the burn area for a while because your coloring is amazing! Love this project, Sara!

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  3. This is just amazing, Sara! The background...the coloring...the burn. Every details is just perfect.

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