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A Blog Named Hero – Geometric Challenge

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse again for the “Geometric” challenge for A Blog Named Hero.  This months we are using all Hero Arts products.2d1a7-ha_logo_nor

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I learned this geometric distress technique from the fabulous card maker, Laura Bassen in a Craftsy Course she teaches.  If you haven’t taken any of the Craftsy classes they are fabulous.  I like to send my cards to Send a Smile 4 Kids, so I made a kid friendly geometric card.

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I hope you’ll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our October “Geometric” Card Challenge!  See you there!

kathy

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Cards in Envy Challenge: “Purple & Green”

Happy Monday!  That means it’s time for a new Cards in Envy Challenge and this week we are celebrating “Purple & Green.”

Please make sure your card fits into a standard A2 card without any large lumps or bumps. The challenge will run through Sunday, October 30th and our design team will be choosing their favorite cards to feature on the The Cards in Envy blog.

For my card I used the My Favorite Things “Witch Way Candy” an adorable  stamp set I’ve been wanting to use for some time.  I colored all the images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them all.  The window die is also MFT and the background stamp is Hero Arts.  I finished up distressing the edges.

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I’m looking forward to seeing your “Purple & Green” entries this week!  I’ve also added this card into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #29 using this Mood Board.

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A Blog Named Hero – Friendship Flags – Geometric Challenge

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse here with a project using Hero Arts stamps for the “Geometric” challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

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For my card today I began by creating a rainbow background by gold heat embossing Hero Arts “Tiny Flags” and using distress inks in rainbow order. Geometric cards can really be fun as they create such sharp and clean lines. Using the Hero Arts Friendship Definition stamp as my base background, I chose a friend sentiment as my focal image.

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I hope you’ll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our October “Geometric” Card Challenge!  See you there!

kathy

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A Blog Named Hero – “Pop of Color”

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Hello fellow Hero Art’s Friends!

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here today sharing some inspiration for our “Pop of Color” challenge in collaboration with The Ton.   You have until the end of the day to enter this month over at A Blog Named Hero.  

Both cards were made using The Ton’s “Fall Foliage” set. This stunning stamp layering set is so great, I made two cards!  The first card is in line with our “pop of color” challenge and features the stamp layering technique from The Ton’s You-Tube video.  I personally used a Misti tool to make sure my layers aligned. For background leaves, I stamped only the final layer in the leaf set so my focal leaf “Popped” and added a Darice embossing folder over a diffuser for more “pop”.

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My second card features negative watercoloring taught by Dawn Woleslagle of WPlus 9 in Online Card Classes Intermediate course.  I am quite the novice in watercolor, but I really enjoyed using this gorgeous stamp with this technique.

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We can’t want to see what you’ve created for your “Pop of Color” over at A Blog Named Hero.  Have fun!

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A Blog Named Hero – “Pop of Color”

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Hello fellow Hero Art’s Friends!

Kathy, The Crafty Nurse here with you today for my take on a this month’s “Pop of Color” challenge going on all month at A Blog Named Hero.  This month we are collaborating with The Ton so you’ll definitely want to join.

For my “Pop of Color” card today I created a window using rectangle dies allowing for the beautiful Hero Arts florals to peek through.

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We can’t want to see what you’ve created for your “Pop of Color” over at A Blog Named Hero.  Have fun!

Bursting into Fall with A Blog Named Hero

Hello! Hero Arts friends!  

The Crafty Nurse here with another project using the Fall Color Layering set by Hero Arts for the A Blog Named Hero July “Masculine” challenge. 

For this card I broke out the Color Bursts using the oranges, reds yellows, and browns scattering them from dark to light.  I used the sepia as a watercolor to create a ground then stamped the tree using the Hero Arts fall ink cubes.  I stamped the sentiment and then ran the panel through an embossing folder for extra texture. 

There is only a few days left to enter.  We really want to thank Hero Arts for sponsoring this months challenge!  Happy inking! 

Sketch Saturday Challenge #421

Happy Saturday!  Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Happy Print Club an all access membership site that houses digital images.  Our winner this week is receiving membership as their prize!  Wow, how generous is that!  You have until Friday, July 22nd for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I took the Happy Print Club focal floral image and die cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched die. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment and leaf and finished off with the flag dies and design paper, also from My Favorite Things.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!  Oh, and don’t forget to stop by the Sketch Saturday Facebook Page and give is a like!

A Blog Named Hero – Masculine Challenge

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse here with some inspiration for the A Blog Named Hero July challenge. This month Hero Arts has stepped up to be our collaborative sponsor for our “Masculine” themed challenge.

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For those who follow my blog, you’ll know that fall is my favorite season of the year.  Now that Hero Arts has put together color layering packages with accompanying ink cube colors, I couldn’t resist Jayne Nelson’s Fall set which includes Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine, Lemon Yellow, and Strawberry.   


We look forward to seeing your “Masculine” cards this month and I’ll be back later on in the month for another collaborative project with Hero Arts.

A Blog Named Hero – Vellum

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse here with a collaboration project with Lil’ Inkers for our Vellum challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

The Modern Mehndi set from Lil’ Inkers is stunning when white heat embossed on vellum.  I colored the back of the vellum with Copic Markers and created a frame with the Lawn Fawn Stitched dies.  The background was embossed on vellum using sparkly powder and I popped up the flowers with foam tape.

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I hope you’ll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our June for our collaboration with Lil’ Inkers for the Vellum Challenge!

kathy

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Sketch Saturday Challenge #417

Today’s new Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by Robyn’s Fetish who is offering three (3) free digital images for our random winner. You have until Friday, June 24th for a chance to win.

Here’s the sketch:

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For my card I chose a great image from Robyn’s Fetish called “Sunflower 2” which I colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut.  I used an older spellbinders rectangle die as a frame and some of my favorite fall themed paper paper by Carte Bella. My sentiment is Hero Arts.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with using the new Sketch Saturday Sketch!

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