Another Fall Birthday Card

Had a lot of fun making this one for my brother’s birthday. I used a foiled piece done with my laminator for the background, then added black Distress Oxide ink to it. Wiped it off with a dry cloth so you would see the shine of the foil. The piece was a Gina K hot foiling background piece. I know it really isn’t supposed to be gears/axles, but that is what it reminded me of, so that’s why I used it. rest of this were from a Hero Arts Monthly kit from long ago that I loved. Had a lot of fun coloring the bird with Sakura Stardust Pens and some colored pencils. Added some of the Pops of Color drops. These are also what I consider fall colors, so I’m sharing this with the Shopping Our Stash Weekly challenge, as well as the Hero Arts Challenge Blog.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!


Fall Birthday Card

Have gotten quite behind on birthday cards, so worked on those, yesterday. Here’s one of the ones that I made following the Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge.

I pulled out my laminating machine and did some hot foil. The orange piece was a Gina K hot foiling background of dots that I used some sparkling orange foil on, then used a few orange Distress Oxide inks to color. The sentiment piece was another Gina K hot foiling piece that I did with gold Deco foil. Then used 3 different red Distress Oxide inks to color. It looks more red than pink or orange in real life, but not a bright red, as I was looking more for faded red. Used some darkish yellow card from MFT for the background with an Altenew embossing folder. Added a few sequins (red, orange, and yellow), added a bit of clear sparkle Nuvo drops and was done. Had fun making it and it is the differing color of changing leaves that you see in fall. Granted, we don’t see many of those in Phoenix, but I do enjoy seeing pictures of the beautiful changing leaves in other places.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Shaking Up Some Fun

When I was checking my email today, I saw that the new A Blog Named Hero challenge was anything goes. Also saw a couple of videos on different ways of doing shaker cards (I’ve tried more than those). And, a friend recommended the Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge as a great place for challenges. Their challenge, which ends today is to use hearts in some way. So . . . I had some fun.

Had some fun, as well as some frustration. I LOVE the color layering stamp sets from Hero Arts. However, they have these tiny little stamps for details that are next to impossible to line up properly because they are so stinkin’ small. The beak and eye detail stamp kept moving on me and never did quite line up properly.

I used their Color Layering Peacock, as well as their Color Layering Koi sets. The sentiment is from the Koi set. I also used some Distress inks to blend the background and do the peacock. The shaker uses a shimmer sheet and lots of shaker elements from who knows where. There are several heart pieces in the shaker elements. You can actually see some of the orange ones in this picture.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today. Have a wonderful week.