Archives for June 2014
There are so many ways to recreate the Bokeh effect, and our design team has some beautiful samples to share with you:
It’s Cris here with a post full of masculine cards, as Father’s Day is just around the corner for some of you.
I decided to start with the DIY dad:
That handsaw cut file from Hero Arts for the Silhouette is perfect for this kind of card, and I decided to use silver foil paper ,from DCWV, for the blade. It’s SO shiny!! Love it!
For the background I used the Designer Woodgrain stamp, from Hero Arts also, and some brads. I added a piece of washi tape from Findingnana under the sentiment for contrast.
There’s so much dimension in this card:
For the next card, I decided to follow the watercolor trend:
And my final card, I guess it would be for the geeky dad:
I blended some distress inks over watercolor paper with the inking tool, and added some white splatters. After it dried completely, I white embossed the heart and colored some of the stars with a silver pen from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft.
For the sentiment, I used words from the same stamp set “Written in the Stars”. I love the font, so for the “YOU, DAD” I used some of the other sentiments in the set, by masking the parts I didn’t need before inking.
So that’s all from me. I just want to remind you that there’s still time to play along with our current challenge:
As always sponsored by the amazing Simon Says Stamp:
And this month we are collaborating with Findingnana and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, so go check them out if you haven’t already, because their products are so good 😉
Thanks for stopping by!
Its Teresa here today with a video tutorial on how to make this cute treat holder! Since our latest challenge is to make anything but a card, I wanted to show you a little packaging idea this Father’s Day! This holder has a wide base perfect for larger treats such as this gusseted tea bag. I was thinking of giving away some tea for Father’s Day at work so I came up with this packaging idea for my co-workers.
I stamped the leaf image with white pigment ink and went over it again with a colored dye ink, slightly off centering the image, to give me a faux letter pressed look. It will probably look even more like letterpress if they were stamped closer together. The result is a really nice pop out of your image. This technique is great to use on darker card stocks. I colored the tag part with Faber-Castell‘s Aqaurelle pencils, which are great if you’re new to coloring because they are very blend-able and can also work without water.
I hand wrote the TEA because the stamp set only had the ‘Coffee’ 🙁 I added a Velcro fastener coin to my holder just for extra security. To finish, I added some Lawn Fawn trimmings that I tied into a bow at the front to secure everything together.
Sarah here and if you have seen my previous solo posts here on A Blog Named Hero you will know that I love creating cards for the boys so Father’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to make some more!
We have some fab products to play with this month from Finding Nana and Faber Castell Design Memory Craft.
Thanks for stopping by – see you again soon!