Hello there! It’s me, Cha. Today I’m up at A Blog Named Hero with another card with this Cute Challenge for this August 2020. Remember to use Hero Arts products to join us in this challenge. This challenge will end on the 10th of September. For me, cute cards mean cute critters or animals. So, this card is with a dog in the sky. I know many crafters have lost furry friends. My dog, Tara is 11. I cannot imagine how hard would be to be without her. So, this card is for those dogs that are barking in heaven.
First of all, I picked a 4,25 by 5,5-inch Hero Arts Canary Premium Cardstock (soft yellow cardstock) to create the background. I placed the stencil on the cardstock and held it with masking tape temporarily. The stencil that I used is called Hero Arts Sun Background stencils. I blended some Distress Oxide inks using an Ink Blending Tool, you can use a blending brush or sponge dauber. The inks that I used were Distress Oxide Squeezed Lemonade and Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. You can also use Hero Arts Reactive inks. Later, I sprayed some water to the background and dried with a cloth. Also, I trimmed the sides of the panel with Tim Holtz trimmer. I left this piece aside to continue with other elements.
Later, I die cut a cloud on Hero Arts Dove Premium Cardstock (white cardstock) from the Cloudy Sky Scene Die. I adhered to the bottom of the background that I’d created earlier with some Foam Tape.
I used my Mini MISTI Stamping Tool to stamp several times the dog and the balloon from the Birthday Paw-ty stamp set. I stamped the dog with the Hero Arts Intense Black ink and colored both images with Copic Sketch Markers. I used E31, E33, E79, 100, R27, R46, R89. I also added some white dots to the birthday hat that this dog wears, some black to his eyes, and some shimmer to the balloon. I added these elements on top of the cloud using adhesive tape and a piece of the adhesive foam circle.
For the sentiment, I also used the Mini MISTI Stamping tool to stamp the sentiment several times with Versamark ink on Hero Arts Black Pitch Premium Cardstock (black cardstock). Before stamping, I applied an Anti-static tool to avoid the powder adhered to other parts of the card that I did not want. Then, I added some Hero Arts White Embossing Powder and dried with a heat tool. I repeated the process twice. I cut myself the sentiment around the letters and added to the bottom of the card with adhesive foam strips.
To finish this card, I added some balloon sequins that came with one of the past kits of Hero Arts although it is discontinued you can see the sequins HERE if you could find something similar. These sequins were pink but I decided to color them red to fit with the colors of the card. I colored these balloon sequins with Copic markers and added them to the card.
And this is my card for this challenge! I hope you join us with this challenge! You can visit my blog if you are interested in more inspiration!
Thank you so much!