Saturday, June 20

Be Inspired - Be Yourself....

Thought it was about time I bought one of the fantastic Hero Arts stamp sets, this would be my first set (it's not easy picking just one from the amazing collection) and so I had a to have a go at the wonderful Challenge over on the Hero Arts blog "be inspired" which is also my first. Lucy Abrahms was the inspiration behind this card, I haven't cased just one but taken lots of her signature elements. Bright colours on Kraft and fabulous dimensional labels 1 frame.

Edited to add: Wanted to share a few of the techniques I have used here... the leaves I have stamped directly onto the patterned paper with versamark and heated with clear embossing powder, I then cut out and have adhered with a few of the leaves on dimensional foam. I have die cut the frame in core'dinations whitewash papers, embossed with cutb'g folder and sanded slightly. The bird I have stamped directly onto the base card, and two decorative papers, cut out and raised on foam. Thanks for asking and you're very welcome...



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Supplies: Kraft card: PTI; Core'dinations: whitewash; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row; Stamps: Hero Arts: Be yourself; Ink: Archival: Black; versamark; Die's: Nestabilities: Labels 1; Cutb'g: Embossing folder; Other: Clear EP; Hero Arts vintage collage Flowers; adhesive bling: Prima; button: BG; string: natural; 3D foam; Corner rounder;
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments, don't forget there's still time to enter my blog candy! Wishing all the father's out there a very special father's day, my OH is working so we're off out for tea, have a fantastic weekend, HuGs Kim x

21 comments:

Marja Sch said...

Wow what a wonderful card. So well done I love the birdy and his feet sticking out. Hugs Marja

Kelly Schelske said...

It's gorgeous Kim, love the dimension!

Hugs, Kelly

lottie said...

OOoh how I love this - it's very clever. The layers are brilliant, and the way you have put the buttons over the flowers petals is really clever

Dawny P said...

Kim, this is such a clever card chick. I absolutely love it. Can I ask you how you did your leaves please hun cos they are gorgeous. And your birdie is just fabulous. Hugs xxxx

Dolly said...

Just love this Kim it's absolutely stunning.:)xx

June Houck said...

This is so cute!!! I have to invest in kraft card stock. When I first started stamping, kraft was still popular, then it went out. Now it is back and as popular as ever and all I have left are some scraps. Your card is so inspiring. And speaking of inspiring, I gave you a shout out on my blog today :)

Julie said...

Wow love this! a fantastic card

Jane Wetzel said...

this is so cute..I really like the design on the Kraft..

Marla said...

Very cute card. Love the idea of clear embossing on pp and then cutting out. I'll have to try that!

Karen McPherson said...

the sentiment is wonderful... your card is what I needed today... I love the technique of stamping directly to pattern paper... I don't use it enough...TFS

Elaine said...

This is fantastic!

Marcea said...

wow, fab card hunny, so dimensional. Love those pink leaves - too gorgeous for words!
-x-

TaraG said...

Oh this is fab, hun! Love the sentiment and I love you fun whimsical style!
Gorgeous!

torico said...

What a pretty card! I love all details on this card.

torico XX

~amy~ said...

Love this...the sentiment is fab...

dawnmarieg said...

Hi Kim, love this, I am really fond of 'just sentiment' cards, beautiful, thought provoking words. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Valems said...

Thi is just beautiful, clean and elegant! I love the sentiment.
Vanja

Eva said...

WOW....Kim, you are soooo amazing!!!! This card is another masterpiece!!!! Love every bit of it, and now I want these stamps!! hehehhe...you are very very bad!

angeljakki said...

lovely card kim,
the image is so sweet and your colouring is fab x

Kath said...

loving this card Kim...it's absolutely gorgeous and woo.hooo get yourself over to Hero Arts Blog for a wonderful surprise....Hugs Kath xxxxxx

Max said...

Saw you mentioned on Hero Arts blog ... well done Kim, you must be chuffed to bits.
I only have one set of Hero Arts stamps too and they're sentiments but you're right it's not easy to choose just one.
Thanks for the techniques updates ... you're very kind to share your knowledge.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

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