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Hero Arts September Add-On Inspiration

Welcome everyone! Thanks for joining me today. I have an adorable card for you using some goodies from Hero Arts September Release 2021.

I couldn’t get over this cute chipmunk! And since crafting and card making is a magical place, I thought the dimensions didn’t really matter! Marigolds aren’t this big compared to a chipmunk (that I know of) but that is what makes it fun!

I first made my slim line card base using white cardstock. I then die cut a panel of Sand cardstock with a stitched die. You absolutely don’t have to cut using a die. It is quite easy without it but this just gives a little stitched detail. If you look closely you can see that I dry embossed the panel with the “Fall Leaves” stencil giving a bit of interest to the background. And I had to add a bit of splatter with white pigment ink and some Perfect Pearls in Gold. I set this aside to work on my other elements.

I stamped my chipmunk using Distress Oxides inks in: Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, and Black Soot. I then used the coordinating die to cut him out. For the Marigolds, I used Distress Oxide inks again because I knew that I wanted to heat emboss them. By using a pigment ink and clear embossing powder, I can get any color I need or want. It makes it easy and reduces the need to get different colored embossing powders. The flowers were stamped in Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon and the leaves in Forest Moss. For a little pop of color on the flowers and leaves, the same color was lightly blended on. The Marigolds were cut with the coordinating dies.

I used the “hello” sentiment from the My Monthly Hero (MMH) September 2021 to die cut a white shadow and 2 white sentiments for dimension. I cut the 3rd “hello” from a gold cardstock to pull in the gold spatter from the background. I arranged all my elements and adhered them using liquid adhesive and some foam tape. I wanted the chipmunk to hold the flower so I did cut around his paw just a little to achieve that look.

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I hope that some of these techniques and layering stamp ideas help those of you that have difficulties coloring or don’t like to color. I think they are simple but effective in making a beautiful card.

Have a great day my crafty friends!

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