We are mid-way through the challenge over at A Blog named Hero and its all about shaped cards! Shaped cards can be any shape that is not a regular rectangle. I have a really fun inspiration for you to today!
Our summer is almost over in my part of the world but it sure doesn’t feel like it! Just a week ago, we had a record high in temperature for the year. I wanted to create a project inspired by the warm weather!
For the background of my card, I pulled out the Beach Heroscapes stamp set from my stash. I have been wanting to use this color layering stamp set but for some reason never got around to doing it.
I stamped the first layer with an Ombre Ink in Mint Julep to Emerald Green. The second layer with Mermaid Ombre Ink. Then I die-cut it out using the 4″ diameter circle die from the Circle Infinity Nesting die set.
For the card base, I used the same die but this time I added a smaller one to create a window. I placed it a little off-set from the fold of the card base. Then I did some partial die-cutting. I removed the second die and then used the bigger die to cut the other half of the card base. The fun thing about this design is that you can create almost any window shape and even make it a shaker card too! I have a more detailed tutorial on how I created this linked below.
The fun thing about this design is that you can create almost any window shape and even make it a shaker card too!
To create the frame for the window, I die-cut a piece of acetate and two pieces of plain cardstock for some stability. I sandwiched the acetate by adhering it in between the two layers of cardstock.
I adhered the stamped beach image to the flap at the back of the window of the tri-fold. Then it was then I realized that I had forgotten to add the “sand” so I took my embossing pen and used it to trace the shoreline and then used the edge of the embossing ink pad to fill in. I sprinkled some the sand embossing powder all over the panel and heat set it.
I created the woodgrain frame by die-cutting the circular frame out of Decorative Wood Grain paper. I ink blended two colors of ink – Sandstone & Cocoa to give it a realistic wood effect.
I adhered the rings on the frame in the following order: plain cardstock ring, then acetate circle, followed by another cardstock ring then the woodgrain frame.
The images I used for my card is from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2021 kit. I colored the man with the Ukelele, coconut tree and flowers with Zig Clean Color Brush markers and adhered it to the front of the frame. The stamp set had an image of a little hut which was a perfect addition to my scene.
On the inside of the card, I stamped “Uke are the Best”, a fun play on words that fit the theme of the project.
I’m entering this project in the Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge “Fun in the Sun”.
Thank you so much once again for dropping by my blog. I truly appreciate it! I can hardly wait to see what you create for our challenge! You can win a US$50 or a US$25 gift voucher from our very generous sponsor, Hero Arts!
‘Til next time!
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