As a reminder this month's theme is "Signs of Autumn". This can be anything fall related, fall flowers, fall colors, fall activities etc.
I played some more with the September Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" stamp kit, and the cards are perfect for this challenge. If you would like to see a couple other cards I made witht this kit, simply click here.
Hero Arts MMH September Kit // Memento Tuxedo Ink // Copic Markers // Distress Inks: Broken China and Peacock Feathers // Xpress It Blending Card // Paper Piercing Tool Kit (retired)
I started out by masking the edges of my white card stock (I used Xpress It Blending Card) with painters tape, then inked up the square using distress inks. Next I stamped the sentiment "Life is full of Beauty" which is part of the Hero Arts MMH September Kit randomly onto the square, then removed the masking tape.
The flower was also stamped on Xpress it card using Memento Tuxedo ink, then colored with copic markers. This stamp kit comes with matching dies and I used it to cut out the flower. It was then attached to the card with pop up glue dots. A very CAS card, but I did add some paper piercing along the edges of the inked square for an extra detail. Framed with some Stampin Up card stock (sorry I don't remember the color name) to finish it off.
Challenges Card 1:
4 Crafty Chicks - Alcohol Inks (copics used)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Fall and a Sentiment
Through the Purple Haze - Bright Colors
CAS on Friday – Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - Anything Goes - Cards Only
Di's Digis Designs - Happy Fall
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Fall Festival of Colors
Hero Arts MMH September Kit // Versamark Ink // Ranger Gold Embossing Powder // Pearl Ex Powder // Memento Tuxedo Ink
To make the card above, I heat embossed the branch using Versamark Ink and gold embossing powder on black card stock. The single leaves were also embossed and the matching leaf die from the Hero Arts Kit was used to cut them out. I thought I would dig out my Pearl Ex powders for a change (haven't used them in ages!!) and simply added color to the leaves with a barely wet paint brush. I added a strip of matte gold paper from my stash to the side and stamped the sentiment on a white strip of paper. The single leaves were added with pop up dots.
Challenges Card 2:
Cards in Envy - Feels Like Fall
Cutie Pie Challenge - Shades of Autumn
Make My Monday - -Autumn Colors
Stinkin' Inkers - Leaves are Falling
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Some Texture (heat embossing and pop up dots)
Always Fun Challenges - Fall Colors
Cardz 4 Galz - Thoughts of Fall
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches
Daring Cardmakers – Emboss
Crafty Friends Challenge -Embossing
International Art & Soul - Nature
In case anyone is interested: this post features the September kit from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit subscription (which I just subscribed to a few weeks ago!) . It is currently availablabe for purchase while supplies last.
If you are interested in a kit subscription (can be cancelled anytime), you would start your subscription with the October kit if subscribed by 9/28 (In the past this has been Christmas themed but of course there is no way knowing yet what this year's October kit will look like!) If you are in the US you get free shipping with your kit subscription, shipping does apply to those outside the US.
The linky tool for this month's challenge has been inserted into this post, so simply link up your Signs of Autumn creation below. One lucky winner will receive a leafy stamp by Penny Black.
Please remember to leave a link back here in your blog post and you may enter up to 3 times. You may combine this with any other challenges!
Happy Stamping :)
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