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Dec 13, 2018

A Fairy Wonderland with Hero Arts December Kit

Happy Thursday! A few days ago I received my Hero Arts "My Monthly Hero" kit and I finally had some time to ink it up! I am soooo loving this kit!

Zig Markers Pale Pink,  Flesh, Marker Green Gray all available in This Set //

It's never easy for me to create scene type cards, but today I decided to write up a "how to" so I can look back at this next time, when I forget again :-) Maybe it will be helpful to some of you too!

  1. Ink up mushroom from Hero Arts Set using Versafine Onyx, heat emboss with Clear Embossing Powder
  2.  Stamp mushroom on post it note, fussy cut and place as a mask over the embossed mushroom. 
  3. Place moon mask on card front.  (I used one of the nestabilities circle die cuts as the mask.)
  4. Ink up the complete card front using Worn Lipstick Distress Ink  starting at the outer edge usingan ink applicator.
  5. Add more ink to the card front, this time using Seedless Preserves ink, starting at outer edge, then add a little bit starting on the moon mask to add some ink around the moon. Use a light touch when inking, so you don't accidentally get too deep of a color.
  6. Use torn printer paper as a mask for the hill and ink up with Bundled Sage Distress Oxide, moving the torn paper to create more hills. 
  7.  Stamp dandelion from the  Hero Arts Kit onto the background around the mushroom using Bundled Sage Distess Oxide Ink again.
  8.  Splatter a few water drops onto the background to create an illusion of "orbs". I used a clean paint brush to splatter the drops onto the background. 
  9.  Stamp and heat emboss fairy on separate Bristol Vellum paper. Color with distress and zig markers. Fussy cut using Cutterbee scissors.
  10.  Remove mushroom and moon masks. Color Mushroom.
  11. Add fairy with pop up dots. 
  12. Add some glitter to the wings (I used the Sakura glitter pen that came with the My Monthly Hero Kit.)
  13.  Add "gems" - the ones I used came with the Hero Arts Kit.

The sentiment is part of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero December Kit, it has been stamped with  Versafine Onyx and heat embossed with clear powder.

I finished off the card by framing it with deep purple card stock (from Stampin Up) and then a white card base. This card is larger than the standard A2 size, this one measures approx. 6.5 x 4.5 inches. 

Here is a look at the complete Card kit. Isn't is gorgeous!! I really liked the past 3 kits but this one is my favorite so far!

The kit is still available for purchase if you are interested. It's $34.99 and as you can see, matching dies are included along with some pretty sparkly papers. 

My card fits these challenge themes so linking up here:
Paper Shelter Challenge  - Birthdays/Celebrations 
Crafty Sentiment Designs -  Celebrate
Cutie Pie Challenge - Add a little sparkle
Incy Wincy Designs - Create your own background
Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - Sparkle or Glitter

And there are lots of Anything Goes themes so linking up here too:
Crafty Creations 
Creative Moments  
Word Art Wednesdays
Lemon Shortbread 
Through The Craft Room Door
Artistic Inspirations -F
Crafting from the Heart 
CuteNCrafty Challenge Blog
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges 
Dragonfly Dreams 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
The Corrosive Challenges
We Love 2 Create  
A Gem of a Challenge 
Catch The Bug  
A Bit More Time to Craft 
A Perfect Time To Craft 
Crafts Galore Encore
Creatalicious Challenges 
Love to Craft

Thanks so much for visiting. PS: Don't forget about my "Crafty Wednesday Challenge" that runs until the end of this month. I am giving away a gift certificate to Mo Manning's digi shop to one lucky winner. You can read more about it here.

Edited to add: Hero Arts is having FREE SHIPPING on all US orders Saturday December 15th only. If you have been thinking about purchasing this kit, then this is the perfect time for it! 

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  1. A beautiful fairy card. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  2. A beautiful card Ellie - love the colour of the fairy's frock - that is exquisite

  3. This is soooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that fairy and the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. A magical card! Love the colours! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge - best of luck - Patsy

  5. Oh wow!!!! Loooove this card!!! :D How adorable! I agree with you it's a really fabulous kit! :)
    Your colouring on the sweet fairy and the background is just delicious with these delicate tones! Love the green dandelion as well the mushroom!

    1. Thank you Alice! I had lots of fun with it and the ink :-)

  6. What a beautiful card .Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  7. Oh my goodness you put a lot of work into this card, and it shows! It’s gorgeous!

    1. It was actually easy to make, once I figured out how I wanted everything placed. Fussy cutting the fairy took the longest, guess I could have used the die that came with the set, but I don't mind fussy cutting.

  8. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The PIP Challenge.

  9. Wonderful and Sweet image!!!
    Love that background to
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    welcome to Visit and Follow my blog
    Cicci With the Pen {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  10. So delicate and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” December Challenge. DT Monika.

  11. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pies.
    Sue x

  12. Love the dimension that is created. Thanks for sharing and participating in the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  13. She is very pretty and the sparkly wings are perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pies. Sarah DT

  14. What a lovely card , love it
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Corry DT member polkadoodles

  15. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use a stencil” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…

  16. So beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator


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