Friday, 23 May 2014

Hero Arts Be Happy card

Hello everyone,

Yay, another Friday has rolled around and we have another holiday weekend to look forward to. The weather around here is not too wonderful at the moment but I am hopeful that it will pick up over the weekend. We were supposed to be going to a barbeque at a friend's house tonight but the weather has put an end to that so it will be supper inside instead!

I saw that

Hero Arts Logo

are having their Spring Sketch Challenge, and as I have never entered a Hero Arts challenge before, I decided to play along


I chose to use the bottom left hand side sketch with the tag on and came up with this contribution

I decided to die cut a tag aperture in the card and place the tag inside. I inked the Papertrey Ink tag with a couple of blue distress inks and then stamped and embossed the flower image on top. The stamp is from the Hero Arts Poetic Prints Blossom Etchings set which I have had for many years and it was good to break it out again. The stamp has a very short flower stem and as I needed a longer one for this project, I extended it with a fine tipped pen. I watercoloured the flower with distress ink, and added some glitter in the centre to add a little bling. A sentiment from Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals, along with a couple of dots, finished the inside.

On the front of the card I stamped the Hero Arts cling Lattice background stamp and embossed it with clear powder for some shine and texture. I finally added a PTI die cut sentiment which I coated with a layer of Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.

I would also like to enter this into the
Addicted to Stamping - anything goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards challenge - use a tag
Dies R us challenge - May flowers
Casology - flower

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

Carol x


  1. This is such a beautiful card! I love the way you cut the tag from the card front & placed your tag inside. That really added a lot of interest! Beautiful coloring and I really love the dies you chose! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dies R Us for the May Flowers challenge!

  2. Totally lovely - great use of the die effect! Jo x

  3. Love your window card Carol! Fabulous

  4. This is such a fab card love that die Carol have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

  5. Wow what a clever creation! Love it Carol! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  6. Stunning card and the flower is watercolored so beautifully. Hope the weather gets better for your holiday weekend.

  7. Oh, it's a window card! How fabulous! So pretty, too!

  8. Beautiful colours. Love the aperture and added texture. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  9. Fabulous card. I love that giant flower. I think I will check out this challenge, too. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. A total winning design, Carol! I missed this challenge altogether, but I'll save the sketches to use, along with this amazing inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. very pretty & great sparkles on the flower.

    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  12. Really pretty card Carol. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CASology!

  13. What a beautifully colored flower!!! Love the card. The colors and the design are gorgeous. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

    Nadja DT

  14. So beautiful! LOVE the window aspect and your sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at ATS&M for Anything Goes.

  15. This is really gorgeous, love the cut out window to showcase the beautiful flower!

  16. What a fab card, love the window with the tag showing through. Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x


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Carol x


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