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Coffee, Donuts and Pretzels with Hero Arts

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Coffee and Donuts (Hero Arts)

Autumn always brings the coffee themed cards. I struggle with masculine cards but these stamps and colours came together to create the perfect birthday for my coffee/donut/pretzel-loving friend!

I started out with repeatedly stamping the coffee cup, donut and pretzel from the Hero Arts City Adventure set with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink on some white card until the background was covered. I then coloured in the images with my alcohol markers, keeping to warmer grey and brown tones. A little Nuvo Crystal Glaze for the icing on the donut and the background was finished. I mounted it on an A6 top folding kraft card base to bring out the brown tones of the stamps.

Coffee and Donuts (Hero Arts)

I needed a simple greeting and the Happy Birthday speech bubble from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat setfit the bill. I stamped it in two tones of brown ink and clear heat embossed it to match the donut icing. I die cut with the coordinating dies and foam mounted it on the background.

I’ll have to try this again with some of my other stamp sets!

Check out my DT post over at Seven Hills Crafts Blog.

Birthday Parade with Winnie & Walter

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Birthday Parade (Winnie & Walter)

I’m on the Seven Hills Crafts Blog today keeping it simple with a one layer card featuring Winnie & Walter’s Party On stamp set. I’ve been getting back into practicing with my Copic markers so I really wanted the colouring to shine through on this one. Besides, who doesn’t deserve a birthday parade of musical animals on their special day?

Birthday Parade (Winnie & Walter)

I started out by stamping all four of the musical animals in the set onto an A6 side folding white card base using some MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, stamping the two outer animals first and masking them off to give the impression that they are in front of the others. I then masked off the ground just above their feet and blended on some turquoise ink in a gradient, before reversing the mask and inking on some brown to ground the animals. To give that added bit of texture I flicked on some clean water and dabbed the drops off with some kitchen towel.

Once dry I removed the masks and coloured in the animal musicians with my alcohol markers. I kept to the same colour scheme of teals, browns, reds and warm grays and then added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella over the animals. To give some more movement to the card, I stamped out several of the musical notes included in the set in some teal ink. To finish off, I stamped the sentiment in black ink underneath the musical parade.

Birthday Parade (Winnie & Walter)

Cute little birthday parade! Which animal is your favourite? I love foxes and I used to play the flute so I’m picking little Mr Fox on the end there.

Rainbow Birthday Hugs with HeffyDoodle

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Unbearable Birthday (HeffyDoodle)

The Unbearable Without You set is my second favourite set from the new HeffyDoodle release. Paired with a rainbow and some clouds, I think it makes a bright and colourful birthday card!

I stamped the adorable bear and the clouds onto some ClareFontane 210gsm DCP Paper using some Copic friendly MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I coloured them in using some E30/50 Copic markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies. I used the Rainbow dies from Paper Smooches to cut out a rainbow and again used some Copics in rainbow shades to colour in the rainbow stripes.

Unbearable Birthday (HeffyDoodle)

On a top folding A6 card base I blended some Distress Oxide ink in Broken China in the top two thirds. I then adhered the die cuts over the background with some liquid glue, stamped a sentiment from the set and covered the pieces in some Wink of Stella.

Unbearable Birthday (HeffyDoodle)

Clean, simple, but sure to put a smile on any recipient’s face!