To honour that day in a crafty way, I have paired up with the lovely and talented Linda to showcase some wonderful Hero Arts stamps, using the Australian colours, Green and Gold. I know for sure that these colours I find hard to mix together, but it was a fun way to expand my crafting skills.
We decided to use any Hero Arts stamps to create our cards, without further ado here are my creations:
I took Kraft card stock trimmed to form a card, next taking the Hello Flags stamp, I stamped it a couple of times onto white card stock, colouring the flags in with my Copics, trimming around the few that I wished to use. Cutting a piece of white twine, I adhered the flags to the twine using foam dimensionals, then placed the flags onto the card, tying little bows of the twine and adhering to the ends of the flag banner. Adding scoring lines to the base of the card and stamping a sentiment from the Find Joy stamp set and pearls either side of the sentiment to complete the card.
This card I wanted to be a fun card and one that captured the true spirit of Australians. I took Kraft card stock, trimming it to size to form the card, next taking the Owl Trio stamp set and some Basic Grey patterned paper, stamping each of the owls onto the paper and trimming out, adding touches of Copics to the owls. I also stamped each of the owls onto the front of the card front and adhered each of the owls that were stamped onto the patterned paper using foam dimensionals and adding googly eyes to each of these sweet owls. I typed a sentiment on my computer and printed it out onto some white card stock, stamping one of the speech bubbles around the sentiment from the Write Your Message, trimming around the bubble and adhering to the card. Lastly, adding white gel pen top and bottom of the card.
This last card, I wanted to create a male card, which I know as always is sometimes hard to create. Taking the The Traditional Butterfly and stamping onto white card stock, colouring the image in with my Copics and trimming around the butterfly. Taking more white card stock, trimmed it to size and covered the entire card stock, using distress ink, antique linen, taking more distress ink, walnut stain and one of the stamps from the Earth Flowers stamp set, I stamped across the card stock, blending back over the stamped image with more antique linen, adding touches of black soot. I adhered the butterfly with Glossy Accents and set aside to dry. Trimming some Kraft card stock to form a tag, I then stamped the sentiment from Find Joy stamp set, I adhered all the pieces to a trimmed white card, lastly, adding 2 antique brads either side of the sentiment to complete the card.
So I hope that these cards along with Linda's cards give you some inspiration to take hold of the colours that sometimes you are not quite confident with and create something, just have fun with it, you never know how things will turn out.
Okay, I cannot hold my excitement any longer I am off to check out Linda's cards, come along with me and leave her some wonderful comments.