Etikett: Flower Bord Garden

Springcard with Pearls/ vårkort med pärlor

This card is made with one of todays experiments with Hero Arts stamp Flower Bird Garden and the emboss resist technique. The papers that is used is from Maja Design’s collection ”Ska vi ta en fika?” (translates to ”wanna take a coffe?”).  The bow is tide with my homemade Bow Easy (there is a post with a template for those who are interested) and the butterflies are stocking butterflies bought at a fabric shop. The image is cut with nestabilities Labels 10 and the frame is created by me tracing around the die i cut with to make a smaller frame then taking the next sized die. The top horisontal paper is run through a currugator. All the papers have been distressed with either Dusty Concord or Peeled Paint.

The image is made by stamping the Hero Arts stamp Happy definitions with Shabby Shutters on a piece of paper and then clear-emboss Hero Arts stamp Flower Bird Garden onto the paper (make sure the letters are dry when in my case the distress ink stays wet for a while and therefore might take on embossing-powder on places were it wasn’t intended). Then I spongened (and something by take the foam-piece of the blending-tool) colored in the open spaces with Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick and Tattered Rose.

I’m entering this card for two challenges also, the first is Lily of the Valley Challenges (#90) and the second is The Sweet Stop (SSS102). The first one is simple a Spring Challenge and the second is a sketch.


Idag har jag gjort ett kort med en av de bitarna som jag lekte med tidigare idag med stämpeln Flower Bird Garden från Hero Arts. Alla papper på kortet är från Maja Designs kollektion Ska vi ta en fika?. Den översta horistontella biten är körd genom min papper korrugator och alla använda papper är distressade med antingen Peeled Paint eller Dusty Concord. Rosetten är knuten med hjälp av min nya fina handgjorda Bow Easy (Det finns ett inlägg med en mall för den som vill göra en egen). Motivet är skapat genom att jag använde nestabilities Labels 10 och stansade ut formen och sedan ritade runt dien så att jag kunde klippa ut en som passade som ram runt, på det sättet får jag en ram som passar runt motivet och jag får en som är mindre än nästa storlek på die.

Jag började med att skapa motivet genom att stämpla Hero Arts Happy definitions med Shappby Shutters och sedan embossade Hero Arts Flower Bird Garden med klart embossingpulver på detta. Jag färglade sedan motivet med hjälp en en svamp och distressfärger. Det här motivet är färglagt med Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick och Tattered Rose.

Jag är med i två olika utmaningar med det här kortet den första är Lily of the Valley Challenges (#90) och den andra är The Sweet Stop (SSS102). Den första är helt enkelt en utmaning med temat vår och den andra är en layout.

Embossresist with Hero Arts: Flower Bird Garden

I’m playing around with my Hero Arts stamp Flower Bird Garden. I first saw the stamp and this way of handling it on ScrapTime’s podcast episode 602, but you can also see it on Christine’s Blogg here.

I really like the effekt that she got when she used the letter-background so i made two like that and two with a plain background. All the sample has been colored with distress by using a sponge. I saw that Jennifer McGuire used the same technique but that she filled in some of the spots with white to get rid of the cracks that you can see on my ones. I do like the more rustic appearance i keep the cracks visible.I did take a wet que-tip for the areas that were the cracks were many and that had a lot of color just t tone it down but without removing all the ink (see the picture to the right). In the cases were i used the letter-background i did use Hero Arts stamp Happy definitions. I think that the letter ones has a softness to them that is really appealing.


  • Top-left: Leafs are peeled paint with shabby shutters on top, flowers are faded Jeans with Dusty Concord on top and the hummingbird are Dusty Concord, Pine Needles that have a coat of Faded Jeans on top.
  • Bottom-left: Leafs are shabby shutters and Peeled paint on top. The flowers are Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmelade mix together and the humingbirds are Pine Needles with a bit of peeled Paint to light it up.
  • Top-right: The letters are stamped with Shabby Shutters. The leafs are Shabby Shutters with Peeled Paint on top, the flowers are worn Lipstick with a think coat of Dusty Concord on top and the Worn Lipstick Again, some of the flowers got a touch of faded jeans also. And lastly the hummingbirds are tattered Rose and some of the greens that spilled over when coloring the greenery.
  • Bottom-right: Leafs are Shabby Shutters with Peeled paint on top, the flowers are all diffrent with combinations of Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmelade and Peeled Pant. The hummingbords are Pine Needles with a lot of Peeled Paint as shadowing.
  • The middle right: On this one i first distress the background-paper with Broken China and then clearembossed the image and distressed it with Black Soot.