Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The Card Concept 137 with Hero Arts

Welcome to my Design Team blog post for the Card Concept #137 challenge: "Fun at the Lake":

There were so many inspirational images in this photo, but I thought I would use my new Hero Arts stamp and go with just the lake and the fun at the lake!
The style of my card (as defined on the Card Concept blog post is:

#2. Clean and Layered

  • clean lines
  • lots of layers
  • designer papers/embossing
  • embellishments/accents
  • clean and fresh looking
  • some colored images at times
  • white space

The Hero Arts stamp set I used is actually a layering stamp. The pier is a 2 step stamp. 

I made a slimline using Neenah 110 lb. Classic Crest card stock. I cut a layering frame using my Trinity Stamps Stitched Card Panels and Windows. It measures 8 1/2" X 3 1/2". The white base is 8" X 9 1/2" and scored at 4".

I wanted to ink blend the background so that the "lake" only showed through the windows. Centering the frame onto the background I lightly traced around the windows so I knew where the color needed to be. Using Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon and my foam blending tool I ink blended in the window and just outside the pencil lines for a nice blue lake. Just one blending tool for blues.

Once the ink blending was dry, I set up my scenes with the stamps...the kids jumping off the pier, the Lochness monster with the ducks and the man & dog fishing with the flying duck. They were stamped with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink using my MISTI tool. Wonderful ink for a nice crisp black image! I finished with the sentiment "life is better at the lake".
The pier was stamped with the solid image using Simon Hurley's Woof! Grey Ink. The layering stamp with the wood grain images was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I fussy cut out the image and glued it to the bottom of the panel. The stamp with the buoys was stamped straight across the bottom with Versafine.
Lastly, I used Cave Crystals from Trinity Stamps to mimic bubbles in the water. In real life they look nice and shiny with an iridescence!

Such a fun theme this challenge and so many directions in which to go. Thanks for sticking to the end and I hope you play along with us. We love to see what you create!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Anita, this is perfect for our "Fun at the Lake" Challenge! Love how you took the theme to create this fun card :-) This will truly bring joy to the recipient for sure! I am so thrilled to be able to have you on our Design Team! We love all of your work and you are an inspiration, sweet friend- hugs!

  2. Oh Julie, what nice compliments! I do try and create a card on the spirit of the inspiration picture. Some fun ones coming up this summer! Thank you for all you do for us!

  3. I love silhouette stamps and you've created a great scene card with yours! Love your take on the inspiration board this week!

  4. Thank you Esther! It was fun to make...

  5. WOW!! This is fantastic!! That Hero Arts set is PERFECT for this challenge. I love your fun little vignettes you created on this. The addition of the dock is awesome!

    1. Thank you, Nora for all the great comments! I really appreciate you taking the time to post them!

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