A big Hero Woo Hoo!!

Thrilled almost beyond words! Check out the Hero Arts blog :)

My scrapbook page made the winners list!! And check out the fabulous winning card by Lousette Ashton - wow or what?! Congrats Lousette.

I used a lot less patterned paper than I usually do, which was a huge challenge for me!

Products used:

Patterned paper - Prima, K&Co and My Minds Eye
Plain cardstock - Bazzill
Metal frame, metal rimmed tag - Making Memories
Brads - HOTP, Queen & Co, Autumn Leaves
Adhesive crystals - Papermania
Stamps - Hero Arts (Thoughtful Messages, All Occasion Messages, Dolls, Hello Birdie and A3321 Cherish and S1838 Florentine Scroll Background (both older stamps)
Inks - Ranger, Versamark, ColorBox
Clear Embossing powder
Butterfly punch
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Brief how to:

  • Cut part bracket shape from subtly patterned cardstock (I used a piece of Crate Paper as a template). Stamp swirl background with Versamark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Cut patterned paper to size and attach photo.
  • Place both these pieces onto kraft cardstock, leaving equal margins.
  • Stamp scallop border onto blue cardstock and emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Cut to shape and layer two slightly different lengths to hide the join between the patterned paper and stamped bracket shape.
  • Stamp sentiments (or journal) around the edge of the kraft cardstock, adding gems for detail.
  • Layer onto green cardstock then teal cardstock (both colours tie in with the patterned paper).

  • Stamp the scalloped frame onto two pieces of cardstock. Punch out using a scalloped circle. Layer punched circles over the centres.
  • Add a stamped sentiment to the centre of one (dotting the 'j' with a gem). Stamp an oversized brad and set with embossing powder (I heated the brad after stamping, sprinkled with embossing powder then heated again). Attach slightly offset to the second layered flower.
  • Handcut stems and leaves from cardstock, attach to the page and zigzag stitch over for interest. Attach the stamped and layered flowers.
  • Punch out a small butterfly from green cardstock (to match the photo corners and create a small visual triangle of that colour) and stamp with a teal ink. Attach to page and add a gem to the body.
  • Create two large photo corners. I used a green coloured metal frame by Making Memories cut down. Emboss using embossing folder and sand to define the embossed pattern. Attach to the page.
  • Gut a small metal rimmed tag and attach patterned paper to the back. Stamp with a small image and hang from the bottom photo corner. Add the other two brads.

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