Hero Arts Layering Seahorse – Wishing You Oceans of Joy

Hero Arts Layering Seahorse Card
Today I am playing along with the Paper Players Challenge #353. It’s been a long time and this is one of my favorite challenge sites! I was happy to see that this week’s theme is CAS: Summer Fun in the Water — I just got the Hero Arts Layering Seahorse stamps and dies and they go perfectly with this theme!

Paper Players Challenge #353

This set includes stamps to create dimensional, multi layered, images of shells, starfish and of course the seahorse. The seahorse has 3 stamps — a base layer (with little detail), A middle layer (with more detail & shadows), and a top layer (with fine detail). I started by stamping the base layer in the lightest ink and worked my way to the top using darker ink on each layer.

TIP: Use second generation stamping or “stamping off” to get shade variations from a single ink pad. For the lightest shade simply ink up your stamp and then stamp off on scrap paper before stamping your good image. Because you removed some of the ink on scrap paper, the image will be lighter.

Hero Arts Layering Seahorse Detail

I blended Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress ink and flicked on a few water drops to create an area for the seahorse to live. Then I stamped a shell and the starfish onto the blended area. Using my MISTI, I positioned my sentiment perfectly on my card front.

I cut out the seahorse with the coordinating die, mounted it my card with thin foam adhesive and added a some iridescent sequins for a little sparkle.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

SSS=Simon Says Stamp  SBC=Scrapbook.com  AMZ=Amazon  CDD=Craftin Desert Divas  P&M=Paper&More  MFT=My Favorite Things  SU=Stampin’ Up!  BAS = Blick Art Supply

Hero Arts Layering Seahorse Stamps

Hero Arts Layering Seahorse Stamps

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Hero Arts Layering Seahorse Dies

Hero Arts Layering Seahorse Dies

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

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SSS

Ranger Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers

Ranger Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

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SSS | SBC

Distress Ink Twisted Citron

Distress Ink Twisted Citron

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Stampin' Up! Pool Party Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay Cardstock

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SU

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

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SSS

Darice 5MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

Darice 5MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

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SSS

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

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SSS | SBC

 EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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Summer Vibin’ with Craftin Desert Divas

Today I made another card with the Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin’ stamp set. This little mermaid is so sweet…almost as sweet as the little alligator I used on my card for the Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Magazine Summer Blog Hop. Truly, all the stamps in this set are so cute it’s really unfair to play favorites 😉

I started my card by stamping the mermaid with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Copic friendly cardstock and coloring her in with Copic markers. Then I cut her out with a pair of precision scissors leaving a small white border.

TIP: To get a the effect of scales on her tail, I dotted on different shades of BG, B and BV Copics.

I used Distress Ink and a blending tool to create my background. I started blending from a craft mat onto my card, adding more ink towards the bottom for a nice ombre effect. Then I used a paintbrush to flick on some water drops — because Distress Ink is reactive with water, anywhere the water lands becomes lighter.

It’s hard to see in the photos but, I also flicked on some Clear Wink of Stella giving the background a bit of shimmer.

I cut out my distressed background with a stitched rectangular die, mounted it on a slightly larger mat of purple cardstock and attached it to a white A2 card base.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiments on the purple cardstock with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. Then I cut them out with Lawn Fawn Sentiment Banner dies, trimming the strips to fit my card.

I attached the mermaid to the card with foam adhesive for some dimension and added some sequins with micro glue dots for a bit of bling.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

SSS=Simon Says Stamp  SBC=Scrapbook.com  AMZ=Amazon  CDD=Craftin Desert Divas  P&M=Paper&More  MFT=My Favorite Things  SU=Stampin’ Up!  BAS = Blick Art Supply

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

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CDD

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 80# Solar White Cardstock

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SSS

Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

Purple Grape Cardstock 100#

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CDD | MFT

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

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CDD

Ranger Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers

Ranger Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

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SSS | SBC

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BAS

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

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SSS | SBC

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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SSS | SBC

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

Ranger Blending Tool Refill Foam

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag 05847

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SSS | AMZ

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

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SSS

WOW! Heat Tool

WOW! Heat Tool

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SSS

Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

Lawn Fawn EXTRA SENTIMENT BANNERS

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SSS | SBC

MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

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SSS

ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker

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SSS | SBC

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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SSS | SBC

 EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

EK Success Thin Foam Adhesive

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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SSS | SBC

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Summer Blog Hop

Hey guys! Welcome to the Craftin Desert Divas & CardMaker Magazine Summer Bog Hop! Craftin Desert Divas just had their July Release and are hosting a giveaway on their blog for a $75 CDD shop credit! WooHoo! Be sure to hop on over there for a chance to win!

I’ve been playing with the one of the newly released sets — Summer Vibin’ — so adorable!  All of the images are super sweet but I absolutely love the little alligator sipping on his coconut drink!

I decided to make a shaker card combining my little alligator friend with some of the fabulous CDD Beyond the Horizon sequins. Love the teeny, tiny, little purple sequins included in this assortment.

One of my favorite color combinations is purple and green so between the green alligator and purple sequins I was good to go!

I stamped the alligator and a few of the little starfish with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic markers. I knew I wanted a palm tree so I printed the palm tree from the CDD Triceratops Digi and colored that in with Copics too.

Here are the steps to make the shaker part of the card…

  • To create the window panel of the shaker card I started with a 4″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock and used a blending tool to create a gradient of purple, blue and green ink. I cut out the center oval with a die and attached a piece of clear acetate to the back. Then I cut a slightly larger oval in a 3.75″ x 3.50 piece of white craft foam and attached it to the back of the front panel to make a space for the sequins.
  • To make the panel behind the sequins, I started with a piece of 3.75″ x 3.5″of white cardstock and used the blending tool to make overlapping circles in the same purple, blue, and green ink creating a Bokeh effect.
  • I put the front panel face down, added sequins into the space formed by the cutout in the craft foam, and attached the back panel to trap the sequins.
  • NOTE: when attaching the front and back panels to the craft foam apply the adhesive on the craft foam around the entire cut out oval be sure to leave no gaps for the sequins to escape.

Once my shaker was assembled, I layered it with a green mat and attached it to a white A2 card base. Then I added my adorable colored images.

I stamped the “Let’s float away together” sentiment which is included in the stamp set and so appropriate as the sweet alligator looks like he’s floating away on a sea of sequins.

Hope you enjoyed your visit!  The next stop on the hop is: Laura Volpes @ a Bit of My Crafts Blog

Complete hop line up is:

CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Craftin Desert Diva - Dino Triceratops

Craftin Desert Divas – Dino Triceratops

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

Craftin Desert Divas Summer Vibin Stamp Set

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CDD

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Beyond the Horizon

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CDD

OTHER SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

Copic colors used: B60, B63, B66, YG21, YG23, YG25, E21, E23, E25, RV02, RV09

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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SSS | AMZ

Stampin' Up! Old Olive Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Cardstock

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SU

Copic X-Press Blending Card

Copic X-Press Blending Card

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SSS | AMZ

COPIC Sketch Markers

COPIC Sketch Markers

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SSS | BLICK

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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SSS | SBC

Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Dapper Denim Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point Ink Pad

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SU

Stampin' Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

Stampin’ Up! Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad

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SU

Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

EK Success Precision Scissors

EK Success Precision Scissors

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SSS | SBC

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12x12

Graffix .007 Clear Craft Plastic 12×12

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SBC | AMZ

 MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

MINI GLUE DOTS (252)

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SSS | SBC | AMZ

White Craft Foam Sheets

White Craft Foam Sheets

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SSS | AMZ

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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SSS | SBC

Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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SSS | AMZ

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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AMZ

Happy Crafting!
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