Hero Arts | Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop. Masculine cards. Video
Hello friends and welcome to Hero Arts Summer 2016 Release Blog Hop, thanks so much for joining us! This hop marks the launch of new catalog products in Hero Arts Store! New catalog is filled with amazing products you don’t want to miss, lots of which are must haves!
I’ve already shared a number of projects using new stamps and dies (and you can check them out by following this link) so for this post I decided to create masculine cards, Father’s Day card to be specific using Dapper Dad stamp set.
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The video I am sharing today is slightly different. While I do show how to make these masculine cards I also share a lot about my creative process and the difficulties during it. Its a fun video, a little longer than my usual videos, but I really wanted to share it and show you that cardmaking isn’t always super easy. Enjoy (and please do let me know what you think)!
Watch video below or on Youtube:
If you’d like to re-create these cards begin by mounting several clear stamps from the Dapper Dad set onto a long clear block to create a strip made up of various images. I used a pair of shoes, a hat, a comb, glasses, watch, bow tie and another paid of glasses. You can add more images or use less if you like. Use Unicorn White ink, its a pigment ink, to stamp this design repeatedly onto kraft paper to create one large pattern.
To add some color to the background select another vibrant dye ink color you’d like to have over white, ink up your images (make sure to keep the images on the stamp and not re-mount them) and stamp in color over white, be sure to slightly offset the top layer creating a shadow (for some reason I call it a drop shadow, is that correct?). I used Hero Arts Hybrid Aquatic ink for my top layer, but I have also discovered that Forever Green looked nice.
Stamp the round sentiments onto white cardstock and cut them out. I used Pool to Navy ombre ink pad to stamp mine as Aquatic didn’t look quite the same as it looked on kraft. Adhere your stamped patters onto a card base, foam mount a sentiment, decorate with glitter tape and a few wood veneer stars.
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Mary HolshouserMay 13, 2016
I love the dimension you got on the stamping.
Great masculine card.
the colors are wonderful.
thanks for sharing
jintyoo7May 13, 2016
At first glance, I thought this was embossing paste! Gorgeous cards and fab video – thank you 🙂
BrendaMay 13, 2016
Thank you very much; I appreciate the video. It supports that it can be a process and take time to create. Your creations are wonderful. thank you.
BrendaMay 13, 2016
Very helpful to share about the creative process. Wonderful creations. Thanks.
AmandaMay 13, 2016
This is such a fun stamp set. Great for Father’s Day!
Deb A.May 13, 2016
I like the color combination you used on the card.
Rosy NewlunMay 13, 2016
Hi Yana! I appreciate seeing your process. I understand all the trial and error until you feel like success at last. I do the same. It is seldom that I “copy” or CAS another cardmaker’s design. Cardmaking for me is to see the stamp, the colors, then come up with my own ideas. It is very similar to your steps. And mess? Don’t even start me on talking about my mess lol. I try to clean up after I am finished with a card so that I can find my supplies again later. Cardmaking is such a fulfilling artform – small scale art, making others smile, and feeling accomplishment often without someone breathing down my neck or punching a time clock. It is for us, for friends. I wish I had found this years ago. When I first saw your card, I thought you used paste and colored it with a touch of blue after it dried. It has so much dimension! Thank you so much for sharing ♥
LizaMay 13, 2016
Your card is super cool!
lisascreativenicheMay 13, 2016
Love the blue on white with kraft!!!
DenaAnn SchaufeleMay 13, 2016
thanks for sharing
mprantnerMay 13, 2016
I love this technique for stamping on kraft and perfectly stamped backgrounds!
Lisa D.May 13, 2016
Thank you so much for sharing your process. It is good to know that even card designers take a lot of time to make a card.
pinkheelscreativeMay 13, 2016
That is the coolest card ever! Love that blue. Wish my daddy was alive, I would definitely make it for him.
Sherrie JohnsonMay 13, 2016
What a cute card. This blue is so great for a Dad’s card. I love all the little images, and especially that it’s on kraft paper!
Lori SMay 13, 2016
Thanks for sharing!
mandaljMay 13, 2016
Thanks so much for sharing your process – it’s reassuring that even someone who produces such beautiful results struggles at times to do so! Lovely cards too!
Kirsty VittetoeMay 13, 2016
Beautiful cards!I love them!
Denise BryantMay 13, 2016
Love this technique! Great look!
Melody W.May 13, 2016
Thank you for showing us the real process of making cards ! I will feel less frustrated next time when I mess up again. I like the blue one the white ink. It is very special.
Patti GMay 13, 2016
WOW! I love how you made this card!!
AmandaMay 13, 2016
Really helpful to see your creative process. The end result is so good. Thank you.
regina6May 13, 2016
Awesome cards and release!
Jan OMay 13, 2016
The colors, layout, and elements are perfect! Great Father’s Day card!
nadine illingworthMay 13, 2016
no stamp is too small. this is great video and fun, i am going to try it. it is so cool
email@example.comMay 13, 2016
Love watching the process. Makes me believe there is hope for me when it takes me a day to pull a card together. Thanks!
lindaleecyMay 13, 2016
What fun! The process made me rethink a couple of upcoming projects.
Staci EarlMay 14, 2016
I love this technique!
Mary-Anne V.May 14, 2016
What a great way to create a masculine card!
Angie HallMay 14, 2016
Thanks so much for the video. It’s nice to know the “experts have moments of hesitation and indecision too. I spend several hours on each card I make it seems. I like your color choice for the images. Great cards.
pegasongMay 14, 2016
I really like the technique of using the dye ink over the pigment ink. Your cards look great!
DruWMay 14, 2016
Diane BakehouseMay 14, 2016
I already commented on your YouTube video before I realized it was part of a blog. Thanks for showing part of your creative process. Fascinating to watch.
Jeanie RMay 14, 2016
DonnaMay 14, 2016
Cute little images and great colors!
ashleysokalMay 14, 2016
Very nice cards
Patt H.May 14, 2016
Love your clever color choices for this one! Thanks for all the great info in your video!
barbara lassiterMay 14, 2016
Love the kraft background and think your cards are just fantastic. This has been a blog hop filled with fun and great information and techniques. Thank you and everyone!
Marialice KleinMay 14, 2016
What a great card. Sad this is the last one.
JulieMay 14, 2016
Fun design and great color combo.
Rose Santuci-SofrankoMay 14, 2016
Your cards are so sweet! Thanks for sharing them. God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com
Maye M.L.May 14, 2016
Loved your card and video, Yana. Thank you for the candid acknowledgement of how much creative work and emotional investment are involved in card making. Since I started in 2000 with my first stamp set (one of the Ink ‘n’ stamp tubs) from Hero Arts, my creative cardmaking has had a lot of ups and downs, many more of these ones, though. It is the inspiration from designers like you that get me through these road blocks. Thank you for sharing the fun as well as the reality of this journey. Cheers!
Kris in AlaskaMay 14, 2016
Fun cards! I love the white pigment with any color but that blue sure POPS!
CathrineMay 14, 2016
These are just great! Thanks for sharing!
babypusyaMay 14, 2016
Такий крутий ефект, на перше враження ніби ембосінг, але такий об’єм завдяки чорнилам – вражає, дякую за мк!))
raggiodiluce82May 14, 2016
Wow!!!! I love this new release!!! Great cards and video!!!!
Jeannie HMay 14, 2016
Beautiful card. Thanks for the video.
cassied17May 14, 2016
I am glad you showed everything you go in your process through in the video. You’re right, it is difficult to come up with a card from the start sometimes. It’s funny how it could be very quick one time and take days another. I love how this card turned out in the end with all your trials.
Oh and my desk is as messy (if not worse) than yours!
Paulette StillMay 14, 2016
Hi Yana! Aren’t we funny as card makers? We are many times too critical of our card art. I know that in the moment, I don’t like some things, but if I take a break it’s much better than I thought it was. Haha! I love your card. And I love the 3 tones you get when stamping over white pigment ink. This stamp set did catch my eye. The men in the generation before my dad wore bow ties. And where’s that messy desk? I didn’t see it. 😉
Heather LynnMay 14, 2016
Love the inking technique you used. Great ideas for some fun cards. Thanks for sharing and thanks to HERO ARTS for this great summer release!
BunnyDMay 14, 2016
Love the tip of using white ink on Kraft and stamping over it with colour to get a more vibrant colour. The drop shadow you achieved is really great also. Great card.