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Good morning, all!
I had the pleasure once again to be asked by Jennifer McGuire at Hero Arts to do a little feature over on Hero's blog for their "Mini" Week! Today is Mini Monday and the feature is Mini Cards. For my part, I did a little 5" x 4" card using BasicGrey's awesome 6x6 pad in Ambrosia along with a few Halloween themed stamps from Hero! It was so much fun! And for those of you that haven't tried them yet, let me just enable you with these fun 6x6 pads - they are absolutely perfect for card makers! Not only are they already pre-cut to 6", but they are the full sized designs just shrunk to miniature! Awesome!
Here's how it came together:
First I used pigment ink to stamp onto the orange (Citrus) paper with the spider web stamp from Hero's Owl-oween set. I then embossed with black embossing powder and once it was dry, colored the webs in with my white opaque pen. Next, I punched out the webs with a circle punch and mounted them onto a circle piece of chipboard the same size for a little added dimension. To get the "Happy Halloween" only from this Hero stamp, I created a little mask the covered the spider, then turned the stamp sideways. I only had to do it twice to completely span the length of the 5" width of the card. I finished up by cutting along the curve then adding an orange scalloped border with my deco scissors.
BasicGrey Ambrosia 6x6 pad (Pome, Fresh Squeezed, Citrus, Ebony, Rind)
Hero Arts Owl-oween Clear Design Stamps
Hero Arts Dots and Lines Clear Design Stamps
Hero Arts Spider Border
Other: Ranger Embossing Powder, Ranger's Inksentials (Big & Bossy) Pad, Rubber Stampede ink, Clearsnap (Colorbox) chalk ink, Uni-ball Signo pen, ribbon, Marvy Uchida circle punch
And just to enable you further, Hero is giving away some awesome stamps and goodies including an Ambrosia 6x6 pad on their blog, so click HERE to be entered to win that. AND...it gets better! I'm also giving away the awesome Owl-Oween stamps I used to make the above card along with a Sugared and Archaic 6x6 pad to get you started on your own cards! Simply leave me a comment telling me about your favorite fall activity and you'll be entered to win! I'll leave the comments open until Tuesday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m.