Hero Arts – Scene Birthday Card

Hello there. I am literally freezing my fingers off as I type here. It’s almost 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 Celsius), and I can’t wait for summer! I absolutely dread this and wish I could hibernate (well, I am mostly).

To distract myself, here is a gorgeous scene card. I have long feared scene cards, and probably still do. I can’t seem to ever get it right and I don’t know how this card came to be. All I can say, I feel super proud of how it turned out.

Here are the steps:

  • The background that you see in blue is actually from a technique using Distress Oxide in shrink wrap paper and smooshing it to create a marble effect. You can find the video I made here in my Instagram page. Here I used Mermaid Lagoon.
  • I used a sunrays stencil from Waffle Flower, but the circle was small, so I die cut a piece of circle and stuck it on the stencil so that I could get a bigger circle. I used Chipped Sapphire.
  • I used a craft paper and cut it freehand in the shape of a hill and glued it.
  • Next I used stamps from the Hero Arts Magical Forest to stamp the trees and the water flowing as well and the ridges on the craft paper, that I stamped multiple times while covering the rest of the stamp with a post it. My Misti was super useful in this situation.
  • I used the Waffle Flower Oval stitched die and die cut the scene.
  • Setting that aside, I die cut this Beach Car Fancy Die two times in white cardstock. I had just bought my new Polychromos Faber Castell pencils and decided to give it a try. I glued the top layer over the bottom white cardstock to let some of the white elements show through as well as give dimension.
  • This black cardstock is from Hobby Lobby that I dies cut down to 4.25 x 5.5 inches. I had some pieces in my box of scrap and used this arch die and marble circle.
  • I also took a dark blue cardstock from my scraps and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set in heat embossed it using Brutus Monroe’s White Alabaster powder. I adhered foam at the back and glued it to the card.
  • Using a Sakura white Gelly pen in 08, I drew some stars with my hand.

I always like to ponder and think how my card turned out. This one was very different. I didn’t know where I was going with this card, but I am so glad and happy the way it turned out. I am still not sure about scene cards. Let’s see how it goes.

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Thank you for being here. Have a wonderful weekend.

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