Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hero Arts Challenge

This month's challenge over on the Hero Arts Flicker group is "Creatures and Kids Cards" and the technique is "making a scene". These are 2 things I rarely do. So here is the card I labored over for the better part of a day, lol!

The timing was perfect as my nephew's Birthday is coming up next month.

So here's what I did. First off I'm on a bit of a tight budget so I found this darling Hero Art's Monster Digi over at 2Peas for only $6. I uploaded it to my Silhouette and converted it into a print & cut. (I know I'm doing that alot lately). Next I used my Photo Shop Elements to place the words and also uploaded that to my Silhouette. I laid it all out on the screen before I cut anything. Once I had it sized the way I wanted I broke the pieces out and used the print & cut function to cut the monsters, the party hats and the balloons. I stamped the cloud background (HA S5215) using distress ink, tumbled glass. Then I ran it through my printer to print the sentiment on the top. I ran a piece of patterned paper through my printer for the bottom half of the sentiment. I used Copic's to color the monsters, balloons, and party hats. On the teal hat I stamped the Magical (HA CG211) background in white. I used embroidery floss to tie off the balloons, that was the final straw, oh I mean step, hahahaha. I used pop dot's for the Red monster (my nephew's favorite color) and for the balloons. Whew! I can't believe I did it. Thanks Hero Arts for stretching me ....Fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This card was a lot of work! And turned out so cute. Nice Karen.

  2. I love it Karen! Geez, You've been busy! I still need to learn how to upload images into my Silhouette. Some of my images haven't been cutting as well since the last update...gotta get that figured out. Anyway, super cute card!

  3. This is adorable!! Love it so much. And wow. I really need to learn to do all this on my Silhouette!


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