A card from the craft room: 1

Hero Arts Card Kit July
We all love to make a card or two and now I've got the space to store them I've been making a few myself.  For todays cards I used the July Hero Art card kit and 'The Stampers Friend' by Be Creative.  It's the latest stamp platform to hit the market - thank you Justin and Gordon for mine.  I love the colour, the notched ruler, the non slip base and the four magnets (rather than two), perfect to hold your card in place while stamping.  It has a great price point too which makes it a valued addition to your crafty stash without breaking the bank. 
I used Archival black ink to stamp my chosen images onto white 160gsm card, and Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers to colour in the images.  I love these pens and seem to be using them more and more these days.   
Once my images were coloured in I used the co ordinating dies and my Baby Blue die cutting machine to cut them out.  (Does anyone know where you can get replacement cutting platforms from for this machine? - I so need new ones) 
 I could fussy cut out the images, but really like the bevelled edge you get when they are die cut. It makes your card look a little more professional (me thinks :-) 
 I used a piece of purple/white checked card for the backgrounds on the first tow cards (above) and then cut the last strip down to 5 3/4" to use on this one. Working on a white card piece cut at 2 1/4" x 4" I mounted the large bouquet on foam pads, bent the stalk downwards and stuck it in place.  I did the same three single sprigs of lavender and added them over the large bouquet, sticking the stalks down to the white card with a little glue.  I used foam strips on the undersides of the jug so it sat over the stalks and then dded the bow to finish the bouquet.    
Once I'd layered the white card over the checked strip card I added the sentiment, also mounted on an off-cut of the checked card and foam pads and ta da! my card was finished. 
Hero Arts Card 2 July Kit
 Here's a close up of my three cards made from the July Hero Arts stamp set. 
Hero Arts Card 1 July Kit
Hero Arts Card 3 July Kit
I put an envelope with each card and stored them in my Card Storage Unit so they're ready to send when I need them. 
White 6 x 6 Card blanks
A4 Background Card - purple checked
White card for stamping 
Hero Arts Monthly Kit 
Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers
water Brush 
Black Archival Ink
Purple cardstock
foam tape/double sided tape

Hope you enjoyed todays share........thanks for calling by and ta ta 'till next time :-) C 


  1. Morning Clare, Three very pretty cards !! I love using my stamp platforms, I have the Tim Holtz one and also the Misti, although I do love the colour of the Gordon and Justin ones. The Baby Blue replacement plates seem to be out of stock at present, but there are compatible ones for the Baby Blue on ebay sold by slipscreenslimited 4 plates for £8, hope this helps.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  2. Love the cards Clare, I don't have a stamp platform as they are really expensive here but I love the coloring you have done and these cards are so cheerful, thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Beautiful cards Claire ,sorry i can't help with the cutting plates ,hope you find some soon .
    Elaine H X

  4. Loved this card tutorial! I enjoy dimensional stamped images. I will definitely be using your tips and techniques. Thanks so much!