Hero Arts – A Little Birdie Told Me

Hero Arts - A Little Birdie Told Me

Hi everyone,

This simple card uses Hero Arts clear stamp from CL337 and CL177 just for the sentiment.

I really want to highlight the use of glossy accent from Ranger as a technique to mask images while you blend in background color with distress ink.  This method is really easy but it is only really suitable for images that is easy to apply the glossy accent.

Masking with glossy accent

For this project, I have used the glossy accent just on the body and wings of the bird, crown as well as the four leaves on the branches.  As for the rest of the stamped images, it is really ok to just leave it while you blend in the blue distress ink for the background.

Supplies and Tools

  • Green cardstock as cardbase.
  • Cream cardstock for stamping images.
  • Hero Arts CL337 Birds and Branches clear stamp.
  • Hero Arts CL177 Hello Birdie clear stamp.
  • Ranger Glossy Accent.
  • Washi tape for masking the border.
  • Versafine Olympia Green Pigment Ink
  • Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink.
  • Clear embossing powder.
  • Heat tool.
  • Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink, blend with blending tool.
  • Copic markers for coloring.
  • Foam tape.

Step by step instruction

  1. Stamp branch from Hero Arts CL 337 on cream cardstock using Versafine Olympia Green, emboss with clear embossing powder and set dry with heat tool.
  2. Stamp bird from Hero Arts CL 337 using Versafine Onyx Black, emboss with clear embossing powder and set dry with heat tool.
  3. Color with copic markers.
  4. Apply layer of ranger glossy accent over the body, wing, crown, beak and four leaves on the branch.  Set aside to dry.
  5. Once dry, tape washi tape around the cream cardstock to form a uniform border.
  6. Blend in Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink, using a blending tool.
  7. Stamp sentiment from CL177 using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink.
  8. Adhere cream cardstock over green card base using foam tape.