Friday, July 23, 2021

Double Duty and Hero Arts

Here we go.  This is month #6 of another challenge for our group of 4 stampers—Barb, Jeanette, Kelly, and Carol!  This was a thought that I had in the middle of the night, similar to what Kelly has had in the past.  Plus, it is a bit of offshoot of our Stamp What Challenge! This one is called Double Duty!  AND--I am a day late in posting, so be sure to check back a day when you click on the links in my post below............  Time got away from me.  Cards were done--I went on a getaway to northern Wisconsin for 4 days and forgot to create my blog post!


Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For July, the company that I picked was Hero Arts. They have been such a great company for so many years and really have awesome stamp set  There are so many different varieties and so beautiful.  For our challenge this month, I picked a a set called Hot Air Balloons that was a gift from a stamping friend from Texas!    

First, I decided to make the hot air balloons with different mediums and papers.  I also wanted to use an embossing folder on both cards, as the second part of the Double Duty!  Also, both of the sentiments are from the same stamp set. 

For my first card, I stamped the image on white cardstock. I then used some Taylored Expressions ink cubes in red and pinks along with my new bitty blending brush--love the tiny size! I then fussy cut the image.   I embossed the background Flirty Flamingo cardstock with a Stampin' Up embossing folder called gently falling.  I then added some Cherry Cobbler ribbon and the Dream Big sentiment from the same stamp set.

For my second card, I stamped the hot air balloon image on a piece of Yupo that I had made with Tim Holtz Black Alcohol Inks. I also fussy cut the image and added it to my Cloudy Sky embossing folder from Darice.  The sentiment was embossed with silver powder on black cardstock.   This time I added purple rhinestones embellishments for the bling!

I had a number of Double Duty elements on these cards.  I used the same hot air balloon image and sentiments from the same set and an embossing folder. 

Here are the insides of both cards with a strip of washi tape:


I hope you enjoyed my card for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double Duty cards.  Here is a link to Jeanette's,  Kelly's  and Carol's blog-they may have posted yesterday--our true date of the 22nd or like me, today, so be sure to check around!   I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards! I hope Kelly, Jeanette and Carol like my card. Altenew is the company we will use in August so be sure to check back to see how we double up and make two cards on the 22nd!

Image/Sentiment:  Hero Arts Hot Air Balloons Stamp Set

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  Stampin' Up Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Cherry Cobbler; Yupo Alcohol Ink Paper; The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 110# White

Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black; Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks; Versamark-Silver Embossing Powder; Taylored Expressions Ink Cubes-Bitty Blending Brush

Accessories:  Darice Cloudy Sky Embossing Folder; Stampin' Up Gently Falling Embossing Folder, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Satin Ribbon; Purple Rhinestones


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, that Hero Arts image is such a pretty one and you did a fabulous job with it on both of your cards! So pretty!

MiamiKel said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous - but I'm really drawn to the creativity of the purple clouds and background - wowza!

Carol W said...

Wow Barb I love both cards they are beautiful. You did a great job with both of them. I love the colors.

kiwimeskreations said...

What stunning cards Barb - loving that balloon image, and you have used it spectacularly on both cars
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