Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SIP #100 Card Maker's Choice with Hero Arts Manatee Stamp & Cut

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  I hope today is wonderful and brings you many smiles!  I'm super excited about Stamp, Ink, Paper's #100th Challenge!  It's my favorite type of challenge.. Card Maker's Choice.  Make whatever you want and post it!  How cool is that!

The other part of the challenge I'm super excited about is using my new Hero Arts Manatee Stamp & Cut .  I love the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kits and this was one of the Add-ons for the month of May!  It is such an stamp set!  The Hero Arts Reef Border Frame is another of the Add-ons.  It is currently sold out and I'm so happy that I got it before it did!

For the card base I used an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  My next layer is a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Fun Stamper's Journey Huckleberry Fusion Cardstock that was dry embossed with We R Memory Keepers Next Level Wave Embossing Folder.  I cut the Hero Arts Reef out of more of the 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock.  I used the outer oval ring to also cut some Window Sheet for my shaker.  I attached the reef to the window sheet with FSJ Craft Glue.  I then added some Stampin' Up! Foam Adhesive Strips around the outside edge of the window sheet.  For my shaker background I heat embossed in white the sentiment onto some of the fancy ice blue paper that was in my Hero Arts kit.  I added the sequins inside the shaker window and attached tghe ice blue embossed paper to the back.  I stamped my Manatee and fish with Versafine Black Onyx Ink onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock.  Once the ink was set, I used Zig Clean Color Markers to color the images in.  I attached the fish with mini glue dots and the Manatee with Foam Tape.  Lastly I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sparking Confetti.  I hope you like it as much as I do!  That Manatee is my new favorite!

Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina


  1. Your background is beautiful, I also like the layered die cut

  2. First off, gorgeous card. Second of all MANATEES!!!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?! I LOVE manatees. I ordered this stamp and die and cannot wait for it to come. Sadly they were out of stock on the Reef Border Frame. I will be watching it for it to come in so I can get it.

  3. I love how the pretty round die frames the scene, and the manatee is just too cute!

  4. I am a fl. girl so this Manatee really caught my attention! Such a great card!