Card Maker’s Choice Challenge

By | 07/08/2018

This week at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge blog is a card maker’s choice challenge.  Make a card using your favorite stamp set, ink colors and paper.  I couldn’t resist creating a card for this challenge using a Hero Arts stamp set called Come Fly With Me.

I’ve been doing a lot of ink blending and watercoloring techniques lately so I couldn’t resist the chance to do some ink blending with some of my favorite Catherine Pooler Ink colors on Canson Bristol paper.  This is beautiful and smooth bright white paper that allows for seamless ink blending and it is my favorite paper to use with the Catherine pooler inks.

Here is the card that I created:

Stamping Imperfection Hero Arts Come Fly With Me

Stamping Imperfection Hero Arts Come Fly With Me


For this card, I masked off a strip of the Bristol paper using the Post-It Removable Labeling Tape.  It makes a strip just the right width for this technique.  I used my Ranger ink blending tools with Catherine Pooler’s Rockin’ Red, Sauna, Grass Skirt, and Juniper Mist inks. I drew lines down the edges first in black and then in gray using my Altenew Artist Markers (S and WG03).  This is a technique that I learned in the Single Layer card classes that I took.  It adds a little dimension to a one layer card.

I stamped my images in Altenew’s Permanent Black Ink and outlined the left and bottom edges of the images using a drop-shadow technique to create dimension on the images.

I also drew in the black tag with the Altenew black marker and outlined the left and bottom in a gray drop shadow again.  I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in white.  This stamp set has so many fantastic and inspiring sentiments that it is actually hard to select just one.  Doesn’t this look like an actual strip of black card stock with the image on it?  I thought that was a clever way to keep the card as a single layer and it is another use for my markers as well.

To finish off my card, I added a few Neat & Tangled sequins from the snowflake assortment and attached it to a white card base with my 3M foam tape.

I just love the vibrant colors from the CP ink collection.  They blend beautifully and I’m never disappointed with how my stamped images come out using these inks.

Check out the challenge at Stamp Ink Paper:


Here is another look at my card.  Check out how the drop shadow technique gives it some dimension.  It makes it just a little more interesting.Stamping Imperfection Hero Arts Come Fly With Me

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day and I will see you tomorrow!

4 thoughts on “Card Maker’s Choice Challenge

  1. Carolyn Lindenmayer

    Thats so beautiful Kim. Loving the black & white against the bright background. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  2. Sarah Fleming

    Stunning card! I love your colors and all of the contrast. Thank you for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper!


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