Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hero Arts CAS

A card for the Hero Arts monthly challenge found here. I combined all three themes on my card.
CAS Butterflies

And here are the sketches to choose from.

I used Hero Arts pretty Pool Papers for my colour theme along with the beautiful Floral Blossoms stamp which was used on the main panel and on the die cut, you can faintly make out the second generation stamping of pool ink on the white card stock.

And my butterfly embellishments, can you guess what they are made from?  Shrink Plastic! It's a craft product that's been around for a long time yet I tend to forget about using it in my projects, it's always fun to watch the shrinky magic take place!

Here's a close-up of the butterflies.

I stamped the butterflies on one side of the Shrink Plastic and coloured them in with Copics on the backside, it gives a lovely translucent effect.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting, I appreciate all your wonderful comments!


  1. Such a sweet card--love those butterflies! It's been a while since I played with shrink plastic, too. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. This is such a beautiful card! I love the tone in tone stmping in the background!

  3. This is so gorgeous, Sue! I love how you used that rose stamp as a background and the butterflies finish the card nicely!

  4. This is beautiful, Sue! Love the pretty pool colors and those awesome tiny butterflies!

  5. Ooh thanks for the reminder about the shrink plastic! Your card is so pretty with the softly stamped floral blossoms.

  6. Your Butterflys are stunning!
    I never used shrink plastic, but i'll have to try that ;)

  7. Love the rose background and the shrink plastic butterflies are super cute! Great take on the challenges, Sue!

  8. LOVE your hand made butterfly embellishments (shrink plastic--brilliant)! Beautiful result, Sue!

  9. Butterflies are an inspired touch on this cool, soothing & simply perfectly done card. Never tried the plastic shrinky-stuff. TFS


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