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Heffy Friends Inspiration Blog Hop

October 19, 2021

Heffy Friends Inspiration Blog Hop

October 19, 2021

Hello friends! Welcome to the Heffy Friends Inspiration Blog Hop!  For today’s special Blog Hop, you can win a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle store!

I created two cards to share with you today that showcase products from the latest release. For my first card, I created a fun little box card that features the Deer to Me Stamp Set. I colored my images with Copic Markers and used the coordinating Deer to Me Die Set to cut them out. I created the base of my card using some green card stock, a paper trimmer, scoring board, and some adhesive. For my background, I blended a mix of Spun Sugar, Tattered Rose, and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks.

I added some grass that I had cut from green card stock using the Grassy Lass Border Dies. I also added a few leafless trees by using the branch die from the Tree-mendous Peekaboo Tree Die Set. Lastly, I added some falling leaves that I had colored from the Nuts About You Stamp Set and adhered them with clear pieces of acetate to look like they’re blowing in the wind.

When folded flat, this card fits perfectly into a standard A2 sized envelope!

For my next card, I made a one-layered slimline card that showcases the cute critters from the Nuts About You Stamp Set. I used some Gina K Designs Masking Magic Paper to mask my images after stamping them so that I could ink blend my background with some Distress Oxide Inks (Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Wild Honey, and Mustard Seed.)

Once my background was blended, I then splattered it with some diluted opaque white paint as well as some diluted sepia watercolor paint for added interest. All of my images were colored with Copic Markers. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with Black Ink and layered my card with a piece of 3.25″ x 8.25″ piece of White Card Stock and a 3.5″ x 8.5″ piece of bright pink card stock.

To be entered to win the giveaway, all you need to do is comment at each stop along the Blog Hop before October 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  The winner will be announced on the Heffy Doodle Blog on October 25th at 10:00 AM EST!

You should have come from the Heffy Doodle Blog and the next stop is Latisha Yost.

Blog Hop Lineup:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Rachel Alvarado <—– (You Are Here)

Latisha Yoast

Elena Roussakis

Alberto Gava

Kari VanNoy

Amanda Stevens

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Koren Wiskman

Elise Constable

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Lori Spitzer October 19, 2021 at 9:52 AM

    Dear Rachel – WOW, WOW, WOW, do I love that first card!! The choice of magenta for the background is unexpected but packs a visual pa-POW! It’s GORGEOUS! Love the little deer scene. The slimline card is also cute and I like the color gradation, but that first one really stole my heart!
    Lori S in PA

  • Meghan Kennihan October 19, 2021 at 10:11 AM

    These are awesome! I LOVE the leaf background and amazing pop up box!

    • Brandie Castillo October 19, 2021 at 11:17 AM

      Such adorable cards! Beautiful work ❤

  • Kristen October 19, 2021 at 11:45 AM

    Love the color choices on the slimline card!!😍

  • Danyelle Dillon October 19, 2021 at 12:18 PM

    Both cards are so adorable! I couldn’t tell you which one I like the best! I love them both so much. The squirrels are adorable. I sentiment was super cute for the little deers! So cute, well done!

  • Roberta S. October 19, 2021 at 12:49 PM

    Beautiful cards. I love to pop-up card.

  • Anisha October 19, 2021 at 1:36 PM

    Gorgeous set of cards, Rachel!

  • Alexandra Y October 19, 2021 at 1:45 PM

    So beautiful!! I love the pink with the traditional Autumn colours, it works so well!

  • Sharon Gullikson October 19, 2021 at 5:00 PM

    The deer box is just adorable. I LOVE the sky on your card, too!!

  • Sue Leven October 19, 2021 at 6:51 PM

    The deer and grass borders are so cute! Love it!

  • Lisa Saxe October 19, 2021 at 11:18 PM

    I really can’t say which of these fabulous cards I love the best!!! Beautiful inspiration!!

  • Amanda Wilcox October 20, 2021 at 12:13 AM

    These are so gorgeous!!! I love them both!

  • Lisa Manderachia October 20, 2021 at 5:10 AM

    How adorable!!! I love your coloring and technique!

  • Andrea Megan Hastilow October 20, 2021 at 6:09 AM

    Rachel your work is stunning, so beautifully coloured on both. Living that your box card folds flat, very handy. The background work on both pieces is as detailed as the actual front elements. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us all.

  • Jeanne October 20, 2021 at 7:15 AM

    Your cards are wonderful, Rachel. I am always so impressed with your box cards. You have a wonderful talent for creating them. And your slimline is so fun. The backgrounds look amazing and your coloring is just fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  • MandaLJ October 20, 2021 at 7:17 AM

    Love your box card! And the background of the second card is so beautiful!

  • Dannii October 20, 2021 at 7:51 AM

    I absolutly adore the squirrel card! It’s so cute 😍

  • Mallory Swanson October 20, 2021 at 8:31 AM

    I love the background colors of the slimline squirrel card!

  • Jasmin Oliver October 20, 2021 at 11:07 AM

    Wow how sweet are these 😍

  • Roxanne Tellini October 20, 2021 at 3:27 PM

    Very cute cards. The deer and squirrels look so happy it is contagious.

  • Anne Sturgeon October 20, 2021 at 7:34 PM

    As if the deer are not precious enough….that sentiment really made me smile! Slimline is my second favorite after box. We are experiencing some falling leaves right now so this one seem really appropriate! Thanks for sharing your always beautiful cards.

  • Irene October 20, 2021 at 8:47 PM

    Super cute Rachel, love all of the falling leaves and the speckles added to your backgrounds

  • Helen F October 21, 2021 at 2:09 AM

    Gorgeous cards Rachel!!! I love the detail you achieved on your one layer card! Stunning! The fold fawn card is super sweet! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Stay safe! 🙂

  • Jayne Vaughan October 21, 2021 at 2:12 AM

    Beautiful cards! Love these stamp sets x

  • Fatema Algilani October 21, 2021 at 3:12 AM

    Super cute!

  • Wendy Stevens October 21, 2021 at 11:35 AM

    That’s a cute card and adding pieces to acetate make them look like they are blowing Gavin the wind; great idea for an added “fun” card for a child.

  • Mary Holshouser October 21, 2021 at 12:19 PM

    The box card is a fun design.
    Love all of the animals playing
    in the falling leaves. Great cards.
    thanks for sharing

  • Carol E. Wortman October 21, 2021 at 9:30 PM

    Darling cards! I love the interactive pop out of the box card from the envelope. This is really pretty, hmmm a pink sky, I love it. Then That background is gorgeous! The masking is so perfect and the images have such a crisp pop from it. Love these cards!

  • Ligia Avila October 22, 2021 at 2:58 AM

    Hello, Raquel! Your creativity inspires us to create wonderful projects. ♥

  • Denise Bryant October 23, 2021 at 1:35 PM

    Love the scenes you created! Beautiful coloring and details, and the critters are all just adorable!

  • tina Z October 24, 2021 at 6:07 PM

    These are awesome!

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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