4.14.2016

Classy Pipe // Hero Arts

Surprise! I'm back again with another sneak card from the 2016 Hero Arts Summer catalog - this card is probably my fave out of the ones I made for the release.
This card uses the new CL948 Dapper Dad (the sentiment) and CL957 Hipster at Heart (the pipe)


This pipe was SO fun! And since I have four brothers who smoke pipes (though they don't consider themselves "hipster" - just "classic"), this image will be perfect for  them!
The "smoke" actually isn't a stamp, but super easy to make. I drew a random, sliver like shape out of a full sticky Post-it note, then used it as a mask, to blend some grey ink. I used two different shades of ink, Charcoal and Soft Granite, but if you wanted, you could use just one shade, and apply different pressures while ink blending. This will give darker or lighter looks, depending on how much pressure and ink you apply.


I covered the pipe with some Glossy Accents to give is some shine, and finished the card off with the funkadelic Triangle Pattern stamped on the card base.
Check out the Hero Arts blog for more inspiration and peeks!

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

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Cardstock: Hero Arts Blush Layering paper and Brown Bag Kraft
Stamps: Hero Arts Triangle Pattern Background, Dapper Dad and Hipster at Heart
Ink: Hero Arts Charcoal, Soft Granite, Black and Strawberry
Other: Glossy Accents

82 comments:

  1. This is cute.. Reminds me of my dad smoking, Imhatrd it though? Lol

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  2. What perfect colors for the smoke

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  3. Great card, perfect color combo. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  4. Great card! Looking forward to seeing the new catalog! :)

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  5. This is really nice Clare. A great Father's Day card.

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  6. Lovely inspirational card for father's Day or to give your grandfather:)

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  7. How cool!! I love how the smoke turned out!!

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  8. Great Dad card, and I love the smoke!

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  9. Fabulous CAS card, Clare! Perfect!

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  10. Cool card--I like the smoke.

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  11. Very elegant C&S design. Thanks

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  12. reminds me of my grandfather Love it

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  13. Terrific pipe for a SMOKING father's day card
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  14. Oh I love everything about this card, the background and the pipe are awesome!! So glad to have a masculine line of stamps. My husband has a collection of his dad & grandpa's pipes...he even used to smoke one for a brief time!!

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  15. Fun card! Thanks for sharing--it's a unique and great masculine card.

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  16. Great job on the smoke, very realistic! What a fun card!

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  17. The pipe looks so realistic.
    Will make a great father's day card.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. Nice card...the background really enhances the image.

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  19. something about this layout is just absolutely perfect

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  20. Sweet card!! Perfect for that special guy in your life!!

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  21. Nice card! Great new products!

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  22. Love your card so much, Clare! The smoke is brilliant!

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  23. Love how creative you were in making the smoke. Too bad there wasn't a smoke stamp in this set. ;) Great card.

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  24. Beautiful clean and simple card!

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  25. Cute card! Love the simplicity.

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  26. So cool!! I think this pipe image is perfect for masculine cards.

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  27. Pretty cute! My
    grandpa Joe had
    a pipe, use to
    sit out on his
    screened porch
    and smoke.
    Carla from Utah

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  28. Nice card! I like the kraft with it, and your smoke turned out great :)

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  29. Wow, Clare, the colours you achieved on that pipe are so life-like! Great tip on making the smoke image too :-)

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  30. Great coloring, perfect card for a grandpa

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  31. Nice card, Clare! Perfect for Dad's Day. TFS

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  32. Reminds me of my Grampa. Great card!

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  33. What a great masculine card.

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  34. Reminds me of my great grandfather and that smell of him smoking his pipe. Thanks for bringing the memories back with this fabulous card.

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  35. Such a cute card! Love that Pipe!

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  36. So fun. Love the layered smoke.
    Ang

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  37. great for older masculine cards! Thanks!

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  38. Adorable card! !
    Cristina thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  39. Takes you back in time for sure! Lovely card!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  40. Oh goodness, this card would be just perfect for my dad! I love it!

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  41. What a great vintage look for a masculine card!

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  42. Masculine but still cute. Nice!!!!

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  43. It is nice to see some masculine stamp sets. Your smoke is awesome!

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  44. It is nice to see some masculine stamp sets. Your smoke is awesome!

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  45. Great for those hard to make guy cards. I'm sure I could put glitter on that pipe somewhere.

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  46. Great for a guy card. Love it.

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  47. love the gloss - makes the pipe look real!

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  48. Darling card, Clare - just love the background behind the kraft panel!

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  49. Awesome card & great idea to create the smoke!

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  50. Great card. Love that red background. TFS

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  51. Great card. I love how you coloured the pipe. To this day the smell of pipe smoke reminds me of my grandad.

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  52. Oh wow! Love that pipe! Great card!

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  53. Love this fun image perfect for a masculine card!

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  54. How cute is that pipe? I love your simple clean card.

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  55. WOW - FABULOUS pipe and card Clare!!!
    ... as a child I used to think my Great Grandfather was SO COOL with his pipe, thank you for the inspiration and memories :)

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  56. So cute. It reminds me of years ago when my husband smoked a pipe which he no longer does. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  57. Great card. The smoke looks awesome.

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  58. I love this card. The colors the design. Especially that it reminds me of both my grandpas. I can think of some many uses for it. Even funny like a mystery. Thank you

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  59. This is the perfect masculine card...super classy and trendy!

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  60. Very creative application of the smoke!

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  61. Love your card. This set reminds me of the cute antique shop I was in yesterday.

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  62. Awesome! I just love these manly sets!

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  63. Great card.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  64. That pipe looks absolutely real! Great CAS card!

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