Today’s post is a fun hop to celebrate the new Hero Arts 2016 catalog! More on that below but I’m going to inundate you with photos as I have two cards to share :D
First up is this one using the You’re So Lovely set. The technique for this card is so simple and yet I find it packs a real punch. To start I stamped the sentiment in the middle of a panel of Arches watercolor card with Versamark and gold heat embossed.
Then I stamped the various flower, berry and leaf images with Distress Markers; coloring directly to the stamp, huffing on them so my breath added a little moisture and then stamping.
After which I took a just-damp paint brush and moved the color around slightly, adding in some shadows here and there by picking up more of the marker colors scribbled on to an acrylic block.
Finally I rubbed around the edges of the panel with Tattered Rose and Frayed Burlap Distress Inks, mounted on to a Desert Storm card base and added a few sequins and rhinestones to accent.
My next card uses the gorgeous Color Layering Large Orchid set. On a panel of Solar White card I stamped the flower layers in Soft Vanilla, Butter Bar and Mango and the leaves in Charcoal.
I accented the flowers lightly with a white gel pen and the leaves with a glitter gel pen before cutting the panel with the A2 Card Curved Edge die to give a rounded swoop to the bottom edge.
I used the same die to help me align the sentiment from the set on a card base cut from Charcoal layering papers and then stamped with Versamark and white heat embossed before mounting the panel with foam tape on top.
As mentioned above this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the Hero Arts 2016 catalog. Hopefully you’ve arrived here from the wonderful Mariana Grisby but if not and you want to hop along from the beginning then pop on over to Hero Arts blog to start and find all the details.
As part of the hop, Hero Arts are giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment by 11:59pm PT on Sunday, February 14, and they’ll announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Hop along and comment for more chances to win!
Now it’s time to hop along to the fabulous
Debby Hughes – you are here!
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Oh Debby, how beautiful your cards are! While being very colorful and bright, they are never flashy or gaudy, somehow always leaving the card so clean and simple!
I noticed that the card is photographed on a woodgrain base of some sort. I have been looking to buy something similar for sometime now but no luck. Any suggestions?
Absolutely beautiful! Love the colors and technique!
Inspired. Love the yellows. Makes me long for Spring!