Flower Garden Copic Colored

Welcome back! I’ve been meaning to color up the Flower Garden Bold Print from Hero Arts and today I finally sat down to play. I really didn’t have a particular design in mind just yet. I just wanted to color these whimsical images. When I had finished coloring, I watched Jennifer McGuire’s new video and I knew that design would be perfect for my card!

For this first design, I stamped the Flower Garden image onto Neenah Solar white 80 lb with Gina K’s Amalgam Ink. Then colored with copic markers. I used Y38, Y15, Y11, YG17, YG23, YG21, RV29, RV 25, and RV23. When I started coloring, I started with all the leaves. It felt kind of like a word search book which I love those too! Once I finished all the leaves I moved onto the pink flowers and then the yellow. I did go over the little sprouts with a BV00 just to add a touch of color to them.

I had left my stamp in Misti and stamped it again onto white card stock with Gina K Design’s Whisper Ink.

Using Jennifer’s Eclipse technique, I die cut a heart using the Nested Hearts from Simon Says Stamp from the center of both panels. I also die cut a heart from white card stock six times. Then I could layer the hearts 3 pieces each using liquid glue.

I flipped hearts so my faint background had the colorful heart and vice versa. I love this design and it was such perfect timing the Jennifer’s video came up just as I finished coloring the image.

For my sentiment, I’m using the Typed Sentiments from Neat & Tangled. I stamped them in Gina K Designs clear embossing ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I trimmed the sentiments down using the Sentiment Labels die from Simon Says Stamp.

Each notecard was created using Passionate Pink card stock. I was going to go with Whisper, but decided for bright and bold and I thought it made the pink really pop from the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. This was such a beautiful background to color up.

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My Monthly Hero Kit – March

Welcome back everyone! I had a chance to create some cards using the March My Monthly Hero Kit that I wanted to share today.

This kit is filled with fun aquatic elements. What I was really excited to play was the Reactive inks included in the kit. I ink blended both of the inks onto Bristol Smooth card stock and sprinkled with water. The inks react to create these water splashes. Very much like the Distress Inks or Distress Oxide inks from Ranger.

The kit also comes with this super cool frame die. I die cut one piece from white card stock and another from Black Glitter card stock. On the white one, I colored in the aquatic elements with copic markers. With the frame cut from Black Glitter card stock, I trimmed all of those aquatic features out so I was left with just a frame. Then I attached the glitter frame to my colored frame.

I stamped multiple images from the large stamp set that comes in the kit using various ink colors from Gina K Designs. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out with my Gemini Jr. Before attaching all of my elements, I stamped my sentiment in the middle of the background using one of the Blue Reactive inks from the kit. I also added a few schools of fish to my background.

Then I could attach my frame to the top using Lawn Fawn Liquid Glue. Totally loving scene!

My next card is featuring the Bubbles Background stamp which is not a part of the kit but thought it worked well with everything. I stamped it onto some Tranquil Teal card stock cut to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ using the darker blue Reactive Ink for a tone on tone look. I trimmed 1/2″ off of the side and then trimmed again at 1 1/4″ so I could have a strip missing.

Using a full notecard measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″, I trimmed the same measurements off of one side of the card that will be my card front. I will start putting this together by adding double sided tape to the white card front and the small 1/2 ” strip I cut off. Using a strip of acetate I add this on top of the white card front to connect my base with my small strip.

I had previously stamped images from the stamp set and die cut out so I can start adding them to my window. I use my sticker maker from Xyron to add adhesive to the entire back of the images. Next, I’ll add some foam tape and attach my blue panels to the front of the card. This gives the illusion of a window and no adhesive will show on the other side.

It really is amazing how much value is packed into these kits for such a reasonable price. There’s more in the kit that I didn’t even use yet! Here’s a look at the entire kit. Be sure to pick yours up because there are only a limited number of them. Once it’s gone – it gone!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration!

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Hero Arts Flower Garden

Welcome back everyone! I just came back from an amazing trip in Ohio at the Simon Says Stamp Create Event. I’ll share more about that in another post but this was a stamp set I picked up there and just needed some color therapy after a long day.

This stamp set is Flower Garden from Hero Arts. I have a lot of ideas for this one but decided to start with ink blending.

I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth card stock using clear ink. I sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun.

Next, I ink blended (a dab) of Seedless Preserve and then Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I wiped away the excess ink to reveal the bright white embossing powder.

For the sentiment I used the new Sentiment Strips. These come in 4 sheets and have a huge variety of sentiments already preprinted on card stock. You just trim and add to you project. I popped mine up with foam strips for dimension.

For finishing touch, I added some Clear Jewels using my jewel picker and Lawn Fawn Glue.

Easy peasy and I got my color therapy in. I just couldn’t wait to play with some of the products that I picked up!

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Hero Arts Art Deco

Welcome back! I’ve been getting crafty and today I’m sharing some cards I created with the Hero Arts Monthly Kit Art Deco. These are seriously jam packed with products for an amazing price.

In your package you get

  • 6″ x 8″ Clear Stamp Set
  • 7 Coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 4.25″ x 5.5″ Fancy Die
  • 4.5″ x 5.75″ Stencil
  • Art Deco Mirror Confetti
  • 1 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheet of Silver Reflective Card stock
  • 1 5.5″ x 8.5″ Sheet of Gold Reflective Card stock

The first card I created I used the Fancy Die and my Gemini Foil Press with gold foil and In The Navy card stock. Such amazing results! Then I heat embossed a sentiment from the included stamp set with gold embossing powder. I had trimmed my piece down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and matted on top of white card stock. Then I attached my panel to an A2 size card base from In The Navy card stock.

How easy these would be mass produce and such a stunning look with an amazing design.

For my next card, I finally sat down to try a technique by Jennifer McGuire. She did a faux layering technique with the Fancy die. I’ll link her video HERE for you to check out.

I used Silver Glitter card stock, ( because I messed up the first time with the Gold Foil card stock that came in the kit ) , Black card stock and Stormy Sky card stock. I made sure to line the back of each of these with Stick It adhesive sheets. Trust me – you want to do that.

I die cut all three of my pieces and then followed Jennifer’s instructions how to create that faux layering look. Before attaching to my card panel I created from Soft Stone , I lined up a sentiment in the middle and heat embossed with Silver embossing powder.

Next, I removed the backing of my Stick Adhesive and attached my Faux layer die cut piece to my card front. I’m actually really glad I messed up the gold foil card stock because I am LOVING this color combination!

I adore this design and can’t wait to dig into the stencils! Plus the stamp has so many more images and sentiments on it! Tons of value!

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