It’s nice to meet you here.
To make it quick, as I’ll be quite talkative in my first article (haha)..
I’m Anne-Laure, an actress from Paris (without work now), I’m 32 years old, I have an awesome boyfriend who supports me a lot, and I’m very glad to be part of the awesome team of A Blog named Hero for 2021 !
We will have fun together this year with the challenges Linda and Michelle prepared, and I hope that you will all participate.
I can’t wait to see your creations ! 😊
I love making things, and I discovered Hero Arts in 2017 and it’s my favourite brand : I love its social/environmental values, its products, its people and its positivity.
Today, I’m sharing 2 cards for this month challenge which is « anything goes » : I think this theme is a nice way to begin this year of challenges with no pressure.
You just need to use your products from Hero Arts with the theme of your choice and have fun.
The best way to present myself is to show you some cards which represent some of the things that I love.
During quarantine time in France, I had the idea of sharing cards to represent many countries, islands etc… using mostly Hero Arts products. I wanted to help people to travel mentally, as 2020 was complicated (let’s hope 2021 will get better).
This concept seemed to make people happy so I want to share this idea with you in a different style today with those 2 cards.
In those, the characters are reading and it’s a good way to relax and escape into another place/universe.
For both cards I used August 2020 kit. It’s a staycation theme.
I also used other available products that you can find by clicking on their name in the text : you’ll be redirected on product’s page directly, if you want to buy one/several of them.
Let’s start the 2 cards together ! 😊
First step : I stamped the woman and the kids from August 2020 kit with intensified black ink on Hero Arts white cardstock and die cut them.
Then I used different brands of alcohol markers to color the stamped images.
Then, I die cut 4 circles from the circle infinity dies set : 2 of the 4th size from the bigger circle (for the frames of our scenes), and 2 from the 5th from the bigger circle (for the scenes), in the white cardstock.
Now it’s time to create our magical mental scenes.
I used the Beach Heroscape stamps for the woman imagination and Galaxy peek-a-boo background stamp for the kids.
First, I stamped on one of the 2 smaller circles we die cut earlier, and stamped the bigger stamp of the beach set on it to make the base of the water using splash reactive ink and blue hawaii reactive ink to make the waves details.
For the sand I ink blended the white part with soft vanilla ink and I heat embossed with sand embossing powder on top to give a more realistic look to our beach.
To make extra detailed, I stamped some small stamps : boat and birds from color layering sea&sky stamp set (which came from June 2018 kit).
It’s definitely one of my favorite kits ever.
For the second card with the kids, I ink blended some reactive inks on the second small white circle : I began with Taffy reactive ink, then splash reactive ink, Blue Hawaii around and blended intensi-fied black ink all around, then I came back with a Q-tip to put a little bit of Key lime fizz and unicorn pigment ink at some spot around and on top of the pink.
I got those in small ink cubes from in July 2020 kit (which I love) but you can also find those inks in separated big pads here.
Now, that our galaxy background is done, we need to had the magic touch using the Galaxy peek-a-boo stamp. I heat embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder to add shine to it and mimic the stars.
I used a white gel pen to create a kind of vortex in the middle of the pink spot.
On both scenes, I gently sprayed some white iridescent shimmer spray to give an extra shine to them.
After that, I glued the small circles with the scenes on top of the bigger white circles we die cut in the beginning, with Hero Arts precision glue.
Then, I placed all the elements on the first card without sticking them, just to check where I needed to fill the spaces with the background elements which could represent the place where the characters are in their real life.
I used the stamps from the same kit (August 2020), there are small stamps which are very useful to create backgrounds.
I then took off the pieces of my card and used an acrylic block to stamp all the details.
For the woman’s room background, I used Artic cardstock and those stamps from the kit : the wind chime (twice), the plant, cat, books and table and inked them with mint julep ink to give a tone on tone look, and I used the sentiment « a place of total bliss » that I embossed with embossing and watermark ink and clear embossing powder and then slided the sentiment and stamped it with pool party reactive ink to give a kind of subtle 3D look so it could pop up a little bit. All around the card I used again mint julep ink to create a frame and used clear embossing powder aswell.
For the second background (with the kids), I used black cardstock and the grass and leaves stamps and stamped them multiple times on the floor and all around the card to show that they’re in their garden. I used clear embossing powder again, but you can use black embossing powder to give the same look.
I used the sentiment « My happy place » and embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder.
Then , I glued the elements on each card and to finish them, I used the smaller circle from the infity die set and 2 punches to make bigger circles to show that those scenes are in their mind.
I glued them and glued the panels on white top folded card bases and those 2 cards are done !
I hope you liked them and I’ll be happy if you join us on this nice challenge, to share you card, it’s here.
If you participate, please tag us on Instagram : My IG account is Art_of_albara and you can also tag A Blog Named Hero so we could see your beautiful cards there too.
Have a wonderful day and see you soon !