Archives for January 2016
Thanks for stopping by today. It’s my turn to showcase our lovely collaboration partner this month, Concord & 9th.
I have been so pleased with their designs and quality. Honestly, if I can use a stamp perfectly the first time I use it, you’ve won my heart. And it doesn’t hurt that the owners are just the nicest people. I like to support small companies and this is one that will definitely be seeing some of my money in the near future.
On to the card! I used the Map Love stamp set for inspiration and the stamps. I wanted to keep this card simple, yet graphic. I used the circle die from Bags & Tags as a sort of stencil, to create the watercolor spots.
Hi friends – welcome back to another one layer card featuring Acts of Kindness and confetti – well watercolor confetti that is! 😀
I wanted a bright and cheerful card and although I didn’t specifically use watercolor paper OR inks, it still worked beautifully!
I used a piece of acetate (clear transparency) and dabbed on Hero Arts neon inks, I then spritzed the acetate with water which diluted the colors somewhat. I ‘smooshed’ (pretty sure that’s an official term – HA) the acetate onto my card stock then proceeded to ‘fling’ the various colors over the card stock using a small paintbrush. I have to tell you, that flinging felt good – seldom do I lose control like that!
first card for A Blog Named Hero design team. The theme for this month’s
badly wanted to add a sequin, an enamel dot or a layer of something!
Since that was out of the question, I decided to give the card some interest
with partial coloring.
black ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set. Next, I die
cut the center part and colored only this with Zig watercolor brushes.
Put it back together again by adhering a panel to the inside of the card and
fit the colored piece in.
for a chance to win a prize from our collaboration partner for this month,
Concord & 9th.
I thought all the little heart images from the set would be perfect for creating a one layer card for this months challenge. I picked out a few fun colors and used my MISTI Stamp Tool to repeat stamp them in rows by shifting my paper a 1/4″ to 1″ each time (depending on the stamp)
To give them a little pop, I covered some with glossy accents and some with wink of stella
Here’s a close-up