Hello, crafty friends! Michelle Lupton here, very happy and excited to be back again for another year with A Blog Named Hero. You have already met all of the new design team – aren’t they fabulous? Well, for those of you who do not know me, or for those of you who are new to A Blog Named Hero, let me tell you something about myself.
Firstly, I’m an Aussie. My day job is as a teacher – I teach biology to tertiary students. I also sing in a couple of choirs, and I am in a book club. And I make cards – I have done so for a long time, but I have blogged about it since 2011, shortly after which I discovered the wonderful worldwide community of stampers and card-makers out there! My style has evolved over the years, but right now, I love stamping, along with rainbows, watercolouring, flowers, stencils, and the colour blue (and the oxford comma – certified nerd, right here). I’m a CAS card-maker, with occasional forays into not-so-clean and definitely-not-simple. I’ve been with A Blog Named Hero since 2013, and I also coordinate the Facebook page for A Blog Named Hero, so please be sure to visit and say hello to our wonderful Facebook Design Team.
Anyhow, enough about me – here’s my card to say hello!
I started by using the Large Flower stencil to add some very pale orange to the card base, and then stamped the sentiment in Intense Black ink. I stamped a bunch of the images from the “You’re So Lovely” stamp set in various ink colours, and die cut them with the matching dies. I then spent AGES arranging them!! (You have no idea. Seriously.) I really admire people who make collage cards regularly – it’s not easy! I adhered most of the elements using Multi Medium Matte, but then popped the two flowers up on layers of dimensional adhesive. A sprinkling of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and I was done!
I hope to see you here again very soon – we have a bunch of new challenges planned for you in the new year, and some amazing collaboration partners – you won’t want to miss a minute!
And don’t forget, to celebrate our new home, we have a $20 gift certificate to Hero Arts for one lucky commenter! Have you seen their new Valentine’s release? Definitely something you’ll want to check out. We will draw a random winner from comments on all design team introduction posts (which began here), so the more you comment, the more chances to win!
Thanks for visiting 🙂