Hello everyone – I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
I have card today featuring water colored waves. To create the waves, I stamped the Ocean Wave background stamp with embossing ink and Hero Arts white detail embossing powder on water color paper. I then used blue water color over the embossed image and die cut the paper with wave dies from my stash.
I colored the three puffer fish from the I’m a Puffer for You stamp set and colored them with Copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I adhered the waves and fish to a white card base. I stamped the sentiment and wave accent from the same stamp set to finish the card.
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to join in this months challenge – watercolor.
Hello everyone, this month A Blog Named Hero’s challenge is Watercolor which I love, but I know it scares some people for a lots of different reasons. Below is an easy way to get a Quick and easy watercolor card using the Hero Arts Hero Hues Inks. I chose 5 ink colors all beautiful pastels that can be combined into so many colors bright and soft. To get started I heat embossed the Blossoms for Coloring Bold Prints background on a piece of cold press watercolor paper with white embossing powder. There is also another background stamp that would work beautifully as well called Flowers for Coloring too take a look here >
I laid down color straight from the pads onto my glass surface and started picking it up with a paintbrush and varying the amounts of water I was using and mixing the colors to make new ones. The colors I used were Pool Party, Key Lime fizz, Taffy, Lemon Drop and Thistle, using them in the following combinations allowed them to mix and layer into all of the pretty brightness you see below. I was mixing the Lemon Drop with the Taffy to get a beautiful coral and the Thistle with the pool party and the Taffy to get pretty purples and pinks, then the Lemon Drop with the Lime Fizz and Pool party to get the greens and yellows. If you zoom to look you can see that I kept this very loose and free and let the colors dry and then I could layer more on top to get new colors.
What makes this really easy is only mixing the colors I suggested above but using them in visual threes and letting the emboss resist do its job.I encourage you to use any background stamps in your stash or to create a fun pattern on your card and paint away! You could also layer the entire card over a wash of yellow and not use the purple only the pool party and taffy and get all corals and greens. The more I experimented the more I fell in love with the properties of these inks, they layer beautifully but are far more transparent than distress oxides so the colors you can get are brighter too, I added different colors to the background between the flowers to make them pop, I wish I had done more of that too.
I hope you are inspired by this technique and will try it with your favorite stamps. After all of the paint had dried I added some little white pointellism dots with a white gel pen to add more details and stamped the sentiment from the You are Loved messages set. I wanted to make use of some of my favorite Hero stamps in my stash as no orders are being fulfilled right now. So my craft friends, make sure to link up all of your watercolor projects to have the chance to win a $50 Hero Arts gift card.
Stay Well and keep kindness in your heart, and for more inspiration visit me over on my blog at paperheartscissors.com
Hello there crafting friends,
We at A Blog Named Hero hope you’re all safe and healthy in this troubling time.
With many of us at home more than usual, we hope that the crafters out there, are taking time for some of our favourite past time, card-making. It soothes the soul and calms the nerves for so many of us, and receiving a handmade card can brighten anyone’s day.
We considered postponing the challenges until all of this Covid nightmare was behind us, but decided against it, because something that can bring a little comfort to us all, is routine and familiarity.
With that in mind, let’s move straight to the challenge.
One winner will be selected by our DT, and win a $50 gift voucher, a second winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 voucher!
Be sure to enter the challenge (via the linky tool below) by 5pm on the 10th of next month, to be in the running for one of the TWO gift cards from our delightful sponsors, Hero Arts!
See you again soon!
Hi There! I’m here today with a quick and simple “any occasion” card that you can wip out in 5 minutes! I love background dies, especially detailed and intricate ones like I’ve used here.
I decided to go for a tone on tone look by cutting my card base and die cut from the same color of card stock. Before cutting the die cut piece, I ran the a2 sized piece of card stock through my Xyron sticker maker to coat the back in adhesive and make it easier to get on the card base.
To finish the card I die cut my sentiment from some shiny gold card stock and adhered down with a liquid adhesive!
Hero Arts Hello Fancy Die
Hero Arts Paradise Cardstock
Hero Arts Precision Glue