My name is Cynde Whitlow and I’m so excited to be a part of the A Blog Named Hero Design Team! Today I’m sharing some cards I made using the lovely Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia Stamp. Before I do that, I’d like to take a moment and tell you a little bit about myself.
I live in Montana with my husband and four kids. We are outdoorsy folks so we spend our winters on our snowmobiles and our summers riding our wave runners. I’ve always been creative, but I discovered card making several years ago and fell in love. Especially anything I can color. I’m a huge fan of Hero Arts. From the amazing products they offer, to the wonderful people in the company. I love them! My favorite style of card making is one layer cards with alcohol markers and ink blending.
Okey dokey. Let’s take a look at my cards. If you would like so see how I made these you can see that HERE.
I don’t use wood mount stamps very often, but the Hero Arts Flowering Magnolia was a must. I knew I would be using alcohol markers on these cards so I used Hero Arts Intense Black Ink on both of my 4.25″ x 5.5″ card panels. The stamp lends well to lots of different mediums and you also have the option of using the coordinating Flowering Magnolia Frame Cuts Die.
Although I stamped them both with the same layout, I wanted to take two slightly different approaches. On the card (pictured above), I went with bolder, darker colors. I added a faux frame with a ruler and black pen, but otherwise kept it clean. For my other card, I colored them to look like they were white magnolia’s, but I masked off the flowers as well as the panel and ink blended Hero Arts Tide Pool and Mint Julep inks onto the panel. This created a faux frame. Check out the VIDEO to see how I did this.
The sentiment on both cards is part of a sentiment from the Hero Arts For You Stamp Set. The sentiment actually reads “hello beautiful”, but I masked off the beautiful because I wanted a simple hello on both cards. I’m pretty sure this stamp set lives on my desk. I never put it away and I use it a ton.
I frequently add my own embellishments by hand with pens or other mediums, but you could totally finish these off with sequins or gemstones. Hero Arts Clear Gemstones would be a perfect finish for these!
I hope you enjoyed my cards today! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Until next time.