Hi friends! Welcome back to another card featuring Hero Arts, Simon Says Stamp and a wee bit of sparkle!
We hope you’ll join this month’s challenge; you can link your cards up HERE!
I saw a video from Kristina a couple weeks ago where she used freezer paper to preserve images before water coloring the card stock; you can see the video HERE. ADORABLE; I had no idea! I cut several small hearts and outlines from SSS’s February card kit, then also die cut 3 of the sketch hearts, all from freezer paper. I adhered these to my Tim Holtz water color paper with my household iron! 😀
I used Distress Inks to create the background, re-heated the wax paper as Kristina shows in her video and removed the pieces. Voila, is that not gorgeous?!? Once it was completely dry, I gave it a spritz with shimmer sparkle – absolutely impossible to see in the photos, but it’s there, I promise!!
I added some silver/white washi tape down the side and finished up the card. I layered on some pink polka dot acetate, thread, the HELLO stamp and die cut from Hero Arts cut from craft foam and silver card stock, and embossed the tag line on black card stock. I added some enamel hearts and sequins to finish off the focal point.
For some added interested, I scored 3 lines in the lower right-hand corner at varying lengths.
Thanks for stopping by; we can’t wait to see what little bit of sparkle YOU create this month! Have a great day!
Good evening! Jess here with a trio of sparkly cards for the February A Blog Named Hero Challenge! This month we’re teaming up with Simon Says Stamp and challenging you to add a little sparkle to your cards! You can click the graphic below to go straight to the challenge link!
For my first card I did a watercolor wash with distress inks and let it dry. While it was drying I die-cut the hearts from white cardstock and then pressed a versamark pad all over the die-cut. While it was still sticky I dipped it in holographic embossing powder and heat set the powder. I adhered the die cut to the watercolored panel and then added an embossed sentiment on vellum from a Hero Arts set over a tangle of metallic silver thread.
For the second card I adhered a piece of stick-it adhesive to a piece of white cardstock. I die-cut the same hearts die and then carefully peeled off a little of the adhesive backing to reveal the top of the die. I sprinkled pale pink glitter over the top third of the die and then carefully burnished it with a bone folder. Next I peeled a little more of the backing off and sprinkled a dark pink glitter in the middle third of the die. After burnishing the dark pink glitter I peeled off the rest of the backing, sprinkled red glitter on the bottom third of the die, and then burnished the whole die.
Next I spritzed shimmer spray onto a piece of white cardstock and let it dry. I stamped the sentiment with red ink and then adhered the die-cut to the shimmery background. After looking at the card I decided to glitter a few of the hearts from the die-cut and glued them back inside the die.
For my last card I wet a piece of watercolor paper in the same basic shape as my die-cut. Then I smooshed the same distress inks onto an acrylic block and dropped color onto the wet paper and let it spread naturally. While that dried I used stick-it adhesive and cardstock to adhere gold glitter to my heart die. Once my background panel was dry I flicked on some gold shimmer spray, stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder, and adhered my glittery die-cut.
So there you have it…lots of sparkle with the help of sparkly embossing powder, glitters, and shimmer sprays! I hope that gives you some ideas of how to add sparkle to your projects!
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