6.05.2017

Colorful Safari // Hero Arts

Hello all! Today I'm participating in the Hero Arts June 2017 My Monthly Hero Arts blog hop!

For my first card today, I used the silhouette images from the main kit to create a super colorful birthday card....


I stamped the animals in Distress Oxide inks - this was my first time using them, and after this card, I feel like they should be called Distress Neon inks! They're so bright and bold! For the animals, I used Worn LipstickSpiced MarmaladeBroken China and Wilted Violet.

After stamping the animals, I took the new Tribal Prints background, misted it with water, and stamped the watery background onto the animals. After I took the stamp away, it left a cool watermark impression.


The sentiment was stamped from Birthday Celebration.

Now for my second card today, using the super fun add-on, Color Layering Brave Lion stamp set. This stamp set has so many great little accompanying images as well, like a layered crown and some bows.

For today though, I wanted to make a watercolor lion inspired by one of my best friends, who loves to watercolor. She's a bit colorblind, so most of her projects end up with lots of blue and purple hues, which make for some really neat looking projects!


I used my ZIG's to color directly onto the second layer image of the lion, misted it lightly with water, and stamped onto watercolor cardstock. To help the ink spread a little more, I misted the stamped image a bit, at an angle, for a looser look.


The sentiment is from another great add-on stamp this month, Color Layering Bengal Tigers. I heat embossed the image in gold on black, cut it out and adhered it to the card base. I tied the card off with some gold string, and a mix of purple sequins.

THE KIT


The supplies included in this months kit:

  • 1 6" x 8" clear stamp set
  • 9 coordinating Frame Cuts
  • 1 Fancy Die
  • 3 ink cubes (Just Rust, Mulled Wine, Moss)
  • 0.5 oz. black embossing powder 
  • 2 4" x "6" Portuguese eco-friendly cork sheets
  • 2 sheets of 5.5" x 8.5" metallic bronze paper (81 lb. text weight)
  • 2 sheets of 5.5" x 8.5" metallic quartz cardstock (105 lb. cover weight)
The kit value is $70, an amazing deal at $34.99.
The kit is available for a limited time only - once it's gone, it's gone. However, you can now subscribe to receive the kit monthly and never miss one!


BLOG HOP



For loads of inspiration and a chance to win a prize, follow this hop! If you've been following the blog hop, then I'm your last stop, but if you haven't, here's the entire list:


  May Park 


GIVEAWAY


Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader - selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. (Hero will reimburse the winner if they have already bought the kit) Giveaway closes Sunday, June 11 at 11:59pm, and the winner will be announced the following week.

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Canson watercolor
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Broken China and Wilted Violet, Versamark, ZIG
Other: Hero Arts gold embossing powder and Ombre Purple sequins

Tools: heat gun, water mister

6.04.2017

Sunset Thanks // Hero Arts

I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today with a pair of sunset themed cards...


Head on over to the blog for more details! Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

5.31.2017

Oh Ship! + WINNER // Hero Arts

One last quick post for May! Today's card features Enjoy the Journey, fresh from the Hero Arts Summer 2017 catalog.

I started the card of by stamping the bottle, then stamping a wave in Indigo, masking off the sides. I colored in the card with some of the same blue ink that I stamped the wave with.

I love the boldness that comes from watercoloring with Hero Arts Bold Dye inks, but I will warn you not to use any fancy brushes if you try it yourself, as the ink will leave the brush with a coating.


The ship was then stamped in black and colored in with some black ink, as well as the sentiment. The sentiment is one of my favorite things about this card - with this phrase on the front, you have a lot of options for what to put in the inside.


I stamped the cork on some kraft paper, and adhered it to a kraft card base that was stamped with the String Background bold prints in Versamark.

Thanks so much for stopping in and God bless!

ETA: I am way late posting this, but the winner from the Hero Arts Summer Catalog blog hop is...

scrapperme

Congrats! Please contact me at ctprezzia15@gmail.com with your name and address, and I'll get your prize mailed out to you lickety-split!

The winner from my Instagram giveaway will also be announced soon, so keep a lookout for that!
Thanks so much to all who left comments, stopped by, etc - it really means so much!!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts kraft cardstock, Canson watercolor
Stamps: Hero Arts Enjoy the Journey and String Background bold prints
Ink: Hero Arts Black and Indigo, Versamark

5.25.2017

A Slothful Pair // Hero Arts

I'm over on the Hero Arts blog today, with a slothful pair of animals....(ha, I know, it's awful)


Pop on over to the blog for more details!

5.24.2017

Many Blessings // Hero Arts

Part of the fun of making projects for assignments is that it usually takes me a couple runs to get a project I'm completely happy with, which inevitably leads a trail of stamped scraps behind. Using these scraps is a fun, relaxing little challenge for me.

For today's card, I was trying to focus on the beautiful Wallpaper Pattern stamp for THIS blog post, but I didn't end up using the background because it didn't stand out enough on it's own for me.
However, it still looked pretty stunning, stamped in Butter Bar, and topped with flowers from Color Layering For You Flowers.
The flowers were stamped in Soft Apricot, Navy, Green Hills, Fresh Lawn, Soft Purple, and Ultra Pink.


For the sentiment, I heat embossed the beautiful Many Blessings in Versamark with clear powder.  The sentiment doesn't stand out as much as I usually like to make my sentiments stand out, but I like how it works with the bright background.


For the last touch, I mixed a little bit of Sparkle embossing powder with some Martha Stewart glitter, and then heat embossed the mixture on a scrap of Sunshine layering paper. Mixing glitter with Sparkle embossing powder is a great way to get a custom color sparkle embossing powder.
I won't lie, it doesn't mix quite as well as legitimate glitter embossing powders, but hey, it works!

SUPPLIES


Cardstock: Hero Arts Sunshine layering paper, Canson Bristol
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers, Many Blessings
Ink: Hero Arts Butter BarSoft ApricotNavyGreen HillsFresh LawnSoft Purple, and Ultra Pink, Versamark
Other: Hero Arts Clear and Sparkle embossing powder, Martha Stewart glitter

Tools: heat gun