Saturday, June 27, 2015

Smile!!

Hi Everyone, Bhavana here, I have two cards to share here today. I used Hero Arts Stamp & cut butterflies. I first stamped and die cut two butterflies and added peacock feathers and picked raspberry distress ink over it. For the centre body of the butterfly I used Simon says stamp dark chocolate ink for stamping.  For the background of my cards I used Hero Arts Large lotus stencil and Memory box tula design stencil. Used vintage photo distress ink for the background.

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For the sentiment I used Wplus9 doodles die set and used the smile die. Also added a strip of gold glitter paper from DCWV and a white strip at the bottom part of the card. Used foam tape to add dimension to the butterfly.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Missing You Always

Hi, Jessica here!  The most recent release from Hero Arts has definitely been one of my favorites and I finally got my hands on the pretty Tea Flowers stamp set and wanted to use it for today's card!
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I have fully embraced the watercolor trend and I decided to give no-line watercoloring a try!  I started off by stamping the flowers onto watercolor paper with Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray ink.  Then I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Dark Pink, Pink, and Deep Green to outline and shade the flowers.  I went back over them with a water detail brush to blend the colors.  Next I scribbled a little Dark Pink onto my craft sheet, spritzed it with water, and splatter some pink dots across the card in a diagonal pattern.

I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I added a few Medallion Gold 4mm and 6mm sequins to add a little extra sparkle.  Finally I trimmed the sides of the watercolor panel down and adhered it to a top-folding A2 card base of pink cardstock.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hello There!


Hello there!  This is Gayatri with you today. 

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Tic Tac Toe is an awesome challenge to play because it gives you so many combinations to play with. I chose the first column on the left - circles, background stamp and watercolour. Here is my card using the three combination.


So I started with watercolour cardstock. I have done some very subtle watercolour wash in blue, pink and yellow watercolour. I used Gansai Tambi watercolour palette here. 
While the panel is drying, I stamped the terrarium and succulents from Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Succulent stamp set in black and heat embossed using clear embossing powder on a scrap piece of watercolour cardstock. I then watercoloured the image with blue on the succulent and yellow and pink for the terrarium. Once dry, I have stamped the green succulent and brown stones. Then terrarium is hand cut out.  Simple and easy :)
Now back to the watercolour panel. It is now dry. So I stamped the Diamond Hero Arts/Studio Calico background stamp using Soft Granite Shadow ink randomly to add subtle texture to the background. Here the background stamped is used in a non traditional way instead of the traditionally stamping the entire background.
I then stamped the sentiment from Hey Day Sentiment stamp set one of my favourite sentiment stamp set in black. I love the bold black sentiments. The terrarium is adhered to the panel using foam adhesives for some dimension. Finally, I accented the colours from the background and the terrarium with some gorgeous sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Again I have gone for some unconventional way of using circles on my card. Yes, the sequins are the circles ;)  I have adhered the completed panel to the card base.
Yeah! Thats it! This is my take on the Hero Arts Tic Tac Toe challenge. Here is closeup of the card.


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