Friday, June 19, 2020

A Blog Named Hero Challenge Inspiration: Combining Old and New!

Hi there!

Here's a bright and cheery get well card using Hero Art's Fresh Citrus Bold Background Stamp and a sentiment from 1995... I am old... the supplies are linked below (afil- Thank you for your support!)

There isn't a ton of technique involved.  Just fun playing with coloring the fruit!  I used original distress ink smooshed on plastic as a pallet for my water brush.  I white heat embossed the fruit stamp.  Then diecut the panel with the Nested Postage dies.  I diecut a slightly larger panel of glimmer cardstock from a previous MMH kit with a Rounded Rectangle die and added to a white base.  I wrapped the panel with the sentiment on vellum and added some iridescent jewels in the centers of the flowers and lemons.  Easy peasy!

Here are the supplies I used that are still available:

 Have a great week and I'll see you again soon!  I also will be posting some video tutorials shortly:)  
Take care,

Monday, June 8, 2020

Playing With Distress Embossing Glaze: A Blog Named Hero "Hugs From A Distance" Challenge Inspiration


It's not too late to enter this "A Blog Named Hero" monthly challenge "Hugs From A Distance!"  This time I used an older Hero Arts Flower Stencil and Distress Embossing Glaze for an "artzy" look!  The supplies I used are linked below (afil-thank you!)

I am a bit behind on my video tutorials, but one that includes this will be up soon, I hope!  It was really easy and fun!  Update:  Here's the tutorial!

I white heat-embossed the word background on white cardstock, then laid my stencil over top and pounced Versamark clear ink on top.  I pulled off the stencil and heat-embossed again with the Distress embossing glaze.

Then I covered the entire front with gray dye in to make the words pop.  Gently, wipe off excess over embossing with a paper towel.
Next, I just used an infinity die to cut out the piece and layered over a white card base.

Finally, I white heat-embossed the sentiment (from a Hero Arts previous kit) on gray card cut with a die from that same kit.  I cut out several white strips from scrap and stacked beneath the sentiment for added dimension.   

I placed a few Hero Arts pearls (retired) for a little added interest, but not so much as to take away fromI the background! 

Here are the supplies I used:  Way below is the supply list to the "6 Fun Stencil Techniques You've Gotta Try!"

Take care everyone and come back soon!