Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Hugs From A Distance-- "A Blog Named Hero's" May 2020 Challenge!


Spring is here, though it was sleeting here last week!  Today's project features Hero Arts Cherry Blossom Fancy Die and some watercoloring!  The supplies are linked below (afil- thank you!) and there will soon be a YouTube tutorial about the background which is an old, yet fun technique!  If you want to be sure and see it,  just visit https://youtube.com/c/GaleThompson and hit that bell for notifications!

I watercolored a scrap of watercolor paper with my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and die cut the cherry blossom branch out as well as extra flowers.  

I also die cut a branch from a scrap of Neenah Desert Storm.  I added a little color to add interest to that branch as well as some dry embossing.  I layered the blossoms over top of the Desert Storm piece and cut out the flowers from the pink die cuts ( I realized too late all I really needed were a bunch of extra flowers, lol!)

The first flower layer was glued flat to the Desert Storm branch, then I took a dry embossing tool and rolled over the top flowers before gluing just the centers over the first layer of flowers.  I added some Sherbet Nuvo drops to the centers and let dry.

I die cut prayers out of the background thinking I would raise up, but it looked lost, so I cut three layers of it in white scrap paper and one in pink glimmer cardstock.   I added to a white card base.  I had to inlay the diecut, but I offset the pink just a little so the white would show. 

Here are the supplies I used:

Until next time, stay safe and send someone a card!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Life's A Beach Right Now! A Blog Named Hero's Watercolor Challenge!


Welcome back to another "A Blog Named Hero" post featuring our current Watercolor Challenge.  It's not too late to enter for one of two Hero Arts Gift Certificates!!

This card features a watercolor background made with plastic wrap!

The background was easy to make.  I pulled it from a stash so I can't show you, but I promise to make a video tutorial of a simular card soon!  Please check back or even better, subscribe to my YouTube channel https://youtube.com/c/GaleThompson and hit the bell so you will get notifications of my new posts!The supplies that are still available are linked (afil--thank you!) below.  Basically, just saturate your watercolor paper with color and when you are happy with the blend, lay a square of plastic wrap over it, then twist it up.  Allow to dry at least overnight.  When you pull it up you will get a surprise.  No two will be alike!

I heat embossed some Hero Arts Sand Embossing powder on some white card stock, then used a wave die to cut out beach.  The bike is from Jan '19 MMH kit.  I linked a simular one, but hurry as it's being discontinued!   I die cut the panel with a Hero Arts Postage Stamp Infinity die and attached to the base for a simple, clean look.  

Here is the supply list:

Until next time, stay safe and keep crafting!!