Hello friends! Thanks for joining the blog hop today for Hero Arts. New products are available in their Spring Catalog and IT. IS. AWESOME. Besides new stamps and dies, there are new tools. I don’t know about you but I am so excited about these! Shipping for these tools is expected to start in early March. But don’t get FOMO (fear of missing out), use the “notify me” button to be alerted as to when they will be in stock and ready to ship. You will be glad you did because not only will you know when they are ready, but there might be a giveaway for a set of the new tools (wink wink…nudge nudge).
My inspiration for you today is using some brand new products. Lets get started!
I used Intensified Black ink to stamp the flowers and vase onto white cardstock. I then used the matching layering stencils to ink blend Reactive inks. This makes coloring quick and easy! I cut the flowers using the coordinating die and then added white pen details and yellow enamel dots for the flower centers.
I used a top fold A2 card base in Paradise to stamp the Etched Winter Swirls background in Unicorn White pigment ink. I wanted some interest without it being too distracting from the bright flowers. I then made the pop up feature using Paradise cardstock cut to 4 1/4 by 5 inches. I scored at 3/4, 1 3/4, 3 1/4, and 4 1/4 inches to make a box (This was from a recent Jennifer McGuire video). I adhered by “box” to the bottom of the cardbase’s front panel.
I wanted a floating sentiment so I added the Happy Birthday sentiment above the flowers. I first stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock with white pigment ink, added white embossing powder and heat set. I cut it to size, added an acetate “post” and adhered to the back of the flowers. The sentiment is sitting on top of the flowers but the acetate give it a bit more stability. The flower vase was adhered to the “box” with liquid glue. This card does fit into an A2 size envelope. To do this, make sure that the elements (flowers/sentiment) do not go beyond the top of the card when the “box” is folded down.
- Dove White, Paradise, and Pitch Black Cardstock
- Flowers in Vase, Frame Cuts, and Stencils
- Reactive Inks
- Intensified Black Ink
- Unicorn White Pigment Ink
- Etched Winter Swirls Background
- Sunset Hero Hues Enamel Dots
- White Embossing Powder
This next card is absolutely adorable for Spring, a new baby or if you celebrate Easter. I made a card for Easter but this set is very versatile. Honestly, I really just wanted to use some cute little wooden eggs I found in my stash!
I started by stamping the duckling onto white cardstock with Butter Bar, Orange Soda, and Just Rust inks. These colors worked perfectly! I also stamped the butterflies in: Lemon Yellow/Butter Bar, Cotton Candy/Rose Madder, and Passion Flower/Grape Juice. All images were cut using the coordinating dies.
On a 3 by 4 1/2 inch panel of white cardstock, I stamped the grass image in Green Apple and Key Lime Fizz Reactive inks. I also blended Soft Sky ink to make a pretty Spring sky. Intensified Black ink was used to stamp the sentiment at the top of the panel. I added a very thin pink matte for a little pop of soft color. For some added interest in the background, I dry embossed the Star Branches stencil on a 4 by 5 1/4 inch panel.
The pink matted panel was adhered to the dry embossed panel using liquid glue. I added the duck, butterfly, and egg elements. The egg elements were from my stash but I think this would still be adorable with out them. You could also add some of your own by using small oval shaped die cuts. The finished panel was adhered to an A2 side folding white card base.
- Color Layering Duckling and Dies
- Inks: Lemon Yellow, Butter Bar, Orange Soda, Just Rust, Passion Flower, Grape Juice, Cotton Candy, Rose Madder, Intensified Black, Soft Sky, Reactive Green Apple, and Reactive Key Lime Fizz.
- Dove White, Peony Cardstock
- Star Branches Stencil
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Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and joining the celebration of Hero Arts new catalog. I hope you enjoy some new products!