Hero Arts Spice Market Large Petal Heat Embossing

I’ve got another one for you… I was aiming for the Hero Arts Challenge but didn’t make it. But what I like is a nice card came from that. It was a sketch and I would not have come up with the layout on my own.

Hero Arts Spice Market Large Petal

This really looks nice in person. The shiny once again makes it hard to get a good photo.

I created a panel by smooshing paper onto my craft mat into ink. I used Hero Arts Reactive ink in Creamsicle, Taffy and Lemon Drop with water spritzed on it. I then stamped the image and used gold embossing powder and heat embossed. I cut that panel into 3 parts. My intention was to line up the design like it originally stamped but between trimming it and forgetting about that it ended up not that way. I think it works.

For the two rectangles on top of the embossed panel I took ink pads straight to the paper to have a vibrant saturated look. I used the same Reactive inks for these.

The butterfly is heat embossed with the same gold. It is a color layering stamp but I only used the detailed outline stamp. I brushed the Hero Arts Metallic ink onto paper before the heat embossing. Then I painted it a bit with the same metallic ink to brighten/deepen the color. I cut out the butterfly using the matching die.

The sentiment is also heat embossed with the same gold.

Entered in the Love Handmade Cards challenge in Flickr for June.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly stamp set
  • Hero Arts Spice Market Large Petal background stamp
  • Judikins Embossing Powder – Gold Detail
  • Hero Arts Reactive Inks
  • Hero Arts Metallic Ink

Inlaid Die Cutting with Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch

Howdy! I’m over at a2z Scrapbooking with some shimmery butterflies. Oh wait that was last month. I created a birthday card that happens to have shimmery butterflies for this month’s challenge theme of Birthday . When I thought about making this card the inlay technique and using some of the Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink came to mind. So here we are.

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly

 

For the butterflies I put some drops of the purple and the blue Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Ink on a kraft sheet along with a tiny bit of gold. I spritzed the inks with water. I brushed the ink on paper and let it dry. Then I stamped the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch on the metallic inks using just the detailed layer. I cut those out with the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch matching die. Two butterflies were cut out of the white background paper so that I could inlay the purple and blue butterflies in those spaces. I just love the shimmery look of the metallic ink and it is my favorite look in the glitter/shiny/shimmer category. The purple and blue come together in the pack.

For the flowers I mixed a little gold Glimmer Metallic ink with some Hero Arts Dandelion and Orange Liquid Watercolors. I love this combination. I painted that on paper and when it dried I stamped the flowers from the Color Layering Monarch stamp set. Then they were die cut.

The sentiment was die cut.

Entered in the Love! Handmade Cards August Challenge in Flickr.

You can get most of the supplies used on my card at the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store and they are having a sale this month. Use my discount code karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

 

Please join us in this month’s “Birthday” challenge.

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Hero Arts Color Layering Stamping

Howdy, here I am again with a home decor project. Sometimes you think what the heck am I going to make instead of a card then you get rolling and dive in. I have really enjoyed the projects I have made for the June challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking. I made another thing for my craft room. It is going to sit in my craft room next to my computer to hold my birthday lists. I like them right in front of me so I can quickly see the birthdays coming up. That is not a guarantee of timeliness though….

Hero Arts Color Layering Stamping

 

 

To start off my project I got this wood stand at Michaels craft store. I used Distress paint in a few different colors of brown to paint the wood.

For the butterflies I used the Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly stamp set and the Flutterbies Printable digital set. Both of these are available in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. First I used my Misti to stamp the 3 layers of the larger monarch butterfly. For the 2 smaller butterflies I used the Flutterbies Printable kit to print the pdf with 6 butterflies on it. I just told the printer I was printing on a 4X6 piece of paper which in reality I used an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of Neenah paper. This makes all of the butterflies print smaller. I colored the 2 purple ones with Copic pens. I hand cut all of the butterflies but the Monarch Butterfly matching die is available in the a2z Etsy store. I glued these down over the branches. There are little strips of foam under part of the wings of the orange butterfly and under the purple butterfly on the right to give them some dimension.

Check out the a2z Etsy store and use my discount code karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more.

Here comes the tricky part…. I decided I wanted to die cut the branches out of Tim Holtz plain tissue paper. You need to make it more stable to run it through a die cut machine. I put some 2 sided adhesive on the tissue and die cut 2 of the branches. The trickiest part is after you take off the backing paper you have a very delicate branch that you have to keep from sticking to itself and get it on to that wood without ripping it. The first one, all good. The second one I had to fight with it.

The clasp that holds the paper at the top is colored with Alcohol Ink.

Here is a look without the list. I am going to have to redo the lists so the color ink on the lists match the butterflies. I just mean any orange and purple. It’s going to bug me if I don’t. Ha!

Hero Arts Color Layering Monarch Butterfly

 

Please join us in this month’s “Anything but a Card”.

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