Hello! Today I have several cards that I made during a craft along event that Hero Arts did on July 17. It was an all day event and many different design team members made cards that you also made at the same time. They have another one coming up and I would highly recommend it.
Are you ready? Get something to drink and maybe a snack…
This is a spotlight card taught by Daniel West. I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp to make this. There is vellum covering the stamping on the base of the card. I colored with Copics. The sentiment is heat embossed.
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers and I think the sentiment is from Hero Arts It’s Your Day set.
This card was done by Maria Willis. It is a gatefold card and also includes some vellum. Heat embossed flowers on vellum and cut out by hand. The background is Hero Arts Reactive ink blending with stenciling and shimmer mist over it. The sentiment is heat embossed and raised with foam.
Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Sketched Flowers, Hero Arts Reactive ink, Tim Holtz stencil, Spellbinders circle die, Hero Arts It’s Your Day birthday stamp set
A One Layer Looking Glass Card designed by Lydia Fiedler. You stamp the background with a text die. For the scene you use the Looking Glass die and then paper piece it back in to make a one layer card. I added the frame as an extra little thing which I cut out with a square die and the Looking Glass die. The sky is ink blended and the tree is colored with Copics.
Supplies: Hero Arts Canyon Lands Looking Glass die, Memory Box Stitched Square die, Impression Obsession French Text background stamp
Looking Glass Window Card. This was done by Nichol Spohr. This was fun because part of the scene is on the inside of the card.
I ink blended the front panel first using Distress Oxide ink. For the front of the card I stamped with the Sun Ray stamp and lightly stamped some text over that. Cut out a square which give you the piece for the inside of the card. Color the tree with Zig Clean Color Pens.
For the inside cut out the grass/frame and the mountains. Color with Zig Clean Color Pens. Place those on the square with the sun rays along with the frame which the grass is part of.
Supplies: Hero Arts Canyon Lands Looking Glass die, Memory Box Stitched Square die, Impression Obsession French Text background stamp, Hero Arts Sun Ray Bold Prints, Zig Clean Color Pens.
Color Layering Sea horse birthday card. Jessica Frost-Ballas designed this card.
Ink blending on the background. School of fish and bubbles heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Seahorses stamped and die cut.
The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder.
Supplies: Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Hero Arts It’s Your Day stamp set
Color Layering Jellyfish with “waves” background. This is a Mindy Eggen card design. For the background I ink blending through a stencil and then ink blended over that fading as it went across. I am not super great at blending like this but it came out ok.
Two jellyfish are stamped right on the background and the big one is layer stamped and die cut.
The sentiment is stamped right on the background.
Supplies: Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero, Hero Arts Swirl stencil
Rainbow Watercolor Backgrounds. These are by Channin Pelletier. I am going to start by saying this was the most fun for me. Why? I have never done this before and it is just so happy! These are similar but a few different ways of doing them. To start each card you heat emboss on bristol paper using white powder.
For this first card I kind of scribbled lines across the card all the way down the card in the all the colors using water based pens. Then I used a brush and some water to spread the color out and blend the colors.
The sentiment is die cut.
For this one you color the different colors in pie shapes, douse it with water and use a blower to send the color out to the edges from the middle. The word celebrate is die cut (1 black and 2 white) and layered slightly offset. The other part of the sentiment is heat embossed and hand cut.
For this you color along vertically but only about half way down, douse with water and then blow towards the bottom of the card. The sentiment was done the same as the card above.
This believe it or not was the technique where you blow out from the middle. It was my first attempt and I had a little to much water so all the color went past the edges so you don’t have any streaks. This stamp might be a little to solid in places too for this technique to really shine. However I like how it came out. A nice background.
Whew.. I love all these rainbow cards and you should give it a try.
Supplies: Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints stamp, Hero Arts Everything Flower Bold Prints stamp, Hero Arts Birthday Stamp & Cut XL (love the font for the dies in this set), Reverse Confetti Thanks Square die, Simon Says Stamp Hello Dies, Local King Rubber Stamp water based markers
Now we have a Tri-fold stand up card. The teacher for this card was Debi Adams. Here is the jelly fish background stamp again. I was lucky to win this from Hero Arts.
For the stamping.. I stamped the jelly fish on a piece of paper that was cut in half to put on the side panels. Then I stamped again and colored in the jelly fish with Copics and a shimmer pen and cut the piece that goes in the middle of the frame and then hand cut a couple jelly fish to put on the side of the frame. The sentiment is heat embossed.
Supplies: Hero Arts Jelly Fish Party Bold Prints, Hero Arts July 2016 My Monthly Hero (sentiment), MFT Pie