Good morning!! It’s been a few months but A Blog Named Hero is back with our first challenge for 2018!!
And we have some exciting news for our challenge! Hero Arts is the official sponsor of our challenge blog and every month we will have two fabulous prizes for our challenge! One chosen winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Hero Arts and one randomly chosen entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to Hero Arts! Thanks Hero!! 🙂
And here’s what I created for the challenge:
One of my favorite products from Hero Arts are the gorgeous bold prints background stamps and this particular one, Pearl Strings, has always been one of my favorites. It’s so classy and timeless…it works wonderfully as a background for the mermaid stamps, or as a graphic design for holiday cards, or, as a backdrop for an elegant Paris-themed card! 😉
To start I blended inks onto a piece of bristol smooth cardstock. I used Ocean, Tide Pool, and Soft Pool inks. Then I dried the inks with a heat gun briefly to make sure the embossing powder wouldn’t stick where I didn’t want it. Next I stamped the Pearl Strings stamp onto the cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder.
Next I die-cut the Paper Layering Eiffel Tower and the Love word die from gold cardstock and adhered them over the ombre background. Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment onto white cardstock and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder. Finally I trimmed that down to a fishtail banner and adhered it to the card. I love all the dimension and sparkle on the finished card! It has a lot of depth but it’s basically a flat card!
And now it’s your turn! The challenge ends on April 15th and I can’t wait to see what you’ll create! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more design inspiration throughout the month! Thanks so much for visiting and have an amazing day!
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Diane Bakehouse says
I love this card. It really caught my eye. I have that background, and you just showed me a beautiful way to use it.
Tara Prince says
Wow! Just amazing!!
Celeste Goff says
Jess, this card is simply stunning!!
Dana M says
Stunning card! I love the rich colors with the gold and the shine makes me smile.
Oh dear, this is spectacular. Such fabulous ombre ink blending to go with that incredible gold. Just awesome.
Terrie D. says
Your card is gorgeous! I love that background 🙂
Daria Zender says
Ooo La La! Gorgeous card, Jessica. That background is perfect for Eiffel Tower.
wow, this is gorgeous! That gold dripping background is really striking!
Patt H. says
Love this gorgeous card! Fabulous colors & that background is wonderful!
This card really pops. I have an Eiffel Tower die—thanks for the reminder to use it.
Gorgeous card, love the gold tinsel EP with this Bold Prints background, one of my faves too!
Cindy C. says