Good morning! I am so excited to share that the fabulous 2017 Hero Arts release is now available at the Hero Arts shop and we’re celebrating with a huge blog hop! There are SO many gorgeous and adorable stamps and products in this release! You should have arrived from the amazing May Park, but if not, you can head to the Hero Arts blog to start at the beginning!
It was really hard to narrow down what stamp sets I wanted to play with but I figured I’d go with a sweet theme since today is also Valentine’s Day! 🙂
I love the adorable macarons in the French-themed Bon Appetit set and I wanted to try a little no-line watercoloring for my first card. I stamped the macarons onto watercolor paper with a second generation stamping of antique linen distress ink and then used distress inks smooshed on a craft mat to watercolor each macaron. I used seedless preserves, salty ocean, worn lipstick, peacock feathers, and hickory smoke distress ink to paint my macarons. After they were totally dry I stamped the sentiment with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I adhered the watercolor paper to Pool Layering paper and finished the card with sparkling clear sequins and accents with a white gelly roll pen!
I stamped the same macarons from Bon Appetit and the sentiment from the Color Layering Croissant set with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I used Mijello Mission Gold watercolors to paint the macarons. I adhered the panel to Floral Layering Paper and added a sprinkling of sparkling clear sequins to finish the card.
And those are my cards! I’ve been having such a fun time with the products from this release and you’ll definitely be seeing more from me very soon! 😉 Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!
To celebrate the release Hero Arts is giving away THREE $25 gift certificates to comments selected from all of the blogs in the hop so make sure you leave a comment at each hop stop for the most chances to win! Please comment by Tuesday, February 21st at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winner the following week. Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Heather Ruwe! Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost!
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Jennifer McGuire
- Laura Bassen
- Wanda Guess
- Amy Tsuruta
- Clare Prezzia
- Yana Smakula
- Kathy Racoosin
- Debby Hughes
- Kelly Purkey
- Lydia Fiedler
- May Park
- Jessica Frost-Ballas —> You are here! 🙂
- Heather Ruwe
- Libby Hickson
- Michelle Short
- Jana Millen
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