Good morning! The summer catalog release is now available at Hero Arts and we’re celebrating with a big blog hop! I have three cards to share today using new products from Hero Arts!
My first card features the You Are Beautiful stamp set and some simple copic coloring on heat-embossed images. I started by arranging the floral stamps from You Are Beautiful onto the lid of my MISTI to create a pattern across the bottom of my card. I stamped them with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I turned the card panel around, stuck it back inside the MISTI, and closed the lid to create a fully patterned panel. Then I simply colored the images with copic markers in shades of dusky rose, sunshine yellow, and warm grey.
Next I stamped the sentiment from You Are Beautiful onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used grey copic markers to color an ombre background behind the sentiment and then trimmed it down to a label. I adhered the sentiment with foam mounting tape to finish the card.
My second card uses the newly rereleased Succulent Stamp & Cut set. The succulents were previously available as wood mount stamps but now they’re available in clear stamps with sentiments and coordinating dies! To start I used masking paper to stamp and mask the succulents into an arrangement. I stamped them with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I watercolored the plants and pots with Daniel Smith watercolors. Once it was dry I used a craft knife and a straight edge to cut around the stamped images.
Next I blended Grape Juice ink onto a piece of strathmore bristol cardstock and faded it to the top of the cardstock. I added a strip of black cardstock to the bottom of the bristol panel and then adhered my succulents over it with foam mounting tape. Finally I stamped the sentiment onto black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it down and adhered it to the card with regular ATG adhesive.
My last card was one I was not expecting to like as much as I did…I am 100% NOT a fan of snakes (or really any creepy crawlies) but this stamp was surprisingly fun to play with! A few months ago I shared a cryptic photo on instagram of this “custom” embossing powder blend! 😉
I mixed the black sparkle embossing powder with regular black embossing powder and silver sparkle embossing powder from Hero Arts. Then I used my MISTI to stamp the Slither Bold Prints stamp onto white cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with the custom blend. The result was a sparkly, shimmery black and silver finish that looks positively reptilian!
While I was embossing I also stamped the very appropriate sentiment from an older set, Killer Messages. I used copic markers to color one of the snakes and then added a few ombre green sequins to finish the card!
And that’s it! Three VERY different looks using fun products from the new release! 🙂 I hope I’ve inspired you to check out the new release and make sure to keep hopping with us for a chance to win one of our awesome giveaways!
To celebrate the Summer Catalog release Hero Arts is giving away two $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please leave your comments by 11:59 PM PST on Sunday, May 20th and the winner will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts blog! Here’s a list of all the stops on the hop:
- The Hero Arts Blog
- Amy Tsuruta
- Clare Prezzia
- Emily Midgett
- Ilina Crouse
- Janette Kausen
- Jessica Frost-Ballas –> You are here!
- May Sukyong Park
- Michelle Short
- Yana Smakula
- Kathy Racoosin
- Kelly Latevola
- Lydia Fiedler
- Wanda Guess
- Cynde Whitlow
- Ericka Strange
- Jeanne Jachna
- Juhi Khanna
- Karen Bull
- Kim Hamilton
- Lisa Stein
- Meghan Peterson
- Michelle Yuen
- Libby Hickson
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