Good morning! I am so honored and thrilled to share a secret I’ve been keeping for a little while! I am joining the Creative Team at Hero Arts! Eeeek! I’ve been pinching myself ever since I received Jana’s invitation and I cannot wait to get started! To celebrate, I created a card to say hello! 🙂 And don’t forget to stop by the Hero Arts blog to meet the other new Creative Team member! 😉
And I discovered something new in the process…the Hero Arts hybrid inks blend gorgeously on cardstock! To begin I blended Orchid, Crimson, and Mulled Wine hybrid inks onto my cardstock with a blending tool. Then I flicked it with a little gold spray and set it aside to dry. Next I die cut the City Skylines from black cardstock. I pressed a versamark pad over the bridge die-cut and then heat-embossed it with Brass embossing powder. Once my background panel was dry I adhered the skyline and adhered the bridge with foam mounting tape. I liked the brass embossing powder so much that I wanted to find another way to use it on my card. I took a few diamond embellishments, smooshed them into my versamark pad, and then heat-embossed them with brass embossing powder to create matching metallic embellishments.
Finally I used the Luggage Tag Alphabet to stamp my sentiment with Intense Black ink and then adhered my colorful panel above! If this is your first time visiting my blog I feel like this is a fairly good representation of my style: colorful with just a little bit of sparkle! 😉 I hope you’ll stop by again and I look forward to sharing Hero Arts creations with you very soon!
I have two Hero Arts stamp sets to send to one lucky commenter! Please leave a comment and let me know what techniques or types of cards you’d like to see from me! I’ll pick a winner on January 5th, 2017 so please leave your comment before 11:59PM EST on January 4th!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!
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Wahoooooooooo!!!!!!!! So thrilled to be working with you Jess! Your card is GORGEOUS.
Congrats! So Excited for you!
Diane Phillips says
I’ve been following your site for a while now, I like how you use bright vivid color in your cards. Keep up your style, it is what keeps us coming back.
Magee Dudley says
I would love to see shaker cards.
This card is so pretty. The sky is beautiful. Congrats on joining the team. Looking forward to more cards from you!
Congratulations! Saw this awesome card on Instagram:-)
More ink blending, please:-))
Hi Jess, how exciting to be joining the Hero Arts team! Their products and organization are wonderful! I have subscribed to your blog so I can get to know your work. I love the detailed simplicity of this card and would love to see more background techniques. Congratulations on your new gig!
Torie Ford says
I would live to see something with deco foil!
Amy Cooley says
This is a beautiful city scene! I enjoy seeing interactive cards and shaker designs. Thanks!
I would like to see ink blending techniques and water coloring. Thank you!!
Beautiful card…. so glad Hero Arts found you!
Nancy K. says
I love this card. I’d like to see you do cards that aren’t too cute. The card with the cityscape and bridge are just what I love.
Stephanie Lanzalotto says
I am so inspired by your work. Huge congratulations on this wonderful gig!! So cool that you started this journey as a child with a Hero Arts stamp!
Congrats for this amazing job! I can understand why you are thrilled!
I love to see cards with embossing techniques and a lot of colors. And good luck with this challange.
Congratulations, Jess. Beautiful card. I love the sparkle. I would like to see Copic coloring and shaker cards and anything with sparkle.
Dayna Lum-Akana says
doing the happy dance for you, and us! Congratulations Jess ~ very well deserved.
Congratulations Jessica! So happy to see you with one of my favorites! I don’t know much about the hybrid inks, so I look forward to learning about them
Congratulations!!! I don’t have a specific project/technique I’d like to see since I enjoy everything you do. Looking forward to more of your creations. Thanks for the inspiration.
How great to work with the beautiful products from Hero Arts! Your card is stunning, wow!! Have a lot of fun creating!
Pennie Glasser says
I love using stamps and like you, I love sparkle on everything I do.
Congrats Jess on a well deserved opportunity. I would like to see more ink blending and use of detailed die cuts. Congratulations again I’m sure you will do great.
Yay! Congratulations, Jess!!! I LOVE this card. ♥
Congrats! Look forward to seeing more of your work. I enjoy anything with ink blending and florals. Good luck to you on this new adventure¡!
Congrat’s on making the Hero Arts Design Team! wow..so exciting! What I would love to see? Well it may sound like something simple to others. But even though I have been making cards for over 10 years I still struggle with masking. I would love to see any tips you could give that would make it easier for me!
Carmen Banks says
Welcome. Really fresh approach with colour and design. You have used several elements for a clean and fresh image. There is simplicity yet mood and feeling. Thank you.
Vera Pillai says
Stunning card!! I would like to see more cards just like these! Colourful with a bit of sparkle! Lovely! Happy Holiday?
Love the beautiful contrasting colors on your card!
Congratulations! Let’s see some birthday cards.
Lou Wittmer says
WOW! I’m so excited for you! Congrats. I love all your work…..please don’t make me choose.