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Who still has out their Christmas stash? I've been struggling with putting away everything Christmas (because I'd rather create than clean up). Since I had a bunch of my Hero Arts Christmas sets out I decided to go ahead and make another card set (trying to keep to my goal of making more than one card at a time). Today I'm playing with the Hero Arts Sparkle Borders set. A very versatile and fun set that can be used year round!
I stamped the lanterns with Versamark ink and used Hero Arts Gold and Silver Embossing Powder and Tombow markers to color in the lanterns. To create the background colors I used the Fineline Masking Fluid Pen over each lantern and allowed to dry. The blue background was created using ink smooshing (Tombow marker scribbled on craft mat, spritz a few times with water and then smoosh the watercolor paper into the ink). The yellow background was brushed on using Tombow yellow marker, spritzed with water than using a flat paint brush. Once dry, I was able to peel off the masking fluid with ease to reveal the perfectly preserved lanterns.
And just for fun I went with Distress Inks and Hero Arts India Ink Black (this ink doesn't bleed with watercolors). This time I didn't mask the lanterns. Instead I used a clean brush dipped in water and took away color with just water and a paper towel to each lantern. The background color lightened enough to color in with a yellow Tombow marker.
For Christmas I got the awesome Hero Arts colored envelopes and I'm in love. There's something about colored envelopes that takes your card to a whole other level! I love that there are different shades for each color and they go with matching Hero Arts Shadow inks as well to give a sweet tone on tone look if you feel like stamping them.
So that's it for me today! There's a fun challenge going on over at A Blog Named Hero. Create a one layer card and link it up for your chance to win a prize by their sponsor for the month!
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