Monday, January 11, 2016

Just Because with matching Hero Arts envelopes



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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!

Mahalo for stopping by!!



7 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow! These are just gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. So clever, these are delightful!!!

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  3. Such a pretty set of cards! Love the matching envelopes!!

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  4. love the different colors and the lanterns on each card! very pretty!

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  5. These are just SOOO cute! You really made those lanterns look like they are glowing with your artful sponging!

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