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Welcome to the Hero Arts Spring Catalog Blog Hop! Woo Hoo!! As you might imagine I am beyond thrilled to be participating with so many creative ladies and working with all of these lovely stamps, dies, inks, layering stamps etc etc. Awesome release Hero Arts!!
It’s practically impossible to create one card in these instances so bear with me as I share today. One of the dahlia’s is colored with markers and one of them is colored with pencils. Any idea which?
So that’s the look I was going for today… I was unable to achieve a similar look but, my cards are created with the spirit of Anna.
The “Artistic Dahlia” stamp is absolutely beautiful and I love that there are three die cuts for one image that way you get mega dimension … you know I love that.
I don’t have the die cut so I had a great time fussy cutting the flower and adding a stem with the sentiment on the side for a more artistic cook. Twine was colored with a marker and tied around the stem. The sequins were glued down with this.
The “Koi Coloring Layering Stamps” were stamped on the background and a yummy layer of velum was added on top to soften the background. In the video I share how I used some colored pencil to add a little detail and then some white accents too.
This dahlia was colored with only pencils. The background was stamped with the koi layering stamps again and this stencil added some movement on the background. The text from this stamp finished off my background.
More vellum and sequins for the finishing touches.
I wasn’t ready to put the koi stamp away and wanted to make that bad boy stand out on this card.
After stamping the koi with layering inks I used my pencils to add some shading and detail to give him more dimension.(click here for a quick video I shared on Instagram) The droplets from Pretty Pink Posh are perfect for a card like this. I like to use both sizes 6mm & 4 mm.
The large “Thank You” was the perfect size for the tail to pop into. I made a banner with a small “you” stamp and glued it on the letter “k”.
Giveaway : Hero Arts has three $25 shopping sprees … winners will be drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. You must comment by Tuesday, February 21st at 11:59pm PT and the winner will be announced the following week.
Here is the blog line up.
Kathy Racoosin *you are here*
Next on the hop is the urber talented Debby Hughes . Thanks for hopping along with us today and have a great week. Hugs, Kathy
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