Friday, August 26, 2016

Hibiscus Pop

For this month's challenge
I decided to play with one of my favorite Hero Arts color layering stamps - the hibiscus can be stamped in almost any color and it is guaranteed to be gorgeous.  

I used several shades of pink for the flowers and just stamped the veins of the leaves on white cs.  The black centers of the flowers and the veins were stamped in black ink and clear embossed so they are quite shiny.  I have had a hard time finding black and white striped paper so made my own by cutting 1/2" strips of black cs and then adhering to a white base.  The sentiment was a gift from a friend (she kindly sent me a lovely selection of sentiments stamped on vellum) - and how nice to have them handy to add to a card.  To finish the card I used a black base and scattered some clear and black sequins.

There is still time to enter our "pop of color" challenge this month - a great prize from our generous sponsor The Ton is awaiting some lucky stamper!

Thanks for visiting today.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hero Arts - THANKS, you are awesome!

Hi friends, welcome back to another fun Pop of Color card; have you joined in the fun this month? You can link up your creations HERE.

I used a piece of designer paper that was mainly black, white and gray with some super small dots of purple at the very top - voila, purple became my pop! I die cut the 'thanks' sentiment multiple times from purple paper then dabbed on some VersaMark and added platinum embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment 'you are awesome' in VersaMark on vellum and embossed with the same embossing powder. I added a strip of leftover ombre paper and some white striped acetate paper, all adhered with my tiny attacher (first time ever used - yep, truth)!! I finished the card with some glossy accents over the die cut as well as a few scattered throughout the card.

Thanks for stopping by; don't forget to link up your creations HERE!

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Pop of Color Cardinal

Hello, Jess here with a card using one of my new, most favorite stamps ever: the Hero Arts Color Layering Cardinal!
He is so ridiculously realistic...I just love him!  So to start my card I stamped the cardinal using shades of red ink.  Then I inked him with various shades of grey and stamped him over the rest of the card. in a random pattern.  I realized later that there was a little red ink left on the stamp which gave the grey just a slight red tint which actually looks pretty cool. ;)
Next I added some of the branches for a little added interest.  Then I die-cut the word 'peace' from the panel and kept all of the pieces.  I die-cut it five more times from white cardstock and adhered them together to create a chipboard-like sentiment.  I adhered the cardinal panel to a white cardbase and then inlaid the 'peace' sentiment on the front of the card.  Finally I stamped the rest of the sentiment on black cardstock and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder.  I popped it up with foam mounting tape and adhered it over the die-cut word.

And that's my pop of color card!  You've got a few more days to play along with our August challenge:
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Thanks so much for visiting and have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Million Thanks!

Hi stampers, Alisha here for this month's challenge with a card I made featuring a beautiful stamp set called "The Happiest of Peonies".  A huge thank you to The Ton for sponsoring this month's challenge!  Their stamps are so beautiful and make card making a breeze!

I tried to keep my colors to a minimum so that the Peonies would pop off the card.  And the mix of sequins in their Pink Peony Couture Mix is absolutely beautiful!  I recommend you get your hands on as many as you can!  They are a perfect mix of colors.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see your creation soon!
Have a blessed day,