Hi, everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! For the A Blog Named Hero Monthly Challenge this month we are “Celebrating” with Hero Arts, so today I’m sharing another Birthday card featuring some of the first stamps that I picked up over 5 years ago at the Hero Arts Factory Store. This card for me shows that you can create something completely new even from your older stashed items.
I am loving the current trend of black and white left uncolored with a bright pop of spring colors. This palette in the center of the card is made up of, Hero’s Mid Tone Dye Inks Butter Bar, Bubblegum, Fresh Peach, Pale Tomato, and Soft Vanilla. I used a long paint strip stamp from my stash and over-layed the pretty pinks and yellows, then white heat embossed on top and added white gel pen details. I slipped this strip under the partially cut circles that I stamped in black ink with the top part of the tree stamp.
I added some small illustrations copied from the stamp set with a black micron pen to fill in the blanks creating some more small flowers, leaves, and some dots and curls.
You could layer together all your favorite colors to change this design up. I also think that because this card is mostly black and white as long as you use a stamp positioning tool so you simply have to flip your paper to stamp the other end, this card comes together fast. You could also simply watercolor with a single color for the center. Make sure to fill the bottom with all your favorite stamps. Finally, I used white gel pen and some Nuvo drops in coordinating colors for small embellishments and rounded the corners for a final finishing detail.
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Back soon, Lee Ann