Hi stamping friends, I’m up on A Blog Named Hero today with Hero Arts – Hang In There for this month’s “sympathy” challenge. There is still lots of time to join our challenge, just create your card and visit the A Blog Named Hero Challenge page to upload it.
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Sympathy cards are sometimes hard but a necessary part of life. Today I’m sharing two very simple cards, that I stepped up a notch by adding a quick and easy inked background.
The Hero Arts – Hang In There is a lovely set of houseplant stamps with great sentiments perfect for many occasions. I also love the images for coloring. I used my copic markers for the coloring and with these cards and I’m launching a new video series called:
When I post a card with Copic coloring I get e-mails asking about it. I decided to share some short videos on how I like to color with Copics for different looks. I am by no means an expert. I have taken all of the Copic classes and I’m Copic certified, but like many, I kind of went my own way and I share the color combos I like and the techniques I like.
Today is the first video in the series and in showcases “Terra Cotta pots and shaded leaves. I color both images for you in the video and you can also find the list of supplies and a PDF Download for each card below.
Hero Arts – Hang in There – Card #1
- For the first card, I colored the image and then die cut it with the coordinating dies.
- Next I laid the Scroll work stencil onto the background and use my life changing brushes to sponge Hero Arts Ink Just Rust and Butter bar onto the top left corner of the card front.
- When I took the stencil off, the stencil outline was “really white”, so I brushed on more of the butter bar ink to tone it down.
- Stamping the sentiment over on the left side helps to balance the card and attaching the die cut image to the front with foam tape adds dimension.
- Adding a piece of twine through the plant hanger grounds the image and I pulled it up over and to the back to secure it.
- The art piece is attached to a piece of Faded Brick 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
- I like white card bases therefore, I mounted this to a A2 Dove White card base.
Hero Arts – Hang in There – Card #2
For card #2 the steps are very similar to card #1. with a little change up in the stencil steps.
- I started by brushing on Antigua and Aquatic Hero Arts Ink.
- Then I laid the Starry Night stencil down and brushed on more Aquatic ink.
- The card front is mounted to a piece of Blue Lagoon 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 and again mounted to a A2 – Dove White card base.
- My potted plant is attached with foam tape to add a little dimension to the card.
click the button above to download the free PDF file for this card and don’t forget to visit my PDF Gallery for more great card ideas.
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