Hi cardmaking friends and welcome back. Today I have a Hero Arts Marigolds Slimline Card to share with you. I also have some fabulous new to share as well.
Let’s start with the fabulous news. 30+ years ago, I started stamping and the first thing I bought was a Hero Arts Angel Stamp and some gold embossing powder. That was the first year I made my very own Christmas cards. There were no heat tools back then, so I used my black and decker heat stripper and I did it over the kitchen sink, just in case I caught the paper on fire, LOL. Heat embossing is still one of my favorite techniques and Hero Arts is still one of my favorite stamp companies. So guess what happened?
I about fell out of my chair when I received an email asking me to join their newly formed Hero Arts Global Design Team. Of course I said yes, talk about coming full circle right?. And check out the rest of the team. My artist friends from all over the globe. We are going to have a blast creating together. Our gig starts in November, so stay tuned for some crazy blog hops and amazing art.
Hero Arts has a brand new website and to celebrate, they have a great sale on this weekend too.
Take $10. off your order of $25. or more (one order each). – Visit HERO ARTS and take advantage of this great offer
Ok, enough about that, on to the card, which of course is made with Hero Arts products to celebrate today.
I found this amazing Marigolds stamp and die set in a recent release from Hero Arts. It has two sizes of florals and a selection of leaves. Even a stem if you want a long floral. Super cool design and so fun to color. I plant marigolds around my tomatoes each summer to keep the bugs out and I love that they are the last flower in my garden each fall. With their bright happy faces , they just make me smile.
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How to create the Hero Arts Marigolds Slimline Card:
Start by using two of the Picket Fence Slimline Nested Rectangles and die cut the art piece/card front.
TIP – I used the two smaller dies which creates a 3-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches card front. You can also just cut this piece of you don’t have the dies.
Tape them together at the back to create a double stitched border.
Use a Misti to stamp the two flowers 5 times across the piece leaving enough space for leaves and the sentiment.
Use the Misti again to stamp the leaves around the flowers.
Next use Copic Markers to color the flowers and leaves.
Copic Markers Used:
Flower: Y17, YR04, YR18, E07
Leaves: YG01, YG25, G94, YG67
Creating the Background:
Color the entire background with a light blue marker. I went a bit teal and used BG32. Make sure you have a juicy marker or and/or a refill as this takes quite a bit of ink.
Next, Mix some white gouache and splatter the entire art piece.
After that, mix some gold watercolor and splatter that.
Attach to a 3-1/2 x 8-1/2″ Spellbinders Persimmon mat.
Finally, create a card base with Hammermill White cardstock 9 x 8″, score on the 8″ side at 4.
Hero Arts Marigolds Slimline Card – The Sentiment:
Use the “Happy” die from Hero Arts Happy Thanks Stamp and Cut Set.
Hit the scrap bin for three pieces of black. Cut them and stack them.
Next, White heat embossing “birthday” onto another scrap of black and trim it out.
Attach the Birthday with foam squares to the bottom right corner of the card.
Use Bearly Art Glue to attach the Happy centered above it.
Super simple and so fun.
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