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Hero Arts Peonies Bunch

Hi cardmaking friends and welcome back.  Today I have two cards I created with the Hero Arts Peonies Bunch set released this month.  These are some of the Add Ons you can add to your MMH (My Monthly Hero) subscription and have sent in the same box as your card kit….such a cool idea.

The Peonies Bunch release includes a stamp set, a stencil set to ink blend in the colors and a coordinating die to cut them out.  I added to that, playing with Hero Arts Hero Hues Reactive Inks because they are new to me and changing out backgrounds for added interest.

handmade turquoise and purple greeting card with peonies created with new card making supplies from Hero Arts

Hero Arts Peonies Bunch Card #1

Use the Misti to stamp the outline image in Hero Arts Intense Black Ink.

Next, use the open floral stencil and use a ink blending brush to add Thistle ink to the flowers.

Over that, use the second floral stencil and Grape Slush ink to add the detail.

Switch out the stencil for the open leaf one and apply Pool Party Ink on all the leaves

Finally, switch the stencil again for the detailed leaf pattern and apply Blue Raspberry ink.

The reactive inks work beautifully together for this technique

Creating the Background:

Start by die cutting the Hearts and Blossoms Cover Plate out of white card stock.

Use Precision Glue to attach the die cut to the card front.

Next, blend Pool Party and Blue Raspberry reactive inks over the entire surface.

handmade turquoise and purple greeting card with peonies created with new card making supplies from Hero Arts

Place both the cut out peonies and the card front onto a protected work surface and splatter with white ink/paint.  You can also splatter with just water if you wish as the reactive inks react to water, creating a fun splatter look.

Finally, gold emboss a sentiment from the Happy Thanks sentiment set and add a sprinkling of gems.

handmade greeting card with pink roses on a gray and black embossed background created using cardmaking products from Hero Arts

Hero Arts Peonies Bunch Card #2

Start with the same steps as card #1 using Taffy and Fruit Punch inks for the flowers and Fog for the leaves (it’s a very pale green and very lovely).

To create the background, start with a piece of Pebble (light gray) cardstock.  Black heat emboss the peonies randomly around the piece.

background for a handmade greeting card using new card making products from Hero Arts

Next, use a blending brush,  and blend the Intense Black ink all over the card front.  This creates a beautiful lace pattern – reminds me of a top I used to have, haha.

handmade greeting card with pink roses on a gray and black embossed background created using cardmaking products from Hero Arts

 

Again, lay both pieces down and splatter with gold paint.

Attach the florals down the left side of the card with foam tape to add a bit of dimension

Gold Emboss a sentiment onto a scrap of black and attach it to the right.

Finally, a sprinkling of gold gems for a bit more glitz.

 

handmade greeting cards using new cardmaking products from Hero Arts

 

I hope you enjoyed my card shares today and a couple of different ways to create interesting backgrounds for your stamped images.  I have a third one I’ll be sharing with you in a few days.

 

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8 thoughts on “Hero Arts Peonies Bunch”

  1. Hi, Sandi – I like both but I like the one with the dark, sooty background better. Those lush peony bouquets sure are pretty!!!
    Lori S in PA

  2. These are super, Sandi , and I love the bright colours!
    The flowers really stand out on the dark black/grey background!

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