Hey hey and happy Wednesday! It’s Lisa here with a technique that I stumbled on while working on the Hero Arts 2014 catalog. Have you seen the bird on the cover?
I’ve had so many questions on how I made this journaling page! I’ve so wanted to share my secrets. But, I no longer had the page as it went to the Hero Arts booth at CHA back in January.
So when my niece had a baby boy over the weekend I just had to use this technique again! It’s just perfect for soft details. Check it out:
Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.
The BIG secret? Hero Arts Soft Vanilla ink! Turns out it changes color when you go over it with daubers.
For today’s card, I first stamped the BasicGrey Astronomy Background with Soft Vanilla on cream letterpress paper, then die cut it with the new Star Background Fancy Die. It doesn’t look like much at first…
But when you go over it with daubers the magic happens! Love.
Here I used:
- Tide Pool Dauber
- Pastel Blue Dauber
- Pastel Mint Dauber
- Pastel Yellow Dauber
And I gotta say that I love the cream letterpress paper — it adds a soft, subtle texture, but it’s smoother than watercolor paper so you can still get a good impression.
Then to finish off the card, I white heat embossed A Star is Born on pool paper. Then I did a little trick that I’ve been waiting to try ever since I saw this die: using the leftover stars as embellishments! It’s like a two-for-one kinda thing. I just grabbed some of the stars, colored them with a gold marker, and then added some gold glitter for extra golden goodness. Added some gems and that was that!
Welcome to the world sweet baby Dominic! You are a star in our family already.
Oh and that bird? I just inked the Tiny Flags Background with Soft Yellow and Soft Vanilla, stamped the Bird in black, then traced around the outside with daubers. Easy!
Thanks so much for joining me today, and hope you give this Soft Vanilla ink technique a try!