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Grateful Challenge!

by Lisa Stein November 17, 2018 6 Comments

Good morning! Lisa here to entice you to join our challenge this month at A Blog Named Hero. Our challenge theme is "Grateful" which is very appropriate for this time of year.

I've made a simple "Thanks" card because I was in need of one, and thought it was a smarter sentiment for someone that I've just met. I used the Peonies Die Combo stamp and die set on this card, in an interesting way. Let me explain.

I placed the large floral die onto a piece of watercolor paper and with a wet paintbrush, filled in the area with clean water. I removed the die and then started dropping in the Purple Liquid Watercolor. Swoon. I love this color, it's just the perfect purple. I let that dry, and kept adding some more color here and there. No rhyme or reason, as I am not a watercolor expert. Ha!

While the purple was drying I added some color to the background using the Liquid Watercolor in Moss. I added a few layers of that as well, just back and forth between the flower and the background.

When I was happy with the colors of both sections I dried it with my heat tool and then used Intense Black ink and Clear Embossing Powder to stamp the large floral image on top. It doesn't match up perfectly, it's a more organic fit, which I adore. I also heat embossed the sentiment, after performing a bit of stamp surgery. Don't ever worry about doing that; it's a bit of a thrill! And when I do it, I try to leave a defined edge, or triangle, so I can easily fit the sentiment back together, as designed.

To finish the card I splattered on some black dots using the Liquid Watercolor. The dots are perfectly black and not faded, which makes my crafty heart go pitter patter. I used the Postage Infinity Dies to cut out the perfect section of my card front and then popped that up onto a card base with some foam adhesive. 

I really like the bold and graphic design of this card, I wish I had made multiples. I am thankful that Hero Arts continues to make such beautifully designed and high quality products for us to use. 

Please do join us at A Blog Named Hero this month for our challenge. I know you have the need for a Grateful or Thankful card, and there are prizes to win!





Lisa Stein
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6 Responses

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

November 19, 2018

It’s so pretty! Love the purple Peony bloom!

Tracy Lustick
Tracy Lustick

November 17, 2018

Beautiful example!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

November 17, 2018

Pretty card!! I love the purple :)

Henriétte
Henriétte

November 17, 2018

It’s gorgeous Lisa and like you I am thankfull that Hero Arts makes awesome stamps. Have a nice weekend.

Joan
Joan

November 17, 2018

I enjoy your experimentation with finding a different way to add the flower and embossing. Your card is truly beautiful.

Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith

November 17, 2018

Extremely effective use of color.