Sparkle Embossing + Watercolors = Simply Charming | Hero Arts


May, 17, 2018

Hello, hey there, hi! Welcome to the Hero Arts blog! Today, I am sharing a simply charming card created with the new Artistic Peony wood mount stamp and Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder

When adding rich detail to a card, like a sparkly embossing powder, I find I like it best to keep the remaining areas fairly simple. Watercolor brush markers were the perfect combo to achieve depth while still retaining soft blends.

After a little bit of masking with just a torn piece of a full stick post-it (I'm too lazy to stamp and fussy cut, lol!), I heat embossed with Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder on Smooth Bristol paper.

I watercolored with Arteza Real Brush Watercolor Markers. I lined the darkest areas of several petals with my deepest color choice and then blended out to white with a paint brush and clean water. Some petals I added a second layer of color, others I didn't. A few of the peach petals have a touch of the vibrant pink color for added interest.

I created my own coordinating sentiment strip by watercoloring a scrap of Smooth Bristol paper with the same markers. Once dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the You're Beautiful stamp set and gave it a fun banner end with the Tag Infinity Frame Dies.

Add a black accent under the sentiment strip and adhere panel to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Black Folded Card. A few Seashore Sequins complete the sweet card.

Thank you for joining me today as we showcase a few items from the new catalog. If you'd like a looksie, you may do so (at your own risk, tee-tee-hee!) here

Happy crafting and we'll see you soon!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published


Related Products

{{/products.length}} {{#products}} {{title}}

Leanne in Cali

May 18, 2018

Beautiful! Love this look. Thanks for sharing!!

Kathy H

May 18, 2018

Your painted flowers are so pretty!

Linda Anderson

May 18, 2018

Lovely card. Must try with my new stamps! Thanks for sharing.

Amy Tsuruta

May 18, 2018



May 18, 2018

This is awesome Janette, love the colour combination and of course the gorgeous stamp.


Just added to your cart:
Excl. postage 
My Bag
Just added to your wishlist:
Excl. postage 
My Wishlist