Hello crafty friends! Are you ready to Stay Crafty With Hero? We don't know about you, but we are ready to Bring on Spring! So that's the theme for this month's challenge. Whatever spring means to you - brighter days, buds on trees, flowers blooming, or perhaps even rain? Whatever spring means to you, let that inspire your cardmaking or creative time this month. We'll include all of the challenge details further down this post, but first, here's a happy, uplifting spring card from Maria!
Hi everybody! It's Maria here with a cheerful card to "Bring on the Spring" and kick off this month's Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge. For today's card I paired the Butterfly Garden Background Cling with the Monarch Butterfly Fancy Die.
The Butterfly Garden Background stamp is such a gorgeous and detailed stamp. It's a ton of fun to color in detail but today I wanted to share a way to use it that is quick and yields a gorgeous result. I started out by ink-blending my background using Reactive inks in Lemon Drop, Creamsicle and Taffy.
I made sure that my background was completely dry and treated it with my anti-static tool. I used Versamark ink and White Satin Pearl embossing powder to heat emboss my background using the Butterfly Garden Background stamp. I love this embossing powder because it gives a beautiful pearlescent finish that allows the ink colors beneath it to show through for a unique tone-on-tone look. I glued my background to an A2, top-folding card base and set it aside.
I cut a butterfly out of Periwinkle cardstock using the Monarch Butterfly Fancy Die. I wanted to layer it on top of vellum so I traced around the outside of the die on vellum and cut it out with my scissors. This gave me the perfect sized butterfly to make the delicate die cut butterfly pop when they were glued together. I adhered my butterflies onto the background using a thin strip of foam tape to give it dimension.
To finish my card off I added a sentiment stamped from Life is Beautiful in Sapphire Pigment ink and heat embossed in clear embossing powder. After I heat embossed, I ink-blended some subtle color onto the sentiment strips and flagged the ends.
Well, that does it for today you guys! I hope this card inspires you to join us for this month's Stay Crafty Challenge and Bring on the Spring! Have an amazing day!
Now it's your turn! Create a new card for this challenge with the theme Bring on Spring! Use the Inlinkz tool at the very bottom of this post to link up your card, and you will be entered into our drawing. We will be giving a $50 gift certificate randomly to one person who plays along! To link up your project, you need to share it publicly somewhere you can grab the link - this can be your blog, Instagram, a Flickr account - anything that allows you to have a URL or website location to link up.
We, of course, encourage you to use your favorite Hero Arts products. But any and all entries are eligible for consideration. We really care most about you bringing a little inky joy into your life. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, April 8th at 5:00pm PT to be eligible for the giveaway, and the winner will be announced when we announce our new challenge on Friday, April 9th. Scroll down below the product thumbnails to find the linkup! If you share your project on social media, we'd love if you'd use the #staycraftywithhero hashtag.
Last month we challenged you to create a gift card holder. We love how creative so many of you got with the challenge! Our random winner is Maureen R, who created this adorable unicorn gift card holder using our Decorate A Cake stamp set.
Congratulations Maureen! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Stay Crafty Challenge Winner" in the subject to claim your prize.
Here's to connection, creativity, inspiration, and kindness. ❤
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