Welcome! We have been sharing projects here using products from our 2017 Catalog release. And you may have seen some of them at your favorite retailers. Today the new products are available right here in the Hero Arts Store! There are 145 new products in all! So if you have been eyeing some things that you would like to play with now is the time to get them.
Our Creative Team member Jayne Nelson has created a project to share with you. At the end of the post we have details on a fun blog hop to inspire you featuring our Creative Team and some wonderful guest artists! And of course a chance to enter our giveaway!
Jayne: I really like using floral images to create feminine cards for spring birthdays. The beautiful, new Color Layering Fuchsia set is perfect for making colorful cards with striking and exotic flowers. In addition, the new Birthday Messages set is full of wonderful sentiments that pair perfectly with these lovely blossoms.
For my first card, I tinted some white embossing paste with pink ink and then I used the new Honeycomb Stencil to partially stencil a piece of white cardstock. I love the versatility of this stencil, it’s my new favorite! I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Messages set onto a circle tag with Moss and Orchid inks. Then, I wrapped the stenciled panel with a strip of vellum and some purple cording, tying the tag to the panel with a small bow. I stamped several fuchsia stems with Moss and Pine inks, and a collection of fuchsia blooms with Soft Pink, Orchid, Ultra Pink and Raspberry Jam. I used the coordinating Color Layering Fuchsia Frame Cuts to quickly cut out all of the images and then I secured the flowers to the card with adhesive dots.
For my second card, I applied a wash of pink and purple watercolors onto a piece of watercolor paper. Once again, I wrapped the panel with vellum and cording, but this time, I embossed the sentiment onto a circle of green cardstock. I added a stem of delicate, cascading fuchsia flowers along the card’s upper edge. Then, for a finishing touch, I scattered a few purple gemstones onto both cards.
And now it’s time to hop!! Be sure to visit each blog on the list and leave a little love – we will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees to the Hero Arts Online Store, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Tuesday, February 21st at 11:59pm PT and we’ll announce the winners the following week.
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