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You Make a Difference

by Kelly Rasmussen April 30, 2020 13 Comments

Hi! Today I'm playing along with our current Stay Crafty with Hero Challenge, which encourages you to think outside the box and use a product in a way that it wasn't necessarily intended. Can you tell which image I used to make the flower below?

It's a lemon from the Zest Wishes stamp set! I repeatedly stamped the image in a circle with Clear Embossing + Watermark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I colored the flower using a water brush and a rainbow assortment of Reactive Inks. There is also a smaller lemon in the set, so you could make two different sizes of flowers!

I wanted to keep the card clean and simple, so I added a subtle dry embossed background using the Large Flower Stencil. The petal design is a perfect complement to the floral focal point.

I stamped a message from the HA + Pinkfresh Studio You Make A Difference stamp set. And added some Clear Enamel Dots for the finishing touch!

Reminder: Our "Out of the Box" challenge ends on Thursday, May 7th at 5:00pm PT and all the details can be found HERE.

So I guess when life gives you lemons...make a flower! ;)

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CM417 Zest Wishes - Hero Arts
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AF419 Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink...
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PD103 Water Flow Brush - Hero Arts
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF422 Creamsicle Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink -...
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink - Hero...
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AF431 Thistle Reactive Ink - Hero Arts
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SA069 Large Flower Stencil - Hero Arts
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PR102 HA + Pinkfresh Studio You Make...
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13 Responses

Anouk
Anouk

May 03, 2020

What a great idea!

Jean Crocker
Jean Crocker

May 02, 2020

Great card!

Caly Person
Caly Person

May 01, 2020

This is so creative!

Caroline
Caroline

May 01, 2020

What a fantastic way to stretch this stamp and what a beautiful and cheerful card. LOVE it!

Julie Wexler
Julie Wexler

May 01, 2020

Kelly- I can’t express how very clever this is! Fabulous unexpected use of the lemons, and beautifully done. You’ve got me looking at my stash differently today, for which my creative mojo thanks you! Be well and stay safe.

Melynda Cleveland
Melynda Cleveland

May 01, 2020

I love too see how clever Hero Arts artists are. ( try saying that 3 times quickly)

paperpicnic
paperpicnic

May 01, 2020

Brilliant, Kelly! Equally gorgeous and clever! Love this so much!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

April 30, 2020

Great card Kelly, I would never have guessed you used a lemon stamp. The flower is stunning and you also inivented a new saying “when life gives you lemons…make a flower” I love it!
Thank you so much for sharing your great inspiration, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Carol E. Wortman
Carol E. Wortman

April 30, 2020

WA wa WHAT.? Cannot believe that! Best example of out of the box! Ever! HA should give you a prize! Thanks for the inspiration and I’m gonna look at my Stamps to see any hidden beauties. Thanks and continue to stay safe!

Laura B
Laura B

April 30, 2020

Amazingly creative! Thank you so much for sharing.

Lagene
Lagene

April 30, 2020

AWESOME “Lemon” rainbow blossom!

Connie Juengel
Connie Juengel

April 30, 2020

I have to respond to this. Normally when they do an “out of the box” design, they still are similar in thought. This is truly a rethink of the lemon design. And, it is beautifully done. I normally don’t put in comments ever but this really caught my eye and is ingenious as well as beautifully done. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari)
Linda W. (ScrappinBari)

April 30, 2020

Gorgeous flower made out of the lemon image, Kelly!! Just love your delicate water coloring and the texture behind looks amazing!!