Guest Artist Maya Isaksson!

We’re happy to have another talented guest joining us on the blog today! Maya Isaksson shared today’s technique on her blog a while back, and we loved it! So we asked if she would share the same technique with a card here. We absolutely love what she created for today’s post!

Hello! My name is Maya and I am very happy to be a guest here at the Hero Arts blog today. I have been a Hero Arts fan since I started making cards and never imagined I would write a blogpost here on the blog. I hope you like my card!


Find out how to make this card — click for complete supplies and instructions.

I used the Kelly’s Background Stars stamp to heat emboss the pattern with white embossing powder on watercolour paper. After heating the powder I added water with a brush to the middle area where I wanted the focal image to be. I added some soft watercolours in turquoise and pink to the wet area and let the colours blend with each other. After letting it dry I took some printer paper and put on top of the watercolored piece and ironed it. When the embossing powder heats up it transfers to the printer paper and you can remove it. Keep ironing until all the powder is removed, just use a new part of the printer paper each time and be careful not to get powder on your iron.

Now to the fun part. If you own some of the Hero Arts dies you can use them instead but I didn’t, so I used my Silhouette Cameo with a Hero Arts cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I used a PixScan cutting mat to make sure I got the design where I wanted it, but you can eyeball it too. I cut out the Today is a New Day cut file from the watercolour paper and also four more of the same shape from kraft coloured cardstock. It’s important to keep all the little pieces from the watercolored die-cut because you are going to use them too. You can toss all the smaller pieces from the kraft cardstock. I glued down the watercolour background that surrounded the cut out shape on a card front, added one of the kraft coloured cut outs in place of the original piece and added the letters from the watercolour piece inside the Kraft shape. I glued the other three kraft coloured cut outs on top of each other and finished off with the watercolour piece on top. The last thing to do was decorate with some clear sequins.

If you liked this you are very welcome to visit my blog, I would love to see you there!

Thank you Maya, we sure liked it! What a great technique, we’re going to have to give it a try!


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