Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Hero Arts MMH July 2022: Water Reflection Stamping

 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Blog Hop! You should have arrived from the fabulous Jennifer Kotas, did you see those rainbow flamingos?! If you're just stopping by head over to the Hero Arts Blog so you don't miss a stop. 

Hero Arts is generously giving away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, July 10th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week

Now let's talk about this fantastic kit!


How fun is this for Summer?! The kit is $34.99 but if you bought it all separately it'd be over $75. It's such a good deal!
My sister loves flamingos so I created my card with her in mind.



I first stamped my flamingos as they are the focal point of my card. I needed them to be stamped and die cut in order to create my reflection scene. 


I did some quick ink blending to create my sky and sea. I stamped the clouds from the set using white ink and then set out to create my reflection. I used the mirror stamping technique to do this. You'll need a piece of acetate. I love Hero Arts acetate but you can use leftover packaging. You'll stamp your image onto the acetate and then flip it over onto your cardstock and "stamp" with it. I started first with the legs and then with the solid bodies. 


If you have any area that skip you can use a paintbrush to "paint" in any areas of ink that were missed. Once this was dry I stamped the water ripple from the kit in both my dark and light teal colors. 
I added some shine with perfect pearls over the water and the clouds. 

You can check out the whole process in the video below. 



Your Next stop on the hop is amazing Meg Brooks! The entire hop list is listed below. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 


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Monday, June 6, 2022

Hero Arts June 2022 MMH: Easy Watercolor Backgrounds Without Watercolor Paper

 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Release! 
This kit is the perfect way to kick off Summer. If you're hopping along you should have arrived from my fabulous friend Jenn Shurkus who I know absolutely rocked this Mermazing kit! 

Hero Arts is generously giving away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, June 12th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week.


This kit is just gorgeous on it's own but I got a little help from the add ons too :) 



I used the Dark Sea Bold Prints stamp background to create these easy watercolor backgrounds. Get this, WITHOUT watercolor paper. I know those beautiful blended backgrounds are on regular cardstock, Neenah 80lb to be exact. 


I actually used an old school tool to accomplish this look. I did have to dog it out of the back of a drawer but thankfully crafters save everything lol. 
What was it? 
A brayer. If you've been crafty a long time you may already have one too! 


You can use monochromatic colors or mix it up! I applied the ink with the brayer 2 colors at a time. First loaded up one color and then another. Once I had the brayer loaded up I applied it to the background stamp. I moved the brayer up a little on the stamp and down a little so the two colors blend on the stamp. 


Once you have the stamp completely covered then spritz the background lightly with some water before applying your cardstock. I use a scrap piece of paper to cover the cardstock and the entire stamp to help keep my hands clean as I apply pressure with hands. The more water you use the less detail the stamp will have. 


You can check out the entire process in the video below! 


In the meantime head over to Meg Brooks to see her amazing creations! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 


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