Hiya friends! Okay, so this is what I am thinking…. I believe that incredible collaborations and friendships allow our best selves to shine. Today, Hero Arts and Gina K Designs have come together to continue Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Celebration, but more so, to thrive together. I was thinking a lot about this in the time I was creating this card and guess what… it is one of my all time faves I have made. See how that works? One person shines a light on another, then that person on another, and so on, and so on. It really is that easy.
Recreate this card by inking up the Friendship Blooms stamp set in Embossing ink and Black Dye ink together, and then stamping to Bristol Smooth cardstock. Inking up in an Embossing ink and then the Black Dye ink saves the double stamping! Black Dye ink is great for watercolor on its own, but this technique also waterproofs inks that don’t play nice with water. Color petals with Carmine Red and Pink Flamingo Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Color the leaves in Persian Green.
Fussy cut bouquet along the right edge leaving the paper intact on the left. Using a gridded A2 acetate sheet helps to plan and format cards.
Stamp Dove White cardstock with the Fishing Net Bold Print in Black Dye ink and trim to 4″ x 5 1/2″, a quarter inch shy of a standard A2. Trimming it a bit allows it to hide behind the foam tape when creating the shaker portion. Die cut a frame with an A2 Dove White panel and the second largest Rectangle Infinity die.
Adhere acetate to back of frame, and then adhere blooms to front. Using the edge of the frame as a guide, trim blooms to fit. Add two layers of foam tape to back of frame and blooms, being sure to close all gaps so that no sequins can escape. Add Ombre Ocean sequins in well created by foam tape. Remove foam tape liner and center Fishing Net print face down over foam tape frame. Adhere shaker to folded card base. White Detail heat emboss sentiment on Pitch Black and pop onto front with dimensional adhesive.
Giveaway: Comment on any/all blogs across the hop for your chance to win the new Hero Arts + Gina K Friendship Blooms stamp set! Comment by Sunday, August 4 at 11:59pm PST.
Shine on your family. Shine on your friends. Support one another. Thank you so much for hopping along today. Carry on!
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