Hi friends! Today is a very special day. My sweet friend, Rubeena, is celebrating her 4th crafty anniversary. She has invited many creatives to celebrate along side her and share their stories of friendship or perhaps what crafting means to them. Being a creative is a part of who I am. It keeps me sane and is truly a therapy of sorts for me. It has kept me connected to myself and to others while raising four children and navigating our way through this world.
If you’d like to hear more about my story, please join me in a cardmaking tutorial loaded with tips, but also a message from my heart about life, crafting, college bound kids and inspiring our youth. It’s 20 minutes you can never get back, but it is worth it. And hey, there is a giveaway attached! If you have difficulty watching the video embedded here, you may watch HERE in HD on YouTube.
My project today features Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set and the new Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic Inks and Fancy Ornament Infinity dies. I had a change of plans along the way, but this is one of my favorite cards to date. This ink is amazing. It feels like a watercolor, but it is so delicious. If I could eat it, I would!
I began by stamping the image in Hero Arts Intense Black ink, then Versamark and clear embossing it. I then went on to paint the flowers with Hero Arts Glimmer Metallic inks in red, copper, gold and green; first in a rich, dark, fall color scheme and then lightened it up a bit. Turns out this stamp set was perfect for this technique in more ways than one!
The background was created by strategically placing Hero Arts Fancy Ornament dies in just the right layout to fit the height and width of the card. It was surprisingly simple given so many sizes of dies to choose from in the Infinity set. I encourage you to give the video a go to learn a bit more about me, the inks, the dies and the stamp set.
You can find a full list of project supplies HERE.
Giveaway: In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
Separately: I am giving away two $25 Hero Arts gift certificates. One to a commenter from this blog post and one to a commenter from my corresponding YouTube tutorial. Just leave a comment by Sunday, September 2nd at 11:59pm pst. Winner will be announced on here on Monday, 9/3/2018. Feel free to enter both places to double your chances of winning!
*** UPDATE: GiVEAWAY CLOSED. Winner – Lisa B. I have replied to your comment and sent an email! Congratulations! ***
Thank you for joining Rubeena and all of us fanatical creatives on this fun celebration of her four years of crafting and friendship!
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