I haven't been crafting much lately but a new year seems like a good time to make some cards. My husband got me a subscription to the hero arts monthly kits (thanks honey!) so first up are a few cards I made from the January kit.
The first cards I made were experimenting with the metallic watercolor that is included in the kit. I am not much of a watercolorer so all I did was add the paint to a piece of water color cardstock and use dies to cut out hearts. I love this turquoise color and they really do have a shine to them. Then I add them to a top folding card and stamped sentiments under them. Super quick and satisfying!
The second attempt at being crafty is above. I die cut all of the flowers and butterflies and then experimented with blending distress inks over the flowers and then coloring with copics. The center of the pink flower kept looking like a chocolate chip cookie to me but oh well, lol. For the butterfly, I used watercolors (I really do like that turquoise). The pink embossing powder in the kit has a serious sparkle under the light and I used it on the stamped writing on the bottom. I glued everything in place and used the ribbon to hide the bottom of the flowers. Last was stamping the sentiment and adding a few clear embellishments.
I am entering this in A Blog Named Hero - Anything Goes.
One last card for the weekend. I have quite a few birthday's coming up so I need to add to my stash. This one wasn't from the hero arts kit but was using a stencil and stamp set that I have had for awhile. To start, I used Altenew's basket weave stencil and two shades of purple for the background. Then I cut the die 'you' from SSS you matter stamp set several times and stacked them. I used a sentiment from the same set in the banner and adhered both to the card. A few embellishments was my last step.
I am entering this in SSS Wednesday challenge - use a stencil.
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