Hello! I'm happy to be hopping along with a bunch of AMAZING artists today, to celebrate the launch of the 2016 Catalog products in the Hero Arts store. **The store will be available later today - in the meantime, enjoy all of the inspiration on the blog hop!** You should have made your way here from Tami's blog. I have the full list of hoppers down below, as well as info about a giveaway!
Today I'm playing with one of my favorite new dies in this release - the Paper Layering Mum Flower.
I made two cards for today's post. First, I cut the flower from vellum.
Hero Arts has a new line of Bold Inks - these are hybrid inks (a blend of dye and pigment), and they dry quickly and are permanent on most surfaces - including vellum! I made a mask by cutting the flower again out of regular paper, and trimming to remove the inner bits of the flower.
The ink was sponged onto the vellum, then a little gold stitching added to keep the panel in place. The message is from a new set of messages called Hello Gorgeous! - I love the fun and sometimes edgy sentiments in this set! I embossed the "you can do this" message in Brass embossing powder - LOVE this color!
Since I already had my Brass embossing powder out, I decided to go a little crazy and emboss an entire panel of cardstock with it, to use for cutting out another mum.
The background for this card is a gorgeous new Bold Prints cling stamp called Foliage. I stamped it in new Orchid Bold Ink on vellum.
The message for this one comes from another great new set called Dare to Dream - the sentiments in this one are a lot of "girl power" themes and I love it!
I'm the final stop on this blog hop - I hope you've enjoyed all of the amazing inspiration! The list of bloggers is copied below - check them out if you haven't already! Hero Arts is giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment by 11:59pm PT on Sunday, February 14, and they will announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Hop along and comment on every blog for more chances to win!
Hero Arts (visit this one later today)
Libby Hickson (this is me!)
And be sure to visit the Hero Arts store later today to check out all of the new goodies!!!
Thanks for stopping by!