Are you ready for hearts, love and all things Valentine's Day? Welcome to the Hero Arts 2017 Valentine's Collection blog hop. I am honored to be part of this hop with some very talented artists and great new Hero Arts products! You should have come from Clare's blog. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop? You can go to the Hero Arts blog and hop along from the beginning. And to see all of the new products in the release? Stop over at the Hero Arts store.
I created two cards for you today.
To create this card I stamped the cluster of flowers heart from the Romeo and Juliet stamp set by coloring some Tombow marker on the roses and leaves. Then I stamped on Neenah White cardstock. I used the new Infinity Heart Nesting dies to cut out the shape. Then I set it aside.
Using one of the papers from the Hero Arts Blush Mix layering paper set, I used the same cluster of flowers heart to stamp the image using Versamark ink and then embossed it in clear embossing powder to create a subtle, coordinating background.
To create the gold layer underneath the stamped heart I applied Versamark directly to white cardstock and covered it in Hero Arts gold embossing powder and heat embossed it to create a large area of metallic gold.
To create all of the layers I die cut a heart from a piece of white cardstock just a bit bigger than the stamped heart piece. Then I went up one more size in heart dies and cut it out of the red stamped background cardstock.
To assemble I adhered the red piece to the white piece. Then I put foam tape underneath it and attached it to the gold metallic piece. This way the gold shows through the hole. I adhered the stamped heart piece to the gold cardstock.
To create the greeting I stamped a greeting from the Romeo and Juliet stamp set on a vellum strip using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. To attach the greeting strip I wrapped it around the card front and adhered it on the back. Then I adhered all of it to a top folding white card base. I wrapped some DMC metallic gold thread around the fold and tied a bow.
If you follow my blog you know that I can't let any good "leftover" go to waste! When I cut the heart from the red heat embossed background I had a large embossed heart that just HAD to become a card! So I created a second one!
To create this background I used a piece of Desert Storm cardstock and stamped the Heart Patterned Bold Print cling background stamp using Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink. I stamped it using a MISTI stamping tool which is important to use for step two of the stamping. After stamping the white ink leave the stamp in place for now. I zapped it with a heat gun so I could be sure the pigment ink was dry before the second layer of stamping.
I moved the paper just a bit in the MISTI so that the red layer will be a bit offset from the white layer. I used Hero Arts Bold Hybrid Strawberry ink. Then I zapped it with a heat gun again to be sure the ink didn't smudge. To give the edge a finished look I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge. I adhered the red heart to the card front.
I stamped a greeting from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness stamp set using Versafine black ink on a vellum strip and quickly adding some Hero Arts clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. To attach it to the card front I wrapped it around the card front and adhered it to the back. I added some white gel pen dashes to finish the edge. A piece of twine tied in a box and adhered to the front using Ranger multi-medium matte finished the card front.
I adhered it all to a top folding white card base.
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