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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Hero Arts color challenge card
I have tons of b-days coming up so I figured it was time to make some cards! For tonight's play time, I chose to play along with Hero Arts' color challenge. Here's the color palette:
Here's my card...I knew I wanted to get my fingers all inked up and chose a couple of Hero Arts images that would let me do just that! I first used the Happy Birthday Definition Hero Arts cling stamp and stamped it on white cardstock in faded jeans distress ink. Then, using the Versamark dazzle, I stamped the Large Blossom cling and clear embossed it. Then, the fun begins! I used small make up sponges and used the following distress inks: mustard seed, broken china, and faded jeans. I started inking the yellow centers of the flowers first. Then, went in with broken china. Those two colors mixed beautifully in spots and a great green color was made! Then, I added some faded jeans ink to the tips of the flowers. After it was all inked, I spritzed some water on my work mat and blended the colors. I went ahead and inked white cardstock with the mustard seed ink and mounted the image on that. I added a teal-colored ribbon and a button with twine. The sentiment was just a dollar stamp and I embossed it in white. The paper is from My Mind's Eye.
So much fun to be pushed into using certain colors...The creativity spills out...
Hope you can play along, too!
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