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Stenciled Birthday


For today’s card I used two types of embossing to create a cheery birthday card.

I started by dry embossing Hero Arts Tile Works Stencil onto watercolor paper.  I left my stencil attached to the paper and then applied two colors of orange watercolor paint to the raised areas.  I used a paper towel to dab away the excess paint before drying with my heat gun.

az022015wmI painted a scrap of watercolor paper using the same orange watercolor paint (but did not dab it this time for a more vibrant hue).  After it dried, I stamped Hero Arts Messages with Flourish in Black Ink, which I then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, so it would have more pop against the watercolored background.  I attached the banner with adhesive foam for dimension

To decorate my background, I added the tiny flour from Messages with Flourish (flowers are perfect for the Nature Challenge at the Hero Arts Blog), as well as three sizes of Sunshine Hero Arts Pearls.

I hope you’ll join us for our Embossing Challenge this month … and remember, you can use Coupon Code STEPH15 for 15% off your order of $25.00 or more (before tax and shipping) in the a2z Store … and the a2z Store has all of the 2015 Hero Arts release in stock (I can’t wait to play with those fun stamps).

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5 thoughts on “Stenciled Birthday

  1. Beautiful color! Love the little flower!

  2. What a bright, beautiful monochromatic card! Love this!

  3. Beautiful card Stef….love the colors === and the Spring theme…which IS So what I NEED right now! Great idea!

  4. Very pretty! I like the orange colors you used and the cute flowers stamped here and there. TFS!

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