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.
I 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).