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Hello Flowers!

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Hello!  Kimberly Wiener here, are we ready for SPRING?

 This is my very first post on the A2Z Scrapbooking Blog.  Thank you all for such a warm welcome!

This FUN and fanciful Hero Arts Hello Flowers set will make you smile with the anticipation of Spring!  I know when most of us think of sponging, we think of distress inks and stenciling, at least I do.  You can use ANY inks for sponging and not only for stenciling.  Sponging layers of colors of ink over a white embossed image really makes for an amazing effect!  I am in ABSOLUTE Love with the Hero Arts Shadow inks!  Such great smooth coverage that I had to collect them all.  So great that A2Z Scrapbooking carries the Mid Tone Inks, Yay!

Layered Sponging with Embossing!

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For this card I started with embossing several of the large open blooms in white onto white cardstock.  Starting with Lemon Yellow, then Soft Apricot, then Bubble Gum, I softly sponged lightest colors to darkest. starting at the center where the white of the petals begin.  To blend the edges of the colors where they overlapped,I use Soft Apricot and sponged lightly over the entire bloom, sponging in a circle motion concentrating at the overlapping areas.

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Nearest to the petals center I used V20 Wisteria copic and colored a small circle border all around the outer circle nearest to the petals inner edges. To make the center extra bright and vibrant, I sponged with harder pressure ultra pink in a circle at the very center of each bloom and fussy cut them all out.  Masking about 2 inches from the edge of the cardstock I sponged Tide Pool making a border.

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Using the Tide Pool ink, I selected the smaller flower and stamped tone on tone on the masked border, keeping the area masked so the images remain only on the blue sponged area.  I cut and adhered a strip of black cardstock to edge the border toward the center of the card, arranged and adhered the fussy cut sponged flowers leaving an open area for the sentiment. and stamped the sentiment in Night black ink.

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Lastly, I used a super fine line black sharpie pen to color in the very center of the flowers, leaving the embossed areas untouched as best as I could.

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I am VERY excited to bring you Hero Arts creations with A2Z Scrapbooking products and I sure hope that you enjoyed my step by step images and will try layered sponging too!

A2Z Scrapbooking Supplies can be purchased on Etsy and on E-bay.  I have linked the products directly where you can grab them up yourself!   I have a special ETSY Code for you to save 15% off! Kimberly15 which will save you 15% off any purchase of $25 and up excluding shipping  I’d love it if you visited my blog Wienerhoneymooners as well!

Supplies:

Hello Flowers Cl774 Clear Stamp Set

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Kimberly

15 thoughts on “Hello Flowers!

  1. Yay for Kimberly!!!!!
    This card is AMAZING!!!!!!

  2. Congrats on your first post here at a2z Kimberly!! Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and sweet!! Thanks for the sharing the step by step instructions!! 🙂

  3. Again, congrats on the new gig. Beautiful color combo and use of flowers~

  4. Kimberly, awesome post and absolutely love your card!!!!

  5. Your floral card is really stunning, Kimberly! Such a beautiful way to say ‘Hello’ to someone! Love it!

  6. STUNNING!! Love your tutorial, Kimberly!! Looking forward to more features from you! Congrats!

  7. Kimberly!!! Yay! Clear, concise, let alone gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing 🙂 xx

  8. Gorgeous debut card!

  9. This is a gorgeous card. Great job on your 1st post!

  10. Bravo, Kimberly! Super cool and fabulous card and wonderful post/tutorial! Nailed it!

  11. Great card, Kimberly! Thanks for the tutorial, too. Those flowers, and how you’ve sponged them, are just vibrant and lovely. Awesome card. Congrats on your first post too! You’re pretty darn awesome!!

  12. Beautifully done Kimberly!! Congrats on a fabulous debut post!!

  13. What wonderful flowers and love your tutorial. Beautiful card.

  14. Hey Kimberly – Congrats again and LOVE your first post! Fantastic great and a great tutorial!

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