Hi everyone, it’s Angie with this post for our April Challenge “Getting to Know You” where you use some of your favorite Hero Arts products. I love the paper layering dies that Hero Arts makes and I was thinking of other ways to use them to get more bang for your buck! I decided to use them to dry emboss card stock!
I was experimenting with some of my favorite paper layering dies from Hero Arts. I used them with an embossing mat in my Big Shot to make impressions on the card stock. Then I swiped ink pads across the impressions. Then I actually did die cut them after they were inked and they turned out pretty cool looking! Here’s the hummingbirds I embossed. I ended up not using them but did use the paper layering mum die with the ombre spring brights ink. After I cut the layering part, I cut the whole flower out with a larger circle die.
I mounted it on a black circle die cut then popped up the layers.
Then I inked some woodgrain vellum with black ink and put it on a black card panel. I added the mum offset and then mounted it all on a white card base. I trimmed the edges of the mum and added the black paper layering hummingbirds and the sentiment (from Happy stamp set) heat embossed in white. If you look at the picture on the bottom right below, you can see how the swallowtail butterfly paper layering die looks embossed with the die and inked, before I cut them out. I really like the way embossing, then inking, then cutting makes the die have little white edges on the cuts. Lastly I added diamond gems for their eyes and the flower center.
If you like any of the products I used on my card, please stop over at the a2z Scrapbooking Esty store. You can also use the code “Angie15” to receive 15% off of a $25.00 order.
I hope I have inspired you to join the challenge this month! You will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! One lucky winner will be announced on May 7th.
Good luck and please come back again soon!
Here is my list of supplies:
- Hero Arts DI159 Paper Layering Mum
- Hero Arts DI335 Paper Layering Hummingbirds
- Hero Arts PS766 Woodgrain Vellum
- Hero Arts AF384 Ombre Spring Brights Ink
- Hero Arts AF345 Black Ink
- Hero Arts DC150 Happy Stamp and Cut set
- Hero Arts Diamond Gems
- Hero Arts DI199 Infinity Circle dies (out of stock, can special order)
- Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
- Hero Arts White folded cards PS556
- Hero Arts PS697 Layering card stock