Cindy here today to share a couple birthday cards. I used my new Mermaid Kisses Clear Stamp and matching Mermaid Kisses Frame Cut plus some mix and match of other sets to create my cards.
For my backgrounds, I used the same stencil but with slightly different ways.
On the first one, I wet a watercolor panel with water then I lay the Long Leave Stencil and press down to ensure the stencil is sticking to the paper. Then I brush various watercolors in the negative space, after it dried I stamped the coral and seaweed. I thought it turned out pretty cool. By the way I left the stencil on the watercolor panel while it dries, this is to ensure the watercolors don’t run into the positive space after I remove it. I hope this makes sense to you.
The sentiment is stamped using ombre ink Tide Pool to Navy and clear heat embossed. The mermaid, star fishes, seahorses and small fishes are stamped with Jet Black and watercolored, then die cut. To add a bit of shine I brushed some area with Clear Wink of Stella.
And here’s a close up so you could see the shimmer on the mermaid’s body.
I also did a bit of stamping inside the card.
For the second one, I colored my watercolor first then lay the stencil on top and I soak up the color from the negative spaces. This gives a more subtle look.
Remember there are new stock in the a2z store, from the 2018 Hero Arts Catalog. If you don’t see the supply I used in the store, just make a request and it would be ordered just for you.
Please join us in this month’s “It’s a Love Thing” challenge for your chance at a free digital stamp AND, if you used Hero Arts, a $20 gift card to our Hero Arts store. Our current monthly challenge can always be found in the menu bar, and runs from the 1st to last day of the month
The a2z scrapbooking store carries a wide variety of Hero Arts products! Get discounted new releases, sales, grab bags & more. Proceeds from our store benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations. Use my discount code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.
- Hero Arts Clear Stamp – Mermaid Kisses, Many Birthday Messages
- Hero Arts Frame Cut – Mermaid Kisses
- Hero Arts Stencil – Long Leaves
- Hero Arts Stamp & Cut – Congrats
- Hero Arts Color Layering Koi
- Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish
- Hero Arts Ombre Ink (Vintage Metallic Rust, Tide Pool to Navy, Mint to Green)
- Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Ink (Wet Cement)
- Ranger Archive Ink (Jet Black)
- Ranger Distress Ink (Broken China, Tumbled Glass)
- Memories Dye Ink (Sand)
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Wink of Stella Clear