Floral Hero Arts Cards

It’s been awhile, little blog. Does anyone still read this?

According to my blog stats, I get a lot of views thanks to this embossed vellum card which is wildly popular on Pinterest. Everytime I check this page my heart does a little song and dance.

I was planning a few little pins for our Paperie Pinterest board and I couldn’t find these cards I made a few years back on either this blog or The Paperie blog. Time to rectify that! These two cards are oldies but goodies using some older Hero Arts floral stamps.

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Both of these cards feature two of my favourite things, VersaMark Pen and the White Uni-Ball Pen. For the card above, I stamped the same floral image in two sizes on the kraft card base using Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. I also stamped the larger flower on a scrap of white cardstock and a scrap of pink cardstock, and cut out the two layers popping them up on the card with foam tape. I used a VersaMark Pen to outline the brown flowers on the kraft cardstock and shade the centers to make them pop a little. The white border was cut from an AccuCut album borders set.

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The second card is a longer card which fits in a business size envelope. This might just be the only card I made in this size, but I liked it so maybe I’ll try again someday. Again I repeated another Hero Arts floral stamp in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Kraft cardstock and shaded the centers and outlines with VersaMark Pen, accenting with my fave White Uni-Ball Pen. The focal flower was stamped three times on pink, blue and orange cardstock and cut out the three layers of each stamp to create a multi-color flower.

Love these notecards that Amber made on the Damask Love Blog with the VersaMark Pen – check them out!

This weekend I’m hoping to participate in The Hero Arts Challenge, I borrowed the sketch for The Paperie’s Mojo Monday challenge to motivate customers and tomorrow we’ll feature a colorful card submitted by Denise Tilley. Here’s the sketch, from Heroarts.com

Sketch

You should play along too if you have a chance. Hey! Just noticed that my first card vaguely resembles this sketch. I’m planning a little Spring Florals card class for May at The Paperie, perhaps I’ll use this sketch as inspiration for the first card. Stay tuned!