Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fabulous Florals & Flamingos

Now that The Daily Marker Coloring Challenge is over I wanted to join in on a few other challenges.  This week over at Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge they are using awesome Hero Arts products to make fabulous floral cards!  As a lover of Hero Arts designs I have quite a few in my collection which made it easy to create this fabulous floral & flamingo card!

I began by stamping the background stamp (Hero Arts & Studio Calico design) with three different shades of Ranger pigment ink, the lightest shade ended up being just too light to see so I restamped using just the two darker shades... good thing I was using my Misti!  After I heat set the pigment ink I spritzed both orange and pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist lightly over the whole thing and heat set that as well.

For my florals I used the Color Layering Hibiscus set from Hero Arts and stamped the larger images on vellum using the same pigment inks as before and then heat setting them before cutting them out.  I also stamped some of the smaller flowers and leaves onto the background using Altenew Crisp Inks and some Versamark with gold embossing powder for the stamen.

I really felt this card was calling for a flamingo...or maybe I have just been dying to use my new Color Layering Flamingo set, but either way I love the addition of this gorgeous lady!  The flamingo is stamped using Altenew Crisp Inks for the pinks and Lawn Fawn Hippo for the eye, beak and legs.  Then I used the coordinating die cut to cut her out.  Tip I got from the awesome Nichol Spohr is to die cut the flamingo first then use your Misti and line up the legs to get them just right!  It works perfectly!  The sentiment is also from the flamingo stamp set and looks amazing embossed in gold!

Thanks for visiting, I hope to be back soon with some more crafty creations!