Saturday, 2 March 2013

Another Hero Arts Watercolor Petals Card

When I stamped these flowers from the Hero Arts Watercolor Petalsfor the Simon Says Challenge in blue I decided to stamp them a couple more times as well. As you can see this time I stamped them in pink for a pink and black challenge. This time I used the Faber Castell-Big Brush Markers in Pink Madder Lake, Magenta, May Green and Chromium Green Opaque. I stamped first generation then misted with water for the second and third gen stamping. I used the Lifestyle Crafts Frame die in black cs to frame the image.

For the sentiment I used a butterfly stamp from the same stamp set coloured with the two pinks and Dark Sepia. This is a second gen stamping of the butterfly. I then Cut it out with a Lifestyle Crafts Labels Die and added Black Gelato around the edges and blended with a paintbrush. I aded more and bended with my finger. I decided I wanted  things to sparkle so at this point I started adding my home made shimmer spray to things lol. You can see a tiny bit  of shimmer  in the pics. I added a border around the label in the same pink as the base of the card and used foam tape on both layers.

In this pic you can see how under the label is a piece of pink cs I stamped with the watercolour butterfly using lightly misted black gelato. I only put gelato on the stamp twice to go round the whole mat piece, I just lightly misted after each stamping. I also added black gelato around the whole card base. The sentiment from inkadinkado is stamped with archival.

In this pic you can see how the ribbon I chose has an off whitish pattern on it. I wanted to change it up so I grabbed my big brush markers in the same colours I stamped my flowers and coloured them. You need to colour a section, heat set it and go over it again til you get the colours you like.

I decided I wanted to give this card to my mum for her birthday next month. I bought her two tickets to see The Seekers in May and wanted to add them into the card. So I made a little pocket to tuck them in to. I stamped the butterfly again using my markers onto pink cs to add to the pocket and misted it. As I was stamping on the pink cs this time I used Dark Sepia as the butterfly body colour. On the opposite side I stamped a Fiskars sentiment in archival.

I really hope she likes the card even though it is very pink lol. Her fave colour is red but I do remember growing up with her having pink bed spreads and things so should be all good!
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this at:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Pink and Black
613 Avenue - Anything Goes/Pile It On
Crafty Cardmakers - Blooming Images
Moving Along With The Times - Lovely Ladies 
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes 
One Stop Craft Challenge - Mothers Day


  1. This is a wonderful project! Your attention to detail, particularly in stamping your flowers, elevates your design and makes it more visually interesting! I love the ribbon, too. It is nice to see a print rather than just ribbon in a complimentary color. Thanks so much for such a well thought out cohesive design and thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Beautiful - love the watercolour effect.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  3. Great card! We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

  4. What a great idea for gifts giving, thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your card with us at 613 Avenue Create; good luck in the challenge.

  5. Hi There .Believe me ..Mum will love it .
    Love the front and all the work thereon . Your images , label , sentiment tag and ribbon detailing is awesome . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  6. I can't see how your mom will not love this card-it is made with love and it shows. Love the images and how you pout so much work into it. I saw this on MIM

  7. A very lovely looking card. Great work here! Thanks for joining us over at CCM this blooming challenge.
    Love n hugs

  8. This is lovely :) What a fabulous design, I love it. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, hugs, Dawny x

  9. Beautiful work, this is so creative!
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie x

  10. What a beautiful card I'm sure your mum will love it as well as seeeing the seekers too, thank you for sharing it with us at OSCC. Janet

  11. What a great idea for tickets as a gift, a beautiful card to go with it. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

  12. Wow! Really stunning creation! Thanks for joining in with our MMM pink and black challenge.
    Fliss x

  13. Thank you for joining us at MMM with this fabulous creation... bet yuor Mum loved it!
    Suzi B x