Let Love Shine

I’m over at the A Blog Named Hero today playing along with the current challenge.

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Since I started making cards, I’ve realized that I’m obsessed with floral images, so I was super excited for this challenge. Hero Arts has some great ones and for this card I’m working with two Antique Rose images. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get stuck using the same color pallet, so today, I CASed She uses beautiful and unique color combinations for her flowers and so I decided to see if I could come up with something similar.

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To start off I stamped the images in Versamark Ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed them in gold. I used Gansai Tambi watercolors in No. 57, 51, and 91. No. 57 was my main color and I laid it down closer to the middle of the flower and in the shadow areas of the petals. Working on one petal at a time, I took a clean brush and filled the rest of the petal with water, pulling the color to the empty space. Once those were dry, I took random parts of the petals and added in the gold (No.91) and the lighter green (No.51). I love the look that the gold gives the flower.

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Once the flowers were all dry, and I was done playing with shading, I added some gold washi tape to the center of the card. I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold as well. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape to give it some dimension and then adhered the card onto black card stock. I love this sentiment and feel like it really adds to the “shine” of the card. To finish the card, I added some splatters of gold paint.

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I hope you enjoyed my card and that you have a chance to play along with us in this fun challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by.

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Supplies

*Listed below are the products I used and contain affiliate links at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! All products were personally purchased.

Hero Arts - Antique Rose
Hero Arts – Antique Rose
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Hero Arts - Antique Rose Stem
Hero Arts – Antique Rose Stem
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Hero Arts - Hand Drawn Everyday Messages
Hero Arts – Hand Drawn Everyday Messages
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad
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Hero Arts - Embossing Powder - Gold
Hero Arts – Embossing Powder – Gold
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3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
3M Scotch Double Foam Tape
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Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive Tape Runner
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Tsukineko - VersaMark Ink Pad
Tsukineko – VersaMark Ink Pad
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Hero Arts - Wagner - HT400 Precision Heat Tool
Hero Arts – Wagner – HT400 Precision Heat Tool
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Kuretake - Gansai Tambi - Solid Watercolors - 36 Piece Set
Kuretake – Gansai Tambi – Solid Watercolors – 36 Piece Set
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