Friday, April 12, 2013

You Color My World

Hello everyone! Today I have a card up on A Blog Named Hero. We are celebrating our 1st birthday over there and we have been collaborating with some wonderful and most generous companies. This week is the company that started it all HERO ARTS!!!

I cannot say enough good things about this company. They are generous beyond measure, they are GREEN, they have one of the most talented design teams in the industry and if were not for Hero Arts I would not have met so many of my truly wonderful friends. They are more than a company...they are a community. I adore them to pieces.

When it came to making a card for them it was a no brainer....


They TRULY "Color My World"
I started by taking a piece of water color paper, stamping it with Versamark and then heat embossing it with Hero Arts White embossing powder, it is truly the whitest white out there for embossing powders. I then used my foam tools to apply the Distress inks in a rainbow spray from corner to corner. When I was done I spritzed it HEAVILY with Perfect Pearls. I let the colors bleed into one another then air dried it. 


Here is a close up of all that shimmery goodness. It's so bold and vibrant in real life. Just makes me smile.




Here is a close up of that delicious flower. I followed the same steps above on water color paper. The only difference on this one is a used some metallic watercolor paints for the center to make it shimmer more.

I also would like to give a HUGE shout out to Simon Says Stamp! If it were not for the generosity of Heidi we would not be able to offer you the chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate every challenge. She too is amazingly generous and I am so grateful that I can help promote her and her business. She does so much to encourage stampers in this industry.  She also carries the ENTIRE LINE of Hero Arts Stamps!!!  A big huge THANK YOU to HEIDI.  We love:


Please stop by A Blog Named Hero to see what the other girls created. I know you won't be disappointed.

Until Monday.....





9 comments:

byAnnette said...

Love Love Love this card!
Really want to try this technique

Laura Jane said...

BEAUTIFUL BG! Love cheeriness!

Anne said...

When I saw your card on A Blog Named Hero I was hoping that you would explain how you did this and you didn't disappoint. I am going to try this today. It is such a happy card, It sings!!!!

ThePurplePlace said...

Fabulous Card Michelle and a wonderful post too. Like you, I am also a HUGE fan of Hero Arts and love their products so much!!

I also think it's extremely generous of Heidi (SSS) to offer a gift card for EVERY challenge. She does so much for the stamping community and is also a sweetie!

You are one amazing designer and it shows in EVERY project you create!!

Renee said...

Your embossing is fab and I adore the rainbow stripes!

Leslie Hanna said...

Just gorgeous! I love this technique.

Helen said...

love those colours......

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

You rocked this technique! I so love, love what you did.

Andrea6760 said...

Michelle,

I absolutely LOVE this card. It is gorgeous!! What a fun and cheerful card that anyone would love to receive. Thanks for sharing it with us! Now I want to try to make one :)