Hello there! Today I’m participating in the Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Release blog hop and sharing a sweet little swan scene, as well as a big giveaway.
My card today features the new Swans and Cattails stamp set, a stamp set I designed for the new catalog.
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I started by stamping two swans and all the cattails in Charcoal on the new Radiant White Cardstock, and then coloring them in with a little bit of water and Dried Marigold and Cracked Pistachio. This new cardstock is so smooth and bright, and I really love the white index (shade of white).
I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this card from start to finish. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.
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After die-cutting the swans, I also die cut the beautiful Floral Border die. With the main elements ready, I positioned them on a card base to get an idea of where I wanted to blend my background. I then blended the background using the same Distress Inks inks. After blending, I flicked water on the cardstock, and then removed the water (and in the process, some of the background ink), leaving some pretty little bokeh-like dots.
There’s a lot of cute little images in the stamp set to make a really elaborate scene, but I kept it simple and just stamped some water ripples in Cracked Pistachio.
This blog hop marks one year since my first stamp set with Hero Arts came out. To celebrate, and thank you for your support (without which, this wouldn’t be possible!), I’m giving away all of the stamps I’ve designed this past year (aside from Three Happy Elves, because I kinda forgot about those little guys when making my order ;)).
Those stamps are Swans and Cattails, Welcome Neighbor, Bouquet, Stealing My Heart, Rose Heart, Be Mine Message, Hugs and Kisses, XOXO, Love You Message, With Love Message, Three Tiny Hearts, Loving Giraffes, Three Happy Elves, Winter Animals, Enjoy the Journey and Something Magical.
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Hero Arts will be giving away three $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, February 22nd at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.
For loads of inspiration and a chance to win a prize, follow this hop! You should have arrived from the amazing Laurie Willison, and your next stop is Illiana Myska. For the full list, visit the Hero Arts blog.
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Cardstock: Canson Bristol, Hero Arts Radiant White Cardstock and Gray cardstock
Stamps: Hero Arts Swans and Cattails
Ink: Hero Arts Charcoal; Dried Marigold and Cracked Pistachio
Other: Hero Arts White embossing powder and Sunshine pearls