For my card today, I used a couple of my very favorite Hero Arts stamps - Antique Rose Stem, and an oldie by goodie script lettering stamp (I don't even know what it was called, sorry!).
I stamped the flower in Intense Black ink, then colored with my Copics. I recently took a class from one of my coloring idols, Debbie Olson, all about coloring flowers, so I really took my time on this one and tried to focus on what she taught us. I am really bad about hurrying as I color - I have found since the class that if I take my time, and focus on one petal at a time, it really does make a difference! I'm certainly not perfect with my coloring, but I sure do enjoy it!
The script background was stamped right over top of the flower - I didn't mask it, but the lighter colored Soft Brown ink really just blended into my coloring. I added a few gold splatters, too. To embellish the card, I went super old school and dug into my stash - found some "photo hangers" I bought roughly 12 million years ago from Close To My Heart, and also dug out my grosgrain ribbon! I never use ribbon anymore, really, but I used to love it. I think I need it back in my life. And I love adding a bit of burlap with flowers!
**GIVEAWAY INFO FROM A BLOG NAMED HERO:A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies! Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were so generous that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day! Giveaway prizes total more than $500! To win, leave a comment on each hop stop. We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning! And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes! Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 28th and winners will be announced on March 30th.
Today's prizes include the following:
- $50 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- $50 gift card to Gina K Designs
- $25 gift card to Winnie & Walter
- $25 gift card to Lawn Fawn
- $20 gift card to Avery Elle
- prize pack from Mama Elephant
- gift card from Studio Katia
- one Online Card Class of your choice
- one set of distress oxide inks from Jennifer McGuire Ink
Now be sure to hop on over to my sweet friend Barb Engler's blog, who I'm sure has something fabulous to share with you.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem
Hero Arts Soft Brown Ink