Hero Arts – From the Vault Bugs

Hi, Friends!

We just finished celebrating Hero Arts’ 45th Anniversary with a 3 day blog hop, but I’ve got another card I’d like to share today.  I made this one as a sample for the summer catalog and wanted to share the details with you.  As a part of the Anniversary theme, Hero Arts has a special line of stamps that were pulled from “the vault” and the Bugs set is one of them! 

For this card, I used just the butterfly images.  First, I created a watercolor background using Daniel Smith paints in Pyrrol Orange and Opera Pink – very bright and vibrant colors!  I added some water to my watercolor cardstock, added some color, heat set to dry and repeated.  Drying between each color layer gives you the beautiful ribbon effect – otherwise it all just blends together and becomes mushy.

The butterflies are embossed in gold, then ink-blended with Hero Arts’ Tide Pool ink.  I bent the butterflies up just a little bit and adhered just the bodies to the watercolored background to give the butterflies some dimension. 

The sentiment is embossed in white over black cardstock and adhered to the card using foam adhesive.  To finish off the card, I thought I would mat it over Paradise cardstock to pull in the more teal to balance out the color of the butterflies.

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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HA From the Vault Bugs
HA From the Vault Bugs
HA | SSS | EH
HA Hero Hues Pitch Black
HA Hero Hues Pitch Black
HA | SSS | EH
HA Hero Hues Paradise
HA Hero Hues Paradise
HA | SSS | EH
HA Tide Pool Ink
HA Tide Pool Ink
HA | SSS | EH
HA Embossing & Watermark
HA Embossing & Watermark
HA | SSS | EH
Wagner Heat Tool
Wagner Heat Tool
HA | SSS | EH | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
SSS | EH | HMSB
HA Gold Embossing Powder
HA Gold Embossing Powder
HA | SSS | EH
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA White Detail Embossing Powder
HA | SSS | EH
Daniel Smith Watercolors
Daniel Smith Watercolors
SSS | EH | MERRIARTIST
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad 140 lb
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad 140 lb
SSS | EH | AMZN
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
SSS | EH | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
SSS | EH | HMSB
Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
SSS | EH
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
SSS | EH | HMSB
Tonic Glass Media Mat
Tonic Glass Media Mat
TS | SSS | EH
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
SSS | EH | AMZN |HMSB

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