Hero Arts/Gina K. Designs – Friendship Blooms + GIVEAWAY

Hi, Friends!

We have a special blog hop today sharing a new “Partners” collaboration between Hero Arts and Gina K. Designs. Gina K. has designed a stamp set called Friendship Blooms to celebrate Hero Arts’ 45th Anniversary and it is sooo beautiful! It’s designed by my friend, Hannah Schroepfer for Gina K. Designs and she is amazing!!! Hannah does amazing art and and I’m absolutely thrilled to color one of her beautiful designs. This exclusive stamp set is only available at the Hero Arts store so be sure to check it out to support Hero Arts and thank you, Gina K. Designs for your support!

My card today is a pretty straight-forward one-layer card. I stamped my image using Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink in Whisper to do no-line coloring with Polychromos colored pencils. Since the image is longer, I couldn’t fit it all on an A2-sized panel so this is a longer card – 4.25″x7.25″.

To color each of the petals and leaves, I started with a light base of white colored pencil. Then I applied the colors from darkest to lightest and going back to blend with white and adding more lines with the darker colors, If necessary. Use a really light hand with the white bc a little goes a long ways!

When I was done coloring, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Sepia ink and then splattered the panel with some watered-down acrylic ink. Colored pencils aren’t difficult to use – but it definitely requires a lot of patience and a lot of time! I started coloring this while taking a trip to the river for a rafting trip with my family then spent a few more hours coloring at home. I hope you think it’s worth it!


GIVEAWAY:

Want this exclusive Partners Friendship Blooms set? One winner will be drawn from the comment left across the hop. Comment by Sunday, August 4 at 11:59pm PST.


BLOG HOP LIST:

Hero Arts
Gina K. Designs
Jennifer McGuire
Kristina Werner
Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Jaycee Gaspar
Yana Smakula
Michelle Short
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Janette Kausen
Caly Person
Emily Midgett
Ilina Crouse


Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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SUPPLIES:
*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (HA for Hero Arts, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support! To find out more about how affiliate links work and the companies I’m affiliated with, please check my Shopping/Affiliate Disclosure Page

HA/GKD Friendship Blooms
HA/GKD Friendship Blooms
GKD Amalgam Whisper Ink
GKD Amalgam Whisper Ink
GKD | SSS | EH
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Versafine Vintage Sepia
SSS | EH
Faber-Castell Polychromos
Faber-Castell Polychromos
SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
SSS | EH | AMZN
SU Cardstock
SU Cardstock
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Absorber
Absorber
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
SSS | EH
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
SSS | EH | HMSB
MSP MISTI
MSP MISTI
SSS | EH | MSP | HA
MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
SSS |EH | MSP | HA
TH Glass Media Mat
TH Glass Media Mat
TS | SSS | EH

173 thoughts on “Hero Arts/Gina K. Designs – Friendship Blooms + GIVEAWAY

  1. I love the look of colored pencil when it’s been layered to perfection! Gina’s designs are always classy and timeless. It’s beautiful to see the collaboration between companies.

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  2. It was so interesting to see this stamp set done in colored pencils. I love the color combo that you used. This is SUCH a gorgeous stamp set!

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