Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Hero Arts and Altenew for the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set Release and Blog Hop (HA)(ALT)! Thanks so much to Ilina Crouse for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Hero Arts Blog to find the complete blog list. It is with incredible privilege that I get to join an amazing group of people that I’ve looked up to and companies who have my loyalty as a customer.
Bloom & Grow Stamp Set
Bloom & Grow Stamp Set
Creating this card project is very simple and therapeutic. I first took a panel of Arches Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper that is slightly larger than A2 (4.25″X5.5″). I made typing paper masks by stamping the large flower image and fussy cutting it out, keeping in mind to cut on the inside portion of the inked outline. I used Versamark embossing ink and the Original MISTI to ink the large flower image and clear heat embossed the outline. Once I felt like I had a complete arrangement, I began watercoloring. Nothing special to the watercolor technique–I was just doing what felt right. I used Altenew – 36 Watercolor Pan Set to paint the flowers and leaves and stuck with a peony color palette.
Once the watercolor image was complete, I added white splatters using Altenew – Pure White Ink Spray diluted with a bit of water. I adhered a strip of heat embossed vellum with Altenew – Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder and foam mounted the whole panel onto my card base. I find that foam mounting watercolor helps keep the card flat and combat the warping from water washes.
To celebrate this release, Altenew and Hero Arts are hosting a giveaway. One winner will be selected to win the stamp set. One winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Altenew. Lastly one winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Hero Arts. Entering the giveaway is as simple as leaving a comment on the blogs along the blog hop.
Participants have until October 27th to enter the giveaway. Winners will be announced the following week on the Hero Arts Blog.
I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. Your presence celebrates 45 Years Hero Arts has changed the industry and creating collaborations with companies. Thank you so much to Altenew and Hero Arts for the invitation design. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.
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Arches Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper
Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Pure White Ink Spray
Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat