Good morning! Emily Midgett here today. The challenge this month is all Hero Arts, all the time! So I thought I would pull out one of my adorable-but-unused Hero Arts stamp sets and whip up a couple of foodie cards for you today. Let’s get started!
To begin, I stamped several of the foodie images onto some Post Its to use for masks. I then fussy cut and used those masks with some very pale gray ink to stamp my little tea party cluster onto some watercolor paper. I watercolored them using my Zig markers and a damp paintbrush using the “no-line” coloring technique. It’s a bit less precise than my normal watercoloring, but I like the overall effect. Kind of artistic, which goes with the French feel of the Bon Appetit stamp set, don’t you think?
After I had watercolored my images, I heat embossed the “bon appetit” greeting with Platinum embossing powder. I used some Avery Elle scalloped dies to create a subtle frame around the edges of my watercoloring. (Sadly, I couldn’t find these frames anywhere to provide you with a link!) I trimmed my watercolor panel down and added a berry colored card stock mat in a slightly larger size. For some interest on my pale blue card base, I used the same tea party images from Bon Appetit and some watermark ink to randomly stamp the edges of the card base. I mounted my watercolored panel to the base with some foam adhesive.
For the next card, I repeated the same masking process to create a delicious-looking cluster of wine and cheese. I again stamped all of the images onto some Post It notes for masks, then stamped the images using the same super pale gray ink onto my watercolor paper. I colored all of the images with my Zig markers and a damp paintbrush, heat embossed my greeting with Platinum embossing powder, and used the same scalloped rectangle die to create a subtle frame. Instead of a berry colored mat, I used some merlot colored card stock to tie into my inviting glass of watercolored wine. I stamped my whimsical hors d’oeuvres around the edge again with watermark ink, then mounted my watercolored panel with dimensional adhesive.
Well, that’s all for me today! Are you hungry yet? 🙂 Don’t forget, you still have a few more days to enter our “Anything Goes” challenge. Just be sure to read the rules so that you are eligible to win! We love having such wonderful participants, and it’s just awful to not be able to choose an entry because a rule or two was forgotten. 🙂
Have a marvelous day, friends! Thanks for visiting!