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Melissa here today with my take on the super popular neon trend! First, a confession. I don’t actually love-love neon. Gasp, shock, awe…I know, I know. BUT, it’s growing on me, in little pieces. So at least there’s hope! I’m sure you’ve heard about the new Hero Arts neon ink pad palette and from CHA we learned they are adding to that color palette. So, neon is here to stay and I must play nice 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I’m off to concur more neon!
Hello, friends! Lisa here, and my card for you today is one I made for the current “Inspired By a Hero Artist” challenge!
And one of the Hero artists that never ceases to inspire me personally is the fab Kelly Rasmussen. Her style is clean, sometimes graphic, sometimes simple, but always WOW. Here is Kelly’s card:
I know, right?! Simply gorgeous!
And here is my card:
As you can see, I was inspired by the botanical image, the simple color scheme, and the white space. I made my own version of the card by changing the colors, the orientation, and a few other small details.
I hope you’re playing along in the challenge! You have until 5pm EDST (USA) on July 25th to enter… just go HERE to link up your project, and you’ll be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp super store:
Thank you for your amazing generosity, Simon Says Stamp!
It’s Cristina here, and today I have a couple of “Inspired by” cards for you. The challenge going on right now here on the blog, it’s all about being inspired by Hero artists, so why don’t you give it a go? Their blog is full of inspiration and you could win a gift certificate for Simon Says Stamp, our sponsor.
First of all I should say that today is my hubby’s birthday, and as he is away for a couple of months, I decided to make this his birthday post (if you don’t mind ;-)). So the cards I made today are a bit masculine, but not too much, cause he does like cute too!
My first card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire. I love her style and I always love what she creates. I was inspired by this card:
And here is mine:
I decided to go for stars instead of circles and I used her card as a sketch. I just used some distress inks to stamp the stars, and then I tone them down using Antique Linen Distress ink.
For my second card I was inspired by Lucy Abrams. I love what she does with the Hero Arts digikits and her CAS style is just so cute. This is the card that inspired me:
Here is my take:
I decided to make something different with this card, and I cut half of the front off, so the card opens like this:
It’s just something unexpected that makes the card different.
For my last card, I decided to do a birthday card, inspired by Lisa Spangler. She is the Queen of washi tape, and her cards are always colorful and fun. Here is the one that inspired me:
I decided to go for darker colors, and of course, there had to be washi tape:
I just love that little robot, it’s perfect for coloring!
So, go get inspired by the amazing artists from Hero Arts and make something today! Thanks for stopping by!
I could not resist the opportunity to play along with the most current challenge here on A Blog Named Hero. Challenge #8 is “Inspired by Hero Artists”. I love all of the Hero artists, but the one I am drawn to most for her style and fabulous techniques is Jennifer McGuire.
For the cards I made today, I used two of my favorite techniques that I have seen on Jennifer’s cards. The first one is coloring with Distress markers which is shown in this card HERE, and the other is the use of fun acetate windows that is seen on this beautiful card HERE.
For the first card, I embossed my stamped image and colored it in, I added the acetate panel to the card and stamped my greeting in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I am really loving this new Square Pattern background, it was definitely fun to color in with Distress markers. When I was done coloring, I gave the piece a quick spray of water with a mini mister to get the soft watercolor effect.
This card front started as all white, to make the coordinating paper strips that are on either side of the window, I simply colored the small strips with one of the same Distress markers that I used to color in the card. I also colored in the wooden shapes with the markers so they would coordinate.
For my second card, I took a different approach and stamped and embossed the square background in black and colored the squares in a rainbow pattern, and stamped my sentiment on the inside of the card. I added a few gems to enhance the window:
Thanks for visiting A Blog Named Hero. I can’t wait to see the cards inspired by your favorite Hero Artist linked up over on the challenge post!