Good morning! I am thrilled today to be hopping along with the Hero Arts team and the Scrapbook Adhesives team! We are combining Hero Arts and Scrapbook adhesives products to bring you a blog hop that is chock full of inspiration… a match made in heaven! You should have arrived here from Christine‘s blog and your next stop is Ilina‘s blog.
For today’s blog hop, I created a project that features lots of dimension and texture. Foam adhesive is one of the most important staples that a craft room can have, and the 3D Foam Circles from Scrapbook Adhesives work beautifully. Bonus, they come in both white and black… perfect for a monochromatic card with a pop of color, like the one I’ve created for today!
I started by die cutting and stamping the Hero Arts Magnolia clear stamp using Unicorn ink onto some dark charcoal card stock. I then used my Polychromos pencils to color the bloom and foliage using the no-line coloring technique.
For the background, I used a technique similar to the one that I displayed in this video, creating a monochromatic card with that bright pop of color by using all the same color card stock for both the stamped image die cuts and the background die cuts. For this project, I first die cut the Hero Arts Bold Graphic Confetti die from the same charcoal colored card stock, then die cut that die cut with one of the Hero Arts Oval Infinity dies. I then used the same oval die and a smaller oval die from the same die set to create an oval frame, which I layered over the top of my intricate background die cut.
After I had completed all of the separate components, I adhered my magnolia to the decorative frame die cut, then added plenty of black 3D foam circles Black Mix to the back of it. By using the black foam circles, you can continue the seamless, monochromatic look from every angle.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Here’s the rest of the hop list:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Yvonne van de Grijp
Now, for some fun giveaways!! Scrapbook Adhesives and Hero Arts have each created prize packs worth $35. To enter, leave a comment on each stop on the hop saying what you liked about that particular project, then enter the Rafflecopter by clicking the big red button below:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project!
Emily, this is GORGEOUS. LOVE it.
Cynthia Cole says
Your card is stunning!
Linda E says
Absolutely stunningly gorgeous card !!
Judy Evans Parker says
Oh my so pretty love the background die you used…God Bless
Angie Hall says
I like how the magnolia blossom pops against the dark grey cardstock The lattice die cut is so dramatic too.
CHRISTI L STEINBECK says
this is gorgeous and your color is magnificent!
Kelsey Thomas says
I like how you added texture to the background without taking the focus away from the flower! 🙂
Lindar C says
Karen Hale says
Beautiful, elegant card. TFS.
Anushree Vaish says
Elegant card…thanks for sharing!!
Charlene Mabie says
Would have never thought black could make such a beautiful card!
Yvonne van der Valk - van de Grijp says
Annette Bridges says
Very elegant card and lovely shading on the flower/leaves.
Marisela Delgado says
Pretty card! I had trouble using the Rafflecopter, but your card is beautiful!
Carrie T says
Your magnolia definitely caught my eye! Such a beautiful card.
That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Such great creation with the the best adhesive products ever!
Miriam Baker says
Always interested in trying new products.
ANDREA HASTILOW says
Brilliant detail on the flowers. Very real looking also like the fancy trellis effect, thank you for sharing advice x
Candy T says
The magnolia is so pretty.
Sue D says
This is beautiful. I like all the charcoal card stock and your coloring.
Karen @ MisplacedMojo.com says
Emily, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m just blown away by your coloring, and the whole card layout is amazing too with all that dimension! Just drop dead gorgeous!!!
Cathy Lillie says
Gorgeous card! I love that you kept it monochromatic except for the flower image. Beautiful coloring on the magnolia!
barbara lassiter says
This is stunning. Love the charcoal background and the white magnolia! 🙂
Gilda McCain says
Wonderful card. Love the dark background with the die cut and your coloring on the white flower is gorgeous.
Terri Burson (Waving My Wand) says
What a lovely card Emily! Nice to see you here, I follow you on Instagram!
Cindy Holmes says
GORGEOUS card! Beautiful coloring for the Magnolia stamp! I also really love the Charcoal background it just makes the flowers pop!
Gilda McCain says
Love the background with the die cut and the beautiful Magnolia. Your coloring is awesome.
Kathy cavaness says
Really nice unusual coloring but I like the look of it.
Sharon Dolan says
Stunning card! Love the idea of black foam circles!
Ruth Gauss says
Stunning! I never think of using black as a background, but it looks so beautiful with your lovely flower and all the texture within the frame!!! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!
Linda Anderson says
Beautiful monochromatic card with a gorgeous focal flower, Magnolias are amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Deb Tilton says
I liked your card with the charcoal color & the lattice in the center, but so glad I watched your video because I really loved watching the coloring steps and colors used! I also like the pop of white and re-blending tip.
I didn’t know there was a Prisma color Blending Pencil, so now I have to get one!!
Can you list the color pencil names used on the purple and pink flowers?
Amante del Papel says
my goodness your card is stunning, elegant and so beautiful!
Gorgeous coloring! Love it on the gray!
Wow! Gorgeous card and colors!!!
F. Andre says
This is an elegant card. Love the framing.
Jeanette Y says
Love the decorative frame die cut! Very pretty!
Man, Emily! This card is a stunner! Love your work! 🙂
Christine d Kiehl says
Nicely done! I love the color combo.
Carla Hundley says
Oh this card is fabulous!
Love the black frame die
and the flower is lovely!
Carla from Utah
Janine Gearhart says
Beautiful card. I like the dimensional look of the background. The flower is stunning.
What a gorgeous card! I love the magnolia flower, and that die cut background is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
Kelky Jennedy says
What a lovely card! I’d be proud to give this to someone.