Good morning! Some of the ladies from the Hero Arts Creative Team are hopping along today to show you how well the fabulous products from Hero Arts play with the products from Marvy Uchida! It’s always so fun to try different mediums with different brands, so I hope you’ll enjoy a sample of some of the fun products that Marvy Uchida carries for papercrafters! You should have arrived from Ilina’s blog, and your next stop is Janette’s blog. On to the project!
I love using non-traditional colors for holiday cards. There’s something so fun about opening a Christmas card and seeing something unique and elegant. Marvy Uchida was kind enough to send me a set of the Le Plume markers to play with. They’re a water-based dye marker, and they were perfect for doing a bit of watercoloring! I began by heat embossing the Hero Arts Holiday Foliage Bold Prints background die using Silver Embossing Powder onto some Bristol card stock. I chose to work with Bristol over another brand because the Holiday Foliage background is so very detailed and intricate; I didn’t want any of those beautiful details to get lost in the embossing! I then used the lovely cool shades included in the Le Plume marker set to do some watercoloring in a non-traditional but still wintry color scheme. The markers blended beautifully with a damp paintbrush!
For the greeting, I used silver embossing powder to stamp the classic “season’s greetings” from the Hero Arts Holiday Greetings stamp set, then layered the sentiment strip on a vellum die cut using the new Fancy Ornaments Infinity Dies. I punched a hole in the top of the vellum die cut, threaded some pretty aqua twine and added a twine bow. I trimmed the watercolored panel down and layered it on a piece of minty pool paper.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now, for some fun giveaway information! Leave a comment on the blogs participating in the blog hop to be entered to win one of two prize packs from Hero Arts and Marvy Uchida! The giveaway closes on Sunday, October 21. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Find out all of the details on the Hero Arts blog and get linked up to all of the blog hop stops.
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