Monday, March 27, 2017

Hero Arts

I've loved Hero Arts since I began stamping.  My first card is for the bling challenge at ABNH.  
The gold embossed panel has been on my table since I tried smooshing it with Distress Inks weeks ago. The beautiful floral design didn't show up, so figured I had nothing to loose & tried sponging with several shades of red.  That worked!  Then I spritzed with gold Perfect Pearls & added gold Stickles.  I really didn't want to cover it up.  Finally decided just to add the gold frame & sentiment. The HA stamps are Flower Medley Background & Live Life. I stamped the sentiment 5 times in Delicata Golden Glitz--love using the Mini MISTI!  I'm also entering CTS, CCCB & SSS Wednesday.

Next is my entry for the stenciling challenge at a2z.  Finally tried the technique of slightly shifting the stencil & inking again--really fun!  
I used HA Wet Cement ink--first using a heavy hand & then keeping it lighter.  The HA stencil is called Irregular Checkerboard Background.  This is my first time to use the bunny die from HA Millie Cut-Outs by Lia--a prize I won a couple years ago.  I attached the bright, pink felt to cardstock before die cutting.  The eyes & nose are gems & I drew the mouth with a Sharpie.  The sentiment is from W&W Big, Bold, Seasons & a scattering of Nuvo glitter drops adds just a bit of sparkle.  I'm also entering ABNH & SSS Wednesday.  We've got company coming for a few days, but I'll catch up with you as soon as I can.
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31 comments:

  1. both your cards are simply delightful. Love the way the red sponging brings out the gold embossing. And what a great look with your stencil. Thanks for adding to the mix at A2Z

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  2. Oh I love that BG!! Fabulous card and that bunny makes me smile!

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  3. That background looks great with the gold frame, Greta, & I love your red bunny!!

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  4. your background on the first card is gorgeous - love it when i can rescue a card after it's been sitting on my desk for awhile - and darling red bunny card.

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  5. the first card is so elegant in the gold and red, greta!! and the second one is just too darn cute!!

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  6. WOW! That first card is a stunner! Love the second one two. I've never seen that background befor, but it sure is cool!

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  7. So gorgeous is your first card with the floral gold background...love it!! And, second card is so cute with the adorable felt pink bunny!!

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  8. Oh my goodness, adorable card! Love that bunny - thanks for linking up at a2z!

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  9. Oh yes, the red ink worked, this is so pretty! And that little bunny peep is too cute!

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  10. That background is stunning Greta! Such a great composition with all the different layers. Great card.

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  11. Great background, Greta, and your bunny is very cute~!

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  12. Forgot to remark on your lovely first card. The red ink really made the Gold embossed design pop. The frame looks great with the offcentered sentiment.

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  13. What a fabulous card, love the background, cute felt rabbit.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  14. How dramatic and rich is the red/gold combo? Great save Greta. I like the offset check background to showcase your cute Bunny. Lovely work. TFS

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  15. Rich and beautiful card. I love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  16. Beautifully done!!
    The bunny card is really cute, great use of the stencil! Thank you for linking up to our March challenge at a2z Greta!!

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  17. Two fabulous cards Greta. I really like the richness of colour on the first card and the second is so cute. I love your felt bunny and the stencilling looks great. Barbxx

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  18. Two great projects - one cute and the other totally sumptuous.

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  19. I LOVE the gold on the first one, so elegant!! And the second....a-dorable!!!!!

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  20. Love the effect of off-setting the stencil; going to try that too! Love how you chose different "levels" of ink application. Thanks for joining us at a2z.

    sue n.

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  21. Your first card looks so elegant with the gold frame! Glad you didn't give up on that background - it is fabulous! That felt bunny of the second card is adorable on the graphic background! Also adore those vellum ovals!

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  22. Two fabulous cards....your first card is so elegant, love the gold!

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  23. Such fun cards Greta! Love the golden details and fun bunny!

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  24. Greta they are both beautiful, the frame is just perfect and that bunny is so sweet !
    Thank you for sharing with us at A Blog Named Hero x

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  25. Great background technique. And what a fun card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  26. Cute card, thanks for playing along with A Blog Named Hero and a2z Scrapbooking.

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  27. I don't know what happened and how I missed this card but your take on CCCB's theme is gorgeous! I love that background and it looks so elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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