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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Color Layering Water Lilies

When the new 2017 Hero Arts products released to the online store on 2/14, I already had a bunch of the items from my local stamping store. I swore I wouldn't buy any more new stuff until I used what I'd just purchased. Hmmm, that didn't last long - I just had to go online for some items on my wish list that the local store didn't stock. Yay - received my order Friday afternoon. Here's my first play with some of the new goodies:

Supplies: Paper - Core'dinations pastel A2 card, Neenah Classic Crest (Solar White), blue vellum
Stamps - Hero Arts CM128 Color Layering Water Lilies and CG671 Forest Floor Bold Prints
Dies - Hero Arts DI353 Color Layering Water Lilies Frame Cuts and DI337 Nesting Ovals Infinity dies
Inks - Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink; series of 3 pinks/reds & 2 greens from a My Monthly Hero kit
Other - foam tape; Hero Arts CH300 Ombre Ocean Sequins

OK, so I have some old Spellbinders oval dies which are perfectly good - why would I need more? The Hero Arts Infinity dies are amazing, that's why! A lot of dies, close to edge cut, great value - can't resist them!! I used one to cut a window in my card base (saved the cut oval for future use), then a put a scrap piece inside the card so I could stamp the front with a favorite background stamp. I had lots of fun with the water lilies, making two sets with different colors so I could make two quick cards. I stamped the sentiment on a white card and layered a piece of blue vellum (from a My Monthly Hero kit) over it to put behind the window. I could've left just the vellum but I wanted plenty of room to write on the inside without showing through the window. More fun goodies - Hero Arts new ombre sequins; I bought two packs this time - purple (no surprise) and ocean.

That's it for today - I'm off to color a little girl with umbrella to join my duck, pig, bear and dog. Day 5 of Kathy's 30-day Coloring Challenge. Have a fabulous day!!


Betty Keefe said...

what bright fun card Linda - understand why you can's resist that new catalog - love the sequins - such pretty colors and you get so many of them.

Rosemary said...

beautiful design, linda!! love the bold colors of your water lily!!

Jean said...

Absolutely lovely!

Greta said...

Don't blame you for breaking your vow, Linda--such fun new goodies! I really want some of those ombre sequins--next order, maybe!