A friend of mine is celebrating his birthday with a 1920’s theme. I created two cards for this occasion using the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero February 2019 kit with an Art Deco theme.
The first card I made I used the stencil that came with the kit. I used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Indian Gold. I laid the stencil down on a piece of black cardstock, secured with tape on both sides to keep it in place. Using a small palette knife, I spread the Mousse over the stencil until I achieved an even spread. It’s very similar to buttering toast! 😊 After I peeled of the stencil for the big reveal, I made sure I washed my stencil thoroughly. I let the mousse dry completely before proceeding to adhere my sentiments and embellishments. Sometimes when you peel off the stencil, some mousse seeps through some areas. In this case, I used a fine tip Sharpie to black out the areas where the mousse seeped through.
For the sentiment I heat embossed gold on black card stock using the elements that came with the kit along with the gold & black sequins to finish it off.
For my second card, I used the cover die that also came with the kit. I used the press n seal technique which I learned from Jennifer Mcguire. She has several videos on youtube highlighting this. Please check it out to see how it’s done!
If you look closely at the card, you will notice a sort of “antique/distressed” look on the die cut background. This was actually an accident that in the end worked out well. I had gotten glue on the top of the mirror cardstock and I used alcohol to remove it. (what was I thinking!) The alcohol removed some of the gold mirror and revealed what was underneath, which was silver! I think I discovered a new technique! Haha! But after so much effort adhering the die cuts, I decided to just roll with it. 😊
For the other elements in the card, I stamped with memento black ink, die cut and adhered to the card. I used an embossing pen to color in the lady’s dress, gloves and feathers as well as the martinis. Then heat embossed in gold. Sentiment was also heat embossed but I used two kinds of powder, gold & silver, sprinkling both on top to achieve a gold and silver ombre look to match the background.
I hope you learned a few things from this post. Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions.
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Hero Arts MMH Feb 2019 kit
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse – Indian Gold
Ranger gold & silver embossing powder
No brand mirror cardstock from my local craft store
Sizzix Big shot die cutting machine
ZIG emboss pen
Neenah Solar Crest 110lb. cardstock