Love is in the air! The My Monthly Hero January 2020 kit is my inspiration for this challenge. This is an absolutely amazing kit as it has a lot of dimensional floral dies, a mini envelope die and a flower bouquet wrap die, among many other goodies. Unfortunately, this kit sold out within days of its release.
I am also using this kit as my Design team project for the ATSM photo challenge. I took the heart and shiny, shimmery elements in this photo as the inspiration for my card.
This is how I created my card:
First I used the Hero Arts Heart Infinity Die to die-cut the heart. The size of heart is approximately 2.5″ X 2.25″. I took the Pink Sparkle Embossing powder that came with the kit and embossed the heart four times to give it a beautiful shiny and dimensional effect. I used RV69 copic marker and colored the edges of the heart, then used a piece of tissue soaked in isopropyl alcohol to blend and soften the color. This gave the heart a little shaded effect.
I die cut several flowers from the kit. I made more than needed as I plan to use them for future cards.
Then I proceeded to color the flowers and leaves with my copic markers.
I used a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to apply a light coating of shimmer on the flowers and leaves.
For the background, I used a diluted amount of the Hero Arts Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink that came in the kit and just scribbled it on some plain white cardstock.
After I had all my elements ready, I proceeded to arrange them on my card. I secured the heart temporarily with washi tape so I could insert and arrange the flowers and leaves inside the heart.
When I was satisfied with the arrangement, I used Press n Seal and placed the “tacky” side on top of my arrangement, pressed it firmly to make sure everything stayed put before lifting it off . I learned this Press n Seal technique from Jennifer Mcguire on Youtube.
I flipped the Press n Seal arrangement on its backside and put dots of liquid glue here and there, making sure I got glue on all the elements with the exception of the heart. Then I flipped it the right way round and pressed it onto my card base. I carefully removed the Press n Seal from the arrangement. The good thing about liquid glue is that you still have the time to “fix” the arrangement before it dries.
I adhered the heart, positioning it in the middle of the arrangement. I mounted it on a piece of cardstock. I heat embossed the edges with the same pink sparkle embossing powder I used for the heart. I finished off my card by adding a white heat embossed “Happy Valentine’s Day” sentiment, also from the kit, on cardstock painted with the Aqua Glimmer Metallic Ink.
I hope you were inspired by my project to create a card for your loved one. Head on over to the ATSM challenge blog, I can hardly wait to see how you are inspired by the ATSM inspiration photo!
I am also entering this card project in A Blog Named Hero: Anything Goes Challenge!
‘Til next time!