ABNH June Challenge: Summertime Fun
Hello again everyone and welcome to another ABNH Challenge! This theme is super fun - Summertime! Summertime can mean so many things - flowers, the tropics, ice cream, the ocean, poolside, sunshine, etc.
For mine, I decided to do some tropical flowers using an older Hero Arts stamp set that I adore called The Color Layering Hibiscus. For our summer theme I chose some warm vivid yellows, pinks and reds, then some bright teal for our leaves. If you want to get an easy graphic look to your layering stamps, use a crisp black for the last layer - it makes them look modern and bright, and I loved doing this technique on these flowers.
And for this technique, it doesn't matter quite as much if you get your layers exactly perfect because we're already going for that bold graphic look. If you look closely at my card, you can see I didn't get my layers perfect!
After I diecut my flowers and leaves, I wanted to create a tropical watercolor background with greens and blues. For this, I used one of my new favorite products from Hero Arts, Ombre Reactive Spring Day Ink. You can just smear this as generously or as sparingly as you want, add some water and watch the colors turn to watercolor. It's awesome. I loved it so much, I didn't even add any watercolor touch up to my background.
Once I had adhered my flowers in a cluster to my background, I added a sentiment from another of my new favorite stamp sets: Peonies. I added some gems and then sprayed it with a shimmer mist for some extra shine, though it's hard to tell in the photos?
Our card is done and thank you so much for stopping by, and be sure to head over to ABNH to see all the other warm and bright inspiration for this month's challenge, and I can't wait to see what you create!