Thursday, May 3, 2018

Put A Flower On It

 This is a card that I created for the new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero.  The challenge is to "Put A Flower On It" so I went through my Hero Arts floral stamps and pulled out this pretty rose stamp and the coordinating dies from an older Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit.  This one is from April of 2016 and I still love it.

First I used my stitched rectangle die and a Tim Holtz Sizzix MIXED MEDIA Thinlits Die 660220  to make a panel from Canson Bristol XL paper.  I stamped the flower image in the lower left hand side of the panel using Hero Arts "Soft Granite" Ink.   I also stamped the flower and the bud two more times on a another piece of the paper so that it could used to make the 3D layers.   For the coloring I used  Zig CLEAN COLOR Markers and a waterbrush .   Most of the coloring  was done by  putting the color on my craft sheet and picking it up with the waterbrush to get more of a wash effect.   I used the dies to layer the flower pieces and popped them up with foam squares for extra dimension.    I added a sentiment from SSS MESSAGES FOR EVERYDAY sss101831 .  The banner die I used is from Simon Says Stamp, STITCHED BANNERS Wafer Dies SSSD111584.  To embellish  I used my collage medium to adhere a few of the Lucy's Cards CLEAR IRIDESCENT Jewels LBJ02 .

I decided to submit this card to the challenge but it was the second card of two cards that I created for the challenge. The first one I did is this one. It is very similar but uses a different floral, coloring and no 3D treatment. This stamp is Hero Arts K6136 Antique Rose Stem.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my work. Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome.



  1. Two gorgeous florals, LaVon! Especially love the 3D one! You've inspired me to get out that old HA kit - thanks!

  2. This is Karen Bull, a design team member from A Blog Named Hero. Beautiful. Love the placement of the flower, the coloring and the die cut you used. Bravo! Thank you for playing along this month. Find me on Instagram @karenzbull

    1. Thank you, Karen. These to stamps are definitely a favorite for a soft floral card.

  3. Hi LaVon, saw your beautiful card on the winners post for a blog named hero. So pretty and congrats on your win. Hugz