This week we are thrilled to welcome Hero Arts! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Hero Arts, see a fantastic project by Kelly Rasmussen and have the opportunity to win the two stamp sets and three daubers shown below (details at the end of this post).
About Hero Arts
Hero Arts is a top brand in the crafting market with almost 40 years of experience making premium stamps, papers and inks. Hero Arts is a family-run, green-certified, solar-powered, manufacturing company that continues to hand-make a majority of its products here in the USA. The company is well known for its industry-leading website, high-quality products, and stylish designs. For more, visit www.heroarts.com.
Hero Arts Designer
Today we welcome Kelly Rasmussen. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Kelly’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:
Kelly began making cards when she was in college and has been addicted ever since. She quit her day job as a graphic designer to become a stay-at-home mom and has been working with Hero Arts since 2009. Besides making cards she also enjoys shopping, photography, graphic design, baking and spending time with her family and friends. Kelly lives in a small town in Nebraska with her husband Lee and three children Halle, Gage and Lexi.
Watercolor is such a popular trend in the crafting world right now and one of my favorite ways to create the look is by using Hero Arts Daubers.
To create this card I first heat embossed the Happy Birthday Grid stamp (K5924) onto some watercolor paper. Then I used various colors of Hero Arts Daubers mixed with some water to color in the image. The embossing traps the color, making it easy to stay in the lines.
Once this piece completely dried I used the “iron-off technique” to iron off the embossed area resulting in a completely smooth image on the watercolor paper. Just place a piece of copy paper over your stamped image and rub a hot iron over the embossed image. Make sure to use a new piece of copy paper each time you lift up your paper — it will probably take 3 or 4 times to completely remove the embossing.
To finish off the card I used the White Dauber on a Charcoal card base to create the polka dot background. Then I added a strip of Pool paper along the left side, a scattering of sequins and that’s all there is to it!
Here are some close up images of the card.
Hero Arts Happy Birthday Grid Stamp (K5924)
Hero Arts Charcoal Layering Paper
Hero Arts Pool Layering Paper
Hero Arts Tide Pool Dauber
Hero Arts Lemon Yellow Dauber
Hero Arts Ultra Pink Dauber
Hero Arts Lime Green Dauber
Hero Arts Dark Quartz Dauber
Hero Arts Charcoal Dauber
Hero Arts White Dauber
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
silver and clear sequins
We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Kelly Rasmussen for her fabulous project and Hero Arts for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Hero Arts to see more of their great products and stop by their blog for more inspiration. You can also find Hero Arts on Facebook.
In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!