Hey everyone. Today I’m sharing a card using the Hero Arts Birds of Paradise stamp set and coordinating Birds of Paradise Frame Cuts. I love watercoloring using the Metallic Inks from Hero Arts. When I use these inks on black watercolor paper, it makes a stunning card.
Starting off with Hero Arts Black Watercolor paper I stamped out the plant in Hero Arts Embossing and Watermark Ink. For my embossing powder, I decided to use Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. Once the image was heat set, it was time to watercolor.
By using several colors of the Hero Arts Metallic ink, I created a beautiful blend of color across the image. By mixing yellow, green and cooper, the colors worked well together. Once the image was dried, I used the coordinating frame cut to cut out the image along with several white die cuts so I could stack the image.
Knowing I wanted to keep the background soft, creating just a few stripes with the metallic inks kept the card clean and simple. A simple sentiment from the stamp set finished off the card nicely.
This stamp set would also look amazing colored with pencils, alcohol makers or even re-inkers. It’s beautiful design can really make a clean and simple card or a very ornate card. Just remember not too have too many competing elements on your card. It will distract the eye from your coloring.
I hope I’ve inspired you to watercolor with the Hero Arts Metallic inks. They really are a pretty medium for your crafting projects. Have a great day everyone and I’ll see you back here soon.