A few people asked me about the Hero Arts and BasicGrey collaboration. Basically, BG creates the fabulous papers and embellishments they always have and HA creates the fabulous stamps to match. Two companies doing what they do best… together. Gotta love that.
Here are some cards I did using the BG/HA goodies. You many have seen them before here and there, but I wanted to share the supplies below, too. (Just check out the little product thumbnails at the end of this post.)
Who said techniques need to be complicated? Here, I white-heat-embossed the background on watercolor paper. I then covered it with Broken China Distress Ink, sprayed with a Perfect Pearl + water mist and let it dry. Yum. Lots of shine in real life.
I wanted a bigger yellow flower here. So I stamped an extra one, cut apart the petals and tucked them behind the first. Easy.
And this one is simple. Just let the stamps and BG papers shine. That is the Mini Ornamental Tim Holtz die. Slightly smaller than the original – perfection…
Glossy Accents rock. White embossing powder does, too.
And this one is one of those almost-went-in-the-trash cards. I have a lot of cards that almost go in the trash. But I never pitch them. Funny thing – I didn’t like it, but Hero put it on the cover of their catalog.
To soften the flower piece, I did a partial-stamped background on the top. To do this, I inked the stamp with Soft Sand Shadow Ink and then wiped some of the ink off the center of the stamp before stamping.
If you are interested in getting any of the Hero Arts + BasicGrey goodies, you can find them here…
Off to rest. Finally home for a week. Yay! Night.