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Hero Arts Sumer 2016 Release Hop

I’m part of a fun hop today! Hero Arts is ushering in their  fabulous Summer 2016 release and there is eye candy galore all along this hop!

I’m so happy to have you stop by here, after visiting the amazing  Joan Bardee

Before I share my creations, I wanted to let you know some cool stuff:

Hero Arts will be giving away three $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Sunday, May 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week at their blog.

Okie dokie, now on to the artsy parts:

ha fruit

Couldn’t resist taking all these little fruits and quickly watercoloring them on a simple notecard–You may not be able to tell unless you click on the pic to enbiggan it, but they’re all sugared up with some glitter glue for extra sparkle and fun! :)

 

ha fruit dies

These fruity die cuts were die cut from watercolor paper, watercolored and then 3D popped up over a wash of blue–to enhance the details of the slice and wedge, I free-handed a wriggly, skinny line with a fine tip black marker after they were dry.  Glossy Accents makes ‘em juicy…!

 

ha pineapple stamp

I love this pineapple stamp–pineapples just remind me of my mama and make me smile–I simply gold embossed this one and then used some pretty patterned papers that had gold foiling, and some glittery gold washi tape and an acrylic gold accent to set the whole thing off! All that gold makes it feel so luxe and fancy!

Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by my place today, and your next stop along the way is the fabulous

Kathleen Graumuller

 May the odds be ever in your favor! ;)

1Julie

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LIVE Classes: May 21st, 2016 – Seattle area

If you’re in the Seattle area, I’ll be teaching some live classes again at Impress! We always have such a great time and I love stamping the day away with everybody!

 

IMPRESS RUBBER STAMPS
120 Andover Park East
Tukwila, WA  98188
(206) 901-9101

Space is limited to 20 adults maximum, please call the store directly to register and save your seat!

 

 

Make waves jebersole

Make Waves ($32) 

I will share some of my favorite tips and techniques for the clean and simple card making style I love so much using some super cute nautical and coastal images. *please bring detail scissors, a small paper trimmer and your preferred adhesive

  • 10:00-12:00 Sat. May 21 Tukwila

 

top boss jebersole

Top Boss ($32)

Heat emboss, pressure emboss, selective emboss, multi- color embossing, faux emboss after using these fun techniques to create these cards, you’ll be the Top Boss!  *please bring detail scissors, a small paper trimmer and your preferred adhesive

  • 1:30-3:30 Sat. May 21 Tukwila

 

I’ve been having way too much fun developing the projects for these classes–can’t wait to share them all on May 21st! Hope you can join me! :)

 

1Julie

Pineapple Play on Words…

HA PINE DIE 2 web

 

Ohhhh, yes I did!  *fist pump*

Another pineapple card. Same awesome Hero Arts Paper Layering Pineapple die as used on this card.  And these cards.

 

HA PINE DIE 2a web

 

Because resistance is futile.  Gloriously sweet, prickly dimension and detail…

Used my Peerless watercolors this time around. And, I was glad to have the forethought of putting paper towel underneath my project as I watercolored because the paint did seep through the cut lines, naturally.  Avoided a hot mess. *more fist pumping*

I like using Distress Paint in Black Soot for spatter; its thicker consistency allows for the color to remain a deep rich black and doesn’t get watered down. It’s also permanent once it’s dry; if I wanted to watercolor over the top of it, the spatter would remain undisturbed. Muy awesome. :)

When I don’t have a stamp with precisely the phrase I need/want, I rely on my Dymo Label Maker

TO MAKE THIS CARD:

  1. Trim watercolor paper to 4 x 5.25″.
  2. Die cut pineapple into paper.
  3. Color as desired. (I watercolored)
  4. Dry/heat set with embossing gun.
  5. Spatter with black acrylic paint. Dry/heat set with embossing gun.
  6. Pop up details, mount to base card (Standard A-2, 4.25 x 5.5″)
  7. Generate custom greeting with label maker & affix to card  as shown.

 

And, Bob’s yer uncle. ;)

You can watch my creative process here, in a hyperlapsed video:

Thanks for stopping by!

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