Two Challenge Cards (Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, Watercolor and Die Cutting)

Hey y'all! Today I wanted to share a couple of cards I made for A Blog Named Hero and Lawnscaping Challenge blogs. All supplies will be linked at the bottom of this post! 

The Hero blog asked us to take a card made by a Card designer and use it to inspire us. This was an easy choice for me:
I pinned this card from Kristina Werner a month ago. I loved the way the rainbow colors set against the bold white sentiment.  I didn't have a large sentiment made by Hero Arts, so I decided to create focus by die cutting the center in a contrasting print, then popping up a smaller sentiment to create more dimension. I also copied the white card base, which really makes the colors pop. To create the background I used two Distress Inks mixed together in the middle and spray lightly with water, which allows them to bleed together. Pink, Yellow and Orange is a color combo I use alot!


I got a new stamp during a NSD sale two weeks ago. I love sushi, maybe so much that I want to make a dozen of these cards and send them to my friends? Is that weird? I hope not......
OK, let's move away from my obsessive nature and focus on the card, shall we? To create the background, I did a little layering and creating masking. I created a little Flipgram to demonstrate the process:
step 1: stamp sushis and etc. in Momento Ink, stamp again on Post-it Notes and cut out.
step 2: cover images with Post-note masks, ink with two colors of Distress Inks (using the darker pink in the center to create focus).
step 3: tape down chevron mask and spray with Gold Mr. Huey's.
step 4: remove all the layers and admire your pretty background!

I colored the sushi and etc. with colored pencils. The contrast of sparkly mist, vibrant ink and matte pencil is really pretty in real life, I will for sure use this combo again!

Thanks for stopping by!