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Hero Arts: Happy Thanksgiving Mixed Media Card


Hello crafty friends, Helen is here πŸ™‚ It is November and Thanksgiving is almost here. Today, I would like to share with you a Thanksgiving card.

Hero Arts: Happy Thanksgiving Mixed Media Card

I am using the Hero Arts – Color Layering Grateful Leaves stamp set. This stamp set is beautiful and I cannot stop making cards with them πŸ™‚

I did some experiment with alcohol inks and glossy paper. After mixing colors, I ended up with some fun background. I used one of them as my background today.

I stamped the maple leaf randomly on the background panel with archival black ink. Archival works the best on non-porous and glossy paper. After that, I used my craft heater to dry the panel well and then added it on the white A2 cardbase with a lot of adhesive runner.

For the sentiment, I cut a strip out of watercolor paper, added some color wash with Spectrum Noi Aqua markers, and stamped the sentiment from the same staml set with Archival black ink. I embellished the sentiment strip with some natural twine and added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

I finished the card with some orange gems to match the Fall color combo on this card.

I hope this card inspire you to create today. When you create a card or any project with embellishments, Β link it up with our November Challenge – Embellish It. By linking up, you have a chance to win a $25 gift card to the a2z store!

And if you need crafting supplies and Hero Arts products, checkΒ out a2z Scrapbooking Store. Use the code Helen15 to get 15% Off when you put an order of $25 or more. If you cannot find any Hero Arts products that you would like to buy at the store, you can send a request from the store for custom order.

THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous day!


Author: Helen Gullett

Philippians 2:13 β€’ Wife β€’ Mom β€’ Translator β€’ Brand Ambassador β€’ Papercrafter β€’ DIY-er β€’ Creating Joyfully With Purpose

16 thoughts on “Hero Arts: Happy Thanksgiving Mixed Media Card

  1. Thanks for sharing the beautiful background technique. I have so much glossy cardstock and now I have an idea. Love how you stamped in black. Initially I thought the leaves were stamped in various autumn colours. Great card.

  2. This card is gorgeous! Love the look of the black leaves.

  3. this is fabulous! thanks for the tutorial too!

  4. Very interesting! I like your card & technique.

  5. Awesome background!!! The leaf silhouettes looks stunning!

  6. beautiful card Helen!!

  7. The colors are gorgeous. WOW!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card, Helen! I love the effects of alcohol inks with these beautiful leaves…WOW!

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