02 May, 2014

Inspired by Jennifer McGuire

The theme for the new challenge at A blog Named Hero is inspired by. And we are to be inspired by the amzing Hero Arts designers. I have two cardmaking gurus that I always find very inspirational and I don’t miss a post or a video from them. Both of them just happens to design for Hero Arts so I had a hard time choosing. The choise was between Julie Ebersole and Jennifer McGuire. I always love Julies pretty cards, so decievingly simple. A style I always try to imitate but never really can. Well, then there is Jennifer, the queen of techniques. And everyone who knows me knows I love techniques. One of my favourite techniques is embossed textue paste, I saw Jennifer do this in her blog and have tried it a couple of times. It is a super cool effect. I’m just a bit impatient and always heat the paste too soon and makes it bubble, which looks cool. But this time I wanted to recreate some cards from Jennifers blog so I made three backgrounds, poured different embossing powders on top. Layed them out to dry over night before zapping them with my heat gun and voila, it turned out really pretty! I cut my mask with my Cameo by the way, I don’t own many cool masks so I just cut them out of ugly cardstock and then I don’t have to clean them after, I just toss them.



This month ABNH is sponsored by Mama Elephant who generously let us all choose a stamp set and I got one with lots of cool sentiments and balloons on. There is a lot of cool stamps to pick from, I had a hard time deciding... On this card I added a starry background from Hero Arts too.


I love the texture on this card. I added neon cardstock for a disco feeling.


I couldn’t resist trying a pop of color and picked a sparkly hot pink-ish color for the embossing on this card. I stamped the greeting in blue and added glitter tape and a strip of patterned paper.

I actually made one more card inspired by Jennifer, but I’ll save that for later.

So, I hope you got inspired to be inspired by one of the amazing Hero Arts designers. As usual there is a prize donated by Simon Says Stamp.


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1 comment :

Sarah G said...

Maya, your cards are absolutely stunning! I love the look of the embossing powder on the paste which I saw on Jennifer's blog and will have to give it a go! You have rocked the Mama Elephant stamps too :)

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