Distress Inks

Clean and Simple Card Making with Hero Arts and Glitter Chipboard Hearts

I’ve said it before, but I love this class. Just love it. Constantly inspired. Amazed by the techniques. A visual learner so loving the videos! Here’s today’s card inspired by the class. Scroll down and check out the other posts I’ve done using techniques/ideas from this class.

I am in LOVE with the Hero Arts newspaper background. I am finding that I have so many ideas on how to use this stamp, it has a permanent fixture on my desk! I’ve used it here and here so far.. I grabbed a bag of wooden hearts from Michaels, painted them with a Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber, stamped into my Versamark ink pad and applied three different colors of glitter (which I still think I am finding in my hair, lol). I was going to do a grouping of hearts, but instead decided to layer them on top of each other. The background is stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I sprayed some silver shimmer spritz. I added a strip of washi tape just for some added color.

I hope you like it! I am entering this in the Lily Pads: Virginia’s View Challenge. My pal Virginia has joined the Lily Pads design team and she is hosting her first challenge over there. OOOHHH. Hearts. Check it out.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I am up early at the hotel.. I surprised my son with a trip to Epcot and Magic Kingdom… I hope he has a blast. Wanted to squeeze in some good memories with him before I leave for CHA! Just 7 days people! OH MY GOSH!!!!

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  1. You’re doing wonders with why I need that background stamp, not sure I’m thankful 🙂 Love the heart…

  2. I know I already told you this but…. LOVE IT!

  3. Love this. I, too, need this background stamp in my life. Thanks for posting.

  4. Virginia L. says:

    YAY! I am so happy that you like the new challenge! You used the newspaper background so beautifully! Love your glittery heart and colors, Laurel! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad! Like you, I am enjoying the CAS class! “see ya”!

  5. So happy you joined our new challenge! Your cards are always gorgeous and so inspiring to look at and this is no exception Laurel! Love that background stamp and those glitter hearts are the perfect touch!

  6. love the punch of red against the background. Awesome surprise for your son!

  7. What a fun take on Virginia’s photo, Laurel! Love that beautifully layered heart! So glad you played with us at Lily Pad Cards! 🙂

  8. Hi Laurel, I love the CAS style of your card and those layered glittery hearts are a perfect feature! Thanks for joining in Virginia’s first inspiration challenge at Lily Pad Cards!

  9. Love this CAS card! And love the grunge style of it, the washi tape goes great with the background! Wow! Your classes are inpiring me a lot as well 😉

  10. Wonderful card! But, I’m confused about how you did the hearts. You mentioned VersaMark ink and I don’t understand how that fits into painting them and then putting glitter on them. Can you explain your technique? I must be having a brain freeze! LOL!!

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