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Saturday, June 24, 2017

HERO ARTS SCRAMBLE #155

Arlene is hosting a 24 hour scramble today - started at 11 am CST and will end tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 am CST.  We are asked to create and post a card in 90 minutes with the challenge to use a die cut and pop it up - also use Hero Arts products. 

While I was in rehab, I had lots of time to wander through blogs and gather ideas for future cards.  One that I loved for it's simplicity was this one by Yana Smakula. The brayered background was so fun to make - I just pulled out various HA inks (pale tomato, and several other pinks that were in the monthly kits) and brayered them on.  Used the same colors for stamping my hibiscus flowers,  The sentiment was stamped in HA black and clear embossed for some shine.  Added a soft grey mat and popped it up with fun foam.  The larger flower is also popped up.  Some black dots were added - and done!  Think it would be fun to create a set of these for a gift!  I am adding this card to LaVon's LOVE challenge (summer celebrations theme).

Thanks for visiting today and also for your kind comments.

11 comments:

  1. Just love your brayered background, Betty - I had no idea how you did it until I popped to here from the HA group. Very cool and looks great in those colors!!

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  2. I made a note of that technique, too, but haven't gotten around to doing it yet & now I'm even more inspired! Beautiful background & beautiful card, Betty!

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  3. Such a pretty background Betty! I really must give it a try! Love that you stamped the Hibiscus in the same inks! Have a lovely evening! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  4. LOVE that background. I have not used my brayer for years ... need to pull it out!! Gorgeous card Betty ... thanks for the inspiration!! xx

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  5. I had wondered how you did the background. It is gorgeous. Love the flowers and the colours.

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  6. great bg for these pretty flowers!

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  7. Hello Betty,

    Gorgeous card and the colors are wonderful. I too loved Yana's technique.
    You have inspired me to try this too. Thank you.

    Hope you're continuing to make good progress :-)

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  8. So glad to see you back posting again. Hope you are much better and able to get around. Very pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  9. I think I have a brayed which I haven't put use in awhile. Time to pull it out after this beautiful inspiration. Thanks for sharing and for entering this month's challenge.

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  10. Your hibiscus flowers are so pretty and I love how they pop against your background! Beautiful take on Yana's technique too, Betty!

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  11. We were unexpectedly traveling, and I am sorry to have missed the scramble. Your card is fabulous Betty, I love all the pinky shades and the bloom is gorgeous. The gray mat is fun and a nice change from black.

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