Today we welcome Kelly Rasmussen. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Kelly’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:
Kelly began making cards when she was in college and has been addicted ever since. She quit her day job as a graphic designer to become a stay-at-home mom and has been working with Hero Arts since 2009. Besides making cards she also enjoys shopping, photography, graphic design, baking and spending time with her family and friends. Kelly lives in a small town in Nebraska with her husband Lee and three children Halle, Gage and Lexi.
Watercolor is such a popular trend in the crafting world right now and one of my favorite ways to create the look is by using Hero Arts Daubers.
To create this card I first heat embossed the Happy Birthday Grid stamp (K5924) onto some watercolor paper. Then I used various colors of Hero Arts Daubers mixed with some water to color in the image. The embossing traps the color, making it easy to stay in the lines.
Once this piece completely dried I used the “iron-off technique” to iron off the embossed area resulting in a completely smooth image on the watercolor paper. Just place a piece of copy paper over your stamped image and rub a hot iron over the embossed image. Make sure to use a new piece of copy paper each time you lift up your paper — it will probably take 3 or 4 times to completely remove the embossing.
To finish off the card I used the White Dauber on a Charcoal card base to create the polka dot background. Then I added a strip of Pool paper along the left side, a scattering of sequins and that’s all there is to it!