I love creating buildings and 3-dimentional cards. This being said, when I saw the Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit I knew I had to have it. I looked at all the videos and blogs using the kit while waiting for the kit to arrive. Then I developed an idea for a stand-alone flower booth card.
I ended up using a fan-fold of about 1.25 inches wide to made the sides of the booth. I used 1/8 inch wide double sided tape to adhere the three brown shelves to the inside of the folds. (See YouTube video from Crafter’s Companion that shows how to do the fan-fold sides and attach shelves.) I cut the striped awning about 1 inch taller than the stamp so I could color it and glue it to the inside back to give the booth a roof.
Coloring the entire card with watercolor pencils and using a waterbrush to spread the color was a lot of fun. The “Valentine’s” was stamped and embossed with black sparkle powder and fussy cut. All the flowers and cans where shaped around a fat marker pen to add some dimension. I used foam squares and tape to add more layers and depth.
The back sentiment was computer generated and cut to look like a poster on the back of the booth. (If I had to choose the adhesive I used to adhere the poster again, I would use glue rather than the doubled-sided tape which shows through the thin copier paper I printed the sentiment on, but I was afraid the ink would run if I used water-based glue. I also could have repositioned the poster more squarely on the back.)
- Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit
- White and green premium cardstock from Darice
- VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
- Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
- Scotch White Foam Squares and Tape
- Prima Marketing Inc. Watercolor Pencils -The Basics
- Tim Holtz-Ranger Waterbrush -Detailer Tip
- Stampabilities Black Dye Ink Pad
- Poster cut from Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Pop-Up Die