Hero Arts | Watercolor Paris & London Valentine's Day Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hero Arts | Watercolor Paris & London Valentine’s Day Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Are you ready to start thinking about Valentine’s Day? I am! Truth be told I still need to decorate our apartment for Christmas and put up a Christmas tree (we don’t even have ornaments yet) but I am ready to switch gears a bit and shift from the red, white and green to pink, white and red. How about you?

Today we are celebrating Hero Arts 2017 Valentine’s Day Release – a collection of fun new products to play with and create (more about this below)!

Hero Arts | Watercolor Paris & London Valentine's Day Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway

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I made quite a few cards using new goodies and I’ll be sharing them here on my blog over the next few weeks, so stay tuned! Today I’d like to share to very simple watercolor cards made using Hero Arts London and Paris destination stamps.

Hero Arts | Watercolor Paris & London Valentine's Day Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway

I used Arches watercolor paper (there simply is no better watercolor paper in my book) and stamped my images using versamark ink, next I added white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.

I wanted to create little watercolor prints of Paris and London, but I didn’t have a lot of time to work on these, so instead of carefully painting every single detail I did a simple ombre watercolor wash using Distress inks (I am listing the colors I used below in my supply list).

Hero Arts | Watercolor Paris & London Valentine's Day Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway

After my panel was was dry I did come in and accentuated some of the elements on my heat embossed panels to help them pop. I used same colors of inks, they were simply watered down less, so ended up looking a lot more vibrant.

Hero Arts | Watercolor Paris & London Valentine's Day Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway

To complete these cards I trimmed my panels to about 3 3/4 x 5″ and foam mounted them onto A2 top folding landscape cards made out of Simon’s Fog cardstock. I also wrapped some May Arts natural twine around the front panels and added a few Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Here’s a look at my watercolor London card – same idea, same layout, same technique, just a different stamp.

Hero Arts | Watercolor Paris & London Valentine's Day Cards. Blog Hop + Giveaway

You could easily turn these into travel greeting cards by adding sentiments like “Bon Voyage”, “Happy Vacation”, “Greetings From” etc.

HERO ARTS VALENTINE’S DAY RELEASE

Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies DI334
Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies
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HA
Hero Arts Hugs A6193
Hero Arts Hugs
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Hero Arts Smitten C6192
Hero Arts Smitten
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HA
Hero Arts Heart Pattern Bold Prints CG702
Hero Arts Heart Pattern Bold Prints
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Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet CM121
Hero Arts Romeo and Juliet
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HA
Hero Arts truly, madly, deeply F6191
Hero Arts truly, madly, deeply
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Hero Arts Destination Paris H6194
Hero Arts Destination Paris
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Hero Arts Destination London H6195
Hero Arts Destination London
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Hero Arts Love Tattoos LP427
Hero Arts Love Tattoos
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Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil SA086
Hero Arts Love Swirls Stencil
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HOP ALONG

valentines-day-blog-hop

The Hero Arts Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Yana Smakula  – you are here!
Mariana Grigsby
Amy Tsuruta
Clare Prezzia
Jana Millen
Ilina Crouse
Libby Hickson

GIVEAWAY

Hero Arts is giving away two $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Please comment by Thursday, December 15 at 11:59pm PT and Hero Arts will announce the winner the following week.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Hero Arts Destination Paris H6194
Hero Arts Destination Paris H6194
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HA
Hero Arts Destination London H6195
Hero Arts Destination London H6195
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HA
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | AZ
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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SSS
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Spun Sugar
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Spun Sugar
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Abandoned Coral
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Abandoned Coral
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SSS
Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
Ranger Studio Paint Artist Brushes
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SSS | AZ
May Arts IVORY Twine String Burlap
May Arts IVORY Twine String Burlap
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SSS
EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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SC | AZ
EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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SC | AZ
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
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SSS
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
Sakura Quickie Glue Pen
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SSS | AZ

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