Hello everyone! Welcome to the Ellen Hutson + Hero Arts blog hop. Today I’m sharing a shaker card using one of my favorite Hero Arts stamp sets, Pet Goldfish. When I started coloring the images for these stamps, I did a quick search on Pinterest for goldfish. I was so surprised to see the variety of colors!
I stamped the fish with VersaFine Clair on some Smooth Bristol cardstock and colored them with my Zig Clean color brushes. I have become a huge fan of these Zig markers. I’ve had them for several weeks and only recently tried them out. I decided to actually USE them and stop HOARDING. *laugh*
tips & tricks for zig brushes:
It doesn’t take much water to blend these markers, so start with very little at first.
Combine marker colors on plastic and blend them with water to create new colors. I have a set of 12 and I blend colors to get more from this small set.
Add color directly to images for saturated colors and water them down on a plastic surface for less saturated color.
To pull this shaker together, I started by coloring the card base with Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass using a foam blender. Then I cut out some Hero Arts cardstock in Arctic with a Framed Tag die by Mama Elephant. I adhered some clear plastic to the back of the die cut frame and then a single layer of 3M foam tape. I filled the shaker with HAI sequins in Elsa Blue. I added foam tape to two of the fish so that they were slightly raised to create a little dimension. I finished off the card with a birthday sentiment from the Birthday Messages set by Mama Elephant.
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