Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Blog Named Hero Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the A Blog Named Hero Blog Hop! You should arrived here from Sarah Gray's blog.  I'm thrilled to be apart of the hop today celebrating ABNH's 2nd birthday!

For my card I stamped and embossed the awesome Birthday Chart stamp onto some watercolor paper.


Then I colored over the embossed image with Distress Markers, spritzed it with water and let the colors mix.

Once the image was dry, I used the iron off technique to iron off the embossed sentiment, creating a perfectly smooth image.  I am addicted to this awesome technique that I learned from Jennifer McGuire...HERE is a video she did showing you exactly how to do it.


Also, I used the Bubble Confetii stencil for the background. I just rubbed VersaMark ink over the openings of the stencil and then dusted on some Perfect Pearls to create the shiny silver dots.

Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a prize from Hero Arts or Simon Says Stamp!

Your next stop on the hop is Sindhura Prajay!

191 comments:

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this. :)

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Wow I really need to learn the iron technique, it is fabulous. I really love the watercolour effect, it is my favourite x

Yolanda Garrido said...

I also love this technique!! It looks great!

Fran said...

Great card.

Charlene said...

So awesome! Love the colors :-)

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfection!! Love the colors!!

Cheryl W said...

I'm amazed at how clear and sharp your words remained after using the iron-off technique. I really need to try that. Great card!

Cat Craig said...

wonderful watercolor card.

diana fernandez said...

What a fun card! I love the colors!

Debbie Pereira said...

great way to use the subway art saying.

Heather Johnson Myrick said...

Oooh, Cute! I'd love to get a card this pretty for my birthday on the 16th.
Thanks for being a part of the birthday blog hop.

diana said...

Great cards! Happy 2nd birthday to ABNH! ;-)

Knit Baker said...

I love the colors !!!

Knit Baker said...

I love the colors !!!

joy said...

A very nice birthday card!!

Bonnie said...

Love the watercolour look, yet you managed such vibrant color!

Bev Hill said...

Love this technique and can't wait to try it. Cute, colorful card.

Kelly Massman said...

great bright colors on your card!

Sheila_G said...

Love your card!

Rita said...

I'll have to try this iron off technique. I love all the gright colors on this. :)

Barb said...

LOVE the card!

paperandflair said...

Great and colorful background on your card!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the rainbow of colors.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Barbara said...

Your card is lovely and I need to try this technique because the results are so fabulous!

Kristie Maynard said...

Lovely card, thanks for posting it for us to see.

Indy said...

This is such a fun birthday card!

Julia said...

going to try the technique

Deborah said...

What a very sweet and fun card I love it!

pcm said...

fun!

Linda T said...

What a sweet card. Love you're watercolor background and the sentiment.

Kailash said...

Love the blend of colors!!!

bkazoo said...

love the water color technique

Irish Cherokee said...

Love brightly colored birthday cards and this qualifies.

Sue D said...

Very colorful--I like how you used the distress markers.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous card, Kelly...I LOVE it! So glad you could be part of the hop!

Angelique Vela said...

It's bright and cheerful. What's not to love.

Janine said...

i love all the colors you used, they are beautiful together.

Jannette said...

Love the colors and your card! This has been a great Hop!

Kerian said...

Great card...so fun...

Efi Maryeli said...

Amazing card!!!

Phi said...

Great sentiment. Good job on the card.

Carol said...

Lovely card. TFS!

Barb said...

Such a fun technique, Kelly, and I love the pretty colors you used! Awesome card!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Great job...the iron off technique worked out amazingly on this card..thanks for sharing :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

You've mastered this technique! I love the colours and the grey contrasting effect!

Shelley C said...

I love the background using the stencil perfect pearls!! Great card.

Carol said...

Fabulous card, Kelly. Love the watercoloured background.

Margaret R said...

Cool technique.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Your card is wonderful & colourful!

aileen (mum) said...

Cute card, lovely watercolouring

Liz Lumsden said...

Colorfully delicious! Thanks for sharing your great card.

Jennifer Gayle said...

Great use of the iron off technique. I'm going to have to try for myself.

Julie said...

A great card using this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

A great card using this technique. Thanks for sharing.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Such a pretty card great tecnique. Congrats on ABNH turning two and thanks for sharing.

Avigail Raphael said...

The card is realy lovely I like the colors that you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

Waracartist said...

Color combo is very pretty. I like the shifting between them. The stamp is adorable with the this style. It looks like those at the optics!! haha.

Toni Cancellier said...

Love the colours and watercolour.

maureen said...

Everybody is trying this iron-off technique! hmmm...

Bastel-Troll said...

Great card - thanks
greets Nicole

Pam T. said...

Love the watercolors and the technique!

Sherrie said...

Very pretty card. Love this technique!

Thordis said...

Great card! Love the rainbow effect :)

loulou said...

Fantastic card. I love this technique.

Efrat said...

Beautiful card.

Cassie_lu said...

great effect with the rainbow

mikeslittlesis said...

Beautiful background!

grandmato20 said...

Going to have to try this - the result is fabulous :)

JudyH said...

Love it!

mrlcidra54 said...

Love this card. Great for someone with a great sense of humor and who is lots of fun to be with.

Lorie said...

Oh, great to find more really cool ideas!! Thanks!

Jan G said...

Very bold card

Diana said...

Love how this technique makes the colors so soft and welcoming.

saraskid said...

I love the graded colors in the background. Watercolor is amazing!

Scrapy Lim said...

Nice Card!! :)

Sabrina said...

Love all the colors , such a great card!!

Judy said...

Great card. Love the birthday stamp.

Mary Gable said...

Really a great idea! Can't wait to start "ironing"...

Lisbeth Rimmer said...

Love your card.
Jeg √łnsker dig en dejlig dag :0)

Jill said...

great card, gorgeous colors!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Love this technique! This would make a great masculine birthday card:)

no blog post said...

I love this card for it's color and simple design. It is great for masculine or feminine cards. I always have trouble coming up with masculine cards. Thanks for sharing your talent and giving me a great idea.

ArtGekko said...

I think I need to get an iron for the craft room!

The ShyS said...

Great color combo!

Kym said...

Great card! I really like the colors and detail.

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Love the colors!

rubbergranny said...

Stencils are so much fun and add a unique element. I'm glad so many are available now. Your design was effective and I enjoyed seeing it. Thank you.

Suzette said...

Colorful but muted. Like how it all pulls together!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Great card! Love the rainbow watercolor background!

Monica Maier said...

So cute, I really like the rainbow background for the sentiment! Thanks for sharing...

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty background!!

Shari Trumbull said...

What a HAPPY birthday card! The watercolors--AWESOME! And I really like the iron-off technique. I'm enjoying how the different DT members are using this technique--FUN! Thanks for sharing! XOXO-Shari

slkeena said...

what a cool technique, must give it a try.

Gail Mc Nerney said...

Very cool...love the technique!!! gotta try this.

Diane Stricker said...

I too am addicted to both watercolors and the iron off technique, which you used to make a gorgeous card.

Laura Jane said...

Watercolor and bokeh...perfect for a party!

Sam F said...

I've been seeing so many bright cards on this hop that the gray background was a bit unexpected, but I love it. Gray is one of my favorite colors and I love how you used it here!!

Anna-Karin S said...

Wow, I love the effect you created here!!!

Jenny Colacicco said...

The stencil background is so pretty. Pp making a big comeback it seems!

Immi said...

I love the bright colors, and the iron-off technique is super cool.

Shaughn Woodruff said...

Stunning card! Love that technique too! Thanks for sharing!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Awesome card ! fab Technique too !

Casey-Diane said...

Love love love the colors on this card! The white just POPS!!! Thanks for being part of the HOP.

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love the rainbow color background, just so pretty

Weenie Thomas said...

Pretty watercoloured frame for the sentiment!

NanW said...

Fun card.

Jennifer Greer said...

I love this technique.

Gabriela Seminario said...

Lovely card!!

tjscrappin said...

I love this technique also, it turned out great, I like the perfect pearl dots also!

Rufred said...

Great idea for a male card...which are hard to create.

Dana Joy said...

Very pretty and very colorful!

Donna Cala said...

I am in watercolor heaven.

Renee Cliffe said...

Super versatile - lovely.

karen said...

Hi Kelly! Beautiful watercolor effect card. Thank you for sharing your tutorial on the iron-off technique : )

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

Loving all these great Hero Arts creations!

cindy c said...

happy anniversary--
would love to win the prize package--
thanks for the give away--

yvonne Mathie said...

Love the colours!

MariClaudi said...

I'm afraid to try this technique because my husband may ask me to start ironing his shirts. Ha!

Hippymom83 said...

Happy Birthday!

Melinda Ferraz said...

Great birthday card!

Nadine said...

Love the techniques you used yo create this beautiful card!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a pretty card and great technique.

Janet said...

Fabulous card! Lovin' it!
~God bless~

Carol B. said...

Beautiful rainbow effect!

Denisse said...

So pretty and colorful! I love it!

beaverphyllis said...

Love your card, and this technique! Great job!

susie squash said...

great to see another example of ironing off embossing! Will have to try it too.
Happy B-day to ABNH!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the distressed look of the sentiment piece, wonderful card!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Great technique wonderful colors!

Sharon R said...

Thanks for sharing your card. The stamp really shines with the iron-off technique.

JOANNE MILANO said...

Love this card. Can't wait to try this technique

Erin Gengo said...

Love the rainbow effect. Very nice.

Chark said...

love!

Patt H. said...

I'm really loving the iron off technique! Your card is awesome!!

bjmartin said...

Fun card - love the colors and the technique you used!

The Hare Hutch said...

Always love this iron off technique.

Nancee Purdum said...

What a great use for the iron off technique! Pretty card!

Sandra said...

great card - love the color combination - you have a new follower!
Sandra ltb

Sherri said...

Great cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kari V. said...

That watercolor looks fantastic!

deegee said...

Love the look, definitely gonna try this.

Pat said...

LOVE this! And the perfect pearls are a nice touch!

aknancy said...

love your watercolor effect on your b'day card : )

Karen said...

great look on your happy card...

Tati Perolada said...

Happy Birthday!
I just love blog hops!

Diane said...

Love your card and the iron-off technique. Thanks for sharing.

Mags said...

So very creative! Love it. TFS.

cissi said...

Wow wonderful!

{mc} said...

love the rainbow colors you used :)

Anonymous said...

Love your card. I'm learning so many new things from this blog hop. Delia Rotolo
de_rotolo@yahoo.com

mamichelle said...

Thanks for sharing the technique! Your card is fantastic!

rollergirl said...

Really liking this iron off technique. Thank you for sharing!

Julie Z said...

Lovin this technique! And I'm always a sucker for a great rainbow ;-) Love your card!!

Tracy said...

Great card!! Great technique.

bbunch said...

Beautiful card. Great technique.

Beate Yoga said...

Interessting card size!

brenda said...

Love your card - it's sure to bring a smile to the lucky birthday person!

Katie said...

Great card! Love the stripes of color! On a side note, love your blog layout too, clean, graphically nice, no flashing annoyances, pop up comment is perfect - this is what I would strive for if I started a blog. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Amy C. said...

Beautiful techniques. Your card is so bright and cheery!

Wyvern said...

Love your card!

Becky_478 said...

I really love this! I'd like to try this technique!

NatQuebec said...

Great card and great background !!

Amante del Papel said...

Your card is just awesome, love it!

Muneca said...

Love how it looks like water color!

stampinfun71 said...

I adore anything RAINBOW and this card too!

jeanne harris said...

Great Job! I love this technique and you nailed it! Beautiful card.

Terri E. said...

Fun rainbow card.

Lagene said...

Super cool water color effect@!

Kris in Alaska said...

I totally love this technique too! You did a fabulous job!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Cindi said...

The rainbow background and text together are great.

TenSGal said...

That technique looks like fun! Will have to try it. Great looking card!

CathyL said...

Love your card, Kelly!

Monika Reeck said...

yes love the technique too...great card dear Kelly...

mtscrapgal said...

Your sentiment really shines on your card. Thanks for the colorful entry.

di said...

Cute stamp, really like this big sentiment stamp trend!

Lee said...

Great card. Distress ink are a wonder to work with. Fabulous ideas.

jeannine said...

Fun card! Great bold sentiment and colors!

Claire Boyd said...

Fabulous watercolour card

Judy Tuck said...

Wonderful background for that large sentiment.

jenway9 said...

Love this card!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful! Must try this technique :)

Lisa aka Myran said...

Really beautiful card Kelly! I love this technique!

Anita in France said...

How wonderful, Kelly ... a rainbow showpiece with a very cool perfect pearls background! Anita :)

Anita in France said...

How wonderful, Kelly ... a rainbow showpiece with a very cool perfect pearls background! Anita :)

Memories by Manda said...

Great card. it is the second card i have seen on the hop using the iron off technique. it looks great so i might have to give it a go.

Julia Chan said...

use rainbow color is simple and yet the best

Linda said...

I really have to try this iron off technique. You make it look so simple and gorgeous! TFS!

Olga Brilenkova said...

Very cute card!

vickigi said...

Very clever. I like your color selection, too.

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BeverlyBL said...

I like the Versamarked polka dot background. The whole card is great. Thanks for sharing.