The Hero Arts January 2019 My Monthly Hero kit has so many components! I love little signs, so this easel die from the kit is going to get a lot of use. :) I wanted to create a chalkboard look, so I combined the new I Choose You stamp set from Echo Park with my distress oxide inks.
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First, I die cut the easel twice from kraft cardstock, and the inner board cut once from black cardstock. Using my Scor-Buddy, I made a crease about 1/2" from the top and adhered the two easels together using Be Creative tape and a bit of glue. Next, I used Versamark ink to stamp the floral image from the I Choose You stamp set by Echo Park -- once at the top, and again at the bottom. I also stamped the sentiment using some of the words and phrases from the kit. Everything was heat embossed with a super fine white embossing powder.
The floral image was painted with distress oxide ink colors that matched the You & Me line from Echo Park. First, I smooshed my distress oxide inks directly onto my craft mat
Next, I dipped my paintbrush in water, picked up some of the distress oxide ink, and spread color over the flowers. My paintbrush is #000, which is a perfect sized brush for adding small amounts of color to the tiny areas. Once complete, I set that piece aside to dry. In the meantime, I smooshed some Worn Lipstick distress oxide ink onto a scrap of black cardstock, then die cut two hearts. I love the chalky look the distress oxide ink provides on black paper!
Finally, I used Be Creative tape to glue the hearts in place and to glue the black cardstock piece to the easel base. Such a cute little sign!
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