Hello – back for day 2 of the Clearly Besotted May release previews and today I’m focussing on a sentiment set for all the men in your life called My Hero. Steph released a girly version of this last month called Sugar and Spice so it’s nice to have one for the boys!! I’ve made a couple of cards for my two most important men – my husband and my son. As you can see I have really gone to town with the stripes this month! Once I started stamping them I couldn’t stop. My first card is for my hubs. I probably don’t tell him as much as I should but I kinda like him! We’re celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in July so I guess we must be doing something right!!
My second card is for my AWESOME boy, Daniel. He makes me so proud and I could not wish for a better son! He’s clever, creative, handsome, caring, and just a bit cheeky! He makes a good cup of tea too. For the background I used the “Laura Bassen smooshing technique” with Spectrum Noir aqua markers. I took a large acrylic block and a rainbow of aqua markers, scribbled my colours onto the block and then gave it a jolly good spritzing of water. Then I laid my water-colour cardstock down onto the block and pressed it down well. When you (carefully) lift the paper up you will hopefully have a nice “smooshed” rainbow pattern like this. I used a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle die to cut my panel (once I’d let it dry obviously) and then stamped the “Son” three times with the various sentiments in between. I used my MISTI again to get everything perfectly lined up. I finished off with a few stamped stars from the Blast Off II set.
Be sure to pop back again tomorrow for more teasers and check out the rest of the team – they’re ON FIRE again this month!