Welcome the reader to the 2013 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop.
Is there anything better than brand new stamps?
How about brand new Hero Arts stamps?!!!
One of my personal favorite things about the month of December is the new release of fabulous Hero Arts stamps. Makes my ink-loving heart go pitter-patter.
Speaking of hearts, I thought to look ahead to February and Valentine's Day with my card shares today. Although both cards feature hearts and a pink/red color scheme, these cards could be used at any time!
My first card features the Number Pattern Cling Background stamped in Versamark on Neenah White Cardstock and embossed with white powder. I used painter's tape to mask off the design diagonally and then applied Distress Inks with the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool. The painter's tape doesn't ruin the design and gives the inked background nice crisp lines from one color to the next.
I stamped the jar from Hero Arts Love Jar Set on both Neenah White Cardstock and Vellum. I added Pumice Stone Distress Ink to the jar stamped on cardstock and cut just the lid from the paper. Then I adhered the lid to the vellum jar and cut it out, wrapping red/white baker's twine around for decoration.
I stamped a bunch of hearts from the Love Jar Set in a variety of pinks and reds and then used the coordinating outline to give them definition before cutting out and adhering to the inked background. I added the jar over the hearts to make them appear to be "inside" the container.
I stamped the greeting from the new Hero Arts Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set and then embossed the front of the card with the Hero Arts Dot Swirl Embossing Folder.
LINKED SUPPLIES for Thanks a Bunch Card:
This next card also features the hearts from the Love Jar Stamp Set but these sweet hearts are hanging from the "branch" from the same stamp set.
Twine and rhinestones dress up the design. I popped the hearts up with foam adhesive and secured the twine at the top with Glossy Accents.
I used a new favorite greeting from My Favorite Stamp Set. I love the "torn" bottom edge and "washi tape" look. I stamped the design several times on different sheets of patterned paper and pieced the greeting block back together.
LINKED SUPPLIES for Thank You Hanging Hearts Card:
- Crate Paper Paper Heart 6x6 Paper Pad
Hero Arts will be giving away several prize packs, with winners randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 17. So leave a comment on each of the blog hop participants blogs for more chances to win! *NOW CLOSED*
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