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Monday, April 18, 2011

Another Hostess Challenge - Using the Same Stamp

Hello everyone – happy Monday!  I hope you can play along at the Hero Arts Flickr group where the current Hero Hostesses have put up another challenge - Using the Same Stamp!  This one's open ended - no specific end date and therefore no prize attached.  Just a lot of fun.  Heather, Anita, Sharon, Sally & I found we have oodles of Hero Arts stamps in common.  To keep it simple we settled on using the wonderful clear set CL383 Antique Engravings.  Here's my card:
I stamped the various winged creatures directly from the set's packaging onto the card base - a trick I learned at a Hero Arts class by Jennifer McGuire and Shari Carroll.  For this card I left off the CL383's shells and put a butterfly in a spot left by a shell.  I used Faded Jeans Distress Ink by Tim Holtz for this stamping.  Then I overstamped using the Envelope Pattern design block from Hero Arts, using Weathered Wood Distress Ink - love this stamp for the subtle texture it gives.  Next I stamped a piece of pale golden yellow Basic Grey paper (it's the flip side of a two-sided Christmas paper from their Fruitcake line!) with Hero Arts’ Lace Background DesignBlock inked with VersaMark ink and embossed with gold powder by Ranger.  I then stamped the sentiment on another strip of the same paper with Faded Jeans, and clear embossed.  Then I overstamped the sentiment strip lightly with the Envelope Pattern inked in Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  I stamped and clear embossed the butterfly with Black Soot Distress Ink three times on a piece of patterned paper from Basic Grey's Kioshi line, picking areas to stamp with blues and yellows among the other colors in the pattern.  I cut out the three butterflies and glued them together for a 3D effect using this technique from Nancy Taylor on the Hero Arts Blog.  I just love Nancy's technique and have used it on several cards in my Flickr photostream.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can make a project with this fabulous set or find another Hero Arts stamp in common with a friend and play along in our Hostess challenge!

5 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous card Linda, love the background and your 3D butterfly is stunning.

sheila said...

beautiful card and you butterfly is gorgeous! I hope to play along with this challenge! I love this particular stamp set.

Dawn said...

What a gorgeous card Linda. This is one of my most favourite clear sets... I ADORE butterflies so it was a must buy. I have used it heaps and heaps.

AnitaRex said...

Hi Linda! our butterfly card is so very lovely! I love the background and I love your focal point butterfly!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Linda. Lovely color combo. Chk here pls.
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