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With so much stamping and die cutting goodness in this new release, where do you start??! For the first card, I immediately went for this yummy new cling background stamp called Lines Background - a graphic look but so versatile!
Here's my card:
|Supply list: Hero Arts: Stamp - Lines Background; Dies - Thanks Stamp & Cut, |
Triangle Background; Card base - Pool Mixed folded cards.
Other: Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Markers, embossing ink and powder;
Doodlebug Frosty Friends paper (for purple mat); Wink of Stella
The first thing I did was create the panel behind the sentiment. I smooshed Distress Inks (Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves) on my craft sheet, swirled them around and inked the Lines Background cling stamp. I pressed a sheet of Neenah Bright White card stock on the inked stamp and then misted the inked paper for a watercolor look. Dried it with a heat tool (even clear embossed a few spots on it) and then sponged on more Cracked Pistachio to cover some of the white. Anyway, I love how it turned out.
Then I grabbed the lightest shade of the Pool Mixed Folded Cards set from Hero Arts - this is a favorite set of mine; I looooove Hero's pool color, paper and inks!! I used Cracked Pistachio (adore this new Tim Holtz Distress Ink color!) to stamp the Lines Background on the card. That in itself looked nice to me but I whipped out my Distress Markers and randomly colored some of the triangles and squares using Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Seedless Preserves. Then I added clear Wink of Stella to each colored shape. Really love this look!
The thanks sentiment is a die cut from Hero Arts' new Thanks stamp & cut set. I just love these new word Stamp & Cut sets and want every single one!!!! Besides the word stamp, plus matching die, you get all these little sentiment stamps to add to the main word. I didn't add any of them here, but this set includes phrases like: "for everything", "a bunch", "you are amazing", etc. I make a lot of thank you cards so this was the perfect set for me! The little triangles were cut from the popular Triangle Background die. When you cut it, all these little triangles pop out - so fun for making your own embellies (these were clear embossed for the shine, as was the die cut sentiment) or using in shaker cards or for confetti.
My next card features the new Amor stamp. Think of the many occasions this stamp covers - Valentine's Day, anniversary, wedding, engagement, I love you, etc. When I saw it, the first thing that popped into my brain was that amor is Spanish for love and this looks like a Mexican tile. Here's the card:
|Supply List: Hero Arts stamps: Amor, Heart Background; gems; Sea Mixed Folded Card|
Tim Holtz Distress Inks; BoBunny dotted paper, Copic Markers, Ranger clear embossing powder
I clear embossed the image with Festive Berries Distress Ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White card, then colored the white areas with Copic markers. Because I bobbled the stamp while stamping, I had to trim it out to remove an extra scallop - hate when that happens! So I traced the trimmed image on a white card and then cut a white mat for it. There's a layer of foam tape between the image and the mat for some dimension. The card base is the darkest shade from Hero Arts' Sea Mixed Folded Cards set, stamped with Salty Ocean Distress Ink on the Hero Arts/Basic Grey Heart Background (love the heart clusters on this!). Dotted paper is from BoBunny. Added some gems - done! There's a lot of pink and red here but, hey, I made it as a Valentine for my parents. They loved it, of course.
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