Monday, April 5, 2010

Can we talk about Hero Arts stamps?

The sponsor for the Card Positioning Systems sketch blog this week is Hero Arts stamps. I have been a rubber stamper for something like 20 years and I am pretty sure Hero Arts stamps have been around all of that time and maybe even before that. I love when a company stays so consistent on good stuff.
My first two cards that I want to share on this post are using the CPS sketch #161 and Hero Arts stamps. I really wanted to be able to show off the stamps that they let me play with and I added a stamp or two that I already had. For this first card, the stamp I already had was this great, cloud background stamp. It is so fun because there are several different looks you can give it. The butterfly is from the Antique Engravings set and I love the sentiments in this Clear Truly Appreciated set, I love the size.
I stamped the clouds background stamp on white cardstock with blue ink and then I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. White dots were added here and there with the Tulip 3-D Fashion Paint. I stamped the butterfly on blue cardstock with black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Notice the black cardstock with the letters on it, this is a piece of brand new Core'dinations Core Impressions, the letters are embossed in it.
For this card I only used one butterfly stamp for the front of the card. The green cardstock is new from Core'dinations and it is embossed with a design that only takes a bit of sanding. I used three green buttons for my side accents and large self adhesive pearls were added to the buttons.
The white piece is simply embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The butterfly is colored with Copic markers.
I used the sentiment to finish the inside of the card. The size of these sentiments easily fills the inside of the card.
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Next I wanted to play along with Play Date Cafe color challenge and I used the Card Patterns sketch #58 for the layout of my card. The blues just got me and I knew they would work with one of the shells in the Antique Engravings set of Hero Arts stamps.
The shell was stamped with a white stamp pad and embossed with white embossing powder on blue cardstock and then I cut that out. I used a blue vellum and layered that over the blue patterned paper. The white piece is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
The Card Patterns sketch has circle designs along the bottom of the card but I changed that a little bit and pleated the blue vellum into two strips and sewed them to the card where the circles would be.
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And, a few photos from yesterday, Easter.
We had four grandkids running around our yard looking for plastic eggs, here is a cute photo of the youngest one.
Here is another. He was getting all kinds of help from the bigger kids since he wasn't all that sure what he was supposed to do!
And we celebrated his 2nd birthday while all of the family was together. He wanted to pick up this football cake instead of trying to eat it!! He sure knew what to do with those candles though.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 161a – YOUR KINDNESS card
Materials:
Cardstock – Core Impressions and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com
Rubber stamps – Clouds background, Clear Antique Engravings and Clear Truly Appreciated/Courtesy of Hero Arts
Blue stamp pad - Memento
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Sandpaper
Glimmer Mist – Caribbean Blue/Tattered Angels
White Tulip 3-D Fashion paint
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

SKETCH 161b – YOU’RE SO SPECIAL card
Materials:
Cardstock – Core Impressions and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com
Rubber stamps – Clear Antique Engravings and Clear Truly Appreciated/Courtesy of Hero Arts
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Self adhesive pearls – Mark Richards, Inc.
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Sandpaper
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
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BLUE - SHELLS card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Blue Vellum
Patterned paper – Scenic Route
Shell stamp – Hero Arts
White stamp pad – Joann store
White embossing powder – Stamp n’ Stuff
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Fiskars corner rounder punch
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
White twine
Machine sewing
Sandpaper

18 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such lovely cards Linda!! It looks like you had a fab Easter! Such cute pics! My little grandson turns 2 on Thursday!

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely entry for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge...so glad that you played along with us : )

Marlene said...

Great photos!

The elements you use on your cards are so beautiful. They add a lot.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Linda & family photos! Love the seashell one in particular! The stitched trim looks fabulous :) Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe - hope you can come join the fun Thursday for an all new challenge!

Ayana Posadas said...

Great ideas!!!
Thanks for all the inspiration!

whoistracy said...

Gorgeous cards as always Linda! You have such an eye for design and color- but you probably already knew that. LOL But what stole my heart were those sweet photos of your grandson. My favorite is the candles in the football photo- what a great idea!!!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the way you've done that stitched border on our Play Date Cafe challenge card. Hope you play along with us next week too!

dstandard said...

Fabulous cards Linda - love the edging on the Card Patterns card! And as always there's that adorable boy!

Heather Jensen said...

Great cards! Love the stitching. :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful cards! Love the cloud stamp! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Suzanne C said...

Wow look at all teh beautiful cards in one post. Love the first card especially with the clouds and the butterfly. Love the PDCC card as I have that shell stamp and can always use more inspiration. Thanks for playing along with us at PDCC.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Lovely creations! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!

FibreJunky said...

Oh my goodness!! The little one totally took my focus away from the cards. He's darling!! Looks like he had a wonderful Easter too. *hugs*

Jill said...

So much FAB texture on all of your beautiful cards! WOW! COngrats on the tweet! ;)

yyam said...

Your cards are always gorgeous Linda! :)

He's such a cutie!

Elaine said...

Beautiful butterfly cards! It makes me want to dig my butterflies out and start stampin!! :)

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely works dear.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

all of your cards are beautiful! Love all of them--esp. the PDCC card:) I'm a bit biased! Thanks for playing along with us over at the PDCC!