Friday, January 18, 2013

Old stamps - New stamps

A Blog Named Hero gave a challenge this week to pull out any of our older Hero Arts stamps. Can I tell you this made me sooooo happy!
I went right to my Hero Arts drawer and pulled out this wonderful vine background stamp. This maybe is my all time favorite and it made me so sad to find they had discontinued it. I also went to the retro sketch for this week for the layout of my card.
 
The flower is also an older stamp. It comes with a pattern on it but since my ink was so wet, you can't see that pattern. I inked the flower with a Distress Stain and spritzed it with water. I stamped the vine with white ink and embossed it with white embossing powder and then rubbed it with a Clearsnap Chalk stamp pad in a great tan color. I love how the chalk stamp pads look for this and the embossed image acted as a resist to that ink. The leaf is cut with the Cricut. This also fits the Addicted to CAS challenge to use embossing. My card uses heat embossing and a little piece of dry embossing.
 
 
Here is the retro sketch.
 
 
 
 
This quick little card uses some paper tapes. I did it to fit the Simon Says Stamp challenge to use Washi Tapes.
 
I have always loved alphabet stamps and so I needed to show off my newest set. It is from Hero Arts. Can I say I love it and I can see I will be using it often. The letters come solid and ouline. My paper tapes all came from Queen & CO, I so love her selection. The little wooden pieces are from Studio Calico, they just seem to fit about anywhere.
Here is the link to Simon Says Stamping challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

16 comments:

Jackie said...

Love these cards Linda! Especially the one with the wood veneer embellishments. Great design too!!!

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous vintage stamps ... and wonderful washi ... love them both.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful!! LOVING that background on the first one and loveeeeee the tape on the second one!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous acrds Linda :-) Both of them are fabulous and I love the Washi tapes you used, lovely designs and they look fab with the wood embellies and sentiment :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Lorraine A said...

oops ,, cards :-) fingers getting ahead of themselves :-)

Audrey Pettit said...

Awesome cards, Linda! I absolutely love the emboss resist you did with the vine stamp and chalk ink. Lovely! And the washi card is wonderful, too! SOS eye catching with those strips of pattern and I love the little wooden pieces. Wonderful new alpha stamps, too. I think my all time fave stamps are my tiny typewriter type alphas from Hero Arts. :)

June said...

Great cards! I love the washi card, especially the letter stamps!

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Hi Linda, Both cards are very beautiful! The vine background one you used is one of my favourite ones as well, and I like using it with white embossing powder like you did! This colour gives a great result! Thank you for playing along with us at ATCAS!

Karen Bourke said...

Great cards Linda - isn't it great revisiting favourite stamps that might have got a little dusty..... Thanks so much for joining us at A2CAS.

Karen x

Patrice said...

Great card...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/01/52-card-pickup-23.html?m=1

Lindalou said...

Great job this week. I really like those alphabet stamps and that little wooden heart...just adorable.

I used the medallion stamp that I won from you on a couple cards this week. I've used this one stamp so many times. It is so useful.

Jingle said...

These are both awesome cards!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful!

Connie Mercer said...

These are all beautiful !!!!

Disp6194 said...

Such beautiful cards! I love the elegant feel the white gives the first card and that fun pop of blue :) Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

Izzy Anderson said...

Gorgeous cards. I love all your techniques!