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.
Here is the A Blog Named Hero challenge.
Here is the Addicted to CAS challenge.
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)