Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What to do with a new stamp set!!!!

Create, what else should you do? I know, add in challenges that you can find online!
 I just received a new stamp set from Hero Arts and I just had to sit down and play.  First off, I took Kimber's Saturday sketch at 2 peas and the color combination at The Play Date Cafe to create my card. How does it get better then some sunny yellow?
 Here is a close-up.  This also goes along with the Cas-ual Fridays challenge to use strips. This set of stamps is all borders so that makes this fun and easy.  The yellow is Distress Ink in Mustard Seed. The stamp pads that I used at by Clearsnap.
 This is The Play Date Cafe color inspiration piece.
 Here is Kimber's sketch.
 Next card uses the retro sketch for this week plus this also fits that Cas-ual Fridays strip challenge since I just stamped the borders over and over.  It also fits the Moxie Fab Hexagon challenge.
 I created a piece using the alphabet border stamp that I just stamped repeatedly and then colored with some Distress Markers sprayed with water.  Next I cut out shapes with my LifeStyle Hexagon dies.
 This is the retro sketch.
 And, just for fun, more of my playing around with this stamp set!!!
 After I stamped the rows of butterflies, I colored them by just running my Distress stain over each row.  I added LOTS of the ink so that when I picked it up it would run.  I sprayed it with water to help with that. This also fits the Cas-ual Friday strip challenge.
I used a Kreaxions 4-in-1 punch to create that great border along the bottom edge of my card.  I just love what a punched border adds.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Love the cards! Such fun colors and designs!

  2. I love all of your cards...the last won is my favorite...such gorgeous creations! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Seriously gorgeous Linda!!! Your cards are always BEAUTIFUL!!!

  4. Perfectly LOVELY creations! LOVE the yellow!

  5. Wow! Each creation is terrific! Love the watercolor stripes. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. :)

  6. Wow! These are all absolutely fabulous!
    Love the paper you created for those hexagons. :)

    Thanks for joining us at RetroSketches!

  7. All of your cards are fantastic, love your RetroSketch.

  8. Love how you used the border strip for your card! Fabulous! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Pretty cards Linda! ADORE what you did with the yellow paint on that last one!

  10. Pure gorgeousness Linda - LOVE the effects you have created & FAB designs :)

  11. Hey Linda! Thanks for linking this up to the Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)