Hello everyone, I'm part of an amazing hop today - the Hero Arts 2016 Catalog Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Wanda Guess' blog, but if you didn't, no worries! The full line-up is listed at the bottom of this post, so you can start from there. We are celebrating the release of the new products in the Hero Arts store. They're also available at your favorite retailers, online and in store!
I have a video and two cards for you today, showing off the fabulous new Color Layering For You stamp set, with some tips on how to get crisp impressions on vellum.
And the how to...
Mmmm, peach and mint - my all time favorite color combo! I stamped the background in the new Confetti Bold Prints in Mint Julep. I know this background is going to become a favorite, it's just so versatile! If you're not sick of making winter cards yet, it would be perfect for snow!
For both cards, I stamped the sentiment from the Love by Lia stamp set. The brush script of this sentiment is so gorgeous!
This card was so hard to photograph, but really showcases the stamping on the vellum. Are you ready for my top secret tip on getting crisp impressions on vellum?
Here it is...
Ink up your image, then wave it back and forth in the air like a crazy woman, about 15-20 times, depending on how juicy your ink pad is.
This "airing out" of the stamp helps the ink dry a little on the stamp (not harming the stamp), and makes it easier to stamp on the vellum, since it's not quite so slick.
Hero Arts is giving away four $25 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left across all blogs in the hop. Comment by on , and we'll announce the winner on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Hop along and comment for more chances to win!
Clare Prezzia (you are here!)
Thanks so much for stopping in! Now pop on over to Tami Hartley, and enjoy the rest of the hop! God bless!
Cardstock: Hero Arts Pool Layering paper
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering For You, Confetti Bold Prints and Love by Lia
Ink: Hero Arts Black, Fresh Peach, Mint Julep and Strawberry
Other: sequins (Lucy Abrams), vellum (Joann Fabrics)
Tools: heat gun, Cuttlebug, Hero Arts Color Layering For You frame cuts, My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles die