Here’s the card I made using the new daubers, repeatedly stamping the bird + circle border from this set, and of course sequins. :)
Love how the daubers fit perfectly inside the circles!
Please join us over on the Hero Arts blog in wishing Tami a very happy birthday. She is just the best, really want to make her day! :)
I can’t believe that May is almost gone, can you? And you know what that means! Yep, the Studio Calico June kits will soon be here! (June 27th for non-subscribers.) Thought I’d share a few sneak peeks, starting with my fave — this adorable puppy balloon stamp that’s in the card kit add on, Coconut Grove!
I stamped him on some wood veneer paper that comes in the main card kit, Roundabout. And colored with pencils. Love!
Here are some more balloon stamps, also in the card kit add-on:
The add-on also has some yummy papers, including this woodgrain and distressed grey! And these awesome embellishments called Candi Minis. They are just awesome. The tiny polka dots kill me :)
Ombre paper? Yes, please!
What’s better than sequins? Why these sequin *stamps* in the main card kit! Love. Seriously.
This next stamp *melts* me:
And last but not least, had to break out some mists from the Atlantic collection and play with some cloud paper that’s in the main kit.
Hope you enjoyed the sneaks, and see you on the 27th for the full reveal! xx
Yep, all kinds of paper — new, old, bought and found! But my favorites are the ones I save from everyday life. Like a map that we used while at Big Bend National Park back in in February. I made it into a card that I plan on giving to J. Find out all about it HERE on the Hero Arts blog!
And here’s some fun behind-the-scenes facts — the map that is on the card truly has a LOT of miles on it — as does the card, no wonder it has a little bent corner doh!
- First the map got to Big Bend National Park, somehow (unknown where it was printed and how it got there, ha!). Big Bend National park is pretty remote, tho.
- Then we drove it all around the park — the park is HUGE in case you didn’t know…
- Then it went to the Davis Mountains, about an hour and a half drive
- From there it came home with us to Austin, another 8 hours
- Then I made it into a card and sent it to Hero Arts in California for the catalog
- I didn’t have a chance to photo it by itself, so Jackie sent it back to me. (You may have noticed it on page 3 of the Stamp Your Story catalog along with Sally’s mini book! I took that photo when I was doing group shots.)
- After I photo’d it, I sent it back to Hero where it will be used for a display in a show
Wonder where it will go next? Sure wish I had all those miles in frequent flier points, ha! :)
The best thing is that I can easily make this card — or any other card — again since I have a scan of the paper. Yay!
Hi! I’m over on the Hero Arts blog today with lotsa ways to get more from your stamps and the new daubers! Here’s a look at the card I’m sharing — it’s for my Dad. :)
What’s that you ask? I’m talking about the new Atlantic collection from Studio Calico and the new Stamp Your Story collection from Hero Arts. Oh yeah. I could make cards with them all day — and I’ve got two to share with ya today. (Don’t be surprised if you see more in the future. Ha!)
First up, a little number I’m giving to J. In case ya can’t read it, the message says “sail away with me” :)
Isn’t the little wooden boat just adorable? :)
I made the waves using the half circle stamp from the Hero Arts Brush Strokes set and tide pool and deep end pool inks. Appropriate names, no? And this set is so versatile — the sky’s the limit as to what you can use it for. Love that.
And another thing I’m really into lately? Sequins. And wood paper. Yep, I said wood paper. Yum.
Studio Calico released a cute little ole anchor punch as part of the collection, and as I was admiring the woodgrain case it hit me — why not try to punch it out of the wood paper? And guess what? Worked great. Isn’t it a happy feeling when things come together like that?
Now for my second card! It uses some of the same elements as the first, but adds in a vellum message and a happy sun!
The sun stamp is appropriately called Yes! And I’ve been looking for an excuse to use it! To get this look, first I stamped it with white pigment ink and then I stamped it again using butter bar. Too cool.
And one last thing before I go — I used the new Mister Huey’s navy , seafoam, and shell that are in the Atlantic collection to make the splatters in the background + a little bit of trusty old white. I love how they look on kraft! Especially the shell. And the navy and seafoam really make me a happy camper — wait no — make that sailor :)
So what floats your boat lately? I’d love to hear!
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