A star is born!

Check out the card of the week on the Hero Arts website!

I made it for the Spring Catalog thinking of my sister-in-law’s baby Colin who was born on Jason’s birthday! The Spring Catalog should be at your local stamp store soon — you’ve got to check it out! And I think it may be online somewhere too — does anyone have a link to share? Sarah sent me one but I’ve lost it.

These are all new stamps for spring — I love all the new alphabets!!! And the new stitched stamps are way cool too! The stitched stamps were actually made from real sewing. LOVE them ALL!

A good trick to know is that if you pierce the paper with a pin you can make the stitches look even more real — too cool! I like to use a heavy needle to do it, that way the holes are bigger.

In other news, I went for physical therapy at 7 AM this morning and it was raining cats and dogs — by the time I came out it was raining even more and there were accidents and traffic lights not working. It took me 45 minutes to drive the 2 miles from PT to work! Be safe out there!

8 Replies to “A star is born!”

  1. Way cool card! Did you stamp the words or computer generate them? Thanks for the idea about piercing the dots. I have the triple stitched heart and you’ve just given me a great idea!Congrats again for being published on the Hero Arts web site! I found the Spring Hero Arts stamps on Stampin’ Treasures web site (sorry don’t know how to post a link).

  2. Hi Ann — the “a star is born” was done with the Delightful Lowercase Letters set, and “{Colin}” was done with the Sunny Lowercase Letters set. Love both of these alphabets!

    I couldn’t find the stamps on Stampin’ Tresures website, but if you put it in Google it comes right up.

    I did find the new stamps at Stamping Online.

    Note that I’m not affiliated with either company and have never ordered from either.

    The Spring Catalog is awesome to look at — can’t wait until Hero Arts puts it up for download on their website! I’ll post a link when they do!

    — Lisa

  3. Hey, Lisa! Awesome card!

    Great, now I need to add an alphabet to my list of MUST HAVES!

    Here is the link to the Spring Catalog and preorders on Stampin’ Treasures:

    http://stampinmemories.safeshopper.com/2580/cat2580.htm?896

    (I am not affiliated with them in any way. My friend, Amy, orders from them, though!)

  4. Thanks Sarah!!

    The Stampin’ Treasures site has some card samples to look at too!

    — Lisa

  5. Hi Lisa, I just love this card!!! I have a question though. In the directions you say to color with watercolor and then emboss with clear powder. How does this work? i have only embossed with pigment ink or something like versamark. How do you get the powder to stick? I love your work and appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks, Janet

  6. Hi Janet — add watercolor directly to the stamp with a brush, and then mist and stamp. Sprinkle on the embossing powder before it has a chance to dry and then emboss as usual. The embossing powder makes the stitches really pop!

    If you check out the Watercolor Crayons: Part 1 tutorial it’s almost exactly the same, execpt you paint on the watercolor with a brush instead of the crayon.

    Hope this helps!
    Lisa

  7. Hafta LOL! I avoid sewing like the plague! But, sure love duplicating the “look” with rubbah!!!!! This is such a sweet design!

    And, you’re so right–piercing the paper with a needle really does make it look authentic! Folks will touch it and be astonished it’s faux!!!! Faux is fabulous, ain’t it?! ;^)

  8. Love this card. My first grand-nephew was born this morning. Will try the star is born theme. and simulated stitches.

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