Print and Flower Pattern stamp!

Do you ever see a stamp and the very second you see it an idea pops in your head that you just *have* to try? Like a lightening bolt from the sky! Well, that’s what happened to me with the new Print and Flower Pattern stamp from Hero Arts’ Summer Catalog. It somehow reminded me of this little bird that my friend Libby got while we were shopping at West Elm, isn’t it just too precious?

So I grabbed it and stamped it several times on white cardstock, then tore little pieces out following the patterns on the stamp, then lightly rubbed the torn pieces with antique linen and tea dye distress inks. (Full supply list at the end of the post.)

Next I stamped it again on a white cardstock, then glued the torn pieces in their places. Finally, I die cut a little bird out of the collage.

I think the  die cut piece would make a great card too, don’t you? To finish off the card, I stamped a frame and a message.

That’s it!

(Supplies: Hero Arts Daisy Label (love this set so much, so many possibilities — here I stamped it on it’s side), Print and Flower Pattern, daffodil notecards, dandelion Momento ink by Tsukineko, tea dye and antique linen distress inks by Ranger, bird die cut by Spellbinders.)

I love stamps with text on them so much — you can use them for clean and simple cards, dress them up for collages, or even stamp them as a tone-on-tone background to add a little texture. Want more text stamp ideas? Check out the Embellish Magazine Text Challenge! The Embellish Magazine DT created some awesome samples to inspire you — love them all! And even better? Hero Arts is the sponsor for the challenge, so you can win two great text stamps from Hero Arts for entering, woo!

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I’m hoping to do lotsa crafty stuff, work on another photography tutorial, and start a Make-It + Mail-It Challenge — can’t wait!


18 Replies to “Print and Flower Pattern stamp!”

  1. LOVE this birdie with text and patterns!! What a beautiful result!! I’m itching to try some new summer stamps.I love it when there’s an idea already when I know about the stamps….me, Crazy, huh!? Have a great weekend!!

  2. swoon…i adore your card…it simply POPS!

  3. Totally adorable! Jo x
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  4. Oh how I ADORE this cute card!!! Love so much that the West Elm bird inspired you. And cannot believe it didn’t make the catalog, ack!!
    Libby recently posted..The Play Date Cafe Challenge 83

    1. I need to go back to West Elm and get a bird now too!!! That day was so fun, Libby!!! And I still have to blog about the bicycle poster print show! What an awesome day. I’m really really REALLY going to miss you!!! :(

      1. I know, me too. :-(
        Libby recently posted..The Play Date Cafe Challenge 83

  5. LOVE it, Lisa! I’m with you on the text thing…….it makes a card so special! I adore everything about your card, love that new Daisy Label!
    Lin recently posted..Lily Pad Inspirational Challenge for May

  6. Hi Lisa! Love your adorable bird! Great idea! We have 2 friends of my hubby’s staying with us this weekend from Florida! They were in our wedding and we just love when they come visit, so it’ll be a fun weekend! They just went out to golf, so hoping to get crafty soon too and play with my camera. . . .finally! Can’t wait for another photography tutorial and Make-it, Mail-it challenge! Have a wonderful weekend. . . hugs! :)
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  7. Sharon D from Canada says: Reply

    Very cute card, Lisa, and really cute inspiration too!

  8. What a super-cute birdie! I love the card you made, and that West Elm tweetie is adorable inspiration ;)
    Every page that I turned in the new summer HA catalogue is a winner – this stamp is a beauty. Can’t wait to treat myself to a few of those goodies!!
    TFS, hugs, Ruth S
    Ruth S recently posted..Sketch-On-Saturday card SOS12 – watercolour flowers

  9. That is such an awesome card Lisa and great technique…..Love it!
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  10. Couldn’t love this more!!! Thanks for sharing a new technique that made me go “WOW!” HUGS!
    Jill Foster recently posted..Penny Black Reader Inspiration

  11. I’ve never used this technique! Thanks for showing us a fun and cool way to make a clean and striking card :)
    Tiffany Johnson recently posted..Sketchy Sunday TG022- Video Time!

  12. love how you made the bird! so pretty! fabulous card, Lisa! hope you have a wonderful weekend! =)
    Alice W. recently posted..Perfection

  13. So fun! I love stamps with text quite muchly, too! :)
    JulieHRR recently posted..Background Kissing with Stamps

  14. Such a great idea and sweet card, Lisa. I just somehow can’t make myself tear the paper, but now I will try – really! Love the artsy feel of the text with black and white. Off to put out the flag…..
    Maureen Morton recently posted..Dressy Tag

  15. Oh this is super cute, Lisa! I love the way you created the bird and the bg is gorgeous!
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