Studio Calico + Hero Arts Blog Hop: Day 2! (+ prizes!)

Shut the front door! Oh how I love these new Hero Arts + Studio Calico stamps! YAH!

What I don’t like? The wind! I took this card “on location” to photo it and the wind knocked the card over and a gem fell off the right side. I didn’t notice it then, oh darn. So, pretend like it’s there, okay? Okay.

So, I thought I’d share a little trick I love to do with frame stamps like this one from I Love Books (ST506): make a reverse mask and stamp on the inside! Just grab a Post-it note, stamp the frame stamp, and cut out the middle like so:

You can cut right through the frame, no worries — it will work just fine. Then stamp something on the inside — in this case, I stamped the house from the Home Sweet Home set (ST513). Then I left the frame in place and sponged on Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress inks using an ink applicator from Ranger.

Then I broke out my trusty Copic markers and colored the house and trees.

And I just gotta share one last trick today! See how the “shut the front door” message is underlined? Well that’s a line stamp from My Happy set (ST508). LOVE this set, it has the sweetest clouds! One is even woodgrain! GAH! Here’s a little peek at the stamps I used:

Now, want a chance to win FIVE Studio Calico + Hero Arts stamps? Of course you do! Just leave a comment here. Winners will be announced on Saturday, July 16th!

Want even more chances to win? Well, then, hop around and leave comments on all the stops on today’s hop! I’m the 6th stop on today’s hop, and you should have landed here via the amazing Kelly Noel. Here’s the whole hop in case you’ve missed any or need to catch it from the start:

  1. Studio Calico
  2. Hero Arts
  3. Kimberly Neddo
  4. Tami Hartley
  5. Kelly Noel
  6. Lisa Spangler <– YOU ARE HERE! :)
  7. Lisa Truesdell

Your next stop for today is the super talented Lisa Truesdell! I just love her style, wait until you see the fun layout that she made!

Happy hopping,

549 Replies to “Studio Calico + Hero Arts Blog Hop: Day 2! (+ prizes!)”

  1. Great card! I love the color combo! Thx for the opp!

  2. wow, the orange and the teal goes so well together. love this card lisa! thank you

  3. I love your card, and I love the stamps! Thanks for the opportunity to win some great prizes!

  4. Cute card, great colors

  5. cette nouvelle collection est très inspirante, je tente ma chance pour la gagner !

  6. awesome card!!!!
    love it!

  7. Jennifer B. says:

    cute card! love the stamps!

  8. Angie in Utah says:

    Lisa, I love your work!! Thanks so much for showing us how you used that stamp to get such awesome coloring! I can’t wait to get my hands on these stamps. Absolute perfection!!
    Have a great day,

  9. Lovely card with great coloring detail as always!

  10. Amazing card! Love the colors you used.

  11. Loving all you did with the stamps. It came out very pretty. WOuld love to win, thanks for the opportunity.

  12. Barbara K. says:

    I had to laugh at your house card and the stamp “Shut the front door!” I can still hear my mom yelling that when I was kid during summer vacation. haha

  13. Great card!

  14. Stephanie DiSabato says:

    Love the tips you shared!

  15. LOVE your trick and love your card!

  16. I absolutely LOVE all of the stamp sets! You made an amazing card–I’m glad I checked in and am definitely going to the others in the blog hop! Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. Andrea MacDonald says:

    What a fabulous card!!! I absolutely LOVE the colours you used.

  18. Gretchen Knutson says:

    love the card! my 13 year old always says that!

  19. Love the masking and the wonderful, warm colors.

  20. pelArgoNNiA says:

    This is a stunning card! I love the colors and the background! And of course…the stamps!

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