Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop!

Hi there, and welcome to my little stop on the Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop! You should have arrived here via the amazing Kelly Purkey’s blog, so if you took a wrong turn or encountered a broken link  you can head back to the start of the hop!

For my hop cards I just had to break out the new Hero Arts Zig Zag Background Cling stamp (CG422) — love this stamp so much! You see, I’m a bit (!) of a chevron nut, and have been dreaming of loads of ideas for this stamp — some of which I’ve saved on my chevron Pinterest board. (Are you on Pinterest? Let me know, I’d love to follow you!)

So to start off, I just had to try white embossing the stamp on a white notecard and then brushing on watercolors. First I used a cheery palette of pink, yellow, and orange and it really made me smile!

Isn’t it great how watercolors blend together to make interesting new colors? I just used an old cheapy Crayola set for this card — first one that I grabbed! — but I can’t wait to try this with Twinkling H2O’s!

Next I had to try the same technique again, but this time with a tranquil blue, lavender and pool color combo. Isn’t it peaceful?

Next I wanted to try some clean and simple cards where the Zig Zag Background would truly take center stage, and I came up with these!

I just stamped the Zig Zag Background off the edge of the card — no need for masking! Love how these came out. Even though they do make me hungry for something minty! Ha ha ha!

I could go on and on and on making cards with this stamp! (But I better stop, or you’ll never make it to the end of the hop! ha.)

Here are a few things I can’t wait to try next:

  • Embossing in white and rubbing with Distress Inks
  • A tone-on-tone background — or even doing tone-on-tone on a bunch of colors of cardstock, cutting them in strips, and putting on a card!
  • Bright yellow on white (for another cheery card!)
  • Brown ink on a kraft notecard for a masculine card
  • Stamping once in one color, then inking the stamp up with a different color and positioning it down a bit from the first stamping!
  • Inking the stamp with multiple colors of inks, misting with Perfect Pearls in water and stamping!

I have a feeling this stamp is going to be my “go-to” stamp for quite a while now!

Now then, on with the hop! Hero Arts will be giving away FIVE prize packs that include brand new 2012 Catalog stamps. The five winners will be randomly chosen from ALL of the blog hop comments received by midnight PST on Monday, December 12, and will be announced on the Hero Arts blog soon after! Woo! So go ahead and leave me a comment here, I love hearing from all of you so much!

Your next stop on the hop is Her Royal Rubberness, the super duper fab-u-loso  Julie Ebersole! Take it awaaaaaaaay, Julie!

Thanks for hopping by,

817 Replies to “Hero Arts 2012 Catalog Blog Hop!”

  1. You have so many great ideas for one stamp! thank you

  2. I am really digging the chevron stamp. Your cards rock!

  3. Wow! Love the watercolor effect! Is there a tutorial on how this is done?

    1. Hi Donna! I can do a tutorial, but it’s pretty easy! Just load up a brush with watercolor and brush it over the embossed zig zags! Hope that helped! :)

  4. You cards are my favorite ones! I love what you did with the background. I’ve got to give that a try.

  5. very prettycards–love your colors and this zig zag stamp!!

  6. What lovely cards … thank you for sharing these. The water colors with the white embossed zigzag stamp was fabulous … looked so different from the others. I would never of thought to do this, but I like it so much! You are right … this is a very versatile stamp.

  7. Leigh Armstrong says:

    This chevron stamp is so useful. Thank you for showing so many different ways to use it.

  8. Barbara Martin says:

    I am in love with chevrons too – love the zigzag stamp! Thanks for all the suggestions for using it – watercolors are so pretty!

  9. I really didn’t like this stamp set when I first saw it, but your cards are amazing and you have changed my mind!

  10. Sharon D from Canada says:

    I love the different looks you got with the new zig zag, Lisa! The snowflakes one is SO pretty!

  11. cool card love the backround stamp

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