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!
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,