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. Awesome Lisa- love the multi-colored way you made these! Super fun and sweet- can’t wait to see more wonderful inspiration ideas on the hop!

  2. Ok, I have to admit, that this stamp was not on my list but after seeing your cards and how versatile it is…I have to have one! Thanks for sharing your wonderful cards.

  3. Lisa, I just love your cards!! This Zigzag set totally capture my heart. And, I love what you created with it.

  4. Teresa Castaneda says: Reply

    Now I have to get that zig zag stamp. I love what you did with it. Thank you for sharing your great ideas.

  5. Simple but amazing cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Yes, this stamp has tons of possibilities! Your cards are awesome!

  7. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Good to know that I can bring out some of those old tools…

  8. Wow, these cards are fabulous!! This zig zag is a must have for sure!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I love how the cards turned out! A must-have-stamp… The soft pastel look of the first cards is just great!

  10. Marisela Delgado says: Reply

    I love those beautiful colors and how easy your ideas are to follow. Great ideas, girlfriend.

  11. LOVE your embossed chevrons and beautiful backgrounds!!!

  12. I wasn’t crazy about this stamp till, I saw your desgins.

  13. Lisa! Wowee, look at all the comments…the Blog Hop must have been a success. Don’t count me in the contest, just wanted to let you know I love you cards! :)

  14. I have got to set that zig zag set, I keep seeing great things using it

  15. Oh my word, I love that stamp! Great cards! I’m going to have to try the blue and purple color combo.

  16. Wowwweeeee Zowweeeeeeeee!
    LUV that background stamp …. gotta have that here at my stampin’ table! Thanks for your cool inspiration and this opportunity to win some Hero Arts goodness!


  17. Beautiful cards…….love the watercolor technique…..looks so delicate!

  18. I really like that you showed us so many ways to use the same stamp. It just validates the reason to purchase it when it is that versatile.

  19. I now LOVE this stamp. Thanks for the ideas, beautiful work!

  20. Such versatility – the zig-zag stamp is wonderful.

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