Welcome to the second day of the Hero Arts 2013 Catalog Blog Hop, featuring fabulous stamps from the new 2013 release! I am so excited to be part of this Hop with my Hero Arts Hostess Sisters! If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from fabulous Robin's blog! If you want to start blog-hopping from the beginning, go to the Hero Arts blog.
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Here's my first card:
Map of America background. I love the stitched clouds and the set includes other sentiments and images that you can use for any occasion!
I've used the new "Love Jar" set for this card. The flower stamps in this set create a solid image, but for this card I wanted to make it look like an outline stamp, so I used a Copic multiliner pen to trace around the petals, stems and leaves. I did a bit of masking around the jar top to make the stems appear to be in the jar. The pink hearts are punch outs. Once again, I didn't use the label that came with this set, instead using the "Sending Love" stamp.
The glare you see here is the shine from the "jar" I created from a sheet of acetate to contain the hearts and make the jar appear real.
On this card, I "branched out" and used the leafy stem as a branch from which I hung "precious hearts" diecuts from Memory Box. This branch can be the place to hang birdhouses, Christmas ornaments, or other seasonal objects.
That's it for me! I've enjoyed this reunion with my Hostess Sisters! To celebrate, I will draw a name at random on Saturday from the comments left here to receive an assortment of stamping goodies!
• Your next stop on the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop is the wonderfully gifted, kind and caring Nancy at Happy Hearts Studio.