Hello, and welcome to Day 4 of Hero Arts' 2011 Catalog blog hop, featuring former Hero Arts hostesses! I'm so honored to be a part of this fun hop, and I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration this week.
If you arrived from Linda's fabulous blog, you're on the right track. If not, start at the Hero Arts blog, and don't forget to leave comments along the way to win Hero Arts 2011 catalog stamps!
Note: If you do find a broken link, you can always go back to the Hero Arts blog for the master list of blog links. Also, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the blog address that has the bad link so we can fix it. Thanks!
Now, on to my cards...
My first card uses the new stamp set called Going (CL478). I like that Hero Arts came out with some masculine images, and the cars and motorcycles are perfect for the guy(s) in your life.
I stamped the car and masked the image, then overstamped with the new Envelope Pattern Design Block (S5507) in Walnut Stain distress ink.
After coloring the image with Copics, I couldn't resist going over the entire car with Glossy Accents. I love how the car looks like a shiny sticker.
Delicate Leaf Clusters (CL477). I clear embossed the leaves and ink distressed with Wild Honey distress ink, then overstamped with Thank You Definition (CG268) in Vintage Photo distress ink.
After assembling the images on pop dots, I stamped the sentiment from this set in Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream. Since the cardstock is textured, I embossed the sentiment to make it a little easier to read.
And lastly, this card is a twist on an earlier one that I shared using Dancing With Flowers (CG266). This time, I used kraft cardstock and Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream ink so the silhouette image has a "ghostly" look.
I added some mini pink pearls for just a touch of color, and a bit of Hero Arts lace for a vintage look.
That wraps it up for me! Thanks so much for hopping by. I'll send you on your way to Sarah's blog, for more Hero Arts goodness. Stay tuned tomorrow for the fifth and final day of the blog hop which will start at Deborah's blog.