There is such a huge variety of Hero Arts stamps available that it was a hard choice for Mel to settle on a stamp for this challenge. In the end she decided on the Journal Shapes pack, which is a set of 4 journaling stamps all great for adding little snippets of information to your layout, or for using simply as they are with no journaling.
To create this page Mel machine stitched up a series of squares (ruling the lines first with pencil) and positioned a title, embellishment, journaling blocks (stamped with black ink) and a few photographs in the squares. Sub titles were included over the stamps with Carolee's Creation Tiny Whoopsy alpha (red).
Jaimie used the Hero Arts sketch line stamp to create a layered embellishment for her page. By stamping the image onto coordinating paper, cutting out and then layering onto her background paper Jaimie has created a cute and simple embellishment. She added the Hero Arts "double happiness" stamp to represent her wish for her son, a bingo card slipped under the layered stamp images, a quote as a title and date and her page is complete.
Stamping is a great way to use up some scrap that you may have, Carole used Scenic Route "Grafton" pattern papers, to creat this adorable Jungle card.
The stamps Carole used are the Hero Art Clear Design Playful Animals, and they really are so very cute. Carole created the scene first for the little animals and then stamped white cardstock and pattern papers with black ink, and then 3D them and foam taped them to the layout and card. The Palm tree was created individually with the leaf stamp.
Carole also added a little hand drawn pieces and stitching, and also added a little glitter and dimensional magic, to highlight parts on the layout and card.
Nic Howard shows how one set of Hero Arts stamps and a few basic supplies can start you on a card making frenzy... these are just three of the 8 cards Nic made in this session! Nic used her current favourite papers from Crate Paper - Prudence and matched it with the bright colours of Sassafras and Rose Moka. Adding a few Prudence glitter die cuts and some stamping with the Hero Arts Trees, Birds and Messages set, and Nic was flying!
With Valentines day looming Chris has designed this gorgeous set of romantic cards just perfect to give to that someone special in your life. The Hero Arts 'heart to heart' clear stamps making creating Valentines cards easy. "With great little titles and cute heart shapes you'll be whipping up fabulous cards in no time" says Chris. Chris used the Scenic Route Sonoma range to set the mood.
We have some international guests sharing their love of Hero Arts stamps with us today. All the way from North East Iowa, United States is Jenn Biederman. Jenn has cleverly used the Creative Tree stamp on both her layout and card. She used the tree stamp to create the row of flowers on the card by simply masking off half of the tree and turning the stamp onto it's side. Very clever Jenn - we love that idea!!!!
Jenn has also used the gorgeous Basic Grey Blush papers for her creations. Thanks so much for sharing Jenn!
Kelly Goree graces us again, this time with some fabulous creations mixing Hero Arts with BasicGrey. At first glance Kelly's detailing appears hand drawn, but look again, those lines, dots and scallops are a Hero Arts stamp set! So easy to do - thanks for sharing, Kelly!
We'd like to thank the lovely Rachel Greig for sharing with us this beautiful card box and matching card set that she created using a selection of Hero Arts stamps. Rachel has used a mix of alpha and image stamps, stamping in several shades of colour to create a gorgeous finish. Although her theme was love, the finished card box could also be completed using a mix of Hero Arts stamps under a general title - for example, a birthday greetings box with a variety of image stamps inside or perhaps a Christmas greetings box.
Many thanks to Laura Fulcher for showing us that stamps aren't just for cards and layout. Look at this adorable gift box Laura has created with her Hero Arts stamps. Here's what Laura says about creating the box. "I ran white paper through an Accucut machine to make the box. I stamped the flourishes and birds then colored them with markers. I edged the box with pink ink and added a green silk ribbon to finish".
Sharing with us all the way from beautiful Pearl City, Hawaii is Donna Mikasa. We love Donna's use of both the Hero Arts Decorative Birds stamps as well as the technique of 'inchies' that we featured a couple of weeks ago. These simple, yet eye-catching cards are a delight! Many thanks Donna for sharing with our readers.
Showing us how to use the same stamp in 3 different ways is Sarah Moerman from London, Ontario, Canada. Here's what Sarah said about her lovely card creations: "For this set of cards I used the Fantastic Flourishes Clear Set and specifically used the largest flourish in the set. In the first card I used it for the background, on the second as water spray, and on the third card I used it to 'kiss' a solid heart stamp and then stamped the heart."
Thanks for these great tips Sarah!
Here is the flourish stamp in use again by Sarah and this time on this lovely layout of her son. Sarah has stamped the flourish onto cardstock and used it as you would pattern paper on a layout. Thank you very much Sarah for 4 great ideas with the one stamp!
And finally we just wanted to share this beautiful card made by Julie Dudley, using Hero Art Stamps and a touch of BasicGrey Offbeat. Thanks Julie!