With so many fabulous products released at CHA it's quite a hard choice to pick a favourite, however, over the past 6 months or so Chris has discovered quite an addiction to stamping and in particular Hero Arts stamps. From the cute little character stamps to the decorative border stamps and lovely traditional wooden stamps Chris is hooked well and truly! Join us now for a look at Chris's creations using the stamps shown above by Hero Arts.
Chris also couldn't resist showing us some fabulous cards from her stamping buddies Lucy and Jenn.
Chris created these fanatastic stamped candles using the Clear Whimsical Elements teaching kit and the Sparkle Clear Arigato set of Hero Arts stamps. Simply stamp onto a single piece of white tissue paper, then cut around your stamped image (you don't need to cut around every fine detail, cut close to the edges) then place the stamped tissue image onto the side of the candle and then heat with a heat gun. You will see the tissue paper melt into the candle after just a few seconds.
And it will appear as though you have stamped directly onto the candle.
Chris used both Colorbox Chalk inks and Memories black ink to stamp onto the tissue paper. Cheap white candles work better for this as the wax melts quicker. Chris learnt this technique from a Hero Arts blog video tutorial.
Chris used masking techniques with the frog and mushroom stamps from the Whimsical Elements teaching kit to create these fabulous cards. For the background on the 1st card she used the Woodgrain background stamp which covers nearly the entire surface of a Hero Arts pink notecard, Chris just trimmed off a couple of cm's of card that the stamp did not cover. Chris coloured in the stamped images with coloured pencils and used a shading effect to create depth.
Using the Whimsical Elements teaching stamp set again Chris has created these very simple and fun cards. One of the cards Chris has just stamped with simple black ink and the other she has stamped with brown ink and coloured with pencils using the shading technique again. Pop dotting your stamped images also really makes the card stand out!
Chris can't stop creating with these fabulous stamps and she has now created these fabulous cards using the cute critters from the Whimiscal Elements teaching kit. Chris stamped the critters directly onto Scenic Route pattern paper and then cut them out and mounted them onto her cards.
Chris loves these Creative Tree stamps and wanted to use them on an 'outdoors' layout. She had these great photos from a recent Houseboat trip and creating a grid of squares she put together this fabulous layout. Chris heat embossed each tree image using Hero Arts white embossing powder. She inked around the edge of each square and then adhered to her layout.
Chris also used the scallop border stamps on this layout, she stamped the border onto pattern paper and then cut it out and used it next to the pattern paper strips as a wonderful scalloped edge to her layout.
Chris has found she just can't leave the Creative Tree stamps alone and has created another layout using these lovely stamps, this time stamping onto bright cardstock and backing this on kraft cardstock.
Chris really utilised her many Hero Arts stamp sets in this layout to create this fabulous layout inspired by Kiara Lee. Chris stamped the Stitched flower stamp onto the pink cardstock and masked off the flower part of the stamp so that it did not stamp, but instead Chris placed Hero Arts spring art flowers in place of the stamped flower image. Chris also stamped butterflies from the Clear Design Share Laughter set using Violet ink to create a pattern paper effect on the purple cardstock.
The flourish border stamps create yet another interesting effect at the border of this layout and Chris finished it off by stamping a couple of sentiments.
Here Chris has used the same technique with the Stitched flower stamp but this time on a card. She has also used the Clear Scallop border stamps, some gems and other smaller Hero Arts stamps.
These gorgeous cards were created by Lucy Abrams and were part of the inspiration for my layouts above. I just love the way Lucy white embossed the Creative Tree stamps onto the Hero Arts Kraft note cards - such a stunning effect. Lucy has also used some Hero Arts gems and various other buttons and pearls to embellish the tree images.
And here again Lucy has created another faboulous set of cards using the Creative Tree stamp set. We love the way Lucy has co-ordinated the button colour with the colour stamped behind the tree image. All buttons and stamps that Lucy has used are from Hero Arts, infact Lucy says Hero Arts is her favourite and mostly used stamping company.
Many thanks Lucy for sharing your stunning card creations with us!
We've shown you Jenn Biederman's beautiful work before and here she is again with these absolutely adorable cards created using the new Hero Arts 'Sending happy thoughts' stamp set. Jenn is the master at creating little scenes with the stamps on her cards as you can see by these 3 cards. I'm sure you are inspired as much by Jenn's cards as we are, so thank you very much Jenn for sharing your inspiring cards with us.