Iris loved the beautiful patterns of the Hero Arts collage stamps. In this layout, she used the stamps to create her background page... a white misted cardstock with multi-coloured stamped images. To create this soft images with stamps, Iris inked her stamps with different colours of distress inks then lightly misted it with water. She stamped it on to the white cardstock and the misted ink resulted in a watercolour effect.
Louise Nelson so loves to get her stamp briefs, she so loves the versatility of stamps; case in point is this seemingly ordinary this grungy block like stamp. At first glance it has nothing going for it but when to use it to matt your photos it really makes your layout and photo [even the small ones that Louise favours], POP!
For this particular layout Louise has used the block stamp with a lovely purple Tim Holtz distress ink; creating an eye catching, colourful and fun layout that immediately draws your eye to the photo.
For this layout has used the block stamp to not only matt her photo but also to tie together her black toned elements, as you would using a patterned paper. Despite the stamping, and overlays being in black they avoid over powering the photo by the perfect touches of colour in the flower, bling and teal overlay elements.
This beautiful stamping layout was created by Anna Karin. For her son Anton. The background was done on watercolour paper with Hero Arts stamps, Distress Ink, water and Perfect Pearls. First, the grass and text stamps were white embossed. Then, Distress Inks (Bundled Sage, Old Paper and Crushed Olive) was applied to an acrylic block, misted generously with water and with a bit of water mixed with Perfect Pearls. The block was stamped on the layout and then inked and misted again to cover the whole area.
The edges of the layout were masked and the Envelope Pattern stamp was stamped with Bundled Sage ink for texture. The flowers were inked with Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters and misted with water before stamping. The butterfly was inked with Crushed Olive and Wild Honey and the Leaf Cluster with Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters. Journaling was written on a tag placed behind the layout.
Anne-Sofie Hansen is a scrapbooker and card maker from Denmark. She says that Hero arts is just great for her kind of style - whimsical, playful, fun. She made this card entitled "I enjoy being with you" for a card making competition which she joined in 2011 and it came in 2nd place.